Today is the day! My latest Village novella, “Village Fool,” is now available widely at all e-tailers (here’s the link), as well as of course still being available through the publisher itself at the Bold Strokes Books webstore, where all the monthly releases are available early right on the first of every month.
Owen is only confident in two places: at work, supporting clients through IT woes, and when he’s sitting around a gaming table in the role of a smooth and charming bard. He’s never acted on the crush he’s had on his physiotherapist—and total cubcake—Toma. Even though Owen’s no longer Toma’s patient, and his crush hasn’t dialed down in the slightest, Owen can’t figure out how to make a move.
When a friend decides to play a prank involving Owen’s contact list, Owen spends the morning of April Fools’ day inadvertently texting smooth and charming thoughts about Toma… to Toma himself.
By the time Owen discovers the prank, things are completely out of control. Discussions of thighs and awards for the World’s Best Chest have been handed out—not to mention they’ve set an accidental coffee date—and there’s no taking that sort of thing back. When this joke finally gets told, Owen’s convinced he’ll be the punchline, but with a little luck and some nudging from his friends, the last laugh might be the best of his life.“Village Fool,” ‘Nathan Burgoine
If you’ve not read any of my Village novellas before, don’t worry, you can jump in here. If you’re definitely a “must read in order” reader, I do have a handy-dandy post for you about the Village timeline, here, but I promise you don’t have to. Really. (It’s okay, I understand, I’m the same way.)