Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Foxglove's First eBook: The Secret to a Perfect Latke

It's a great day: release day!

My first ebook is out today from Prizm Books.  It's a little Hannukah ditty I like to call "The Secret to a Perfect Latke," and it's a coming out comedy!

The Secret to a Perfect Latke

Noah has never been on TV before, but he dreams of having his own cooking show one day. When he's asked to help a gourmet chef prepare latkes for a Hanukkah segment on the Sunny and The Bear show, his family is proud but suspicious. Sunny and The Bear is a "lifestyle" show that's popular among straight women, but it's hosted by gay men. What's more, the guests on this show have an uncanny tendency to come out of the closet live on national television...

by Foxglove Lee
Pages:
11 / Words: 5300
Genre: Prizm Pinch, Contemporary
Age Rating: Young Adult
Ebook zipped file contains: html, Adobe and Sony optimized pdf, prc, epub

Read a Sample:

“You must be new to the show,” said the curvy blonde with a head full of ringlets.  “Don’t worry too much.  Just focus on Phil and Sunny.  Try to forget about the millions of people watching from home.”

“Millions?”  Noah’s throat ran dry.  “It can’t be millions.”

The blonde woman shrugged.  “I don’t know -- millions, thousands, whatever.” 

Noah kept checking his watch even though there was a clock in the Green Room.  He didn’t trust it -- time couldn’t possibly move so slowly.  He was getting so agitated his insides were itchy.  He wished he could reach inside his skin and scratch.

And then, out of the clear blue sky, Sunny walked into the Green Room with Phil “The Bear” following close behind.  Sunny threw his hands up in the air and cried, “We’re heeee-eeeere!”

The women and Chef Troy did the same and shouted, “We’re queeee-eeer!”

Everybody laughed, leaving Noah feeling stunned and out of touch as the guys did their “How’ve you been?” rounds with everyone they knew.  And then they got to Noah.  The Bear shook his right hand while Sunny shook his left.

“What’ve we got here, Phil?  Looks like fresh meat!”

“Oh, I’m not very… meaty.”  What a stupid thing to say, but everybody laughed so it must have been funny.  “I’m Noah.  I’m helping Chef Troy make latkes.”
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You can get your copy now at Prizm Books: http://www.prizmbooks.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5_7&products_id=47&zenid=ac08b6c67026287bea531ce7b0bf8ccb

Torquere Books: www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=83&products_id=3761

OmniLit: https://www.omnilit.com/product-thesecrettoaperfectlatke-1018625-228.html

Sunday, 2 December 2012

I Need Help Again (What else is new?)

So, here's a problem I'm having as a new author on the YA scene:

Where can I promote my work?

At the moment, I'm looking for Yahoo Groups to join.  Specifically, I'm on the look-out for groups related to LGBT and general YA, book promotion... that sort of thing.  So far, I'm having not so much luck.  Seems like it would be easy to find relevant Yahoo Groups, but apparently not.  At least, not for me.

Help!

Does anyone know of any good groups for discussing and promoting queer YA, or even general fiction?  I managed to find the group for my publisher, Prizm Books: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/prizmbooks but one is not enough! LOL  I want to join more groups. More, more, more!

Thanks for your advice!  Much appreciated.
Lee

Saturday, 1 December 2012

I Will Follow You...

Follow you wherever YOU may GO... OoOoOOooo...

So, I have this twitter account (@foxglovelee) but I'm having a bit of trouble finding people to follow, if you can believe that.  I'm particularly interested in following other authors, especially of queer fiction and YA, and stuff related to reading, writing, publishing, all that jazz.  Oh, and jazz!  Broadway would be even better.  And crafting.  Quilting is my fave.

So if you're on Twitter and you think I might like you and you might like me, let me know.  I want to follow you, just tell me you exist!  It's really that easy to get into my good books.

Again, I'm @foxglovelee on Twitter and I would love to follow you.

Adieu to you and you and you,
Lee