I just got the news that my novella "Heaven Can't Wait" will appear in Dreamspinner's Daily Dose this year. If you're not familiar with Daily Dose, it goes like this. You can subscribe to the whole Daily Dose package and receive a new short story or novella in the mail every day in June. "Heaven Can't Wait" will also be available for individual sale after June 1st, 2014. Here's the image I used for inspiration for my two MCs Chuck and Kevin. (This picture is Ty Roderick and Max Carter from CockyBoys):
And here's the *temporary* blurb I submitted along with the manuscript.
Brian Matheson died at the ripe age of nineteen. In heaven he’s informed that his soul is in a limbo state. He’ll have one last chance to redeem himself before he’s thrown into a very nasty pit. All Brian has to do is return to earth and save a life. The trick is, it’s the life of Kevin, his friend Chuck’s roommate. See Kevin is gay, and Brian and all his pals picked on him, making his life a misery. Still, Brian can see the error of his old ways now. And he can succeed at this challenge, turn Kevin’s life around, and avoid going to hell. Easy peasy. Right?
Kevin thought he’d left bullying behind in high school. But then his college roommate, Chuck, showed up and turned out to be friends with a bunch of gay-baiters. They loved to come over and give Kevin a hard time, so he spent as many hours as he could in the coffee shop. He was lonely and shy and he was depressed, but he had to hang in there until another room opened up. That and keep his eyes off his drop-dead sexy, uber-straight roommate.
Everyone thought Chuck was a tough guy. He looked the part so he acted the part. But what none of his friends knew is that Chuck, on the inside, was nothing at all like the exterior. He tried to be like all the other guys, but being stuck in a dorm room with the prettiest, gayest twink he’d ever seen was so not helping.
If Brian can untangle this mess, he’ll deserve his wings. Good frickin’ luck.
As you can probably tell, it's got some humor, some paranormal, and some sexy UST. The novella is 17.4K words long.