Saturday, August 28, 2010

Blurb: precious_boy

The novella, she is finished. 32,800 words. Don't yet know who the publisher will be. Here's the blurb for precious_boy.


It was just an amateur porn video, like thousands of others on the Internet. Like hundreds Jonathan Wright has seen and hundreds more he's ignored. He hadn't intended to watch it. In fact, he hadn't intended to go anywhere near his home office. He was simply on his way to the bathroom—the only sensible destination, aside from bed, in the middle of the night.

Jon's fuck-buddy for the evening doesn't think so. Much to Jon's annoyance, his trick is having some solo fun in front of the computer as he watches a lithe, blond young man doing naughty things with a bearish, older man. When Jon gives in to his curiosity and watches the same video the next day, he's seduced too ... and feels like a pervert afterward. The youth in the video seems a little too young, despite the fact he also has his own escort service. Worse yet, Jon gets the nagging feeling he's seen "Justin Time," aka precious_boy, before.

One of Jon's former lovers, a college professor eleven years his senior, is the connecting link between that vague sense of recognition and the hot bottom whose screen name is precious_boy. When Jon takes the defining step of meeting Justin in a Chicago hotel room, his past, present, and possibly his future begin to converge in alarming and confusing ways. There’s no escaping the resulting dilemma: Jon must decide just how involved he wants to get with a sweet kid, all grown up now, whose life has turned sour, and with an ex-lover who seems to care more about his own needs than those of his lost son.

The resolution lies in trust that was established and faith that was betrayed seven years earlier. And it won't come easily.

Next project? Haven't decided yet. I've been toying with a number of ideas for something paranormal, but I never know when a contemporary or historical wild hair will sprout. ;-)

I do know this week will be devoted to setting up my garage sale for the Labor Day weekend. Gads, what misery being out there, now that the heat and humidity are back! I hope they break soon. I also hope I have buyers for my hundreds of books. I'll tell ya, I have one enormous, eclectic collection, and I'm sure the sale will barely make a dent in it.

11 comments:

Val said...

KZ, that's a very intriguing blurb. I'm definitely looking forward to this one! It sounds very dark and edgy.

And good for you, trying to beat down the tide of paper books with a garage sale! I've tried to do this a couple of times and it's never easy. But so worthwhile!

Chris said...

Congrats! And... intriguing. :)

Darn. I wish you were closer, because I'd be all over that sale!

Huh, we have heat, but not so much humidity. I'm ok with that!

K. Z. Snow said...

Val, I can just about feel your goosebumps from here! Three more days is it? Ah, the anticipation -- I remember it well. :)

precious_boy isn't too terribly dark, but it is another of those "moral dilemma" stories that have been pestering me lately. I don't know what got me on this kick, but I've been really fascinated by all the peculiar, intricate subtleties of human nature. At least the steampunk novel was something of a break from that. Kind of. Maybe.

K. Z. Snow said...

Chris, I'd almost be willing to import people to take these books off my hands. Seriously. In fact, I was thinking about suggesting a book exchange among American and maybe Canadian readers. I have tons of stuff in all kinds of categories. For years, people have given me books or I've bought them at auction, in which case I've often ended up with thirty books I didn't want just to get two I did. The situation has gotten totally out of hand.

Tam said...

Ah, I know someone who had this happen (with less drama), slept with the mother then the son 20 years later unknowingly. Ack!

Looking forward to it when it finds a home.

I've given up on garage sales. Around here the work is not worth what you earn. So I just send everything to the charity shop. In Winnipeg though my parents and my ex and I had a huge one and made a LOT of money, but you need a lot of stuff to appeal to many people. I don't have that much. I hate nothing worse than stopping at a garage sale and finding out it's 99% baby clothes. Not my thing thanks. But I guess for some it's a find.

Lily said...

I really like the sound of this story. Looking forward to it. And good luck with the garage sale! :)

K. Z. Snow said...

Tam, you have to do something with that real life story. I mean, the mother...then the son? WTF?

Garage sales are a PITA, no doubt about it. But I have a lot of stuff to get rid of and really need the money.

K. Z. Snow said...

I'm glad you found the blurb interesting, Lily. I hope the story doesn't disappoint!

Tam said...

He was in denial when he was 20, slept with the woman. Years later hooked up with a young guy. Ran into said young guy at Walmart with his mother, realized who the mother was. Ack!! We all wanted to know EXACTLY how old the kid was and if .... But he assured us that it wasn't possible. Whew. That would be too gross for words. LOL

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booklover0226 said...

I liked the blurbl and look forward to more.

Thanks for the blog tour!
Tracey D