Monday, January 10, 2011

Up Next

Visible Friend (but not until April) from Dreamspinner Press. This year has started out with more crashes than bangs, but maybe things will get better.

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Only 24, Christopher Borgasian has made a drastic and terrifying change in his life. He's turned his back on a lover he'd adored for three years. The breakup required more than regretfully spoken words; it was an arduous process that took over seven months. Now it's time for Chris to see if he can make it on his own. Without heroin.

Without much of anything, really. Chris's family rejected him nearly a decade ago when he came out, and his drug buddies, never true friends to begin with, are now off-limits. Chris Borgasian, gay recovering junkie, is alone with his determination.

The night before he leaves a sober-living facility to pursue his uncertain future, a stranger named Denny shows up in his room ... then vanishes as mysteriously as he'd appeared. From that night on, Denny keeps returning, suddenly and inexplicably, whenever Chris battles temptation, self-doubt, or feelings of isolation. This handsome young man isn't an angel, but his identity still strains credulity.

Believing in Denny means, for Chris, believing in the magical strength of a child's longing -- for the invisible made visible, the imaginary turned real, and, most incredible of all, the possibility of unquestioning acceptance and abiding love.

9 comments:

Kris said...

Wow, KZ. This looks great.

Tam said...

Wow. Sounds interesting. Looking forward to it.

Hope the year starts looking up for you.

K. Z. Snow said...

Thanks, you guys.

Val said...

Sounds very intriguing! I mean, a recovering heroin addict, that's intense. I'm getting the feeling that this is maybe a 90% contemporary type a story with a touch of the supernatural like Fugly. In that it's a much more contemporary than urban fantasy/paranormal. Am I right? Just for more curiosity (you've already got me convinced to read it).

K. Z. Snow said...

Yep, you're right, Val. I do like inserting the extraordinary into the lives of ordinary people. ;-) But in this story, the source of the "extraordinary" element gets a voice too -- and it's a bewildered one.

Chris said...

Wait, more crashes than bangs? That sounds ominous. :(

Val said...

But in this story, the source of the "extraordinary" element gets a voice too

Oooh, bring it on!

Lily said...

Sounds great, KZ. I'm looking forward to reading it. Hope things get better for you. :)

K. Z. Snow said...

Thanks, Lily.