So… I’ve had this cover for some time, and I’ve posted it on Facebook and in my newsletter, but I kept forgetting to post it here. Now though! We’ve reached the moment, peeps! 😆
The Setup is a contemporary short story, and it’s very dear to me. I wrote it back in July since we had an early deadline on the Christmas stories so with everything going on in my real life, I’ve more or less forgotten this story.
Not forgotten, but I had forgotten that Ellis made me laugh. I sat here by my desk, went through the edits, and chuckled to myself. Sometimes you need a little silly fluff in your life 😊
Are you ready to see the cover (again)? Here it is!
Three years ago, Dax Howard got out of a bad relationship and swore never to date again. He loves his picturesque cabin outside Nortown and is looking forward to three weeks of quiet over the holidays. He hadn’t foreseen a stranger turning in on his driveway in the middle of a snowstorm, claiming he’s there for a date.
Ellis Rush has risked his neck driving in a snowstorm to meet his friend Daniel and his boyfriend Dom for a double date he agreed to go on as a favor. Reaching the destination, he can’t see Daniel’s car anywhere, and when the mountain of a man opening the door says he’s never agreed to go on a double date, Ellis realizes he’s been played.
The more Ellis explains the situation, the more annoyed Dax gets. Dom is one of his closest friends, and he does not appreciate the setup, no matter how intrigued he is by Ellis. Since the roads are undrivable, Dax invites Ellis to stay, and together they plot their revenge. Cooking for Ellis, kissing Ellis, and sleeping next to Ellis isn’t the same thing as dating, is it?
Contemporary Gay Romance: 14,382 words
Release day: November 19th