On 6/20, Manleigh Cheese will be published. This is the cover design from Burning Willow Press, and the talented Lisa Vasquez. I am beyond thrilled over the whole thing.
I was going back and forth over self-publishing it, and submitted it to BWP on a lark. They liked it, sent me a contract, and even let me tweak it. For those of you who haven’t worked with publishers, altering a contract isn’t usually as simple as it was with them. Not only am I thrilled, I’m grateful!
For those of you who might not be familiar with this book, friends of mine suggested that I give urban fantasy a try, and it never hurts to stretch your creativity. I serialized most of it here on my website as I wrote it, much like I was doing with “19 Puffs” (which I still plan to finish). Of course, you won’t find those pages now.
Just like with the Blood Soaked series, I ended up creating a cast of interesting characters that aren’t normal. They’re pleasantly odd, rather than slightly unhinged. I like them all quite a bit, and almost wish they were real.
I am grateful that these guys don’t show up in my daydreams with opinions about the plot. That gets disconcerting after a while.
The plot follows the unexpected adventures of Logan Manleigh, Donna Abrams, and John Frost, owners and operators of the Manleigh Cheese food truck in Washington, DC.
They receive an offer that, locally, virtually guarantees press coverage and success: an invitation to cater an event at the White House. There’s no way that Logan wouldn’t accept an offer like that. Fame. Money. High likelihood of a very interesting experience. He does, and things proceed to get a little strange from there.
Of course, they get more than they bargained for. Many of the characters get more than they bargained for.
Manleigh Cheese has evil bad guys, fairies, pagans, dairy farmers, and high level government conspiracies. Oh, and probably a little sex, too. I won’t tell you more than that. You’ll just have to buy it when it comes out.
I’ve mentioned before that I have notes up to book five in this series. That’s not entirely true. I have plotted out #6, too.
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