It's THE BOY WHO BELONGED, coming December 17th from Loose Id! Fiona Jayde designed the cover, and the blurb looks something like this:
Twenty-one year-old Lane Moredock finally has a normal life. Six months after he was wrongly made a suspect in his parents’ Ponzi scheme, he’s settled down with his older boyfriend, Derek, and is working and attending school. But his happiness is threatened when his mother launches a Christmastime PR campaign to help appeal her prison sentence, and asks introverted Lane to be part of it.
Derek Fields has his hands full taking Santa photos, bird-sitting his sister’s foul-mouthed macaw, and helping Lane prepare for a television interview neither of them wants him to do. As he eases Lane through his anxiety, he worries that Lane sees him as a caretaker rather than a boyfriend, and that their age difference really does matter. He and Lane compensate for the stress in their lives by taking their D/s relationship to new levels--a relationship that Lane’s mother insists he should be ashamed of.
As Christmas draws nearer, the pressure builds. Pushy elves. Snarky subs. A bad fight. A parrot in peril. How the hell is Derek going to give Lane a perfect Christmas when the Moredock legacy threatens to pull them apart before the new year?
Lisa and I had a good time revisiting these characters--especially Mr. Zimmerman. And we get to actually meet Lane's mother in this one, which is exciting!
In other news, I am nerding it up in New Zealand, visiting various Lord of the Rings filming locations. Here is a picture of some Scottish girls and me recreating the scene where Frodo sees the silhouette of the back rider up on the hill. I'm the horse's back end.
Ok, ours isn't quite as scary. Or maybe it's scarier, because we actually took the time to do this. I have pictures even nerdier than this one, but oddly enough, the one where I'm pretending to be a horse's ass seemed the most dignified.