Even though it was April Fool’s Day this past weekend, I found myself thinking about love. Well, maybe that’s because of the Fool’s Day thing. Only a fool falls in love, right? Or maybe we act like fools when we’re in love. Or is it fools rush in? Whatever. Now that I know what true love is, I really don’t care. Totally worth it.
But that’s not the only reason I feel like love is in the air. I was also thinking about love because I was thinking about romance, specifically romance writing. And that’s partly because I spent the weekend with the wonderful folks at the Rose City Romance Writers Spring Fling conference in Portland.
They invited me to be one of their four presenters to share tips on how to give their books some marketing love. I met some amazing people, including event organizers Gina Fluharty and Lisa Leoni and my fellow panelists: Cecilia Tan, Farrah Rochon, and Amy Liz Talley. I had an absolute blast. Romance writers are really cool people to hang out with.
I should know. I get to hang out with them every day. Sometimes, I even get to publish romance.
Which is why I’m now thinking of the only romance novel I’ve published under Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s real name: The Death of Davy Moss.
It’s a wonderful book. It reminds me of one of my favorite movies from the 1980s: Eddie and the Cruisers. If you like romance, music, and mystery, you should check it out.
TEEN IDOL DAVY MOSS DIED ALONE ON A MOUNTAIN ROAD. NO ONE EVER FOUND HIS BODY.
Davy Moss died fifteen years ago, but his fans keep him alive. They “see” him everywhere. They hold reunions, listen to his music over and over again. They encourage him to haunt them.
But Davy Moss already haunts one man. Josh Candless, the man Davy Moss became after that accident. Contractor, loner, a man who makes music in the quiet of his apartment. Until one fateful day when he gives an impromptu performance in a bar.
EMILY LUKOVICH HAS SWORN OFF MEN. THEN SHE HEARS JOSH CANDLESS.
Music promoter Emily Lukovich wants to make Josh Candless a star. Unaware of his past, she finds herself drawn to his music, his potential—everything about him.
She realizes she could fall in love with Josh Candless. But Emily mixed business with pleasure once before, and it ruined her career. A relationship with Josh Candless might destroy her career all over again. And worse, it might destroy her.
Because Davy Moss betrayed everyone he ever knew. And Josh Candless might do the same…
So, if you, too, feel love in the air, I bet you’ll love The Death of Davy Moss. I sure do.
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.