BLIND ITEM: What Brooklyn-based m/m romance writer has a new book coming out next week?

Oh, that’d be me.

The book is going to be out in both e- and dead-tree formats.

Chris at Stumbling Over Chaos is giving away a copy of Blind Items, which you can enter to win here.

I’m gonna be around the internets doing promotional thingies next week, and there will be a couple of other opportunities to win copies of the book.

Also, the first 20 people to buy print copies of the book from Dreamspinner will receive a signed copy of the book.

It’s available Friday July 29th! Here’s the official blurb:

Columnist Drew Walsh made his career by publicly criticizing conservative, anti-gay politician Richard Granger. So when a rumor surfaces that Granger’s son Jonathan might be gay, Drew finds himself in the middle of a potential scandal. Under the guise of an interview about Jonathan’s new job teaching in an inner-city school, Drew’s job is to find out if the rumors are true. Drew’s best friend Rey is also Jonathan’s cousin, and he arranges the meeting between Jonathan and Drew that changes everything.

After just one interview, it’s obvious to Drew that the rumors are true, but he carefully neglects to mention that in his article. It’s also obvious that he’s falling for Jonathan, and he can’t stay away after the article is published. Still, Jonathan is too afraid to step out of the closet, and Drew thinks the smartest thing might be to let him go—until Jonathan shows up drunk one night at his apartment. The slow burn of their attraction doesn’t fade with Jonathan’s buzz, but navigating a relationship is never easy—especially in the shadow of right-wing politics.

More info, including an excerpt, is available on the book page!