Like aliens and dessert?

Available now from Renaissance PressAmazon, and Barnes & Noble.

Even a very short review on Goodreads and online bookseller pages such as Amazon means so much to us authors! Thanks to all who have already left reviews. ❤  

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What happens when boy meets girl but girl doesn’t notice boy because she shares a body with another boy?

When he’s not gorging on desserts, calming his hypochondriacal mum, or getting bone-crunching hugs from his warrior dads, Virj Ofreesin spends his time writing a fantasy novel about Frayda, the elegant half of the two-headed Dwa. Life is adequately mediocre until he learns the Dwa are gravely ill, and a mystical cure grows on a planet between two infamously warring worlds. Ignoring all warnings of danger, Virj embarks on the journey to be Frayda’s real-life hero, armed only with his stylus, and a boingy-haired nuisance who decides to tag along.

What are people saying?

“This book was a delight from start to finish, but it’s the last third that shines, keeping me glued to the page. Honestly, if you’re looking for a light, funny story with equal parts sass and romance, this is most definitely the book for you.”

~ S.M. Carrière, author of Human and Daughters of Britain

 

“I spent many an hour recovering from a fit of laughter. The book needs a warning that you may rupture something laughing and the author is not responsible for any face pain from the smiles.”

~ Amy Young, author of the A Desert Song

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Some history of LITC

In the 90s, I created a comic strip about a broody character named Virj Ofreesin (yes, it is pronounced verge of reason), Splot—his gelatinous pet who resembles a fried egg, and sentient daisy homemaker, Sonny.  About 16 years ago, I also started writing a story about Virj trying to write a story. I got about a chapter and a half done and set it aside while I let my life get in the way.

'Cosm sketch
ID: A more recent drawing of Sonny the sentient daisy holding up a cartoon sign that makes Splot (the egg-like alien) look like he’s sticking out his tongue. (Splot doesn’t have a mouth.) Splot says, “Look, Virj, I’m emojis!” Virj, a pleasantly plump green alien with a large snout says to the reader, “Flatmates.”

In May 2014, I began again, but completely from scratch. The characters are much more than I originally scribbled in a simple comic strip, and they have come to life in a whole new way. I even imagine their appearance differently now.

Life in the ’Cosm is about Virj’s microcosm: his humdrum job and introverted bachelor life, his insatiable appetite for anything sweet; the constant coddling by a fretting hypochondriacal mum and his gay dads; and his obsession with the oh-so-unattainable Frayda, who sits beside him at work.

First book of three . . . or maybe four.

After I came up with the ending for ‘Cosm, I realized I needed to write another book. Then three chapters into the second book, I decided how to end that story. Now I accept that I’ll need a third book. And maybe a Xax and Viv prequel. I think I’ll be nice and busy well through my golden years.

Update! That Xax and Viv prequel has happened. At least it’s been submitted to my publisher. Read more about The Stealth Lovers!

 

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