Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Cover Reveal: The Mighty Have Fallen by Bonnie Dee

Author: Bonnie Dee
Book: The Mighty Have Fallen
Cover Artist: Bree Archer

Available January 14, 2017 from Dreamspinner Press

Guest Post

The Mighty Have Fallen

Theatre headliner Trevor Rowland is at the peak of his career when disaster strikes. In one fell swoop, he loses his eyesight, his fame, and his boyfriend, who absconds with most of his money. Trevor must take on a flatmate, hardworking East Ender Jack Burrows, to afford the rent. Anger and bitterness have taken up residence in his heart—but Jack shines light into the shadowy corners with his relentlessly sunny disposition.
Jack introduces Trevor to a local drag club and convinces him he can enjoy the stage again. Trevor’s defences slowly come down as Jack becomes much more than a barely tolerated roommate.
But will Trevor’s fragile trust be destroyed when it appears he’s been manipulated yet again by a man he’s come to care for? Will he reclaim his life or crawl back into a shell of defeat? Trevor must learn to trust not only a man, but himself, once more.

I began writing The Mighty Have Fallen for a submissions call at Dreamspinner Press requesting stories with the theme of fame. To me, fame isn't nearly as interesting as what happens to a person who has suddenly lost it--along with nearly everything else in his life. My novella grew much longer than the word count requested. When I finally submitted to Dreamspinner, I was asked if I'd like to be included in their soon-to-be-launched Perchance to Dream line. I was thrilled to give the new British line a try.
I've been writing UK based historicals for years now but this was a chance to have a real British editor take a look at my work and "Britify" it, since I'm from the U.S. and couldn't possibly know all the turns of phrase and customs. I hope readers will enjoy Jack's authentic East End accent and its juxtaposition with Trevor's upscale voice. Nothing more romantic than opposites attracting and I think Jack and Trevor make a sweet pair.
The Mighty Have Fallen releases in January. I love how the artist depicted the drama and theatricality of Trevor's personality.

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