It’s formal release day for The Truth About the Other Guy – a short story set at a New Year’s Eve Party.
When I was a kid, we used to go to Christmas parties organised by my Dad’s old college. They were always held in a cricket stadium in the outskirts of Colombo. My memories are rather hazy but I remember the saris and jewellery of the aunties and, as the night wore on, the dancing. There were always fireworks at midnight (sometimes we little ones fell asleep and were woken up to watch). I moved one of those parties to a church hall in the outskirts of London and used it as the setting for this story.
Aasha’s mother is matchmaking, which isn’t going to go well because her mother doesn’t know the real Aasha at all… or does she?
Those who have read Doctor January will recognise the hero in this story – Vik. After spending all that time with Vik while writing about his mates Beth and Hibs (Dr January), it seemed a shame not to give him is own happy ending. So, when I got the chance to contribute to the Truly, Madly, Deeply anthology published by Harlequin and the RNA (back in 2012), I wrote about Vik.
The exclusivity clause on the story ran out over a year ago, so I decided to self publish it and see what happened. So here you are. The Truth About the Other Guy is available now on all ebook retailers. This link should take you to your preferred site: books2read.com/u/mqzJGv
Alternatively, if you sign up to my newsletter this week, I will send you a link to a review copy!
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