Friday, 14 June 2013

A Free Story for you! "#First Impressions #Second Chances" now available!

Good news everyone! My free short story for the M/M Romance group on Goodreads is now available to the public in your choice of formats!

#First Impressions #Second Chances is a love story on Tumblr, based on a user-selected image and prompt, and now it's available for everyone to read and enjoy. Here's the blurb:

Jonah Gilchrist lives a double life. On the internet, he’s a tumblr celebrity with thousands of dedicated followers. Readers from all over the world come for his fashion advice and designer menswear Outfit of the Day pictures, but stay for Jonah’s adorkable commentary. In the real world, things aren’t quite so rosy. Here, being an awkward gay virgin isn’t cute and endearing, it’s a target on his back; which was why five years ago Jonah dropped out of junior high in order to be homeschooled instead. Now that he’s starting university, though, he’s determined to redefine himself and start fresh. One problem: it’s hard to start fresh when you’re sharing classes with your ill-fated junior high crush. 
Sebastian Rose, with his easy-going manner and great sense of humor, was one of the most likeable and popular guys in school. He was also one of the only people who didn’t join in on torturing Jonah. Is it any wonder Jonah wound up with a huge crush on the guy? Too bad Sebastian’s kindness toward Jonah was only ever pity, not because he ever returned Jonah’s hapless feelings.

Bumping into each other again after all these years makes it seem like the universe itself wants to give Jonah a second chance at his first love. But if his out of town university and his tumblr persona are all about reinventing himself—a new glamorous popular self to replace the bullied boy he once was—then how can he ever hope to move forward when Sebastian’s presence just pulls him further into his past? Of course, sometimes just when we think we’re moving forward is when we’re not really going anywhere new at all.

Interested? Read the original prompt and download it for free here! You can also add it to your shelves on Goodreads.

And if you liked this free story, be sure to join the M/M Group for more!