Tomorrow, September 15, Dreampinner Press will release A Matter of When. In honor of the occasion, I'd like to introduce you to one on the main characters, opera tenor, Sebastian Unger.
Seb grew up traveling the opera circuit with his soprano mother, without many interactions with other kids. As a result, he acts much older than his years. All he wants from life is to perfect his skills as a leading tenor. To that end he studies acting, dance, and languages. His vocal projection can fill a room without a microphone, and he's constantly performing warmups to keep his singing at its best. Even his diet is designed with his vocation in mind.
As a favor to a friend, Sebastian agrees to work with a rock singer on the verge of making a comeback. A rock singer who has never taken the first voice lesson. And smokes. And abuses his body.
Sebastian might as well be a saint when compared to bad boy, Henri Lafontaine. But for all his lack of worldly experience, Seb harbors a secret. A secret that will drive a wedge between him and the feelings he's developing for Henri.
Now, I'd like to introduce you to the vocal influence for the character, I am a huge Jonathan and Charlotte fan. (If you're reading this from Goodreads or Amazon, you'll need to go to my site to see the video.) Advance to 1:50.
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Wealth. Fame. Gold record. Hookers and Cocaine front man Henri Lafontaine has it all…including a control freak manager, band members who smile as they sharpen blades for his back, and last but damn well not least, a fan out to steal his heart. Literally. Trying to write hit songs and plan a comeback in the midst of the hi-fi white noise of LA feels more like watching his world implode, until he’s offered a month in the Colorado Rockies for vocal coaching.
Sebastian Unger’s rich, classically trained tenor inspires wicked thoughts. More than a pretty choir boy, he cracks the whip without hesitation to drive tattooed bad-boy Henri to give his all to his music. Working, fighting, and finally establishing a fragile peace, they find inspiration and perhaps more in each other. But the clock is ticking. Time will pull Henri back to the grit and gold of LA’s mean streets and fame machine, while Sebastian must return to the opera circuit, where a mysterious man known as “the patron” holds far too much sway. Only the trust they've built on a handful of notes bridges their two worlds...and shields them from malice.
A Matter of When, releasing September 15 from Dreamspinner Press.