With Christmas a mere six weeks away, I'm finding that I'm getting into the spirit early this year. That may have something to do with my latest story, in edits now. At the moment it's fourteen thousand words, so a novella, about a man whose greatest desire is to find someone to spend Christmas, and possibly his life, with.
Here's the unedited blurb:
Candlelight, mistletoe, gaily wrapped packages beneath a trimmed tree, and someone to share it with. That’s all contractor Barry Richards wants for Christmas. Desperate for a traditional holiday, he takes drastic measures. Creating a profile on “GetaDate.com,” he hopes to find the perfect man in a matter of weeks. When one date after another goes sour, while all around him friends are falling in love, he starts to lose faith.
The first snows begin to fall and the world is filled with seasonal cheer, all except for Barry, for whom time is running out. Facing the prospect of a lonely holiday, he tries just once more to make The Match Before Christmas.
Look for The Match Before Christmas to publish as a Christmas Single Shot on December 15, from Torquere Books.