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Counting down to Occasional Soulmates


Occasional sole-mates?

A wee reminder: Occasional Soulmates is out in less than a month. I’m putting the finishing touches on the upload files (thanks to some eagle-eyed advance readers!), and Max Scratchmann’s cover is ready to rock.

Don’t forget, if you’d like a sneak peek of that cover, ’round about two weeks ahead of everyone else, add your email addy to my newsletter roster.

Meanwhile, here’s the jacket copy:

Sarah Phelan is in love. It’s about time.

When the thirty-eight-year-old San Francisco doctor meets her new patient, a handsome British expat with the unlikely name of Dylan Cakebread (and an uncanny resemblance to Jude Law), she’s convinced it’s the start of her own relationship novel. He’s an architect, no less — always a key piece of her most indulgent fantasies — and the heroine of a relationship novel always gets her fantasy man, right? Though their shaky start raises red flags that her oldest girlfriend, Jules, is quick to point out, Sarah can’t help it. She falls hard for Dylan and it appears to be a two-way street.

But maybe meeting your perfect mate in the exam room isn’t the best opening act. Sarah thinks she’s the cure for what ails him, but soon she learns the secret Dylan has been keeping from her. Now she has to choose between happiness and the illusion of it — if Dylan doesn’t take the choice out of her hands first.

It’s starting to look like this isn’t her relationship novel at all: it’s his.

Look for it September 23!

21 comments on “Counting down to Occasional Soulmates

  1. John W. Howell
    August 26, 2014

    I can say as an early reader this book is one everybody should pick up. There are so many good parts and for writers damn good examples to follow. Don’t get me wrong this is not a “how to” book, but a literary gem worth emulating.

  2. Pamela Beckford
    August 26, 2014

    As an early reader, I agree with John. It was a story I really enjoyed

  3. sknicholls
    August 26, 2014

    Ditto to Pamela and John! I’m excited for you and was most impressed.

    • Kevin Brennan
      August 26, 2014

      Thanks, Susan. Appreciated your helpful comments too…

  4. Charles Yallowitz
    August 26, 2014

    Very cool. Good luck.

    • Kevin Brennan
      August 26, 2014

      Thanks, Charles! Don’t think I could handle being as prolific as you, though… 👏

      • Charles Yallowitz
        August 26, 2014

        I’ll be slowing down soon. Free time is becoming harder to find, so my punished works might catch up to my finished works next year. Still trying to balance all this.

      • Kevin Brennan
        August 26, 2014

        Freudian slip? Your “punished works”? I like.

      • Charles Yallowitz
        August 27, 2014

        More of a phone-caused typo since I was also wrangling a temperamental kid. Can’t wait for school to start.

  5. ericjbaker
    August 26, 2014

    Still doing hard copies for us dinosaurs, I hope.

    • Kevin Brennan
      August 26, 2014

      Absolutely! If you’re willing to part with $10.99, that is… 😉

  6. Phillip McCollum
    August 26, 2014

    Looking forward to this one Kevin! I’ll be needing some late-night reading for awhile…

  7. kingmidget
    August 26, 2014

    I’ll reblog this over at King Midget’s and promote it again when it’s actually published, but I just noticed in your sidebar that you reviewed Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates. Thanks to a writers conference I went to last year in Mendocino where Peter Orner highly recommended it and a local blogger friend who had a copy to loan me, I read it last summer — one of my alltime favorite books and it was completely unexpected. There are things in that book that just blow me away. Hmmm … maybe I ought to read it again. It definitely is worth it.

    • Kevin Brennan
      August 26, 2014

      Thanks for reblogging, Mark! And yes, the Yates was a real pleasure to rediscover this year. A glimpse of what’s possible in literary storytelling…

  8. kingmidget
    August 26, 2014

    Reblogged this on KingMidget's Ramblings and commented:
    Here’s the next indie author I’ll be promoting in a few weeks. Got to read an advanced copy of his book, too. It’s another good one. What the heck is going on here? A bevy of good books out there you should be reading!!!

  9. 1WriteWay
    August 28, 2014

    Loved it! Looking forward to getting the paperback 🙂

    • Kevin Brennan
      August 28, 2014

      I’m emailing you off-grid mañana. Thanks for the perfect read… 😘

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