“It’s finally here,” author Jake Biondi said of his fifth BOYSTOWN book, which he released on June 1, 2016. “The wait is over and fans can now discover what happened to their favorite BOYSTOWN characters whose lives were hanging in the balance at the end of the fourth book.”
Biondi also announced his new partnership with photographer James Franklin, who will now be responsible for photography and design of BOYSTOWN book covers and promotional materials. “Working with James is a dream come true,” Biondi explained. “He is not only a phenomenal photographer, but he has an incredible vision for taking the BOYSTOWN brand to the next level. James is a pleasure to work with because he has a great heart and generous spirit; he believes in the BOYSTOWN series and is working to bring it to an even wider, more diverse audience.” Franklin has recently revealed his newly-designed BOYSTOWN book covers. “I think the fans are going to be very impressed by the new ‘look’ James has created,” Biondi said. “It’s fresh and exciting.”
When asked about the fifth BOYSTOWN book, Biondi said, “I think the word I’d use to describe the new book is ‘more.’ It’s the longest book in the series so far, so there’s more for readers to enjoy — more romance, more friendship, more suspense, more drama, and certainly more twists and turns. I think readers will be surprised and excited with each turn of a page.”
Biondi added, “I am so grateful for my readers and their positive response to the series. I regularly receive notes from fans who are connecting with the characters and want to know what the future holds for them. The broad appeal of the book series is incredible. BOYSTOWN has a really diverse audience.”
BOYSTOWN Season Five is already receiving rave reviews. Reviewer Roger Ward stated, “This latest book in the series solidifies my belief that Jake Biondi is one of the most masterful writers of fiction of our time.” He added, “The storyline is both riveting and addictive and will leave the reader dumbfounded by the unending suspense and intrigue found on nearly every page of the book.”
Rainbow Gold Reviews wrote, “If you enjoy a great soap opera like story, with interesting and diverse characters, you will love the BOYSTOWN series and Season Five is the best one yet!” And Love Bytes Reviews stated, “Jake Biondi has a way of writing a story that sucks you in from the first word on the page to the last word on the last one. I would put his writing abilities against any screenwriter of any soap opera that’s on TV today and still call him the best. His characters are extremely engaging, his storylines are superb, and the cliffhangers will leave you breathless and waiting in eager anticipation to see what happens next.”
Biondi promised that readers won’t be disappointed. “Season Five picks up right where book four left off and reveals the deaths of at least two major characters. While I won’t reveal who lives and who dies, I will say this: lives and relationships will be forever changed.” Biondi added that BOYSTOWN Season Five continues the storylines from the first four books while introducing new ones — and some great new characters, too.
“BOYSTOWN is a must-read series filled with twists and turns that everyone will love,” said BOYSTOWN team captain Cory Zwierzynski, who is featured on the new book cover. “I was so grateful when Jake Biondi asked me to join the BOYSTOWN team. As one of the original team members, I have watched the BOYSTOWN audience grow with the release of each installment of the series.” About Biondi, Zwierzynski said, “Working with Jake has been awesome. Over the past three years, we have gotten to know each other well and have become good friends. He knows how to tell a great story and keep the audience engaged from the very first page of each book. I am grateful to be one of the faces of BOYSTOWN.”
As in his other books, Biondi “pays it forward” by featuring some of his favorite performers in BOYSTOWN Season Five. Biondi is “thrilled” to again present sensational singer Chadwick Stadt in the BOYSTOWN series. “Chadwick is a dear friend and a phenomenal performer, so it’s an honor for me to be able to showcase his talent again in Season Five,” Biondi said. Stadt added, “It’s so exciting to be included in such a great book series that will have you turning page after page!”
Season Five also welcomes back the “Whiskey & Cherries” trio, singer Amy Armstrong, and pop sensation Steve Grand. “Meredith, Danielle, and I are thrilled to again be written into the BOYSTOWN series. Jake has done it again. Every time I sit down to read the newest season of BOYSTOWN, I think, ‘There is no way this season can possibly be better than the last.’ But I’m always proven wrong. Each season the character development, betrayal and secrets among those characters, and the unexpected plot-line twists continue to get better and better. I applaud Biondi on his amazing ability to leave the reader in absolute astonishment throughout the book, but especially in the last episode of each season. Once you’ve turned that last page, you literally cannot wait for the next season to be released,” said Brian Felder of “Whiskey and Cherries.”
The BOYSTOWN series has a fascinating history. It began as an online story released in installments, each ending with a cliffhanger that left readers wondering what would happen to their favorite characters. Enthusiastic BOYSTOWN fans from all over the world petitioned Biondi to release the installments more quickly; they simply couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. Overwhelmed by and grateful for the fans’ responses to the series, Biondi began to write more quickly and also began to publish the series in book format.
Like the first four books, BOYSTOWN Season Five is available at bookstores across the country as well at online at amazon.com, bn.com, and iTunes. The series is available in paperback, audio book, and all e-book formats. Readers may order autographed paperback copies of the books directly from BoystownTheSeries.com.
Biondi is working with two television producers who are interested in bringing the BOYSTOWN series to television. Biondi remains optimistic that fans all over the world will soon be able to watch their favorite BOYSTOWN characters in action on television. Zwierzynski said, “BOYSTOWN will make a fantastic TV series because it presents a diverse group of characters that appeal to a wide reading and viewing audience.” Divine Magazine wrote, “Biondi’s BOYSTOWN was birthed ready for prime time television.” And Gay Media Reviews stated, “This series could completely be made into a television series and I believe that it should be as when reading this series I actually felt that I was watching a drama TV series.”