Which would you rather have? Fame and fortune or love? Never having to worry about unpaid bills, or having a loyal and steadfast man at your side whom you know will stand by you, come what may? Decisions, decisions… But what if you could have it all. Too good to be true?
I think it’s safe enough to say that at some point or another, not all but quite a few of us have dreamed of fame and fortune, celebrity status, walking the red carpet, dodging the paparazzi with the man of our dreams at our side. Now, imagine a life where nothing seemed possible, when as a child you were set adrift by uncaring foster parents and had to make your own way in order to survive. There are possibly thousands of men and women out there with exactly that kind of story, but somehow, despite mishaps and sometimes, bad decisions, many have made it through, have survived, and with luck, are now on the very edge of success.
The ‘rags to riches’ tale is almost a cliché, and yet it is a fact that a great number of celebrities of stage and screen came from humble beginnings, some even from ‘the wrong side of the tracks’. Quite a few now famous stars started out low on the totem pole. Sean Connery was a chorus boy in South Pacific, Harrison Ford a bell-hop in his first movie.
All of the above is a not-too-subtle lead into my new book, “Evan Sent”, where fiction and reality become intertwined, and a young movie actor playing the role of a detective finds himself in a real-life drama that threatens to bring a sudden end to his new career.
Evan Ericson fought to overcome the trauma of a grim childhood. He ran away from foster care, was institutionalized, ran from that misery, and at age sixteen, blessed by stellar good looks, he entered the world of fashion modeling. Did I mention bad decisions? Evan, giddy from his newfound success, made a lot of them, and learned the hard way that what had been readily given can so easily be taken away. When he is offered the role of a detective in a new, low budget indie movie, he jumps at the chance, certain that this is his opportunity to leave behind the notoriety of drug dependence and appearing in porn movies to pay off his debts.
He doesn’t expect to meet a soulmate in Mark Henderson, an out-of-work actor searching for his big break. When, by sheer chance, Mark lands a part in the same movie, he can’t believe his luck. Nor can he believe it when he meets Evan. Sparks fly at their first encounter. When rehearsing their roles, Mark’s world is rocked by Evan’s undeniable charisma, and when they kiss a new Hollywood romance is born.
But events thought long buried and forgotten have a nasty habit of rearing their ugly heads. The old adage that no good deed goes unpunished comes to haunt Evan when a man from his past begs for help. The result of the good deed is both Evan and Mark being stalked and threatened by a manic drug dealer ― not something either one of them envisaged in their future together.
Will Hollywood magic be enough to keep them safe or will Evan’s bad-boy reputation tear them apart? Thrills, chills and chuckles await the readers of “Evan Sent”, a contemporary, m/m romance set in the vibrant world of film making.
Evan Ericson is young and beautiful, a former fashion model and a gifted actor. When he is offered the role of a detective in a new film noir indie movie, he jumps at the chance, certain that this is his opportunity to leave behind the notoriety of appearing in porn movies and his dependence on drugs.
Mark Henderson is an out-of-work actor searching for his big break. When, by sheer chance, he lands a part in a new indie movie, he can’t believe his luck. Nor can he believe it when he meets Evan Ericson. Sparks fly at their first encounter. When rehearsing their roles, Mark’s world is rocked by Evan’s kiss and a new Hollywood romance is born.
But things thought long buried in the past have a nasty habit of rearing their ugly heads, and being stalked and threatened by a manic drug dealer is not something either Evan or Mark envisaged in their future together. Will Hollywood magic be enough to keep them safe or will Evan’s bad-boy reputation tear them apart?
About the Author
J.P. Bowie was born in Scotland but has made his home in the U.S. for many years. He started writing gay romantic fiction in 2008, and has now close to 80 titles under his belt. Currently lives in sunny San Diego.
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