Yes, Upside Down has been released, and I’m SO thrilled with the reactions and the feedback I’ve received. Jordan and Hennessy have connected with a lot of readers, and that makes my little ace heart so very happy!! On release day, Upside Down reached #1 in six countries, #2 in two other countries, and #3 in another!
I’ve had private messages and emails from a lot of folks who just wanted to reach out and say thank you, and for a writer that’s an amazing compliment. I’m very honoured to be able to be able to do this, and to know I connect with people through words is pretty freaking awesome. So thank YOU, the readers, who make it all possible.
Okay, enough with the sappiness!
Here’s the details:
Jordan O’Neill isn’t a fan of labels, considering he has a few. Gay, geek, librarian, socially awkward, a nervous rambler, an introvert, an outsider. The last thing he needs is one more. But when he realises adding the label asexual might explain a lot, it turns his world upside down.
Hennessy Lang moved to Surry Hills after splitting with his boyfriend. His being asexual had seen the end of a lot of his romances, but he’s determined to stay true to himself. Leaving his North Shore support group behind, he starts his own in Surry Hills, where he meets first-time-attendee Jordan.
A little bewildered and scared, but completely adorable, Hennessy is struck by this guy who’s trying to find where he belongs. Maybe Hennessy can convince Jordan that his world hasn’t been turned upside down at all, but maybe it’s now—for the first time in his life—the right way up.
Quick WIP update:
It was a slow writing week last week (release weeks usually are) but it’s currently at 50K words and I would really LOVE to finish it this week. I’m not sure that’s likely, given there’s probably 15K to go, but I’m running out of time. I have my editors deadline, but also my kids will be on school holidays in two weeks and having people in my writing space kills my mojo.
The story itself is angsty and about overcoming demons and finding your own strength. It’s a little different to my usual style (I think, anyway) but it’s friends to lovers, and fighting to be together, but they need to fix themselves apart first. It’s also a hot mess right now and I need to pull all the threads together to make it worth anything LOL.
I will be doing a cover reveal in the next few weeks so stay tuned for that!
Okies, that’s all for today! Until next week! <3