Okay. I admit it. I am so NOT an artist! Yes, I can sing. I can write. But draw or put something together that’s even remotely artistic? Nope. So maybe that’s why, when I get a first peek at a book cover for one of my babies (yes, sometimes they feel like just that – babies!), I get all excited.
So here’s the gorgeous Anne Cain cover which evokes the beauty of Paris and of music. My sweet Jules is playing his violin and Jason is smiling (lustfully, perhaps?) and then there’s the city, with the Eiffel Tower rising skyward.
“Blue Notes” is the story of an American lawyer (and former pianist) who takes a leave of absence to figure out what he wants from his life. On a moment’s notice, he leaves behind Philadelphia (and the heartbreak of finding his fiancée in bed with another man), and heads for Paris. There he meets Jules, a struggling young jazz violinist and composer. And when Jason hears Jules play, he finds himself not only falling in love with Jules’s music, but with Jules himself.
“Blue Notes” is the story of overcoming the loss of dreams and finding new ones with someone you love at your side. It’s also a story of taking chances and of facing demons, and of figuring out who you are.
“Blue Notes” will be released in December or January in both paperback and ebook formats. In the meantime, if you’d like to read a little background about Jason Greene, the American lawyer, I’ve written a short back-story as part of the Goodreads Gay-Straight Alliance’s “Traveling to Better” story project. My prompt, suggested by a reader, was “Am I gay, or am I straight?” Here’s the link to the free read: “Knowing.”