Please join us in welcoming author Michael Rupured to The Novel Approach today, on the tour for his new novel, Whippersnapper, a May/September romance from Dreamspinner Press. Enjoy Michael’s guest post, and then be sure to click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for the chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
The Women of Whippersnapper
Behind every gay man is at least one straight female best friend. Friendship comes easy for gay men and straight women. We aren’t hitting on each other or competing for the same men. We share common interests, and therefore, have a lot to talk about.
The relationship between a gay man and his straight girlfriends is special. She doesn’t mind when he looks better in her clothes than she does. We’re talking real love here, folks.
Tellumo Magnamater and Oliver Crumbly are gay men from different generations who see each other at the Fit as a Fiddle gym. Peggy Tucker, a middle-aged widow who is desperate to marry again, sees them there too, and with no idea that they’re gay, sets her sights on Oliver. Hilarity ensures.
Peggy wiggled her way into my May-September romance and into my heart. You’ll see—she’ll win you over too.
My straight female friends are like sisters to me. They are strong women who keep me honest and never hesitate to tell me what they really think. That’s why I love them so much. They are the inspiration for the friends of Tellumo, Oliver, and Peggy.
Tellumo leans on bestie Melody Abshire and his mothers, Trish and Jules Magnamater.
Former coworker Janice Downey and childhood friend Letty O’Mara keep Oliver Crumbly in line. Until she meets Tellumo, Peggy’s friends are all members of the Trinity Baptist Church.
Yes, Whippersnapper revolves around the relationship between Tellumo and Oliver. Peggy’s interest in Oliver is fueled entirely by her optimism and wishful thinking. They end up having more in common than membership at the Fit as a Fiddle gym.
AUTHOR: Michael Rupured
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Maria Fanning
LENGTH: 220 Pages
RELEASE DATE: January 29, 2016
BLURB: Tellumo Magnamater is a fresh-out-of-college, first-year English teacher at Salt Lick County High School in Kentucky. He rides the bus to and from work, and every day he walks to the gym behind his small efficiency apartment to exercise. Perhaps because of being raised by two lesbians, Tellumo is attracted to older men. He sets his sights on fifty-something available bachelor Oliver Crumbly. But Tellumo isn’t the only resident interested in Oliver.
Peggy Tucker, a widow approaching her sixtieth birthday, is determined to marry again, and she thinks Oliver is her perfect match. Despite Tellumo and Peggy striking up a friendship at the gym, neither realizes they are interested in the same man. But the joke might be on both of them. Oliver, a retired history teacher, is the original crotchety old man who hates everything and everybody—especially young people.
About the Author: Michael Rupured loves to write. Before learning the alphabet, he filled page after page with rows of tiny circles he now believes were his first novels, and has been writing ever since. He lives in Athens, Georgia, grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, came out as a gay man at the age of twenty-one in the late 1970s, and considers surviving his wild and reckless twenties to have been a miracle.
January 27: Prism Book Alliance
January 28: Drops of Ink
January 29: The Purple Rose Tea House
February 1: Kathy Mac Reviews
February 2: Cathy Writes Romance
February 3: Diverse Reader
February 4: Divine Magazine
February 5: The Novel Approach
February 8: Elisa – My reviews and Ramblings
February 9: Loving Without Limits
February 10: MM Good Book Reviews
February 11: Love Bytes Reviews
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