Kyle McGraw spent a chunk of his life working the trenches of the film business in Los Angeles before reinventing himself as a medical practitioner in a Midwest metropolis. His days spent looking out over the twinkling sprawl of L.A. have been replaced by looking out over the vastness and serenity of Lake Michigan.
Descripción del libro
Plastic Phoenix takes an irreverent and multilayered romp through the existential confusion of the young and ambitious in the City of Angels. It is the story of Kyle, a book publicist whose days are spent promoting cat psychics and 100 New Uses for Tofu. His nights are spent chasing his dream-stud Glenn—a handsome movie exec who’s really a rat in Gucci packaging. Kyle’s best mate, Melanie, works as a dominatrix—living out the oddest fantasies of the city’s corporate titans. They navigate the vagaries of modern romance while subconsciously seeking each other in a lover. Their friendship with each other is revealed as the only constant in their world. Kyle reaches a crossroad when his history with Melanie’s new love risks the relationship he cherishes most. Reflecting on the emptiness of his life in L.A.’s fast lane, Kyle asks, “Is this all there is?” Impulsively, he and Melanie decide to reinvent themselves—“eloping” from Los Angeles to start life anew. Setting aside the expectations and disappointments of romantic relationships, they revel in the pleasure of simply being themselves and simply being together.
Público al que se apunta
The book appeals to two specific target audiences – Chic lit and gay lit. Fans of Sex and the City, David Sedaris, Tales of the City. It’s funny but poignant. Laugh out loud but with a dark side. Romantic at heart without being a romance novel.
Tipo de portada de libro
Tapa blanda o Paperback
Lightning Source / IngramSpark
Editorial del ebook
Kindle de Amazon
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This book is a comedic novel . It’s sexy, smart and funny and the cover needs to convey those three elements. I want a cover that will appeal to both straight women and gay men as they are the target audiences. I have always envisioned this cover containing these specific elements: the boots and whip / crop of a dominatrix; the Hollywood sign; some kind of male image connoting success – a guy in a suit but not a shirtless guy you’d see on a bodice ripper romance. (The main gay character is in love with a powerful studio executive. The main female character is a dominatrix). If you find a stock image that is just perfect but over budget I'm open to taking a look at it. BTW - you can have some fun with this cover.
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Despite the title being Plastic Phoenix it has zero to do with Phoenix AZ so no cactus please. The cover should NOT look like a romance novel.
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