I can’t wait for this one. My friend ’Nathan Burgoine‘s holiday themed novella, Faux Ho Ho, comes out on Dec. 10 but is available for pre-order now. So you should totally do that!
What’s is about, you ask? Read on:
Silas Waite doesn’t want his big-C Conservative Alberta family to know he’s barely making rent. They’d see it as yet another sign that he’s not living up to the Waite family potential and muscle in on his life. When Silas unexpectedly needs a new roommate, he ends up with the gregarious—and gorgeous—personal trainer Constantino “Dino” Papadimitriou.
Silas’s parents try to browbeat him into visiting for Thanksgiving, where they’ll put him on display as an example of how they’re so tolerant for Silas’s brother’s political campaign, but Dino pretends to be his boyfriend to get him out of it, citing a prior commitment. The ruse works—until they receive an invitation to Silas’s sister’s last-minute wedding.
Silas loves his sister, Dino wouldn’t mind a chalet Christmas, and together, they could turn a family obligation into something fun. But after nine months of being roommates, then friends, and now “boyfriends,” Silas finds being with Dino way too easy, and being the son that his parents barely tolerate too hard. Something has to give, but luckily, it’s the season for giving. And maybe what Silas has to give is worth the biggest risk of all.
’Nathan is not only a wonderful writer, but also a nice guy. His book Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks was one of my favorite reads of last year, and I love his Little Village tales, of which Faux Ho Ho is a part.
So, go! Pre-order!