Ricky’s Business: Cover Copy and Link to Excerpt

One of the things I try to do is post as much info about my books as possible. I want readers to know what they are buying, without questions. So I’m adding the synopsis from ARe, and a link with a long excerpt right here. The excerpt, in fact, is almost the entire first chapter, which should be enough to get a feel of where the book is going and what the main character is like. I also like the way ARe (allromanceebooks) adds word count information and reviews.

And if there are any questions, please feel free to e-mail me. My address is at the top of this blog and I’ll be more than happy to answer any questions.

When young Ricky Daley’s parents leave him home alone for the first time, what happens during the course of one week transforms him from a timid boy taking SAT tests to a confident man making adult choices. Although he’s always played by the rules, deep down he’s always wanted to take a few chances and live on the edge. And though his parents are determined to get him into an Ivy League college, he’s more interested going to a local college and meeting the man of his dreams.

Ricky seems to have it all: great looks, excellent grades, and athletic ability. Only he spends his free time with his best friend, Leyland, a hapless gay guy in Ricky’s senior class who is just as frustrated as Ricky is, playing canasta while daydreaming about the men they’d love to meet. For Leyland, any man from the neighborhood UPS guy to the high school football coach will do. But for Ricky, it’s more detailed and emotional. He wants love and romance and someone upon which he can depend. The man of his dreams is dark, with a deep, smooth voice, and he looks like Keanu Reeves.

Then Ricky decides it’s time to let loose and have some fun. At first, it’s just a few harmless incidents, like taking his father’s car out without permission and putting on an X-rated male strip show for his Peeping Tom neighbor in the back yard. But Ricky has no idea all this is leading up to a date with a guy who is even better than the man of his dreams, an unusual encounter with a pimp named Carson, and a lucrative one-night business venture that will surpass anything he’s ever learned in his high school entrepreneurship class…

Interview with Blog Talk Radio Tonight…

If you get a chance, check out my interview tonight with Cat Johnson, from, will be interviewing Lori Perkins, Holly Schmidt, and me at 9:30 pm.

I’ve done these radio shows before and I’ve always had fun. It’s usually the fastest hour of the week. And if you can’t listen tonight, I’ll post a link tomorrow where you can listen to the entire interview in full at a later date.