Yes, it's Playhouse week here at Superpowered Love! This one is special to me for a couple of reasons. The first is pretty obvious: it's the first f/f book in the series. I've written a ton of f/f stories as my Other Self, KV Taylor, but that's all horror. This is my first official f/f romance, so I'm super excited for it.
The second is maybe less obvious if you don't know about my childhood. Don't worry, I'm not gonna give you a long drawn out story here, just the basics. The Playhouse is based so closely on the real Playhouse of my childhood--which is to say, it's exactly the same, down to the layout. Except, obviously, there's no "Brookesville, West Virginia". Still, it's not far off.
(If you're curious about the real Playhouse, here's a cute YouTube vid they did for their 40th season a few years back that has some old pics to give you an idea. Yes, it's really a barn. And it is epic.)
That said, I would like to apologize to the actual Arts Council, who are not in fact only half-awesome, as in the book. I don't even know who's on the Arts Council these days, so there's that! Please don't get mad at me, I needed conflict to have a plot beyond 'cute girls kissing'. As awesome as cute girls kissing is. I mean,
I did not base the characters on actual people, no, but as with any book, there are types that draw from life. The helpful, awesome family you grew up with type + childhood friends. (You know who you are, if you see this.) The cheerful younger staff member. The creepy stalker. The pain in the ass old guard was the only one I didn't actually draw slightly from life on, since what qualified for 'old guard' in my years there was the 'helpful, awesome family you grew up with', basically. More than one. But that's less of a type, right?
The last time I was involved directly with the real Playhouse, I was still in college and spent a summer living and working there. I haven't lived back home since, unfortunately. But ever since I was a kid, I always wanted to spend my whole summer there (in spite of it being literally a mile from my house).
And then I became a writer, so this is what happens. A love letter to the place and the people. With cute girls kissing... and superpowers.
For excerpts, character stats, and pretty arts, check out the Playhouse page--which will be updated Tuesday as new sellers go live with the book. All week long, I'm gonna be trekking around the internet dropping excerpts and info, so be sure to watch for those, too. They maaaaaay have chances to win your own copy of the book.
Monday: Love Bytes
Tuesday: Joyfully Jay
Wednesday: Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
Thursday: Prism Book Alliance
... and more coming next week, but I'll save those for later. Thank you so much to the beautiful sites who've been so willing to host me and help me get the word out about this book that means so very, very much to me. ♥