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How to Identify R.J. Wave 2

So, as most people know, I’m on a rebrand, rewrite, reinvent hiatus year. Apart of this month has been focused on ensuring Wave 2 is identifiable, and now, I think it is.

You will be able to identify R.J. Wave 2 books by their spines (well, in the paperback anyway.)

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On each and every spine, there will be the sexuality flag (of the MC at least), and my initials.

On digital versions, it will be made known that the book is the rebrand, rewrote and reinvented version, and will also be copyrighted 2016 (or beyond.)

Keep an eye out for the first of Wave 2!

R.J.

 

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How To Be a Normal Person – TJ Klune

  

Okay, so I’m struggling with this. I can’t decide whether to actually buy it or not. I am yet to be brave enough, bite the bullet and purchase this book. 

It is wrote by one of my favourite author is; TJ Klune, who has wrote some fantastic books, my favourite, of course being Bear, Otter and the Kid. But, this book, almost promises to be different. 

Here is the blurb of How to be a Normal Person by TJ Klune;

Gustavo Tiberius is not normal. He knows this. Everyone in his small town of Abby, Oregon, knows this. He reads encyclopedias every night before bed. He has a pet ferret called Harry S. Truman. He owns a video rental store that no one goes to. His closest friends are a lady named Lottie with drag queen hair and a trio of elderly Vespa riders known as the We Three Queens. 

Gus is not normal. And he’s fine with that. All he wants is to be left alone. 
Until Casey, an asexual stoner hipster and the newest employee at Lottie’s Lattes, enters his life. For some reason, Casey thinks Gus is the greatest thing ever. And maybe Gus is starting to think the same thing about Casey, even if Casey is obsessive about Instagramming his food. 
But Gus isn’t normal and Casey deserves someone who can be. Suddenly wanting to be that someone, Gus steps out of his comfort zone and plans to become the most normal person ever. 
After all, what could possibly go wrong?

I think,  I’ve been a little apprehensive of this book since I heard about its development, sure there was this initial excitement, someone so creditable was writing an asexual book, after, recently coming out as asexual himself (Read here). Then, it hit me, TJ is a gay romance author, usually at least, he is a fabulous gay romance author, in all aspects, and I’m worried, I think personally, that this book will be too different.

But, as I said, I’m unsure, I cannot work out whether to actually read this book or keep with the classic TJ.

OF COURSE  I am beyond thrilled that there is more asexual fiction coming about, that more people will read asexual fiction, and will be excited by asexual fiction, but I still cannot stop myself, as an asexual, worrying about asexual fiction. 
So, what should I do? 

Read or Miss?

R.J. 

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Anxious Asexual.

The AE The Asexual Equation which will be available the 27th October.

The Asexual Equation is the story of Jake Logan (Brother of Noah Logan who is in Sex Education, Released and Gay Brigade: Callum and Noah).

Jake knows he’s asexual and has since he was 13, it’s something that once he heard what Asexuality was he knew it as what he was and he’s far from ashamed about it, Jake would stand on the top of his school and shout it all over his city but due to chronic shyness that might be a tiny bit impossible.

Because although Jake is asexual he also suffers from severe anxiety. Jake’s anxiety became severe when he was 13 when Noah moved out their house and is still pretty severe four years later.

Now as both Jake and his best friend Harvey begin to think about what they might actually want to do with their lives, Jake’s anxiety and asexuality have never been more interesting as Harvey would like to be a biologist and to begin working in a University lab Harvey needs to successfully complete an experiment and who else is a biologist best friend going to use but his anxious asexual best friend.

His hypothesis; That Jake Logan’s Asexuality has nothing to do with his Anxiety.

Through Harvey’s experiment Jake begins to find out things that he never thought he would, things from his childhood, things from when they lived in Essex and most importantly the cause of his anxiety.

R.J.

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This has just spoke to me

Being asexual instead of sexual is like being left-handed instead of right-handed. It’s not the way most people are, but it is no better or worse than being anything else. In a classroom with movable one-arm desks, a right-handed person can sit anywhere; a left-handed person can either sit in discomfort at a desk made for the right-handed or locate a left-handed desk and be as comfortable as everyone else. It takes a little more effort for the left-handed person to fit in, but that is because culture is dominated by the right-handed, not because a left-handed person is biologically inferior.

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June 13, 2014 · 10:15 pm

Recurring Characters

In my books I like to connect as you can see in my earlier post Connections! But I found there’s some characters that seem to crop up in the majority of my books.

One of which is Mr William Elliot. Now I must admit I’m quite fond of him as a character, he’s a teacher at the Secondary School Kingsbury (which has its own recurring roles). He’s a Health and Social Care, Child Development, Textiles and Form Teacher and also (in the books that come after Teaching Techniques) the LGBT Coordinator in the school. He always ends up connecting well with the characters and always comes out as the cool teacher in the long run.

You can read William Elliot in;
Adventures in Twinville  and Jonathan  at ages 19-22 whilst studying to become a teacher in University.

And in as a teacher – and known solely as Mr Elliot;
Choreography, Trapped, Gay Brigade, Teaching Techniques, Until Next Time, Casey and Ace

A second of my recurring characters (who also just so happens to be a teacher) is Jonathan Lawrence. Jonathan is a Drama tutor in a college and he’s quite a hit with students and tutors alike. Jonathan makes even the most boring of subjects fun and is always there whenever students want to talk.

You can read Jonathan Lawrence in;

Romeo and Julian, Released, Adventures in Twinville, Jonathan and Homosumptuous,

My books are honestly becoming a Where’s Wally? of characters, which other characters like Ryan Mitchell, Callum Jones, Patrick Whiteside, Bradley Lewis, Jason Baker and Noah Logan cropping up every now and again.

Try and keep an eye out. You never quite know where they might appear ;)

R.J

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