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So, whilst redesigning covers and rewriting books, I thought something else of mine deserved a redesign.
I have redesigned my website – www.rjseeley.wix.com/writer
My newly designed website (new colour and all) is focusing more on, Don’t Judge a Book by it’s Cover. Read the blurb before seeing the cover, and I’m quite excited by the concept.
Also, all my brand new covers are available online too, so take a look to find out about new releases!
Let me know what you think of my new website, by leaving a comment or leaving a like.
So, the big Gay Brigade Announcement.
By the end of 2016 the entire of the Gay Brigade series will be unpublished, BUT don’t fret, because it is also being rewrote.
From the very beginning, the Gay Brigade is being redone, new story-lines (I know, story-lines!), and cleaner covers, there also is going to be a fifth book. Gay Brigade: McKenzie and Dominic, the story of the Gay Brigade’s two straight children!
I’m excited about the prospect of the new Gay Brigade, and so far the writing is going brilliantly (if I say so myself).
So, keep an eye out for more Gay Brigade announcements and release dates!!
Book Announcement 5!!
Now, for my biggest series, The Gay Brigade. All covers (Callum and Noah, Ryan and Daniel and Darren and Luke) will be having an update/clean-up and will look sharper and have more of a finish to them, whilst also having the inside of the books edited to.
But, the orginial, Gay Brigade: 1 will be having a complete rebrand. The cover will be changed (As shown above), and also the story. The orginial Gay Brigade will not be available for sale very soon, and the NEW Gay Brigade, NEW story, NEW idea, NEW cover, will take it’s place.
Look out for the Gay Brigade updates!
Well I walked in the Pride March today and it was great! I even made someone’s day by going up to them and telling them that I am asexual too and I noticed their flag! Although we were almost swimming in the parade it was still a great day had by all and inspiration and empowerment from today is just buzzing!
So I thought I’d share a paragraph from Gay Brigade: Darren and Luke about Pride as I was in the Pride-y mood :D
“So what is Pride?” Dom asked as we walked down the sidewalk until we could stand in a place that’d give us a good view of the parade,
“You know that dad and I are gay?” Luke said so Dom nodded to him as we stationed ourselves, “Some people didn’t really like that a few years ago.” He added and got a rather concentrated frown,
“Really?” he said so Luke nodded,
“So people began to walk in Pride parades to show that they were gay and proud of it.” he said so Dom smiled and nodded,
“Do people like it now?” he asked so I looked at Luke as he looked up at me,
“Most people do.” He said, “So we still have our parades with our brightly coloured flags.” He said so Dom grinned,
“Good idea.” He said nodding then took the offered rainbow flag from me very happily and began waving it excitedly as Kenny did from Ryan’s shoulders.
Now this is a very special book of mine. It by no means was the first book I ever wrote. Although it was the first ever book of mine that graced Amazon.
But it would seem this book has a very big place in my heart. This book itself has spawned so many more, most of my bibliography is based around this very book.
So, what was the origin of this book? Well, on this night three years ago I went to a concert, Radio City Live, to be precise. whilst talking with my accomplice who manages to always persuade to me produce a new book out of thin air, managed to work her magic again, and when I got back we began to plan. At the time there was a Musical TV show on, it was the search for the new Lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, and what was the show called? Superstar, of course.
And so the concept of a Musical TV competition and a title was conceived. The next step was the contestants. We spent at least 6 hours, naming and putting ages to the 14 contestants. Then the writing process began.
It was a long time in being complete and to my opinion, continues to be one of my best works.
Three years on and 223 sales of Superstar later. I look forward to the future of Superstar.
To some people they may take it reading the Gay Brigade and feel that maybe that there is a lack of story-line that random scenes just keep happening. And that is the point.
The Gay Brigade takes a year of their lives and recounts day to day activities, sure in all three of the later books something massive happens, dare I say a plot twist but these are regular guys, (Boys? Men?) with regular lives and that’s what I like about the series, it’s what I enjoyed, I could sit and write them just talking whilst getting into bed, there didn’t have to be a huge fight, there didn’t have to be a heated exchange of words, all it needed was the two boyfriends/husbands, talking and getting into bed. Because that’s what real people do and I wanted to make these 6 guys (and 2 kids) as real as it was possible.
Sure there’s a break-in, a nude picture leak and a car accident but they still live normal lives (with the exception of minor celebrities Dyan!)
I love the Gay Brigade it holds a place in my heart and always will! I hope you do to.
Gay Brigade Facebook Page
So that is it. I have reached the end of a series. This series has been about 4 years in writing and has sprouted many singular books alongside the original 4-part series. I have grown to love these characters, they mean a lot to me and I love finding new things for them to do or new ways to get them involved.
Now as we are nearing it’s end it’s actually beginning to hit home, that it’s the end of this series, my characters have pretty much grown up and there’s no more stories left for them, no more things that need explaining no more mysteries to solve
So, Gay Brigade: Darren and Luke comes out in about 14 days! But I got thinking because this one is setting half in California and half in Liverpool but not only that there is one American narrator and one British, I haven’t quite worked out if in this one I’ll be using American spellings as well as British that one is still a little hard to do (but the American does say mom instead of mum) but I have a second book Until Next Time which again is told in two different time zones, Liverpool and New York this however is told by twins, again one who is in American and one who is in British, this one however does have the different spellings in the different narrations.
It’s definitely a challenge and it’s also definitely one I’m enjoying undertaking but it is coming with it’s tasks!