(Rise and Shine #1)

by G B Ralph

Book Cover: Duck and Dive
Part of the Rise and Shine series:
Editions:Paperback: $ 7.99
ISBN: 9780473590697
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 in
Pages: 112
Kindle: $ 0.99
Pages: 97
ePub: $ 0.99
ISBN: 9780473590703
Pages: 93

A gay romantic comedy novella about coming out and failing spectacularly.

Arthur knows it’s time he told his mates he’s gay. So what’s the holdup? He’s wound so tight he can’t get the words out – giving himself injuries, spilling his dinner, and all-round making a mess of it.

And that’s before the nosy neighbour gets involved with her spiced apple muffins. Or the elderly residents of the Sunset Villas retirement home start complicating matters. Not to mention the gorgeous straight guy from the driving range.

If only Arthur could get his act together…

Duck and Dive is a quick, light, and fun read – the first in the completed Rise and Shine series. It’s filled with buckets of banter, dashes of comic tragedy, and more food and booze than any story ought to have. Our boys are surrounded by a cast of chaotic characters and thrown into the most unlikely situations. Their story continues in Slip and Slide, and concludes in Over and Out.

I didn’t know what to expect, but I genuinely enjoyed it. I’m glad I did, otherwise that would’ve been a very awkward conversation.’ Author’s partner.


About the Author

G B Ralph grew up in rural Aotearoa New Zealand and recently returned after a few years in London. While there, he got most of his writing done on the train to and from his day job, and sometimes at home when not distracted by his partner, flatmates, or the neighbours' cats (zero respect for boundaries). And these days he squeezes the writing in whenever he can.

His first foray into literature recounted the delights and repercussions of eating too much fruit in only twenty syllables. His more recent work is a little longer, and marginally more sophisticated. He's the author of countless pieces of fiction at varying stages of incompleteness and has finally decided to get his act together and release something.

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