The World Around the Corner

The World Around the Corner, a romantic comedy novella, is available from the Wild Rose Press.

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Flirting with the lively rogue Rosmara is the best part of Jeff Stanton’s favorite online role-playing game, even though he doesn’t know her in the flesh.  She’s much better company than Dana Roland, the sharp-tongued mechanic who keeps his balky car running—just as Dana would rather banter with Badon the warrior online than with a man she sees as a stuffy professor.

When a young teammate from the game goes missing in real life, Jeff and Dana end up on a road trip together.  In a real-life quest, they discover more about each other than either one expected—and new kinds of sparks begin to fly!

About the Story

Interview on D.K. Deters’ guest blog (8/22/2018)
Review on Charity Bradford’s Bedside Table Reviews (7/9/2018)

The World Around the Corner Playlist

Purely for fun, some musical cues to go along with the story.  If it were a movie, the background music might sound like this.  A couple tracks are actually mentioned in the story; others are chosen for the sound and spirit of the piece (not necessarily for the title or source).

Ch. 1:
Cannonballs  (Michael Kamen)
Ch. 2:
To the Manor Born  (Henry Jackman)
Ch. 3:
A Hard Day’s Night  (The Beatles)
Birthday  (The Beatles)
Upgrades  (Henry Jackman)
Ch. 4:
Leaving Port  (James Horner)
Got To Get You Into My Life  (The Beatles)
Number Six Driver  (Eddie from Ohio)
Imagine Me  (Eddie from Ohio)
Ch. 5:
Let Me Be  (The Turtles)
Ch. 6:
Stand By You  (Rachel Platten)
All for Love  (Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting)
Ch. 7:
Heaven Help Me  (Emily Hearn)
Ch. 8:
Our Kind of Love  (Lady Antebellum)
Ch. 9:
Make Your Own Kind of Music  (Cass Elliott)
Ch. 10:
First Flight  (Henry Jackman)
Ladyhawke (end title)  (Andrew Powell)
Not Walkin’ Away  (Emily Hearn)

The Lead-Up

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We have a release date!  On August 22, 2018, The World Around the Corner will be available in eBook form.  I’ll post the links here once pre-orders are available.

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Debbie Taylor at Wild Rose came up with an amazing cover for The World Around the Corner.  Here it is!

Cover art for The World Around the Corner

Cover art for The World Around the Corner (Debbie Taylor, Wild Rose Press)

I’m delighted by the way the cover image captures the spirit of TWATC.  It’s exciting to see the story made visible!

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The Wild Rose Press is publishing my romantic comedy novella The World Around the Corner.

I had a lot of fun writing The World Around the Corner, and it’s been great working with my excellent editor Kinan Werdski at Wild Rose to prepare it for publication.