Close friends Allan and Warwick are dead. They’re not crazy about the idea so to help them deal with this dilemma are Samantha, a blond bombshell from the 1950s, and Guy, an insecure angel.
They are soon drawn into the world of theatre – Afterlife style, with all the bitchiness, back-stabbing and ego usually associated with the mortal world.
Allan also has a secret. He has a romantic crush on his friend, Warwick, but shortly after confiding in his new angel pal, his love interest falls for the cock-sure playwright, Pedro.
Not only does Allan have to win the heart of his companion, he also has to grapple with the faded memory of how he actually died.
I am still puzzled by this book!! There were points in the story at which I wanted to have an Allan-type tantrum, slam my Kindle closed and never return to the book; then I would be so captivated by the plot and fall so deeply in love with the characters (READ: Allan and Guy!!) that the thought of being without them was overwhelming!
This book is testament to the fact that love is an emotion we have no control over, and I was unconvinced by Allan’s relationship with Warwick – or maybe yet just Warwick’s character itself. Their friendship is unhealthy, seemingly based purely on needs and desires, and hardly symbiotic. Warwick is one of the more selfish characters of the story which is why I felt he and Pedro deserved each other!
I would like to say know that I have made a special request for my very own Guy-angel!! 🙂 I love him and hope that he has his own starring role in the Drama Queens sequel . . .but why oh why Mr Klehr couldn’t he and Allan have their very own HEA???!!!
Allan was like a child who needed shouting at some of the time but at others I loved his emotion, the humour he shared with Guy, the hotness and the self-confidence he gained! His ending was amazing, and I am so excited to see where Kevin Klehr takes him in the sequel.
Drama Queens and Love Scenes is set in an original and imaginative world of the author’s creation, with a variety of character’s ranging from the vindictive to the fun. The book is steamy, yet also emotional, and one I would definitely recommend.
The thought of my demise was hard enough to face, but this version of the Afterlife with no link back to concepts favored in religious texts, made it harder to accept. There was not an omnipotent being in sight. We had one angel surrounded by a cast from different eras of earth-bound time, going about their business with no qualms. And still, no one wanted to elaborate.
“Heaven or Hell?” Warwick asked.
“Perhaps Limbo, or maybe we’re just having a weird dream?”
“Of course, Allan, at exactly the same time.” My friend winked at me.
“Yeah maybe. Your wet-dream with Pedro and my, my…”
“Your buddy-genre dream with an angel.”
He made me smile. As he looked out at the garden again, a more believable explanation came to me.
“Warwick, maybe I’m just in a coma, and somewhere near my hospital bed you’re talking to me, trying to wake me up.”
“Allan, if I am talking to you from your hospital bed, how will I know you can hear me?”
“Look, Warwick, I’m wiggling my toes.”
My friend turned to see me lift my legs and shake both feet.
“Allan, what if you’re covered by a blanket, and I can’t notice your toes?”
“Don’t be silly, you’d notice my toes wiggling under the covers.”
“Maybe there’s a serving tray or a hospital chart on the sheets?”
I thrashed my legs more violently, just in case there was some truth in my theory.
“Allan, you’re not in a coma.”
“How can you be sure?”
“Because from my point of view, I might be the one in a coma.”
My legs stopped kicking.
Kevin lives with his long-term partner in their humble apartment (affectionately named Sabrina), in Australia’s own ‘Emerald City,’ Sydney.
From an early age Kevin had a passion for writing, jotting down stories and plays until it came time to confront puberty. After dealing with pimple creams and facial hair, Kevin didn’t pick up a pen again until he was in his thirties. His handwritten manuscript was being committed to paper when his social circumstances changed, giving him no time to write. Concerned, his partner, Warren, snuck the notebook out to a friend who in turn came back and demanded Kevin finish his novel. It wasn’t long before Kevin’s active imagination was let loose again.
His longest running passion is a weekly radio program he produces with Warren for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander station, Koori Radio. Since 2004 they have been discovering music, both new and old, and interviewing local artists and community leaders. Every Friday night, The Rhythm Divine is heard across Sydney and via the world wide web.
Kevin is currently at work on the sequel to Drama Queens with Love Scenes.
Author Page – www.kevinklehr.com
Twitter – https://twitter.com/kevinklehr
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/kevin.klehr.1
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Drama-Queens-With-Love-Scenes/dp/1936185903/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354925070&sr=8-1
11 thoughts on “DRAMA QUEENS WITH LOVE SCENES by KEVIN KLEHR Blurb Blitz Tour and Review”
I'm wondering if we find out how Allan and Warwick died & does that have any impact on the story?
Thank you for hosting
I think it's a good sign that it inspires such strong reactions–so much m/m seems kind of “meh” and samey lately in contrast!
I have enjoyed the tour, thank you for sharing the excerpts.
The reviewer really liked the originality and imagination of the story. Good review.
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I love a review filled with emotion! That means that you really engaged with the story and/or characters…and 4 hearts is a pretty good review! Thanks for sharing.
Kevin is a new-to-me author…that's what I love most about these virtual book tours–meeting new authors.
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Sounds like a very thought provoking novel, I love all the emotions that is brought out in you which is a good sign for the book
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Sounds a bit confusing…I'd still like to give it a try though! Thanks for sharing your honest review. That's always appreciated!
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Thanks Kirsty for the review. I'm touched that my novel had such an impact on you.
Yes, Mary, how Allan and Warwick die is very much part of the story.
Thanks to everyone for taking an interest.
Thanks everyone for stopping by and all your comments . . . .this is a novel that I am sure must inspire feelings inside most people????!
I hope you will all give it a try xxx