PREMIERING WITH DRAMA QUEEN, PUBLISHED BY LETHE PRESS
by Joe Cosentino
A Word from the Author, Joe Cosentino:
I am so proud to reveal the gorgeous new cover by artist Ben Baldwin for Drama Queen, the first Nicky and Noah mystery/comedy/romance novel by me, Joe Cosentino, and published by Lethe Press.
Don’t you love the cover? I think it perfectly evokes the fun, romance, and mysterious style of the series. Since Nicky and Noah are college theatre professors, the theatrical/academic motif is just right. Nicky is directing his college students in a play while college theatre professors are dropping like sandbags. So the play within a play concept is terrific to have on the cover.
Ben is such a great artist. I love the Edwardian buildings, so indicative of the fictitious New England college—Treemeadow—named after its gay lover founders, Tree and Meadow. Since the first book takes place in winter, the snow blanketing the campus is a perfect touch. The first dead body (Technical Theatre Professor David Samson) is aptly drawn front and center. Handsome, muscular, and well-endowed Directing Professor, Nicky Abbondanza, and the object of his affection (and top suspect in the murders) sweet and gorgeous Assistant Professor of Acting Noah Oliver are smack in the middle of the action, ready to use their theatrical skills, smarts, and good looks to solve the crimes.
Since Drama Queen is not only a complicated mystery and sweet romance, but also a wacky and wild romp of a comedy, the typeface seems perfect to fit the style and mood of the novel, and the entire series. Most importantly, my name is spelled correctly!
So look for the release of Drama Queen (the first Nicky and Noah mystery) by Joe Cosentino published by Lethe Press releasing in paperback and on all ebook formats on June 6! Curtain up!
It could be curtains for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodies popping up all over campus, Nicky must use his drama skills to figure out who is playing the role of murderer before it is lights out for Nicky and his colleagues. Complicating matters is Nicky’s huge crush on Noah Oliver, a gorgeous assistant professor in his department, who may or may not be involved with a cocky graduate assistant…and is also the top suspect for the murders! You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat, delightfully entertaining novel. Curtain up!