Title: Killer Queen
Author: L.H. Cosway
SynopsisWillkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome…
Come inside The Glamour Patch club to see the star of our show, Miss Vivica Blue.
Do you want to read my diary you nosy little devils? Have a glass of champagne (you’ll need it) and get comfortable because you’re in for some crazy shenanigans brought to you straight from the horse’s mouth.
I can be whatever you want me to be: boy, girl, a little bit of both.
If you have a problem with a man in a dress then best be off with you. If males in make-up give you the willies, then I’ll say au revoir and don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
So, who are we left with? Ah, a fine collection of curious souls. I want to tell you a tale of love, because those are the most glorious kind. I want to tell you about real love, a love that transcends labels and gender stereotypes.
The moment I first laid eyes on my Freda I knew that we were kindred. Well okay, I also knew I wanted to get into her pants, but that’s beside the point. My world was a grey place. I was at my lowest ebb. Then she came along and patches of colour began to spring forth. One day the daffodils were yellow and before I knew it, colour was everywhere, lighting up my life.
Love is not about how we appear on the outside, it’s about the soul contained within.
Our story was not a conventional one, but it was ours, and that’s what made it shine.
Killer Queen is a companion novel to L.H. Cosway’s contemporary romance, Painted Faces. It contains scenes that take place before, during and after the original story. It can also be read as a standalone.
Cover Designed by: Letitia from Romantic Book Affairs
ExcerptOnce we arrived at the club, I was instantly bombarded by loud, garish music and hordes of people gyrating on the dance floor. Normally I preferred a less populated setting. I’d been there, done that, purchased the T-shirt when it came to the club scene, but since Fred was with me, I didn’t mind. A Lady Gaga song came on, and I dragged her onto the dance floor. She was reluctant, but I insisted. I tried to pull her body close to mine, but she manoeuvred away, and I smiled at her fondly when she began to do the robot.
She was nervous, and I thought it was adorable.
I wasn’t going to let her get away with platonic dancing, though, as I spun her around, put my hands on her hips, and brought her body flush with mine. With my front pressed into her back, I was hoping she could feel how she affected me. She remained stiff even as I tried to coax her body to move to the beat. I’ll admit I felt like doing a Patrick Swayze and starting in with some real dirty dancing. I could dry-fuck on a dance floor like you wouldn’t believe, and I had moves that would make even a stripper blush. However, Fred was already mortified by our proximity, and I didn’t want to scare her away.
“Relax,” I told her, my breath hitting the back of her neck. “Follow my lead.”
Her body became a fraction less rigid, and I preened inwardly. She was trying. She wanted this. I allowed my hand to wander up to her neck and sink into her lustrous curls. They called to me with their siren’s song, begging to be touched. I wasn’t sure what the sexiest thing about her was, but I was beginning to think her hair was taking the lead. It was so soft and silky, I wanted to sink my face into it and breathe it in. Totally creepy, yes, but there you had it.
Nicholas: "I like to think of myself as a wonderful and unique snowflake."
Nicholas first captured my heart in Painted Faces. I loved that book and the story of him and Freda. I was over the moon to see that L.H. Cosway wrote a story from his POV. I enjoyed getting inside his head, yet at times I could have screamed at him and his thoughts. I knew how it ended, but L.H. wrote it to where I was on the edge of my seat. I desperately wanted Nicholas and Freda to quit fighting it.
Freda, I absolutely loved this character. She's sarcastic, funny, and she has no filter. I could relate to her, and I loved her. My heart broke once again for her when they were Scotland. I really didn't like reliving that part of Nicholas and Freda's time.
I am in awe of her ability to write such a unique story. I loved the musical influence, the characters and banter between Viv and Fred. I'm so glad I picked up Painted Faces and very happy that Killer Queen was written. Bravo, L.H. Cosway.
I give this book 5 Stars! ~Jen
About the AuthorL.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.
Links to Social Media
Prize two: Signed copy of Killer Queen & Killer Queen tote bag. : a Rafflecopter giveaway
Painted Faces by L.H. Cosway