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Willkommen, 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.
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“What has you so excited tonight?” Phil asked me, one hand on his hip, the other holding Pickles under his arm. The tiny dog struggled to break free, and Phil finally let him down.
I sat in front of the mirror in my dressing room at The Glamour Patch, using some mousse to slick my hair back away from my face. My lips were red, and I’d gone for a smoky grey eye shadow that highlighted the blue of my irises.
“My new neighbour’s coming to see the show. I can’t wait for you to meet her, Phil. She’s quite something.”
His lips quirked. “Ah, I was wondering why you were going all Frank-N-Furter tonight.”
I glanced at him as I topped up my mascara. “What’s that supposed to mean?”
He raised an amused eyebrow and folded his arms. “You always whip out the Rocky Horror when you want to get a lady all hot and bothered. They love that androgynous shit, not to mention those hot pants leave very little to the imagination.”
I grinned mischievously. “I do believe I’ll take that as a compliment, Philip.” A pause before I continued, “So, does it usually work?”
“Depends on the lady. If she’s that way inclined, yes, it works a charm.”
His answer pleased me. “Good to know.”
Phil was right — I was definitely going for androgyny tonight rather than full-on female, and it wasn’t because my head was messed up. It was because my own vanity was surfacing, and I wanted Fred to find me sexy. I wasn’t certain that a dress was going to do it for her, but once she saw how little my hot pants left to the imagination, as Phil so graciously put it, I was sure she’d be shifting in her seat.
Yeah, that’s right, my package, for lack of a better word, was well on display. Are you regretting picking up my diary yet, you nosy little things? No? Well, let’s see if we can change your minds. I will find a way to make you tug uncomfortably at your collars yet.
!!5 Naughty little Stars!!
Sigh…I can’t say how much I love this story. I loved Freda’s POV in Painted Faces and I pretty much think I have fallen completely head over heels in love with Nicholas’ POV in Killer Queen. I was so ecstatic when I saw that this book was coming out. The story of Nicholas and Freda is so unique, flirty, romantic, sexy as all hell, hilarious, witty, heart-breaking, brutally honest and just downright beautiful. It’s an amazing love story told about two very different, lively and extraordinary people. Nicholas/Vivica is an unforgettable character who will etch himself into your memory forever. He is lovable and downright hot. His thoughts, banter and unfiltered words throughout this book will leave you breathless, laughing hysterically, and in a big puddle of mushy gushy love. I thoroughly enjoyed getting his POV and seeing how Freda weaved her way into his heart and how his love for her utterly consumed him. We got to see the raw and uncut side of Viv and it dramatic and gut-wrenching. We watched how his life transformed with the presence and love of Freda.
I don’t know how Cosway came up with this story but I’m glad she did. It is so different and amazing. I never thought a straight guy in Drag could be so damn sexy, that pushing of the boundaries is just so alluring that you can’t help but fall madly in love and totally wanton for him. He makes me hot just thinking about it, LOL. If you haven’t read Painted Faces then you need too, Freda’s perspective is indeed different from NicViv but the love shines through the same. It was so much fun to relive some of those heartfelt moments from Painted Faces through NicViv’s eyes. This and Painted Faces is a must read for anyone who is looking to spice up their romance reads with a little flare and sauciness. You won’t be disappointed in picking up this book and in the words of Nic/Viv, he will find a way to make you tug uncomfortably at your collars but you will love every minute of it you nosy little devils!
About the Author
L.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.
Prize one: Signed copy of Killer Queen, Killer Queen tote bag, Limited edition MAC Rocky Horror Make-Up, Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack CD signed by Nicholas.
Prize two: Signed copy of Killer Queen & Killer Queen tote bag.