Drama Queens with Love Scenes

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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.

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.

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REVIEWS

Thanks to Ben for his 4 Star Review

Silly, snarky, and hopelessly charming.

Thanks to Dan for his 4 Star Review

“… and suddenly I realized I liked the story and before I knew it I was at the end of the book. If I hadn’t kept reading I would have missed lines like “I could have worn lederhosen and masturbated, he wouldn’t have noticed.” That line sticks in my head because I can honestly say I’d never once in my life pictured some dude in lederhosen masturbating…now it is stuck there!”

Thanks to On Top Down Under for Kazza’s 4 Star Review

“I can’t say a whole lot about the well named and equally well written Drama Queens With Love Scenes because it would be a spoiler and it is a book best enjoyed by the individual reader.”

Thanks to author ‘Nathan Burgoine for his review in Chelsea Station Magazine:

Kevin Klehr has crafted a wonderful new world for these characters–a glittery, fabulous, and just a little bit catty eternity that lends itself to the seeds of theatre pop culture, history, and themes he weaves into the narrative.

Thanks to Amos Lassen for his tongue-in-cheek review (Amos has since had to start a new website at a new URL):

I suppose I would classify this as a m/m romance but it is much more than that. It is a parody/satire on how we live and love but sent in a heavenly place; the last train station before eternity. The novel also is about looking at and evaluating relationships with others and with ourselves.

Klehr has created some wonderful characters and his prose style immediately pulls us into the story and actually into the characters who actually become our friends. I had a great time reading and I believe you will as well.

Thanks to Ulysses Dietz for his 4 star review at the Prism Book Alliance website (Website now closed down)

“I don’t want to reveal too much about who these supporting characters are, because those revelations are part of the pleasure in discovering the oddball world that Klehr has created. I will say, because we meet him right away, that there is a beautiful gay angel named Guy. Who can’t fly. I really loved him; he becomes the emotional lynchpin of the book.

Something that makes me fond of Drama Queens with Love Scenes is that it flouts m/m convention throughout. It is clearly a love story, but it is not the sort of highly choreographed plotline that the m/m market seems to want…”

Thanks to author Carrie F Shephard for her 5 star Amazon review

Rarely, RARELY, do I give a book five stars. But this time I do.

Thanks to Kim Heimbuch for her 4 star review

This Gay Satirical Romance story will pull at your heartstrings, leave you all a flutter, and remind you to never settle, even if you’re dead! And to have fun!

Thanks to Amazon Reviewer Carole Wyatte for her 5 star review.

Drama Queens and Love Scenes is amazing in that the characters are dead, yet full of sass and mystery.

Thanks to Thommie for the 3 1/2 Heart review.

This was an incredible story about human fears, told in a strange way, behind riddles and delicious drama.

Thanks to Crystal for her 4 Purple Heart review.

I really did enjoy this story but it took me to adjust to the authors creative style. When I say that this book is not a normal read, I meant just that. You have to have an open mind in  reading this story. But once you dive in you won’t be disappointed.

Thanks to author Victoria Zagar at the Infinate Love blog for her recent 4 Star review

If you’re looking for a dramatic, campy take on the Afterlife with some sweet romance, drama and laugh-out-loud humor, I highly recommend Drama Queens With Love Scenes.

Thanks to Simon Hugh Wheeler, author of Loosely Translated, for his 5 Star review posted on Amazon UK

It would be a sin if this book was merely relegated to gay fiction. Be a devil and discover this heavenly story.

Thanks to Kirsty Vizard at All In One Place for her unique 4 Heart review

I would like to say now 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???!!!

Thanks to Emily at the Sharing Links and Wisdom blog for her 4 Star review

This was a funny, heart-warming read that surprised me. I admit, when I read the blurb, the main thing that grabbed my attention was the mention of theatre. As a thespian, I was looking forward to reading a comedy romance set in the world of theatre.

Thanks to Two Girls Reading for their 5 Star review

I absolutely hate giving spoilers so I will end with saying that this book was amazing and I hold this author high in ranking.

Thanks to Amazon reviewer Pati May for her very original 5 Star Amazon review

I’m speechless… Wow! What an ending?!…. It left me absolutely speechless!….

Thanks to Amazon reviewer T.J. Burzynski for reading the novel in one day.

I was expecting ‘Nelly, Gay Fluff.’ Instead, I got a truly magical story with a lot of heart, well thought out and memorable characters, an intriguing plot and a ‘heavenly’ setting.

Thanks to Annette Gisby for her 4.5 star rating:

The path to true love never did run smooth, but the author has made Allan’s journey to not only find love, but to find himself a very engaging tale.


EXCERPT

Guy was still dragging me along the streets of the Limelight Quarter. The crisp night air was reviving my spirits, albeit through my drunken stupor. Many colorful folk whisked past, some briefly staring at us as they made their way.

“You realize Pedro will be there,” I said.

“That’s why we’re going to call Warwick to come downstairs. You need to talk privately.”

We arrived outside of their balcony. I rubbed my arms to keep warm as Guy placed his hand on my shoulder.

“Warwick!” I yelled. “Are you there?”

There was no answer. A couple adorned in bohemian black, stopped in their tracks the moment I shouted to my ex-lover.

“Broken heart,” whispered Guy to the interested onlookers.

“I understand,” replied the woman. She looked up to her man. “Poor thing.”

“Go on, Allan, call out again.”

“Warwick! Warwick! I love you.” My voice echoed from the building as I looked to my angel friend. He nodded and caressed my shoulder. The couple nodded as well. “Warwick, are you home? I need to talk to you. Will you come down, please?”

“Keep going, Allan.”

“I really need to talk to you. I have so much more to say to you. I should never have let you walk out of my door the other night. I’ve wanted to talk to you so many times during the last few days, but there’s nowhere private at the theater. Plus I’d probably break down, which is not a good look when you’re wearing white grease paint.”

A few onlookers came out from their balconies. I glanced at Guy who was joined by a small audience. Some parents had let their kids stay up well after bedtime, and their freckled little girl was giggling at me. Her mother shushed her so she sat on the ground, sulking.

“Don’t worry about it, Allan. Just go on.”

“Yes, we’re right behind you,” said an elderly lady with bad teeth. “You make him listen.”

“Warwick, I love you, and I know you love me. You told me so. You said you’ve been waiting all year for me to make a move, and as you know, I’ve been waiting for you to make that move too.”

“You tell him, love!” interrupted the old woman.

My support team began to chant Warwick’s name. I was empowered. I encouraged them to clap their hands in time. They did. There was about ten of them now, and their support gave me a warm glow in that frosty breeze. However, Guy looked worried.

“Allan, shouldn’t you wait until he comes downstairs?”

“My dear friend, Warwick is a coward. I know he’s up there, but he’s too scared to come down because he doesn’t want to hurt that imbecile’s feelings. The very imbecile who tried to hurt me physically during his dumb-arsed play!”

“Allan…”

“No one should ever break your heart,” alleged a handsome older gent behind me.

“Thank you.” I turned back to address my ex-lover. “Now listen here, Warwick! You told me that you’d been waiting for me to make a move. I did. We made love over and over under that so-called playwright’s nose. And what happens when the going gets good? You freak out. What the hell for? Was the sex that bad that you preferred old teensy-dick instead? Was it all getting too intense for you? Is that the reason?” The crowd became quiet as I felt the bitter cold again. “Were you too scared of being in love? Too much intimacy for your murky heart to deal with? Too much real emotion for your juvenile soul to cope with? Too much effort to be in love with someone who’s madly, deeply in love with you? Too much…” I shuddered. “Too much…”

Guy grabbed me from behind as I felt my legs give way. He eased me to the footpath and shielded me with his wings. I howled, before tears streamed down my face.

“It’s okay, Allan,” said the angel. “This is a big step for you.”

“He doesn’t love me, Guy. He doesn’t love me the way I love him.”

“I don’t think that’s true.”

I began whimpering like a child being punished.


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