SPOILERS FOR THE JACOB MICHAELS IS… BOOKS 1-6 AND THE SHORT STORY, CARNAVAL, WILL BE DISCUSSED IN THIS POST! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THEM AND INTEND TO, TURN BACK NOW. THIS WILL BE THE ONLY WARNING!
Though I’ve kept fairly quiet about the A Point Worth LGBTQ+ Paranormal Romance series (and Jacob Michaels Is… in general), I know a lot of the dedicated JMI readers are thirsty for news. A few people have threatened my life for details about what’s next for Jacob/Rob, Oma, and especially Lucas. In a loving way, of course.
Well, I’ve got some details for you all.
But first, let me address a question I get often from readers of the JMI series. Well, there’s really a series of questions, but they all basically boil down to this:
Was it all real or fake?
Hopefully, it was clear at the end of JACOB MICHAELS IS DEAD (with assistance from the short story, CARNAVAL), everything that happened in books 1-6 and CARNAVAL was a T.V. show pitch from Jacob/Rob to producers/executives. However, with the final scene(s), it should also have been clear to the reader that maybe some of the pitch was based on Jacob’s/Rob’s real life.
Esther Jean Wagner/Oma is Jacob’s grandmother. Lucas is really Jacob’s boyfriend from high school. Ernst exists. Magic is real.
The rest…well, you’ll have to wait and see. More will be revealed as true or false as the series progresses.
So, what should you all expect in Book 7 (MURDER AT THE RED ROOSTER TAVERN) and beyond? Well, consider this–Jacob’s pitch has been picked up by the T.V. executives/producers he met with at the end of JACOB MICHAELS IS DEAD. Now, they’re going to film the show, on location, back in Point Worth, Ohio.
The same cast, playing different roles, in a new story with a different plot.
Have you ever seen American Horror Story? <insert sly smile here>
Think of JACOB MICHAELS IS… as the first season of a T.V. show…but in book form. Season 1 of A Point Worth LGBTQ+ Paranormal Romance was Jacob Michaels Is... Season 2 is Murders in Point Worth. This second “season” will contain 4 books in total:
MURDER AT THE RED ROOSTER TAVERN
MURDER AT THE DIME A DOZEN
MURDER AT THE MAUMEE MOORING BASIN
MURDER AT THE LAST MAN STANDING
All of the characters you love – Jacob/Rob, Oma, Lucas, Carlita, Ernst – will return. Characters you hate (or love to hate) – Andrew, Jason – will be back as well. New characters will be introduced. Jacob/Rob is still a movie star, down on his luck, returning home to visit his grandmother. But Oma is no longer a homebody, gardening and making fattening meals three meals a day. Lucas isn’t working as a substitute English teacher and hardware salesman. Carlita isn’t a performer in a drag show…and maybe Ernst and the other Kobolds don’t hide in the shadows as much as they did in the first six books. Maybe magic and the paranormal aren’t so hidden away as before?
Maybe Point Worth itself is…different?
Though things are changing, everything you loved will still be present. Love, romance, danger, magic, paranormal creatures, sass, horror, and all the gay, will be slathered all over that shit.
Book 7, MURDER AT THE RED ROOSTER TAVERN, opens with Jacob arriving at the aforementioned tavern. Oma is working the bar and dealing with a drunken Mr. Barkley as the townspeople do what people do in a bar–act rowdy. Before the first chapter ends, all Hell breaks loose and some creature is tearing the place up.
Just to whet your appetite for the next four books a little more, here are all 4 covers in one place:
You can see that Jacob/Rob, Andrew, and Jason show up on the cover for the first 3 books. A new character is on the fourth. Wonder who he is…?
Lastly, there will be some free book swag available with the release of MURDER AT THE RED ROOSTER TAVERN. The Lion Fish Press will have “The Red Rooster Tavern” stickers and Chase Connor Books bookmarks to send out. If you haven’t signed up for the Chase Connor Books Newsletter…you might want to do that soon. It’ll be the first place I tell JMI readers how to get the free swag.
Oh. When does Book 7 come out?
May 7th, 2021.
In the meantime, maybe read (or re-read JACOB MICHAELS IS… THE OMNIBUS EDITION).
Tremendous Love & Thanks,