We’re so pleased to have author Michael Rupured dropping in today to celebrate the release of his latest novel, The Case of the Missing Drag Queen, book one in the brand new Luke Tanner Mysteries series from DSP Publications. Michael’s got a fun post to share today, and he’s also giving one lucky reader the chance to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card, so read on and have fun playing along!
Let’s Play Match the Performer
The Case of the Missing Drag Queen takes place in 1982. The action centers around the Gilded Lily Showroom where drag queens perform three nights a week. You probably weren’t even born in 1982. I was 24. Writing the book was a trip down Memory Lane.
Drag shows revolve around music. A good drag queen can lip-sync anything, but most pick signature songs that reflect the drag persona they’ve created. Performing another queen’s signature song is asking for trouble.
Match the performer to the appropriate playlist:
Soulful Simone is a high-energy dancer
Regal Kitty Galore stands and models
Little Pixie Wilder loves in rhinestones
Butch Manley, drag king
Impressionist Cammie Towers
About the Book
Title: The Case of the Missing Drag Queen
Series: Luke Tanner Mysteries, Book One
Publisher: DSP Publications
Genre: Mystery, LGBT Fiction
Word Count: 60K
Cover Artist: Alexandria Corza
Blurb: Broke, saddled with a mountain of debt, and dependent on his Aunt Callie’s support, aspiring writer Luke Tanner has returned to Kentucky to put his life back together after a failed five-year relationship.
On his twenty-fifth birthday, Luke meets diminutive Pixie Wilder, a long-time performer at the Gilded Lily. After headliner Ruby Dubonnet doesn’t show up, Pixie takes her place as the star of the show—a motive that makes her a suspect in Ruby’s disappearance.
Luke reluctantly agrees to help his new-found friend clear her name. He and Pixie set out to find the missing drag queen, and in the process, put themselves in danger.
About the Author
Michael Rupured writes stories true enough for government work about gay life from the 1960s to today. This life-long Southerner was born in Fayetteville NC, grew up in Lexington KY, and after 18 months in Washington DC, moved to Athens GA where he’s lived since 1999. By day, he’s senior faculty in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia. He’s an avid fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, the Kentucky Wildcats, and any team playing the Florida Gators. In his free time, Michael tinkers with his garden, plays with Toodles (his diabetic chihuahua), and keeps up with his many friends around the country. Previous novels include Until Thanksgiving (thriller), No Good Deed (mystery/thriller), Whippersnapper (regional), and Happy Independence Day (historical). Visit his website, follow on Twitter and Goodreads, like his Facebook page, or shoot him a message (email@example.com).