Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Spotlight and Giveaway: We Could Be Heroes

It's June, which means it's Pride month once again! 🌈 And kicking it off is Philip Ellis's sophomore novel, We Could Be Heroes, which releases today! Is it just us, or is the "We Could Be Heroes" part of the "Elephant Love Medley" from Moulin Rouge in your head too? Anyway, this book is in Melissa's TBR and thanks to Putnam, it could be in your TBR too. They have one copy for a lucky reader!

Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear high heels and a wig.

Patrick's acting career is on the rise, and the superhero movie he's filming might put him on the map . . . if the endless reshoots ever stop. Meanwhile, Will, a secondhand bookseller and part-time drag queen, is just trying to live his best life. After a chance encounter on a particularly chaotic night, a curious friendship sparks between the two men.

At least, that’s what they tell each other. Sure, Patrick finds Will captivatingly hilarious, and Will can’t help but keep thinking about who is really behind the perfect mask Patrick shows the rest of the world, but nothing could ever really happen, right? Superheroes don’t date drag queens, after all.

When reality crashes into the fantasy world they’ve built together, Will has to make a choice between the man of his dreams and being true to himself. Can Patrick be the hero Will’s been waiting for, or will Will be the one to save Patrick after all? Uproarious and touching, We Could Be Heroes is an ode to queer joy and a romance that just might save the world. (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

"It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a fiercely electric romance that I couldn’t put down. You’ll be turning the pages of We Could Be Heroes with supersonic speed and wishing you could erase your own memory to experience all the feels again for the first time." 
—Timothy Janovsky, author of The (Fake) Dating Game

"What an adventure! We Could Be Heroes is a triumphant gay love story that’s wise, witty, and chock full of engaging characters who have the most important superpowers of all—integrity, heart, and, of course, a great wig or two." 
—Byron Lane, author of A Star is Bored

"Like all the best superheroes — and drag queens — We Could Be Heroes is an outrageously fun time with a beautifully human heart beating behind the costume. With swoon-worthy chemistry, pitch-perfect humor, and a poignant dash of history woven seamlessly into the ultra-modern narrative, Philip Ellis has delivered a dazzling and unique rom-com." 
—Nicolas DiDomizio, author of Nearlywed

Credit: Tam Bernard
Philip Ellis is the author of Love & Other Scams and We Could Be Heroes and a contributing editor for Men’s Health. His short fiction has been long-listed for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. He lives in Birmingham, UK.

Visit Philip online:
Website * Twitter * Instagram * TikTok

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Giveaway ends June 9th at midnight EST.

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Barbara Klein said...

This looks like a good book. Know several of my friends will like it as well.

Barbara Klein said...

Looks like and intresting read. Know my friends will like it as well.

Lisa D said...

I admire Tom Daley, who is a Team GB diver and Olympic gold medallist. He's married to Dustin Lance Black.

bn100 said...

interesting, not sure