New novel, out 2nd September: The Half-Life Of Hannah

On the 2nd of September my new novel The Half-Life Of Hannah, will be published in ebook form on Kindle, iBooks, and Kobo, but if you can’t wait till then, check out who are now serialising the entire novel at the rate of one chapter a day. You can discover Hannah a full month even before the ebook comes out.

Here’s the blurb.
“Exciting new drama from the author of the #1 bestseller, The Case Of The Missing Boyfriend.”
If your first love came back to offer you everything you ever dreamed of, what would you do? Hannah is thirty-eight and the happily married mother of eleven-year-old Luke, the diamond in her world. Her marriage is reassuringly stable, pleasantly ordinary and after fifteen years she has managed to push the loves and dreams of youth from her mind and concentrate on the low-key satisfactions of here and now. The first half of her life hasn’t been as exciting as she had hoped, but then, she reckons, whose has?
When she succeeds in convincing husband Cliff to rent a villa in the south of France for their summer vacation she’s expecting little more than a pleasant few weeks with her family. But when a phone call at the villa announces the imminent arrival of a ghost from her past, Hannah’s world is turned upside down. Suddenly the calm holiday ambiance is transformed into a raging sea of jealousy and drama as Hannah struggles to re-frame the last fifteen years of her life.
But is she brave enough to take the life-changing decisions her future happiness requires? Or is she destined to make do with half a life for the rest of her days?”
If you’d like a copy of the ebook free of charge, make a note in your diary. At precisely 2:22pm on the 2nd of September, it will be a free download from the Apple, Kobo and Google Play!!

The Case Of The Missing Boyfriend is out in Italian!

My first ever translated novel is out in bookshops all over Italy (and as an ebook) and even sold out in a few places!
Published by one of Italy’s premier publishing houses Sonzogno, the title in Italian is “Le ambigue verità des cuore” which translates roughly as “Ambiguous truths of the heart.”

My novels to be republished by Corvus!

UK Publisher Corvus have aquired world English language rights to my bestselling kindle title The Missing Boyfriend, an as-yet untitled sequel, and my entire 50 Reasons backlist!
Corvus will be releasing their own digital editions of all of my titles starting in August 2011 and then will progressively be releasing paperback editions starting in April 2012.
Corvus are probably the youngest most dynamic publishers in the UK today and I’m chuffed to bits that they are so excited about my work.

The first reviews of The Case Of The Missing Boyfriend are in:

The Case Of The Missing Boyfriend, Nick Alexander

“The Case of the Missing Boyfriend is a bittersweet, bang-up-to-date take on the eternal quest for love. CC is a compulsively likeable Everywoman, part Doris Day, part Bridget Jones, her life laid bare with Nick Alexander’s trademark mix of forensic detail and warm-hearted comedy.” – Rupert Smith (author of Man’s World).

“After charming readers in recent years with a series of winsomely eccentric gay-centric romances, Alexander expands his storytelling reach with an engaging crossover twist – the character missing a boyfriend is female ad executive CC, adored by colourful gay pals while yearning for a certain Mr. Right. By turns comic and dramatic, this deft novel will delight readers both queer and otherwise.” – Richard Labonte, Book Marks

“Deceptively simple prose effortlessly morphs from comedy to tragedy to searing interior monologue. A book that will appeal not only to women, it will also strike hard at the hearts of gay men and all of their friends. At last here is a book that gives readers what they want and deserve – chic lit with intelligence.” – Alex Hopkins, Out There Magazine.

Sleight Of Hand – Review Roundup

sleightofhand“Sleight of Hand is novelist Nick Alexander’s latest volume following the life of the now beloved character Mark. It is a tender, deeply moving portrait of what it means to be gay in the twenty-first century. Alexander has looked beyond stereotypical representations of sexuality, both gay and straight, to show us…the infinite possibilities of what love, family and belonging truly mean. It re-imagines the boundaries of gay fiction and inspires us to re-evaluate our lives. A subtle, deeply moving examination of the ways we can re-imagine ourselves.” – Out There magazine

“Is it just my imagination, or are Nick Alexander’s novels getting darker? They’re certainly getting better, and considering the high standard and huge popularity of his first, that’s no mean feat. This isn’t just a great piece of gay fiction. It’s a great book, period.” – Paul Burston, author

“Funny, smart and sharp; Alexander works with snappy dialogue and the wonderfully subtle interplay of relationships between gay men, their ex’s and their women friends. Two men, one Colombian one British, give each other what they (think) they want and how that impacts on their lives in a slow lunatic descent of madcap plotting and honest exploring of the limits of honesty, desire and trust. It’s laugh out loud funny and might make you cry too. Set in Colombia, London and Brighton, this book is fun with a capital F. EP. (Gscene Magazine)

Better Than Easy – Review Roundup

betterthanHere’s a summary of reviews received by Better Than Easy.

Richard Labonte – Books To Watch Out For
“Can love last? Can gay men find domestic contentment? Alexander asks and answers pesky questions central to the homo condition in this perceptive, entertaining novel that showcases his warm wit, his wry insight, and his commendable knack for crafting queer characters with real dimension. Gay fiction doesn’t get much better than Better Than Easy.” Continue reading

13:55 Eastern Standard Time – Review Roundup

1355-lDavid Llewellyn – Time Out London, June 7th 2007

Question: when is a collection of short stories not a collection of short stories? Answer: when it’s a novel. And when is a novel not a novel? When it’s a collection of short stories.
Nick Alexander’s 13:55 Eastern Standard Time is one of those books. It belongs to a genre in both literature and film for which, as far as I know, there is no name. It follows in the footsteps of ShortcutsMagnolia and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s morbidly titled Death Trilogy, in that it weaves together a tapestry of multiple narratives and characters through chance meetings and meaningful confidences. Continue reading