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Drama Queens With Love Scenes

(Actors and Angels #1)

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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.

They are soon drawn into the world of theatre - Afterlife style, with all the bitchiness, back-stabbing and ego usually associated with the mortal world.

Allan also has a secret. He has
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Kindle Edition, 231 pages
Published October 1st 2014 by Wilde City Press (first published May 2nd 2010)
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Kazza
Oct 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: spec-fic
This is a terrific read. A bit different. Initially it took some getting invested in the characters and the segues between the Afterlife and life, but I got there and then it was full-steam ahead. The characters are larger than life, camp, fun, and, although not the same, I was reminded just a smidge of the fabulous Looking After Joey when reading. I guess it's the humour and the theatre references and the vibe. I do find it interesting to read words like clanger in my books, really Aussie. From ...more
Victoria Zagar
I received a free review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

Allan and Warwick find themselves in the Afterlife. They don't know how they got there or how they died, but they soon settle in and meet new friends, including insecure angel Guy, playwright Pedro and failed 1950's movie star Samantha. Drawn into the Limelight Quarter, they begin to act in a play penned by Pedro, and that's where the drama begins. Warwick falls for Pedro and Allan finds himself jealous, as he's harbored a long-time
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Crystal
Jun 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-reads
My Rant:

Drama Queens with Love Scenes was an interesting but unique story. I have never read a story quite like this before so it took some time or me to work myself into the story. The story line starts out with Warwick and Allen finding out that they are in the afterlife. As the reader we are left to out own devices to formulate how in the world did they get there in the first place and the irony is that the character do not have a clue either.

The story is written from Allan's POV but the int
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Kirsty Bicknell
I am still puzzled by this book!! There were points in the story at which I wanted to have an Allan-type tantrum, slam my Kindle closed and never return to the book; then I would be so captivated by the plot and fall so deeply in love with the characters (READ: Allan and Guy!!) that the thought of being without them was overwhelming!
This book is testament to the fact that love is an emotion we have no control over, and I was unconvinced by Allan's relationship with Warwick - or maybe yet just Wa
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T.j. Burzynski
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I saw the title of this book and read the little description, I was not really expecting what I actually got. 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.
The book did start out a little slow and kind of scattered, but once the main story and the plot was established, I could NOT put the book down! I read the entire book in one day. I was engrossed in the s
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A.M. Leibowitz
The premise of the novel is a new twist on angels and the afterlife. I’m not a big fan of apocalyptic literature, so I was happy to see a different vision of heavenly beings. That said, I had mixed feelings after reading the book.

What I loved:

The world-building is fantastic. It’s beautifully complex, and I had no trouble imagining the setting. There’s a terrific cast of characters, many of whom are likable. On the flip side, the baddies are delightfully horrible. Like any good play, most of the
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Thomaidha Papa
Jul 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: afterlife, m-m
3.5 Hearts

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What a strange book this one was. I don’t know if I loved it or hated it. I think a little bit of both. The idea behind the book is choices we make in life, or don’t; missed opportunities, regrets, Afterlife and unfinished business.

Allan has been friends with Warwick for a year now; an instant chemistry and a “special” friendship. He gradually fell in love with him, made up his mind to let him know his feelin
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Jody
Jan 18, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I first read the synopsis of this book I had no idea of the magical journey I was about to undertake. Kevin Klehr has written a unique and clever story that doesn't work on every level but certainly sets itself apart from other books in the m/m genre. Allan and Warwick have been best friends for the last year, but Allan always hoped for more. Fear kept him from voicing his true feelings though and what follows, once the two of them enter this new and colorful world, is a demonstration of th ...more
Pati
I'm speechless... Wow! What an ending?!.... It left me absolutely speechless!....

Please bear with me because overall this is going to seem like a very contradictory review but please just note that I gave it a 5 star rating which my GRs friends know is something that I rarely do.

I cannot tell you the number of times that I almost placed this on my "did not finish" shelf. From the beginning this story is very confusing and contradictory. Which I generally don't like. Written in a very lyrical p
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Mandy
Go into this one with no preconceived ideas, grab yourself a glass of red vino and sit back, relax and watch the theatre unfold before your eyes. Words that pop into my mind when I think about this story are love, lust, vanity, poor self-esteem, over-the-top, backstabbing, bitching, growth, rebirth, friendships, enemies – lights, camera, action! In this book there certainly are drama queens and love scenes.

All of that aside it is also a journey of soul-searching (pardon the pun); time to look d
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Morgan Wyatt
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay-romance
Kudos to author, Kevin Klehr who has penned the most original love story I've ever read. Drama Queens and Love Scenes is amazing in that the characters are dead, yet full of sass and mystery. However, dead is not dead boring, but rather a dramatic adventure in a heavenly theatre troupe.

Not everyone is cool with being in the great beyond. Help arrives in the form of a shy angel and beautiful blonde bombshell who never quite became a movie goddess. Our central characters Alan and Warwick are best
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Penelope Bartotto
ADULT CONTENT -- Adults Only Novel
Somewhere inside of every novel there is a nugget of a good story, and that can be held accountable in the story that Klehr presents. Unfortunately, finding that golden nugget takes some serious searching. There is a story here, it just needs to be refined and laid out a tad differently to flow smoothly. Your first hurdle is chapter one, where literally within a matter of pages the reader is confused. Granted the characters are equally confused, but it doesn't p
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Annette Gisby
Re-read of the new release.

This was a fun-filled romp through a theatrical afterlife, or as Guy the angel puts it, The Limelight District. While Allan pines for Warwick from afar, they both become involved in the theatre productions, where there is just as much jealousy, backstabbing and bitchiness as on the mortal plane.

The book is in first-person from Allan's point of view, so we only got to see Allan's opinions of the other characters. I wanted to be in some of the other character's heads for
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Susan
Jan 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: free, z-2013, mm-read
The start of this book finds us in a quite unique afterlife with the newly deceased Allan and Warwick. They’re not entirely sure how they got there but they have two guides to help them through the experience. To make matters even more complicated, not everyone is as friendly as they first appear.
The main character, Allan, is confused and disorientated. He feels like there is something he should do but he’s not entirely sure what. Allan’s confused as to what his relationship with Warwick is or
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Kim Heimbuch
Nov 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The cover and title are profoundly misleading to the enchantment you’ll uncover once you crack open the pages and dive in. Who says being dead has to be anything except fabulous… and all to like the life of the living. 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!

Alan is that guy that defines the majority of humans; gay or straight. Often we go through lives not taking chances or cha
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Mutia fatimah
Honestly, this is my first time for this M/M genre. And surprisingly, I had a good time with Allan, Warwick, Pedro and my fave character, Guy :D

The story about a -funny,eccentric,quirky- afterlife world, there are two buddy Allan and Warwick who brought by two angels Guy and Samantha. Allan have more than friend feeling for Warwick, and he keep that because he worry about the risks. Until they both enter this world, Allan realizes that he has many things to deal with. Although, it's not too clea
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Nathan Burgoine
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: glbt
I’m a sucker for a second chance. There’s something so engaging about a character who has missed an opportunity or made a mistake and is now facing the consequences and deciding to take one more shot at making things right. I admit my love of “never too late” knowing full well it reveals me as a romantic and a optimist, despite how much cynical sarcasm I might let loose on an average day. It’s refreshing and restorative to read about love that makes it against all odds. There’s nothing better th ...more
Becky Condit
Jan 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book by Kevin Klehr is a quirky, wacky, irreverent and totally off-the-wall look into the way various eccentric characters pass the time in the afterlife while waiting to be reborn back into the mortal world. Actors, writers, angels, and a multitude of other unique individuals makes this debut novel a fascinating way to spend a lazy afternoon or evening.

Please see Trish's complete review and a fun interview with the author on January 9, 2013. Mr. Klehr will offer a copy of the book to one l
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Campmania
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this book! Kevin Klehr is like Armistead Maupin, Neil Drinan and Joe Keenan but on high-octane. His roller coaster of a story throws in an angel who can't fly, a talentless 50's sexpot, a grande-Dame of the theater, a sexy playwright, a zany fortune teller, a self-assured best friend and a self doubting hero. Mix this up with 80's decor, a carnival of lost souls, a moon costume and buckets of cranberry vodka, stir and shake well and you have a great read.
Jessica McQuay
Review to come! Truly enjoyed this gem of a story!
Debbie Bookers
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This title definitely fits this book as there are a few drama queens and some love scenes. I wouldn’t consider this your typical MM read. I have mixed feelings—I think this is well written and will be loved by some. I was lost for a while from the get-go.

I mean, I understood Allan and Warwick were dead, but I felt it took forever to understand why they went through so much. I understood by the end, but it just took a long time to get there. There were times I wanted to punch them both. Allen for
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R.R. Campbell
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kevin Klehr is clearly well versed in the book's subject matter: he truly makes the theatre come alive! If you're a fan of the theatre, of romance, and otherworldly (or, perhaps more aptly, heavenly) settings with a strong sense of mystery woven throughout, then you'll love DRAMA QUEENS WITH LOVE SCENES.
Love Bytes Reviews
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 star review by Dan.

At first I didn’t think I was going to like this book. It is not one of those books that hooks you on page 1, or even page 20, but hold on….it gets better. I came close to putting it down and trying again later, but I persevered 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
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Simon Wheeler
May 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Open-minded readers
I enjoyed this book. It was fun with some interesting ideas thrown in. I wondered what genre it fits into, though. Is there a section called Fiction for Open-minded People?
A couple find themselves in Heaven, or more like a sorting house in the Afterlife, where you need to resolve unfinished business before moving on. It's divided into districts and you can live in your ideal neighbourhood - in this case they end up in the Limelight Quarter for people interested in the theatre. Things quickly g
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Elisa Rolle
It was difficult to find a label for this novel, it’s a Fantasy (I tend to classify as Fantasy every novel with an angel in it, moreover when the story is set in the Afterlife) but it’s also Gay Romance, since the main purpose of Allan is to finally conquer his friend Warwick, even if that will happen after they are both dead. Probably the best label is Satire, because I think the author is playing with the stereotype of the gay novels to make them his own and craft his personal genre.

If I have
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A
Jul 24, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 Stars. Review to Come.
Sandra
Nov 16, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: angelic-stuff
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Wendy
rated it it was ok
Jun 26, 2013
Jason Bradley
rated it it was amazing
Apr 24, 2017
Becca
rated it it was ok
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Kevin is the author of a number of books including the Actors and Angels series and the Nate and Cameron Collection.

The Actors and Angels series are three comedies about theatre in the Afterlife, where two friends explore their love for each other through several lifetimes with the help of a gay angel. The third in the series scored a Rainbow Award for Best Gay Alternative Universe/Reality novel.

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Other books in the series

Actors and Angels (3 books)
  • Drama Queens and Adult Themes (Actors and Angels, #2)
  • Drama Queens and Devilish Schemes (Actors and Angels, #3)