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  • Writer's pictureEdie Montreux

Dear Fellow Queen Fans

Hi! My name is Edie Montreux, she/her. I have curly brown hair like Brian May and an overbite like Freddie Mercury. I can sing "The Show Must Go On" at a 98% accuracy on SingStar Queen (and "Somebody to Love" at 97% - that high note is high, y'all).

I also write LGBTQ+ Romance.

I'm writing to you now because I wrote a novella, Spread Your Wings, set in 1992 Sarajevo, with a trip to London for the April 20 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, and on to Atlanta for a happily ever after. If you love Queen as much as I do, you'll love this book. Everything from the title to the character names is inspired by Queen.


Sarajevo, 1992: Journalist Sammy Connelly finally gets his big break when an international news network sends him to crumbling Yugoslavia to cover escalating tensions. But, alone in a strange country, Sammy is unprepared for the isolation of his assignment and scandal back home. The only bright spot is his conversations with Mumu, the charming hotel clerk who shares Sammy's love for the band Queen and maybe loves Sammy too.
Mustafa lives in hiding, since fat bottomed girls don't do it for him. His Muslim faith doesn't accept him. Most of his family has disowned him. He even changes his name at work so American tourists feel more comfortable around him. He knows there's more to life than this, and when he meets Sammy, he wants it all, including somebody to love.
Sammy's inquisitive nature allows Mustafa to open up about music, his past, and dreams for the future. The more Sammy learns about him, the more he wants to fly him to safety, no matter the cost.
Spread Your Wings is a 1990s historical M/M romance featuring a reporter on his first job, two men from different cultures, and true love conquering all. Their love story spans the globe, from Sarajevo to London to Atlanta and touches on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, religious acceptance, and the struggles of living in a war-torn country.

I'm the worst at marketing, so this post will probably never reach most of you. For those of you who see it, please share the love. Thanks in advance!

Peace and love,

Edie Montreux

Writer of LoveIsLove, Creator of worlds

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