Yes, you read that right. Miss Spears did indeed save my Christmas story. How? You may wonder, but first, let me ask you – did you know she has a Christmas single? No? Me neither! However, there’s a lovely song called ‘My Only Wish’ which I don’t think gets played enough!
When I was originally writing the story, my Drag Queen, Donna Tracy wasn’t called Donna. She was Eva and a big Gloria Estefan fan. However, it wasn’t working. In the end I played around with different names and characters until Donna was born and Sebastian, the man behind the Queen, became a more solid character.
Originally, I had planned for Sebastian to sing ‘Christmas Through Your Eyes’ by Gloria, but it didn’t work. I hunted around to find a song which would be a fit for Donna and the story. Britney’s song was tucked away, but I played it once and yelped with joy. It conveyed everything I wanted for the story and much more. I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you enjoy ‘On the Third Kiss‘ which is out now!
Sebastian Bennett is really looking forward to his Christmas holiday with boyfriend Elliot Bolton in the Gran Canarian sun. The only thing left is for him to sing one last song at the pub as his Drag Queen alter-ego, Donna Tracey. After the wig, make-up and dress come off, he rushes home to pack, only to find he and his chihuahua, Buster, have been deserted by Elliot, who’s taken someone else to Gran Canaria. Devastated, Sebastian turns to his friend and the pub’s manager, Javier Reyes-Martinez, who helps him pick up the pieces.
Javier seems determined to bring fun and laughter back into Sebastian’s life during this holiday season, and Sebastian is both grateful and enchanted. After a family Christmas and a word of advice from his great-uncle, Sebastian starts to look at Javier in a different light. Is Javier as fond of Sebastian as he appears, or is Sebastian being misled by his own need? If he’s reading the signs right—and if he’s ready to move on from his previous heartbreak—could he and Javier be much more than friends?