“It’s finally here,” author Jake Biondi said of the fifth book in his BOYSTOWN series (released June 1, 2016). “The wait is over and fans can now discover what happened to their favorite BOYSTOWN characters whose lives were hanging in the balance at the end of the fourth book.”
The BOYSTOWN series has a fascinating history. It began as an online story released in installments, each ending with a cliffhanger that left readers wondering what would happen to their favorite characters. Enthusiastic BOYSTOWN fans from all over the world petitioned Biondi to release the installments more quickly; they simply couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. Overwhelmed by and grateful for the fans’ responses to the series, Biondi began to write more quickly and also began to publish the series in book format. The BOYSTOWN series has grown from one to five books in just three short years.
BOYSTOWN follows the lives of members for the feuding Mancini and Ciancio families (and their friends), who live in Chicago’s famed Boystown neighborhood. The series has become popular with fans due to its memorable characters and the constant twists and turns in its plot lines. Think Queer as Folk meets Revenge.
Biondi loves interacting with fans of his series, who may reach him through the website BoystownTheSeries.com. “I am so grateful for my readers and their positive response to the series. I regularly receive notes from fans who are connecting with the characters and want to know what the future holds for them. The broad appeal of the book series is incredible. BOYSTOWN has a really diverse audience,” Biondi explained
When asked about the fifth BOYSTOWN book, Biondi said, “I think the word I’d use to describe the new book is ‘more.’ It’s the longest book in the series so far, so there’s more for readers to enjoy — more romance, more friendship, more suspense, more drama, and certainly more twists and turns. I think readers will be surprised and excited with each turn of a page.”
BOYSTOWN Season Five is already receiving rave reviews. Reviewer Roger Ward stated, “This latest book in the series solidifies my belief that Jake Biondi is one of the most masterful writers of fiction of our time.”
Rainbow Gold Reviews wrote, “If you enjoy a great soap opera like story, with interesting and diverse characters, you will love the BOYSTOWN series and Season Five is the best one yet!”
Love Bytes Reviews stated, “Jake Biondi has a way of writing a story that sucks you in from the first word on the page to the last word on the last one. I would put his writing abilities against any screenwriter of any soap opera that’s on TV today and still call him the best. His characters are extremely engaging, his storylines are superb, and the cliffhangers will leave you breathless and waiting in eager anticipation to see what happens next.”
Biondi is working with two television producers who are interested in bringing the BOYSTOWN series to TV. Biondi remains optimistic that fans all over the world will soon be able to watch their favorite BOYSTOWN characters in action on television. Gay Media Reviews stated, “This series could completely be made into a television series and I believe that it should be as when reading this series I actually felt that I was watching a drama TV series.”
The BOYSTOWN series is available at bookstores across the country as well as on amazon.com, bn.com, and iTunes. BOYSTOWN is available in paperback, audio book, and all e-book formats. Readers may order autographed paperback copies of the books directly from BoystownTheSeries.com.