The Paper Boys cover, an LGBTQ+ romantic comedy by DP Clarence

The Paper Boys

eBook & Paperback
Release date: 1 February 2024

Don’t hold the front page. Hold the guy who wrote it.

Sunny Miller’s dream job on London’s Fleet Street has become a nightmare. 

His boss at the Bulletin hates him, the sub-editors keep putting comedy headlines on his attempts at serious journalism, and he’s just been scooped by that posh bellend from The Sentinel, Ludo Boche.

Worst of all for this working-class boy from Leicester, the lads in London aren’t willing to date a guy who writes for Britain’s trashiest tabloid. Apparently, they have standards.

Up the respectable end of Fleet Street, Ludo Boche is literally making headlines.

He’s the son of the editor and the heir to an establishment media dynasty, so his success is assured—if he can stop singing showtunes long enough to get any work done, that is.

There’s just one problem: everyone seems more interested in using his connections to get a job at the Sentinel than they are in dating him. 

Sunny and Ludo come from different worlds. They are talented, ambitious, and in fierce competition for the same big story. 

The last thing they should do is fall in love.

The Paper Boys is a gay romantic comedy ideal for fans of Red, White and Royal Blue and Boyfriend Material.

The Paper Boys cover, an LGBTQ+ romantic comedy by DP Clarence

The Silly Season

Exclusive eBook
Release date: 1 February 2024

What happened when Hugo met Stacey? 

It’s Stacey versus Hugo in this festive adventure for fans of The Paper Boys!

It’s eighteen months since Sunny and Ludo got together and life is as wonderful as a West End musical. The boys have settled into their new jobs and have built a fabulous, mostly pants-free life together in the Connaught Square flat.

There’s just one big scary thing they’ve never quite got around to—introducing their chalk-and-cheese families.

So, what better time to do it than Christmas?

Stacey has made the trip south for the occasion and if she’s unimpressed with the capital’s famous sightseeing, she’s even less impressed to be missing her traditional Christmas Day volunteering responsibilities in Leicester.

Meanwhile, in Hampstead, Hugo is planning a Christmas lunch worthy of a Michelin Star and eagerly awaiting a very special present in the King’s New Year’s Honours List. It’s just the kind of pretentious rubbish that Stacey has zero time for.

A cultural clash seems inevitable, but Sunny and Ludo are desperate for Christmas to go well. After all, they’ve got a big announcement to make.

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About DP Clarence

I was a journalist for a long, long time before finally deciding to bite the bullet and do the thing I always wanted to do — write books about boys kissing other boys. 

My debut novel, gay rom-com The Paper Boys, will be released in February 2024.

I am an avid reader of everything from rom-coms to literary fiction — but I especially love LGBTQ+ fiction. You can see what I've been reading lately on Instagram and Goodreads.

I live in London with my partner and our very smiley corgi.

An illustration of DP Clarence by @adaptabelart in Instagram
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