Based on off-the-record interviews with household name actors, Mo Fanning’s dark comedy shines a light on the dark underbelly of Hollywood – where everything is possible and bad things happen

Aspiring actor Kyle Macdonald’s life takes a dramatic turn after Carlton Dupree, assistant to the world-famous director and paedophile Aaron Biedermeier, shares a jolting surprise.

At a drunken escapade in Las Vegas six years ago, a mock “Elvis” wedding between the real deal. He’s married to the gay Harvey Weinstein and implicated in things that wouldn’t so much harm his career as end it in maximum security.

What follows is a rollercoaster of fragile relationships, greed, power struggles, and Hollywood’s darkest secrets, focusing on a ripped-from-the-headlines scandal: the abuse of young men looking for a break.

Husbands’ addresses trending societal issues such as power-driven abuse and toxic masculinity, giving voice to silent victims.

“Brisk prose, sharp dialogue, and a strong sense of dark ironies…”

Publishers’ Weekly

“Punchy writing and appealing characters. Get it…”

Kirkus Reviews

“Heart-mangling with LOL moments. I thoroughly enjoyed this dark, romantic road trip…”

Tina Baker, journalist, broadcaster and bestselling author of Call Me Mummy

“A head-snapping dive into a twisted and sexy tale of ambition, revenge and murder set against a sun-bleached tear-stained postcard sent postage-due from the heart of Hollywood Babylon…”

Josh Lanyon, award-winning author of the Gay Mystery novels


Mo Fanning’s work, perfect for fans of notable authors such as Jane Fallon and Taylor Jenkins Reid, leads the growing trend of LGBTQ romantic comedy novels with his captivating, character-driven narratives.

He redefines LGBTQ romantic comedy by creating stories that just so happen to contain ‘queer’ characters.

His comedic fiction is inspired by life’s rich tapestry, delving into darker themes drawn from his own experience including alcoholism, mental illness and prejudice.

Husbands is a page-turning thriller that any reader will be able to engage with and enjoy.

About the author

Mo Fanning’s first novel was shortlisted for Arts Council England Book of the Year.

He contributed to the BBC America drama serioes ‘Stories for Haiti’ and has written for UK broadsheets.

Now based near Birmingham in the UK, Fanning has lived and written in Lyon, Amsterdam, Brighton and Manchester.

Mo is always ready to fill your podcast or magazine space with wit, wisdom, and a generous helping of self- deprecating humour


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Mo Fanning is available for interview. For more information or to request a press copy, please contact

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Company Name: Spring Street Books
Contact Person: Adrian Bedford
City: Stourbridge
State: West Midlands
Country: United Kingdom


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