Joe Cosentino’s Drama Luau on Audiobook – with giveaway!


by Joe Cosentino

Writing a mystery series is murder. (smile) Actually, it’s an enormous amount of fun. As a college theatre professor, I can tell you a college theatre department is the perfect place for a gay cozy mystery, since it’s rife with intrigue, humor, romance, suspense, quirky characters, and drama! Thankfully nobody at my college campus has been murdered (yet). However, that certainly isn’t the case with the Nicky and Noah mysteries, where fans are entertained with five murders per novel! Each story is self-contained. However, we get to see Nicky and Noah’s progression from dating to engaged to married to adopting a child to family life as the twelve (so far) novels in the series progress. Since the novels are so theatrical, and since they are written via Nicky’s narration, audiobooks are the perfect venue to enter the world of Nicky and Noah.

The audiobooks of the first three novels (Drama Queen, Drama Muscle, Drama Cruise) were very popular with Nicky and Noah fans. So I’m thrilled to report the audiobook of Drama Luau, the fourth Nicky and Noah mystery, is now available as well!

While vacationing with my husband in Maui, we gazed at the white sandy beaches, majestic waterfalls, multicolored craters on mosaic mountaintops, palm trees waving in the soft breeze, and laid back and friendly Hawaiians. So when it came time for Nicky and Noah to go on their honeymoon in the fourth novel in my popular Nicky and Noah mystery series, I knew they had to go to Maui. So in Drama Luau, Nicky is directing the luau show at the Maui Mist Resort, and he and Noah need to figure out why muscular Hawaiian hula dancers are dropping like grass skirts. Their department head and his husband, Martin and Ruben, are along for the bumpy tropical ride. In addition to the sexy hula dancers, we meet a handsome Hawaiian detective, a Bloody Mary type housekeeper, the handsome hotel owner and his senator wife who give new meaning to the term family values, and a cute young waiter who wants to be a hula dancer more than an anti-gay politician wants a dark backroom in a gay bar.

How to find a narrator/performer with Nicky’s unique and entertaining sense of humor who can provide the numerous character voices in this novel while taking the listener on a vacation to gorgeous and magical Maui was a challenge. However, after a bit of a search, I found the perfect narrator, Griswold Addams, who has performed/produced numerous mystery audiobooks. I’m sure you will agree that Griswold perfectly captures the fun, frolic, and spirit of the Nicky and Noah mysteries.

As Nicky would say, “I’m happier than a priest at altar boy induction” to share these stories with you. So come to the luau show. The grass curtain is going up on Drama Luau the audiobook!

Drama Luau (the 4th Nicky and Noah mystery) a comedy/mystery/romance novel by Joe Cosentino

Audiobook performed by Griswold Addams


Available at AUDIBLE

About the book

Theatre professors and spouses, Nicky Abbondanza and Noah Oliver, are on their honeymoon at a Hawaiian resort, where musclemen in grass skirts are keeling over like waterfalls. Things erupt faster than a volcano when Nicky and Noah, along with their best friends Martin and Ruben, try to stage a luau show. Nicky and Noah will need to use their drama skills to figure out who is bringing the grass curtain down on male hula dancers—before things go coconuts for the handsome couple. You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat entertaining fourth novel in this delightful series. Curtain up and aloha!


Post a comment on what you love about a good gay mystery audiobook. The one that tickles our inner Sherlock Holmes the most will win a complimentary audiobook of any one of Joe Cosentino’s first three Nicky and Noah mystery audiobooks of your choice: Drama Queen, Drama Muscle, or Drama Cruise!

Look for these on AUDIBLE

Praise for Drama Luau, the 4th Nicky and Noah mystery:

“Joe Cosentino has a unique and fabulous gift. His writing is flawless, and his use of farce, along with his convoluted plot-lines, will have you guessing until the very last page, which makes his books a joy to read. His books are worth their weight in gold, and if you haven’t discovered them yet you are in for a rare treat. Drama Luau joins his other books on my 5-star reread shelf. It may actually be my favourite one yet! Highly recommended.” —Divine Magazine 
“a combination of Laurel and Hardy mixed with Hitchcock and Murder She Wrote…Loaded with puns and one-liners…Right to the end, you are kept guessing, and the conclusion still has a surprise in store for you.” –Optimumm Reviews
“adventure, mystery, and romance with every page….Funny, clever, and sweet….I can’t find anything not to love about this series….This read had me laughing and falling in love….Nicky and Noah are my favorite gay couple.” –Urban Book Reviews

About Joe

Bestselling author Joe Cosentino was voted Favorite LGBT Mystery, Humorous, and Contemporary Author of the Year by the readers of Divine Magazine for Drama Queen. He also wrote the other novels in the Nicky and Noah mystery series: Drama Muscle, Drama Cruise, Drama Luau, Drama Detective, Drama Fraternity, Drama Castle, Drama Dance, Drama Faerie, Drama Runway, Drama Christmas, Drama Pan; the Dreamspinner Press series: In My Heart/An Infatuation & A Shooting Star, the Bobby and Paolo Holiday Stories: A Home for the Holidays/The Perfect Gift/The First Noel,The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland and Holiday Tales from Fairyland, the Found At Last series: Finding Giorgio and Finding Armando, and the Player Piano Mysteries: The Player and The Player’s Encore; the Cozzi Cove series: Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back, Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward, Cozzi Cove: Stepping Out, Cozzi Cove: New Beginnings, Cozzi Cove: Happy Endings (NineStar Press);andthe Jana Lane mysteries: Paper Doll, Porcelain Doll, Satin Doll, China Doll, Rag Doll (The Wild Rose Press). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. Joe is currently Chair of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and he is happily married. Many of Joe’s books have received Favorite Book of the Month Awards and Rainbow Award Honorable Mentions.

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