Accidental Love & Death is a lesbo romance/50 Shades of Gay mash-up set in Toronto’s throbbing Church street neighborhood. The story follows heartbroken, lovesick Jordan, as she struggles to recover from being dumped by the supposed love of her life, Alex. To cope with her loss, Jordan decides to pen a self-help break-up book, but soon discovers all she can genuinely write is more in the theme of how to have a breakdown instead of a break-up.
Jordan’s summer becomes an unpredictable mess: boozy one-night stands, accidentally sleeping with her best friend and feverish sex with her ex after a night of sushi and sake. Just when a sense of normalcy and palpable bliss returns to Jordan’s life, a tragedy defines where her heart belongs, and where it never did. She comes to realize that everything is not happily ever after, but happy for awhile.
There are moves, loves, criss-crossing ex-girlfriends, runaway cats, and champagne toasts. And throw in a pregnant ex, a funeral and a marriage proposal--enough to make Jordan’s head buzz like a beehive in a summer that makes the circle of life one tight knot.
Jules Torti's humble beginnings stem back to grade three when she wrote her autobiography (a detailed chronicle of tadpole catching and Poptart-eating with her wanderlust dog companion, Xanadu). She feeds her blog Alphabet Soup regularly with posts from the extremes of volunteering with chimps in Africa to surviving a hurricane-force windstorm-sandstorm-blizzard in Iceland. Choosing to write about only the best things in life--travel, books, spas, cocktails and bacon, she has been published in The Vancouver Sun, NOW, Matador Network, Mabuhay (the official in-flight magazine of the Phillipines), Massage Therapy Canada and Canadian Running. She lives in Galt, Ontario in a 150-year-old stone cottage on the Grand river with her true love.