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Released February 2015                                                                                                                                                    

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There are many reason why Western men turn to Eastern religion—searching for inner truth, lost love, loneliness, fleeing the law, hopelessness, alcoholism. Some travel halfway around the world in an attempt to overcome their particular dissoluteness, only to realize that improving yourself is like polishing air. What they eventually discover, nevertheless, is one of the Buddha’s most significant lessons: enlightenment comes to those whose singular focus is on helping others less fortunate.

Six stories, six troubled gay men trudging down the road to enlightenment. What they each find is that last thing in the world they expected.
 




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Released August 2014                                                                                                                                                     

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Straight, married Petty Officer Second Class Skyler Thompson battles homophobia from his Navy buddies, the military, and his wife when he takes a job creating flower arrangements at a gay-owned florist. But rather than yield to pressure and quit, he refuses to give up the joy of creating beautiful arrangements, battling homophobia for artistic expression. His dream is to leave the navy and open his own florist shop.

Ezra Dumphy--his shipmates all call him Dumpy because of his obesity--is a gay sailor who likes to dress in drag. He is shunned by his shipmates, tragically lonely, and uses drugs to cope with his solitude. What he wants more than anything is someone to share his life with.

Can these two men, opposites in every way, help each other achieve their dreams?




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Released June 2013                                                                                                                                                         

bitterhoney.jpgThe Plain Of Bitter Honey is a 2014 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award Finalists!

Twins Aaron and Hayden Swann are fighting a corrupt government taken over by ultra right-wing Fundamentalist Christians in 2055 America. Each brother fights in his own way, Aaron with bullets, Hayden with words.

Then one night their world is turned upside down when they are caught in a government sting and they must both flee north into the badlands between San Francisco and Canada, where the only safe haven is a place called The Plain of Bitter Honey, a refuge where heads of the Resistance operate. But the brothers don't know that government agents are tracking them to the hiding place of the Resistance. Can they find the inner strength to survive?






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Released December 2012                                                                                                                                                

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Everyone needs a little help now and then. For gay Muslim Sayen Homet, that help first came from his understanding mother, who brought him to America from the Middle East. Now that he's working his way through Stanford Medical School, his help comes from a secret sugar daddy. But Sayen might be able to end their arrangement soon now that he has a boyfriend he can depend on, a fellow student Campbell Reardon. Campbell is more than willing to support Sayen, even if it means coming out to his conservative family.

But when Campbell takes Sayen home to meet his parents, everything falls apart. Campbell doesn't realize how his boyfriend pays for school, and neither of them knows Sayen's sugar daddy is Campbell's father, Blake.






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Released April 2012                                                                                                                                                        

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The Lonely War won the 2010 Rainbow Literary Awards in four categories: Best Overall Fiction, Best Historical, Best Characters, Best Setting.


Set in WWII, The Lonely War tells the story of an enlisted sailor who falls in love with his executive officer. When the crew of the USS Pilgrim become POWs in Changi, a notoriously brutal prison camp, this sailor is elevated though hardship and love to discover his inner resources and extraordinary courage, allowing him to sacrifice himself to save the life of his beloved.








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Released September 2010                                                                                                                                               

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Match Make won the 2011 Rainbow Literary Awards in the Contemporary Fiction category.


In the four years since being forced off the professional tour for being gay, Daniel Bottega has taught tennis at a second-rate country club. He found a sanctuary to hide from an unkind world, while his lover, Jared Stoderling, fought a losing battle with alcohol addiction to cope with his disappointment of not playing on the pro circuit.

 Now Daniel has another chance at the tour by coaching tennis prodigy Connor Lin to a Grand Slam championship win. He shares his chance with Jared by convincing him to return to the pro circuit as Connor's doubles partner.

Competing on the world tour is challenging enough, but Daniel and Jared also face major media attention, political fallout from the pro association, and a shocking amount of hate that threatens Connor's career in tennis, Jared's love for Daniel, and Daniel's very life.

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Released February 2011                                                                                                                                                  

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Isand Song won the 2008 Qbliss Magazine Excellence in Literature Award.


After the death of his lover, Garrett Davidson finds himself sitting in a Hawaiian beach shack, staring at the vast unfathomable pacific. He has nothing left. Despair has robbed him of his elegant home, lucrative job, friends, and his sanity. The single thread holding him to reality is the story he has come there to write, Marc's story; the story of his lost love. Then Songoree walks into his life.

When Songoree, a local surfer, attempts to heal Garrett's wounded spirit, they become entwined in an extraordinary and dangerous relationship. But the stakes are raised when Songoree's grandfather, a venerable Kahuna, uses his ancient shaman methods to attack Garrett in order to fulfill his own aspirations. A clash of wills erupts between grandfather and grandson with Garrett caught in the middle, driving the plot to an unexpected ending that will brutally test the human spirit . . . but not break it!




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Released December 2010                                                                                                                                                

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While back in the West to attend his grandmother's funeral, Cord Bridger uncovers two shocking revelations: his grandmother had a lesbian lover named Juanita, and he has a teenaged son named Kalin. Fate brings all three together, but to preserve his new family, Cord must leave his safe life in New York City behind to carve a living from the harsh ranch lands of Nevada.
 
To forge a life with Juanita and Kalin, Cord must first discover the dark secret burning a hole in Kalin's heart. With the help of Tomeo, a handsome Japanese veterinarian, Cord travels a gut-wrenching road of triumphs and tragedies to insure his son will survive the sinister violence of his past. But as Tomeo becomes more than just a helpful friend to Cord, a new set of problems arise between Cord and Kalin that may threaten the happiness of them all.




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Released August 2011                                                                                                                                                     

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Newly released from a mental institution, Simple's first job is caring for Emmett, a crusty drunkard dying of cancer on a ranch in Utah. Simple's first fragile friendship is with Emmett's grandson Jude, a gay youth in Gothic drag who gets nothing but grief from his grandfather. In an attempt to help both men, Simple, a Shoshone Indian, decides to perform a ceremony that will save Emmett by transferring his spirit into the body of a falcon.
 
Working to capture a falcon will bring Emmett and Jude closer as Jude and Simple's growing love for each other blossoms, but all is not well. When the ranch, Jude's future, and Simple's happiness are threatened, more than Emmett's spirit faces a bleak future.






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