They say it's the little things, and while there's nothing unassuming or inconsequential about the distinctive style or the rich and evocative descriptions that are so beautifully written, the stories unfold, as words embrace you, provoking you to expose yourself enough to grow and heal alongside his characters. An exercise in self-exploration and pride, love and angst, Shadowgod's stories will entice you to keep pushing until you reach your heart's ambition, sometimes, even before you know what that is.
You can't please everyone, and sometimes, you just have to settle for pleasing yourself. Matt is forced to accept this when he has to defend the life he realized he doesn't want to live without. The life that has been so carefully laid out for him for the last 17 years is changing, and Matt decides that it must be changing for the better if it includes Jacob, even if along with Jacob comes some hard decisions and some fights he didn't know he was quite ready to fight.
The first time Cody told himself "it was just sex", he knew he was lying, and now ,three years later, standing atop a wall of guilt, with clipped wings and dreams of coming to life, he wondered if he would fall before he flew. Will Cody find the chance, or will it be just another warm body to pass the lonely nights with?
There was nothing Bryson and James wanted more than to get away from the stress of college, and once Bryson had convinced him, James was sure that this ski trip was the perfect way to do just that. Their week together in the snow would turn out to be something James would never forget, or the test that interrupted it, and the phone call he gets that night when Bryson was almost home.