Bodark Creek is a small, former mill town, north of Dallas and close to the Oklahoma border. Starting in 1908, Addy Bronner Braden spends most of her very long life there, surrounded by her large, close family. She loves them, leads them, and depends on them.
There is one gay person in this book – my husband. That makes sense, since the book is based on one half of his family tree. But he only turns up at the very end and as a visitor. And that about defines the relationship between gay people and this part of his family.
It’s springtime in the Italian mountain town of Ravello, and the community is just starting to wake up for the new tourist season. But something isn’t quite right: businesses are being attacked, and the police are nowhere to be seen.
Into the midst of all this comes twelve-year-old Daniele Ferrero, a kind and gentle boy who dreams of being a hero but really just wants a friend his own age. One night, when he follows a boy he sort of likes, he gets caught up in a dangerous game that will test his faith in humanity.
Yeoldebard, in Fiction. 12/07/2021 (Updated: 01/25/2022)
Coming of Age,
coming of age
Most people drift through life searching for purpose. Aleksander had his given to him before he was even conceived.
Born a slave on the Imperial home world of Země, Aleksander’s destiny is permanently entwined with that of Clan Novák's third son, Evžen. A spoiled noblerat’s pup, the young Lidikrys is far from the ideal master.
Can Aleksander protect his master, and teach him to survive in a hostile universe?
Andrew Devlin has three things he loves most. His parents, his only family, his boyfriend Ryan, and the hospitality industry, his chosen career. When his parents are tragically killed, his biggest desire is to have a family of his own, to love and be loved. With assistance from a very large inheritance he sets about doing just that.
Terry Young has just been appointed as chief projectionist in a run-down old cinema. But from day one he has problems. Resentment from the man who thinks he should have got the job. An undeniable attraction toward his general manager, Dan. And the re-awakening of psychic abilities indicating something is hidden under the building.
This story is set in 2005, modern enough for there to be mobile phones and Internet access, but still within the timeframe when cinemas like the Regal, with a crew of projectionists running film still existed.
Cia, in Fiction. 09/06/2020 (Updated: 01/24/2022)
Website designer Scottie Ness is taking a well-deserved vacation from the grindstone, and he plans to spend it in the solitude of Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest around Mt. Adams. He’s prepared for everything—except the lightning storm that traps him in a wildfire. Or meeting Jax Quintero, an abrasive firefighter whose bulky uniform couldn't hide a jawline chiseled from stone and intense eyes that burned him with scorn. Or was that the flames surrounding them?
Maybe Scottie should have gone to Hawaii on vacation instead.