After losing his wife to illness, a decorated war hero is determined to keep his family together, but his parenting skills are tested during the summer break by financial restraints, an increasing reliance on alcohol, and the discovery that his eldest son is gay.
Fifteen-year-old Buddy is fascinated by Native American culture and feels drawn to it in a way he doesn't understand. Two years after his family moves from the city to the country, events conspire to start Buddy on a journey of self-discovery, a journey that will lead him to uncover hidden secrets about himself.
Luke Summers is from the UK, but finds more than he expects when his family move to make a new life, just north of Atlanta, Georgia, USA. But don't be fooled. An English Teen, Circumcised in the USA is a lot more than it seems as young people try to figure out who they are in this extraordinary tale of life, love and loss.
When first published, it gathered lots of support, and large numbers of positive reviews. However, please be warned that there are scenes of unpleasant school bullying in a couple of chapters, and a sexual scene later in the story that borders on rape.
For the past five years, CEO Kennedy Grey has hired a gay male companion for his one annual escape from work. All expenses paid and a fixed sum at the end, all the candidate needs to do is pull off the role of dutiful boyfriend. Kieran West sits in the coffee shop, trying to finish an assignment. Single and unemployed again, he overhears the man across from him interviewing for a job paying five grand. What does he have to lose?
Imagine your perfect life. What’s it like? Are you rich? Are you popular? Do you have a million cars? Well 17 year old Teddy Haner doesn't have to imagine. Being student body president, and captain of his lacrosse team…he has everything! However when a new mysterious friend flips his world upside down, and starts to ascend to stardom, he finds that there’s a lot more to life than popularity.
It's 1948. Teens Frank and Joe Dane, sons of nationally famous private detective Ben Dane, are enjoying their summer vacation. But then their dad asks them to come along on a little trip up the coast, to a tourist town where strange things have been happening...and the boys are off on a mysterious case with two friends in tow.
Events take an immediate turn for the worse as it soon becomes obvious that someone is out to stop the investigation...someone willing to use any means at his disposal to win!
An homage to the Hardy Boys adventures that some of us read as kids, except that in this one, the boys are...um, well...you'll see.
Not all angels have wings. And not all sinners go to hell. Aaron, a misanthrope who blames himself for the death of his partner on Christmas Eve two years prior, discovers redemption and second chances in the most unexpected way.
Two college men who have volunteered to tutor black kids for the 1969 summer in the South grow more and more attracted to one another. But the summer ends before they realize the full extent of their love for one another, and they go separate ways—one to get married and have children, the other to join the military and go to Vietnam.
What do you do when you simply don't fit into your world? Shawn Martoni never did. A past of turmoil and misfortune kept a solid foothold from ever forming.
But what if there was another world under our own? Someplace where all that's left of the creatures long since forgotten might live. Would Shawn find his place there or simply find another form of the underworld?
***NOMINATED FOR BEST HERO/VILLAIN IN THE 2013 READERS CHOICE AWARDS***
*A snippet of a larger concept that I've tinkered around with and may return to down the road.*
Matt Donovan realizes that his relationship with Charlie isn't the secret he thought it was. Others within in his small fishing community are opening their eyes to his reality, including his one true crush, the outspoken, gruff-around-the-edges Jake Kowalczyk, who himself begins to discover that his feelings for Matt go beyond a platonic friendship after Matt almost dies.