1845. In the spring Redburn leaves Peru for New York on a warship. He has nothing, and feels like a failure. Worst of all is the loss he leaves behind him in the Pacific – his husband is dead, and Toby is lost and presumably long buried. What awaits him in the fall when he arrives back 'home,' to a place he has not been for four years? There he must consider what his brother wants for him, against how Redburn might honor the noblest sacrifices of the men who love him have made.
The South Pacific, 1842. These are powder-keg times, and in the midst of French Imperial gun boat diplomacy, Redburn has had enough of the sea. He draws a reluctant Toby into an adventure, and in the process loses something more valuable to him than his own life.
It is the summer of 1839. A 19-year-old boy sets out to be a man. He chooses the sea, or it chooses him, because it is a place where men who love as he does can escape society's pronouncements upon them. The boy unknowingly begins a classic hero's journey of self-discovery – travels 'there,' discovers his task is a deeply personal one, then returns 'home' to find home is not where he wants to be anymore.
He plays for me, humming along with the melody. Waves break lazily against the side of the yacht as it moves along down the bay at a leisurely pace. I lean back in my seat and just watch him, listen to the sound of his voice. Always liked that voice. Always listened when it came up on the radio.
It's weird, hitting it off with a much older musician you've always admired. Weirder still when you've got his long dead best friend kicking around in your brain...
My take on V and Kerry's relationship from Boat Drinks onward and past the Stars/Aldecaldos ending.
Young Jake has been guided towards his high school building along with many other survivors from all of the surrounding areas, as the country attempts to make it through a zombie outbreak. It is only by chance that a beautiful stranger gets holed up in the same building. Even in a world overrun by the dead, love can still make you feel so alive.
Moira O'Brien is an archaeologist studying the ancient history of Ireland. Her particular interest is in the dolmens of the stoneranges called the Burrens in Western Ireland. But she discovers something beyond her understanding. Something that could mean the end of the world. Something that will challenge all she knows, all she believes, and all she holds dear. Now...she has help from her two Caretakers.
This is the concluding short story to the Comforting Touch Series.
Ben and Jason attend Ben's Mother's, Cecilia Christmas day party. Havoc ensues, threats of violence, and realization is achieved. Ben and Jason are lovers, but they must be more to be together for the long term with the insanity of Ben's family life.
Poems of suffering and peace from a nearly forgotten master. Hans Ehrenbaum-Degele was killed in action in July, 1915, 26 years of age. His partner and friends brought out his Das Tausendste Regiment ("The Thousandth Regiment") posthumously in 1917. Whether or not his work has been ignored because he was Gay, it's time to bring his name forward and place it with the other great WW1 poets, where he has always belonged.
In his 15 years of life Cy Walker has seen it all. From being on his own to working his way up the ladder of his Chicago Gang...there's nothing he can't do. However when he's arrested during a police raid, and fostered by a wealthy family he finds his greatest challenge has just begun. (Note: even though this is book 3, no prior knowledge is required)
Book 2 centers on the growing problems and pieces of intrigue from the insidious CISS to the Halls of the Vatican to the thousand year old battlefields of the Middle East, Hunter Douglas and his friends are entering a web far deeper and interconnected than they ever imagined.
This story is now on Hiatus until I find a new Head Editor/Beta Reader
Colonel John Haverson is a Pathfinder. Part explorer and part soldier, Haverson is one of the Coalition Navy's elite. Commanding the Frigate, Relentless, the Colonel and his crew travels the new frontier in the name of humanity.
While on Fulcrum, the Pathfinder base, the Relentless is assigned a new medic, Doctor Miles Wexler. A civilian outside the Navy chain of command, Wexler has volunteered himself to the Pathfinders. Bored as a surgeon on Osiris, the young man is keen to see the galaxy while contributing something in return.