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The Riddles of Mulberry Island
While out fishing one bright summer day, fifteen-year-old Tommy Oakley is startled to spy what appears to be a giant fish surfacing in the inlet near Mulberry Island. Confused and a little fearful, he returns to Bayside, the tiny village where he lives, and recruits Wendy to help him solve the mystery.
A few nights later, Tommy goes camping with his best friend John, and they’re alarmed to see ghostly lights floating above the water and movement inside the island’s abandoned mansion.
Everyone in Bayside knows the island is uninhibited, but they also think it’s haunted, so Tommy and John are more than ready to stay away. But the strong-willed Wendy convinces the reluctant boys to investigate the source of the lights, thereby setting in motion a harrowing adventure that has them dodging bullets and running for their lives, all the while struggling to sort out their conflicted feelings for one another.
One thing is certain—if they survive the summer at all, things will never be the same between them again.
Warning: child endangerment, adults threatening children, kidnapping of a child, and the verbal and physical domestic abuse of a child
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The Breaths We Take
(Seasons of Chadham High 03)
It’s 1992, and seventeen-year-old Ben Carpenter has everything all figured out. He’s gay, with a supportive family; he makes decent grades; and in Ted, Hope, and Doris, he’s got three great friends he can always depend on. If he only had a boyfriend, life would be perfect, and he’s working on that.
But things are getting complicated. First, Doris drags him into an ill-fated matchmaking scheme that could destroy their friendship with Ted and Hope. Then, Grandpa Marty moves in, throwing the whole Carpenter household into a total uproar. If that’s not enough, the only way for Ben to get in his community service hours is to volunteer at the senior center, even though old people give him the creeps. And then there’s that little matter of his feelings for Ted’s brother Adrian that confuse him and threaten to expose a secret Ted must never know.
Ben’s journey is littered with misunderstandings, tender moments, and unexpected ghosts from the past that reveal a two-decades-old mystery. As events unfold, Ben is forced to reevaluate what friendship, family, and love are really all about, and he discovers that, sometimes, there’s more to life than a happy ending.
Seasons of Chadham High explores the evolving experience of gay teenagers in different eras—from the psychedelic sixties, through the me generation seventies and eighties, to the nihilistic nineties and beyond.
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Conjoined at the Soul
(Seasons of Chadham High 02)
Randy Clark has just looked in the mirror and figured out he’s gay. So now, all he needs is a boyfriend, and finding one should be easy enough, right? The trouble is Randy has a knack for being attracted to the wrong kind of guy, like the one who hasn’t spoken to him since he told him he had pretty eyes. Then there’s that locker-room jock who’s always putting him down. And new student Kerry Sawyer would be perfect—except for that girlfriend he left behind.
Obviously, when it comes to finding a boyfriend, Randy’s got a lot to learn. So for dating tips, he turns to friends Jeremy Smith and Annie Brock. But although Annie’s more than willing to help him find the right guy, between his own bad luck and her less than helpful advice (date a girl?), things are getting out of control fast. And while Randy struggles with bullies, bigotry, and his own self-doubts, he quickly finds that searching for love can be pitted with embarrassing misunderstandings, humiliating encounters, and hilarious missteps.
All in all, Randy’s sophomore year is shaping up to be one to remember—if he can just live through it.
Hi guys! We have Huston Piner stopping by today with his new re-release My Life As A Myth, we have guest post from Huston where he answers a couple of questions, a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and click that giveaway link! <3 ~Pixie~
My Life As A Myth
(Seasons of Chadham High 01)
Can a cool reputation really deliver on promises of happiness?
Nick’s got problems. He’s a social outcast who dreams of being popular, he’s an easy target for bullies, and he doesn’t understand why he’s just not attracted to girls. So, after a series of misunderstandings label him a troublemaker on his first day of high school, he’s really stoked to have Jesse Gaston and his gang take him in.
Jesse starts a PR campaign around campus to give Nick a new image, and the shy loser soon finds himself transformed into an antiestablishment hero. While Nick would rather explore his growing attraction to Bobby Warren, he’s forced to fend off would-be girlfriends and struggles with the demands of acting cool. And things at home are spinning out of control as the Vietnam War’s destructive impact threatens to change his life forever.
Nick’s story is both humorous and haunting–a journey of ridiculous misadventures, unexpected psychedelic explorations, and tragic turns of fate. Can a world still reeling from the sexual revolution and the illicit pleasures of marijuana and underage drinking accept two boys in love? Can Nick and Bobby’s relationship survive a hostile time when acid rock rules, status is everything, and being gay is the last taboo?
Title: Light in Endless Darkness Series: N/A Author: Huston Piner Genre: Paranormal / Vampire Length: Novel (193 pages) Publisher: Torquere Press LLC (May 13th 2015) Heat Level: Explicit Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts Blurb: Kevin Reeves enrolls in a night course and meets the sexy Dominic Pierce, an independent, blind emo. A mutual attraction quickly develops into a full-blown romance and after a violent confrontation with his father, Kevin moves in with him.
But he soon discovers that far from protecting Dominic like he thought, members of the neighborhood gang think Dominic is a monster and are terrified of him. Meanwhile, someone from Kevin’s past begins blackmailing him for sex, leaving him humiliated, feeling guilty, and suffering from nightmares that cast Dominic as a bloodthirsty monster. Worried that Dominic will dump him if he finds out, Kevin struggles to keep his blackmail a secret.
But Dominic has dark secrets of his own. He has a job he won’t discuss that keeps him away from sunup to sunset and he makes secret nightly excursions after he thinks Kevin has fallen asleep. Can Kevin get away from his blackmailer? Will he find out what Dominic does all day and where he sneaks out to every night?
And can their love survive when he finally uncovers the truth?
Review: The blurb of this book intrigued me when I read it. Kevin comes across as someone who allows people to use him in certain circumstances which I didn’t understand. Dominic struck me as a strong individual who would do anything for Kevin.
The reader is able to see as Kevin matures the further you read. These two seemed perfect for one another as the story progressed. I really enjoyed both characters but would have preferred Kevin to be stronger than he was at times.
You don’t really learn a lot about Dominic and why he is the way he is at first. It was an interesting read to say the least. Keeps your attention from start to finish.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *
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Light in Endless Darkness
Kevin Reeves lives with his mother and abusive father and dreams of going to Dickerson University. Lonely and easily cowed, he works as a janitor to save money and signs up for night courses at the community college. There, he meets Dominic Pierce, a sexy emo who also happens to be blind. Kevin is immediately attracted to Dominic and soon a mutual attraction develops into a full-blown romance. After a violent confrontation with his father leads to Kevin moving in with Dominic, he discovers that the neighborhood gang is terrified of the blind emo, referring to him as El Sanguijuela.
Meanwhile, Jacky Larson, who outed Kevin as a sophomore, begins blackmailing him for sex at work, leaving him ashamed and panicked that Dominic will dump him if he finds out. But Dominic has dark secrets of his own, including a job he won’t discuss that keeps him away from sunup to sunset and secret nightly excursions. Can Kevin get away from his blackmailer without losing Dominic in the process? Will he ever discover what Dominic does all day and where he sneaks out to every night? And can their love survive when Kevin finally uncovers the truth?