I had a good time this past Saturday at the Elmhurst library’s Local Author Fair. They had it laid out differently this year, with the tables scattered throughout both floors instead of all of us in a large meeting room. And this year there were a whopping 50 authors compared to last year at about 30. I met several new fellow authors and reconnected with a few I’d met at previous events.
Big thing was – I sold books! Woot! Gay fiction is a tough sell at these events, so I count myself lucky. I had a wonderful interaction with two young gals, around 14 years old. I got the distinct feeling they were exploring their growing sexuality. They came right over to my table, and while they’re too young to read my books, they both really wanted the rainbow flag pins I had and both put them on promptly. They were both lovely to speak with.
In fact, my rainbow flag pins were quite the hit with folks saying they had a gay son, grand-daugher or friend and wanted to show their support. Most said they had no idea there was even gay fiction! They all took my business cards and said they’d pass it along, so I’m hoping I’ll sell some ebooks in the next few days.
Oh, and I had a woman give me a pair of rainbow heart earrings that she’d made! How cool was that? 🙂 So yeah, I had a good day.
★ BLURB: Do you believe in the power of love, even after death? After losing his lover in a car accident two years ago, actor Nathan Marshall wasn’t interested in another relationship. Until he meets waiter Justin Kowalski. Something about him seems so familiar that Nathan is instantly drawn to the younger man.
Surprised at his capacity to love again, his relationship with Justin blossoms. But then an unbelievable truth is revealed – one that could break both their hearts for good.
★ BLURB: The hunters become the hunted when the past returns to haunt Sergeants Connor Finley and Shawn Weller with deadly vengeance. In the wake of the harrowing missions in India and Pakistan, Connor struggles to come to terms with causing the accidental death of a child, while Shawn tries to put Julian’s betrayal behind him.
Adding to the emotional fallout, new trials arise – the appearance of a young man from Connor’s past turned stalker may have fatal consequences for him, while Shawn must confront his former heroin addiction and break free of the hold it still has on him.
The challenges continue when a Shadow Unit undercover op in Bangladesh to shut down the pipeline of terrorists being smuggled into the UK draws Shawn and Connor into a web of lies and deceit from a man hell bent on exacting revenge on the two soldiers – demanding a life for a life.
Will Connor and Shawn survive? Or will the jungle become their final resting place?
(Can be read as a standalone)
Don’t miss Connor and Shawn’s other missions in BROKEN SOLDIER, ROGUE SOLDIER and DYING SOLDIER, plus the holiday short story SNOWBOUND SOLDIERS! Available now!