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New Release - The Statue

It’s been a long time – two years to be exact – since I’ve had a new release.  The Statue is novella length Gay Lit and project I started a while ago and then shelved when I took a break from writing.  It’s a story that had been in my mind for many years and now I can announce the release date for May 24th.

I’ll take this opportunity to clearly point out The Statue is not erotic fiction in the same way The Slayer’s Apprentice is not erotic fiction.  I don’t want anyone buying the book only to be disappointed when they realise this.  However, those of you who read my books probably already know erotic content is not a high priority for me. 

Thank you to everyone who’s patiently waited for me to release something new and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support throughout the two year dry spell.

The Statue – Novella – $3.99
Available in both plain text version and graphic version.
Genre: Contemporary Gay Lit
Release Date: May 24th 2012

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Freelance journalist, Tristan Church, wants to expose Galloway Mental Hospital’s dirty secrets. Teaming up with broody photographer, Mark, promises other perks.  A ten year relationship with high school sweetheart, Eli, no longer offers Tristan the excitement he craves.  Mark made his intentions clear and Tristan is close to giving in to his advances.

One morning at ‘The Gallows’ leaves Tristan reeling.  He wasn’t prepared for the hell he witnessed and certainly wasn’t prepared to meet Zane.  Disarmed by Zane’s angelic manner, Tristan can’t believe anyone would stand him up.  He soon realises the tardy boyfriend only exists in Zane’s mind and the beautiful young man is not a visitor to The Gallows but a patient.

Eli walks out and Tristan’s life falls apart.  A decision to meet with Mark almost ends in tragedy and Tristan finds solace in Zane’s company.  Before long Zane’s delusions begin terrorising him again.  While Tristan fights to save his own sanity and get Eli back, he knows someone must fight for Zane’s right to love a man no one else can see.  A man who scares away violent hallucinations, takes away Zane’s fear, keeps him safe, and is trapped inside a stone statue.

Comments

Sounds interesting. And I like the fact that I don't have to skip pages because of erotica I don't want to read. Your plots are usually much more fun and involving.
Glad I'm not the only one who skips over all the erotica to get back to the story - lol.

I did think about throwing a sex scene in at the end and then knew that's exactly what it would have been... 'thrown in and out of place'. I made an executive decision with Slayer to leave it out and had to do the same with The Statue.
Good move. I didn't miss it in Slayer, the story carried it enough.

Sex scenes should be used to move the story and show how the characters are changing toward each other and their situations. Of course, sometimes you have to put them in, as per publisher's requests. And there are a lot of readers who like them.
Congratulations on your new release!