At fifteen CJ Abelló is exiled from his home in Miami because of his sexual orientation and sent to live in Washington, D.C. with his gay father and his father’s wealthy partner. Over the next few years, CJ flourishes in his new home thanks to the love and guidance provided by the two men and their group of friends. He is nearing graduation from School Without Walls High School, ready to begin his freshman year at Georgetown University, and volunteering in the 2016 presidential campaign.
Book THREE of the Boy’s Trilogy. Peter and Tom of Boy’s of the 1950s are now friends of Vlad, the Moscow boy of Russia My Home. They have numerous adventures with their circle of acquaintances.Adventures includePeter and Tom seeing Bette and Barry at the Continental Baths and getting involved in the Stonewall riots. Peter’s son develops strong feelings for a farm boy. The story continues from 1965 to the present day.
Book TWO of the Boy’s Trilogy. Moscow born, Vladek’s coming of age tale. His first love is Hans Eberhardt, his German high school teacher. Fluent in German he works for Soviet intelligence during World War II and becomes an aide (and lover) to a Soviet General. His next lover is an American officer. He eventually moves to the USA where he becomes respected in his profession while having many friends and numerous affairs.
Book ONE of the Boy’s Trilogy. Peter, the quiet, scholarly, marching band member, and Tom, the outgoing, popular, athlete, have a chance meeting. Outwardly so different, inwardly so much the same. They develop a strong relationship but being the 1950s they hide their true feelings from friends and family. From high school to university to graduate school to professions their love grows while having numerous adventures. In Chapter 36 they meet Vladek whose coming of age story is in the book – Russia My Home.
"I have grown tired of remembering. Mes souvenirs tuent. My memories kill me. So it falls to me to make them known in these writings before my soul is set free at last." ~ Lord Cedrick Temple, Duke of Buckingham
George Granger has been separated from his command, and how finds himself in limbo, waiting for Valiant to return. In the meantime, the Admiralty has found other things for him to do. Little does Granger know that when his ship finally does return, he'll be given an entirely different challenge, one that will take him to entirely new waters.
This story starts in June of 2003. The invasion of Iraq is over, George Bush has landed on the aircraft carrier and proclaimed "Mission Accomplished", and the insurgency has yet to begin. Some may think America is at the height of its power.
Meanwhile, in the CAP world:
JJ and Will, both in doomed relationships that seem to be working. Will they unravel, and if they do, who is behind it?
Adlai Ben Yusuf the son of a humble carpenter, grew up in the village of Nazareth in the troubled land called Palestine. With with his brother Tavi and cousin Cephas he enjoyed the usual escapades and misadventures of a normal teenage boy. Whereas Adlai was scholarly and introspective his brother Tavi was an extrovert. He was a warrior, an adventurer and a womaniser; trouble followed him relentlessly. Being popular and well-loved, he was his father Yusuf''s favourite. Then suddenly a simple mistake occurred which was to have tragic and far-reaching consequences; consequences that have endured to the present day.
In the homophobic atmosphere of Sydney during the Roaring Twenties, gay policeman Constable Paddy Langdon was anxious to avoid any deep emotional commitments. Then he met a young man at a seedy Turkish Bathhouse and they fell deeply in love. Gang violence had become an issue, intensifying when gangs began to use a cheap barbers razor as a weapon of choice; this deadly item being used to cut, mutilate and kill rivals.
What is the nature of love and how do we feel about it? Elliott is struggling because he likes a girl, needs her, but he doesn't really love her, not like he loved Claire. Claire was the love of his life. He bumps into another soul who is hurting from the same kind of condition. In the end, the emotions become lyrical and we see how the creative process is sometimes a healing one. Let's see if we can find the Coupe de Ville hiding at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box.