Beautiful boy in black and white; Martin’s novellas now available on Kindle from Amazon …
Hi, friends and readers:
I’m taking a break from spray painting a table for my living room (Exciting, eh?) and I thought I’d share a little new information with readers who want to purchase either of my latest novellas.
I was just notified by two of my publishers, Torquere Press and Noble Romance Publishing that my novellas, Maui (Torquere 2009) and Love Quest (Noble Romance 2010) are now available on Kindle, the digital reading device sold by Amazon. Here’s a link to the Amazon site and Amazon’s listings for my books:
When Ishmael Fanning, a Florida surfer and grade school teacher, gets dumped by his partner of seven years, he relocates to the Hawaiian island of Maui. There he quickly finds himself involved with two younger men, Corey, a competition surfer, and Spencer, who works in a skateboard shop.
Eventually, Ishmael must choose between Corey and Spencer, and it’s not an easy decision for him to make. Spencer’s not the brightest guy, but he has a sensitive side that appeals to Ishmael. Corey’s a prize-winning surfer, he’s got two years of college and he looks like a fashion model, but his sexual orientation troubles him.
Both Spencer and Corey want Ishmael as a lover. Which guy will Ishmael choose?
Maui’s been on the market for about six months now and it’s done pretty well. I’ve received a few nice reviews and many, many nice comments from readers who wrote to me via this blog.
If you like male/male romance and steamy sex scenes, then you’ll probably like Maui. The book will also give you a flavor for what it’s like to visit the island of Maui in Hawaii. I took a surfing trip there in 2008 and fell in love with the place. The physical beauty of the island and the warmth and friendliness of Maui’s people are enchanting. If you ever get a chance to visit Hawaii, be sure to visit Maui and see for yourself what I am talking about.
Here’s a brief description of Love Quest:
Eighteen year old Jamie Bliss ages out of the foster care system, a victim of repeated sexual abuses. After hustling tricks and living on the street for a time, Jamie enters into a couple of abusive relationships before meeting Evan and Frederick, a gay couple who become Jamie’s mentors. Can they help Jamie overcome his destructive past? His low self esteem?
And when Evan introduces Jamie to Evan’s colleague, Jack, a young school teacher who pursues Jamie’s affection, can Jamie open his heart to Jack? Despite the bad cards life has dealt Jamie, is he still capable of love?
Love Quest has been selling quite well since its release in January 2010. It’s the kind of story you’d read in three or four sittings. Again, it’s received nice reviews and many readers have written me about Love Quest, including a few men who were raised in foster care, who said it was gratifying to read a story with a character who grew up in the system and suffered its frequent abuses.
I don’t own a Kindle myself and I’ve only seen one once, on a bus in Berlin, but they look pretty cool. I hear they’re especially nice for reading in bed or on the plane. You don’t need a reading light. You can purchase and download books from Amazon in a couple of minutes, using the Kindle and 3G technology, no PC required. No contracts or monthly fees of any kind. No more trips to the book store, burning gasoline. (Though I must confess I love book stores.) No bookshelves needed to store your books in. (Though I like my bookshelves. They make me feel a home.) I don’t know, I guess I am a traditionalist when it comes to books, but I think e-publishing and digital formats are the wave of the future, I really do. Print books are so expensive to produce, ship and store. Think about it.