Remember when you were in high school and you developed a crush on a boy who sat next to you in class? It happened to me more than once. A few days ago, I came across the photo I’ve posted here this morning and instantly it reminded me of a guy who shared a lab table with me in my chemistry class, junior year. I can’t even remember his name, but I do remember how strongly I felt an attraction to him. At the time I didn’t even consider myself gay. (It was verboten at my high school at the time.) But he was on my mind constantly, for a few months. I wonder where he is now?
Okay, enough reminiscing. I’m up early, driving a friend to a medical procedure this morning. I’ll do my writing at the medical clinic while I’m waiting. It’s another beautiful day on the island. I just watched sunrise over the Intracoastal Waterway, an amazing explosion of colors. I’m not sure what’s in store for the rest of my day, but I’ll certainly take a run this afternoon in this fine, fall Tuesday. This kind of cool, dry weather is perfect for exercising outdoors.
On another note, I learned my new anthology, Becoming Men, published by Noble Romance, has been selling briskly in its first few weeks on the market.
Here’s the blurb for the book:
Becoming Men offers three stories about college boys who share a common need: love from another young man.
In East Beach, Ian, a lifeguard, is forced to confront his hidden attraction to males when he’s teamed for the summer with Kevin, a co-worker who’s gay. Can Ian summon the courage to explore his sexuality?
In Angel from Asuncion, Jordy, a homesick college freshman, pursues affection from his Paraguayan roommate, Ariel. Can Jordy convince Ariel to abandon his vow of celibacy?
And in Aaron Sickles And Me, a promiscuous gym rat named Andy, lusts for his fellow body-builder, conservative Aaron Sickles. Will Andy forego his omnivorous sex life, to win Aaron’s love?
Life isn’t always about getting what we want, but each of these boys somehow manages to attain what he needs. Follow their transitions to manhood in the pages of Becoming Men.
Right now, this book is only available at the Noble Romance Publishing website: https://www.nobleromance.com/ItemDisplay.aspx?i=200 And right now it’s only available in digital format, but soon it will be available in paperback as well. I’ll let you know when.