I’m excited because my book 959 Brenton Street came out yesterday. Woot! 959 Brenton Street is the first in the series Men of Falcon Pointe. Each book is about a different couple, but all who interact within the city of Falcon Pointe, Washington. These men might not find acceptance elsewhere, but in Falcon Pointe, they have most definitely found home.
In this snippet, Trent has just found he lives with men of several different sexualities and outs himself without planning to.
“I’m actually gay myself.” How the words slipped out, he didn’t know, but they did.
“Whoa,” Alan said, rushing over to his side and rubbing his back just as Trent realized he was having difficulty breathing. Suddenly a paper bag was at his lips, and he was breathing into it, feeling like an utter idiot. How could he have just said it like that? “It’s okay, Trent,” Alan said, still rubbing his back. “I’m guessing you’ve never admitted it out loud like that before.”
Still with the bag at his lips, Trent shook his head.
“That’s rough,” David said, placing a glass in front of him. “Cold water. It’ll help.”
As if the whole thing weren’t embarrassing enough, Trent’s hand shook as he reached for the glass.
“Your family look down on gays?” Alan asked gently as Trent sipped at the cold water.
“Yeah,” he said, still trying to get more air. “They’re Mormon.”
“Fuck,” David hissed. “Yeah. That would be a sucky way to grow up.”
“I’ve never met anyone who was gay before,” Trent admitted as the shaking lessoned. “Or bi.”
“Probably have, but they were people like yourself who were too afraid to admit it out loud,” Alan said. “I was out and proud of liking men and women when I was fifteen, but then, my parents are gay, so they were accepting of whatever I did.”
Trent placed his glass on the table and turned to him in confusion. “Your parents are gay?”
“Yep. Dad and Pops are great. Adopted me when I was two. Couldn’t ask for better parents.”
“Wow.” Trent felt like he had opened some mystical portal into a world that could not possibly exist, where men like himself were accepted.
Trent Farnsworth moves to Falcon Pointe to get as far away from his controlling family and religion as he can. While his conservative upbringing makes it hard for Trent to admit he’s gay, he accidentally outs himself in front of his four new roommates. None of the men living at 959 Brenton Street are what the world would consider normal, but all four accept him for who he is. He never expects to feel right at home in a loving discipline household. And when Trent falls for his much older landlord, Dr. Cory Venerin, he’s as surprised as anyone, but discovering Cory feels the same makes Trent realize he’s truly in the right place at the right time.
Until he tells his family he’s gay. His father uses any resource at his disposal to destroy him, including Trent’s love for Cory. As his father schemes to send Trent to a hospital whose sole purpose is to rip the gay out of him, Cory battles to save not only Trent—but also the possibility of a future together.
I’m very excited that 959 Brenton Street is now available. In fact, I’ll be on Dreamspinner Press’s Facebook page for a few hours today talking about it. Come join me 🙂
Coming soon from Men of Falcon Pointe: The following three books are contracted with Dreamspinner Press and are in editing mode 🙂
Finding His Home (Feb/Mar 2016)
Becoming Rafe (May/June 2016)
His Right Choice (Aug/Sep 2016)
Now, on with more Seductive Studs…