"Unless things have changed since the beginning of time, it's not even remotely possible for two guys to make a baby. A family of two, yes, but not three."
Being a straight, single man wanting to adopt in today's society is hard enough. Not being straight? Whole new level. Red tape, classes, interviews, not to mention the expense, drive so many away with shattered dreams.
Steven comes from money, has a degree in business management, even though he's chosen to work as a bar tender, he believes making a family can be done. He's determined to do it, with or without long time lover Jorge.
At thirty-four, it's time. Fate, of course, has other plans. His haunting past, and the brutal grind of daily life all have the power to destroy both the life he has with Jorge and the family he's trying to build. Determination might not be enough to keep his dream of a family alive.
XBar is about a man finding the truth in lies, lies in truths, and learning how to be stronger than he ever thought possible.
Based on a true story.
Previously published- DAMMIT! is being revised and will be released with a new cover. Soon! This story was selected as Romance Reviews Top Pick. Follow here
Escaping the past isn’t easy, especially when the scars left behind are a constant reminder that trust and love can hurt.
Michael McKnight knows what it means to be on the run from memories. Years ago, after fleeing an abusive relationship, he was brutally stabbed and left for dead. His only savior had been a compassionate stranger he’d only gotten a glimpse of before slipping into the blackness that claimed him.
For Michael, recovery was an arduous and hard fought return to some semblance of normalcy. He rebuilds his life, spending his waking hours buried in work and fighting to forget the past. And his life seems to be going well until he finds out that his cousin Wayne is being held captive in a mental asylum for being gay. So he buys a plane ticket and flies out to rescue his cousin.
But the weather is against Michael, keeping him grounded and talking to a man who claims that he’d once saved his life and is willing to help him rescue his cousin. Can this man be for real or is something more sinister in the works?
Lost & Found: You Never mattered
You Never Mattered is a short story in the Lost & Found Anthology published by Featherlight Press. Twelve authors, myself included came together to write stories about our gay youth. All of the proceeds are going to a charity of the same name: Lost-n-Found.
Back in 2012 I came across a picture on Facebook, it resembles this one in fact. I was chatting to another author about putting together an anthology based on America's homeless GLBT youth and how many of them end up homeless and hooked on drugs, becoming prostitutes so they can eat. It's a sad society that allows this to happen to our children, regardless of their sexual orientation.
I am very happy to announce that the idea came to life and I, along with several other authors put together stories based on this very issue and we submitted it to Featherlight Press, a division of MLR Press. They took it on and the editor Kris Jacen found us a well deserved organization to donate all of our royalties to. They are called: Lost n Found and based out of Atlanta Georgia. As you can see they are the ONLY organization which offers our GLBT youth what they need. If you read through the site you'll see where you can donate monthly to them, even $5.00 a month helps. They also have an Amazon Wish List and here's that link: Amazon. Anything you can do to help them keep that place up and running and helping our youth would be greatly appreciated.
Description from the editor who helped us with this project.
In the Fall of 2012, DH Starr approached me about Featherweight publishing an anthology that he was a part of. It was a special project being organized by Michele Montgomery. All the authors wanted to donate their royalties from the anthology to charity. They wanted the monies to go to a specific cause---they wanted the money to go to a charity that worked with LGBT homeless teens. The authors donating their royalties to this worthy cause are Dakota Chase, DC Juris, Jeff Erno, Tabatha Heart, Caitlin Ricci, Diana Adams, DH Starr, Michele L. Montgomery, MF Kays and T.A. Webb. We thank them one and all. The inspiration for the anthology was a picture that they had seen with the text over the image that said "40% of homeless youth are LGBT. The #1 reason they're on the streets is family rejection." Once we got to final editing stages we realized, we didn't know WHICH charity to donate the monies to. There are so many great charities out there working with LGBT youth that we weren't sure which to choose. We wanted to make sure that no matter how much, it would make a difference. So the search was on. I was pleasantly surprised to come across one that had the name of the anthology almost exactly---Lost-n-Found Youth, Inc. It seemed like fate talking to me and after speaking with one of the board members, I was convinced of it. You see the board member told me that the day before we spoke, they received a call from a teen that had been on vacation with his parents and when they found a gay romance on his eReader, they left him on the side of the road. Yes, you read that correctly, abandoned him for reading a gay romance. Our hope is that with these stories, these teens realize that there are many out there that care about them. That no matter what anyone says---THEY MATTER.