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James Halat - My passion is simple: To live in a world meant for other people. And write about it. Gay, contemporary, literary fiction.

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Syncopated Rhythm: A Novella
James Halat

"The language is so appropriately raw when needed and so fragile in other gifts as a writer are Amazon Hall of Fame Top 100 don't count the days. There are too many of them."
Our narrator, who remains unnamed, grows up gay in the 1960s and 1970s. He spends most of his time alone as a child, not interested in school or church or playing with the other children. A harrowing move from New Jersey to a jerkwater town in Pennsylvania only serves to drive him deeper into isolation. ...






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Up A Tree
John McDonnell

Lauren Summers never forgot her first kiss, and when she goes back to the place where it happened, 30 years later, she gets stuck in a tree 30 feet in the air. She is saved by a handsome stranger with flashing blue eyes named Tom Connell. Then the man who gave her that first kiss, Jimmy Vance, shows up in her life. He's a successful businessman and he tells her he has never forgotten her all these years. Jimmy wants to rekindle their old romance, but Lauren can't stop thinking of Tom...


Time Will Tell (The Time Series Book 1)
J Roth

14 year old Sydnie Hayes appears to have it all brains, beauty, supportive family, and close friends. What's missing from her life? What every 14 year old girl dreams about...love. Her life changes the day she sets eyes on Ryder Morgan, it’s more than his intoxicatingly good looks and mesmerizing brown eyes, it’s the way he carries himself with an air of sophistication way beyond his years. But there is more to him than meets the eye, as she delves into his puzzling past to reveal a...


Sanctifying Grace (Resurrection Book 3)
Elizabeth Davies

This is the third novel in the Resurrection series.
Grace is at the end of her life, Roman by her side. He has failed in his quest to discover how to resurrect those humans who can be enthralled and now Grace is facing certain death. How can Roman live without her she has been a part of his life for millennia, but all he can do now is to be there for her.......


The Baptist: A Psychological Thriller
R. A. Barnes

The second novel from Ruby Barnes (author of Peril).
A contemporary psychological thriller set in the medieval Irish city of Kilkenny.
Early reader feedback on The Baptist:
'The writing is tight and very atmospheric. A chilling tale of real evil.'
'Dark and disturbing, but oh so good.'
'Dark and dingy, hot and steamy, everything you need from a novel in one swift download.'
'Well written and totally convincing, it provides an absorbing insight into the minds of some very...


The Mysterious Package: A Hannah & Tamar Mystery
Cassidy Salem

Hannah and Tamar are looking forward to spending Thanksgiving break with their grandparents. On the long ride to Vermont, the sisters are quick to offer assistance when a fellow passenger – a girl in her late teens – is hassled by a rough-looking young man. Grateful as she may be for their help, Gwen is in no hurry to make friends, not even as she thrusts a mysterious package into Tamar’s hand and disappears in the Rutland train station. Puzzled by her behavior...