I’ve said it before, and I know I’ll say it again. I love stories about broken boys, and the book I’m giving away today certainly has one of those.
As a musician at the popular college café Coed Joe’s, high school senior Kai Manter is never lacking for male attention. Out, proud, free-spirited, and sexually aware, Kai sets his sights on his darkly Gothic and undeniably bad-tempered co-worker, Jamie Arlotta, a freshman at the local arts university. Sporting long hair and alluring hippie style, Kai expects his interest will be reciprocated, with satisfying sex as the end goal. That’s what usually happens. But Jamie’s lessons in life have been harsher. Having been sexually abused by his older stepbrother for several years, Jamie has grown an impenetrable outer shell meant to keep the world at a safe distance.
I’m always on the lookout for something a little different, and the book I’m giving away today certainly falls into that category.
When eighteen-year-old Hunter Jackson and his half sister, Ashlin, return to their dad’s for the first winter in years, they expect everything to be just like the warmer months they’d spent there as kids. And it is—at first. But Chance, the charismatic and adventurous boy who made their summers epic, is harboring deep secrets. Secrets that are quickly spiraling into something else entirely.
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Dawson Barnes recognizes his world is very small and very charmed. Running his community college theater like a petty god, he and his best friend, Benji know they’ll succeed as stage techs after graduation. His father adores him, Benji would die for him, and Dawson never doubted the safety net of his family, even when life hit him below the belt.
As the country’s religious and secular leaders battle over equality in the abstract, Brian McAllister and Jamie Mayfield live in the crossfire. In their little town of Crayford, Alabama, loving another boy is the worst kind of sin. Best friends since childhood, they explore their love and each other in Jamie’s backyard tree house as they hide from the world. They happily plan for the future together—until their lives are rocked when their secret is exposed and Jamie’s family intervenes.
Pushing the Envelope in LGBT YA Books: Celebrating Storm Moon Press’ 4th Anniversary with Cody Stanford1
The main character of my novel Sinews of the Heart is Nikki, a genderqueer transgirl anthrotiger growing up in a world destroyed by hate. In her post-apocalyptic world, she has no models to help her really figure out who she is. No books about being queer that she can read and no role models for sorting out being genderqueer… no stories about being gay or growing up as a boy feeling more like a girl… nothing to help her figure out what she feels both in her heart and in her body. She doesn’t even know what the word “gay” is until Nikki’s mother, sensing what’s going on with her daughter, tells Nikki what it means. When it comes to literature about gays, queers, and transpeople, Nikki lives in a world where the lack of books is as desolate as the ruins of civilization that surround her.
So, tell us a little about yourself. Who is Treasa Rae Prescott?
Resa, please. Only my folks call me Treasa, and only when I’m in trouble.