Stolen Dreams is due to be released by Silver on 31st March.
In a moment of madness, Morgan cheated on his best friend and lover, and Shae walked out without looking back. Five years on, and Morgan has a new life. He is engaged to a tempestuous and passionate Hollywood actor, Jase, and his career as an assistant movie director is thriving.
The last thing Morgan expects is for Shae to walk back into his life. It is clear from the start that he is still deeply attracted to Shae, and that feeling is returned. What is also obvious is that everyone else can see it, including his fiancé.
As Morgan and Shae get to know each other again, they discover the extent that friends meddled in their lives to keep them apart five years previously. Morgan finds that he cannot deny the fact he is still in love with Shae, but he is engaged, and Shae has secrets that he is not prepared to share. Morgan has some hard decisions to make as he struggles not to hurt the men that he cares about.
They're watching him even before he heads into the club. Heads bowed together, large eyes fixed on him, checking out his face, his body, his crotch. From the way Green Eyes is running his hands restlessly over Blue Eyes' body, he's pretty sure they approve, and he stares back, frank and unashamed.
Jeff takes a long swallow of water, tilting his head back as the cool liquid passes down his throat. Even from here he can see Green Eyes lick his lips, bending down to whisper something to his companion, who nods in agreement. He waits to see what they do. If they want him, and yeah, they want him, he'll play, but first they have to ask nicely. Pouty looks ain't gonna cut it.
For Tommy Bradley, a hand working on the Lost Cow Ranch in rural Texas, admitting his sexuality is impossible, even if his bosses, Luke and Simon, are gay—Tommy has spent his entire life hiding the truth from his homophobic parents. Then Tommy meets pastor Noah Taylor in Luke’s father’s hospital room, and his difficult secret becomes that much harder to keep.
Noah is unlike any man of God—or any man—Tommy’s ever met. For one thing, his congregation is made up primarily of GLBT individuals and their families. For another, he isn’t afraid of the attraction he feels toward Tommy, and he makes his intentions very clear. But Noah won’t hide his sexuality or his love from the world, and he won’t start a relationship with Tommy while Tommy hides his, either. Faced with the choice of losing Noah or coming out to his parents, Tommy takes his first steps out of the closet.
But Tommy isn’t the only one facing challenges. Thanks to an outpouring of hatred from Pastor Jackson and a group of ranch owners, Noah must cope with the possible loss of his church and his livelihood.
Tumbling Blindly to be self-published: A tidbit...
Matt poked his head out to see two policemen enter his bedroom, their hats in hand. They looked as surprised to see him as he was them.
The first policeman, a short young guy, wrinkled his nose. “Matthew Collins?” He was the one that had made the comment about the smell.
“Ye…” Matt coughed. He hadn’t spoken in days and his throat was completely closed up. “Yes. I’m Matt Collins. What are you doing in my flat?”
The first policeman frowned at him. “I’m PC Murphy and this is PC West. Are you all right, sir? You didn’t answer the door.”
“Th..that was you banging the door down?”
Both policemen nodded, then the other one, an older man with silver hair spoke. “Are you ill, Mr Collins? Your neighbour, Mrs Morris at number 44 was worried about you. She hadn’t seen you for days.”
“She was more worried that I hadn’t brought the bin in,” Matthew snapped waspishly.
The two men exchanged glances, confirming Matthew’s suspicions.
“You can tell the old bag… my neighbour that I’m fine. I’m sorry to have wasted your time.” It was difficult to have some dignity when he was under a Bart Simpson duvet.