LGBTQIA+ fiction with happy endings
I am so happy it’s the final Caturday of 2017! This is the weekend everything turns around—at least for me. I’ve added over 4,000 new words to my WIP over the past two days. It feels damned good.
But I’m not snippetting from that today. I’m going back to Jake from A Sunday Kind of Love, one of the novelettes in Be My Love: Two Mature Heroes Tales. This is part of a dream, so that’s why it’s italicized. It’s also a little longer than 6 sentences so feel free to skip it if you want to.
Jake had been thirty-going-on-seventeen, still just a pup at heart, when a guy he knew from session work asked if he’d be interested in rounding out a piano trio. When Jake nodded, Sam said to bring his double bass to their loft. It turned out to really be an audition. He almost hadn’t brought the instrument he’d inherited from his mother and dragged across an ocean and then an entire continent so he wouldn’t starve. He almost hadn’t gone. Even though he played the pronoun game, Sam was definitely in a relationship and Jake wasn’t sure he felt up to the drama of cheating, even with someone that hot. He’d walked in, pulled his bass from its case, turned around to face the Steinway and the small drum kit sitting in the middle of the floor and seen the face of God on the man sitting quietly in a chair across the room.
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It’s never too late to find love. These two novelettes showcase mature heroes finding happiness…and a little more.
NOT THE DOCTOR
A moment of distraction on a lonely highway leaves middle-aged widower Joe Prescott with a broken arm and in need of surgery. He’s no stranger to long hours spent alone in his apartment, but until his arm heals, independence will be a luxury. Joe is used to helping others and doesn’t realize the strength it takes to accept a helping hand, especially from the neighbor he’s had a crush on since he moved in.
Kai Hosino, “retired” chef, lives with his elderly Aunt Tilly so they can help each other navigate life with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Kai is drawn to the silver fox next door, but his painful history of falling for straight men makes him hesitant to take a chance.
A SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE
Jake McKynnie, middle-aged jazz musician, has the chops to solo—in every sense of the word. He’s living a lonely life in LA, convinced that’s the best he can expect. DJ, the boy who calls him Dad, turns up the day after his high school graduation like a sucker punch from the past. DJ grew up in a small Oregon town with his mom and stepdad, but now he’s come to Los Angeles with big dreams of becoming an actor. He’s not above doing a little matchmaking for his lonely father while he’s at it. Their celebratory trip to the salon could be the catalyst for Jake’s duet with the enigmatic stylist, Mason. If Mason sticks around long enough to replace the ghost from Jake’s past.
2nd Edition: both stories were previously published under the name Charley Descoteaux, content has not been updated substantially.
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