A search for true love and self-acceptance
Annie Luka has always been home-schooled, but she's convinced her mother to let her attend public school for her graduating year. When it is learned that Annie Luka is actually Attila Luka; a beautiful cross-gender guy struggling with his identity, it tears a small group of friends apart. Only when they all reunite ten years later is the full extent of Attila's deception revealed, bringing some of the group closer together, and pushing others further apart.
What transpires over the next few years after the reunion leaves Attila wondering if he'll ever find true love.
What readers are saying:
"As the story progressed I started to realize that the author chose to write about a serious topic in a very conflicted way. Many transgendered people struggle with body dysphoria and the answer to the eternal question of "who am I?"... Attila shows the angst that goes along with knowing that you don't fit into a predetermined role in life, that the people that you are attracted to can't love you the way you really are, and he struggles for years trying to find a way to live happily. Overall this story shows the struggle that members of our GLBTQ community go thru on a daily basis. It shows that sometimes life should just be fluidity in motion."
"I Loved loved loved this book. Attila really had a tough time in life but ended up where he should be. The message in that is very touching. I Loved reading about the group of friends and what they all went through. I really did not expect the end but I was so happy the way it ended. The people that deserved a happy ending got it. I would definitely recommend this book. I could not put it down. You won't be sorry."
"I dried my eyeballs crying, reading this book. I love Curtis with all his mental issues. Attila is a sensitive soul, but his slutty attitude is a bit overrated. One of the best books I've read. Well done Leigh Jarrett."
"Just finished the first three books in the Tekla High Series. OMG, emotionally drained right now! Leigh Jarrett, don't ever stop writing!"
Content Information: This book contains graphic depictions of male/male sexual practices, graphic language, and other content that some readers may find objectionable.
Charlie is the quintessential bear. Big, muscular and hairy. But that isn’t the type of men he’s attracted to. He is drawn to men like Taylor—short, smooth, and sexy. Taylor is Charlie’s idea of the perfect twink. But there’s something about Taylor Charlie doesn’t know.
Taylor is unsure about a lot of things, but when he sees Charlie, he instantly knows he wants him. The only issue standing in his way is how Taylor views his own masculinity. He’s afraid that Charlie will leave once he knows the secret Taylor wants to keep hidden. Can he be transparent with Charlie and allow him to look behind the image he's so carefully constructed?
If you fantasize about Australian tradies, or even just about hot working class or blue collar workers in general, then Daniel has a treat for you. Combining sweet, tender romance with hot and steamy erotica these stories take you into the love lives of hot young tradies. Be with them as they discover passion, tenderness, love and desire.
The stories in this collection are as follows: Tradie Tease, Tradie Temptations, Tradie Tearaway, Tradesman's Entrance, Tradie Takedown, Tradie Love Letters, Tradie and the Twink, Tradie and the English Lad and Tradie Trans Man which have all previously been published as stand alone ebooks.
They might die, but their love never will…
Moran Schultz was tasked with getting information from one Ward to another. He was all for helping his brother make Chicago a better place. What he wasn’t expecting was his lover to show up after a month of no contact.
Dutch Luciano isn’t going to let Moran go without a fight. They love each other and the gangs in charge of Chicago aren’t going to keep them apart.
Can Moran let Dutch back in or is it too dangerous? More than Chicago is on the line. Will love be strong enough to survive?
Since I Laid My Burden Down has a fearless (sometimes reckless) humor as Brontez Purnell interrogates what it means to be black, male, queer; a son, an uncle, a lover; Southern, punk, and human. An emotional tightrope walk of a book and an important American story rarely, if ever, told.” Michelle Tea, author of Black WaveDeShawn lives a high, creative, and promiscuous life in San Francisco. But when he’s called back to his cramped Alabama hometown for his uncle’s funeral, he’s hit by flashbacks of handsome, doomed neighbors and sweltering Sunday services. Amidst prickly reminders of his childhood, DeShawn ponders family, church, and the men in his life, prompting the question: Who deserves love?A raw, funny, and uninhibited stumble down memory lane, Brontez Purnell’s debut novel explores how one man’s early sexual and artistic escapades grow into a life.
David Anders was Lance Myers first love, his first kiss and his first shattered heart. He was the one who got away, but here he was now right in front of him-and he was a hot mess.
One devastatingly beautiful and soul-stirringly seductive hot mess.
Joni Mitchell’s “Falling” started to play in his head.
What have I gotten myself into now?
Bullied as a skinny kid in small town Carlyle, Louisiana, shunned for being Gay, a bookworm, the only child of a single mom and the town eccentric, Lance Myers is now the co-owner of a successful catering company in New Orleans. He has changed his appearance, grown confidence and become a man. Only tragedy brings him back to Carlyle to the one person he could never forget.
David Anders, Carlyle, Louisiana's Golden Boy: Captain of the football team, prom king, two Bronze Stars from three Marine tours in Iraq. He protected Lance through junior high and high school, made his life as a closeted teenager in a town with twenty churches, thirty bars and one bookstore-the religious one in the mall-bearable-until that one night when they were nineteen.
One earth shattering, headboard breaking, blissful-God-who-knew-sex-could-be-like-this night.
The next day, David dropped him like a hot rock.
That was fourteen years ago.
Now Lance is back, but just for a week and he needs David’s help.
David has fought for years to forget his face, but here he is, even more beautiful than he remembered, more so than in his dreams. That is, the ones that don't wake him up howling and covered in icy sweat.
Self-isolated, traumatized from the war, he can’t talk to anyone and can’t sleep with passing out drunk. But when he looks at Lance, his body and soul burn with a crazy sweetness finer than any whiskey.
He has never wanted another man before. He has never wanted one since. Every damn person in Carlyle would bet their house on David Anders being as straight as the flagpole in their front yards.
They’re both insane to think they can find love with each other again.
The odds against them are enormous: the possibility for happiness, freedom and love, razor slim.
But it’s there.
Do you believe in the power of love, even after death? After losing his lover in a car accident two years ago, actor Nathan Marshall wasn't interested in another relationship. Until he meets waiter Justin Kowalski. Something about him seems so familiar that Nathan is instantly drawn to the younger man. Surprised at his capacity to love again, his relationship with Justin blossoms.
But then an unbelievable truth is revealed - one that could break both their hearts for good.
(Previously published in the anthology Finding Love: Boxed Set of M/M Stories that Celebrate Pride)