Novels

cover_hopeHope

  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC (February 4, 2009)
  • Language: English

Hope is about guilt. Hope is about regret. Hope is about parallels, parallels because we are all human. And Hope is about realizations and a little salvation. Ultimately, Hope is about a little light that can exist in all of us to help us find the way. It’s about a mystery of a missing girl, but the real mystery is learning to heal a little, to forgive oneself a little-even at a terrible price.

Orchard Grove, Maine: Poor, coastal fishing town, close to Boston. Nine months of the year, the town languishes and hides, but come summer, the natives are restless. The town attracts New York and Boston high society to the exclusive and luscious Pointe-Morel Estates on its outskirts. Money pours in, opportunities present themselves, hopes run high, and love and lust run cheap. But this summer is different because Hope, the town’s favorite daughter, is missing. It’s up to the smart but volatile newcomer detective to find her. Is there a connection between Hope’s disappearance and the tourists? Can it be that simple, that trite? Detective Aziz and his colleagues have very little to go on, very little other than the barely sensible words and actions of Johnny Netter, a teenager with a developmental disorder. Sad Johnny, sad because Hope isn’t there to play catch with him. He is anxious and agitated. He shrieks and he claps and stomps, but is there something else in his emoting, is there a connection? Is there more than just missing a friend behind the emoting and the humming? Will Aziz discover the secrets? And if so, what else might he learn about sympathy, compassion, fear, guilt, about our prejudices reflected in our actions and inactions-in short, all that is in the makeup of all of us?

cover_disDisposition

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (January 30, 2008)
  • Language: English

Disposition is the story of Omar Alteebah, an Egyptian teen from an affluent family, who travels to the United States—against his own will. Filled with trepidation and excuses, he rebels against going to the United States under the guise of religious and sociopolitical notions, but what he really fears is coming face to face with his true sexual identity.

Quickly acclimated to the life of the carefree and the rich, our popular, proud, and happy Omar sets out on an ill-fated road trip. His friends are killed and he goes into a coma. And the story has only just begun.

Out of coma and with no recollection of who he is, he has to grow up and find himself—again.

While battling to regain his identity, he has to battle sinister forces that want nothing short of his blood …

cover_dnaD. N. A. The Service Across the Meadow

  • Hardcover: 126 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (November 19, 2004)
  • Language: English

D. N. A.–Denton Nicholas Ashe is a published writer. His books are making noise. That’s good. But not all the attention is welcomed. He’s getting death threats. After a book signing, he’s kidnapped at gunpoint and flown to D. C. Is his book so on target that it’s ruffled some feathers? The actual reason, however is a shock. What else does Denton have that might compel someone to kidnap him? Read D. N. A. and find out.

The Service–How do you know if your husband or wife or partner is faithful to you? Hiring a private eye is one way, but what if the one you hire has his own agenda? What if, instead of finding out about your loved one, you unknowingly unleash a predator? Who is right? Who is guilty? Get the answers in The Service.

Across the Meadow–Setting: a small, rural Kansas town in the 1950s. The town shrinks away from an unwelcome stranger. He has clandestinely befriended a local youth. Is the mysterious newcomer dangerous, is he a pervert? Across the Meadow illustrates the unwritten social rule that all is forgiven except homosexuality. It examines societal reaction to homosexuality, pitting it against its ignorant definitions of right and wrong, rewarding uniformity while punishing diversity.

cover_ptriThe Parallel Triangle: A Story of Coming to Terms With Sexual Identity

  • Paperback: 616 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (April 29, 2003)
  • Language: English
Nature vs. the environment: the eternal scientific question. The Parallel Triangle takes on this question in a fictional context-a story of three gay men’s struggles with achieving sexual identity, acceptance vs. denial, and the consequences of rejecting nature.