He found love too late and now... his mind can't let go of something that never was.
A boy bullied—father lost to tragic events
A son with drunken parents—grown before his time.
A child, the youngest boy of four. Fighting to be heard—lost in the noise of masculinity.
A teen with an overprotective father struggling with sexual identity—his first love gone wrong.
A youth with an ailing mother and useless father, confused—dealing with his hate for him.
Four boys joined by internal issues and struggling to fit in; projecting their issues by bullying. Until one day the strangest thing happens. A usual victim stands up and demands they return an item. A sketchbook. Now the foursome turned five becomes an odd friendship where views collide, motives are questioned and tension threatens to destroy their close-knit unit. None can survive unharmed—remain the same.
This coming of age story questions how strong the bonds of friendship can be, if they can outlast anything, and how the smallest of things can have epic results. This story is not just about navigating into becoming men, but about a sketchbook. And how it’s power changed the course of their lives.
If you are reading this then it is already too late. You’ve been drawn in to a world filled with things you can’t escape. Darkness, evil, treachery and betrayals of the worst kind lie within these pages. I’d tell you to put the book down. Run while you are still safe, your mind unscathed, your world unshattered, but it would be futile. You want to know what happens, the depths of depravity and destruction in which one mans world could hold. Just what exactly happened to him? I know you want to find out. If I were you the intrigue would suck me in to, but know this--there is no turning back. Once the shadows inside these pages consume you, well even I dare not say. If there is even one ounce of willpower in you consider for a second not taking this journey, don’t swim in the black cave that is my mind don’t… I’m wasting my time. Now I know you feel you must enter. It would be a crime not to. But if you do, remember I did warn you, but you didn’t listen.
In Salinor a prophecy is about to come true but it is held in secrets. Identities have been hidden and no one is who they appear to be. This is the world Leo and Danais have found themselves in. They are not who they thought they were; their friends and family are leading double lives; nothing is as it seems. In this world of magic and lies, lies are used to hide the truths that Leo and Danais must find out unassisted. The two of them are the key to bringing down a Tyrant who has ruled the realm with his hate for over a thousand years. Each moment spent in the search of truth brings the Tyrant closer to uncovering a plan, years in the making, that can destroy him. Salinor is full of magic, gods, humans, magicians and the hidden prophecy holds all of them on the edge of possible destruction. The prophecy may be undone and if so, Salinor will perish. Danais and Leo must figure things out before all is lost. Then again, their lives are not the only lives to be hidden in Salinor by powerful magic.
After a traumatic event in his childhood, Dana decides he's going to change his name, move across the country, and start all over. Forgetting the past seems like a good idea until he meets someone and falls in love before realizing that he has. This relationship results in his past catching up with him and forces him to face the inner demons he's tried so hard to keep at bay.
Told with a relaxed style, sometimes steamy, and often "laugh out loud" circumstances, Dana is a heartfelt tale of self discovery. A story about love, good friends, and how we can find ourselves when we least expect it. Dana proves that life is hard work but all its experiences make it worth the ride.