The Dream On Series

This series is a work in progress. Release dates and some of the titles are pending.

Earlier editions of the books in this series were all previously published individually, then later in a collection, Dreams, on September 27, 2011. These earlier versions are no longer available.


Book 1 – Closets Are For Clothes

The first edition was previously published under the name A Dream Come True at Torquere Press on February 25, 2009.

Mike’s life is carefully compartmentalized. He’s deep in the closet to his family back in Kansas, but lives life honestly and openly in Austin. He’s unnerved when Wes, his old university crush, turns up at his door in answer to a roommate advertisement, but quickly sees the potential…benefits of the arrangement. Wes has never doubted nor denied his sexuality. With the support of his family he’s an out and proud LGBT activist.

On the scale balancing his self-esteem on one side, and the love of his family on the other, Mike has to decide which weighs more. Is Mike being fair to his parents by not giving them the chance to know his real self? When the delicate balance of his life is disrupted, he decides he’s tired of living a lie. Will Wes understand his concerns, or will their fledgling relationship crumble under the strain of Mike’s uncertainty?

NOTE: Closets Are for Clothes  is a from-the-ground-up comprehensively rewritten and reedited version of A Dream Come True. While the theme of the original story is the same, and many important scenes remain (albeit retold), much of the story’s background has changed. The earlier editions were told in alternating 3rd-person POV. Closets Are for Clothes is told entirely from Mike’s 1st-person POV.



Book 2 – Title Pending – Featuring Larry & Marty

This story is a work in progress. The first edition was previously published under the name Another Dream at Torquere Press on July 8, 2009.

Marty & Larry is a comprehensively rewritten and reedited version of Another Dream.

When a shy, twenty-nine year old virgin erotica writer with a tool belt fetish crosses paths with an outgoing carpenter, the fireworks soar. Introverted Larry has an active imagination, and extroverted Marty is just the man to draw Larry out of his shell. Larry makes new friends and faces a jealous rival for Marty’s affections while helping Marty reevaluate an impulsive decision, made twenty years earlier. A scheme is hatched that rewinds the years of Marty’s life and takes the new lovers on a cross-country road trip together. From hot to humorous, their expedition is a journey of personal growth for Larry, an overdue resolution to Marty’s long-ago rash actions, and a trek down a path of self-discovery for both of them.

Larry worries about the motivations of his own feelings as he tries to gauge Marty’s. Marty is tired of the single life. He’s ready to settle down and has been looking for Mr. Right. Will their personality differences complement each other to make another dream come true, or will Larry’s insecurities keep him from seizing love?



Book 3 – Title Pending – Featuring Trevor & Quinn

This story is a work in progress. The first edition was previously published under the name Dreaming of You at Smashwords on September 16, 2009.

Quinn & Trevor is a comprehensively rewritten and reedited version of Dreaming of You.

Trevor’s upset when the man he’s been chasing for years chooses another. He’d come to terms with losing Marty, but his hopes had been recently renewed and freshly dashed. While he’s trying to drown his sorrows, the man he considers to be the cause of his distress approaches him.

When Quinn startles Trevor with an insightful revelation, will Trevor be able to put aside their differences and give love another chance?



Original 1st Edition Covers

        

Original 2nd Edition Cover

Dreams



Rainbow Award Nominee - Contemporary Fiction
A Dream Come True was nominated in The Rainbow Awards in 2009.