Author: S. Davidson
Page/Word Count: 211 pages, 73k words
Categories: Gay Romance, Military Romance
Release Date: May 31, 2018
Publisher: Encompass Ink
Cover Artist: Rue Volley
Taylor’s job was to photograph the spoils of the war. His instructions – make our military look good. Problem – the view was not always a pretty one. His obsession – keeping some of the worse images that he captured, often the last proof of what the depths a man will go to when faced with his own morality. Often, his images were so horrific, he didn’t dare let anyone else see, particularly the military.
Ryan ran a successful business, was well respected, and was raising two children. Surrounded by small-minded people, he didn’t dare come out as a gay man to his employees or his clients without the fear of losing business. Instead, he traveled miles from home just to keep his secret safe.
Sometimes, a one-night stand becomes more.
Twenty-two veterans commit suicide every day. Will Taylor be part of that count? Not if Ryan has any say in it.
As he came through the doorway, he saw Brandon just stepping out of the bathroom, towel still around his waist. It wasn’t often he got a full-on view but looking at Brandon was something Taylor could never get enough of.
“Now I know I ordered my own personal cabana boy, but damn, I think I hit the jackpot!” he smirked.
Brandon chuckled. “Soldier, I say you have far too many clothes on. How about you do something about that before I do it for you.” He came at Taylor like a wild predator. Brandon was one of those guys who spent his time working out so to say he was built would be a disservice. One could cut diamonds off his abs.
“We have any alcohol in this place?” Taylor tossed his bag onto the floor of the bedroom and sat on the bed to untie his boots.
“Food, alcohol, lube, condoms, we have everything we could possibly need.” He grabbed a couple beers from the refrigerator and placed them on the counter before strolling back to the bedroom. “What did I say about those clothes?”
“I’m working on it,” Taylor laughed.
Suddenly, Brandon rushed him and tackled him back onto the bed. “Not fast enough.” He laughed as he wrapped his arms around his lover and brought their lips together. Taylor’s uniform was soon a heap of material on the floor as the two men celebrated in each other.
About S. Davidson:
Shelly has been writing M/M stories for years, beginning in fanfiction (ER, LOTR) and advancing to full length novels. While most of her novels can be considered romantic, they are far from your average M/M romance. They all include characters who are real, in pain, and most stories center around taboo topics – topics that are not usual subjects of a M/M romance novel. While not writing, Shelly spends time with family, runs an online Home Décor business and works a real day job.
Interview with S. Davidson:
- As an author myself, I know inspiration can strike at the most inopportune moments (like in the shower, when you don’t have anything to write with!). So, what was the inspiration behind Twenty-two? When I created Resurrection, I had an idea to focus on three lesser talked about issues that veterans returning home have to deal with. Resurrection dealt with Amputation and PTSD, Twenty-two deals with Suicide and PTSD, and the third – well that would be giving away my secrets!
- What is your writing process? Put on my headphones, tune into some Rob Zombie and NIN and I’m good to go!
- What is the hardest part of that process for you? The writing part is pretty easy, flows well, and ideas pop up all the time so for me, the hardest part is marketing myself.
- There’s a big leap a writer takes from putting words down on paper for the love of it and actually publishing those words for public scrutiny. What was that journey like for you? I write for me, always have. I have been writing since I was a child and honestly, the idea that someone else is interested or likes something I wrote is still pretty mind-blowing. I also want to write what no one else writes and bring focus to parts of life that people tend to look away from.
- What one piece of advice would you give an aspiring writer? Keep writing! If you love writing and may be the only one that reads it and that’s okay. If it brings you joy, then just enjoy. But if you want to make a living at it, get another skill, something that will pay the bills because writing is not it! (Only if you are REALLY lucky)
- What do you think makes a good story? Honesty, painting a picture for the reader, and bringing them into your world. For someone to say that they couldn’t put your book down, you’ve become a success!
- Do you have any strange writing habits or rituals? Other than writing in spirts and listening to really hard rock while I write (I’m a 54 yr old grandmother who looks more like I enjoy pop). Also, I write better if I’m in a bad mood.
- What can readers expect from you next? Currently working on the third in the series, plus working on a few stories bringing the individuals from each book together.
5 Fun Quickies
- Least favorite endearment: Not very fond of any.
- You’re auditioning for a singing competition, what’s your song: OMG, if I ever sung, people would run!
- If you were ice cream, what flavor would you be: Oh, anything caramel, vanilla, chocolate, minty, and the more extras the better. Don’t like boring ice cream.
- Sleep with your socks on or off: Oh, ewe – socks off along with almost everything else.
- Ask for permission or ask for forgiveness: If you do it before, permission. If you do something after, forgiveness but if it’s something you think I need to forgive you for, you’d better have had a damn good reason for doing it in the first place!
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