Biography Gay & Lesbian Books

The Lost Boyfriend: A Gay Romance (Gay Perfomance Book 2)

Intrepid student journalist Jody Benson who reckons he's a straight boy finds that his world is being turned upside down when Alex his angelic 'roomie' who usually dances naked in their room at Mitchell College disappears. He also becomes involved with a troupe of young drag queens, being recruited to assist them with their 'tucking and taping' as they get ready to perform in the hit show Drag.

Jody eventually becomes very concerned about his new friend Shane who is the star of Drag. He discovers that although the boy during the show assures the audience that he is absolutely faithful to Caleb his boyfriend - the boy actually disappeared in mysterious circumstances when they were still at high school five years ago. Working with his Uncle Ben who is able to raise substantial resources through his business entity called the Conglomerate, Jody launches a great quest to find the lost boyfriend. A reward of $200,000 is offered for anyone providing information leading to the discovery of the missing boy.

Jody also wonders if the disappearance of Shane's boyfriend and his roomie, the angelic ballet dancer are somehow mysteriously linked.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Kevin Armstrong works in film and television production in Asia and the Land Down Under. When he is not travelling he loves to spend time with his Burmese boy.

The Lost Boyfriend will be of interest to mature gay men, gay boys just starting out, bi-guys and even "straight" men and women.

Approximately 90,000 words.

The story contains passages of gay sexual descriptions. It is not for the faint-hearted. It does not contain any characters involved in sexual relations beneath the age of 18.

Erika and Klaus Mann in New York: Escape from the Magic Mountain (Chicago Shorts)

This is the riveting tale of two brave nonconformists whose dramatic lives open up new perspectives on the history of the twentieth century. Thomas Mann's two eldest children, Erika and Klaus, were unconventional, rebellious, and fiercely devoted to each other. Empowered by their close bond, they espoused vehemently anti-Nazi views in a Europe swept up in fascism and were openly, even defiantly, gay in an age of secrecy and repression. In 1936, they fled to the United States and chose New York as their new adopted home. From the start, the two were embroiled by the literary and intellectual life, political turmoil, and shifting sexual mores of their times. Andrea Weiss engages their struggles, their friendships (Maurice Wertheim and Annemarie Schwarzenbach, among them), and their liaisons, as the siblings try to adapt to their new lives, all while introducing their work to an American audience for the first time.

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