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Old 05-24-2010, 08:28 AM   #1
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Free Book (Kindle) - Strings Attached

Strings Attached, by Nick Nolan. Published by AmazonEncore, this will no doubt be a Kindle exclusive selection in the ebook world, at least for a while. Amazon is also releasing a second title he has written, Double Bound ($7.99), available for pre-order and delivery on May 25.

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Adolescence is a hazardous way of life for 17-year-old Jeremy Tyler; his father died in a mysterious accident when he was a child, and his mother has since descended into alcoholic hell and forced rehab; that's when he's sent from the Fresno slums of his childhood to the posh estate of his overbearing great aunt Katherine and her censorious husband - liberated from an economic prison, only to land in an emotional one - and is overwhelmed by the change. It's not easy for him to fit into the upper crust, particularly because he's trying to hide how much he's attracted to other boys.

Jeremy's story of breaking free from the strands of dishonesty, deceit, and self-doubt has its parallels to the tale of Pinocchio, but Nolan's queer take is totally contemporary: think the TV series The OC - girls with mean cheekbones, well-built guys with snotty attitudes, and Jeremy in the role of a queer Ryan Atwood. He's a good-looking kid, with a sleek swimmer's physique - and the swim team's champ is out to get him. He dates one of the smart-set girls in an attempt to keep his gay hormones at bay - but that doesn't do him much good. Nolan's debut novel is a kitchen sink of genres - coming of age, coming out, mystery, romance, erotica, even a dash of the supernatural - that add up to an impressive story about the passage from boyhood to manhood.
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Information only [from the author interview], and applies to both titles:

"....target audience was youngish gay men, but I've been pleasantly surprised that the appeal of Strings Attached crosses boundaries of age and gender and sexual preference... probably because it's a coming-of-age story..."





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