Posts tagged Harmony Ink Press
Today I’m thrilled to welcome Cheryl Headford to the blog. Cheryl, what is one thing readers might not know about you?
TJ takes a few steps and then stops. I’m not pissed anymore, just confused. What’s going on? “I don’t get you, Bradley. You’re out. Everyone’s fine with it. You let me kiss you today, but then you freak out because I touch your back around people and then get pissed because I stuck my feet in the hot tub with some guy you think is good-looking? Are you okay with being gay or not? Are you really out or not? Do you like me or not? Dude, make up your mind and stick with it.”
It could be considered a misnomer to describe a book as being both profound and ingeniously simple, but The History of Us is precisely that. Essentially, what we have is a collection of anecdotes within a larger narrative. First there is the main plot, that of two high school seniors and the journey which proves to be as emotional as it is literal, and then there are the personal accounts of all those they meet along the way. Encompassing the full spectrum from touching and triumphant to the downright tragic, these stories have been woven together to create something truly special.
Sometimes it’s not about coming out, it’s about settling in.
Eighteen-year-old Bradley Collins came out a year ago and hasn’t looked back since. Who cares if he doesn’t know any other gay people? Bradley has friends and basketball—that’s all he needs. Even if that means always sitting on the sidelines when the guys go out looking for girls.
George pulled into the underground garage of the hotel, and reporters clamored and tried to reach the car as police held them back.
Bullying, sexual abuse, deadly revenge, and a love so powerful it can withstand it all . . . this certainly isn’t a book for the faint-hearted. Anyone familiar with this author’s work will know Cody doesn’t shrink from tackling issues that are sensitive or disturbing, and Slaying Isidore’s Dragons is no exception. It explores the devastating effect prolonged abuse can have on a young person, but also how, in the right environment and with support and understanding, it is possible to heal.
Follow the burgeoning love of two teens during the worst year of their lives. Irish-born Declan David de Quirke II is the son of two ambassadors, one Irish and one American. He is ‘out’ to his parents but to no one else. French-born Jean Isidore de Sauveterre is also the son of two ambassadors, one Catalan and one Parisian. His four half brothers have been told to cure him of his homosexuality. Both teens have lost a parent in a London car bombing.