The Island Keepers by Kristopher Quentin
Release Date: January 4, 2015
Publisher: Cool Dudes Publishing
Cover Artist: Louis C. Harris with photography of lighthouse supplied by author
Sales Links: Cool Dudes Publishing
They could hardly have been less alike.
David is striking, tanned, smooth, charismatic, blond with an ice melting smile,
and possesses an unmistakable gift as a fiction writer, even at twenty-one.
Wyatt looks as plain as paper, short by comparison, white as a ghost, graceless,
a celebrated oil painter. He is single and he is out. David, raised a strict
evangelical fundamentalist, is embarrassed by his own virginity. Both men
are sent to Puffin Island and, within days of their arrival a young woman washes
ashore, frozen and unresponsive after her kayak crashes against the rocks.
David and Wyatt save her life. Days later, Wyatt is charged with rape. While
the authorities investigate, the woman’s nineteen year old identical twin
brothers paddle their way to Puffin to teach Wyatt a lesson. Their goal, to
avenge their sister.
The bond between David and Wyatt increases during island duty, and his heart
struggles with the imbedded childhood dogma and lethally homophobic
parents, propelling him to bond with Wyatt, but, when the inthinkable happens,
Wyatt is once more left alone. Wyatt has no option but to move on because
there is a lot at stake and he turns to the unlikeliest of characters to fill the
void, a person who will teach him an important lesson; that love is all about
choice. By making a decision, Wyatt must sacrifice a need that had been
created by his past with David.
Pages or Words: 108,000 words
Categories: Gay fiction, M/M Romance, New Adult, Romance
“ I need to ask you a point blank question.”
“You can always ask, David. You know that.”
“I…I want to…I want know if…fuck this is so hard. Just a sec. I need to breathe.”
I waited a few moments, listening to him breathe deeply.
‘Okay, I’m ready. You still there?”
“Still here. What’s bothering you David?”
“I…I’ve never done this before so please forgive me for botching it up.”
“Talk to me, David.”
“Okay. Okay.” He whispered, and then taking a deep breath, said, “I want to know if you love me. I mean, are you in love with me?”
* * *
Knock me over with a feather.
I’d been staring out the window watching a couple of kittens chasing each other up and down a pair of maples in our yard.
Somehow, I suddenly identified with the chaser.
“I’ll answer that if you promise to answer the same question. Deal?”
I heard a gulp in my ear piece. “Perfect. I’ll answer it first since I asked it,” he said. “You need to know that I love you. I am in love with you. And I’m fucking miserable not having you by my side. I’m even more forlorn knowing you’re dating someone else.” He paused and took a deep breath. “Okay? There, I said it.”
“Do you feel better?”
“That depends on your answer.”
About the author:
Kristopher Quentin has been writing for decades. He is a businessman and broadcast journalist by trade, a man up at 3:45 every weekday morning for a stint on the news desk; a little earlier on weekends to write fiction in his man cave. An upstate New Yorker by birth, he now lives in the most rural area of far northern Maine, USA, on 54-acres of land: wooded, lawns, driveways, and a few buildings including his four thousand square foot home which he calls the white house; because it is. His property is home to moose, deer, rabbits, raccoons, porcupines, fox, weasels, black bears, and one Bard owl. He loves reading gay romances among other forms of fiction; non-fiction; and memoirs most of which he considers to be fictional. Travelling, dining out, boat riding are among his passions; that and flying his own single engine airplane when he was younger.
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