Fire and Flint (Carlisle Deputies #1) by Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Dec 8 2017
Cover Art by L.C. Chase
Available for Purchase at Dreamspinner Press
I get asked quite a bit why I write stories with children in them and that used to be a difficult question to answer because that question goes to the heart of something deeply important to me. First, I believe that gay couples should have the same rights and opportunities as other couples and that means raising children. For gay couples there are more steps involved because they cannot have children on their own, adoption, surrogacy, etc. But I believe it important to show that anything is possible and that a couple, or individual who wishes to have children, can do so and that they can build a family of their own. Secondly, Dominic and I elected early on in our relationship not to have children. Dominic was the youngest in his family and was never around children younger than him. Even today, small babies make him nervous. We once had a party where three couples brought young babies and the only person at the party who didn’t take a turn holding any of the babies was Dominic. I swear he’d have hidden in the basement of he could. So Dominic and I chose not to have children. I’m not saying that I regret that decision or that I resent Dominic for it, but having children is one thing I think I missed out on in my life. I don’t regret it because I have Dominic and he takes care of me and loves me the way no one else ever has. But sometimes I think what life would be like if he and I had raised children. When that happens, I usually end up writing a story with children.
Jordan Erichsohn suspects something is rotten about his boss, Judge Crawford. Unfortunately he has nowhere to turn and doubts anyone will believe his claims—least of all the handsome deputy, Pierre Ravelle, who has been assigned to protect the judge receiving the threatening letters. The judge has a long reach, and if he finds out Jordan’s turned on him, he might impede Jordan adopting his son, Jeremiah.
When Jordan can no longer stay silent, he gathers his courage and tells Pierre what he knows. To his surprise and relief, Pierre believes him, and Jordan finds an ally… and maybe more. Pierre vows to do what it takes to protect Jordan and Jeremiah and see justice done. He’s willing to fight for the man he’s growing to love and the family he’s starting to think of as his own. But Crawford is a powerful and dangerous enemy, and he’s not above ripping apart everything Jordan and Pierre are trying to build in order to save himself….
Will their fledgling romance dissipate like fog in the sun before it has a chance to burn bright?
About the Author
Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.
Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing) He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
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