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Free Falling

by Emery C. Walters

Evan has family problems. He has a special-needs brother whom he adores and clueless parents. His senior class writing assignment is overdue because he ended up in the hospital. The reason why involves his new classmate, Jamison, and the realisation that he is almost certainly gay.Jamison has his own issues. His mom died of cancer and he misses her, but at least his dad is supportive. Things are looking up now that Evan is in the picture.Christmas is a bust for Evan. Jamison and his dad fly off to see relatives, leaving Evan alone with his dysfunctional parents and ill brother, but at least an intriguing new girl has moved in next door. New Year's Eve looks promising until Evan's parents tag him to babysit his brother while they party. When tragedy strikes that night, who will be there for Evan? With family problems keeping him and Jamison apart, can a death bring them back together?

From Here to Maternity

by Emery C. Walters

From hopeful bar talk to a screaming sister, Ken’s evening turns to chaos with just one inopportune phone call. Labor. Well, he promised to get his sister to the hospital when her time came. But why tonight, when things at the bar look so promising?The ride goes fairly smoothly despite a police chase, but things turn rough when a male ER nurse accuses him of being a straight pervert. Things go downhill from there, and Ken figures he’ll never get to know this sexy-looking nurse, Monty, any better.But days later, while back at the same bar, the door opens and, to Ken’s surprise, an apology walks in. Will it be enough?

Glen Saves the World

by Emery C. Walters

Glen is coerced into helping his senile mother by his gay nephew Tristan. On probation, Mom burns things on the stove and steals cars for fun. Together they get her into an adult home, where her old lover lives.The old man reveals he fathered a child with Glen's mother who was given up for adoption, but he no longer remembers the baby's name. All he knows is it starts with the letter D. Of course, everyone a little older than Glen with a D in his name now looks like a possible stepbrother, even Mom's probation officer, Damon.Glen and Damon take a shine to each other. Is there any way for the two to win with such a dysfunctional family?

Heat Wave: Grosse Ile

by Emery C. Walters

Who said you can't go home? When Peter promises his folks he’ll come back to Grosse Ile for his tenth high school reunion, he has second thoughts. Can he face his old bullies? He’s bigger and stronger now, true, but is his newfound confidence strong enough to overcome his old resentments?Then Peter’s sister's boyfriend Ned turns out to be not as straight as he first seemed to be. Now Peter has a better reason to go back home -- to show off the new man in his life.During a boat trip to Canadian waters, Peter rescues the pregnant wife of his high school nemesis at the same time his new love collapses with appendicitis. Can Peter surmount these crises and still make it to the reunion on time?

A Hitch in Time

by Emery C. Walters

Shane’s parents drop him off at the train station with money and instructions to take the train to his Aunt Sophie’s place for the holidays. The minute they drive off, he walks out again, leans against a pole, and throws out his thumb.Having just turned eighteen, he is, as he regularly reminds himself, now a fully legal adult and quite capable of having his own adventure.In the few days and nights it takes him to hitchhike all the way, he gets to know some very interesting people. Hippies, conmen, an ex-teacher ... and also the dog Jimmy. He learns there are more to people than meets the eye, and the world is rather bigger than his cosseted upbringing led him to believe.By the time he arrives at Aunt Sophie’s place, he has lost his virginity, acquired a dog and a cousin, and has the pleasing probability of a sweet summer romance to look forward to.

The Laundry Room at Midnight

by Emery C. Walters

Nineteen-year-old Tay is gay, barely out of high school, and was recently kicked out of his home by his Bible-toting stepfather. The highlight of his day is the midnight trip to a laundromat to wash his meager stash of clothing. A handsome stranger is amused and sympathetic over issues Tay is having. His name is Luke, and he offers assistance to the young lad who’s obviously in over his head.The next morning Tay wakes in a comfortable, unfamiliar bed, alone. He smells bacon. Are things beginning to look up?

Love in Strange Times

by Emery C. Walters

Pandemic. Plague. Call it what you will, but it spelled stay-at-home isolation for Leo and his neighbors. Except the new neighbor. Interesting looking but probably not gay and already hauled off to the hospital. That’s how Leo ended up with his cat, and mail, and food packages. A caretaker now, and he doesn’t even know the guy.A major storm blows up, and people start piling in: the sick neighbor’s grandson and some other kid. The old lady neighbor with a tree through her roof and her long-lost flame. So much for social distancing, particularly when sex gets into the act.Except for poor Leo. Odd man out. Until they decide to spring the sick guy from the hospital. What could possibly go wrong?

A Matter of Time

by Emery C. Walters

Just finished with college, Jack Alder is on his way to beautiful Maui on a working vacation. Silently breathing a sigh of relief after his relationship with Salvador Moretti was revealed to his parents and Flossie, the girl next door who thought she was going to marry him, Jack has no idea that an adventure he could never have imagined awaits.Flirtatious steward Randy saves Jack’s life when their planes crashes. When Randy’s boyfriend dumps him, he convinces Jack to join him on a wild ride in an old car he buys.Along the way they meet Danny, who was rejected by his family for his sexuality, and Missy, who’s halfway toward becoming Mister. Will the four find romance with a little help from the spiritual realm?

The Mechanics of Love

by Emery C. Walters

When he turned sixteen, Nick inherited his grandfather’s unidentified junk car left behind the family garage. It could end his unhappy gay life if he learns how to fix it, so over the years, self-pity and enough of his father’s gin lead Nick to a plan.With the help of a gorgeous instructor named Harry, Nick becomes an apprentice automobile mechanic. When the car finally starts, a very drunk Nick puts his plan to work.But the car has other ideas, and Nick has to call for a tow. His plan quickly changes the moment Harry steps out of the tow truck. Will the unidentified classic car lead Nick to love?

Musical Chairs

by Emery C. Walters

Rhys bumps into an old friend -- in the dark and in the middle of a theater. Rhys and Dylan are there for the school reunion and a show.Old memories are revived as well as old passions, and when a fire breaks out, even old enemies are reconciled.

Namesakes

by Emery C. Walters

Seventeen year old Blaine is the odd one out at school, the loser, different. He finds solace in music and befriends the musical director of his church, Frederick. Their friendship blooms and feelings start to develop between them. He remains cautious about sharing his sexuality with his parents, though.One night after a fight at home, Blaine storms away only to run into bullies who beat him up so badly, he lands in hospital. In his semi-conscious state, Blaine remembers being a pilot in WWII. He also remembers being a pirate in the 17th Century. Frederick features in these past life memories, too!When Blaine's father confirms some of these incidents really occurred, Blaine realizes that maybe the bond between his soul and Frederick's is older than he thought. Can these insights give the couple the strength they need to face coming out to their families?

New at the Grotto

by Emery C. Walters

Logan wonders why his relationships with women are so short and unsatisfying. Sex with women? He finds it unsettling, to say the least. More than once? No, thank you. So he decides to try The Grotto, a local gay bar. He hopes exposure to a gay crowd will lead him to a better understanding of himself.The evening lengthens and the drinks multiply until the bar’s singer, a drag queen, realizes the cute young newbie she’s been eying isn’t going to be able to drive himself home. She knows she shouldn’t get involved with a younger man, but maybe something will work out between them?

Night Scenery

by Emery C. Walters

It begins with a fading odor and darkness. Lights out, dark as night. Outside the college building, there are flames, lumps of metal and flesh, and no one moving. When Asher finds his car, he's surprised it works and he drives aimlessly, trying in vain for a radio station, any sign of life.Recovering his wits, he parks at a truck stop and loads up with things that might be useful. In the dark, someone runs into him and urges him to flee. The thought of maybe having to repopulate the world doesn't appeal to either of them -- Asher is gay, and Sandy isn't sure what she/he/they are.Sandy knows a place they might hole up while the world dies around them. It's a cabin that belongs to a friend who might be there.Sandy's friend Wade turns up the next day when there's light, again. Are Wade and Sandy an item or just friends? Asher feels like odd man out, but survival is their first priority. Can relationships be sorted out, later?

Number Nine on the Beaufort Scale

by Emery C. Walters

Born into a completely dysfunctional family with a mentally challenged younger sister, Gale found life particularly hard. The Navy a good place to hide and to grow despite his guilt over leaving his sister unsupported by other family members.Nine years later, he returns to civilian life to find the old home abandoned, his family gone, and his sister missing from the group home her special education teacher Dave had arranged for her. Dave was Abigail’s only constant during the time Gale was away.Worse, a major storm is on the way, promising flash flooding and damaging winds. Gale reaches out to Dave only to discover he doesn’t know where Abigail is, either. The two team up to find her, and in weathering the storm, they find solace in one another. But what will happen when the storm is over?

A Rare and Beautiful Thing

by Emery C. Walters

Miranda isn’t sure if she is transgendered or a lesbian. When Cal, a gay boy her age comes to stay next door for the summer, they become close. Even though they are opposites, they are both outsiders, and their friendship blossoms over the summer. Could there be romance despite their differences?Then twins Ada and Van move into the neighborhood, and Miranda finds herself torn between them. She can’t decide who she’s more attracted to -- Ada, who may be lesbian, or Van, who is transgendered. Will she find love with one of them instead?

Romance on the Sea

by Emery C. Walters

Cruises are often taken for special occasions, and in this case, Lane and Roger are celebrating their divorce. Actually, they just didn't want to lose the deposit made in happier times. They agree not to get in each other's way if presented with any romantic or sexual opportunity.Roger goes right out looking for sex, but Lane isn't in a rush. With the unasked for help of a loose cat and an overly-precocious young lad, Lane bumps into Steve. After a few shared meals, shore tours, and a life-threatening storm that leaves the ship stranded in darkness, bumping turns to humping, and their relationship grows.Shipboard romances are iffy, though. Can theirs survive a pirate invasion, a disabled ship, and a slam-the-door argument?

A Royal Holiday

by Emery C. Walters

Is a school fight ever a good thing? Can detention be a lot of fun? Is cleaning the cafeteria punishment or an adventure? When the new student Sid defended took his breath away, made him feel brave, and changed his life, he knew he was going to pay for fighting at school when he got home, and he does. He remembers telling his little sister to dial 911, and now Daddy is hauled off to jail, and he wonders if his world is falling apart.But Royal has walked into Sid’s life and his heart, so maybe the end is really just a new beginning.

Shane's Ride

by Emery C. Walters

Two brothers, one popular with the girls and one not. One gay, and one straight. Of course, it was Wade, the older gay brother, who was chased by girls and poor straight Shane who was unlucky and alone.Forced by their father to be dude ranch tour guides, Wade and Shane endure an unending stream of male and female tourists with no action. That is, until the latest group arrives and the barn promptly burns down, creating a mixed bag of instant heroes -- straight, gay, lesbian, transgender.After the horses are saved and the fire burns itself out, everyone -- gay and straight -- pair off for the night, leaving a very frustrated and drunk Shane alone in his car. A drunken night ride may change his life forever. Love or death? What lies along those old dirt roads? Love or death?

Snowed In: Andrew and Art (Snowed In)

by Emery C. Walters

When bookish photographer Andrew Evans gets separated from his hiking companion sin a Garnet Mountain Range blizzard, the lone cabin he finds in the woods is a lifesaver. There's only one problem -- someone else is already using it.Art Evans -- no relation -- seems like a threatening jerk when he and Andrew first meet. But Art hunts and cooks for them both, making the small cabin homey in the midst of the winter storm.But there's more to the cabin than either man knows, something that drives Andrew into Art's bed and eventually scares them outside to seek rescue despite the blizzard. Can their unexpected romance survive the storm? Can they?

Some Fine Day

by Emery C. Walters

This is the story of how Emery Walters became whom he was supposed to be.I knew I was male at an early age, something that was a societal no-no in the 1950s and still is in parts of the country today. Burying my male identity, I strove to be the best woman possible. But after raising my four wonderful children from two debilitating marriages, I found myself alone and nearly penniless. That was when Emery asserted his identity.Life became better with the shift from female to male, a third marriage, and a wife who, herself, transitioned from male to female.

Someone to See Me

by Emery C. Walters

Not everything is always as meets the eye. Sometimes that older man you see might not be a man, at all. And his actions and reactions may differ from what you would expect.Alan Twiling isn’t the man he appears to be. Nor is he the kidnapper or pervert the crowd thought he might be when he grabs a child to save her. Who is he, exactly?

Spring Tide Love

by Emery C. Walters

All Trey’s father wants him to do is be nice to the homophobic class bully, his business partner's son. But that’s like trying to mix oil and gasoline: explosive. So Trey decides to run away, which is hard to do on a rainy, muddy, haunted night on the small island of Maui.Another kid in school, Chris, stood up for Trey against the bully and was badly beaten for his efforts. Which makes Trey wonder if Chris is gay, too, or just a brave ally. Trey doesn’t know, but there’s clearly something brewing between them.When Trey’s dad expects him to go to the bully’s birthday party, Trey sneaks off to go surfing instead. Hitchhiking to the beach, he meets up with an interesting old geezer, who just might be able to help him figure out what he’s going through.Will the forces on this fiery island break apart Trey and Chris? Or is there hope for something more than friendship between them buried under the Maui ash?

Such a Hot Little Number

by Emery C. Walters

Adam’s both excited and appalled. His big moment is fast approaching -- his chance, finally, to lose the virginity that’s plagued him for years. He wants this, but unfortunately, he has a bad cold. How can Adam breathe and be sexy as Seth approaches with lust in his eyes and hands?It seems Seth, a nurse, doesn’t find it to be a problem, and passion ensues, hot, heavy, and continuous. Adam is definitely ready for more. Then Seth discovers Adam’s other concerning health problem. Will this turn a budding romance into a one night stand?

The Sun Seekers

by Emery C. Walters

Whit is different. Not only is she an outcast at school, but she has an alter ego, Dusty, who embodies the transgender side of who Whit really is inside.She finds an unlikely companion in Danny, also an outcast, who comes out to Whit as gay. However, there seems to be something more than friendship brewing between the two.Their art teacher Mr. Jay tries to help them come to terms with who they both are, but will their relationship be able to overcome the hurdles created by being themselves while at school? Everyone is looking for a place under the sun, but can Whit and Danny find their own sunshine amidst the coming storms?

Throwing Shadows at Fire

by Emery C. Walters

When the island volcano erupts and buries neighborhoods, life gets very exciting for helicopter tour pilot, Keoni. His home is threatened by rapidly spreading lava, so he’s staying with his lifelong friend Steve. Keoni has never felt any chemistry between them before, but his feelings for Steve change as things turn deadly even in supposedly safe areas.Keoni carries newsmen, cameramen, officials, politicians, and performs rescues on flight after flight. As his home is destroyed and more neighborhoods crumble, his emotions run high, and his feelings for Steve grow. But he screws things up between them as he leaves for his last flight of the day, maybe of his life. Could things get any worse?

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