Quill

Quill

Summary: A novel in two parts. Part I: Je Louse, 1999 “Beware of ex-lovers with quills”, warns the preface of Elliot Bernard’s new novel Je Louse. Blaise spent six torrid years with the world-famous novelist, but left him for Woodrow. Now it would seem that Elliot Bernard lives happily with another man in New York. But could the author be seeking revenge upon his previous lover in his latest roman à clef? Blaise feels compelled to read the book — however painful it may prove to be — and his jealous lover doesn’t like it one bit, no sir-ee. But neither Blaise nor Woodrow know what lies in store for them. Sometimes books can change your life forever; some can even blow your mind. Je Louse is going to do a nice job of both. Part II: Gridiron, 2004 Seventy-year-old Rose Elliot sits in her son’s apartment contemplating the release of his autobiography. Rose never wanted to be in a book, but like it or not, she’s in this one. She’s a simple country woman who never quite fathomed why the Lord blessed her with a son like Elliot Bernard. Cake baking and needlepoint are much more her forté. “I think Gridiron was his greatest achievement”, someone says with a laugh. Rose overhears and wonders what they’re talking about. She couldn’t remember a book with that title, and Elliot always hated sport as a boy. Having a son who wrote books like Elliot’s has not been an easy thing for Rose. Still, she’d like to know more about Gridiron. Be careful Rose — there are some things a mother has the right not to know. Gridiron is one of those things. Price: USD 5.99, HKD 46.99 Author/Editor: Neal Drinnan Publisher: BookCyclone ISBN: 978-988-19895-3-6 Buy: Amazon Barnes & Noble Omnilit.com...

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Pussy’s Bow

Pussy’s Bow

Summary: Three gay men — friends and roommates in a stunning Art Deco mansion — have their lives tossed into turmoil when one of them is set upon by a gang of gay-bashing teens. When the other two roommates arrive, one basher is accidentally killed in the ensuing struggle. Afraid of going to the police, the roommates now have both a body and a big secret to hide — not an easy task when the pregnant girlfriend of the dead teen starts showing up at their house looking for her missing beau. Meanwhile the arrival of their handsome and naive houseboy has already upset the household’s dynamic, and their next-door neighbor turns out to have appetites of her own. When passions run riot in a house that hides too many secrets, it isn’t long before everyone’s had it up to pussy’s bow. Price: USD 5.99, HKD 46.99 Author/Editor: Neal Drinnan Publisher: BookCyclone ISBN: 978-988-19895-0-5 Buy: Amazon (US) Barnes & Noble...

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Glove Puppet

Glove Puppet

Summary: Vaslav is a boy with a sordid past and a tenuous future. Born ‘Johnny’ to a drug addict, prostitute mother in Brighton England, Johnny becomes Vaslav when, at age seven, his mother dies from a heroin overdose and a passing stranger brings him to a very different life in Australia where he passes him off as his own son. It seems the seeds of ruin lie deep within Johnny’s genes however and all the luxuries of an elite life at the pinnacle of Sydney’s art world cannot protect him, or his new father from the perils of the past. Glove Puppet is a modern-day twist on Oliver Twist and a harrowing illustration of how the best intentions can lead to the worst results. Price: USD 5.99, HKD 46.99 Author/Editor: Neal Drinnan Publisher: BookCyclone ISBN: 978-988-19895-6-7 Buy:  Amazon Barnes & Noble...

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Izzy and Eve

Izzy and Eve

Summary: It seems forever that Israel (Izzy) and Evangeline (Eve)—a gay man and his woman friend—have lived together while the city around them crumbles. He’s an erotic cartoonist; she makes exotic jewellery and works as a receptionist in one of the whorehouses in their raunchy neck of the woods. She collects clippings about unsolved murders of women from lurid newspapers and is a rational, tippling, cynic who also has flashes of psychic ability. He’s an ageing party boy who’s been getting more and more into metaphysical reading and exploring heightened states of mind through S&M sex clubs and a peyote-like drug called silt that’s permeated the gay community. Silt causes a ‘shift,’ which takes the user to a different reality. When gay men of a certain age (‘Prime Cuts’) start disappearing without a trace, and then Izzy goes missing, Eve must summon her greatest powers—intuition and sex—for a journey through bars, sex clubs, a dungeon, mysterious dream messages, and several jolting silt trips in an effort to grasp what’s happened. Along the way, a complex portrait emerges of the relationship between two erotic outlaws. Part thriller, part ghost story, part satire, Izzy and Eve is at once edgy, seedy, wild, sensuous, mysterious, ominous and hopeful. Price: USD 5.99, HKD 46.99 Author/Editor: Neal Drinnan ISBN: 978-988-19895-1-2 Buy: Paperback: Amazon (US) Barnes & Noble Book Depository E-books:...

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