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A KEEN EDGE
by H. Leigh Aubrey
$18.95
ISBN 978-1-4401-0716-0
288 pages
Published by iUniverse

     To the outside world, thirty-seven-year-old Scott Daven has the perfect life.  He’s handsome, rich, a successful businessman and politician with a wife and three sons who adore him.  When his father hires a young architect to be his assistant, Scott struggles to deny his attraction to the young man.  To do anything else would destroy his life and his political career.
     Neil Phalen’s marriage crashed and burned when a hustler tried to blackmail him.  After the divorce, he moved to a new town to start life over as a gay man.  The next-to-last thing he expected was to fall in love with his married boss.  The last thing was that his boss would fall in love with him.
     Determined to protect Scott and his family, Neil insists that he remain in the background and in the closet, but that becomes impossible when Neil’s ex-wife reveals his secret to Scott’s wife and father.  As the conflicts escalate around them, the men have to decide which price is too high – the cost of personal honesty or the cost of a destroyed life.

     A Keen Edge is available on the web from Amazon (www.amazon.com), Barnes & Noble (www.barnesandnoble.com), Books-a-Million (www.booksamillion.com), and can be ordered through your favorite bookstore.  I hope you will read it, and tell all your romantic friends about it.  If there are enough readers who enjoy gay romances, major publishers may start to buy them again.  If you would like an autographed copy, I’ll need your address and a check (a money order is preferable) made out to H. Leigh Aubrey for $21.95.  That’s $18.95 for the book and $3.00 for postage and packaging.  Send this to H. Leigh Aubrey, P. O. Box 470761, Charlotte, NC  28226.
     If you wish to talk with me about the book, offer a review, or tell me about other romances you think I’d like to read, feel free to email me at hleighaubrey@aol.com or leave a comment on my webpage www.hleighaubrey.com.

 

About the author:
     I’m a musician by training – I taught music in churches and schools for thirty-two years – but for the last twenty years I’ve made my living writing mainstream romances.  About five years ago I started looking for gay romances to read.  It soon became apparent there were very few books being published that satisfied my requirements for a romance.  After having written over forty, I knew what kind of story I wanted to read, and I wasn’t finding it.  More than that, I was annoyed that so many of the books I was reading were called romances.
     I don’t know why I wrote my first gay romance.  It wasn’t something I planned.  I certainly didn’t write it with publication in mind.  I didn’t even have a plot when I started.  In retrospect, I believe it was the first step in my coming out process.  Whatever ever the impetus, once I started I was so exited about it that I had to force myself work on my mainstream romance before I could work on my gay romance, or I wouldn’t have finished the mainstream romance at all.  As soon as I finished my first gay romance, I started a second.  I completed a third before I ran out of steam in the third chapter of the fourth book.  I plan to finish that book this summer.
     After having published so many books that won awards and made national bestseller lists, it was a demoralizing experience to discover no publisher would buy my gay romances.  They gave several reasons, one of which was they didn’t like something about the story line, but the response I got most often was that gay men didn’t read romance.  I couldn’t believe that was true, so I did what an increasing number of authors are doing these days.  I’ve had my book published by a subsidy publisher.  I plan to publish the other two books I’ve completed during the next year.  I hope to write one each year – I already have enough plots to keep me going for a decade – but I’ll have to wait and see about that.  As you can tell from my picture, I’m no spring chicken.

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Responses

  1. How real,Dramatic,and Heartwrenching can you get ? WOW. I couldn,t put this down ,until I Read the whole thing

  2. I’m glad you enjoyed the book. Nothing makes an author feel better than to hear from a satisfied reader.

  3. GREAT BOOK. NICE TO READ A GAY ROMANCE NOVEL THAT HAS A GOOD ROMANTIC,SENSITIVE,MOVING STORY LINE AND ONE IS NOT JUST FILLED WITH CONSTANT GRAPHIC SEX, SEX, SEX. I REALLY ENJOYED IT. WHEN I FINISHED I WENT TO AMAZON TO ORDER ANOTHER OF YOUR BOOKS, THEN I REALIZED THIS WAS YOUR FIRST.
    HOPE MORE ARE IN YOUR FUTURE?


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