ALEX’S BLOG - MARCH 2014

DECEPTION  CAN LEAD YOU INTO DANGEROUS PLACES

    Spring is in the year – at least it seems to be in Palm Springs, where we’ve been enjoying temperatures in the 80s for several days in early March.  I deeply sympathize with my friends who live in the Midwest and back East, but I’ve no desire to change places with you, even for the pleasure of being able to wear Leathers and boots every day.
    Instead, I’ve been focused on the final edits of my tenth and latest book – the gay BDSM mystery DECEPTION – PALM SPRINGS.
    It’s the first in a new series taking Mark Farrell and his partner, Dan Fortunato from their dangerous positions as homicide detectives in the LAPD to a new life together as private investigators in the Palm Springs area of Southern California.
    Comfortable in their professional roles, which have Mark as the lead detective/investigator and Dan is the junior, they continue to explore the reverse their private lives, where Dan is the dominant Leather Master and Mark is the submissive’ boy’. It may confuse their friends, but not the two men themselves.
    With their very first case, as Palm Springs private eyes, they discover that deception takes many forms, especially when man sex is involved. Mark is hired to locate a US Marine who comes back into his gay father's life after twenty-two years of enforced absence, before disappearing again. Just who is the real Donald Bates and what's his game? From gay Palm Springs mansions to Kansas City’s leather bars Mark uncovers some surprising, some shocking and some wonderful answers. Meanwhile Dan’s been following a well-known Palm Springs architect, a husband who’s alleged to be unfaithful – but is it with a woman or a man?

Deception can lead you into sexual, wonderful, strange and dangerous places.

    Stand by for the second in the Palm Springs PI series this fall. CAGED – CATHEDRAL CITY takes you into the violent world of mixed martial arts where a young gay Hispanic fighter must prove his masculinity with the help of an important figure from Dan’s past.
    Hopefully next year will see REVENGE – RANCHO MIRAGE in which a gay male teacher is accused of kidnapping one of his students. To follow is PASSION – PALM DESERT involving Mark and Dan in a murder case revolving round a famous veteran movie star and a young androgynous singer.