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
Instead, I’ve been focused on the final
edits of my tenth and latest book – the gay BDSM mystery DECEPTION –
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.
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.