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Title: Sol’s Solstice (New Beginnings #1)
Author: Leona Windwalker
Publisher: Rune Tree Press
Sol is used to flying under his family’s radar, unless focusing unwanted attention away from his more outgoing, older twin. The day comes when he pays a steep price for attempting to shield his brother. Running for his life, he is nearly run down by a car driven by Seth. Can Seth help Sol find his way back from the darkness?
Sol’s Solstice follows Sol as he finds himself cast adrift and then imprisoned. Coming to understand his own sexuality, he faces obstacles from his past that bring new challenges. His path to happily ever after is rough. He faces parental rejection, religious intolerance, homelessness, and official disregard by police and even hospital staff because of his perceived orientation. Seth is the Good Samaritan who picks him up, and they fall in love. The songs I listened to while writing this reminded me of many elements within their story. You can listen to them on Spotify. But first, I will say here that one of the most important songs I listened to wasn’t on Spotify at all, but you can listen to it via Youtube. Listening to it, I could almost see Sol dealing with his family, aging out of the system, the attempt of instructing him Biblically into how to be a good, i.e. heterosexual, male, and finally, his flight that led him onto River Street and into the path of Seth’s car. The song is Regret by Malice Mizer. It’s haunting piano and drum duet capture the emotions of this perfectly.
About the Author:
Leona is a longtime staunch supporter of human rights and environmental causes. Her favourite genre to read is M/M fiction and she particularly enjoys science fiction, fantasy, and action/suspense subgenres—especially if they have a nice seasoning of romance. She has far too many books on her Kindle, has overloaded her phone with even more and, when not reading, writing, being driven to distraction by her children, or being overlorded by her three cats, can be found trying to locate the portal that the sock monster uses to steal socks from her dryer.
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