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Title: Guitars and Cages
Author: Layla Dorine
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Drama, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance
Asher Logan is a bartender and a pretty wicked guitar player, when he isn’t wrecking his hands fighting in a cage. With a past he keeps hoping to outrun, Asher’s been on a downward spiral for longer than he can remember. When his sister-in-law leaves Rory, his eight-year-old nephew, in his care, Asher is forced into two things he’s never been good at: sobriety and responsibility. As he struggles to care for Rory, his own life begins to unravel.
When Asher’s brother, Alex, turns up, presenting as a girl and announcing her new name is Alexia, it further complicates matters, as does the arrival of his new neighbor, Conner. Both, in their own way, compel Asher to look at his own closely-guarded views on sexuality.
When the siblings’ older brother, Cole, reacts violently to Alexia, Asher is placed squarely in the middle of a family conflict which compels him to confront who he pretends to be versus who he really is.
Asher must choose who to trust and who to finally walk away from.
Guitars character slated for potential stand alone
Greetings, thank you for welcoming me to your blog. I love meeting new people and having an opportunity to talk about writing and the Guitars world. I never intended for there to be so many characters involved in the story, and now that there are, I’m actually looking at giving one or two of them a standalone novel in the future. Morgan’s story, without a doubt is dying to be told. He’s been itching to tell me how everything unfolded with his history with the family and how his friendship with Asher’s father turned into having a relationship with Asher’s mom that spanned well over a decade. At this stage in his life, Morgan is a confirmed bachelor, so I don’t know if anything will ever develop romantically for him, but there is a love story in his past that is itching to be told. It’s a little bit sad, a little bitter-sweet, but with tons of fireworks and bull riding and life on the rodeo scene mixed in. That one will definitely be a standalone and set in the past so everything can unfold in a linier fashion. I know there will be a lot of motel rooms, a lot of late night phone calls, letter writing and sneaking around, and a lot of secrets revealed as well.
The other standalone I’ve been considering is Conner’s. His past is only hinted at in Guitars and Cages and I think it would be really cool to see how he ended up moving into that apartment building Asher was living in, as well as how he came to reply to the ad that eventually brought him to the city. I think it would also be pretty neat to see his interactions with his twin and find out why they don’t have the typical bonds twins and brother tend to have. Seeing his experiences/views on brotherhood might end up making a great contrast to Asher’s own experiences. I think that exploring his family and his past might give an even greater insight into why he was so determined to see the good in Asher and get to know him.
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