October 17, 2013
Been working on a lot of pieces this year but having trouble finishing any of them. Still hoping to finish one LK title by the end of the year but it likely won't be Sam's novel. Sorry for all the Dominion fans who are waiting.
For those of you who don't know, I've released two books this year under the pen name Sam Kadence. These titles are young adult, positive titles meant to inspire GLBT youth. If you haven't read them yet and are looking for more of my work, please check them out.
On the Right Track by Sam Kadence
Ryunoski “Ru” Nakimura knows all about the trappings of fame. Expelled from a boy band for coming out as gay, he still wants to continue his career in music. Too bad his ex finds nothing better to do than exploit their relationship in the press, so Ru leaves California behind to lie low in Minnesota for a while.
Adam Corbin attends a Minnesota high school and wants to coast through as a typical student. He’s friends with an openly gay student, Bas Axelrod, but while Adam plays football, he also stays away from much socializing. Blending in and not outing himself has been easy because he’s never really been seriously interested in any of the guys he’s encountered.
When Adam meets Ru in a library, Adam begins to think he’s found that special young man who might make it worthwhile to just be himself. And for Ru, Adam looks like someone he might trade his fame for, if they could be together. Ru and Adam will both come to realize that courage and love must go hand in hand if they are to have a future.
Evolution by Sam Kadence
Gene Sage has only ever wanted to sing, but his band, Evolution, is pushing him toward the big time. He finds it hard to focus on making musical history when he’s dreaming of graveyards and seeing ghosts. And while all he can think of is hiding who he is from a world unforgiving of anyone different, he discovers he’s also the ultimate snack for vampires and demons. When Gene literally runs into—over—his idol, Kerstrande Petterson, rock god, vampire in hiding, and music cynic, his life falls over the edge into chaos.
Jaded by the world and nearly a decade in the music business, Kerstrande thinks Gene wants to use him to make Evolution immortal in more than one way, but he can’t seem to brush aside the young singer’s enthusiasm.
Getting involved with Kerstrande drags Gene into otherworldly power struggles. Between the ghosts stalking them, the media painting supernaturals as villains, and a vampire out of control in the city, the only way for Gene and Kerstrande to survive is for Gene to embrace his powers—and his destiny.
What I'm working on:
Working on a novel about a genderfluid youth named Aki and an Irish cop named McNaughton. More on these boys soon.
I'm also an avid reader, devouring probably three or four books a week. So if you don't get an answer to an email right away don't panic cause I'm around, just have my nose tucked in a book.
Please be aware when you are talking about me or my friends, that I am a real person with real feelings and give what you expect to get back. I don't interact much online anymore, but you can find me at my usual haunts to the right.