Released: November 28, 2015
GMR 5 STAR REVIEW-PAUL
Those words become a lightning rod for Marco Sforza, the man who seemed to have it all – looks, charm, money, a certain degree of local fame as the star quarterback of Mercy High – but when his teammates beat his boyfriend to the brink of death, Marco will have to learn what “standing by your man” truly means.
Angels of Mercy – Volume Two: Marco, picks up the timeline from the climatic ending of Volume One. How will these boys cope with Elliot's recuperation as well as find a way to bring justice for the heinous crime committed against him? Deception, lies and intrigue begin to thread their way into the boys lives as they struggle to just hold onto one another. All is not quite what it seems as we reach yet another climatic ending that will turn their whole world upside-down. The hate crime Elliot suffered was just the beginning of their woes. Is Marco and Elliot’s love for one another strong enough to see them through? Read Angels of Mercy – Volume Two: Marco to find out.
Marco Sforza the star quarterback of Mercy High and this guy seems to have it all, hot as hell, popular, financial freedom and fame. His beloved boyfriend is almost beaten to death by Marco's own teammates and now he must decide how much he's willing to fight for his boyfriend and what true love actually means.
This installment picks right up where volume one leaves off and I love that as it's like reading one entire long novel. Marco and his boyfriend Elliot are so in love and setting out on the new chapter of their beautiful relationship. This novel is more about Marco where volume one was more about Elliot's story. Marco has a different type of family but he never questions their love for him and they play a larger role in this novel. Marco is on his way home to celebrate something special with Elliot but what he encounters at home will change everything in Marco's life and this was truly such a dramatic and heart-wrenching scene. Elliot has been beaten almost to the point of death and who the culprits are will send Marco spiraling into a nightmare of hate. Marco goes from favourite athlete to coming out as a gay man in a not so gay friendly environment to finding true love to having his world rocked in such a devastating way.
I love this installment very much as the story is told through Marco's eyes and what he endures is some of the most dramatic writing that I've come across in a while. Marco by far is one of the most favourite characters that I have read in a while. His love for Elliott was beautiful and he fought for his man as he knows what he wants and its Elliot and nothing will get in his way of true happiness.
This was my second novel by SA Collins and I truly loved it. This is one of my favorite genres and the author was so spot on with his writing of the football world and he captured the most amazing characters. Be prepared to cry while reading this love story between Marco and Elliot. You will simply love the self-discovery, love, lust, heart wrenching scenes and the hot and I mean hot male on male sex. I couldn't recommend Marco Volume Two – Angels of Mercy by SA Collins enough and you won't be disappointed in the least.
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Angels of Mercy - Phoenix In The Fire - due Winter 2015 (Companion Book to Angels of Mercy – Volume 2: Marco. Told from Elliot’s POV)
Angels of Mercy - Diary of a Quarterback Part 1 - due Mid-Winter 2016
Angels of Mercy - Diary of a Quarterback Part 2 - due late Winter/early spring 2016
Angels of Mercy - Volume 3: Pietro (The Sins of the Solstice) - due mid-to-late Spring 2016
1-Who is SA Collins and what is he all about?
SA Collins is a nom de plume. He was born from a book series I’ve yet to finish (Fae Wars – Fear the Feigr) where I thought it would be sort of “cute” if the main character actually authored his own story. So Sebastian (Baz) Alexander Collins was the impetus for SA Collins, the author. But then I thought, why not have “him” author all my works? It was a small gimmick but once I committed to it I was “all in” with his being my voice to the world. I am distinctly of two worlds. One is purely artistic. I am a professional classical singer/actor union actor (though I’ve pretty much resigned from the stage at this point in my life – been there/done that sort of thing). I can waltz out in front of a crowd of thousands (and have) and it doesn’t faze me in the least. All of my singing/acting are under my given name. So that, coupled with my current venture in writing, are the thrust of my artistic endeavors. The other side of me, the Clark Kent gig as it were, is steeped in the world of networks and computers. I am a straight up nerd/geeky gayboy.
By the way, I refer, as does my main character in Angels of Mercy, Elliot, to a gay young man as a “gayboy” with this coined descriptive noun. This is intentional. To my, and by extension, Elliot’s, way of thinking, we are renaming ourselves collectively as a new term – one that accurately embraces who we are as queer young men, as vibrantly or somberly colored as the rainbow that represents us – setting us apart as the fabulous, and varied, creatures we are.
2-What was it that made you want to write about gay characters and gay novels?
Short answer? To pay it forward. To carry the torch started by other gay men writing about ourselves, free of rules and heterosexist norms and/or values. Proud to be defiantly QUEER and embracing the very essence of that word, reclaiming it for ourselves. This was born out of my experience as a young sixteen-year-old gayboy who was literally starved for something that reflected how I felt, and how I wanted to move in the world.
Two authors, two glorious gay men, molded me and, quite literally (with their words), saved my young gayboy life: Gordon Merrick (who filled my heart) and John Rechy (who satiated my lust). Both of these brave men and their works were my guiding light when I was a teenager in the heady disco days of the 70s. There was no internet. There was very little in the way of a young teen gayboy (even in liberal California) to find other young boys like me.
So I lived vicariously through these men’s words. I discovered John Rechy’s sexually salacious The Sexual Outlaw as the first work of gay lit fic that opened my eyes and (let’s be honest) loins, to the possibilities that not only were there other men out there like me, but what they did when they got together. My mind and body reeled with the possibilities Rechy’s work opened up for me.
The greatest part to all of this? Since it was literally dripping with full-on man-on-man body action, I could do it in my head as I was reading. It was a very safe way for me to explore what appealed to me in Rechy’s carnal worlds. But I found I needed something more. It was about a month later that I found a copy of The Lord Won’t Mind and my heart equally sang and was crushed in the pages of that book. My sixteen-year-old self was reborn by these men and their courageous words. And these were NYT best-sellers WELL before the current advent of M/M Romance (which, to my way of thinking as a queer man, often borders on cultural appropriation in that many of the readers hold the genre to hetero tropes and standards/expectations – which takes the Gay/Queer out of who we are as men). But more on this in a bit (see philosophical question below).
3-How do you come up with such interesting gay storylines and hot characters such as in Angels of Mercy Series?
Ah, thanks for this one. The funny thing is, I really didn’t plan Angels at all when it happened. I was writing my Fae Wars book (still a work in progress) when I found myself sitting on a freeway overpass (listening to out queer artist, Jay Brannan – my musical muse) waiting for the signal to change when a vision of the end of Angels appeared to me in my head. I instantly knew where it was (the Bixby Bridge in Big Sur). One boy had leapt from the bridge (presumably to his death) and two other boys were on the bridge clinging to one another. There were cop cars on both ends of the bridge. The boy falling to his death through heavy fog left trails behind him like the wings of an angel. That was the tableau I had in my head. So I began to ask myself who were these boys and what was their story that ended so climatically?
By the time I got off of the freeway (I only needed to travel one exit down to return home), I ran in and told my husband I had a new series to write that dealt with homophobia in a fictitious high school football team. Angels was born that quickly. The two lovers, Elliot Donahey, and his star quarterback boyfriend, Marco Sforza, are loosely based on me and my husband (who played for Clemson U back in the day), obviously not the actual plot lines, but rather how we processed our worlds as young gay men.
To a great extent, the works are influenced heavily by Jay Brannan’s works. I consider him a modern day queer bard. Each of his works tells a very concise and powerfully written story. I aspire to his command of language and depth of expression. After a concert he gave where I live in San Francisco, I had the balls to ask him if I could quote a line from one of his songs (Ever After Happily). He patiently listened to what my story was about and how I wanted to use his words to underscore what I was trying to do.
He said, “You know what? Go for it. I trust you.”
I was flummoxed and bewildered by his generosity. One queer artist supporting another. That’s what I try to do with the author/storytelling podcast I co-host – pay that generosity forward to other authors and storytellers.
Generally speaking, whether it be my Norse Fae trilogy (Fae Wars), my Mohawk Indian sci-fi romp (Cove Chronicles), or my magical shifting werewolves of West Virginia (Sparrow’s Hollow), the characters I craft are all about their headspace. This is born out of years of being a paid actor on the stage. It wasn’t enough to just say the lines and cross the stage when a director said so to supply some action, you had to come up with the subtext of WHY. All of my characters have complete subtext to their lives before they ever enter the page of my literary works.
I specialize in character studies. It is far more interesting to write about headspace (which we all deal with but often isn’t explored in literary works – almost an over indulgence of SHOW, SHOW, SHOW – which is equally criminal in my mind, and very little tell – I prefer a balance). I want readers to know the inner mechanisms of who they are. That is almost more important than the situation they find themselves in.
4- Was it difficult researching your amazing sex scenes and the sports storyline as they’re spot on?
Let me start this one off with: I LOVE THIS QUESTION! The sex scenes – as a gay man past the half centennial mark, I have YEARS of research and in as many scenes as you can possibly imagine (wink, wink)! (You may insert a wry smirk here.)
As for the sports aspect of the storyline, that’s my husband. As I stated earlier, he played high school football in Massillon, Ohio (the nationally recognized heart of American football as we know it today), and then college ball at Clemson. But the story doesn’t deep dive into the sport of football itself. It is more about the men of competitive sports. Really, it could be any male-dominated competitive sport. I just happened to choose American football. But to be more precise, the mythos surrounding male competitive sports and what defines masculinity is what Angels strives to examine.
I recognize that the tide is turning. Athletes in high school are finding the courage to come out to their coaches and teammates. Visibility is key. Not all are met with acceptance, but enough of them are. It gives me hope that one day we will get there.
5-Your fans love your characters so much, what do these characters mean to you? How close to your heart do you keep them?
Elliot, for all intents and purposes, is built squarely on me as a young gayboy. I have letters and writings I did back then that document how I thought and what was going on in my head at the time. My experiences and viewpoints are deeply ingrained in what makes up Elliot. He sometimes makes choices I wouldn’t make, but that’s part of what makes him unique.
All of my characters mean a great deal to me. This is probably true for all authors. Giving birth to a novel, or any length of story really, if done well, takes a lot out of you as a writer. You are deeply invested (or should be to really make it work) in the lives you create. They follow you and speak to you when you least expect it. They have complete lives. I know their histories and their life experiences. With my (forthcoming) Mohawk series, The Cove Chronicles, this is particularly true. Being Native myself, I want to write a series of stories where the Native characters are the super heroes. Giving back to my own Native community, creating powerfully drawn and role model type characters that some Native kid might find and think – “Holy shit! These guys are fucking amazing and they’re like me!” Paying it forward.
6-When did you first realize that you were a writer?
Early on in life. I’ve been creating stories all along. I’ve only recently started to publish them under my own imprint – Akwekon Media (which is a Mohawk word that means, “All of us, together”). It wasn’t until I crossed over the half-centennial mark that I had the need to properly organize, and publish, my works. I am currently working on seven different titles right now. Next year ought to be epic for me with new releases.
7-What genre of writing would you classify yourself with?
This one is rather easy for me to answer: but it harkens back to the Violet Quill days of the 80s and 90s. I write Gay Literature Fiction. They may have romantic elements in them – because I don’t pull punches with my character’s queer factor – but they are not romance reads. They are what they are. Authors like Rechy, Merrick along with Armistead Maupin, Felice Picano, Andrew Holleran, Paul Monette, Edmund White, Robert Ferro and all the way back to EM Forester’s Maurice and (the recently released original unabridged “decidedly queer” version of) Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Grey.
The emphasis for me is on literature. Make no mistake, I do not write for the quick sell or what’s hot. I write for the art of writing. I publish in the chance that others will find it of interest. But I am NOT one of those authors who are hell-bent on being the next 50 Shades of, or Games of … yeah, so not of that lot. I will continue to write what I want to write for the sake of writing it. If others find it to their liking, that’s icing on the cake, but the work itself is the cake. That’s not to say I don’t appreciate my readership, because I do. And I respect them tremendously. I am deeply indebted for their generosity of time and passion for what I do. But it isn’t the why of what I write.
There are two works that artistically guide me as a writer – One is Maurice by EM Forster. Never have I read a more beautifully concise work of fiction with an economy of words that perfectly nails each and every sentence. That’s not just artistry there, that’s master craftsmanship. The second is Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward Angel. The prose of Wolfe is a masterful expression of the human mind. There are sentences I re-read over and over in that work that completely slay me. The eloquence that rolls off that page emotively shreds me to my core. I have a notebook with phrases that Wolfe wrote that blow me away. Just to practice writing them – hoping some wisp of him from those pages will rub off. Both are literary works and not general fiction – sensing a theme here?
8-What's the most difficult element of being an author today?
The sheer plethora of what’s out there. You can get easily lost in the mass of publications that self-pubbing has brought on. To be honest, a great deal of it is shit. There is a reason that the gatekeepers rejected so much from the potential offerings. But it’s a double-edged sword for me to say that. Those same gatekeepers have stymied queer content creators with a ready-made stamp of – that doesn’t sell – when a queer character-driven manuscript is presented. And if one does sell particularly well, they aren’t so keen to grab another – as if to say – yeah, we’ve done that already. As if you only get one “winner” queer story a year and to be happy that we got at least one.
So on one hand, they’ve helped keep up standards in publishing that have made the industry what it is. On the other hand, how many queer content creators simply gave up because they couldn’t find that one champion of their worlds and their characters? Likewise, how many queer storytellers (and readers) did we lose to the horrific days of HIV/AIDS? I inwardly lament at all the stories we’ve lost to those creative people who succumbed to that horrible disease. I lost many, many brothers (and sisters) during that era. I write to remember them as well.
So to circle back, the toughest part is to be seen, to find an audience. But as I said, personally, I am not in it for the speedy sale. I am in it for the long haul, to put my stamp out there that my works will exist long after I take my last breath. And every fucking one of those words is mine (my husband who has a deep knowledge of the English language and literature is my editor). I can go to my grave knowing my voice was not compromised (other than the oft times heated debates between my husband and me over the characters and worlds I create – he’s just as invested in them as I am). My stories are what they are: unfettered, uncompromised, and wholly of my creation (this includes the printed editions which I create as well).
9-What advice would you give an author, just starting out, who wants to write gay fiction?
Find what speaks to you passionately. I found that what I write is not as important as WHY I write. The why is your passion. That is the seed that your writing must spring from. Characters and worlds will reveal themselves, but it is that seed of why that will see you through those very lonely nights where it is just you and the keyboard whacking away at the tale you’ve got spinning in your head. Many authors make the mistake that you’re going to be the “next big thing” – as with acting, kid, you’re a dime a dozen.
Even if you do possess the talent to write like the next Tom Clancy or EM Forster (talk about opposites), gaining attention is daunting. Getting noticed is daunting. Shit, writing the damned manuscript is as daunting as hell. This is not a craft for the faint of heart. Perseverance is key. You must have the will to see it through. As with all art – there is no shortage of rejection – so be sure to cultivate a thick skin so you can continue to work beyond that last drive-by review that gave you a one star because they have a stick up their ass about something in your story.
Another one of my literary heroes – Gore Vidal – said: “Style is saying what you want, and not giving a damn.”
That pretty much sums up my approach to writing.
I will write even if no one else finds it of interest, because the why of what I am writing is what drives it – not sales, not “oh, like me, like me, like me!” I’ve lived on the stage for far too long to let that drive why I do what I do. I’ve just come to a place artistically that I’ll do what I want to do whether it finds its audience or not. I hope people like what I do, but will continue to write either way.
10-Where would you like to see your career in 10 years from now?
Provided I am still alive and kicking (remember, no one is promised a tomorrow in this life, so make each moment count), I’d like it if any of my stories would be optioned for a film or series – not because I need the adulation, but because I love cinema almost as much as writing/telling stories. I’d just want to see what someone else did with the work to realize it in another form/medium. My daughter graduated with honors from SFSU film school and I edited a great deal of her student work, so we’ll see.
11-If a reader hasn't read any of your books yet, which one would you
That’s out now? Angels of Mercy – Volume One: Elliot – because it’s the work closest to me.
Of all the works in my stable of Works in Progress (WIPs)? – The Cove Chronicles – it is my forthcoming Lord of the Rings type story, only with Mohawk Indians at its core. It is most definitely an ensemble piece, but with a solid queer romance threaded throughout the series.
12-What is it that you believe draws a large amount of female readers to MM novels?
Simple – they love men. Period. And I’ve discovered they aren’t comfortable with the weepy females with weak ankles that constantly fall down in the forest and need a big strong man to feel whole and valued that are often portrayed in hetero romance tales. They are bewitched by the male mystique and want to read about them. And this isn’t just idle speculation on my part. This comes from deep dive discussions I’ve had with others in the industry on the podcast (Wrotepodcast.com) that I co-host where we’ve talked about this very thing. I really think it is akin to why men like lesbian porn. A lot of straight women are into guy-on-guy action, too. The issue I take with it is that they want to apply “Disney Princess” ethics and HEAs to our stories. It isn’t close to who we are as a community. That’s where I think cultural appropriation becomes a dangerous issue. It would be akin to me writing about the black community but taking away what defines them as a community for something I want to see in them and then making money on that. There’s very little difference in that to my way of thinking. It’s just something I can’t do or be a part of. So I write Queer Romance – closer to the bone of who we are as gay men living our often messed up queer lives.
13-What is something that you would like your readers to know about you?
That I am up for talk/debate on ANY subject. My parents reared us (for the record: it’s reared, kids – NOT raised. You raise corn. You rear kids) to be active debaters and discussion oriented from the time we could speak. Our dinner table was the setting of some very lively debates and discussions on a wide range of topics. My parents didn’t want us to shrink from making our point and defending it (but being gracious enough in knowing when to concede if new information colors your previously held position).
But that is not to say I am not approachable. I come from the world of theatre. I have no fear of meeting new people and engaging them from the very start – as if to say – Oh, there you are! Where have you been? We were just saying … and pulling you into the conversation as if we were long lost friends. I am very approachable in that regard. Many authors on my show say they are social introverts. I am at, like the depth of the Laurentian Abyss, the opposite end of the social spectrum. I’ll get up in your grill if needs be, and not bat an eye doing it. But I try my damnedest not to be rude. My mom would wear me like a slipper if I did that. She’s in her seventies now, but I am sure she could still do it.
14-What do you want to be remembered for most?
That I am a very passionate man who has a great deal of compassion for my fellow human being and the animals that inhabit this world, even if, in the case of humans, they don’t often deserve it. As my husband reminds me that Mark Twain said: “Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.”
15-What do your readers mean to you and how interactive are you with them?
I love readers who like my works – well, let me rephrase that so it doesn’t sound so me, me, me, shall I? I love readers, period. I wish more men did it. But men are very visually stimulated. In this day of digital everything that can be had on your phone or smart device at the drop of a hat, I fear that more men are choosing that over reading and exploring what words in a book say to them.
As for me, I do what I can to stay connected to the readers I do have. To be honest, I have no idea how many are out there.
16-Do you have a Philosophy by which you live?
As cliché as it sounds: I try to leave the world better than I found it. This is because I am also a family man – children and GRANDchildren are in the mix. I want them to have amazing and adventure-filled lives. So I do everything with that in mind.
There is a precept in Haudenosaunee culture (Mohawks being just one member nation of that confederacy) that reminds us: Unto the seventh generation … which tells us that like ripples in a pond, every decision and action we take in life must be accorded that that action will have a ripple effect seven generations out. So we must give it our respectful and thoughtful diligence before we act. It lays the foundation to be responsible citizens. What we do remains connected beyond our last breath. That’s how I try to live my life, so that my children and grandchildren and those who come after will have a planet and a lifestyle that not only sustains them, but gives them room to blossom into who they want to be.
As for my writing, I am on a staunch campaign as of late to remake romance for the queer community. It started from a conversation I had with fellow queer authors Racheline Maltese and Erin McRae on the podcast. We came to coin the phrase Queer Romance which up-ends the tropes of hetero romance that gave rise to M/M as it is today. I blogged on their site about this very topic as an extension of that conversation. M/M, as I see it, borrows heavily from hetero romantic tropes of old but doesn’t allow for the queer in gay men/women’s lives and loves. Happy endings should, according to the way we live our lives, be a moving target. We are NOT the hetero normative; we never were. We subvert and re-write rules to suit our needs and to eke out our slice of happiness – whatever that may be. We can emulate the mainstream hetero world, but it’s not a given. I want to do the same thing with romance: remake it in our image. Queer the fuck out of it.
The line I quote from Jay Brannan’s song Ever After Happily in Angels of Mercy is at the very heart of Queer Romance.
He precedes the final powerful line I quote with this chorus (which sort of sets the context of what constitutes an EAH (as opposed to an HEA) for queer people):
Well that's the way the fairy tale goes
Boy meets girl and they wed with roses
But that's not the way it seems to be
And I'm pissed that they lied to me
Cuz boy meets boy, and boy runs away
Or girl meets girl, and she's afraid to stay
We end up home alone watching Court TV
Not living ever after happily
But it is this final line that is at the heart of my Queer Romance campaign – it is the line that Elliot sings to Marco after they go through some major shit in their relationship:
Starting today, I’ll tell the story my way. The King of Imperfections takes back his Prince of Mistakes.
#QueerRomance ß it’s a thing.
17-What is your favourite curse word?
Fuck. (Fuck, fuckery, fucked-upness, fucktard, #PrincessMuthaFuckingInstagram (yeah, that’s in one of my Angel’s books as a real thing) – ‘nuff said.)
18-What was the last book you read and your thoughts on it?
I read quite a bit due to the podcast. Let me say the last work I read that had a profound impact on me was TJ Klune’s Into This River I Drown. That book is a well-spring of inspiration. I read it aloud to my husband. We are both atheists but loved the tale Mr. Klune wove in that novel. That was masterful storytelling. I am DYING to get him on our show!
19-If you could come back as any animal or mammal, what would it be and why?
I would say one of the hunter cats – Snow Leopard, perhaps. But they are so endangered I am not sure that is such a wise a choice as much as it is a heartfelt one.
Perhaps an Eagle. A bit more protected and high up on the food chain.
20-Lastly, any hints on your next book that you might be working on?
The Cove Chronicles and Fae Wars are up next – both will hopefully reset the bar on queer sci-fi as they are magical in appearance before you realize that it is actually based on Quantum Mechanics concepts (the hubby is a retired quantum mechanics physicist that worked for JPL and NASA).
I remembered his retelling of how he realized he was gay – how the big reveal had happened for him. Not in when he’d told his parents or when he’d asked Stephen Lowry to be his first boyfriend. But when he actually put it together himself.
“It’s Ian Somerhalder’s fault, you know. I was sort of waffling in whether or not guys did it for me. Not that girls ever did anything for me, really.” He mumbled that last part, thereby completely throwing in the towel that he ever was anything but gay. I think he knew that, but I didn’t comment on it. I wanted to see where he was going to go with it all. I loved this part about him: his randomness.
“What the hell does he have to do with it?” I sighed softly, allowing him to ramble on.
Elliot brought his head up from my stomach, his eyes wide with disbelief.
“You’re kidding me, right? Didn’t you see him dance semi-naked that first season in ’Vampire Diaries‘? That was some hella hot moves there. Sprung a woody with the first swivel of his hips. Not to mention those dreamy eyes and brooding dark looks. He still sorta does it for me. After I saw that, I was a full on Damon-bater.” He put his head back down on my stomach as his tongue flicked along the tip of my softening cock, no doubt trying to rouse it to action again.
“Oh, really?” Doing my best not to mask the pang of celebrity jealousy that sorta sprang up, copping to the fact at how foolish it was.
He suddenly sucked in the foreskin from my cock into his mouth and nipped lightly at it with his teeth. I yelped, swatted at his head and he jerked his head tersely just once, yanking on my dick just enough – satisfied that I got his point. He released me. His eyes turned to me, the look of lust in them coursed through my body and my cock sprang into full attention. Somerhalder be damned. Elliot was mine! Not that I thought I really had competition. He’d only answered my question, after all.
“But I’ll tell ya this much,” he said as he climbed up the length of me, nipping me along my neck and up along my jaw as he did so, “you’re still my favorite vampire. Even if you still haven’t figured out how to draw blood. Oh, wait! I get it! You’re not a Somerhalder vamp! You’re one of those disco Meyer toothless Twilight vamps! NOW, I get it …”
“I’ll get you all right!” I said as I rolled him underneath me, the backseat creaking as it usually did when I pulled myself from it allowing him his usual spot. The old girl seemed to prefer Elliot’s lithe frame resting on her than my hunky ass.
He giggled darkly. “That’s JUST what I am counting on! Ravish me, you big vampy lug!” His giggles goaded me further.
And ravish him, I did …
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ANGELS OF MERCY-VOLUME TWO-MARCO
Those words become a lightning rod for Marco Sforza, the man who seemed to have it all – looks, intelligence, charm, money, a certain degree of local fame as the star quarterback of Mercy High. But when his teammates beat his boyfriend to the brink of death, Marco will have to learn what “standing by your man” truly means.
How will these boys cope with Elliot's recuperation as well as find a way to bring justice for the heinous crime committed against him? Deception, lies and intrigue begin to thread their way into the boys’ lives as they struggle to just hold onto one another. All is not quite what it seems as we reach yet another climatic ending that will turn their whole world upside-down. The hate crime Elliot suffered was just the beginning of their woes. Is Marco and Elliot’s love for one another strong enough to see them through?
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