Title: Between The Lines
Length: 15,000 words/46 Pages
Release Date: July 15, 2015
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Brad Weston’s life seems perfect. He’s GQ handsome, the chief of staff for a Republican California state senator, and enjoys the power and the promise of a bright future. And he’s in a comfortable relationship with his boyfriend of six years, Alex.
Sam Fuller is Brad’s young blond blue-eyed intern, fresh out of college, running from a bad breakup, and questioning his choices and his new life in politics. To make things worse, Sam also has a thing for the boss, but Brad is already taken.
While looking for a gift for his boyfriend, Brad wanders into a curiosity shop and becomes fascinated by an old wooden medallion. Brad's not a superstitious man, but when he takes out the medallion in his office, he sees the world in a whole new light.
And nothing will ever be the same.
Brad is looking for an anniversary present for his boyfriend Alex during his lunch, and finds a little shop. Inside he is drawn to a medallion at the back of the shop. The old lady in the shop actually gives the medallion to Alex, telling him it belonged with him and Alex.
When he got back to work in the senators office, he looks at the medallion in more detail, and notices a hand-scribbled note with it that read "What lies beneath is seldom seen, but grasp this firmly and truth you'll glean".
Brad went out after work with his colleagues, when Alex said he was working overtime, and as he left work he pocketed the medallion.
When he sat with someone, he then grasped the medallion which was in his picket, and then strange things began to happen........ he could hear their reply, but he could also hear what they were thinking too.... and quite often they would say one thing and think something else.
Now is the time we really find out what the medallion can do, and some of what Brad hears, makes him take a good long look at his life, and this then gives him the courage to try and change things.... but not always in a good way!
Over the ensuing years, he came back to it periodically, but it never stuck. Then one day, he was complaining to Mark, his husband, early last year about how he had been derailed yet again by the death of a family member, and Mark said to him “the only one stopping you from writing is you.”
Since then, Scott has gone back to writing in a big way, finishing more than a dozen short stories – some new, some that he had started years before – and seeing his first sale. He’s embarking on a new trilogy, and also runs the Queer Sci Fi site, a support group for writers of gay sci fi, fantasy, and supernatural fiction.