Between These Walls – Book Description Unveiled

Between These Walls – Book Description Unveiled

After keeping Between These Walls on lockdown for three years, I'm excited to unveil its official description. The new novel hits retail outlets on February 10, 2015:

Hunter is a Christian. Hunter is the man next door. Hunter Carlisle is gay.

At 26 years old, Hunter Carlisle has a successful sales career, a devoted girlfriend, and rock-solid faith. He also guards a secret torment: an attraction to other men. When a career plunge causes muscle tension, Hunter seeks relief through Gabe Hellman, a handsome massage therapist. What begins as friendship takes a sudden turn and forces the two friends to reconsider the boundaries of attraction. Along the road to self-discovery, Hunter’s secret is exposed to the community. Now Hunter must face the demons of his past and confront his long-held fears about reputation, sexual identity, and matters of soul. A story of faith, fire and restoration, Between These Walls braves the crossroads of love and religion to question who we are and who we will become.

Reading the description, many of you might understand while I kept the book under wraps for so long. As with a previous novel, From The Dead, I expect some readers will understand the book. For others, Between These Walls won't settle very well. But it's a book I believe God entrusted to me to write, and when that happens, you need to follow that direction. The Bible says, "The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in GOD protects you from that" (Proverbs 29:25 MSG).

That doesn't answer people's questions about why I chose to write this particular book. So next week, I'll post the Author's Note from Between These Walls. That text appears at the beginning of the book and explains the why behind the what. Stay tuned!

Thank you, readers, for waiting since 2012 for the new novel. I've made a lot of new friends along the way. Love you all.

Note for members of the media: Publicity campaign begins November 18. Publicist: Maryglenn McCombs, Nashville, TN.

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