Into Deep Waters

Into Deep Waters

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by Kaje Harper
     
 

For Jacob and Daniel, two young gay men aboard a Navy ship in WWII, the risks were high. Not just the risks of injury and death from Japanese planes and submarines, but the risk of discovery, of discharge, imprisonment or worse. Only a special kind of love was worth taking that chance. But from the moment Daniel met Jacob's eyes across a battle-scarred deck, he

Overview

For Jacob and Daniel, two young gay men aboard a Navy ship in WWII, the risks were high. Not just the risks of injury and death from Japanese planes and submarines, but the risk of discovery, of discharge, imprisonment or worse. Only a special kind of love was worth taking that chance. But from the moment Daniel met Jacob's eyes across a battle-scarred deck, he knew he had to try.

Being together required figuring out what it meant to be gay and in love with another man, in an era when they could be jailed or committed for admitting the desires of their hearts. On a ship at war, their relationship was measured in stolen moments and rare days of precious leave, with no guarantees there would be a tomorrow. And if they survived the war, they would need even more luck to keep their love alive through all the years to come.

This story was written for a photo and story request letter as part of the Goodreads M/M Romance Love is Always Write event.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044690837
Publisher:
Kaje Harper
Publication date:
06/28/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
127,039
File size:
320 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

I've been writing as long as I can remember (which is longer than I like to admit). I started creating M/M romances in high-school, filling binders with stories about what Starsky and Hutch really did on their days off. (Pretty PG-rated stuff - we're talking sheltered fourteen-year-old here. I was into the romantic possibilities.) Any potential writing career got side-tracked by forays into art, psychology, teaching, and a biomedical profession. And the challenges of raising children. When I took up the keyboard again it was just for fun, writing books for my own entertainment. At about manuscript seven, my epically patient spouse told me that if I was going to spend that much time at it, I should try to get published. And he kept saying it, loudly, until I submitted one. And it was accepted! Life Lessons was published May 2011 by MLR Press. A first short story, And to All a Good Night - Life Lessons 1.5, that follows it was soon made available here, and the Life Lessons series is now complete at four MLR Press novels and three free short stories. I've been delighted by the reception my work has received, and I have other books and short stories in print. If you want a short, free taste of my work that stands alone, consider "Like the Taste of Summer", also available here. My very first Smashwords book, Lies and Consequences, started as a kind of reaction after the November 2010 elections when the DADT repeal looked like it might be derailed. Then I was caught by surprise as I finished the book in December and the repeal passed. I tweaked it by upping the action, and deemphasizing the DADT subplot. The result was something lightweight, but hopefully fun. So I put it out as a free read. I hope you enjoy it. I really appreciate reviews - what you liked and what you didn't. Maybe your comments will help turn the next good book into a better book. KH

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Into Deep Waters 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just got finished reading this book and i must say thag i am at a loss for words. This book was so magical that i couldnt put it down. The storymain characters are two young men who serve their country and ultimately fall in love with one another. I loved how the author paited these characters and my heart went out to them. I was rooting, at times sad, joyful all over again. This book shoukd hove love is in its purest form. No matter if its man or wife. When you read this book, you will become one with this book. I give this 10 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whether you're gay or straight, this kind of love comes along but once in a lifetime!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was so completely amazing. It was filled with so much emotion and love from start to finish. It was kind of nice to read a romance that spans a lifetime, especially a gay romance. Reading of their first meeting; that shy, awkward first sexual experience; the gradual falling in love; the hardship of years spent apart during dangerous times; growing older together with all the normal couple difficulties to deal with, as well as figuring out how "out" to be at a time when being gay was definitely not accepted. Everything combined to make this an incredible story. Nearly 500 pgs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully and thoughtfully written. I finished this book in one day an loved every minute of it. I highly recommend this for everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Graphic in some parts but a very beautiful well written story. Very detailed. Some parts brought such emotion I had to use a tissue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive never loved & cried over a book this much EVER! Absolutely amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a very good novel. The chatacters are set up well, and in a way that makes it easy to relate to their situations. This story is about two young saliors who are dealing with their sexuality during WW2. The men gradually realize that the othe is also gay, and they plan their whirlwind romance on a ship. The story progresses to after the War, with each of them dealing, together, with their sexualty in an openly private king of way. The book ends VERY sweetly. I highly reccommend this novel to anyone who is looking for a sweet gay love story with mildish sex.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author is an amazing story teller . I'd love to know why she decided to write m/m romances. I didn't even think I wanted to read a story that began in WW I I but the characters and their story grabbed me.
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Word4WordJR More than 1 year ago
I read this book and swore someone had siphoned my brain, because I lived it, in a more modern era, but no matter the time period, real love is real love. The Navy was years away from "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", but "K" and I became so intertwined with each other--we served on a nuclear submarine--and we held fast to our "impossible" situation that nothing could break it. Luckily, we had friends we could trust to hold our secret. We didn't have the luxury of decades, but the time we had was magical, sometimes a bit sad, sometimes a bit silly, but always so real. Our ending was not quite as perfect as was "Into Deep Waters", and all these years later I still get an unexpected memory, tied to a song, a place, a time. And I regret none of it, though I wonder at the bravery of the young, and that we came close to being found out, but the chances taken still make me smile, and sometimes wistful... I prefaced this review with part of my own experiences because "Into Deep Waters" took me on such an emotional ride, and told the truth. It made me remember and laugh and cry and validated my belief that no matter what, a person KNOWS the joy and wonders of love and will do anything to experience that time--no matter how long or how short--shared together. My first reaction after finishing "Into Deep Waters" was to wonder why I didn't get the blessing of many years. Luckily, I've been around long enough to know the answer is simple: as long as love is deep, real and unafraid, the length of time is not as important as the experience of the time. Love is never easy, because there is no longer just one life involved; two souls are now willingly bound. And with love, honor and respect to sweeten that love, anything is possible. Please do yourself a favor and immerse yourself into this beautiful story, and leave your apprehensions, pre-conceptions (and everything you THINK you know) behind. Kaje Harper will take you to places you've been, feelings you've felt, places you've never been and feelings you've always wanted to experience.
garnet1945 More than 1 year ago
A truly beautiful story. I enjoyed the peek into the lives of military men in WWII very much. Their story seemed so real, not too romanticized but still a romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can not say anything else. It is such a sweet story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this soon after the Supreme Courts ruling on DOMA and Prop 8, and I was just so emotional throughout. Love this author, she has done an excellent job of bringing to light history, the struggles and trials faced by our returning Veterans, as well as the experience of being gay in the military. Just a beautiful story. If you read m/m fiction, this is a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it was adorable abd sweet. I couldn't help but feel like I knew the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful novel, with realistic characters, exciting wartime action scenes, suspense, and quite a tender-hearted romance. It was easy to become involved with the characters, and I cared about them as the story progressed. The sexual encounters were beautifully written and evocative of first love. It is great to find a full-length story that captures the heart, stimulates the soul, and leaves a lasting impression. Read "Into Deep Waters" and try not to get teary-eyed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kaje is a genius when it comes to writing that gets to the very heart of you! I'm in awe of this truly amazing love story..and free to boot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have over 900 e-books and 400 paperbacks which don't include the hundreds and hundreds I have read but not kept and this book lands in my top 20 overall. I was so pleasantly surprised as I have never read this author before. Now I cannot wait to read more. Amazing character development, wonderfully written plot lines, beautiful romance, and great sex all intertwine to make an emotional but feel good read. It kept me riveted from the first page to the last!
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TRFH More than 1 year ago
Please read this story. It is a wonderful 70 year love story. And it's FREE. You won't be sorry.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kaje Harper is one of my favorite authors, and this story is my newest favorite. It's a sweet, sexy tale following through the lives and times of two World War II sailors. Tragic in places, it is nonetheless a compelling novel full of live. Absolutely amazing - well written and well researched!