“From outside the building, flames could be seen and yells could be heard. In the distance, the sound of fire truck sirens gradually grew louder. As the club windows shattered, fire and smoke emerged, working their way up into the sky. The wind pushed the smoke across nearby blocks quickly and it soon passed over the area where Derek’s bloody body rested on the ground. The moon hung high over the city of Chicago, casting its warm glow on everything beneath it.”
-BOYSTOWN Season Three
The horrific night club fire leaves lives and relationships forever scarred. As the flames die down and the smoke clears, survivors struggle to rebuild. At the same time, the race to save Derek Mancini and to bring his shooter to justice begins -- while the search to identify the new Mancini brother continues.
More catastrophic than the fire, a special birthday celebration propels lives in dangerous directions. While some work to end the Mancini-Ciancio feud permanently, others use it as motivation to put a life-threatening plan in place. Meanwhile, two couples prepare for their weddings, one couple struggles to survive its secrets, and a new couple forms an alliance that will ultimately destroy several people around them. Plus, the arrival of a new doctor and his son to Boystown impacts the lives of everyone they meet.
It all builds up to a wedding weekend that will leave the lives of Boystown residents in peril.
There’s no place like BOYSTOWN!
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About the Author
Jake Biondi began BOYSTOWN in June of 2013 as an online story and intended to release one "episode" online per month, each ending in a cliffhanger. The story became so popular -- and the online reading audience grew so quickly -- that people from all over the country began to email him demanding to know what happened to their favorite characters and wanting the episodes to be released faster. They also had suggestions for future storylines. Excited by and grateful for his readers’ responses to BOYSTOWN, Biondi began to write and release installments more quickly. In November of 2013, Biondi moved BOYSTOWN offline and published the first ten installments in book form as BOYSTOWN Season One. The book became an international hit, with fans all over the globe clamoring for more. BOYSTOWN Season Two was published in July of 2014. Season Three was released on May 1, 2015, Season Four was released on November 13, 2015, Season Five was released on June 1, 2016, Season Six was released on December 16, 2016, Season Seven was released on July 7, 2017, and Season Eight was released on February 14, 2018. Because of the popularity of the book series, fans have suggested that BOYSTOWN be turned into a television series. Biondi recently completed the TV scripts for the first season of BOYSTOWN and hopes to bring the series to television in the very near future.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
He's done it again. Another amazing installment to the BOYSTOWN series!
Things like love and lust, trust and betrayal, contentment and anger are sometimes so closely identified or intertwined that it's impossible to separate the individual strands. Now, in BOYSTOWN: SEASON FOUR, the fourth installment of the BOYSTOWN series by author Jake Biondi, you too can read along in cinematic format the continuing story about the Ciancio and Mancini families and their feud, the terrible restaurant fire that destroyed so many lives and relationships, the various permutations of those relationships (most of them gay), and the new-and-improved evil force waiting in the shadows to unleash its full wrath. Readers familiar with the first three seasons of the series will be gratified to find that the same minimalist style of writing --- akin to what you'd be watching were the series televised --- carries over to this most recent addition. Literary fiction, this is not ... it's more of a contemporary drama, bordering sometimes on the melodramatic, for genre. And it makes tremendous sense that the author chooses to write with such spare, sparse prose. Otherwise, if there were flowery descriptions and long, thoughtful monologues or inner dialogues, it would be impossible to keep track of the dozens of different story lines at play here. On occasion, it does feel next to impossible to follow the various relational amalgamations that take place: Person A who used to date Person B is now dating Person C but misses Person B enough to risk the current relationship with Person C, while Person C figures it out and runs to Person D about the possible betrayal, and Person D also happens to have once dated and slept with (or only one of the two) Person A and Person B ... Still, what makes for challenging reading on the page (one of these days, I'm going to make good on my threat to sit down and chart out a diagram or blueprint or family tree, of sorts, to track all the different failed, current, former, and potential relationships going on in the story) will no doubt make far more sense on screen at some point, with individuals given their own respective faces, styles, and gestures to differentiate. # # # Author: Jake Biondi Title: BOYSTOWN: SEASON FOUR Series: BOYSTOWN ASIN: B013WYKCYE Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this work from the author in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.