STRANDED DEFINITION: adjective • (of a boat, sailor, or sea creature) left aground on a shore. "a stranded whale" • left without the means to move from somewhere. "he offers a lift to a stranded commuter" ### The boys in this collection of short stories have most definitely been left STRANDED! They’ve been shipwrecked and abandoned. Marooned and cast away. And left helpless and high and dry. But you should never underestimate the tenacity of the human heart… STORIES INCLUDED: CRAVING STAINS Alina Popescu Trapped since birth in a sterile, hospital-like apartment, Wynn longs to break free to experience the world. Enter Doyle. But is Doyle real, or is he just a figment of Wynn’s imagination? # SAY CHEESE Michael P. Thomas Sitcom sensation Felix Medrano, America's Sweetheart, throws a star-studded surprise party for his sweetheart, beanpole barkeep Grover Shepherd. It’s a smash, save for one detail: Shep is a no-show. Who’d have thought it would be so hard to pop the question? # STANDBY Kim Fielding Who’d have thought being stranded at the airport could possibly have some long term benefits? Certainly not Tom. But then he hadn’t bargained on meeting Rafael… # THE RAIDER Asta Idonea The gods truly do work in mysterious ways as Thorstein found out when he was left for dead on the battle field of a foreign land. # THE BUCKLE Rob Colton One ditching and one rescue later, Hayden discovers the use of a telephone isn’t the only offer that’s on the table… # ARI Nephylim Benji and Ari have spent their lives feeling lost and alone, stranded between genders. Can they help each other stop unravelling? # OPPOSITES ATTRACT Lily G. Blunt Chris and Andreas are opposites in character. Both fear the other wants to move on. Can being stranded on a mountainside resolve the doubt that is threatening to tear them apart? # OUT OF ORDER Eric Gober Rob was the one who got away. Trent stumbles upon him during a trip to San Francisco… Right before a deadly earthquake… # DATING FOR DEAFIES Nikka Michaels If Evan York keeps hiding from the world behind his laptop he might miss out on something special. Will he find the courage? # ONE SNOWY NIGHT Louise Lyons One snowy night, Keith Brambles learns that appearances can be deceptive. # THE CLIMB kirifox Jessie went camping with friends expecting to have some fun and maybe drink a little beer. Instead, he found his perfect man… but is he real or just a dream? # DID YOU LEAVE ANY FOR ME Sarah Hayes Two ex-lovers, one hotel room, and one random act of technology. Will they fall out or fall back in love? # SWEETNESS AND STRENGTH jn olsen Miles makes one seemingly small and inconsequential decision that turns out to be not so small and inconsequential after all.
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Craving Stains by Alina Popescu! Wynn has been locked away since his birth in a sterilized apartment by his crazy mother. She has always claimed it was to keep him safe in his hospital like cage or are her intentions less motherly and more selfish? All Wynn ever thinks about is to escape his mothers clutches and be free for the very first time in his life. He meets the beautiful and sexy stranger, Doyle but now Wynn starts thinking could he be real or something his mind has conjured up? I so enjoyed this short story by Alina as she keeps you guessing is Doyle real or the very creative imagination of a guy locked up his entire life by his mother. Whether he's real or not, the hot encounters were mind blowing and you are rooting that he's real for Wynn's sake. I liked that Alina has created something so very different from the other MM novels which was a huge delight to read. This mother OMG how she beat the system in making everyone think that Wynn has mental issues but it's actual her that is nuts. Will Wynn defeat his crazy mother and escape and experience the outside life for the very first time? Will the mother gets what's coming to her? Is Doyle real as Wynn needs someone finally in his court? This novel was a complete joy to read as Alina takes us on a new type of journey. The way she created the characters, especially Wynn was just simply some brilliant writing. How the author keeps us guessing if Doyle is real and how exactly they meet is some of the best writing I have come across in awhile. I have to personally thank the author, Alina Popescu for writing a brilliant, steamy and thought provoking novel....Craving Stains. I highly and I mean highly recommend this novel to everyone as you will not be disappointed in the least!!! "Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review." Reviewed by Paul at Gay Media Reviews