Thursday, 17 March 2016

Finding Shawn Phil Marcelo


Title: Finding Shawn
Author: Phil Marcello
Series: Dangerous Lives of High School Athletes, Book One
Genre: Young Adult, Gay Romance, Contemporary
Length: Novel
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing


Shawn and Alex have been friends since first grade.
Alex, the rock star quarterback, appears to be basking in the limelight of his success and his new romance with Pam.  But appearances can be deceiving.
Shawn is the key man in the football team’s solid defense. He’s also the senior class’ most eligible bachelor. But Shawn has no time to get involved with a girl—at least, that’s what he tells his friends.
In reality, he does have a love interest… Tony Valito.

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Side-by-side, the relationships between the two couples blossom.  One in the open. The other in secret. That is, until Shawn’s world erupts when the rumor that he’s gay gathers momentum.
In trying to find Shawn, perhaps his friends will end up finding themselves. And everyone will discover how dangerous are the lives of high school athletes.

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Later that day and well after school, a black Firebird sat perched in the parking lot of Buster Bill’s fast-food joint.
Shawn manned the bird’s control. Tony was his wingman. Food wraps and paper cups were strewn atop the dash. They were feasting on a healthy dose of hamburgers, fries, and chocolate shakes.
Shawn chomped on a bit of burger and swallowed. “So. Tony. This is my last free night for a week. Where do you wanna go?”
Tony shrugged. “We could go to my place. I got a bunch of horror movies we can watch.”
“Yeah. Horror movies. Hmm. I don’t know. I was thinking, maybe we could do some wrestling.”
“Yah. No way. I wouldn’t have a chance.”
Shawn winked. “What if I let you win?”
Tony stuffed several fries in his mouth. They were hanging half way out. He gave Shawn a French fry grin.
“Gross.” Shawn reached over and fingered Tony in the side, right below his elbow.
Tony jumped, knocking a pile of loose fries into the air. His mouth was still full and his words came out garbled. “Shawn, I’m going to stuff French fries up your nose.” He forced a swallow. They both laughed. Shawn took another bite of his hamburger.

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About the author

PHIL MARCELLO started writing as a boy in the sixties. Growing up in the projects wasn’t easy, but reading and writing were a couple of healthy vices he picked up along the way. Life happened, but Phil never entirely lost his interest and over the years, he started, but never finished, over a dozen stories.

Fortunately, he saved them all and now has the time and desire to complete them. Phil knows it will take years, but as he enjoys writing and views it as his art form it’s a labor of love he gladly undertakes.

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