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Broken Ties – A Gwerin Novel

by Scott Simmons

Broken Ties - Scott William Simmons - Gwerin
Part of the The Gwerin Series series:
Editions:Kindle - First Edition: $ 2.50 USD
ISBN: 151871112X
Pages: 296
Paperback - First Edition: $ 12.95 AUD
ISBN: 978-1518711121
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 294

After flying off with his step-father to search for the missing Birrnian prince, Dar Banning, Liam has returned home to Kinsale. But his once small, comfortable and isolated world has become confining and claustrophobic. With the unexpected bond of friendship formed between Aerin Manus and Karam Kael, and the threat of war with the Menden Empire looming over their heads, Keir Liam strikes off into the world with his companions, ready to take on whatever new adventures await them.

Cover Artists:
Pairings: F-F, M-F, M-M, M-M-M
Heat Level: 4
Romantic Content: 2
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 3 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Adopted Child, Cheating, Class Differences, Coming of Age
Setting: Gwer
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters

“Are you really going to tell me no?” Kale asked as he began to tug at Liam’s clothing.
There was no reason for Liam to respond for Kael already knew his answer. “But I should tell the others that I’m aboard.”
“Don’t worry,” Kael purred, before kissing the indentation of Liam’s clavicle. Wrapping his left leg around Liam’s torso, Kael kept Liam’s body close to his. Extending his right leg as far as it would go, Kael used the heel of his booted foot, that just touched the door’s wooden panels, to slide it shut. “Anybody walking by will know you are here with me.”

Reviews:L.G. on Amazon wrote:

A fun adventure well worth reading.
This is book 2 in what looks to be a series. You don't have to read the first book to know what's going on in this one. Thanks to a prologue, the reader is quickly brought up to date on what happened in book one. However, I would recommend you read book one so you can fully flavor the people involved in this particular work. It is a grand journey, expertly told, and one that keeps your interest from the first page to the last.

David on Amazon wrote:

Part 2 gives us more interesting characters and stories. Scott continues to build a fantastic world. He continues to build fantastic relationships between those characters. And he builds a world where those characters are all pretty much LGB in some shape, way, or form. I love this world.

I will warn the reader that this book is a bit more sexual than the first one, but apparently that's what his readers wanted. I'm glad a queer writer is unapologetic about queer sexuality in his book, but I'm hoping for fewer erotic scenes in the third installment... But at least they're well-written. I personally just prefer the flirtiness we got in the first book.

About the Author

Scott William Simmons is an artist and author based in Rhode Island. A painter, Scott utilizes a singular palate and style on a wide range of subjects.  For the past fifteen years, Scott has successfully shown his work and has been represented by galleries in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island.

Particularly active in the visual arts community of Rhode Island, Scott is a current member of the Providence Art Club, Wickford Art Association, and the Foundry Artists Association. He has served on the Education Committee of the Providence Art Club since 2018, and formerly served as Chairperson of both Marketing and Membership for the Foundry Artists Association. He is a past member of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, the Guild of Natural Science Illustration, and the Rhode Island Watercolor Society.

Scott has exhibited widely and is currently represented by Dryden Galleries in Providence. His works are held in private collections throughout the Northeast and beyond. Scott earned his Certificate in Natural Science Illustration as well as his Certificate in Drawing and Painting Studies at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He holds his Associates Degree in Fine and Studio Arts from Bristol Community College in Fall River, Massachusetts.

"As an artist, I am fascinated with all aspects of painting. And over the years this medium has become a vehicle to investigate my curiosity. Constantly experimenting, I enjoy exploring the possibilities of color, composition, light, technique, theme and style. Whether examining the ambience of a Cape sunset, capturing the correct hues for red Adirondack chairs, or telling a story in an illustration, I pursue topics that interest me and strive to constantly refresh my work. Even when repeating a theme or composition, my goal is to convey novelty and excitement. In addition to this sense of newness, I would like my individual paintings to be appreciated for their detail, intricacy, and richness of color. Painting is a vibrant language, and for me, the enjoyment is in looking for interesting ways to speak it."

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