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Bygone Persuasions

The first time I kissed a boy

by Daniel Elijah Sanderfer

Bygone Persuasions - Daniel Elijah Sanderfer
Editions:Kindle: $ 2.99
Pages: 62

Persuasion, the action or fact of persuading someone or of being persuaded to do or believe something

All my life, I was persuaded to blindly believe in things; that they would get better, that I would never fit in, that the way I felt deep down inside was wrong; that the love I felt was a mistake and a sin. But, whats a coming of age boy to do when all he desires is to kiss his best friend.

Growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains, everything you do whether good or bad is looked upon with judgemental eyes. Just like the mountains that overshadow the valley below, they hide the secret bygones and people I used to know. From tragedies that can tear families apart, to secret kisses stolen in the dark.

Join best-selling author Daniel Elijah Sanderfer for this heartwrenching coming of age story about coming to terms with feeling different and about the bygone persuasions of the first time he kissed a boy.

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Publisher: Independently Published
Pairings: M-M
Heat Level: 2
Romantic Content: 3
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: Under 18
Tropes: (Hits) Close to Home, Coming of Age, Coming Out / Closeted, First Time, Forbidden Love, Friends to Lovers, Hurt / Comfort, InstaLove / Love at First Sight, Love Can Heal / Redemption, Reunited and it Feels So Good, True Love, Unrequited Love, Wide-Eyed Innocence
Word Count: 20000
Setting: Bassett, Virginia
Languages Available: English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Vietnamese

About the Author

Daniel Elijah Sanderfer is a retired Hospitality Manager who currently resides in Southern Indiana with his husband William. Originally from the Blue Ridge Mountain region of Virginia, he moved to Indiana to be closer to his then fiance. They have been married for two years and together for fifteen total years. He was always interested in writing even from a young age and was featured in a few poetry collections as a teen. When he is not writing he is caretaker, as his husband is disabled and requires full-time care. He enjoys going to antique stores and in the summer weekend long yard sales. He currently writes LGBT fiction with a positive direction as he feels too many love stories experience tragedy. He likes to highlight the stories that survived. The couples who fought to stay together and the families that do accept them.