by Adam Carpenter

That Passionate Season - Adam Carpenter
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ISBN: 978-1-641-22-0958
Pages: 200
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ISBN: 978-1-944-77-0866
Pages: 200

A spin-off of The White Pine Firefighters series -- meet Joey Silva's "little" brother...

He's the hottest prospect in baseball and he's got a name to go along with it: Burn, the hot young son of a fire chief, who only dreams of playing in the major leagues. When he is drafted by the New Jersey Skyscrapers, Burn Silva is sent to gain some experience playing for the team's Single-A team, the Suns. What happens when a sexy, alluring creature like Burn hits the Florida heat?

Max Castle is a fourteen year veteran of the big leagues, but to prove he still has more to his game, he's accepted a minor league contract. His goal: get back to the Show, and the only man in his way is Burn. Trouble is, the manager has asked Max to teach Burn the nuances of the game, and their proximity leads to a shocking revelation.

Will South, the man sent to chronicle the young phenom's rise from prospect to star, knows almost next to nothing about baseball, and is about to get a fast education: not only about the game but what goes on behind the scenes, in locker rooms and hotel rooms during away games. For this sexually inhibited man, those discoveries will awaken a desire deep within him.



If you’re asking the question: have we met before? Chances are, if you’ve read a few of Adam Carpenter’s novels, the answer is….yes!
Here are some connections and characters to keep an eye out for:

Parker St. John – appears in the Wonderland trilogy, ISLAND DESIRES, The Edenwood Saga, and The Cane’s Inlet Mystery
Johnny Lee Capstone – appears in DUDE RANCH, NOCTURNAL DELIGHTS (in the novella-length A YEARLY TRYST)
Chad Singleton – appears in the The Edenwood Saga and a cameo in The Cane’s Inlet Mystery
Jimmy McSwain – appears in the Jimmy McSwain Files and is referenced in The Cane’s Inlet Mystery
Noah Sanders – appears in The Cane’s Inlet Mystery and a cameo in the Jimmy McSwain Files
Joey Silva – appears in the White Pine Firefighters, THAT PASSIONATE SEASON, and The Cane’s Inlet Mystery
Tanner Fox -- appears in SUMMER’S CHOICE and ISLAND DESIRES
Nick Lynch -- appears in SUMMER’S CHOICE and A RAGING FIRE
Trent Rogers -- appears in SECRET FLAMES and NOCTURNAL DELIGHTS (in the novella-length A YEARLY TRYST)

Some locations have also done double-duty in certain series: Gaslight Bar, used in the Passport to a Fling series and the Jimmy McSwain Files; Crimson Sex Club is featured in ISLAND DESIRES and NOCTURNAL DELIGHTS (in the novella-length YOU OWN ME); Sally’s Dive is in the White Pine Firefighters, Cane’s Inlet Mystery, and Jimmy McSwain Files.

It’s great fun for an author to connect his universe and characters. I hope you enjoy meeting up with familiar friends and places while you read the novels!

If you catch any other connections, please let me know at

About the Author

Adam Carpenter is the best-selling author of over twenty five novels of gay mystery, intrigue, romance, and erotica. 2018 will see the publication of his new Cane's Inlet trilogy, as well as the reissues of Summer's Choice and Island Desires. He is also at work on a new Jimmy McSwain mystery. He lives and works in New York City. He hopes to see the return to print of his Wonderland series, too.

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