Whiskey Threnody

A Gay Coming Of Age Southern Gothic

by Daniel Elijah Sanderfer

When Emmett Ray moves to the hills of Tennessee, he never expected to meet the boy of his dreams. Robert Lee is a sandy-blonde hillbilly angel with an accent as thick as the Daniel Boone National Forest. Before Emmett arrived, he wasn't sure what he wanted out of life. Now, he'll stop at nothing to make Emmett his boy.

However, when his father catches him sneaking back home after curfew, he bans Robert Lee from seeing Emmett ever again. An altercation ensues, prompting Robert Lee to run away, but that’s not the end of his troubles. Can two virgin boys on the road to manhood discover what it takes to be together in such a prejudiced atmosphere, or will the love they found be lost forever inside the backwoods of adversity?

Join best-selling author Daniel Elijah Sanderfer for this beautiful lament of adolescence and discover the true meaning of love and family.

Publisher: Independently Published
Pairings: M-M
Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay, Questioning
Protagonist 1 Age: Under 18
Protagonist 2 Age: Under 18
Tropes: Class Differences, Coming of Age, Coming Out / Closeted, First Time, Forbidden Love, Friends to Lovers, InstaLove / Love at First Sight, Meet Cute, Wide-Eyed Innocence
Word Count: 21000
Setting: Sneedville, TN
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.

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