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Tomar El Oro, the stakes winning three-year-old American Quarter Horse stallion favored to win the race, unexpectedly lost miserably. Having overheard a conversation that suggested bribery, Kelsey Kelley wondered if her best friend’s father, Eustacio Rios, was bribed to lose.
While Kelsey searched for clues, her father, who had deserted his family, arrived wanting to make amends, much to Kelsey’s disgust. Kelsey learned to accept both disappointment and success as she was caught by the intrigue and personal danger, while dealing Pete Kelley’s sudden new involvement in her life.$14.99–$27.99 Select options
Protagonist Ty Grenshaw has lived on the Cal Grayson cattle ranch all of his 18 years. He works there as a ranch cowboy. His girlfriend, Patti Dileo, works for the Gully Real Estate Co. She hopes to sell a ranch to antagonist Skeet whom she met when returning to the small town of Gully after visiting her parents. The story takes them to a restaurant when Sonny Calhoun is murdered there. As the story progresses, Ty suspects cattle rustlers, finds a late calf, chases the trailer that might contain the bull that sired the calf, out of curiosity gets on the “wrong train” and from there becomes a kidnapped hostage. The story continues with escape, anger from his boss, the cattle auction where the antagonist buys cattle, a young girl living in the forest who is discovered by Ty and Patti, a court case where Ty is a witness and a tragedy.$12.99 Select options
No Son of Mine, Kevin L Backer’s second novel, stands out as a story of love and perseverance during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The novel addresses some of the consequences of gay youth come out to their families as well as the plight of throwaway youth on America’s streets. And in the end, love truly does conquer all – no matter who one loves!
“I liked everything about this book. Kevin Backer showed a wonderful depth of feeling for his characters. I would recommend this book for everyone.”
“Backer again shows in his writing a wonderful depth of feeling for his characters. They come to life and jump off the pages. I could not put this book down.”$20.99–$32.99 Select options
“Inside, I was terrified the bogey-man was coming to get me. ‘Mama help me…. I screamed’. Mama closed the door and walked away. Grandma said to me, ‘Tonya you have no use to a man in life, you can’t make a baby, what man is going to marry you, you are trash. How you are finish you may as well do what your Mama tells you to do’. My brothers and sister showed me no love. I was alone among them.”$12.99–$25.99 Select options
The Preacher’s Son, Kevin L Backer’s first novel, stands out as a heartwarming coming of age story for America’s gay youth. The exemplary novel details the decisions all gay youth must make-do they come out to their parents, family and friends? And face the consequences of their decisions? Or do they continue to hide who they are and who they love?
“This was a great book, written very well, and a subject which affects so many lives today. It was very refreshing to hear that other people endure what others do. I would love to see more books like that.”
“I love this book and had a very hard time putting it down. I couldn’t wait until the next day to read more. I kept wondering what was going to happen next with Paul and Jeremy. This book was very emotional for me because I grew up in a Pentecostal Free Will Baptist church and had heard all my life that being gay was a sin. I could feel the emotion of the characters in the book based on the experiences I have had in my life…this book is well written and would make a great movie. I could picture the characters in my mind as I read the book. This book made me anxious, laugh, cry and was a healing experience for me. I hope Kevin Backer will pursue the movie idea and write other books. Thanks Kevin I will never forget this book.”$20.99–$32.99 Select options
Walking through the Pain is a bio-fiction based on a true story of a baby given up for adoption when only two weeks old by parents in Barbados who thought their son had a better chance of surviving in a middleclass family. The little fellow has a number of very unpleasant experiences in his growing up. Experiences like the death of his adopted father before he is nine, seeing his adopted mother made bankrupt within eighteen months of losing his adopted dad, seeing her spiral into the depths of poverty before he himself is rescued and taken back to his village, the place of his birth. During this time too brutal corporal punishment received at school sees him develop a phobia for school so severe that he resorts to some rather unusual measures to avoid school. Even at secondary level, he is denied opportunities to achieve his best by some of the very teachers who should support him. But, with the unfailing support of a loving and thoughtful mother as well as a loving and perceptive brother, he overcomes all odds to realize his full potential at school. This lays the foundation for his rise to the top of his chosen profession and his entry into the world of academia. The book is a very good example of persistence, commitment, focus and confidence and is meant to be an inspiration to youngsters following in the footsteps of Dennis.$19.99 Select options