"Double Bound" Wins Double Book Awards for Gay/Lesbian Fiction

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Nick Nolan's new novel "Double Bound" recently won 'First Place' for Gay/Lesbian Fiction in Reader Views Literary Awards and ForeWord Magazine's 'Book of the Year' Awards. Fans agree they are spellbound by "Double Bound."

Arthur, from Nick Nolan's award-winning novel "Strings Attached," has returned. He's long given up on finding love when he becomes bodyguard to handsome, wealthy Jeremy Tyler--teenage son of a man from Arthur's past. When Jeremy is kidnapped, Arthur must vanquish his demons to rescue him in "Double Bound" (ISBN 9781439207253, BookSurge Publishing, 2008).

"Double Bound" is the highly anticipated sequel to "Strings Attached," ForeWord Magazine's 2006 'Gay/Lesbian Book of the Year.' The story begins with Arthur Blauefee's anguish-filled youth, and moves to his career as a gay U.S. Marine. After suffering an unimaginable tragedy and being discharged under 'Don't Ask Don't Tell,' Arthur becomes bodyguard to Jeremy Tyler, whose father was Arthur's secret lover. As stoic mentor and dutiful protector, Arthur accompanies Jeremy and his boyfriend Carlo to a plush resort, financed by the Tyler family, on a tropical island in Brazil. But their luxurious surroundings will only be a veneer for the many traps awaiting them: sensual temptation, kidnapping, blackmail and ritualistic sacrifice.

Despite a deep attraction to Jeremy, Arthur's Marine background means he will never cross boundaries with the dazzling young stud--but Jeremy has less willpower than the muscular, mature Arthur: One afternoon, while Carlo is off visiting family, Jeremy takes his relationship with Arthur in a direction neither expect. But the afterglow of their pleasure is cast aside when Dom Fabiano--a slick, wealthy trickster--launches his own twisted plans for the young scion, which culminates in Jeremy's kidnapping, and an unlikely partnership between jealous Carlo and guilt-ridden Arthur.

Besides developing three-dimensional characters with authentic struggles, passions and fears, Nolan creates poignant storylines readers care deeply about: While Arthur races against time, he also fights with his past--a cruel father who abused him, and the deaths of the only two men he ever cherished--then discovers he cannot succeed without silencing his inner taunting voices; later, a shamed Arthur is willing to surrender his only possibility for happiness, until a humble woman, and her aged golden retriever, forever change the course of his life. Filled with heroes and villains, haunting scenes, blistering sensuality and stunning plot twists even the most astute readers won't expect, Nick Nolan's new page-turner leaves readers breathless as they rush toward the story's two--yes, two unforgettable climaxes.

Mr. Nolan states, "The title 'Double Bound' refers to Arthur's 'double bind' situations that only look unsolvable, because he's afraid to confront what torments his soul." Nolan adds, "Ultimately, 'Double Bound' is the suspenseful tale of redemption, passion and forgiveness that's wrapped around a man who eventually finds love, but only after bravely turning it away." After winning 'First Place' for Gay/Lesbian Fiction in 'Reader Views Literary Awards' and ForeWord Magazine's 'Book of the Year' Awards, "Double Bound" is poised to win even more fans.

About the Author
Nick Nolan is a Los Angeles native. After earning a degree in psychology, he directed a residential treatment facility for abused, homeless, and mentally ill GLBT teens, then became inspired to write after reading the awe-inspiring works of Paul Monette. Today, Nick and his partner Jaime divide their time between their home in Los Angeles and a cabin in the mountains. When not writing, Nick is usually walking the couple's two beloved dogs, cooking Jaime dinner (Jaime cleans up), or dreaming of owning a vintage mahogany Chris-Craft.

"Double Bound" (ISBN 9781439207253, BookSurge Publishing, 2008) can be purchased through local and online bookstores. For more information, visit http://www.nick-nolan.com. Publicity contact: http://www.ReaderViews.com. Review copies available upon request.

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