Friday, September 26, 2014

Good Enough

Good Enough went through a re-edit and has been re-released :) It's also available in paperback, now. You can get it on CreateSpace today or Amazon in the next few days. Also, don't forget that Going Under (Keep Swimming #2) is available now in paper back HERE.

Good Enough
by Kade Boehme

 After three years in Chicago, Payton Grady returns home to Seattle to take a job as a paralegal in his friend’s law firm. After arriving, he sees a gorgeous club kid who accidentally leaves an interesting scarf behind at the bus stop. In a silly attempt to locate the owner, Payton’s best friend places an ad on Craigslist. Two years later, Payton and his friend are shocked to receive a response from the erstwhile club kid—his ex-boyfriend from college. 

Noah Di Cicco has been wracked with guilt since college when he crushed Payton. His insecurities destroyed their relationship. Six years and the experience of a rock bottom have changed Noah. 
Payton is drawn to Noah and how much he's grown. Now that Noah knows he’s good enough for love, both men remember what they had, while moving past the hurt they caused each other so long ago. Maybe they can be good enough together.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Welcome Home, Jack Bloom.

Baby, this is your mother. Mama’s here with you, okay. I’m so, so sorry. I don’t know if you can even hear me. I pray to God you can’t. Baby, I’m so sorry.” Bloom could hear his mother’s tears. He tried to open his eyes but it was like he was locked inside his brain. He felt so strange, like there was a haze. 

He knew he was breathing but he couldn’t feel it. 

He could only make out sounds in the room but it’s like he couldn’t return to the world. His mother needed comfort. Where had she come from anyway? The last thing he remembered was being in bed with Daniel. They were so happy in their shack by the sea. Why did his mother sound so sad? Was it a dream?

Baby, I’m sorry we couldn’t do more.” His mother wailed. “You deserved a better life. Your friend was too young to die, too. Such a handsome boy he was.” He felt her hand push the hair back from his head but he couldn’t do anything. He couldn’t even tell how his breathing was working. It’s like he didn’t have the ability to do anything other than dream.

Baby, if you can hear me, your attorney says you were in love with that boy, that you protected him. Know I’ll always love you, I would have loved him too. So much. We have to turn off the machines because your brain isn’t doing anything. So you—“ Her voice cracked. His mind was reeling. No, no, no, no! 

Their beach house. Their plans. He didn’t understand. What was this dream? He wanted to wake up.

Baby, that fight was so awful. Your friend, he just didn’t make it.” Her devastated words brought it back. The fight. Rico’s boys. They’d made it four years under the radar, but Rico’s boy had found out about them. They kept screaming “Faggots!” There was blood. Flyboy yelled for help but Jack had gone down, knowing they’d broken his neck. He’d stared, paralyzed on the floor as they’d beaten his golden boy.

No, no, no! He felt the tear go down his face.

His mother let out a pained sob. “Oh, baby. It’s okay. You just let go, now, okay? You go on to him. You go be at peace.”

Jack listened as she wailed her sorrow and brushed her fingers through his hair over and over. He wanted so badly to tell her how much he loved her. She deserved an apology for all he’d put her through. She’d been such a good mother. He believed when she’d said she would have loved his Flyboy as much as Jack had.

Her voice quieted and her hand stilled, the only sounds left in the room was the ticking of the clock, a beeping and an whirring. The beeping and the whirring stopped and he immediately felt himself attempting to breath. Nothing. His body refused to work. It didn’t hurt, he just felt it like an emotional shock. He realized that this was it for him. It was really that simple. He was strangely at peace knowing his mother was there, though. He felt another tear on his face but he slowly felt himself start to dream. 

There was Flyboy. Daniel. His beautiful golden boy. And his mother. God she was beautiful in that dress he’d given her for mother’s day. Her smile was so broad. There was Jack's brother, long ago, before his own death, showing off his first car. Then there was Daniel again and his smile.


Jack jerked awake, trembling all over. He stood from the bed he shared with Daniel and stretched his muscles. He walked to the window and looked out over the view of the beach, the one they'd saved for and dreamed of since they'd met three years ago. Arms wrapped around him from behind and he turned to see that lazy smile he loved so.

Welcome home, Jack Bloom.” Daniel kissed his forehead and Jack was at peace.

©2014 Kade Boehme

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Teaching Professor Grayson: Blurbage, Coverage

Hey guys. Well. It's that time again where I drop cover/blurb for my upcoming novel. This time, we hav a little difference, being that I co wrote this one with my dearest Allison Cassatta.Working with her was AWESOME. We came up with this one sitting in a bar at RainbowCon and within three weeks this baby was done. I still can't believe how great the process was. (We also wrote a second novel titled We Found Love which will release in Jan/Feb of 2015) Going through edits I kept reading sections and thinking HOLY CRAP I LOVE THESE GUYS. Haha. This one is def more romance driven, definitely didn't go the smut route with the virgin in this book. It was all a process and I hope y'all enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it. Annnywhooo. So I leave you with cover and blurb for our upcoming Dreamspinner Release Teaching Professor Grayson.

Teaching Professor Grayson
by Kade Boehme & Allison Cassatta
(cover art by Allison Cassatta)

Christian Grayson is a professor of Sociology who comes from a close-knit, southern family steeped in values and tradition. He left Tennessee, using education as his excuse for escape, when he truthfully only wanted the freedom to be who he truly was. But at age forty, he’s still in the closet and still adheres to the morals his father, a Southern Baptist Pastor, raised him with. This includes saving himself for Mr. Right.

CJ Hata has been under Christian's wing since his freshman year. A genius, pure and simple, he's a senior now, and no longer needs to report to Professor G, but he still seeks his teacher out occasionally for a friendly chat.

When Christian accidentally outs himself to CJ while pouring his heart out about his dying father, CJ feels totally out of his element. He convinces himself to put forth his best effort because the man he’s been crushing on for four years needs a friend. In the meantime, everyone around CJ is stumbling out of the closet, but the one person he really wants to come out has barricaded himself in with the bible and his family's expectations.

Releasing November 1 at Dreamspinner Press. Will post pre-order links as soon as they're available. Can't wait!