He called himself Stardust, but one of my friends told me his name was Jean. I met him during the summer I worked at the cotton candy stand when the circus came through town.
He was made of big dreams, sunshine, and raw sense of being that I’d never known existed before him. His eyes were black as mud, his lips were the same color as the cotton candy I sold, and his smile could put a solar eclipse to shame.
He was everything I wasn’t. He was the first man I ever loved, and he left without me ever telling him that the way he looked at me broke my heart.
I’m older now, and even if that circus never comes through town again, I’ll still call him Stardust.
Sweet coming-of-age story / gay romance set in the circus.
I’m giddy with glee. I just love what Natasha Snow did with this cover that she designed for my Love’s Landscapes novella! This is one very talent designer, and if you’re looking for a cover that has that special artistic touch, she’s wonderful to work with! She really nailed the feel of the story–set in a circus in the late 40s and early 60s. Now I just hope the story can live up to the cool cover!
*** Published in the Love’s Landscapes Anthology ***
Boys In Our Books – 4.5 stars