A big part of my own West Coast experience is the contrast between modern technology and wilderness access. We can stay current with the first world’s high-tech edge, but we also have the luxury of escaping into the forest without too much effort.
As our tech era advances, it’s my belief that we are evolving out of our headphone isolation and beginning to use the tools at hand to fill our lives with communication, community, and art. The proximity of the forest encourages that because it gives us a place to ground out and recharge.
Each book in the West Coast Boys series has its own soundtrack, and King of Rain is no exception.
Most of the songs came to me from my favorite radio station, thepeak.fm, where you can live-stream music, and I’ve also put them together into a playlist on my website, michelefogal.com, so you can get connected with these artists as your interest moves you.
May technology give you access to all the stones you need to build your path. May the natural world around you remind you that diversity is an ancient and sacred river where the wise come to drink. And may the songs and stories you choose lead you down to the water’s edge.
You can listen to the Soundtrack here: http://michelefogal.com/soundtrack-king-rain/
Title: King of Rain
Series: West Coast Boys – Book 2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: DWS Photography
ISBN: 9781632168221 [ebook]
Length: 200 Pages
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult, BDSM
Release Date: March 13th, 2015
King of Rain is book 2 in my West Coast Boys series, and it is a contemporary Male / Male Romance, set on the Wet Coast, uhh, I mean WEST Coast! Yes, we do get a ton of rain, but the “Rain” title is also thematic.
Being uber-tall and broad made it easy for Logan to hide his sexuality and vulnerability behind armor made of strength, ambition, and emotional detachment. His mask of macho success is shattered when he discovers the friend he’s carried a secret torch for has a boyfriend, and everything he’s always wanted now belongs to someone else. Logan can’t pretend not to care anymore, as his rage erupts in a horrible act of revenge. It’s impossible to hide his demons, now that they’ve broken loose.
Since losing his sweet boyfriend, Jeremy’s loud and proud life of sex parties and clubbing feels empty. When he meets the dark and self-destructive Logan, Jeremy recognizes the demons he sees in Logan’s eyes. After all, he has plenty of his own.
Logan isn’t looking for love, he’s looking for punishment and release, but with Jeremy all three seem momentarily possible… until he learns his victim was Jeremy’s lost love. Logan doesn’t expect forgiveness and knows he doesn’t deserve a real life, but after a taste of intimate closeness, finding salvation alone will mean he has to change, or die trying.
Themes include: redemption, authenticity, coming of age, wrestling with your demons, feeling understood, masculinity, vulnerability, intimacy, conquering suicide, restorative justice, and most of all, love and hope in the dark nights of the soul.
About the Series
If book 1 was sweet milk chocolate, this one is bitter-sweet 70% cacao with chilies! It’s gritty and hot and intensely intimate.
The series is a spin-off series so each book is meant to stand alone, but if you’d prefer to read book 1 first, it’s called King of Snowflakes.
Michele Fogal is a Love Story Novelist, in both SF & M/M Romance, a mother, a story addict, an endless student and a drooling xenophile. She is the author of the West Coast Boys series, published by Dreamspinner Press.