Rarely does an author get a flawless review but that’s what yours truly got from Amos Lassen, one of the leading national critics of gay erotic fiction, about “For The Love of Samuel”, my latest erotic gay romance of love lost and love found, set in contemporary New York City and Fort Lauderdale. “Samuel” focuses on an aging Manhattan gay man who has a chance to relive his youth, thanks to the prowess of the magical dog tag of Samuel Evans of the title, a long dead Civil War soldier.
Here is Mr. Lassen’s review:
“There have been countless stories about the quest for youth and everlasting life making it difficult to find a new way to approach it and write about it. Here is where Andrew succeeds. He takes the facts that he has learned and converts them into fantasy and he gives us a very sexy story. It seems that there were certain dog tags that contained the life force of their long dead owners and when the tags were transferred to a new owner, the person returned to the age Samuel was when he lost his life.
We meet some very hot men who have some very hot sex but the reader must be ready to read fast because the novel is fast paced. I actually heard, and thoroughly enjoyed the audio version that made it all seem very real (and very sexy). However, it is not only the sex that keeps the story moving. Writer Andrews tells a good story in wonderful prose…
There are a lot of characters and the story changes directions a few times keeping us alert. This is one of those books that will stay with me for quite a while.”
New Yorker and aging gay man Billy Veleber who abhors growing old has lost Mitch, his former meth head lover, to his habit, and Gus, the older man in his life and mentor, to despair, when he is confronted with the chance to become 21 all over again, through the magical prowess of the dog tag of a long dead Civil War soldier, Samuel Evans. Young again, Billy abandons Manhattan for Fort Lauderdale where he meets Dare, the love of his life, whose clever quick rich venture first bonds them, then threatens to end their idyllic lives together forever. Billy also faces the reality of having to tell Dare the truth about himself.
The Audiobook Edition, which Lassen described as very real and very sexy is now out on Amazon, Audible and i-Tunes. Here’s a sample:
Billy, the aging 51 old gay man, puts on the magic dog tag of the long dead Civil War soldier, Samuel Evans and over one weekend begins his transformation. Already feeling his libido renewed, Billy visits Manhattan’s last remaining leather hole, The New Eagle… the narrator is me …
Starting a new life in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Billy meets Dare, a 42 year disgraced ex New York City cop now working as a security guard at the leatherbar Billy gets a job at as a barback. The chemistry between them is immediate, and that night, Dare takes Billy back to his condo where they make love for the very first time …