From the Inside Flap
Seventeen year-old Jeremy Tyler is the puppet of Tiffany, his alcoholic mother. But when she is forced into rehab, Jeremy moves from the slums to the cliff-top estate of Katharine Tyler and Bill Mortson. Stunned by the wealth surrounding him, Jeremy thinks he's landed in paradise until the couple begins dictating his every move, and a late-night phone call identifies someone close as Jeremy's certain foe, and his father's murderer.And Jeremy tries to fit in with the elite of Ballena Beach High. He joins the swim team and dates exotic Reed Banks - the girl he hopes will obliterate his attraction to boys. But Coby Carson, a calculating swim champ who mimics the all American boy, has other plans for the besieged Jeremy, as does rebellious ranching scion Carlo Martinez. Pulled in so many directions, Jeremy seeks guidance from acid-tongued teen socialite Ellie O'Neal, and Arthur Blauefee, a mysteriously gifted man with an unforgettable tragedy in his own past - as well as a stunning, clandestine identity. But as Jeremy grows more comfortable with the veneer of a fabulous life, so grows his dissatisfaction, as well as the danger of immeasurable harm.
About the Author
Nick Nolan was born and raised in Los Angeles, the city he has haunted for over two decades. Working nights and weekends selling furniture to put himself through college, Nolan went on to direct a group home for homeless and abused GLBT youth. During his scant spare time, he began writing. Inspired by the works of writers like Armistead Maupin, Paul Russell, and Paul Monette, he penned his debut novel, Strings Attached
, the first in a planned trilogy. Shortly after its release, Strings Attached
was named the 2006 Gay/Lesbian Book of the Year by ForeWord Magazine
, hit #1 in Gay Fiction on Amazon.com, and spent nearly a year in that genre's Top 10. Two years later Nolan's second thriller Double Bound
won Book of the Year awards for Gay/Lesbian Fiction by both ForeWord Magazine
In 2009 Nick was delighted to sign with AmazonEncore, so that his two novels might reach a wider audience. AmazonEncore is releasing an edited and improved Strings Attached on March 9, 2010, and Double Bound will follow on May 25.
Nick, his partner and their two beloved dogs divide their time between their home in the San Fernando Valley and their cabin high in the mountains of California. A third novel is expected soon.