Hey, everyone! I’m Cody Kennedy! I really did grow up in Hollywood and really did spend a lot of time on film sets. My grandfather was a prolific author and couple of his books were made into films! Yep, true story! I write fiction for gay young adults and my stories center on giving hope and learning to live life after abuse, including bullying, and every story ends happily ever after. My experiences in the film industry gave me a terrific amount of experience in how to write live-action and I got to watch how that action was created on screen. It’s no surprised then, that my stories contain a fair amount of high-action and adventure. In Safe, Caleb does his best to save Nico from his vicious father. In Omorphi, Michael saves Christy from a past abuser who wants him back. In my FREE serial novel, Fairy, Quinn is a bad-ass fairy who uses his magical powers to do whatever it takes to right Merry’s life. My upcoming book, Slaying Isidore’s Dragons is nothing short of a teen Bourne Identity!
I love writing high-action and we’re having an author chat to celebrate PRIDE on Facebook at 7:30 p.m. PST today to talk about just that. Come check out the Facebook chat – Can’t wait to see you there!
ALSO leave a comment below on this Guest Post for a chance to win an ecopy of my novella, “Safe”!! We’ll pick one winner at random!
Available from: Harmony Ink Press
Όμορφη. Ómorphi. Greek. Meaning pretty
Pretty. adj. /pritē/ Pleasing by delicacy or grace
High school senior Michael Sattler leads a charmed life. He’s a star athlete, has great friends, and parents who love him just the way he is. What’s missing from his life is a boyfriend. That’s a problem because he’s out only to his parents and best friend. When Michael accidentally bumps into Christy Castle at school, his life changes in ways he never imagined. Christy is Michael’s dream guy: smart, pretty, and sexy. But nothing could have prepared Michael for what being Christy’s boyfriend would entail.
Christy needs to heal after years of abuse and knows he needs help to do it. After the death of his notorious father, he leaves his native Greece and settles in upstate New York. Alone, afraid, and left without a voice, Christy hides the myriad scars of his abuse. He desperately wants to be loved and when he meets Michael, he dares to hope that day has arrived. When one of Michael’s team-mates becomes an enemy and an abuser from Christy’s past seeks to return him to a life of slavery, only Michael and Christy’s combined strength and unwavering determination can save them from the violence that threatens to destroy their future together. Read an excerpt of Omorphi
Available from: Harmony Ink Press
Caleb had one mission in life.
To keep his boyfriend safe.
They met at ten, kissed at twelve, and were madly in love by eighteen. Caleb Deering is the captain of the swim team and the hottest senior in school. He comes from a loving home with a kind father and a caring, but strict, mother who is battling breast cancer. Nico Caro is small and beautiful, and has a father who rules with an iron fist—literally. One morning Caleb forgets himself, and he pecks Nico on the lips at school. A teacher sees them and tattles to the Headmaster. The accidental outing at school might be the least of their problems, because the ball set in motion by the school’s calls to their parents could get Nico killed. In the face of that very real danger, Caleb knows he has only one mission in life: to keep Nico safe. Read an excerpt of Safe.
Read all twenty chapters of Fairy!
A gay kid, a monstrous bully, and a badass fairy. Meriadoc McDaniel wants to kill his parents. How they could name him after a hobbit is beyond him. Merry is shy, spineless, a geek of humongous proportions, and gay. Everyone at school calls him Merry the Fairy. To add insult to injury, puberty is taking its agonizingly sweet time with him. Now a senior in school, he touts five whole whiskers and hasn’t grown an inch since ninth grade. Typical. What is short on top of everything else? Rick Adams is big, mean, and ugly. His reign of terror turns school into nothing short of a war-zone for Merry. Lord Quinn Malloy O’Cuin, pure Sidhe and born of the High Court of Fairy, is a watcher over humans, a silent defender of lost children, broken hearts, and dreams. His normal assignment is to protect babies from those who would replace them with changelings. Recently, however, Quinn committed a transgression. One serious enough to earn him a demotion from the Queen Mother. She reassigns him to watch over teenagers, of all things! Quinn’s new undercover assignment means he is the new senior at school. He can hardly keep himself from fading just thinking about it. When Rick terrorizes Merry and dares to call him a fairy, Quinn becomes incensed and all bets are off.
5 Best friends
4 Vicious brothers
3 STD tests
2 Guys in love
1 Car bombing
Nowhere to run
Slaying Isidore’s Dragons follows the burgeoning love of two high school seniors during the worst year of their lives.
Irish born Declan David de Quirke II is the son of two Ambassadors, one Irish and one American. He’s come out to his parents but to no one else.
French born Jean-Isidore de Sauvéterre is the son of two Ambassadors, one Catalan and one Parisian. His four half-brothers have been told to cure him of his homosexuality.
Declan and Isidore meet at the beginning of their senior year at a private academy in the United States. Declan is immediately smitten with Isidore and becomes his knight in shining armor. Isidore wants to keep what little is left of his sanity and needs Declan’s love to do it.
5 Weeks of hell
4 Attempts on their lives
3 Law enforcement agencies
2 Dead high school seniors
1 Jealous friend
A love that won’t be denied
One is beaten, one is drugged, one is nearly raped, one has been raped, they are harassed by professors and police, and have fights at school, but none of it compares to running for their lives. When the Headmaster’s popular son attempts suicide and someone attempts to assassinate Declan’s mother, they are thrown headlong into chaos, betrayal, conspiracy, allegations of sexual coercion, pornography, even murder. And one of them carries a secret that may get them killed.
5 New family members
2 Extraordinary Psychologists
1 Courageous Mother
A new beginning for two young men in love
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