A Thin Line Between Love & Hate (Love Conque...
*This is a YA story I've been randomly working on for some time now. It's part of a YA Gay Christian series. Each book in this series will be a stand-alone, each story different, with different characters. I'm "anticipating" each book to be 30K-50K words in length. Of course, some stories may be longer.
**The extremist group in this story is based on the Westboro Baptist Church located in Topeka, Kansas.
Josh Waylon is a prisoner in his own home, his own mind. Part of an extreme religious group who has targeted homosexuals, Josh is forced to live the hate that the leader--his father--has poisoned them with. But Josh has a secret of his own, one which would bring him extreme pain and punishment within the group and alienate him from everyone he knows.
When the group moves to a new town, a community which is predominantly LGBTQ, and Josh starts at the new school, he feels like a sheep amidst wolves as the many gay kids within the school know exactly who he is and what his family does. Josh feels no security with his two older brothers, who expect him to suck it up and accept the persecution as a servant of God.
Brandon Nichols immediately detects the difference between Josh and his brothers, seeing deeper within the young man and the truth he is hiding, desperate not to be found out. Brandon believes his calling is to help bridge the gap between the gays and Christians in his school, but he has his work cut out for him with Josh Waylon and the extremist group that has him locked down--emotionally, spiritually...and sexually.