|Neil Plakcy's Books and Stories|
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|The Madness of Husbands|
|When Aidan Greene's ex calls after ten years with a peremptory demand for bodyguard services, Aidan's tempted to say no,
even though he hears real despair in Blake's voice.
After a reminder that the two of them are in their forties, and that personal protection is a young man's game, Aidan and his husband Liam have stepped back, marrying and taking a staycation at their home outside Nice. But Liam misses the adventure, and Aidan is curious about his ex and the man Blake has married, Latin diplomat Ricardo Levy.
|Ricardo is recovering from a psychotic break, and sees danger all around him, but he's determined to attend a conference in the Bahamas
where he will reveal information that may have profound international ramifications.
Quickly, Aidan and Liam are at a luxury resort on Paradise Island, watching for danger and wondering if the threats are all in Ricardo's head-or if they are very real.
Do we ever lose the bonds that connect us to past loves? Aidan and Blake will come to a reckoning about the events that began the Have Body, Will Guard series-and learn something about the madness of love along the way.
You can order from Amazon or the e-retailer of your choice.
|Can Hawaiian native Ikaika Kahale turn his life around after studying the hula in a cultural program at San Quentin and then
returning to the Aloha State? Or is the new murder he's accused of proof that an orchid can't change its colors?
While Honolulu homicide detective Kimo Kanapa'aka is on a temporary departmental leave, his mother asks him to investigate the case of her friend's son Ikaika, who Kimo went to Hawaiian school with as a child.
Working undercover, Kimo traces the roots of what seems like an unfortunate death in a fight at the bar where Ikaika worked as a bouncer. What was HPD officer Brian Yang doing at the Surf City Crazy Bar? Who was the mysterious man he brawled with before Ikaika intervened and delivered a deadly punch?
|Kimo's investigation takes him into the hills of the Windward Coast of O'ahu, where the gorgeous blossoms of a nursery may be hiding a deadly secret. Along the way, he'll require the assistance of his partner, his friends and his loved ones in a demonstration of what the word ohana, Hawaiian for family, really means. Available from Amazon and other retailers.|
|Dog's Green Earth|
When his golden retriever Rochester discovers
a body during one of their nightly walks, reformed computer hacker Steve
Levitan must look to his neighbors for suspects. Could a killer be lurking
along the oak-lined streets?
|Relaunching the Mahu Series|
|Openly gay Honolulu homicide detective Kimo
Kanapa'aka has had a checkered publishing history. Mahu first came
out in print from Harrington Park Press back in 2005. After the company
that owned the press was sold and the press was shuttered, I was fortunate
to move him to Alyson Books, which published the first four books in the
series before they, too, shut down as a result of a corporate merger. Then
Laura Baumbach, owner of MLR Press, agreed to take on the whole series,
reprinting the first three and then publishing seven more titles.
Honestly, after 2013's Ghost Ship, I thought I was done. Kimo was settled with his partner, their foster son and the two kids they shared with a lesbian couple I didn't think he had more to say.
And then, the way these things go, he started talking to me again, and a new book began to take shape. I thought this would be a good chance to take back ownership of the series and relaunch it with new, modern covers. Here are the first six, all in newly revised and proofed editions with professional layout to maximize your reading enjoyment!
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|First Three Love on... Books in one volume|
|These are the first three books in my's Love on… series,
about young college graduates looking for love and career success on Miami's
South Beach. The guys were introduced in the erotica collection Three
Lambs, about college fraternity brothers in love and lust.
In book one, Love on Site, it's mid-May, and Manny Garcia has just graduated from Florida University (FU) with his bachelor's degree in construction management, and landed his dream job, working for handsome Walter Loredo on a warehouse project just west of downtown Miami. He's living in a condo on South Beach with two of his brothers from the gay frat at FU, Lambda Lambda Lambda.
|Manny has a thing for older men, particularly
construction workers, and he's got a real crush on Walter, even though he
thinks the boss is straight. At first Manny's able to keep his South Beach
life and his work separate. Then he runs into one of his coworkers on Lincoln
Road when he is out with his roommates, and he's outed. Can he keep his
job and win his boss's love?
Manny's roommate and frat brother Larry Leavis is a sweet-natured computer geek, six-foot-six and uncomfortable in his own skin. His only salvation is his ability as a computer programmer, which leads him to a great job developing apps for a start-up on South Beach. He comes from a family which doesn't understand either his sexuality or his nerdiness, and he has to learn how to let them into his new life.
In book two of the series, Love on the Web, Larry is torn between two lovers - client Victor Kunin, who spins a dark web to trap him, and handsome entrepreneur Julian Argento, who has to learn to trust again before he can be Larry's Mr. Right.
The third in the series, Love on Stage, is about their handsome roommate Gavin Kaczmarek, a golden boy, desired by all. But though he's handsome and talented, Gavin is drifting -- working as a barista at a funky, Fair Trade coffee shop on South Beach and modeling for print ads. But when he sings for music producer Miles Goodwin while serving his coffee, a whole new world of opportunity opens for him. The obvious attraction between Gavin and Miles takes them to bed, and then on an adventure that leads to performance and YouTube fame--but when insecurity arises on both their parts, can their budding romance survive the summer heat and blossom, or die with the falling autumn leaves? Readers who like their MM romance light-hearted will enjoy these first three books, followed by Love on the Pitch, Love on the Map, and Love on the Boil.
Read for free with your Kindle Unlimited membership, or order from Amazon here.
|The Same Page|
|When I read about gay men being imprisoned and tortured
in the former Soviet state of Chechnya, I was horrified and moved, and worried
that the world wasn’t paying enough attention to the problem. |
A March 2018 article in the EU Observer highlights the continuing situation. “Despite a strong international response initially, including from the EU, Council of Europe and UN, an official investigation into the situation has not been conducted (despite an investigative committee being formed last spring). Those responsible have not been brought to justice, and victims continue to flee the republic.
But what could I do?
|The Aidan and Liam books were inspired by John Preston’s series of books about Alex Kane, a Vietnam vet who lost his lover to friendly fire there. The lover’s wealthy father funds Alex’s series of adventures rescuing gay men in trouble.|
I was fortunate to discover Preston when his paperbacks were still available easily; today they are sadly out of print. I loved the idea of a strong gay man who wanted to protect those who are vulnerable, and I’ve tried to do that in the Have Body, Will Guard series.
If you’re a fan of the series you’ll know that Aidan and Liam have tried to get out of the bodyguard business as they get into their forties, but this cause is enough to bring them back and show off the skills they still have. And of course there’s a romance subplot; they are brought into the situation by Slava Vishinev of A Cold Wind, whose gay son Arseny has vanished in Chechnya.
The Same Page is available at the sites listed below.
Barnes & Noble
Angus & Robertson (Australia)
|Kindle Unlimited Collections|
|If you belong to Amazon's Kindle Unlimited program, I hope you'll check out the collections I've put together of the first six golden retriever mysteries. (Of course, they're also offered for sale.) Three Dogs in a Row includes the first three books in the series: In Dog We Trust, The Kingdom of Dog, and Dog Helps Those. The second collection, Three More Dogs in A Row, includes the next three: Dog Bless You, Whom Dog Hath Joined and Dog Have Mercy.
I also have a collection of erotic stories, called Get Your Rocks Off, which includes two of my story collections, Hot Steamy Shorts and Mr. Surfer and Other Romantic Erotica.
|Loose Id Books at New, Lower Prices!|
|When Loose Id closed its doors, the rights to all fifteen books I’ve published with them reverted to me, and I’ve published them myself, some with new covers, and all at new low prices. If you haven’t read the Have Body, Will Guard series, or the Love on series, now’s a great time to start. Check the Romance page for information on each book, and links to purchase at Amazon, Smashwords, and other major retailers.|
|Love on the Map|
Fans of the Love on series, as well as readers of my Three Lambs erotic anthology, will remember Eric Mueller, the veteran of two campaigns in Afghanistan who has returned to FU to finish a graduate degree in cartography. I loved writing “The Vet and the Hippie” in Three Lambs, and Eric kept poking at me, asking for his own book.
|See You Soon?|
|I don't have any signings planned right now, but I'm always available for events and Skype sessions.|
|Now in Audio|
|If you like audiobooks, I hope you'll consider
The Golden Retriever Mysteries
#1 - In Dog We Trust at Amazon or ibooks
#2 - The Kingdom of Dog at Amazon or ibooks
#3 - Dog Helps Those at Amazon or ibooks
#4 - Dog Bless You at Amazon or ibooks
#5 - Whom Dog Hath Joined at Amazon or ibooks
#6 - Dog Have Mercy at Amazon or ibooks
# 7 - Honest to Dog at Amazon or ibooks
# 8 - Dog is in the Details at Amazon or ibooks
# 9 - Dog Knows at Amazon or ibooks
|I translated my award-winning story "Christmas
in Honolulu" into French, then hired a copy editor to make sure that if
my college French teacher read it she wouldn't scream in horror. "Un
is now available as an ebook through Amazon.com. The same story in German,
auf Honolulu" is available as well. The Italian
translation of the first golden retriever mystery is available, as is
translation into Brazilian
Portuguese. I'm also delighted that the book is available in Spanish
as Pero el Perro Sabe.
|Feel free to e-mail me for more information about any of my books.|