Query for The Love Quad

Query for The Love Quad

Is it possible to outrun the mistakes of your past? A new chapter opens for sophomore Emma Saffron at college in California. Even though the death of her boyfriend Blake haunts her, she’s thriving in school, as a deejay for the campus station and a member of her sorority, and not giving up on true love.

Just when she thinks her relationship drama is over, Emma falls for handsome hipster Spencer, who’s gay. Emma’s crushed, but they become best friends anyway. Spencer likes Guy, who’s straight, and Guy likes Julia, but she’s in love with Emma. Her new love story develops into a ‘girls who like boys, who like boys, who like girls, who like girls’ dilemma.

A real paradox is revealed as Emma finds herself in THE LOVE QUAD. She faces the abusive past she’s been hiding from, and realizes bad things happen to everybody. You don’t have to let sexual violence, prejudice, fear of coming out, or attempted suicide influence the course of your life. Emma sees all the things that ruined her high school boyfriend happen in the lives of her new friends, but with her help they handle it, without letting it destroy them. Read more about Query for The Love Quad

Query for Allegra (aka Pasquino Won’t Be Silenced)

Query for Allegra (aka Pasquino Won’t Be Silenced)

Ever since her mother’s death, Allegra Pasquino’s been the joy of her father’s life. And when he’s locked in the dungeons of Castel Sant’Angelo, the fate of the family hinges on whether Allegra can make a group of ancient statues talk.

In 1501 Rome, it’s the beginning of a new era of opulence and opportunity. Art is commissioned and antiquities dug from the earth. The Pasquinos run a successful clothing business and the Vatican is one of their clients, which makes them privileged to all sorts of confessions.

When a statue is unburied at a construction site outside the Pasquino shop, satirical poems and cartoons criticizing the aristocracy, and even the Catholic Church soon appear pinned to it. In Renaissance Rome, this was the only form of free speech.

At 20, Allegra is too old to still be at home. Her father arranges a marriage with the son of one of Milan’s finest tailors, and she must do as she’s told. Then Allegra meets a young man from the Roman Jewish neighborhood of Trastevere. She knows the attraction she feels for him is forbidden.

The posts on the statue draw unwanted attention, and her father is imprisoned. Since the statue is nicknamed Pasquino, everyone assumes the posts come from him, whether he writes them or not. Read more about Query for Allegra (aka Pasquino Won’t Be Silenced)

Query for How Good It Can Be

Query for How Good It Can Be

When Blake Worthing asks Emma Saffron out, she can’t believe it. A new student who’s been awesomely labeled a “prep-school-boy-gone-bad,” he’s already infamous in their otherwise boring Midwestern suburb. Emma is warned, but she’s not listening. She’s been noticed by someone who doesn’t know that up until now, all she’s been famous for is studying, and it makes her want to give up everything for Blake.

One thing Blake never talks about is why he left prep school. An aspiring journalist, Emma knows there’s more to his story. As she uncovers the truth, then watches Blake’s downward spiral, Emma begins to question if it’s really worth being his girlfriend, even if she lost her virginity to him. Blake screwed up big time, and she might be on the road to ruin, too. Read more about Query for How Good It Can Be