5 Stars for The Midnight Gardener (The Town of Superstition #1) by R.G. Thomas #MM #YoungAdult


Title: The Midnight Gardener (The Town of Superstition #1)
Author Name & Publisher: R.G. Thomas (Harmony Ink Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 12, 2015 – 123 pgs


At fifteen, Thaddeus Cane has moved thirty-two times with his father. Each time he’s displaced without explanation, Thaddeus loses any friends he’s made. The name of their latest town is Superstition, but it seems normal enough, with one exception.

Thaddeus’s bedroom window gives him a view into the beautiful gardens next door. Every night after dark, an attractive guy around Thaddeus’s age appears to tend the plants. When Thaddeus visits his neighbor, he discovers not only how deep his interest in the other man runs, but also that Teofil, the midnight gardener, isn’t human. He’s a garden gnome, a revelation that will lead to more secrets coming to light and an adventure unlike anything Thaddeus ever imagined

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This book was amazing. I love the story. A great first book to a series that I can’t wait to read.

As the main character in the book said this is like an American Harry Potter story without the wand. This book is full of magic and mystery, an angry beast and strange neighbors with magical “fireflies”.

The budding romance and relationship between Thaddeus and Teofil is sweet and wonderful and can’t wait to see where it leads

I highly recommend this book. It was great. The author writes so wonderfully painting each scene that makes you feel like you are there. If you like YA m/m stories with magic and mystery that includes quests then this is a book you will love.



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R. G. Thomas has been reading books from an early age. As a young gay man, however, he found very few characters with whom he could truly identify. Now that he’s an adult—or at least older than he used to be—he likes to write stories that revolve around gay characters. The Town of Superstition is his YA fantasy gay romance series which includes wizards, witches, and other magical creatures.

When he’s not writing, R. G. Thomas loves to read, go to movies, watch some TV, and putter around in the small suburban patch of ground he calls a yard. He visits his mother once a week, not just for the free cookies, and enjoys spending time with close friends drinking wine and making up ridiculous things that sometimes show up in his books. Although he hates the process of travel, he does enjoy experiencing new places. His dream trip is to one day visit the country of Greece, and he is currently saving his nickels and dimes to make that a reality.

Twenty years ago he met a man who understood and encouraged his strange, creative mind, who made him laugh more often and more freely than anyone else. They were officially married in November of 2015 and today they still laugh often as they live in a suburb just north of Detroit with their two cats who act as both muse and distraction to him while he writes.


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