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4 Stars for Indigent Anthology (Charity Book 1) by Frederick Eugene Feeley Jr, Leona Windwalker, Mari Evans, M. LeAnne Phoenix, Shaye Evans #Anthology #MM @fefeeleyjr @ShroudedDancer @MLPhoenix

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Title: Indigent (Charity Book 1)
Author Names: Frederick Eugene Feeley Jr, Leona Windwalker, Mari Evans, M. LeAnne Phoenix, Shaye Evans
Publication Date & Length: June 15, 2015 – 159 pgs

Synopsis

Five authors have joined together to produce stories evoking both loss and hope. Reaching deep within their fiery imaginations, these stories take flight and showcase dreams for a better today and future for LGBT everywhere. Embodying a diverse set of talents and stories, this volume sets out to grab the hearts of those who read the m/m genre and to offer hope to LGBT across the globe.

Frederick Eugene Feeley Jr’s “Indigent”, after which the anthology takes it’s name, brings the reader to witness an apocalyptic war between the good and evil that rages in one man’s mind. Soon he will know that his problems are insignificant compared to those of others.

Mari Evan’s “Stumbling into Forever”, involves a handsome young vampire who will learn that just a sip of blood is the difference between love and freezing to death.

Leona Windwalker’s “If Only the World”, takes rejection to another level. A heartbreaking story that is turned on it’s head by the kindness of strangers.

Shaye Evans’ “Rescued”, is a contemporary social statement about the aftermath of a young man’s life after his drink has been spiked at a bar.

M. LeAnne Phoenix’s “Higher Love”, takes us on an almost spiritual journey through the minds of two people who have never met, but have spoken on a telepathic level. When they do come together, that bond is already cemented but there is a price to pay.

Review

FourStars

This Anthology is for a great cause, all proceeds are being donated to various charitable organizations within the LGBT community, across the world. I love reading Anthologies, because it gives you a chance to read multiple author’s and get an idea of their writing. I like reading stories that have a paranormal aspect, because it makes us think, and believe “outside the box”. I noticed a heart-warming aspect for each story, there was a strong Hero and a vulnerable Hero.
Indigent by Frederick Eugene Feeley Jr.  Angels and Demons, oh my!!! Even though it was short, this story was descriptive and captivating!! Good vs Evil….. and you can imagine who comes out on top 🙂 There is a small token of M/M intensity. Paranormal theme.
Stumbling Into Forever by Mari Evans. When you meet your life mate, you can’t resist it!!! This is Ollie and Ben’s heart-felt story. You could feel the intensity between the two Hero’s. Paranormal theme.
Rescued by Shaye Evans. A heart-felt story with Colt and Chris. There are some gut-wrenching moments when Colt takes Chris in to his confidence. No paranormal. Light M/M encounter.
If Only the World by Leona Windwalker. A story about believing in hopes and dreams. My Stars!!! A heart-felt, out of this world journey with Maven and Misha. Shed a few tears!!! A fun, sometimes intense, paranormal theme.

Reviewer: Kimberley

Excerpt

“Light?” the man asked, kneeling down to bring his head level with the window.

“Oh… yeah, of course.” Bobby handed him a lighter. The man cupped his cigarette, snapped the flame on, and inhaled. His face became the picture of intense pleasure as he placed his hand, which held the lighter, on the window sill to maintain balance. Bobby couldn’t help but stare at him in wonder again. Like a rose.

What is beauty? His professor had asked in his philosophy class.

Hands had shot up. He picked them, one by one. Some gave examples and one girl gave a protracted answer about sociological influences dictating standards of beauty. The man patiently listened to the feminist answer before he finally spoke.

“Plato believed that all souls were alive in heaven before they were sent to earth….” He stopped mid-sentence with a curious look on his face that Bobby took as a cue to finish the thought.

“…so the beauty of a rose would be a reminder of… heaven?”

-Indigent, F.E. Freeley Jr

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