Hey all! This is just to let you know that from now until January 20th 2017, all royalties from The Grand Ballast will be donated to The Trevor Project. I know many of us are looking for things big and small that we can do in the wake of the election, and donating to an organization that’s helped me and many friends is one of the small things I’d like to do.
The Trevor Project is a nonprofit organization offering the nation’s only 24-hour suicide and crisis helpline for LGBTQ+ youth. It also offers online support in the form of social networks, confidential chats with volunteers, and Q&As about gender and sexual orientation.
In a future where live sex shows abound to keep a jaded population entertained, dancer Bode Martin falls for the brilliant and unstable Kilroy Ballast, who molds Bode into the star attraction of his erotic circus, the Grand Ballast. Drugged beyond any real feeling, Bode trades freedom and his once considerable pride for an illusion of tenderness—until he inadvertently rescues a young man from a rival show, and together they flee to an eccentric town in the west where love still means something.
Valen’s not an easy man to know, and Bode shed his romantic notions under Kilroy’s brutal employ. Yet their growing bond becomes a strange and dangerous salvation as they attempt to overthrow the shadows of their pasts and wade together through a world of regret, uncertainty, beauty, and terror.
But Kilroy won't let Bode go so easily. Long ago, Bode was responsible for the loss of something Kilroy held dear, and he still owes Kilroy a debt. As the three men battle toward a tangled destiny, Bode must decide if his love for Valen is worth fighting for—or if he was and always will be a pawn in the story Kilroy Ballast will never stop telling.
Warning: Contains violence and noncon.