Here at Mirror World Publishing, we’re kicking off our ‘Summer of New Releases’ with Forbidden! Written by Matthew Freake and edited by Markus McDaniel, Forbidden is an LGBT-themed Romance set in rural Ontario in 1957. It’s gripping, transformative and eye-opening. I can’t recommend this book enough! Check out the back of the book and the cover below and see for yourself! (Pre-orders available soon through major retailers and, of course, Mirror World Publishing) “The only man I ever loved is dead. This is our story…” It’s the summer of 1957 and Nathan is ready to get away from home to start working for his future. And what better way than to join the rail yard in Lakefield, Ontario? Hoping for some new experiences and a change of scenery, Nathan gets more than he bargains for. His cabin mate and co-worker, Alex, is helpful in showing Nathan around, but there’s something unique about him that keeps Nathan captivated. Stolen glances and close encounters soon lead to unfamiliar feelings between the two of them. But as they sort out their emotions, Nathan must confront painful scars that resurface from the past. Forbidden is an insightful tale of true love found and of ultimate tragedy. It explores the complexity of life’s obstacles for two young men discovering not only themselves, but each other, in a time where anything out of the ordinary is dangerous.
Matthew Freake is an avid lover of books and storytelling in all forms, including theatre. He has won awards for set and costume design with the dramatic presentations of “A Gap in Generations” by Jerry Blunt and “A Bird of Prey” by Jim Grimsley. For the latter, he was also awarded for exceptional directing. He is also the author of the ‘A Fairy Tale Murder’ short story series. You can find more information on his website here.
Forbidden is expected to launch May 17th, 2015. Until then, keep an eye out for pre-order opportunities and more information by following this blog or signing up for our new release newsletter here.