Voice For The Silent [MultiFormat]
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eBook by T. A. Chase
eBook Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Gay Fiction
eBook Description: Investigating and busting dog-fighting rings is what police officer Julio Herendez lives to do. Defending the innocent and vulnerable from monsters makes his day. So when he meets Paine "BB" Addison, Julio finds himself wanting to save the abused young man from the cruel world he's also been forced to survive.
Paine exists in an environment where the weak and innocent are exploited for entertainment. The men who use him for their perverted pleasure and fight the dogs don't care about the physical or emotional damage they inflict upon their victims, both animal and human. Paine lives from day to day, doing what he can to heal the wounds suffered by others, but unable to help or heal himself.
When Julio and Paine meet, it triggers a chain of events that rocks both their worlds to the foundations. But can they also bring justice for the silent victims?
Genres: Gay / Contemporary
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, Published: 2011
Fictionwise Release Date: October 2011
21 Reader Ratings:
"5 Nymphs!...Had me ready to cry more than once. The story line, with its many side stories, will hold the reader's attention...The characters are strongly written and very intriguing...A great story that I will be reading again."--Critter Nymphs, Literary Nymphs Reviews
"5 Hearts!...I truly enjoyed this story. It captivated me from the very first page, I could not put the book down. The tale of Paine and Julio is heart warming, while the story of what Paine, his cousins and the dogs went through at the hands of his uncle is heart-breaking. In a story that could have come out of today's headlines, Mr.Chase tells a poignant story that will open yours eyes to very really cruelties that happens everyday in our society, animal cruelty and dog fighting and child abuse. The characters are well written and each have their own story to tell and their own personalities in which to tell it. At different times throughout the book, you will either find yourself in tears or rooting the characters on hoping they will overcome the things that come at them. This is one of those books that will make you want to get up and do something or as the title says be a voice for the silent. Well done, Mr. Chase."--Ana, The Romance Studio
"Dude, you're not a drug dealer, are you?"
He didn't dodge as Juke reached out and stroked a finger down his nose. Chuckling, Juke shook his head. "No, BB. I'm not."
BB nodded, not sure he could speak with as dry as his mouth had suddenly gone. In all his twenty-one years, no one had ever touched him so gently. Not even his mother. Not that his mother had been around much during his life. She'd given birth to him and dumped him on his aunt and uncle before running off with her very own drug dealer.
Before BB's mind adjusted to what had happened, Juke slipped off into the shadows, moving like the predator BB had always assumed he was. He fingered the business card Juke had handed him. He wanted to go back to the kennels, to be there when whatever went down happened, yet he doubted he'd be any help to the dogs.
All his life, he did what he had to do to keep the dogs safe, and none of it mattered. Uncle Caesar continued to fight them. The dogs continued to die, and BB's heart continued to break. Maybe it was time to step back and try to straighten out his own fucked-up life before he did any more for the dogs.
Juke had said Queenie was all right, and, for some reason, BB trusted the man not to lie to him about that. Whoever Juke really was, he seemed to be honorable about that. Some spark of hope burned in BB and he found himself thinking maybe God had finally answered one of his prayers. Maybe the abuse would stop and the dogs would be free to be dogs, though BB knew the odds against the canines were huge.
Being raised in an environment like his wasn't conducive to hopes and dreams. A man survived as best he could and hoped he didn't meet a bloody end at the hands of another human.