The Ties that Bind

Title: The Ties that Bind

Author: S. Davidson

Genre: M/M Fiction

Release Date: June 1, 2017

Cover Art: Rue Volley

Editor: CSL Editing Service

Publisher: Encompass Ink Publishing



Flashback 1990’s – Rollerblades, bungee jumping, the laptop, cellular phones the size of bricks, and AIDS – the gay men’s cancer


This is a story about love, friendship, and family. It is a story about growing up, about trying to change the past and the realization that no matter how fast, or how far we run, that The Ties That Bind us as children, many times come back to haunt us as adults.

We become part of the life of a young counselor, Morgan, who specializes working with homeless, male hustlers. He seems like an angel from heaven to many. He cares deeply for every one of his boys and would literally die to save them from harm. He deprives himself of life’s basic needs in order to reach just one more, but why?

Morgan has his own agenda to work out, his own demons to exorcise. While avoiding his own past, he meets a particular young man, Greg, who is able to see through this well-crafted, public image. Greg sees Morgan’s pain and denial. It is in this discovery, this role reversal that Greg, a life-long hustler begins to heal himself. He helps Morgan come to terms with his own violent past. Greg becomes his strength, the knife to cut the rope and release the guilt Morgan has denied for years. Just as they both begin to heal, Greg discovers the truth.

The Ties That Bind can sometimes be very restricting but many times we find that The Ties That Bind can also provide our strength.

The Ties That Bind are necessary for the sustenance of life.

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The Ties That Bind by S. Davidson is a standalone, full-length novel.

Meet Tomi Jamison and Gregory – Greg – Westcoff. Both are teenager at the age of 14. Greg gets abused by his father and both their parents are addicts.
While Greg turns more and more to drugs and all the ugly side effects, Tomi tends to chose another way. She finishes high school and gets a full sholarship for college.
The way seems laid out for them. But no, not in the slightest. There is more, much much more.
This book has many unexpected twists and turns, twists and turns I never had expected.
The Ties That Bind is a dark, raw and gitty read. Sometimes I had so put the book down and take a breather. But I couldn’t not know what happens to the characters.
Let me only say so much. This book is not for the faint of heart, and it will stay with you.
S. Davidson wrote a heart wrenchingly story, and I loved every word. I loved the writing and I loved the characters, I loved the words – I could feel the characters emotions in the words.

Favorite Quote: ” There was one thing in this life I did well…. ”
I wish I could give more than 5 Stars. Thank you S. Davidson.

Shelly always had a goal to get a book in print. Well, that goal has been met. Another coming June 1, 2017, and one more still in the works. Always finding writing to be a way to escape into another world, M/M fiction is her passion and causing her beautiful boys a bit of agony is just what she does. None of her characters are flawless and most are pretty damn messed up! But they always persist, always try to be the best men they can be and hopefully find a kindred spirit along the way.

Shelly is a mother, grandmother, and has a Bachelor’s in Social Services. Come on over to her Facebook page for current and upcoming release info. While she doesn’t post about what she’s having for dinner or what movie she’s watching, she will give you info on her writing when there is news to share. Just remember, no matter who you are or what beliefs you practice, love is love and we all deserve to love.

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