Sea Change

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Saugatuck Book 1

One summer can change everything…

Topher Carlisle’s always been the black sheep–literally–in his middle-class family. Biracial, gay, and genderfluid, his family doesn’t think he’ll amount to much, and he just might believe them.

After a bout of severe depression has put both his academic and financial prospects in danger, he accepts his best friend’s offer to stay in her family’s summer home while he works to make up the shortfall of his athletic scholarship. But his tendency for self-sabotage is strong and soon a terrible mistake in judgment leaves him homeless.

From the moment he sees Topher, artist Jace Sieger knows that this is someone he needs to capture on canvas. He’s no stranger to poor life choices, and he sees something in Topher worth nurturing.

The challenge, though, is chipping through Topher’s prickly defenses to reach the sensitive, traumatized soul beneath. With the help of his friends Geoff and Robin, maybe, just maybe, they can convince Topher he’s worth something after all, and that a few mistakes don’t make him irredeemable.
What starts as a casual vacation fling grows into something that will change both of them forever.

(This novel is a newly-released and retitled second edition. It was previously available under the title Saugatuck Summer.)

Available for the first time on KDP!

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Sea Change is a contemporary, new adult coming-of-age romance.

“one hell of an intense, gorgeous and wonderful book” — Sara, Boys in our Books

one really addictive summer read” — Jillyn, Bitches & Prose

one brilliantly written book” — Tina, Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews

“an emotional and engaging read” — Optimist King’s Wench, Prism Book Alliance

This hurricane of emotion is a category five recommendation.” — Tina, The Novel Approach

“I can think of quite a few of these guys that have stayed with me long after I finished their book. Topher will be one of those guys!” — Vanessa, The Jeep Diva

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5 responses to “Sea Change

  1. I really liked this book. Will there be a book about Brendan’s search for self? I’d like to read his story.

    • Hi Dezi,

      I apologize that it took me so longer to respond to this. It got buried in a bunch of correspondence I meant to answer and lost track of.

      Ideally, Brendan WILL have his own book. I have a few other Saugatuck characters I plan to address first, but eventually, yes, Brendan is going to come out the other side of his mid-life crisis and take a good, hard look at himself.

      Thank you for commenting!

  2. hope

    I love this story and I have reread it multiple times and i have never highlighted a book sooo many times. I have to say that when Topher had the showdown with his family,shiznit got real. I love how you captured Topher’s blackness at that moment. The sarcastic tone mixed with the sass and disbelief. “Ms Open-Hand-Empty-Palm lecturing me” had me rolliing. And being the child of an alcoholic whom followed me to school wearing flip flops with ashy feet , a hat that said “whoop there it is” on it and pippy longstocking braids, you captured that awkward, cringing embarrassed feeling many of us suffer through with substance abusing parents. pardon my rambling, im just touched

    • Thank you so much for your comment. Topher holds a very special place in my heart and feels very real and human to me. He’s not perfect; he screws up badly, but he comes from a very real place, a place I think a lot of us who grew up with alcoholic parents can relate to.

      Thank you so much for letting me know how the book affected you!

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