On the cusp of his senior year at Mercy High, Elliot Donahey, an out but terminally shy gay boy who keeps to the shadows – never wanting to be seen or noticed – suddenly finds himself in the arms of the highest profile jock on campus, local star quarterback Marco Sforza; their lives, and those closest to them will never be the same.
Inspiration - This one came to me quite literally in a dream.
I had only one sequence in my head. The Bixby Creek Bridge near Big Sur, CA. It is a very famous bridge that has been featured in many films, TV commercials and the like. I had a vision of a police standoff with two men clinging to each other (no doubt lovers from the hold that have on each other) and a third man leaping to his immanent demise as the fog parts in his wake - giving the impression that in his fall he has sprouted wings.
FREE READS for Angels of Mercy — Volume One: Elliot can be found below:
A brilliant picture of the Bixby Bridge as it crosses the Bixby Creek to the Pacific Ocean.
"Subnormal people do supernatural things; in a world full of demons with white feathered wings..."- Jay Brannan
Untitled DocumentMy inspiration (above) for Cassiel Elliot Donahey - the main character of volume one of the Angels of Mercy series. I am particularly drawn to this model because of his vulnerability and the haunting look in his eyes. These are the eyes Marco would lose himself in and the full lips that he'd want to drink from. Even if, in Angel's, Elliot's hair is a bit longer - this guy is pretty spot on. The search is OVER.
The inspirational resource for one of my main characters (the quarterback jock lover) Marco Sforza. He embodies all of the attributes I describe in Marco – the 'dreamy' Jon Snow look. For a free read of chapter one - please click here.
The inspirational resource for Marco and Elliot's new gay best friend - ballet dancer, Danny Jericho. Though his hair is a tad redder in this picture than I describe him, he embodies all of the lithe dancer attributes I describe in Danny. How can Angus refuse this guy? For a free read of chapter one - please click here.
The inspirational resource for Marco’s new GBF from the Stanford University football team - Angus Aodh Carr. He’s quickly become my favorite character in the series. Can’t get enough of him.
General Disclaimer - As I write Fictional Literature with a decidedly queer perspective, I want to make it abundantly clear that I have used imagery of male models that I feel help me convey the vision I have in my head and in my works, but in NO WAY does it imply, construe or insinuate the nature of the male model's proclivities or personal orientation. They are intended merely as a representation as near to I can come to visually describe the men in my works. All copyrights apply to their original content owners (where applicable). I make no such claim.