Saturday Series Spotlight: William Neale’s Home & Contest

Contemporary male/male romance author William Neale unexpectedly passed away March 13, 2012. He was one of my favorite authors and last October, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting him in New Orleans at GayRomLit. I won print copies of all his books and he graciously autographed my copy of the second book of his Home series, Son of a Ditch. His inscription “Home is not a location…it’s a place in the heart” beautifully sums up this wonderful series.

In honor of author William Neale’s memory and his tremendous talent as an author, I would like to shine this week’s spotlight on his heartwarming Home series.

Title: Home by William Neale
Home Series Book One
Publisher:MLR Press
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
Length: 211 pages


Lucas Reed is a Cleveland advertising executive who returns to his southern hometown to deal with the sudden death of his estranged homophobic father. There, he unexpectedly encounters Rogan James, the former high school bully and now local deputy chief of police who had once made Lucas’s life miserable.

Reacquainted 12 years later, the two finally acknowledge a long held powerful physical attraction that quickly evolves into an even stronger emotional connection

But all this becomes secondary when a local reporter’s secret obsession for Rogan threatens not only the end of their newly found love, but their very lives.

Title: Son of A Ditch by William Neale
Home Series Book Two
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
Length: 284 pages, 81000 words


Colby Dawson returns to his southern hometown after serving his country in the U.S. Air Force. Emotionally scarred by a broken relationship, the last thing he wants is another man in his life. But he doesn’t count on falling in love with childhood best friend, Kyle McCoy, now a local deputy sheriff. Their relationship seems almost too charmed until a corrupt governor attempts to locate a state prison next door to Colby’s family home. His prominent father and brothers organize an illegal protest effort that will force Colby to choose between loyalty to his family — or to the partner and lover who may have to arrest them. Not only is Colby and Kyle’s relationship in jeopardy, one of them will fight for his very life while the other must confront his guilt.

Title: Hope by William Neale
Home Series Book Three
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
Length: 316 pages, 88,000 words


Dumped by his closeted lover only to fall for a man who’s already taken, Spencer Hawkins finishes up his fellowship to discover he doesn’t have a job. For anyone on the outside looking in, it seemed Spencer was failing miserably at life in general, until one phone call changes everything. The prospect of pulling up stakes and relocating to a new city provides the one thing he needs most—Hope.

Hunter Harrison’s partner has left, abandoning not only him but their adopted son whose heart defect has left them in limbo awaiting a heart transplant that may not come in time. It took meeting Spencer for Hunter and his son to find something new to hold onto—Hope.

Building a love that can last a lifetime will take strength and the one thing they found in each other—Hope.

I am giving away one eBook from the Home series-winner’s choice. Here’s how to enter the Saturday Series Spotlight contest:

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6. Leave a comment on this post telling me which book in the series you would like to win by 5 PM Mountain Time Monday afternoon.

It’s that easy! The winner will be selected using I will e-mail one lucky winner the eBook of their choice in their preferred format. The winner will be announced on Tuesday.

***The eBooks in this giveaway have been purchased by Book Reviews & More by Kathy.***


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5 Responses to Saturday Series Spotlight: William Neale’s Home & Contest

  1. Eileen

    I heard of his passing and it is very sad. I’m sorry for your loss Kathy. His series sounds good.

  2. Tracey D

    I won Home two years ago and William Neale signed it, too. I am sad about his passing. I hope others discover his works and enjoy them.

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  3. Kathy, he will be so missed by all who have been touched by his stories as well as those who knew him.

    My sympathies go out to all who knew him.

    I would love to have one of these. thanks

  4. Timitra

    May he rest in peace…this series sounds really good- thanks for the heads up Kathy!

  5. Midia

    I love his books.