GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 68,733 words
Easily pleased, Micah enjoys a career in non-profit work and gets through his days one lame joke at a time. Then his friend Lou introduces him to her musical family and the Knights pull Micah into their world of resilience and sorrow. Soon, Micah understands that in the face of grief, optimism isn't always enough.Lei was once revered for his tremendous talent. But one day the music died, and the scars under his leather bracelets are a reminder of what he lost. These days, he's nothing but a phantom. Shut away from the world, Lei tunes instruments in the Knights' music store.Then charismatic Micah enters his life, charming his family and slowly coaxing his way into Lei's heart with steadfast devotion. With Micah at his side, it may yet be possible for Lei to reclaim the spotlight he'd thought permanently abandoned.EXCERPT:Note: may contain sexually explicit scenes of a homoerotic nature.
Nothing’s better than finding a new-to-me author who writes characters I can feel like music pulsing through my veins. Mel Bossa’s “Music of the Knight” took me through scales of angst, broke emotional glass with its high notes, then left me with a sense of modulated beauty.
Micah runs a struggling non-profit, Good Ear, which teaches its volunteers to listen to elderly patients’ life tales. When his one employee, Lou Knight, introduces him to her musical relatives, he discovers a love and support he never experienced among his own critical family. Here’s what he thinks of his mother, “I didn’t know what to do with that compliment, so I stuffed it under all of her disguised insults or criticism.”
But the Knight’s intense warmth comes from caring for Lei, their obviously depressed, enigmatic son, who somehow remains still gorgeous and charismatic.
Lei, who rarely speaks, may be straight, but never-the-less seems to relax in Micah’s presence. This is Micah’s drug; he loves to sup