- “Go ahead and start getting excited about this.” ~ Katie, Back Porch Reader
- “An amazing story that I couldn’t put down!” ~ Jaime, Alpha Book Club
- “Oh, I just loved this one! Pictures of You had me captivated from start to finish and I can not wait for more in Peter’s journey.” ~ Jay, Joyfully Jay Reviews
- “Five freakin’ awesome stars. Wow, Leta, you have outdone yourself.” ~ Jewel, My Fiction Nook
- “I couldn’t put this book down. I absolutely loved it.” ~ Tracy, Bayou Book Junkie
- “[Pictures of You is] out of this world good.” ~ Amber, Love Bytes Reviews
- “What a book! It consumed me from start to finish.” ~ Amy, Goodreads Librarian/Reader
- “Don’t miss this one people. You want on this ride.” ~ Erin, Diverse Reader Reviews
- “I would give this book ten stars if I could. It’s going on my all-time favorites shelf. It was absolutely amazing.” ~ Stacey Jo, Goodreads reviewer/reader
Growing up gay isn’t easy. Growing up gay in Knoxville, Tennessee is even harder.
Eighteen-year-old Peter Mandel, a private school senior—class of 1991—is passionate about photography. Peter doesn’t have many friends, preferring to shoot pictures from behind the scenes to keep his homosexuality secret.
Enter Adam Algedi, a charming, worldly new guy who doesn’t do labels, but does want to do Peter. Hardly able to believe gorgeous Adam would want geeky, skinny him of all people, Peter’s swept away on a journey of first love and sexual discovery. But as their mutual web of lies spins tighter and tighter, can Peter find the confidence he needs to make the right choices? And will his crush on Daniel, a college acquaintance, open a new path?
Join Peter in the first book of this four-part coming of age series as he struggles to love and be loved, and grow into a gay man worthy of his own respect.
This new series by Leta Blake is gay fiction with romantic elements.
Book 1 of 4.
Length: 100,000 words, 328 pages
These books contain aspects of: New Adult fiction, ‘90s gay life, small city homosexual experiences, Southern biases, sexual exploration, romance, homophobia, bisexuality, and twisted-up young love. Oh, and a guaranteed happy ending for the main character by the end of Book 4.