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My new LGBTQ contemporary romance novel, Cicadas: A Totally Ordinary Epic Love Story, is now available! If you love slow-burn, second-chance romance that will make you laugh and cry, do check it out:

Book cover of Cicadas: A Totally Ordinary Epic Love Story by Avery Cockburn. Illustrated cover features a winding road from top to bottom. At the top, a man is walking with a bag over his shoulder, and at the bottom a man is sitting on a bench listening to music on headphones. Along the road is a pink boom box and a pink Discman with headphones. A cicada with a pink heart flutters beneath the title
Book Cover of Cicadas: A Totally Ordinary Epic Love Story (June 20, 2024)

What if you had a second chance at a second chance?

One day in 1987

Budding scientist Joel and cowboy-quarterback Danny meet amid the arrival of seventeen-year cicadas. Like the loud, lusty insects, the boys bond through song, reveling in the heat and hope of early summer—until fate tears them apart.

One night in 2004

During the next wave of cicadas, Joel and Dan find their connection stronger than ever. Boyhood fascination becomes an irresistible (and inconvenient!) passion, one that will unite and divide them for another seventeen years.

One love to last a lifetime

At the dawn of 2021, Joel and Daniel reach out, and in a heartbeat, the years and miles between them fall away. But to make their next reunion last forever, they must face their troubled pasts and embrace their boundless future.

Cicadas is a uniquely American, ridiculously romantic tale about memory, nostalgia, and the courage to dance into an untold tomorrow.

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They’re out. They’re proud. They’re a wee bit daft.

Meet the Warriors, an all-LGBT football/soccer team from Glasgow, Scotland, as they seek and find love, one lad at a time. Glasgow Lads is an ongoing series of stand-alone, interconnected contemporary LGBTQ romance books.

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