The Pearl

With every oyster he cracked open, Luke’s eyes would light up in hope, praying for a pearl inside.

I’d sit and watch him as the oysters slid down my own throat and the salty seawater trickled down my chin and neck.

“No pearl,” Luke would say before swallowing an oyster. “Nah,” he’d say with the next one. “No … no … no …”

But he knew one day soon his prayer would be answered. And I hoped one day mine would be too.

No, not hoped. Knew.

I knew because of the dream I had one night. The dream of him and me. Only I wasn’t me. I was a dolphin.

Skimming through the aqua seas. Swimming through the water like a bird flies through the sky.

Swooping. Swirling. Gliding. Twirling.

Until I saw him. Luke. He was diving for pearls, but he was no longer the boy I knew. He was a man now, young and beautiful and strong—but struggling to hold his breath. Struggling, yet determined to find his pearl.

I swam to him. I swam to him as fast as I could, my tail pounding the water. It sent me soaring toward him.

“Grab hold,” I heard someone say, then realised the voice I heard was my own. Confident. Calm. Knowing. “Grab hold, I can save you. I’ll protect you. I’ll keep you safe. Always.”

And he reached for me.

Confident.

Calm.

Knowing.

Geoffrey Knight,

The Top End of Australia—a tropical paradise filled with beauty. Wonder. Danger.

For two young boys growing up in the Northern Territory—half-Aboriginal Jarrah “Jad” Yindi and his best friend Luke Lawson—the remote beaches and aqua waters of the Top End are a playground of adventure. And as two best friends become young men, true love washes over them like the sea upon the sand.

But life is full of challenges and change, and if Jad is to discover who he really is, he must piece together his ancestral past, his dream-filled present and his uncertain future to become the man he was always destined to be.

Through water and fire; through love and loss; through the days of youth to the stories of the world’s oldest living culture, journey across the heart of Australia—

—to discover what’s in the heart of one young man.

Release date: 24 April 2013

ISBN: 978-1-925031-01-0

Category: Gay Romance, Geoffrey Knight,

Sub-Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, Romantic,

Number of words: 50,000 words

Formats available: e-book only

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Heat level: 2 Flames

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