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GREENFIELD, MA – USA: Copperhill Media announces the release of “Indigo Bird – An Erotic Novel” by Max Markham.
Max Markham is a gay writer living in London. Markham has had a picaresque life, often with a military flavour; a lot of his friends are soldiers. His father and both grandfathers were in the Army. He has found himself doing temporary duty with the French forces and, on one occasion, facing the Territorial SAS as an enemy. He has managed to be in the firing line more than once: to date he has been in two coups d’etat, barely avoiding a third (in Yemen); one civil war; and narrowly avoided a firing squad (in the Democratic Republic of Congo).
His novel “Indigo Bird – An Erotic Novel” is a gay erotic romance seasoned with murder. The main character, Richard Finch, is a very handsome, brave and aggressive Lieutenant with the British armed forces. Richard has to be reasonably discreet about his sexuality, because during the 1970s and 1980s, which is the period of the novel, gays were not officially permitted to serve in the British Army.
“The Indigo Bird” is a rollercoaster of surprises set against backdrops varying from the jungles of Belize to London, the English countryside, and Ireland, and the scene is set for more shocks and adventures. Everybody, who has interest in the genre of romance in general, will find it to be an excellent reading. The reader will learn to appreciate Max Markham’s sharp mind, his enthusiasm, and his passion for details that shows in his writing.
About the Book
1975: Belize, Central America, is threatened by the expansionist ambitions of Guatemala, so it is home to a garrison of British troops. The climate is hot and sticky, tempers get frayed, and passions are easily aroused.
James Graveney, a young Major in a respectable regiment, is outwardly conventional. Son of an English country gentleman, well educated, good-looking and sporty, James cheerfully sleeps around but does not ‘do love’. In private James is bisexual, with a strong urge for his own sex. Gay sex, however, is illegal in the Army, so he is discreet about this.
James’ world is turned upside-down when 4 Company of the Fifth Battalion of the Parachute Regiment arrives in Belize for jungle training. The Advance Liaison Officer, Lieutenant Richard Finch, is intelligent, charismatic and exceptionally handsome. He doesn’t mess around. He gets what he wants, and is completely unscrupulous about how he gets it. Now he wants a full, passionate and committed relationship with James, damn what anyone else thinks and damn the consequences.
Richard will stop at nothing to achieve this, including Machiavellian deception and a cunning and brutal murder. James starts responding to Richard, cautiously at first, then gets swept along on the great love affair of his life.
About the Author
Max Markham was born in 1954. He has worked, lived and travelled in Europe, Africa and Asia. He has had a picaresque life, often with a military flavour; a lot of his friends are soldiers. His father and both grandfathers were in the Army. His uncles were in the Navy and RAF. He did not follow their example; he read History at university, although he also trained as a reservist in the Territorial Army. Fate however seems determined that he should have war experience, like other members of his family. He has found himself doing temporary duty with the French forces and, on one occasion, facing the Territorial SAS as an enemy. He has managed to be in the firing line more than once: to date he has been in two coups d’etat, barely avoiding a third (in Yemen); one civil war; and narrowly avoided a firing squad (in the Democratic Republic of Congo). He lives in London.
The Indigo Bird – An Erotic Novel by Max Markham is available world-wide through all major Online resources such as Amazon.Com, Amazon.co.uk, Abebooks.com, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, and more, and through all good bookstores.