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Dark Love (Live Oak Tales Book 1) by [Stephen del Mar]

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"The southern love child of Dark Shadows and Queer as Folk."


Stephen del Mar grew up watching soaps. His two favorite were
Dark Shadows and All My Children. One of his fondest memories is getting to spend a day behind the scenes in All My Children's studio when he visited NYC. He has always wanted a bumper sticker reading, I've been to Pine Valley.

He wasn't surprised when one of his early test readers commented that the Bennett Bay stories felt like a soap opera. In fact, he likes to describe the series as the southern love child of
Dark Shadows and Queer as Folk.

He says, "Bennett Bay and Big Cypress County were conceived from bitterly cold, dark winters and nostalgia. In the midst of bleak Minnesota winters, I desperately wanted to go to the warm, happy place of my youth. A place that was always warm and sunny. A place where there was always a faithful dog by your side. A place where you could get naked, go swimming and 'mess around' with your buddies. I wanted the Florida of my youth. I wanted the old Florida I heard about in stories from my grandparents and great uncles and aunts. A Florida that was a bit more southern than it is today. A Florida that was a little bit cracker, a little Spanish, a little colonial, a little bit funky beach community, and a little bit back-country swamp. I needed a place that was all of Florida condensed down into one thick broth of good, old-fashioned southern drama. And so I began writing.

"One of the hallmarks of southern writing is setting as character. The thread that ties these very different stories together is the setting of Bennett Bay and Big Cypress County. Hurricanes, rising water, and life next to the bay impact the lives of these characters, it shapes them. I invite you to grab a glass of iced, sweet tea, kick back in your favorite chair, and enjoy this little trip to Bennett Bay. Hopefully, you will laugh a bit, but be warned, you may catch a fright or shed a tear or two along the way. Beware, there are ghosts out there and the spirits in the swamp can be restless."

About the Author

Stephen del Mar lives in the Tampa Bay area and writes in the Southern Literary tradition. His stories are character driven with rich settings. They often have a touch of the paranormal, supernatural, or magical realism. Although he writes about serious subjects, they are sweetened with humor and wit. He says, "It's a southern thing."

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00ISGDB5O
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bennett Bay Press; 2nd edition (March 4, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 4, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 873 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 378 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0615990800
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

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Stephen del Mar lives in the Tampa Bay area and writes in the Southern Literary tradition. His stories are character driven with rich settings. They often have a touch of the paranormal, supernatural, or magical realism.

Although he writes about serious subjects, they are sweetened with humor and wit. He says, "It's a southern thing."

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