Living On Air features in a BookBub deal today, for 0.99. This was my ‘love’, the book that took a few years to write. I stayed in a circus to research the circus life and it was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had. There’s something about living in a tiny caravan for a few days and being able to go behind the scenes in the Big Top and talk to all the performers that truly was enriching. The photos I took will forever live in memory and is something to one day show my grandchildren.
You can read all about my experiences with my hubby, Gary, here in the blog post I wrote for my column here on the Divine Magazine website.
This post details quite a bit about the behind the scenes activity, the superstitions, the wonderful people who live there and the fact it’s like a mini Royal Court itself, with plenty of drama and policitics.
This book delves into subjects some people may find disturbing. There are elements of the main characters’ pasts that include paedophilia, the dark side of religion, and the horrors of war. Aspects of the story include self-harm, depression, and suicide, and the book is set in a circus where clowns are featured.
None of these elements are gratuitous, but instead are included because they are part of the human condition, and are essential to our main characters’ journeys.I hope you join Cary and Rhys as they navigate their way to love.
What’s it about?
For aerialist, Cary Stilwell, aside from performing forty feet in the air, life holds little comfort until he meets Rhys McIntyre, who punctures all of Cary’s defenses.
PIERCING THE NIGHT
Cary Stilwell has been existing since he was ten years old, and each year it gets harder to find meaning in his bleak life. The only exception – his work. As a top-billed aerialist in a popular travelling circus, he enjoys accolades and applause, but little else. When notable photographer, Rhys McIntyre, joins the circus to catalogue its inner workings, Cary fights the attraction that hits him from the moment they meet. But a kind soul wrapped in a beautiful body has a way of battering all the walls Cary has built around his cold, dark heart.
Rhys McIntyre is on his third iteration of reinventing himself. Once a hotdog financier, he embraced his passion for photography and became an imminent war photo journalist. Until one too many bullets lodged in his body, and he gave up the front lines for the softer side of chronicling life. When he accepts the assignment to record life in a circus, the last thing he expects is to find the man crush of his dreams. Except Cary Stilwell is a cold, tortured man who seems incapable of any warm emotion, never mind love. But Rhys is known for his persistence, and this time the pay-off might be more than he could have ever imagined.
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