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* Bold Stokes Books will release Alan Chin's eight novel, First Exposure, on Aug. 1, 2014 in paperback, Kindle, and all eBook formats. This book will be available on Amazon on Aug. 9th.

* Bold Stokes Books will release Alan Chin's first collection of short stories, Buddha's Bad Boys, in Feb. of 2015.

*Alan has a new story that he's giving away free. Simply click the Free Story Button above and enter your name and email address. He will send you his latest.


testAlan Chin's books explore spiritual growth through finding the right relationships. While his stories often contain elements of suspense, romance, Eastern religion, and the paranormal, his underlying focus is the power of love.

Alan is the author of eight novels, an anthology of short stories, and three screenplays.

Alan's first novel, Island Song, won the 2008 QBliss Excellence in Literature award. His novels, The Lonely War and Match Maker won a total of five Rainbow Literature Awards. His book, The Plain of Bitter Honey is a 2014 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year finalist in the  Science Fiction category.

Alan lives and writes half of each year at his home in Southern California, and spend the other half of each year traveling the globe with my husband, Herman Chin.

For a look at all of Alan's work, click on the "Book" button above.



Released August 2014                                                                                                

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First%20Exposure.jpgStraight, married Petty Officer Second Class Skyler Thompson battles homophobia from his Navy buddies, the military, and his wife when he takes a job creating flower arrangements at a gay-owned florist. But rather than yield to pressure and quit, he refuses to give up the joy of creating beautiful arrangements, battling homophobia for artistic expression. His dream is to leave the navy and open his own florist shop.

Ezra Dumphy--his shipmates all call him Dumpy because of his obesity--is a gay sailor who likes to dress in drag. He is shunned by his shipmates, tragically lonely, and uses drugs to cope with his solitude. What he wants more than anything is someone to share his life with.

Can these two men, opposites in every way, help each other achieve their dreams?


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Released June 2013                                                                                                    



bitterhoney.jpgThe Plain Of Bitter Honey is a 2014 ForeWord Reviews Btestook of the Year Award Finalists!

Twins Aaron and Hayden Swann are fighting a corrupt government taken over by ultra right-wing Fundamentalist Christians in 2055 America. Each brother fights in his own way, Aaron with bullets, Hayden with words.

Then one night their world is turned upside down when they are caught in a government sting and they must both flee north into the badlands between San Francisco and Canada, where the only safe haven is a place called The Plain of Bitter Honey, a refuge where heads of the Resistance operate. But the brothers don't know that government agents are tracking them to the hiding place of the Resistance. Can they find the inner strength to survive?


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Released December 2012                                                                                          



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Everyone needs a little help now and then. For gay Muslim Sayen Homet, that help first came from his understanding mother, who brought him to America from the Middle East. Now that he's working his way through Stanford Medical School, his help comes from a secret sugar daddy. But Sayen might be able to end their arrangement soon now that he has a boyfriend he can depend on, a fellow student Campbell Reardon. Campbell is more than willing to support Sayen, even if it means coming out to his conservative family.

But when Campbell takes Sayen home to meet his parents, everything falls apart. Campbell doesn't realize how his boyfriend pays for school, and neither of them knows Sayen's sugar daddy is Campbell's father, Blake.



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Released April 2012                                                                                                    



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The Lonely War won the 2010 Rainbow Literary Awards in four categories: Best Overall Fiction, Best Historical, Best Characters, Best Setting.

Set in WWII, The Lonely War tells the story of an enlisted sailor who falls in love with his executive officer. When the crew of the USS Pilgrim become POWs in Changi, a notoriously brutal prison camp, this sailor is elevated though hardship and love to discover his inner resources and extraordinary courage, allowing him to sacrifice himself to save the life of his beloved.

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Released September 2010                                                                                            



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Match Make won the 2011 Rainbow Literary Awards in the Contemporary Fiction category.

In the four years since being forced off the professional tour for being gay, Daniel Bottega has taught tennis at a second-rate country club. He found a sanctuary to hide from an unkind world, while his lover, Jared Stoderling, fought a losing battle with alcohol addiction to cope with his disappointment of not playing on the pro circuit.

 Now Daniel has another chance at the tour by coaching tennis prodigy Connor Lin to a Grand Slam championship win. He shares his chance with Jared by convincing him to return to the pro circuit as Connor's doubles partner.

Competing on the world tour is challenging enough, but Daniel and Jared also face major media attention, political fallout from the pro association, and a shocking amount of hate that threatens Connor's career in tennis, Jared's love for Daniel, and Daniel's very life.
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Released December 2010                                                                                          



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While back in the West to attend his grandmother's funeral, Cord Bridger uncovers two shocking revelations: his grandmother had a lesbian lover named Juanita, and he has a teenaged son named Kalin. Fate brings all three together, but to preserve his new family, Cord must leave his safe life in New York City behind to carve a living from the harsh ranch lands of Nevada.
 
To forge a life with Juanita and Kalin, Cord must first discover the dark secret burning a hole in Kalin's heart. With the help of Tomeo, a handsome Japanese veterinarian, Cord travels a gut-wrenching road of triumphs and tragedies to insure his son will survive the sinister violence of his past. But as Tomeo becomes more than just a helpful friend to Cord, a new set of problems arise between Cord and Kalin that may threaten the happiness of them all.


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