Simon & Alex coach at a hockey summer camp! The all-new short story is now available. Read an excerpt and get your copy today!
The Hat Trick series tells the story of Simon and Alex, two hockey players who fall in love during their senior year of high school. Their relationship continues to unfold as they attend college at the University of Michigan.
Queerteen Press/JMS Books
Ebook ISBN: 9781611529357 / Paperback ISBN: 9781491204467
Published September 2013
Simon Roberts’ plan for his senior year is simple — help his high school hockey team win the state championship and earn a college scholarship so he can get away from his dysfunctional family, especially his belligerent father and obnoxious older brother. When Simon and his teammate Alex Miller begin dating, they’re not sure if it’s a secret they should share or keep to themselves. But when they are outed, Simon and Alex must figure out how to move forward with everyone watching. Being the center of attention was in no way part of Simon’s plan for the year. Can Simon juggle school, commitments to the team, his new relationship, and an unexpected tragedy all before the end of the hockey season?
Hat Trick Overtime: A Classic Winter’s Night
Queerteen Press/JMS Books
Ebook ISBN: 9781611525601
Published December 2013
NOTE: This story is included in the paperback edition of Hat Trick 2: Playing the Rebound as a bonus.
Continuing the adventures of Simon and Alex from the best-selling book, Hat Trick, this free story follows the boys into college.
They have settled into their freshman year playing hockey for the University of Michigan. After an outdoor game in Detroit, the two break away from their teammates to enjoy time alone under the magical Christmas lights.
Hat Trick 2: Playing the Rebound
Ebook ISBN: 9781611526332 / Paperback ISBN: 9781500902650
Published July 2014
NOTE: For the paperback edition, the short story Hat Trick Overtime: A Classic Winter’s Night is included as a bonus.
The events from two years ago are still fresh in Simon Robert’s mind as he and Alex Miller begin their sophomore year at the University of Michigan. Nightmares are a routine occurrence as Simon relives the crimes his father and brother committed. Now, with his father ill and asking to see him, Simon must decide if he should see the man who tried to send him away to be fixed.
At the same time, the University’s student body is faced with an anti-gay attacker among them, and Simon might find himself being a target because of action he takes. However, not everything is chaos. Simon has the opportunity to use his story as a teaching tool to help others come out. While he’s never enjoyed telling his story, he looks for the courage to speak his truth to an audience.
Simon and Alex also mark their second anniversary in epic fashion, continue to play hockey and hang out with good friends. But with many demands on them, can Simon and Alex set up the rebound necessary to create the scoring opportunity for their future?
Hat Trick Overtime: Summer Camp
Simon and Alex, now between their junior and senior years at The University of Michigan, decide to put their jobs on hold for a month and take the opportunity to coach hockey at a summer camp for teenagers.
They’ve got a cabin full of good players to work with and the focus is to get them ready to win the camp championship. One camper, sixteen-year-old Dylan, requests extra help because he needs to get a scholarship and the guys make it their mission to help him succeed.
With their best friend Leo along for the trip, Simon and Alex are setup for a great time at camp, until another coach tries to seduce them. How they respond to the unwanted advances, while balancing commitments to their campers, will test them both.
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Hat Trick 3: Penalty Shot
Coming for Summer 2015.
Simon and Alex enter their senior year at Michigan. More details coming soon.