Picking Up The Pieces: Now Released!

I’m Noah Linkletter, and I’m broken.

Shattered, really—and I’ve been trying my best to ignore my problems by chasing temporary highs wherever I can find them. I put my makeup on and dance my way through a club, and by night’s end, I find a man who’s willing to indulge in a little act of sin to help me forget the demons in my own head.

It only takes one moment for my entire world to turn upside down. I’m left bloody and beaten, but even through the haze I meet him.

Farid Hassan.

A man who is strong and intimidating yet calm and patient. A man who wants me, despite my demons. A man so wonderful, he’s willing to help pick me up the pieces.

Maybe he’ll succeed.

Get it on Amazon here.

loud sobbing

sometimes it’s just nice to write freeform.

without any expectations for what can and can’t be

and the page is blank, but filled with possibility.

it could be a poem, or a haiku, or a story

ultimately, it’s up to me.

why is it, then that the moment my fingers press the keyboard

that i am stuck on the endless possibility?

nobody can say no

I had a conversation with some close friends earlier where it seemed to me that some of what I said may be misconstrued in a lot of different ways. Written communication is something I think I’m good at, but when it comes to actual, verbal, using-my-voice communication? I still think I have a long way to go. 😀

Usually, I like to make it clear when we’re sharing anecdotes or stories that I know that my experiences aren’t universal: they’re personal. I know some of my conclusions and generalizations may be wrong, and I’m glad to have it changed by more people that I meet and more experiences that people share with me.

Whatever I’ve experienced is sure to be different from what other people have, too!

But I’m glad I have such understanding people around me who are willing to listen and understand that I never come from a place of hatred. Annoyance or anger? Sometimes. Hatred? Never.

Hopefully one day I’ll have enough berth of experience to be definitive over whatever I say, but until then, I’m always glad to hear new perspectives; be openminded about the fact that whatever I’ve seen is not necessarily what other people have seen; and to always remember that when it comes to people, it’s always case-by-case basis.

In Lust, In Love, Out Now!

Madison Wyler is a lust demon who’s in over his head as a relationship and sex columnist. Having been stuck in a rut for what seems to be forever, his sister gives him the idea to freshen up by doing what he does best: seducing a man to have sex with him. He meets Nolan Cook, a human male who intrigues him, and he finds his prey for the night.

Nolan is broken, however, having just split with his long-time girlfriend. Madison feels a kinship and a connection with Nolan that is as scary as it is instantaneous, but he finds himself going all in to try and help mend Nolan’s broken heart rather than trying to get into his pants.

Nolan is scared. He doesn’t know if he’ll ever love again, and this strange tie that binds him and Madison is too strong, too quick, and it throws his already off-kilter world even more off balance.

What is this connection that ties the both of them, and can they help each other find what’s missing? Can they meet each other in the middle of being in lust, or in love?

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07L2F5TND
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07L2F5TND
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/910320
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-snow-angel/id1443890114
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-lust-in-love-frey-ortega/1129962971?fbclid=IwAR2qCB6d07fHCk0P_bZMJgRcx-6GBcxX4oAr1gUEb1PddQGLywhJR-LO9a0
Bookstrand: https://www.bookstrand.com/in-lust-in-love-mm

beauty killer

So self-obsessed with my mascara and mistakes
Vanity’s like a funeral, and everyone’s at my wake
Before I run out of there, there’s more make-up to apply
So I stare into valium-colored skies

Hi! Thank you for coming to read my musings. I still don’t know what to do with this blog, honestly, but I know that it’s probably going to be something along a stream of consciousness. I’m probably going to write some of my #hot-takes and semi-interesting thoughts while I progress with my manuscripts.

I was supposed to write something here about the value of discipline and the fact that keeping and maintaining a website hasn’t been one of my fortes, but that sounded boring and seemed a lot like I was trying to say something along the lines of, “Hey! Look at me! I’m doing good!” when in reality, I’ve been lazy as heck.

Still, I’m going to do my absolute best to make sure everything is in tip-top shape and is as good as it possibly can be. And here, I’m hoping to share more about my life; my thoughts; all the nice little aspects of keeping a blog! So honestly, really, expect this to be boring. Mostly I sit on my desk, drink water, and tap-tap away at the keyboard, unless I’m playing video games.

If you’re still here with me, then thank you! Awesome! I’ll try not to waste too much of your time.

Lots of love,