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Marshall's Park is a combined zoo and theme park in LA, not too far from the The Other Park Whose Name Must Not Be Mentioned. Opened by Albie Marshall in the sixties, Marshall's Park has had a steady stream of children and adults through its gates and, when Albie's son bought the vacant lot next door six years ago and the animal themed rides were born, its popularity increased tenfold.
A lot of the park's popularity has to do with the largest Meerkat habitat in the US, and their mascot, Monty.
Kids line up for hours to see Monty's shows and have the chance to meet their hero. Okay, he might not be as mainstream as the mouse in the yellow shorts over at The Other Park, but his fans were loyal and many.
Which is where we meet Finn Thomas in book 1, Monty Gets Arrested.
Being Marshall's Park's resident mascot, Monty the Meerkat, wasn't exactly what Finn Thomas envisioned when he arrived in LA seeking fame and fortune. Although he did get to walk the red carpet every once in a while... when there was a parade. Finn loved his job but to say he wasn't used to being accused of kidnapping, wrestled to the ground by a maniacal father and locked in a cell with a hairy biker, would be an understatement. But that’s exactly where he finds himself when he meets a little girl with a grazed knee who's looking for her daddy.
Aiden Reid came from money and privilege. He'd expected his parents’ reaction to the news that he was going to be a father. Although being thrown out on the street with a check in his back pocket when he refused to sign the adoption papers, shocked even him. In Santa Monica he moves in with his eccentric aunt and life is good. Good that is, until Aiden loses sight of Kayley at the local zoo, Marshall's Park. When he spots her being led away by a man mountain, one word flashes before his eyes... kidnap! Of course, the freak says he works at the park, but Aiden calls the cops and has the lying bastard arrested. The following day, he learns that the lying bastard was telling the truth and has grounds to have him arrested for assault. How the hell is Aiden going to convince Monty the Meerkat not to press charges?
Marshall's Park is a monthly serial released on the 15th of each month.
There are twelve books in the series and in December 2013, they will be amalgamated into a print book available from Createspace.
I hope you will join Finn and Aiden as their story unfolds, and Book 2 will be available on the 15th March, entitled....
It's been a month since their unconventional meeting when Aiden wrestled Finn to the ground and had him arrested for kidnapping. After accepting Aiden's heartfelt apology, which included jumping into the dolphin pool with Finn, even though he couldn't swim! Finn has spent the last month getting to know Aiden and his daughter, Kaylee, on a series of what can only be described as play-dates, which have been great. But now it's time for a grown-ups only date, in a restaurant that doesn't have a kid's menu. His attraction to Aiden has blossomed over the last month and Finn desperately hopes the other man sees him as more than a play-date.
Aiden is as nervous as Finn is at the prospect of the first 'real' date he has had since Charlie Sheen's second to last comeback. When Aunt Patti suggests he has a couple of glasses of wine before Finn picks him up, his arm doesn't take much twisting. Unfortunately, he conveniently forgets the antibiotics he is currently taking for an ear infection and he becomes a little more and more uninhibited as the evening goes on.
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