ALEX MARCOUX SERIES:

A Matter of Degrees

A Matter of Degrees

Alex Marcoux

Spirituality / Gay and Lesbian / Thriller

CONSPIRACY THEORIES…THINK YOU’VE HEARD THEM ALL? Think again… When Jessie Mercer’s brother is murdered, she launches a no-holds-barred investigation but the clues dead-end at a secret society. Resorting to desperate measures she dresses in drag and infiltrates the all-male world of Freemasonry only to discover the answers lie in the 33rd Degree. Unknown to Jessie, in a previous life she failed to expose Freemasonry’s royal secret. Can she reveal the truth about her brother’s death and Freemasonry this time around? A Matter of Degrees takes the story of world control by secret societies and the Catholic Church to a whole new level. First published 2006 by The Haworth Press, Inc.
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Back to Salem

Back to Salem

Alex Marcoux

Spirituality / Gay and Lesbian / Thriller

Jessie Mercer has it all—fame, fortune, and a best-selling novel being made into a major motion picture starring the alluring Taylor Andrews.When disturbing, real-life events begin mimicking the movie's plot, Jessie and Taylor find themselves drawn into a unforeseen web of passion, treachery, and deception that uncovers secrets and betrayals of a distant past.As the terror mounts, Jessie realizes she is the target and must go back—all the way back to Salem, where answers to the mystery unfold—before the evil from the past destroys both of them.Originally published by Alice Street Editions of Haworth Press.
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Facades

Facades

Alex Marcoux

Spirituality / Gay and Lesbian / Thriller

She’s a singing sensation. She has a secret.When rumors about her private life send her CD sales plummeting, Anastasia is trapped with few options. Desperate, manager Sidney Marcum helps her star client concoct a façade to distract fans and media—and it seems to work...for a while.Sidney has skeletons of her own, life-threatening ones. She won’t tell, even though the compelling connection she feels to Anastasia makes her long for a happiness she can’t have. Instead, she puts on a brave front and hides her feelings to preserve her secrets.Outside forces create cracks in their façades until only Anastasia and Sidney can tell what’s real by what’s in their hearts. But some secrets come at immeasurable expense.ReviewEXCELLENT JOB. RIVETING. Marcoux draws you into the music business and keeps you GLUED TO THE PAGES. -- Lesbian Review of Books, Winter 2001-2002RICH AND WELL WRITTEN. ONE OF THE BEST NEW NOVELS ... Simply fascinated with the characters ... and skillfully woven storyline. -- OutLook Press, March 2001From the AuthorAdvance Reviews on Facades: MUSIC, MYSTERY, MONEY-love & loss. . . . makes a necessary statement about the price of pretense. -Linda Sutton, Author of Love Matters: A Book of Lesbian Romance and Relationships ABSORBING AND ORIGINAL . . . keeps you reading from the time you launch into its first page until you land at its unexpected finale. A beautiful narrative that delicately reminds us of the unpleasant cultural taboos surrounding innocent displays of same-sex affection and devotion. -Raymond Hess, JD, Attorney, Denver, Colorado JOYFUL, SENSUAL, HEARTBREAKING AND SUSPENSEFUL. This book is certain to take its place among the classics in lesbian literature. -Ellen M. Jansyn, MD, North Barrington, Illinois ALEX MARCOUX SHREWDLY COMBINES ENTERTAINMENT AND ENLIGHTENMENT. Through a myriad of voices, each brilliantly portrayed, Marcoux addresses societal issues in a bright and witty way. . . . ILLUMINATES THE POWER OF LOVE AND COMPASSION and will leave few readers untouched. -Sheri Kenney, Novelist, LaQuinta, California WEAVES THE INTRICACY OF HUMAN COMPLEXITIES INTO AN INTERESTING AND CAPTIVATING TAPESTRY, keeping the reader involved and interested until the last page! -Carol Ann Liaros, Psychic, Author of Intuition Technologies AN ENGAGING NOVEL. . . . a story of power and control, of patriarchy and privilege, of gay families and non-gay families. Shows all of us the costly effects of closeted life. -Kevin R. Maly, MDiv, PhD, Director, Voices of Faith for Human Rights, Equality Colorado, Denver, Colorado
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