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Tales of sex and intrigue in Amity, a small, country parish just down the road a piece from the hills of eastern Kentucky. The first title of the series is NOW PUBLISHED by The New Atlantian Library/Absolutely Amazing eBooks!

The Snake Handler’s Daughter–

The Snake Handler's Daughter Cover

by P.A. Lassiter

Looking for love in the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the wrong person, and going about it all wrong.

At 66, Martha Browne is on a mission–to find the man of her dreams before the good Lord calls her back to His bosom. An Episcopal priest is a perfect choice, a step up from her origins as the daughter of a snake-handling preacher. Unfortunately, her last priest, Father Zebediah, died while she was chasing him (into a cleaning closet at the church). The new priest, though, is younger and by all appearances, a dream come true.

What Martha doesn’t know is that Father Arthur Endicott, though single and attractive, is also gay. He’s c

ome to Amity, Kentucky, to start his life over and this time to live it honestly. But Martha will not be deterred…not by the attractive church secretary who seems her most serious rival, nor by the new priest’s seeming immunity to her charms, nor by the big-titty floozy she keeps running into when she breaks into the church rectory. Martha will turn the priest’s head come hell or high water.

1. Starting Over
2. Signs Following………………………Photos: The Followers

Riley & Rhett

Riley & Rhett Pugh at 15

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21. Behind the Curtain…..Photos: Martha Browne’s Picture Album
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Walker P. Jones

26. The Big Bang…….Photo/Video: The Scent of A Man
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28. Preparations……….Photo: King of Kings
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39. Connections
Epilogue

 

 

Short Tales

Larry’s Girl–a little story about the twins’ parents, Sylvia and Larry, when they dated in high school (NC-17).

 

Trouble in Amity

by PA Lassiter
Todd O’Toole is lost. Despite the burst of fame he experienced when he inadvertently took a picture of a priest misbehaving in a gay cruising park, he has since lost his wife to another woman and can’t find his stride. Then he meets Sheherazade, the exotic beauty who once was married to the priest he disgraced. She’s got everything he ever wanted in a woman—looks, brains, mystery—and, thankfully, a tolerance for a few minor sexual quirks in a mate. When she rejects him, he follows her as she seeks out her obsession and the source of Todd’s ruination, her former husband, who now hawks his priestly wares among the unsuspecting citizens of Amity, Kentucky. What Todd finds there will alter him and his world forever, along with the citizens of that good parish.

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Father Arthur Endicott & his former wife, Sheherazade

Todd O’Toole

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170 Responses to My Books

  1. PA Lassiter says:

    THE EPILOGUE OF MISS MARTHA BROWNE HAS BEEN POSTED!! Whoo hoo! Left a few surprises for the end. Oh yeah, and boring old gay sex. Ho hum. 😉 PAL

    P.S. Now comes the rewrite. Sigh.

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    • sunsetpines says:

      {clap, clap, clap} Well done my friend, a good combo of wrapping things up and leaving us hanging on the edge of possibilities! I’m not sure I would call that boring old gay sex…but whatever. 😉

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      • PA Lassiter says:

        That you, dear friend. I was pretending to be jaded, which I am definitely not. 🙂 I thank you for reading every last word (and some more than once) during this long experiment in “performance” art. And for admiring my brass bal–…uh boobs at putting my process out there.
        p.s. Did you get what the whole “3 pennies” thing was about? (If you did, no spoilers here, pls, thx.) PAL

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  2. PA Lassiter says:

    Yea! The final chapter of Miss Martha Browne is posted! Chapter “42. Connections.” (Mature for explicit sex.) I’m writing the Epilogue now. PAL

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    • sunsetpines says:

      Well done, PAL…still a few ends to tie up, but I’m guessing the Epilogue will do that. And you’ve got plenty of fodder for more with these characters! 🙂

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      • PA Lassiter says:

        Thanks, Heidi. Last night I was telling J. that I just realized how my next book starts (featuring R&R), so I can be thinking about that as I redo MMB. The Epilogue should tie things up. Let me know if I miss anything important. (Some things might be saved for a future book, though.) In celebration, I’m finally going to see Breaking Dawn, PT2 today. J agreed to accompany me, but will be seeing a different movie. Suits me. Nobody to rain on my Cullen parade. 🙂 PAL

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      • sunsetpines says:

        yeah….enjoy the movie!!!! I’m hoping to catch it another time on the big screen while J. is off to Colorado! LOL

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  3. Alexandra says:

    I totally agree with Miki! I’ve been meaning to comment so often but…

    Just want to let you know that I’ve read every chapter and wait eagerly for the end! Also, I don’t mind all the parallel stories at all, quite the opposite – I think of it as the setup in “Love actually”. As with your Twilight-chapters I for one prefer the non-sex parts (that’s where the magic of the story happens for me), so if I can give one tips from a reader’s perspective it would be that when you work thru the entire book, make sure the story “flies” without sex as well (a few times I’ve gotten the feeling that you are creating scenes just to be able to add a sex-scen). But get me right, I like the story, otherwise I wouldn’t bother checking in so often!… I particularly like Frank, and the twins of course.

    Keep up the good work and have a great Christmas holiday!

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    • PA Lassiter says:

      Hi there, Alex! Nice to hear from you and I’m really happy that you’ve been reading the book! Your comment is “spot on” as they say in Britain. You can tell when I read 50 Shades of Grey while writing Martha because I got inspired to create some X-rated scenes. I did it for fun (and because some readers only read the sex scenes :-)), knowing that some of them would stick out like a goose in a Duck Parade. So, yes, well-spotted. I figured I’d see the flow of things more clearly on the next round of edits and remove or tone down the gratuitous sex scenes. And good point about keeping the flow of the story going. I think of Stephenie Meyer’s “outtakes” from New Moon (http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/nm_outtakes.html) where her editors told her to remove some things because they slowed down or stalled the story line. (Remember in New Moon where Edward was sending Bella college money? It was a good idea, but it lessened the effect of Edward’s utter “desertion” of Bella and Stephenie Meyer took it out of the book.)

      Thank you for your insightful comments and for letting me know you like the characters. I am also very fond of Frank (and the twins, of course). 🙂
      Happy Holidays!
      PAL

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    • PA Lassiter says:

      I’ve been thinking about this and realized I forgot to say Thank You for telling me that you like the parallel stories. I can see a way in which this book could work and keep them at the same time. Love Actually is a great example. About 3/4 through the book, I found out that editors in the erotic romance genre limit new authors to about 100K words and tend to cut subplots that seem not to push the (one) story line along. But now I’m pretty sure this isn’t an “erotic romance” book and the guidelines might be different. I need to find an editor and ask this question… Thanks Alex. I’ve always appreciated your incisive comments and your warnings about the sex scenes. 😉 PAL

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  4. Miki says:

    Hey PAL,
    where are you? We haven´t heard from you for a long time 😦 You are such a tease – January 2033 in Edwards diary section, promises of “Connections” here and “Epilogue”? Martha is heading to the end?
    Think more about your impatient fans and give us at least something little 🙂

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    • PA Lassiter says:

      Hi Miki, my dear! Few people comment on Miss Martha, so I never know if anyone is reading it. I’m glad if you are. The last chapter is the hardest to write, I’m finding. I have to tie everything up and give you a good going-away sex scene. 🙂 If you come over to Facebook you’ll find that I’ve been dribbling out a paragraph here and there for the last couple of days as I slog through each little piece. I’m now on page 7 of 9, so I’m getting there. I will give you something right now, but it’s short. PAL
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      42. Connections (Miss Martha Browne)

      “No, Rhett, no!” Darlene shrieked too late.

      The air whooshed from Riley’s lungs as Rhett’s forearms hit him in the diaphragm. Riley fell backwards, landing on Darlene in a tangle of arms and legs on the bed. He curled into a ball and gasped for air like a fish out of water. Rhett came at him again as Darlene struggled to free herself from the weight of Riley’s body. Rhett aimed a punch at his brother’s jaw, but Riley managed to roll to the side and took the blow on his shoulder.

      “Rhett, stop! Please stop!” Darlene cried, scrambling out from under Riley and raising her palms toward Rhett’s upraised fists. His face was blotchy red and Darlene sensed the adrenaline pumping through his veins, ramping up his aggression. “Rhett, Rhett, it’s okay, please. Please.”

      Rhett pushed forward to punch Riley again, but with Darlene in the way, he turned and smacked his fist into his palm instead, half-yelling, half-growling in fury. Darlene grasped his wrists and looked into his eyes.

      “It’s okay. It’s okay,” she soothed as she slowly slid her fingers up to wrap around Rhett’s biceps. His body shook and he couldn’t keep his feet still, but his eyes dropped repeatedly to watch Darlene’s breasts sway where she kneeled at the edge of the mattress. She touched his cheek to calm him and then angled her body back towards Riley who was still gasping and writhing. “Riley! Shame ahn you!” Darlene pointed to Riley’s birthmark and said to Rhett, “Ah just now noticed this.”

      “It’s the sign of the beast,” Rhett snarled.

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      • Miki says:

        PAL, I am sure that your blog and your texts are read by a lot people, but they are too lazy to write a comment (as me 🙂 or they cannot find right words to encourage you (as me 😀
        Your blog was the 1st I found after I had read Twilight and you are the only one which I continue to follow. Trust me, lack of comments does not mean lack of interest of readers. I will try to do my best to post comments 🙂 Keep on great work!

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        • PA Lassiter says:

          Wow, that’s really a compliment and I thank you very much. I haven’t really expected a lot of people to read Miss Martha Brown in its first draft because first drafts can be a drag. They tend not to be clean and smooth and fast. Plus, it’s annoying to wait for another chapter and try to remember what happened before. So, anybody who is still here is a real trooper. Y’all are great! 🙂 PAL

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  5. PA Lassiter says:

    Chapter “41: Taking Control” is posted. Mature for sex, “boy” on woman. PAL

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  6. PA Lassiter says:

    Chapter “40: Crossing Over” is posted. Mature for m/m sex, voyeurism, autoeroticism, and peckers everywhere! 🙂 PAL

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  7. PA Lassiter says:

    Chapter 39. Finding Father is posted. Warning…m/m encounter ahead! PAL

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  8. PA Lassiter says:

    Chapter “38. Reckoning” is posted. Mature content (sexual encounter). PAL

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  9. PA Lassiter says:

    “37. Making Sense” is posted… PAL

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  10. PA Lassiter says:

    “36. Fade to Black” is posted. PAL

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  11. PA Lassiter says:

    “35. Trials” is posted. PAL

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  12. palassiter says:

    Chapter “34: Surprise!” is posted. A bit of frotting makes it a bit mature. PAL

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  13. palassiter says:

    Chapter “33. Fun and Games” is posted. Fun and games and sex (MA). PAL

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    • sunsetpines says:

      The first page had me befuddled, but after that it was great as usual PAL!

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      • palassiter says:

        A little confusion about who’s who, eh? Stephen (the organist and habitual flirt) is thinking about how Walker’s going to kick him out, given that he made a play for the priest. He doesn’t know that Walker—after hitting the priest for “kissing his boyfriend”—has now become fascinated by the man himself. Maybe he always was and that’s why he reacted so strongly to the kissing incident. Lately, Walker’s been stalking the priest because of this overwhelming attraction he just can’t explain…

        Maybe a little rewriting is in order. Thanks for telling me what’s confusing!

        A note to everybody reading Miss Martha Browne: Remember, this is a *first draft* of a potential novel-to-be. Any kind of constructive criticism, thoughts, likes/dislikes, etc., like Miss Sunset Pines’, are WHOLLY welcome here! Hey, you might get your name in the book! PAL

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        • palassiter says:

          After further consideration based on SunsetPine’s comment, I removed the first part of “Fun & Games” where Stephen thinks about how his relationship with Walker is ending. It came out of nowhere at this point in the story, but will undoubtedly reappear at some other point. Thanks for pointing that out, Heidi! PAL

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      • sunsetpines says:

        Happy to help! 🙂 I admit I’m easily distracted, but that pushed me past my usual state! LOL

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  14. palassiter says:

    Yea! Finished the troublesome chapter. “32. Preparations” is posted. We post no chapter before we like it. 🙂 A couple of raging hard-ons, but nothing more racy in this one. PAL

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    • sunsetpines says:

      I like these chapter where we get caught up on so many different characters and plots…so much going on in Amity, it’s easy to get distracted! 😉

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      • palassiter says:

        It’s a regular Peyton Place! My concern is that it might be reading as too choppy and might have to be smoooooothed over in the 2nd draft. PAL

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      • sunsetpines says:

        Hmm…perhaps with the depth of characters and all the different directions you go with them, maybe there is fodder for more of a series of Amity characters – First Martha, the Father, then R&R, etc? Instead of cramming all these fascinating people into one book, spread them out. Just a thought of course…

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  15. palassiter says:

    Hi Friends of Martha! (and Arthur, W&S, R&R, etc.) It’s been longer than usual since I posted the last chapter, but the next one (32. Preparations) is almost ready. I hit a couple of snags, but the story will resume today or tomorrow. PAL

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  16. palassiter says:

    Chapter “32: Minor Miracles” is posted. PAL

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  17. palassiter says:

    Chapter “30: The Big Bang” is posted. Mature. Carnality content: 80% PAL

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  18. palassiter says:

    I just love having these little chats with you, SunsetP. 😉

    Chapter “29. Observations” is posted. Only two references to a man’s crotch for those keeping track. Some abs, no T (except for Martha’s), no A. PAL

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  19. palassiter says:

    Chapter 28: “Clarifications” is posted. A bit of creepy at the end. PAL

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  20. palassiter says:

    Chapter “17: “Stalking & Strategizing” is posted. I’ve also added a picture of Granddaddy Murphy to Martha’s Photo Album.
    PAL

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    • sunsetpines says:

      Granddaddy Murphy is creepy…and Martha’s memory is creepy too….but in my life, all things serpent are creepy! 😉
      But other than the creep-factor, I like this chapter and the eye-popping opportunities it presents for future chapters!

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      • palassiter says:

        Good, thanks! I’ve always thought that Martha’s background must be rather nasty. How else could she have turned out the way she has? 🙂 Poor thing.
        More creepy ahead. PAL

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