"Facades is certain to take its place among the classics in lesbian literature and lesbian romance novels."
She's a singing sensation.
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 facade to distract fans and media. 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 cannot have. Instead she puts on a brave front and hides her feelings to safeguard her secrets.
Outside forces create cracks in their facades until only Anastasia and Sidney can tell what's real by what's in their hearts. But some secrets come at immeasurable expense.
Genre: Lesbian Romance, Lesbian Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Romance
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"MARCOUX KEEPS YOU GLUED TO THE PAGES. My wife got to this book before I did, and I had to wait for her to finish raving about it so I could form my own opinion. The book draws you into the characters lives; you care about what happens and become totally involved with the story. Façades addresses many issues faced by lesbians: how much personal life to reveal at work and to family and friends; custody issues for lesbians whose ex-husbands are homophobic and willing to use this in a custody battle; the reality of grieving for a loss when society does not recognize the significance of the relationship; and domestic violence in both heterosexual and lesbian homes."
—Lesbian Review of Books
"RICH AND WELL WRITTEN. . . . ONE OF THE BEST NEW NOVELS I have had the pleasure of reading in a long time! If you're looking for an entertaining way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon, curling up with Alex Marcoux's Façades is the way to do it. I found myself simply fascinated with the characters Marcoux brought to life and transfixed with the skillfully woven storyline."
—Editor, OutLook Press
"One finds joy, laughter, tears and truly sensitive love and respect in this EXCELLENT offering by Alex Marcoux."
—Hawaii's GLCC's Outlook
"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
"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."
Bella Books Interviews lesbian romance author Alex Marcoux
Download first chapter of this lesbian romance novel courtesy of Bella Books
In every person’s life there are events or situations which move us to new heights. Often, those events aren’t circumstances which bring us warm-fuzzy feelings. Many times it’s adversity in life which triggers our greatest accomplishments.Those closest to me know I haven’t always been a writer. In fact, I never aspired to be one.But there was an event in my life which provoked me in such a way that I felt I needed to do something, and surprisingly what emerged was the genesis of “Façades,” my first novel. The event I am referring to is Colorado’s infamous Amendment 2, the anti gay and lesbian initiative from the ‘90s.At the time, I admit I didn’t have the fondest feelings toward the group responsible for creating such havoc in Colorado. Today however, I look at that situation differently.Today, I realize these events moved me in such a way that I opened myself to new interests and gifts.There are many people who were hurt by Amendment 2 and many moved on to do things that have made a difference in the community. For me, without living through those dark moments, I may never have been called to go deeper, of which I am extremely grateful.There are many messages in my book “Facades.” The lesson for me is simple, while it is hard to send love and kindness to those who may be unkind to us, when doing so something greater emerges.
If everyone sends the light instead of darkness …Alex Marcoux
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