Your boy Nick Delmacy finally printed his 25 chapter novel called “The Season: Awakenings” that I wrote as a young man for a black gay website featuring amateur-author submitted stories.

Frustrated by the lack of outside-the-box creativity by the writers, I decided to pen my own story to break the mold, one told from the point of view of a fictional confident, cocky, masculine bisexual man.

The first thing that came to my mind while brainstorming was, “What if a bisexual college athlete discovered that not only were his attractive basketball teammates gay and/or bisexual, but they were also part of a secret vampire cult going back generations? And they wanted him to join them…”

As ridiculous as sounds on the surface, once I began writing and fleshing out the characters, I realized that there was actually something great there. A whole world emerged, one in which the sexuality of the characters was secondary to the overall story, yet it also served as the backbone to it all.

What emerged was a sexy, funny, thrilling, action-packed murder mystery that readers seemed to really respond to based on their feedback. Now, many years later, I finally printed the story into a book that I can hold in my hands. I gotta admit, this makes me want to write another one.