Gerry Burnie Books

Nor All Thy Tears: Journey to Big Sky

Now available in Kindle & Nook formats

Love, Obsession, treachery, murder, and finally solace under the northern lights of Big Prairie Sky Country, Saskatchewan

Sheldon Cartwright is a young, exceptionally handsome and gifted politician with a beautiful wife and two charming children. His career is also in ascendance, and given all that the sky seems the only limit to this talented, blue-eyed lad.

However, Cartwright also has a hidden past that one day bursts onto the front page of a tabloid newspaper with the publication of his nude photograph. Moreover, the inside story alleges that he was once a high-end male prostitute with a romantic connection to an ex-con whose body has been found mutilated beyond recognition in a burned-out apartment—the suspected victim of a blackmail attempt gone wrong.

Enter a homophobic cop who is willing to go to any lengths to tie Cartwright into the crime, simply because he is young, handsome and well-educated. With his career in a crisis, and his personal life as well, Cartwright is unexpectedly joined by an ally in Colin Scrubbs, a ruggedly handsome rancher from Saskatchewan. But can they salvage Cartwright’s career from the brink?

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Two Irish Lads

*Now available in Kindle & Nook formats

Sean and Patrick McConaghy are two young cousins who set sail from their native Ireland, in 1820, and after a long and eventful passage across the Atlantic Ocean they tackle the mighty St. Lawrence River with a band of rugged Voyageurs.

Eventually settling in the wilderness of Upper Canada, they begin to carve a homestead when love blossoms between them. This, too, is a voyage of discovery at a time when same-sex relationships were subject to humiliation and death. More…

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Coming Soon

Coming of Age on the Trail

LOOSELY based on Norman Lee’s 1898 cattle drive from southern British Columbia to Canada’s remote Yukon Territory, this fictional version pits 17-year-old Cory Twilingate against an almost insurmountable wilderness in order to save his father’s cash-strapped ranch. Accompanying him on this epic venture is ranch foreman, “Reb” Coltrane, a ruggedly handsome cowboy from Texas, and compelled by the unrelenting rigors of the trail they inevitably bond like two Theban warriors battling against a common foe.

The Theban warrior analogy is apt, for hovering in the background is an ancient prophecy given to two Sacred Band warrior-lovers, separated at the time of their deaths, but to whom Apollo has promised eternal life if or when they should ever be re-united.

Also hovering in the background are two sinister villains intent on using Cory and Reb’s loving but forbidden relationship to blackmail Spencer Twilingate, Cory’s father, out of his forty-thousand-acre Prodigal Son Ranch.

Can cowboys, Theban warriors, mythical gods, scheming villains,  and an unfulfilled ancient prophecy mix? You’ll have to read the story to find out. http://comingofagenovel.ca

Anticipated release,  2013

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