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D. H. Starr is a clean-cut guy with a wickedly naughty mind. He grew up in Boston and loves the city for its history and beauty. Also, having lived in NYC, he enjoys the fast pace and the availability of anything and everything. He first became interested in reading from his mother who always had a stack of books piled next to her bed. Family is important to D. H. and his stories center around the intricate and complex dynamics of relationships and working through problems while maintaining respect and love. His favorite books tend to fall in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and coming of age. To learn more about D. H. Starr and his books, please visit his website at www.dhstarr.com if you are 18+. To view his young adult work and resources, visit www.dhstarrYAbooks.com.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wrestling With Desire

My first book, Wrestling With Desire, is due for publication within the month.  It's a story about two high school boys who fall in love and struggle with the stresses and rewards of first love.  Add to that the fact they are gay, and you will experience what I hope is a sweet, sometimes funny, sometimes emotional, coming-of-age story that one and all can relate to.  The book is available through Featherweight Press.  You can learn about this title and my other books by visiting http://www.dhstarr.com/

In my writing group there has been some discussion around the crossover from Young Adult and Adult Romance.  Some feel the two should be completely separate.  Others feel that the genres are fine for both young and more seasoned adults. 

What is your opnion?  What are your thoughts about where to draw the line between what young adults read and what they should not yet be exposed to?

My personal opinion is this:  If someone is 18 or older, they are, in the United States, considered an adult and therefore can make informed decisions about what level of heat they wish to read.  If they are under the age of 18, certain levels of protection need to be put in place to protect them from viewing adultcontent.  If you look at my home page and the homepage of most other sites whichcontain adult content, there is a disclaimer link where the viewer has to acknowledge they are at least 18 or older.

I am curious about what you believe.

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