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Secret Societies (Thomas Newton #1)

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In 1724, Thomas Newton is cast out of his home by his aristocratic father. Desperate to make a new life for himself, he heads to London. Through a string of intimate encounters, he enters the underground world of male-male desire.

Soon enough, Thomas meets Margaret Clap, who runs one of the male brothels. Without a child of her own, 'Mother Clap' finds herself drawn to Thom
Paperback, 264 pages
Published October 15th 2012 by Bold Strokes Books (first published October 1st 2012)
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Jennifer Lavoie
Well, this book certainly did not end the way I was expecting it to. I was quite depressed by the end, yet I did enjoy the book. It was well written and offered a look at the mollie houses of England and the Society for the Reformation of Manners.

What a horrific time that was for a man who loved other men. There really was no one to trust, and if you were caught, you were dead. There was no real system of justice. Even if the evidence clearly pointing one way, the jury didn't want to hear it.

Paul Wilson
Compelling and powerful. Heart wrenching, too.
Smell obsessed PWP.
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William Holden has published more than fifty stories of erotica, horror, fictional history, and romance. His first book, A Twist of Grimm (Lethe Press), was a finalist for the 2010 Lambda Literary Award. His collection of erotic horror stories, Words to Die By, (Bold Strokes Books) released in March 2012. His first novel, Secret Societies, (Bold Strokes Books) is set in 18th Century London during ...more
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