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The Velvet Interrogation

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Gay male romantic thriller. U.S. diplomat Chet Bender saves young Nabil Shabili in an extraction from Palestinian refugee camps inside Lebanon, in the shadow of an impending Israeli attack that will lead to a massacre in the camps. He subsequently accepts Nabil into his life, bed, and heart.

Nearly twenty years later, Nabil is in the running to take the presidency of Lebano
Published December 31st 2009 by Cyberworld Publishing (first published December 13th 2009)
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Apr 23, 2013 ARe Cafe rated it really liked it
Shelves: vals-picks
The Velvet Interrogation by Stephen Kessel is an unusual gay love story that centers upon a short, life-threatening situation in the lives of two men who haven’t seen each other since they were lovers twenty years ago. The implied sex scenes are no more than brief mentions within the narrative, but this fits the story’s focus, which is built upon suspense and non-explicit romance. The setting and conflict, which involve clandestine operations and tensions between the Palestinians and the Israeli ...more
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Sep 23, 2013 Michael Joseph rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay-contemporary
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Apr 01, 2010 Kassa rated it it was amazing
Velvet Interrogation is a stunning short story that packs a heavy punch. Although a mere 45 pages, the characters are robust and instantly interesting and the conflict is engaging. Well written, intense, and emotional, Kessel provides great characters in sparse prose. There is a needed element of suspension of disbelief as the story drops the reader right into the action of international espionage and the romantic connection is perhaps the weakest aspect, but the story is worth reading and enjoy ...more
Aug 10, 2012 Glenkes rated it it was amazing
Stunning is the right word for this little gem. An almost LeCarreish study of the inner emotions and turmoil of two gay lovers caught up in greater world intrigue and deception.
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Stephen Kessel is a collaborative writing partnership primarily writing gay inspirational romance featuring mature men.

You can find our e-books at all good distributors and at the Cyberworld Publishing website.
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