Into Deep Waters

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For Jacob and Daniel, two young gay men aboard a Navy ship in WWII, the risks were high. Not just the risk of death from Japanese planes and submarines, but the risk of discovery, of discharge, imprisonment or worse. Only a special kind of love was worth taking that chance. And if they survived the war, they would need even more luck to keep their love alive through all the years to come. More
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About Kaje Harper

I've been writing as long as I can remember (which is longer than I like to admit). I started creating M/M romances in high-school, filling binders with stories about what Starsky and Hutch really did on their days off. (Pretty PG-rated stuff - we're talking sheltered fourteen-year-old here. I was into the romantic possibilities.) Any potential writing career got side-tracked by forays into art, psychology, teaching, and a biomedical profession. And the challenges of raising children.

When I took up the keyboard again it was just for fun, writing books for my own entertainment. At about manuscript seven, my epically patient spouse told me that if I was going to spend that much time at it, I should try to get published. And he kept saying it, loudly, until I submitted one. And it was accepted! Life Lessons was published May 2011 by MLR Press. A first short story, And to All a Good Night - Life Lessons 1.5, that follows it was soon made available here, and the Life Lessons series is now complete at four MLR Press novels and three free short stories. I've been delighted by the reception my work has received, and I have other books and short stories in print. If you want a short, free taste of my work that stands alone, consider "Like the Taste of Summer", also available here.

My very first Smashwords book, Lies and Consequences, started as a kind of reaction after the November 2010 elections when the DADT repeal looked like it might be derailed. Then I was caught by surprise as I finished the book in December and the repeal passed. I tweaked it by upping the action, and deemphasizing the DADT subplot. The result was something lightweight, but hopefully fun. So I put it out as a free read. I hope you enjoy it. I really appreciate reviews - what you liked and what you didn't. Maybe your comments will help turn the next good book into a better book. KH

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Review by: tricia bowman on Oct. 08, 2013 :
Thank You for writing such a beautiful story. I couldn't stop reading. I recommend that people should read this story.
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Review by: Ugochukwu Kingsley Ani on Oct. 03, 2013 :
she was able to weave a tale of love that survived through the test of time and the fires of a homohobic society. It was a captivating read that made me ask if such devotion was possible. it was a nice read for lovers of the genre.
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Review by: ahbehceh on April 27, 2013 :
Simply beautiful! I felt Jacob and Daniel's every emotion. The love they had for each other was amazing in it's strength and endurance.
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Review by: Douglas Gellatly on Feb. 21, 2013 :
This is a fascinating story well written. It is hard to imagine the difficulties that two guys could have in the World War II era if they were gay, and Kaje Harper brings that out well. How they were able to maintain their relationship makes great reading. But wait for the final scene!
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Review by: Luis Fernando Vazquez on Dec. 30, 2012 :
Another beautiful stpry from the talented Kaje Harper. This is a love story that started in World War II and still goes on. Jacob and Daniel are the perfect couple.
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Review by: Bridget Agnello on Oct. 14, 2012 :
Kaje Harper writes a beautiful, flowing story with realistic characters. I have 5 of her novels and endorse all of them, including this one!
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Review by: ericson llorca on Sep. 22, 2012 :
simply beautiful!
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