The Family We're Born With

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Four years ago, Jesse brought Devin home for the holidays, and came out to his parents. It wasn't all roses, but his family came around, and Devin has spent each holiday with them since then. So Jesse isn't prepared to hear his mom say, “I don't want Devin to come to the house for Christmas Eve this year.” Suddenly it's not smooth sailing, keeping peace with the family he was born with. More
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About Kaje Harper

I get asked about my name a lot. It's not something exotic, though. “Kaje” is pronounced just like “cage” – it’s an old nickname, and my pronouns are she/her/hers.

I was born in Montreal but I've lived for 30 years in Minnesota, where the two seasons are Snow-removal and Road-repair, where the mosquito is the state bird, and where winter can be breathtakingly beautiful. Minnesota’s a kind, quiet (if sometimes chilly) place and it’s home.

I’ve been writing far longer than I care to admit (*whispers – forty years*), mostly for my own entertainment, usually M/M romance (with added mystery, fantasy, historical, SciFi…) I also have a few Young Adult stories (some released under the pen name Kira Harp.)

My husband finally convinced me that after all the years of writing for fun, I really should submit something, somewhere. My first professionally published book, Life Lessons, came out from MLR Press in May 2011. I have a weakness for closeted cops with honest hearts, and teachers who speak their minds, and I had fun writing four novels and three freebie short stories in that series. I was delighted and encouraged by the reception Mac and Tony received.

I now have a good-sized backlist in ebooks and print, both free and professionally published, including Amazon bestseller "The Rebuilding Year" and Rainbow Award Best Mystery-Thriller "Tracefinder: Contact." A complete list with links can be found on my website "Books" page at

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About the Series: Finding Family
Sometimes, especially for gay men, the family we're born with is not the family we keep.

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Reviews of The Family We're Born With by Kaje Harper

abe reviewed on July 10, 2021

A really great story with a satisfying resolution.
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Novella Girl reviewed on Feb. 5, 2014

From the first page to the last page this story was undeniably wonderful!
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Ruby Jewlz reviewed on Dec. 16, 2013

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hrhsophia reviewed on Dec. 16, 2013

An excellent story, very well developed considering its length.
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