Brandon Carlisle


I have always been a romantic at heart, and it was when I entered recovery twenty-five years ago that I discovered an interest in writing poetry and short stories. Always looming in the background was my desire to write a novel. This goal has now become a reality, and I am happily pursuing my career as an author.

Originally from California, I became a transplant to New Jersey when I met the love of my life through the internet. We now reside in NE Pennsylvania in a rather rural area with our little girl, Sophie, a vibrant little Cockapoo with a heart of gold.

In my first novel I wanted to portray real people who are like anyone else, with the exception being that they are gay. It is the first in a series I am planning to write in which I will present characters with what can be assumed as an obvious difference from other individuals, with this distinction always being something that is beyond their control. Their stories will portray them as ordinary people, driven by the same needs, dreams, and desires as everyone else.

I hope you will enjoy my first novel and that you will continue to join me as I endeavor to create more characters with whom you may identify, and situations that will intrigue you and tug at your heart.

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It Started With The Garden
By Brandon Carlisle
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,320. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Category: Fiction
Sometimes love happens when you least expect it. With the right person it can also help you heal. Can one person damaged by loss, and another damaged by abuse and neglect learn to accept change and open themselves up to a new beginning?

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  • Demons of the Heart on Dec. 23, 2012
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    Enjoyable what I would consider light reading. Great plot twists kept me attentive to the end.
  • The God Killer on April 18, 2013
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    Good thriller and a real page turner. The killings were gory and took a little getting used to. M/M side took a true backseat to the story which I didn't expect. This is really a mystery and thriller and not an M/M romance. Characters were well drawn and interesting. I don't want to give much away so I will leave it at that. A very good read and truly recommend it. It received four stars instead of five because of the M/M romance taking a back seat and some editing. All in all a real good read.
  • These Inconvient Fireworks on July 05, 2013
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    Loved this book! Once I started it was hard to put down just to go to sleep. Characters were engaging and I was disappointed when I reached the end because I wanted the book to go on! Not because of a bad ending but because I wanted the story to continue. I really hope there will be a sequel.