And It Came To Pass, coming May 18, 2017 to a bookseller near you.
Adam Young is a devout, young Mormon following the pious path set forth for him by his church and family. But when his mission trajectory sends him to Barcelona, Spain, with a handsome mission companion named Brandon Christensen, Adam discovers there may be more to life and love than he ever expected.
Drawing on my own experience as a once-devout Mormon from “pioneer stock,” this book is a love letter to many dear and closeted LDS friends who need to be reminded that there is hope in light of the recent “revelation” from the church’s leaders.
Never forget: Love is love is love, and God is love, for those who believe.
Praise for And It Came To Pass:
Stone tackles forbidden love between Mormon missionaries in this moving and hopeful romance. […] Adam’s confusion about his spirituality and sexuality ring very true, and the descriptions of his harsh upbringing by cold, demanding parents (unlike Brandon’s delightful, supportive ones) help explain his turmoil. As the two young men grow increasingly attached and intimate, they’re set on a collision course with Mormon leaders. ~Publisher’s Weekly
Their forbidden romance is perfectly set to the hot, wild backdrop of Barcelona—a location that complements their desire for each other. Given the nature of their religion, even fairly innocuous things (such as when Elder Young’s thoughts drift to a shirtless Elder Christensen doing push-ups) seem absolutely sinful; during prayer, as they kneel bedside next to each other, the reader hopes their hands will brush and set off a passionate embrace. […] It’s refreshing to see devotees of God who are struggling with their sexuality.
A fine romance with a touch of political intent. ~Kirkus Book Reviews
“And It Came to Pass is a raw and powerful story revealing two things: gay people fall in love just like everybody else, and we as Mormons have a long way to go in understanding this. Our own experience of love will not be complete until we do.” ~Carol Lynn Pearson, best-selling author of over 40 books, including Goodbye, I Love You
Bitter Springs, in bookstores now, is available everywhere fine books are sold (and even where a few crummy books can be found) including: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Smashwords and IP’s store.
“Highly recommended… Bitter Springs is a wonderful depiction of a lost period of gay life and history in the rural West of the 1800s”. —American Library Association, GLBT Roundtable
Stone deftly mixes yearning and hot passion with sweet tenderness and a love of nature in this engrossing and deep coming-of-age love story. — Booklist
The Bones Of You is also available anywhere books can be found as well as at these locations:
Amazon B & N, iTunes, Smashwords, and the IP Store.
Stone’s sensitive debut reunites two lovers who were separated by both distance and expectations […] Stone plays the relationship with restraint, letting it unfold slowly and organically. — Publisher’s Weekly
It was difficult to pick up another book knowing Seth, Oliver, Moira and the others wouldn’t be there. My own life was enriched by this story and these characters. Laura Stone is an author to remember and follow. I highly recommend The Bones of You as a beautifully written book and a story to enjoy. —USA Today
I’m proud to announce that THE BONES OF YOU is an IndieFab Foreward Review 2014 Book Of The Year Finalist!