Orchid of the Night
This dark psychological thriller is about a man running from his troubled past who finds solace in the gay sanctuary of Ixtlan. But, even with a new identity, he cannot escape his tragic fate.
Murders, assumed identities, a Yaqui medicine man, a gay commune in the desert, eerie dreams, a gold bracelet, and Dracula vampira orchids await the reader of Orchid of the Night. The two protagonists, Kyle O'Sullivan and Andy Gomez, become entangled in the secrets and lies of both gay and straight lives, each with their own abuses and duplicities.
About Joanne S. Bodin (Albuquerque, New Mexico Author)
Joanne S. Bodin, Ph.D., is a retired educator and an award-winning author. Her latest novel, Orchid of the Night won three awards: The 2017 NYC Big Book Award as "distinguished favorite" in LGBT Fiction; the 2017 NM/AZ Book Award in LGBT Fiction, and was a Finalist in three other categories; and the 2018 NM Press Women Communication Contest as Second Place for adult novel. Her novel Walking Fish won the New Mexico Book Award in gay/lesbian fiction and placed finalist in three other categories. Her book of poetry, Piggybacked, was a finalist in the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards. Her poetry has appeared in various poetry anthologies and literary journals. She is a watercolor hobbyist and plays jazz piano.
She is currently working on a memoir about her experiences in California during the Sixties.