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Baby's on Fire ❰Download❯ ➸ Baby's on Fire Author A.F. Henley – Buyprobolan50.co.uk In Gerry Faun gets the break of his life an opportunity to meet gorgeous, openly bisexual, glam rock idol Mark Devon Mark s world is new, exciting, and Gerry finally gets to explore the side of his s InGerry Faun gets the break of his life an opportunity to meet gorgeous, openly bisexual, glam rock idol Mark Devon Mark s world is new, exciting, and Gerry finally gets to explore the side of his sexuality that he s kept hidden But the press is everywhere, and when Gerry s father gets wind of what s going Baby's on PDF/EPUB or on behind his back, Gerry ends up on the street Mark offers to let Gerry come along with the tour and Gerry jumps at the chance The tour is a never ending party and the start of what seems to be a perfect relationship for him and Mark Until Mark s manager decides Gerry isn t worth the trouble he s stirring up InGerry is finally coming out of some tough times he has a job that pays the bills, a car that hasn t quite broken down, and a small rental in Jersey City After a decade of barely getting by, if life was as good as it was going to get, Gerry figures he ll manage just fine It would be easier if he wasn t still haunted by the man the media won t let him forget, the man who stole his heart and then broke it the man that s shown up pleading for a second chance.


10 thoughts on “Baby's on Fire

  1. Tamara Tamara says:

    Sounds like a sequel to Velvet Goldmine Sounds like a sequel to Velvet Goldmine


  2. Love Bytes Reviews Love Bytes Reviews says:

    4.5 Hearts Reviewed by AmberThis was a little different for me Usually I gravitate towards contemporary story lines I just prefer everything in the here and now So when I read the blurb and realized this would be told from the 70 s to present I was hesitant to pick it up But my absolute adoration for this author compelled me to read it I am very happy to relay that I was not disappointed with this latest A.F Henley novel There is something so profoundly beautiful in the way this author wr 4.5 Hearts Reviewed by AmberThis was a little different for me Usually I gravitate towards contemporary story lines I just prefer everything in the here and now So when I read the blurb and realized this would be told from the 70 s to present I was hesitant to pick it up But my absolute adoration for this author compelled me to read it I am very happy to relay that I was not disappointed with this latest A.F Henley novel There is something so profoundly beautiful in the way this author writes a story and like usual I was sucked in from the beginning This was a wild, emotional roller coaster ride spanning through several decades that explored manipulation, drug and alcohol abuse, passion, first times, betrayal, jealousy, love, and loss.Gerry Faun Fawn is awe and star struck when he goes to a concert and is invited to meet super star rocker, Maxx Starlight Mark Devon Gerry is just coming into his sexuality and Mark ignites a flame inside Gerry They embark on a passionate love affair that is emotionally exhausting for Gerry While he loves Gerry deeply, Mark is at the height of his fame and doesn t shy away from sexual partners He also doesn t shy away from partying or drugs The crazy lifestyle is wearing Gerry down and he s at a point where he can t take it any, so he leaves and Mark lets him go Flash forward 20 years, Gerry is an assistant to a wealthy executive He s happy and good at his job but he s lonely and the scars of the failed relationship with Mark are still very much apparent.Machinations involving his boss there s a twist here oooh it s good and Mark end in a very angry bitter, Gerry Gerry has to decide if he can forgive and move on, be that with Mark or without.Like I said earlier this book is really good Usually I m not the biggest fan of books that flash back and forth but this one worked for me Gerry and Mark s chemistry and love was apparent throughout the story but you knew it was a case of the right people meeting at the wrong time.A.F Henley never ceases to amaze me This is just another superb example of an unbelievable wordsmith.This is without a doubt a recommended read Get it A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review Please visit www.lovebytesreviews.com to see this and manyreviews, author interviews, guestposts and giveaways


  3. Raphael Raphael says:

    What a blast from the past In Baby s on Fire, AF Henley takes us back to the wild times of the 70 s to the glam rock era This trip back is made evenexciting because Henley writes it with a great understanding and feeling of how and why people lived back then.But the novel starts in 1994 and we are introduced to our hero, Gerry Faun It becomes immediately clear that Gerry is living a very mediocre and uneventful life The mood at the beginning of the story would even invite words like dr What a blast from the past In Baby s on Fire, AF Henley takes us back to the wild times of the 70 s to the glam rock era This trip back is made evenexciting because Henley writes it with a great understanding and feeling of how and why people lived back then.But the novel starts in 1994 and we are introduced to our hero, Gerry Faun It becomes immediately clear that Gerry is living a very mediocre and uneventful life The mood at the beginning of the story would even invite words like dreary and lonesome He has a home and a job but the reader could tell that there is something missing greatly and that something else still hurts.From there, we are led back twenty years into the past Gerry Faun is a twenty year old young man, living at home with his parents and siblings Gerry is gay but in the closet and he has a craving for the one glam rock star that fills all the magazines and record stores Mark Devon alias Maxx Starlight.Gerry belongs to the generation of young people that yearn to break lose from their contrastive homes AF Henley shows us a society in which the younger generation tries to break away from the way their parents were raised authority and obedience What I love is that Henley strongly shows one of his many talents here His ability to give us an impression of that generation gap not by endless description but by the words and deeds of his characters.So our starstruck Gerry goes to one of Mark Devon s concerts and a dream beyond Gerry s imagination comes true The dramatic events following though have consequences Gerry s mind will never be at peace again for the next twenty years.I love this novel on so many levels It is a perfect mixture of being highly dynamic events not just in the 70 s and deep contemplation The characters are so captivating Young Gerry is simply adorable He can not imagine to follow in the footsteps of his parents and rebels but at the same time preserves a sense of what is right and what is wrong Gerry in the 90 s comes over as a disillusioned man who who just lives his life day by day and never tried to find love again They are so very different and yet there is no doubt that they are the same It is brilliant how AF Henley managed to let the reader instantly recognise the younger Gerry in the grown up one Mark Devon will drive you crazy He is gorgeous and so very much everything that young Gerry is not Or maybe Mark is He is caring and adorable one moment and exactly when the reader thought he had figured Mark out his attitude is erratic and demanding One wants to believe that he is actually in love with Gerry and then wants to kick his ass when he acts like Gerry is there only to make him look good, to make him feel good Gerry wants to see behind the veneer that Maxx Starlight is even though he is warned that there is no one else, even by Mark himself It culminates in a dramatic climax and Mark has to realise that he is not as much in control as he thought to be On so many levels And here the 70 s end.The 90 s are kind of written from Gerry s perspective I find that a smart move by the author He uses this change as a tool to make clear that Mark Devon s story has no place in Gerry s life But to assume that Mark has been simply dropped from the story is wrong He is still there He is the anger that are caused by Gerry s memories Memories that become strange occurrences that become flesh and bone and also lead to a sensational relevation that once again turn Gerry s life upside down.AF Henley also uses the story part of the 90 s to show how much people have changed since then There are wonderful conversations with his sister and brother that would not have been possible before And I also want to mention Deidre God, she is marvelous But AF Henley also showed us something else Behind all the glitz and glitter, behind those scandals and rebelliousness many of those lives were terribly empty It was as if with all the jamboree they tried to escape reality into a world that out there did not exist They wanted to rebel against the norm and for that were willing to throw everything out of the window But they made a mistake Along with abandoning all the rules they also gave up the values that are making a life worthwhile and everything but shallow and random Baby s on Fire shows that in a brilliant way.An exciting and decade spanning story which you will find hard to put aside until it is absolutely necessary The change between the dramatic moments and thecontemplative ones is perfectly set and balanced And oh man, there are some hot scenes between Gerry and Mark Both main characters are amazing, believable and captivating and are supported by a group of strong background characters You will like his siblings Angie who is playing an important role and Cliff at least later , Deidre is absolutely lovely and you will so hate Phil The story never lacks drive and energy and the jumps between the 70 s and 90 s add a lot to the excitation An absolute must read D


  4. Lena Grey Lena Grey says:

    Give me onetime around Give me onechance to be near you I m standing on the edge of everything I ve never been before You are the hope I have for change You are the only chance I ll take SwitchfootWhat would it take to convince you to give a lover a second chance after your heart has been completely shattered and your life ruined by that person How long would be too long to wait before trying to make amends Gerry, of Baby s On Fire by A.F Henley, had his heart broken Give me onetime around Give me onechance to be near you I m standing on the edge of everything I ve never been before You are the hope I have for change You are the only chance I ll take SwitchfootWhat would it take to convince you to give a lover a second chance after your heart has been completely shattered and your life ruined by that person How long would be too long to wait before trying to make amends Gerry, of Baby s On Fire by A.F Henley, had his heart broken almost beyond repair twenty years ago Gerry has spent that time half alive and miserable, trying to get over Mark, with little success Gerry is not exactly happy, but at least he s finally financially stable The last thing he ever expected was that the man of his dreams turned nightmares would come back asking for another chance.Gerry thought that being with Mark, aka Maxx Starlight, would be like being in an adult version of Disney World, with the sex, music, parties, drugs, and performances but Gerry realizes very quickly that all that glitters is not gold He becomes exhausted by the endless stream of people always wanting something from Mark, having to be on all the time, having to pretend to be happy, and watching what he says and does All he truly wants is some quiet time with Mark and some bloody sleep When he and Mark have a very public argument, Gerry literally gets thrown out, but Mark doesn t lift a finger to stop it because he s embarrassed Gerry tells him off and leaves, knowing that if he stays then they will be over forever For years, Mark never contacts him and Gerry is evencrushed.With Mark s reappearance, all the trauma Gerry thought he was past comes back with a vengeance The shock of Mark showing up twenty years later, telling Gerry he loves him and wants a second chance, causes Gerry to almost become homicidal He explodes with an anger he doesn t realize he is capable of and threatens Mark s welfare if he doesn t leave Gerry alone Mark isn t willing to take no for an answer and continues to pursue him If directness won t work, Mark is not below being devious in his attempt to make Gerry give him an opportunity to prove he s changed.This is one whirlwind of a book, taking us back to the 1970s with its glam bands, drug excess, free love, and all the trimmings AF has done a wonderful job of showcasing that era in all it s its tarnished glory Gerry s experiences are absolutely heartbreaking I honestly don t know if I d be able to forgive Mark, regardless of what grand overtures he made to win me back I felt traumatized at times, and criedthan once while wading through Gerry s misery with him I wanted Gerry to be happy, but had serious doubts that he could ever be happy with Mark But, as is often the truth, there are unexpected revelations, twists and turns, which reminded me that things are not always as they seem and that I was judging too harshly If you enjoy books with sex, drugs, rock and roll, music, the 1970s era, rock stars, parties, angst, eroticism, love, hate, passion, and forgiveness, then this book may be for you Thanks, AF, for the happy ending after such an intense, wild ride to get there NOTE This book was provided by Less Than Three Press for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews


  5. Annette Gisby Annette Gisby says:

    The mid 1970s Glam rock, glitter, make up on men, flares, platform shoes and music that takes the world by storm Twenty year old Gerry Faun is enamoured of glam rock star, Mark Devon, aka Maxx Starlight When offered the chance to go backstage after a concert, he jumps at the chance, feeling he islikely to meet his idol back there, than out at the front.Gerry does indeed get to meet his idol, andthan that Their one night of passion leaves him hungering forand Gerry gets care The mid 1970s Glam rock, glitter, make up on men, flares, platform shoes and music that takes the world by storm Twenty year old Gerry Faun is enamoured of glam rock star, Mark Devon, aka Maxx Starlight When offered the chance to go backstage after a concert, he jumps at the chance, feeling he islikely to meet his idol back there, than out at the front.Gerry does indeed get to meet his idol, andthan that Their one night of passion leaves him hungering forand Gerry gets careless When the papers show a kiss between Mark and Gerry splashed across the front pages, Gerry s father throws him out and he has nowhere else to turn but to Mark At first, Mark s manager, Phil, is keen to have Gerry around, as is a handsome young man and he can put a great spin on their relationship for the papers But gradually as the two young men become closer, Phil wants to break them up.Gerry soon finds himself on tour with the band, and everything that entails Nights of partying, drugs, drinking and orgies It s not what Gerry wanted he only wants to be with Mark and could care less about the rest of it.Mark has been generous to a fault, buying Gerry a whole new wardrobe of clothes and even given him a diamond earring for his twenty first birthday But all Gerry wanted was to have a romantic dinner with Mark, just the two of them But Mark s manipulative manager, Phil, has other plans and keeps pulling the rug out from under them.And one day, Gerry just has had enough and leaves He hopes Mark will follow him, plead with him to go back But he never does, not until twenty years later But is he twenty years too late I m a bit young to quite remember the Glam Rock scene, but I think the author has painted a fairly accurate picture, from what I can gather My husband adores the music and yes, he had flares and platform shoes back in the day he s a bit older than me Gerry is a sympathetic character, which helps a lot as the book is told only from his point of view I would have liked to have been able to see inside Mark s head as well to see what he was feeling too.The book alternates chapters in the 1970s and Gerry s present day of the 1990s and while not a favourite tactic of mine, it works quite well here The contrast between Gerry s two lives is stark from the glitz and glamour of the rock world to his small house that he can t even afford to heat properly.There are a couple of explicit scenes, but they were very tastefully done and flowed with the story, they didn t feel tacked on just for the sake of having a sex scene or two.Some scenes I just couldn t relate to at all, because I hate parties and so they wouldn t have felt fun for me in real life either But some people do like parties, I just didn t find reading about them that interesting.But all in all I enjoyed the book and watching all the ups and downs of Gerry s and Mark s relationship was fascinating They were such intriguing characters and for some people meeting their idol would be something like a dream come true.I won t spoil the ending, you ll just have to read it to find out


  6. Jen Jen says:

    Check out my full review on Bookaholics Not So Anonymous.Note This ARC was provided by Less Than Three Press in exchange for an honest review.Baby s on Fire is a standalone novel by one of my favorite M M romance authors, A.F Henley, and this certainly did not disappoint Gerry Faun and Mark Devon s story is twofold, beginning with how they met, fell for one another, and parted ways in 1974, and how they meet again in 1994 The flashbacks provide the necessary details in order for us to unders Check out my full review on Bookaholics Not So Anonymous.Note This ARC was provided by Less Than Three Press in exchange for an honest review.Baby s on Fire is a standalone novel by one of my favorite M M romance authors, A.F Henley, and this certainly did not disappoint Gerry Faun and Mark Devon s story is twofold, beginning with how they met, fell for one another, and parted ways in 1974, and how they meet again in 1994 The flashbacks provide the necessary details in order for us to understand that what happened wasn t some mere fling between a singer and his fan, and we also get an idea of what happened in the two decades between the two events.Mark in 1974 had me thinking of David Bowie and his Ziggy Stardust persona yes, I m old enough to know both and he obviously lived the life of a music star, including all the excesses you would associate with that lifestyle Still, Gerry appeared to ground him and when it was just the two of them together, there were glimpses of the real Mark, minus all the glitter and glam His reaction when Gerry decided to leave the tour was realistic, something I appreciated because I don t think they were prepared forthen.Gerry in 1974 was innocent and naive, even after months of being with Mark, and I wonder if he didn t over romanticize their relationship After all, we all fantasize about what it would be like to be with a famous person we think is hot, but I m sure the reality is very different I don t doubt, though, that what they had was real and that they really were in love But Gerry was still young and quite inexperienced, while Mark had seen and done things few others have, and I think the timing was all wrong for their love.When Mark tries to reconcile with Gerry in 1994, it solidifies the idea that I had when they did split up twenty years prior that they needed the time apart to learn certain lessons and go through various phases in their lives in order to hopefully find their way to somethingmature and stable I got Gerry s adverse reaction and his refusal to even be around Mark For many, that would be twenty years too late to ask for forgiveness and a chance People changebut then feelings are a very different animal altogether.I loved A.F Henley s story of lust and love at a time when music was changing and how two seemingly different people are able to make a connection and somehow find it again, though me thinks they never really lost it in the first place The author deserves kudos on how Gerry and Mark developed as the characters they were in 1974 to who they are in 1994 Baby s on Fire is a story of a love found, then lost, and how it s just waiting to be found again when the time is right and both people are ready Five stars Release Date 06 May 2015


  7. Dana Dana says:

    When I first heard the title of the book, Brian Eno s song of the same name ran through my head When I read the blurb, it sounded like a perfect title, not only because of what happens in the story, but because the song was representative of the era this story takes place Though Eno was a glam rocker, the character Mark Devon seems modeled after David Bowie, including his alternative persona, Maxx Starlight.I think the author of this book captured the decade of the 1970 s perfectly When small When I first heard the title of the book, Brian Eno s song of the same name ran through my head When I read the blurb, it sounded like a perfect title, not only because of what happens in the story, but because the song was representative of the era this story takes place Though Eno was a glam rocker, the character Mark Devon seems modeled after David Bowie, including his alternative persona, Maxx Starlight.I think the author of this book captured the decade of the 1970 s perfectly When small town boy, Gerry Faun, called Fawn by Mark was kicked out of his house for being photographed kissing Mark at a club, he was lucky enough to go on tour with the rock star he was beginning to fall for A good portion of the story takes place in that decade when free love was popular, and when drugs flowed like water, especially in the music industry Parts of it reminded me of the movie Almost Famous, with it showing some of the perils and traps of being a rock star on the road About how being a musician idolized by millions of fans, didn t mean that you were taken seriously or cared about at all by the record labels and agents in charge of your career The pressures ended up being too much for the couple to thrive and that s why part of the story takes place 20 years later, in 1994.Though 1994 doesn t seem that long ago, I mean I graduated that year, it can t be that historical it amazed me how much has changed from then and now Cell phones were out, but not everyone carried one The lack of technology of that time, made me realize how different the 90 s were from the present day I really thought the author did a great job writing in these two decades, and I really cared for the characters Mark made some mistakes in the past, but it seemed to me that he was trying to make up for it I understood Gerry s frustration and anger with his attempts as well, but part of me wanted him to just get over it because there was something epic in their story that I thought transcended the time and distance between them It was enjoyable reading about their journeys through the two decades and even into the present day epilogue.I definitely recommend the book to anyone who loves second chance romances with a trip through time I loved it


  8. Josephine Josephine says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Smokin hot.I LOVED Baby s on Fire by A.F Henley It s my most favorite out of his works that I ve read so far because of a lot of things, and well, also because it s a the one that got away trope, a personal favorite of mine Gerry Faun or Fawn, as Mark Devon calls him, jumped into a messy situation wide eyed He did it because he knew it s a once in a lifetime opportunity, it will never pass his way again Luckily for him, Mark Devon, aka Maxx Starlight reciprocates his feelings Unfortunat Smokin hot.I LOVED Baby s on Fire by A.F Henley It s my most favorite out of his works that I ve read so far because of a lot of things, and well, also because it s a the one that got away trope, a personal favorite of mine Gerry Faun or Fawn, as Mark Devon calls him, jumped into a messy situation wide eyed He did it because he knew it s a once in a lifetime opportunity, it will never pass his way again Luckily for him, Mark Devon, aka Maxx Starlight reciprocates his feelings Unfortunately, the person Mark was at the time made relationship for the both of them impossible Twenty years later and Mark reappeared but for Fawn, it s twenty years too late.I loved the way Baby s on Fire was written, I loved that AF Henley wrote the then and now alternately When I reached the end of the book, I wanted to weep Lol I was frustrated, I wantedBut not because the book s ended with a cliffhanger but because I wanted to readabout Gerry and Mark.I ve reread Baby s on Fire twice since April


  9. Melanie Melanie says:

    Rating 4 stars out of 5For the full review, visit that review I have always admired Henley s ability to capture the mood and character of each era she has chosen to write about, even if sometimes it is embodied only by a car Roadtrip In Baby s On Fire, Henley tackles the 70 s, an era of contradictions and overindulgence It was the end of the innocence and hope of the 60 s while still continued that decade s trajectory of drug use and music that pushed known b Rating 4 stars out of 5For the full review, visit that review I have always admired Henley s ability to capture the mood and character of each era she has chosen to write about, even if sometimes it is embodied only by a car Roadtrip In Baby s On Fire, Henley tackles the 70 s, an era of contradictions and overindulgence It was the end of the innocence and hope of the 60 s while still continued that decade s trajectory of drug use and music that pushed known boundaries There was soft rock, Hard Rock, Glam Rock which was also called Glitter Rock, personified by glam rocker Gary Glitter who sang Rock and Roll on his album Glitter , David Bowie s Ziggy Stardust how I still love him and so many others It was the time of Studio 54 and the out of control New York club life that so many stars and singers got caught up in Excess thy name is the 70 s And its all here inside the page of this often heartbreaking story Forreviews, author interviews and such, visit follow


  10. Maarja Maarja says:

    I m willing to bet this started out as Velvet Goldmine fanfiction the inspiration for most of the characters is quite recognizable That s not a bad thing, though since Velvet Goldmine is one of my favourite movies, I very much enjoyed reading this story of what could have been The chapters in this book exchange between the years 1974 and 1994 so while you read about something nice, you know a trainwreck is approaching Still, while most of the story was kind of depressing to read, there I m willing to bet this started out as Velvet Goldmine fanfiction the inspiration for most of the characters is quite recognizable That s not a bad thing, though since Velvet Goldmine is one of my favourite movies, I very much enjoyed reading this story of what could have been The chapters in this book exchange between the years 1974 and 1994 so while you read about something nice, you know a trainwreck is approaching Still, while most of the story was kind of depressing to read, there were also many happy and beautiful moments, and the author painted lovely and colourful pictures of the characters.With a bit of editing, this could have been a 4 star read, but, as is common with LT3 Press, there are several mistakes in this book which could have easily been fixed with a little outside help So, my rating is 3,5 stars


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