1965 : le moment beatnik avant le déferlement hippie. Déjà la jeunesse brûle de rompre avec « l’Europe aux anciens parapets » et de larguer les amarres. Aymon a dix-huit ans. « Fils de vieux » élevé dans du coton, il étouffe entre un père mourant et une mère trop possessive.
C’est l’été, mais les vacances ne sont qu’un prétexte. La vie appelle Aymon en Grèce. Là-bas, il découvre pêle-mêle la liberté, le sexe, l’amitié, la musique et la drogue. Il se joint à une petite bande qui mène sous l’Acropole une vie d’oiseaux sur la branche.
Il y a Crevard, authentique routard famélique, Heinz le dealer-copain, Anji l’anorexique aux trois overdoses, le busker Kilian, guitariste surdoué aux « grandes espérances », son acolyte Naze, néo-nazi ingénu, personnage insolite parmi ces freaks libertaires, porteur d’un svastika tatoué sur le dos de la main droite…
Aymon s’affranchit peu à peu du groupe qui se démembre pour « tailler la route ». Après Athènes il y aura Tanger, puis Londres, où le folk boom éclate dans une éclosion de talents musicaux. Mais aucun été n’est éternel : il faudra bien, un jour de rêve fracassé, qu’Aymon regagne Paris et affronte la vie, la vraie, et le drame qu’en partant il a laissé derrière lui.
Jake Landon thinks a second ranger season in the Colorado Rockies with Kurt Carlson is close enough to heaven, and a national forest is big enough to be his closet. Pharmacy school—and the luxuries of electricity and running water—can wait, maybe forever, as long as Jake doesn’t have to come out. He doesn’t plan on Kurt’s vision of his future being as narrow and direct as the single track roads through the trees.
“Your future, your fear, and me,” Kurt tells Jake. “You can have two of the three, so choose wisely.” Jake may have no choices left after they stumble on armed men guarding a beautiful but deadly crop that doesn’t belong among the pines and spruces. Angry men with guns are only one danger in the Colorado wilderness, and Jake’s reluctance to come out is now his smallest problem.
Kurt’s skills and Jake’s silver tongue may not be enough to get them out of this mess—how much of the blood shed on the mountain will be theirs?
Together for over ten years, Geoff and Eli built a fulfilling life. Their love and support helped raise their adopted son. Their hard work and dedication grew their farm from raising cattle and boarding horses to expanding into therapy riding sessions. Surrounded by a loving circle of friends, Geoff and Eli couldn’t ask for more. Until driven Eli loses his energy, and the doctor gives them the dire diagnosis of cancer.
Caught up in never-ending doctor’s appointments, surgeries, and treatments, their world turns upside down. With so many people dependent on them, they must pull together to put on a brave face, continue living as best they can, and care for their family. Geoff fears Eli, the love of his life, while a fighter, may not endure this battle, but neither is willing to consider succumbing as an option.
For the free-spirited Park Williams, leaving the relative safety of the Willow Springs Ranch for a remote cabin near Flagstaff to spend some quality alone-time with his new boyfriend seems like a no-brainer. They can get to know each other while hiding away from the bad guys who may or may not be looking to kill his lover. At least it seems like a good idea right up until the minute he is standing on the front porch, with a man he’s known less than three weeks, and who spent two of those weeks in police custody. Oh shit.
Tanner Triplett is having a bad month. After two attempts on his life, he’s helped put his father and brother behind bars, lost his beloved ranch, and oh yeah...stepped out of the closet in a big way. But it remains to be seen if he’s in bigger danger from the men he’s agreed to testify against, or the golden-haired, cosmic-quoting devil trying to kill him with soy-gurt.
Join Park, Tanner, and their dogs Scooby and Taco as they make the move east to the Mountain Shadows Resort to meet up with their new neighbors and join in the fun that is Pulp Friction 2014.
Jamie Tolland has only ever known his small Oregon town. Same job, same friends, same gay bar. He feels obligated to stay, especially as his mother’s illness progresses. But when a situation presents itself in the form of a vintage sports car, he jumps on the chance to not only repair it, but also drive it to its new owner in LA.
Conner Murphy left Oregon years ago to make his life in West Hollywood. Like his unconventional parents, he’s always been a free spirit, never settling on one job or girl for too long. When he inherits his late uncle’s classic Chevelle, he’s more than happy to let his childhood friend Jamie help.
Jamie and Conner are as different as night and day. Even after years of living far apart, they still have a blast together—but now it’s mixed with an undeniable spark of attraction. Before they know it, they can’t keep their hands off each other. For Conner it’s all new and exciting, but Jamie isn’t the type of guy who takes this sort of intimacy lightly.
Conner soon realizes that Jamie quenches something deep inside of him that no one has before, but he doesn’t know how to handle a real relationship. As Jamie’s time in LA comes to an end, and the more they struggle to get on the same page about their feelings, the more Jamie realizes that trying to tie Conner down is as futile as capturing the sun.
Connor's grief threatens to overwhelm him as he turns to the bottle, shoving everyone away. When Mike Jarred bangs on his door, demanding Connor join the living, Connor tells him to piss off. Mike won't abandon his friend and stays, demanding Connor change. With Mike in his business, Connor has no choice but to get sober. But he can't stay away from the bottle forever.
Kip fears that Jamie will realize that his trip over to the male side of his bi-sexuality is over and he'll want a girl. His worst fears are realized when he follows Jamie, finding him at dinner with a beautiful woman—worse, when Kip confronts them he realizes the lady is pregnant and she doesn't hesitate to announce that Jamie is the father.
Lane and Gresh find a surrogate willing to have their baby. All seems great until the surrogate figures out Gresh is too ill to care properly for a child. With their baby lost to them, Lane is depressed. He cheers up only after meeting two orphan boys, wondering if they could become part of his family.