Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Gratutious Plug For The Thai Diamond Books


Somrot Weangmakham is persuaded by his brother to go and work at Diamond Boys when it opened.  He agreed on condition that he only did the shows.  Surit told him that going with customers was not compulsory, but that he really needed some help to get the shows started.  Somrot, ‘Rot’ as he was known, was not worried; he just did not want his brother to know.  He knew the rough end of the trade, but that was a secret.  ‘Rit’ could never be allowed to know what had happened in Bangkok.
Two Farangs, Michael Barnard and Geoffrey Shotton befriend the guys and become part of their future.
There is something about the Diamond guys, whether it is fresh faced Run, straight from the village, or Cap who had done his round of the bars and a bond would tie them.  They endure all that Pattaya has to throw at them, including death and rape.  They come through it all stronger, harder and more determined.
Cap and Run use every tool at their disposal to save enough money to escape Pattaya and build a new future in Udon.  Two Farangs, Michael Barnard and Geoffrey Shotton befriend the guys and help them along their way.  Geoff supports Cap and Run in their battle to move north, whilst Mike befriends Rit and Rot.  Even when Rot leaves for the army they remain close. 
One of their number dies and guides their futures from beyond the grave.  Their guardian spirit will only rest once they have accepted their fates and built a future, but they have to work out his riddles.
Rough Diamonds is set in Pattaya and Isaan. 


The guys are back and on a mission.  Keng completes his task of helping his friends find their futures and is finally free to move on.  As friendships are renewed, the Diamonds set down a path that will see them change the face of Diamond Boys, and Pattaya. 
They gain revenge on some of those who crossed, exploited and abused them in their youth.  To get there they have to work undercover for the police to expose a side of Thailand a lot of them were once part of,  the side the Thailand where they lost their innocence.  In many ways it was all for Keng, their soul mate, who started young and died at 20.
Rot finally declares his feelings, ones that he has hidden from everyone but Mike and, together with Run, leads the Diamonds towards the bright future.
The pivotal event in the Thai Diamonds books is Rit’s night at the Hilton.  Whilst Rough Diamonds tells the story up to that night, Diamond Fellowship is a fast-paced account of the three months that follow it.  If you have read Rough Diamonds, Diamond Fellowship follows their stories.  If you have not then Rough Diamonds is there for you to delve into their past once you have read Diamond Fellowship.

Find out more about The Thai Diamond series at  the Thai Diamonds Website

You can purchase the eBooks from Bangkok Books, Kobo, Amazon, iBookstore and other online stores

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