The Book

THE PROTECTOR, a 2009 Lambda Literary Awards finalist:

Soren Buchanan feels trapped by his controlling father James, a businessman who’s clever at masking illegal financial dealings on the tropical island of Guam. When James finally asks too much of him, Soren flees to the FBI for help.

Until Soren’s information pans out, the Bureau can’t protect him—so the task falls to Mason Ward, security specialist and former US Army Ranger.

Protecting Soren should be easy enough, but Soren is young, seductive, and not entirely forthcoming about the trouble following him. Mason must fight his growing attraction to the young man as well as thugs sent to bring Soren Buchanan home … dead or alive.


This finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for best gay romance is perfect for fans of LA Witt’s Okinawa series.


Praise for my debut novel: 

“The Protector delivers engaging characters, a fast-moving plot, and some very steamy love scenes. NL Gassert has crafted an exciting and entertaining romance that builds suspense and erotic tension with every turn of the page. Take it to bed … and plan on staying up.”
—Charles Casillo, author of The Fame Game

“Sexy, sizzling—and sweet! NL Gassert manages to combine the tenderness of first love with thrilling action in The Protector. The tropical setting on Guam is fresh and beautifully evoked, and the engaging characters of Mason and Soren will keep readers turning the pages, rooting for these lovers against tropical storms and terrorist agents.”
—Neil Plakcy, author of the Mahu series

“Gassert delivers taut action and intriguing characters in a lush, exotic setting that really sets this book apart—a promising debut!”
—MJ Pearson, author of Discreet Young Gentleman

“Literary chef Gassert serves up a delectable nine-course meal of murder, mayhem, money-laundering, terrorism, temptation, brutalilty, bisexuality, scandel and sadistical father-son abuse.”
—William Maltese, author of the Stud Draqual mystery series


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