Title: The Handsome Twist

Author: Pezhmun D Ghiassi

Publisher: Friesen press

Release Date: 8/19/2020

Heat Level: 3 – Some Sex

Pairing: Male/Male/Female (Male/Male interaction), Male/Male Menage

Length: 144 pages

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Horror, Literary Fiction, New Adult, Thriller/Suspense

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The Handsome Twist is a dark fairy tale inspired by the author’s actual life, being raised in Iran as a gay male, which for many who don’t know, is equivalent to the death penalty. Due to tackling topics such as perverse behavior, taboo lust, political oppression, maltreatment, rape and homicide, in high volume of vulgar language, this book is aimed for the mature audience.

Living his sweetest life in a cozy cottage, deep in the heart of a magical forest, a little boy by the name Pezhmun is cursed on his 10th birthday by the 1st royal subject of Hell, queen of lust, to live a life full of horrific trauma and tragedy.

In the rudest awakening he is stripped from his chakras as they take human form, helping him to truly comprehend the power of love, through self acceptance and courage, where only then he meets his soulmate, but hopefully in time to save the world from plunging into eternal darkness.

This story points to topics in which many of people who grow up LGBTQ, usually face throughout the journey of self discovery and self acceptance with a hope of inspiring all to be there true organic selves.

The Handsome Twist simple edition is written in a more comprehensive manner for all to read without difficulty in comparison to the sophisticated, prosaic and poetic original version.


We’ve all got a little voyeurism in us right?  If you could be a fly on the wall during an intimate encounter between two characters, not your own, who would they be? Oh dang that’s a tough one! Probably Lady Gaga and Mahatma Gandhi! Lmao, I love depth and spirituality after all, and I’m sure that would have been one of the deepest convos to have ever had.

If I were snooping around your kitchen and looked in your refrigerator right now, what would I find? Bell peppers, blueberries, spinach, chicken, siracha, bubbly rose, mayonnaise, almond milk, avocados, all kinds of chocolates, Nutella, cheddar cheese, queso dip and the list goes on. I’m a fat kid at heart and hey that’s the only way to be Afterall.

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be? To show people the truths of this world and destroy the ignorance within everyone so we could all grow and live in harmony.

If you could trade places with one of your characters, who would it be and why? Probably none of them, I already am living the life of one!

If you could sequester yourself for a week somewhere and just focus on your writing, where would you go and what would the environment be like? In the heart of a very, very, very green and silent forest.

What’s the one thing, you can’t live without? The knowing that there is a higher entity called the infamous power of love into which many refer to as God, which awaits us all with an open embrace.

What internet site do you surf to the most? Amazon became my best friend during quarantine, hahahahaha.

If you had your own talk show, who would your first three author guests be and why? Patricia Logan because she is beyond wonderful and is full of so much love. Clive Barker because I adore his verbiage and taste in word play. Elizabeth Gilbert because she is a very interesting writer.

When you got your very first manuscript acceptance letter, what was your initial reaction and who was the first person you told? I was beyond elated! My sister was the first person I told and she was beyond encouraging.

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Meet the Author

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Raised in Iran, Ghiassi is a renaissance in the field of art! At the age 10 after the separation of his parents he along with his father and sister moved to Iran. He soon began school in a Farsi language school and easily became adapted. In his teen years he discovered himself a dilatent in the field of art by sowing clothing, painting, dancing and high school plays. Ghiassi is a graduate with a BA in Persian literature. At the age 24 he returned to America, served as a US Marine reservist and soon found himself obsessed with writing and a brilliant outlet to manage his heavy luggage of trauma and pain. He currently now resides in Southern California, studying film and directing as an actors student in hopes to one day transform The Handsome into a full length feature.

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