Romance, General Fiction, Gay & Lesbian

By Alex Marcoux

Publisher : Bella Books

ABOUT Alex Marcoux

Alex Marcoux
Alex Marcoux is an award-winning, three-time published novelist, screenwriter, and author of an upcoming practical spirituality book. She's an inspirational speaker who conducts workshops on writing, creativity, and spirituality; all of which encourage people to take their creativity to a  More...



She's a singing sensation.

When rumors about her private life send her CD sales plummeting, Anastasia is trapped with few options. Desperate, manager Sidney Marcum helps her star client concoct a façade to distract fans and media. It seems to work ... for a while.

Sidney has skeletons of her own, life-threatening ones. She won't tell, even though the compelling connection she feels to Anastasia makes her long for a happiness she cannot have. Instead she puts on a brave front and hides her feelings to safeguard her secrets.

Outside forces create cracks in their façades until only Anastasia and Sidney can tell what's real by what's in their hearts. But some secrets come at immeasurable expense.

In every person’s life there are events or situations which move us to new heights. Often, those events aren’t circumstances which bring us warm-fuzzy feelings. Many times it’s adversity in life which triggers our greatest accomplishments. Those closest to me know I haven’t always been a writer. In fact, I never aspired to be one. But there was an event in my life which provoked me in such a way that I felt I needed to do something, and surprisingly what emerged was the genesis of “Façades,” my first novel. The event I am referring to is Colorado’s infamous Amendment 2, the anti gay and lesbian initiative from the ‘90s. At the time, I admit I didn’t have the fondest feelings toward the group responsible for creating such havoc in Colorado. Today however, I look at that situation differently. Today, I realize these events moved me in such a way that I opened myself to new interests and gifts. There are many people who were hurt by Amendment 2 and many moved on to do things that have made a difference in the community. For me, without living through those dark moments, I may never have been called to go deeper, of which I am extremely grateful. There are many messages in my book “Facades.” The lesson for me is simple, while it is hard to send love and kindness to those who may be unkind to us, when doing so something greater emerges. If everyone sends the light instead of darkness … Alex Marcoux

"MARCOUX KEEPS YOU GLUED TO THE PAGES. My wife got to this book before I did, and I had to wait for her to finish raving about it so I could form my own opinion. The book draws you into the characters lives; you care about what happens and become totally involved with the story. Façades addresses many issues faced by lesbians: how much personal life to reveal at work and to family and friends; custody issues for lesbians whose ex-husbands are homophobic and willing to use this in a custody battle; the reality of grieving for a loss when society does not recognize the significance of the relationship; and domestic violence in both heterosexual and lesbian homes."

—Lesbian Review of Books

"RICH AND WELL WRITTEN. . . . ONE OF THE BEST NEW NOVELS I have had the pleasure of reading in a long time! If you're looking for an entertaining way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon, curling up with Alex Marcoux's Façades is the way to do it. I found myself simply fascinated with the characters Marcoux brought to life and transfixed with the skillfully woven storyline."

—Editor, OutLook Press

"One finds joy, laughter, tears and truly sensitive love and respect in this EXCELLENT offering by Alex Marcoux."

—Hawaii's GLCC's Outlook