In Pursuit

My novel 'In Pursuit' is available on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle. You can also download a sample chapter for free. Buy the paperback and get the e-book free.

In Pursuit was Longlisted for the MsLexia 2013 Novel of the Year.


"Rebecca Kemp is an author to watch out for. I must thank her for contacting me and giving me the opportunity to read and enjoy this fabulous collection." Anne Cater, Amazon Top 100 Reviewer

"This book is a selection of short stories about the lives of gay men of varying ages in Ireland. Their stories are handled sensitively, yet truthfully. The loves, fears, bitterness, happiness, hope of these men are expertly depicted. The writing is honest and gritty. Really loved the book. More, please, from R. E. Kemp." Amazon Customer, 5 stars

"R. E. Kemp is certainly a writer to keep your eye on. In Pursuit paints a picture in gritty, graphic and moving writing on the universal plight of 'gay' men in Ireland. It was thought provoking and gripping and I would compare it to Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx." Margret Shea, 5 stars on Amazon

"Lovely! ... You get real emotions and flashes of thoughts that bring you into each ones personality and the life they lead, the connection, sex or love they want. I really, really like this real." Nancy Carbajal, Goodreads

"An insightful, touching, congruent and believeable book that I found hard to put down. I wanted each story to last longer, yet found it easy to move from chapter to chapter and become familiar with the different characters and story line. Highly recommended." AH, 5 Stars on Amazon

"... Though this seems a small niche in comparison to the world, I think at least one character will resonate with each reader, no matter their sexuality or location." The Coffee Pot Blog

Quick Synopsis
Frank wants to die alone, but Jean has other ideas. Mike prefers the good old days when gay men really had something to fight for. At fifty-five, Jackie’s pretty pleased he can still bed a nineteen-year-old. John places an ad in The Farmer’s Journal looking for a male companion. Cathal’s relationship is threatened when his celebrity lover confesses all to a newspaper. Conor admits to his dying father he is gay, only for his father’s condition to stabilise. Ciarán hits rock bottom, until he sees John’s ad in The Farmer’s Journal. Scott’s on a high when he meets Ben, all he needs to do is tell his girlfriend. Traveller Ritchie realises he can be out and proud online – any other alternative is fatal.

In Pursuit is a progressive journey built around the universal emotions of love, friendship and the pursuit of happiness, and how this can shift over time for us all.