Monthly Archives: March 2012
I am so excited to announce that Shadow Blog Tours will be organsing a blog tour for my book, From Love and Pain, which was released late last year. Things are already in motion and everything will be perfect by May.
The tour runs from May 6th through May 17th. if you are interested in signing up as a blog stop host, please just click on the link below. We are still looking for a few more sign-ups. Cassie, the organiser, is offering review copies to those who wish to review the book during the blog tour. I am also offering giveaways, depending on the blogger, at each stop. I am open to doing interviews and guest postings, also.
At the end of the tour there will be grand prize, of some very fantastic stuff, if I may say so, given to one lucky winner. I’ll post the items in the grand prize later.
Mark the date, if for nothing other than free stuff, and I’ll look forward to seeing you all there!
From Love and Pain
29 year old Adrian ran away from an imprisoning and abusive household at the age of 19. For years he ran, living on the streets and in shelters, taking crappy jobs to save a little money. Ten years of struggling and now he is a successful partner of a security company. Under the guise of running the security company, Adrian and his best friend and the people who work for them help others who live unfortunately. Like Adrian, not one of his employees have a nice past. They’re all running from something, never letting their guards down and they don’t want others to suffer as they have. But Adrian makes the mistake of falling in love with a young man when he’s 27. For a while, he gets to experience what it’s like to be a normal man. He never thought he could be happy, but Jaxon makes him the happiest man in the world. Only it can’t last and Adrian is forced to leave or risk Jaxon’s life. But his demons caught up with him long before he realized and now no ones safe. Can Adrian save Jaxon before it’s too late? And can Jaxon forgive him for walking away?
I got this from SoSickOfNyquil at FanFiction.com who got it from kirikou_yuki at LiveJournal.com
I am the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian.
I am the prostitute working the streets because nobody will hire a transsexual woman.
I am the sister who holds her gay brother tight through the painful, tear-filled nights.
We are the parents who buried our daughter long before her time.
I am the man who died alone in the hospital because they would not let my partner of twenty-seven years into the room.
I am the foster child who wakes up with nightmares of being taken away from the two fathers who are the only loving family I have ever had. I wish they could adopt me.
I am one of the lucky ones, I guess. I survived the attack that left me in a coma for three weeks, and in another year I will probably be able to walk again.
I am not one of the lucky ones. I killed myself just weeks before graduating high school. It was simply too much to bear.
We are the couple who had the realtor hang up on us when she found out we wanted to rent a one-bedroom for two men.
I am the person who never knows which bathroom I should use if I want to avoid getting the management called on me.
I am the mother who is not allowed to even visit the children I bore, nursed, and raised. The court says I am an unfit mother because I now live with another woman.
I am the domestic-violence survivor who found the support system grow suddenly cold and distant when they found out my abusive partner is also a woman.
I am the domestic-violence survivor who has no support system to turn to because I am male.
I am the father who has never hugged his son because I grew up afraid to show affection to other men.
I am the home-economics teacher who always wanted to teach gym until someone told me that only lesbians do that.
I am the man who died when the paramedics stopped treating me as soon as they realized I was transsexual.
I am the person who feels guilty because I think I could be a much better person if I didn’t have to always deal with society hating me.
I am the man who stopped attending church, not because I don’t believe, but because they closed their doors to my kind.
I am the person who has to hide what this world needs most, love.
I am the person who is afraid of telling his loving Christian parents he loves another male.
Repost this if you believe homophobia is wrong.
I read this and it broke my heart. I want to cry for the pain gay men and women suffer. I wish I could just change the world and everyone would accept each other no matter how different they may be but I can’t, I don’t have that kind of power. But I can post this here and hope others do the same on their blogs, facebook pages, websites, profiles etc… Alone there’s nothing we can do, but together we cam make our voices be heard, and hopefully one day we will make a difference