Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hop Against Homophobia!

I'm proud to be part of this blog hop today.

A couple of years ago I wrote a book called "Perfect Score". Its plot runs along the lines of a tradition love story about two people who are perfectly at ease with their sexualities but who are from different sides of the tracks. 

So, why the comments: I can't read about that, How on earth could you write about it? Are you sure Sue wrote that? I suppose this is just another BrokeBack Mountain?

Because the main characters are gay.

To quote Erica Pike who is organizing this hop: Today is "a day where we honor GLBTQ people and their rights and remind the world of the injustice they've gone through."

The love between my two main characters, Alex and Sam, is as natural as the air they breathe and the water they drink. Here's what I mean (quoted from the book):

"But life hadn't crapped on me, not this time. Just as I was pinching the bridge of my nose in disbelief, I heard his whistle, the almost silent one that he always made at the dogs. The next moment, as if returning from a merry day at the beach, Sam and his furry followers sauntered around the side of the prefabricated barn. Blissfully unaware of my anguish, he paused halfway across the yard struck by the urgent need to take his non- physical self on a trip across the prairie.
During those quiet minutes while he mentally hid away in the mountains, the dogs and I watched him like he was a spectacular firework display."

To celebrate today, I'm giving away a free PDF copy of "Perfect Score". All you have to do is:

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  • hop along to the main Hop Against Homophobia site where you you'll find links to other sites and blogs.