I am glad to have you stop by! This is my first year in taking part with this even in support of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
Homophobia and Transphobia
People fear most what they do not understand. A phobia in general is defined as a "persistent fear of an object or situation in which the sufferer commits to great lengths in avoiding." Over the past 10 years I've seen great strides made in the acceptance and treatment when it comes to gays. However, we are still a ways from being to a point of being safe. I spent too many years dealing with self-doubt and questioning who I was. Hell, there are times when I still do. I refuse to be ashamed of who I am and each time I am challenged for being the person I am, which is not a choice, I find more strength to stand up and fight.
No One Should Ever Be Bullied
That was what prompted me to write my book, T.E.D., which is about three guys Tim, Eric and Delsin, whose lives are intertwined as they each face their own struggles. The story takes place around the journal entries of Tim while Eric and Delsin provide the back-story of the events taking place. Tim is a kid you want to give him advice how to better his life, and eventually you want to tell to quit being a wimp. Eric is a character hiding his fear of being discovered by picking on others. Delsin is supportive and does what he can, but is dealing with his own issues. These guys are all flawed, yet likable characters. It was important for me to have real people that my readers could identify and relate. T.E.D. is available at Amazon.
- Jayson James book of your choice - Choose from Finding Our Way, Tormented Discovery, Drifting or T.E.D. To enter, simply leave a comment below. Be sure you include your email address.
- $5 Amazon Gift Card - Buy any one of my books and forward the email receipt to me: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will get one entry for each book purchased (3 entries for my series collection) from 5/17/14 through 5/27/14.
Both contests end late May 27, 2014. Winner's will be contacted by email.
While you are here, I wanted to share that Far & Away, a short story of mine is free May 17-18, 2014 at Amazon. After being let go from his job three days earlier, Carson Heywood is on his way to the airport. He is leaving Chandler, Washington behind, to begin a new chapter in his life, and to follow his heart. Many life-altering events leading up to this moment has Carson filled with anticipation and fear, wondering if he is making the right choice to move across the country to be with Stephen Rowan. Armed with a purple bear, hope, and a chance at happiness before time runs out, FAR & AWAY will leave a lasting impression on you...for a lifetime.
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