Hi Everyone, I’m so excited to be on TNA blog today. My new release, Pray The Gay Away, wasn’t supposed to be as big of a book as it turned out to be. I’d planned on maybe doing 20,000 words for 3 or 4 titles that Jared Rackler and I were joking about with Kiernan Kelly. I wasn’t prepared for the characters that came to me, demanding their story be told. But when Jack introduced himself to me, I knew he needed more than 20,000 words to say what he wanted to say. Andrew, his boyfriend, also needed more than 20,000 words to tell his story. So A Southern Thing series was born and the boys from Sweet, Georgia came to life.
This project required more than just writing, though. I wanted a certain cover and none of the stock photo sites were giving me what I needed. My stomach twisted when I came to the decision that I would need to shoot the cover with models I found in the city where I lived. I’d never done a model search before, and I didn’t have any clue if I’d find two young guys willing to pose on the front of a gay book.
Finally I had the models in place and the location picked, and then we just had to wait for a sunny day. A sunny day came along and the models assembled. I took a few shots, and I knew I had something great after about ten, but we kept on going, taking about ten total. There were five shots in the final running for the cover of Pray The Gay Away. I’m very happy with the final product.
Being responsible for all aspects of this book was scary. There’ve been periods of extreme worry that it wouldn’t be good enough, and lots of doubt that I chose the wrong shot for the cover.
Now that Pray The Gay Away is finalized and ready for primetime, I’m excited. I hope you like Jack and Andrew. If you do, please tell a friend. And remember, Jack and Andrew’s story isn’t finished; it’s only just begun in Pray The Gay Away.
Star football player, Jack Miller, had it all. The perfect family, looks, girls hanging on his every word, and the respect of most people in his town. But one thing was missing–a man to be his own.
When Andrew Collins showed up in small town, conservative Sweet, Georgia, he looked more scrawny mutt than high school senior. Andrew’s plan was to keep his head down and graduate high school, leaving his family behind to start his real life.
When he meets Andrew, Jack thinks he’s found heaven, but reality holds him in check until one night when his lips gently slide across Andrew’s and fireworks go off.
As lust and something a little deeper brings them together, compelling them to take chances, people start to notice. Then the unthinkable happens, and Jack’s parents find out he likes guys. The battle lines are drawn and they vow to pray the gay away.
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