Join Prism Book Alliance® as RJ Scott goes Outside the Margins today.
I was looking through my website and at old articles I had written and one jumped up.
It was all based around a post by author Leta Blake. Entitled Am I an ally if I’m in the closet about my writing. It’s still available here – HERE.
In summary I said I was one of the lucky ones in this business we call MM writing. I said that I have readers who come to me to tell me that they don’t let their husbands/parters/friends/family know what they read. Because those important people in their lives would judge them for it.
One paragraph sticks out to me from this article – So am I more of an ally than an author who has to keep quiet about what they write? I don’t think so. There are reasons for what we do in life. We make decisions based on the situation we are in NOW. If my daughter was little and I was embroiled in the whole school-gate gossip chains, or I lived in the Bible Belt in the US, or in a country that outlawed homosexuality, then would I be so honest? I don’t think so.
Everyone knows what I write, I don’t hide it, but then I don’t have to. Do you have to hide what you read or what you write?
Also, to my US friends, has the same sex vote made it easier for people to admit what they read and write in the US? I hope so, but I somehow doubt it. Things are slow to change, and I wonder how many generations we will have to go through for same sex love will just be part of ‘normal’ family life.
Title: Texas Wedding (Texas #7)
Author: RJ Scott
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Publication Date: 09/25/2015
Cover Artist: Meredith Russell
Genre: M/M Romance, Western
Sometimes Riley and Jack have to be the ones to fight other people’s battles and stand up for what is right.
With the life changing prospect of a yes vote from SCOTUS on the issue of same sex marriage, Riley and Jack realise they have decisions to make. Add in some distressing family news and the very real possibility that old secrets may resurface, and this last book in the Texas series pulls together as many threads as the boys can manage to handle.
But through all the ups and the downs, children, family events, laughter, and tears, there is nothing as special as the forever love between these two men.
About RJ Scott
RJ Scott has been writing since age six, when she was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies. She was told to write a story and two sides of paper about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born.
As an avid reader herself, she can be found reading anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror. However, her first real true love will always be the world of romance where she takes cowboys, bodyguards, firemen and billionaires (to name a few) and writes dramatic and romantic stories of love and passion between these men.
With over seventy titles to her name and counting, she is the author of the award winning book, The Christmas Throwaway. She is also known for the Texas series charting the lives of Riley and Jack, and the Sanctuary series following the work of the Sanctuary Foundation and the people it protects.
Her goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.
Tumblr: tumblr.com/blog/rjscott (NSFW)
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,
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