And that, my love, is bravery ~ Outside the Margins with Sue Brown

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I don’t discuss family much beyond a few snippets, but there was a time when nasty demons came to stay in our house for a couple of years. Every day one of the Browns woke up to face the demons that haunted them all day and most of the night. It wasn’t just them that suffered. It was all of us, not knowing what the forthcoming day was going to be like, and we still bare the scars from that time. I discovered how damn brave my family member was, trying hard to function on days they’d rather curl up in their bed and never move again. We got very little (no) support, from any authority, medical or otherwise. In the UK my family member wasn’t bad enough to be dealt with so he slipped through the cracks. Fortunately those days are behind us. Bad days are few and far between, and the good days shine. I live with the worry that something may bring the demons back, but fingers crossed, they keep away from our front door.

I see a lot of friends on social media suffering from depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. They have to function with the demons that live them so tired every single day. I want to tell them how much I admire them just for getting through each day. For getting out of bed. For knowing the days when they should stay in bed.

This is bravery. I know that because the demons give no quarter.


~Sue Brown


Title: Island Counselor
Author: Sue Brown
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication Date: 06/20/2016
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance


Counselor Logan Wilde has a successful therapy practice in London, but when a traumatic incident there leaves him suffering from PTSD, he takes refuge in his holiday cottage on the Isle of Wight, unable to face going back to work. Not that he’s allowed to relax. Logan’s time is taken up with helping Liam Owens, plus there’s Nick Brent, whom Logan discovers collapsed on the beach. Nick and Logan spend their time bickering with each other, but that doesn’t alter the attraction they feel.

Logan is forced to make some hard decisions about his future, which entails facing up to recent events. Only he’s not alone—Nick is with him. Unfortunately someone else makes a decision too, and now trouble is on its way to the Isle of Wight.


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About Sue Brown

Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot and has got expert at ignoring the orders.

Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favourite television series. The kissing was hot and tender and Sue wanted to write about this men. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

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