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January 20th was a day of mourning, both personally and because of an unspeakable charlatan being given the job of President of our country. My beloved mother died earlier this week. She was 91 years old and had lived an amazing life, but her death was still unexpectedly hard. The blessing in it was that I came back to Northern Virginia to be with my family and that made it possible for me to go to the Women’s March on Washington, which happened today, January 21, 2017.
I had the best day being at the Women’s March. I went to the DC Mall with my sister and niece.
We had a wonderful time being together with so many, many people who share our beliefs and commitments to equality and justice for all people. And it was a way to honor the memory of my mother, who was a feminist and social justice warrior all of her life.
It fired me up to see the courageous stand that hundreds of thousands of people in DC and millions more around the globe have taken against the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic posturing of the current occupant of the White House. He is not and never will be my President. And today we served notice to him and his cronies that we will not succumb to injustice.
Am I being “too political” for an author of gay romance books? Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn. These times are too scary and critical to all of our wellbeing for me to sit back and pretend that I don’t care. And writing LGBTQ fiction is a political act in itself. We need to take our broken hearts and turn them into art.
Until next month, take care, speak out, resist. We will rise.
Title: All the Way to Shore
Author: CJane Elliott
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication Date: 11/23/2016
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Jonathan Vallen has never felt good enough. A gentle musician who loves to garden, he’s woefully unsuited to running Vallen Industries, the family business. When his father hires a hotshot executive, Marco Pellegrini, to save the company, Jonathan moves away and leaves his humiliation behind. A year later and forty pounds lighter, Jonathan runs into Marco on an LGBT cruise. Marco doesn’t recognize him, the sparks fly, and Jonathan pretends to be someone else for the week—Jonah Rutledge—someone good enough to be loved.
Marco Pellegrini has always been driven. He rose from poverty to the pinnacle of business success, and he’ll do anything to protect his reputation—including hiding his bisexuality. Having saved Vallen Industries, he’s weary of the rat race and ready for a more meaningful life. When Marco meets his soul mate for that new life—Jonah Rutledge—on an LGBT cruise, he prepares to stop hiding and start living.
Back on land, the romance crashes when Marco discovers his perfect man is not only a lie but the son of his boss, Frederick Vallen. Jonathan resolves to win Marco back, but Frederick takes vengeful action. Jonathan and Marco must battle their own fears as well as Frederick’s challenge to get to the future that awaits them on the horizon.
About CJane Elliott
After years of hearing characters chatting away in her head, CJane Elliott finally decided to put them on paper and hasn’t looked back since. A psychotherapist by training, CJane enjoys writing sexy, passionate stories that also explore the human psyche. CJane has traveled all over North America for work and her characters are travelers, too, traveling down into their own depths to find what they need to get to the happy ending.
CJane is an ardent supporter of LGBTQ equality and is particularly fond of coming out stories.
In her spare time, CJane can be found dancing, listening to music, or watching old movies. Her husband and son support her writing habit by staying out of the way when they see her hunched over, staring intensely at her laptop.
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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