I'm tickled as punch to be part of Torquere Press' annual charity drive. You see, every year we (the authors) pick a charity and then we write a short story on a theme (this year's was leather). Our royalties are donated, and Torquere matches our donated.
Pretty cool, huh?
This year's charity is NOH8 and I wrote a little short about my cowboys, Beau and Sam. Sam was in a terrible bull riding accident and has a problem talking -- not thinking, speaking -- and his lover is getting tired of the silence.
I get that.
Silence gets us in trouble sometimes.
One of the reasons I write romance is that I believe in the happy ending. I also believe readers want that happy ending. We want to believe that love overcomes obstacles, that good intentions win over bad and that, at the end, hate loses.
It was election week and, lord y'all, the hate that was spewing around made my heart sick. People were scared and they were pissed off and they were ugly -- on both sides.
I voted (of course), then I hid my head in the romantic sand where two men can fall in love and have it be forever. Where two men can fall in love with each other and a woman and live happily ever after.
Where everybody deserves a happy ending.
Also, my personal happy ending, Julia Talbot, and I are giving away a Spurs and Shifters goodie bag to one of our commenters. :D
Share your happy ending with me?