Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pray the Gay Away Tour!

We are super excited to have Sara York on our blog today talking about something important! Don't forget to enter her giveaway too!!

Hi Everyone, I'm Sara York sending out a huge thank you to Book Whores United for having me here today.

Today, I want to talk about a serious subject. Pray The Gay Away is a lighthearted title, making a little bit of fun about some of the issues seen in conservative religious families. For gay kids in those families, the situations can be desperate.

Even with all the strides we've made in improving the state of equality for LGBT youth, there are still plenty of families where gay and lesbian kids are kicked out, harassed, and told they have to change. The sad statistic reveals that 30 to 40% of LGBT youth have attempted suicide. The number of gay youth who commit suicide isn't gathered because that numbers would be too hard to collect since orientation isn't taken down at the time of death. The problem is very real, and for youth who are dealing with being different than their peers, it is devastating.

I hope that Pray The Gay Away opens the eyes of adults and youth, showing them that the gay can't be prayed away. Having more high profile adults come out helps today's youth to see that there is a good life awaiting them. Of course coming out is a very personal experience and no one should ever be forced to out him or herself. Having role models is great and I say a big thank you to those actors, professional athletes, politicians, and others in high profile positions. You've are all very brave!

In Pray The Gay Away, Jack and Andrew find love but their parents are absolutely against having any gay children. Jack has it easier than Andrew since he has nine siblings and his parents don't have that much time to focus on him. When Andrew meets Jack, he is lost and alone, adrift in a sea of pain in at risk of ending it all.

Blurb - 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.

Pray The Gay Away is available at most online retailers.

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Sara York Bio

Writing is Sara York's life. The stories fight to get out, often leaving her working on four or five books at once. She can't help but write. Along with her writing addiction she has a coffee addiction. Some nights, the only reason she stops writing and goes to sleep is for the fresh brewed coffee in the morning. Sara enjoys writing twisted tales of passion, anger, and love with a good healthy dose of lust thrown in for fun.

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