Book Blog Tour: LGBT ~ Indigent Anthology ~ (Excerpt + Book Trailer)
Frederick Eugene Feeley Jr’s “Indigent”, after which the anthology takes it’s name, brings the reader to witness an apocalyptic war between the good and evil that rages in one man’s mind. Soon he will know that his prob- lems are insignificant compared to those of others.
Mari Evan’s “Stumbling into Forever”, involves a handsome young vampire who will learn that just a sip of blood is the difference between love and freezing to death.
Leona Windwalker’s “If Only the World”, takes rejection to another level. A heartbreaking story that is turned on it’s head by the kindness of strangers.
Shaye Evans’ “Rescued”, is a contemporary social statement about the af- termath of a young man’s life after his drink has been spiked at a bar.
M. LeAnne Phoenix’s “Higher Love”, takes us on an almost spiritual journey through the minds of two people who have never met, but have spo- ken on a telepathic level. When they do come together, that bond is already cemented but there is a price to pay.
Excerpt -from If Only The World by Leona Windwalker
He hurried through the office door, shutting it behind him.
“I don't suppose you know why I called you in here?” His father stood up from his chair and crossed his arms over his chest. He looked pointedly at Merle as if he should know the answer but was too stupid for the answer to even occur to him.
Yeah. You're an asshole and found something to bitch about. Again.
“No, sir,” Merle replied neutrally.
“You should. I just got a call from your Mama.”
From Mama? What she got to do with anything? Was I supposed to do something for her?I left her my apartment key so she could let the guys in when they deliver the washer. Shit! Did I get the day wrong? Today is the 12th, right?
“I-I could have sworn the delivery was supposed to be today...”
His father impatiently waved that notion away. “That's not the issue.They've already rang her and were on there way. But your Mama was mighty surprised to see what kind of 'fun' you got up to over Labor Day Weekend. I'd let you off thinking it'd be good for a young man your age to go have a bit of fun, hang out with other young people your age. I didn't expect to find you were...were cavorting with perverts.”
Cavorting? Who the hell even still uses that word? Wait, what? Perverts?
The blood drained from his face. The pictures. He'd printed off several photos intending to give the copies to friends in a collage. He'd left them there on the table trying to decide if it was a lame idea or not, weighing it up against simply doing the usual thing and uploading them to his private Twitter feed.
Well, shit. Dumb ass me didn't think to put them away, oh no.
“I see you don't deny it. That's good. At least you're an honest pervert, so maybe there's some hope for you. I love you son, so I hope you understand this is all for your own good.”
All the proceeds, including the publisher's usual cut, are going to the charities
About The Charities:
GALA, South Africa
GALA is a centre for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGB- TI) culture and education in Africa. Their mission is, first and foremost, to act as a catalyst for the production, preservation and dissemination of knowledge on the history, culture and contemporary experiences of LGBTI people.
Lost-n-Found is Atlanta’s only non-profit organization dedicated to taking homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth off the street and into more permanent housing, Lost-n-Found Youth is dedicated to the advocacy and service of youth from 13 to 25 years old.
Youth Off The Streets is a non-denominational community organisation working for young people aged 12-25 who are facing challenges of homeless- ness, drug and alcohol dependency, exclusion from school, neglect and abuse. We support these young people as they work to turn their lives around and overcome immense personal traumas such as neglect and physical, psycholog- ical and emotional abuse.
The Albert Kennedy Trust supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans homeless young people in crisis. Every day they deal with the the effects home- lessness can have on young people’s lives.
These charities require funding to assist desperate, needy members of our community and this book is a mere drop in the ocean of how we can reach out socially to them.
Indigent has been produced to entertain and delight and all the stories leave the reader with a “feel good” state of mind.