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Starting from March up until September I will feature authors attending the GayRomLit Retreat in Chicago (October 16-19, 2014: http://gayromlit.com/grl-authors).

Today author is Sophie Bonaste:
Sophie Bonaste is a novelist who never set out to be a novelist. As a child, she wanted to a Broadway actress and spent her childhood in numerous productions. But when adulthood set in and reality took over, Sophie chose to give up the theatre for a steady paycheck and instead turned to writing as a creative outlet. She stumbled into the M/M genre through fanfiction and never looked back. Sophie is quite happy with her change in artistic expression and doesn’t plan to stop writing for a long time. A self-proclaimed nerd, Sophie is an avid fan of all things Star Wars and Harry Potter. (Sophie is a member of the Slytherin house, for those who were wondering.) Sophie also spends many hours watching and re-watching nerdy television shows. When she is not obsessing over the latest and greatest in nerdy entertainment, Sophie can be found screaming at her television during American football games. (Go Pack Go!) Sophie currently lives in Pennsylvania, about twenty minutes from her childhood town of The Middle of Nowhere.
Website: http://sophiebonaste.blogspot.com

Sophie Bonaste is offering a copy of The Sacrifices We Make to one commenter on this blog. You can comment on LJ or DW if you have an account (I will send a PM to the winner), if you don't have an account, please leave a comment on DW with a contact email.

The Sacrifices We Make by Sophie Bonaste
Paperback: 190 pages
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press (January 3, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 162798187X
ISBN-13: 978-1627981873
Amazon: The Sacrifices We Make
Amazon Kindle: The Sacrifices We Make

Adam Jameson has always felt like an outsider in his own home, where his parents’ constant efforts to instill religious fervor have instead filled him with fear. Most of the time, he just wants to stay out of everybody’s way. But when Adam is forced to volunteer at a homeless shelter his senior year in high school, everything changes. He’s introduced to people who care about more than religion and, as a result, he starts to come out of his shell. For the first time in his life, Adam finds people who he wants to be around.

Mickey Stafford lives on the streets, a teen kicked out by his parents for being gay. He comes to the shelter for food and medical care, and after they literally run into each other, the two boys strike up a friendship. As Mickey introduces his new friend to the world he lives in, Adam starts to question everything: his parents, their religion, even his own beliefs. Once Mickey kisses him, Adam starts soul-searching and finds his heart, which is full of love for Mickey. But these two young men will have their love put to the test as they face a future of uncertainty and fear.

Date: 2014-05-30 09:44 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] pklo
Looks like an outstanding, heartwarming story. Would love to read it

Date: 2014-05-30 02:12 pm (UTC)
ink_gypsy: (Sean Alexander & Elijah Bagoas)
From: [personal profile] ink_gypsy
I know I'm being greedy, but you've introduced me to so many wonderful authors, and this is another I'd very much like to read.

Date: 2014-05-30 02:47 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
When I started reading mm and found Elisa, it was as though I had someone to show what to read. Hope you keep on for many more years to come! This author is a great example.

Susan
skadlec1@yahoo.com

Date: 2014-05-31 09:36 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Please count me in!

Trix, vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

Date: 2014-05-30 09:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bodleian.livejournal.com
Please add me to the list.

Date: 2014-05-30 09:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whitestar.livejournal.com
Count me in please :)

Date: 2014-05-30 04:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tizzzzez.livejournal.com
Please put my name into the hat as well. Thanks

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