Hi, everyone! It’s so good to be back on Divine again. Yes, I know I should be talking about my book but real quickly, I have a few things to say.
Toronto, Canada just came to the end of its very first PRIDE Month. A lot of people here are grumbling about why PRIDE really needs a whole month, most are upset that it is time that focus could go to something else and at first, I wondered the same thing, quite fleetingly. I mean, why do we really need to dedicate a month to telling people to not be douchebags to each other because they’re different?
What most people fail to realize is that our differences are what make us special. Think about it. What if we all had white skin, blond hair, blue eyes, average of 5’5, 130 lbs. We talk the same. We walk the same. We all sing the same. Blinked the same. Do our hair the same—how boring would that be? Gimme accents, colours, dialects, different rate of speech. Give me people who dress in bright colours, all black, no colours! Give me the rainbow of life!
Anyway, after the Orlando shooting, it becomes even more painfully apparent that we do need a PRIDE month. We will continue needing a PRIDE month until people learn not to discriminate because of sexuality. It will continue to be a necessity until we learn that our sexuality is not a choice. No one chooses to go through what the LGBT community goes through.
There are those who call me an activist. Others call me an ally but either way, I stand up for what I believe is right and respecting others is just right. You may not agree with the gay “lifestyle” and you don’t have to. Our forefathers fought long and hard for us to believe whatever we want to believe. Where the issues lie is when you cross the line from not believing in something to make efforts to tear it down, destroy it. That line is crossed when you purposely go out to spread bad Karma and propaganda.
All I ask, is that we learn to value human life more than we value our hate. That we hold on to love more than we hold on to your hate. That we spread love more than we spread hate. Because a human life is worth more than all our mistrust, and disappointments and hatred combined. It isn’t heart to give love. I mean, love doesn’t mean you have to sleep with the person, or agree with everything in the person’s life. Love doesn’t mean walking in the PRIDE parade and waving the PRIDE flag. Not everyone is cool with that and we all know it. Love can be as simple as a kind smile, a polite nod of the head, giving a pat on the shoulder, offering your seat to someone on a bus.
Remember—a kind smile or good hug can solve most of our day’s issues.
Okay, now that I’m off my soap box, please check out my latest release TEMPTED TO TOUCH. It is as always an interracial tale that is light and lovely. I believe after a long day at work or whatever you do, sit back, glass of wine in hand and read this lovely little morsel.
Clark James works hard. And though he’s not wealthy and he sometimes struggles to pay the bills, he’s happy. Though many see being gay as a burden, Clark knows it’s who he is and moves on. He has dreams to set in motion. When he helps an elderly woman who faints in the street, Tae Won Kim walks into Clark’s life.
When Tae Won Kim finds out about the man who saved his mother, he knows he must reward him. But the infuriating Clark James refuses to take anything from him. The more he pushes, the more he sees Clark as a man he could really bring into his life. Clark is kind, sexy and loving, but hell-bent on keeping Tae at arm’s length.
***so my publisher wants me to warn you that this story contains a little spanking***
You can read an excerpt and buy TEMPTED TO TOUCH at Pride Publishing. Right now it is on early download and can be found here – https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/tempted-to-touch
Multi-published Remmy Duchene was born in St. Anns, Jamaica and moved to Canada at a young age. When not working or writing, Remmy loves dabbling in photography, travelling and spending time with friends and family.