Mark the date: Friday, November 26 (6 CST/7 EST/4 PST; all times PM)!
I’m elated that the Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus (CBGMC) has selected me as the first author in its Black and Queer Book Club series! In a virtual event, I’ll perform readings from and have a lively discussion about my latest novel, Nothing Can Tear Us Apart—FRENZY! (https://www.wyattevans.com/nctua/) The sequel, DELIRIUM! drops in 2022.
“Founded in 2005, the Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus is a grassroots organization led by Black Gay, bisexual, and SGL (same gender loving) men, whose vision is a world where our community experiences complete physical, mental, and social well-being.
“The mission of Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus is to advance health equity among Black Gay, bisexual and same gender loving men by developing community-centered leadership and innovative programs.” The CBGMC is the only agency in the city that focuses exclusively on achieving health equity for Black Gay/SGL males.
Recently, as an “appetizer” for this Wednesday’s book event, CBGMC program manager Shakur Silas and I had a lively sit-down on Facebook Live. He peppered me with fascinating questions that included my impetus for writing the Nothing Can Tear Us Apart series; the diverse themes that run through it; salient issues that impact Black Gay/SGL men…and much more! Visit: https://www.facebook.com/CBGMC/videos/1004506160480672
The synopsis for Nothing Can Tear Us Apart—FRENZY!:
What would you do after the man of your dreams battered you because he believed you’d been unfaithful? Could you forgive this man to whom you’ve given every piece of your heart?
Desirable, wealthy openly Gay/SGL African-American celebrity Wesley (Wes) Laurence Kelly yearns for a gratifying and enduring love.
Unfortunately, it has slipped through his fingers! Repeatedly.
Enter Antonio (‘Tonio) Miguel Rios, a deliciously muscular openly Gay/SGL Puerto Rican whom Wes has hired as his bodyguard. He, too, has failed at love.
But without warning, that magical, irrefutable and irresistible force known as chemistry TO-TA-LEE engulfs the pair! They forge a strong bond. However, they’re still too afraid to act on their escalating romantic feelings and sexual urges.
Soon though, Wes and ‘Tonio break down and profess their love!
However, a shadowy, mysterious individual throws their monogamous relationship in dire jeopardy! This vicious entity manipulates ‘Tonio into believing that Wes is being unfaithful.
Taking the bait, the FRENZY!-ed bodyguard physically brutalizes his soul mate! This results in Wes kicking ‘Tonio to the curb.
And that—along with childhood sexual abuse—cause Wes to split, to become another personality: “Walker”! The polar opposite of Wes, Walker has a heart of stone–and ice water replacing the blood that runs through his veins! On top of that, Walker’s deadly to the very core.
Does Wes reclaim himself? And, what secrets are buried deep inside ‘Tonio?
But, most importantly: can Wes and ‘Tonio work their way back to one another? Can they still vow that “Nothing Can Tear Us Apart?”
The CBGMC’s Black and Queer Book Club is an important initiative: it provides a critical platform for Gay/SGL authors. I’m very much looking forward to the 17th! For more info, email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big-ass fun awaits Y’all this Wednesday!
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