As many of you know, COP 24/7 is always on the look out for talented writers, contributors and
persons on the move. I have made the acquaintance of Mr. Wyatt O Brian whom shares my passion for expressing himself and his lived experiences. I hope to one day follow his lead in producing my own "great novel" to leave as apart of my legacy.
Currently, Wyatt O’Brian Evans is CEO and President of Nair’Bo Universal, a publishing and production house based in the metropolitan Washington area. Founded in 2010, the company published popular and groundbreaking “Nothing Can Tear Us Apart” series (gay/ethnic).
Wyatt had made me aware of this book some time ago as well as the vital issue of intimate partner violence in the LGBTQ community.
Its that violence that often time we know is happening no matter whether it is mental or physical abuse that is inflicted upon your partner. At several points in my own life, I encountered men whom felt that this type of behavior was to fill our relationship. However, you learn to know that whomever is welcomed into your space should not want to defile that presence with violence of any type. It was valuable lesson that I still share to this very day. I live and trust by it.
In January 2014, Nair’Bo releases “RAGE!,” the thrilling, provocative and mind-bending/blowing sequel to “Nothing Can Tear Us Apart-Uncensored.” “RAGE!” follows the continuing saga of Wesley and Antonio, two openly gay, masculine, men of color (African-American, Latino) who must confront daunting and challenging obstacles and struggles that threaten to rip apart their monogamous relationship! And thrown in the mix is a duplicitous, devious and deadly individual who has a MAJOR axe to grind and score to settle with Wesley.
The “Nothing Can Tear Us Apart” series shines a bright light on relevant issues impacting the LGBTQ community, including intimate partner violence/abuse, tensions between Blacks and Latinos, and the “down-low.” Be you male, female, gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual, or/and transgendered, you can relate to Wesley and Antonio because these are two persons fighting against the odds to preserve and nurture their profound and unique love and bond. Their story resonates with both LGBTQ and heterosexual audiences.
Already, the year 2014 is shaping up to be a banner year for Nair’Bo Universal. Beginning in the spring, the company will produce national seminars and workshops on Intimate Partner Violence/Abuse (domestic violence/abuse), and a “Nothing Can Tear Us Apart” book tour. Look for more information on this site about his personal appearances and other releases. Need that special Christmas gift? Go to www.wyattevans.com to get your copy today. Then get prepared to get your copy of RAGE in 2014.
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