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rank 5909
word count 11463
date submitted 11.06.2012
date updated 11.06.2012
genres: Literary Fiction, Gay
classification: universal
incomplete

amo, amas, amat...an unconventional love story

Carter Taylor Seaton

A homophobic thirty-something southern gal falls in love with a closeted gay man in the 1980s. What follows changes her attitude and her life.

 

At thirty-three, Mary Cate Randolph still believes in fairy tales. She’s been searching for Prince Charming all her life, but after she was date-raped by her last boyfriend, she is understandably cautious. When she meets tennis pro, Nick Hamilton, at her Asheville country club, she thinks she’s found the perfect man. He’s charming and intelligent, but not sexually aggressive. No wonder. It’s 1983 and unbeknownst to Mary Cate, a naïve homophobic, Nick is a closeted homosexual. Thus begins a tangled web of love, deception, and discovery that ultimately leads to Mary Cate’s transformation and realization that true love is far different from the fairy tale version.

 
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1980s, gay, lesbian, lgbt, love, relationships, self-discovery

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Cariad wrote 670 days ago

I really like this. No wasted words. That first paragraph says it all in that short space much better than yards of comment. Enjoying the read, will comment when I'm done.
Cariad.

Carter Seaton wrote 675 days ago

A clear talent here. You write effortlessly and draw the reader in very nicely.
I am quite sure this is not your first attempt as you are so obviously skilled at this craft.
Welcome to this site. It is not all good or bad on here - a mix of both. You just have to take a lot of what you hear on the forums with a large doe of salt or avoid the more obnoxious threads altogether.
Good luck
Alice



Thank you Alice. No, this isn't my first novel. "Father's Troubles" published in 2003 was a category finalist for book-of-the-year from ForeWord Magazine in 2003. I'll post something about it today. I'm also a free-lance journalist writing for several magazines. I appreciate your comments. If you'd like to read the entire novel, it's available from Amazon in both print and ebook format. Or you may order a personalized copy from my website.

Fire Your Imagination wrote 675 days ago

A clear talent here. You write effortlessly and draw the reader in very nicely.
I am quite sure this is not your first attempt as you are so obviously skilled at this craft.
Welcome to this site. It is not all good or bad on here - a mix of both. You just have to take a lot of what you hear on the forums with a large doe of salt or avoid the more obnoxious threads altogether.
Good luck
Alice

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