April 26, 2017

Prejudice: A Problem as Old as Time @LMBrownAuthor #RLFblog #LGBT

There is one theme that is common in many gay romance stories, and that is the prejudices against homosexual people and how they deal with the barriers caused by prejudices.
As though who have read earlier books in my series will already know, while same-sex relations were forbidden for the merpeople of Atlantis it wasn’t due to any religious reason, but rather because the race is close to extinction, and the mating rituals imposed by the rulers of the sunken city of Atlantis were introduced to try to prevent them from dying out entirely.
That doesn’t mean that prejudices are going to be completely absent from the series and in Shifting Currents the divisions between the merpeople and the Atlanteans who once inhabited the city are thrown into the limelight.
In this post I am going to go into a bit of the historical background as to how the issues between merfolk and the human Atlanteans came about.
In the history of my world Atlantis didn’t just vanish below the ocean in some cataclysmic event or devastating storm. Instead, it was deliberately hidden on the sea floor by the Atlantean gods in an attempt to save the humans who worshiped them from the coming war of other ancient peoples. The Atlanteans were gifted with the power to survive at the great depths and continued to live in the city that had been their home for so many years.
The merpeople, who lived in the waters around Atlantis, welcomed the Atlanteans and helped teach them to farm the fruits of the ocean and thrive in the water, just as they did.
Unfortunately, when two such vastly different races are thrown together in close quarters, there will always be issues. The two communities, while living in the same waters, never fully integrated, and there were plenty of Atlanteans who thought the merpeople shouldn’t live in Atlantis. Atlantis for the Atlanteans became the common cry from those who saw the merpeople not as friendly allies, but as half-animal creatures to be looked down upon and driven out of the sacred city of Atlantis.
Two races, both seeing their claim on the land/waters as equally valid, were going to come to blows sooner or later.
Delwyn, a merman with the power to see into the past, and Fabian, an Atlantean living hundreds of years before Delwyn was born, are going to have to overcome these prejudices if they intend to make a life together.

Shifting Currents by LM Brown

Can a merman and an Atlantean, separated by centuries and prejudices, find love together?
Merman Delwyn is an Oracle of the past. He loves nothing better than observing the comings and goings of those who lived centuries before he was born. His favorite time period to visit is when both Atlantean and mer inhabited the sunken city of Atlantis, and his guilty pleasure is watching lovers come together in passion. Secure in the knowledge that no one can see him when he’s viewing the past, nothing can prepare Delwyn for the moment Fabian, an Atlantean living in the past, speaks to him.
Fabian is a man with divided loyalties. The demi-god son of the Goddess of Sea Creatures has sworn to serve the Goddess of Prophecy as her Oracle of the present. His unique status gives him the power to see anything in the present, including the mysterious merman voyeur from the distant future.
Despite the centuries that separate them, Delwyn and Fabian find they have a lot in common and quickly form a friendship that both hope one day will become something more. But before they can be together in the present, Delwyn and Fabian must unravel the mysteries of the past.
Only time will tell if the truth about the long-since vanished Atlanteans will bring them together or tear them apart, as the battle for the sunken city of Atlantis begins.
Genre: Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Gay, Paranormal

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Publisher: Pride Publishing https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/shifting-currents
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LM is an English writer of gay romances. She believes that there is nothing hotter or sweeter than two men in love with each other… unless it is three.
When L.M. Brown isn’t bribing her fur babies for control of the laptop, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.
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2 comments:

  1. Welcome! It's so nice to have you back on RLF. :) I shared your post on Pinterest, I

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