Representation in romance is very important to me. Even (especially?) in the realm of erotic romance. Humans come in infinite variety, so why not include that variety in books which are about humans? Sounds like a good idea to me.
So the fact that my MC, Colton, is dealing with bipolar disorder and falling in love at the same time is something I’m proud of. Poor Colton, I put him through the wringer. He’s taking care of his mental health, in denial about the fact that he’s in love with Asher, getting ready to graduate from college, and side-stepping shots from a super selfish and critical parent who doesn’t really accept his sexual orientation, all at the same time. #stress
However. It’s just as important to me to get this right as it is to include it in my book in the first place. I want to be accurate. I want to be respectful in my portrayal of mental health. This is where you come in, dear reader.
I am actively seeking sensitivity readers for my novella, Step Into Love.
If you would like the chance to critique my portrayal, point out to me any flaws, and suggest the ways I could do this better, now is your chance. I would love to hear from you so I can send you a free copy of the book as an epub or mobi. Ask me questions. Find my mistakes. Get messy!
You can find the blurb, excerpts, and any other details you’d like to know beforehand on the book page. Know that this is an erotic m/m relationship, so there are explicit, steamy scenes, between two men.
If accurate representation is something you feel just as strongly about as I do, you can contact me through this website or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I genuinely can’t wait to hear from you.