Blog Tour Stop & Guest Post: Cassandra Carr’s See the Light

Why there’s a need for books like See the Light
by Cassandra Carr

A friend of mine forwarded an article about how Russia has legislation pending outlawing “homosexual propaganda”. Basically, that will mean any public display of pro-gay rights can and will be prosecuted. Why is this important? Well, for one thing, the next Olympics is slated to take place in Russia. If Russia has, for all intents and purposes, outlawed homosexuality, how will gay athletes be received and treated at the Olympics?

It’s funny (well, not ha-ha funny, but you get my drift) that my friend would send me this article. He actually didn’t know I was writing a book (See the Light) about a closeted gay hockey player who goes to the Olympics. Reading the article showed me there is, in fact, a need for people like me to write books about these situations. Some of you may think I’m overstating the case, but consider this: for the last couple of Olympics at the very least there has been a Pride House – a place where LGBT athletes could to for support and so they could be themselves. Russia is refusing to include a Pride House in the Olympic Village.

There are NO openly gay players in any of the four major professional sports – NFL, NBA, MLB, and the NHL. I’m hoping that will change soon, but until it does – until gay players are accepted just like those who are of a different race or background, I’ll keep writing books about the issue.

What’s your feeling on this? Do you agree with me that there’s a need for books for See the Light?


Title: See the Light by Cassandra Carr
Publisher: Loose Id, LLC
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, M/M
Length: Novel

Summary:

Hockey player Jason Monroe lives a double life—star defenseman and soon-to-be Olympian on the ice and closeted gay man outside the rink. A serious relationship is out of the question, and Jason makes do with anonymous sex in barroom bathrooms, not willing to take the chance on coming out as gay in a decidedly macho sport.

Advisor to the US Olympic hockey team Patrick Parker knows a thing or two about being a professional hockey player who’s not out. He’s fifteen years older than Jason, and when he senses the sexy younger man is interested, he knows he shouldn’t give in to the attraction.

The two men can’t keep their hands off each other, though, and with each heated encounter it gets harder to hide their relationship. When their world blows up around them, forcing them into the limelight, though, will their love survive or be put on ice?


Excerpt:

Apparently Patrick didn’t know either, because his expression became alarmed. “What?”

I can’t stop.

“I need to do this.”

Not giving Patrick a chance to react to his words, Jason grabbed him, one hand palming the back of Patrick’s head as Jason’s other arm snaked around the man’s waist, pulling him into Patrick’s rock-hard body. It was obvious the man kept in shape, despite his playing days being over, and a tortured moan escaped before he could stop it. Jason dived into Patrick’s mouth as the passion flared, melting him from the inside out. He hadn’t kissed a man in years, and he realized how much he’d missed it as the kiss went on and on, neither man willing to let the other go.

He could feel Patrick’s cock as it lined up with his, and even through layers of clothing Jason felt the heat pouring off the other man. It made him want to submit to anything Patrick desired, which confused him. Honestly Jason couldn’t remember the last time he’d had a man’s dick in his mouth, but right now he’d give just about anything to suck Patrick off.

Patrick pushed them backward until they crashed into the wall, never letting their lips separate as he took control of the kiss. With a growl, the older man reached down and cupped Jason’s ass, pulling their cocks even closer and rubbing them together. Jason turned his head to the side with a gasp to break the
kiss before he passed out, but Patrick kept at him, scoring his teeth down Jason’s neck to his pulse point.

“So fucking hot.”

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15 Comments

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15 Responses to Blog Tour Stop & Guest Post: Cassandra Carr’s See the Light

  1. Mel Bourn

    I have several of Cassandra’s books. Really enjoy them. And of course…you can never go wrong with hockey. Love Hockey!
    Mel

  2. Felicia M Ciaudelli

    I am new to Cassandra’s books – I always love “finding” new authors, though – well, new for me!

  3. suze

    Oh yes, I always think that anything that generates acceptance is good and books got me more aware, so carry on Cassandra!
    didn’t realise there had been pride houses at the last two olympics and think Russia should be ‘encouraged’ by theIOC to have one too
    And I always love a hockey story!

    • Trix

      The post is acting weirdly, so it’ll only let me comment if I reply to another comment. Anyway, I definitely think there’s a need for books like SEE THE LIGHT (especially since I’m a hockey and m/m fanatic myself!). I still hold out hope that the NHL will be the first league where someone comes out, given many players’ support for the You Can Play Project and Athlete Ally…

  4. Nancy S

    You go girl! Not a big sports fan but do enjoy the books with mm action.

  5. Timitra

    This post was definitely food for thought for me-thanks for sharing!

  6. Landry

    This looks like a great book and I look forward to reading it. I believe that you are right—-more books on this topic should be written and people need to read them. The taboo has to be removed and that will come with people becoming comfortable and familiar seeing, hearing and reading about gay people, including athletes. We need to accept that people are people no matter who they are attracted to and move on with life. It is so hard to believe that there is still so much ignorance and hatred in the world. There are truly so many more important things to worry about in this day and age.

  7. Anything or anyone that can raise awareness of the injustices in other countries is a good, positive thing. What really needs to happen is for those countries who are accepting of all cultures, sexualities, etc. is for them to raise their voices and oppose for the Olympics to be held in a country who wants to repress others. Keep on writing, keep on raising your voice. Others are listening.
    I congratulate you for your efforts and a job well done.

    ~Rush~

    • Oh thank you so much! I really appreciate hearing that! And I intend to keep writing. The next book will delve even deeper into the other countries and their treatment of gays.

  8. Angie M

    It is crazy to me that in 2013 gay people all over the world still have to fight for their right to love whom they want. I just heard last night on the BBC about the support of gay politicians in Poland because the great Solidarity leader made negative comments about them.
    I’m glad you continue to write about this issue and I also hope that we can see a professional sports player come out without fear.