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Democracy, We Should Be A Republic

People say this nation is a democracy. It is this and worse. A few people hold power over the others. They strike away the rights of the people. Our corporations and banks return to the old methods of wage slavery as was done by the very ones we rebelled against during the War for Independence.

What this nation began as was a Republic where all had rights, which could never be hindered or taken away by the Articles of the Constitution. Banks were regulated by how they treated their depositors and how they treated the people having loans. Corporations didn’t exist which made family businesses thrive and allowed for a real free market economy.

The words in the Pledge of Allegiance are there for a purpose to make us remember we are a Republic and not a democracy of hierarchies where others rule over us. We do not pledge to a president, congress or senate. {“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”} We pledge to our fellow citizens to support each other not to support a government or ideals of a ruler. This is the very reason the first Ten Amendments are crucial to the country’s survival. They were meant for all people no matter the race, creed or background. All of the rest were added to simply gain control or profit from the people.

 

In The Spotlight – Slaying Isidore’s Dragons

I am proud to present the talented author C. Kennedy and his newest release Slaying Isidore’s Dragons on my blog today. His first book Omorphi is listed under my reviewed books. I know this book will be another of his hits. He is an author which writes with such compassion and feeling the characters leap from the pages. The methods in which he writes conveys the actions and events as if seeing them through the character’s eyes. His handling of delicate subject matter is outstanding. Now on to the good stuff…

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About Slaying Isidore’s Dragons

 5 Best friends
4 Vicious brothers
3 STD tests
2 Guys in love
1 Car bombing
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Nowhere to run

Follow the burgeoning love of two teens during the worst year of their lives. Irish-born Declan David de Quirke II is the son of two ambassadors, one Irish and one American. He is ‘out’ to his parents but to no one else. French-born Jean Isidore de Sauveterre is also the son of two ambassadors, one Catalan and one Parisian. His four half brothers have been told to cure him of his homosexuality. Both teens have lost a parent in a London car bombing.

5 Weeks of hell
4 Attempts on their lives
3 Law enforcement agencies
2 Dead high school seniors
1
 Jealous friend
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A love that won’t be denied

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Declan and Isidore meet at the beginning of their senior year at a private academy in the United States. Declan is immediately smitten with Isidore and becomes his knight in shining armor. Isidore wants to keep what is left of his sanity and needs Declan’s love to do it. One is beaten, one is drugged, one is nearly raped, one has been raped. They are harassed by professors and police, and have fights at school, but none of it compares to running for their lives. When the headmaster’s popular son attempts suicide and someone tries to assassinate Declan’s mother, they are thrown headlong into chaos, betrayal, conspiracy, allegations of sexual coercion, even murder. And one of them carries a secret that may get them killed.

5 New family members
4 BFF’s
3 Countries
2 Extraordinary Psychologists
1 Courageous Mother
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A new beginning for two young men in love

Read Chapter One of Slaying Isidore’s Dragons

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Now available in print and ebook at
Dreamspinner/Harmony Ink PressAmazonBarnes & NobleOmniLit/ARe, and Ingram Books for Libraries and Schools

Let’s not forget to give a big shout out to the creator and developer of the wonderful cover art and graphics.

Cover is designed and developed by the great

About Cody Kennedy

Raised on the mean streets and back lots of Hollywood by a Yoda-look-alike grandfather, Cody doesn’t conform, doesn’t fit in, is epic awkward, and lives to perfect a deep-seated oppositional defiance disorder. In a constant state of fascination with the trivial, Cody contemplates such weighty questions as If time and space are curved, then where do all the straight people come from? When not writing, Cody can be found taming waves on western shores, pondering the nutritional value of sunsets, appreciating the much maligned dandelion, unhooking guide ropes from stanchions, and marveling at all things ordinary.

Stop by Cody’s Blog with questions or comments, or simply share what’s on your mind.

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James Franco’s Interview

I love this interview of James Franco. It is so straightforward, but I think he is being human and himself.

Straight James Franco Talks to Gay James Franco

 Society put labels on men without warrant for acting with emotion, love, sensitivity and caring toward other men. Society places men in a bracket with some label if they admired or desire things of beauty or luxury or things a woman might. The media shows this to be true by how they use labels and then the masses follow suit.

Why does society do this? To make us conform to a set standard that someone conceived long ago, as what it is to be a man. A standard of psychological ideals making men into less human to be more easily controlled through a structure of rigid thinking. It turned men into people afraid to show emotions, afraid to show affection, and afraid to think for themselves not only about sexuality but also what makes us human.

I, for one, believe it is time we threw these conceptions out and all just acted human.

Writing to be Read

I always knew I wrote low on the reading scale to reach more people. I write for reading ease since what I see is not the true word written on the page due to a unique form of dyslexia. Most of my writing I try to maintain a 3rd to 5th grade reading level. Face it, reading is supposed to be pleasurable and not an act of thinking. The way to place a reader into your works best is to allow his mind to rest as their imagination takes hold. It is one reason Hemingway is still popular today.

This article shows the reasons clearly of why certain writers are still loved today.

Why History’s Best Writers Wrote for Middle Schoolers

Just Finished a Wonderful Book, Omorphi by C. Kennedy.

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Omorphi by C. Kennedy is a book that all should read. It has very strong characters that you bond with in a short amount of reading. The topics written of in this story are things that the reader can relate to without being gay.
The characters will have you turning page after page reading while wondering what is next to happen to them. There is a mystery when you first start that is unraveled slowly before the reader. Each chapter you learn more until the secret is found. The suspense and action in this book make it an edge of your seat read in places that makes this book more than just a usual read.
Nothing in the book is without merit. The manner in which the author portrays each character is touching and heartfelt. The topics brought forward are well thought out and sometimes more realistic than the reader might wish to confront, but you need to confront them for they are present in real life for too many out there.
Overall this is a book about the strength and determination of the main character Christy and his love of Michael. The struggles are offset by the triumphs of Christy with the help of Michael and other characters within the pages.
The topics of abuse are not done in the “shock and awe” method of some authors but deal with the mental aspects of the trauma more than the details of the physical side. The author placed a lot of thought into this story to reveal so much with so few real details of the things that happened to Christy before meeting Michael.
This story is one of rebirth and transformation of Christy and those around him. It teaches so much about labeling, tolerance, understanding and communication that should be paramount in today’s society but is often overshadowed by the bigotry, stereotyping and hate preached by so many toward others.
Anyone would enjoy this story. It is one worth reading for anyone and not just the YA genre.  I highly recommend this book.Get your copy at the links below:

Horny Hump Day in Celebration of Am I Real

As many of you know, my first book, Am I Real, was mentioned in the USA Today section called Happy Ever After.

In celebration of this, I’m offering a peek at one of the hot scenes.  I know three lines isn’t much, but you need to book to really get the entire story of Horus and Faith and the question, Am I Real.

These line take place when she has just woke him while she explored his body.  Her innocence is evident in the scene it is taken from in the story.  (This is actually four sentences in the book.)

Faith looked at the organ, touched her finger to the tip where the slit was, pulling a drop of his fluid from it; watched the glass-like, sticky, slick strand extend from it before finally breaking. Softly blowing on his erection, she witnessed more fluid come from the tip. The sight of it was breathtaking and lovely.

The book mentioned in USA Today, Happy Ever After section, Am I Real. Get your copy today at the link below.
 
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Remember to purchase your copy of my first book, please and spread the word of its release.
 
Thank you.