Gay novel portrays the turbulent life of two gay men of color; Currently available at all online retailers
WASHINGTON—He is as it again—this time in a FRENZY! Award-winning and acclaimed author Wyatt O’Brian Evans, intimately exposes the complexities experienced by two gay men of color as they navigate their relationship through turbulent waters in part two of his Nothing Can Tear Us Apart Series—FRENZY! FRENZY! is currently available at all online retailers in digital and paperback.
A gay man of color, Evans poignantly calls attention to racial and ethnic issues encountered by Antonio and Wes as they navigate through riveting circumstances tied to their monogamous relationship while depicting the reality of Intimate Partner Violence/Abuse (IPV/A), mental illness, childhood abuse and bullying. Based on real-life events, this provocative, dramatic novel does more than provide for a good read. FRENZY! is more than an enthralling book—it is a call to action.
“Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A), is such a critical—and potentially life-threatening—issue facing the LGBTQ community,” said author Wyatt O’Brian Evans. “And, stigma is a driving force that keeps it ‘swept under the rug.’ Therefore, it tends to be grossly under-reported. As a journalist, I’ve extensively researched and reported on this behavior; I’ve interviewed scores of victims and survivors. And I, myself, am a survivor.”
As gay men of color, ‘Tonio and Wes have a unique set of challenges to overcome while still facing obstacles found in any committed relationship.
“I believe the biggest misconception is that the LGBTQ community doesn’t have the same problems, issues and challenges as the heterosexual community,” Evans said. “Regarding IPV/A between two gay/same-gender-loving (SGL) men, too many individuals don’t consider the abuse to be actual abuse. They think, “Oh, well! It’s just ‘boys being boys.’”
This multidimensional novel explores the reality that gay men of color experience.
“People of Color (POC) have to deal with racism and discrimination in their everyday existence,” Evans said. “Certainly, this can fuel the issues I present in FRENZY! Just like in the heterosexual community, there is structural racism within the LGBTQ community. This structural racism perpetuates barriers to opportunities and racial disparities. We have to eradicate these barriers. One of the major reasons I write the Nothing Can Tear Us Apart series of novels is to present LGBTQ POC in a vibrant, nuanced, ‘real-life’ light, if you will.”
An acclaimed radio personality, journalist and inspirational speaker, Evans delves into personal experiences to bring the characters to life on the page. All-in-all Evans said he invested 13 months of research into the book and sought the counsel of a psychologist to ensure a sound representation of IPV/A, multiple personality disorder, childhood abuse and bullying.
“Any author worth his salt must present slices of real life to the reader,” he said. “Over my lifetime, I’ve known child abuse victims. And, I was bullied through junior high school. The message I send to bullied LGBTQ youth is that you are not alone. Also, and this is crucial: you must tell individuals you trust, because they can help you. Silence is a bully’s most effective weapon.”
Beyond the heated captivation of FRENZY!, Evans bottom line is greater than an enthralling read.
“My wish is that FRENZY! provides a window into the critical issues confronting the LGBTQ community, thereby creating opportunities to further open an honest dialogue,” he said. “That is what fosters positive change.”
FRENZY! is currently available at all online retailers in digital and paperback. Receive a special 20% discount by placing your order through Evans’ official website at https://goo.gl/fXhTR0. Get it on time for the Holidays! It’s sure to be a FRENZY!
To learn more about Wyatt O’Brian Evans, check out http://wyattevans.com.
About Wyatt O’Brain Evans
Wyatt O’Brian Evans arguably is the quintessential Renaissance man. Mr. Evans is an author, journalist, radio personality, entrepreneur, instructor, voice-over artist, public/motivational speaker, and entertainer.
Wyatt is the author of the provocative and popular Nothing Can Tear Us Apart (NCTUA) series (gay/ethnic genre)—the compelling and exciting saga of Wesley and Antonio–two masculine men of color who confront daunting struggles and obstacles which throw their monogamous relationship in dire jeopardy. “FRENZY!”, the latest installment in the well-received series, has just been released.
Evans is the founder, CEO and President of Nair’BoUniversal, the publishing and production house that releases the NCTUA series.
He holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in journalism and political science from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
[From a News Release]