Dustin Reviews: Rainbows All Around Us by Nathan J. Morissey


Rainbows All Around Us by Nathan J MorisseyDeeply closeted and lonely, Justin spirals into a depression when he has no one to turn to. When compassionate and sexy Lucas enters the picture, he changes Justin into a confident and happy young gay man. But tragedy strikes when Lucas gets involved in the gay rights movement and attracts homophobic bigots. Can Justin protect his true love? Or will they be torn apart forever?

Set amid the gay marriage movement, Rainbows All Around Us is an uplifting and inspirational gay love story about the difficulties of being both gay and masculine in the modern world, the importance of being yourself, and most importantly, the power of love to change your world.

Please note that this story contains explicit sexual content and language not appropriate for readers under 18. Reader discretion is advised.

Rainbows All Around Us was a sweet sweet read. Justin and Lucas are perfectly paired and through their individual strengths and weaknesses a beautiful tale of love unfolds and builds to an emotional climax. Wiping the tears from my eyes, I discovered the story continued with what I considered a ramble of explanations that was not needed. The additional closing passage and epilogue were a disappointment after the story peaked so beautifully. It’s nice to have all the loose ends tied up in a bow, but sometimes not every detail needs to be explained. Leave a little to the readers imagination.

Do I recommend this book? ABSOLUTELY YES!

About the author

Nathan J Morissey loves to read and write gay fiction and gay erotica. When he’s not reading or writing, he’s rock-climbing, exercising and weight-training.

Blog: http://nathanjmorissey.blogspot.com


Rainbows All Around Us is available at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Rainbows-All-Around-Us-ebook/dp/B007G1BRTY

Tags: romance, erotic romance, crush on me, gay erotic romance,love,love story, sweet romance, actor fiction, gay marriage, novella, fiction, high school, young adult, homophobia

Word Count: 25,000 Words (approximate)

Language:English

Published March 1st 2012

ASIN: B007G1BRTY

4 out of 5 stars

Hop Against Homophobia Blog Hop


Hop Against Homophobia

an M/M – only Blog Hop

May 17 – 20, 2012

To promote awareness against homophobia, a group of m/m authors pulled together to create this amazing blog hop. The home page is Hop Against Homophobia

It’s easy to participate:

  1. Visit each of the participating blogs listed on Hop Against Homophobia (May 17 – 20, 2012)

  2. Follow the instructions on each blog for a chance to win PRIZES.

You are already on my Blog Page, simply post “I am Against Homophobia” (in the comment section below) and you will be entered into a random drawing to WIN a digital download of BOTH of my novellas:

STORM OF PASSION

and

MASKED IDENTITIES

The lucky winner will be notified by email and their name will be posted on this blog on May 21, 2012. Have fun! Good Luck! And spread the word: Homophobia is NOT Acceptable!

Don’t forget to return to the Blog Hop Home Page at: http://hopagainsthomophobia.blogspot.com to visit the additional 228 authors participating in this extraordinary event.

Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood.” ~ Coretta Scott King

Dustin Adrian Rhodes supports

May 17, 2012

Homophobia is a range of negative attitudes and feelings towards homosexuality or people who are identified as or perceived as being LGBT. Definitions refer variably to antipathy, contempt, prejudice, aversion, and irrational fear. (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Statistics from the FBI have shown an 11% rise in reports of homophobic hate crime across America in the last year. Most of those targeted were gay men.

Homophobic hate crime increased by 6% in the USA, according to official FBI statistics. The FBI reported more than 7,600 hate crimes.

97% of students in public high schools report regularly hearing homophobic remarks from their peers.

80% of gay and lesbian youth report severe social isolation.

53% of students report hearing homophobic comments made by school staff.

19% of gay men and 25% of lesbians report suffering physical violence at the hands of family members as a result of their sexual orientation.

42% of homeless youth self-identify as gay/lesbian.

19% of gay/lesbian youth report suffering physical attacks based on their sexual orientation.

42% of adolescent lesbians and 34% of adolescent gay males who have suffered physical attack also attempt suicide.

30% of gay and bisexual adolescent males attempt suicide at least once a year.

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” ~ Harvey Fierstein

The International Day Against Homophobia, held on May 17 every year, is a rallying event offering an opportunity for people to get together and reach out to one another. Fondation Émergence promotes, mainly on a pan-Canadian level, the International Day Against Homophobia encourages organizations and individuals to highlight this event in their environment. This annual event is recognized globally as a reminder that Homophobia is NOT Acceptable, not just on this one day, but every day of the year.

There should be no homophobia or discrimination anywhere in this world.”~ Kylie Minogue

WE HAVE A WINNER!

penumbrareads has won a digital download of BOTH of my novellas: Storm of Passion & Masked Identities.

Congratulations to penumbrareads.

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this amazing event.

The fight against Homophobia is not a one day event,

but a daily battle until Homophobia no longer exists.

Here’s the trailer for my New Book!


“It Gets Better” (Broadway sings for the Trevor Project)


IT GETS BETTER Project

The Trevor Project

IT GETS BETTER Project


Let’s get behind the IT GETS BETTER Project, I did!

Heart (Gay themed short film)


Damien is compelled to follow his heart for one last chance at happiness. Watching out for him are Fiona and Doc who prove that family isn’t always who you’re born to but who’s got your back.

Homo, Queer, Oh My!


It’s Tuesday morning around 10 AM when I boarded the commuter bus, I’m on my way to do my weekly grocery shopping. I have ridden public transportation for more than 20 years. Yes, I can drive, but I prefer to not be behind the wheel of a car, especially in the crazy Austin traffic. The commute to the grocer takes less than ten minutes, so it’s no major ordeal.

Plunking my 8 quarters into the machine, I retrieved my Day Pass which allowed me to ride most public transit buses for 24 hours for no additional toll. I moved into the bus, when I am surprised by the passengers, they actually cleared a pathway for me so that I could move further into the bus and possibly claim a seat on the full bus. I couldn’t understand why the passengers were acting as if I were a leaper. I had showered, wearing clean clothes, had brushed my teeth and rinsed with mouth wash. Had I applied deodorant? I thought to myself, yes! And, I had even splashed on some cologne. Then it dawned on me. It was my heather gray t-shirt I was wearing that was causing the strange reaction and questionable stares.

Never had I seen discrimination or homophobia of that level on Austin public transportation like I was experiencing at that very moment. That particular bus was mixed with students, young Hispanic mothers and I would be safe to guess that at least one-fourth of the young men on that bus were either gay or bi-sexual. Mind you, Austin is a very “open” and accepting city, that’s one of it’s many excellent qualities. But, I was shocked to feel the tension that weighed on that particular bus ride. I live in the Southeastern part of the city, more commonly referred to as “Apartment City”, since the majority of this area of town is comprised of apartments and condos. A lot of college kids live in this part of town and I can safely say, by browsing Craig’s List Men-4-Men Personals that there are probably more gay’s living this part of town than anywhere else in Austin. So, why the homophobia???

I guess, from now on, I will be more selective where I wear my t-shirt, with a simple logo blazed across the chest: I KISS BOYS!