I hope this is the one and only time I have to give this type of back story on a book, but I’m doing so for a good cause. The original version of this story was just a short meet cute—no sex or even kissing. You see, I was contacted by someone representing a small publishing company, asking for a donated story for an anthology to raise money for cancer. I wrote a short piece around 3,000 words and sent it to them. A few weeks later, they contacted me again, saying the only way they would include my story was if my characters weren’t gay, because the CEO of the publishing house is a Baptist. They said if I’d change my story to an M/F story, I could be included. In that moment, it no longer mattered if they’d be willing to accept me if I changed my story, because I was no longer willing to accept them. Refusing to accept a donation because a character is gay isn’t faith. It’s hate, and they obviously know nothing about me if they think for one minute I’ll stand for that. I withdrew my submission and made it longer. Now, with all the sexy scenes and hot kisses included, Brit and Army’s romance will help raise money for a different worthy cause—The Trevor Project, a charity that helps at-risk LGBT youth. A portion of this book’s proceeds will go to support the only thing that spreads even faster than hate and fear—love.