Let Me Dream: Evoca­tive Gay Lit­er­a­ture Novel Em­broils Read­ers in CrossCon­ti­nent Love Af­fair

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While the gay lit­er­a­ture mar­ket is rapidly grow­ing, it is still un­der-ap­pre­ci­ated and rec­og­nized by the at-large global read­er­ship. How­ever, for mav­er­ick au­thors such as Harry Lavis, these chal­lenges have inspired a fierce move­ment to re­lease new emo­tion-rich nov­els, and refuse to shy away from top­ics that few are brave enough to ex­plore.

‘Let Me Dream' is cer­tainly no ex­cep­tion; a cock­tail of mul­ti­ple gen­res that ul­ti­mately pulls read­ers into an in­tense love story be­tween two men who, while at odds, refuse to give up on their grow­ing bond.


Harry is a sen­si­tive young man, who quickly and eas­ily falls in love. Dur­ing his sum­mer va­ca­tion, his lat­est love leaves the coun­try the day af­ter they meet.

The pro­tag­o­nist's feel­ings are stronger than he an­tic­i­pated, leav­ing him to ques­tion the right thing to do. Should he cast aside the even­ing they spent to­gether or seek to con­tinue the re­la­tion­ship?

Fol­low the des­ti­na­tion of this un­pre­dictable young char­ac­ter and dis­cover with him his quest for love. Should he aban­don ev­ery­thing for one per­son or can he find the love he is search­ing for closer to home than he ex­pected?

“I have def­i­nitely used this book to force read­ers to con­front many im­por­tant and preva­lent is­sues,” ex­plains the au­thor. “For ex­am­ple, one of our main char­ac­ters' ex part­ners is HIV pos­i­tive and it gets plenty of at­ten­tion in the nar­ra­tive; HIV is of course a vi­tal so­ci­etal is­sue, so why not use lit­er­a­ture as a ve­hi­cle to raise its pro­file and ac­cep­tance?”

Con­tin­u­ing, “Ul­ti­mately, the book was writ­ten to ad­dress my pas­sion for in­clu­sion and ac­cep­tance among all peo­ple, ev­ery­where. The many is­sues in­ter­twined into the story will push read­ers out­side their com­fort zone and hope­fully see them turn the last page with a re­freshed view on how we can all live to­gether, hap­pily, no mat­ter what we be­lieve.”

‘Let Me Dream’ is avail­able now: iTunes - https://ap­ple.co/2vqbl5p Barnes & Noble - https://bit.ly/2qIVkBT Kobo - https://bit.ly/2LGWBU3

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