Have you ever volunteered for anything? I have for short periods of time for various organisations (a hospice, brownies, church etc), but real life has always overtaken me and I’ve ended up having to give up the volunteer work after a couple of years and deal with life work.
I really admire people who’ve stayed with organisations for years. For some people, the volunteer work becomes their life and their colleagues become part of their family. In The Next Call Mark went from a user of the service to a long-term volunteer, to give back what he had received at a vulnerable time.
I’ve promised myself when life reduces a few stages down from crisis management I shall look for volunteer work again.
On the blog tour I want to highlight the amazing work LGBT helplines and charities do for people who really need them. I’ve focused on the UK because that is where I live. Please take the time to look at their sites.
Brighton and Hove LGBT switchboard is forty years old this year. Their services include a helpline and counselling.
The Next Call by Sue Brown
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (February 4, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: The Next Call
Mark Grayson volunteers for an LGBT helpline, the same one that helped him through his teenage years. One day he takes a call from “Ricky,” a suicidal man being forced into a marriage he doesn't want. For weeks Mark talks to Ricky and provides support, but he’s frustrated by the lack of information Ricky provides and the decisions he’s making. In the meantime, Mark starts a relationship with another volunteer. Then tragedy strikes and Mark takes time away from the helpline, but when he comes back, Ricky is waiting. Mark realizes Ricky is stronger than before and their relationship changes, but Mark isn’t sure what their future holds if their relationship is destined to be at the end of the phone.
AUTHOR BIO: Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn't following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. Sue discovered M/M romance at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favourite television series. The kissing was hot and tender and Sue wanted to write about this men. She may be late to the party, but she's made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.
There will be FIVE winners chosen from this contest:
1) First Winner will get a $20 Amazon Gift Card.
2) Second Winner will get a paperback copy of Stolen Dreams. (The contest is open for everyone and not limited to a specific region!)
3) First Runner up will get e-copies of The Next Call and Stolen Dreams each.
4) Two Second Runners up will win an e-copy of either The Next Call or Stolen Dreams.
Contest Begins: 26th January, 2015
Contest Ends: 28th February, 2015
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