Monday, December 07, 2009

Blog Tour For Jamieson Wolf's "Hard"

Jamieson Wolf is the most prolific writer (and reader) I know and he writes in many different genres.
He's also one of the most geniune pople I've ever met and a good friend. Hopefully some day his life story will be available for all to read!

A writers, we come from all walks of life, with different experiences and unique views on the world. Yet we all crave similiar things - love, acceptance, approval. Our experiences and needs often come together on paper...


As they did for Jamieson...

Behind the Story – The True Life Story of Hard

My new novella, HARD, is actually based off of a true story.

When I was a randy young lad, I did indeed look at pornography magazines with my male chums. Name one guy that doesn’t when he’s younger (never mind when he’s older). But I always found myself looking at the guys in porno magazines.

I knew at a fairly young age that I was gay. I was brought around to this realization with a little help from my best friend at the time, a young man I will call Jason (that’s not his real name, in case you were wondering).

As young men are wont to do, we did explore each others bodies. We even pressed our crotches together, much like Owen and Daniel in HARD. But the true-life story ended much more horribly than the novel I wrote.

One afternoon, while Jason and I engaged in what could loosely be called an extra curricular activity, I got hard. Even worse, I got hard while we were rubbing crotches together.

I remember the look on Jason’s face when he realized I was hard. And the way the look deepened when he realized it was not the pornography magazines that were making me hard; it was him.

“Your hard.” He said. There was a note of accusation in his voice.

”No I’m not.” But he knew that wasn’t true. So did I.

The damage was done. Jason and I kind of drifted apart. We no longer hung out after school, we no longer talked. But I would see him from time to time in the hallways of our high school. Each time I saw him, I got a feeling that made me warm inside and slightly sad at the same time.

Years later, I realized that I was more than likely in love with Jason at the time. But I didn’t really know what love was. Heck, I didn’t even know what being gay was, not really. I just knew I was different; I just didn’t know how different.

When I sat down to write HARD, I had only one thought in my mind: what would have happened if my own story had gotten a happy ending? What would have happened if things had gone differently?

And the story of HARD was born.

While I was writing it, it was impossible not to think of Jason. I think of him every now and again and wonder what ever happened to him. He was the first boy I ever loved but, thankfully, not the last.

I can only hope that he’s found happiness as I have; and that he thinks of me every once in a while not with shame, but with pleasure.

You can read HARD to find out if Owen and Daniel get a happy ending. Get your copy from the lovely folks over at Breathless Press right here: Breathless Press

Cheers,
Jamieson

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ABOUT HARDENING – A Free Ebook by Jamieson Wolf

My novella, HARD, came about by accident.

I had sat down to write what I thought would be a bittersweet story of a young man in love with his best friend. It was still a sweet story with an extra bit of spice thrown in for good measure.

I had written the novella as a free give away for Breathless Press. But Breathless Press loved the novella so much, they decided to publish it instead!

I was thrilled to pieces, as you can well imagine. But through out all the excitement, I kept wondering what happened after HARD.

For those of you who’ve read the novel, you’ll know that it has a happy ending but some questions are left unanswered.

Though HARD felt complete, I couldn’t stop myself from wondering what happened afterwards. I wanted to explore the storyline a bit further and see what would happen.

HARDENING is the result. I sincerely hope you enjoy it. It’s a heck of a lot more racy than HARD but I had a wonderful time writing it.

You can download your very own copy of HARDENING for FREE by clicking HERE


About Jamieson:

Jamieson has been writing since a young age when he realized he could be writing instead of paying attention in school. Since then, he has created many worlds in which to live his fantasies and live out his dreams.

He is the author of The Valentine Series, The Written Word Series, The Hunted Series, The Owen Diaries, The Gods of Love Series, The Wishing Star Series and The Queen of Egypt Series and more!

Jamieson is also an author of non-fiction including the best selling Letting the Mind Wander, Write Now and The Muse.

He currently writes book reviews for The Book Pedler   and writes non fiction pieces for The American Chronicle 

Jamieson is also an accomplished artist. He works in mixed media, charcoal and pastels. He also runs a book trailer design company titled Night Wolf Designs 

He currently lives in Ottawa Ontario Canada with his husband Robert and his cat, Mave, who thinks she's people.

Learn more about Jamieson at Jamieson Wolf  & at his Blog

Be sure to say hi to Mave! She really IS people you know!

12 comments:

Sandy Lender said...

Jamieson, My Villain!
I hope lots of folks are learning about the story and getting interested. How old were you and "Jason" when you drifted apart?

"Some days, you just want the dragon to win."

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

An accomplished writer and artist plus running a book trailer design business—does Jamieson ever sleep?)

Helen Ginger said...

Good gracious, Jamieson sounds multi-talented! Artist, writer, book trailers? Wow.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Creative Chronicler said...

Thanks for sharing a piece of your story with us Jamieson.

Julia Barrett said...

Your story is fascinating and the book sounds equally so. Pretty amazing!

Jamieson Wolf said...

Hello Everyone!

Thanks so much for stopping by on this tour stop! The book is getting lots of rave reviews and I'm just thrilled to pieces.

SANDY: If memory serves me correctly, Jason and I were about sixteen or seventeen when we drifted apart. I saw him briefly, year later after the incident, and he didn't acknowledge me. Sigh. C'est la vie, oui?

JANE: Yep, I do sleep! I usually go to bed at about 10:30pm or so and get up for 6am, so I get a few hours in. I'm not sure how I do everything plus working full time, but I guess I've found a balance. LOL A percarious balance, but one nonetheless.

HELEN, CREATIVE CHRONICLER, JULIA: Thanks for leaving a comment! Everyone who leaves a comment is being entered in a draw to win a copy of the book! Three names will be chosen. Here's hoping it's one of yours!

Jamieson Wolf said...
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julielomoe said...

Hi Jamieson and Diane. Thanks for this post. I'm always interested in reading about experiences far different from my own.

I know it takes courage to be so frank and open about your orientation. I often use the term "out of the closet" when talking about my own bipolar diagnosis and how it's reflected in my fiction.

My favorite soap opera "One Life to Live" has a major gay story line which is evidently being very well received, so times are definitely changing. Today they actually showed the two guys embracing on a bed, but of course they were interrupted by urgent cell phone calls. It's only a matter of time, though.

Julie Lomoe's Musings Mysterioso
http://julielomoe.wordpress.com

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thanks Jamieson for joining us and everyone for commenting!

Mike Douglas said...

I've only read one of Jamieson's works, and it was superb.
:note to self: Must get more.

Jenn McKay said...
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Jenn McKay said...

Hey Jamieson, I love the fact that your inspiration came from wanting to know what that experience would have been with a happy(ier) ending.

Normally I go the other way... how bad can a situation get?

Now, thanks to you, I'm going to imagine how good it can get.

Thanks,
Jenn