Prince Amory longs to find his true love.
Néstor Awada wants to be a servant no longer.
Both yearn to find the man with whom they could fall in love.
Each doubts their dream will come true.
When word reaches Amory that his father is mistreating a new servant, he goes to save him.
Prince and servant try to fight their growing feelings for each other to no avail.
But is their love strong enough to breach the chasm forced on them by society?
I generally hide the fact that I'm disabled. Not because I am ashamed. But because I was told I couldn't achieve my dreams by various teachers and other school officials and counselors. They felt my 'limitations' would prevent me from understanding the odds against me.
They were wrong. I already knew it wouldn't be easy. I have learning disabilities, but I am not entirely oblivious to the world around me.
So, how does writing fit in to this?
Because my dream is writing!
I was ten years old when I realized I wanted to be an author. Growing up, I'd doodle about on paper, spinning endless stories in my head and yet, I never seemed to finish them. That's because I would falter and let those negative voices ramble on in my mind; the ones that told me no one would ever read anything a disabled girl wrote. Those days weren't often, but they did happen and I'd sigh, putting my journals aside until the next time a burst of stubborn bravery hit me.
I never gave up dreaming about writing, even if I did frequently put it on the back burner. Of the many things I struggle with daily, the hardest one concerning writing, by far, is comprehension. I have a hard time understanding certain things, such as verb tense and it can be frustrating. It slows me down but I've found a small circle of people I trust to not speak down to me and patiently explain the process. Several times.
It comes down to this: If you want something bad enough, you have to be willing to work hard at it. There is never a time when you should ease back or give less than. The only true failure comes when you give up or give in.
I've begun to incorporate some disabilities into my characters. I hope that there may be someone out there who will read and feel understood, to know they are not alone at all and that those of us with disabilities ...our only limits are the ones we place on ourselves.
PERCI T. BROOKS is the author of Yaoi (m/m) and Yuri (f/f). She’s been writing since the age of ten and started off writing just little stories. As she got older, she was able to create her own characters and plots. She loves to write. Becoming an author has always been her dream.
Perci enjoys reading, writing, poetry, anime, manga, Japanese music, cats, cows, Japanese history, Japanese movies. She is a total cat lover and loves to inspire others.
Miss Brooks lives to inspire others. She was born with medical problems, is hearing impaired and has disabilities and thought she would never become an author.
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