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Yamila Abraham founded the publishing company Yaoi Press in 2004. Over the last decade she's overseen the publication 50 Boy's Love titles including graphic novels, comic books, novels, and art books. Abraham has successfully licensed Yaoi Press titles into several foreign languages.
Abraham is a prolific writer with over a dozen graphic novel and novels in print with four different publishers. She wrote two of Yaoi Press' best selling series: Winter Demon and Dark Prince. She's written hundreds of novels, both yaoi and science fiction romance, that have been translated into foreign languages. Her first scholarly article on the topic of international BL was published by McFarland Press in 2010. Abraham currently works diligently on numerous illustrated ebooks through Yaoi Press' newest imprint, Yaoi Prose. Abraham has been a speaker or guest of honor at 150 anime fan conventions.
on Oct. 08, 2012 :
I will add a warning here - if you are triggered by domestic abuse or the use of slurs, then you'll probably want to give this a pass. But if that is not a problem for you, then definitely check this out.
Tough cop Heath Prescott is pretty much lost after his wife Abbie dies, with her having been the love of his life, and the person who kept his domestic life completely in order. Abbie's twin brother, Abel, is lost, as well, with Abbie having been his only family, and finding himself at the tail end of an abusive relationship.
When Heath is called in to help deal with the abusive boyfriend that Abel is trying to escape, they are both slowly drawn into a situation where they end up living together, and then, slowly, falling in love with each other.
There's some hurt/comfort, in the form of grieving for the deceased Abbie, and in Heath messing things up, then going after Abel to make it right.
There were a few things that bothered me - Some of the ideas and language expressed by Heath are rather jarring, because he's got a macho straight cop thing going on, and so you have to take it with a grain of salt that he's unused to gay men, and is fumbling around with trying to figure out how to handle the fact that he is falling in love with one. There's also a scene where Heath gets drunk that is somewhat disturbing.
The ending is very sweet, and sexy, and worth waiting for. (I do hope that Abel takes him shopping for lube in the future, though I suppose, if you're winging it, olive oil's better than other things you could use...)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)