18 Couples. 18 Experiences. 1 Book. Coming Spring 2011.
It's almost here! The book that I spent most of 2010 working on while I was on hiatus from the blog. Finally, a book that reflects the lives of same-gender loving African-American men who defy the stereotype that either we're not interested in loving committed relationships or we're not capable of having one.
Here's what author and activist Terry Angel Mason had to say about When Love Takes Over: A Celebration of SGL Couples of Color after reading an advanced copy:
One of my favorite quotations hails from the French philosopher Voltaire who uttered the famous words " There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come! And this book is another fascinating example of an idea whose time has definitely come!
Darian Aaron has beautifully captured and chronicled the passion, the joy, and the magic of true love that has been experienced by 18 same-sex couples. The result of Darian's endeavors is a compelling masterpiece that romantically inspires and emotionally engages the reader. Darian pulls back the curtain of time and takes us into the hearts and minds of the 18 couples as they share with us, their journey to romantic fulfillment from beginning to end.
Moreover, this literary chronicle of true love vindicates and validates the desires of same-sex couples in wanting to fully participate in the American Dream which promises all citizens " life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness "e.g., THE RIGHT TO MARRY THE LOVE OF THEIR LIVES!
Darian Aaron wisely documents the love stories of these 18 couples with a journalistic elegance and simple sophistication that allows the warmth and unique magic of each couple's story to unfold and engage the reader without being overshadowed by the author's ego. This literary ability sets Darian worlds apart from most contemporary writers and gives us, the reader, a timeless literary treasure that showcases the positive examples of same sex love.
It is my fervent hope and impassioned prayer that this book will inspire and motivate other couples to aspire to and emulate the couples represented in this book who boldly and bravely declared their love to each other and to the world, refusing to surrender to societal and familial pressures, vowing to remain true to each other because LOVE TOOK OVER!
When Love Takes Over: A Celebration of SGL Couples of Color available online and bookstores everywhere this spring.