Release Day Blast: Only Say the Word by Scott D. Pomfret

Blurb:
Can a man be Catholic and gay and still true to himself and his lover?

Colm Flaherty sets out to do it. Rejoining the Church after long estrangement, Colm discovers a gift for speaking at Mass that puts wounded people at peace. Miracles and visions abound. Colm is hailed as a “gay saint.”

But even as Colm brings peace to the parish, gritty Boston grows uglier: The Commonwealth is rocked by violent political division over gay marriage, his relationship with his older atheist boyfriend is undermined by devotion to a Church that devalues their love, the archbishop wants to sell the Franciscan chapel to the highest bidder, and there’s an abused former altar boy out there who has determined that he can win redemption by assassinating Colm in the midst of Mass.

After Colm is shot in the pews, all Boston’s tensions comes to a boil, and extremists of every kind clash. His would-be assassin escapes, the archbishop and mayor only contribute to the culture wars, and Colm’s ex-boyfriend is torn between his grieving for his catastrophically injured lover and his commitment to gay liberation. When would-be assassin makes an attempt to finish Colm off, only a single disgraced priest has any chance of preserving Colm’s life.

Where To Buy:
NineStar Press || Amazon

About Scott:
Scott D. Pomfret is author of the forthcoming novels The Second Half: A Gay American Football Novel (Lethe Press June 18 2016), Only Say the Word (Ninestar PressMay 16, 2016), The Hunger Man (Ninestar PressJune 2 2016), and the recently released collection of short stories You Are the One(Ninestar Press April 2016).  Past published works include Since My Last Confession: A Gay Catholic Memoir (Arcade 2008), the Romentics-brand gay romance novels (LooseID Press), the Q Guide to Wine and Cocktails, and dozens of short stories published in, among other venues, Post Road,New Orleans Review, Fiction International, and Fourteen Hills.  Scott is lucky to be able to write from his tiny Boston apartment and even tinier Provincetown beach shack, which he shares with his partner of fifteen years, Scott Whittier.

Author Contact:
Website: http://www.scottpomfret.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bostonseanachie
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bostonseanachie

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