I just completed the Epilogue moments ago and am satisfied that I have done my very best to tell their story in a manner which will appeal to any reader of any stripe or orientation. It is a tragedy. It is a love story. It is a fantasy, providing escape from the everyday blahs of everyday existence--- into a world full of luxury, love, passion, courage and more. It is posh and grimy. Filthy and pristine.
At this point (tomorrow), I share it with my battery of proofreaders, editors and critics! Then I submit it to the publishing houses and imprints, for which this genre is apropos. I believe I have found one that I am convinced is a perfect fit for the piece. But I won't "jinx" it. Only time, and the universe, will tell what sort of life the work will have. After having not written anything for more than a decade, my muse demanded to be fed. My soul did as well.
As of tomorrow, a brand new rollercoaster of emotions, dreams, goals and prayers come into being. I pray you'll get to meet Sandro and Ricardinho some day very soon! I believe that this piece represents the most mature effort of my writing attempts.
Below is the song that inspired the title and timbre of the novel. It is a song I love to sing and which speaks to my deepest heart. Today is a milestone that I will never forget.
"Luz do Sol" ("Sunlight") is a sexy, luxurious, gay romance thriller set in the wealthy and diverse "Zona Sul" ("South Zone"- comprised of Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana districts and others), the poorest favelas, yacht and country clubs of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil--- where penthouse culture meets the hard, dangerous streets of Rio and the marble-floored offices of the powerful Brasilian elite.
When a national celebrity, billionaire, athlete falls in love with an American, best-selling writer and librettist, his secret personal orientation becomes public knowledge in the country--- and worldwide. His love for the American is strong... and deeply requited.
How can he love honestly, when it could well destroy his career, his fortune, his national stature as a hero and possibly end his life in the offing?
Constructed on a mélange of secrecy, dirty cops, sadistic, hate-fueled murder, cover-ups, brutality, survival and devotion to the art of being in a durable and significant and loving relationship with your perfect mate after a lifetime of searching --- despite all the many risks, dangers and threats from every corner. Samba, Carnaval, upscale living and a new-found love that is entirely hopeless... or is it?
"Luz do Sol" ©2012, Marcinho Savant, a completed manuscript, is actively seeking literary agent representation and signing with a major publishing house. A screenplay is expected from the author as well.
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