Dev is a football player at Forester University, a small liberal arts college where football isn't a big deal. He and his teammates still get to strut around and have their pick of the girls on Friday nights at the local meat market. That's all he wants--until he meets Lee, a fox with an agenda and an attractive body.
Problem is, Lee's not a girl. He's a gay fox who never thought he'd fall for a football player, until he met Dev. Their secret romance is hard enough for them to handle, but that's only the beginning of their problems, as their friends, family, and co-workers keep mounting the pressure to find out what's going on. If they're exposed, they could lose the careers they've fought so hard for.
Going it alone would make everything easier. If only they could stop fighting long enough to break up.
I thought it would be difficult to sell a book about football to what is essentially a fantasy/SF fandom. But I loved the story and believed in it. I was fortunate enough to have made a good friend who, as I was assembling the book, expressed interest in illustrating it. I asked that Blotch read the book before committing, and after having read the story, he enthusiastically contributed a beautiful cover and ten interior illos. And to my surprise, with the help of Blotch's art and the parts I'd posted online for free, the book became very popular. It sold out in two days at its debut convention. It sold a thousand copies in its first year. It's become probably my most famous book.
So if you love your story, believe in it. It might surprise you.