What does writing GLBTQ
literature mean to me?
This weekend I, along with a great many other GLBTQ authors are participating in the “Follow the Rainbow” Blog Hop in celebration of their new book review site! If you haven’t stopped by there, take a moment to check it out – Rainbow Book Reviews.
I sat here, staring at the question asked “What does writing GLBTQ literature mean to me?” and my mind blanked. The problem is that it means so many things to me that I wasn’t sure where to start. :c)
Sharing the stories of the loving men that live in my imagination is not an agenda for me, but an offering to others of the love I have seen and that I wish was more scene by others. It’s also a way to share my hopes.
I was raised in a repressive area in the South, but my best friend growing up was gay, I’m bi, some of our friends were gay, bi, lesbian (I didn’t know any Trans at the time, sorry). And while we were close and protected one another, we didn’t have any real role models or successful relationships to hold on to. So for me, writing GLBTQ stories is about having those HEAs we never thought possible. Having them with sexy abs, broad shoulders, and big . . . hearts (come on people, please – big HEARTS) just makes the stories of love, triumph, and growth that much better.
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From August 24th – August 26th, you can HOP around the blogs, comment at each and – follow their rules – be entered to win 70+ giveaways!
- Rainbow Book Reviews will provide 4 Book Gift Vouchers (All Romance or Amazon) of $25.00 each and pick winners at random from comments on the Rainbow Book Reviews blog.
- Several publishers have already generously donated the following prizes:
- Amber Allure – 9 winners
3 downloads per day for a total of 9 downloads
- Bold Strokes Books – 10 winners
10 books in any format the winner chooses
- Dreamspinner Press – 3 winners
3 vouchers worth $20 each
- Less Than Three Press – 1 winner
1 voucher for the website, worth $25
- Riptide Publishing – 5 winners
5 readers their choice of any of the following books, each the first in their series:
- Torquere Press
3 gift vouchers of $10 each for Torquere Press – 3 winners
2 gift vouchers for $10 each for Prizm (the YA imprint) – 2 winners
- Untreed Reads – 3 winners
3 coupons worth $10 each
- Amber Allure – 9 winners
- $10 ARe Gift Bucks for one lucky commenter (please include your email in your comment).
[[What’s your favorite type of M/M hero?]]
Yep, we’re doing THAT MUCH. You can comment on 1 or all 70+ and be entered that many times for the grand prizes (plus all the fabu prizes throughout the HOP)!
— Tempeste O'Riley (@TempesteO) August 24, 2012
1. Tara Lain
2. Jaime Samms
3. Jack Scott
37. Rick Reed
38. Jay Bell