Sep 26

New Release: Hope and Love Anthology

Hope and Love Anthology
GLBTQ Multi-genre Romance (non-explicit) 
Cover by Rue Volley
Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing 
September 26th, 2014

It starts with hope. That’s what LGBTQ Centers all over the world give us, the hope, the community, the care and education we need in a world that is often hate filled, scared of the unknown, and down right scary. When first introduced to community many of us rejoice as it’s often the first time we’re able to be out and be our true selves without fear or shame.

This anthology is for the benefit of one such center, one that touches many many lives, and like others, needs help and nourishment as well. Centers like the MKE LGBT Community Center depend on the love and support of others so that they may help and support us.

Within this collection of stories, you will find hope, family, love, and community. Take a chance on a new author or one of your beloved… read, enjoy, and know that you are helping children, adults, teens, and elderly alike in our greater LGBTQ community!

One hundred percent of the income from this volume goes directly to The MKE LGBT Community Center in Milwaukee, WI USA

Micah’s Medicine (my story in the anthology)

When Micah Sands runs into his best friend, and secret crush, Perry (Pericles Mann) near the skate park, he’s torn between joy and fear. Micah knows he’s different and is terrified of both his family and his friend finding out about his sexuality. But when Perry asks for his help, he finds more than he bargained.

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Stories Within:

  • A Change of Heart by Adan DePiaz

  • All The Wrong Numbers by Kameron Mitchell

  • Blue Eyes by Hope Ryan

  • Breath of Life by M. LeAnne Phoenix

  • Camp Kennevan by Donovan Alekzander Crane

  • Dinner for the Dead by Áine P Massie

  • Five Down, Three To Go by Victoria Kinnaird

  • Forte’ by Marcus Maichle

  • Joey’s Choice by Piper Kay

  • Letter from Sarah by Aaron Silver

  • Micah’s Medicine by Tempeste O’Riley

  • My Book Boyfriend by Elaine White

  • Sanctuary by Jocelyn Sanchez

  • Something to Hold on to by Milla V.

  • The Queen Dethroned by B. David Spicer

About the author


Tempeste O’Riley grew up in the deep south and escaped her conservative, oppressive roots as soon as she could. Tempe is an out and proud omnisexual/bi-woman whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what she couldn’t – defy the hate and come out. He has been her hero ever since.

Though new to writing M/M, she has done many things in her life but writing has always drawn her back – no matter what else life has thrown her way. She counts her friends, family, and Muse as her greatest blessings in life.


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