Recently there has been a lot in the news surrounding equal rights in marriage here in my home state of Ohio. What I find saddest about what's happening is the fact one group of people seems to feel the need to maintain control over what another group of people does. When you think about it, it's very silly. Why should anyone be concerned with who is getting married beyond themselves? I fail to understand how a person's choice of husband or wife should matter to anyone other then the parties involved. I think it's very disappointing that there is always someone who feels the need to foist their beliefs on everyone else, wanted or not. I know just as many gay couples who've stayed together a decade or more as non-gay couples. How one can be right and one considered wrong is something I simply don't understand. If more people would simply worry about themselves, their own conduct and actions and less about who your neighbors marry many problems and conflicts would go away. Love is love and commitment is commitment, the gender of the participants shouldn't matter. Now the contest! This will enter you in the blog hop contest and in your post if you'd like to be entered in a drawing for my latest book, Collared Souls in ebook format, simply say so. Happy Reading and thanks for participating. What state is my home state?
A big congratulations to Penumbra for winning For the Long Run and to Trix wh has won Collared Souls. I'll be emailing you shortly with instructions.
My strategy against homophobia -- or any type of discrimination -- is to never play into it. In the case of homophobia directly I've taken it a step further with my fiction.
I think I've mentioned this before, but it is worth repeating. In my books I try to dispel homophobia by making it acceptable and common place in my novels. These men I create and write stories about have likes, dislikes, lives, and that's what I write about. I try to focus on them and create worlds and situations where one's sexual orientation doesn't matter. They are free to love whom they like.
Don't forget to visit the International Day Against Homophobia page. Where I work we wear colors in support of this day.
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I'm giving two eBooks away at the end of the hop. Comment below to be entered and be sure to let me know which book, or both.
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Welcome to my corner of the internet and the next stop in the Next Big Thing blog hop.
I was tagged by the talented and wonderful S.A.Garcia and Lou Sylvre, please take a moment to stop by and visit.
I'm here today to talk about the next book in the Sentries series, Collared Souls which is due out this spring.
What is the working title of your book?
Collared Souls and it’s book four of Sentries series.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
I’ve had the general ideas for each of the books in the series, as well as how many there are all along. There are plots for the series overall and subplots in each of the books. As part of the continuing series plot my guys, Todd and Nick Ruger are involved in a personal way in a war. This is something that is really brought to the forefront in this book. They’re right in the thick of it.
In this installment I planned for them to discover answers to the past, not only their individual past, but also the history of their society.
What genre does your book fall under?
Scifi, action/adventure, futuristic.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie?
I’ve changed my mind on that so much I’ve lost track. I did see some guy, a model, whose name I don't even know and thought that's Todd!
I haven't anyone specific for Nick.
What is a one sentence synopsis of your book?
Going back to their roots and discovering the past, leads to new beginnings and an understanding of the present.
Will your book be self published or represented by an agency?
It will be published by Dreamspinner Press this spring.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I think about four months.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre.
I haven’t read any similar to mine. There are slave stories, supernatural stories, and scifi futuristic stories with elements but none I could really compare it too. I’m sure they’re out there, but I haven’t found them.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I had intended from the start to have Todd and Nick return to Nick’s village at some point, as well as go more in depth about the disaster that lead to the evolution of this society. A friend of mine gave me the inspiration for one of the major plot points of the book, but I can’t tell more without terribly spoiling the story.
What else about your book might interest the reader?
Even though it’s written in the future, I’ve taken a lot of our past history, to create my plot.
The next stop on the tour is Wednesday, January 2, 2013 and those posting are:Anne Barwell and also HERERhys FordLou Sylvre will be back for round two!
Congrats to Chris who won Chained Hearts and HBPattskyn who was the winner of For the Long Run.
I hope you both enjoy!
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Hello and thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet! This event marks one year of Holiday Blog Hops, amazing!Take a look around, feel free to leave me comments, suggestions or prompts HERE.I'll be giving away one eBook copy of either Chained Hearts or For the Long Run.Please comment below and let me know which book drawing you'd like to be entered in. You may enter both, but will only win one.Be sure to check out book #4 of Sentries, it's called Collared Souls and I just completed it a few days ago, and will be submitting it to Dreamspinner Press this weekend! I'm very excited about it.Happy Halloween!
Congratulations to Erica Pike, winner of Chained Hearts and Lasha, winner of For the Long Run. I'll be emailing you in a few minutes. Please contact me through this site if you don't get the email.
Hello and welcome to my little corner of the Web, and my place for my stuff. To follow the hop click on the pretty picture at the left and that will take you to the main page.
So, everyone participating this weekend is writing about the same subject:
What Writing GLBT Literature Means to Me.
First and foremost it means I am able to write the types of stories I like to read. There are 90 bazzillion books, of all sorts, in the world to read. So, really there isn't a lack of reading material on our planet. The hard part is sorting out of all those books the story I want to read.
The stories I like to read are the sorts where there is a world where terms like GLBT and organizations like the NAACP have no place, don't exist and don't need to. I prefer to think someday soon we'll have such a world, where people aren't tagged by their sexual orientation, skin color or politics, but by their accomplishments great and small.
Being able to not only write, but publish (and people buy) GLBT literature, means to me we're one step closer to making our world a better place.
I'd love to hear your opinion.
I'm offering two prizes this weekend.
First is a copy my latest release, Chained Hearts. The winner will receive one eBook copy via Dreamspinner Press.
Second is a paperback, signed copy of For the Long Run when it is released in September. I'll ship anywhere on Earth but if you're outside the Continental United States it'll be shipped by the most economical method, so no over night delivery. Please specify in your comments which prize drawing you'd like to be entered in. I pick my winners by Critter Roll--it's a highly technical and scientific method involving putting names on slips of paper, wadding them into little balls and throwing them across my living room floor for my two dogs and two cats to chase. Whoever gets scooped up first wins!Good luck, happy reading and have a good time blog hopping. I've already checked out a few of the other posts, they are all wonderful.Elizabeth
The Independence Day blog hop winner is laurie goudge! I've sent you an email on collecting your winnings.
Thanks everyone for playing!
Don't forget to check out the month long extravaganza of fun, prizes and freebies. I'll be a participant in the games on July 6, the answer can be found here on my website. I'll also have a contest coming up July 3-5 for a free copy of Chained Hearts.
If you'd like to be entered into a drawing to win one eBook from me comment below. I'll chose the winner the first week of August.
Good luck and have fun!