Hey guys! Over this weekend the Follow the Rainbow Book Reviews Blog Hop will be taking place. I’m really excited to be taking part in this hop. To hop from one blog to another use the highlighted link above.
What writing GLBTQ literature means to me.
Until a few years ago all I read was het sex, and it was always the same ole same ole. Frankly, I was getting bored. Then I found GLBTQ and a whole new world opened up. It was new, exciting, sensual, and oh my God, was I hooked. I’d never read anything like it.
My main area of interest is in the genre is M/M. Yes, reading about two men making love turns me on, but it’s more than that. My interest brought me to a new awareness of just how far we, as a people, still have to go in the matter of equal rights. And I’ve seen how narrow-minded our legislating body can be in regards to what they consider ‘not normal.’
*Sigh* I’ve met people through my writing and heard stories that’ll rip your heart out. And the only difference between us… I’m allowed to marry and they’re not. That’s the tip of the iceberg, granted. But my point is because I’m straight a lot of the rights granted to me are denied to people who just happen not to be straight. They bleed the same damn color as I do… but because they are considered ‘different’ by the people in power, GBLT folks have to fight for what I took for granted. And that’s just wrong.
Okay, now for the contest!
1) Join my blog, or let me know if you’re already a member.
2) Just comment. It can be about anything. If you join my blog (or have joined already) and comment, I’m offering a choice of one of my books to the winner. As always, I have a plan B lol.
3) Leave an email address. Please remember to do this. Without an email addy I can't send you your prize! :)
The hop ends Sunday, and I’ll be contacting the winner Monday by email. Please check out the other blogs in the hop; there are some fab prizes being offered.