Friday, August 24, 2012

Follow the Rainbow Book Review Blog Hop

 

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.
 

Contest:

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.
~M


60 comments:

  1. Hi. I am already a member of your blog. I love your stories, I think they are fantastically written and I always enjoy seeing a new post from you. I also completely agree with your above post on how narrow-minded society still is on a lot of things.

    e-mail --> jennitry92@live.co.uk

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    1. Hey Jennifer and thank you so much!!!

      Yeah, it's disturbing in so many way.

      ~M

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  2. Thanks for being part of the blog hop. I’m finding a lot of new-to-me authors and it’s interesting reading what their writing and characters mean to them.

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    1. LOL, I do too when these hops roll around! :)

      ~M

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  3. thanks for being a part of the blog hop. and i really enjoyed reading your post today

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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    1. Hey! Thanks for the comment, :) *Blush* I kinda got off on a minirant lol.

      ~M

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  4. I always love these blogs hops, getting to know new-to-me authors and a deeper understanding of my favorites :)

    kimberlyFDR@yahoo.com

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    1. Hey! Thanks for commenting, and I love finding new authors too lol. Seems like every time my fav list grows. :)

      ~M

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  5. I have recently purchased Priceless and have already re-read it. It was my first book by you. Thanks for the writing!! I tried to enter my email address in the section of your blog that says to follow by email, but when I hit submit I get an error. Not sure what I did wrong.
    cinders1964@hotmail.com

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    1. Hey, I put your email in and it went through, so you *should* be getting an email with instructions with one final thing to do. *fingers crossed* I'm not the most techo savy person lol, but I think it's a go now!

      Thank you so much for getting Priceless. :)

      ~M

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  6. I lOVE LOVE LOVE your The Harvest story I read it every single day. It always used to pick me up... Awaiting the Kindle version!

    Rpalaniy@gmail.com

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    1. *Grin* yeah, Dale and the gang are ready to get on with it lol.

      ~M

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  7. Thanks for sharing and being part of the hop!
    madisonparklove@gmail.com

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  8. Great post! I enjoy meeting all of the authors on this hop. I'm a new author. Keep up the great work.

    Stacey aka Coffey Brown

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    1. Hey! LOL, welcome to the 'new author' group! :)

      ~M

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  9. Thanks for sharing your amazing stories, I've been a member/lurking on your blog for quite some time ;) but this is my first comment.

    kezia.rawr@gmail.com

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    1. Well hey! Thanks for commenting! So what you're saying is you already know what a nut I am, right? LOL!!! ;)

      ~M

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  10. thank you for participating in blog hop. it's been interesting reading author's POV on writting GLBTQ.

    lohahmooi(@)hotmail(.)com

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  11. I'm a lurker/email subscriber to your blog already. Previously, I've enjoyed your stories on Literotica.

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

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    1. Hey! Wow, you've been with me for a while then. Thank you. :)

      ~M

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  12. Hey M,
    What you said is so true, about how far we still have to come. I pity the small-minded people who don't want to give everyone equal rights. Is it that people are uncomfortable when it comes to those who are different, whether it be their sexuality or their hobbies and interests, or the color of their skin? Is it fear that they may come to question their own sexuality? let's not even go near the topic of religion and people's sexuality. I don't know why the GBLT community is still being discriminated against. I just hope that the next generation will grow as a people and change the laws and beliefs that are so unfair.
    I hold out hope when I see authors like you and others who write about GBLT characters. But, then I think about the reaction that people have when I, as a straight female, say I read stories with m/m relationships. I know that I don't admit to many that I enjoy this genre b/c of the reactions I've gotten. It makes me so sad. I think everyone deserves equal rights. I hate that some are prevented from having that by people who can't accept others and the differences between them. I just hope it changes someday soon.

    Anyway, sorry to be a downer :) I appreciate the great writing that you share with the world. And hey, it's my b'day monday so maybe I will get one of your books for a present! :)
    Have a great weekend,
    Cannd
    cden23@aol.com

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    1. And I agree with every word you just said, lol, and said better than me! :)

      ~M

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  13. I just joined via Feedburner, and follow via e-mail. I never would have read romance in a million years until I discovered m/m. The male heroes are so much more interesting and sexy than the scary control-freak alphas in het romance, plus the plots are less cliched!

    koozebane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You know, I think that's a great description of why I like M/M... one of the best worded explaination I've seen, and I agree totally!

      ~M

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  14. I was already a follower ^.^ <--- Does this qualify as a comment? I've been hopping for hours now - I started at the far end and am working my way to the top.

    Erica
    eripike at gmail dot com

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    1. Hey! LOL, yeah, that'll work! Bet you're seeing double by now lol!

      ~M

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  15. I've just followed by email!
    Please add me to the draw, M.A.
    Sue

    corieltauviqueen at yahoo.co.uk

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    1. Hey! Gotcha ya added! And thank you. :)

      ~M

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  16. Good afternoon!

    I enjoyed the post; it was a great read.

    I am a GFC follower and an email follower.

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

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  17. This hop is really fun. I enjoy finding new authors. Maybe if I have more to read, Mondays will not seem so far away. :o) I can not even tell you though how many times I sit in my little orchard of Apple products reading when I am supposed to be sleeping. I work at night and I am supposed to be in bed. Might as well have some nice dream fodder right?

    Carrie76@gmail.com

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    1. I agree lol! And since my hubby changes for nights to days every two weeks I feel for you. Working nights can be great, but it sure puts you on a different time frame, doesn't it?

      ~M

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  18. Thank You so much for doing this!!! I love your stories, I just wanted to comment as I have already purchased two of your books. Are there more??? I believe 3 are still to come, any news on the harvest????


    debbie2001@comcast.net

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    1. Nighttime Wishes and Priceless is by me. The Reluctant Romance is an anthology. Sept an anthololgy form Storm Moon is coming out I'm part of, then in Nov Nighttime Dreams comes out. Perfect, the book after Priceless, comes out Jan/Feb.

      Just as soon as I get Pure published I'll send The Harvest off. It's going to be a while yet, but I'll keep ya up on what's happening. :)

      ~M

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  19. Yay for fighting the good fight!

    Ryal
    ryalwoods@gmail.com

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  20. I'm a GFC follower. I loved your picture! Great post!
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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    1. Hey! The header was done by Jennifer Labelle and she did a bang up job lol! I'm *very* happy with it. She did the one on my timeline too. :)

      ~M

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  21. Hi M A
    I enjoyed reading your post. I have the same reasons for reading M/M I find M/F books just don't interest me anymore.

    Please enter me for the Contest
    ShirleyAnn@speakman40.freeserve.co.uk

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  22. Thanks for the great post. I am a member of your blog.
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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  23. I love your blog, and can't wait for Nighttime Dreams! I am already a member of your blog :)
    Lilly
    Lillywriting @ Gmail.com

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  24. Thanks so much for participating in this hop! Being with the person you love the most should be a right for all!
    Follow as OceanAkers on GFC
    OceanAkers @ aol.com

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  25. I have been a fan and a member since the first Chapter of The Harvest. I love the blog and I love that you give your time and energy not only to us fans, but those aspiring writers as well. Thanks for your words (in all forms)!!

    Kelly Schmid =)

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  26. !VOTE NO! WHY! Everyone deserves love in any form what so ever..To tell someone they cannot means your telling your own self that. We need to learn that it doesn't matter what orientation we are, it doesn't matter what gender or the species. Love...that.... matters...

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  27. I fell in love with your Harvest series over on lit and followed you here. I was so excited when I saw you were starting ti write the boys stories.

    Christa.Brant@gmail.com

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  28. Thank you fot sharing your feeling on the subject. you kind of took the words out of my keyboard :).

    I think, other than being turned on, in M/M romance I don't have to get annoied with the way the female characters are Portrayed.

    kahlon_m @ walla(dot)co(dot)il

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  29. Thanks for getting me into this hop. I admit I probably wouldn't have know about it if you weren't a part of it. Again my email is raerae104@gmail.com

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  30. Just joined your blog and thanks for a great post, I agree completely!
    seritzko AT verizon DOT net

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  31. Hi M, I'm already a member of your blog. I read m/m romance now for the same reason, I find m/f romances repetitive and formulaic now.

    It saddens me that people can still be so narrow minded. 2 consenting adults who are in love should have the same rights no matter if they're m/f, m/m or f/f.

    My email address is yanxfan24@blueyonder.co.uk

    Mo x

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  32. Putting your beautiful stories out for everyone to find and enjoy is the best statement you can make. Great post, M!

    palaistea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Very nice post.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. I don't understand why people think it's okay to take away someone else's rights. I mean, I live in America, the land of the free. And yet, there are Americans who think nothing of denying gay people their rights and yet they claim to be patriotic. Land of the free folks. Free for everyone. You don't get to pick and choose who you think is worthy of it. You're not god, you're not perfect, so just keep your negativity and hatred to yourselves.
    Anyways, thanks for letting me rant :)

    GFC: Emily

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. I'm enjoying all the different answers everyone is giving to the same question. Thanks for participating :)

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

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