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Monday, May 26, 2014

Tabby's Pride WINNERS!

I have winners!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by my Tabby's Pride blog tour. I appreciate the support of my wonderful bloggers and everyone who took the time to comment and enter the giveaway so much I added a couple of extra copies to the mix. :) Winners have been notified - congratulations!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

HAHAT 2014 - Jake Jaxson talks mentoring

Hey y'all. This is my last post for the HAHAT 2014, and I'm very pleased to have the second part of my Cockyboys 2014 interview on Mentoring. RJ has been swamped with filming and now the Grabby Awards in Chicago, but I did manage to wrangle Jake into answering some questions. So here we go.

~~Jake Jaxson ~ Filmmaker, artist, collector, hopeless romantic, and insatiable flirt. He lives in New York with his two loves and collaborators, R.J. Sebastian and Benny Morecock, & their four canine gaybies ~ Raif, Sebastian, Bailey & Jackson. Jake is also the owner/director of CockyBoys.~~

Hi Jake. Welcome back. 

Thank you for having us again -- I means so much to be asked back.

Final HAHAT 2014 post 1 of 2 - Being an ally

This was supposed to be my last post of the HAHAT 2014, but I received a surprise in my email this morning so there will be something else posted later on today. But first I want to talk to you about…me.

I'm a straight, married female and also mother of three who just happens to write gay romance. If you've ever watched Sesame Street, you may remember the game "One of these things is not like the others". That comes to mind a lot when people question why I write m/m romance with all my unsuitable qualifications.

The first thing I'm usually asked since I write what I do, am I gay? I honestly don't see how the two are correlated unless I was to write lesbian romance not m/m. But then again, I also know many lesbians who write what I do. So in that case, my answer is just no, I'm a woman who is attracted to and has relationships with men.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tabby's Pride blog tour final post!

The tour is complete. Did you hit all the stops?
Giveaway closes on midnight May 21. 
Thanks so much for all the support. 

HAHAT post - music videos for the cause

Being a writer, words are very important to me, but images and videos can be just as inspirational and moving. I thought I'd share a few videos I've picked up here and there that fit with the HAHAT. I'm a self-proclaimed music video whore - have been since they first appeared in the 80's.

I also fancy myself a bit of a closet poet and a few of my books have lyrics I've written - I'm not saying they're any good but they are lyrics nonetheless. I find the process of putting words to music then music to pictures and video just completes the cycle and can produce such lasting impressions of thoughts and feelings.

Please leave a comment and enter the giveaway. I hope you enjoy these and they provide some emotional connection to the theme we're all supporting. Cheers.


Andrew Hozier-Byrne is an Irish musician.
His voice & this song itself give me chills, & the video is so powerful. 


Sunday, May 18, 2014

It's Release Day! And here's a 24 hour Tabby's Pride give-away

Greetings all. My life has pretty much run off the tracks between this blog tour, the Hop Against Homophobia & Transphobia (check out my post here
--> HAHAT & BENNY MORECOCK IN THE HOUSE), and my knee issues, but I can't forget release day, can I. I'm doing a twenty-four hour give-away just for this post so leave your name and email address, and you know I love comments too. :)

I've already received one review that made me very happy. 10/10 pots of gold from Rainbow Gold Reviews. Here's the link for the review. Check it out. :)

Bethany Gives 10 pots of gold to Tabby's Pride

"From the beginning I wanted to know Levi’s secret, and I wanted to know right that second.  Yet she keeps you guessing, makes you work for it.  When Levi tries out for Lions Pride and comes face to face with Xan you know that instant that they have a past, a connection.  I loved the history they shared, it was sweet and heartbreaking at the same time.  It makes them comfortable with each other, yet Xan knows Levi is keeping something hidden."

And it included some beautiful fan art.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

HAHAT and Benny Morecock are here

Greetings my friends and welcome to my first post for the 2014 Hop Against Homophobia & Transphobia. As one of the organizers, I want to thank you for joining us in our third year. If you recall, we began this journey in conjunction with the International Day Against Homophobia and there are a lot of useful links and information over there. Give them a looksee when you have a moment.

I hope you find interesting, thought-provoking posts that you feel the need to share with family and friends. Remember, word of mouth is the best way to pass along understanding and encourage change.

Before I go any further and because I have more than one post in mind for the next week or so, this will page will act as my master post to the HAHAT. So check back with it if you think you've missed something. There will also be a list of links for all the participants in the HAHAT at the end of all my posts.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Tabby's Pride blog tour & giveaway UPDATE

Hi guys. 
I'm updating the stops in the tour 
and letting you know what you may have missed. :) 
So far I've talked about 
~emotion & writing (Dean) 
~done a fun interview for Jade
~squeed over rock stars & shifters (Jay)
~and released a new excerpt over at Piper's pad. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Tabby's Pride blog tour and giveaway starts here!

Hi and welcome to the first stop in my Tabby's Pride blog tour. Tabby comes out on May 18 from Amber Quill so I thought I'd make the rounds before I set him free.

This will be my first release that is part of a PAX collection with Amber Quillthat means you can buy all 5 titles in the Purrfect Tales Collection for a reduced price. 

I'm feeling a little humbled at being associated with the other authors in this group of cat shifter stories - Sean Michael, Deirdre O'Dare, A.J. Llewelyn, D.J. Manly, and Carolyn Valdez. They're all fabulous authors. Make sure you check them out. If you click the Purrfect Tales link, it will take you to the collection.


Now back to Tabby's Pride - here's the blurb. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sneak peek at K.C. Well's upcoming release, A Dance with Domination

The fabulous K.C. Wells has a new release going live on May 23. Today she's been nice enough to share the blurb and first chapter with us. Here we go. 

~~Recently returned to the UK after living in the States since he was eleven, Andrew Barrett is determined to keep busy and make a new life for himself. He works full time as a copywriter and strips at a club on Canal Street on weekends. But it still leaves him too much time to think. Then he finds the BDSM club, Collars & Cuffs, where at twenty-nine, he is their youngest Dom. Young doesn't mean inexperienced, however. All this activity keeps him focused with no time to dwell on the past. But the past has a way of intruding on the present. 

It's been four long years since Gareth Michaels last set foot inside Collars & Cuffs. But when he finally summons his courage and steps back into his former world, he finds the man who drove him away is still a member, and what’s more, he wants Gareth back. Two men in pain need the freedom they find in each other, but it takes another man's horrific plans to make them see it.~~

A Dance with Domination pre-order link