Sunday, May 17, 2015

2015 Hop Against Homophobia, Bi- and Transphobia #HABAT #LGBTQ #IDAHOT

Welcome to the 2015 Hop Against Homophobia, Bi- and Transphobia!!

It’s always a pleasure to participate in this Hop each year for more reasons than supporting fellow authors who write in the LGBTQ genre. It’s about showing support for ALL people in the LGBTQ community in general.
As an ally, this is one issue I will always feel passionately about because it affects me on a personal level, having many friends and family members who are gay, lesbian and bi-sexual. Not to mention the fact that I’ve kissed a girl or two in my time and have no regrets. I’d probably do it again, if the right girl came along, like say… Salma Hayek, Kerry Washington or Lucy Liu. As you can see, my tastes include a cornucopia of gorgeous flavors. J

The mission of Hop Against Homophobia, Bi- and Transphobia is to spread awareness of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic discrimination by expressing ourselves and get readers from within our own genres involved. Furthermore, we are here to stand together as an LGBTQ writer community against discrimination of our books.

Speaking of LGBT books, I started writing #MM romance a few years back and haven’t written much of any other genre since. I thoroughly enjoy reading and writing for many reasons.
As far as reading #MM romance, I adore a variety of sub-genres, including paranormal and military themes, which is 2/3s of the sub-genres I generally write. These stories often provide insight to situations relevant to the world we live in today. Most offer messages of hope and inclusion the likes of which we rarely see in mainstream genres anymore. The variety is too numerous to count and growing with leaps and bounds. Not to mention the fact that two sexy guys falling in love and finally getting together is not only romantic, but hot as heck, too!

At the moment, I’m working on another southern themed #MM romance because this is what my particular readers seem to prefer. Real scenarios with relatable characters, situations, and the importance of perseverance, offering a bit hope that someday everyone will be treated equally.
I am a firm believer that the more we discuss the issue, the more we show the ultra-conservatives that not only are people within the LGBTQ community NOT a threat to our traditional way of life, but instead, bring a fresh, new aspect of love and ideals that are inclusive of all forms of a what it takes to create a “family unit.”
Together, we can and will make a difference. I’m doing my part, are you doing yours?

Feel free to post your reasons for supporting the LGBTQ community in the comments below and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a free e-book copy from Tyler Robbins’ backlist of #MM titles.
Be sure to check out the links below for other blogs and websites participating in the #HAHBAT Hop. You never know what treasure is waiting just a click away!!  

    Links to other author's BLOGS: 

FaceBook Event: 

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Website:

Tyler Robbins' Backlist:

Evernight Publishing 



When the brother he idolized is killed in action in Afghanistan, Kyle Barrett is rocked to his core. With his only confidant gone, Kyle struggles to deal with the loss, while fighting to keep his hidden sexuality a secret from his parents.
If only he didn’t have to face them alone.
Army veteran, Ryder Bishop has returned from his final tour in Iraq, when severe PTSD forces him to seek help through a new counseling program back home in Texas.
Just when Ryder thinks he’s reached the end of his rope, he meets Kyle, and their lives take a remarkable turn.
Can the grieving brother and damaged soldier find the peace they so desperately need? Or will they become another statistic when the aftermath of war hits too close to home?
They might have shipped the soldier home, but his demons have come with him.




  1. I support the LGBTQA community because I have several love ones and friends that Identify as either Gay, Asexual, Trans, etc. I want this world to be a better place because they each deserve the very best.

    1. You're absolutely right, Amberly!! We have a long way to go, but I believe it's possible! Have a great week and Good Luck!!

  2. I support the LGBTQA community because Love is Love and that is all that matters! Why is it anyone else's business? Everyone deserves the right to love and be loved!

  3. Thanks for this post. And as for your question i support LGBTQ because we are all people and we all have feelings no matter what our sexual orientation is. Love is love and there is nothing more powerful in this world then love.

    1. forgot my email :)


  4. I support the community because...well, who can be against equality?

    Trix, vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

  5. I support the community because Love is love, everyone should be accepted the way they are and no person should ever be so afraid that they see suicide as their only solution.

  6. I support the community because no one should judge another person for sexual orientation, people should be able to be themselves.

    annmarief115 at gmail dot com

  7. I feel it is important to get the message across that we are all human beings and should be treated as such. Yes, decide if you like someone or not but do it not based on race, religion, sex, sexual orientation,

  8. I have a few bisexual or lesbian friends and I wan them to have the same rights as everyone else. There's no reason they shouldn't, they're humans too.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  9. everybody deserves the right to be who they are


  10. everyone should be treated with respect

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  11. I think everyone one should be treated equal and should be allowed to love whoever they want.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com