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: 

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International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Website:


Tyler Robbins' Backlist:



Evernight Publishing 

http://www.evernightpublishing.com/beyond-honor-by-tyler-robbins/ 


















Evernight:

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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.

Evernight:


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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Final day of the first ever "Blast from the Past" Blog week featuring On Dragon's Wings by Palaam #MM


Welcome to Day #5 of the first ever "Blast from the Past" Blog week!!


      In the world of publishing, there's a mysterious place books often go a short time after they've been released into the world that we authors refer to as the ever-growing "back-list"! 

      Really amazing books can sometimes be forgotten and replaced by newer releases and ultimately live out there sad little lives, feeling lonely and abandoned!! 
    *please bow your heads for a moment of silence as we pay tribute to those lost pages of inspiring, but forgotten plots, characters and happy endings*


OKAY.... NOW SHAKE IT OFF!!!

      This week we're dragging some of those forgotten books out of the darkness and giving them a moment in the sun!!  
I hope you'll return each day for a special treat from some wonderful authors who hope you'll enjoy the books they've chosen to spotlight. 
      Some books might be familiar, but some might be never before morsels you missed the first time around!! You never know what you'll find during this blast from the past book week!!

Our final guest this week will be Palaam. She's brought her yummy #MM novel, On Dragon's Wings!!

   
       

 When his roommate brings home a lizard, Noah has no idea his life is about to change out of all recognition.
Uther is a shifter, a prince, and under a curse. Catapulted unexpectedly into the world of Fae and shifters, Noah must help Uther stay one step ahead of the witch who cursed him, as well as get him home in time to claim his crown.
Noah is also resisting a growing attraction for Uther. But Uther has other ideas, and when Noah's life is endangered he's prepared to do anything it takes to save his mate.



Excerpt:

Punching his pillow for what felt like the millionth time, Noah flopped onto his back and stared up at the ceiling. Sleep wasn’t coming, and he decided he might as well make use of the time by getting a few more cakes baked. He could have them in the oven by the time he’d boiled a kettle and made tea and let them bake while he sat with the drink.
The plan held much more merit than lying in bed and staring at the ceiling did, which was the only alternative. Noah pulled on a T-shirt and headed downstairs. Rubbing his eyes, he headed toward the kitchen, almost on autopilot.
Then he stopped and stared and rubbed his eyes again. The same blue-haired stranger from two nights ago sat next to the fridge. Noah snatched up his rolling pin, which he always left on the counter, and adopted what he hoped looked like a fighting stance, the rolling pin raised.
The unknown man stared back at Noah, his cheeks bulging slightly from the cake he’d just stuffed unceremoniously inside his mouth as if trying to hide it.
Noah was stunned the man showed neither fear nor reaction to Noah standing there with a rolling pin at the ready. “James get in here. We’ve got an intruder. Hurry!” Noah shouted, keeping his makeshift weapon poised.
The stranger looked away, his gaze darting back to the fridge as if deciding what to steal next.
“Don’t even think about it.” Noah dropped his voice to a warning growl.
“What intruder? Oh fuck. Why didn’t Aunt Tawny tell me she was giving me a shifter?”
“Need-to-know basis.” The words were garbled but recognizable as the stranger tried to swallow the last of the cake.
“Hey. He’s nearly naked. And what do you mean, shifter?” Noah looked from the man sitting on the floor to his roommate as if they were in collusion. Then it struck him. “Shifter? He’s that… lizard?” Images of him pottering around naked while preparing food when James was out for the night made his cheeks burn with embarrassment.

The stranger snickered as if knowing exactly what was going through Noah’s mind. “Nicely hung. For a human.”



I would sincerely like to thank all the authors who shared their babies this week!! I look forward to reading these yummy morsels and hope all of you will come back to Tyler's Naughty Notions. 

We can't wait to read the stories you come up with next!! 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Day #5 of the first ever "Blast from the Past" Blog week with #MM novel, Pure by Victoria Sue!!


Welcome to Day #5 of the first ever "Blast from the Past" Blog week!!


      In the world of publishing, there's a mysterious place books often go a short time after they've been released into the world that we authors refer to as the ever-growing "back-list"! 

      Really amazing books can sometimes be forgotten and replaced by newer releases and ultimately live out there sad little lives, feeling lonely and abandoned!! 
    *please bow your heads for a moment of silence as we pay tribute to those lost pages of inspiring, but forgotten plots, characters and happy endings*


OKAY.... NOW SHAKE IT OFF!!!

      This week we're dragging some of those forgotten books out of the darkness and giving them a moment in the sun!!  
I hope you'll return each day for a special treat from some wonderful authors who hope you'll enjoy the books they've chosen to spotlight. 
      Some books might be familiar, but some might be never before morsels you missed the first time around!! You never know what you'll find during this blast from the past book week!!

NEXT UP... Victoria Sue and the 1st book of her series, Pure. 

Callum hasn’t time to take on a new sub for training. He has his BDSM club, Pure, to remodel and open on Friday. He certainly doesn’t have the time to train Lee in all the nuances of submission, even if Lee seems to be a natural.
     But someone else wants him. Another Master who has no limits and doesn’t believe in safe words.
     If Callum doesn’t wake up and accept the gift of Lee’s submission, someone else will take it – forcefully.

Adult Excerpt:

     Piercings—Lee would look stunning. Callum would be able to play with them all day. One small barbell in each nipple. His fingers imagined them.
     He kept up the pressure on Lee’s mouth and turned his attention to his other nipple. Lee writhed under his hand, little guttural noises coming from his throat. Callum left plundering Lee’s mouth and glanced at the boy’s cock. Rigid, jerking, a glistening drop on the surface. Excellent.
     He lay back down and pulled Lee onto his side so he was spooning him. Lee stammered, “C-Callum?” and then Callum encased Lee’s cock with his large hand, completely. Lee froze, high pitched grunts coming from him.
     “Like that, Boy?” Callum murmured. “Like my hand covering you? Feel that heat. Feel how hard you are. Wanting me? How much? How much, Boy?”
     Lee jerked and nodded. He started whispering, “Fuck,” over and over. Each word rose in volume as he rocked into Callum’s hand. Callum pulled at the velvet skin surrounding Lee’s rock hard cock. He smoothed his thumb around the tip, rubbing pre-cum all over so his hand was slick. He briefly let go to reach into his night stand for the bottle of lube and generously daubed both hands in it. He rubbed his fingers together to warm it and returned his right hand back to Lee’s cock, running his fingers around his balls. He moved his slick fingers on his other hand towards Lee’s crease. Lee couldn’t keep still. He squirmed and shook and groaned. All it took was one teasing finger sliding down Lee’s crease towards his hole while Callum’s other hand pumped his cock and Lee shouted.
     “Callum. Fuck. Oh My God, Callum. I’m gonna—”
     “—Now, Boy. Come now.”
    Lee arched and shouted again. Hot sticky ropes of cum shot out of him, painting his abdomen and Callum’s hand. Callum let go and pulled him close. Shaking, Lee pressed his lips to the arm that Callum held him tight with.
     “My Boy.” Callum smiled against Lee’s hair. “Mine.” He wanted to stamp his ownership.
     “Y-Yours.” Lee’s husky voice was back.
Callum listened. He hoped he heard satisfaction. He didn’t want to hear fear; it hadn’t sounded like a question.
     Lee snuggled back against Callum’s chest. “I’ve picked it. My safe-word. I know what it is.” He shuffled and Callum smiled.
     “What is it, beautiful? I told you, it has to be something no one else would use.”
     Lee’s breath hitched. In that second Callum knew what it was going to be before Lee said anything.
     “Pure. It’s gonna be Pure.”
     Of course it is.

Kiss Scene – Pure

     Callum stalked to his bedroom and pulled out his dresser drawer and rummaged around. He knew he had a... “Got them.” He pulled out a pair of faded blue shorts. “These are a bit small for me.”
     He knew Lee had followed him but refused to look. He walked into the dressing room where his t-shirts were hung up. Choosing what he thought was the tightest on him, he turned to hand them to Lee and the bottom dropped out of his world. Every blood cell he had followed it.
     Lee was standing completely naked about to pull the shorts on.

*****
     Callum’s heart drummed in his ears so loud he was sure Lee could hear it. He was aware of two other things at the same time. Lee stood, hard and erect and Callum’s own cock had jumped so hard in his shorts he’d felt it hit the skin under his belly.
     Lee’s lips parted on a gasp. His dimple pushed in as he half-smiled but he didn’t look down. He didn’t gaze at the floor or shuffle his feet. There was no little wriggle from his ass. He casually dropped the shorts on the floor and stood up tall. His cock bounced at the movement.
     He was gorgeous. Every. Single. Inch. Callum shook his head slightly to clear the daze. No, not just gorgeous, he was stunningly beautiful. He’d tucked that baby-soft blond hair behind his ears as usual. Long lashes feathered each cheek as he blinked slowly and those clear blue eyes widened and glazed with lust.
     Lee lifted an arm out towards Callum. He tilted his hand and straightened his fingers. He wanted to go to his boy, to cross the seeming miles of uncharted territory between them, but Callum couldn’t get his feet to move. Then in the second that Lee had paused and doubt started to bleed into those big eyes, Callum pounced. In a blink he was across the room and had his hands around Lee’s waist. He lifted him and Lee wrapped both legs around Callum’s middle. His cock bounced and pushed into Callum’s belly.
    “Oh God Oh God Oh God.” Lee chanted against Callum’s throat and scrabbled at the buttons to pry Callum’s shirt open. He pushed his cock towards Callum’s rock hard stomach, trying for friction. Callum could feel damp smears against his skin already. His boy was nearly ready to come apart.
     Callum slammed him against the wall. Lee’s head lifted and his lips parted. Callum took them. He didn’t ask and he wasn’t gentle. Those lips were his. Hell, they’d been his from the first time he’d laid eyes on them. All plump and pink. Callum moaned, long and low. He felt those lips as if they were on his dick. He nearly panted at the idea. He had to get Lee onto the bed.
     Callum made it to the bed and dropped Lee on it. He moaned when he fumbled the belt; he wanted to rip the offending material from his skin. Lee immediately got to his knees and smacked Callum’s hands away. He had Callum’s pants down within seconds and Callum’s knees nearly gave way when he saw the pure lust in Lee’s eyes, the way the boy licked his lips.
     God, he was there. Just there. He was gonna—fuck. Lights flashed behind Callum’s closed eyes as the most amazing, wet, hot, deliriously fucking incredible feeling surrounded his cock. He was standing. He didn’t know how he was still standing, but he couldn’t move. Hell, he nearly couldn’t breathe.

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