Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Hop For Visibility, Awareness & Equality #LGBTQ #Prizes

I am very pleased to be a part of this very important Hop for Visibility, Awareness & Equality just in time for The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia!!

     The world around us is changing, but we still have a long way to go. Coming together as members of the LGBTQ community, and as allies, like myself, is the first step to assure we continue to move forward, breaking down barriers and opening the minds and hearts of the world to the possibility of true equality and acceptance.
     As an author of M/M erotic romance, I take great pride in not only writing stories in a genre that, until recent years, has been grossly overlooked, but by offering all the help I can to a cause that desperately needs to be addressed.
     One way I show my support is by writing stories with positive messages of hope and understanding.
     One of those stories has not only been a fan favorite, but a favorite of mine as well.
     Please enjoy this excerpt from A Beautiful Lie. 

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     Jesse Reagan has had more than his share of tragedy, and he may have been dealt another blow when, once again, cancer threatens the sister who raised him. Faced with the possibility of being left behind, Jesse vows to care for her young son, though he’s not convinced he can.
    When Trip Cantrell returns to town, he’s blindsided the instant he’s reunited with his kid brother’s lifelong friend, Jesse. His inability to find happiness in the years he’s been gone, suddenly makes sense. Love’s been waiting at home all along.
    Life begins to look promising, except for the fact that neither have come out of the closet publicly, and that’s not even their biggest problem. Someone has a secret so shocking they may never find a way past it. 
    Will they be accepted in their small Texas town, or will secrets, lies, and the threat of tragedy destroy everything?
    Some small towns just aren’t meant to hold big secrets.

A Beautiful Lie Adult Excerpt

     Trip sat down, and Jesse stood over him, his hips aching to roll the second Trip took hold of his pulsing cock. Jesse’s eyes rolled instead. “Oh, God.” Heat blasted his balls, and they tightened as Trip’s fingers gently glided over the tender flesh. 
     “You’re hung like a fuckin’ horse.”
     Jesse chuckled. “Everything’s bigger in Texas, remember?”
     Trip glimpsed up at him with a shit-eatin’ grin. “Please tell me you’ve thought about this.”
     Jesse bristled. His every nerve tingled at the pleading inflection in Trip’s voice. He cleared his throat and tried his best to free his cluttered mind. “I’ve imagined this too many times.”
     “Excellent.” Trip’s amusement resounded in that one simple word. He flicked the head of Jesse’s cock with the tip of his tongue, further solidifying his confidence.
     Jesse’s heart raced, and he bit his bottom lip, struggling to remain standing as his knees threatened to buckle. “Feels … so … good.” His eyes fluttered closed, but he opened them quickly. Afraid he’d miss something.
     Trip gripped the base of Jesse’s shaft, and warmth engulfed every inch as his cock disappeared inside Trip’s mouth. 
     Jesse watched his prick dip in over and over as Trip sucked him off. Pressure built with each slow, sensual bob of Trip’s head. Jesse gasped when Trip’s fingers slipped between his ass cheeks, and toyed with his anus. “Oh fuck.”
     Trip scooted to the edge of the sofa, taking in even more of Jesse’s engorged cock. Slurping sounds reverberated throughout the room, and a cool, wet sensation tickled the inside of Jesse’s thigh from Trip’s saliva. 
     “So fucking sweet.” Trip flattened his tongue on the underside of Jesse’s dick and lapped up the clear-pink pre-cum bubbling from the tip. 
     Jesse wanted more. He thrust his hips, forcing his cock deeper into Trip’s mouth, and moaned from the pure pleasure scattering throughout his body. “I wanna fuck you so bad.” No statement had ever been truer.
     As if compelled by Jesse’s words alone, Trip leaned back and spread his legs. He moved his hand to his own shaft and stroked himself slow and purposefully.
     Hell yeah. Jesse licked his lips, enjoying every second of Trip’s erotic endeavor. He lowered himself to the floor, wedged his body between Trip’s legs. His hard cock jammed against Trip’s balls. 
     Trip took Jesse’s cock and rubbed it against his own, jerking them both off at the same time. 
     Jesse’s cock was a little larger, but the girth of Trip’s made up for the difference in length. “Mmm,” Jesse moaned again, seeing their cocks sliding into each other. His need to touch Trip overwhelmed him. He ran hungry fingers up Trip’s stomach and chest, lightly plucking the flesh around Trip’s beaded nipples, provoking a quick jerk from the other man. 
     Trip sat up, and grabbed the back of Jesse’s neck, and kissed him hard. “Playtime’s over.” He nudged Jesse back, and got up, leaving Jesse kneeling on the floor alone, his cock throbbing with only one way to relieve it.

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  1. As an ally and mother of a transgender son, I think one way we can offer support is to do our best to respect people for who they are and make a concerted effort to call them by their chosen pronoun. It means so much to my son when I remember to call him him and when I introduce him as my son. It's something I still struggle with, not out of disrespect, but out of 32 years of habit calling him my daughter and she instead of he. Many parents don't respect their children and refuse to make this concession. It may be something small to us, but it's everything to them.

    1. Lena,
      I applaud your effort to respect your son. We're all adjusting in the same way as you to make sure everyone is understood and accepted for who they are. It's going to be a tough road, but rest assured, you and your son have my support and love, as a fellow mother and as a human being. Big hugs to you and your family!! <3

  2. I agree with Lena. I think we should show support of any individual no matter what their sexual orientation, race, etc. No matter what the person identifies as they are still a human being and deserve respect.

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  3. we must promote equality is a right for all.

  4. Giving my daughter who is pansexual all my love, understanding & support is the best thing I can do. Giving her the courage to be herself is rewarding on so many levels.

  5. I guess the best way to support LGBTQ community is by showing your support in as many ways as possible. I go to all demonstrations and join all public displays of support. Also, some of my best friends are gay and I normally stand by them whenever somebody tries to give them trouble for it, which fortunately does not happen very often as I live in a quite accepting community

  6. Thanks so much for participating in the hop. I love reading all the posts, and seeing what everyone is doing with their blogs. Singly we are mere pebbles in the sea of life, but together we become a mighty landslide, and change the contours of the lands where we reside. Thanks for being being part of the landslide of authors changing the face of our world.
    Cherie Noel, Hop Admin

  7. I suppose one of the best ways to bring awareness is showing respect and support to all members in the LGBTQ community and to show others that no matter your gender and what you identify as, love is love and that's that.

  8. We need to be there and give our support to everyone and show them that we care.
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