Hello everyone. Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you take the time to visit some of the other tours participating in this blog hop. The are over 200 participants. Each blog will be holding their own giveaways and will have a message of their own for you.
Today is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Here is the official link for today.
This blog hop was started by Erika Pike, K-Lee Klein and NJ Nielson over at the Hop Against Homophobia blog.
This blog hop is dedicated to bringing awareness to homophobia and supporting the community of m/m romance writers and the m/m romance genre.
The giveaway is at the bottom of this post.
Why I Hop
Recently I did a guest post on why I write gay romance. You can find it here. It is short and to the point and doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface. My reasons for writing gay romance are similar to my reasons for why I am against homophobia.
I understand some people believe that GLBT person makes the choice to be the way that they are. But, that’s just the way they are. That is who they are. It is unfair and unjustified to expect a person to not be themselves or to change simply because you don’t like it.
There are things everyone dislikes about someone else. And that’s okay. No one can control the way other people feel but it is not okay to degrade, abuse, hurt, kill and destroy a person because of their differences.
I will never understand the reason for all the hate focused on the GLBT community. Of course the GLBT community are not the only ones forced to deal with hate on a daily basis, I’m not ignorant of that fact.
I’ve dealt with the bigotry as a child. I’ve given up watching the news because I find it to be so depressing as of late. It breaks my heart to see that a ten year old boy has killed himself. Children that age shouldn’t even know of such things.
Or hearing the story of the girl who lost hope, who thought no one was there for her.
The man who made himself marry a woman because he didn’t want to lose his family.
There should be no reason for these things.
Earlier in the year I did a post of a note I found on a writer’s profile. If you have the time, take a second to read it. It really touched me and I think it will you, too. It gets straight to the point of homophobia. And I can’t imagine ever being able to say it better.
List for GIVEAWAY (winner will pick one book)
1. Rough Riders by Devon Rhodes
2. Jake’s Regret by Shawn Lane
3. Wanting Sam by Eden Cole
4. Run With Me by Eden Cole
4. To Service and Protect by Carol Lynne
If the rafflecopter isn’t working just leave your name and email and a short comment on why you’re against homophobia. The winner will recieve one ebook copy of From Love and Pain and one ebok copy of one of the five books listed above.
Hello! A quick List of everywhere we’ve been so far:
Day One – ShadowKissedCassie
Day Two – Journey Through the Pages
Day Three – Lola James’ Blog
You can still enter the giveaways on these blogs, or the grandprize. I am still monitoring them for entries. 😀
The Stop Today:
Today I’m at Fiction Fascination!
Another Guest Post by yours truly. Today I’ll be talking about my Top Ten Places I want to vacation at and why. I hope to write at least story that takes place in each place. Sometimes research just doesn’t do it. 🙂
ALERT!!Giveaway!!ALERT!! This will be the LAST giveaway for DAYS.
ALSO this giveaway is being done by rafflecopter as the host wanted it. You MUST still comment with your name and email to be entered into the grandprize giveaway.
Don’t Forget To Comment!
All Important Information!
Regarding E-book Giveaways – All tour host have decided if they wish to hold giveaways. For those who chose to do so, I, as the author of From Love and Pain, have provided one e-book copy for each giveaway. E-book Giveaways are open to Int. and U.S. entries. Winners will be chosen using Random.com. Winners will be announced on my blog and contacted by e-mail. You will be given 14 days(2 weeks) to claim your prize. If a winner does not respond within the alloted timeframe, the prize will be given to the next winner. And so on and so on.
To Enter: Unless otherwise stated on the individual blog, simply leave your name and email in a comment on the specific tour post to be entered into that giveaway. For e-boom giveaways, entries submitted on my blog will be excluded(NOT VALID), you must enter the giveaway on the blog which is hosting said giveaway.
Thank you for your participation. This does NOT apply to the giveaway done today.
Grand Giveaway Entry Rules!
There will be THREE Grand Giveaways! First, Second and(I want to say fourth, but yes) Third.
The grand prize(s) are…
First Prize: A paperback copy of From Love and Pain, Author Swag( From Love and Pain coffee mug, notebook, banner, and a pen) and one ebook copy of all future books that I write. These will be given before or the day of releases.
Second Prize: A paperback copy of From Love and Pain and one ebook copy of any e-book reviewed on here. (@ the top of this page there is a box that reads “Reviews”. All reviews have been copied and pasted here.)
Third Prize: A paperback copy of From Love and Pain.
Grand Prize Entry Rules: The Grand Prize giveaways are open to the U.S ONLY. Please leave your name and email in a comment on any of the blog stops or on any tour posting(this one included) that I post on my blog(here), to be entered into the giveaway. Winners will be chosen using Random.com. Grand Prize winners will be announced on my blog and on my facebook page on May 22nd, 2012. Follow my blog or like my page to guarantee you won’t miss the announcements. This is not mandatory to be entered into the drawings. Winners will have 14 days(2 weeks) to contact me and claim their prize. If prizes are not claimed in the alloted time period, the prize will go to the next person. And so and so on.
Thank you for your participation.