Readers and Writers for LGBT Chechens

BooksSaveLivestwitterYou may have heard the news coming out of Chechnya, part of the Russian Federation, where police are kidnapping gay men (and those they perceive to be gay) and taking them to camps for torture. Several state-sanctioned murders have also been reported.

Readers & Writers for LGBT Chechens is a group of people raising money for organizations working directly with gay men and other persecuted LGBT people in Chechnya and the northern Caucasus.  We do this through direct donations, … Continue reading

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Autism Auction

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@TTC Books and More proudly presents the 5th Annual Autism Awareness Auction!

#LIVE ~> April 1 through April 30
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PLEASE #SHARE ~ #BID ~ #SUPPORT THIS EVENT!!

Over 50 contributing donors have come together this year! Items include books (digital, audio, signed, unsigned, and ARC paperbacks), gift … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Orlando

sSocial media gives people the ability to judge, blame and shame others without having to witness the devastation caused by those actions.  The first funerals for the innocent people who were killed by a coward happened today.  Families, friends, coworkers, strangers are all mourning the loss.  It hurts my heart and devastates my faith in humanity to know anyone would be capable of this.  What hurts almost as much is the casual way others are dismissing a massacre.

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Special submission call – Torquere

From diagnosis to ringing the bell, cancer is a bitch. Torquere is looking for fully realized 3,000-10,000 word cancer themed stories with a HEA ending for an anthology titled “Love Conquers All.” Proceeds will benefit DJ Manly in her battle with this horrible disease.

Please send your submissions to submissions@torquerepress.com with “Love Conquers All” and your story title in the subject field. Please see our general submissions guidelines for formatting etc. Deadline for submission is August 15, 2016; all submissions will be held and reviewed after the deadline.

If the completed anthology reaches a minimum word count of 60K, … Continue reading

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Hearts on Fire Favorites of 2015

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The Bells of Times Square – Amy Lane
Beneath the Stain – Amy Lane
The Tin Box – Kim Fielding
Semper Fi – Keira Andrews
Light from the Dark – Mercy Celeste
Lonely Hearts – Heidi Cullinan
Something Like Thunder – Jay Bell
Tigers on the Run – Sean Kennedy
How to Howl at the Moon – Eli Easton
Rattlesnake – Kim Fielding

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Just a little bit of bitching….

bookI am a reader. I love the written word, getting caught up in the lives of the characters, understanding (or questioning) their reactions, their motives, their lives. I want to vicariously experience different places, different ways of lives, different people. I love books.
I understand how much time, effort and sweat can go into putting that book out there for the public to try out. My “right now” issue? Pricing. This is the second time in a week I’ve encountered … Continue reading

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What would you do?

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So, it’s your birthday.  The year has been stressful with a lot of challenges and you are looking forward to just having a day to relax, celebrate and maybe get spoiled just a little bit.  The day starts off a little rough but it can only get better, right?

So excited to open your birthday gift from your loving hubby.  What could it be? A trip away? A book you’ve longed for? A new car? What … Continue reading

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Fourth of July thoughts

Happy Fourth of July!! Independence Day for the USA. 

It’s been an amazing few weeks here, with a lot to celebrate.  More to overcome, of course, but we are making strides.

Congratulations to those who got married, thanks to SCOTUS decision.  Enjoy your honeymoons!

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In thirty-three states people still are not protected from discrimination due to sexual orientation.   Fired for being gay?  Unless you are having sex on your desk, I don’t get … Continue reading

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Introducing NineStar Press

We’d like to welcome a newcomer to the LGBTQA book world!

NineStar Press, Ltd., an innovative, full-service publisher of LGBTQA romance, is launching in November, 2015! Stay tuned for the unveiling of our full website and store. To come along for the ride in the run-up to our launch, follow us on Twitter, join us on Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter! http://www.ninestarpress.com/ Email this to someone Continue reading

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It’s almost Rainbow Con!

Something not many people talk about when it comes to attending conventions is con food. A few cons have what is called a Hospitality Suite or Con Suite that is usually a room that has food available to congoers. Sometimes the food is free, sometimes it’s not. Usually, said food is cheap, sugary, and carb-heavy. Think cheeseballs, wrinkled grapes, and candy. Not much to keep people going, and not very friendly to anyone who might not want to subsist solely on M&Ms and cookies for a weekend.


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