Interview and contest: Lily Velden – Heart Knot Mine

Heart Knot Mine features teachers in an exchange program. Have you ever considered an exchange? Where would be your ideal place?

Funny you should ask! More moons ago than I care to admit to, when I was studying for my Fine Arts degree, I was offered a scholarship to go for one semester to a British University. Sadly, at that time, I had to decline the scholarship as I was a single mum with three young children.

It was that scholarship offer, however, that did inform me on universities/colleges around the world that formed partnership programs. From what I learned, … Continue reading

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Tour with contest: Anthology – Young Love, Old Hearts

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Blurb:

Everyone hears “He’s too young for you.” “She’s too old for you.” Not between these pages. This anthology crosses the age gap with nine enchanting stories of cross-generational relationships. Some are sweet, some are sexy, some are heartbreaking. One is downright murderous. The protagonists are gay men or women searching for true love or trying out what’s right in front of them. 

Pages or Words: 54,480 words, 168 pages 

Categories: M/M Romance, F/F Romance, May-December Romance

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Tour – Karen Stivali – Moment of Clarity

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Kissing Scenes

There’s no doubt about it—kissing scenes are some of my favorite scenes to write. In most books, the first kiss is my favorite. I love first kisses. I love them in real life and I absolutely adore writing them. There’s so much tension and longing and anticipation. Sigh. There’s not a whole lot that’s better than a good first kiss.

Or is there?

What about a long awaited kiss that for one reason or … Continue reading

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Tour with contest: Debbie McGowen and Raine O’Tierney – Leaving Flowers

What’s the saddest book you’ve ever read?  Did it end happy?

Debbie: I had to think really hard about this, in part because I deliberately steer clear of sad books. I read George Orwell’s 1984 when I was still at school, and it was beyond sad. It was hopeless. When I reach the end of a story I want to feel uplifted, optimistic. I want to believe that the world can be a better place, and in some respects I believe authors have a responsibility to show us that it can. Of course, that was so far from what … Continue reading

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Guest post and contest: Zane Riley – Go Your Own Way

What’s your best/worst memory of high school? 

Sitting for the S.A.T. is probably one of the most daunting tasks for an American high school student. It’s an exam that everyone says can make or break a college application. One teacher told us it meant more than anything else we sent to a college, more than years of transcripts proving we could handle the pressure of maintaining good grades while being involved in half a dozen extra-curriculars and more than a stunning, well-written essay. S.A.T. scores were more important than remembering to sleep at night. Nothing else mattered.

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Tour: Angel Benedetti – Bits of Magic

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Blurb: There’s magic in the world, and its hiding in plain sight. Your friends, your neighbors, the guy who runs your favorite restaurant — any of them could be more than they seem. A man trick-or-treating with his son finds the courage to go after what he wants when he confiscates and eats some unwrapped candy. A park ranger who’s afraid of outing himself in public is reminded that his lover will — and can — protect him, no … Continue reading

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Tour with contest: Anthology – Butt Riders on the Range

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Hola! That’s Irish for “howdy-do” in Ukrainian. Kage Alan here. I’m the resident translator and one of many smart asses in the Butt-thology group of authors. Yes, you read that right. Say it with me…Butt-thology. T.C. Blue came up with the phrase because she needed something to wrap her tongue around. Isn’t that just a visual you’ll thank me for when you go to sleep tonight?

This is our fourth anthology in the series. As … Continue reading

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Tour and contest: Johanna Parkhurt – Every Inferno

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Dreams  by Johanna Parkhurst

I have ridiculously vivid dreams. I often wake up remembering them, trying desperately to figure out why my best friend would want to stand on her head and make fun of my dress at a party while that co-worker I barely know runs around us screaming at us.

Every Inferno was, in many ways, the product of a dream. One day I woke up remembering a dream that made no sense: a boy was … Continue reading

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