Laura Harner – Cliff’s Edge Tour and contest

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We ask: What do you think of Navy attitudes towards LGBT today? 

Thanks for having me here on tour today, I appreciate invitation.

You’ve asked an interesting question. I was in the Navy for 20 years, and certainly saw changes, but never more than when Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was first enacted. It’s funny how that policy turned into a bad thing in it’s final years, because honestly, when President Clinton first signed it, that was a HUGE shift … Continue reading

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Cate Ashwood, Raine O’Tierney, L.J. LaBarthe – Piece Us Back Together Anthology Tour and contest

BadgeBlurb:  Piece Us Back Together:

Life can seem bleak for people suffering devastating injuries or illnesses of the mind and body, and every day can be a struggle. But sometimes, when hope seems in short supply, they find a reason to keep up the fight. The men in these stories face some of the most difficult challenges imaginable, but fortunately they won’t be facing them alone, because when everything seems darkest, a point of light appears. With compassion, understanding, and love, these hurt souls have a chance to piece the … Continue reading

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Lisa Oliver – Get Off My Case Tour with contest

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If someone from your past who had bullied/hurt you showed up now with a changed demeanor, what would you do?

You mean after I punched them in the face?  No, seriously I am not the type to punch anybody, but I do know that if one of my bullies from school turned up in my life now, I would be super cautious.  It is very hard to trust someone that has hurt you before, and I … Continue reading

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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.

So the day … Continue reading

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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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