Archive for ‘LGBT’

Congratulations, Caitlyn

Hubs and I are thrilled with Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair coverage and the warm reception she’s received for coming out. We’re happy and excited for her, and we hope this helps transgendered persons everywhere find self-acceptance, experience social acceptance, and ultimately reach total equality on all fronts.

Her lovely appearance and genuine smiles sent my thoughts to transgendered persons we’ve known personally – persons without her resources, persons who don’t look “beautiful” in the traditional sense, persons whose bodies make it more difficult for the casual observer to recognize their gender.

So I was especially grateful to find yesterday’s Tumblr post by Laverne Cox, who appeared on the cover of Time Magazine’s issue “The Transgender Tipping Point” a year ago. She congratulated Caitlyn, of course – but then she pointed out many trans persons either can’t or don’t wish to conform to “cisnormative beauty standards,” about which she said the following: “For me it is necessary everyday to celebrate every aspect of myself, especially those things about myself that don’t align with other people’s ideas about what is beautiful.”

That’s what we wish, for everyone.

 

Where to Find Me!

I’m so many places today I can’t tell if I’m coming or going (pun is probably intended :)). Four different places, and I’ve got three different contests going, so you have lots of chances to win books and prizes!

First, I just have to SQUEEEE!!! about The Reunion, which is #FREE today through Thursday at Amazon, and has climbed to #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Erotica!

So: Finding Adriana…

First, the fabulous Tenth Anniversary party is in full swing, over at the TRS Party Room, where I just blogged about the choices Sarah must make over and over as Adam increases his demands. That contest runs through Saturday and I’m giving away one rainbow candle and one free download from my single author titles.

Next, I’m on tour all week for The Reunion, and today I have TWO tour stops!  The tour contest is another set of those same prizes – a rainbow candle and one free download. Come catch me today at Books Books & More Books and Fallen Angel Reviews – comment to enter, plus there are optional entries for tweeting, liking my facebook page and following me on Twitter. I’ve listed all the tour stops at the bottom of this post.

Contest #3 is going on all week at The Romance Reviews Fall Into Romance bloghop. This giveaway is one download of the marvelous lesbian romance Waking Up Gray, by RE Bradshaw, plus one download from my book list, and the LINK is right here on my blog, where you can also link to all the other stops on the hop, with over a hundred authors and prizes.

TOUR STOPS

Sunday September 15: Brit Blaise

Monday September 16: Books, Books, and More Books

Fallen Angel Reviews

Tuesday September 17: Mama Kitty Reviews

Wednesday September 18 Lynley Wayne

Thursday September 19 Literary Nymphs

 

My Sexy Saturday ~ The Lady Wants More

Our upcoming indie release, The Lady Wants More, is a lesbian short story we’re re-releasing this coming autumn, following the return of our rights.  Here are seven sexy sentences to get things flowing…

EXCERPT

“Maybe we should’ve done this before dessert.” Brenda rested a palm on Janet’s pubic bone and splayed her fingers.

Janet could feel herself opening even more.

“So pink and steamy. This will be the treat of the night.”

Janet leaned back until she felt the coolness of the window, but that did nothing to quell the heat pouring from her body—from her head, from her nipples, and especially, oh so especially, from her core. She curled her fingers around Brenda’s ears, encouraging Brenda to explore, to take her time—no, to hurry.

BLURB

Mix Cancer with Aquarius? Like oil and water – but when levelheaded Janet Baxter re-connects with free spirited Brenda Cassidy, the lady knows she wants more!

The Lady Wants More: Janet Baxter keeps her post-divorce life neatly compartmentalized: Secure job, spacious Westchester County home, successful adult children, dependable community volunteer activities. Why is she drawn – for the first time ever – to attend her twenty-year college reunion in New York City?

Always a free spirit, Brenda Cassidy is comfortably bisexual and has no plans to ever settle down. But a fling? The reappearance of svelte, reserved Janet Baxter in Brenda’s life is nothing less than a gift, worthy of every enticement Brenda can conjure up. Can Brenda seduce Janet into an endless night of the lovemaking they enjoyed too briefly as college roommates? What if the lady wants more?

CONTEST

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