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10 Apr '14

LGBT Day 10 : Kaleidoscope Fiction by Dani Worth (Incl Giveaway)

LGBT Day 10 : Kaleidoscope Fiction by Dani Worth (Incl Giveaway)

  My books are unapologetically erotic fantasy. I’m not talking about the fantasy genre, though there are aspects of that in the Kithran Regenesis series–mostly in reference to the alien species, Replicants. The fantasy I’m talking about is of the idealized sort—the kind of improbable setting you can only dream about. Or hope for. 😉 These aren’t hard science fiction books, they’re fun, sexy space opera-like stories with hopefully enough emotion to keep readers interested. A lot of my aliens are humanoid. Some believe they originated from the same place humans came from. Some of my alien species can even choose to change gender whenever they feel like it. Some are a bit dangerous and a human would have to be truly in love with them and be willing to change their lives to form a relationship. But in my Kithran Regenesis books, I’ve created a world where being bisexual is pretty much the norm. Yes, there are also people who are straight or gay. There are some who are… Keep Reading »

09 Apr '14

LGBT Day 9 : C’mon and Take Me There by Amy Jo Cousins (Incl Giveaway)

LGBT Day 9 : C’mon and Take Me There by Amy Jo Cousins (Incl Giveaway)

  I read M/M romance for a hundred reasons. For the love. For the angst. For the stories that are still new and fresh in a genre that can sometimes feel jaded. For the blow your socks off smexy. (Who am I kidding? This should be #1 on the list!) But there are a handful of authors I read because they transport me. Their words bring me the sights, the sounds, the smells even, of the worlds they create with such precision and care that settings of their books become characters in their own rights. When I finish reading one of these marvelous books, I want to hop online, book a ticket on the next plane out, and just go there. Ok, maybe not so much with the zombie apocalypse one. These authors create living, breathing worlds that burst with life or stink with rot. Whether their books are based on actual places, post-apocalyptic futures, or imaginary planets, I remember the “Where” almost as much as the “Who” when I… Keep Reading »

08 Apr '14

LGBT Day 8 : It’s Oh-So-Good Being Bad by SA McAuley (Incl. Giveaway)

LGBT Day 8 : It’s Oh-So-Good Being Bad by SA McAuley (Incl. Giveaway)

  I’ve been thinking about evil a lot lately. While part of this obsession can be blamed on the work-in-progress status of the fourth book in The Borders War series, the seemingly never-ending battle of good vs evil is a theme I personally love to read about. Especially when it comes to the really, really bad dudes. Most of us can conjure a list pretty easily of the villains in literature and movies who have impacted us the most. When I was kid, that list was a terrifying mix of Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, the Red Bull from The Last Unicorn, and ET (friendly alien my ass, I still cringe when I run across that movie on TV). Yep, you’re free to laugh now about that third one. But let me attempt to sway you. The widely accepted and most used definition of a villain is a character who is evil and advances the storyline of the plot through some type of hellish terror.Maleficent and the Red Bull fit this… Keep Reading »

07 Apr '14

LGBT Event Day 7 : A character interview with the Duchene’s by Chris Cox

LGBT Event Day 7 : A character interview with the Duchene’s by Chris Cox

  The interviewer is early to the Café Du Monde, waiting for Sean and Rusty Duchene. She sips her café au lait and reads over her notes as she waits. The breeze from the river feels cool, at least as cool as New Orleans gets in October. Movement near her table has her looking up. A young slight man, blond with his bangs not quite covering the worried creases on his forehead, carefully weaves his way between tables. He picks his path to avoid bumping any of the chairs where customers sprawl and chat with friends. From the profile she’s been given, she guesses this must be Sean. Behind him, a taller, heavier man, about the same age, with dark hair and stubble that probably appears only hours after his morning shave, rests his hand on the blond’s shoulder. He counts on the blond to lead him through the casually arranged tables as his attention drifts to the sax player filling the air with a jazzed up version of an… Keep Reading »

06 Apr '14

LGBT Day 6 : Kat from ARe Cafe gives her top 10 recommendations for LGBT books (@AReCafe)

LGBT Day 6 : Kat from ARe Cafe gives her top 10 recommendations for LGBT books (@AReCafe)

Hello! This is Kat from AReCafe.com, and I am pleased to be a part of Scorching Reviews’ LGBT Event. AReCafe.com is part of the All Romance family, a place where you will find blogs by your favorite authors and reviews of recent releases, especially LGBT romances. For years, readers have come to ARe for the latest M/M romances in particular, but we are happy to offer all colors of the rainbow. Whether you are looking for an exclusive lesbian pairing or a bisexual polyamorous or menage story, we have them…and sometimes they have shifters and starships! Every day readers come to AReCafe for recommendations what to tackle next on the TBR stack. We could take up Scorching Review’s blog for months, but in the interest of sharing the wealth with other guests this month we’ll keep our pick to ten. If you crave some recently-released LGBT to keep you scrolling pages at night, here’s a great to-do list. In no particular order… Bonds of Denial by Lynda Aicher – Put… Keep Reading »

05 Apr '14

LGBT Event Day 5 : Megan Derr’s Top Ten MM Fantasy and MM Sci-Fi book lists (Incl. 5 eBook giveaway)

LGBT Event Day 5 : Megan Derr’s Top Ten MM Fantasy and MM Sci-Fi book lists (Incl. 5 eBook giveaway)

  (Please note, on this post, the Rafflecopter form is for the Event Grand Prize and you have to comment to be put into Megan’s prize draw for the fanastic MM Sci-Fi books – Nix) I have been a fantasy junkie all my life, and when I am not writing LGBTQ fantasy then you can bet I’m reading it. I break it up now and again with contemporary, but fantasy is my absolute favorite. It’s a very small part of the romance genre, and even smaller part of LGBTQ, so I thought today I would try to share a few of the books I love. I mean to write just one list, but narrowing them down is hard so I went with two. One is fantasy, one is sci-fi (I also cheat in some places and list the series rather than just one book).  These are all m/m (or m/m/m) because that is what dominates the genre right now, but hopefully the next time I do something like this I’ll… Keep Reading »

04 Apr '14

LGBT Event Day 4 : Character Interview from MM book Remain by Alex Jones (Incl 2 Giveaways)

LGBT Event Day 4 : Character Interview from MM book Remain by Alex Jones (Incl 2 Giveaways)

  Sitting in front of me is a twenty-something man, with long, rakish dark hair and ice-blue eyes. He’s wearing leather chaps engraved with forest scenes, a tunic and dark leather leggings with high-top boots. His bow and a quiver of arrows rest against the chair. He’s a fey hunter of the realm named Amaranth; a world separate but connected to our own.  Good morning, Hector. Thank you for coming in to talk to me. I have to say, I’m pretty excited about it. Well, it’s not every day a beautiful woman corners me. (wink) Especially one who seems to know so much about Amaranth. Even knowing who I am is highly unusual. (blush) I make a point to do my research. I was actually searching for Morgan, but found you first. Consider yourself lucky, love. Running into Morgan when he’s not expecting you would be most unwise. He is not as… well acquainted, with your world as I am. What do you mean? It’s simple. We’re bound in duty to… Keep Reading »

03 Apr '14

LGBT Event Day 3 : An Interview with Bailey Hodgkiss from Letters to a War Zone by Lucy Felthouse (@cw1985) (Incl. Giveaway)

LGBT Event Day 3 : An Interview with Bailey Hodgkiss from Letters to a War Zone by Lucy Felthouse (@cw1985) (Incl. Giveaway)

  Hi Bailey, thanks so much for talking to us today. Can you tell us about yourself? Yes, sure. My name is Bailey Hodgkiss, and I’m an insurance broker. I’m 34, and I live in Nottingham, and I have a boyfriend called Nick Rock. We hear you met your partner in unusual circumstances. Can you tell us about this? Of course. What happened is I signed up for one of these websites that connects people with serving soldiers, so you can exchange letters with them. It’s good for morale and so on, gives the soldiers company, something to look forward to. I was lucky enough to end up becoming Nick’s pen pal. We exchanged a few letters, discovered we had rather a lot in common, then when Nick next came home for R&R, we decided to meet up. And what about that trip to Rome? Well, that’s linked with the R&R. I had a moment of madness, you see, and invited a practical stranger to come on holiday with me…. Keep Reading »

02 Apr '14

LGBT Event Day Two : Kim Dare introduces Worth A Shot and talks labels in LGBT fiction

LGBT Event Day Two : Kim Dare introduces Worth A Shot and talks labels in LGBT fiction

  A month or so ago I released a new e-book. It’s called Worth a Shot. Worth a Shot is listed as a gay romance on Amazon. It’s listed as a gay romance on All Romance E-books. It’s also filed under the gay label on a few different review sites. But labels are tricky things. They don’t always tell the full story. They’re not always entirely accurate. Is Worth a Shot a really a gay romance? How about I tell you a bit about it, so you can decide for yourself? One of the book’s main characters is Donovan. He’s an archer at the Falconer Institute of Training. He’s sweet, and shy, and as nervous as hell whenever anyone flirts with him. He’s also gay. At twenty-two years old, he’s been out for three years and known he’s gay for as long as he can remember. He’s never had a girlfriend or the least interest in women. He’s never doubted which way he swings. So far, so good. Labeling the… Keep Reading »

01 Apr '14

LGBT Event Day One : Bisexual Humor by Solace Ames (Incl. Giveaway)

LGBT Event Day One : Bisexual Humor by Solace Ames (Incl. Giveaway)

  Welcome to Scorching Book Reviews’ LGBT month blog hop! Let’s kick it off with the B. Writing bisexual people in erotic fiction can be a landmine field of stereotypes. But then, being bisexual can be even more complicated, depending on environment. As someone writing the B in LGBTQ+ from the outside, I have to keep that in mind. So I’ve studied the stereotypes, and so many of them are terribly sad. But for this post, I’m going to concentrate on something more happy-making: bisexual humor, where bisexual (or pansexual, in some cases) people poke fun at these stereotypes to make themselves feel better. Since Jay, one of the heroes of my new menage romance, The Submission Gift, is a bisexual man with a wicked sense of humor, I thought a roundup of bisexual humor would be especially appropriate. 9 Stupid Myths About Bisexuals That Will Make You Laugh This is the most factual of the bunch, although it’s salted with some hilarious off-color jokes (watch out for the Nutella… Keep Reading »