Posts Categorized: LGBT

01 May '15

LGBT Event May 2015 : Calendar and lineup

LGBT Event May 2015 : Calendar and lineup

  For the last three years I have hosted an LGBT event here on the blog during the month of May. On the event, we invite everyone to discuss LGBT fiction and why they read it. Some of my favorite blog guest posts have been posted during this event and I am looking forward to seeing what people come up with this time round. We are lucky enough to have authors who read and write the genre participating in what looks to be an epic month; I can’t decide which post I am looking forward to more. On every single day, there will be an LGBT themed post and on quite a few there will be prizes. As I am doing a post later in the month, I leave my thoughts on the genre until then. I hope this event can tempt you to try some new authors and maybe some new genres … it does me every single year! The posts this month include musings from…. CALENDAR 1st May… Keep Reading »

17 Apr '15

LGBT Event May 2015 : Sign Up Sheet and Info

LGBT Event May 2015 : Sign Up Sheet and Info

  The LGBT event on Scorching Book Reviews has been running for the last 3 years, promoting LGBT fiction with reviews, interviews and Guest Posts every day for a month. This year is no different and I’m looking for authors and bloggers to get involved and Guest Post on the blog. I really am open to whatever you want to write; I’ve had personal posts, Top Ten lists, book reviews and even character posts. This event is just a platform; it’s you guys that make it what it is with your amazing posts. I love this event. In the past we have had some fantastic posts (one of last years is actually the most popular post on the blog since it moved to WP) and the whole purpose of it is to try to introduce people to genres and authors that they may never have thought of trying. I will not being doing a post this year but I will be compiling a reading list and reviewing only LGBT fiction… Keep Reading »

01 May '14

LGBT Event : A thank you and a winner!

LGBT Event : A thank you and a winner!

  April was LGBT event for us here at Scorching Book Reviews and it was bloody fabulous. There was authors of gay, lesbian and transgender fiction involved and I loved every single post. Yesterday was the final post but you can see them all indexed here http://www.scorching-book-reviews.com/lgbt-event/ For everyone who commented on the individual authors’ giveaways, the winners will be announced in the comment sections of those events and the authors will be contacted. As for the grand prize, the winner is …. Penumbria!!  Congrats to all winners on the events (and there is quite a few of you) and thank you all for stopping by 🙂  

30 Apr '14

LGBT Fiction Event Day 30 : The Natural Progression of a Series by Jayne Kingston

LGBT Fiction Event Day 30 : The Natural Progression of a Series by Jayne Kingston

  I write mainly m/f romances. It’s true. While I started my publishing career with handful of boy-on-girl stories, I knew I wasn’t going to stay strictly within that genre forever. I am very much a love who you love type of person, and I love it when my characters show me who they want to be with instead of me picking for them. When I started my Mischievous Matchmaker series I had a pretty good idea that it was going to wrap up with my first m/m romance. See, I had this sexy, funny, bisexual character named Jude who we meet right there in the first chapter of the first book. I knew he was going to get a bum deal at some point in the series, and I knew I was going to want to make it up to him at some point, because I like him. A lot. What I didn’t know at the time was who he was going to end up with. Then I wrote… Keep Reading »

29 Apr '14

LGBT Fiction Event Day 29 : Who Doesn’t Love a Wedding? by Kimber Vale (Incl. $25 gift Card)

LGBT Fiction Event Day 29 : Who Doesn’t Love a Wedding? by Kimber Vale (Incl. $25 gift Card)

  Okay, I’ll raise my hand right now and say I’m pretty pessimistic when it comes to weddings. True, my hubs and I have been married for almost twelve years and we’re still alive and kicking. But, generally speaking, the weddings I’ve attended—and left with my pockets significantly lighter—haven’t fared quite so well. Let me get out my paper and do some math. I was a bride’s maid in three weddings. Two of those are now defunct. Of the eleven weddings I attended as an adult, six are hits and five are misses. Did I think those now divorced couples would eventually be signing paperwork and divvying up assets while I was doing the Electric Slide? Well…let’s say that some would have been a sure bet. Others? Eh…maybe. Me? I’m definitely of the mindset that repeat wedders shall not be gifted the next time around. That’s like having a baby shower for your third kid. Totally bogus. That ship has sailed, my friend. If you want me to come and… Keep Reading »

28 Apr '14

LGBT Fiction Event Day 28 : The Love Story Behind a “Missed Connection” by Sloan Parker

LGBT Fiction Event Day 28 : The Love Story Behind a “Missed Connection” by Sloan Parker

  “Missed Connections” is categorization of ads on Craigslist where one person posts a message to try to find or engage with another. Often times the two are strangers whose paths crossed momentarily, with no names or contact info exchanged. Or they are acquaintances, but one is too shy to approach the other in real life. The content of these Missed Connections ads include anything from super sweet declarations of affection to erotically explicit offers of sex. Here are a few examples loosely based on some of the ads I’ve seen in the m4m Missed Connections category: At the Symphony last night… I was sitting in the row in front of you. We got to talking at intermission and I could tell you were into me. Should have given you my number. Cute guy with red sunglasses on the E train… We both got on at Queens Plaza yesterday morning. I was reading a book, you were reading the paper. We made eye contact, but I was too nervous to… Keep Reading »

27 Apr '14

LGBT Fiction Event Day 27 : Amelia Bishop talks flawed heroes and unforgivable mistakes

LGBT Fiction Event Day 27 : Amelia Bishop talks flawed heroes and unforgivable mistakes

  As I write this blog post, I’m waiting for my latest book, Love You Forever, to “go live” on Amazon. By the time this posts, it will have been out a few weeks. But sitting here right now, I’m nervous. About the usual stuff (Will it sell? Will people like it? Will I get positive reviews?) and about some other stuff, too. Most notably those sins and mistakes and really bad choices I let my characters make. What kind of “sins”, you ask? In the m/m Romance genre, a big sin is unprotected sex. For some readers, it is a real deal-breaker. So yeah, this book has some unprotected sex. But whatever the morality police say, having those guys use condoms at that point would have been ridiculous. So I stand by my decision. Still, I know it might offend people. How about a bigger “sin” – like cheating? This book has a teeny-tiny bit of cheating, and I know some people HATE cheating in a Romance novel. In… Keep Reading »

26 Apr '14

LGBT Fiction Event Day 26 : Mina Kelly hosts an interview with her characters from her MM story Inescapable (Incl. Giveaway)

LGBT Fiction Event Day 26 : Mina Kelly hosts an interview with her characters from her MM story Inescapable (Incl. Giveaway)

  Notes for the interviewer: Despite the Kuiper family’s insistence that the kidnapping of their son, Richard Kuiper VII, was a botched publicity stunt, there is still a strong feeling amongst the Interplanetary Bodies’ Security Force that a criminal act was committed. The initial internment for the apparent kidnapper, Jared Kel Tamajaq, supports this, as does the fact The Field still has an arrest warrant out to recover him after his jailbreak. Jared Kel Tamajaq also has three outstanding warrants for genetic theft, one for smuggling genetic material, and seven for making indecent proposals to arresting officers and other members of the justice system. There are currently no arrest warrants for Richard Kuiper VII. We are investigating this anomaly. Proceed with caution while interviewing these men. Back up will be made available to you if necessary. Richard Kuiper VII: Seven? Jared Kel Tamajaq: Seven sounds like a lot. Richard: Seven is a lot. Jared: No, I mean… I don’t think it’s seven. Not unless they’re counting that executioner and his… Keep Reading »

25 Apr '14

LGBT Fiction Event Day 25 : Kate Lowell introduces All the Colors of the Rainbow! (Includes Amazon Gift Card)

LGBT Fiction Event Day 25 : Kate Lowell introduces All the Colors of the Rainbow! (Includes Amazon Gift Card)

  LGBTQ anything is often associated with the rainbow. It’s an excellent allegory. There are so many different colors of non-cis, non-straight, non-heteronormative lives all blending on a sliding scale so that the rainbow really is the logical choice. It also represents the wide range of experiences and emotions that people with “non-standard” sexuality live through. From passion and happiness, to fear, anger, and loathing–it’s all in there. When I was growing up, I was obsessed with the theatre. I started out practicing stage makeup, which is the art of using color and shading to make someone look both completely like–and entirely unlike–themselves in front of an audience. You highlight some parts of their face or body, outline others, and shade bits and pieces until you’ve evoked the character and the emotions associated with their role.. An interest in makeup gradually expanded to include stage lighting, which is another way using color, shadow and highlights to add emotion and direct the audience’s attention toward or away from something. My critique… Keep Reading »

24 Apr '14

LGBT Fiction Event Day 24 : Michelle Moore introduces her Sci-fi world (Includes Giveaway)

LGBT Fiction Event Day 24 : Michelle Moore introduces her Sci-fi world (Includes Giveaway)

  How awesome is it to be participating in Scorching Book Review’s 2014 LGBT event? Wait, wait, I can answer that! REALLY awesome! Where else would I get to participate with so many of my favorite authors in the field? There have been so many fascinating posts on Days 1-23 that I feel a little intimidated, but I’m going to forge on and talk a little bit about world-building. I’m lucky enough to share the world-building in the Ylendrian Empire series with my wonderful partner Reesa Herberth (you can find her 2014 LGBT event post here). Thank goodness, because while I love scifi, I’d be up a deep and swift-flowing creek without her knowledge! Where I’ve muddled along with my own world-building is when it comes to the sleepy little beach town of Playa Escondida. My short story “If Wishes Were Coffee” opened the door to Playa Escondida, poured us some coffee, invited us in for a peek. I realized after that peek that there’s a whole lot more to… Keep Reading »