Monday, 28 May 2012

Casual Homophobia

There's been enough talk in the media this month about people wanting to round us gays up, put us in camps, beat us straight, take our rights away and otherwise treat us worse than animals. That's not what this post is about. Instead, I want to think about the casual, everyday homophobia that is so ingrained in our culture that the people who espouse it don't even realise that they are actually being homophobic to begin with. Most of those people, if you called them homophobes, would be very distressed and upset and argue vehemently that they are pro-gay, and support equal rights.

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Friday, 25 May 2012

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Free Story - The Rest of Forever

Yes peeps, my baby has now been released by the Goodreads M/M Romance Group. The story can be found here - you have to be a member of the group to read it.

Not a member / not on GR? Don't worry!! The story has also been released in epub and pdf format exclusively at Goodreads (and no, you don't need to be a member to get it).

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

America: Land of the Free?

Oh dear, it's been a bad few weeks for America. Amendment 1 passed in North Carolina, to great disappointment but absolutely no surprise. That campaign was marred by the breaking news story of "Pastor Punch", AKA Sean Harris, pastor from Fayetteville, NC. Here's a direct quote from his sermon on 29 April:

"Can I make it any clearer? Dads! The second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist! Man up! Give him a good punch!"

Author Interview - Lovely Whitmore

Today I'm interviewing Lovely Whitmore, author of Journals of a Wannabe Basketball Player.


9 year old Kayla loves the sport of basketball, it’s all she dreams about is becoming a WNBA player. While her twin sister Kela is better at everything basketball is the one thing that Kayla feels is her "thing". Every day she faces ridicule from her peers, coaches, and even her friends. If she's gonna play basketball Kayla must overcome some of her most inner secret obstacles.

Kayla was given a journal as a birthday present on her 9th birthday. It is unique in that it’s the only gift she received that her twin sister Kela did not get too. She uses this journal to document her adventures and daily life. All of her most inner secrets are recorded in this journal. Sit back and see the world through the eyes of this ambitious 9 year old as she quickly learns that the real world is full of let downs and disappointments.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Author Interview - J.D. Higginson

Today I'm joined by J.D. Higginson, author of Cirque.


Le Cirque du Fantastique are, despite their name, a fairly average circus act, annually touring mountain settlements for what little the villagers can spare. But all of that changes when one of their performances is attacked by a mountain tiger, made hungry by a sparse winter.
 
Put in a life or death situation, one of their number, a young dancer called Skye, discovers that she has a power over the beast, and incorporates it into a performance that will change all of their lives forever.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Author Interview - Alyse Bingham

Today I'm joined by the lovely Alyse Bingham, author of short story collection The Trio.


A dying woman sees her life as wasted - can she be redeemed?

Nuns were not meant to leave the abbey - nor were they meant to find love in the heart of a man.

Most think of AIs as less than capable - one will prove her creator wrong.

In this collection of short stories, you'll be moved to tears, laughter, and more!

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Author Interview - Kirstyanne Ross

Today I'm interviewing Kirstyanne Ross, author of Old Magick, a vampire novel with a twist!


Loshelle's family secret has been leaked into the human world and with her father dead and mother missing in action she is the last Purebred alive who is able to protect that secret. With aid from an estate of Halfling's turned by her family and sworn to her, Loshelle tracks down the source of the exposure and takes action that could cause her death. Will she manage to protect the secret or will the Humans find out all about them?