Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hop Against Homophobia

Welcome all. I'm glad you've stopped by. While I'm known more for my heterosexual and BDSM books, I do and have on occasion written m/m stories. To date I've written two shorts, a novella and am working on two more for publication. But that's not why I decided to join this hop.  Nope, I have a much more selfless reason for adding my blog to the hop.  Simply put I believe in what the hop stands for.  That people shouldn't be judged by their sexual orientation - no matter what it may be: straight, gay, lesbian, or even bi.  

So why do I feel so strongly about this? Simple.  I have two sisters - one which happens to be bi-sexual and the other who's a lesbian.  Do I love them any less for their sexual orientation? Nope.  In fact, I support my middle sister's decision to marry her girl-friend, (we happen to live in a state where gays can legally marry) and they have a beautiful thriving daughter. 

But even if I didn't have family who fit into this mold, I don't think sexual orientation has anything to do with how a family functions, a relationship works between them and their lovers, nor how they do their jobs.  It simply doesn't matter.  A person's sexual orientation is only one part of their personalty has always been my mantra. And it's one which I've passed on down to my kids.  And so far it's worked, my son, Michael is now in high school - a sophomore in fact, and he has two friends that are gay and one which happens to be bi-sexual...and he has absolutely no problem with it!  Which shows me that the racism against homosexuality has to be taught.  But enough of that...I've been on my soap box long enough.  

Now for the fun part of my post....I'd thought I'd have some fun trivia.* I'm going to  list some traits of some famous or "infamous" gay people and see if you can guess who they are. (no worries the answers will be listed at the end of the post.)    

And regardless of how many you get right or wrong, please comment below in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a 2 copies of my m/m books:  Ace's Desire (which is currently out and features a Tuskegee Airman and his lover.) And a book which will be coming out in the fall  which includes a triad (m/m/f) Her Wolfen Claiming from No Boundaries Press. (I'll be send this out as soon as I get my ARC of it.)   I'll be giving away 3 copies of Ace's Desire and 2 of Her Wolfen Claiming :)  Just  tell me what your favorite M/M series is.  Mine are Lee Brazil'ss Truth or Dare series and Kim Dare's Thrown to the Lions series.

Enjoy the trivia.

1. She is an American author and photographer.  She wrote the book, The Word is Out, with her mother, and later her brother based a documentary on it.  Who is She?

2. He is an American actor, who has appeared in series such as Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, My Two Dads and has a twin sister named Charity.  He also co-founded the The Creative Outlet Theatre.  Who is he? 

3.  He was born in Odense during the 19th century and was a playright and storyteller. Some of his more famous works were The Ugly Duckling and the Emperor's New Clothes. Who is he?  

4. She was an American suffragette and feminist, born in 1820 - and her likeness also appeared on an odd shaped dollar coin from 1979 until the new coin was released featuring Sacajawea.  Who is she?

5. An Italian fashion designer who had a sexual relationship with his partner who happened to be 11 years younger than him.  Who is he?

and last but not least...we reach back into antiquity....for this tidbit.

6.  He was the King of Macedonia, and took his childhood friend,  Hephaestion as his lover. He died at the young age of 32,  less than a year after his lover's death.  He was also protrayed by Colin Farrell in a 2004 movie bearing his name. Who is he? 

 So how did you do?  The answers are below.

1. Nancy Adair

2. Chad Allen

3 Hans Christian Anderson

4. Susan B. Anthony

5. Giorgio Armani

6. Alexander the Great 

 *the trivia was taken from


  1. I have so many! JL Langley's With or Without, Sci-Regency, Ranch Series, and her Innamorati Series. And any thing from KA Mitchell and Andrew Grey. They're my favorites.

  2. Wow the list could go on....Andrew Gey, Gabrielle Evans, Wolf Harem....

  3. My favorite series is Adrian English but lately I have really enjoyed the series where the latest is out Armed and Dangerous.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  4. That is such a hard question. Off the top of my head I would say Cattle Valley series by Carol Lynne

  5. I've only read 2 series. My favorite of the 2 was Marie Sexton Coda books.

    andreagrendahl AT gmail DOT com

  6. T.A Chase's Home series is one of my top favorites :)

    raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

  7. My favorite series is Common Powers by Lynn Lorenz. Specifically I enjoyed Edward, Unconditionally. It was one of my first m/m reads.

    burchills AT gmail DOT com

  8. I only got two right! Hans Christian Andersen and Alexander the Great. Maybe it's the European in me (though I missed the Armani one), or maybe it's just that I love history ;)

    My favorite book series is the Conquest series by S.J. Frost :)

    eripike at gmail dot com

  9. I could fill this form with my "favorites" but I guess I will limit it to 3. JL Langley's Regelence series and With or Without series, anything and everything by Amber Kell and Toni Griffin's Holland Brothers( I really need more of them).

  10. Great idea to do the trivia. I only knew three of them.

    I had a HUGE crush on Chad Allen whene I was in school. Found out he was gay a few years ago and am kind of glad I didn't know back then, I'd have been devastated. LOL

    The others I got were Hans Christian Anderson - didn't know he was gay but recognised the stories and Alexander the Great.

    I have so many favourite m/m series I cannot pick just one.

    I love the Conquest series by S J Frost, the Little Boy Lost series by J P Barnaby and the Gay Youth Chronicles by Mark Roeder. To name but a few...

    lmbrownauthor at gmail dot com

  11. Amber Kell's Moon Pack...if I only get to pick one. :P Cause I have lots and lots of favorites.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  12. I did not know that some of those people were gay! Anywho... favorite series? I have to pick one? Okay... I really liked the Midnight Matings series from Siren as well as the Resistant Omegas by Joyee Flynn... oh! and Utopia X by K.Z. Snow... I could go on, but I won't. :)

  13. Like everyone I have so many Carol Lynne, Andrew Grey, Gabrielle Evans, Lynn Hagen,ZA Maxfield, Ethan Day, Lynn Lorenz and the list goes on and on and on.

  14. I think Brac Pack is a major fave, but there are SO many more! Resistant Omegas, Shifters of Mystery, Twin Pines Grizzlies, it would be a long list... lol!!

    Glad your kids have come up right!

    The Raffle thingy says it won't take anymore entries.