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Blog Hop Against Homophobia

In honor of the International Day Against Homophobia, I am giving away two books! One winner will receive a copy of The Angel and Meant to be Broken, both of which deal with the topic of homophobia.The Angel, however, really deals with it more so than MtbB. In The Angel, Seth Salvadore-Knight must deal with the fact that not everyone accepts his family – because he has two fathers. People constantly try to break his family apart, but they find the strength to keep going. This is a problem that same-sex couples and their families face when homophobic people don’t want to bother trying to understand them as fellow human beings.

If you are new here, here’s what my books are about:

The Angel

*Note, due to multiple technical problems that resulted in a loss of files, I cannot provide a ebook version of this book, only a physical copy.*

From his very first day at Madison High School, Seth is a witness to Brian’s relentless bullying.

And from the beginning he sets out to protect the bully’s victims.

But when Brian starts attacking Seth’s friends, it gets personal.

Then Brian learns about Seth’s gay parents.

That’s when all hell breaks loose.

The final showdown will leave blood in the rain, shots echoing through the night, and lives in tatters…

Check out chapter one!


Meant to be Broken

*Note, this book is not officially published yet, because of delays with the cover art. The winner will receive a proof copy!*

Junior year hasn’t started very well for Ives Fay; his father passed away over the summer and he’s still having trouble accepting it, his mother is dealing with her own depression by chain-smoking and drinking, his sister finds it necessary to sleep with every guy she can in order to deal with her own emotions, and he has an androgynous stalker who comes to school as a guy one day and a girl the next. It’s all really messing with his mind. So he finds his escape in self-mutilation and bottles of alcohol stashed in his closet, hoping that the temporary fix will somehow become permanent. Then, when he’s on a fast track to an early end, he meets Tomi, a guy so much like himself, but so very different. Could their nearly instant friendship be enough to save Ives from his dangerous path? And could Tomi give enough to be Ives’ saving grace? Or will Tomi’s own troubles prevent either of them from ever finding happiness?

Check out chapter one!


To enter:

WordPress won’t allow me to use any of the Google forms, so just leave a comment below by the 20th, and I will randomly select a winner. Please include your name and e-mail address so I can contact you on the 21st. If you do not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be selected. US only entry, please.


May 17, 2012 - Posted by | Blog Hop, Meant to be Broken, The Angel


  1. Love should always triumph over hate and I believe it always will 🙂


    Comment by KimberlyFDR | May 17, 2012 | Reply

  2. The book sounds really good, please include me and thank you for participating.

    Comment by Andrea | May 17, 2012 | Reply

  3. Your books sound interesting. I am giving away a copy of my First Impressions Don’t Count. Dave and Jesse encounter several episodes of homophobia, but every time there is a straight ally there to support them.


    Comment by alixtheweaver | May 17, 2012 | Reply

  4. I showed a bunch of these post to the teens in my family to show them how hurt some “innocent” remarks are to many others. I get so annoyed when my nephew says “you’re so gay”. ERRRR drove me crazy. I know he didn’t mean anything by it but it is so wrong to use that as a saying. I think that these post have helped. Thank you all for sharing with us!

    Comment by Foretta | May 19, 2012 | Reply

  5. Thanks for the post and excerpt! Love is always the beter emotion.

    Comment by yganoe | May 19, 2012 | Reply

  6. Thank you for joining in the blog hop and showing your support. Your books both sound very interesting.

    Comment by L.M. Brown | May 19, 2012 | Reply

  7. Not from the US – but stopping by anyway to say thank you for taking part in this hop.

    Comment by Norma Nielsen | May 20, 2012 | Reply

  8. I made a realization just now that I still have over 150 blogs to read before tonight, and I’ll never make it at this rate – especially since my ex decided to drop the kids off super early – so I’m leaving a quick thank you for taking part and please enter me into your contest (call me greedy, but I am a lover of books!). Then I’m reading the blogs at my lazure – without the time limit. I love reading these blogs. Each and every entry is amazing.

    eripike at gmail dot com

    Comment by Erica Pike | May 20, 2012 | Reply

  9. Thanks for participating in the HOP.

    Comment by Gigi | May 20, 2012 | Reply

  10. Thanks for participating in this hop. I’m enjoying all the great blog posts.


    Comment by Penumbra | May 20, 2012 | Reply

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