Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hop Against Homophobia!

I'm proud to be part of this blog hop today.


A couple of years ago I wrote a book called "Perfect Score". Its plot runs along the lines of a tradition love story about two people who are perfectly at ease with their sexualities but who are from different sides of the tracks. 


So, why the comments: I can't read about that, How on earth could you write about it? Are you sure Sue wrote that? I suppose this is just another BrokeBack Mountain?


Because the main characters are gay.


To quote Erica Pike who is organizing this hop: Today is "a day where we honor GLBTQ people and their rights and remind the world of the injustice they've gone through."


The love between my two main characters, Alex and Sam, is as natural as the air they breathe and the water they drink. Here's what I mean (quoted from the book):



"But life hadn't crapped on me, not this time. Just as I was pinching the bridge of my nose in disbelief, I heard his whistle, the almost silent one that he always made at the dogs. The next moment, as if returning from a merry day at the beach, Sam and his furry followers sauntered around the side of the prefabricated barn. Blissfully unaware of my anguish, he paused halfway across the yard struck by the urgent need to take his non- physical self on a trip across the prairie.
During those quiet minutes while he mentally hid away in the mountains, the dogs and I watched him like he was a spectacular firework display."


To celebrate today, I'm giving away a free PDF copy of "Perfect Score". All you have to do is:



  • leave a comment
  • follow the blog
  • hop along to the main Hop Against Homophobia site where you you'll find links to other sites and blogs.





 



22 comments:

  1. Aww, Sam. You write terrific characters.

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  2. Your characters sound interesting.

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  3. Thank you for being part of this great HOP.

    musings-of-a-bookworm@hotmail.co.uk

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    1. It's a worthwhile hop, Kerry

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  4. Wow that book sounds fantastic! by the way we met on SSS recently. I loved all the imagery. yeah it's bad enough when one writes romance, but gay romance - still not accepted. Soon though, soon

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    1. Hi Sue! (from another Sue LOL)

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  5. Thanks for participating in this great event.

    gisu29@gmail.com

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  6. Thank you for participating in the blog hop.

    andreagrendahl AT gmail DOT com

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  7. Thank you for participating.

    andreagrendahl AT gmail DOT com

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  8. I get asked all the time why I write about gay men. My usual answer is because I know them. My kids aren't too happy with my genre, but that's too bad. I write what I feel.

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  9. Hi Andrea! And I know exactly what you mean Alix :-)

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  10. I like reading about love, who cares if they are gay or straight, love is love. Thanks for the giveaway and being part of the hop.

    ineedtoread76 [at] gmail.com

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  11. 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!
    forettarose@yahoo.com

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  12. What a fantastic blog hop. It's just a shame there needs to be this kind of hop at all.

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  13. Thanks for participating for this wonderful cause of awareness…I teach high schoolers and this is a topic that we discuss at length. I just want them to be aware and know that they have the power to change the world!
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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  14. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. I often get asked why I write m/m romance and not m/f. I do actually write the latter as well but am only published in the former, but they aren't to know that. My answer is generally, why not?

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  15. Thank you Jen, Rebecca (and I agree!), Yvette (you do a great job) and L.M (glad we do the same)

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  16. Kudos to you for being a part of this blog hop. I think equality is always a great cause to fight for:)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  17. I'm glad to see this post. I do not understand anger over love. I cannot believe this is still a problem in this day and age.

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