Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hop Against Homophobia



First of I want to give a big thanks to Erica Pike, Norma Nielsen, and K-Lee Klein for putting this hop together! 

This is an issue that on many levels I am ignorant on. I am a heterosexual woman married to a heterosexual man. So this is something that does not directly affect me or anyone in my household, thus there is much that is just unknown to me. This past January I went on my yearly Diva vacation with my friend Marilyn. She brought her son Michael with her. Michael is a 21 year old gay man. Through conversations and my questioning curiosity I learned so much from him. The thing that saddened me the most was child custody after a couple split and hospital visitation rights for next of kin/spouse (not the same sex life partner.) I never would have thought about these things. Like I said they do not affect me, so it is not something I ever considered. Changes need to be made so that homosexual couples have the same rights that I have with my spouse. Changes need to be made for many other reasons too. It seems at this point that any little thing would be better than nothing at all. Needless to say homophobic discrimination is something that I just don't understand and it seems rather pointless. Just let people be happy and be with the one that makes them happy. 

       

Four amazing author's that I absolutely love have donated some amazing books to this hop. I want to give a huge thanks to Daisy Harris, R.A. Vaughn aka Rayna Vause, Adrienne Wilder and Samantha Kane. If you have never read these authors now is your chance. They have donated a total of ten books to this hop. All of the books will be eBooks, so this giveaway is open to both US and International residents! As always the pics will link you to goodreads.com. This will allow to see what the book is about. 


I'm keeping the entry as simple as possible. There are so many blogs to visit in just a few days. To enter just comment below with your email address. You do not have to follow my blog to participate, but I do love my followers and I've got numerous places posted on my blog to stalk me, but the stalking is up to you.


















 
 

The below five books will go to one winner. Yep, one lucky follower will get all five of the Darwin's Theory books.

 
 


Be sure to check out the other awesome blogs participating in this hop!

1. Erica Pike  78. L. A. Witt  155. Randy's Book Bag Reviews  
2. K-Lee Klein  79. Sui Lynn  156. Becky Condit  
3. Zathyn Priest  80. RANDALL WIGGINS  157. Jessica Lee  
4. Andi Anderson  81. Haley Walsh  158. M.L. Rhodes  
5. Kayla Jameth  82. Nephylim  159. Amanda Corlies  
6. Dani Alexander  83. Marie Sexton  160. A.M. Burns  
7. S.J. Frost  84. Kayelle Allen  161. Sue K.  
8. Tara Lain  85. Anne Barwell  162. Angela S. Stone  
9. West Thornhill  86. SJD Peterson  163. Amber Quill Press LLC  
10. Vicktor Alexander  87. Rick R. Reed  164. Elin Gregory  
11. L.M. Brown  88. Kracken  165. Rowan McBride  
12. Embry Carlysle  89. Erato  166. Marie Dees  
13. Michael Mandrake  90. H.L. Holston  167. B.G. Thomas  
14. Lori Toland  91. Johnny Miles  168. Lissa Matthews  
15. Carolyn Gray  92. H.A Caine  169. Jessie Lansdel  
16. Diana DeRicci  93. Kit Sands  170. Barbara Elsborg  
17. J P Bowie  94. Andrea Speed  171. Katey Hawthorne  
18. Lily Sawyer  95. AJ Jarrett  172. JL Merrow  
19. Kerry Freeman  96. S. L. Danielson  173. DARK HAVEN BOOK REVIEWS  
20. Kaje Harper  97. Blaine D. Arden  174. Full Moon Bites  
21. Shae Connor  98. Anne Brooke  175. Zahra Owens  
22. L.C. Chase  99. Em Woods  176. Caroline Stephens  
23. Piper Vaughn & M.J. O'Shea  100. Karenna Colcroft  177. J.A. Rock  
24. Zach Sweets  101. Stevie Woods  178. Hunter Raines  
25. Charlie Cochet  102. Jambrea Jo Jones  179. Stormy Glenn  
26. Jaime Samms  103. Tana  180. Sue Roebuck  
27. Taylor V. Donovan & Anne Tenino  104. TanaRaeReads  181. Makayla's Book Reviews  
28. DC Juris  105. William Neale  182. Evelyn Shepherd  
29. Top2Bottom Reviews  106. S.A. Reid  183. J.R. Loveless  
30. Silvia Violet  107. Cherie Noel  184. Kate Hill  
31. Sara York  108. Dustin Adrian Rhodes  185. Saloni Quinby  
32. Pants Off Reviews  109. Havan Fellows  186. The Jeep Diva  
33. Dawn Roberto  110. Tami Veldura  187. The Story Orgy  
34. Matthew  111. PD Singer  188. Miho Li  
35. Storm Moon Press  112. Well Read  189. Harper Kingsley  
36. S.L. Armstrong  113. Brief Encounters Reviews  190. Breathless Press  
37. Jessica Freely  114. Rarely Dusty Books  191. Z.A. Maxfield  
38. Sue Brown  115. Ally Blue  192. Viki Lyn  
39. Megan Derr  116. Elizabeth Lister  193. L.E. Harner  
40. Samantha Derr  117. K.M. Mahoney  194. CR Guiliano  
41. Sasha L. Miller  118. H.B. Pattskyn  195. Erastes  
42. Less Than Three Press  119. Stephani Hecht  196. Speak Its Name  
43. Hayley B. James  120. Connor Wright  197. L. J. LaBarthe  
44. Dakota Trace  121. Devon Rhodes  198. MLR Press, LLC  
45. Kharisma Rhayne  122. Louisa Bacio  199. Laura Baumbach  
46. No Boundaries Press  123. Dianne Hartsock  200. Sean Michael  
47. Angel Martinez  124. Cryselle's Bookshelf  201. A T Weaver  
48. Simply Erotic Reviews  125. Dawn K. Johnson  202. Lou Sylvre  
49. Missy Welsh  126. Eden Winters  203. A.J. Marcus  
50. Sessha Batto  127. Avril Ashton  204. Daisy Harris  
51. Joyfully Jay  128. K.Z. Snow  205. Lara Brukz  
52. amy lane  129. Keta Diablo, Author  206. Turning The Pages  
53. Kathleen Hayes  130. Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews  207. Holsum College Tumblr  
54. Arshad Ahsanuddin  131. MA Church  208. Sex Scheming Geniuses  
55. Andrew Grey  132. Sloan Parker  209. Riverina Romantics (INT)  
56. Kari Gregg  133. Books Make Me Happy  210. Bella Leone  
57. Marguerite Labbe  134. Guilty Indulgence Review Site  211. Tyler Robbins  
58. Ariel Tachna  135. Matt and Brad  212. Sasha Conte  
59. Xara X. Xanakas  136. Blackraven Erotic Cafe  213. Violet Hilton  
60. B. Snow  137. Blackravens Reviews  214. Ryan Loveless  
61. Mary Calmes  138. AJ's Reading Nook  215. Brenda Cothern Books  
62. J. P. Barnaby  139. Dark Divas Reviews  216. The Romance Reviews  
63. Ellis Carrington  140. The Readers Roundtable After Dark  217. Tam Ames  
64. Dreamspinner Press  141. Barry Brennessel  218. Kendall McKenna  
65. T.A. Chase  142. Occasional Musings n Ramblings  219. Under the Covers Book Blog  
66. Lavinia Lewis  143. Lydia Nyx  220. Ranae Rose  
67. Elizabeth Noble  144. Alex Kidwell & Robin Saxon  221. The Book Bunnies  
68. KC Burn  145. BA Tortuga  222. Kirby Crow  
69. Brita Addams  146. Megan Slayer  223. krissy  
70. Riptide Publishing  147. Kathy's Library  224. Charlie Cochrane  
71. TWLIB Reviews  148. Suzanne van Rooyen  225. J. Lannan  
72. Rachel Haimowitz  149. Hearts On Fire Reviews  226. Leontine's Book Realm  
73. Rhianon Etzweiler  150. Nastasha LaBrake  227. Shadow Sterling  
74. Scarlet Hyacinth  151. NJ Nielsen  228. Dilo Keith  
75. Julie Lynn Hayes  152. Kerry Sullivan  229. Sui Lynn  
76. Kalita Kasar  153. Andi Lea  
77. Poppy Dennison  154. Anna Lee  




20 comments:

  1. Hi Vanessa! Just stoping by for a hello. Have a great hop. :)

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  2. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. It's a great giveaway.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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  3. Thanks so much for the awesome chance to win!! Love this Hop!!

    Danni
    dannigv616AThotmailDOTcom

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  4. Love should always triumph over hate and I believe it always will!

    Thank you for taking part in the hop :)

    kimberlyFDR@yahoo.com

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  5. I'm not directly affected by homophobia either but it hurts my heart to know that persons are being discriminated and prejudiced against just for being who they are.

    dekad1 (at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. I love this blog hop! It is a wonderful way to show support of the LGBT community as well as authors who write stories with LGBT characters.

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

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  7. Thanks so much for the giveaway!! I love the idea behind the hop and thanks so much for participating!!

    tiger-chick-1@hotmail.com

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  8. I can't wait to read Dive and the Frat Boy! Thanks for the great giveaway.

    andreagrendahl AT gmail DOT com

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  9. You picked some good ones for the giveaway. Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

    sophiarose1816@gmail.com

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  10. Love is love, why should the gender of the partners matter?


    moonsurfer123ATgmailDOTcom

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  11. It makes me extremely happy to see that you are participating in the hop. I don't know why I was surprised though ::hugs::

    juliebites at gmail dot com

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  12. Thank you for being part of this HOP and helping shine a light on this important issue.

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

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  13. We are all learning something from these hop blogs. Thanks for your generous offers.

    Littlesuze@hotmail.com

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  14. Great hop for a great cause! Thanks to you and all the wonderful authors.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  15. Thank you for the post and the chance to win.
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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  16. I've been to several blogs on this hop...great to see so much support and encouraging words.

    Debi Anne
    debi01760@hotmail.com

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  17. Thanks for participating in the hop.
    pantsoffreviews@live(dot)ca

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  18. Just stopping by to say thank you for participating in the hop. I too am a heterosexual female who is not affected by the inequality in the laws. Like you I am a supporter for equal rights and hope that one day things will change for the better.

    I have never heard of any of those authors so will have to check them out.

    lmbrownauthor at gmail dot com

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  19. thanks for the chance
    countrygirl91351@yahoo.com

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  20. Thanks for participating in the hop!

    red_tigergirl2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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