Love is Love: Valentine’s Blog Hop

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Welcome to my stop on the Love is Love LGBT Valentine’s Day hop! All the information about the prizes and other stops is below.

But for my stop, I wanted to share a little snippet from Winning Bracket. I believe fundamentally that all people are worthy of that happy ending, no matter who they are. And everyone deserves that one person who accepts them as the person they most want to be. That’s the key–that love finds the people who see us the way we want to be seen.

It’s why I write love stories for characters who are “imperfect” physically (Xander in Resilient Heart has injuries resulting from his military service, Vic my hero in Baked Fresh has recently lost 100 pounds and struggles with body image). And it’s why I try to incorporate a lot of diverse backgrounds for my characters. This snippet from Winning Bracket has Ollie finally unleashing all his feelings about the assumptions people make about Asian men:

winning bracket web“I like to kiss, but that doesn’t mean I’m a butt-slut. I love making out. Love grinding. Really like oral, especially if someone’s into giving it back.”

“But you’re not curious about… the other?”

“Not exactly.” Ollie sighed. He’d never tried to put this in words before. “Most guys don’t ask. They’re happy to get off however. And the guys who do ask… it’s like…”

“Yeah?”

Hell. Edwin was prying him open and examining all the weak parts Ollie tried to keep hidden away, and yet his mouth just kept right on moving. “The guys who do want anal, they always, always assume I’ll bottom. ‘Oh Ollie, you’re so cute and fun! Your ass would feel so good on my dick.’ Or ‘Oh Ollie, you’re the cutest little gayasian I know. I know you want it.’ Cute, cute, fucking cute. No one ever even asks if I want to bottom.”

“And you don’t?” Edwin tilted his head, still studying him. Oh sweet hell, if even Edwin couldn’t grasp this …

“That’s not the point.” His pulse raced, face heating as his blood roiled like an overloaded pasta pot—sputtering and spewing ill-humor. “It’s like in porn. You know. Like how the Asian dude is always the one bottoming. Always. And the one sucking. It’s like the whole world just assumes Asian equals born bottom.”

Edwin was silent for a long moment, then he slowly nodded. “Maybe you’ve been looking in the wrong places.”

And that’s the key right? Love is finding the person you’ve been looking for who SEES you. You can can find Winning Bracket at these fine retailers:
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And you find more about the blog hop and prizes here:

Prizes and Sponsors:

The prize is a basic Kindle ereader and 42 ebooks! Rafflecopter link below!

Hop sponsors:

A.J. Marcus, Aidee Ladnier, Alexa Milne, Amanda Young, Annabeth Albert, Anne Barwell, April Kelley, Brandon Shire, Bronwyn Heeley, C. J. Anthony, Catherine Lievens, Cecil Wilde, Charlie Cochrane, Christopher Koehler, David Connor, DP Denman, Draven St. James, Elin Gregory, Elizabeth Noble, Ethan Stone, Eva Lefoy, H.B. Pattskyn, Hayley B James, J.M. Dabney, Jennifer Wright, Jessie G, Julie Lynn Hayes, Karen Stivali, Kazy Reed, Kendall McKenna, L M Somerton, Lily G Blunt, Lisabet Sarai, Lynley Wayne, M.A. Church, Megan Linden, Morticia Knight, N.J. Nielsen, Neil Plakcy, Sibley Jackson, Stephen del Mar, Sue Brown, Tali Spencer, Tara Lain, Thianna Durston, TM Smith, Tracey Michael

Ebook Prizes:

Aidee Ladnier The Break-in
Amanda Young Winner chooses from author’s available titles
Bronwyn Heeley Winner chooses from author’s available titles
C. J. Anthony Heaven
Charlie Cochrane Something from my back list – winner’s choice.
David Connor Tidings of Comfort and Joey Down Under
DP Denman Winner chooses from author’s available titles
Elin Gregory Alike As Two Bees
Ethan Stone Winner chooses from author’s available titles
Eva Lefoy Love is a Mess anthology
H.B. Pattskyn Hanging by the Moment
J.M. Dabney When All Else Fails
Jessie G The Protector
Julie Lynn Hayes When Will I See You Again
Lisabet Sarai Necessary Madness
Lynley Wayne Winner chooses from author’s available titles
M.A. Church The Harvest series (book #1 and book #2)
Morticia knight All Fired Up (Sin City Uniforms 1)
N.J. Nielsen Winner chooses from author’s available titles
Sibley Jackson Private Performance
Sue Brown The Next Call
Tali Spencer Dangerous Beauty
Tara Lain Canning the Center
Thianna Durston The Blake/Dusty Chronicles: Two Sides of the Same Coin
Alexa Milne Rainbow Connection (due out 13th Feb) or Sporting Chance.
Anne Barwell Winner chooses from author’s available titles
April Kelley Whispers of Home
Brandon Shire The Love of Wicked Men – Episode One
Catherine Lievens Jamie
Cecil Wilde Defying Convention
Christopher Koehler Poz
Draven St. James Scent of a Wolf
Elizabeth Noble Winner chooses from author’s available titles
Hayley B James Undercover Addiction
Jennifer Wright All 3 Finding Home Series books – Pavarus, Morvea, & Airos
Karen Stivali Moment of Impact
Kendall McKenna 1) Strength of the Pack 2)Waves Break My Fall
L M Somerton Rasputin’s Kiss
Lily G Blunt Paint the Sky
Megan Linden Running Off the Edge
Stephen del Mar Dark Love
TM Smith Opposites
Tracey Michael Pretty Please

Hop sites:

A.J. Marcus
Aidee Ladnier
Alexa Milne
Amanda Young
Annabeth Albert
Anne Barwell
April Kelley
Brandon Shire
Bronwyn Heeley
C. J. Anthony
Catherine Lievens
Cecil Wilde
Charlie Cochrane
Christopher Koehler
David Connor
DP Denman
Draven St. James
Elin Gregory
Elizabeth Noble
Ethan Stone
Eva Lefoy
H.B. Pattskyn
Hayley B James
J.M. Dabney
Jennifer Wright
Jessie G
Julie Lynn Hayes
Karen Stivali
Kazy Reed
Kendall McKenna
L M Somerton
Lily G Blunt
Lisabet Sarai
Lynley Wayne
M.A. Church
Megan Linden
Morticia knight
N.J. Nielsen
Neil Plakcy
Sibley Jackson
Stephen del Mar
Sue Brown
Tali Spencer
Tara Lain
Thianna Durston
TM Smith
Tracey Michael

 

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Comments

  1. Julie Small says:

    Great post!

  2. Thanks so much for doing this.

  3. Alway the best when they get it. Get you. This sounds like a good read filled with lots of intensity and emotion. Thanks for being part of the Hop.
    Carol L

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