Hop Against Homophobia

I am a new author to M/M, however I am not a new reader of it. I have to thank Erica for inviting me to participate in the hop. I agreed readily enough because the outright meanness, harsh unkindness, anger, slander, bullying, hypocrisy, and discrimination against gay, lesbian, and transgender person is appalling. It shouldn’t be tolerated. It shouldn’t even be a question that they are human and have the right to love who and where they will. It is not for me or you or anyone else to judge.

M/M is one of my favorite genres to read and most definitely one of my favorites to write. It makes me smile when male characters speak to me, when they tell me their story of lust and love and desire. They inspire me. I have several favorite authors in the M/M genre and I will be giving away 3 books from 3 of my favorite M/M authors.

My Fair Captain by J. L. Langley

Bound By Deception by Ava March

Bad Company by K.A. Mitchell

To win these three books,  you must answer the following question: Who is your favorite M/M author?

It really is that simple, I promise. Now, if you would like, please Like my Facebook page. You may also follow me on Twitter, follow my blog, sign up for my newsletter. The coffee cups on the sidebar are there for you to click to your heart’s content. The newsletter form is there for you to sign up with as are the links to follow the blog.

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Please be sure to visit the main blog hop site for a list of all the blogs, authors, and review sites hopping along.

 http://hopagainsthomophobia.blogspot.com

I will announce the winner Monday morning, the 21st. And myself or my assistant Brandy will contact you.

~lissa

Fan or Reader?

Which are you? Are you both? Is there a difference? If so, what?

I was following a discussion on Twitter the other night and a comment was made regarding this…that fan-base is different from readers and that a fan-base may drive otherwise dismal sales. Now, they were speaking of a particular author, but it got me thinking about this and has made me curious.

Who are you a fan of? Who are you simply a reader of? What makes you one or the other?

I have been a fan of some authors. I would buy every book they wrote without reading the blurb or knowing anything about the book at all. I’d simply buy the new one when it came out.

I have been a dedicated reader of some authors. I would buy the majority of what they wrote, but not everything and definitely not without reading the blurb and flipping through some of the pages.

I have been a casual reader as well. If I need a new book to read, I may pick up a book on a whim from an author I’ve never read or a book that I’ve been eyeing but wasn’t sure I wanted to spend the time reading.

I’ve drifted away from being a fan of most authors nowadays. I like a lot of authors, but very few are autobuys for me, and even still, some of my autobuys include one author’s series but  maybe not another series by that same author or may not even be the same genre. For instance, I will autobuy Dakota Cassidy’s Ex-Trophy Wives series books, but I won’t buy her paranormal books anymore because her paranormal voice doesn’t work for me. If Julie Garwood still wrote her medieval romances I’d autobuy those, but her contemporary did nothing to draw me in. Julia Quinn whom I adored and read non-stop is no longer an autobuy for me because all her books started sounding the same, only the character names were different. I do autobuy all books by Cameron Dane, no matter what genre. I autobuy Ava March’s male/male ebooks, but not her NY historicals. I will buy all of Shayla Black’s books in her Wicked Ties series no matter what. These are just a few examples. However, not many NY books are autobuys at all anymore simply because ebook prices for most (set by NY publishers, I know) are just too high for me to feel comfortable spending on a digital book.

So, are you a fan or a reader? More or less of either? And who are some of your autobuys?

~lissa

Birthday Bash – Ava March

Birthday memory – I was not only turning 30, but 8 months pregnant, feeling like a bloated whale with Fred Flintstone feet and grumpy as all hell. I waddled into work to find my office filled with black balloons, huge signs, streamers and black confetti freakin’ everywhere. To say I was not pleased was an understatement. To this day, I still apologize for being such a brat about it. It took *mumble* years before my coworkers tried any sort of decorating again. They braved it for my last birthday, and the sign is still taped to my wall complete with very droopy and shriveled balloons that I refuse to let the cleaning crew even get near.

Book – His Client. M/M BDSM Regency erotic romance

Mr. Nathaniel Travers has been visiting Madame Delacroix’s brothel for five years. On every visit, he requests the same man. Stunningly handsome and highly skilled, Jasper not only shares Nate’s fondness for wickedly erotic games and black leather corsets, but he’s become a friend. Someone he can talk to. Someone he can share a supper with. And Jasper’s the only person who knows Nate secretly harbors a love for his old childhood friend, Peter Edmonton.

Mr. Jasper Reed has been working at the house for a decade. He’s saved enough to retire, yet he remains at the decadent London brothel. Retiring would mean leaving Nate and the hope perhaps someday the rugged gentleman would stop pining for his best friend and realize he loves Jasper, just as Jasper loves him.

It takes Edmonton’s marriage for Jasper to see he’s been just as blind as Nate. Stubbornly hoping for something that cannot be. Convinced a gentleman like Nate can never be more than his client, Jasper retires.

Life in the country may be lonely, but with no one to please but himself, it’s calm and peaceful…until Nate shows up on his doorstep.

Available from Loose Id

Visit Ava at www.avamarch.com