Saturday, July 12, 2014

Team Taste The Rainbow Blog Hop Giveaway

WARNING:  The links contained within this post will take you to sites with content for mature readers only.  However, this post is suitable for a PG audience.

Welcome!  I am a participant in the Team Taste The Rainbow Blog Hop.  Don’t forget to visit all of the other participants in this hop by visiting the links at the bottom of this post.  The event runs from July 12-18, 2014.  
The blog hop, sponsored by Draven St. James, celebrates the one year anniversary of her joining the LGBTQ author community.  In addition, Draven wants to acknowledge all the love and support she has received from authors and readers.  She has invited others writers and bloggers to share what they have learned from their involvement with the community.  
To celebrate this event, I am sharing a personal message with all of my readers about my own experiences as a ManLove erotic romance author. Also, I am sponsoring an e-book giveaway of my latest release, Something Beautiful. The title, published by Siren-BookStrand, is a MMM erotic romance with content for mature readers only.
akk-somethingbeautiful3To be entered into the drawing e-mail me at: The subject line should read:  Blog Hop Contest. International participants are also welcome to enter. One winner will be chosen at random on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM CST. The winner will be notified through e-mail. Also, an announcement will be made on my Website and Social Media platforms.


My experiences as a ManLove erotic romance author began when I subbed my first manuscript to Siren-BookStrand Publishing during late summer, 2012. I received an acceptance e-mail stating that Ripped would be published in November of the same year. Now, almost two years later, my backlist includes five books, and a sixth is expected to release September, 2014. Also, I’ve had numerous short stories, published as featured free reads, by Siren on their Website, ManLove Authors.
As a long supporter of  the LGBTQ community, I was thrilled to be able to reflect this in the publication of my books and short stories that explore the lives of gay men in real situations of life and love. My writing proves that love and erotic attraction are the same regardless of gender and/or sexual orientation. Readers who are familiar with my work, know that the men I write about, while facing different circumstances, have one commonality. They want to experience the deep soul-affirming emotions that loving another human being provides. While my books contain romance, they also contain sexuality, interwoven into the lives of my characters.  
In the past two years, I’ve not only had the opportunity to work with a great publishing company, but I have met a number of talented authors and dedicated readers.  Many of whom, I not only consider acquaintances, but friends.  These individuals have shared not only in my life, but in my work. Humanizing myself has always been an important part of my social media presence.  I have enjoyed interacting with not only those who enjoy my work, but those who have chastised my writing.  Those people keep life interesting and scandalous.  All authors have received negative reviews.  
I look forward to what my life and career holds as  a ManLove author.  All of it would not have been possible without the support of my family, publisher, and readers.  I have been humbled by the experiences.  The LGBTQ community that I have experienced is one of tremendous love and encouragement to all those who cross their path.  


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