Thank you for being part of the Umbrella Blog Hop

Thank you all so much for being part of the Hop for Visibility, Awareness and Equality. It’s great to read your comments, share experiences with you and see were slowly changing the ways people think!

We’ll organize the blog hop next year again, but for now, it’s time for some winners:

Congratulations to (yeah, I drew three winners because I felt like it)

Anonym (I have the email addy 🙂 )
Mari Cardenas
And Chickie434

Thank you again! I will keep you updated about next years blog hop!

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BookBlast: The Story of Love by A E Ryecart

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Author Name: A E Ryecart

Book Name: The Story of Love

Series: Urban Love

Book: Two

Can be read as a standalone

Release Date: May 19, 2016

Blurb:

No strings. No names. No repeats. Archie Jones and Zack Lorrimer-Grant’s ground rules have always kept them safe – until now.

Getting down and dirty with anonymous hook-ups is a game Archie and Zack have always played. It keeps life fresh and exciting and everybody’s having fun. Aren’t they?

Archie isn’t. The hook-ups stopped being fun long ago. It’s a game he wishes he’d never started and he wants to stop playing. Now. Right now.

The men keep Zack’s fear at bay. Fear that without them, Archie will realise Zack alone will never be enough to make him truly happy.

Terry Franklin isn’t a hook-up. He’s far more dangerous, and Archie is determined to do whatever it takes to keep the man out of their bed and out of their life.

Where Archie sees a threat, Zack sees a kindred spirit. Terry is the lifeline Zack never knew he needed, but this lifeline could mean the death of him and Archie…

The Story of Love is the second in the Urban Love Contemporary Gay Romance series but can be read as a stand-alone. If you love your MM romance laced with angst and high emotion and your MCs complex, multi-faceted men facing up to and overcoming challenges against all the odds, A E Ryecart’s story of Archie and Zack will leave you breathless.

Note: The Story of Love is an MM romance, not MMM.

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But You’re Married! Hop for Visibility, Awareness and Equality

HAPHOBIAUMBRELLA2016-2Thank you for visiting my page today. It’s International Day Against Homophobia, Bi- and Transphobia. For more informations about participating blogs, please see the links below or go to Hop for Visibility, Awareness and Equality.

 

 

 

 

BiRaindrop-2“I’m bisexual.” I don’t say these words too often, but when the subject comes up, I usually tell people. The reactions are nearly always the same: “But you’re married.” “But you have kids.” “Are you sure you’re not simply a lesbian?” and so on. Always the same.

Usually, I just roll my eyes and say yes, I’m sure, but I thought IDAHOT 2016 would be a good time to talk about what it really means to be bisexual.

In theory, it’s quite simple: I’m attracted to men and women. (Okay, truth to be told, I’m pansexual, but the word isn’t known in German and I don’t intend to open THAT can of worms, so I’ll stick with bisexual).

Apparently, it’s not as easy, though. Most people think bisexuality is a phase or something you get rid of when you find a partner. Well, let me tell you, it’s not. Just because I’m married to a man doesn’t mean I can’t find other man attractive (I’m going to assume you do the same, even though you’re most likely only attracted to men OR women). I’m attracted to both. I can look at a man, admire his scruffy beard, his masculine looks, and I can see a woman, notice her hair, her inviting lips, her smile. It’s quite simple. It doesn’t mean I want to jump in bed with them (happily married, you remember?). Somehow, everyone assumes you’re having sex with men and women when you’re bisexual. Newsflash: You don’t. When you’re in a monogamous relationship, you don’t sleep around. Period. It doesn’t matter who you think looks nice. You don’t do it. I’m going to assume when you’re in a relationship, you don’t cheat as well. I wouldn’t, either. Sex and attraction are two completely different things.

So, when someone tells you they’re bisexual, try to understand what it means. Don’t jump to conclusions. And please don’t think it’s a phase. It’s not. I’ve been bisexual since I hit puberty. I don’t believe it will end any time soon (and I don’t want it to.)

 

Give away:

 

A book from my backlist or recent release.

Please comment on the post to be included in the giveaway (leave your email addy so I can contact you!)

 

Other blogs:
B.A. Brock

Jamie Fessenden

Rory Ni Coileain

Erica Pike (M/M)

Andrew Jericho (GAY)

Tempeste O’Riley (M/M)

The Macaronis [various]

Elin Gregory [M/M]

Alexa MIlne

Nic Starr (M/M)

Evelise Archer (MM)

Sue Brown

Elizabeth Varlet (M/M, BI, NB)

Raven J. Spencer

Sharing Links and Wisdom (REV)

Lisa Horan (REV/Multi)

Archer Kay Leah (M/M, F/F, TR, NB, BI, ACE)

Alexis Duran (M/M)

Jules Dixon

R.M. Olivia

Heloise West (M/M)

Angel Martinez (M/M GAY BI TR)

Amelia Bishop (MULTI)

Moonbeams over Atlanta – Eloreen Moon (MM, REV, MULTI)

Helena Stone (M/M )

AM Leibowitz (M/M, F/F, BI, TR, NB, REV)

L.D. Blakeley (M/M, BI)

Lila Leigh Hunter [M/M, BI]

Sharon Bidwell

Nicole Dennis (M/M, ACE, M/M/F)

Lexi Ander

Barbara G.Tarn (M/M, ACE)

Kaje Harper M/M, TR, BI

JMS Books LLC

JM Snyder

Dean Pace-Frech

Kimber Vale

Jacintha Topaz (BI, F/F, M/M, TR)

Prism Book Alliance® (MULTI)

Eva Lefoy (M/M, F/F, F/M/F, BI, MULTI)

Lou Sylvre (M/M)

Anne Barwell

Viki Lyn (M/M)

Sean Michael

Remmy Duchene (MM)

Sharita Lira writing as BLMorticia M/M

Barbara Winkes (LES)

Bronwyn Heeley (m/m)

L. J. LaBarthe

VJ Summers (m/m, m/m/f)

Nikka Michaels (M/M)

Caraway Carter (LGBT)

 

L M Somerton (M/M)

Taylor Law (GAY)

Anastasia Vitsky (F/F, TR, BI)

Draven St. James (M/M)

A.V. Sanders (GAY, ACE, NB)

Lynley Wayne

DP Denman (GAY)

M.A. Church M/M

Andrew J. Peters GAY

Dianne Hartsock MM

M. LeAnne Phoenix M/M F/F

Cherie Noel (M/M)

Chris McHart (M/M, Bi, Trans)

Review: A Dance with Domination by K.C. Wells (Collars and Cuffs)

DancewithDomination[A]LGI needed some time to warm up the the characters, not because they weren’t likeable, but because they hadn’t appeared (much) in the other books, but it was hot and I loved it. It’s thrilling with the danger Andrew finds himself in, and Gareth’s submission is just breathtaking. As is his dance… (Nope, not spoiling here). Read it for yourself.

Yes, this is a short review, but I said everything I wanted to say. 🙂

5 stars

Amazon US

Review: Someone to Keep Me by K.C. Wells and Parker Williams

SomeonetoKeepMeLGBen isn’t exactly looking for a submissive, but when Scott falls into his life, he simply can’t walk away. The young man needs help, and he needs a place to stay. With Ben to be precise. What I didn’t expect was for Ben to be so stubbornly proud. There are occassions when you have to swallow your pride and accept help. Ben hasn’t learned it before, but he will have to, if he wants to keep Scott in his life. They grow together, as Dom and sub and as couple.

Scott never experienced love or apprival from his parents, so he seeks it elsewhere. His decision to come to the UK is stupid, but understandable. It’s his luck Ben finds him in time. With his Dom, he finds everything he yearned for–and more.

I had to resist the urge to yell at my e-reader a couple of times, especially when Ben was too blind to see what was going on, but that only means I was engrossed in the story.

5 Stars from me

Amazon US

 

Review: Trusting Thomas by K.C. Wells (Collars and Cuffs #2)

TrustingThomasLGRescued from an abusive man, Peter needs some time to trust again, but when he does, it’s beautiful. The 30-year age gap isn’t my personal favorite, since it’s just soooo big, but it worked well in this story. Peter is a beautful young man and it’s awesome to see him grow and find joy agian.

Thomas on the other side is a strong character who’s still insecure like everyone else. He’s understandable, easy to like and just pleasant to read about. I’m just glad this series has a few more books to come, so I can read more about this adorable couple.

The pace is much slower than in An Unlocked Heart, but it fits the characters perfectly.

My rating: 5 Stars

Amazon US

Blurb:
Christmas is a time for goodwill to all, but Collars and Cuffs co-owner Thomas Williams receives an unexpected gift that chills him to the bone. A Dom from another Manchester club asks Thomas for his help rescuing an abused submissive, Peter Nicholson. Thomas takes in the young man as a favor to a friend, offering space and time to heal, but he makes it clear he’s never had a sub and doesn’t want one.

Peter finds Thomas’s home calm and peaceful, but his past has left him unwilling to trust another Dom. When Thomas doesn’t behave as Peter expects, Peter’s nightmares begin to fade, and he decides he’d like to learn more about D/s life. A well-known trainer of submissives, Thomas begins to teach Peter, but as the new submissive opens up to him, Thomas finds he cares more for Peter than he should. Just as he decides it’s time to find a permanent Dom for Peter, they discover Peter’s tormentor is still very much a threat. With their lives in danger, Thomas can’t deny his feelings for Peter any longer. The question now becomes, can Peter make it out of the lions’ den alive, so that Thomas can tell his boy that he loves him?

Review: An Unlocked Heart (Collars and Cuffs #1) by K.C. Wells

unnamed-4I got a tattoo last week and somehow, I thought it would be a good idea to read something that would catch my attention and keep me entertained during the long appointment (I can’t talk much, since my artist works on my back). It was not one of my better ideas. All the time, I feared my artist would look over my shoulder and faint, leaving me with a huge, black line over my back (spoiler: everything went well.) I also couldn’t bring myself to switch book and leave this beautiful world KC Wells creates. Then I had to tell my artist a couple of times my goose bumps were because it was cold even when I wasn’t. I also experienced hot flushes that had nothing to do with the needle on my back.

The connection between Leo and Alex was stunning, even though they annoyed me when they were dancing around their feelings without noticing their love. Unlocked Heart is a beautiful lovestory about two men who need each other, told beautifully by a very talented author.

5 Stars from me.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Unlocked-Heart-Collars-Cuffs/dp/1623808502/