And it’s going to be sticky until the end of the hop! Welcome, visitors of the Hop Against Homophobia!So today is International Day Against Homophobia, and here I am, supporting the cause. A special thank goes to the organizers of the Hop Against Homophobia and their neat little badge – and I apologize to them for joining so late and without much advertising.
Now I’m supposed to say something about today (May 17): I’m a fantasy writer, but this doesn’t mean I’m not aware of homophobia. You’d think one could use fantasy to create a world without homophobia, right? Well, sometimes one creates a world same-but-different from ours precisely to think about issues we face every day… So, Silvery Earth has lots of homosexual characters, and most of them aren’t really liked by the rest of the world. Well, at least the Humans, as the Magical Races are wise enough to know that love – true love – knows no boundaries of gender or race. I could have set those stories today on our world, but I preferred make up one with a medieval feeling and magical beings that could oversee our foolishness – not very successfully, unfortunately. So I guess Silvery Earth’s homosexuals have the same problems that ours have. I would like to dedicate this day to all my homosexual friends out there *waves at them* – I’m with you in spirit, if not in body! :-)
I don’t write only M/M romance, but for the purpose of this blog hop, I’ll give away one e-book copy of my only (at the moment, stay tuned for more!) M/M romance story set on my fantasy world of Silvery Earth, Allan de Sayek. It’s the only story that centers on M/M love, but if you’d like to know more about the world and its colorful characters, feel free to contact me.
To win a copy of this e-book, leave a comment below. A random winner will be chosen after the blog hop. The giveaway is open worldwide (don’t you love e-books?) and consists on a Smashwords coupon for a free download of the above title in any format you wish – including good old PDF to print out if you don’t own an e-reader! :-) The winner will be announced during my Writer Wednesday post on May 23. As you must leave an e-mail to comment, I’ll contact you if you’re the lucky one! ;-)
Now move on to the next blog on the hop and… happy hopping! *scuttles off to check the other entries*