Extra post – Blog Hop Against Homophobia!


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*

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12 Comments

  1. I wish I had known about this! I don’t know that I have any LGBT stories particularly… I have characters that lean that way, though, but like so many in my cast of thousand they have not gotten any real face time. But maybe I could have scraped something up :D

  2. weird, hit enter and it posted my comment instead of skipping a line. Anyway, i admit this is something I forget about – because I tend to not spend much time with the kind of people who make a big deal out of it (just like I often forget how intolerant people can be about religion(s) because I tend to avoid those kind of people). I just do not understand how people can be mean or judge other people over ridiculous things, even more annoying to me are the people who act like it somehow effects them who someone loves, or what they believe, etc. etc. How does what one person does with their life affect a random stranger? I could rant for hours so i will stop ;) Maybe it is a good thing i did not do this one or the blog would have been a mile long, LOL!

  3. Great post, Barb :)

    I think it’s great that you’re including homosexuality in your world.

  4. KimberlyFDR

     /  17/05/2012

    I believe love can triumph over hate and that it always will!

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

    kimberlyFDR@yahoo.com

  5. thank you for sharing this with us today. I think this is an important cause that needs the spotlight shining on it.

    musings-of-a-bookworm@hotmail.co.uk

  6. Foretta

     /  19/05/2012

    I showed a bunch of these post to the teens in my family to show them how hurt some “innocent” remarks are to many others. I get so annoyed when my nephew says “you’re so gay”. ERRRR drove me crazy. I know he didn’t mean anything by it but it is so wrong to use that as a saying. I think that these post have helped. Thank you all for sharing with us!
    forettarose@yahoo.com

  7. Thanks for joining in the hop and for the great post = loved it.

    normanielsen@bigpond.com

  8. Barb I just stopped by to say “Thank You” to you and to everyone for letting me be included in your Hop Against Homophobia. I am afraid I am not a talented m/m fiction writer like yourself but I am an avid reader of it.

    Actually when you are a straight girl who writes gay porn for an adult studio it is hard to fit in anywhere so I really appreciated how warmly I was welcomed into your group.

    http://shadowsterling.blogspot.com/2012/04/studio-i-write-for.html

    But this is a cause I feel strongly about and I wanted to let you know I appreciate the opportunity to be included.

    Shadow Sterling

  9. Just stopping by to say hi to all my fellow blog hop participants.

    I enjoyed reading your post.

    lmbrownauthor at gmail dot com

  10. Penumbra

     /  21/05/2012

    Thanks for participating in this hop. I’m enjoying all the great blog posts.

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

  11. Peggy

     /  21/05/2012

    Thank you for the post on a great cause. I loved the hop.

    peggy1984@live.com

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