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Welcome to the Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia (HAHAT). This post will remain up here for the duration of the blog hop, so if you’re a regular visitor, please scroll down for newer posts after May 17.

2013 2Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia and being a member of the QUILTBAG myself (letter A, in case you’re wondering), here I am! I might have not been a victim of any phobia (except maybe being considered “weird”), but I know what it means to feel like an outsider or an outcast in this crazy world of ours. I’d love to see more… LOVE and less hatred around – in general, not only towards QUILTBAG members. I have many gay friends (for some reason not as many lesbians…) and I enjoy the beauty of diversity – as long as one remains civil. Fanatics of any kind and color irk me, even if they hide behind the excuse of religion or (worse) society.

I’m a writer and I love putting all kind of characters in my stories – no matter the genre. Gay “angels” (called Sila on Silvery Earth), lesbian cyborgs (Star Minds) or anything inbetween (mostly M/M, though) – past, present or future, I’m very character-oriented and I like diversity, feeling quite often an outsider or an outcast myself. I’m probably not writing better worlds, but I like watching my “different” characters interact with whatever is “normal” in their society – which often distracts me from my own life, but my husband, Mr Writing, is very understanding, since I give birth to our babies! 🙂

This blog participated also last year with a simple giveaway of one title. This year I’m hosting also my other pseudonym, B.G.Hope, who doesn’t have a blog, but is as QUILTBAG-friendly as Barbara G.Tarn. And we published a few titles in 12 months, so this year’s giveaway comprises a choice among the following titles:

Smeraldo and Kyrio (Death of Queen Amazonia)

Smeraldo and Kyrio (Death of Queen Amazonia)

Silvery Earth (adult fantasy by Barbara G.Tarn): The Death of Queen Amazonia.

Star Minds (science fantasy by Barbara G.Tarn): Technological Angel (or any other of the series, if you already have the first).

body switch by B.G.Hope: new release Ciaran&Harith.

Or you can have her anthology of M/M romance Variations on a theme.

To win the ebook version in the format of your choice (Smashwords coupon for free download) please leave a comment on this post – not on other posts, on the Goodreads event or on Facebook. Only comments on this post will be entered for the giveaway. Specify the title you’d like to “win”, especially if you’re already familiar with my work.

The last day to enter is May 27 (end of the blog hop). And because I love you guys so much, I’ll give away one copy of each. The 4 Winners will be contacted by e-mail before the end of the month (you need to leave your e-mail to comment if you’re not a WP user anyway – leave a working e-mail, thank you!).

Thank you for stopping by. Feel free to continue the blog hop with the neat linky link below (the link works even if you can’t see the image – click on the red X)!

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  1. katyasozaeva

     /  17/05/2013

    QUILTBAG, I like that! B here… hope you have a good view level on this post!

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    • there was the option of renaming the LGTB Fantasy Group on Goodreads “QUILTBAG” (that’s where I heard the name), but they still haven’t changed it. I love it, though, so I’d rather use that for the alphabet soup – easier to remember as well! 😀

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  2. I tried not to comment – but it doesn’t make sense not to – just because I already have a book 🙂 My best wishes for all your books.

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    • Thank you! I will not enter the first two comments in the giveaway! 😉 (The other is Mighty Editor, so she has read them all too, LOL!)

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  3. Oh, I looked at the first part of the preview for “Amazonia” and it looks charming and breezy. I’d like to try that… Thanks for this lovely offer.

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  4. Trix

     /  18/05/2013

    VARIATIONS ON A THEME sounds lovely!

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  5. scj

     /  18/05/2013

    They all sound good but I’d love Variations on a Theme! Thank you for the giveaway. ( I’m never sure if my email shows up with this or not so I’ll leave it here anyway)

    scj_ger [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk

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  6. Beth

     /  20/05/2013

    Thank you for participating in the hop. I would love to win a copy of Ciaran and Harith in mobi. Thank you so much.

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  7. Thank you so much for your post and participating in this amazing hop! I would love to win Ciaran and Harith.

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  8. Nancy S

     /  23/05/2013

    Thanks for hopping. I’m not picky and would be really happy to win any of the titles.

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  9. H.B.

     /  26/05/2013

    Thank you for joining in on the hop. I wouldn’t mind winning Variations on a theme.

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  10. Well, you have another gay friend now 🙂 Excellent post, I love when literary worlds and social awareness merge, to me that is the power of writing and storytelling. So important.

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    • Nice to meet you, LOL! 😉 Would you like to be entered in the giveawat too? Everybody is going to win (considering the high number of comments), so if you’d like one of my above titles, just let me know! 🙂

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  11. Variations on a theme.sounds like a very good book.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  12. Peggy

     /  27/05/2013

    Thank you for the post.

    peggy1984 at live dot com

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