gay fiction

March 2017

Vina and I haven’t heard back from the publisher about our first contemporary, Long, Tall Cowboy. We should hear from the company within the next few weeks. We’re keeping our fingers crossed.

I finished a new contemporary – A Rumored Affair. Not sure if I’ll self-publish this one or send it to a publisher. So happy to finally be finished with this one.

Jim and I finished another major house project – a new fence. Ordered new windows today. Phew. We should be finished for a while. Although I have to create the courtyard garden. I know next to nothing about plants!

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Welcome! Hopping for Gay and Lesbian Visibility, Awareness and Equality

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LINK TO THE OFFICIAL HOP SITE

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Thank you for visiting my page today. May 17  is an International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. A perfect day to kick off the hop.

I used to think tolerance was needed to change people’s attitudes towards the LGBTQ community. After all, the LGBTQ community has more visibility then ever. In television, movies, even computer games. Same-sex marriage is now federally mandated. Even with the strides the community has made over the years, there is still a ways to go before gay people (and I use this term in the broadest sense) are accepted into mainstream society. Tolerated, yes, but the fight for acceptance is still ongoing.

The definition of tolerance according to the dictionary is the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with. Okay. Sounds about right. For example: Someone might say: I tolerate my neighbor even though he’s gay. I might not like the fact he sleeps with men, but I won’t beat him up. Or bully him. But he shouldn’t have the same rights as me. I’m normal. Not him.

To me, that’s tolerance.

This should be good enough. Right?

No.

What the world needs is more acceptance. The action of accepting someone as having equal rights even if they don’t follow their chosen path in life. To disenfranchise a segment of the population because they choose to love the same sex or believe they were born with the wrong gender, or any number of reasons, is horribly wrong.

I love living in a diverse world. How boring if we all were the same.

Love is love. Who you want to love is your business, not mine.

John Lennon said it best: Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun. (He left no one out).

So do you think tolerance is an okay word to use when talking about equality, or do you prefer acceptance or some other term? Leave a comment for a chance to win one of my ebooks of your choice. You can see all my books listed here

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Happy Hopping!

Viki Lyn

Reviews and Giveaway

Blog Tour Perceived Love

Reviews are coming in for Perceived Love.

5 stars from Bayou Book Junkie. Mari wrote “I loved the story! It was fast-paced and full of twists, I loved that even if it’s a short book.” Full review here

4 stars from MM Good Book Reviews. Lisa wrote “This one has the psychic touch that just pulls you in.” Full review here.

Although the blog tour is over the contest is still open. Visit any one of the blog stops to enter! Contests ends November 13.

Go to my welcome page for for blog stops: http://www.vikilyn.com/

 

Perceived Love Blog Tour

Blog Tour Perceived Love
Perceived Love is now on sale at Loose Id! The celebratory tour will feature unique author interviews. Character interviews. A Rafflecopter giveaway 🙂 It will be fun!

2-Nov    Jessie G. Books
2-Nov    Havan Fellows
3-Nov    Love Bytes
3-Nov    BFD Book Blog
4-Nov    Vampires, Werewolves, and Fairies, Oh My
4-Nov    Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
5-Nov    Lee Brazil
5-Nov    MM Good Book Reviews
6-Nov    Bayou Book Junkie
6-Nov    Mikky’s World of Books

#MMContemporary – Woodland Village is Back!

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Many of you know that I had several books off the shelves due to Musa Publishing closing. I’m happy to say that Woodland Village is Back! I self-published the series through KDP (Amazon). The books are only 2.99 each, so if you haven’t read this series, it’s a great time to buy. And, the series makes for great summer reading. You can pre-order the series now. The books will be released on Amazon July 23! RyansHarbor_200

To read more about Skye and Drew, Ryan and Martin and John and Scott, visit my Woodland Village page on my website: click here

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Preorder:

Blue Skye: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0119ZM6GU

Ryan’s Harbor: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011A0SKK0

John’s Match: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011A0STV0

Lover’s Trill and Perceived Love (both Musa orphans) will be released by Loose Id. I will be extending both these books with a lot of added scenes to get to a higher word count for Loose Id’s novella minimum word count.  I’m excited about enhancing their stories and fleshing out the characters.

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