Team Taste the Rainbow Blog Hop!

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Welcome to my Team Taste the Rainbow Hop post!

Draven St. James organized this hop to celebrate one year as a published author. Thanks and congrats Draven!

This hop is all about celebrating the lovefest that is the LGBTQ reading/writing community. It feels like I’ve been looking for this all my life (and no, I won’t be taking numbers here ;)).

Back in the 90s—when all submissions were on paper, and a rejection where the editor/agent didn’t half-destroy your manuscript before cramming it into the SASE was a big deal—I wrote queer fiction. My protags were usually bisexual women, but they had friends and family across the rainbow. With every “the writing is great but I can’t sell this” I felt a little more discouraged.

Fast-forward to 2012. With the encouragement of a lovely friend, I submitted to Dreamspinner. That first sub didn’t fit the anthology call but by February of 2013 DsP had contracted my first novella, and in one month they’ll release my first full-length novel!

Okay, now it’s time for the good part. My hop prize is any of my Dreamspinner stories that are released. Your choice! All you have to do is tell me the last queer book you read and why you chose it. Easy-peasy.

Don’t forget to visit all the other stops and spread the love!

Click here to get to the linky list!

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21 thoughts on “Team Taste the Rainbow Blog Hop!

  1. Awesome giveaway and post, great that you had the encouragement to go for your dream.
    Last book I read was Running Wild by SE Jakes. Loved it so much, can’t go wrong with hot bikers and scorching sex scenes.

    fsteph55(at)yahoo(dot)com

  2. Congratulations! Last one I finished was NR Walker’s CLARITY OF LINES–I was assigned it for review, but I did want to continue the series!

    vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

  3. Congrats on your soon to be book release! The last queer book I read was Better Than Chance by Lane Hayes. I saw the next book in the series, Better Than Friends, being released and decided to start at the beginning of the series and work my way through them. I started Better Than Friends today.

    jczlapin(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Glad you submitted to DSP what and when you did ! I love your publisher, and the works from the authors they publish! So far the only thing I’ve read of yours is Curious Sustenance but I definitely enjoyed that and would like to read more from you.

    The last queer book I read was Guarded by Kim Fielding, from the Goodreads MM Romance Group’s Love’s Landscapes event. I read it because:
    – I’ve really loved everything I’ve read of hers
    – It was free
    – The story sounded interesting
    And I was not disappointed. It was an excellent story!

      • Great minds, plus being Grace R. Duncan’s beta and therefore being a little “in the know” about good DSP authors, at least the ones she’s read so far, haha. I’ve discovered some on my own, of course. DSP is my first choice of publisher for when I actually write something worth submitting. I’m sloooowly working my way from fanfiction to my own worlds.

  5. Always by Kindle Alexander. I bought this awhile ago and kept putting off reading it, as I knew it would be a sad one and would make me cry so needed to be in the right frame of mind. So I finally took the plunge, as I love Kindle’s books, and yes it did make me cry, but it also made me laugh, cheer, smile, and much more but most importantly it also gave me hope.

  6. The last book I read was Next to You by Rebecca Brochu. I bought it because it sounded really good and it was too.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  7. I read Maybe This Time by AM Author because it was featured as part of Carina Press’ Pride Week blitz.

    Thanks for taking part in the hop. It’s great to find new authors to read.

    Fingers crossed to win. Hope you have a great weekend!

    skeeterlee63 @ gmail.com

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