Friday, June 14, 2013

The WORDS OF PRIDE Giveaway!

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I'm  very excited to announce the first annual WORDS OF PRIDE Giveaway! In honor of international Pride month, WoP focuses on LGBT fiction, presented in a powerful and proud way to readers who love them. Beginning from June 14th you can enter to win a book of choice from below. On the 28th we will draw not one, not two, but MULTIPLE winners! That's right! And not only that, but the first drawn name will also win a $10 Amazon gift card!

So let's break that down.


What is this? 

Words of Pride is an ebook and paperback giveaway focusing on LGBT centric titles. These titles feature lesbian, gay, trans*, bi, and even pansexual characters, in stories that may feature their sexuality/gender identity or simply highlight it. The point is that LGBT characters exist in fiction too, even though they can be difficult to find. WoP celebrates Pride month by introducing you to some of the best LGBT titles today.


What are the prizes?

Authors have donated either ebook or paperback (or both) titles. The first winner will also receive a $10 Amazon gift card to use as they wish.


How many winners will there be?

There will be at least one winner for every copy available. If your name is drawn, you will have 24 hours to claim a prize that is still available. At the moment there are 25 prizes so that means there will be at least 25 big winners!

That is to say, if your name is drawn, you get to select a title/bundle of your choosing. I will email you a list of remaining titles to choose from and you must get back to me within 24 hours which one you want, or you forfeit your prize and I'll move on to the next winner.

Who can enter?

Because many of the titles are erotic in nature, we're afraid we have to limit entrants to adults of 18+ years of age. Neither this blog nor the authors involved are responsible for you lying about age. (Please don't lie about your age!)   Otherwise, any adult can enter! The paperbacks, however, will only be mailed to US addresses.

THIS IS SO AWESOME! HOW DO I ENTER?

Take thee to Rafflecopter! *Go to the bottom of the page.* You can up your odds by tweeting, sharing, and otherwise spreading the love on social media! Rafflecopter will select the winners on the 28th.

Please not that by inputting your email address you are verifying that you will receive an email from me if you are a winner. You may also receive an email from the author of the book you've chosen in order to receive your prize. We will not, by any means, spam you.

I can barely contain myself!! What books are available?

All of the books available in the giveaway are listed below! Click on the cover to be taken to the book's Amazon page where you can sample it and read reviews.




Title: "Daisuki." (Ren'Ai Rensai, #1)
Author: Hildred Billings
Format: SIGNED Paperback (US Only.)
Genre: Erotic Romance
Type: Lesbian

Notes: None.

Blurb:

Aiko and Reina have been together for almost 20 years, yet one thing remains unsaid between them: "Daisuki," or, "I love you." As they approach their anniversary, their relationship comes to an impasse as Aiko the Japanese housewife begins demanding "I love you" with a side of marriage and romance.

But Reina doesn't understand complex concepts like "love" or other heavy emotions. She's spent years supporting her girlfriend via a soul-sucking salary job and tending to their mutual needs in the bedroom. Isn't that sufficient? In a culture demanding Reina choose between the "feminine" and the "masculine" worlds, it's bad enough she's trying to find her role without Aiko adding extra pressure.

Some words need not saying, but "I love you" is about to destroy a relationship already surviving strange side-lovers and even stranger exploits.



 Title: "Daisuki." "Hatsukoi." and "Seikou." (Ren'Ai Rensai)
Author: Hildred Billings
Format: Ebook
Genre: Erotic Romance
Type: Lesbian

Notes: This is a collection featuring the first three books in the series.

Blurb:  Please see Amazon link.










Title: Measure of Devotion and Measure of Strength
Author: Ceathes Faron
Format: SIGNED Paperbacks (US Only) AND Ebooks (Two Winners)
Genre: Fantasy Love Story
Type: Gay

Notes: THESE BOOKS WILL BE AWARDED TOGETHER, whether in Ebook or paperback format. Yes, you can get both books at once! Also, Book 1 is available for FREE on Amazon!

Blurb:

Jason Wadsworth is finally headed to university. Leaving behind his father's cattle ranch in favor of the posh, gaslit streets of Perdana, Jason is determined to climb the social ladder and forget his country roots. If only his father had gifted him with a more upscale slave.

Kale's been a country slave his whole life. All he wants is to keep his head down and live as comfortable an existence as possible. Unfortunately, his dramatic master despises him and makes life difficult at every turn.

Humbled by his first breakup, Jason grows to appreciate his ever-faithful slave and soon discovers that Kale is everything he's ever wanted. Now he needs to prove to Kale that his love is genuine.

Kale, meanwhile, tries to convince himself that he simply feels the devotion of a slave to his master, but his actions prove what his mind is unwilling to accept: he's falling in love. When Jason's future happiness is in jeopardy, Kale sets himself on a course to make Jason's dreams come true, even if it means facing up to the fact that, for the first time in his life, he loves someone else more than he loves himself.



Title: The Devil's Concubine (The Devil of Ponong, #1)
Author: Jill Braden
Format: Paperback (US Only) AND Ebook (Two Winners)
Genre: Fantasy Espionage
Type: Bisexual, Gender fluidity

Notes: None

Blurb:

QuiTai, ruthless concubine of Levapur’s mysterious crime lord, the Devil, receives an unexpected invitation to cocktails with disgraced Thampurian Kyam Zul. She doesn’t trust Kyam enough to drink anything he pours, and won’t help him no matter how hard he begs – or threatens. But when QuiTai’s ex-lover is murdered, Kyam is the only one who knows the name of the killer, and he won’t tell QuiTai unless she helps him first.

The torpid back alleyways of Levapur’s tropical colony hide more than lovers. There are things with claws, beings with venomous fangs, and spies lurking in the jungle. Most of them want to keep their secrets. One wants QuiTai dead.



Title: The Lure Of Dangerous Women
Author: Shanna Germain
Format: Paperback (US Only) AND Ebook (Two Winners)
Genre: Short Story Collection
Type: Lesbian

Notes: This is a short story collection featuring three stories centered around lesbians. The rest are about heterosexual relationships.

Blurb:

Dangerous women aren’t always the ones who carry guns and take down the bad guys. Sometimes, the most dangerous women are the ones we don’t even notice -- the sultry siren crooning in a smoky bar, the innocent young girl twirling in her summer dress, the soft-shoed nurse who helps the comatose.

In this collection, award-winning author Shanna Germain gathers seven of her darkest, lushest fantasy and horror stories about strong, smart women who know that danger is a matter of scale -- and of which side you happen to be standing on. 


Title: Bonds of Hate (The Invisible Chains, #1)
Author: Andrew Ashling
Format: Ebook
Genre: Dark Epic Fantasy
Type: Gay

Notes: None.

Blurb:

 While the kingdom of Ximerion is threatened at its southern border by a major power, the high king sends his two youngest sons, the half brothers Anaxantis and Ehandar, as Lord Governors to the Northern Marches where minor raids by wild barbarians are expected. Under the guidance of an old and trusted general, the king hopes to keep the young princes far from the major conflict in the south, while at the same time providing them with a valuable learning experience. The estranged half brothers are rivals, but soon they feel attracted to each other. As if this was not enough of a complication, they begin to suspect that they were set up by their own father. The result is a fierce struggle for power where the lines between hate and love become almost indistinguishable and where nothing is what it seems.



 Title: Goodbye Blue Sky and Come Together (The Helicon Muses, #2 and #3)
Author: V. J. Chambers
Format: Ebook
Genre: YA Fantasy
Type: Bisexual, Androgyne

Notes: These books come together as a bundle. Book 1 is available free at Amazon here.

Blurb:

 If Hogwarts were more like Woodstock, and Voldemort was your childhood sweetheart turned abusive boyfriend...

Nora Sparrow wants to feel safe now that her crazed ex-boyfriend Owen has been exiled from Helicon, the land of the muses. She wants nothing more than to sculpt, dance, and play, the way a muse should. But her fear of Owen casts a shadow over everything. She can't even commit to a relationship, because she fears being smothered and controlled.

Everyone else thinks the threatening message in the snow was a joke. They think Nora's anxious mind conjured up the bouquet of dead flowers in her tent. But Nora knows that Owen is still after her. Nothing will stand in the way of his obsessive desire to possess her.

Not even exile.



Title: Chasing Shadows (Unmaking)
Author: Morgan Bauman
Format: Ebook
Genre: Fantasy
Type: Lesbian

Notes: None

Blurb:

Two women meet after the world's end. Both are missing memories, but they hold fast to what they know and seek out Oases: polycarbonate bubbles housing the few survivors of the Last War. As they strike out into the ruined wasteland, time, space, and reality itself unravel at the seams.




Title: Gastien: The Cost Of The Dream (The Gastien Series, #1)
Author: Caddy Rowland
Format: Ebook
Genre: Historical Fiction / Family Saga
Type: Gay, Lesbian (In later installments)

Notes: Gay characters do take center stage in the later books, but since this is a series the author is offering the first book with minor gay characters because the story is best told from the beginning. The final book very much ties in with the first.

Blurb:

 When young Gastien Beauchamp flees the farm for Paris, the late nineteenth century bohemian era is in full swing. Color has always called to him, beseeching him to capture it on canvas and show people a new way of seeing things. His father belittled his dream of being an artist and tried to beat him into giving it up. The dream wouldn’t die, but Gastien would have had he not left.

He also yearns to become a great lover. After the years of anguish he has endured at the hand of his father, it would be heaven to feel pleasure instead of pain.

However, the city of Paris has a ruthless agenda. Unless a man has money and connections, Paris unfeelingly crushes dreams and destroys souls. With neither of the required assets, Gastien faces living in alleys, digging in trash bins for food, and sleeping where a man is often killed for his threadbare blanket.

Left with only his dreams, Gastien stubbornly pushes on. He vows that absolutely nothing will stop him, not yet realizing what keeping that vow might mean. Sometimes the “impossible” is possible – but the cost can be extremely high.

This historical fiction novel is book 1 of a 5 book drama/family saga for adults (The Gastien Series). Each book can stand on its own, but is most compelling read in order.



Title: The Crook And Flail (The She-King, #2)
Author: L. M. Ironside
Format: Ebook
Genre: Historical Fiction
Type: Bisexual, Trans* Themes

Notes: Although this is the second book in a series, it is a stand-alone and can be read on its own. The author is willing to throw in book 1 as well.

Blurb:

Hatshepsut longs for power, but she is constrained by her commitment to maat – the sacred order of righteousness, the way things must be. Her mother claims Hatshepsut is destined for Egypt's throne – not as the king's chief wife, but as the king herself, despite her female body. But a woman on the throne defies maat, and even Hatshepsut is not so bold as to risk the safety of the Two Lands for her own ends.

As God's Wife of Amun, she believes she has found the perfect balance of power and maat, and has reconciled herself to contentment with her station. But even that peace is threatened when the powerful men of Egypt plot to replace her. They see her as nothing but a young woman, easily used for their own ends and discarded. But she is the son of the god Amun, and neither her strength nor her will can be so easily discounted.

As the machinations of politics drive her into the hands of enemies and the arms of lovers, onto the battlefield and into the childbed, she comes face to face with maat itself – and must decide at last whether to surrender her birthright to a man, or to take up the crook and flail of the Pharaoh, and claim for herself the throne of the king.




Title: Heteroflexibility
Author: Mary Beth Daniels
Format: Ebook
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Type: Lesbian (General gay marriage themes)

Notes: None

Blurb: 

Wise-cracking wedding photographer Zest Renald has just been served divorce papers when she agrees to accompany a lesbian softball team during their elopement to California. She's doesn't know anything about gay marriage, and her only exposure to lesbian culture is an addiction to the talk show Ellen. But with her assets frozen and her husband claiming their house for the Other Woman's Love Child, she needs the job.

Zest's gaffes and notoriously bad gaydar endear her to the brides, as well as Bradford, the beautiful male stylist who travels with them. Just when Zest is figuring out how to manage her attraction to the unattainable "safe" man, they arrive in California amidst the worst anti-gay protests San Diego has ever seen.

When the minister the women hired turns out to be a Prop 8 zealot hell-bent on preventing the wedding, Zest and the brides are chased across the city in a hilarious yet poignant attempt to foil the protesters and tie the white knot.



Title: Taboo: Fire & Desire
Author: Evan J. Xavier
Format: Ebook
Genre: New Adult
Type: Gay

Notes: None

Blurb: 

Justice Phoenix is the resident college playboy in a conservative southern college town. He has money and he has the looks, but what he truly craves is forbidden.



Title: Claire & Nicole: The Complete Collection (SapphiConnection)
Author: Taryn Taylor
Format: Ebook
Genre: Erotic Romance
Type: Lesbian

Notes: This is comprised of all five parts in the series. It starts off as erotica but becomes romantic later on.

Blurb:

It's been five years since Claire last enjoyed the pleasures of another woman. Those years have left her confidence to rust and her dating life to simmer into a non-existent entity. Thus she didn't let her hopes get too high when she logged onto the SapphiConnection, a website and mobile service dedicated to lesbian hookups.

She quickly meets Nicole, a feisty blonde who thinks she can finally give Claire what she needs. Will their rendezvous in a hotel finally satisfy the burning desire Claire's felt for years? God, she hopes so. 




Title: Teaching Dallas
Author: Gem Frost
Format: Ebook
Genre: Erotic Romance
Type: Gay

Notes: None

Blurb:

Adrian Matthews is a newly-minted assistant professor, and he knows it's wrong to get involved with Dallas Palmer, a student at the university where he teaches. But the happy, exuberant Dallas is like a ray of sunshine in his shadowed life, and somehow he can't help reaching out for the younger man's warmth...



Title: Hook, Line, and Garter
Author: Rachael James
Format: Ebook
Genre: Erotic Romance
Type: Cross Dressing

Notes: None

Blurb:

After a brutal attack, Kate Logan thought she could never trust another man again, until she met Sam Montgomery. Sam was like no one she had ever known before—beautiful, vivacious, and bold. In Sam, Kate found all she would ever need, want, or desire in a man, until she learned that the only thing worse than falling in love with her best friend was knowing nothing would ever come from it.

Sam Montgomery, a successful photographer and an occasional cross-dresser (yes, cross-dresser) lived his life out loud. He said what he wanted, dressed how he wanted, and did who he wanted. From the first time he laid his eyes on Kate, he knew he had to have her. Unfortunately, the only piece of her heart she was ready to give came tattooed with a ‘friends only’ stamp. He was willing to compromise his desires, but he never imagined he would fall head over heels in love with her.

The hot temperatures weren’t the only thing blazing in Austin, Texas. After one steamy night together, Kate and Sam decided it was time to redefine their friendship. When Kate finally opens herself to all that they could share together, Sam couldn’t have been happier—until he realizes that perhaps the only way to cast away all of Kate’s inner demons was to walk away forever.



Title: HAWKE
Author: Taylor James
Format: Ebook
Genre: Romance / Sports
Type: Lesbian

Notes: None

Blurb:

Jaden Hawke is a young professional softball player who has just been signed by the Dallas Metros team. She graduated from Michigan where she led her team to two straight US Championships. She pitched for the USA Olympic team where they took the gold medal. While at the Olympics in Japan she met and became romantically involved with Senator Paxton’s daughter, Kendall. Jaden is hired by the Dallas Metros professional team because of Coach Georgia Tate’s support, even though her affair with Kendall Paxton is well known across the country. Jaden still has violent nightmares about the night when she had to rescue Kendall from drug dealers and while on a team trip to that city she ends up having one. The team photographer and Web site administrator, Sloane Ellison, witnesses the nightmare and it’s aftermath and helps Jaden deal with it, from holding her while she’s sick to holding her while she sleeps. They are falling fast for each other. The night they play in Portland the police come to the locker room and take Jaden to the police station for questioning. Kendall Paxton was murdered the previous night while the team was in Los Angeles. Sloane stays behind to arrange bail and a lawyer for her and to lend much needed support. The team questions the advisability of releasing Jaden from her contract due to the conduct clause. Meanwhile, the police in California are working the murder case but the evidence doesn’t add up. Is someone trying to frame her for the crime or was she simply very good at misdirection? Who would know more about Kendall Paxton and her habits than Jaden Hawke? The more personal question is can Jaden and Sloane begin a relationship under such stressful times? And will it survive if Jaden is convicted of murder?




Title: The Scepter of Namiss (The Books of Braenyn, #1)
Author: John Grover
Format: Ebook
Genre: Fantasy
Type: Gay

Notes: None

Blurb:

Meet Braenyn, elf, thief, magic-user. He lives a rogue's life with his lover, the shape-shifter, Tarrow. Together they try to survive and better their situation in a mad world filled with warlords, cut-throats, supernatural horrors, trows, gibbelins and ogres.

Following his own path, Braenyn undertakes dangerous quests and missions seeking wealth and treasure each time taking bigger risks. When he gets wind of the fabled scepter of King Namiss, he sets out on a search that will change everything.

Braenyn's resolve is about to be tested and his world shattered when he gets more than a priceless artifact studded with precious gemstones. Secrets that should have remained buried rise up to haunt the elf forever.

Join the continuing adventures of Braenyn the elf thief and a world filled with magic, mystery, and adventure in the tradition of dungeons and dragons and the pulp fiction of old.



Title: Outlaw Love
Author: Cora Buhlert
Format: Ebook
Genre: Western Short Story
Type: Lesbian

Notes: None

Blurb:

Once Lola Laverne was the toast of Europe, singer, dancer and mistress to kings and millionaires. But those days are long over, and now Lola is rotting in a cell in Silver Dollar City, a mining town in the Old West, sentenced to hang for killing the man who tried to rape her. Men have always been Lola's downfall. But could this really be the end for Lola? Will she perform her last dance at the end of the hangman's rope or does fate have other ideas for Lola? And will she finally realize the true nature of her desires?




Title: Rough Trade
Author: Alix Nowara
Format: Ebook
Genre: Erotic Romance Short Story
Type: Gay

Notes: This title features a long-term couple roleplaying.

Blurb:

The hooker looks like rough trade, but Detective Derrick McKane is used
to dealing with tough guys. He just knows how to deal with hot piece of
ass like that and how to put him into his place.

And he enjoys doing it. But Bran, the hooker, has a surprise or two up his sleeve.
 



Title: Lessons For Laura
Author: Mia Savage
Format: SIGNED Paperback (US Only) AND Ebook (Two Winners)
Genre: Erotic Romance (BDSM)
Type: Lesbian

Notes: None

Blurb:

Laura senses how satisfying it could be to give up control to her dominant lover--to truly belong to her. Before she can, however, she must learn to break through the barriers that hold her back: fear, shame, pride, and most of all, her own stubbornness. Laura is not an "easy submissive," but the new woman in her life has some special plans to train her. Each erotic lesson brings Laura closer to her lover, her submission, and her true self.



Title: Unresolved Daddy Issues: The Complete Series
Author: Nathan J Morissey
Format: Ebook
Genre: Erotic Romance
Type: Gay

Notes: None

Blurb:

Rising movie star Jett Coretti has everything going for him: a hot career, a huge mansion and a cute older boyfriend Chad. But Chad is keeping a secret that could potentially destroy their relationship. Meanwhile, Jett’s best friend Sam is having an affair with a married Vegas hotel mogul, but when he doesn’t get a commitment from him, blackmail and extortion become the name of the game. At the same time, Jett’s brother, rock star Scott Coretti could have any girl he wants, but why is he drawn to his backup dancer, the Asian muscle god Braden?

Throw in a crazy starstruck stalker who wants to marry Jett and the story climaxes with exciting confrontational action.

Unresolved Daddy Issues contains all the intrigue, sex, secrets, scandals and drama of the gay equivalent of a Jackie Collins novel.




Title: Best Friends Forever
Author: Ellen Dominick
Format: Ebook
Genre: Erotica
Type: Lesbian (First Time)

Notes: Short story

Blurb:

High-school seniors Bella and Sasha are just one month away from graduation. They are spending their last moments together hanging out as usual, but a risqué school project has them doing things they've never done before. It gets hot and steamy, but will their be able to get their hands and mouths off of each other before Sasha's parents find out?


Title: Dripping Wet
Author: Dean Sage
Format: Ebook
Genre: Erotic Romance
Type: Gay

Notes: None

Blurb:

Enzo's lucky to have gotten his swimming scholarship, even if the University has certain athletic 'traditions.' Like all athletes compete in the nude. When, after the best race of his life, Enzo's team mate and roommate, Nick, mistakenly attacks him, Enzo finds himself busted and broken, wondering if he'll ever swim again. As punishment, Coach forces Nick to care for Enzo, where they both discover a new affection for each other. When Nick leaves for break, and Enzo enters a painful physical therapy regiment with his increasingly enticing Coach, this burgeoning attraction is put to a test it may not survive.



Title: Seducing the Cheerleader Captain
Author: Anne Eton
Format: Ebook
Genre: Erotic Romance
Type: Lesbian

Notes: Short story

Blurb:

Jodie has wanted beautiful, blonde, All-American Rebecca ever since they were both freshmen at Linville High. Unfortunately, Rebecca doesn’t even know Jodie exists. But at a house party on graduation eve, Rebecca is tipsy, and resentful that her boyfriend’s away. Jodie uses all her wiles to try to get Rebecca upstairs… and into a bedroom.

  


Title: Scratch
Author: Dean Sage
Format: Ebook
Genre: Erotic Romance
Type: Gay

Notes: None

Blurb:

Dean is a moderately successful Romance writer and erotic model, almost earning enough money to keep him off the street. But when an opportunity to be a live-in caretaker for a young girl with unique needs arrives, he can't pass it up. He soon finds himself developing an unhealthy obsession with her father, a successful business man with his own dark past that soon starts to intrude on what is already a complex relationship. Dean discovers there is more to this loving father than he first imagined, but the secrets he keeps may end up destroying them both.

NOTICE: Please make sure that you do BOTH required entries! The birthdate AND the blog comment! No, I can't make an exception for you if you forget one. If I do that I could get in serious trouble, and that would mean no more giveaways! The other entry types are completely optional.  


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39 comments:

  1. Favorite fiction --

    Anime -- Revolutionary Girl Utena
    Manga -- Lonely Sheep Lonely Wolf
    Book -- The Traitor and the Chalice

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  2. My favorite erotica is by Leigh Jarrett and Evan Xavier.

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  3. Oh, favorite LGBT fiction. I'll go with Swordspoint (Ellen Kushner), Tipping The Velvet (Sarah Waters), Wonder Boys (Michael Chabon), and Orlando (Virginia Woolf).

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  4. Favourite LGBT fiction would have to go to Revolutionary Girl Utena, Strawberry Panic, Renai Rensai series and Elora Bishop's stuff. \o/

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  5. Favourite LGBT fiction: Totally Captivated (YOO Ha jin), Haru wo Daiteita (Youka Nitta), Love Pistols (Tarako Kotobuki), Junjo Romantica(Shungiku Nakamura), You're my loveprize in viewfinder (YAMANE Ayano)

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  6. The Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse by Andrew Ashling is by far my favorite novel series. Strawberry Panic! is my favorite manga.

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  7. Can't think of many that I have read actually. Would like to read more of this genre/subject matter.

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  8. Favorite LGBT fiction: Daisuki~

    Okay, okay, that aside... Umm, there's actually a horrible dearth of it. I might just check out all of these titles, actually. I really did enjoy Daisuki more than the fare I've encountered.

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  9. What a great giveaway, so many wonderful books. I love erotica, i love anything LGBT theamed. What a wonderful combination. thanks for the giveaway.

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  10. How exciting is this?!! Love having a chance to win great reads by authors I'm not yet familiar with. Cheers!!

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  11. Great giveaway...These authors are all new to me but what a great introduction to them....Thanks

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  12. I recently read 'Take Me There' Trans and Genderqueer Erotica from Cleis Press, it's a great little collection of short stories and is definitely my favorite LGBT read so far, thanks for the great giveaway :)

    Michelle E Dunne

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  13. I really like Huntress (Malinda Lo) but I'm not sure I could pick a favorite because a lot of Elora Bishop's stuff is great, and pretty much anything from Jeanette Winterson.

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  14. My favorite LGBT fiction is YOU lol Seikou particularly.

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  15. I love Revolutionary Girl Utena! My favorite LGBT movie is Better Than Chocolate.

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  16. Favorite LGBT fiction...! My favorite book series would have to be the Havemercy series by Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett (mechanical dragons, wizards, and princes, what more could you wish for) and the Melusine series by Sarah Monette. That's not even mentioning any of Poppy Z. Brite's stuff - Exquisite Corpse is my favorite when I'm feeling dark. Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale is also one that I like!

    I honestly can't think of any truly stellar movies or tv that are LGBT-centered that I like past Ai no Kusabi :( That's actually kind of saddening to realize.

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  17. Totally forgot to comment, whoops.

    The first is probably my favorite because it held a special place in my heart for so long--Empress of the World by Sara Ryan. It has its problems, but it was the first thing that made me feel more normal than anything else in the early-mid 2000s.

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  18. My favorite LGBT fiction... The Summer Prince. What a great book! And so many wonderfully chill relationships of all kinds :3

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  19. My favorite LGBT fiction... The Summer Prince. What a great book! And so many wonderfully chill relationships of all kinds :3

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  20. Favourite is "Annie on my mind", such a lovely young romance.

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  21. Wow - I know I'm old as dirt but cannot believe I'm the first to mention Armistead Maupin's 'Tales of the City'. Those books got me through my young adult years. I completely wanted to be Michael Tolliver and have Mrs. Madrigal as my landlady.

    Favorite movie would be 'Come Undone' or 'Presque Rien' (same french movie titled different for English speaking countries. Thanks for sponsoring this.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  22. My favorites so far are Rubyfruit Jungle, Affinity by Sarah Waters, and Pages for You :)

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  23. WOW so i love to read and I have never heard of any of these books however a bunch did catch my eye and will be finding them to read them.

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  24. One LGBT book I really enjoyed was Carnival by Elizabeth Bear.

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  25. I love any book by Michael Cunningham or Alan Hollinghurst because they present their LGBT characters as complex, multilayered, and compelling characters who aren't necessarily defined by their LGBT identity but nonetheless wear it proudly and openly.

    Geoff K
    gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

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  26. Gay fantasy: Lord of the White Hell series by Ginn Hale. The main character also isn't white and I loved the universe building.

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  27. I don't have a favorite; haven't read enough!

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  28. The Crook and the Flail looks reall good! I love Timeshel by Lillian Turner, one of my favorites!

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  29. I love the short stories in Steam Powered (lesbian steampunk), edited by JoSelle Vanderhooft.

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  30. My current favorite is "All Through the Night" by Suzanne Brockman.

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  31. Sarah Waters' Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith are my 2 favourite lesbian novels. The ones I'd most like to read in this list are "Daisuki", "Chasing Shadows" and "Lessons for Laura".

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  32. My friend gave me House of Holes, which was very naughty. ;)

    jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  33. anything with romance and two guys :) but I did love Mr. Benson the best

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  34. Chaos Life probably - it's one of my favourite webcomics.

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  35. My favorite LGBT fiction is probably Humons webcomics - Niels and Gang is the most LGBT* one of them.

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  36. I don't have a favorite yet.

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