Hello Guys and Gals
I hope you’re having a good Sunday. Now that all the Black Friday craziness is over in North America, gird your loins for Cyber Monday. We’ll all be broke WAY before the holidays.
Now we’re finding out about some of the nefarious plots to stop marriage equality from passing in the 4 states where it was on the ballot in the recent US elections. In one such case, according to Buzzfeed and HuffPost, NBC News for which Chelsea Clinton works on a part-time basis, wielded its big stick and “stopped backers of a key marriage equality measure in Washington State from using a video featuring Chelsea urging voters to support a state-wide referendum on gay marriage.” Here’s a link to the article: (If you’re not interested just jump to the next article about chickens which is all fun)
However, all was not lost and Washington along with 3 other states approved marriage equality. In Maine, Maryland and Washington, voters approved or ratified same-sex union initiatives on the ballot. In Minnesota, voters rejected a state constitutional amendment that would have banned it.
Morgan Freeman recently joined the Human Rights Campaign to post his own ad for marriage equality.
On the flip side here is a link to an amusing cookbook called Fifty Shades of Chicken” which is a parody of Fifty Shades of Grey. I downloaded the sample from Amazon and it cracked me up so much that I bought the book, in print. Whether you’re a cook or can’t boil water you will want your own copy of this book. Too bad I can’t review it here – I think the chicken in question is female. Here’s the trailer:
On to our regular news. This week I’ll be interviewing author P.D. Singer. This interview is scheduled to run on Wednesday, November 28.
Soon Aunt Lynn will be putting out a call to M/M authors to donate books for the Big Ass Holiday Author Giveaway. I know that both authors and readers can’t wait for this annual event which is now so popular it has its own zip code.
This weekend the following reviews were posted: Sirius reviewed Fifteen Shades of Gay (for Pay) by T. Baggins; Cryselle reviewed Bone Slip of the Tongue by ID Locke; I reviewed The Last Stop: USA by Johnny Miles; and Raine reviewed Scars by Lynley Wayne. If you haven’t seen these reviews this is your opportunity to do so.
Free Books This Week
Falling Into Place by Tia Fielding (signed paperback)
Mark of the Gladiator by Heidi Belleau and Violetta Vane – Riptide Publishing
Feeling The Rhythm by S.J. Frost – MLR Press
The Nothingness of Ben by Brad Boney – Dreamspinner Press
Learning to Love: Michael & Sean by K.C. Wells – Dreamspinner Press
His Salvation by J.R. Loveless – Dreamspinner Press
To Bi Or Not To Bi by Marc Jarrod – eXtasy Books
Reviews This Week
Raine: Half Blind by Christine Price
Stuart: Day of the Dead by Eric Orrantia
Jenre: Beauty in the Breakdown by E.L. Esch
Sirius: Forever by Tinnean
Andrea: My Fair Dork by Daisy Harris
Lasha: What Happens Next (movie) – tentative
Sammy: Burnished By Fire by Andrew Grey
Cryselle: The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek by Piper Vaughn and Xara X Xanakas; Cupid Knows Best by SA Garcia;
Wave: Darwin’s Natural Selection by Katie Allen; From This Day by Jambrea Jo Jones and J.R. Patrick; Heartwood by Emily Carrington (if time permits)
The boyz will be here on Friday.
Till next week that’s a wrap.