Video I Love: A Hero’s Threat

My hon and I just finished re-watching Leverage. If you’ve never seen the show, it’s a pretty good one. Not always 100% plausible, but I love the character dynamics, and it has one of my favorite series endings. I can just imagine the three of them (Parker, Hardison, and Eliot) out there working and living together. Of course, in my mind they are all in a relationship. The three of them had such fantastic chemistry. I loved when things got emotional between Hardison and Eliot.

Here’s a great moment with Nate. It’s from an episode where they’re trying to stop a man who is attempting to steal a heart from a 15 year old kid who’s next in line on the transplant list. The kid can’t wait for another heart. He’ll die if he doesn’t get this one.

Gotta love a man who stands up for those who can’t stand up for themselves.

If you can’t see the embedded video, you can view on YouTube.

M/M Titles in our July Reader Appreciation Day Giveaway

The Sweet Spot

The next Reader Appreciation Day is this Saturday, July 18th. The event is hosted by me, SJ Frost, and Jambrea Jo Jones at the Sweet Spot Yahoo Group.

Stop by the Yahoo Group to enter the giveaway, read excerpts, and chat with authors of M/M romances. The giveaway runs from 8 am – 8 pm Eastern Time.

Here are the books available in the giveaway (some of the authors are offering winner’s choice from their backlist):

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Here’s how to enter:

  1. If you haven’t already, join the Yahoo Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheSweetSpotMM/
  2. On Saturday, July 18th watch the group page (or your email if you choose to receive emails from the group) for a message with instructions on how to enter. The subject of the post should read something like “RAD Giveaway: Reply for a chance to win”
  3. Reply to that message anytime between 8am and 8pm Eastern Time indicating you’d like to enter the giveaway.

That’s it. You’ll be added to the drawing for a chance at a random prize.


Complete List of Prizes & Donating Authors

If a book or prize is listed more than once, the author has donated multiple copies and there will be more than one winner selected.

Hope you can join us at The Sweet Spot Reader Appreciation Day.

Authors of M/M romances, if you’re interested in joining us for our next RAD, we’d love to have you. Send me an email and I’ll add you to our author contact list.

A Heartfelt Thank-You: You fought for all of us and changed our lives

Equal Justice Under Law

Following the wonderful Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriage across the United States, my partner and I were legally married in our home state. It was a long-awaited, lovely day, and I want to take a moment to say THANK YOU to all of you out there who get what it truly means. Your support and understanding mean more than I can say.

Because it’s not just about being able to state that “We’re married.” It’s about survivor benefits, next-of-kin status, legal status to your spouse’s children, access to medical coverage and disability, ability to take family leave to care for an ill spouse, inheriting your spouse’s estate, and the list goes on and on and on. Over 1100 rights and privileges granted to married couples in the US.

No more living in fear because you are merely roommates with the love of your life. Now that person is legally “your person.” No one can deny you access and information. You can be with your sick partner (or even claim their body if they’ve passed). You can make decisions as their spouse. You can more easily share finances and health coverage. You can be a family in the eyes of the government.

Thank you to all of the supporters of LGBT rights, to the Supreme Court justices who voted in our favor, and to Jim Obergefell, my fellow Ohioan. You fought for all of us and changed our lives. Thank you!

Christmas in July Giveaway at Diverse Reader

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It’s Christmas in July at Diverse Reader! I’m one of 20 authors who are participating in this big July giveaway. To enter for a chance at a prize, stop by this blog post and look for the rafflecopter form. The giveaway runs until July 31st.

Good luck!

Quote I Love: I’d Choose You

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Video I Love: Wonderful people doing beautiful things

Two vids today. And don’t worry, despite how each begins, they have happy endings.

Admittedly I don’t know anything about the Hope for Paws organization, but it looks like they do great work. If anyone knows more about them, please leave a comment to share with others who might want to get involved, donate, or help in some other way. Thanks!

If you can’t view the embedded videos above, you can watch them here and here.

Quote I Love: If you saw yourself

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Video I Love: A Beautiful Tribute

This is one of the most touching tribute videos I’ve ever seen. What a beautiful relationship. There’s nothing quite like the love of a pet when you’re going through a dark moment in your life.

You can also see photos of Ben and Denali here.

If you can’t see the embedded video above, you can read the full article and watch the video at The Huffington Post.

Quote I Love: Listen to your own voice

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Friday Photos: Beautiful Love

Today I thought I’d share my most recent Pinterest posts in my social media series: Beautiful Love. Each of these images beautifully illustrate that love is love.

Follow Sloan’s board Beautiful Love on Pinterest.

If you can’t see the embedded images above or wish to view my full Beautiful Love board, you can check it out at Pinterest.

You can also see more Beautiful Love posts on my Tumblr blog.