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Gay Writes at Dear Author

Today is National Coming Out Day, and here at Dear Author, we’re going to be celebrating NCOD all week with our own “Gay Writes” campaign.

One of the reasons NCOD was established in 1988 is because the single most important thing most GLBT people can do to advance GLBT rights is to come out, whether to coworkers, family, friends, or the person behind them in the grocery store. Because the thing that changes people’s minds about gay rights above anything else is knowing someone who is GLBT.

The end of DADT (very near and dear to my heart) and of DOMA, the adoption of ENDA, and marriage equality are all huge issues at the moment in the US. We’re so close to equality in so many areas, and yet, kids are killing themselves because of the anti-gay rhetoric they hear every day from their classmates and parents, in their schools and churches. Dan Savage started the It Gets Better Project, a YouTube video channel where people can post their own video talking to these GLBT youth, telling them that no matter how bad things feel in high school (or even in middle school), that it will get better and they should stick it out. Dan’s own video with his wonderful husband Terry has been viewed more than half a million times. People like Tim Gunn (from Project Runway) and Chris Colfer (from Glee) and Kate Bornstein (amazing cultural critic) have posted their own videos. But so have the NYC Gay Men’s Chorus, the Broadway company of Chicago, the cast of Wicked, and these guys (best video of the whole project, IMO). But so have hundreds and hundreds of ordinary people, each telling their own story about being bullied when they were younger and how it was worth living through it so they could experience life in all its glory.

So, with these things in mind, we are Dear Author thought it was important to celebrate GLBT romance. Because it doesn’t get much better than living through the worst things life can throw at you and finding your happy ending with your perfect partner (as I say in my own IGBP video).

So, ten days ago I put a (very informal) call out to authors and publishers of GLBT romances (mostly over Twitter and in emails to my contacts at various presses) for giveaways for our Dear Author NCOD celebration, and to our reviewers for reviews of GLBT romances. And the response was so huge (especially considering its very informal nature), we’ve had to make it a National Coming Out WEEK celebration. We’ve got more than 125 books to give away and six reviews of GLBT romance novels.

All week, we’ll run reviews and each review will have its own personal giveaway that will remain open for 24 hours. You’ll need to comment on the review to win. But that doesn’t begin to cover all the books we have to give away. So comment on THIS post any time before Friday, 11:59 PST, and you’ll be entered to win one (or more, depending on whether they’re bundled) of our giveaway prizes, most of which are GLBT romances. Comment with the top 5 prizes you’d be interested in winning and you’ll make my life a lot easier. Otherwise, if you win, you’ll get a random drawing of the prizes. You might get that anyway, but you’re more likely to get something you want if you tell me what it is!

We’d like to thank the many many authors who donated books (and, really, so many did, we actually had to start turning people away). We’d also like to thank the amazing publishers of GLBT romance novels who donated books (in alphabetical order): Blind Eye Books, Bold Strokes Books (the first to respond! Thanks, Radclyffe!), Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id (who are running their own NCOD celebration all month AND who donated a VIP pass that gets the winner 10% off all year at Loose Id), MLR Press, Noble Romance Publishing, Samhain Publishing, and Torquere Books. These are by no means the only publishers of GLBT romance, and are CERTAINLY not the only authors of GLBT romance, but they responded to my pleas and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts.

And now, our prizes: (Print books can only go to US recipients. One win per person for the week of our Gay Writes giveaways, but feel free to comment on all posts to increase your chances of winning! Comment by Saturday 11:59 pm PST for a chance of winning.)

Loose Id‘s VIP pass: 10% off all Loose Id books for a year

A choice of any Torquere book in their catalog (5 prizes)

A choice of any GLBT Samhain book in their catalog (3 prizes)

(Now with all new fixed Amazon links so you can see what these books are!)
A.B. Gayle, Mardi Gras Digital
Adriana Kraft, Meghan’s Playhouse Book Five: Meg’s Folly Digital
Adriana Kraft,  To Love and To Cherish Print
Adriana Kraft,  Toy Box: Tattooed Ladies Digital
Alex Beecroft, False Colors Print (I adore this book)
Ally Blue,  Adder Print
Ally Blue, An Inner Darkness Print
Ally Blue, Easy Print
Ally Blue, Love, Like Ghosts Print
Ally Blue,   Shenandoah Digital
Anthology, Forbidden Love Digital
Anthology, Last Gasp Digital
Anthology, Past Shadows Print
Anthology, Lee Benoit (Ed.),  Someplace in This World Digital
Anthology, The Ties that Bind Print
Anthology, Temperature Rising Print
Anthology,  Time Well Bent Print
Ashley M. Christman, Requiem, Digital
Astrid Amara, Half Pass, Samhain E-ARC (only being released in January–read it before anyone else!)
Barry Eisler, Inside Out Print (NOT romance, but hardcover!)
Belinda McBride, Blacque/Bleu Digital
Brita Addams,  Chocolate, Tea, and the Duchess Digital
Bryl R. Tyne,  Ignited Digital
Bryl R. Tyne bundle:  The Zagzagel Diaries: Forsaken The Zagzagel Diaries: Denial The Zagzagel Diaries: Desperate The Zagzagel Diaries: Lost Digital (NOT romance)
Bryl R. Tyne Trey #3 Digital
C. Margery Kempe, Spinning Gold Digital
Carsen Taite,   It Should be a Crime Print
Clancy Nacht, A Certain Pressure in the Pipes Digital
Clare London, Freeman Print
Dena Celeste, Her Master’s Gift Digital
Erin Dutton, Point of Ignition Print
Gill McKnight, Goldenseal Print
Ginn Hale duology, Lord of the White Hell Book One Lord of the White Hell Book Two Print (3 copies of the duology)
H.C. Brown, Delicious Digital
Heidi Cullinan, Double Blind Print
Heidi Cullinan, Hero Digital
Heidi Cullinan, Hero Print
Heidi Cullinan, Miles and the Magic Flute Digital
Heidi Cullinan bundle,  Special Delivery and  Double BlindDigital (I adore this series. Brilliant.)
Heidi Cullinan, Sweet Son Digital
Heidi Cullinan, Wounds in the Walls Digital
Isabella, Always Faithful Digital
Isabella, ALways Faithful Print
J.L. Langley, Without Reservations Print
James Buchanan Trilogy:  Cheating Chance, Inland Empire, and All or Nothing Print (I adore this series, too.)
Jeanne Barrack,  Bend in the Road Print
Jennifer Fulton,  Dark Dreamer Print
Jlee Meyer, Hotel Liaison Print
Joely Skye,  Marked Print
Jove Belle,  Split the Aces Print
Jules Jones, Lord and Master Digital (I read this book during labor with son#2. Wonderful!)
Jules Jones, Spin Drift Digital
Julie Cannon, Power Play Print
K.A. Mitchell bundle: Collision Course and No Souvenirs Digital (Brilliant brilliant romances–some of my favorite)
K.A. Mitchell,  Diving in Deep Print
K.A. Mitchell, Historical Anthology, Print
K.B. Cutter,  Summer Heat Digital
K.T. Grant, Lovestruck Digital
K.Z. Snow, Electric Melty Tingles Digital
K.Z. Snow,  Mobry’s Dick Print
K.Z. Snow,   The Prayer Waltz Digital
Kari Gregg,  Lovely Wicked Digital
Keira Andrews, The Station Digital
Keva D, Out of the Closet Digital
Kim Baldwin, Breaking the Ice Print
Kim Baldwin, Focus of Desire Print
Kimberly Gardner, Almost Heaven Digital
Kirsten Saell, Crossing Swords Print
L.B. Gregg bundle, Catch Me If You Can and Trust Me If You Dare Digital
L.D. Madison, Caught By Surprise Digital
Lee Benoit, Moonspun Digital
Lydia Nyx,  The Game in Spain Digital
Lynn Lorenz, Jackson’s Pride Print
Martin Delacroix, Boys Who Love Men Digital
Meghan O’Brien, Battlescars Print
Missy Welsh, My Summer of Wes Digital
Radclyffe, Trauma Alert Print
Reno MacLeod & Jaye Valentine, A Perfect Game Digital
Rick R. Reed, Tales from the Sexual Underground Print
Roxy Harte, You’re Invited, Digital (Not yet released–be the first to read this)
Sarah Black, Fearless Print
Scarlet Hyacinth, Unseen Paths: Elven Journals Digital
Shayla Kersten 4 ebooks from backlist Digital
Shayla Kersten, Naughtiest Nuptials Print
Shayla Kersten, Past Lies Print
Sloan Parker, More Digital
Stephani Hecht bundle,  EMS Heat (4 books) Digital
Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee,   The Gentleman and the Rogue Digital
Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee, Seducing Stephen Digital
Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee, The Nobleman and the Spy, Digital (Not yet released–be the first to read this)
Tamara Allen,  Whistling in the Dark Print
Treva Harte, Maxxed Out Digital
Victor J. Banis, Deadly Wrong Print
Victor J. Banis, The Man from C.A.M.P. Print
Victoria Janssen, The Moonlight Mistress Print
William Maltese, Beyond Machu Print
William Maltese, Goldsands Print
William Maltese, Snakes Print
Wren Boudreau, Back to Normal Digital
Z.A. Maxfield, Notturno Print

ETA (because I missed two emails):
James Buchanan, Hard Fall Digital
Laura Baumbach, A Bit of Rough Print
Laura Baumbach, Out There in the Night Print
Anthology, Because of the Brave Print
Anthology, The Mysterious Print

Sarah F. is a literary critic, a college professor, and an avid reader of romance -- and is thrilled that these are no longer mutually exclusive. Her academic specialization is Romantic-era British women novelists, especially Jane Austen, but she is contributing to the exciting re-visioning of academic criticism of popular romance fiction. Sarah is a contributor to the academic blog about romance, Teach Me Tonight, the winner of the 2008-2009 RWA Academic Research Grant, and the founder and President of the International Association of the Study of Popular Romance (IASPR). Sarah mainly reviews BDSM romance and gay male romance and hopes to be able to beat her TBR pile into submission when she has time to think. Sarah teaches at Fayetteville State University, NC.

168 Comments

  1. Jayne
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 05:40:24

    Obviously I’m not eligible for any prizes but I’d like to personally add my thanks to Sarah’s to all who generously donated prizes.

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  3. JenD
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 06:23:44

    I don’t care if I win, or if I do what it may be- I just wanted to send a huge THANK YOU to all the amazing people who volunteered their hard work for this.

    There are times I grimace at being part of the romance community- yet many, many more times that I am humbled by being in the company of such caring and accepting people.

  4. Adriana Kraft
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 06:42:33

    Sarah, thanks so much for organizing and hosting this, and for your wonderful It Gets Better video. Watching you hold up those books celebrating ALL romantic relationships is truly powerful.

  5. Michelle Herlihy
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 06:42:47

    Wow, that’s a lot of books that were donated. Thanks, guys. Happy coming out day, everyone!

    Ok, here are my top five prizes I’d be interested in winning. (I own a lot of the ones listed, they’re all great books!):

    Ally Blue – Shenandoah (Digital)
    Heidi Cullinan – Hero (Digital)
    Isabella – Always Faithful (Digital)
    L.B. Gregg bundle – Catch Me if You Can and Trust Me if You Dare (Digital)
    Treva Harte – Maxxed Out (Digital)

  6. Merrian
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 06:48:11

    Thank you for the opportunity to be counted as standing with so many others in care and love and concern for the times in which we live and their impact on individual lives. I am so sorry that young people dying is what brings us together and sorry too that we have to talk in terms of tolerance and granting rights when we should all be equally part of our society. This is a great initative Jane and Dr Sarah.

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  8. Chris
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 07:37:06

    What a great way to celebrate! Thank you!!

    1. Ginn Hale duology, Lord of the White Hell Book One Lord of the White Hell Book Two Print (3 copies of the duology)

    2. Kimberly Gardner, Almost Heaven Digital

    3. L.D. Madison, Caught By Surprise Digital

    4. Astrid Amara, Half Pass, Samhain E-ARC (only being released in January-read it before anyone else!)

    5. Ginn Hale duology, Lord of the White Hell Book One Lord of the White Hell Book Two Print (3 copies of the duology)

    Yeah, I know I have Ginn Hale twice. I’ve read MANY MANY of the others and I REALLY want to read these. :)

  9. Kate R
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 07:45:51

    Hmm. Got the KA Mitchells. Read the Beecroft. . . I want the LB Greggs, I think.

    I haven’t read a lot of these titles or authors so this list is great.

  10. Heather Massey
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 08:02:23

    What a great event! Count me in. Looking forward to the reviews.

  11. Sarah W
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 08:06:17

    Would love to win some of the print books–I’m trying to convince my library system to add more romance from all perspectives and donating the books seems to make it most likely to get on the shelves. Particularly Alex Beecroft, False Colors Print, James Buchanan Trilogy: Cheating Chance, Inland Empire, and All or Nothing Print

  12. K. Z. Snow
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 08:23:23

    Thank you, Sarah and DA, for celebrating this turning point in the lives of so many people.

    I’d love to have Ginn Hale’s duology, ZAM’s Notturno, Tamara Allen’s Whistling in the Dark, Rick Reed’s Tales from the Sexual Underground, or J.L. Langley’s Without Reservations. (Don’t have an e-reader, so print editions are a blessing to me!)

  13. Jaye
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 08:26:49

    “…kids are killing themselves because of the anti-gay rhetoric they hear every day from their classmates and parents, in their schools and churches…”
    That hurts my heart!

    (btw, I love K A Mitchell– “Diving in Deep” holds a special place in my ‘book heart’)

  14. SandyH
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 08:29:27

    No preference for me. Looking to read new writers.

  15. Drea Becraft
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 08:30:17

    Here are my top 5:

    A.B. Gayle, Mardi Gras Digital
    J.L. Langley, Without Reservations Print
    Z.A. Maxfield, Notturno Print
    Joely Skye, Marked Print
    Ally Blue, Easy Print

    Thank you so much for all the authors and everyone putting this on! I can’t believe in this day and age people are still so closed minded. I am going to raise my children, to treat everyone the same no matter what!!!

    ~~*Drea*~~

  16. Jambrea
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 08:32:42

    This is totally awesome. What a wonderful thing it is you are doing.

    Thank you.

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  18. Jason
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 08:58:12

    Wow! Great contest!!

    1. Ginn Hale Duology
    2. Rick Reed Tales of the Sexual Underground-Print
    3. James Buchanan Trilogy-Print
    4. ZA Maxfield- Print
    5. Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee- The Nobleman and the Spy

  19. Gina
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 08:58:47

    I couldn’t even begin to pick 5. A huge thank you for bringing this genre the attention it deserves and if I win I’ll happily take whatever you choice(s) you select.

    It is beyond reprehensible that we are approaching 2011 and intolerance is still so prevalent. The headlines are heartbreaking and there does not seem to be any real solution being put into practice. We have to start teaching children to accept each others differences, not just in the classroom but at home where hate is often taught on the knee of a closed minded parent. Television, movies, the internet, it has to be a global effort – as long as it is dramatized as entertainment future generations will not be able to see how damaging it is.

    Thanks for giving me a forum for my two cents…

  20. Miranda
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 09:00:40

    Wow! This is an awesome response and I will be sure to share it with my blog followers all week.

    Random is good for me, Thank you.

  21. Carolyn Jewel
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 09:05:14

    Gosh, this is a great contest. Thanks for having it!

  22. mfred
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 09:10:35

    Cheesy creezy, that’s a lot of books!

    I’m super excited and proud that DearAuthor is devoting the entire week to GLBT reviews and posts.

    (Also, sign me up for any f/f or lez books. Or random. Or whatever. I heart books!)

  23. Sash Conte
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 09:13:09

    I think it’s great that America celebrates National Coming Out Day – this is the first I’ve heard of it and they should definately turn it into an international thing. People are still way too prejudiced even in our enlightened times, and in some instances we even seem to be moving backwards.

    All the better that GBLT authors out there are being promoted, that Tolerance (yes, with a capital T) is being honoured (or perhaps more to the point, we are reminded of its necessity) on this day.

    I’m a big fan of GBLT books, so it wasn’t easy to pick favourites (although I limited myself to digital versions since I live in Europe)…

    1. K.A. Mitchell, No Souveniers (bundle?)
    2.Lynn Lorenz, Jackson’s Pride
    3. LB Gregg, Catch Me If You Can
    4. Lee Benoit, Moonspun
    5. Jules Jones, Lord and Master

  24. molli
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 09:19:30

    Thank you Sarah and publishers for doing this. :)
    hugs
    molli

  25. Robin F
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 09:21:54

    This is really great, any prize would be wonderful.

  26. Sirius11214
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 09:30:54

    Thank you guys for doing this amazing thing, if more GBLT kids decide that life is worth living as a result of this day, it is all worth it.

    So many amazing books, I read and love so many of them.

    I guess these are my top five choices:

    A choice of any GLBT Samhain book in their catalog

    Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee, The Nobleman and the Spy

    Astrid Amara, Half Pass, Samhain E-ARC

    Victor J. Banis, Deadly Wrong Print

    Kimberly Gardner, Almost Heaven Digital

    Thank you again.

  27. ruth
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 09:34:09

    What a lot of great looking books. And what a great idea.

    1. Ginn Hale duology, Lord of the White Hell Book One Lord of the White Hell Book Two Print

    2. Astrid Amara, Half Pass, Samhain E-ARC

    3. L.B. Gregg bundle

    4. Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee, The Nobleman and the Spy, Digital

  28. Dana S
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 09:44:20

    This is a really cool way to celebrate NCOD. I’m putting my name in for a random drawing. There are way too many books here to pick only five.

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  30. Sylwia
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 10:01:20

    Wow, a great way to celebrate NCOD. I don’t qualify for print prizes (non-USA), so anything digital for me. My fav from the list would be:
    1. A.B. Gayle, Mardi Gras
    2. K.Z. Snow, Electric Melty Tingles
    3. Missy Welsh, My Summer of Wes
    4. Wren Boudreau, Back to Normal
    5. Anthology, Lee Benoit (Ed.), Someplace in This World

    I also want to thank you for the link to ” It Gets Better Project” on YouTube – heartwarming!

  31. Cathy in AK
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 10:02:47

    So glad NCOD and IGBP exist. This giveaway is an amazing and generous way to spread the word/celebrate. If drawn, I’d prefer any of the f/f books.

    Thanks for putting this together.

  32. Tam
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 10:14:07

    Wow, you’re amazing. What great stuff. Decisions.

    I’m in Canada so not sure that’s an issue for print or not.

    1. KA Mitchell Diving in Deep print
    2. KZ Snow Mobry’s Dick print
    3. Ally Blue Adder print
    4. James Buchanan Trilogy print (swoon)
    5. Ginn Hale duology, Lord of the White Hell Book One Lord of the White Hell Book Two Print (3 copies of the duology)

  33. KT Grant
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 10:15:38

    WOW! So honored to see my book up there! Happy Coming Out Day!

  34. Kate Montenegro
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 10:23:30

    What a fantastic way to celebrate NCOD!

    Any lezfic prize would be fantastic … Thanks!!

  35. elaing8
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 10:37:55

    What a great way to celebrate National Coming Out Day

    Stephani Hecht bundle, EMS Heat digital
    Roxy Harte, You're Invited, Digital
    Anthology, Forbidden Love Digital
    L.B. Gregg bundle digital
    A.B. Gayle, Mardi Gras Digital

  36. Carin
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 10:39:47

    This is awesome. I’m proud to be part of this community!

  37. manloveebooks
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 10:43:25

    What a great way to celebrate coming out day!

    If I’m lucky enough to win, here’s my top five choices:

    Keira Andrews – The Station (digital)
    Clare London – Freeman (print)
    The Gina Hale duology (print)
    KA Mitchel historical anthology (print)
    The James Buchanan trilogy (print)

  38. LVLMLeah
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 10:44:59

    This is such a cool thing that you guys are doing. And what a great post Joan. Very informational (TM-Stephen Colbert)and apropos for crap that’s going down these days.

    And so nice of Bold Strokes Books to come through with some lesbian stories.

    Put me in for:

    Radclyffe
    Jove Belle
    Kim Baldwin
    K.B Cutter
    Jennifer Fulton

    Thanks so much!!!

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  40. Lee Benoit
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 10:51:49

    If donors can also be contestants, I’d love to be considered for Ginn Hale’s Duology, Astrid Amara’s Half Pass, Belinda McBride’s Blacque/Bleu, and Sarah Black’s Fearless.

    I was into my 30s before I came out, and I know that events like this one at Dear Author make a huge difference. Adding our voices and visibility to the many in support of GLBT folk — and especially GLBT youth — is one of the most powerful things we do. Thank you Sarah!

  41. Edie
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 11:05:30

    I have just spent the last several hours going through the videos on youtube. Wish they had been around when I was a teen.

    Have to share this one:

  42. Brita Addams
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 11:23:25

    I am thrilled to see my book, Chocolate, Tea and the Duchess on the list. Thank you Noble Romance for including in the package.

    I wish you a great week-long celebration. What a wonderful event.

    Brita Addams

  43. whey
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 11:36:06

    You guys and everyone involved are so full of awesome. BTW, boyfriend and I loved the It Get’s Better video recommended.

  44. Tara Lain
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 11:39:58

    Don’t enter me in the contest, but please accept my compliments and affection for the wonderful campaign. Great post, Joan. And to all the readers i want to say some of my all time favorite books are on this list, so you’ve got treats before you. Wish my book was out so i could add it to the pile. Next year!

  45. Dudlyne
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 12:12:17

    I love this contest. Thank you. I’d love any of these that are print about lesbian romance.

    Thanks

  46. Debra
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 12:40:01

    I think this is a wonderful way to celebrate Coming Out day. You guys are great!!

  47. Donna
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 13:02:29

    How generous of all involved! Thank you.

    while any would be appreciated, my first choices would be…

    James Buchanan Trilogy: Cheating Chance, Inland Empire, and All or Nothing Print

    Adriana Kraft, Toy Box: Tattooed Ladies Digital

    J.L. Langley, Without Reservations Print

  48. LC
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 13:13:28

    This is a terrfic way to celebrate! :)

    And the book selection looks great.

    1. LB Gregg bundle
    2. Ginn Hale duology
    3. James Buchanan bundle

  49. Brane
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 13:14:46

    Oh God, I would dye for prints, but I’m not from US, so I go only for digital.

  50. cead
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 13:30:17

    This is a beautiful idea. Kudos to SarahF and to all the donors.

    I’d love anything m/m in print (except False Colours, which I already have).

  51. Janine
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 13:35:05

    Like Jayne, I’m not eligible for the drawing, but just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all the publishers who have provided prizes and to Joan/Sarah for her hard work on this.

    Oh, and that Dan Savage & Terry video made me weepy! And I loved your video too, Sarah.

  52. Dana
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 13:39:42

    This is so great! I couldn’t even begin to choose which books from that awesome list, so I’m not even going to try. I’ll be happy if I won anything at all. Good job you guys, and thanks to everyone for donated their books and their time.

  53. janS
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 13:51:43

    awesome way to celebrate! my top 5 are as follows:
    Radclyffe, Trauma Alert Print
    K.A. Mitchell, Diving in Deep Print
    Ginn Hale duology, Lord of the White Hell Book One Lord of the White Hell Book Two Print (3 copies of the duology)
    L.D. Madison, Caught By Surprise Digitall
    Meghan O'Brien, Battlescars Print
    Tamara Allen, Whistling in the Dark Print
    well, top 6.. I love these authors!

  54. angel Graham
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 13:51:49

    James Buchanan Trilogy: Cheating Chance, Inland Empire, and All or Nothing

    Other than that, I am easy to please. I’d really like the Trilogy if I won though.

    Thank you Dear Author for doing this. I’ve been out for over 15 years. I’ve been fortunate to not have a lot of the problems many face when coming out.

  55. Pia Veleno
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 13:59:33

    What a great collection of prizes. It’s great to see so many publishers and authors coming together for coming out.

    I’d be happy with any number of those books, but since I have a few of them, I’ll throw out five I’d like in no particular order.

    James Buchanan
    Victor Banis
    Stephani Hecht
    Blacque/Blue
    Adder

  56. Wren
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 14:08:33

    The number of books you have is incredible! My choices:

    1. Ginn Hale duology
    2. Devon & Dee – Nobleman and the Spy
    3. Astrid Amara, Half Pass, Samhain E-ARC
    4. A.B. Gayle, Mardi Gras
    5. Heidi Cullinan, Hero Digital

  57. orannia
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 14:28:06

    Firstly, thank you Sarah and to all the authors and publishers. Also, I watched Dan Savage’s video on the weekend – it was beautiful – so thank you Sarah for all the links. (I will be watching them tonight.)

    Ummm. Living where I do I can only go the digital route *grin* so….

    1. L.B. Gregg bundle
    2. K.A. Mitchell bundle
    3. Sloan Parker, More
    4. Astrid Amara, Half Pass

    Many thanks!

  58. Cindy
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 14:43:26

    I love reading and have started reading gay fiction and erotica during the last year. I have read a few – but looking at this list, my wish list just exploded! Would love to have any of these. Prefer print books, but digital would be OK too.

  59. jayhjay
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 14:48:03

    Wow, what a wonderful giveaway! I have been very into m/m romances lately so I have been lucky enough to read quite a number of these. I especially have loved the K.A. Mitchell books, the Heidi Cullinan Special Delivery/Double Blind, and the James Buchanan Inland Empire series. Oh, and really enjoyed Adder too.

    I’d love any of the m/m digital titles, but here are some top picks…

    – Any of the Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee books
    – Wren Boudreau, Back to Normal
    – L.D. Madison, Caught By Surprise
    – Sloan Parker, More
    – Heidi Cullinan, Sweet Son

    Thanks!

  60. Lydia Nyx
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 14:52:35

    This is a great contest! I’m proud to be a part of it, and to be included with all these amazing authors!

  61. LD
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 14:58:58

    Happy Coming Out Day! It’s an honor to be part of such a wonderful celebration. My sincerest wishes for a year of tolerance, respect, love and freedom for everyone.

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  63. cories5
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 16:02:49

    What a great giveaway for such a wonderful and timely cause! Happy Coming Out Day!

    I just realized that I haven’t read any M/M romances that aren’t YA or manga/anime. Go figure.

  64. Lindsey
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 16:10:33

    I love that you all are doing this! What a great way to celebrate NCOD. <3

  65. Mara Ismine
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 16:13:32

    What a fantastic giveaway. No print books for me in the UK, but I’d like Wren Boudreau’s Back to Normal or a Torquere book (that’s six things *grin*)

  66. Kaetrin
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 16:26:07

    What a great thing to do you guys! DA introduced me to m/m romance and I’ve been hooked ever since and I know from experience that I have become more open minded and tolerant as a result.

    My top 5 would be the Samhain prize, any digital book from Ally Blue, KT Grant or KZ Snow or the Stephani Hecht bundle.

  67. Elaine R
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 16:38:55

    This, is amazing!

  68. Ally Blue
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 17:07:00

    Huge thanks to Sarah and Dear Author for hosting this day, this week and this awesome contest. I’m happy and proud to be a part of something positive in celebration of coming out.

    Thanks for posting information about the It Gets Better project, Sarah, and especially for sharing your own story via It Gets Better. That takes a lot of courage and strength. The stories on there are absolutely humbling.

    Any other parents out there, I’d like to encourage you to talk to your child’s school about GLBTQ bullying, and ask how they handle it. The Trevor Project (for crisis intervention and suicide prevention among GLBTQ youth) has educational materials available for free to schools. I’m planning to talk to my son’s high school this week. I expect resistence, TBH, but nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? You have to start somewhere.
    The Trevor Project is here:
    http://www.thetrevorproject.org/about-trevor/organization

    Don’t enter me in the contest. I just wanted to stop in and thank you for doing this, and for letting me be a part of it :)

  69. Paula
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 17:34:37

    Wow, that’s a long list of prizes! Lots of good reads there… If I happen to win, I’d prefer (ebooks only):
    1) A choice of any Torquere book in their catalog
    2) A choice of any GLBT Samhain book in their catalog
    3) H.C. Brown: Delicious
    4) Reno MacLeod & Jaye Valentine: A Perfect Game
    5) Anthology, Lee Benoit (Ed.): Someplace in This World

  70. justacat
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 17:35:25

    Fantastic, wonderful cause – and a great contest! How cool of you to do this!

    My top five are:

    Loose Id’s VIP pass
    K.Z. Snow, Electric Melty Tingles Digital
    Heidi Cullinan, Wounds in the Walls Digital
    Treva Harte, Maxxed Out Digital
    Wren Boudreau, Back to Normal Digital

  71. Patty
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 17:38:38

    Thank you for this generous offering of books. My top five are:

    Ginn Hale’s duology
    Tamara Allen’s Whistling in the Dark
    James Buchanan’s trilogy
    ZAM’s Notturno
    Keira Andrew’s The Station

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  73. SarahM
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 17:49:06

    Thank you for offering this wonderful contest! I’d be happy with books from any of the following authors:

    Ally Blue
    JL Langley
    KA Mitchell
    LB Gregg
    KZ Snow

  74. jmc
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 17:50:44

    So many great books on that list!

    I’d love to read:
    1. Astrid Amara’s Half Pass eARC
    2. Tamara Allen’s Whistling in the Dark
    3. Rafclyffe’s Trauma Alert
    4. Dee&Devon The Nobleman & the Spy
    5. ZA Maxfield’s Notturno

  75. OmNe
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 18:08:45

    This is a great contest; I was just thinking about the fact I _haven’t_ read any MM fiction in a very long time!
    I’d be happy with any of the books on that list!

  76. maygirl7
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 18:08:53

    I would love to win:
    1) Ginn Hale duology, Lord of the White Hell Book One Lord of the White Hell Book Two Print (3 copies of the duology)
    2) Keira Andrews, The Station
    3) Radclyffe, Trauma Alert
    4) Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee, The Nobleman and the Spy
    5) Tamara Allen, Whistling in the Dark

    Thanks for organizing this.

  77. May
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 18:14:49

    Thank you for this initiative. It’s a wonderful campaign. Any of these prizes would be most welcome.

  78. William Cooper
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 18:29:00

    Amazing giveaway!

    1) J.L. Langley, Without Reservations Print
    2) Heidi Cullinan, Hero Print
    3) Ally Blue, Love, Like Ghosts Print
    4) K.A. Mitchell, Diving in Deep Print
    5) Heidi Cullinan, Sweet Son Digital

    <3<3

  79. Kelly Thrash
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 18:43:06

  80. Nikyta
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 18:47:48

    This is a great way to celebrate NCOD, so thank you for doing this. Here’s my list :D

    1. James Buchanan Trilogy: Cheating Chance, Inland Empire, and All or Nothing Print
    2. Treva Harte, Maxxed Out Digital
    3. Lee Benoit, Moonspun Digital
    4. Ally Blue, Adder Print
    5. Belinda McBride, Blacque/Bleu Digital

    Thanks again!

  81. Tara
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 18:53:30

    I’d love to be considered for any of the prizes.

  82. Belinda McBride
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 18:54:48

    I also want to thank Sarah and Dear Author for hosting this celebration. Its so timely this year amid a season of heartbreak.

    Blacque/Bleu was written for Loose Id’s Coming Out month; I was both humbled and excited when the story was accepted. B/B will go live at midnight tonight. (ET)

    In my lifetime, I’ve had many friends and loved ones come out. Sadly, I’ve seen a few go back in the closet because of family disapproval, misplaced guilt and professional issues. My hope is that every day, every week and every year gets better for everyone, regardless of their sexuality.

  83. Emilie
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 18:55:07

    I think I’ve read about half of the books on the list. I haven’t read many in print, though. It was so hard to decide.

    1. Ginn Hale, Lord of the White Hell
    2. Jeanne Barrack, Bend in the Road
    3. Sarah Black, Fearless
    4. Tamara Allen, Whistling in the Dark
    5. Ally Blue, Adder

    Here are digital choices — Half Pass E-ARC by Astrid Amara, Shenandoah by Ally Blue, any of the K.Z. Snow books, Seducing Stephen or The Nobleman and the Spy by Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee, and Trust Me If You Dare by L.B. Gregg

    Yes, I flunked math. But I love to read.

  84. Sotheara
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 18:56:01

    Thank you for this wonderful initiative. After all the tragedies in the news these past weeks, I’m glad that we can all come together and make something good and positive. Please count me in:
    1) Alex Beecroft, False Colors Print
    2)Adriana Kraft, To Love and To Cherish Print
    3)Sarah Black, Fearless Print
    4)K.A. Mitchell, Diving in Deep Print

  85. Christine
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 19:06:34

    What a great event! I’d love any m/m romance, or one of the open prizes from the publishers…

  86. Tae
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 19:13:23

    Thanks to Sarah and Dear Author to giving GLBT books face time on this site so prominently this week. I’ve only read a few of the authors, so it’s exciting to see that there are so many out there

  87. Lorraine from CA
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 19:37:18

    Thank you Sarah and DA for the opportunity to win some fabulous books. I would happily accept either print or digital. I haven’t read many of these authors, so it would be wonderful if I could win any of these books.

  88. srs
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 20:26:13

    Thanks so much for both the giveaway and this week’s content. My top 5, (in alphabetical order not order of preference,) are:

    Astrid Amara, Half Pass, Samhain E-ARC
    Clare London, Freeman
    Heidi Cullinan bundle, Special Delivery and Double Blind
    James Buchanan Trilogy
    L.B. Gregg bundle, Catch Me If You Can and Trust Me If You Dare

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  90. Ridley
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 20:40:05

    Thanks for doing this! I’ve been all about gay rights since I was 11 or 12 and discovered it ticked off my religion teacher in Catholic school to be so. So, tween rebellion can occasionally be a force for good, I guess.

    For my preferred prizes should I win:

    1. False Colors
    2. Samhain freebie
    3. Radclyffe (haven’t read any f/f yet and she seems to be it.)
    4. James Buchanan trilogy
    5. Torquere freebie

  91. Jody
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 20:51:06

    I love all the attention you are giving NCOD!!!

  92. LauraR
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 21:01:08

    Thank you for putting this together…it’s great to see so many positive things coming out lately to help everyone, but especially the younger generation. A good friend of mine came out a few months ago after ten years in a marriage. Her father is a minister and even he has been accepting and loving. It’s great to see that tolerance is spreading even if a bit slowly.
    Top book choices would be anything by LB Gregg, Ginn Hale, Ally Blue, and JL Langley

  93. Joder
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 21:07:58

    This is a wonderful thing you and the authors are doing. I don’t understand why some people are full of such hate, but I hope their eyes will one day be opened to what they’re doing to others.

    I would be thrilled with any of these books if I win.

  94. zonagirlie
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 22:52:21

    I love it! This is fantastic! Win or not, I am so happy you’re doing this! I am sharing like mad! http://zonagirlie.livejournal.com/

  95. Tame Adams
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 22:56:02

    WOW!!! What a wonderful giveaway :) may we always practice & show love, in all forms, to all people, from this day onward!

    Tame

  96. emmytie
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 23:03:15

    I think this is a pretty awesome way to celebrate. Thanks so much for putting it together!

    My top five would be:
    Loose Id’s VIP pass
    Ally Blue, Adder
    Ginn Hale duology
    K.Z. Snow, Electric Melty Tingles
    L.B. Gregg bundle

  97. Stephanie K.
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 23:39:52

    I would choose:

    1.Radclyffe Trauma Alert Print
    2.Laura Baumbach A Bit of Rough Print
    3.Anthology Forbidden Love Digital
    4.K.A. Mitchell bundle
    5.Kim Baldwin Breaking the Ice Print

  98. Suong
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 00:18:00

    You guys are so amazing for doing this! And all the effort that went into this event! I wasn’t even aware of this particular date until I went to loose id this morning and saw all their newly listed titles, (and of course brought them all, my poor credit card).

    Anyways what I would really love to win is the Loose Id’s VIP pass, or maybe the Z.A. Maxfield, Notturno Print. Anyways look forward to what unravels this week! :D

  99. TriciaB
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 00:19:21

    How wonderful you are doing this. If I win, I’d be happy with any of the prizes with a preference for a digital book. Thanks

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  101. Debra G
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 04:58:21

    HI, I Tough to choose, I have several of htem but I do not have have Radcliffe Trauma ALert, Ally LBue’s Easy, Lynn LOrenz JAckson PRide, The Mysterious.

    Thanks

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  103. ChrisQ
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 06:43:28

    I would love to win a few of these. Let’s see here. Soo many goodies to choose from.

    James Buchanan Trilogy
    William Maltese, Beyond Machu
    Jennifer Fulton, Dark Dreamer
    Jules Jones, Lord and Master
    Heidi Cullinan, Hero Digital

    My top five picks.

  104. rene
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 07:30:38

    Thank you so much for doing this. What a wonderful way to celebrate NCOD. The length of the list of books up there is amazing.

    I’d like to read:

    1. False Colors
    2. Any K.A. Mitchell
    3. the Ginn Hale duology
    4. Any of them, really
    5. Any of the lesbian ones.

  105. Abby
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 08:08:06

    Thank you so much for thinking of this and promoting NCOD and romance this way. What an amazing collection of authors and books!

  106. Alex Beecroft
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 08:14:02

    What a brilliant thing to do. Thank you for coming out in support of NCOD :)

    If authors are allowed to take part in the competition, I’d love a chance to win Ginn Hale’s books, or Freeman by Clare London, or anything by Heidi Cullinan (except for Hero, which I already have in both ebook and print!)
    Thank you again.

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  108. CarolynO
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 09:42:24

    I am a new reader of the m/m romances and would love to win any of these listed in either print or ebook. I haven’t tried a f/f book yet even though I was given one by an author to try.

  109. Darla M Sands
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 10:49:06

    As a member of The GLBT Bookshelf, I’m thrilled to find this! Great list of books, too.

  110. Abbie
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:15:17

    It’s great that all these authors are showing their support!

  111. Twila
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:43:44

    Commenting! (I loved the videos you linked to — it’s so inspiring to see all of the stories of things “getting better”.)

    My top five prizes —

    The Astrid Amara e-arc
    The Ginn Hale duology
    and any of the anthologies except “Last Gasp” (I own “Last Gasp”)

  112. LaurieS
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:57:51

    Wow, what an incredibly generous giveaway. I would be happy to win and review any of the titles.

  113. Cathy MacDonald
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 12:48:26

    Been hooked on m/m stories ever since reading Cameron Dane’s Hawkins Brothers series.

    My wish list:

    Back to Normal by Wren Boudreau
    EMS 4 series by Stephanie Hecht
    Blacque/Bleu by Belinda McBride
    Caught by Surprise by L.D. Madison
    Loose ID vip pass

  114. allison
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 14:09:02

    Thank you so much for this. The donation list is amazing and the fact that you’re doing this is also amazing.

    After watching the videos on the It Gets Better channel, I’m just humbled at the outpouring of love and support. The only thing that dims my excitement at it is that it’s taken such tragedy to really get this moving.

  115. Lynnd
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 15:26:34

    What a fabulous way to celebrate National Coming Out Day. Thank you to Dear Author and to the writers and publishers who made this happen. Thanks as well for providing the links to the It Gets Better Project Videos. They’re right – it does get better.

    If I am lucky enough to win, I am only eligible for digital as I also live outside of U.S.

  116. Whyer
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 16:23:03

    I hope my luck is good enough to get one of these. They all sound so lovely. <3

  117. Sue D
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 18:42:24

    Thanks to everyone who donated. it’s a brilliant idea.
    We’re doing our own version of “it gets better” at our high school.

  118. Danielle
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 19:38:30

    Thank you so much for running this contest for such an important day! Maybe my wife and I should make our own IGB video!

    D

  119. John
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 20:42:53

    Wow, they all look great! I’d be happy with any romance(s) featuring guys.

  120. Andy
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 20:43:40

    Oh, I wish I knew about this – I would have donated some of my books!

    But big thanks to everyone participating.

  121. KB Cutter
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 21:10:14

    I’m most pleased and humbled to see my title included in this august roster.

    A eclectic, diverse group of voices. Bravo!

  122. hapax
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 21:17:31

    What a terrific giveaway, and a great idea for promoting the cause.

    How to choose, how to choose…. Eliminate everything I already own and:

    1. Well, I love everything I’ve ever bought from Loose Id, so I’ll put that on top.

    2. Z A Maxfield’s Notturno

    3. Laura Baumbach’s Out there in the Night

    4. Ooo!! The James Buchanan trilogy! (does that count as one or three?) If just one…

    5. Anything by Heidi Cullinan (I’ve heard good things about her) /Closes eyes and picks one/ Double Blind in Print version

    Thank you SO MUCH to all the donors!

  123. Yvonne B,
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 21:44:04

    Wonderful idea and thank you for hosting it and to the folks donating!

    IF I should be lucky enough to be picked, I would like to be considered for the following (in no particular order):

    Lynn Lorenz Jackson’s Pride
    Barry Eisler Inside Out
    Meghan O’Brien Battlescars
    Stephani Hecht EMS Heat Bundle
    Alex Beecroft True Colors

  124. Sherry S.
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 22:08:12

    This is a wonderful list of books and authors. Thanks for such great contest.

    1. L.B. Gregg bundle – Catch Me If You Can and Trust Me If You Dare
    2. K.A. Mitchell – Diving In Deep
    3. Stephani Hecht – bundle EMS Heat
    4. Z.A. Maxfield – Notturno
    5. J.L. Langley – Without Reservations
    6. Clare London – Freeman

    I have a extra one because I really couldn’t choose between them.

  125. Adam B
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 22:18:15

    Wow! Thanks so much for putting all this together. I just stumbled across this blog via another blog I follow, and I’m happy to have found it! I review a lot of GLBT lit on my own blog, so this is a great find! I’m super grateful to you for putting it all together.

    I would love to win – I won’t pick a top 5 because I’d be happy with anything, but I don’t have a digital reader so please enter me for printed books. :) Thanks!!

  126. Lauren
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 01:44:23

    I think its fantastic of you to seek these people out, and great of them to offer up their work! I hope I win :)

  127. Mark
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 02:54:26

    I find it very touching that such a long list of books have been made available.
    Simply put — thank you. I hope NCOD 2010 only leads to moving forward.

    [as per choice: digital only, please]

  128. Bill S.
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 03:17:28

    What a very great idea! I just found this site, but I plan on making it one of my daily stops.

    Because of the Brave

    The Man from C.A.M.P

    Marked

    An Inner Darkness

    Love, Like Ghosts

    Temperature Rising

  129. Marg
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 03:27:21

    I am just starting to read GLBT fiction, so I would be happy to win any ebooks, but especially would love to give the LB Gregg titles a go!

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  131. Lucia Moreno Velo
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 05:13:17

    Oh, dear, what a treat.
    Thank you for hosting this!!
    Hugs,
    Lucia
    (fingers crossed)

  132. Anika
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 06:16:52

    I am happy to say that I’ve read and enjoyed some of the books in the list above. Here are my picks:

    1. Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee, The Gentleman and the Rogue – Digital

    2. Heidi Cullinan bundle, Special Delivery and Double Blind – Digital

    3. Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee, Seducing Stephen – Digital

    4. Stephani Hecht bundle, EMS Heat (4 books) – Digital

    5. Heidi Cullinan, Hero – Digital

    Thank you.

  133. josephine myles
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 07:57:44

    Great idea – I love my GLBTQ romances! There are some fantastic ones on your list :D

  134. Bryl R. Tyne
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 09:22:35

    I just want to thank you, Sarah and Dear Author, for making Gay Writes such a special event.

    If you happen to have books left after satisfying your readers’ wishes, I’d love any of them. The following are my top picks from your magnificent list:

    Barry Eisler – Inside Out
    Sloan Parker – More
    William Maltese – Goldsands (the only one I don’t have of Maltese)
    Lynn Lorenz – Jackson’s Pride
    Tamara Allen – Whistling in the Dark

  135. bcissom
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 09:29:55

    Wow what an excellent way to celebrate a wonderful day. So great that you got positive feedback and support to help you accomplish this.

    If I won, I request the Ginn Hale duology (really really really want those books) and anything by James Buchanan.

  136. Mary
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:05:18

    Great contest and for a great occasion! I didn’t know there was a National Coming Out day. :) Thanks to all the genereous authors who offered books for the cause – and to our greatest delight ! Pity the print books are out of bounds, but there is some nice choice in digital. Here are my choices:

    Astrid Amara – Half Pass
    Shayla Kersten – Past Lies
    Bonnie Dee & Summer Devon – The Gentleman & The Rogue
    LB Gregg bundle
    Brita Addams – Chocolate, Tea & The Duchess

  137. Carol
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:14:22

    Personally, I look forward to a time when a coming out day won’t be necessary because it won’t matter if a person is gay or straight. This week at Dear Author brings that day just a little closer, so good for you and all the authors that donated!

    I have quite a few of the books on the list (and love them) so if my name gets drawn I would love:
    1) Torquere choice
    2) Samhain choice
    3) Loose Id VIP pass
    4) Ginn Hale duology
    5) Heidi Cullinan – Hero (digital or print)

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  139. Ryan
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 12:10:34

    As a previous bookseller, i must send a huge THANK YOU for this awesome dedication (and amazingly list) not to mention the appreciation to writers, publishers, and critics. After finally coming out to my bookstore staff, my manager finally approached me to research and find more materials for the store that were LGBT themed – fiction and nonfiction. From that point, we dedicated an entire section for LGBT themed books. I feel LGBT literature has only expanded exponentially. Thank you so much for highlighting this!

  140. Janine
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 17:25:58

    @Ryan: What a cool story. That was really great of your manager.

  141. Marie
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 18:29:54

    A fantastic list of books to investigate, even if I don’t win anything!

    Carsen Taite – It should be a crime
    Clare London – Freeman
    Erin Dutton – Point of Origin
    JLee Meyer – Hotel Liaison
    Tamara Allen – Whistling in the Dark

  142. Christine
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 20:19:17

    This is such a lovely idea. Thank you especially for bringing attention to this day for people like myself who might not have known about it.

    My top five list is:

    L.B. Gregg bundle
    James Buchanan Trilogy
    K.A. Mitchell – Diving in Deep
    Ally Blue, Love – Like Ghosts
    Torquere Choice

  143. Janet H
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 21:38:14

    The list to choose from is so great, it’s hard to pick only five.

    James Buchanan Trilogy
    Miles & the Magic Flute, Heidi Cullinan
    Samhain – Choice
    Double Blind, Heidi Cullinan
    Ginn Hale – Lord of the White Hell 1 & 2

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  145. Kassa
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 14:30:27

    Tough to choose:

    Heidi Cullinan, Hero Print
    Barry Eisler, Inside Out Print
    Ally Blue, Adder Print
    A choice of any GLBT Samhain book in their catalog
    A choice of any Torquere book in their catalog

    Thanks!

  146. Ian Snider
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 21:11:19

    This is an awesome contest!! Random book would be fantastic…..

  147. Leni
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 00:36:10

    Wow, that is a lovely list to choose from.

    False Colors by Alex Beecroft (print)
    Without Reservations by J.L. Langley (print)
    Past Lies by Shayla Kersten (print)
    Notturno by Z.A. Maxfield (print)
    Out There In The Night by Laura Baumbach (print)

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  149. Constance
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 04:54:40

    I just came across this series of reviews and wanted to say “thank you!” I’m going off to find a copy of Special Delivery by Heidi Cullinan due to a reference in one review. Nice work!

  150. ~ames~
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 07:42:44

    This is a great contest and I’ve enjoyed reading all the reviews so far.

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    Oct 15, 2010 @ 10:01:48

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  152. Val
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 10:13:26

    This is so awesome ladies (and gent)! Thanks for the great reviews. I’m late to the party but I KNOW I’ll be adding a lot of these book to my TBR list. If luck somehow graces me I’d love the James Buchanan trilogy or one of the anthologies.

    Thanks again for all your hard work!

  153. Hawkeyegirl
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 12:43:48

    This is a great contest, thanks so much!

    Sloan Parker, More Digital
    K.A. Mitchell bundle: Collision Course and No Souvenirs Digital (Brilliant brilliant romances-some of my favorite)
    K.A. Mitchell, Diving in Deep Print
    K.A. Mitchell, Historical Anthology, Print
    L.M Turner Resistance which will be bundled with a digital copy of her novella, The Subtle Build of Perfection.

  154. rigmarole
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 12:44:51

    Too tempting to pass up!

    Astrid Amara, Half Pass
    L.D. Madison, Caught By Surprise
    Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee, The Nobleman and the Spy
    Wren Boudreau, Back to Normal
    Heidi Cullinan bundle, Special Delivery and Double Blind

  155. RachelT
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 14:12:57

    Hi

    I’m not sure if I’m in time for this – I can’t work out the time from the UK.

    I have been following your reviews all week (and many of the It Gets Better videos elsewhere) and think that this is an excellent project.

    Should I be lucky I would love to have a chance to read:
    Electric Melty Tingles by KZ Snow
    Spin Drift by Jules Jones
    The Man from CAMP by Victor J Banis
    Boys who Love Men by Martin Delacroix
    or
    Mardi Gras by AB Gayle.

    What a lovely selection of books. Thank you.

  156. Steve
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 15:37:56

    What a terrific idea! I’m going to read some of these books even if I don’t win anything.

  157. Peggy P
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 17:57:36

    I’ve enjoyed all the reviews this week and thank you for the giveaways, I’d like any of the digital books that are available.

  158. Rebecca (one of them)
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 18:22:47

    I’m thrilled at all the work you put in and even if I win, I’ll be buying several of these books.
    (Any one of the books would be a great prize although I already own K.A. Mitchell’s Collision Course and No Souveniers.

    Ginn Hale’s duology
    Heidi Cullen’s Double Blind
    James Buchanan
    Victor J Banis

  159. Ell
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 18:41:01

    Coulda sworn I’d hit the original post; apparently not.

    Dealer’s choice!

  160. Faith
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 18:47:27

    This was a really cool idea – thanks to both yourselves for organising it and the authors/publishers who donated their works.

    My top five (in order) should I be lucky enough to win something are:

    1. Clancy Nacht, A Certain Pressure in the Pipes (digital)
    2. Ally Blue, Shenandoah (digital)
    3. Heidi Cullinan, Hero (digital)
    4. L.B. Gregg bundle (digital)
    5. Lee Benoit, Moonspun (digital)

    Thank you.

  161. heatwave16
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 19:33:34

    Thank you so much for doing this and supporting Nat’l COming OUt Day. :)

    I’d love to win Lovestruck by KT Grant. Also, any of the other F/F books.

  162. LoriK
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 21:41:39

    Thanks to DA for doing such a great promotion for the week.

    My choices for the contest:

    Stephani Hecht EMS Heat
    James Buchanan Trilogy
    Laura Baumbach A Bit of Rough
    Jules Jones, Lord and Master
    Heidi Cullinan Double Blind

  163. Elizabeth
    Oct 16, 2010 @ 07:10:51

    Ginn Hale duology
    Heidi Cullinan (any)
    K.A. Mitchell bundle
    Jules Jones’ Lord and Master
    James Buchanan Trilogy

    This is a wonderful way to celebrate the week.

  164. SonomaLass
    Oct 16, 2010 @ 12:38:51

    You ladies are great for doing this, and the authors and publishers who donated, too.

    1. Kirsten Saell
    2. James Buchanan
    3. K.A. Mitchell

  165. Shannon LC Cate
    Oct 16, 2010 @ 13:08:52

    Oooooo! Surprise me!
    Thanks for all you do, Sarah. Death to DADT!

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  167. Jane
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 10:58:49

    Wonderful GLBT promo and giveaways!
    All of the books sound great.

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    Nov 09, 2010 @ 23:19:33

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