Authors Care

When I heard about this blog hop, I knew I had to sign up. It’s so different to any other hop I’ve participated in, and for such a good cause. I’ve known a couple of people that have committed suicide, one through drugs and one through bipolar disorder, and they were both so young, too. Heartbreaking stuff. If this hop can make a change, make people more aware of suicide, more able to support others that are having trouble, feeling down, struggling with illness, both mental or physical, or are being bullied, then I’m all for it.

loveisloveThe GLBTQ community has been hit particularly hard with suicide. People of all genders, orientations and walks of life have been bullied due to their lifestyles and preferences. And it’s not fair. In my opinion, for what it’s worth, love is love. Who cares who loves who? As long as nobody is getting hurt, why on Earth should it matter? I don’t judge people for being gay or lesbian, bisexual, etc. I know people who are GLBTQ, and they deserve to be happy, just like everyone else. They definitely don’t deserve to be judged, or bullied. Equally, everyone is entitled to an opinion, but I’d say this: if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. You don’t know how an offhand or offensive comment could hurt someone. Just live and let live, and remember: love makes the world go round. Share a little love, not hate.

Now, onto the prizes.

Personally, I’ll give away one of my gay or lesbian backlist titles (I haven’t covered the other letters yet, but I’ll get there) to a randomly chosen commenter. Make sure to leave your email address in the body of the comment.

And here’s the hop-wide Rafflecopter. Don’t forget to scroll down afterwards and visit all the other sites on the hop.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

18 Responses to "Authors Care"

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  1. Susan W.

    September 8, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    It’s a sad time when people can’t be accepted for who they are and feel that suicide is their only escape. We each deserve love no matter who we choose.

  2. Kassandra

    September 8, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    No one should be made to feel as less than for loving another person. Such a good cause to bring forward through a blog hop!


  3. laurie g

    September 8, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    It’s a sad time when people can’t be accepted for who they are and feel that suicide is their only escape


  4. Louisa Bacio

    September 8, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Thank you for taking part in the hop, Lucy. It effects so many people, and hopefully talking about it will help others.

  5. Dianne Hartsock

    September 8, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I’m glad you’re part of this hop! Thank you. 🙂

  6. bn100

    September 8, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Thanks for participating

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  7. Judi

    September 8, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    This post and the others I saw through the hop inspired to put my author hat on and join you. Wonderful post!

  8. Anastasia Vitsky

    September 9, 2013 at 1:21 am

    I agree, Lucy. This is such an important issue, and I’m glad Louisa organized it. There’s something about not being mainstream that hits so many people. I wish we had better ways of reaching out. This is one place to start, right?

  9. Natasha

    September 9, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  10. Mary Preston

    September 9, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Love is love!! There should be more of it.


  11. Ilona

    September 9, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Such a worthy cause.

    The low age of some suiciders was brought home to me this week. A teacher friend in USA mentioned that a pupil in his school had suicided and she was only 11! Her funeral was just last Friday 🙁

    felinewyvern at googlemail dot com

  12. Darcy "Pomma"

    September 10, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Thank you for being of something so important. My heart breaks everytime I hear or read about another who has taken their own life because they are in so much emotional pain. Life shouldn’t have to be so hard just to be happy in loving who you love. Life is too short and precious to torment others for what frankly is no ones business to begin with when it comes down to sexuality.
    I too was raised that if you can’t say something nice…say nothing at all. But I was also taught not to remain silent when you see or hear someone being hurt or bullied. Be there for them, as there may be no one else to be there for them.
    Wishing you all the best Lucy, you are a gifted author, and look forward to reading more of your books..*S*

    pomma @akwolf.com

  13. H.B.

    September 10, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Thanks so much for taking part in the hop and for helping to spread awareness on such a serious subject.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  14. Charley Descoteaux

    September 11, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    I agree, Lucy–live and let live, and if you can’t say something nice then just keep your opinions to yourself. If everyone was the same, the world would be a pretty boring place.

  15. Carolyn

    September 12, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Always a great message, Lucy. Thanks for being part of this hop.

  16. Pam

    September 13, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Thanks for participating in such a worthwhile hop.

    pjmillion (at) comcast (dot) net

  17. K.A

    September 13, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Not entering the giveaway but I just had to leave a comment.

    It makes a day better and worth fighting for another raising awareness like this and authors showing their support. It’s a horrible feeling believing that is your only way out and can cause affect to so many. Your words truly do say it all…

    Thanks for taking part!

    x x x

  18. Lucy Felthouse

    September 21, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks to everyone for stopping by! I just chose H.B. as the winner and have sent an email.

    Also, the grand prize winner was Belinda B. Congrats!