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Follow the Rainbow Book Reviews Blog Hop

Follow the Rainbow Book Reviews Blog HopAs part of the Follow the Rainbow Book Reviews Blog Hop, I’m going to answer the question: What does writing GLBTQ literature mean to me?

I write gay, lesbian and bisexual fiction (as well as straight fiction). I love it because I have so much freedom. I can fix up any kind of pairing (or more-ing! Just made up a word there), make it erotica, erotic romance or pure romance. I also write contemporary and paranormal stuff, which adds in even more writing fodder. Because of this, I’ve written contemporary lesbian stuff, paranormal lesbian stuff, contemporary bisexual stuff, military gay stuff… you get the picture. I can just write whatever stories come into my head and I don’t have to worry if the guys like other guys, or the girls like both, and so on.

Of course it means that some readers will only either read my GLBTQ stuff, or my straight stuff, because they don’t like the other pairings. But it can also mean that readers that find me through one avenue of work may be tempted to try reading something different. I’ve had several reviews where the reviewer has said that my work was the first lesbian stuff they’d read, and that’s awesome.

So, if I were to boil it down to a couple of words, I’d say freedom and variety. That’s what writing GLBTQ literature means to me.

Want to win awesome prizes? Then enter to win a copy of my lesbian mini-anthology, While the Boys Are Away using the Rafflecopter below, then head back to Rainbow Book Reviews to see the other sites taking part.

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15 Responses to "Follow the Rainbow Book Reviews Blog Hop"

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  1. laurie g

    August 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    i do agree with your blog. a bit of variety is great 🙂

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

  2. Kissa Starling

    August 24, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only writer who writes by my mood. Great learning more about you.

    Kissa

  3. Kimberly Lynn Workman

    August 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I always love these blogs hops, getting to know new-to-me authors and a deeper understanding of my favorites 🙂

    kimberlyFDR@yahoo.com

  4. Fierce Dolan

    August 24, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Isn’t it amazing how in freeing up biogender and orientation aspects of character, other plot elements liberate, as well? There’s something powerful in that.
    Good to see you here, and everywhere, as ever.
    Cheers, Lucy!

  5. Tracey D

    August 25, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I enjoyed the post, Lucy. It was a great read.

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  6. Dawn

    August 25, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I absolutely Love Blog Hops!! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  7. Yvette

    August 26, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Thanks for a great post and for adding spice to all our lives.
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

  8. Ryal

    August 26, 2012 at 1:10 am

    The freedom is what’s so wonderful, I agree. You’ve got great variety going, and it’s fantastic that some of your readers are pulled into more works that they might not have considered otherwise.

  9. Kaylyn D

    August 26, 2012 at 1:14 am

    That is a great reason! You write a little something for everyone. As an author it must be awesome to lead readers to a genre they wouldn’t normally try.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

  10. akasarahmadison

    August 26, 2012 at 3:38 am

    Oh dear, I couldn’t figure out how to use the Raffle-thingy–it wasn’t very obvious and I’m afraid I might have clicked on it more than once! *red-face*

  11. Cameron Lawton

    August 26, 2012 at 9:48 am

    With you all the way. I have found that friends who would normally run a mile from gay fiction have reluctantly read my military boys’ story and are now raving that it isn’t just sex, sex, sex. There is actually a “proper” love story there too … well strike me dead, isn’t that what we set out to do? They are my biggest publicity because they leave reviews saying – even if you don’t normally, read this. Great post

  12. JoAnna B

    August 27, 2012 at 2:55 am

    This is a wonderful blog hop. Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Emily W.

    August 27, 2012 at 3:25 am

    You know what they say, variety’s the spice of life. It makes things fun 🙂 Thanks for sharing and participating!

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

  14. bn100

    August 27, 2012 at 3:38 am

    Very nice post.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

  15. Penumbra

    August 27, 2012 at 4:39 am

    I’m enjoying all the different answers everyone is giving to the same question. Thanks for participating 🙂

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com