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So that lovely lady at Signal Boost Promotions is running a Blog Tour for me right now with a nice little Rafflecopter giveaway attached. The winner will get a paperback copy of the book and there may possibly be another special gift too.

Check out the list:

August 21 – Love Bytes
August 22 – The Way She Reads, BooksLaidBareBoys, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Nerdy Dirty and Flirty
August 23 – The Novel Approach
August 24 – Love That’s Out of This World
August 25 – MM Good Book Reviews
August 28 – Sinfully MM Romance
August 29 – Zipper Rippers, Sexy Erotic Xciting, Padme’s Library, Bayou Book Junkie, The Geekery Book Review, Louise Lyons
August 30 – Rainbow Gold Reviews
September 1 – Making It Happen
September 4 – Bayou Book Junkie
September 6 – Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
September 8 – Diverse Reader
September 11 – My Fiction Nook

Some of the posts are blog posts, some are reviews. I’m filled with my usual mix of curiosity and trepidation about what people will think!

Meantime, many thanks to Signal Boost!


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I was asked to post this by F E Feely in case anyone who sees this might be interested in joining in.


This contest is brought to you by the Paranormal Romance Guild!! Click the graphic below for details.


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Matthias Reynolds loves his life. He’s starting to make it as a graphic artist at last and has a job he really likes at a local café that pays the bills. When a night out clubbing leads to an awkward morning after, he’s embarrassed and more than ready to forget all about it. When Talani Enforcers show up at the café, he doesn’t know what to make of it all as he’s led away in restraints.

Standing accused of crimes he struggles to understand, he finds he has an unexpected champion: the Talani warrior and war hero J’nah Quislin. J’nah knows that Matty is his. All J’nah has to do is keep Matty safe from those who engineered Matty’s charges and sentencing. That, and get Matty to accept that universe always intended them to be together as one. All it requires is for Matty to return J’nah’s devotion and offer his willing submission. Can Matty do it, with all that it will mean for his future?

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Author Bio:

Leona is a longtime staunch supporter of human rights and environmental causes. Her favourite genre to read is M/M fiction and she particularly enjoys science fiction, fantasy, and action/suspense subgenres—especially if they have a nice seasoning of romance. She has far too many books on her Kindle, has overloaded her phone with even more and, when not reading, writing, being driven to distraction by her children, or being overlorded by her three cats, can be found trying to locate the portal that the sock monster uses to steal socks from her dryer.

Recently head-reeling news for her included her novel Jared:Urban Wolves #1 being nominated for an Indie Award from Metamorph and placing as a finalist in the 2016 Rainbow Awards, earning an Honorable Mention. She’s still suspicious that it’s all been a dream, but as long as her readers are happy and she can find at least one of the missing socks, she’s happy.

You’ll find her books on Amazon, including on Kindle Unlimited. You’ll also find her on Facebook at Leona Windwalker, where you can keep up on news regarding current, new, and upcoming releases.

Click the graphic below to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Deri, Skirrid Fawr, Skirrid Fach and rainbows.  Photo by Tony Dandridge

Deri, Skirrid Fawr, Skirrid Fach and rainbows.
Photo by Tony Dandridge

We all love a rainbow, don’t we, and this week we have even more reason. The annual Rainbow Awards always releases their results the first week in December. For those who don’t know, the RAs are a peer judged contest that raises large amounts of money for LGBT+ charities worldwide. The contest and find raising are organised and administered by the peerless Elisa Rolle, author, blogger and reviewer, who must have a thing for herding cats as well because this can’t be an easy job.

This year Manifold Press entered several books, including my Eleventh Hour. I was delighted and gobsmacked to find that it was not only a runner up in Best Gay Historical Romance but also in Best Gay Book, placed joint fifth and joint seventh respectively. The winner in both categories was, of course, the amazing Broken Blades by Aleksandr Voinov and L A Witt – if you haven’t read it you really must – with Tracefinder by Kaje Harper in second place, and Tournament of Losers by Megan Derr and The Innocent Betrayal by Victoria Sue in third.

Runners up include such luminaries as J L Merrow, Jay Lewis Taylor, Jordan L Hawke and K J Charles, whose books I had read and a whole list of others that I’m really looking forward to. You can find the full list of great books here. I’m astonished my book was in such company and am going to display my runner up badge with pride.


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More blog tour!!

I’m visiting Prism Book Alliance today, to answer interview questions and offer an opportunity to enter a contest to win a prize. Additionally, Prism offers a fantastic prize to one lucky commenter each month. Got to be worth a go, right?

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Dawn to Dusk Tour Banner

Title: Dawn to Dusk
Series: Lover’s Journey, Book One
Author: Alina Popescu
Genre: Gay Romance, Contemporary
Length: Novel (over 50000 words)


That first encounter with Robert in rural Romania at eleven. A summer spent together in the same setting a year later. Their first text exchange in high school. The first sexual experience. The first heartbreak—the second and third and fourth chance. The point of total breakdown and the despair of failing. More love than anyone could have warned him about.

No matter how much time passes, no matter how different their paths, every meeting brings Edi and Robert closer together. Those stolen moments shine brighter than any. Yet loving Robert is not easy, not when Edi wants to be true to himself and is met with dishonesty. Or when Robert keeps parading new conquests and ignores Edi more often than not.

Edi has always loved Robert, but he must decide if his journey leads to or away from his childhood friend. Is it true love or is Edi just unable to let go?

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Buy Links

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I8FG8P4
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01I8FG8P4
Amazon DE: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B01I8FG8P4
Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01I8FG8P4
ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-dawntodusk-2048734-149.html
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/649340


Prizes: 1 x $10 WIP Gift Card, 1 x $5 WIP Gift Card, 1 x ecopy of Br0th3rly (Famous on the Inernet, Book One).

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About the authorAlina Popescu

Writer, traveler, and coffee addict, Alina Popescu has been in love with books all her life. She started writing when she was ten and she has always been drawn to sci-fi, fantasy, and the supernatural realm. Born and raised in Romania, she finds her inspiration in books of all genres, in movies, and the occasional manga comic book. She is a proud geek who needs her fast Internet and gadgets more than she needs air.

Social Links

Site & Blog: http://alina-popescu.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/authoralinapopescu
Twitter: http://twitter.com/alina_popescu
Instagram: http://instagram.com/alinapopescuwriter
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/alina-popescu
Google+:  https://www.google.com/+AlinaPopescu
Amazon:  http://amazon.com/author/alinapopescu

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So the year rolls around and here we are observing another blog hop to remind ourselves to be mindful, careful and to call out Homophobia and Transphobia whenever we see it. So far, so good. It’s nice to get a concrete reminder of this but we’d do well to remember that the problems we hop about once a year are things faced every day, all year round, for many of the people to whom we count ourselves allies.

As the weeks pass by and the roll call of people young and old who have fallen victim to these phobias mounts, it’s important to remember that they aren’t just names on a screen but people with hopes and dreams, with loved ones, with ambitions for the future. For some of them, tragically, that future has been cut short, for others they have faced acts that are so subtle as to be almost unnoticeable to folk who aren’t in their position but act like the slow drip of acid, eating away at their well being. This is less newsworthy than a murder, than an assault, than the awfulness of suicide, but it’s an everywhere, everyday tarnish on the gloss of civilisation. Victimisation, large and obvious or small and insidious, must stop.

We must see it for what it is, we must be aware of its effects and we must support the push for equality.



This year’s theme for the IDAHOT organisation is Mental Health and Well-Being. Please support it if you can.

Click here to be taken to the list of participants in the blog hop or use the links below.

Blog Hop for Visibility, Awareness and Equality.

1.  B. A. Brock (BI TR GAY LES)   23.  Amelia Bishop (MULTI)   45.  Remmy Duchene (MM)  
2.  Jamie Fessenden   24.  Moonbeams over Atlanta – Eloreen Moon (MM, REV, MULTI)   46.  Sharita Lira writing as BLMorticia M/M  
3.  Rory Ni Coileain   25.  Helena Stone (M/M )   47.  Barbara Winkes (LES)  
4.  Erica Pike (M/M)   26.  AM Leibowitz (M/M, F/F, BI, TR, NB, REV)   48.  Bronwyn Heeley (m/m)  
5.  Andrew Jericho (GAY)   27.  L.D. Blakeley (M/M, BI)   49.  L. J. LaBarthe  
6.  Tempeste O\’Riley (M/M (Bi) (NB)   28.  Lila Leigh Hunter [M/M, BI]   50.  VJ Summers (m/m, m/m/f)  
7.  The Macaronis [various]   29.  Sharon Bidwell   51.  Nikka Michaels (M/M)  
8.  Elin Gregory [mm]   30.  Nicole Dennis (M/M, ACE, M/M/F)   52.  Caraway Carter (LGBT)  
9.  Alexa MIlne   31.  Lexi Ander   53.  L M Somerton (M/M)  
10.  Nic Starr (M/M)   32.  Barbara G.Tarn (M/M, ACE)   54.  Taylor Law (GAY)  
11.  Evelise Archer (MM)   33.  Kaje Harper M/M, TR, BI   55.  Anastasia Vitsky (F/F, TR, BI)  
12.  Sue Brown   34.  JMS Books LLC   56.  Draven St. James (M/M)  
13.  Elizabeth Varlet (M/M, BI, NB)   35.  JM Snyder   57.  A.V. Sanders (GAY, ACE, NB)  
14.  Raven J. Spencer   36.  Dean Pace-Frech   58.  Lynley Wayne  
15.  Sharing Links and Wisdom (REV)   37.  Kimber Vale   59.  DP Denman (GAY)  
16.  Lisa Horan (REV/Multi)   38.  Jacintha Topaz (BI, F/F, M/M, TR)   60.  M.A. Church M/M  
17.  Archer Kay Leah (M/M, F/F, TR, NB, BI, ACE)   39.  Prism Book Alliance® (MULTI)   61.  Andrew J. Peters GAY  
18.  Alexis Duran (M/M)   40.  Eva Lefoy (M/M, F/F, F/M/F, BI, MULTI)   62.  Dianne Hartsock MM  
19.  Jules Dixon   41.  Lou Sylvre (M/M)   63.  M. LeAnne Phoenix M/M F/F  
20.  R.M. Olivia   42.  Anne Barwell   64.  Cherie Noel (M/M)  
21.  Heloise West (M/M)   43.  Viki Lyn (M/M)   65.  Chris McHart (M/M, Trans*)  
22.  Angel Martinez (M/M GAY BI TR)   44.  Sean Michael  

(Linkup closed)

As usual there must be a prize so I’ll make my usual donation to the Albert Kennedy Trust on behalf of the Hop and one commentor, chosen at random, may pick a book from my backlist. Good luck.

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