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Hoppy Easter Blog Hop Winner!

What a fantastic hop! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and had fun taking part.

I want to thank you all so very much for taking the time to stop by and comment! It's been a real treat having you and I can't wait for the next time!

If you didn't win, don't you worry. Here at the Cat's Pajamas, there's a giveaway every month, with some additional contests and giveaways thrown in, so make sure to stay tuned!

Now onto the winner! Using, this month's blog hop winner is:
Congratulations qbee2!

Again, I want to thank everyone who participated. I truly appreciate the wonderful comments and am touched by all your lovely compliments. I love chatting with folks, so you're all more than welcome to get in touch anytime.

Now that my website is up, I have lots more planned for my blog, so if there's anything you'd like to see more of: How to's, more about my writing process, behind the scenes, and more, feel free to leave a comment any time.

Have a wonderful week!

x Charlie x 

Hop Against Homophobia: We Can Make It Better

Welcome to the Hop Against Homophobia, an event inspired to promote equality, spread awareness about homophobia, and hopefully prove that even the smallest contribution is a step in the right direction.

There are over 200+ authors, reviewers, publishers, and LGBTQ supporters participating in this hop, many of who will be sharing personal stories and experiences. I truly believe that by the end of this hop, not only will we all be inspired, but we will walk away having learned something new. 

Many of us have encountered some form of bullying or harassment in our lives, whether we identify as LGBTQ or not. They say kids can be cruel, but we all know that adults can be so much worse. We've been hurt, had things done to us that leaves scars, and anger, but we can use our experiences to help others. We can put an end to the hate, stand up and say enough is enough. We can protect our youth from hurting themselves or taking their own lives. We can use our love to show those who have hurt us that we are strong. No, you won't get through to everyone, but think of the ones you do get through to. 

Equality is not something that is earned or given to some and not to others. It is something that should be present from the moment someone is born. Yes, America, you've come a long way, but you still have so much more to go. Everyone deserves to be treated like a human being, and no person or group has the right to dictate how someone else leads their life, who they love or who they marry.

We are fortunate enough to live in a country where identifying as LGBTQ won't land you in prison or get you the death penalty. However that is not enough. No one should be made to feel like a second class citizen, and everyone has the right to lead a life without fear of violence, hatred, or discrimination.There is no excuse.

There's so much we can do to spread awareness, and you'd be surprised how just talking to someone can make them question and even reconsider their prejudice. We can offer help, love, and support to those who need us, and education and patience for those who don't understand.

As a thank you for participating, I will be giving one winner the following:

  • 1 PDF copy of my upcoming release: Lost In My Waking Dream (will be emailed to you first thing May 23rd when it's released)
  • 1 eBook copy of Roses in the Devil's Garden (This is my Love is Always Write story which is not yet available for download anywhere else and includes a cover especially designed. File formats available are PRC, MOBI, HTML, and EPUB. Unfortunately I don't have PDF available at this moment. I apologize for the inconvenience.)
    • 1 PDF copy of The Amethyst Cat Caper

    I will also be making a donation of $25 to the It Gets Better Project in the winner's name.

    To enter: all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. You can share a story, your thoughts on equality, or anything new you might have learned from this hop. If you'd like to follow my blog, that would be a treat but not necessary.
    The winner will be chosen via and announced on Monday May 21st. 

    * * Please make sure to leave an email address where you would like your books delivered should you win. * * Please note that you must be at least 18yrs of age to enter.

    There are many organizations out there dedicated to providing help and support to the LGBTQ community. No one should have to feel alone or scared because of who they are, and these organizations help make huge differences in people's lives. 

    NoH8 promotes marriage, gender and human equality through an incredible visual protest, as well as social media, and education.

    The Trevor Project provides crisis interventions and suicide prevention through a safe, supportive, and positive environment. They offer a nationwide 24/7 counseling hotline, a confidential Q&A forum, Online Chat, and social networking community for LGBTQ youth. 


    It Gets Better Project reaches out to LGBTQ teens, showing them that not only are they not alone, but they can have (and have a right to) lead happy lives. With over 50,000 videos created by everyone from celebrities to activists, the It Gets Better Project offers hope and inspiration through caring and understanding.

    PFLAG provides support for not only the LGBTQ community, but for their families and friends. Through education and advocacy, they seek to end discrimination and ensure a brighter, better future of equality.

    Straight for Equality offers allies of the LGBTQ community various ways in which they can help to make a difference. Even the smallest step taken can make a great impact.

    To continue the hop, you can click on the Hop Against Homophobia button at the top of this post or on the sidebar. Or you can click here.

    x Charlie x

    Hop Against Homophobia Winner

    Wow, this has been an amazing experience. It was both inspiring and heartbreaking reading so many posts and responses from everyone who took part in this blog hop. It was wonderful to see so many people coming together, sharing their experiences and their thoughts, and I want to thank everyone who stopped by. Together, I know that we can make a difference.

    The fight for equality has been going strong for years, and it will continue to go on. With our help, understanding, and love, we can make this world a better place not only for ourselves, but for the generations that come after, so that they might have the chance to live freely and happily with whomever they love,  marry should they choose, and be treated with respect for who they are.

    Through, the winner of the hop is: Chrysalis1975
    I'll be in touch via email to arrange delivery of your prizes. Please let me know if the email on your profile is not correct.

    by SunsetGirl Creations
    Again, thank you everyone for participating and showing your support. I know that I've walked away from this having learned things I hadn't known before. Thank you, and remember you are all always more than welcome at my blog. Have a wonderful week!

    x Charlie x

    Drop by the Torquere Press Blog for a chance to win!

    Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

    Today I'm over at the Torquere Press blog sharing a sneak peak of my newest release, Lost in My Waking Dream, my Historical Romance with a dash of Science Fiction, which is out today!

    Drop by and leave a comment (at the TqP blog) for a chance to win. Contest ends at midnight EST time. The winner will be chosen at random and posted here on Thursday's post, so if you're entering, please make sure to leave an email address where you would like your story sent should you win. Hope to see you there!

     x Charlie x

    New Release and the Torquere Press LJ: Win a free copy of Lost In My Waking Dream

    Good morning all!

    Today I'm over at the Torquere Press Live Journal sharing a sneak peak of my newest release, Lost in My Waking Dream!

    Drop by and leave a comment (at the LJ, post should be up from 6am EST) for a chance to win. Contest ends at midnight EST time. The winner will be chosen at random and posted here on Friday's post, so if you're entering, please make sure to leave an email address where you would like your story sent should you win. Hope to see you there!

    Yesterday's winners are: Tracy, Lana, and vitajex. You've all been sent an email. Please let me know if you haven't received it.

     x Charlie x

    Ebook Giveaway: The Auspicious Troubles of Chance

    Hello all!

    The lovely Chris over at Stumbling Over Chaos is hosting a giveaway contest for The Auspicious Troubles of Chance which is due for release from Dreamspinner Press June 20th!

    Contest is open worldwide and all you have to do is leave a comment on her post HERE. Rules are also on the post.

    The contest closes 7pm CDT time, Tuesday June 19th. Good luck!

    x Charlie x

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