HELLO FRIENDS, THIS POST IS GOING TO BE A BIT DIFFERENT, I DID PROMO FOR THIS BOOK A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO AND I AM BACK WITH MY REVIEW, THIS IS A CHARITY ANTHOLOGY WITH ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO SEVERAL DIFFERENT CHARITIES GEARED TOWARD KEEPING LGBT YOUTH OFF THE STREETS. THIS IS A WORTHY CAUSE, AND THESE AUTHORS AND COOL DUDES, AS WELL AS PRIDE PROMOTIONS SHOULD BE COMMENDED FOR OFFERING THEIR SERVICES TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR THESE CAUSES! I HAVE BOOK INFO AND INFO ON THE CHARITIES BEING SPONSORED, MY REVIEWS OF EACH BOOK, AND AN OVER ALL QUOTE AND RATING PICS: LET'S GET STARTED:
I THINK THE DEFINITION OF HOPE CERTAINLY APPLIES HERE: NOW FOR SOME BOOK AND CHARITY INFO:
Five authors have joined together to produce stories evoking both loss and hope. Reaching deep within their fiery imaginations, these stories take flight and showcase dreams for a better today and future for LGBT everywhere. Embodying a diverse set of talents and stories, this volume sets out to grab the hearts of those who read the m/m genre and to offer hope to LGBT across the globe. By offering this book, we hope to support the following charities across the globe:
GALA, South Africa
Youth Off The Streets, Australia
The Albert Kennedy Trust, United Kingdom
This anthology edited by Louis J Harris and Kimi D Saunders
Indigent has been produced to entertain and delight and all the stories leave the reader with a “feel good” state of mind.
HERE ARE THE LINKS FOR THESE CHARITIES SO YOU CAN LEARN A BIT MORE ABOUT THEM:
NOW FOR MY REVIEWS BOOK BY BOOK:
INDIGENT: FREDERICK EUGENE FEELEY JR.:
Frederick Eugene Feeley Jr’s “Indigent”, after which the anthology takes its name, brings the reader to witness an apocalyptic war between the good and evil that rages in one man’s mind. Soon he will know that his problems are insignificant compared to those of others.
I was enthralled with this book from the very first line, Bobby, being a Vet, has seen the horrors of the war, and of the world. Although being broke himself Bobby tries to help those that have less than even him, one day when a disheveled guy bums a smoke Bobby's life is changed forever.
This is a beautiful story of the fight between good and evil, and the war one man wages with his heart and soul. Well done Mr. Feeley Jr. 5 stars all the way!
STUMBLING INTO FOREVER: MARI EVANS:
Mari Evan’s “Stumbling into Forever”, involves a handsome young vampire who will learn that just a sip of blood is the difference between love and freezing to death.
Ollie is homeless, kicked out by his father for being gay, little does he know his life will be changed forever by a guy named Ben who offers kindness and help, little do Ollie and Ben know, this is the beginning of something beautiful, something that may just last forever! 5 huge stars for this one too!
RESCUED: SHAYE EVANS:
Shaye Evans’ “Rescued”, is a contemporary social statement about the aftermath of a young man’s life after his drink has been spiked at a bar.
Colt goes to a club to have a good time and sees a beautiful man in the corner, after his drink is spiked, the man, Chris helps him to the hospital, could a good will act turn into the promise of forever? 5 stars for this lovely one as well!
IF ONLY THE WORLD: LEONA WINDWALKER:
Leona Windwalker’s “If Only the World”, takes rejection to another level. A heartbreaking story that is turned on its head by the kindness of strangers.
Merle loses it all in one day, his home, family and job. Can he begin to build his life again with the help of people who help him out when the father who claims to love him didn't? A beautiful story, 5 stars for sure on this one too!
HIGHER LOVE: M LEANNE PHOENIX:
M. LeAnne Phoenix’s “Higher Love”, takes us on an almost spiritual journey through the minds of two people who have never met, but have spoken on a telepathic level. When they do come together, that bond is already cemented, but there is a price to pay.
A beautiful story of being with the one you were meant to spend your life with at any cost! 5 stars for this one also!
AS YOU CAN SEE, I LOVED EVERY ONE OF THESE BOOKS AND YOU WILL TOO, HERE IS MY OVERALL RATING:
the 5 dove and heart rating :)
I DID THE DOVE'S WITH HEARTS TO SYMBOLIZE HOPE AND LOVE, SOMETHING WE ALL NEED IN OUR LIVES! HERE ARE THE LINKS FOR THIS ONE:
NOT ONLY IS THIS ANTHOLOGY FOR A GREAT CAUSE, IT IS A GREAT BOOK SO WIN WIN FRIENDS, BE SURE AND GRAB IT: HERE IS THE BOOK TRAILER:
HOW ABOUT SOME AUTHOR BIOS AND LINKS? HERE YA GO:
F.E. Freeley Jr:
F.E. Feeley Jr was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and lived there for twenty years before joining the military. He is a veteran of the US Armed Services; having done a tour in support of Operation Iraq Freedom in 2002-2003, he turned college student, pursuing a degree in political science. He now lives in Southeast Texas where he is married to the love of his life, John, and where they raise their 1½ year old German shepherd, Kaiser.
As a young man, reading took center stage in his life, especially those novels about ghosts, witches, goblins, and all the other things that went bump in the night. His favorite authors include such writers as Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Anne Rice, whose work allowed him to travel to far off places and meet fascinating and scary characters. As a gay man, he wishes to be able to write good fictional literature for those who love the genre and to write characters that readers can relate to. All in all, he is a cigarette smokin', whiskey drinkin', rock and roll lovin', tattoo wearin' dreamer of a man with a wonderful husband who puts up with his crap and lets him write his stories.
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.
Mari is a wife and the proud mother of a very active daughter, two
dogs and two cats. She's a very social kind of girl, who loves to talk. It's both her best and worst quality.
From the moment she could read, she devoured books. Anything goes, as long as it has a happy ending.
There were always stories swirling around in her head and as a child she liked to lay in bed and let the characters have their story and happy ending. It wasn't until 2013 that she actually tried to put one of the whole stories down and submit it to a publisher. To her own surprise and excitement it was accept- ed. This gave her the drive to keep going.
The decision to write m/m was made when a friend told a story about a young gay man that struck a chord, even as her husband had already encour- aged her to try it earlier.
Now she found her passion, having already found the love in her family and friends, her life is completely chaotic, crazy but wonderful.
- LeAnne Phoenix
M. LeAnne Phoenix would tell you that the worst time of her life was the two years that she attempted to take off from writing. If you asked her to explain exactly why she did such a thing, you would most likely get the mad attempt to arch an eyebrow like her dad and then a shake of the head as she told you it was unlucky to speak of such things. Suffice it to say, it will never happen again!
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas in the mid-1970's, Ms. Phoenix was young and wild (and even free!) during the crazy wondrous decade known as the 1980's and the even crazier but now grungy decade of the 1990's. Music is second only to the muses that live and breathe to fill her mind with beautiful men, and music always helps them to tell their stories. She is never without her iPod or her computer no matter where she goes, although, she does like to hike and take pictures of the sky and the moon, and even the occasional shot of the sun through the branches of a tree.
An avid cat lover, Ms. Phoenix has been owned by many throughout her life, though her current owner is one Lily-Rose, who really would like for her to step away from the keyboard and pay her some attention! After all, hasn't she earned it?
Twitter at https://twitter.com/MLPhoenix
Shaye Evans is a proud Australian author of the M/M Romance genre. She prides herself in not only writing the genre but also reading it. As an author and supporter to the LGBT community, Shaye wishes to inspire anyone who reads her books and hope they help in whatever insignificant or significant way.
At age nineteen, Shaye found her love in the genre when she read her first M/M and was instantly hooked, but it took her an entire year to begin writing her own. She has had five of nine short stories accepted to be published in 2014 alone. Something she is very proud to admit--and who wouldn't be?
When not writing or plotting her next piece, Shaye keeps busy by either reading one of over four-hundred books in her collection, designing her next book cover, or shopping. She one day dreams of being a paramedic and her books making it to the movies!
THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR JOINING ME FOR THIS REVIEW! GRAB THIS BOOK YOU WILL LOVE IT, AND YOU WILL BE DOING YOUR PART FOR SOME VERY WORTHY CAUSES! TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE CHARITIES, PLEASE CLICK ONE THE LINKS AT THE START OF THIS POST! LOVE TO ALL - BEC