When I say I'm not great at promotion, here's a good example.
Yesterday I posted about book sales and freebies and I actually forgot to list one of the books that is for free. I'll rectify that right now. Also, I got the dates wrong. Not by much, but they're wrong.
So here are the correct dates. I give the go ahead for freebies and promos, but I don't actually set these things up. My tech person does and I follow directions...as best I can.
The Rainbow Detective Agency Box Set...It's the first four books in the series in one digital box set...four books in one. There is a new one coming out this month and I'm working on another right now. This will be discounted to $4.99 from October 1 to the 5th for non KU members. It's also FREE with Kindle Unlimited (KU).
Meadows Are Not Forever...This one is a full length gay romance novel that is free with Kindle Unlimited and will be FREE for everyone else from October 1 to the 5th.
The Women Who Love to Love Gay Romance...I'm working on putting this on up for free all the time. Right now it is for free until the 5th...for everyone. I'll post more on the future of this one.
Signing Off On Pope Francis
Update: As expected by many, there's a new twist to the story of Pope Francis meeting that woman. From Towerload...
“The Pope did not enter into the details of the situation of Mrs. Davis and his meeting with her should not be considered a form of support of her position in all of its particular and complex aspects,” Lombardi said in a statement….
I'm not certain we'll ever get the real story.
I feel terrible for the people who have been hurt and disappointed by Pope Francis. It's so bad that still, even yesterday, gay people I know were doubting whether or not the Pope actually met with Kim Davis in secret. They obviously didn't believe the NYT and every other reputable news agency and they wanted MORE proof...as if the Vatican will come out and give a press conference.
Or, they just don't want to believe it.
It's just sad to read things like this and my heart really does go out to anyone who just found out what I found out about the Catholic Church years ago.
By choosing to meet with Kim Davis, the reigning pin-up queen of homophobia, Pope Francis has sent the clearest possible signal about where he stands when it comes to LGBT rights. In doing so, he vaporized the good will that he generated during his visit to the U.S. last week. As turns out, all those friendly-sounding statements were little more than a distraction from the Vatican’s hard-core disapproval of all things gay.
It's a good piece with many excellent comments. Basically, a lot of people are signing off on Pope Francis after his secret meeting with Kim Davis. As well they should.
Gay Tenacity In the Face of Struggle
Here's something the good old Pope should read. It's a story about how a gay teen turned his life around in one year after he was thrown out of his house for being gay.
I'm sure I posted about it when it happened. It's nice to see a positive follow up for a change.
In August of last year, two of the world’s worst parents were caught on camera physically assaulting their gay son, just moments after banishing him from their home over what they believed to be his “chosen” and “ungodly” sexuality.
The story goes on to talk about how he raised money through crowdfunding and survived on his own, and then gave some of that money to others who needed it as much as he did.
A very touching story, Pope Francis, about survival and gay tenacity. You can read more here.