Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Ladies and gentlemen - readers of all ages....Guilty Indulgence Book Club is pleased to participate once again in the annual Hop Against Homophobia And Transphobia (#HAHAT for those social media savvy) Last year we reviewed some great books and paid tribute to a beautiful author who left us too soon.  This year we look forward to bringing more great authors, stories and romances to our Indulgent readers.  

While our book club has that modern mix of women and men, straight and gay, our focus has always been on romance and Love in all its forms.  One of the most important aspects of Love has to be it's connection to Hope. For those who have Love, who love and are, in turn, loved, Hope resides in the heart and mind.  Hope allows one to celebrate the good times and weather the bad ones. Hope allows one to succeed and to fight and to give others Hope.   For many GLBTQ youth, Hope is hard to find.   It is our greatest wish that all who read these reviews this week take the time to spread the message of Hope at all times.  Be the message to our diverse youth population that fear, hatred and intolerance are not acceptable.  Help us spread the message that it does get better, there will be equality, they are accepted and give them Hope!  

Please feel free to click on the following links for other ways to get involved:


And by all means, stick around for the next ten days during the Hop Against Homophobia - make a comment on the Guilty Indulgence blog site daily for chances to win great reads and find new and fabulous authors!  And then, jump back on the Hop main page to visit each and every site for more chances at prizes, hear stories, read reviews and much, much more!

And now for the good stuff:

Pup, SJD Peterson, Dreamspinner Press
Guards of Folsom #1
Micah “Pup” Slayde knows he wants Tackett Austin the moment he lays eyes on him in the Guards of Folsom. Micah wants to have purpose, to be taken care of, and to take care of his Dom—wants to trust him completely, live for him, belong to him. To become his everything. Micah is sure Tackett is the one. The problem is, in order to be the perfect sub, he needs to stay focused, and that’s not easy for Micah, who suffers from what he refers to as a “broken brain.” Focus and adult attention deficit disorder rarely coexist.

Ever since Ty Callahan and Blake Henderson’s collaring ceremony, Tackett’s been thinking too much about his own loneliness. Even though Ty introduces Micah and urges Tackett to give him a try, Tackett isn’t so easily convinced. He’s spent his life pursuing a successful business career, and the subs he dominates almost never enjoy the kiss of his leather twice. Twenty years Micah’s senior, Tackett has no interest in taking on and taming such a young and naughty sub—but it’s difficult to resist such an adorable pup when he begs.


OK so I am enjoying going out of my comfort zone and picking out new authors to read. I am so happy to have another winner to report on. SJD Peterson “Jo” is yet another amazing find for me. I LOVE this book. Not so much because of the BDSM or the M/M or the D/s – yes you know that I would read it! It’s more about the writing style and the characters themselves. Micah will break your heart. You just want to hug him and let him know that he isn’t damaged. His mind wonders and I can so relate to that. I agree with the whole concept of adult ADD and not being able to focus. I have to warn people that I’m traveling with that if they turn around and I’m not there not freak out and to just call me on my cell phone. Something just caught my eye and I wondered off forgetting that I was with a group. It happens to me all the time!!! What Micah is going through is described brilliantly. Arghhh!!!!

Now you add Tackett, older Dom who isn’t afraid to admit that he might not be what Micah needs. For someone that hasn’t been through it they have no idea what it’s like. He doesn’t just give up though. Instead he reaches out for help because he WANTS to be what Micah needs. It is so refreshing to read a story about two people who are working through a relationship together instead of the more common ones where they fight and argue through a whole book only to finally get together in the last couple of pages. You know the kind that you just want to through against the wall and scream that the characters should just grow up and get over themselves. Yes, Micah is struggling and yes, Tackett doesn’t have all the answers at first but that’s OK because they are still together. And oh my, Tackett’s description of the trust needed between Dom and Sub brings tears to your eyes. Peterson, you grabbed hold of my heart with this story and I would not hesitate to pick up another of your books. You deserve 5 chocolate dipped strawberries and congratulations. You are an amazing author. Happy reading everyone.

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