clmiles: (Books 02 (fiction))
Today my dear friend B.G. Thomas has relased his very first novel! I cannot begin to say how excited I am for him and how very proud I am! I know how much this novel means to him and I am thrilled to have had the honour of reading/beta'ing this for him as it was being written. He decided to take a dip into the humour pool for this one and I think he did a fabulous job. This story had me laughing and snickering through most of it. But there's more to the story than just humour, toss in some drama, a murder mystery, a drag queen, some sweet romance, and this book turns into one terrific/fun/exciting read. I hope you'll give it a chance and that you enjoy it as much as I did!

Here's the summary/blurb:

I'm Jude Parks, writer of gay romances. Even though I'm good at what I do, the irony is that I haven't exactly been lucky in love. My friend Jeannie says it's because I settle for Mr. Right Now instead of holding out for Mr. Forever. I say I'd rather regret what I have done than what I haven't.

I only came to Romantic Voyages, the biggest romance convention in the country, for business. Yet in no time I got mixed up with a gorgeous cover model, weeping artists, drag queens, and crazy housewives—and became the prime suspect in a murder investigation. Well, they say any press is good press.

Maybe I should've stayed home. But then I never would've met Tommy Smith, the craziest, most outrageous, silly, sexy man I've ever known—a man who makes me wonder if it may be worth holding out for Mr. Forever. A man who might turn my rotten luck around. But only if we survive the weekend and I clear my name….

 

Find the e-book here: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=3257

Find the paperback here: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=3258

B.G. Thomas journal: http://kc-risenphoenix.livejournal.com/681107.html

B.G. Thomas Website: http://bgthomas.t83.net/

clmiles: (#Men-Love 09 (straddle in grass))
Hi everyone!

I'm wondering if there is anyone on my flist who is a fan of Luke and Noah from As The World Turns. I'm looking for someone who might have some episode clips from Luke and Noah's storyline that I'm missing. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks!

Hugs,
Chris

clmiles: (#Men-Love 12 (hand on neck kiss))
Today is International Day Against Homophobia and is held on May 17th of each year. Why this date? Because it was on this day in 1990 when homosexuality ceased being classified as a mental disorder.

This blog hop is about spreading awareness of homophobia and to stand together as an m/m romance community against discrimination of what we write/read about.



This is a day where we recognise the damage and pain that bigotry causes – and it is a day where we reject it. This is a day where we speak out that such hatred is not acceptable, that such bigotry is wrong, that homophobia needs to end and has no place in society.

To me, Love is love. It doesn't matter what race or gender you are. You should be able to embrace that love, enjoy it, show it and not have to worry about discrimination and hate. It is not anyone's right to tell you who you should love or marry. I pray every day that we will one day live in a world of acceptance, free of bigotry, hatred and intollerance.

Be sure to stop by and visit all the participants in the HOP AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA: http://hopagainsthomophobia.blogspot.com/

And please take a minute to check out the post over at B.G. Thomas's livejournal. He wrote a touching blog hop post about his own personal experience (and you have a chance to win one of his fabulous stories if you comment there)
clmiles: (Angry 01 (angry dome))
Dear, LJ, you SUCK!! Thank you so much for forcing another change down our throats! UGH! Blogspot (blogger.com) is looking more and more appealing.


Livejournal Scrapbook is going away and will be replaced by "Photo Album". If you care, there is an explanation in Russian on the Russian news page. There's also a user-submitted translation here (be sure to read through the comments for more info).

Once the "migration" goes through, I have no idea what's going to happen to all my icons I've posted or my Wicked Wednesday pics, (the links are supposed to merg without problems, but we're talking LJ here!). If the links do become broken, there's no way I'm going back through all my posts and attempting to correct them all. So if there happens to be any pics or icons you've been meaning to snag, now would be the time to do it.

Oh, and a word of warning, you will no longer have access to your old Scrapbook once they switch things over, so you may want to save what you have in case there's an epic fail when your pics are migrated into the new Photo Album.

clmiles: (Zen 04 (fountain))
This very powerful and touching poem brought me to tears the first time I heard it.

Written for his friend Adam after learning of his death at 13, Josh Brady tells the story that led up to this gripping poem, "13/Tired."



If this poem touched you in any way, please take a moment to 'like' his vid and leave a comment for this amazing young man.

clmiles: (Zen 01 (c.l. miles))
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] morgandawn at Seems I Am Not The Only One....
......who feels the need to take a break from an increasingly dysfunctional relationship.

Black March - Thursday March 1st 2012 to Saturday March 31st 2012 With the continuing campaigns for internet-censoring litigation such as SOPA and PIPA, and the closure of sites like Megaupload under allegations of 'piracy' and 'conspiracy' the time has come to take a stand against music, film, and media companies' lobbyists. The only way is to hit them where it hurts. Their profit margins. March 2012 is the end of the First Quarter in economic reports world wide. Do not buy a single record. Do not download a single song, legally or illegally. Do not go to see a single film in cinemas, or download a copy. Do not buy a DVD in the stores. Do not buy a videogame. Do not buy a single book or magazine. Wait the four weeks to buy them in April: see a film later, etc... Holding out for just four weeks, maximum, will leave a gaping hole in media companies profits for the first quarter, an economic hit which will in turn be observed by governments world wide as stocks and shares will blip from a large enough loss of incomes. This action will give a statement of intent: "We will not tolerate the Media Industries' lobbying for legislation that will censor the internet."
Original image and campaign source: reddit.

Edited to add my own thoughts (not part of the original reddit call for action) And if you do not feel like taking a total break and perhaps want just a trial separation or couple's counseling, then perhaps consider Black March Lite 2.0 = spend, but spend money on those content creators and independent retailers who came out against SOPA/PIPA.  And tell them why you're buying their products in March.  There are many of them.

And for those who favor the more targeted boycott, you can find info  here.  But no matter which,  you can participate and you can tailor your level of participation.  We have the tools, the will and the strength to take a stand.


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Black March - Thursday March 1st 2012 to Saturday March 31st 2012
With the continuing campaigns for internet-censoring litigation such as SOPA and PIPA, and the closure of sites like Megaupload under allegations of 'piracy' and 'conspiracy' the time has come to take a stand against music, film, and media companies' lobbyists.
The only way is to hit them where it hurts.
Their profit margins.
March 2012 is the end of the First Quarter in economic reports world wide.
Do not buy a single record. Do not download a single song, legally or illegally. Do not go to see a single film in cinemas, or download a copy. Do not buy a DVD in the stores. Do not buy a videogame. Do not buy a single book or magazine.
Wait the four weeks to buy them in April: see a film later, etc... Holding out for just four weeks, maximum, will leave a gaping hole in media companies profits for the first quarter, an economic hit which will in turn be observed by governments world wide as stocks and shares will blip from a large enough loss of incomes. This action will give a statement of intent:
"We will not tolerate the Media Industries' lobbying for legislation that will censor the internet."

clmiles: (Zen 01 (c.l. miles))
If you are not familiar with SOPA and PIPA, please take a moment to read about it and learn how these two bills, if they are passed, will affect us all.



http://theljstaff.livejournal.com/4004.html

http://www.dreamwidth.org/sopa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative/Learn_more

https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/ (this site has a petition you can sign)

clmiles: (Flowers 01 (purple/face))
Spirit Day... wear purple as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying!!

http://www.glaad.org/spiritday







clmiles: (Birthday 02 (flickering candle))
Happy Birthday, Kat! Hope you have a super, duper day *g*! Wish I could be there with you to celebrate it. All the best!


Love you,
Chris ♥






clmiles: (Zen 03 (ankh: symbol of life))
Remembering 9/11 and thinking of all the lives lost and all those affected on this day. This song by Alan Jackson says it all...







clmiles: (#Men-Love 10 (bend over kiss))
Watch this video of Wes and Mark. It's absolutley heartwarming and touching and will put a smile on your face.

I couldn't get the clip to embed properly, so here's the link.

http://vimeo.com/16663742


clmiles: (#Men-Love 10 (bend over kiss))
Snagged this video from a friend over on Facebook. Parts of it made me want to scream in anger, like... there are States in the US that can refuse to serve you if you're gay?!!!! WTF?!!! What f-ing century do we live in?!!! But there are other parts that made me smile, wipe tears from my eyes, and warmed my heart.




clmiles: (Spring 02 (butterfly/yellow flowers))
Hi, everyone! I hope you've all had an exciting, fun-filled weekend!

I just wanted to let you all know that my C.L. Miles facebook page is now up and running. This is not a personal FB page, it is for my author/writer side. A place where I can share information/updates/progress about any of my upcoming stories, and freely enjoy my love of m/m romance with other writers/authors and friends who love it as well. For any of you who have a facebook page, I would love to have you join me there!!

C.L. Miles Facebook Page


Also, if any of you are on Goodreads.com, I have my own page up there as well. I don't say much over there, but I have a list of all the books I have read along with a 'star' rating and I'll post an occasional short review, and I do update that list very frequently. So, please feel free to 'friend' me there if you'd like.

C.L. Miles Goodreads.com Page


Many thanks to all of you for your support and friendship!! I appreciate it more than you'll ever know.

Love and Hugs,
Chris xxx

clmiles: (Animals 01 (my kodi))
OMG! This is too funny!! *dies laughing*






clmiles: (Thank You 01 (orange/red))
Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] spike7451 for the vgifts!! They were a lovely surprise! The chicken soup and the tissues have come in very handy!! :)





clmiles: (Birthday 01 (cupcake))
Hope you're having a wonderful Birthday!! May all your dreams and wishes come true!

Hugs, Chris





clmiles: (Birthday 01 (cupcake))
Happy Birthday, hon! Hope you're having an awesome day and I wish you all the best for the year ahead!

*gives you big birthday hugs*




clmiles: (Birthday 01 (cupcake))
Happy Birthday, hon! Hope you're having an awesome day and I wish you all the best for the year ahead!

*gives you big birthday hugs*




Grrrrr!!!!

Mar. 31st, 2011 06:32 pm
clmiles: (Angry 01 (angry dome))
Okay, I am now officially pissed off at LJ. First a bunch of my icons disappear and now I'm not getting any LJ notifications or comments. Can't LJ just stop messing around and leave things alone when they were working fine. LJ, I do hate you sometimes *shakes fist at the LJ PTB*. If I didn't have so many friends here on LJ, I'd be very tempted to leave and go hang out over at Dreamwidth.

So if you happen to comment on my journal and I don't answer you, it's not 'cuz I'm ignoring you, put the blame on LJ. GRRRRR!!!!

Grrrrr!!!!

Mar. 31st, 2011 06:32 pm
clmiles: (Angry 01 (angry dome))
Okay, I am now officially pissed off at LJ. First a bunch of my icons disappear and now I'm not getting any LJ notifications or comments. Can't LJ just stop fucking around and leave things alone when they were working fine. LJ, I do hate you sometimes *shakes fist at the LJ PTB*. If I didn't have so many friends here on LJ, I'd be very tempted to leave and go hang out over at Dreamwidth.

So if you happen to comment on my journal and I don't answer you, it's not 'cuz I'm ignoring you, put the blame on LJ. GRRRRR!!!!

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