Why Are We Still Debating Equality?

Today they are debating the Equality act on the floor of the House of Representatives of the United States.

Finally.

Except we all know this isn’t going anywhere. The Senate is controlled by… well, by Mitch McConnel, but technically by the Republicans. The right wing of the Republican party always, always, always plays to fears of their base. If we give equality to people then they will have to serve cakes to the icky gays. They will have to sell homes to us. They will have to admit we exist and they can’t get rid of us. And, of course, they always claim trans people will be going into the bathroom with your children and assaulting them. Because, ya know, the only thing stop anyone from doing that right now is that it’s illegal for them to go into the bathroom. Which, of course, ignores the fact that assaulting a child is illegal in the first place, not to mention immoral and inhuman, so if the law was going to stop them then they would not be doing it regardless of this law.

So why are we debating this? Because they want to say “religious freedom” and stop everything. That is an excuse. As I just saw someone paraphrase from the bible, you are supposed to love your neighbor. Not love your straight neighbor. Not love your cisgender neighbor. Nobody is telling everyone they have to like serving gay people. The civil rights act never forced people to like any minority, only to treat them fairly and equally. That’s all this act would do, except now for LGBTQ people.

So why are we not already treating EVERYBODY equally in the United States of America?

I don’t know. I just don’t know.

Have a good weekend!

Free Stuff & Next Book

Hello!

I just looked at all the time that has passed since my last post. Eeep! Sorry about that. Wow, I stink at this.

Anyway, on Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, and many other places, you can now download Brynne, Non-Vampire for free. Soon it should be that way on Amazon, if they do the price match they said they would do when I emailed them. So yeah, first book in the series there for you all to enjoy.

I’m finishing up my next book. I’m kind of thinking I may send out queries on this one. It’s a middle grade romance thing, where the girl just really wants her first date more than anything, and she happens to be a lesbian with an anti-lgbtq step-mother. I just remember the last time I queried anything, and it was an exercise in frustration and somewhat like sticking your head through a hole where people with bats bash it, and yet you keep sticking your head through and asking them to bash it again. Not sure I want to go through that, but I’m thinking about it.

I guess that’s it for now. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Malicious Is Now Available!

Hello Everyone!

Malicious Cover

So it is finally out, finally available. Phew. That was tough. Malicious, Book 3 of the Non-Vampire series. The final book.

You can get it on amazon.

So just to give you an idea of what the book is about, here is the description:T

It’s scary being hunted by two crazed vampires, even if you are one too.

Ask Brynne, who is being pursued by Marissa and Miranda. And Brynne isn’t comfortable with the label vampire, and would prefer not being grouped in with the monsters who pursue her, thank you very much.

Marissa and Miranda want retribution. Apparently killing their creator–her creator, also–didn’t sit well with the sisters, so they plan to exact their revenge by killing Brynne’s ex-girlfriend Teresa, then Brynne herself. And to get Brynne to surrender they are willing to frame her for a series of bloody murders.

They already murdered Brynne’s best friend Jessica’s parents. Now Brynne must protect the ex-girlfriend and her family or else they may be next. But they are just humans, they have no idea what is going on, no idea there are two crazed, blood thirsty vampires coming for them. They have no idea what allies the vampire sisters have sent their way, some of which are monsters like nobody has seen before.

When Teresa’s family is attacked in their own home, Brynne must take them on the run to protect them. They seek out allies of their own to aid in the fight against the increasingly violent sisters, but Brynne is afraid it won’t be enough.

Brynne must decide if she is willing to sacrifice herself and allow the sisters to have their revenge so that she can save the others, or if that would only embolden them, and they may then continue their killing spree once they have finished slaying her. A wrong decision could cost hundreds of lives for years to come.

Complicating matters, Brynne may finally be figuring out her love life. But should a possible romance with the person she has long desired play any part at all in her decision? She doesn’t know.

And can there even be a place for a girl like her in this world?

Join your favorite vampire girl in this exciting final installment of the Non-Vampire series!

Malicious is a young adult novel. There is cursing, blood, gore, and monsters, but no explicit sexual content.

Obviously there is a lot that isn’t explained there, but it is a teaser to get you interested. Hopefully it worked.

To those who have been waiting so long for the conclusion to Brynne’s story, thanks for sticking with me. I hope you enjoy the book!