The Stark Divide by J. Scott Coatsworth #ReleaseDay #SciFi #LGBT #Spotlight

  J. Scott Coatsworth has a new queer sci fi book out: Some stories are epic. The Earth is in a state of collapse, with wars breaking out over resources and an environment pushed to the edge by human greed. Three living generation ships have been built with a combination of genetic mastery, artificial intelligence, technology,…

Hopeless Romantic by Francis Gideon #LGBT #Review #RGRTransAwareEvent #RGRGiveaway

Dana reviews Hopeless Romantic by Francis Gideon (Published by Riptide Publishing, April 10, 2017, 293 pages) A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. Giveaway at bottom of post. Please check it out to win a cool prize from Rainbows4All Why I read this: I want to start out by saying how great these…

Anna Martin ‘The Impossible Boy’: #LGBTQ+ #RGRTransAwareEvent #GuestPost #Spotlight #Review #RGRGiveaway

I started working on The Impossible Boy late in 2013, when conversations around LGBT rights were definitely different to how they are today. Four years doesn’t sound like much, but the world has changed so much and conversations around trans rights in particular have definitely evolved. I had a good idea of what I wanted…

‘Trans – Trap (Volume 1)’ by Ms. Fifi Frost #LGBT #RGRtransAwareEvent #Review

Wendy reviews ‘Trans – Trap (Volume 1)’ by Ms. Fifi Frost. Self published August 6, 2017, 210 pages. What happens when small town bigotry meets big city progressiveness? Trans-Trap! Trans-Trap is the latest work by Ms. Fifi Frost. Fifi won the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award for her riveting memoir, Rusted Rhinestones. Trans-Trap is…

Allan Hunter: #LGBTQ+ #RGRTransAwareEvent #GuestPost #Spotlight

IDENTIFYING AS GENDERQUEER INSTEAD OF TRANSGENDER Hi! I’m Allan, and I’m genderqueer. I also qualify as transgender, but I don’t use that term. I don’t identify as transgender. My handy MacOS Dictionary defines “transgender” as: denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity does not correspond with the gender assigned to them…

Julie Aitcheson ‘Being Roy’: #RGRTransAwareEvent #LGBTQ #GuestPost #Spotlight #Excerpt

Today Julie Aitchenson stops by RGR Trans Aware Event to talk about her upcoming book ‘Being Roy’ and why it is important to expose children and young adults to diverse expressions of sexuality.  Let’s all give Julie a warm hello and thank her for stopping by today, As the October release of my first young…

Jenn Polish ‘LUNAV’: #LGBTQ+ #RGRTransAwareEvent #GuestPost #Spotlight

Transition on Trains: On Being a Nonbinary Author by Jenn Polish And here I am again. On the Long Island Railroad, riding backwards with a notebook in my hand. Then, I was in tight dresses and tighter smiles. Now, my head is breezy because my hair is buzzed into a fade, the grabbable bit left…

A Fine Bromance by Christopher Hawthorne Moss #LGBT #Review #RGRTransAwareEvent

Dana reviews A Fine Bromance by Christoper Hawthorne Moss (Published by Harmony Ink Press, August 11, 2016, 180 pages) A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. Why I read this:  The obvious reason I picked this book is that it had a trans character in it and we are having a Trans…

Gillian St. Kevern ‘The Wing Commander’s Curse’: #LGBTQ+ #RGRTransAwareEvent #Interview #Spotlight #FreeBook

Today we welcome Gillian St. Kevern.  Gillian is here today answering a few questions I had for her.  She is also giving RGR readers a free copy of her book ‘The Wing Commander’s Curse’.  Thank you Gillian for taking time to visit with us today. What got you started writing MM romance? I started out…

Joe Cosentino: #LGBTQ+ #RGRTransAwareEvent #Guestpost #Spotlight

Books of Inclusion By Joe Cosentino Like many people, I am horrified by the Trump Administrations’ assault on LGBT Americans, including on our transsexual friends. So, I appreciate Rainbow Gold Reviews’ event highlighting tran authors and characters. While not tran myself, four of my novels include major tran characters who are Caucasian, African American, Latina,…

Missy Welsh ‘Have You Seen Me?’: #LGBTQ+ #RGRTransAwareEvent #GuestPost #Review #RGRGiveaway

WHY I WROTE A ROMANCE FEATURING A TRANSMAN Bethany asked me to write a guest post for this event and, since I don’t do that very often, I asked her for some advice on what to write about. She suggested I explain why I wrote this book…and I cringed. See, I wrote this book in…

Jay Northcote ‘Starting From Scratch’: #LGBTQ+ #RGRTransAwareEvent #Interview #Spotlight #Review #RGRGiveaway

Today let’s all welcome Jay Northcote to the RGR Trans Aware Event.  Jay was gracious enough to answer a few questions for this event.  Jay was also kind enough to provide me a RC of ‘Starting From Scratch’ for a review.  So check out Jay’s wonderful interview and my review of ‘Starting From Scratch’, oh…

‘A Winter in Rome’ by Francis Gideon #LGBTQ+ #RGRTransAwareEvent #Menage #Review #Transgender

Eloreen reviews A Winter in Rome by Francis Gideon (Published November 11, 2015 by Less Than Three Press. Length: 142 pages) A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. Blurb:  Craig is a man adrift, never quite feeling like he belongs or like he’s as successful and settled as those around him—especially his…

Jeff Adams ‘Hat Trick Series’: #LGBTQ+ #RGRTransAwareEvent #GuestPost #Spotlight #RGRGiveaway

 Let’s all welcome Jeff today on RGR Trans Aware Week.  Jeff is the co-host of Jeff & Will’s Big Gay Fiction Podcast and author of the ‘Hat Trick’ series.  He is here today giving us some background on the series and what his inspiration was.  He is also generously offering a box set of ‘Hat Trick’ which…

L.A. Witt ‘Having Her Back’, ‘Static’, ‘The Left Hand of Calvus’: #LGBTQ+ #RGRTransAwareEvent #Spotlight #Review

Welcome back everyone.  Today we have something special for you.  L.A. Witt aka Ann Gallagher aka Lori A Witt has three books that go along with RGR’s Trans Aware Event, ‘Having Her Back’, ‘Static’. & ‘The Left Hand of Clavus’.  Check out the blurbs for each of them and enjoy Dana’s review of ‘Having Her…

Angel Martinez ‘Potato Surprise (A Brimstone Prequel)’: #LGBTQ+ #RGRTransAwareEvent #Spotlight #Scifi #Review #RGRGiveaway

Hello RGR followers, we hope you are enjoying RGR’s Trans Aware Event so far.  We have had some pretty amazing guest post, spotlights, interview, and giveaways.  Today we bring you a guest post & giveaway from Angel Martinez, author of the Brimstone series.  We also have a review of her ‘Potato Surprise’ with review links…

J.S. Fields ‘Ardulum’: #LGBTQ+ #RGRTransAwareEvent #Interview #Spotlight

I would like to give a great big warm RGR welcome to J.S. Fields for stopping by today for the first interview of RGR’s Trans Aware Event.  Thank you J.S. for taking time out of your schedule to answer a few questions about trans being a diverse community.   ~What does Transgender mean to you?…

J.S. Frankel ‘Picture (Im)perfect’: #LGBTQ+ #RGRTransAwareEvent #GuestPost #Spotlight #Review #YA

Please help me today in welcoming author J.S. Frankel to RGR’s Trans Aware Event.  He is here today to talk about writing trans and other diverse characters.  His book ‘Picture (Im)Perfect’ is reviewed by Melissa.  Thank you J.S. for stopping by today!!! Writing transgender and other diverse characters: How NOT to screw up! I should…

RGR Trans Aware Event Kickoff: #LGBTQ+ #Interview #GuestPost #Spotlight #Giveaway #Review

Welcome everyone, and thank you for stopping by as we kick off RGR’s Trans Aware Event.  Each week we have a specific theme for the books that we are going to review.  After certain tweets came to light proposing a ban on trans military members we here at RGR decided to dedicate a week to books…