Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day Anniversary Fundraising for LGBT Youth

Today, May 1st, is the anniversary of my first date with my Sweet.  We've been together for four years and sure we've had our growing pains, but I've never been so committed to another person.  I love her... well, I don't really have words for how much I love her.  (Yup, and I'm a writer...)

Happy Anniversary to US!

But don't click away just yet.  There's more to this story:

In place of exchanging gifts, Sweet and I decided we wanted to get everyone involved in raising money for Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youthline.

LGBT Youthline is an organization providing peer support to queer youth via phone, email and instant messenger.  I identify as queer, Sweet identifies as trans and lesbian, and we were both young once (and are still young at heart LOL), so raising money for this organization means a lot to us.

So we have this plan: we're going to raise money.  The next question is... uhh... how?

Well, in the past I've fundraised for LGBT Youthline by donating my royalties from selected works.  Problem is, I don't earn a lot of money in royalties. Sad, but true.  So this time I'm taking a different tack: 

I'll donate $1 (one dollar--Canadian--the kind that's a gold-ish coin with a loon on the back) for every copy of Nanny State and Secret Confessions sold this week (from May 1st 2012 until May 7th 2012) through the vendors listed below.

Doesn't matter if you get the books on sale (I've tried to put these books on sale wherever possible) or if you use the Smashwords coupons I've created for you (see below)--I'll still donate a dollar.

Why Nanny State and Secret Confessions?  That was an easy decision.  See, my girl is a grammar geek (not to mention gadget geek, sci-fi geek, the list goes on) and, as luck would have it, she is an excellent editor.  We work really well together, and for the past couple years she's been nudging her way into my writing career.  Nanny State and Secret Confessions are both books that I wrote and Sweet edited, so it's only natural we should donate royalties from those two works.

This has been quite an info blast, hasn't it?

Basic message is this: I'm donating $1 to LGBT Youthline for every copy of Nanny State and Secret Confessions sold between now and May 7, 2012.  Tell your friends!

Now, about these books...

Nanny State is lesbian kink, domination, spankings, threesomes, age play, etc. Not for the faint of heart!  You can find out more or buy your copy here:

***Use this Smashwords coupon for 25% off***
Promotional price: $3.74
Coupon Code: YR73H
Expires: May 7, 2012    

BookStrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/nanny-state-lesbian-kink

Secret Confessions is a book of 36 erotic encounters. This confessional (often called "letter-style") erotica covers a lot of bases, from lesbian sex to adultery, outdoor sex, spankings... the list goes on.  Find out more and buy here:

***Use this Smashwords coupon for 25% off***
Promotional price: $4.49
Coupon Code: MM29P
Expires: May 7, 2012    

Finally, I want to thank each and every one of you for reading this blog, for buying my work, for being friendly with me on twitter (I'm @gisellerenarde), and I'm sure that even if you've purchased these books in the past you'll go out and tell other readers about this promotion to help Sweet and I (and everyone!) support queer youth.


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