Blog Tour & Excerpt:
Heart2Heart: A Charity Anthology, Volume 4
A Paranormal Collection Supporting LGBT Charity
This collection will be available for only 90 days before it’s gone forever.
Once upon a time, a bunch of authors wondered…
Why should Heart2Heart – the phenomenally successful dating app – only work its magic in the human world when lonely lycans, dejected dragons, and jilted jackalopes need love, too?
In this new paranormal universe, mages and shifters, vampires, psychics, and even humans, will reach out to Heart2Heart podcast host Gene E. Del’Amp for help finding a magical match… and they just might find that talking about their woes helps their wishes come true.
Eighteen of your favorite gay romance authors have come together to bring you brand-new paranormal and urban fantasy stories inspired by reader suggestions!
Once again, all proceeds from this collection will go to the authors’ favorite LGBTQ charities, to ensure that love in all its forms will be celebrated and protected every single day of the year!
All Proceeds Go To Charity:
What is Heart2Heart?
A Special Excerpt from Pandora Pine’s Heart2Heart Story “A Caller From Boston“:
A brief description of your story:
A man wishing for true love bumps into a blind psychic.
When I reached for the handle to the door, something very large and hard slammed into me. “Oof!” I grunted, feeling my body bounce off whatever hit me. Everything happened in slow motion. My arms stretched forward to cushion the fall my brain knew was coming. They were no use against the ice-cold concrete of the sidewalk. The side of my face hit the ground. I was trying to get my bearings when something large landed on my back.
“Oh, Jesus Christ! I’m so sorry!” a man’s voice cried out. “Here, let me help you.”
Havoc yelped and hovered over me, his doggie breath washing my face with the odor of rawhide and something foul I didn’t want identified. With raw hands I had a feeling were bloody, I pushed myself up to my knees.
“I’ve got you. Here I am acting like the king of the world, talking on my phone and not watching where I’m going.” The clumsy stranger took a ragged breath. “Oh my God, you’re blind.”
Did I forget to mention I’m blind? My bad. Usually, it’s the first thing people notice about me, what with the dark sunglasses, and my service dog. Mr. King of the World must have been so busy with his call, he hadn’t seen me.
Large hands enveloped my own. My entire body jolted with the contact. Electricity skittered down my spine, fanning out to the rest of my body. My slumbering cock woke with a vengeance, snaking up my lower abdomen. “Yeah, I’m blind, thanks for—”
Nausea roiled through my stomach. I gripped the stranger’s hand tighter and held on for the ride.
In my mind’s eye, I saw Mr. King of the World. He was tall and thin like a redwood. Christ, no wonder he’d slammed into me. I’m five foot five wearing a good pair of shoes. This guy had to be a foot taller than me and then some. His green eyes were set off by his auburn hair and scraggly beard, which sent another bolt of electricity through my body. Oh, the way his scruff would feel against my thighs as he sucked my cock. Sweet Jesus in heels.
The last thing I saw was an image of the genie from Aladdin. Shit, that had been my favorite movie as a child. I had such a crush on him with his larger-than-life personality. In this context, it made absolutely no sense.
“Hey? Hey? Are you okay?” His voice sounded underwater. My hearing wasn’t usually affected when I was having one of my psychic visions.
Did I also forget to mention in addition to my golden voice, and being blind, I’m also psychic? My bad again. This wasn’t my day. “I think so.” The remnants of my sight faded along with the vision. I was only able to see when my gift kicked into gear. The way it worked was kind of messed up, but I’d learned to live with it over the years.
What are your thoughts on being part of Heart2Heart volume 4?
It’s an honor to be part of a project raising money for LGBT charities. I’m excited to bring my brand of magic to the paranormal edition.
Where can readers find you online:
You can follow me on social media but I’d love you to join my Facebook readers group, here: Pandoras Box
More information on the Charities chosen for Volume 4:
As with previous editions of the anthology, we’re honored to be donating our net profits to three deserving charities.
🌈 – Camp fYrefly (multiple locations, summer camp)
“Camp fYrefly is a summer camp and leadership retreat designed for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, intersexed, queer, and questioning youth, (LGBTQ2S+) and planned in part by a committee of the same youth it seeks to serve. Founded in 2004 by Dr. André P. Grace and Dr. Kristopher Wells, Camp fYrefly is designed to help youth develop the leadership skills and personal resiliency necessary for them to become agents for positive change in their schools, families, and communities.”
🌈 – Project 10 (youth services and advocacy, Quebec)
“Project 10 works to promote the personal, social, sexual and mental well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersexed and questioning youth and adults 14-25.
Through advocacy and education, using a harm reduction approach, Project 10 aims to facilitate the empowerment of youth at individual, community, and institutional levels with a particular emphasis on supporting individuals and groups who experience multiple and intersecting oppressions.
Services are free of charge, confidential and anonymous, and are offered in English and French.”
🌈 – QMUNITY (local services, BC)
“A non-profit organization based in Vancouver, BC that works to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives. We provide a safer space for LGBTQ/2S people and their allies to fully self-express while feeling welcome and included. Our building serves as a catalyst for community initiatives and collective strength.”
These are all great Charities and we need to take care of our youth and the next generation. Love is Love. Be safe and kind. No one should have to suffer for who they are or who they love!!
Authors and their stories:
Jeff Adams & Will Knauss – A Caller from Grand Rapids (intro/outro story)
Charlie Cochet – A Caller from Windermere
Hailey Turner – A Caller from San Francisco
J.D. Light – A Caller from Springfield
Jenn Burke – A Caller from Ottawa
Kiki Burrelli – A Caller from Portland
Lisa Oliver – A Caller from New Orleans
Macy Blake – A Caller from Knoxville
Maz Maddox – A Caller from New York
Morgan Brice – A Caller from Pittsburgh
Pandora Pine – A Caller from Boston
Piper Scott – A Caller from Chicago
Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes – A Caller from Seattle
Silvia Violet – A Caller from Savannah
SJ Himes – A Caller from Montreal
Susi Hawke – A Caller from Austin