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JAN 04 - New Release!!

It's OUT!!!!!

No, this isn't some warped episode of Prison Break.

The I Do Anthology is available for purchase at All Romance Ebooks only $5.99 for the e-book.

Do you support the right of any human being to marry the person they
love? The right to say 'I Do' to a life of commitment and sharing with
the that one special person? We do.

We hope that marriage will soon be a dream that everyone can share.
That's why the following authors of LGBT fiction have donated stories to
this anthology, in aid of Lambda Legal Fund's fight for marriage equality:

Tracey Pennington, Alex Beecroft, Charlie Cochrane, Clare London, Storm
Grant, Lisabet Sarai, Sharon Maria Bidwell, Jeanne Barrack, Marquesate,
Z.A Maxfield, P.A Brown, Allison Wonderland, Erastes, Zoe Nichols and
Cassidy Ryan, Emma Collingwood, Mallory Path, Jerry L. Wheeler,
Moondancer Drake, Fiona Glass, Lee Rowan.

All profits from the sale of this anthology will be donated to the
Lambda Legal Defense to fight Prop 8 in support of marriage equality for

Look at that selection of authors!
Masterminded by alex_beecroft and supported by an enthusiastic and committed team.

My (very short) short story is bundled in there with such great fiction, I feel like the last person to be chosen for the netball team (which I so often was in adolescent real life LOL). But I'm very VERY thrilled to be part of it.

The print version will be available by the end of the month, from MLR Press who so kindly donated all the publishing and the editing resources for us.

And later on in January I'll offer you the chance to WIN a copy of your choice, on this very Blog!
*insert ooohs and aaahs here*

Follow this month with Clare (yes, it's all about the MEEEE...):

Jan 01 : the Cheeky Cherubs welcome us to 2009 with a pithy verse or two and the threat of piercings...
Jan 02 : sweet, sexy fiction from lilzazu, all about the perennially tricky problem of a sticky shift...
Jan 03 : excellent editing tips for all authors who ever wondered whether to be cruel to be kind to their prose, hosted by jolilightner...

Want to grab a day to pimp, pose or pontificate? Comment HERE!!


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Jan. 4th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
Clare, your story is absolutely delightful! It made me grin from ear to ear and in fact, I am grinning just now thinking of it.
Jan. 4th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
Ah, you're a real sweetie! ^_~
I know I joke, but I must admit I *did* feel a bit overwhelmed with the quality and richness of the other stories. Mine felt like a (very very very small) Mike Leigh vignette in amongst that LOL. You cheer me up tremendously!

Mind you, it was also a great joy for me to write in my own domestic world, rather than the more melodramatic romance genre that I usually frequent *hehe*.

And I must also say that your Legionnaires story stands out, in so many ways - in drama, expression of love, and style. It's one I've returned to since, to enjoy again the prose and the wonderful, masculine emotion. *sighs happily*

Jan. 4th, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
But, you know - your story went straight into and always stayed in the short list. Will probably get shot by fellow submissions readers for telling tales out of school but don't care (that's why I'm posting this under cover of useful alias).
Jan. 5th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the kind words, Charlie, I really appreciate that.
Helps me sink back into my obvious obscurity as an 'also featuring'.

Jan. 5th, 2009 01:23 am (UTC)
Oh thank you! That did make me smile like a loony on them there night before going back to work. *shudders*
Jan. 4th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
ooh, and thanks for offering to join in my January Jaunt!
Choose any free date from this post and let me know by comment or email:

Then all I need is some text and/or pics from you on your chosen topic before that day, and I'll post it up. You can use my Yahoo email for that, no problem.

Talk to you soon!
Jan. 4th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
Wheee! the world is small, you have 1_more_sickpuppy on your LJ doing stuff"? :-D
Jan. 4th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
Yes, she's been a marvellous support to me with my original writing from the start, and I bullied persuaded her to join in this month!
Jan. 5th, 2009 01:21 am (UTC)
Done, the 31st, please. What kind of stuff do you have people talk about, though? Of course, I can always fall back onto my great area of expertise: the British Forces! :-D (just leave out the RAF and most of the Navy except for the Royal marines). I'm not too bad with the French Foreign Legion now, either.

Hmmm ... what kind of angle? Funny? Serious? Pictures? text?
Jan. 5th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to seeing you there! Anything that takes your fancy, I must say - and may take ours!
Jan. 5th, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
Clare, this is the coolest ever. I wish I'd known about it before! How exciting! Let's hope Lambda gets some results!
Jan. 5th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
I know, it was all started and finished before we could draw breath *lol*. Such an exciting project to be part of!

I'm hoping there'll be some great response.
Jan. 5th, 2009 08:01 am (UTC)
Got my copy.

Looking forward to reading your contribution Clare. :)
Jan. 5th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
I really think you're going to enjoy it, there's so much great fiction in there!
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