We are SooOoo excited to welcome as regular Author Columnists to Sinfully… Sam McAuley and SJD Peterson for the first of their Pen & Drink Monthly Reports …and we have been warned shenanigans may be in our future… haha, sounds to me, like they will fit right in!
By way of introduction Sam and Jo are gifting one lucky reader a $20 gift card to an ebook retailer of their choice so read on and enter the giveaway below.
Smut and Social Activism
Sam: Jo and I met each other for the first time online four years ago (wow, was it really FOUR years!!!???) because I was reading her Whispering Pines series and had to berate her over how many tears I shed with those books.
Jo: Oh how I remember the email well. You don’t bite your tongue or hold back in the least. A quality I find both endearing and insufferable (but mostly endearing because I’m the complete opposite). Probably why we get along so well--you the outspoken alpha and me this mild and meek beta. *blinks innocently* By the way Sam, the name of this post is totally geeky.
Sam: Cause I’m a first class geek. But you, m’darling, are anything but innocent!
Jo: Let’s move along, shall we?
Sam: So anyway the more we talked, the more we realized that it wasn’t just the hot men or great books that we had in common, it was also that we had personal experiences that had drawn us to gay fiction and we both wanted to be active in the gay rights movement.
Jo: And the rest they say is history. The coolest thing was we realized we lived about 45 minutes from each other and four years later (yes, Sam, four years!) we still try to meet up every couple of weeks to discuss current issues. I like to refer to it as BBB--Books, Booze, and Boys.
Sam: The emphasis being on the booze part of course. We’ve built our own hideaway from the real world with the BBB rendezvous. That’s the really cool part of being a part of the MM community.
Jo: I agree we are part of the greatest community ever!! And on that note we should end our ramblings before peeps get bored, eh, Sam? Although, you and I never get bored. Partly due to the fact that Sam is always chasing the shiny and a day with her is like getting a day pass to the loony bin and I mean that in the best possible way. It’s where all the best people hang out…
Sam: *coughs loudly* Time to end our ramblings, indeed. We’re going to be doing the Pen & Drink Report monthly here at Sinfully (thank you, Monique!!) so I think everyone is going to quickly learn just how many layers of loony we bring to said bin.
Jo: It will be epic. Or tragic. One of the two. So we want to hear from you now! What brought you into reading MM and what (or who!) makes you want to stay?
Meet Sam McAuley
Sam sleeps little, reads a lot. Happiest in a foreign country. Twitchy when not mentally in motion. Send her a picture and a song and she's bound to write a story about it. And yes, that's an invitation.
Meet Jo Peterson
SJD Peterson, better known as Jo, hails from Michigan. Not the best place to live for someone who hates the cold and snow. When not reading or writing, Jo can be found close to the heater checking out NHL stats and watching the Red Wings kick a little butt. Can't cook, misses the clothes hamper nine out of ten tries, but is handy with power tools.
For this first edition of the Pen & Drink Monthly Report Sam and Jo are gifting to one lucky reader a $20 gift card to an ebook retailer of your choice, all you need to do is enter the Rafflecopter below… Say Hello! …and leave a comment telling us what brought you into reading MM and what (or who!) makes you want to stay?