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Transformed: Parenting Your Gender Non-Conforming Child with Pride

 

Nonfiction / LGBTQ+ / Parenting / Self-Help 

Date Published: March 17, 2022

Publisher: Mamaste Books


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In Transformed, Parenting Your Non-Conforming Child with Pride, Wendy Jones uses personal stories and clinical data to show you how to support your gender-diverse children, while taking care of yourself along the way.


“With love, compassion, support, and encouragement Wendy Jones candidly shares her experience as a mom of transgender youth. As an LCSW who counsels LGBTQ families, she offers a unique perspective that provides expertise and wisdom experienced by few. Additionally, Wendy weaves in first-person stories from other families which ultimately provides a pathway in a relatable and sensitive manner.”

Jeanette Jennings, mother of Jazz Jennings and LGBTQIA+ rights advocate and spokesperson

 

As a gender therapist and mom to a transgender child, Wendy felt there was a strong need in the world to support parents of trans kids. She knew that her own journey was challenging at first, and finding support wasn’t always an easy thing. As she’s been working with transgender people and their parents over the past five years, she’s come to find that the parents are oftentimes scared and feel alone in the process of accepting their child’s gender identity.

 


About the Author

As a gender therapist and mom to a transgender child, I felt there was a strong need in the world to support parents of trans kids.

I know that my own journey was challenging at first, and finding support wasn’t always an easy thing. As I’ve been working with transgender people and their parents over the past five years, I’ve come to find that the parents are oftentimes scared and feel alone in the process of accepting their child’s gender identity.

Due to the time constraints of therapy, I wanted to find a way to reach more parents with my own hard-earned strength and wisdom. Writing seemed to be just the right medium to accomplish this goal. Books were one of the main ways that our family got the necessary knowledge to start our gender journey eight years ago. However, there aren’t many books out there that offer both lived/personal and clinical experiences.

I hope that my book can reach parents around the world that are in need of education, support, and encouragement. My overreaching goal is to help trans kids by helping their parents and to be a strong positive force in today’s gender revolution.

 

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Don’t mess with the dragon shifter sheriff’s mate. He bites.

Mercury is content with life. He loves being sheriff. He loves his clan. And he loves his sleepy, small town. When Wingspan turns into a refuge for a group of trafficked vampires, Mercury has mixed feelings about whether they should become permanent residents, and he’s not the only one. Several folks want the vampires out of their town, but some want to do it by any means necessary, even if that means resorting to violence.

And then one day he gets called out to break up a fight between a vampire and two dragon shifters. Discovering the vampire is his fated mate, he has to make a choice: Fight for Wingspan or fight for his mate.

From the author of the Rainbow Awards honorably mentioned, The Journey of Jimini Renn and the Saint Lakes Series comes book five in the Wingspan Series. The book features a grumpy older dragon shifter sheriff with a heart of gold and a traumatized, small vampire who can kick some serious butt when necessary.


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Mercury held him close again. “You’re okay now. I’ve got you, mate.”

“What’s your name?” He pressed his cheek to Mercury’s chest.

“Mercury Ingram. Your name is Spitfire, I bet.” Mercury teased.

“Eldon Andrews, but good guess.”

Mercury chuckled. “You’re pretty good at kicking.”

“He deserved it.”

“The Havilars usually do.” Mercury chuffed, hoping it would help Eldon feel better. “Just between you and me, they aren’t the brightest to begin with. Seems like picking on you made them a little stupider.”

“I doubt that’s possible.”

Mercury rubbed Eldon’s back, trying to soothe him. “Tough and witty. The full package.”

Eldon pulled back but averted his gaze when they separated. “I’m kind of a mess.”

“You were a victim of paranormal trafficking?” Mercury reached around Eldon for the box of essentials he always kept on the seat, feeling around for the first aid kit. When he found it, he set it on Eldon’s lap.

Eldon put his hand over it as if holding it in place. “Yeah. But things were rough before that.”

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Book 1 – New Addiction – https://www.amazon.com/New-Addiction-Shifter-Romance-Wingspan-ebook/dp/B01N5QOER2

Book 2 – Finding Happy – https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Happy-Paranormal-Romance-Wingspan-ebook/dp/B079MGWFDN/

Book 3 – Solid Ground – https://www.amazon.com/Solid-Ground-Wingspan-Book-3-ebook/dp/B07LGYD9MX/

Book 4 – A Little Unsteady – https://www.amazon.com/Little-Unsteady-Wingspan-Shifter-Romance-ebook/dp/B08F5CNMHF

 

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April Kelley writes LGBTQ+ Romance. Her works include The Journey of Jimini Renn, a Rainbow Awards finalist, Whispers of Home, the Saint Lakes series, and over thirty more. Since writing her first story at ten, the characters in her head still won’t stop telling their stories. If April isn’t reading or writing, you can find her taking a long walk in the woods or going on her next adventure.

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The Jane Thing by Tracy Broemmer

In THE JANE THING by Tracy Broemmer, Gideon Reece finds himself living with his sister’s best friend who is all sunshine and chatter. However, the more time we spend together, the more I’m realizing that Skye Stafford is different from any woman I’ve ever known, but I can’t risk ruining her friendship with my sister. Fans of Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey will devour this must-read enemies to lovers, best friend’s sibling romance from the Meet Cute Book Club Series.

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When my best friend asks me to put her brother up at my place for a while, I’m totally on board. After all, I practically grew up in Chloe and Gideon’s house, so I used to kind of know him. Those childhood memories don’t compare to the real Gideon Reece when he shows up ready to be my temporary roommate. He’s grown into a smoking hot guy complete with tattoos, rakish-looking hair, and a face that looks like art. Too bad he’s a pompous jerk. My sister’s best friend is going to drive me crazy before my stay here is over. She’s prettier than I remember, but she’s all sunshine and chatter, like she thinks we’re going to be besties while I’m here. Spoiler alert: we’re not. I’m here to secure a job and find a place to live, and in the meantime, I have no interest in palling around with Skye Stafford. Then why did I kiss her? Probably the same reason I can’t get her off my mind. She’s completely different from any woman I’ve ever known, and to my regret, I can’t get enough of her. I have to keep my hands to myself, because I’d never forgive myself if I came between Chloe and Skye.

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“What are you doing?” Frame in one hand and my hammer in the other, I stop just inside my bedroom and look at Gideon. “What’s it look like?” My sarcasm flies out the window when he tips his head like he’s actually thinking about it. I feel the heat from his intense stare as it travels up over my black heels and bare legs and skinny gray pencil skirt. What had he called it last night? Corporate getup? “Kinda like an eighties music video,” he answers with a shrug. “Maybe porn.” Stunned by his answer, I take half a second to wonder if I’m offended. The laugh pops out before I make up my mind. I hold out the hammer and twist it this way and that and finally shudder when I look back at him. “I’m going to hang his picture.” I turn my back on him and put the frame and hammer down on my bed. “Want help?” I peek at him over my shoulder and shake my head. “No thanks.” “Well, I mean, you can’t just hammer a nail in a wall and be done with it. You have to measure, so you’re not crooked.” “I’m not crooked,” I promise him. I kick off my heels and lead him to the spot on the wall I’ve already measured and marked. “I did that first.” Rather than look at the spot on the wall, Gideon studies me. Up close to him like this, I smell his cologne. Something woodsy but not overpowering. He also smells like old books or at least an old building—like the mix of paper and dust. “Did you work late?” he asks me, and when I shake my head, he asks, “why are you still dressed like that?” Wow. He really does have an issue with professional attire. “Had a date,” I answer. I left my nail out on the counter, so I go to get it. When I come back in, Gideon’s looking around my room. My cheeks heat with embarrassment when I see a lacey black bra tossed over the nightstand. He looks at me again with narrowed eyes, as if he’s trying to work out if I brought my date home and slept with him and forgot to put my bra on when I got dressed again. “A date.” “Mm-hmm.” I stick the nail between my teeth and eye the spot I marked earlier with a pencil. “With who?” “Mel Kavanaugh.” “Don’t know him.” “No kidding.” I speak around the nail in my teeth and roll my eyes. “He works at the bank.” “That your type?” I wouldn’t swear to it, but he sounds disappointed. “Will you gimme the hammer?” Nail still between my teeth, I hold my hand out and nod my thanks when he puts the hammer on my palm. Taking the nail out of my teeth, I lean closer to the wall and tap it gently with the hammer. “Did you use a stud finder?” “For the date? No.” I shake my head. “Maybe that was the problem.” I have to look at him when I hear his soft laugh. “I meant for the nail.” He points at the wall. “I’m surprised you can use nails in a new apartment.” “Landlord thinks that sticky stuff is the devil’s invention. Told me to hammer as much as I want.” Gideon’s eyebrows shoot up to his hairline as his face crinkles with laughter. “Tell me you meant to say that.” “Totally did,” I promise him.

About Tracy Broemmer

Tracy Broemmer is the author of several contemporary romance novels including The Mississippi Queen Trilogy, Toasted, and the H Books. Tracy also writes women’s fiction and is the author of the Williams Legacy series as well as several stand-alone titles. Tracy’s books have been called gripping, emotional, and timely, and readers describe her characters as real and relatable. Tracy lives in Midwestern Illinois with her husband of 29 years.

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THE ROYAL TRIALS (LAST GATE OF THE EMPEROR #2)

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE ROYAL TRIALS (LAST GATE OF THE EMPEROR #2) by Kwame Mbalia & Prince Joel Makonnen Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

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Title: THE ROYAL TRIALS (LAST GATE OF THE EMPEROR #2)

Author: Kwame Mbalia & Prince Joel Makonnen

Pub. Date: July 19, 2022

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 272

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From Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel David Makonnen comes an Afrofuturist adventure about a mythical Ethiopian empire. Sci-fi and fantasy combine in this epic journey to the stars.

Yared has traveled a long way to find his place in the universe. Light years, even. Though the battle of Addis Prime is over, the spacefaring Axum Empire is still fractured. The kingdom once gave their technology away free of charge, to better humankind. Now, having been missing for over a decade, they’re returning to the planet where their galaxy-spanning civilization began―Earth.

But they find the planet in disarray. Old Earth’s atmosphere is a mess of junked shuttles and satellites. This is especially true of Debris Town, an orbital flotilla where poor spacefarers―left to rot by the Intergalactic Union that rose up in Axum’s place―have taken to piracy to survive.

Yared is set to speak at the opening of the Royal Trials, a competition of the best exo pilots in the Sol System. But on the day of his speech, the pirates launch an attack!

The siege sets off a chain of events that will lead Yared into the depths of Old Earth―and the jaws of a cruel betrayal. There’s more to the pirates―and Debris Town―than anyone saw coming.

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KWAME MBALIA is a husband, father, writer, a New York Times bestselling author, and a former pharmaceutical metrologist in that order. He is the author of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, a Coretta Scott King Honor book. He lives with his family in North Carolina. Visit him online at kwamembalia.com.

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About Prince Joel Makonnen:

PRINCE JOEL MAKONNEN is the great-grandson of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I, the last emperor of Ethiopia. He is an attorney and the co-founder of Old World/New World, a media and entertainment company focused on telling powerful African stories that inspire global audiences through film, TV and books. He lives with his wife, Ariana, in Los Angeles.

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Don’t mess with the dragon shifter sheriff’s mate. He bites.

Mercury is content with life. He loves being sheriff. He loves his clan. And he loves his sleepy, small town. When Wingspan turns into a refuge for a group of trafficked vampires, Mercury has mixed feelings about whether they should become permanent residents, and he’s not the only one. Several folks want the vampires out of their town, but some want to do it by any means necessary, even if that means resorting to violence.

And then one day he gets called out to break up a fight between a vampire and two dragon shifters. Discovering the vampire is his fated mate, he has to make a choice: Fight for Wingspan or fight for his mate.

From the author of the Rainbow Awards honorably mentioned, The Journey of Jimini Renn and the Saint Lakes Series comes book five in the Wingspan Series. The book features a grumpy older dragon shifter sheriff with a heart of gold and a traumatized, small vampire who can kick some serious butt when necessary.


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Shadow of the Gypsy

Shadow of the Gypsy

by Shelly Frome

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Josh Bartlett had figured all the angles, changed his name, holed up as a small-town features writer in the seclusion of the Blue Ridge. Only a few weeks more and he’d begin anew, return to the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut and Molly (if she’d have him) and, at long last, live a normal life.

After all, it was a matter of record that Zharko had been deported well over a year ago. The shadowy form John had glimpsed yesterday at the lake was only that — a hazy shadow under the eaves of the activities building. It stood to reason his old nemesis was still ensconced overseas in Bucharest or thereabouts well out of the way.

And no matter where he was, he wouldn’t travel south over eight hundred miles to track Josh down. Surely that couldn’t be, not now, not after all this.

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Shelly Frome is a member of Mystery Writers of America, a professor of dramatic arts emeritus at UConn, a former professional actor, and a writer of crime novels and books on theater and film. He also is a features writer for Gannett Publications. His fiction includes Sun Dance for Andy Horn, Lilac Moon, Twilight of the Drifter, Tinseltown Riff, Murder Run, Moon Games, The Secluded Village Murders and Miranda and the D-Day Caper. Among his works of non-fiction are The Actors Studio: A History, a guide to playwriting and one on screenwriting, Shadow of the Gypsy is his latest foray into the world of crime and the amateur sleuth. He lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

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