I have exciting news. Painted On My Heart has won two Elit awards. It’s taken home the Gold in the LGBT Fiction category as well as Gold in the Romance category. We understand no gay fiction book has ever taken home the Gold in the Romance category. Yay!!

Thank you so much to the Elit Awards and Jenkins Group. Also thank YOU. This wouldn’t have happened without your unwavering support. Painted, more than any other book we’ve written, took on a life of its own. Digging in, learning what we learned, meeting the men and women we did, made Painted a statement piece for us. The stories we heard still stick in the heart, the friends we’ve made – I’ll cherish them all forever.

Also important, and the main reason for our post, Painted On My Heart, along with the complete collection of our books is part of Keith Milano Memorial May Fundraiser to support Suicide Prevention.

Supporting this cause was an easy decision. These are the stats listed on the CDC’s website:

“LGBTQ youth are also at increased risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, suicide attempts, and suicide. A nationally representative study of adolescents in grades 7–12 found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth were more than twice as likely to have attempted suicide as their heterosexual peers.3 More studies are needed to better understand the risks for suicide among transgender youth. However, one study with 55 transgender youth found that about 25% reported suicide attempts.4”

We have to help make a difference. These kids need our help. 

Please take a chance on any of these great books. You’ll be supporting a truly worthy cause.

During the month of May purchasing any of the books below in any form; digital or print on any platform will benefit the Keith Milano Memorial Fund.

I didn’t take the time to link all these. I should…. But I’m hoping you’ll cut and paste them into your browser. 

The Fall Up Aly Martinez http://amzn.to/2oFKBbJ
The Spiral Down http://amzn.to/2ppOx1E
Night Shifts Black by Alyson Santos http://amzn.to/2omx1Xn
Tracing Holland http://amzn.to/2nUrMCU
The Queen and The Cure by Amy Harmon http://amzn.to/2oFHErK
Summer Lessons by Amy Lane http://amzn.to/2ombUoa
Come Closer by Brenda Rothert http://amzn.to/2nUyf0O
Hidden Depth, Lockhart Brothers #4 http://amzn.to/2nUF7uS
Big Shot Erika Wilde and Carly Phillips http://amzn.to/2ohSZvy
Faking It http://amzn.to/2omuqg4
ALFA PI Series by Chelle Bliss http://amzn.to/2oidvfm
Men of Inked Series http://amzn.to/2nUZOXG
Enshrine http://amzn.to/2pa4hGm
Indiscretion by DeeDee Lorenzo http://amzn.to/2oi1BSN
Tap Dancing with the Devil by Faith Gibson http://amzn.to/2oi1fLS
Eye Candy Handyman Series http://amzn.to/2pJ7Orc
The Falling Series by Ginger Scott http://amzn.to/2omMwyw
The Harper Boys http://amzn.to/2oi5kzK
The Hard Count http://amzn.to/2nVcDRG
Hold My Breath http://amzn.to/2pJfiut
A Boy Like You http://amzn.to/2ptuVGV
Dear Agony by Georgia Cates http://amzn.to/2ppROhb
Sweet Cheeks by Kristy Bromberg http://amzn.to/2nUuCrp
Running Mate by Katie Ashley http://amzn.to/2ptf0bK
Painted on my Heart by Kindle Alexander http://amzn.to/2p9DKZH
Someday Soon by Laura Ward http://amzn.to/2omuXP6
Mists of the Serengeti by Leylah Attar http://amzn.to/2nUBCVw
Sizzle by Lexi Buchanan http://amzn.to/2nUx15G
Seduce http://amzn.to/2omn8Jc
After We Fall by Melanie Harlow http://amzn.to/2pIzFrH
The Contract by Melanie Moreland http://amzn.to/2p9DHNr
Unsteady by Melissa Collins http://amzn.to/2pnNHBK 
Tempt the Boss by Natasha Madison http://amzn.to/2ohT965
Speechless by Nicole Edwards http://amzn.to/2oDq0TF
Filthy Rich by Raine Miller http://amzn.to/2pt5J3j
Bad Things by R.k. Lilley http://amzn.to/2nUwPDz
Jacked by Tina Reber http://amzn.to/2p9vwRk
Author Sawyer Bennett’s Full Catalog http://amzn.to/2omyH2U
Bedding the Bachelors series Virna De Paul http://amzn.to/2ppEtWn
You can read more about the event and Keith’s fund here:http://bit.ly/5thMayKMMF