Happy Loving Day 2014!!! Win Fabulous Prizes

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Today is Loving Day. A celebration in recognition of the 1969 U.S. Supreme Court ruling nullifying anti-miscegenation laws all over the United States. I’m not sure when I first became aware of Loving Day and its significance, but I think it was sometime in the mid-nineties. Certainly I was cognizant of it on December 4, 1999, which was my own “loving day.” The day I married the most honorable man I know, Whit Holcomb. And here’s the thing, on my wedding day my marriage was actually illegal in my home state of Alabama. It was not until 2002 that interracial marriage became legal there, and then only by a 60% margin. Obviously the vote was only pro forma, but still, it still strikes as odd that in my own lifetime people are still struggling with such a basic freedom as the right to choose who you marry.

My own love life has always been a strong influence on the stories I write. No, none of my books are autobiographical, though certainly I’ve written heroes that remind me of my husband. The hero of my latest book Thad Hollister has a lot in common with my husband, so to honor that I’m giving away a copy of Superstar in today’s Loving Day bloghop. Be sure to enter the rafflecopter for your chance to win, and hop over to all the blogs to check out the tremendous array of prizes. Good luck, and always, thank you so much for being a fan.

 

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Go back to Loving Day Hop Master List

Finish the Loving Day Hop by visiting Author M.J. Kane

 

Other Authors Participating in the Swirl Awards Loving Day Blog Hop

 

Kianna Alexander – http://authorkiannaalexander.com/blog-2/

Sydney Arrison – http://sydneyarrison.blogspot.com/

Koko Brown – http://kokobrown.net/category/blog

Sam Cheever – http://wp.me/p4fZuP-xw

Shyla Colt – http://www.shylacolt.com/blog

Alexa Day – http://alexajday.com

Stacy-Deanne – http://stacydeanne1.wordpress.com

Dahlia DeWinters – http://thesultryscribe.com/historic-interracial-couples.html

Lena Hart – http://scatblogging.blogspot.com

Roslyn Hardy Holcomb – http://roslynhardyholcomb.com

M J Kane – http://mjkanemedia.com/blog

Maya Lairis – http://myasden.blogspot.com

Rae Lori – http://raelori.blogspot.com

Fiona McGrier – http://www.fionamcgier.com

Lisa G. Riley – http://lisagriley.com

Roxie Rivera – http://www.roxieriverawriter.com/news/why-not

Romance Novels in Color – http://romancenovelsincolor.com

Keisha Robertson – http://startswithakesh.com

Eve Vaughn – http://www.evevaughn.com/blog/

 

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6 thoughts on “Happy Loving Day 2014!!! Win Fabulous Prizes

  1. Stopping by to share some BlogHop Love! I don’t believe I’ve read any of your books, but definitely see a couple I want to check out!

  2. This was a really nice post. I know that the law in Alabama was an old law in the state Constitution that they couldn’t apply anymore due to the Loving decision but it is still sad that only 60% of people voted to repeal it.

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