Spotlight and #Giveaway – Long the Mile by Ally Blue @RiptideBooks @PopessAllyBlue



Sometimes it takes losing everything to find what you really need.

When Judah went to prison for insider trading, he lost everything he thought was important: his business, his money, his power. But when he gets out, homelessness strips him of the one thing he has left: his self-respect. When another homeless man saves him from a beating, he begins to learn to rely on the goodness of those around him.

For Toby, life on the streets has become familiar. Comfortable. So comfortable he wonders if he’s given up on changing his life for the better. Then comes Judah. Formerly rich, newly homeless, all his pride and attitude gone along with his material possessions. Helping Judah feels good. Their unexpected connection—physical and beyond—feels even better.

Their shared situation nurtures a growing closeness that blossoms into something deeper. But when change comes knocking, it will take all their strength to keep fear and insecurity from tearing them apart.

20% of all proceeds from this title are donated to the Ali Forney Center in New York, whose mission “is to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) youth from the harm of homelessness, and to support them in becoming safe and independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood.” To learn more about this charity or to donate directly, please visit


abouttheauthor1Ally Blue is acknowledged by the world at large (or at least by her heroes, who tend to suffer a lot) as the Popess of Gay Angst. She has a great big suggestively-shaped hat and rides in a bullet-proof Plexiglas bubble in Christmas parades. Her harem of manwhores does double duty as bodyguards and inspirational entertainment. Her favorite band is Radiohead, her favorite color is lime green and her favorite way to waste a perfectly good Saturday is to watch all three extended version LOTR movies in a row. Her ultimate dream is to one day ditch the evil day job and support the family on manlove alone. She is not a hippie or a brain surgeon, no matter what her kids’ friends say.

Connect with Ally on the interwebs:



Facebook profile

Facebook fan page




Love Is Blue Yahoo announcements group

Fiction With Friction group blog



 Ally’s giveaway:
Comment on this post or any of the other posts in the tour, and you’ll be entered to win an ebook copy of Demon Dog, book one in my Mojo Mysteries series. I’ll pick a winner on December 1st at 5 p.m. EST. Contest is valid worldwide.


Riptide giveaway:
Enter your details in the Rafflecopter below  and leave a blog post comment to gain entry in the *Home for the  Holidays* giveaway! This week of the tour closes at midnight, EST, on November 30th. One grand prize winner will be contacted at the end of the tour on December 16th. Contest is valid worldwide.

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  1. Andrea M

     /  November 28, 2013

    I’d love to read this; I have almost all of her other books. Great writer.


  2. I usually make donations to children’s charities.


  3. The Red Cross, charities that protect women and children specifically.


  4. Jbst

     /  November 29, 2013

    One of my favorites is Matthew 25. Thanks for the contest!


  5. Thanks for sharing, sounds like a good book!


  6. Hi folks! Well, I’ve done my thing and picked a winner for an ebook copy of Demon Dog, using my trusty random number generator on If anyone is interested in my process, what I did was to assign each original comment on each blog a number. If you commented on multiple blogs, then each comment got its own separate number. After that, I added up the total number of comments and had pick a random number. As it happened this time, that random number was 1, Shirley on the Blog of SidLove. Congratulations, Shirley!

    Thank you to all the wonderful blog hosts for your graciousness, thanks to everyone for commenting, and special thanks to all who bought the book, or gave to the Ali Forney Center directly, and to all of you who do what you can to help those around you. You are all awesome! Happy Holidays to one and all!


  7. Okay, Shirley very kindly let me know that she already had a copy of Demon Dog, so I re-drew and the new winner is Emily on Coffee & Porn 🙂 Congratulations, Emily! I emailed you off list. Once again, thank you to everyone who commented, y’all are the best!



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