Blogger/Reviewer Bios





Meredith is the owner of Diverse Reader. Through determination she has watched it grow into a huge promotional and review site for the LGBTQA community. Through the years the staff has grown and so have the books. 

She lives in the north east and is forever a city girl. Meredith is married to a man with a lot of patience and has three amazing children that light up her life. As an avid reader and reviewer she hopes to someday publish her own works.
The LGBTQ community has become her family and has helped her grow as a person and a writer. She’s made many friends and many that she knows will be lifelong. 

She loves coffee, elephants, sunflowers, books, and wine. Often times you won’t find her without her phone or Kindle in hand. As busy as she is she wouldn’t give any of it up for anything.

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Erin is a book addict! She loves books of all kinds, but her favorites are Contemporary Romance or YA . She reads both boy/boy AND boy/girl, sometimes girl/girl or any other combination that piques her interest. She's been reading since she could hold a book in her hands and doesn't see that changing any time soon. Give her a Coke, some kick ass tunes from her favorite playlists, and a book, and she's in reading heaven. Even though she reads about 4-5 books a week, reading never, ever gets old. It doesn't hurt that she likes listening to them sometimes, too.

She's a Texan, though she drinks her tea plain and NOT sweet. She loves cheesecake, strawberry limeade's from Sonic and her favorite color is purple. In her books, she loves an HEA, but she never minds if the road is rough to get there, as long as the reward is worth the struggle.



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When not reassuring people that, Yes, her name REALLY is Morningstar, and NO, it is not Ashley, she spends her time reading m/m romance. Her go-to subgenres are paranormal, sci-fi and fantasy, and any book with a diverse pairing dynamic. She enjoys modern tropes transplanted from fantasy, especially any take on Beauty and the Beast—arranged marriages, the jock and the nerd, the alpha and the twink. May/December pairings hold a special place in her heart, and nothing makes her happier than love overcoming all obstacles for that HEA.
A vigorous and effervescent sense of humor keeps her friends laughing, and nothing is better than Morningstar trying to convince someone that she doesn’t have a wicked streak of deviance under her Sweet Girl Next Door exterior. Nothing too crazy, but she enjoys dipping her toes in the deep end on occasion. Some of the best conversations are those held with no holds barred, and a kind smile softens many a teasing remark. Fiercely loyal and devoted, Morningstar treasures her friendships, despite many attempts made by foolish people trying to escape!

A Northern transplant hopelessly outnumbered in the Deep South, Morningstar reinforces her idealism by raising her two children to accept love in all its forms, that all people deserve love no matter who they fall for, and that human rights has no barrier that can’t be defeated by sacrifice and perseverance. Morningstar devotes her time to her husband, her children, her schooling, and is thankful and lucky to be able to review for Diverse Reader. When not reviewing, or avoiding the random apocalypse brought on by her children, Morningstar is hard at work on her debut novel, hoping one day to join the world of m/m romance as an author.



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So, I tried to get away with a simple, "Hi, I'm Michael."  But, nnnnoooo, that wasn't an option.  So here we go.

Before getting into M/M romance, I was a total nerd.  Sci-Fi, fantasy (not THAT.  Sword, sorcery, that kind of thing), comics, toys.  You name it, if it screamed dork, I probably did it.  I was a homodork, and proud.

In addition to that, I've always wanted to write.   Strangely, I wrote fantasy (Yes, THAT kind:  guy meets guy, they fall in love, have the white picket fence and live happily-ever-after)
I would walk into a book store and peruse all two shelves of their gay selection, and would always come away disappointed.  The books were depressing, nothing spoke to me about love and happiness.
Then I read one book.   I won't tell you what book, but it had two handsome men and a dog on the cover.   I read it in one sitting, and was hooked.  I fell in love with the M/M genre the moment I read that first sentence, and I have been in love with it since.  

I am astounded at the limitless story potential within one genre.  You can literally do anything within the genre, from comedy to paranormal, mystery to sci-fi, fantasy to straight out romance, and everything in between.

I have always believed in the power of the written word, and the ability for one story to touch the reader in such a way that it can literally change the course of their life.  This one book opened up a world of possibilities for a middle-aged guy from Toledo, Ohio, and is what ultimately led me here.  And, I am happy to say, I never looked back.



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