Blog-Versary Post: Cardeno, It Was Always You OneNTen Anthology + Giveaway



Thanks so much to On Top Down Under for letting me participate in the blog anniversary celebration. This is an especially great time for me to come visit because I can tell you about the newly released It Was Always You anthology I’m part of to raise money for a wonderful LGBTQ youth organization called OneNTen.

OneNTen’s focus is helping LGBTQ youth ages 14 to 24 learn to embrace themselves and find their way in the world through a variety of incredible programs. They have centers where youth can hang out and be themselves in a safe space, camps where youth can interact with each other and leave all the responsibilities and pressures of real life for a while, apartments where youth can live if their families no longer welcome them, and programs to assist youth complete their education and join the job force.

The teen years can be some of the most difficult years of a person’s life and for LGBTQ youth who don’t have support from caring adults, those years can be especially difficult. Providing these young people with resources and helping them find their footing in the world benefits them and our entire society as they develop into strong, community-oriented adults. That’s why I support OneNTen.

If you want to learn more about OneNTen, listen to these wonderful stories in the youth’s own voices and then help support them by reading seven uplifting contemporary romance novellas by Cardeno C., Ella Frank, Riley Hart, Lane Hayes, Christina Lee, Felice Stevens Author & N.R. Walker in the It Was Always You anthology with all of the earnings going directly to OneNTen.


This giveaway is for an e-book of Wake Me Up Inside by Cardeno C. For a chance to win please leave a comment below before Midnight (US EST) October 9th.

Congratulations to Susana for winning this giveaway.

About Cardeno C.


Cardeno C LogoCardeno C. – CC to friends – is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few “awwws” into a reader’s day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.

Heartwarming Stories. Strong Relationships. Forever Love.



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Thank you to Cardeno C for stopping by during our blog anniversary. I love how the anthology is supporting OneNTen, a great organization for LGBTQ youth.

And thanks for the giveaway to help us celebrate our 4th year!

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I, too, support OneNTen and the It Gets Better project. Neither existed in 1958 when I started the trip towards understanding myself. I’m glad that organizations such as OneNTen and local LGBTQ community groups provide safe places, information, and a place where young people can just be themselves.


Happy Blog-iversary and thank you for a chance to win a copy of this anthology. I am not familiar with OneNTen, although I do support The Trevor Project which is another invaluable support group that offers a lifeline to LGBTQ+ youth and support to their families and educators.


Thank you for letting us know about the OneTen project. I did not know about it, but I’ll certainly try to find out more now that I know!