Two of my Dreamspinner titles are $1 today: the gay Mormon romance “All is Well” (part of the Simmer anthology); and “Love Unmasked,” a paranormal romance about a gay guy who’s been unlucky in love because he occasionally turns into a raccoon. …Read more
“First Swallow of Spring” by Asta Idonea is sexy, smart, and surprising. I loved the worldbuilding, which was detailed enough to paint a clear picture of the fairy kingdom, but sparse enough not to weigh down this short story. …Read more
Publisher eXtasy Books publishes erotica and erotic romance; through its Devine Destinies imprint, it also publishes non-erotic romance fiction, including the subgenres of sweet romance, young adult, and sci-fi romance. Romances can feature pairings of any and all genders. …Read more
What a lovely surprise to check into Twitter today and find myself tagged in a link to this 5-star review for Sexy to Go Gay Romance. “These nine romance stories were a joy to read. Each one had a particular flavor and experience, and really no matter what you’re into, you’ll find it here.”
I was thrilled when Jo Tannah told me last month that she wanted to participate in Books Save Lives with two titles — including one that she’d previously published with Wayward Ink, The Way You Look Tonight. Books Save Lives is a project of Readers & Writers for LGBT Chechens that raises funds for the Russian LGBT Network and other charities helping gay men escape Chechnya, where police are currently conducting a campaign of terror against anyone they suspect of being gay. Here’s an interview I did with Jo last February when The Way You Look Tonight first came out. …Read more
If you’ve perused my blog or social media accounts, you already know that I adore Sam Thorne. We both recently had stories in the multi-author anthology Sexy to Go Gay Romance. Her contribution, “Rebuilding the Future,” was filled with the things I’ve come to love about her stories: well-intentioned but socially awkward heroes, deep characterization, and a knack for bringing out the humor of everyday situations. Oh, and adorably besotted protagonists. When Sam’s characters fall in love, they fall hard — just like in real life. …Read more
“How can I be more kind?” It’s a question at the heart of the poetry of Hafez, a Sufi mystic often quoted by pirate captain Salim al-Mandri, the beloved in this time-travel romance. And it becomes a crucial question for our hero Dylan, who’s not sure how to square his affection for Salim with his revulsion for violence. Falling for a Pirate by Meredith Bond is an adventurous romance with a philosophical soul.
Last Wednesday, I got the chance to visit author Lily Blunt’s blog to talk about why I began to fundraise for the Russian LGBT Network and other organizations helping Chechens at risk of arrest and worse. I talked a bit about my childhood in the Netherlands and how it shaped me: On school and family … Read more