Studying Penis Bones at the Smithsonian

red fox (vulpes vulpes) skeleton at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

I got to visit one of my favorite exhibits at one of my favorite museums this week: Bone Hall at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. And what better to focus on this trip than the baculum, aka the penis bone, an actual bone that appears in the penises of many actual animals—just not in humans. … Read more

Guest Author: Avery Duran shows a romantic side of Israel in Ahava Is Love

Ahava Is Love book cover

I’m delighted to have author Avery Duran on my blog tonight, the eighth night of Hanukkah, to talk about her newest book, Ahava Is Love. It’s a romance between an Israeli medic and an American real estate agent who is traveling in Israel to explore his heritage. The trip takes place in winter and happens to coincide with the eight days of Hanukkah. The festival serves as a backdrop to the book’s events, offering a way to mark the time and to reflect on the developing relationship between the two protagonists. … Read more

New Releases: Two gay holiday romances from Asta Idonea to celebrate Christmas and the New Year

Asta Idonea is one of my go-to writers for stories that make me smile. They’re fun and engaging, and even when she uses familiar tropes or character types as a basis, she always brings a fresh angle so that I never feel bored or like I’ve read the story somewhere else before. She has two new contemporary gay short stories out from NineStar Press this holiday season, and each is just 99¢ in the United States. Read on to learn more! … Read more

Rainbow Snippets: Rob Rosen tells a hilarious tale of a friendly alien invasion

person standing under UFO in beam of light at night. Photo has a peaceful rather than scary tone

In “Close Encounter of the Three-way Kind” by Rob Rosen, the arrival of aliens from another galaxy results in a dwindling international supply of candy corn. But despite taking over two continents, they’re not as interested in invasion as consensual exploration. Read on for a snippet from this quirky erotic comedy. … Read more

Exclusive Myths, Moons & Mayhem excerpt on Louise Lyon’s blog

Thanks to author Louise Lyons for featuring an excerpt from Greg Kosebjorn’s “Squatchin’,” one of the stories in Myths, Moons, and Mayhem, on her blog earlier this week. It’s the story of a young gay couple who get more than they were bargaining for when they go out for a weekend of Bigfoot-hunting in the Pacific Northwest. Here’s the tiniest teaser: … Read more

Author Interview: A.M. Leibowitz on LGBTQIA spirituality and Keeping the Faith

keeping the faith book cover

I’m delighted to have A.M. Leibowitz on my blog today to talk about their new book, Keeping the Faith, the third book in the Faithfully Yours series published by Supposed Crimes. A.M. and I have a lot in common, both being deeply interested in religion and LGBTQIA spiritual journeys, and that’s the focus of the Faithfully Yours series as well. … Read more