Justice Demands Good Sex. Sex in genre fiction doesn't have to be violent, heteronormative, or poorly worked out. Here are a few examples to get you started.

I’m scheduled to be on a panel this weekend at WisCon called “Justice Demands Good Sex.” Here’s the description: There is a lot of sex described in genre fiction, but it’s often violent, mainly heteronormative, and sometimes just poorly worked out. A lot of us grew up reading sex in books and trying to project … Read more

New book: Creature by Kim Fielding An intriguing genre mash-up of paranormal, crime, and romance

Cover of Creature: A Bureau Story by Kim Fielding

When Harry is given a chance to achieve his only dream—to become an agent with the Bureau of Trans-Species Affairs—all he has to do is prove his worth. Yet nothing has ever come easy for him. … Read more

Social Then, Social Now: A guest post by Kevin Klehr Author of Social Media Central talks about the past and future of social media

When I read about media educator Kevin Klehr’s new novel Social Media Central I knew I had to have him on my blog. The book takes place in a near future that may or may not be more dystopian than the present day, thanks in part to the ubiquitous presence of social media. … Read more

New release: Gaming and IRL Boss Fights by Alina Popescu Popescu talks about her history with gaming to mark the third book in the Famous on the Internet gay romance series

I’m happy to have Alina Popescu on my blog today to talk about her love of gaming in honor of her new novella, Gaming and IRL Boss Fights, the third book in the Famous on the Internet gay romance series. Read on to enjoy her ode to gaming (she mentions Frogger, so of course she’s won my heart), and then check out her books below! … Read more

Book Review: Lessons in Love by Charlie Cochrane An Edwardian romance for anyone who wishes EM Forster had written more love stories

This past month, I’ve really enjoyed diving into Charlie Cochrane’s Cambridge Fellows series. The series starts in England near the beginning of the twentieth century during the rule of King Edward VII, and it features a lovely romance between free-spirited English professor Jonty Stewart and the more uptight math professor Orlando Coppersmith. … Read more

How to talk about love in three sign languages

ILY sign for I love you in American Sign Language ASL

A post with signs about love in Dutch Sign Language (Nederlandse Gebarentaal or NGt), German Sign Language (Deutsche Gebärdensprache or DGS), and American Sign Language. … Read more

New Book Release: Midnight Twist, a novella by Rian Durrant Enjoy an exclusive excerpt from this comedic M/M paranormal romance

cover of Midnight Twist novel

Today, I am delighted to feature an exclusive excerpt from Rian Durrant’s latest novella, Midnight Twist. It’s a paranormal romance from NineStar Press about a man who makes a pact with a demon. Can anything good come of that? … Read more

The 188th General Conference: The Mormon church finally has a leader who isn’t white, but its sexual abuse policies need work, and so does its treatment of gays

For members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (better know simply as “Mormons”), today is doubly special. It is Easter, the most important holiday on the Christian calendar, and it’s also the second day of the 188th Annual General Conference of the Church. General Conference is held twice a year—spring and fall—and … Read more

Take action: Let Russian government know you support LGBT Chechens

Russian LGBT network logo 400 X 400

March 29 marks the day, one year ago, when the Russian LGBT Network first learned of the organized detention and execution of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. Since then, their staff, volunteers, and member organizations have helped relocate 100 Chechens persecuted for the sexual orientation or gender identity to safer countries—often putting their own lives at risk

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