New book by J Scott Coatsworth: Lander, part 2 of the fantasy romance series The Oberon Cycle

My friend J. Scott Coatsworth has a new MM Sci Fi book out! It’s called Lander, and it’s part two of an MM fantasy romance series that takes place in a world where people with wings are subjugated by those without. Read on for a summary, excerpt, and a chance to win free books or an Amazon gift card! … Read more

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