I interview my fellow Sexy to Go Gay Romance author Jodi Payne about “Handyman,” the sometimes-hilarious, sometimes-poignant story of Danny, who is haunted by memories of his ex who moved out six months ago. He recognizes just how bad off he is when he wakes up to a flood in his condo, a problem his ex would have adeptly handled. His day starts looking up, though, when the workman Ken shows up to handle the drywall. But can Danny handle Ken?
“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
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.”
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