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

Guest Author: CL Mustafic on Why We Need Bisexual Characters

Falling for Him by CL Mustafic book cover

I first met CL Mustafic through an online National Novel Writing Month group, and was happy to learn she’d be releasing her debut novel, Falling for Him, this spring. But when I found out that Falling for Him featured not just one, but two bisexual protagonists, I was overjoyed. …Read more

Book Review: The Guy With the Suitcase by Chris Ethan

Today is the last day that proceeds from The Guy With the Suitcase by Chris Ethan are going to the Russian LGBT Network to save lives of gay Chechens and others persecuted for their perceived sexual orientation. I finished the book last night, and it was refreshingly unlike most romances I’ve read recently. …Read more

Guest Author: Layla Dorine with …And All Shall Fade to Black

Author Layla Dorine has had a ton of new and re-releases over the past couple months. She’s here to discuss the latest, … And All Shall Fade to Black. Soon after body piercing artist Jax moves into his new apartment, he has to break up a fight between his cute new neighbor Danny and Danny’s ex. Jax and Danny start hanging out, and they find themselves bonding in a way that feels deeper than friendship. But Jax already has a lot to deal with, like his new job in his sister’s tattoo shop, a mother with a history of unstable relationships, and his own struggles with an eating disorder. The last thing he needs on top of all that is a relationship—right? …Read more

Book Review: The Forgotten Man

Synopsis: In 1932, after Captain Joshua Pascal’s family loses its fortune, the Great War veteran’s sense of duty compels him to help his mother convert his childhood home into a Jewish boarding house. He’s lived openly as a homosexual among his friends, but now Joshua must pretend to be a “normal,” and hiding his nature … Read more