Monthly Archives: January 2009

Josh Lanyon on…Man in a Black Hat

Josh Lanyon on…Man in a Black Hat

“It doesn’t work if the bad guys kill his mother’s uncle’s friend’s neighbor’s pet dog. You’ve got to make the stakes high.” Steven Seagal       When Wave invited me to contribute a guest blog, I tried to think of a topic I haven’t already hammered into the ground: things I like in m/m writing, things I dislike in m/m writing, professionalism and courtesy, why conflict is necessary for…
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Looking For Some Touch

Looking For Some Touch

Title: Looking For Some TouchAuthor: K.Z. SnowPublisher: http://www.loose-id.com Buy link: Amazon.com Genre: Paranormal Suspense/Urban Fantasy, BDSM, GLBT (M/M/M/M )Length: NovelRating: 4.50 stars out of 5 THE BLURB Pablo Creed–amateur poet, professional whore, and upstanding citizen of the Utopian Metroplex of Regenerie–wants a new job. The all-male Coven of Three–a trio of mismatched wonder-workers who live in Regenerie’s subterranean Undercity–needs a “Touch” to sexually spark its collective energy. In danger of…
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Authors and Money

Several months ago I came across an article by well-known author John Scalzi in which he talks candidly about money and gives some great advice to writers about managing their finances. Here’s the first paragraph of his article – “I made $164,000 last year from my writing. I’ve averaged more than $100,000 in writing income for the last ten years, which means, for those of you who don’t want to…
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Guest Reviewers

As you know, sometime ago I put the word out for guest reviewers because I wanted to try new things on the blog to give you, the readers, more content and different perspectives. Well I have some breaking news. 🙂 I found two great guest reviewers. You have met Emerald Jaguar who has already posted two reviews. I tried to describe Emmy on Sunday and failed miserably but I will…
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At Long Last: Scott & Preston

At Long Last: Scott & Preston

Title: At Long Last: Scott & Preston Author: Shawn Lane Publisher: Loose-ID Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Genre: Contemporary GLBT (M/M) Length: Novella Rating: 4 stars out of 5 THE BLURB When his best friend’s younger brother gets a job at their law firm, Preston Reynolds begins to feel the same overwhelming attraction he felt for Scott Trask years earlier. But he couldn’t be sexually attracted to the young gay…
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Fugue

Fugue

Title: Fugue Author: Rick R. Reed Publisher: JMS Books Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Genre: Contemporary, BDSM, gay erotica (M/M) Length: Extended Amber Kiss (11 K) Rating: 5 stars out of 5 THE BLURB Who is the master and who is the slave? In Rick R. Reed’s tortuously sexy short story, you might not always know. Fugue takes the brave reader into the dungeon playroom of a master and his…
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A Question About Reviews – Part Deux

Why do you read book reviews? Is it to assist you in buying decisions? Or Not? What elements do you want to see in reviews? I don’t use a predetermined format, I just cover certain areas. I weigh the good and bad based on my criteria – characterization, plot, prose, world building, pacing, dialogue, conflict etc. Did the book move me? Did these elements work in the book being reviewed?…
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Burning “Gay” Questions – The Results

Last Wednesday I posted about several topics that I had been pondering for some time:1. Fingers – why 1, 2 and then 3?2. Gaydar – Does it exist?3. Rimming – What’s it all about Alfie? And does the giver get as much pleasure as the receiver?4. Taste Test – What does come (or cum) really taste like? You guys had a gay old time (couldn’t resist) with these topics. I…
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Hearts Afire – January

Title: Hearts Afire – January Authors: Bonnie Dee and T.A. Chase Publisher: http://www.liquidsilverbooks.com Genre: Contemporary/Paranormal GLBT (M/M) Length: novel Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Ignite: by Bonnie Dee 3.5 stars out of 5 THE BLURB Fireman. Firestarter. When the two come together, their world ignites! Pete Santori is a New York City fireman, who is committed to his job and doesn’t take any time for personal relationships. That all…
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Burning “Gay” Questions

I haven’t posed a question on the blog for a while because I wanted to give everyone time to recover from our last series of questions. You have always responded to my polls and a lot of you admit that you love them (you know who you are — I won’t out you) and I hope you will this time. Today I have four burning “gay” questions that I hope…
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Quarterback Sneak

Quarterback Sneak

Title: Quarterback Sneak Author: Pepper Espinoza Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Genre: Contemporary GLBT (M/M) Length: Novella (23K words) Rating: 4 stars out of 5 THE BLURB Can an athlete overcome his greatest challenge yet for the only man he’s ever loved? The headline “Quarterbacks Garnett, Patton, Rumored to be Gay” greets Cache Garnett the morning after he wins the football championship, and defeats his biggest rival, Eric Patton. Facing…
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