Hi everyone. If this is your first time here, Welcome. Think of this site as sex without the big bang.
So, have you seen this article? Tj (who occasionally reviews for the site, less occasionally than I would like) forwarded it to me and I was so tickled that I had to share it with you in case you missed it. A bit of background: Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo had spoken out in favor of a Maryland ballot initiative that would legalize gay marriage. Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. was so incensed that he wrote the owner of the team, chiding him and telling him to control his players. Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe wrote a wonderful rebuttal of Burns’ letter. If you like Chris’s response please pass it on to your friends (and maybe a few enemies of same sex marriage). Here’s the link:
If you’re an author this will be of interest. Lambda has announced its submission guidelines for the 25th Annual Lambda Literary Awards. The submission period began September 4 and ends December 1, 2012. The eligibility criteria are outlined in the guidelines and here’s a link:
On the home front, Christian will be away on vacation (how dare he?) for two weeks starting tomorrow. He tried to make me jealous by telling me he’s going to Tuscany where I’m hoping to visit next year.
Next week I’ll summarize the results so far of the poll on the site: Readers: How Do You Like Your M/M Romance. Thank you for voting and if you haven’t already done so it would be great if could find the time to do so.
Sometime today, and I really hate to punish you I will be posting the only interview I will ever give. As most of you know by now, Geoff Knight interviewed 32 women (including me) about their views on gay romance and why they love it. Their opinions were published by MLR Press in a book called Why Straight Women Love Gay Romances. However, with 32 interviewees, a lot of opinions didn’t make it into the book, so I thought I would share mine, with some judicious editing, (as if you didn’t already get enough of my opinions every week) Some of my interview won’t be included in the post because I will be expanding the topics and posting them as separate articles on the site starting this Friday. This will be another opportunity for you to kick my ass since the subjects might be considered controversial.
Reviews this weekend: Oscar’s Soul by Missy Welsh reviewed by Cryselle; Triage by Louise Blaydon reviewed by Jeayci; You will Meet A Stranger Far From Home: wonder stories by Alex Jeffers reviewed by Sirius; By The River by Katey Hawthorne reviewed by Sammy, and Lynn squeaked in before the midnight hour tonight Another Dumb Jock by Jeff Erno. All of the reviews are linked in case you haven’t seen them.
This is your last opportunity to submit questions for my interview with Ethan Day and Geoff Knight as I will be closing the post on Tuesday. Here’s the link.
My interview with Kaje Harper will be posted on Thursday, September 20.
Free Books This Week
Above All by Jane Elliott - Manifold Press
A Road Not Taken by Jennifer Thorne – Samhain Publishing
Bombara by Mal Peters
The Celestial by Barry Brennessel – MLR Press
The Legend of the Apache Kid by Sarah Black – Dreamspinner Press
Holbrook Academy by Dean Ocean – Dreamspinner Press
Chase The Stars by Ariel Tachna – Dreamspinner Press
Reviews this Week
Andrea: Chaser by Rick Reed; It’s Simple Simon by Lee Brazil
Jeayci: Triage by Louise Blaydon
Jenre: Animal Magnetism anthology – Dreamspinner
Lady M: Legend of the Apache Kid by Sarah Black
Tj: Love in La Terraza by Ethan Day
Sirius: (Unmasked) by Andrew Q. Gordon and Anyta Sunday; If I Told You So by Timothy Woodward
Lasha: Brothers by Bond by Brenda Cothern
Feliz: Finders Keepers by Chris Quinton
Sammy: Strengthened by Fire by Andrew Grey; Three Fates by Andrew Grey, Mary Calmes and Amy Lane
Raine: Moving On by H.J. Holt
Wave: Third You Die by Scott Sherman (this week for sure); Champion: Indigo Knights 2 by Jet Mykles; Turbulence 3: Red Eye Dawn by Jordan Castillo Price
Larissa won’t be posting a review this week because she’s playing with her knights. You will have to ask her to explain.
The boyz will be here on Friday.
Till next week, that’s a wrap.