What’s up this week? A picture of Chris Kluwe whose writing has been featured on this site for a few weeks. He looks hot enough to be one of the Friday Guys.
It’s the Canadian Thanksgiving on Monday and I would like to wish all Canadians a happy Thanksgiving. We have a lot for which to be thankful and I hope you will remember those less fortunate and donate either to your local food bank or an organization like The Yonge Street Mission if you live in Toronto, which feeds individuals who are homeless, or a similar charitable organization in the city/town where you live.
On Wednesday, I’m posting a profile of author Isabelle Rowan. Please check it out and ask Izzy as many questions as you like. She’s looking forward to them.
Just over a week to go before GRL 2012 and I’ll be writing a post on Friday giving you a few highlights of what attendees can expect in Albuquerque, New Mexico starting Thursday, October 18. The excitement is building. To those of you who can’t make it this year – 2013 will be here before Ethan Day can tear out his curly locks. :)
Next month author P.D. Singer will be interviewed on the site.
Because I love you guys I’m giving you a link to a review on Amazon.com (which may have gone viral) that had me laughing hysterically No, this is not a review about a book, it’s for a hair removal product called Veet for Men that started like this:
“After having been told my danglies looked like an elderly rastafarian I decided to take the plunge and buy some of this as previous shaving attempts had only been mildly successful and I nearly put my back out trying to reach the more difficult bits. Being a bit of a romantic I thought I would do the deed on the missus’s birthday as a bit of a treat.”
Please do not have sharp objects around or drink anything hot while reading this or you may injure yourself. I’m not sure if the review is meant to be taken seriously since the reviewer gave the product 5 stars despite his injuries, but the rest of it can be found here:
You may remember I posted an article a few weeks ago that San Francisco Supervisor Scott Weiner wanted to ban public nudity – here’s a link to that article:
Today Tj sent me this article from the Wall Street Journal which indicates that Supervisor Weiner did indeed propose such a law this past week and here’s a link to the article as well as a picture of a couple of the protestors who want to be able to give you the big picture. Aren’t they cute? Tj’s favourite line from the article “If only they looked better, it would be great.” There is now a play about this called The Buck Naked Church of Truth. Only in San Francisco!!
On a more serious note, author Stephen Fry made a video about why churches should be Out 4 Marriage, and here it is.
I was very pleased to read that last week California outlawed the practice of conversion therapy for GBLTQ youth under 18 and I hope that other US states will follow suit. I’m also hoping that those “ex gay” organizations (pray away the gay) that practice this therapy in Canada will have their charitable status revoked. Why do these bible thumpers think they have a right to impose their will on everyone and why is Revenue Canada giving them a free pass?
On another topic, I have been noticing a trend that has been around for a couple years but is getting worse recently and that is, a lot of M/M romances are not funny. I know that many readers love angst by the bucket loads, but it seems that the majority of the gay romances released are downright depressing. Isn’t RL depressing enough?
Do you like romantic comedies? I love them, and at least one publisher must have read my mind – Amber Allure released two romantic comedies last Sunday and I’ll be picking them up for review. The names of the books are: The Friendly Werewolf and the (Almost) Friendly Vampire by Helen Louise Carroll and Sex and the Single Zombie by Cassandra Gold. Also, To Catch A Fox by Ethan Day and Geoff Knight is side splitting funny and you’ll be missing out on a treat if you don’t pick it up. Have you read Ethan Stone’s Bartender P.I. released about a year ago? I absolutely adored this book (some of you wanted more sex but I thought it was perfect). I wish Ethan would write another funny story but maybe this assignment is too tough. (Hi Ethan!). If you have read a romantic comedy lately, or just a funny story, please leave a comment on this post for those of us who would like a few recommendations.
This is turning out to be a very long post.
Here are the reviews posted this weekend:
Who We Are by T.J. Klune reviewed by Raine; Bear, Otter & The Kid by T.J. Klune reviewed by Raine; Above All by Jane Elliot reviewed by Jeayci; Conduct Unbecoming by L.A. Witt reviewed by Lasha; The Man Who Wouldn’t Wear Leather by Aaron Michaels reviewed by Cryselle; Nothing Better than Leather by Katherine Halle reviewed by Cryselle; Kale’s Spirit by Jackie Nacht reviewed by Larissa; Stained Glass by Jaime Samms reviewed by Andrea; Holbrook Academy by Dean Ocean reviewed by Sirius; The Prince of Winds by Tali Spencer reviewed by Larissa; and I reviewed To Catch A Fox by Geoff Knight and Ethan Day. Feliz also reviewed the movie Ciao (director Yen Tan). If you haven’t checked out these reviews this would be a good time to do so.
Free Books This Week:
Home Work by Kaje Harper – MLR Press
Pine Tar & Sweet Tea by Kerry Freeman – Loose Id
The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek by Piper Vaughn and Xara X Xankas
The Road to Byron by Isabelle Rowan – Dreamspinner Press
All Alone in a Sea of Romance by B.G. Thomas- Dreamspinner Press
The Hot Floor by Josephine Myles – Samhain Publishing
Don’t Try This At Home Dreamspinner anthology
Reviews This Week:
Lady M: Home Work by Kaje Harper
Sirius: The One That Gave by T.C. Blue; Chasing Gold by Stephen Graham King
Jenre: Beyond The Edge by Elizabeth Lister
Feliz: The Psychic’s Tale by Chris Quinton; The Soldier’s Tale by R.J. Scott; The Lord’s Tale by Sue Brown
Raine: Power Exchange by A.J. Rose
Aunt Lynn: Appearances Matter by Jeff Erno
Sammy: Hoarse Play by Sean Michael
Cryselle: Melting Wax and Burning Feathers by Jennifer Ciera
Andrea: Letting Go by M.J. O’Shea
Jeayci: Above All by Jane Elliot
Wave: My Regelence Rake by J.L. Langley; Tigerland by Sean Kennedy; Pine Tar and Sweet Tea by Kerry Freeman
The Friday Guys will be here as usual.
Till next week that’s a wrap.