The nominations for Favourite M/M Author of 2013 close at midnight Wednesday, December 11 EST (that’s tomorrow). If you want your favourite to have a chance at the big prize you must nominate him or her.
Happy birthday Christian from all your friends here.
We wanted to celebrate this special day with you but you’re not here … you’re still in Vegas ….. so we got together to make you a special birthday present. Because you like Luke so much we thought you would appreciate a vimeo of just him which you can take with you wherever you go when the site closes.
I baked a special cake for you - hope you like it. It took a lot of time and effort to come up with something this perfect and I didn’t even have to use any butter or flour or sugar because I really don’t know how to bake. BTW this is the same cake as last time.
We would have liked to cut the cake for you but I think you should do the honours yourself. Send me the candle – the big one in the middle – as a souvenir.
2011 was the first year we had a competition on the site for Favourite M/M Author. To no one’s great surprise Josh Lanyonwas crowned the winner by a landslide and he received his blue ribbon.
In 2012 AbigailRoux walked away with the honours (an author can’t be nominated again so Josh wasn’t eligible, although his fans stubbornly still entered his name in the competition).
Nominations are now open for 2013 and there are no rules except that the author must write male/male romance. It doesn’t matter how long your nominees have been writing in the genre or if they occasionally write in other genres, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the winner will be someone who writes M/M exclusively or at least whose major output is in M/M. Neither Josh nor Abi is eligible so please don’t waste your vote.
So who will be crowned this year’s winner? You, the readers will decide because only readers can vote.
Please leave your nominations in the comments to this post and we will keep the contest open for 10 days. The top 5 nominees in terms of votes from readers will move on to the voting where you will elect a new champion.
Nominations are now open and will close at midnight EST on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. You can only nominate one author unless your nominee is part of a writing team. If you nominate more than one author we will choose the first name on your list as your nominee. Good luck to all the nominees.
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When Wave first asked me if I wanted to write a post about GayRomLit, I was a bit skeptical—mainly because I spent most of the week in a fangirl state of shock and awe. I’m lucky I even remember the happenings at all, as I was wandering around in my little bubble of amazement and OMFG. But I really enjoyed my first GRL so, what the hell. I apologize in advance for the rather narrative nature of this post, but it’s the best way I can describe the week.
Today is a holiday in the US and Canada — Labor/Labour Day is upon us once again as the kiddies head back to school, the days get shorter and somewhat cooler, and people are trying to milk that last long holiday weekend before fall comes in.
Me, I’m taking in a pilates class at the Y, then heading on out to the Labor Day version of Fire Patrol.
Tj sent me this post by Ed Kennedy which he wrote for The Backlot a few days ago. When I heard Steve Grand’s song, All American Boy I thought you would enjoy it too. Here’s Ed’s article:
“Steve Grand is out to be a country music star, and an out one at that. He’s got the whole package – great voice, musically talented, incredibly hot, and fearless, as you can see in his video for “All American Boy” which he created out of pocket, as he doesn’t have a label yet. He’s ready to be upfront and honest from the start of his career, ““time to be brave. the world does not see change until it sees honesty. I am taking a risk here in many ways, but really there is no choice but to be brave. To not tell this story is to let my soul die. It is all I believe in. It is all I hold dear. We have all longed for someone we can never have… we all have felt that ache for our #allamericanboy.”
The video is a story of a gay boy and a straight boy with their wires crossed, along with straight boy’s girlfriend, who sees what’s happening. Honestly, if I hadn’t gotten over a crush, this could be my life right now.”
Doesn’t this sound like an M/M Gay for You romance? Except in this story the gay boy doesn’t get the straight boy.
Here’s what Steve says on his Facebook page:
“ I gave everything for this. If my story makes even a couple people feel less alone in their aching, all the blood, sweat, tears, and soul I put into this project makes it worth it. Thanks for watching.”
Here’s the video. I can’t get this song out of my head. If you want to help Steve continue with his music here’s a link to buy his song. You can pay as much as you want.
Yeah, yeah, happy fourth—wave your sparklers—whee!! NOT!
Forgive me if I seem less than patriotic! Sorry—I’m in a bit of a grumpy mood. You see, I was supposed to be spending the Fourth of July in Pittsburgh. I was supposed to be visiting my dear friends, Rick and Freddie and watching remarkably fit gay men in Speedos lounging around the pool. By this time, I most assuredly would have had some type of refreshment in one hand and a camera in the other. (uhm…gay men…Speedos…camera…please, need I say more?)
3500 Canadians don red and white t-shirts and create a living flag outside the Winnipeg Legislature
Let’s raise the flag to celebrate Canada’s birthday and have a gay old time this year in honour of how far our country has come in terms of diversity.
Usually in this post I talk about how old Canada is and how our soldiers are serving Queen and country with honour (yes we do have a different kind of queen as the head of state, not like the queens I saw yesterday.) It’s the patriotic thing to do. However yesterday as I watched the Pride parade which is in its 33rd year in Toronto, I realized how lucky we are to live in this country.
The Pride parade was a slice of our lives because every race, religious and non-religious group, and every colour of the rainbow was represented in the parade. 1st Nations Canadians were out waving the rainbow flag as well as gay members of the Catholic (I hope the Pope doesn’t excommunicate them) , Anglican, Jewish and every other religion and those with no religious affiliation. PFLAG, school boards and groups across the entire social and political spectrum marched side by side. People from countries as far away as Africa were marching next to local policemen who were holding hands with their same sex partners, as well as our Premier who was marching proudly as the only openly gay Premier in this country
In light of the Boston Marathon bombing and the explosion in West Texas, both of which took many lives I thought I would post this piece from MSN which TJ sent to cheer me up. Now we’ll all enjoy these pictures:
After my post two weeks ago I thought we all deserved some fun, maybe kicking a few tires ….. in other words, SAMMY! A party in someone’s pants, as in A BIG BLOW OUT!! So I asked the little wench to write something raunchy, and did she ever deliver. Don’t ever say I’m not kind and generous.
Ah where to begin…such an adventure we had…but perhaps it is best to start with what happened right after Wave invited me to post this little story.