Christian is getting ahead of himself. He already has the Santa hats on the green men. I have no idea what he’s been drinking. The guys in the Hot Tub have been misbehaving because they heard that we’re closing and they said they want a piece of the action. I think they were in Vegas with Christian and had a few body shots. :lol:
Now on to the business of the week…. we have a site to run kiddies.
Reviews Posted on the Weekend - Stealing the Wind by Shira Anthony reviewed by Sammy; The Left Hand Path by Jeff Erno reviewed by Orion; Of Dreams and Ceremonies by Julie Bozza reviewed by Feliz; Beautiful Dreamer by Sarn Singer reviewed by Lloyd Meeker; A Small Miracle Happened by Mari Donne reviewed by Sirius; and Chasing the Sun by Jacob Z. Flores reviewed by Sammy. If you haven’t seen these reviews as yet now is the time to do so.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. We had our first snowfall in Toronto yesterday with winds at 60 K/hour and all the stores were playing inappropriate Christmas songs (because it’s not even the end of November). It seems like everyone is conspiring to get your money. But here’s something that’s free for readers of M/M books – the annual Author Book Giveaway which will start on December 13. It’s Aunt Lynn’s version of the Twelve Days of Christmas or Hanukkah or whatever holiday you celebrate, which brings me to this :
Calling All M/M Authors: Our annual party on the site, euphemistically called the Big-Ass Holiday Author Giveaway™ (BAHAG) has just started and we’re asking all M/M authors for book donations so that their fans can have a special holiday treat. Authors you can sign up here. PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR PUBLIC EMAIL ADDRESS. I don’t think I need to tell you how much Aunt Lynn and I AND the other readers appreciate your generosity
Hi everyone. I hope everything is great in your world.
Rick R. Reed’s article The Gay Man Who Loves Women will be on the site on Tuesday, November 19. Be sure to check it out.
Calling all authors: on Friday, November 22nd Aunt Lynn is getting into high gear for the annual BAHAG (Big Ass Holiday Author Giveaway) with a post asking for donations. I hope that as in previous years you will give generously to the readers who access this site. We all appreciate everything you offer and would like to thank you in advance.
Last Friday my interview with author Brandon Shire was posted. If you haven’t seen it, here’s a link. This is one interview you shouldn’t miss if you’re an advocate for LGBTQ youth.
G’day. It’s almost winter but it’s sunny here on the site.
On Friday, November 15 my interview with the reclusive Brandon Shire will be live. I hope you’ll stop by to read what he has to say.
Also today, watch for the post about my upcoming interview with Josh Lanyon next month. I’ll be asking you for questions that you would like Josh to answer.
If you haven’t seen my post on Series Books I have linked it for you.
Halloween is over and all the costumes have been put away until next year. It was fun while it lasted and I hope everyone had a great time scaring strangers. The Halloween smileys are still playing on the site but they will all be gone probably by the end of the week. Thanks to Christian for bringing them back.
If you haven’t seen Sammy’s Halloween post My First Gay Halloween Party or the Night I spent in the Closet you should check it out because it’s one of her funniest. Also last week J.K. Hogan gave us her take as a newbie on GRL 2013 . Here’s the link to her post.
Next Friday, November 15 is my interview with Brandon Shire. Be sure to check it out as he talks about almost everything related to books and his charities. Brandon’s newest book Heart of Timber, the sequel to Cold will be released November 15.
Coming up in December: Every year I interview Josh Lanyon in December and we talk about his upcoming projects and generally his take on the M/M universe. This year is no different and this time I would like you to submit a few questions for Josh. Watch for my post later this week.
It’s almost Halloween and Sammy is writing a post called My First Gay Halloween Party or The Night I spent in the Closet. What a riot! It will be published on October 31st.
Additionally, J.K. Hogan will regale us with her exploits at GRL 2013 in Atlanta and she has promised lots of photographs. Can’t wait for that one. If you were doing anything naughty at GRL 2013 run for cover.
Have you noticed that Christian has the Halloween smiley’s up? They look wonderful.
Greetings! Fall and Halloween are both here with a vengeance, so I hope you’re prepared.
Aunt Lynn usually posts pictures of her dog Muggs to show me up because I don’t currently have a dog, which is why I include pictures of hot men or Christian in this weekly post, although Christian no longer permits me to post his nekkid pictures. I have no idea why.
For Halloween Sammy is writing a post about her first gay Halloween party. She says that the post will be very funny but you will have to be the judge of that (I think she went as a vegetable).
If you would like to write a Halloween post for the site please email me: jessewave [at] gmail [dot] com with the subject Halloween post
Apologies for the delay, folks. Aunt Lynn here for Wave as she does the Thanksgiving thing up in Toronto. Food, food, a nap, and more food.
Speaking of turkeys, Berkeley is being overrun with the punks. It used to be that we saw a Gilman herd down on the corner of San Pablo and Marin/Buchanan at the USDA field, but apparently they are migrating. In the last several months I’ve seen them — or splintered groups of them (turkey gangs??) — in many areas of the city that I’ve never seen them. That shot above was taken a block and a half from me, and there were about 30 of them. I’ve seen them in the basketball court next to me, can hear them in the park across the street, and down in the business section of Fourth Street (maybe wanting lunch at Bette’s?). I almost ran one over as it popped out of one of these garden-filled little traffic circles that cover west Berkeley. It’s crazy!
Hi guys. I hope you’re having a wonderful fall and looking forward to Halloween.
This is going to be a banner week for a few reasons including the following:
The long awaited interview with Elliott Mackle is here and it’s worth waiting for. Elliott’s interview will be live on Wednesday, October 9.
Also Josh Lanyon has written a wonderful article called Strange Bedfellows: The Evolving Relationship Between Authors and Readers. It’s well worth reading. The article will be posted on Tuesday, October 8.
So much excitement!!
How is everyone now that fall is here? I think the weather gods forgot about summer being over and have given some of us (depending on where you live) the most unbelievably warm weather for this time of year. I’m not complaining – there will be enough time for that once the north winds start blowing and I have to get out the winter coat.
What’s on this week? Nicole Kimberling is writing a post about Swampy Womenfolds. I giggled when I saw the title and I’m sure you can’t wait to find out what it’s all about. It will be live tomorrow.
small market in Padova, Italy at siesta time
Hi Guys. Happy Fall. I’m back from an exciting holiday in Croatia and Italy which far exceeded my expectations. I don’t think I have walked and climbed as much as I did on this holiday. If you’re looking for a holiday destination I can’t speak highly enough about these two countries. The wine and the food were both exceptional and the places we visited were so beautiful they made me catch my breath every time I turned around. I’m including a few photos to give you an idea of why I love these two countries so much.
view from the villa in Italy where we stayed for a week
Good morning everyone, and I am hoping you’re enjoying your Sunday! Aunt Lynn here filling in again for Wave as she starts week three of her European Vacation. I believe she’s somewhere drinking her ass off in Italy, or so the Boyz tell me when she’s passed out. Me, I’m in the Virginia Beach area getting ready to head to the sand and surf for a few hours hoping to catch some of those last rays of late summer. I head back to Berkeley on Tuesday.
Muggs returns as well looking cute as usual. Sometimes he’s so adorable that I don’t want to give him to the next person walking by—but just barely.
Good morning everyone! Aunt Lynn here (with goofy Muggs!) from hot and sunny Northern CA at the beginning of week two of Wave’s European Vacation. Poor Muggs, he has a drooling problem. Berners aren’t supposed to have loose flews (lips) like Mastiffs, St. Bernards, and Newfies do, so they don’t usually drool. But my beautiful boy does, especially when his mamas are eating, so we have fashioned a bib with a kitchen towel and binder clip. He looks funny, but it works!
Hey ho, Aunt Lynn (and Muggs, of course, with his flipper feet!) here with the first of the three weekly updates I’ll be doing while Wave traipses all over Europe, painting each town rainbow. She’ll be back later this month and you all are stuck with me until then.
Looking forward to this next week…tomorrow is a holiday in the US and Canada, so many of us get the day off. I’ll do a little post in the morning before I head off to do some fun stuff. Then author Rick Reed is back with an essay on Letting Go this Thursday, something about taking two to tango, the importance of readers to an author, reviews and books taking on a life of their own — it all does come together, I promise!
It must be Sunday because I’m here when I should still be in bed.
Next weekend is Labour Day when summer is unofficially over for the year, and those of you who have school-age kids breathe a sigh of relief. For the rest of you its time to put away those bikinis for another year that you shouldn’t be wearing anyway, and go back to eating chocolates. For the guys it’s that time of year when you pretend you’re working in the garage or shed when you’re really hiding out watching porn. I hope everyone had a great summer. Mine is just starting as I will blow this pop stand for three weeks after Thursday when I take off on vacation and Aunt Lynn and Muggs fill in.