Coming Up This Week December 22nd

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Marlon-Teixeira-5This is almost a wrap-up post for the end of the year (there will be one more before we sign off) :) and I thought I would start off by linking this article by Cooper Smith Koch on the Gay List Daily’s Favorite You Tube Moments of 2013. Gaycrow sent me a link to one highlight that this post missed, that of Billy’s and Pat’s wedding. Here’s what she said “Billy and Pat are a gay couple who’ve blogged for the past year, leading up to their wedding. They’re gorgeous! EVERYONE should watch their wedding video. :hearts01: (And, if you have spare time during the holidays, go back and watch all of their videos. They really are awesome.)”

http://youtu.be/PdmqBTLTGCc

Last week I profiled author K.Z. Snow and here is a link if you haven’t seen it.

Coming up on the site this week is a post by Sammy on Christmas Eve, December 24. I have no details – all I know is that it’s about a fun night before Christmas. Knowing Sammy it’s sure to be funny.

This week I’ll be posting a profile on the writing partnership of  H.L. Holston and Eleanor Bruce. this will be my final profile and it’s a fun one.

Next week Tj is doing his final GBLTQ round up and it’s awesome. You shouldn’t miss it.

Next week we’re also rolling out our Top Picks for the Year and I’ll also give you an opportunity to list your Top Books of 2013 in a separate post.

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The Only One Who Knows

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OnlyOneWhoKnows-The72lgTitle and Link: The Only One Who Knows
Author: L.A. Witt and Cat Grant
Cover Artist: Angela Waters
Publisher URL: Samhain Publishing
Amazon Buy Link: The Only One Who Knows
Publisher Buy Link
Genre: Contemporary M/M, Military
Length: Novel
Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5

Review Summary: An intense, emotional love affair in the military that almost destroyed the careers of two Navy SEALs.

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InDebted

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IndebtedLGTitle: Indebted
Author: A. R. Hawkins
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Amazon Buy Link Indebted
Genre: M/M Romance
Length: 270 pages
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Lloyd A. Meeker

Review Summary: An extravagant but well thought-out plot featuring characters in an unrealistic mafia-style setting.

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Harvest: Taken (book1)

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harvestTakenTitle: Harvest: Taken (book 1)
Author: M.A. Church
Cover artist: Lou Harper
Publisher: Storm Moon Press
Amazon Buy Link:The Harvest: Taken
Genre: scifi gay romance
Length: 70000 words
Rating: 2 stars out of 5

A guest review by Sirius:

Summary:  After reading this story I really can see why sometimes warnings are a really good thing for me.

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Author Profile – K.Z. Snow

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K.Z. Snow is probably the most loyal follower of this site as she and I hooked up (no, you pervs, not in that HoleGodsPocketLGway) :lol: when I opened my blog almost 6 years ago. To say that the blog was obscure would be an understatement, and she tried to cheer me up by saying shit like “If you build it, they will come” :) or words to that effect.She was so insistent I almost believed her … but it turns out she was right.

K.Z writes books that are outside the norm of M/M which means that her stories will stand the test of time because they aren’t fluff – they entice the readers into her worlds and make us wonder at her imagination. Her stories have actual plots (imagine that!), her characters are nuanced and three dimensional, and her writing is difficult to categorize which is the best thing I can say about an author. You never get the same old tropes written in the same way from her; if it’s a well-known trope she gives it a totally different twist. She’s brilliant and I hope that those readers who haven’t discovered her genius and don’t yet see what I see in her writing will give it a second and even third look, because it’s definitely not the same old same old.

As a parting gift to M/M readers I wanted  to do this profile so that those of you who are unaware of this author’s books will have a wonderful treasure trove of new stories to plunder. :)

Here, in her own words, is K.Z. Snow

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visible friend lgeMany bittersweet thanks to Wave for inviting me here. I know this is a helluva month for her. But Wave and I go back a ways, so she’s nice to me.  :grin: (Actually, she’s nice to me because she’s an incredibly loyal and giving lady.)

Many of you are probably asking yourselves, Who the hell is this person? I don’t blame you. I’ve never been The Next Big Thing and I’m not insanely-prolific. But I’ve been published in the genre for quite a few years, primarily through Loose Id, Dreamspinner Press, and Liquid Silver Books. Most recently, I was a contributor (what an honor!) to Josh Lanyon’s excellent guide, Man, Oh Man: Writing Quality M/M Fiction

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Pretty Poison

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PrettyPoisonTitle and Link: Pretty Poison
Author: Kari Gregg
Publisher: Self-published
Artist: Lou Harper
Amazon Buy Link, ARe & Barnes and Noble
Length: 160 pages
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

A guest review by Lasha

Summary Review: An original take on shifter lore that is both sexy and thought-provoking at the same time.

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Polar Bears – some of my favourite animals

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As most of you know, I’m a huge dog lover but I’m in love with polar bears.  I’m enclosing a few pictures of polar bears to relieve all the Christmas shopping stress, but also to get you to have a new love for our northern neighbours who may be extinct in the next century. I will be visiting them this July and I’ll say hello for you. :grin:

 

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Moving Mountains (Separate Ways #3)

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18743060Title: Moving Mountains
Authors: Laura Harner
Publisher: Self-Published
Cover Art: n/a
Buy Links:Amazon, ARe
Genre: contamporary m/m, thriller
Length: Novel (63 k words)
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Feliz

Summary Review: This third book in the series takes the heroes on a journey that might be too painful and demand too high a toll for them to ever reach their destination.

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Acts Of Faith

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18438779Title: Acts Of Faith (Cost of Repairs #4)
Author: A.M. Arthur
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Buy Links: AmazonAmazon, Publisher
Cover Art: Lyn Taylor
Genre: Contemporary m/m
Length: Novel (245 pdf pages)
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 rating stars

A Guest Review by Feliz

Summary Review: Sometimes, love needs more than trust–it takes a leap of faith.

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Eric Arvin Support Fund

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Hi Guys

I was advised today that author Eric Arvin, who recently became engaged to T.J. Klune, another M/M author,

eric arvin and t.j. klune

eric arvin and t.j. klune

is in hospital battling a serious illness. His fans and friends are rallying to help him and TJ with donations to defray the medical expenses and the costs to keep Tj and family and friends nearby.

If you would like to support Eric and TJ by donating to this worthy cause any funds should be directed to youcaring.com . Here’s a link. Any excess funds will be going directly to Eric and Tj for use in Eric’s recovery.

I know that many of you who visit this site are either friends or fans of these two authors and I would urge you to donate to this worthy cause, as it looks like Eric’s recovery will be a lengthy one. Here’s the link once again.

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/eric-arvin-support-fund/116877

 

Here’s to you, Zeb Pike

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HeresToYouZebPikeLGTitle: Here’s to You, Zeb Pike 
Author: Johanna Parkhurst
Cover Artist: Anne Cain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Links:AmazonPublisher
Genre: Young Adult, Coming of Age
Length: Novel (180 pages)
Rating: 2.25 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by LenaLena

Review Summary: Meh. Again.

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Making It Count

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Title & Link: Making It Count
Author: Kim Dare
Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
Publisher: Amber Quill Press
Buy Link:  Making It Count
Genre: M/M Romance (Light BDSM)
Length: Short Story (12,000 words)
Rating: 5 stars

A Guest Review by Sammy

Review Summary: Who knew counting could be such kinky fun?

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Coming Up This Week December 15

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Tanned-Hunk-Daniel-Garofali-2The fun just started with the 12 days of giveaways and it’s going swell. I would like to thank all 61 authors who donated over 300 books, in some cases entire series and multiples. You guys really rock and step up to the plate when your readers need you.

Last week I interviewed author Josh Lanyon for the last time and it was bittersweet. If you haven’t seen this interview here’s a link.

I also posted a profile on new M/M author River Jaymes from whom I am expecting great things here’s a link.to her profile if you haven’t seen it.

This week I’ll be posting a profile on author K.Z. Snow, a brilliant writer with a wicked sense of humour. Many of you have yet to discover her books but hopefully, that will be remedied soon. Check out the post on Friday, December 20.

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