Fraud Twice Felt
Blogtour , Bookteaser / May 31, 2017

About Fraud Twice Felt Three weeks after solving his old boyfriend’s murder, bounty hunter Derwin Bryant is trying to let go of the past and embrace his new life with Elliot Leed, a former rentboy and fellow Oddity. Elliot, meanwhile, is trying to adjust to working at Bob’s Bail Bonds and having a real relationship despite his strange power of Object Reading. Hanging over the couple is the fear that Roy Yoshiro, notorious gang lord, will make good on his threats to claim Elliot. If that happens, not even Derwin’s superhuman strength will be enough to protect the man he loves. Their concerns are overshadowed when Derwin’s friend asks for help finding her missing son. It’s not long before the case takes Derwin and Elliot back to the crime-ridden underbelly of the city and straight into Yoshiro’s clutches. Two gangs are vying for power, and Derwin and Elliot get caught in the middle of their very public fight. Derwin and Elliot must find a way to thwart both gangs’ plans and escape alive. This time, one misstep could spell disaster for all the inhabitants of Nis. Available now from Riptide Publishing. http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/fraud-twice-felt About The Oddities Series The government wants to…

Bend
Blogtour , Bookteaser / May 11, 2017

About Bend Lorraine Tyler is the only queer person in Bend, Minnesota. Or at least that’s what it feels like when the local church preaches so sternly against homosexuality. Which is why she’s fighting so hard to win the McGerber scholarship—her ticket out of Bend—even though her biggest competition is her twin sister, Becky. And even though she’s got no real hope—not with the scholarship’s morality clause and that one time she kissed the preacher’s daughter. Everything changes when a new girl comes to town. Charity is mysterious, passionate, and—to Lorraine’s delighted surprise—queer too. Now Lorraine may have a chance at freedom and real love. But then Becky disappears, and Lorraine uncovers an old, painful secret that could tear the family apart. They need each other more than ever now, and somehow it’s Lorraine—the sinner, the black sheep—who holds the power to bring them together. But only if she herself can learn to bend. Now available from Riptide Publishing. http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/bend About Nancy J. Hedin I grew up in a small town in central Minnesota. That small town sensibility informs my writing and gives me interesting voices in my head and I strive to choose which voice to bring to the…

Head Over Paws
Bookreview / May 9, 2017

Head Over Paws is a book by Rory Wilde, an author I had never heard of before but if all of her stories are like this one I sure want to find out more. I absolutely love a story with animals in it, and this one has one of the cutest animals you have ever seen, a beautiful dog named Bella. Her owner is Ollie Rookwood and he loves his dog very much. After being brutally dumped by his boyfriend all he has left is Bella. But when Bella is attacked and seriously wounded he has to rush her to the vet and pray she will be alright. And the last thing on his mind is finding the man of his dreams when going to the vet, but that is exactly what he does. Harry Knowles has been a veterinarian for a long time and after a long string of failed relations he has given up on ever finding the man of his dreams. But when Ollie comes rushing into his clinic with a wounded dog, he becomes very interested in the tattooed man. After saving the dog he hires Ollie to redo the logo for his clinic, only to…

On the current situation in Chechnya
Personal / May 8, 2017

I am sure we have all heard about the horrible things that are currently happening in Chechnya. An organised campaign of torture, imprisonment and murder against gay men, or men perceived to be gay. It makes me feel very sick when people do such things to other people for no other reason than who they choose to love. Dale Cameron Lowry and Arshad Ahsanuddin have asked me to post on my blog about it and make people aware of the horrible things that are happening right now. I happily agreed to do so….. By Dale Cameron Lowry with Arshad Ahsanuddin When the news started coming out of Chechnya about the organized police campaign of torture, imprisonment and murder being conducted against men perceived to be gay, it hit me hard. Growing up in the Netherlands just a few decades after World War II, I learned to dread authoritarianism and genocide — authoritarianism’s frequent offspring — early on in life. On school and family outings we visited houses with secret rooms where families had provided refuge to Jews as they sought to escape Occupied Europe. Every summer, we would drive through northern Germany to see my cousins, and my mom would announce the…

Faking It
Blogtour , Bookteaser / May 8, 2017

Hello, my name is Christine d’Abo and I’m so happy to be here today. I’m a firm believer that the good friends are the family members that we get to choose. The get us on a level that sometimes our biological family doesn’t. When I came up with the idea of Ringside Gym and the men who were involved with it, I wanted to make sure that their relationships reflected that feeling. Max would be the “middle” child of the trio of heroes. He’s my peacemaker, the one who wants to make sure everyone and everything is okay. But Max has a problem – he doesn’t know what to do when he’s not needed. Zack no longer needs him now that he has Noland in his life, and their other friend Eli has been MIA due to his MMA career. Max’s life begins to drift and he questions not only what he wants, but also who he wants in it. When Grady Barnes shows up on the scene, Max is equal parts intrigued and annoyed. Here is a man who seems to have it all, but is seemingly at the whim of his father. When Grady asks Max for help,…

A Second Harvest – Men of Lancaster County #1
Bookreview / May 1, 2017

A Second Harvest is part 1 in the new Men of Lancaster County series by Eli Easton and is all about a few of my favourite subjects. It has been a while ago since I read this book, but I still remember the pleasure I had when reading it. David Fisher has been living by the rules all his life, but never his own rules. Born in to a Mennonite family he has always obeyed his father and took over the family farm when his father died. He married and had two children, all as was expected of him. But it never was what he really wanted from life, and he has been denying himself all his life. Now both his kids are in college and his wife died. He is running the farm all alone, but all joy has gone from his life. That is, until he meets Christie Landon, who lives in a small house not far from him. Christie is a graphic designer and has been living in Manhattan all his life. But now he is looking for some peace and quiet and moved into a small house he inherited from his aunt when she died. Not…