New Hand
Blogtour , Bookteaser / December 20, 2017

About New Hand Months after his husband’s death, Garrett Blaine desperately needs a fresh start. He sells his house in Seattle, leaves his accounting job, and starts bartending in Bluewater Bay. There he meets a man who wakes up his nearly forgotten libido. Jesse Connelly’s friend with benefits bolted after Jesse disclosed his HIV status. Stood up and stinging, Jesse tries to drown his sorrows . . . and finds an unexpected connection with a lonely bartender. Jesse and Garrett quickly bond over a shared love of comics and card games, and they can’t get enough of each other between the sheets. Not even a bumpy start and a fifteen-year age gap can derail them as they go from strangers to lovers, then friends, then much more. But as Garrett’s feelings for Jesse deepen, so does his grief for the man he lost—especially as he sees hints of his late husband in his new boyfriend. Now Garrett has to figure out if Jesse is his second chance at true love, or if Jesse’s just filling in for the man he’s never fully grieved. And he needs to figure it out soon, because Jesse’s starting to wonder the same thing. Available…

My Razzle Dazzle: An Outsider’s True Story
Bookreview / October 4, 2015

My Razzle Dazzle: An Outsider’s True story is an autobiography by Todd Peterson. I received this book from the author requesting a review. Born on a Wisconsin farm in the 60’s Todd slowly realizes he is not like all the other boys he knows. His brothers, friends and the guys are all different from him. It takes him some time to put a name to it. Todd is gay. When he sees the Roller Derby on tv for the first time, he knows what he wants in life. He has to be a part of this new sport, no matter what happens. Leaving his child home and going to the big city, he grows up against all the evens that happened in the 60’s. The very first gay pride, growing gay rights and finding love for the first time. Todd never really gets his dream, although he comes very close to it. But being gay in that time was very hard and you had to overcome a lot of difficulties, problems and judgment. Now I really liked the beginning of the story and it swept me up right away, but just past the middle that is where Todd lost me….