Tearing Us Apart
Blogtour , Bookteaser / October 21, 2015

Tearing Us Apart is the new novel by Amanda Clay and falls in the Young Adult section. I have not actually read the book but was asked to be part of the blog tour for the book. Therefore I cannot give an opinion about the book, but I do plan to read it in the future. Julian Pham is surviving high school. Openly gay, flamboyantly goth, and Vietnamese-American, he’s just about as different as his Oklahoma City high school can tolerate. He has good friends and a supportive family, which helps, but lately his family is changing and his friends have troubles of their own. Julian is afraid he’s being left behind. Then he meets Duncan. The star of the school basketball team, Duncan has never crossed Julian’s social path. A fateful encounter one cold night brings the two young men together, igniting a romance that neither of them expected, and that both can scarcely believe. But Julian and Duncan are in different places.  Julian is happily out, unconcerned with others’ opinions. And Duncan, while he knows who he is, isn’t ready to face the challenges of living out loud. Even as the two grow closer together, Julian begins to…

Top Me Maybe?
Bookreview / August 30, 2015

Top Me Maybe is a book by Jay Northcote. It is a nice and sweet short story about hidden desires and asking for the things you want. It predates the book All Man that I read before, so some of the characters are the same. Both books can be read separately though. Tyler has a new boyfriend, Duncan. Duncan is cop and everything Tyler ever wanted. Tall, broad and very very manly. For the slightly feminine Tyler it is a match made in heaven. But Duncan has one secret desire he wants to discuss with Tyler, but is afraid to do so. So one night they start talking about sexual fantasies. What would you like to do or have done to you if it were possible? Duncan decides this is his chance to get his wish out in the open. Luckily for him, Tyler is very into his wish and only to happy to make it happen. It will take some work and getting used to, but in the end both men will be better because of it. A small excerpt from the story: “What do you want to talk about?” Tyler thought for a moment then answered, “Sexual fantasies.” They…