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…

Winter Wonderland – Minnesota Christmas #3
Bookreview / December 8, 2015

Winter Wonderland is the third part in the Minnesota Christmas series and focuses on the story of the one remaining character, Paul Jansen. For several days now someone has been leaving giant snow penis sculptures in his front yard and he has no clue who would do that. Does he have a secret admirer? Paul really wanted a relationship but there was no other man to be found anywhere. Of course there is Kyle Parks, who has been working as a nurse and is really in love with Paul. Kyle is 25 years old, but Paul thinks  he is far to young for anything serious, so he doesn’t even look twice at Kyle. So Kyle decides he has to gets Pauls attention another way. Kyle and Paul both end up working on the towns Winter Wonderland project, together with all the guys we met in part 1 and 2. Kyle has never been this close to Paul, so this is his one chance. It is now or never. But what he doesn’t known is that Paul comes with a lot of problems. Pauls family is very conservative and still expect him to come home with a girl, marry and have…

Sleigh Ride – Minnesota Christmas #2
Bookreview / December 4, 2015

Sleigh Ride is the second part in the Minnesota Christmas series by Heidi Cullinan. Also set in the same small town, but this time focusing on another member of the lumberjack team. Frankie and Marcus, wo we met in part 1 are also in the story, but only as secondary characters. They are living together and are very happy together. Marcus reopened his law practice in town and Frankie started his own salon, taking care of all the people in town. In the second part we meet Arthur Anderson, a fiery redhead and quite recently “dumped” by his “boyfriend” Paul. Of course they never were really together, but just fuckbuddies. So when Paul decides it is enough, he moves out and leaves Arthur alone. Arthur doesn’t want anything to do with love and romance ever again, he decides it is not for him anymore. So when his mother is pushing him to be the Santa in her fundraising scheme, he most certainly doesn’t want to do it. Especially since it is an obvious scheme to push him together with Gabriel Higgins, the towns librarian, who is very obviously gay and nerdy. But when he gets to know the man behind…

Let It Snow – Minnesota Christmas #1
Bookreview / December 1, 2015

Let It Snow is part 1 in the Minnesota Christmas series by Heidi Cullinan. All stories are set in the same small town of Logan, Minnesota and focus on a small group of three lumberjacks. Each has their own reason to be there and each has his own reason to want love. But how do you find love in a very small town with an even lower gay population? Frankie Blackburn, a young stylist, never meant to get lost in Logan, but when he finds himself in his car with a failing GPS and a blizzard about to set in, that is exactly what he is. Lost, with no idea where he is or where to go. And when he crashes his car in a ditch, he is completely lost. Somehow he finds his way to a small cabin and decides to wait the storm out. But the cabin is owned by said three lumberjacks and they don’t exactly want another guest in their house. The weather turns for the worst and Frankie is stuck with the group until he can get back out again. Marcus Gardner wasn’t always a lumberjack. He used to be a lawyer in Minneapolis, but…