Thursday, August 30, 2012

GOING FOR GOLD dives into action

It's here, it's here! The London Olympics are over, but the fun lives on. The Paralympics started this week in London, featuring the world's best physically challenged athletes. There were some fabulous victories at the Olympics--no doubt. But watching these Paralympians raises goose bumps. Just to be brave enough to learn the sport is something else, and then to compete on a world stage... Goose bumps. In my little corner of the world, GOING FOR GOLD has been released at MLR Press. If you like hot men in an Olympic setting, be prepared to sweat. From my story Shoot for the Gold: Matt Justice has worked for years targeting an Olympic gold in shooting. Physician Levi Wolf has kept his heart under wraps since the death of his partner. Before the shooting finals, an accident threatens Matt’s ability to compete, and Levi discovers risking love can win the best prize of all. Check out these entertaining reads, and get your Olympic fix. Check out those paralympians too. Going for Gold is now available on MLR's website: GOING FOR GOLD

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Let the Games Begin! (Olympic Games, that is...)

COMING SOON FROM MLR PUBLISHING The game's afoot. A group of stories about athletes and those who love them, the struggle and sacrifice to succeed, and of course, adding the agony of romance into the mix results in pleasant reading. Also this weekend-- Hopping around the virtual world, talking about what writing GBLTQ fiction means, along with a bunch of other folks celebrating Rainbow Reviews and their new site. Great prizes for those who hop and comment on my blog, and other stops on the hop. Check out the new site: Rainbow Reviews

Thursday, August 23, 2012

'What Writing GLBTQ Literature Means to Me'

GBLT stories are important. Although there are ongoing struggles for acceptance, GBLT rights have made huge advances. I like to think books have helped that evolution of thought along. From the early paperbacks with veiled encounters all the way up to the explicit eBooks widely available today, these stories help educate and bring acceptance. A friend told me he’d treasured those early books growing up, had been so relieved to find out there were “others” like himself. Later he availed himself of the growing selection of books through small presses, and then finally the explosion of eBooks over the last decade. I started reading M/M after reading a blurb on a book site. The plot sounded good—wasn’t so sure how I felt about two heroes. Turned out I loved the book, LOVED two heroes—twice as nice, as it were. Read a lot more in the genre, and branched out into other GBLT titles. Eventually decided to try my hand at writing it, and have been fortunate enough to have feedback from a couple of great guys. Many readers have never picked up a romance involving anything but one man and one woman. There’s a whole ‘nother world out there. If I’d never purchased that first book with the interesting plot, I would’ve missed out on so much. I’d say keep an open mind, and try it. Just try it. One poster chosen at random will receive an Amazon gift card. Rainbow Book Reviews