Exposed Bey Deckard
Gay - Erotic Romance
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 25, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 154465510X
ISBN-13: 978-1544655109
Amazon: Exposed Bey Deckard

With middle-age looming, Greg offsets his boring day job with what truly feeds his soul: photography. The camera is an extension of himself where he exposes his passion for the intersect of pleasure and pain. However, the lens also acts as a barrier, protecting his subjects from the shameful mistakes of his past, and Greg is left isolated and lonely. Emyr stands on the cusp of fame, but adulation and abuse are both eroding his confidence, and one night, at the river’s edge, he seeks solace in the rain, hoping to hide his tears. The photographer and the virgin rock star share an accidental connection on that dark, drizzly night. When Greg invites Emyr back to his hotel room, no strings attached, the young man should have bolted. Instead, an odd sense of trust allows him to follow Greg’s lead. When the camera comes out, Emyr learns the stage isn’t the only place he loves to perform as Greg touches something inside him that rarely awakens. Faced with a beautiful, talented boy whose soul is as lonely as his own, will Greg be able to face his past and come to terms with it, or will he run from the connection he so desperately desires?
True Colors Anyta Sunday
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Series: True Love
Paperback: 222 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 12, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1544098235
ISBN-13: 978-1544098234
Amazon: True Colors Anyta Sunday

Oskar used to be Marco’s best friend. His everything. His sunshine yellow.

But that was before. Before Marco stopped being a hot jock. Before he learned to live with scars and pain. And before Oskar tore their friendship apart.

Now the boy next door has returned home, determined to rekindle his friendship with Marco, and Marco’s more afraid than ever. Afraid of getting hurt. Afraid of being humiliated.

Afraid of falling in love.

Can Oskar find a way through Marco’s fear, back into his heart?

"True Colors" is an enemies to lovers, boy next door, first time, slow burn M/M romance with a generous helping of UST. This no-cliffhanger, HEA book can be read as a standalone.
Leo Loves Aries Anyta Sunday
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 3, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1544065396
ISBN-13: 978-1544065397
Amazon: Leo Loves Aries Anyta Sunday

A new person will enter your life in the early year, Leo. Look past any moments of frustration they might bring and laugh—this could be the start of a thriving friendship.

Theo Wallace usually laughs at the horoscopes his mom sends. Still hung up on his ex-girlfriend and practically friendless, this one begs him to reconsider. Because a friendship that stuck, that thrived…

Well, that would be a reason to leave past pains behind and look to the Bright Future.

When his sister Leone challenges him to find her the perfect date for a spring wedding, Theo uses it as a chance to make new friends. Theo’s ex economics tutor and newest roommate Mr. Jamie Cooper seems to be a possible and convenient match. Real convenient. Like written in the stars, convenient.

All he has to do is make sure this Jamie is good enough. Could really be The One for her, and the friend for him.

But watch out, Leo, the stars have a surprise in store…

"Leo Loves Aries" is a sweet, slow burn, M/M romance with HEA. This New Adult, college, GFY, friends-to-lovers novel can be read as a standalone.
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([personal profile] beccaelizabeth Apr. 23rd, 2017 06:48 pm)
I was watching Agents of SHIELD season three last night and it got up to the episode where Bobbi and Hunter left
and it's supposed to be this big emotional moment
and
I just
How am I supposed to be sad that their actions had consequences at last?
I was just left shocked that they basically walked away from it.

I mean since SHIELD fell as an official organisation they've been just a bunch of private citizens illegally detaining other private citizens.
Read more... )



And yes, this is exactly the superhero problem. A superhero is someone who decides only their own moral judgement is relevant to who to punch.

And yeah, this is exactly the CACW problem, who gets oversight and how.

But the answers in these stories keep on being undemocratic, and acting like there's no good precedent to work with, and it's just... creepy.



There has to be some middle ground of accountability. Same reasons we need courts as well as police, and police to wear their unique identifiers where we can see them. Stories that don't want to deal with that have ducked into might makes right territory.

And that's not where I want to be.
Sight Unseen Susan Mac Nicol and Nicholas Downs
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 210 pages
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group (January 12, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1542536332
ISBN-13: 978-1542536332
Amazon: Sight Unseen Susan Mac Nicol and Nicholas Downs

Tragedy brings together a reserved but brilliant sculptor and an outgoing gallery owner, friends whose love was sidetracked—but was always meant to be deeper. BLINDSIDED SoCal natives, Nate and Cody have been friends since childhood. Both knew they were different—and the same. At seventeen, a stolen weekend in the Florida Keys drove their connection deeper and hotter than either could imagine. They were meant to be together. Then, for reasons only Nate knows, suddenly they weren’t. They’re still friends. Best friends. But they’ve moved on and found other partners. The yearning remains, however, despite the long-ago secret that drove them apart, and when tragedy strikes, both men find themselves in the dark. They must grope their way back to who and what they are...which they will find in each other’s arms. Sometimes, losing one’s sight can open one’s eyes—and heart.
Yvonne Monlaur passed away on Tuesday, at the age of 78. May she rest in peace. I remember her primarily as Marianne Danielle in The Brides of Dracula (1960). I’ll watch it again later today in her honor. I saw her death mentioned on Svengoolie’s blog yesterday, but couldn’t find any other articles about it until today; they’ll probably show up at Dread Central and Bloody Disgusting after the weekend.

Erin Moran has passed away at the age of 56. May she rest in peace. She is best known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi.
Equality: What Do You Think About When You Think of Equality? Paul Alan Fahey
LGBT - Non Fiction
Paperback
Publisher: Vine Leaves Press (January 15, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1925417263
ISBN-13: 978-1925417265
Amazon: Equality: What Do You Think About When You Think of Equality? Paul Alan Fahey

In the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King's Stride Toward Freedom and Malala Yousafzai's, I Am Malala, Equality: What Do You Think About When You Think of Equality? presents thought-provoking and compelling personal essays that probe a concept professed to be the very foundation of our democracy--a concept that may even be more vital today than in the past. From international bestselling author, Anne Perry who asserts we must look within ourselves to our emotions, experiences, and beliefs before we attempt an honest and truthful answer, to Dennis Palumbo, psychotherapist and author, who claims diagnostic labels used in treating mental illness often stigmatize and dehumanize the patient causing clinicians to view their patients in terms of their diagnosis rather than people, and Barbara Abercrombie, writer and distinguished university professor, who explores ageism as yet another form of stereotyping and discrimination in the language we use to describe older adults. These award-winning and best-selling writers, and twenty-two more, tackle equality across multiple spectrums--racial, social, political, religious, marital, gender--and run with it in surprising directions.
The difference between Blake Moreno
Gay - Erotica
Paperback: 286 pages
Publisher: Dark Inn (January 11, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626227594
ISBN-13: 978-1626227590
Amazon: The difference between Blake Moreno

Wade Maguire and Russ Paulson are in love. After a year of passion and happiness, they’re buying a home and moving in together. Everything is rosy for them—until a jealous and insane ex from Wade’s past puts all of that to the test. After being kidnapped and tortured by his deranged former lover, Wade loses his ability to engage with his own sexuality or with Russ. With the help of a psychologist, EMDR therapy, and a sex plan, they work together to overcome the damage inflicted. In the process, they discover wells of love they’ve never known before. As passion is reborn and their sex life reignited, Wade realizes a need to re-experience certain events in Russ’s loving arms. For Wade, the difference between pain and pleasure is love, and the difference between rape and rough sex is consent.

Dark, and yet ultimately hopeful, this book contains many emotional and graphic sex scenes, as well as some scenes of torture. This book deals with rape and rape recovery. Proceed with care. Stand-alone with a happy ending. 78,000 words.
You are not me ('90s Coming of Age series #2) Leta Blake
Bisexual - Young Adult
Series: '90's Coming of Age
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 28, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1540699188
ISBN-13: 978-1540699183
Amazon: You are not me ('90s Coming of Age series #2) Leta Blake

Follow Peter into the summer following his senior year to face new beginnings, new friends, and old baggage. After a tumultuous final year of high school, Peter Mandel needs a break. It's the summer of 1991, and his secret relationship with his ‘best friend’ Adam Algedi is put on hold as Adam goes away to Italy for the summer. On the cusp of adulthood, Peter has a couple of months to explore who he is without Adam at his side. Enter Daniel McPeak, a slightly older, out, responsible college guy with a posse of gay friends and an attraction for Peter. Drawn into the brave new world of the local gay club, Peter embarks on a whirlwind of experiences—good and bad—which culminate in a hotel room where he has to make the ultimate choice. But Adam will come back eventually, and there are promises that have to be kept. As autumn draws near and college awaits, can Peter break free of the binds of twisted first love? And what exactly is Daniel's role in his life - a brief temptation, or something more? Join Peter in the second book of this four-part coming of age series as he struggles to love and be loved, and grow into a gay man worthy of his own respect.
Pictures of you ('90s Coming of Age series #1) Leta Blake
Bisexual - Young Adult
Series: '90s Coming of Age
Paperback: 356 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 17, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1537740040
ISBN-13: 978-1537740041
Amazon: Pictures of you ('90s Coming of Age series #1) Leta Blake

Growing up gay isn't easy. Growing up gay in Knoxville, Tennessee is even harder.

Eighteen-year-old Peter Mandel, a private school senior--class of 1990--is passionate about photography. Peter doesn't have many friends, preferring to shoot pictures from behind the scenes to keep his homosexuality secret.

Enter Adam Algedi, a charming, worldly new guy who doesn't do labels, but does want to do Peter. Hardly able to believe gorgeous Adam would want geeky, skinny him of all people, Peter's swept away on a journey of first love and sexual discovery.

But as their mutual web of lies spins tighter and tighter, can Peter find the confidence he needs to make the right choices? And will his crush on Daniel, a college acquaintance, open a new path?

Join Peter in the first of this four-part coming of age series as he struggles to love and be loved, and grow into a gay man worthy of his own respect.

This new series by Leta Blake is gay fiction with romantic elements.

Book 1 of 4.
To Love and To Cherish Addison Albright
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: JMS Books (November 26, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1539675270
ISBN-13: 978-1539675273
Amazon: To Love and To Cherish Addison Albright

Companion to Til Death Do Us Part

Jilted by his fiancé two weeks before their wedding, Nash Marino’s outlook on life in general, and love in particular, is jaded. After months of couch-surfing, Nash is fed up. He’s sick and tired of his living conditions, worn out by the demands of his nursing job, and despairs of ever finding love again. In fact, he doesn’t think he’s capable of true love. Monogamy, commitment, companionship, and regular sex ... that’s all he wants, and the sooner, the better.

When Nash crosses paths with a like-minded man who’s also in need of a live-in nurse for a beloved relative, Nash figures all his problems are solved. But matters are complicated by a freak accident and amnesia. When Nash’s marriage of convenience scheme is muddied by notions of love after his memory reboot, will their plans go awry, or will Nash’s new outlook on life be just what the doctor ordered?
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([personal profile] helenkacan Apr. 22nd, 2017 11:30 pm)
Well, you should know the routine by now. Take one goof and add another goof. Whaddyaget? Sheer giddiness!!! Also, found and changed batteries, updated iPad, tinkered-with Liblikas, serious suggestions for a serious office chair, and many other important things. Alas, he was unable to find where I'd hidden my Euphoria Perfume collection. Sigh. So, we asked Google to find us an Indian restaurant ... and she did. It was even open all day (so we didn't have to wait until 5:00 or some such ridiculousness). When we got there, it was a tiny place, but very nicely divided into a few booths, as well as a long banquette with tables and chairs. I figured that, as it was so small, it must do a big takeout biz. There were linen napkins and tablecloths, with white square china plates. I let Brian order (as I couldn't see), so he got us a Papadom, a Samosa, Garlic Naan, Shrimp Tandoori (divine), Chicken Vindaloo (okay), Raita (so soothing), and Mixed Pickles (too smushed). We also had a beer each. Okay, stuffed now!

When I looked at the menu online, I saw that they also had Seared Scallops (sounds divine), various Biryani (which I prefer) and the ultimate finish, namely Kulfi (in either Mango, Pistachio, or Almond flavours). Hey, forget about the meal, I'll indulge in Kulfi only. Then I looked up the Custom Sewing and Alteration place Brian found and the woman isn't too far from here. I think getting a few coats made for me, to my unique specifications, is the only practical route, after looking at the styles available online. Ug. Gly. Anyway, Brian was really happy to hear that I'm being pampered next Friday (and was incredulous to hear just how little she charged me for a wash, cut, and style)!

I think I have to drink another glass of chilled Perrier. Even though I'm feeling lethargic now, I'm glad I woke up at 8:00 and did lots of little chores including washing most of my recycling. And I was able to get a load of laundry done tonight while watching my game shows. So I think I deserve to climb into bed in my clean fuzzy velour top and read one of my latest books. And then get set for church.
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([personal profile] beccaelizabeth Apr. 23rd, 2017 01:15 am)
On Saturday I ate foods at reasonable intervals
did three loads of laundry, including drying and hanging up
changed the bed, with slight delay for mattress geometry
got all clean and tidy
and watched a lot of television.

the things not done list is still spectacular
but you know I think that counts as a pretty good day anyways.
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