I’m a late-comer to gay fiction, so it’s no surprise that it took a while for Something Like Summer to come across my desk. I sat down one night to read it and, as bad as it sounds, I wasn’t impressed, barely scrambling through the first few chapters before rolling my eyes and flicking off the lights, giving it no further thought. Then when my friend Matt recommended it to me, I was between books. What the hell? I’d give it another go. What I’d first thought was just your typical nerd-meets-jock gay love story unfolded into something far more. I don’t like to admit when I’m wrong. But boy, was I wrong?
Archive for August, 2013
Tags: Andreas Bell, Gay Fiction, Jay Bell, MM Fiction, MM Romance, Something Like Autumn, Something Like Spring, Something Like Summer, Something Like Winter
Tags: Dreamspinner, Dreamspinner Press, Fantasy, Gay Fiction, gay literature, I love John Goode, John Goode, MM Fiction, MM Romance, super-freaking-awesome
Best known for his Foster High series, John Goode has packed a severe wallop with his edgy word-roundhouse kicks that left us all a little teary eyed and spent after reading. I rarely give an author’s second series a shot after reading something I love, but with Goode, I couldn’t resist. From the title alone it’s impossible to ignore the overtones of what promises to be a romp that is out of this world and the man, as always, does not fail to deliver.
Tags: Dreamspinner, Dreamspinner Press, Gay Fiction, gay literature, MM Romance, Parkinson, Pitch, Will Parkinson
To say that young love was hard work would be the understatement of the century. As with most books I read, I tackled this one in one sitting. Pitch is a bittersweet love story between high school students Taylor and Jackson. It looks familiar from the outset, Taylor is no one, Jax is a jock, but Parkinson took the traditional formula and bent it into a far more unexpected tale.
Tags: Andrew Grey, Dreamspinner Press, Gay Fiction, gay literature, Love comes in darkness, MM Erotica, MM Fiction, MM Romance
Michigan native Andrew Grey is prolific in the field of M/M Fiction, boasting a plethora of well written, approachable erotic novels. This latest addition is right up there with the rest of them, as he takes a classic boy-meets-boy love story and moulds into something new and fresh. To start with, our lead character, Howard, is a blind man who, in the opening of the book we find stranded without his cane by the side of the road, no clue where he is and on the back end of a breakup with the unbearable Cedric. Promising start. Introducing Gordy, his Knight in shining armour. Brilliant addition. Then his friends Ken and his mute partner Patrick arrive with their daughter Hannah, a leukaemia survivor. Ding-ding-ding! Ladies and gentleman we have a winner!
Tags: Dreamspinner Press, End of the Beginning, Gay Fiction, John Goode, LGBT. Gay Fiction, Maybe With a Chance of Certainty, Neil Gaiman, Raise Your Glass, Tales from Foster High
There are few things in my life that make me happy. Writing, reading a good book, being marginally overweight and my insane love of country music to name a few. So when I tweeted the talent Mr John Goode, author of the new Dreamspinner Press released novel Taking Chances, and he actually said yes to an interview, I added John-Goode-knowing-who-I-am to that list of happy-makers. Within three hours of receiving my email, he had replied, and what follows documents the hilarity that is the inside of Mr. Goode’s mind. Please enjoy it as much as I did, and if you’re any kind of fan-boy like me, you’ll need a cigarette and a cold shower afterwards too! No? Just me? Naww, shucks.
Tags: Dreamspinner, Dreamspinner Press, Foster High, Gay Fiction, John Goode, Tales from Foster High
In December 2011, John Goode wrote a short story named The Boy Behind the Red Door, a heartfelt Christmas aside set in the fictional town of Foster, Texas, and portraying a cutesy tale of the towns beloved toxic bachelor Tyler Parker. Now John Goode is a very humble man. In fact he’s infuriatingly self-depricating and has no idea of his talent (despite what myself, his mother and every other person who has ever picked up one of his books has said). So when he tweeted about the release of the brand new Dreamspinner release, Taking Chances, I was expecting The Boy Behind the Red Door v2.0. No. Not even close.
Tags: Blessed Curses, Dreamspinner Press, Gay Fiction, LGBT. Gay Fiction, Madeleine Ribbon, MM Fiction, MM Romance
In a world where magic exists, Madeleine Ribbon has woven a beautiful love story that starts as a curse and slowly lifts to a blessing. Blessed Curses is a novella from Dreampress that starts with a sandbox altercation between brothers, and results in David living his life inspiring fear in anyone who comes close to him. And the curse will not lift, as all magicians in the Arcana are left baffled by the spell.