When did I sign up for Pronoun? What is this mystical site whereby I received the gladdeous news today:
Your book is in the top 4% of all books in:
Literature & Fiction > Fiction > Gay
#1060 in category.
Happy, nonetheless – and Hugely Grateful to all who’ve bought it, shared the news, supported my latest book, and just generally held me upright when needed!
Morning all :). Unaccustomed as I am to tooting my own horn… no, seriously.
I received note of three lovely reviews last week, on two of my titles. I cannot describe how much that made my day(s)!
In my writing and publishing journey so far, I’ve had great reviews, I’ve had bleahh reviews, I’ve had downright weird, incomprehensible ones :). And I reckon I’ve developed a pretty sanguine approach to them now. (though let’s not talk about how long that’s taken LOL….)
But to read a thoughtful, carefully and individually penned commentary, laced with enthusiasm and appreciation of the story and the characters….
WOW. Always a startling joy.
Thank you, all those who read, love and SHARE.
/end of rather slushy post. It has been a rather grim start to the year for me, is all I can say in my defence, albeit nothing to do with writing.
Oh, and the reviews?!
How the Other Half Lives at Boy Meets Boy Reviews
and Hearts on Fire Reviews.
A Good Neighbour at OnTopDownUnder Reviews.
(currently on pre-order at Dreamspinner Press)
A fabulously thorough and thoughtful review of this FREE anthology at DSP Publications.
14 authors contribute their stories – find your favourites and discover new ones!
BLURB: Humankind possesses a dual nature, the ability to rise to the brightest heights—or sink to the darkest and most perverse depths.
What inspires some to reach the pinnacles of virtue while others cannot resist the temptations of vice? Is it something innate, or a result of destiny and circumstance?
Delve into the minds and spirits of saints and sinners alike with a collection of stories that explore the call toward good or evil—and the consequences of answering it. For while rewards certainly await the righteous, there are also pleasures to be found in the darkness. Venture off the expected path with some of the most innovative voices in LGBT speculative fiction as they present their unique takes on the classic vices and virtues.
Includes my story TRAITOR (Fortitude):
Two men face each other from opposing sides of the political fence: the interrogator and the traitor.
Aiden Hanwell rarely knows the name of prisoners he interrogates on behalf of MI5’s specialist Department. But at their London base, he’s shocked to find Cameron Fischer – a man he knows only too well. Cam was a fellow agent but defected to a terrorist cell six months ago, turning traitor to the Department and to Aiden, his lover. Now Cam has returned, but as a prisoner with no hope of escape.
Aiden struggles to understand Cam’s motives while nursing his personal pain. Cam is haunted by his betrayal of a lover he’d cared for deeply. In those tense hours, neither of them can see any common ground or chance to reconcile, unless there are other secrets to be uncovered—and their skills are up to the task.
(many thanks to Kazza K at ontopdownunder for the graphic)
There’s a lovely review of DOUBLE SCOOP at Hearts on Fire Reviews today!
EXCERPT: “…Finally, finally, FINALLY!! The story of Patrick the oblivious and Lee the adorable! Finally! I am a fan of the With a Kick series but I have been waiting for these two. I was very worried, since these two have been present throughout the series, wanting and not doing anything about it. Would it be as good as I hoped they’d be? Thank ice cream, YES!…”
🙂 Hop on over and read this lovely and enthusiastic review. There’s a lot of great stuff going on at the Hearts on Fire Reviews site!
And all the info about DOUBLE SCOOP and the other books in the series is HERE.