10 Books About Gay Men Written by Gay Men

This is not a top ten list. It’s something I decided to do in celebration of LGBT Pride month.

The title might sound odd. There are lots of books about gay men so why single out the ones that were written by gay men?

I did it because I believe that there is something important about being out and proud within and beyond the author arena. It’s about self-respect, standing up for the right to be who you are, and showing other people that it’s possible to live life openly and freely.

Gay authors don’t just write books about gay men, of course. But when we do write books about gay men, I also believe there is something special about that. It’s a passing down of shared life experiences. It’s a particular point-of-view or some would say sensibility.

Anyway, these are a few of my favorite books under that theme, and they are in no particular order. I acknowledge fully that I’m missing a boatload of great books

The Irreversible Decline of Eddie Socket by John Weir  The Burning Plain by Michael NavaLight by Nathan Burgoine Just As I Am by E. Lynn Harris Sleeping Angel by Greg Herren

We The Animals by Justin Torres

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You by Peter CameronThe Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd

Hero by Perry MooreA Density of Souls by Christopher Rice

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Head Over to the LGBT Event

The LGBT Event at Scorching Book Reviews

 

All this month, Scorching Book Reviews is featuring LGBT/M/M romance authors through their LGBT Event.

I’m delighted to be featured today to talk about my Werecat series and being a gay author. I also put together a fun quiz to test how much readers know about cats. Click over there, take the quiz, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for The Rearing, Werecat: Book One.

If you like that book, you can continue reading the series with The Glaring, Werecat: Book Two. :)

My thanks to Nix at Scorching Book Reviews for this opportunity.

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Join Me Next Month at Talking Leaves Books

Talking Leaves Books

I’m super excited to be heading back to my hometown Buffalo to do a reading event for The Seventh Pleiade at Talking Leaves Books.

The event is Saturday, May 17th 3:00PM at Talking Leaves Main Street store (3158 Main Street). Join me for a reading and a discussion, and of course bring a copy of the book or buy one at the store for a signing. :)

The event is also posted here on Goodreads if you would like to RSVP to attend.

Talking Leaves Books is Buffalo’s oldest independent book store, and this event is really special to me since I spent a lot of time there in high school and during visits back home. Many thanks to owner and founder Jonathon Welch for hosting the event! I’m so glad that the stores are thriving while so many brick-and-mortar booksellers have disappeared over the years.

Here is the flyer:

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Book Signing at the Rainbow Book Fair This Weekend!

2014 Rainbow Book Fair

 

I’ll be signing copies of The Seventh Pleiade at the Sixth Annual Rainbow Book Fair this Saturday. So if you’re in the area, I hope that you’ll stop by. The event runs all afternoon and features lots of interesting panels and exhibits, including a reading by author Edmund White.

I’ll be at the Bold Strokes Books booth from 4:00 to 5:00PM. Hope to see you there!

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What’s your favorite big cat?

That’s the question to answer to win a chance for a free copy of my latest release Werecat: The Glaring.

The contest is going on this week over at LGBT romance blogger Elisa Rolle’s popular site. Check it out!

Elisa was the first blogger to take notice of the Werecat series début Werecat: The Rearing back in June 2013. It made good sense to celebrate the release of Book 2 at her blog. While over there, you’ll see that Elisa also coordinates the annual Rainbow Book Awards.

Here’s the back cover blurb from Werecat: The Glaring:

Free from Benoit, the man who made him a shifter, twenty-two-year old Jacks tries to get on his own two feet while crashing with Farzan, the only person who knows about his werecat nature. It will take a grueling schedule of off-the-books jobs and a steady mantra of self-control.

Then a raid on a bodega pushes Jacks to transform into his mountain lion self to fend off a group of gun-wielding gangbangers.

Jacks scrambles to disguise the truth, but the incident leaves a thundering wake of questions. The police want to know what really happened to a freaked-out young thug in custody. Farzan, who has been crushing hard on Jacks since they met, begins to doubt that it’s safe to have Jacks living with him. Jacks wants to know where he belongs: with the man who took him in when no one else would or among his own kind. As he searches for answers, Jacks is confronted by a secret shifter society The Glaring. They have come to avenge the death of Jacks’ maker and to claim a powerful item that Benoit left behind.

And here’s my favorite big cat. :)

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