Tear Jerkers and Heart Breakers in LGBT Lit

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3 Award-winning LGBT novels. One Box Set. One Price.

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The Value of Rain – Best in LGBT Fiction 2011, Top Read 2011

Chronicles a journey from hate to the unexpected beginning of redemption and reveals the destructive nature of families, secrets and revenge.

Listening to Dust – 2012 Rainbow Award Winner – Best Contemporary Gay Fiction

A book about love found, love lost and the devastating effects of homophobia.

Summer Symphony – Finalist – 2015 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards

A bisexual man’s perspective of what it is to lose a child. It is the story of how two men with exceptional talent and passion find answers in music and what they learn about strength, grace, and the endurance of love.

Gay Romantic Thriller – “One of the best novels I have ever read”

 

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Undeniably one of the best novels I have ever read. Highly recommend.
– The Novel Approach

Extremely difficult to put down.
-Joyfully Jay Reviews

Riveting storyline. Kept me reading through the night.
– LeAnn’s Book Reviews

Five SMOKING Stars! Kept me on the edge of the sofa, flicking the next button as fast as I could.
– Foxylutely Books

All I can say is WOW!!
– Gay Media Reviews

Hot, sexy, mysterious. It throws out surprises at every turn. Highly recommended.
– On Top Down Under Book Reviews

My mind was blown. Loved the book, and the surprises it threw at me.
– Rainbow Gold Reviews

Could not stop reading. I was just plain hooked. Simple as that.
– Multitasking Mommas Reviews

Amazing! This really was a ride and I loved every second of it.
– Diverse Reader Reviews

#ThrowbackThursday – The Value of Rain

Four years ago today, I published my first novel. Since then, it has gained much acclaim, even with its dark subject matter.  It is not fluff and was never meant to be. This is a dark journey, one which some people have taken in real life.

A few of those travelers survived, most did not.

 

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Blurb:

When love is locked away, it turns to vengeance.

Charles is 14, and after being discovered with his first love he is forced into a mental hospital to ‘cure’ his sexuality.

For the next ten years, Charles endures mental and physical torture as part of his treatment. When he is finally free, he begins a relentless quest for vengeance against the woman who abetted his commitment – his mother, Charlotte.

The Value of Rain chronicles a journey from hate to the unexpected beginning of redemption and reveals the destructive nature of families, secrets and revenge.

Reviews:

The prose is fluidly elegant, a symphony of phrasing that will stop you dead in your tracks with its sheer audacity and style. Mr. Shire brings to the literary landscape a unique and compelling voice and a storytelling style that grabs you by those inelegant short hairs and refuses to let go. It is sensual and distancing, allowing emotional respite without permitting release. It is literary, intelligent, and quite simply the best book I have read in years.
– Sand in My Shoes Reviews

Powerful and haunting. Best in LGBTQ Fiction 2011.
– Indie Reviews

Possibly one of my all time favorite books.
– Bittersweet Reviews

Beautiful, stunning, brutally real. A Top Read 2011
– The Reading Life

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Finalist – Best Romance / Best Literary Fiction

finalist best romance best literary fictionIt’s my extreme pleasure to announce that two of my books have been chosen as finalists for the 2015 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards!

Only registered members can vote in the polls. If you’d like to vote, the registrations is quick and easy.

1) Got to: eFestival of Words. 2) Go to the Awards Hall Forum.

3) Go to the 2015 Finalists Sub-forum. Open the thread for the category you want to vote in. Vote. Rinse and repeat for each category you want to vote in.

To see a complete list of the finalists, visit here.

Best Literary Fiction

Summer Symphony by Brandon ShireSummer Symphony is a story of love and loss – a bisexual man’s perspective of what it is to lose a child. It is the story of how two men with exceptional talent and passion find answers in music and what they learn about strength, grace, and the endurance of love.

 

 

 

 


Best Romance

Wicked Men - gay romanceThe Love of Wicked Men is an erotic journey into the underbelly of the legal profession, the corporate culture of profit-at-any-cost, and the secret world of industrial espionage.

 

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Gay Film – The International Version

I enjoy gay cinema, particularly foreign gay cinema which to me, often seems so much richer than what’s usually produced here in the US. So here’s a spotlight on just a few. Hope you enjoy.

Boys Like US – Germany

Rudolf, Gabriel and Nicolas are best buddies and very similar. They’re not just all in their thirties and gay, but also lovable, big-city neurotics. After an abrupt end to a relationship, Rudolf wants to leave Paris. He wants to get his life back on track, and the best place for this mammoth task seems to him to be the picturesque place of his birth in the Austrian mountains.
When Gabriel and Nicolas learn of his plans, they quickly decide to follow. This charming trio is not clear what lies ahead …

BOYS LIKE US – Offizieller deutscher Trailer from Queer Cinema TV on Vimeo.

Scrum – Australia

The lives of a self-assured Canadian jock, a chubby Irish backpacker and a stoic Japanese outsider change when they vie for a position in the gay rugby world cup.

SCRUM TRAILER from Poppy Stockell on Vimeo.

Candy – Korea

Gay teen Candy can’t seem to make friends at high school. He is drawn to Cheolsoo, who is also a loner, but neither has the ability to save one another. Candy, now an adult, is living with Cheolsoo. He goes to meet his First Love, so he can get rid of an older man who is annoying him, but the former eventually deserts him. In the end, it is Cheolsoo who accompanies Candy to meet the older man, but Cheolsoo cannot help Candy.

QUEER MOVIE CANDY – Trailer from 99film on Vimeo.

Romance novels are about love

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Romance novels are about love… with a capital L.  They’re about finding that elusive special someone who gets your quirks and insecurities, and accepts you as you are. Throw in a fabulous storyline with plenty of chemistry and you’ve got a winning combination any enthusiastic reader will happily devour.  However, it isn’t only the message of love that moves me in romance books.  It’s the message of hope. This is particularly true in the MM genre. [Read more…]

#LoveWins Celebration and a Price Drop!

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In celebration of the SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage, I’ve permanently dropped the price of Wicked Men box set by 25%.

Grab it from NookAReKobo, or Amazon 

Was $7.99, Now $5.99!

It was the only way I could think of to say thank you to the many ardent supporters, both gay and straight, who spoke loud enough to change the course of history for LGBT rights.

Thank You!

And congrats to ALL the present and future happy couples!

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The Creepy Side of Online Dating Apps

Beware that handsome stranger!

In this collection of 12 short stories by Simon Graves, the latest dating app might lead you down bizarre and often deadly paths.

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Find him on FIND’M!

FIND’M is the newest geosocial networking app for gay men that’s turning heads and taking them off!

Reviews:

Dark & disturbing. Great Tension! Five Stars

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Author Bio:

simon graves, authorSimon Graves is an emerging author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy from Norfolk, Virginia. He has released his first horror short story collection with a novella to follow in 2015.

Connect with him on Twitter.

Summer Book Sale

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It’s the first day of Summer and ALL my books are 25% off over at ARE today, including my latest, The Love of Wicked Men.

Stop by ARe and Save 

The one day sale is over, but you can still get a discount by buying direct.