Thanks to all my readers, the judges, and to all the other Rainbow Award winners.
Summer Symphony Honorable Mention – Bisexual Contemporary General Fiction
Wicked Men Honorable Mention – Gay Erotic Romance
Sid Rivers and Jack Brown are two sides of the same coin. One is a lawyer with his own firm and dreams of money and power; the other is a criminal with a lengthy record and a quest for vengeance. When they meet, sparks fly. But was their meeting an accident? Or was it planned by the billionaires who want to control their destiny?
The 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.
Martin Zoric, a maestro and composer in Croatia, had vivid dreams of fatherhood, of a small hand pressed to his, of pink dresses and girlish laughter. Then his wife had a stillbirth, and his world fell apart. He listened to the unwanted apologies, stood by his wife as was expected, and kept his façade strong and firm for the entire world to see.
But, he has never found the strength let go and grieve over the loss of his stillborn daughter. Now, he can’t feel his music and is obviously falling apart.
When renowned pianist Ren Wakahisa landed in Croatia for a summer concert series, he was hoping to escape the cultural pressures put upon him by his Japanese family. They wanted him to conform – to forsake love for familial duties. But Ren has other ideas about love and family obligation.
Over the course of the summer, Ren must decide whether he will yield to his family’s wishes or has the courage to be the man he wants to be.
It being Queer Romance Month, I decided to answer a question a reader posed to me some time back.
What is the difference between MM Romance and Gay Contemporary Romance?
Here are a couple of formulas to answer the question.
a + b = HEA
Gay Contemporary Romance:
eix = cos x + i sin x = HEA (maybe, but not always – particularly if the variables are off or your imaginary numbers aren’t squared).
*Bonus points if you recognize the GCR formula.
*Major points deducted from your final score if you came to the erroneous conclusion that writing MM Romance is ‘easier’.
I hope that clarified things for you.
Just thought I’d offer a peek at my rough draft to give you an idea about what Jack and Sid are up to in Season Two of Wicked Men. Feel free to leave your comments below. ~ B.
SEASON TWO – THE LOVE OF WICKED MEN (DRAFT)
Jack was in Philadelphia when he first caught sight of the tail. He noticed the same man three months later when he was in the Keys, and then a third time in LA. At first, he thought the guy might have been working for Wessman or the Feds, but they would’ve moved in on him long before now.
This tail was too casual. He didn’t seem to mind showing himself now and again, but he never got close enough for Jack to clock his ass and demand information. His presence was meant to be an irritating reminder that someone was keeping tabs. [Read more…] about Wicked Men – Season 2 #teaser #excerpt
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The Afflicted Series is still my best-selling series, by far. Recently, we decided to do new cover art and re-edit the books. I’m happy to say the new and improved version is now available at all retailers. I’m also working on Book 3, but don’t expect it too soon. Readers are screaming for Season 2 of Wicked Men, so that’s what I’m concentrating on at the moment.