Book Lovers: Reunion

When my best friend, Helen, went to Paris with her mother, I asked her to bring me back a Paris blue ribbon. Helen’s mother didn’t approve of her daughter’s homosexual friend, so I never got my ribbon. Now, Barry Brennessel has given all of us romantically inclined homosexual boys a ficelle […]… read more

Book Lovers: What’s It All About Alfie?

I believe in love, Alfie. Without true love we just exist, Alfie. As we celebrate the 24th annual Lambda Literary Award winner in Gay Romance, Every Time I Think of You, by Jim Provenzano (CreateSpace/Myrmidude Press), I invited three leading romance writers and critics to join me in discussion on the meaning of the gay romance… read more

Book Lovers: So You Want to Be a Gay Romance Writer?

In Man, Oh Man, Writing M/M for Cash and Kinks, Josh Lanyon gives a master class in romance writing for writers wanting to break into the M/M romance market. There is no better guide than Lanyon to writing good romance fiction or simply good fiction, period…. read more

Book Lovers: Holiday Romance

“Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, as long as you love me so, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.” —Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne Holiday romances, like holiday pop songs, are written specifically to capture holiday sentiments, but, when well written, capture the larger sentiments of… read more

New In December

Happy Holiday! Can you believe it’s December already? By now most of us have purchased our holiday books and are well on our way to vacationing with loved ones. December brings two big art-books including Leonard Barkan‘s new study of Michelangelo—which focuses on never-before-seen poems, scribbles, notes, and sketches—as well as a look at the… read more

Straight Women/Gay Romance

Like everyone else in America, I’m unemployed. But the devil finds work for idle hands and recently while cruising on Facebook I clicked on a sexy little icon that linked me to the erotic world of male/male (M/M) romance fiction. Just what the unemployed masses need. You can tell a lot about these books by… read more

'Death of a Pirate King' by Josh Lanyon

The fourth Adrien English mystery is the finest yet with such rich complexity that no synopsis can do justice to the work. A mystery bookstore owner and writer, Adrien is attending a Hollywood bash, pushing for his newly bought novel to actually make it to the screen, when the rich backer at his side keels… read more