“If you go home with somebody, and they don’t have books, don’t fuck ‘em!” ― John Waters
I only have a minute to post today, and I know I’ve posted on this topic before, but I wanted to give a shout of thanks out to everyone who has taken the time to write and let a romance author know when you’ve enjoyed one of their stories. Please know, authors really do appreciate the effort.
I’ve received some amazing emails lately, and no matter how often it happens, there is nothing sweeter and more rewarding than knowing when one of my stories was an enjoyable experience for someone. And even better is knowing that story touched the reader in a meaningful way. Your words of appreciation and encouragement mean more than I can say.
Some folks from blonderland.com and ohkamp.com decided to organize their bookcase one weekend. They said, “It got a little out of hand…” (source: YouTube)
I don’t think I’ve ever had this much free time, but it’s a fun video to watch.
Felt like posting something sexy today, and since I’m not ready to share my work-in-progress, here’s a quote from another author of gay romance, J. L. Langley. This is from the first kiss between Ethan and Jamie in the The Tin Star.
Ethan knew it was a bad idea, but he just had to taste that sensual mouth. He leaned forward, his lips lightly brushing Jamie’s. Jamie gasped, and before Ethan knew what hit him, Jamie had taken over, his mouth crushing his, tongue pushing for entrance. He grabbed Ethan’s face with both hands and urgently pressed his body against Ethan’s, or as near to it as he could get with them both still sitting. He was rough, aggressive, practically swallowing Ethan up as his tongue searched and caressed every bit of Ethan’s mouth. Finally, he calmed down a little, gentling the kiss, and Ethan had the chance to kiss him back at last. Jamie’s hands slid to his shoulders. Their tongues met and parried. It was like making slow and easy love. Jamie moaned.
It was one of the most erotic things Ethan had ever heard and made him even more painfully erect.
From The Tin Star by J. L. Langley.
You can find out more about Langley’s work at www.jllangley.com
Enjoy your Monday.
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstacy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was.
- Ernest Hemingway
For my quote of the week, I thought I’d share an occasional quote from works by other authors of gay romances.
To start us off, here’s a great line from As You Are by Ethan Day. It’s Julian’s reaction when asked to play a little touch football with his roommate (and the man he wants more than friendship with), Danny.
“Images from the two weeks of high school phys ed I’d suffered through flashed before my eyes. Luckily, thanks to Mom and the very cooperative family doctor, the torture of PE hadn’t lasted any longer. It always baffled me that as much as I loved to suck balls, I sure as fuck couldn’t seem to catch one.”
From As You Are by Ethan Day
You can check out this title and all of Ethan Day’s work at his website.
“A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy.”
Edward P. Morgan
It’s a sketch of a monk who tries to read a book (as opposed to a scroll) when books were first introduced.
Note: This video has English subtitles.
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I love this video for several reasons:
- I love books.
- I needed a laugh when I first saw this. And this one had me busting up.
- I worked in an IT department for 10 years. I answered quite a lot of help desk calls and usually ended up having to go out to the person’s desk. The mannerisms in this video are spot on! And the bit at the end when the book is flipped the wrong way was perfect. (A tangent: My favorite story from work was when a woman who usually called me once a week left me a voice mail. We had the same first name and when she left her message, she said, “Hi. This is …” only she gave my full name instead of hers. It seems she was that frustrated by her computer, she had lost all knowledge, including her own name. She never did catch her mistake, so at least she didn’t have to feel bad about that).
This video does make me wonder what it will be like when my parents try to read an ebook for the first time (although they are pretty tech savvy as compared to some, so I guess we’ll see. My brother will probably be worse. He still needs his kids to boot up the PC when he wants to play solitaire).
Was it good for you too? Comment or send me an email. I’d love to hear from you.