Our Talent

Derek Adams
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Derek Adams is the award-winning author of a popular series of novels featuring the spectacularly inept detective, Miles Diamond. In addition, he has written over a hundred short stories which he insists are ongoing chapters in his autobiography. When not chronicling his amorous adventures, Adams writes about gay history and travel. He currently lives in Seattle.

Kyle Adams
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  Kyle Adams started out dabbling with writing gay romance stories for fun. He writes what makes him laugh and hopes anyone who reads his work laughs with him. Kyle had three books nominated in the 2013 Goodreads.com M/M Romance Group readers choice awards and two books nominated in 2012 for the same event. His free story, Dirty Cop won Best Short Story in 2013.


Kyle has a hard time picking a favorite anything (color, book, music, quote, etc.), so trying to write a decent bio was quite the challenge. He is a very quiet person and is used to keeping things to himself. If there is anything you want to know, just ask.


Kyle loves hearing from readers so feel free to contact him.


M. Jules Aedin
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  Jules was a late bloomer in the garden of self-discovery but is now making up for lost time. Self-described as a "happy tree-hugging hippie pagan queer," Jules has found an affinity for advocating for equal rights in many arenas. A psychology major with a yen for gender and sexuality studies, Jules finds GLBT fiction a natural fit. An individual of many vices-including addictions to video games, gin & tonic, and bad poetry-Jules nonetheless clings to the illusion of questionable virtue.

Z. Allora
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Z. Allora recently repatriated to the South of the USA after a six year stint in China. (Talk about culture shock!) She feels it is her duty to help educate against intolerance, that is, when she's not too busy hiding under her blankets typing out stories about wicked, beautiful boys doing wicked, beautiful things to each other. She will never grow old because she refuses to grow up, perhaps the most valuable lesson she learned in her years of globetrotting with her one true love.

Maura Anderson
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  A software engineer by day and writer by night, Maura Anderson is an author of both fiction and non-fiction, both of which she blames on her inability to resist a challenge. Erotic romance was a natural genre given her need for sweet & spice in the relationships she writes about. Maura is now making her debut in gay erotic romance with stories that started as challenges but whose characters quickly captured her heart.

Victor J. Banis
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  Lecturer, writing teacher and early rabble rouser for gay rights and freedom of the press, Victor J. Banis is the critically acclaimed ("the master's touch in storytelling" Publishers Weekly) author of more than 150 published books and numerous shorter pieces in a career spanning nearly 50 years. A native of Ohio and longtime Californian, he lives and writes now in West Virginia's beautiful Blue Ridge.


Laura Baumbach
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Recognized in 2010 by ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE as 'a pioneer of the M/M romance genre',  Laura Baumbach is the best-selling, multi-award winning, acclaimed author of short stories, novellas, novels and screenplays. Author of one of the first recognized published resource articles on the category of m/m erotic romance, For the Love Of Man, for ERWA Writer' Resource article published in September 2008. She is the founder of the only RWA Chapter for GLBT romance author, RAINBOW ROMANCE.

Author of over 14 books and numerous shorts,almost all of which have been recognized by awards from array of sources, the most awarded title is Mexican Heat, a FINALIST for Best Gay Romance in the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards, a FINALIST in the 2010 EPPIE Awards, and received an Honorable Mention at the 2009 San Francisco Book Festival, and several RWA chapter awards, was written in collaboration with Josh Lanyon.  Mexican Heat won a coveted CataNetwork Reviewers' Choice Award for 2009.  Laura was nominated for Best GBLT Author 2008 in the LRC' Best Of Awards for 2008. Her adventure story The Lost Temple of Karttikeya won the 2008 EPPIE Award for Best GLBT novel and was featured as a HUGELY successful free read on Kindle Select Program with over 10,000 downloads. Her sequel to the best-selling novel A Bit of Rough, Roughhousing, was 2007 Reviewers' Choice Award Winner.

Her scifi m/m adventure Details of the Hunt, a 2006 EPPIE Finalist,(in its mainstream 'buddy' version), was selected as a Semi-finalist in the 2007 Shriekfest Screenplay competition as well as becoming the winner of Best Telefilm in the aTalentScout, Winter 2004 TV writing contest, and the Fort Bend Writers Guild Screenplay writing Contest for Spring of 2005.

Laura devotes herself fulltime to publishing and writing. She is the owner of ManLoveRomance Press, a small publishing house that specializes in gay erotic romance, mystery and fiction. (http://www.mlrpress.com) MLR Press was founded in January of 2007, publishing authors such as Richard Stevenson, author of the Donald Strachey Mystery series, acclaimed, iconic mystery author Vincent Lardo, gay fiction icons Victor Banis and William Maltese,  and Neil Plakcy, author of the Mahu Mystery Series.




Helen Beattie
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  Helen Beattie lives in Sydney, Australia. She's been married to her very patient husband for over 30 years and they have three grown up children. She'd been a voracious reader her whole life and always has at least two books, usually more, on the go at any time. She also loves cooking, photography and traveling. She is addicted to watching MasterChef and The Biggest Loser on TV but prefers to buy series shows on DVD so she can watch them without the ads. She's climbed to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to cure her fear of heights. It didn't cure her fear but she says the view was spectacular and well worth the effort.


Alex Beecroft
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  Born in Northern Ireland, raised in Cheshire, Alex has lived all over the UK but nowhere else. She studied English and Philosophy at Manchester University, then read for an MPhil in The Cult of the Horse in Early Anglo-Saxon England. She worked in the Lord Chancellor's Department in London, moved to Guildford to work in the Crown Court, and has hopefully finally settled near Cambridge with her husband and two children

  Alex's first m/m novel, Captain's Surrender is an Age of Sail romance set in the 18th Century British Royal Navy of Hornblower fame. Her second novel, False Colors, on a similar theme, comes out in spring 2009 from New York press Perseus Books. Working with MLR has given her the chance to branch out of 'pure' historical into historical/paranormal with an 18th Century ghost story also due in 2009.


Ally Blue
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  Ally is a married mother of two, living in the mountains of North Carolina in the U.S.A. She is a registered nurse by trade and a writer of manlove by inclination. Her husband is a freelance artist, and their children have apparently inherited his artistic tendencies. Thankfully, they have also inherited his singing voice instead of Ally's, which her family will confirm can peel the paint off the walls.

  Ally wrote her first story - a slash fanfic - in the fall of 2003. She has since branched out into original character gay romance. Her short stories have been published in the e-zines Forbidden Fruit and Ruthie's Club, and her novels are available from Loose Id and Samhain Publishing.

  In addition to writing, Ally enjoys traveling, collecting dragons, and trying to scare herself. Her favorite authors include Stephen King, Clive Barker, and H.P. Lovecraft, and she is a rabid fan of horror movies.

  Ally adores music, particularly Radiohead and Patrick Wolf. She plans to have her iPod surgically implanted as soon as someone invents a way to do that. Hopefully this will mean the end of playing CDs and her children can finally stop telling her to turn the volume down.


Greg Bowden


  Greg began writing when his employer, who thought computers made the office look cool, bought him one and then couldn't figure out anything for him do with it. Tiring of solitaire on his breaks and lunch hour, Greg wrote a story and on a whim sent it to a popular gay magazine. And they bought it!! And Greg was hooked.


Since then Greg has written and published more than forty short stories, five novels and several magazine pieces, all of them love stories of one sort or another, and all of them quite different. Greg is fascinated with the many facets of gay love and affection and his books and stories reflect that fascination. Whether an older man shaking off the ghost of a dead lover, a small neighborhood in Palm Springs or two men tripping over each other in the dark, Greg manages to get inside their heads and show us what it's like to be those men.


Greg lives in Palm Springs with his partner---now husband---of 41 years and Winnifred, the most unruly Wire Fox Terrier on the planet. He is currently working on a mystery novel which will, no doubt, turn into a love story.



Barry Brennessel
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When Barry's first collection of stories was read aloud by his second grade teacher, the author hid. As the years flew by, he wrote more, hid less (not really), and branched out to Super 8 films and cassette tape recorders. Barry's audience-consisting solely of friends and family-were both amused and bemused.

Since those childhood days, Barry has earned degrees in English and French from the State University of New York College at Brockport, and a Master of Arts in Writing from the Johns Hopkins University.

Tinseltown, a Finalist in the 24th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, is Barry's first novel. His novel The Celestial won the Gold Medal in the 2012 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards and was a Finalist in the 25th Annual Lambda Literary Awards. Reunion, a collection of linked stories, was a Finalist in the 2012 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards.

His work has appeared in SNReview, Perspectives, Time Pilot, Liquid Ohio, Nocturnal Lyric, Midnight Times, Gival Press's ArLiJo, and Polari Journal. His stories, novels and teleplays have won awards, including a 2008 Pushcart Prize nomination; 3rd Place in the 2010 Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA) literary contest and finalist status in the 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2013 PNWA contests; 3rd Place in the 79th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition and finalist status in the Winter 2010 WILDSound Screenplay competition.

When not embroiled in his own writing, Barry sips wine, nibbles on chocolate, and watches films and TV-both the classic and the cheesy. (Mmm...cheese!)

Brenda Bryce
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  Brenda Bryce is an author of paranormal romances, a mother of three teenagers, the wife of a really hot guy, and the family chauffeur. When not writing, she plays with yarn, reads, chats on AOL instant messenger, or watchs something on educational television.


J.P. Bowie
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  J.P. Bowie was born and raised in Aberdeen, Scotland. He wrote his first (unpublished) novel at the age of 14 - a science fiction tale of brawny men and brawnier women that made him a little suspect in the eyes of his family for a while.

  Leaving home at age eighteen for the bright lights of London, he found himself in the midst of a "diverse and creative crowd" that eventually led him to the performing arts. For the next twelve years he sang, danced and acted his way around the theatres of London and the provinces, appearing in shows with many famous British singers, actors and comedians. He immigrated to the US and made his home in Las Vegas, working for that illustrious duo, Siegfried and Roy.

  J.P. wrote his first gay mystery in 2000, and after having it rejected by every publisher in the universe, he opted to put his money where his mouth is and self published A Portrait of Phillip. Now several books, short stories and novellas later, he is writing m/m erotica almost exclusively. J.P.'s favorite singer is Ella Fitzgerald, and his favorite man is Phil, his partner of 15 years.


Michael Breyette
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Michael Breyette is a self taught artist who has been drawing for as long as he can remember. But, it wasn't until moving from a conservative family and hometown in rural upstate NY that he felt the freedom to express his true self and his true passions in his artwork.

The resulting illustrations of male nudes and gay themed works rendered in soft pastel are what turned his hobby into a career. In 2000 he found a global audience by posting a few of these pieces on the Internet. Three years later he made the decision to quit his secure day job and be a full time self supporting artist.

One of the major rewards of that decision came in 2007 when renowned gay pictorial publishing house Bruno Gmünder of Germany published Summer Moved On, a collection of Michael's works, followed by calendars in 2008 and 2009. His works also appear in the anthology Stripped and The Greatest Erotic Art of Today Volumes 1 & 2 (for which he won the Viewer's Choice Award in 2008), as well as numerous magazines including Blue, Manner Aktuel, Unzipped, Gaydar, and [2], for which he earned the distinction of having the magazine's first ever illustrated cover. His work has also appeared on several book covers

Michael's works can be viewed and purchased at his online gallery, www.breyette.com, where in addition to his originals; he offers prints, postcards, and magnets and copies of his books and calendars. He is also represented by leading male figurative gallery, Lyman-Eyer, of Provincetown MA.



Nowell Briscoe



Southern-born Nowell Briscoe has been an avid reader all his life.He likes to describe himself as "the child raised by books". A former funeral director, book-seller and librarian, he credits his love for books to his great aunt who was a librarian and introduced him to the world of literature.At the urging of his friends, he is writing of his experiences, his friendships and life growing up in the South plus other tales he has kept hidden for many years.



Jade Buchanan
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  Jade Buchanan is currently trying to find balance between work, writing and grad school, which makes for some interesting conversations over the dinner table. Her writing is as eclectic as her reading tastes, with over twenty gay and bisexual novella's currently published, and she has been known to accept writing challenges from friends and family just to see their reactions. She's a firm believer that love and romance are universal concepts, no matter a person's gender identity or sexual orientation. ¬†Originally from Northern Ontario, she's lived in British Columbia and the Sultanate of Oman in the Middle East. Jade currently lives in Calgary, Alberta where she's hard at work on her next story.


James Buchanan
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  James Buchanan is an award winning author of, primarily, gay erotic fiction. James grew up in a small Southwestern town, hours away from any other small Southwestern town. A stint at the State University, where he ostensibly majored in English, garnered him a degree useful for being someone's secretary. The absolute lack of employment opportunities led James to Southern California. After a stint in County Mental Health (administration not client) he ran screaming into the field of Law. James has been practicing for nine years and someday he might even get it right.

  James has published several short stories and novellas as well as six novels with various publishers.


Allison Cassatta
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It all started with a dream that made her heart wrench and a set of mesmerizing eyes that begged to be seen, and Allison Cassatta the writer was born. A techie by trade, the day-dreamer in her wanted to sail away from the mundane, while the hopeless romantic in her searched for the perfect love story. Many poems and short stories were written before her first attempt at a novel and once that piece of her soul spilled onto paper, there was no stopping it.


She has an eye for the visually stunning and a mind that screams to bring that beauty to life. She gives her readers something they can feel in the depth of their heart, creates worlds they can touch and characters that become your best friend or worst enemy.


Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, big-city life was a rat-race that kept her busy in her career. It took moving with her new husband to a sleepy Mississippi town to make her realize that dreams can come true, and did they ever. She found herself a published author. She found her perfect romance.


Allison's accolades include 2013 Top Pick of the Year from The Novel Approach, 2013 All Romance Ebooks Bestseller, 2012 Rainbow Book Awards Honorable Mention Winner, 2011 Best-selling Author, 2011 Best Anthology.


Charlie Cochrane
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  Charlie Cochrane primarily writes historical gay mysteries/romances, although she has to admit that her favourite short story is the little one she wrote about gay werewolves. She started writing relatively late in life but believes she draws on all her hoarded experiences to try to give a depth and richness to her stories. She also reckons that an East End upbringing and a Cambridge University education gives you an unusual view on life.

   Her ideal day would be a morning walking along a beach, an afternoon spent watching rugby, and a church service in the evening, with her husband and daughters tagging along, naturally. She loves reading, theatre, good food and watching sport, especially rugby.


Named by Speak Its Name as Author of the Year for her Cambridge Fellows Mysteries series.



Karenna Colcroft
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  Karenna Colcroft is the alter ego of a shy, sedate wife and mother. She's been writing stories since age five, and began writing erotic romance on a challenge from a friend in 2006. Since her first publication in 2009, Karenna has had a number of romances published by a variety of e-publishers. She lives in the northeastern United States with her two children, her real-life romance hero husband, and two cats, one of whom occasionally reads over her shoulder. (Fortunately, the cat is over 18 in cat years.)



Ethan Day
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Ethan lives in Missouri. He is currently single but always looking for that special someone that makes his heart skip a beat. He was the youngest of four children and the only boy.

After a few stints in college, he eventually signed up for a Creative Writing course. He took the class because there were no tests. For once his scholastic laziness paid off, and he found an outlet for all the fantasies running amuck in his head. It was love at first write, and he's been doing it off and on ever since.


Nicole Dennis
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  Ever the quiet one growing up, Nicole Dennis often slid away from reality and curled up with a book to slip into the worlds of her favorite authors. Over the years, she's created a personal library full of novels filled with dragons, fairies, vampires, shapeshifters of all kinds, and romance. Always she returned to romance. Still, there were these characters in her head, worlds wanting to be built on paper, and stories wanting to be told and she began writing them down whether during or after class. She continues to this day. Only recently has it begun to become fruitful, spreading out to let others read and enter her worlds, meet her characters, and see what she sees. No matter what she writes, her stories of romance with their twists of paranormal, fantasy, and erotica will always have their Happily Ever Afters.


She currently works in a quiet office in Central Florida, where she also makes her home, and enjoys the down time to slip into her characters and worlds to escape reality from time to time. At home, she becomes human slave to a semi-demonic tortie calico.


She loves to hear from readers and fans, so don't be shy. Find her on the net or send an email.


Diana DeRicci
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Diana DeRicci is the sexy, flirty pen name of Diana Castilleja. A romance author at heart, DeRicci's writing takes you into a saucier spectrum of sensuality and sexual adventure, where a happily-ever-after is still the key to any story. Diana lives in Central Texas with her husband, one son and a feisty little Chihuahua named Rascal. You can catch the latest news on all of Diana DeRicci's writing and books on her website. Feel free to drop Diana an email. She'd love to hear from you.


Taylor V. Donovan
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Taylor V. Donovan is a compulsive reader and author of m/m romantic suspense. She is optimistically cynical about the world; lover of history, museums and all things 80s. She is crazy about fashion, passionate about civil rights and equality for all and shamelessly indulges in mind-numbing reality television.

When she is not making a living in the busiest city in the world or telling the stories of gorgeous men hot for one another, Taylor can be found raising her two daughters and two terribly misbehaved furry babies in the mountains she calls home.


Remmy Duchene
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Born as the middle child of five in Lawrence Tavern Jamaica, Remmy Duchene now lives in the cold, white north. When not writing, you can find Remmy pretending to be a photographer, cooking, spending bucket loads of time with family, taking courses online and working a day job. You can find Remmy Duchene online on twitter @remmyduchene



Angela Fiddler
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Angela Fiddler lives with her wife in southern Alberta. She has four previous gay erotica vampire novels released through Loose Id, a novella in the upcoming Blood Claim anthology, and is working on several other pieces. She is always surprised her stories contain as little kneeling as they do.

Dakota Flint
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Dakota Flint lives in upstate New York and currently spends her days dreaming up lots of interesting situations for two men to meet and fall in love. While she hasn't yet managed to attain the fame and fortune she's sure will come her way through these tales, Dakota has managed to convince the employees of her local Starbucks not to give away her usual table. Any story she publishes can be dedicated--in part--to the iced white mocha. To find out what's going on with Dakota and her writing, check out her website.

LE Franks
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LE Franks lives in the SF Bay Area, surrounded by inspiration everywhere. After years of ignoring the voices in her head, LE is finally taking off the filters and giving the stories free rein. These days, she can be found frequently writing about sexy men who desperately need a happily ever.


LE writes M/M Romance in a unique mix of humor and drama with enough suspense to produce fast paced stories filled with emotion and passion and featuring characters that are quirky and complicated Don't expect the typical rugged hero or sophisticated businessman with the world at their feet; LE's men are living in the margins--they're in the middle of their journey, doing the best they can while searching for a connection to something bigger than themselves. With a little effort and a lot of luck they may actually find their happily-ever-afters.


When not writing, LE wrangles an odd assortment of jobs (six - at last count), houseguests (including pro baseball players), family, and friends. Manifesting an odd combination of contradictory talents and traits, LE is tragically honest and personally deceptive, and makes the best piecrust - ever.


S.J. Frost
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S.J. Frost resides in Ohio with her family and pets. Her short stories have been featured in several romance and erotica anthologies, and her gay erotic romance novels are published at MLR Press.

S.A. Garcia
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S.A. Garcia started writing gay male romance thirty-five years ago. Her scribbling remained a secret because writing about men inserting tab A into slot B didn't seem the norm for a suburban female teenager. Reading Gordon Merrick, John Rechy, and Larry Kramer helped her fill in the serious informational gaps. Of course she read those books in her bedroom.


As the years progressed, S.A. still wrote gay male romance, although the stories progressed from lurking in notebooks to hiding on the computer. She wrote fantasies, contemporaries, bodice rippers; she chugged along following her muse. S.A. never thought any publisher would accept her novels. Three different publishers have proven her wrong. By some miracle, one novel even made it onto a few top ten lists.


S.A.'s life is a quandary of too many stories cursing her slow, two-finger keyboard abuse. She blunders onward into more trauma, drama, and humor. Above all, S.A. wants to keep up with sexy men who insist on running off with the plots. Chasing them keeps her mentally active.


When not obsessing over how to describe romantic encounters, S.A. enjoys cooking for her beloved of twenty-five years; she endures the experiments with grace. Gardening, reading, arguing politics, and teaching the house bunnies new tricks provide more fun. Unfortunately the bunnies refuse to answer emails.


Kimberly Gardner
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Kimberly has been making up stories for as long as she can remember. As early as the seventh grade, she recalls slashing her favorite rockstars for her own and her friends' enjoyment. It was also around that time that she began a lifelong love affair with the romance genre, devouring category romances as fast as she could smuggle them into the house. So it's not all that surprising that her two passions, romance and putting pretty boys with other pretty boys, would ultimately come together in her writing.


Moliere says, "Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, then for a few close friends, then for money."


Kimberly is delighted at long last to be doing it for money. Her appearance in the Ties That Bind anthology is her first publication.


Amber Green
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Amber Green's college housemates often spent evenings sprawled around the living room with bodice-rippers, reading racy scenes aloud. After losing jobs requiring competent use of shovel, calculator, spatula, or carbine, Amber took up studying the law. Her resultant need for escapism brought her back to those racy scenes, which she commenced to write. Her early shapeshifter novellas appeared in Red Sage's Secrets, then Loose Id released the more intense Huntsmen novels (including Bareback, briefly mentioned in Wikipedia). Amber's first bloodsucking vampire darkens More Than Memories for MLR's Blood Lust. Meanwhile, One Good Turn introduces Turner & Turner, who are all too human.


Roland Graeme

Roland Graeme is one of several pseudonyms used by a prolific writer of erotic fiction. A native of Pennsylvania and a descendant of Swiss immigrants, Graeme began his writing career as a teenager. He earned a Ph.D. in English, writing his doctoral dissertation on Male Bonding in the Novels of Sir Walter Scott. ("Roland Graeme" is the protagonist of Scott's novel The Abbot.) His wide range of interests includes literature, history, art, music, world culture and religion, and (of course) sexuality. A passionate advocate of adult education, he believes it is never too late to develop new interests and try new things. Graeme has never seen any incompatibility between his two chosen disciplines, the scholarly and the entertaining; on the contrary, one enriches the other. His first book for MLR Press, The Temple of Skanda, in fact marks his return to full-length fiction, after a hiatus during which he devoted himself to classical music criticism, among other pursuits. Graeme lives in Buffalo, NY.

CR Guiliano
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CR Guiliano is an avid reader which logically morphed into the love of writing. CR writes in many genres, but is most happy writing the love between two men (or more!) She makes them work for their HEA and considers herself an expert in Angst.


You will usually find CR cuddled up to her laptop, grumbling about her day job wasting her writing time and creating stories to entertain, inspire and bring your emotions to the surface. CR has a huge warren of plot bunnies that is growing every day and can't wait to fill out the story ideas and share them.


CR is a committed advocate for the GLBT community and does her best to change society's attitudes, one mind at a time.


Wayne Gunn
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Wayne Gunn, a.k.a. Drewey Wayne Gunn, has been mostly in academic publishing till now. Scarecrow Press published his ground-breaking bibliography of Tennessee Williams plays (1980; 2nd edition, 1991). Most recently the same press brought out his The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film: A History and Annotated Bibliography (2005). Queer Horror named it the best queer nonfiction of the year. He regularly reviews gay mysteries for the Lambda Book Report and the e-journal Reviewing the Evidence.

He grew up on a tobacco farm in North Carolina. He received his B.A. from Wake Forest College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is presently professor emeritus at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He was partner for 21 years with Jacques Murat, an Air France translator, until Jacques's heart attack in 1994.

Kaje Harper
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Kaje Harper grew up in Montreal and spent her teen years writing, filling binders with stories about what guys like Starsky and Hutch really did on their days off. (In a sheltered-fourteen-year-old PG-rated romantic sense.) Serious authorship got sidetracked by ventures into psychology, teaching, and a biomedical career. And the challenges of raising children.

When Kaje took up writing again it was just for fun. Hours of fun. Lots of hours of fun. The stories began piling up, and her husband suggested it was time to try to publish one. Kaje currently lives in Minnesota with a creative teenager, a crazy little omnivorous white dog, and a remarkably patient spouse.



Alex Ironrod
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  Alex Ironrod is the author of eight BDSM books, ranging from his latest -- this historical adventure tale RED KNIGHT RISING to his "LEATHER MASTERS and slaves" trilogy of SUBMISSION, DOMINATION and OBSESSION. He likes to vary his genres - LEATHER NIGHTS is a murder mystery set in today's LA; THE HIGHWAYMEN moves from bawdy 18th century London to "the colonies ". And there are two collections of short stories IRONROD CHRONICLES I and II.


Alex is the pen and play name of a mature Leatherman, who grew up in the north of England and has lived for many years in Southern California. His boots and leather fetishes go back to his teenage years, but only recently has he started to use them as a spur for stories.


Now semi-retired, he relishes life as an author, a working theater actor/director, a researcher, and a member of several charitable boards. He still enjoys riding occasionally, both Western and English, after many years as a rider/owner.


Most importantly, he continues his wonderful relationships with his partner Hank and their boy butch, as well as enjoying the camaraderie and support of friends across the world. He's still working on his Leather Topping skills with the active support of a number of generous bottoms, in the new dungeon built by two incredibly talented British friends and butch, with "general supervision" by Hank and Alex.


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Deana C. Jamroz
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Deana C. Jamroz

Over a lifetime, the East-Coast artist has divided her professional talents between writing and graphics design for all types of advertising and P.R. agencies - the good, the bad and the greedy.

Ms. Jamroz describes the best of her current computer-generated artwork, i.e., website graphics, book covers, promotional materials, etc., as erotic, exotic, and great fun.

At present, Deana enjoys the freedom that less restrictive audiences afford her rather mad-cap, zany muse.



Jambrea Jo Jones
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Jambrea had dreams of being the youngest romance author published, but life kind of got in the way. She put her writing aside for a while and spent her time going to college, enlisting in the Air Force and starting a family. Along the way she discovered yahoo groups and book reviews. Dipping her toe into the waters of the writing world, she was once again bit with the writing bug.


She enjoys spending time with her son when not writing and loves to hear from readers. She is also addicted to the internet so feel free to contact her anytime.


Thomas Kearnes

Thomas Kearnes is a 35-year-old author from East Texas, the son of a U.S. Marshal and a secretary. He is an atheist and an Eagle Scout. Despite often tackling gay themes and characters in his fiction, he has enjoyed consistent mainstream success in publications such as PANK, Storyglossia, Night Train, SmokeLong Quarterly, Word Riot, Eclectica, JMWW Journal, The Pedestal, 3 AM Magazine, Temenos, wigleaf, Underground Voices and elsewhere. In addition, he has appeared in the gay venues Blithe House Quarterly, Velvet Mafia, Harrington Gay Men's Literary Quarterly, the Best Gay Romance series and elsewhere. He is a columnist for Flash Fiction Chronicles and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. He hopes his career will inspire other young queer authors to take more risks in their fiction.


Thomas can be contacted at trkearnes @ yahoo.com {remove the spaces}


Sasha Keegan
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Sasha Keegan dreams in vivid color and sometimes nightmarish imagery. It's through those scary dreams that her villians are born and sometimes even her heroes. For more information about Sasha, future releases, and excerpts from available books visit her website.


AJ Kelton
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AJ Kelton is the dynamic writing team of Angel and Jordan. The couple met online several years ago on an Alexander fan site and have been friends ever since.

Angel soon found that Jordan had a flare for storytelling with several half finished stories on his computer. She encouraged him to finish the stories and with help on the creative description she decided to send the stories off to MLR press.

While Jordan may have a flare for storytelling, Angel adds the colors and descriptions that combine to make the come alive.

Angel lives in Texas with her two dogs, Daisy a beagle who she insists is nothing like snoopy and her Chihuahua Bonita.

He loves to travel and often his latest vacation spots show up in his books. While Jordan is always looking for that perfect place to live at the moment he can be found in Kansas.

Both writers have solo projects out and available. Angel has The Solstice, Misunderstandings, and Handcuffs & Lace under the name Angel Rothamel.

Jordan has Legion out and available under the name Rider Jacobs.

Both authors would love to hear from you. You can contact them via their web page.


M. King
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M. King lives in a damp, verdant corner of south west England, where she may usually be found behind a keyboard and a vat of coffee. She writes gay fiction with an emphasis on romance and erotica and, though her stories range across several genres, they share a vibrant, lush, and compelling style.


On the rare occasions she isn't writing, M. King enjoys taking long, muddy walks with her dogs, dabbling in her herb garden, and falling off horses... just not all at the same time. Since the late '90s, she has published a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and her work has featured in mixed media exhibitions, festivals, and on radio. She continues to write under a small clutch of pen names.


K-Lee Klein
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K-Lee Klein has lived in one part of Western Canada or another for her entire life. She's a doting mother of three now-grown kids and has had characters and plots running around her head for as long as she can remember. Though this is her first foray into throwing her original fiction out into the web universe, she hopes to substitute her passion for writing beautiful, emotional men for her previous jobs as a hockey manager/coach, school band volunteer and overall chauffeur.


K-lee lives with an overly-patient husband who totally does not get her thing for gay men, two spoiled but wonderful sons (who don't get it either), two also spoiled but beautiful cats, many phone calls with her daughter who has already left the nest, and an abundance of fabulous gay men, large and small, bouncing off the walls of her skull, competing for their turns to tell their stories.


Geoffrey Knight


From palace-hopping across the Rajasthan Desert to sleeping in train stations in Bulgaria, from spinning prayer-wheels in Kathmandu to exploring the skull-gated graveyards of the indigenous Balinese tribes, Geoffrey Knight has been a traveller ever since he could scrape together enough money to buy a plane ticket. Born in Melbourne but raised and educated in countless cities and towns across Australia, Geoffrey was a nomadic boy who grew into a nomadic gay writer. When he's not travelling the world, Geoffrey is travelling the world of his imagination-where the adventures, thrills and romance are limitless.


He currently owns his own advertising and design agency in Sydney, Australia, and can't wait to buy his next plane ticket-whether it's real or imaginary.


Christopher Koehler
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Christopher has writing since before he could read, according to his parents, but it wasn't until his grad school years that he realized writing was how he wanted to spend his life. Long something of a hothouse flower, he's been lucky to be surrounded by people who encourage that tendency and the writing both, especially his long-suffering husband of twenty years and counting.


He loves many genres of fiction and nonfiction, but he's especially fond of romances because it's in them that human emotions and relations, at least most of the ones fit to be discussed publicly, are laid bare. While writing is his passion and his life, when he's not doing that, he's a househusband, at-home dad, and oarsman with a slightly disturbing interest in manners and the other ways people behave badly.


Mathew Lang
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  Matthew writes behind a desk, in the park, on the tram and sometimes backstage at amateur theatre productions. He has been known to sing and dance in public, analyse the plots of movies and TV shows, and is a confessed Masterchef addict. He has dabbled in film, machinema, event management and even insurance, but his first love has always been the written word. He is suspected of frequenting libraries and hanging around in bookstores, and his therapists believe he may be plotting some form of literature.


J.L. Langley
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  JL has been talking since she was about seven months old. To those who know her it comes as no surprise, in fact, most will tell you she hasn't shut up since. At eighteen months, she was speaking in full sentences. Imagine if you will the surprise of her admirers when they complimented her mother on "what a cute little boy" she had and received a fierce glare from said little boy and a very loud correction of "I'm a girl!" Oddly enough, JL still finds herself saying that exact phrase thirty-some-odd years later.

  Today JL is a full-time writer, with over ten novels to her credit. Among her hobbies she includes reading, practicing her marksmanship (she happens to be a great shot), gardening, working out (although she despises cardio), searching for the perfect chocolate dessert (so far as she can tell ALL chocolate is perfect, but it requires more research) and arguing with her husband over who the air compressor and nail gun really belongs to (they belong to JL, although she might be willing to trade him for his new chainsaw).


Vincent Lardo

  New York Times best selling author, Vincent Lardo, began his writing career moonlighting his Madison Avenue adman persona under the nom de plume, Julian Mark. As New York editor of The Advocate, Julian penned film and theater reviews, celebrity interviews and his own byline gossip column. When his office acquired a Word Processor, Lardo gave up his martini lunches (and Julian Mark) in favor of a tuna sandwich and milk at his desk where the first Vincent Lardo novel was conceived and carried to fruition. CHINA HOUSE was a big seller for Alyson Publications and was followed by the equally successful THE PRINCE AND THE PRETENDER and THE MASK OF NARCISSUS.

  A born and raised New Yorker, Lardo left Madison Avenue and his east side co-op to take up residence in his beach house in East Hampton. There he began work on his Hampton mysteries for Putnam. THE HAMPTON AFFAIR and THE HAMPTON CONNECTION were so well received it prompted Putnam to offer Lardo the task of taking over the McNALLY SERIES, founded by the late (great) Lawrence Sanders. The first, McNALLY's DILEMMA, was an immediate Times Best Seller. Five more McNALLY's followed, all making the Times Best Seller list.

  MLR PRESS recently reissued THE MASK OF NARCISSUS in electronic and paperback format. This has induced Lardo to return to his roots and he's now at work on a Mike Gavin mystery entitled THE JOCKSTRAP MURDER.


Eva Lefoy
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  Eva Lefoy writes and reads all kinds of romance, and is a certified Trekkie. She's also terribly addicted to chocolate, tea, and hiking. One of these days, she'll figure out the meaning of life, quit her job, and go travel the galaxy. Until then, she's writing down all her dirty thoughts for the sake of future explorers.



Meg Linden
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  Megan is one of those people who dreamed of being a writer since they were a little kid and then didn't do anything about it for years. Then as a teenager she was introduced to fandom and... well. She fell head first into it and never looked back. At some point she decided to try writing her own characters in her own stories. And that's where she is today.


Megan is also a psychologist and continues to learn the hard way that she can't give all her clients their happy ending (she truly believes everyone can save themselves, though). That's why she makes sure to give it to her characters, always.


Elizabeth Lister
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  Elizabeth Lister lives in Ottawa, Ontario Canada with her husband, two children and a miniature schnauzer named Bee Bee. In order to escape the humdrum responsibilities of being a stay-at-home mom she escapes into her imagination and writes naughty books about gorgeous men who love other men. Often, the laundry and other household chores get neglected as her stories take hold and spin themselves out. Her husband makes fun of her but helps clean the house at weekends.


William Maltese
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  William Maltese's over four decades of writing more than 150-published novels has earned him his long-standing listing in WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA as well as foreign-language editions of his work in over twelve different countries.

  While Maltese began his writing career documenting his non-fiction Inca treasure-hunting adventures and mountain-climbing exploits for men's magazines of the sixties, like Argosy, he soon capitalized upon his very same been-there-done-that-got-the-T-shirt world travels, as well as his military service (he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army at the rank of Sergeant E-5), to become a powerhouse within the then-booming pulp-fiction industry. His simultaneously varied sexual experiences provided him fodder for expertly exploiting the, likewise, burgeoning erotica genre and resulted in his early and extensive catalogue of m/m, m/f, f/f, and variations-thereon group-sex novels. Some of his early and increasingly harder-and-harder to find books from that era now come (no pun intended) with for-collector's-only four-figure price tags.

  Although Maltese has successfully ventured into mainstream on more than one occasion (even writing a children's book and three internationally best-selling SuperRomances for Harlequin), he's most recently concentrated, once again, on providing sensuous material for an adult readership. "Sex," says Maltese, "is an important part of anyone's life and should no more be literarily ignored than any other subject matter. It's part and parcel of whom and what we are, and I'm pleased to be considered a bona-fide expert in the field."

  Why m/m sex novels in particular? "I just seem to have a particular knack for the genre," confesses Maltese, "and have, over the years, had publishers and readers ask me to provide them with more and more. That sees me particularly pleased, at this time, to team up with MAN LOVE ROMANCE PRESS with its primary focus on turn-on male-male literature for its discriminating clientele."

Z. A. Maxfield
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  During Spring Break of the year 2007, working on the theory that most amazing things are accomplished by people who simply haven't been told they can't be done, Z.A. Maxfield informed her children it was the truest desire of her heart to become a writer. This may have been the result of boredom, or sunspot activity, or the earnest desire to function as some sort of role model for a change (as opposed to object lesson). It occurred to her that all those 'do your best' and 'try your hardest' and 'never too late' speeches would go better with a little active participation and the occasional visual aid. Since then, Ms. Maxfield has written several novels, three of which have been contracted for publication, and two prize-winning short stories. Ms. Maxfield currently lives in Southern California with her husband and four children, where she regularly and faithfully allows herself to be distracted by life, as well as any other shiny thing she happens to see.


Timothy McGivney
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Timothy McGivney is the author of Zombielicious and its sequel, Vampalicious. He resides in Palm Springs, California, is single, and currently dating (his TiVo).


Kendall McKenna
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Kendall McKenna is the MLR Press 2013 Author of the Year. Her first work of fiction was written at the worldly age of nine, and was a transformative work that expanded on the story told in a popular song of the time.

She tried her hand at vampire and cowboy fiction, winning high school poetry and short story contests along the way. It wasn't until she discovered the world of m/m erotic fiction and found her stride with cops, Marines and muscle cars, that she felt inspired to share her stories with readers who enjoy the same things.

Putting herself through college by working in a newly-created HIV testing clinic in her local Department of Health, introduced Kendall to the gay and lesbian community. Understanding and empathy has made her a lifetime advocate of GLBT issues.

A brief bout of unemployment gave Kendall the time and focus she needed to finally produce a novel worth submitting for publication. Her first novel, Brothers In Arms, introduced the world to her authentic military stories and characters. Kendall's second novel, Strength of the Pack, was nominated for a 2013 Bookie Award, by Author's After Dark.

Kendall was born and raised in Southern California, where she still lives and works. A non-conventional relationship has kept her happy for the last decade. Her four dogs enjoy it when she writes, as she sits still long enough for them to curl up around her.


Lloyd Meeker
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   Born and raised in a religious commune in the mountain west, Lloyd Meeker began his formal training as an energy healer at the age of ten. As an adult he served for a long time as a minister and teacher in that community before striking out on an individual path of mystical discovery. His academic career has been sporadic and eclectic, ranging from English literature, history, theatre, music, and classical archaeology to computer science.

  Previous published works include two volumes of poetry and an erotic swords-and-sorcery adventure novel, The Darkness of Castle Tiralur. His essay, Gate-Keepers appeared in the anthology Second Person Queer, Arsenal Pulp Press, 2009, Labonte and Schimel, eds. Since 2009 he has served as a judge in the Queer Foundation's annual High School Seniors English Essay Contest (queerfoundation.org ), which promotes effective writing by, about, and/or for queer youth.

  Meeker celebrates life with his husband Robert in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he is at work on his next novel.


AKM Miles
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AKM Miles loves to read M/M. She loves to write. She loves characters. A good story line is great, she figures, but if you don't care anything about the characters, why would you care what happens to them? That's pretty much why and how she writes.


She loves, absolutely loves, to hear from readers. She's quite tickled when the emails she gets all say something along the lines of..."When is Daniel going to get a story?" or "I'm still waiting for Gom's story?" What about Randy, that Brack and Austin helped. Will he get a story, too?" and "You are going to write one about Mark and Wade, aren't you?"


That shows that people love the characters in AKM's books and that's why she writes. She loves it when readers love her guys. Often called for being too mushy or romantic or sweet and told that guys don't talk like that, she replies, "Actually, yes, they do." Her motto is ***love is love*** and she believes that guys do feel deeply and care deeply and if they're happy people, they don't mind sharing that love. It's a good thing.


A.R. Moler
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A.R. Moler is a chemistry professor at a community college, a homeschooling mom and an avid science fiction fan. She is a devotee of first hand research for her writing whenever possible and to this end has - learned to fire a handgun, been rappelling, ridden with both EMS and the police, flown a helicopter, bought a motorcycle and learned to ride it. She has traveled to nearly all the places where her stories are set and taken hundreds of photos for documentation. She has been writing since her high school years, but only recently has become published.

Patrick Monsoon


  Armed with quite a naughty vocabulary and a mind planted firmly in the gutter, at least most days; Patrick Monsoon is a Fiction and Erotica writer who currently resides in the south. Quickly devouring books at a young age; Patrick turned to writing erotica at eighteen isn't afraid to write or talk about the most sexually charged encounters he can dream up. Patrick is feverishly working on several new projects and hopes to be titillating and seducing readers for years to come.


Robert Moore
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  Robert Moore grew up on a hop farm near New Norfolk, Tasmania and has taught in primary and secondary schools in Australia and the U. K.


He attended Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in London from 1974-1975 and has worked as a teacher, actor and community artist in South Australia for many years. He wrote, musically directed and directed plays for children and parents while teaching in South Australian schools. Robert was artistic director of Circa 1900, a community festival centred in and around historical Port Adelaide. As a pianist, he has played for countless revues and concerts.


Breathe Easy a children's play he co wrote to help educate about asthma awareness was awarded a special commendation from The Asthma Foundation of South Australia in 1998.


Over the years, Robert has had numerous articles, poetry and short stories published in a variety of magazines and on national and local radio. He was joint winner of the inaugural Feast Festival Short Story Competition in 2001 with Clearview.


Apart from writing several children's books, his play Brewing which deals with issues to do with HIV and domestic violence has had funding for creative development from Arts South Australia with a director, dramaturge and a cast of professional actors.


Jet Mykles
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  Jet's been writing sex stories back as far as junior high. Back then, the stories involved her favorite pop icons of the time but she soon extended beyond that realm into making up characters of her own. To this day, she hasn't stopped writing sex, although her knowledge on the subject has vastly improved.

  An ardent fan of fantasy and science fiction sagas, Jet prefers to live in a world of imagination where dragons are real, elves are commonplace, vampires are just people with special diets and lycanthropes live next door. In her own mind, she's the spunky heroine who gets the best of everyone and always attracts the lean, muscular lads. She aids this fantasy with visuals created through her other obsession: 3D graphic art. In this area, as in writing, Jet's self-taught and thoroughly entranced, and now occasionally uses this art to illustrate her stories or her stories to expand upon her art.

  In real life, Jet is a self-proclaimed hermit, living in southern California with her life partner. She has a bachelor's degree in acting, but her loathing of auditions has kept her out of the limelight. So she turned to computers and currently works in product management for a software company, because even in real life, she can't help but want to create something out of nothing.

Jet's Rated X-mas: Spiritual Noelle with another publisher won the coveted EPPIE Award for 2008 in the Erotic Romance Fantasy/Paranormal catagory.


Jackie Nacht
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  Short, sexy and sweet---where a little love goes a long way.


That's the best way to describe Jackie Nacht's stories. She was introduced to M/M Romance through her sister, Stephani, and read it for years. Then, she thought it was time to put her own stories on paper. She began writing short and sweet stories that ended with a happily ever after.


Thinking back to her own book addiction, where there were many nights she stayed up way too late so she could read just one more chapter---yeah, right---she decided to write short romances for young adults as well as adults. Hopefully, they will give high school and college students or working men and women something they can read during their lunch hour, in between classes or just when they want to briefly get away from the daily stresses of everyday life.


You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and at her webpage.



William Neale
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  William Neale was first published at the age of 11 when he won first place in an essay contest sponsored by his hometown's chapter of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. As an adult, he plummeted from that moral pinnacle of his life by becoming a successful advertising executive, PR spin doctor, and admirer of a good bottle of wine. Now, many years later, he seeks redemption as one of the newest authors of romance and erotica for a gay and gay friendly audience.

William's stories blend black and white reality with the fanciful notions that on occasion, the stars do align. That sometimes prayers are answered; and sometimes they are blessedly not.  That even in the bleakest of times and lives, there really are happy endings - which is what he and his partner of over a decade have found at the historic home they've restored together in Cleveland.


NJ Nielsen
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  NJ needs to write like she needs to breathe... It is an addiction that she never intends to find a cure for. When you don't find NJ writing about the wonderful men in her stories you find her reading work by others... NJ lives in the SE of Qld, Australia with her family who all encourage her writing career even if she does occasionally call them by her character's names... NJ thinks that anyone taking the time to read her stuff is totally awesome.


Cherie Noel
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  Butcher, baker, candlestick maker...ummm, eww, every chance I get, and I surely would if these damn characters would ever shut up. Born in West Palm Beach, Florida and raised...er, is all over the damn place a sufficiently descriptive term? No? Then how about this? Tinker, tailor, Indian chief...Ooooh, especially when smexy men are involved (!), only under duress, and did the cheek-bones give it away?

Seriously? I've lived in Washington D.C., Virginia, Upper Michigan, Texas, New York, California, and Alabama in the United States; Hessen in Germany, London in England, Masirah Island in Oman and...sometimes it was in a house, sometimes in a tent, and sometimes anyplace I could find to lay my head.

I've been in love with words since before I drew breath, and I don't see that ever changing. I write stories. Sometimes I write music with them, sometimes they're poems, and lately, to my great delight, M/M erotic romance. Yum. Smexy man to the second...or third power...now that's the kinda math I can get behind!!

The hair curls or frizzes as it will, the eyes are green and tend to look in two different directions-no, really-and the rest is subject to change. You know the guy who didn't know if he was a butterfly dreaming he was a man or a man dreaming he was a butterfly? Yeah, that's me, but substitute drag queen for butterfly and wacky, wild ex-Army chick for man.


Gregory L. Norris
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  Gregory L. Norris grew up on a healthy diet of TV science fiction and creature double-features. ¬†He once worked as a screenwriter on two episodes of Paramount's modern classic, Star Trek: Voyager and is a former feature writer and columnist at Sci Fi, the official magazine of the Sci Fi Channel. His work appears regularly in national magazines and fiction anthologies.


Albert Nothlit
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  Albert Nothlit is a writer and an engineer (but mostly a writer if you were to ask him). He enjoys creating science fiction worlds, sometimes with an LGBT twist. Besides short stories, he has released a full-length novel, Earthshatter. A sample chapter can be found on his website. He loves hearing back from readers, so if you would like to get in touch send him a note at albertnothlit @ mail.com.   


Willa Okati
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  Willa Okati can most often be found muttering to herself over a keyboard, plugged into an iPod and breaking between paragraphs to play air drums. She's teaching herself to play the pennywhistle and mixing up the summer's batches of henna. She has forty-plus separate tattoos and yearn for a full body suit of ink. Willa tends to walk around in a haze of story ideas, dreaming of tales yet to be told, and she drinks an alarming amount of coffee for someone generally perceived to be mellow.


Erica Pike
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  Erica lives in Iceland with her adorable little twin boys. She often says that her real name sounds like Klingon to foreigners. Seriously, if "Eyjafjallajokull" looks like a random strings of characters, it's nothing in comparison to Erica's name.


She's been writing for several years, or ever since reading became an obsession. Aside from a business degree, Erica has taken English courses at the University of Iceland and gulped down anything that might help her in her career as an author. She takes great interest in English, but will break every single grammar rule for the sake of The Voice. Erica loves hearing from her readers. She's a friendly, easy-going (if a bit silly) person who doesn't mind talking about herself in third person.


Neil Plakcy
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  Neil Plakcy has been reading romance novels since he used to borrow Harlequins from his mother as a teenager. He is delighted to have his first M/M romance, GayLife.com, under contract with MLR.

  He is the author of Mahu, Mahu Surfer, Mahu Fire and Mahu Vice (August 2009), mystery novels which take place in Hawaii. Publishers Weekly called Mahu Fire "Engrossing... a sharp whodunit," and the book has received enthusiastic reviews from Library Journal, Out, In LA, and many TLA Gaybies - Nominee! mystery and GLBT websites.

  He is co-editor of Paws & Reflect: A Special Bond Between Man and Dog and editor of the gay erotica anthologies Hard Hats and Surfer Boys.

  Plakcy is a journalist and book reviewer and writes author interviews for Gaywired.com. He is an assistant professor of English at Broward College's south campus in Pembroke Pines, vice president of the Florida chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and a frequent contributor to gay anthologies.


Luisa Prieto
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  Originally intending to become an artist, L.M. Prieto began writing in junior high in order to come up with a plot for her comic book, Pirate Tomatoes. After two issues, she gave up the drawing and began focusing on the writing.

  Since then, Prieto has graduated from the Odyssey Writer's Workshop (http://www.sff.net/odyssey/). When she's not writing, she's thinking about writing.


Jared Rackler
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Jared has been creating art since he could hold a pencil. His love of the written word is only eclipsed by his passion for the visual medium. It was this passion that drove him to create his first book cover as a gift for a friend's first published novel, and now he gives life to many more characters and their worlds.






Rick R. Reed
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Rick R. Reed is all about exploring the romantic entanglements of gay men in contemporary, realistic settings. While his stories often contain elements of suspense, mystery and the paranormal, his focus ultimately returns to the power of love. He is the author of dozens of published novels, novellas, and short stories. He is a two-time EPIC eBook Award winner (for Orientation and The Blue Moon Cafe).

Lambda Literary Review has called him, "a writer that doesn't disappoint." Rick lives in Seattle with his partner and a very spoiled Boston terrier. He is forever "at work on another novel."






Michael Rupured
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For as long as he can remember, Michael Rupured has loved to write. Before he learned the alphabet, he filled page after page with rows of tiny little circles he now believes were his first novels and has been writing ever since. He grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, where he came out as a gay man at the age of 21 in the late 1970s. He considers it a miracle that he survived his wild and reckless twenties.

By day, Michael is an academic. He develops and evaluates financial literacy programs for youth and adult audiences at the University of Georgia and is Assistant to the Dean for Family and Consumer Sciences Education. He's received numerous awards and honors over the years and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. Michael is also an avid gardener, a runner, and because he loves it and rarely misses a class, is known locally as the Zumba King.


In 2010, he joined the Athens Writers Workshop, which he credits for helping him transition from writing nonfiction to writing fiction. Michael writes gay romance thrillers that, in addition to entertaining the reader, highlight how far the gay rights movement has come in the last fifty years. A serial monogamist who is currently between relationships, Michael writes with his longhaired Chihuahua, Toodles, in his lap from his home in Athens, Georgia.

George Seaton
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  George Seaton lives in Denver with his longtime companion, David; his dog Sarah, and his horse Shy.



Riley Shane
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I am a native Californian who has spent the years since graduating high school bouncing around the world at every opportunity. I am a graduate of Vassar College where-despite often being distracted by British Literature-I received my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. I'm an avid reader who spends much of my time engrossed in romance novels...when I'm not being shanghaied by the loud, demanding, often-crazy characters that live in my head. Right now you can find me in Northern California, but who knows where I'll be next? So long as I have my laptop and most discerning critic with me, I'm ready to travel and write from wherever the wind may take me.


Jardonn Smith
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  So, tough guy, think you'd like to be a character in one of my books? Fine, but please be advised you will be tested. You will deal with restraints -- ropes, leather straps, chains, whatever suits my story. You might be placed in ancient times, contemporary or future times. You will be made vulnerable, stripped and exposed, at the mercy of me and other men of my choosing, and you will suffer. But, you will never be damaged. If you prove yourself worthy you will be worshiped like all who came before you in my previous books. There are rewards for surviving my punishments, because I, Jardonn Smith, adore men of strength, defiance and virility. You, my next male lead, will be my hero. You will be immortalized in print for all to love same as I do.


Caro Soles
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  Caro's mystery,DRAG QUEEN IN THE COURT OF DEATH, was short-listed for a Lambda Literary Award in 2008. She is the founder of Bloody Words, Canada's annual mystery convention. Writing in several genres, her work includes the mystery The Tangled Boy, the sf series The Danger Dance and The Abulon Dance as well as two short story collections and five erotic gay novels under the nom de plume Kyle Stone. Caro's short stories have been published in many anthologies and gay magazines and she received the Derrick Murdoch award from the Crime Writers of Canada in 2002.


D.H. Starr
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D.H. Starr is a high energy guy with a big heart and a dirty mind. As those of you who know him can tell, he loves to have fun and lives life with a glass-half-full attitude. While there are times his day job can feel like an EDJ (Evil Day Job for those not in the know), he truly loves the work he does with middle school students, families, and teachers.


Despite the pictures and stories to the contrary, DH is actually a homebody type of guy who prefers to spend time with family, curly up with a blanket and a great book, or have dinner parties where he can cook the meals his friends love. But when he parties, he rivals the wildest of the rock stars.


While many of DH's books are erotic romance, he also writes M/M young adult stories as well. Publishing through Featherweight Press, DH brings the raw emotions of first experiences and issues young people face and lays the emotions out on the page.


Richard Stevenson
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  Richard Stevenson is the pseudonym of Richard Lipez, the author of nine books, including the Don Strachey private eye series. The Strachey books are being filmed by here!, the first gay television network. Lipez also TLA Gaybies - Nominee! co-wrote Grand Scam with Peter Stein, and contributed to Crimes of the Scene: A Mystery Novel Guide for the International Traveler. He is a mystery columnist for The Washington Post and a former editorial writer at The Berkshire Eagle. His reporting, reviews and fiction have appeared in The Boston Globe, Newsday, The Progressive, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's and many other publications. He grew up and went to college in Pennsylvania and served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia from 1962-64. Lipez lives in Becket, Massachusetts and is married to sculptor Joe Wheaton.


Christopher Stone
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Christopher Stone is the author of the Personal Development international best seller, Re-Creating Your Self. With Mary Sheldon, he co-authored the popular The Meditation Journal Trilogy of hardcover books.

As a journalist, Christopher has written more than one thousand entertainments, lifestyle, and metaphysical feature stories, interviews, reviews and columns that have been published in some of this country's most popular magazines. Many of these features were syndicated worldwide by the New York Times Syndication Corp.

Christopher is a current member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and a former member of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle.

During one brief shining moment of Marriage Equality in California, Stone married David M. Stoebner, his spouse of more than eighteen years. They share their Coastal Los Angeles County Home with two dogs and a cat.


Liz Strange
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Liz' s love of mythology and the paranormal often finds its way into her stories, compelling her to create worlds where just about anything is possible. Her characters may fight supernatural beings, solve ancient mysteries, fall in love, or find themselves travelling through time.

In addition to writing Liz works at a local hospital and is busy raising her four children. She loves rainy days, spicy food, and has seen about every horror movie known to man. When she has time she'd like to travel the world. She has her sights set on Greece, Mexico and Easter Island.


Laurie Terson
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  Laurie Terson grew up and still lives in So Cal, with her husband of 30 years. She is the victim of an empty nest since her daughter and son have both moved out, but they have been replaced by a 15 lb cat named Miss Kitty and a 5 lb dog named Peanut.


A daydreamer, stories have always lived inside her head. She has always been and still is an avid reader. She decided to try her hand at writing when she started re-writing scenes from books she's read to make them go the way she thought they should go.


When not reading she can be found watching sports, of all kinds. A tomboy while growing up, she loves fishing, camping and traveling. She also enjoys going to the movies, cooking, wine tasting and crafting.


She is a believer that love is love, no more, no less. And gender doesn't matter and everyone deserves a happy ever after.


Marshall Thornton
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  Marshall Thornton is an award-winning novelist, playwright and screenwriter living in Long Beach, California. He is best known for the Boystown detective series, which received an honorable mention in the 2011 Rainbow Awards. Other novels include the erotic comedy The Perils of Praline, or the Amorous Adventures of a Southern Gentleman in Hollywood, Desert Run and Full Release. Marshall has an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA, where he received the Carl David Memorial Fellowship and was recognized in the Samuel Goldwyn Writing awards. He has also had plays produced in both Chicago and Los Angeles and stories published in The James White Review and Frontier Magazine.


Lex Valentine
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  Lex Valentine is known for writing across genres from contemporary to urban fantasy. A native of Monterey County, California, Lex now lives in Orange County, California with her long haired tattooed husband, a college age daughter and bunch of cats she calls "babies." She loves loud rock music, builds her own computers, and works full-time at a cemetery as the network administrator. She also enjoys creating cover art as ARIANA Award winning Winterheart Design. Lex is a member of the PASIC, Orange County, and Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal chapters of Romance Writers of America.


Maggie Veness
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Maggie Veness was born in Sydney, Australia, and lives in a small harbour-side city on the sunny north coast of NSW. Coming from a Nursing and Counselling background, she began writing in 2007 and hasn't stopped. When she's not writing she's presenting writing workshops or tutoring short fiction at a local College. She also has two part-time volunteer positions and cycles at least 100 miles per week. Maggie's stories have been described as emotionally powerful, lyrical, disquieting, poignant, and thoroughly engaging. Her prize-winning fiction has been widely published around the world.


Haley Walsh
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  Haley Walsh tried acting, but decided the actor's life was not for her. She became a successful graphic designer in Los Angeles, her hometown. After fifteen years of burning money in the '80s and early '90s, she retired from the graphics industry and turned her attention toward writing novels. Under another name she became a freelance newspaper reporter, wrote articles for quirky magazines, published award-winning short stories, and writes an acclaimed series of historical mysteries. She's lived all her life in southern California with a lot of gay friends dealing with a lot of gay issues. FOXE TAIL is her first gay mystery.


Lynley Wayne
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Lynley Wayne is the pen name of a thirty-something female living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. When not writing, she can usually be found reading and thinking up creative ways to avoid housework. She is married to a very understanding husband who doesn't complain when she spends hours in front of the computer and he ends up having to fix supper on occasion. Or when she asks random off the wall questions. Or when she talks for hours about whatever story she's working on. Yeah, basically he's vying for sainthood.

Lynley strongly believes everyone is entitled to their own version of happiness, no matter how it may differ from the norm. She writes characters she wants to read and hopes others enjoy them as much as she enjoyed writing them.

While most people who know her wouldn't guess, she's a hardcore romantic at heart and loves nothing more than a happily ever after. Lynley may have come to romance later than some, but once she found it she never looked back. It was years later when she accidentally stumbled onto the male/male genre and knew it was where she was meant to be. From then on she's spent endless hours writing about love in it's many forms.

It is her hope that one day society will be able to look past the labels and see the person behind it. That they will realize we are all the same. Until that time comes, she will continue telling stories of a love others may believe is wrong, but she thinks is nothing short of beautiful.


Shannon West
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Shannon West currently lives in the South with her husband and large family. A lover and avid reader of M/M romances, she began writing them a couple of years ago.She loves men and everything about them, and believes that love is love, no matter the gender.A huge proponent of gay rights, she is a PFLAG mom and supports equal rights for everyone. Though there are never enough hours in the day, she tries to work every day, giving in to the demanding men in her head and writing their stories.She's easy like that.She loves, traveling, reading and watching scary movies and ghost shows on TV.


Stevie Woods
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  Stevie is a Brit living in the Northwest of England and has recently been able to leave her day job behind - though it's a quandary that there still doesn't seem to be much more free time in her day!

A long time avid reader of romance with a dash of adventure, Stevie only stumbled over 'slash' pairings a few years ago and was an immediate convert. Having dabbled with writing on and off for years, it wasn't long before Stevie was tapping away on the keyboard inventing stories around two hot guys, gaining her first publication in the summer of 2007.

Stevie likes reading stories with a good strong plot and believable characters and does her best to create them in her own work.

Stevie has a soft spot for Historical settings but also thoroughly enjoys SF and Fantasy, Paranormal and Contemporary, finding the similarities as intriguing as the differences. Stevie already has a variety of novels, novellas and short stories released by other publishers.


Sara York
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Writing is Sara York's life. The stories fight to get out, often leaving her working on four or five books at once. She can't help but write. Along with her writing addiction Sara has a coffee addiction. Some nights, the only reason she stops writing and goes to sleep is for the fresh brewed coffee in the morning.

Sara enjoys writing twisted tales of passion, anger, and love with a good healthy dose of lust thrown in for fun. Almost a quarter of a century ago she met her lover, falling for him after knowing him for ten minutes. Sara's passion for him comes out in her stories, mixing with her passion for life, love, and good times, flowing onto the page and becoming tales from the heart.


Lance Zarimba


  Lance Zarimba is an occupational therapist working in Minneapolis, MN. His first novel, Vacation Therapy, will be out soon. He has stories in the Mayhem in the Midlands anthology, Pat Dennis' Who Died in Here? 25 mystery stories of crimes and bathrooms, Anne Fraser's Bats in the Belfry anthology, and eshort stories on Echelon Press. He is an avid book collector and enjoys all the cultural events the Twin Cities have to offer. His Therapy series, Vacation Therapy, Missing Therapy, Shock Therapy, and Family Therapy, involve an occupational therapist who solves crimes with the help but more likely the hindrances of his friends. He can be reached at LanceZarimba@yahoo.com.


Mark Zubro


  Mark Zubro is the author of twenty-four mystery novels and five short stories. Pawn of Satan, his next mystery in his Paul Turner series, will be out in October. Safe, his first young adult book, will be out later this fall.