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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.


Fyn Alexander


  Fyn Alexander grew up in Liverpool, England, with a great love of books, libraries, writing and all things literary. Fyn loves writing and considers her greatest accomplishments to be her two beautiful daughters, who also love to write.



CJ Anthony
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  C. J. Anthony started reading and writing at an early age. She attributes her love of reading and romance to her mother who not only taught her to read but also made countless trips to the library lugging piles of books home for her to read. She loved getting lost in the people and places and adventures she found in books and it wasn't a far jump to start writing her own stories, early childhood tales about flower families and travelling to the moon with her best friend.

She recently was inspired to try writing again, this time with tales of beautiful men in love speaking to her and wanting their stories to be told. C. J. has always believed in true love and HEAs even if there is angst and pain along the way--life is never perfect, after all, but everyone deserves a happy ending and someone there to catch them when they fall.

When she's not writing, she spends most of her time juggling a day job and freelance design work on the side, enjoying music, movies, spending time with friends and, of course, reading.


Josh Aterovis

  Josh Aterovis fell in love with mystery novels in the fourth grade when he discovered the Nancy Drew series in his school library. He soon moved on to Agatha Christie, which led to a lifelong love affair with whodunits, culminating in his award-winning Killian Kendall mystery series.


  His first book, Bleeding Hearts, introduced gay teen sleuth Killian Kendall, and won several awards, including the Whodunit Award from the StoneWall Society.


  Aterovis grew up on the bucolic Eastern Shore of Maryland, which, coincidentally, just happens to be the setting for the Killian Kendall books. He now lives in the quirkiest city in America - Baltimore, Maryland - where, besides writing, he is also an artist and, sometimes, an actor.


Laura Baumbach
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Named by ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE as &aps;a pioneer of the M/M romance genre&aps;, Laura Baumbach is the best-selling, multi-award winning 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&aps; Resource article published in September 2008. She is the founder of the only RWA Chapter for GLBT romance author, RAINBOW ROMANCE.

Laura is author of numerous novels and shorts, almost all of which have been recognized by awards from array of sources including 3 EPIC Awards, multiple RWA Chapter awards, Reviewer awards, and as a Lambda Literary Finalist.

Laura devotes herself full time to publishing and writing. She is the owner of ManLoveRomance Press, a small publishing house that specializes in m/m erotic romance, mystery and fiction. (https://www.mlrpress.com)



Mychael Black
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Myc has been writing professionally since 2005, solo and with Shayne Carmichael. Genres include pretty much anything (no steampunk yet), though Myc is well known for paranormal stories. When not writing, Myc is usually playing PC games, reading, editing, watching movies and shows on Netflix and Amazon, or spending way too much time on Facebook.


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.


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!)

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.


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.


Adam Carpenter


ADAM CARPENTER is the best-selling author of several titles of gay mystery, intrigue, romance, and erotica.

His current series features gay P.I. Jimmy McSwain: HIDDEN IDENTITY, CRIME WAVE, STAGE FRIGHT. GUARDIAN ANGEL and the forthcoming FOREVER HAUNT, available in print and eBook. The first two titles are currently also available in audio.

In 2017, he will publish the sexy new trilogy, The Hatcher Chronicles, an intriguing blend of mystery and romance.

He is also the author of the "Edenwood" trilogy, EDEN'S PAST, EDEN'S PRESENT, and EDEN'S FUTURE, available in audio.

His "European Flings" series includes the prequel short story, "Passport to a Fling," then FRENCH MEN, ITALIAN GUYS, ENGLISH LADS and AMERICAN HUNKS, available in print and eBook.

His "Wonderland" trilogy includes DESPERATE HUSBANDS, DESPERATE LOVERS, and DESPERATE ENEMIES, co-written with Curtis C. Comer and Jeff Wilcox.

His "White Pine" firefighter series includes SECRET FLAMES, HEAT OF THE MOMENT, A RAGING FIRE, and BURNING TRUTH, now in development for audio, print and eBook editions forthcoming from MLR Press.

Other novels include stand-alones DUDE RANCH, SUMMER'S CHOICE, ISLAND DESIRES, and THAT PASSIONATE SEASON. His short fiction has been collected in the anthology, NOCTURNAL DELIGHTS, available in eBook from MLR Press.


Talia Carmichael
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Talia Carmichael is a romantic who believes that family, no matter if it is by blood or those you choose as family, is integral to who you are. She is an author who writes sexy stories in a variety of genres. She believes in creating stories that encompass all that falling in love or lust entails, from the highs of that first blush of attraction to the lows of not knowing if you can make your coming together as a couple work, and then finally to the acceptance of the reality of making a life together. It's all about the journey.

Among her books you'll find contemporary, futuristic, fantasy, and paranormal settings with M/M themes that will have a happily-ever-after. Her books are passionate, intense, and real... to fill the craving. Check out more about Talia at http://taliacarmichael.com or http://taliacarmichael.com/blog. Contact her at http://taliacarmichael.com/blog/contact .

or check her out on facebook –https://www.facebook.com/pages/Talia-Carmichael/247134751977720. Twitter: https://twitter.com/taliacarmichael .


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.


T.A. Chase
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  There is beauty in every kind of love, so why not live a life without boundaries? Experiencing everything the world offers fascinates me and writing about the things that make each of us unique is how I share those insights. When not writing, I'm watching movies, reading and living life to the fullest.



Fai Marie Dawson
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Fai Dawson lives in a small town thirty miles northeast of Seattle Washington in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains with her beloved wife, Becky. Together, they work on restoring their 110-year-old Victorian home. She spends her days writing, blogging and walking Moxie, their Newfie-Chow through the rainy streets of town. Pepe, a brave and proud tuxedo cat is her muse, ever mindful of providing inspiration for her next project. Although she has filled countless journals in her life, she began writing seriously in 2009 as a way to deal with anxiety. She is currently working on her next manuscript.


Vivian Dean



Vivien started writing again in 2005, after a long hiatus from anything creative. She has since published with a number of publishers, including MLR, Samhain Publishing, and Amber Quill Press, in a wide variety of genres. Her stories have been EPPIE finalists/winners and RT Reviewers Choice Nominees. In 2006, she teamed up with fellow erotic romance writer, Pepper Espinoza, to write together as Jamie Craig. She currently resides in northern California with her British husband and two children.


Jenn Dease



Jenn Dease is a Chef with a reading and writing addiction. The six bookcases in her bedroom are proof of this.


She was born and raised in Pittsburgh with one of those families that have four generations in a four block radius.


The Redheads, or her sisters, are the best things in her life. When they want to be.


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.


Morgan Elektra
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Born in the artists' community of Woodstock, NY, Morgan Elektra discovered her passion for writing at a young age, penning stories of witches, vampires, and monsters at the dining room table. After years working day jobs and moonlighting as a reviewer for popular genre website Dread Central, Morgan left the comfort of an office to follow her dreams of writing fiction. She spent the early twenty-teens as a freelance ghostwriter of erotica, but has now put aside the masks to write under her own name.

She currently lives near Savannah, GA with her husband, a dog named after Shakespeare, their cat Harlequin, and--if the rumours are to be believed (and she sincerely hopes they are)--an awful lot of ghosts.



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.

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.



Kris Jacen
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Kris Jacen grew up just north of Boston, Massachusetts, met her soldier in high school but didn't marry him until almost ten years later. She moved around with him and their daughters (born in two different states thanks to the Army) for the first 19 years of their marriage (they'll celebrate their silver anniversary in 2018) before settling in western New York.


She has been the Editor in Chief and Formatting Director for ManLoveRomance Press and its imprints since January of 2008 and has never looked back. Working with the amazing authors at MLR has allowed her to both hone her editorial skills and indulge her inner fangirl. She also acts as editor, mentor and sounding-board for newcomers which lets her "pay-it-forward" and help authors realize their dreams.




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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.


A.C. Katt
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AC Katt was born in New York City's Greenwich Village. She remembers sitting at the fountain in Washington Square Park listening to folk music while they passed the hat. At nine, her parents dragged her to New Jersey where she grew up, married and raised four children and became a voracious reader of romantic fiction. At one time she owned over two thousand novels, until she and her husband took themselves and the cat to New Mexico for their health and its great beauty.


Now, most of AC's books are electronic (although she still keeps six bookcases of hardcovers), so she never has to give away another book. AC is new to both GLBT and to writing being, as she claims, a late bloomer, however, she claims to have found her niche writing GLBT romance.


She hangs out at ACKatt.com; where she keeps her journal. This is a very opinionated kitty and at ackatt.com where you may find snippets of her current releases, as well as some from works in progress.


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.


Aidee Ladnier
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Aidee Ladnier began writing at twelve years old but took a hiatus to be a magician’s assistant, ride in hot air balloons, produce independent movies, collect interesting shoes, fold origami, and send ping pong balls into space. At home, surrounded by family both blood or chosen, Aidee celebrates as many holidays as she can comfortably fit into a calendar year.



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.



Mario Kai Lipinski


  Mario K. Lipinski (born in November, 1975, in Germany) lives in Herne, Germany.


He is a spare-time author and, in "real" life, is a mathematician teaching at university level. Does it show in his books? Yes, it does.


English is not his native language, and a frequent question is why he does write in English. For more than 15 years, most of the books he has read have been in English. So, it felt natural for him to write in English, too.


He is into romance with a capital R.


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.


A.J. Llewellyn
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  A.J. Llewellyn is the author of over 250 M/M romance novels. She was born in Australia, and lives in Los Angeles. An early obsession with Robinson Crusoe led to a lifelong love affair with islands, particularly Hawaii and Easter Island.


  Being marooned once on Wedding Cake Island in Australia cured her of a passion for fishing, but led to a plotline for a novel. A.J.'s friends live in fear because even the smallest details of their lives usually wind up in her stories. A.J. has a desire to paint, draw, juggle, work for the FBI, walk a tightrope with an elephant, be a chess champion, a steeplejack, master chef, and a world-class surfer. She can't do any of these things so she writes about them instead.


  A.J. "I started life as a journalist and boxing columnist, and still enjoys interrogating, er, interviewing people to find out what makes them tick."


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."

D.J. Manly
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  D.J. Manly is a bestselling author of male/male fiction and has published well over one hundred books in a variety of genres. A good plot, engaging characters, and steamy erotica are the backdrop for all D.J.s stories. D.J. is always looking to write innovative stories and loves to hear from fans.


  You can contact D.J. at dj@djmanlyfiction.com.


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.


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.


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.


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, and writing about how relationships come to be. He loves hearing back from readers, so pleased visit his visit his website, where you can drop him a note and find free stories by him.

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.






M Louise Ripley
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Louise Ripley is a retired Canadian Professor of Business and of Women's Studies, and an avid American Civil War buff, who believes that prose can be like poetry where one word or one phrase or one story can stand for another that cannot be written. She also writes poetry. Most of her academic writing can serve as an excellent source of a cure for insomnia, perhaps except for her final piece before retiring -- a study of humour in dog ads. She counts as one of her favourite times at York University the fifty-five-day strike of her faculty union in the Winter/Spring of 1997. It was on those picket lines that she discovered her "inner guy", who happens to be gay.

Nina Schluntz
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  Nina Schluntz is a native to rural Nebraska. In her youth, she often wrote short stories to entertain her friends. Those ideas evolved into the novels she creates today.

Her husband strives to ensure her stories maintain a touch of realism as she delves into the science fiction and fantasy realm. And their kitty, a rescued Abyssinian, is always willing to stay up late to provide inspiration.

"Nosy Neighbors" is Nina's third romance novel and the first to have a touch of supernatural.

You can find Nina on goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

Her blog mizner13.wordpress.com has updates on any current or upcoming novels, plus her thoughts on her most recent reads and movie viewings.



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.


Kara Solberg
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  Kara Solberg has always loved books and language. For her day job, she copyedits science research articles and writes educational literary studies, but her heart lies with fiction, especially historical romances. Kara lives near Annapolis with her husband, her two kids, and a very noisy cat. When her nose isn't stuck in a book, computer screen, or craft project, she enjoys kayaking and camping with her family.


Richard Stevenson

  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 Quartet 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 twenty-four 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.


Lex Valentine
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  You could almost say Lex has OCD because when it comes to writing, she's driven to put words on paper. Well, digital paper. At the beginning of this decade her love of romance books took her to author sites which led to more writing and the creation of a blog called Sunlight Sucks. That's where author Jennifer Leeland first saw her work and encouraged (cough bullied cough) her to submit her writing to publishers.


  Now an award winning, multi-published, PAN author, Lex is a member of Romance Writers of America and active in her local Orange County chapter. Despite how distinguished that sounds, Lex is still driven by the written word, driven to write them and read them. At one time she had so many books her husband banned her from bringing home anything but digital editions.


  Born and raised in Salinas, California, home of the California Rodeo, Lex moved to Southern California in 1992. Creative and a little left of center, with her writing and graphic arts as the main focus of her life these days, Lex is a minority in conservative Orange County where she lives with Rott, her long haired, tattooed husband and a bunch of cats she calls Babies. She has one daughter, a millennial who is an artist and gamer. Lex loves loud rock music from any era, builds her own computers, wears body jewelry in her ears and has a double helix threaded with purple titanium. Purple is her favorite color of course. A former IT Geek, Lex works full-time as a bean counter at a 105 year old cemetery.



Zev de Valera



Zev de Valera's fascination with all things ancient Egyptian was the inspiration for The Talisman Ring of Amenhotep. Zev is currently working on his second novel, which will look at the life of Nefertiti from a unique perspective. Zev lives in Brooklyn, New York.



Shannon West
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Shannon West is a bestselling author of Gay Romance and believes love has no gender. She has over a hundred and twenty-five short stories, novellas and novels to her credit, and her stories usually have a paranormal or sci fi twist, but she also loves contemporary. When she's not reading, she's eluding housework, lost in fantasy worlds, fighting to keep her cats off the keyboard and imagining love scenes--sometimes all at the same time. She makes her home in Georgia, with frequent jaunts to the North Carolina mountains and anywhere else she can, really, as she loves to travel. She's married with four children, has two cats (currently) and a bulldog named Rambo. She is almost always working on a few more stories at any given time.


DC Williams



D.C. Williams is a funny little middle-aged woman who mostly lives in Pennsylvania and writes romance novels you wouldn't expect.


John Wiltshire
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John spent twenty-two years in the military, perfecting the art of looking busy whilst secretly writing. He left as a senior officer when his tunnel was ready for use. He is now living in New Zealand until he can raise enough money to leave. Although he has no plans to return to the army, he can occasionally be caught polishing his medals.


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.


Logan Zachery
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Logan Zachary is a mystery author living in Minneapolis, MN, where he works as an occupational therapist, is an avid reader and book collector.  His book, Calendar Boys, is a collection of his short stories.  He enjoys movies, concerts, plays, and all the other cultural events that the Twin Cities have to offer.


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.