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Monday, December 9th, 2013
10:25 am
Mary Christmas and a happy new year
Hello Everybody

In these days I am celebrating a year for my debut novel, NIV. I wanted to share how exiting and learn full year it was, learning how to swim in the deep marketing water of the book industry. Thanks for everybody who read the novel and even more to those of you who shared with me your thoughts about the book. I hope I will reach for new readers in this holidays time and I wish to hear from you here or in my Facebook page: Itamar S.N
Enjoy your vacation and buy as many books as presents and for yourselves:)


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Saturday, July 13th, 2013
8:45 pm
4 characters, 2 stories, 1 destiny
How Does contemporary gay Tel-Aviv connect with the dispute area of Nagorno-Karabakh at the time of the Armenian genocide in WWI??
How does a bloody encounter between Christianity and Islam connect with "getting out of the closet"??
4 characters, 2 stories, 1 destiny.
Hi, I'm Itamar S.N, the author of the debut novel "NIV". I invite you to read my novel and ask for your review. The book is available on Amazon, other websites as paperback or e-book and bookshops around the world. I wish to know what you have to say about the connection between the stories.
All the best
Monday, October 29th, 2012
1:48 pm
Hi, I'm new :)

Hi, my name is Sarah, and I'm new to this com. I'm actually trying to publicise my own novels, the third of which has just been released. But I'm also trying to find new things to read myself :) So far my fave queer novel is Patience and Sarah, or Night Watch, can't choose. I've written three queer novels, the first (Me and Mine) about a priest who falls for a parishioner, the second (Ink)about two young men, both the victims of broken homes, parental death and substance abuse.

So, evil self promotion time. My third novel is called After the Fall (by Sarah Goodwin), and there's a link below to it.

When Connor wakes up in a hospital bed, he realises that the accident that broke his leg has also wiped his memory. His wife is a stranger, his dead parents just a photograph, and his home an unfamiliar, shabby place that smells of dog.

At a local support group for amnesiacs, Connor meets Nate, a fellow sufferer of retrograde amnesia. Nate has no memory, and no idea how he came to lose it, but he remains easy going, and Connor quickly considers the foulmouthed, chain-smoking Nate a friend.

But, when Nate makes a pass at him, Connor starts to question everything he’s learnt about himself. Is he really a happily married 32 year old, or are secrets being kept from him?

Who is the mysterious ‘Coop’ whose cryptic emails are still in his inbox? And why, on the day of his accident, was he driving with another man in his car? A man whose life, and death, are still a touchy subject at home.

When what you don’t know really can hurt you, who can you trust? A stranger? Or a stranger you’ve lived with for 9 years?


Thursday, August 11th, 2011
8:59 pm

If you’re interested in a receiving a PDF version of my novel, King of Cats, about a closeted gay rock musician living on New York’s Lower East Side, just drop me a line with your e-mail address (blake@blakefraina.com).

Please note this is NOT an EPUB file so it is not compatible with digital reading devices. And be warned, KoC is not your typical self-published HEA M/M romance novel. It’s pretty heavy and downbeat.

But hey…it’s free! Why not give it a shot?

It would be great to get feedback or a review.
Saturday, March 12th, 2011
4:07 pm
"A Hundred Little Lies" by Jon Wilson
Greetings, everyone. I’d like to tell you all about a new, very humorous historical novel entitled A Hundred Little Lies by Jon Wilson. It’s about a gay shopkeeper in the sleepy little town of Bodey Colorado who is raising his rambunctious 8-year-old daughter and trying to keep his colorful past a secret. Victor J. Banis has graciously given the book his endorsement: “Charming, witty, and intensely romantic, this is an outstanding debut novel from a writer to be watched.”

Cheyenne Publishing
Monday, June 7th, 2010
11:40 am
Wilde Stories 2010!
Wilde Stories 2010

Like your gay fantasy & horror digital? You can get the e-book edition of the newest Wilde Stories for under $5!

Just use our nifty coupon code: GA44U

Click here to preview and purchase

Where else are you going to find fiction by Laird Barron, Richard Bowes, Tom Cardamone, Liz Hand, and others, under one cover?!
Thursday, October 22nd, 2009
9:00 am
A New York Event!
Care for some Guys with your Ghosts and Goblins?

I'll be the jovial emcee at the Outlines Halloween Reading on October 28th in New York City at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe.

So why not come by, sip some wine, listen to some terrific stories by

Tom Cardamone / Pumpkin Teeth

Jameson Currier / The Haunted Heart and Other Tales

and Sean Meriwether / The Silent Hustler

All book sales at Housing Works go to help people suffering from HIV, so it's a terrific cause.
Saturday, September 26th, 2009
1:41 am
M/M Fiction News
Are you always late on the latest developments in the m/m fiction community? Do you miss the major announcements, the hot topics and other interesting posts? We'll try to help!

At mm_fiction_news  we'll direct you to posts of interest and relevance to the m/m fiction community. Please watch and contribute.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
9:25 am
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
8:54 am
Chance, who runs the cool podcast, Fanboys of the Universe, wanted to cover something appropriate for a gay old time this Halloween, and I was the lucky fellow he interviewed last night.

I listened to it this morning and thought, wow, I sound so... well, Jewish!. Ironically, I made sure to receive his phone call via a land-line (in the hope my voice would be clearer). I took the call at my parent's apartment in the Jewish senior citizen complex. So, should I blame the environment or just fess up to my mannerisms have come to resemble my father more and more.

Anyway, he asked some fun questions. I don't think I rambled too much. It was a flattering experience.

Here's the interview.
Sunday, October 19th, 2008
7:13 pm
Before I Lose My Style by Mike Kaspar

I read a lot. Much of what I read are LGBT novels. Some of it is downright dreadful, but since I’m selective I tend enjoy most of what I choose, but every now and then I stumble across something that’s just so special that I’m compelled to share.

The last time I was this excited about something was Ginn Hales’s Wicked Gentlemen. My latest love object is entirely different, but no less enchanting. Behind the cut is my review of Mike Kaspar’s debut novel, Before I Lose My Style. If you’re looking for something funny, warm and well written, with a host of fascinating characters, you should definitely check this one out:

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ETA: link to publisher's website here: http://spunkybooks.com/
Sunday, October 12th, 2008
6:55 pm

Im selling some of my gay books.  If anyone is interested, I have them posted at my journal.  I actually have more than what I have listed.

thank you!


Monday, September 29th, 2008
5:57 pm
Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
Dirty Girls On Top by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

I read her first book, The Dirty Girls Social Club last year and LOVED it. The characters were so different, so deep but the book was also really fun. I didn't even know that she had another book coming out until I saw Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez Comes Out online. CRAZY. She does have a lot of lesbian and bisexual women in her books so I guess it makes sense.

The article (above) links to a free audio download of the first chapter of the new book. Pretty great. Sexy voice. I'm going to download the book. :-)
Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
5:59 pm
An introduction
Hello there, I'm a newbie and writing to say hello and offer a brief introduction. I just rejoined liverjournal, and my inner (and outer) geek is revelling.
So I'm Holly, I'm nearly 20, I'm a second year student of languages at the University of Birmingham (UK), and I'm also chair of the LGBTQ Association - student group within my university. My interests are queer everything, and everything to do with words. I'm also currently setting up a book group in the association which will be running from September, for which I have been absorbing myself in queer literature over the past months. My favourite novels include Rita Mae Brown' "Rubyfruit Jungle", Jane Rule's "Desert of the Heart", Forster's "Maurice", Alan Hollinghurst "The Line of Beauty", and the works of Jeanette Winterson. Though there's still a lot of stuff I've yet to read!
I look forward to the forthcoming interesting discussions. :)

Current Mood: geeky
Friday, July 25th, 2008
4:10 pm
Hi All!
I'm Caitlin, 18, going to be a freshman in college. I joined this community because I love to write. I've written two full-length novels so far, and the second is a Young Adult fiction piece entitled "Different Flavors". Among other things, it deals with some GLBTQ teens and their challenges, triumphs and first forays into romance. "DF" is also slated to have a sequel, which I'm working on now. I'm not published or anything, but in my dreams, I will be. :-) No, seriously...I want to try and get my books published one day, after a lot more editing.
I was inspired to write the "DF" series (I may have it be a trilogy) because I think that there need to be more books out there for GLBTQ youth. As one of my gay friends puts it, "I'm so sick of straight love permeating the bookshelves!" :-)
Some of my favorite Queer Lit books are those by Alex Sanchez and Julie Anne Peters. I also love the "Am I Blue" collection and "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys".
I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you and joining in on book club discussions!
Thursday, July 17th, 2008
4:40 pm
mainstream ficiton with gay characters
Hello everybody!

I'm very much looking forward to your replies, as I'm somewhat lost...

I'm thinking of writing a PhD on homosexuality in Russian translations of Anglophone literature, and I thought it would be interesting to look at well-known novels and short stories which are not primarily aimed a gay audience -- those which even a potentially slightly homophobic reader might pick up, and whose translators rarely pay special attention to the topic (thus often revealing their attitudes). Something like "The Hours" (as opposed to, say, "The Swimming Pool Library"). Let's brainstorm some titels together, please!
Saturday, July 5th, 2008
1:06 am
the pathology of hate
George Rostov's blog has once again pitched its tent upon Hampsted Heath and is now open for business - at a special discounted rate for octagenarian transexuals. 

Consider his blog an experiment....to see how far one man can confront the blackness sheltering in his mind....to watch one fragile, deluded man drive himself to the edge of the abyss...to listen to one drug-addled ex-rentboy scream in anger at everything and everyone....to be disgusted at one cross-dressing alcoholic's self-destructive journey into a twilight world of gay saunas, cruising grounds, toilets, sex cinemas, and an addict's hell of cold turkey.

Consider his blog an aberration....of everything that is decent turning to depravity, of virtue raped and debased, of sanity, love and compassion sacrificed in Rostov's mission to replace God with rage, violence and his own philosophy of murder and vice. 

Rimbaud -

De Sade -

Burroughs -

They only went so far....Rostov is going all the way.

This is the pathology of hate.
Monday, June 23rd, 2008
8:58 pm
Hey, does anybody know when Julie Anne Peters' new book comes out, and what the title is?

Current Mood: okay
Wednesday, June 18th, 2008
4:57 pm
Great Books for the Summer!!
Hey Guys!!
LOGO just came out with a really cool list of the Best of Summer Listens, which includes books from great authors like Augusten Burroughs, Christopher Rice, and others! And the best part: we can download all the books straight to our iPod from this site. Check it out!

Current Mood: enthralled
Friday, March 28th, 2008
2:26 pm
Shameless Self Promotion
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Well, I feel I've done my fair share of promo for many other people's books and, since my own novel's been out four years and sales have completely flattened out in the past few months, I thought I'd give it one last push of shameless self-promotion.

It's entitled King of Cats and it's about a closeted British rock musician living on NY's Lower East Side and his troubled relationships with the two men in his life. You might enjoy it if you're looking for something contemporary, but dark and a bit different.

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If you want to check out my Amazon reviews or (bless you) order the book, here's a link:
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