Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Nick Burd and Gerri Hill

I just finished reading "Vast Fields of Ordinary" by Nick Burd. It's a very nice coming of age story about a young gay man, Dale, who is living in the suburbs with his parents.  He's been a play toy for a guy on the football team for a few years who refuses to even kiss him but is willing to do stuff to Dale.  It's not really completely clear but I got the impression that very little of what him and the football player, Pablo did together was really for Dale's benefit other than the fact that Dale wanted to be with Pablo.  Dale finally gets tire of Pablo's game and meets Alex, a drug dealer who is his age and popular with the other kids in Alex's school.  Dale and Alex start seeing each other and for the first time Dale is with someone who wants to be with him as a lover and not just a sex on the side toy.  It's a very well written story. I really enjoyed it.  It's was also very insightful to what a young gay man goes through as he learns to come to terms with his sexuality.

I also reread Gerri Hill's "No Strings." I love this story because it's one of those that I can really relate to the characters. Morgan works for the forest service, which I would love to do and Reese is the new sheriff in the very small town of Lake City, Colorado.  Of course, I love Colorado and the particular story of hers takes place close to where I lived in Montrose, Colorado.  Reese is stuck in Lake City because she had an affair with the mayor's wife in Winter Park.  At first she plans on not getting to know the locals but she meets Morgan, whose friends are trying to push into going out with Reese.  When the two decide two have an affair for the short time that Reese is going to be in two, neither expect to fall in love.  It's a really fun story to read.  I think I've read it three times now and love it every time.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Julie Ann Peters

I just found out that my library has Grl2grl: short fictions by Julie Ann Peters.  I'm going to go grab to the book in a little while and check it out.  I've read Rage by Julie and that was a great story.  She told at the beginning of the book that she wasn't want to write it because of the violence between the two girls in the story but a fan had continuously requested she write the story so she did.  I thought that was great.  The story does cover the tough subject of violence between women and how sometimes when you love someone you'll put up with a lot more than you should.  I'll post my review of Grl2grl once I get it read.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Working on New Stories

I spent some time this past week starting on two new stories. One adult lesbian romance that I've actually been working on in my head for about six years.  It's about an woman who is married to a televangelist who goes to South Africa on a mission and is raped with two new friends who are lesbians. They are raped by a gang who are part of the groups who are "corrective raping" lesbians in South Africa.  The main character Catherine had been very complacent in her life before this happened, always doing what she was expected but this event changes her profoundly.  She meets a prosecuting attorney, Elizabeth through her parents and the two women become friends.  Their friendship grows into more.  Their new relationship will be put to a huge test when Elizabeth is put on a team to help prosecute Catherine's husband for charges that may prove that he has been the leader of a group in the United States that have been "corrective raping" lesbians.

The second story I'm having more trouble with. It's a young adult lesbian romance about a seventeen year old lesbian whose parents move the family from Indianapolis to rural Kentucky.  The girl thinks it's because her father caught her kissing her girlfriend goodbye but it turns out that to be much more than she thinks it is.  She will have to come to terms with her own selfishness and her role in her family.  She is made to realize how selfish and childish she has been by a girl who lives for her family and is terrified of them finding out that she is a lesbian.  Like I said, I'm still having trouble with the details on this one but like all stories, they will work themselves out.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Gerri Hill's New Book Storms

Gerri Hill has done it again. She has produced another phenomenal romance.  I got her book Storms Friday and I would have read the whole thing Friday night if I didn't have to get up early Saturday and go to work.  She has created another round of rich characters for us to fall in love with.  Kerry and Carson are two women with very different histories but who find a future together. I can only hope to be as great of a writer as she is one day. You can find her books at:

Speaking of new stories, I'm working on one that I've been playing with for about six years and I think I finally have all the pieces coming together.  It's about an television evangelist's wife who goes on a mission to Africa and has a very traumatic experience that changes the way she thinks about everything.  She will meet a lawyer who she will become friends with and maybe more. ;)  I'll keep posting of how that's coming along.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Spent A Great Day Out In Nature

I went hiking, horseback riding, and wading at the lake today.  Being out in nature always inspires writing and today was no exception.  I'm ready to dig in with a new story while I wait to hear the fate of Suddenly with the publisher.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Exciting News

I just got an email from P.D. Publishing. They do have my manuscript and it's third in line to be considered.  I'm so excited that they actually have it and a real publisher is actually going to look at it and tell me what they think.

I'm also going to be starting on two new stories. One is an adult lesbian fiction and the other a young adult lesbian book.  They both are going to involve women getting raped.  I've been torn about writing them but it's been on my mind every since I heard about lesbians being "correctively" raped in South Africa. My feelings about it was renewed this morning when I read that presidential candidate Michele Bachman and her husband run a Christian Counseling clinic that tries to "cure" gays.    I'll be posting more about the book and the new stories so I hope I get some comments about both. :)

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