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Josh Lanyon

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A distinct voice in gay fiction, multi-award-winning author JOSH LANYON has been writing gay mystery, adventure and romance for over a decade. In addition to numerous short stories, novellas, and novels, Josh is the author of the critically acclaimed Adrien English series, including The Hell You Say, winner of the 2006 USABookNews awards for GLBT Fiction. Josh is an Eppie Award winner and a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist.



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Josh Lanyon That IS saying a lot! ;-) Yes, I do plan to do a sequel to The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks. The anticipated story will take place in Los Angeles and it…moreThat IS saying a lot! ;-) Yes, I do plan to do a sequel to The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks. The anticipated story will take place in Los Angeles and it has to do with horror movies and spooky old houses and so forth.

As to when it will be written...it's one of three possibilities for next year. The other two possibilities are The Haunted Heart: Spring and Dangerous Ground 6: Blind Side.

I'm leaning toward TGWYS because readers have been waiting for it the longest. ;-)(less)
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Okay, no. I don't smoke. I never have. I don't even drink to excess anymore. Very often. But it's a wonder that I am not currently drinking like a fish and smoking like a chimney.


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CARDS ON THE TABLE (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Excerpt from two novella pairing in PARTNERS IN CRIME - BOY MEETS BODY
SNOWBALL IN HELL (Gay & Lesbian)
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Somebody Killed His Editor (Gay & Lesbian)
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Description: The road back to bestsellerdom can be deadly. Holmes & Moriarity, Book 1 Thanks to an elderly spinster sleuth and her ingenious cat, Christopher Holmes has enjoyed a celebrated career as a bestselling mystery writer. Until now. Sales are down and his new editor is allergic to geriatric gumshoes. On the advice of his agent, he reinvents his fortyish, frumpy, recently dumped self into the sleek, sexy image of a literary lion, and heads for a Northern California writers conference to try and resurrect his career. A career nearly as dead as the body he stumbles over in the woods. In a weirdly déjà vu replay of one of his own novels, he finds himself stranded in an isolated lodge full of frightened women—and not a lawman in sight. Except for J.X. Moriarity, former cop and bestselling novelist. The man with whom he shared a one-night stand—okay, maybe three—long ago. The man who wants to arrest him for murder. A ruthless, stalking killer, or a hot, handsome ex-lover. Which poses the greater danger? It’s elementary, my dear Holmes!
Lovers and Other Strangers (Gay & Lesbian)
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Description: Josh's first stand-alone novel. His romantic weekend in ruins, shy twenty-something artist Perry Foster learns that things can always get worse when he returns home from San Francisco to find a dead body in his bathtub. A dead body in a very ugly sportscoat -- and matching socks. The dead man is a stranger to Perry, but that's not much of a comfort; how did a strange dead man get in a locked flat at the isolated Alton Estate in the wilds of the "Northeast Kingdom" of Vermont? Perry turns to help from "tall, dark and hostile" former navy SEAL Nick Reno -- but is Reno all that he seems?
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“Why can't you say it?" I hardened my voice. "Because I'm telling you, you never have. I'd have remembered."
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"Love you? Of course I love you. Baby, I fucking worship you.”
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message 1: by Josh

Josh So far so good, Marc! Hope you're keeping busy.


LdDurham That one of my top authors is buying the debut novel from another of my top authors based on a review I wrote has got to be one of the greatest compliments I have ever received. I feel like a conduit for coolness. Thank you. I really hope you enjoy it! I thought the mystery was pretty cool, but I'm not a mystery buff, so I'd really like to hear your thoughts on it once you've read it.


message 3: by Kelly

Kelly Moran Thanks for the add! Pleasure to meet you!
Kelly Moran
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XXXOOO


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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message 5: by CAS

CAS Thanks for your friendship. Have a great weekend. Cheers


message 6: by Bella

Bella ***Merry Christmas***


message 7: by Josh

Josh Happiest of holidays to you Bella.

Here's wishing you the best, CAS, Bradley, Kelly, and LD.


Lavinia Lewis Hi Josh,

Thank you for the add! :)


message 9: by Josh

Josh You're welcome, Lavinia.


message 10: by Mary

Mary Thanks Josh! Obviously, I love your stuff and by the looks of things, I have some catching up to do.


message 11: by Josh

Josh Mary wrote: "Thanks Josh! Obviously, I love your stuff and by the looks of things, I have some catching up to do."

I hope it turns out to be an enjoyable process for you, Mary! ;-D


message 12: by Didi

Didi Thanks Josh. I'm new both on this genre and your books; just read Fair Game and Somebody Killed His Editor. Love both of them! Looking forward to read more on Holmes & Moriarity. :-)


message 13: by Josh

Josh Thanks very much, Didi!


message 14: by Kelsey

Kelsey Thanks for accepting the friend request. I've read every one of your books and I'm looking forward to reading many more in the future!


message 15: by Josh

Josh Kelsey wrote: "Thanks for accepting the friend request. I've read every one of your books and I'm looking forward to reading many more in the future!"

How nice of you to say so! Thank you, Kelsey.


message 16: by Laura

Laura Thank you for the add! I’m looking forward to diving into more of your words and worlds, but until then…I picked up my first (shocking I know) Raymond Chandler book today. Perhaps Chandler can cure and fill this mystery craving that Adrien has left in my reading heart. :) If only Cloak & Dagger was around the corner. ;) Happy Reading & Writing!


message 17: by Josh

Josh Laura wrote: "Thank you for the add! I’m looking forward to diving into more of your words and worlds, but until then…I picked up my first (shocking I know) Raymond Chandler book today. Perhaps Chandler can cu..."

Why thank you, Laura! You're in for wonderful reading with Chandler. :-)


message 18: by Thorny

Thorny I have such a fanboi giggle going on right now because you friended me... :D Hi, Josh Lanyon! {hehehe}


message 19: by Josh

Josh Thorny wrote: "I have such a fanboi giggle going on right now because you friended me... :D Hi, Josh Lanyon! {hehehe}"

Hi there, Thorny. I didn't realize we weren't technically friends until a little while ago! ;-)


message 20: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Josh,
I would like to thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads, which is a brilliant site where i have been able to converse with so many lovely authors and readers, writers and book bloggers. Thank you so much once again and i look forward to future book discussions with you.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


message 21: by Josh

Josh Lucinda wrote: "Dear Josh,
I would like to thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads, which is a brilliant site where i have been able to converse with so many lovely authors and readers, writers and book bl..."


Thanks, Lucinda. And welcome!


message 22: by Diana

Diana Thank you so much for accepting my request:) You're a wonderful writer and I can't wait to read more of your books!


message 23: by Josh

Josh Diana wrote: "Thank you so much for accepting my request:) You're a wonderful writer and I can't wait to read more of your books!"

Thank you, Diana! How kind of you to say so. :-)


Macky ~ Sinfully...Addicted To All Male Romance Thanks josh for accepting yet another friend and fan. You helped me see that m/m is not just fan fiction but a genre full of first class authors and books and I thank you for that. :)


message 25: by Josh

Josh Mack wrote: "Thanks josh for accepting yet another friend and fan. You helped me see that m/m is not just fan fiction but a genre full of first class authors and books and I thank you for that. :)"

Thanks for saying so, Mack. That's very kind.


message 26: by M.L.

M.L. Thanks for the friend accept, Josh! :)


Katharina And once more: thanks for the friend accept, Josh!


message 28: by Josh

Josh Katharina wrote: "And once more: thanks for the friend accept, Josh!"

My pleasure! Thanks for the kind words. :-)


message 29: by Becky

Becky Hi Josh! Thanks for accepting the friend request! You've become one of my favorite authors after reading the Adrien English series. I do love a character who can pull off sarcasm with class LOL! Sad that there were only five books in that series. Are there plans for more? Looking forward to starting Holmes & Moriarity next. :)


message 30: by Josh

Josh Becky wrote: "Hi Josh! Thanks for accepting the friend request! You've become one of my favorite authors after reading the Adrien English series. I do love a character who can pull off sarcasm with class LOL! ..."

Hi Becky!

Thanks for the kind words. There will be some kind of Christmas treat in the AE series, but no further novels are planned.


message 31: by Becky

Becky Hi Josh! I had a chance to start the first Holmes & Moriarity book last night. As much as I loved Adrien English, I think Christopher Holmes might outdo him for me. I'm maybe 30% through the book and he's already had me laughing so many times. Love his internal dialogue and his conversations with the others. Yeah, this series is gonna be FUN! :)


message 32: by Josh

Josh Becky wrote: "Hi Josh! I had a chance to start the first Holmes & Moriarity book last night. As much as I loved Adrien English, I think Christopher Holmes might outdo him for me. I'm maybe 30% through the boo..."

Thank you very kindly, Becky! I'm so glad you're enjoying the series!


message 33: by Nic

Nic Hi Josh, Thanks for the friendship!


Salsera1974 Hi Josh! Thanks for accepting my friend request!


message 35: by Josh

Josh Salsera1974 wrote: "Hi Josh! Thanks for accepting my friend request!"

My pleasure! Thanks for asking.


Jenni Lea Hi Josh, thanks for the friendship!


message 37: by Idamus (last edited Jan 02, 2014 05:52PM)

Idamus Thanks for accepting the friends request, apparently I forgot to friend you when I joined your group, oops?


message 38: by Josh

Josh Idamus wrote: "Thanks for accepting the friends request, apparently I forgot to friend you when I joined your group, oops?"

I always assume everyone in the group has friended me. So oops here too!


Bucletina Thanks for accepting!! I'm really enjoying your work.


message 40: by Josh

Josh Bucletina wrote: "Thanks for accepting!! I'm really enjoying your work."

I'm glad! Thanks for asking.


message 41: by Sofia

Sofia I'm happy you did.


message 42: by Syeda

Syeda Noureen Hey thanks for accepting !!
i am really looking forward to enjoy your series..i am putting it on by TBR list.. :)


Rosa, really Thanks for the friend accept! I am a HUGE FAN! I actually started requesting the Adrien English series at my library. So now there's a very small, but excellent, MM section at the Vancouver, WA library. :)


message 44: by Karéz

Karéz Thank you for accepting my invite! , I'm loving your work!! :). Take care


message 45: by Josh

Josh Sofia wrote: " I'm happy you did."

Thanks for asking!


message 46: by Josh

Josh Syeda wrote: "Hey thanks for accepting !!
i am really looking forward to enjoy your series..i am putting it on by TBR list.. :)"


My pleasure!


message 47: by Josh

Josh Rosa, really wrote: "Thanks for the friend accept! I am a HUGE FAN! I actually started requesting the Adrien English series at my library. So now there's a very small, but excellent, MM section at the Vancouver, WA lib..."

That's so wonderful to hear. Thank you very much!


message 48: by Josh

Josh Karéz wrote: "Thank you for accepting my invite! , I'm loving your work!! :). Take care"

Thank you -- that's so nice to hear!


message 49: by Bogusia

Bogusia Goodreads M/M Romance Group Awards
Hall of Fame Award Favorite All-Time M/M Author
1. Josh Lanyon
---Well deserved, CONGRATULATIONS,Josh!!!!!!


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