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Welcome. My nonfiction consists of the HOW TO WRITE series for fiction and nonfiction writers. My fiction is gay romance not intended for readers younger than age eighteen. I like humor, strong plots, vivid cultural details, and complicated characters and hope to offer you the same.

For four years, I was one of five paid reviewers for the All Romance Ebooks newsletter until the reviewing program was discontinued. I was the reviewer for the gay romance category. Currently I am the editor of the Fiction Writing topic at BellaOnline.com where I publish weekly articles, a newsletter, and forum advice on how to write fiction. Most recently I have become the editor of the Romance Novels topic at BellaOnline.com where I review both traditional rom...more


Language changes all the time because every subculture needs a trendy way to express itself. This leads to linguistic trends that sweep the population, enter the mainstream, and establish themselves as acceptable over time though they break the rules of grammar and use words in unusual new ways. Please read on for Do You Care When Trends Corrupt Language? Read more of this blog post »
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1 chapters   —   updated May 29, 2013 01:36PM
Description: First 10 pages of the upcoming gay romance REACH FOR THE MOON. Eighteen year-old Alejo and Bobby go on a road trip through New Mexico, searching for Alejo's missing cousin Martin, who may have run into trouble after coming out as gay.
This is Yours (Gay & Lesbian)
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Description: Alejandro Sandoval + Roberto Gallegos = love forever. Alejo looks back to one night in June 1980, when he and Bobby were fourteen years old. Only days before, they realized their attraction to each other. But now, Alejo’s dad has invited over his buddies to watch the most anticipated boxing match of the year. Anything could happen during the fight. And anything could happen to Alejo and Bobby as they struggle to keep their newfound love secret while soaking up the macho atmosphere of Mr. Sandoval’s Fight Night. It is a night of love and revelations for Alejo and Bobby. FREE short story, sex scenes: none, 11,000 words of story, not counting additional text such as excerpts and blurb.

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M/F ROMANCE. Good but longer would have been better. Longer review here.
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"You got the most amazing look on your face – amazing and amazed. Your eyes widened in vivid excitement and your pupils expanded. The gold starburst edging each pupil brightened like a sunrise in the rich brown of your irises. Your full lips part...
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“You talk like there is no church or laws.
Like you want to marry me.”

Aw this...what a wonderful, touching story.

Bobby and Alejo quickly became one of my favorite boys ♥

It's this kind of book that caught my interest from page one with its lovabl... " Read more of this review »
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“The only 'ironclad rules' in writing fiction are the laws of physics and the principles of grammar, and even those can be bent.”
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