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Damon Suede grew up out-n-proud deep in the anus of right-wing America, and escaped as soon as it was legal. He has lived all over and along the way, he’s earned his crust as a model, a messenger, a promoter, a programmer, a sculptor, a singer, a stripper, a bookkeeper, a bartender, a techie, a teacher, a director... but writing has ever been his bread and butter. He has been happily partnered for over a decade with the most loving, handsome, shrewd, hilarious, noble man to walk this planet.

Though new to gay romance, Damon is an award-winning author who has been writing for print, stage, and screen for two decades, which is both more and less glamorous than you might imagine. He's won some awards, but he counts his blessings more often: his

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So sorry for the delay replying. I just saw this question. There is no hard ETA on Hard Head at the moment, but the manuscript (All 300k…more
Hey!

So sorry for the delay replying. I just saw this question. There is no hard ETA on Hard Head at the moment, but the manuscript (All 300k ridiculously overwritten words of it) is sitting on my computer and I keep chiseling away at it. The process of writing the Hot Head sequel ended up being pretty intense, for many reasons.

That said, with a manuscript that ginormous, I will definitely have extra chapters and bonus scenes aplenty. But...it IS coming and the only reason it's taken this long is because I love those characters too much to half-ass them. LOL And I'll be posting updates on it as I start drilling down in earnest.

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Damon Suede Thank you!

Hard Head (aka Head #2) is going to be Tommy's story, but Griff and Dante are very much secondary characters within the book because of…more
Thank you!

Hard Head (aka Head #2) is going to be Tommy's story, but Griff and Dante are very much secondary characters within the book because of their connections to him.

So much of Tommy's story is bound up in the Red Hook community they all share... It won't be a Griff & Dante book, but they are major characters in Tommy's book as his friends and coworkers. (less)
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Arpi !!!getting high on books!!! Thanx Damon for accepting :D


Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter  photo d7af07a4-2d38-463e-a195-0efc1dcbefc3_zps76994d68.jpg

Hey Damon,
Here's a little gift from moi. :))
B. xxx


message 90: by Damon

Damon Suede Chrystine wrote: "Any plans on writing a followup to Hot Head? I read it a yr or 2 ago and have been anxiously awaiting. Hot Head is one of my fav gay books.."It's definitely coming., I've written the story but it;'s a bit unwieldy at the moment and I'm tryign to get it right, y'know?


Chrystine Any plans on writing a followup to Hot Head? I read it a yr or 2 ago and have been anxiously awaiting. Hot Head is one of my fav gay books..


message 88: by Bibek

Bibek Thapa Thanks for accepting my friend request. So glad to finally have you as my friend. Looking forward to our GR friendship, and reading more of your books!


Sandi ♥'s way too many M/M books Thank you for accepting my request. Just read "Hot Head" last week LOVED it LOVED both of those delicious men!


message 86: by Lili

Lili Thank you for accepting the friend request! I loved Hot Head and I'm very excited for the next book in the series!


Absynthe Anxiously awaiting the next Head book!


message 84: by Vishous

Vishous thank you so much for friend invite!

Can't wait for the next book in Head series :)


message 83: by Radha

Radha Mr.Suede,thank you for accepting.I was browsing through the reviews and found this amazing review..you have to see it--www.goodreads.com/review/show/458359678


Stephanie Hi Damon! Do you have a date yet when Hard Head will be released? :)


Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter Thanks for the friend invite, Damon! And thanks for anything and everything. I feel kinda honored. Take care and see ya... B.XXX


message 80: by Kelly

Kelly Thanks for the friend invite, Damon. Hot Head is the best book I've read in a long time. Can't wait for the next one! xo


Fangtasia Pining away for Hard Head, would be happy even with an entry here at GR to mark "to-read"... Would be even happier if I could pre-order somewhere...


message 78: by Leigh

Leigh OMGoodness! the pleasure was all mine!! thank you so much for including me in all your fun! it was wonderful meeting, hanging out, and dancing the night away!! hope to see you again soon!! *muah*


message 77: by Barb

Barb Can May get here fast enough? NOT! Please not any longer. That's already too far away. Dying to read Hard Head, Damon.


message 76: by Lyn

Lyn I am really excited about the new book!Can't wait!


message 75: by Damon

Damon Suede RiN a.k.a ♥ Thwisted Dhelyght ♥ wrote: "will you be able to sign my copy of Hot Head while you are there?..." I'm not firm on the release date yet, but I'm literally i the home stretch.

And of COURSE I'll sign it in New Orleans! I'd be honored to. :)


Zany Rin Damon wrote: "Thank you so much for the kind words!! I'm literally finishing the sequel Hard Head (which is Tommy's story) right now. More definitely on the way... :)"

OH WoW ... your response so made my night!

As for my kind words they were well deserved and you are very welcomed. Is it lame to say that I cried during certain scenes in your book? If people think so, I don't care because that just proves how awesome a writer you are and how attached I became with your characters. So knowing there is more coming makes me tickled pink all over (channeling my inner Griff).

Anywho, I am getting wordy (I tend to ramble on when I'm nervous or obsessing over something fantabulous)so to wrap this up I have one question for you ... do you have an idea for the release date of Hard Head? Waiting for books that I'm dying to read always makes me batshit crazy.

Like I mentioned looking forward to seeing you in New Orleans in August. Okay I lied I have a second question ... will you be able to sign my copy of Hot Head while you are there?


Stephanie Damon wrote: "It'll be late spring most likely. We're shooting for May."
Yeah!! Thanks so much!


message 72: by Damon

Damon Suede It'll be late spring most likely. We're shooting for May.


Stephanie When is Hot Head sequel coming out? :)


message 70: by Thorny

Thorny {pounces on you} Hi, Damon! :D {kisses}


message 69: by Lauren

Lauren Hey Damon, thanks for accepting the friend invite! xx


message 68: by L.C.

L.C. Congrats on scoring third overall in the GR Readers awards, Damon! You done good, my friend! :-D
*big hugs*


Fangtasia Damon, did you see Hot Head came in at third place in the 2011 Goodreads Readers Choice Awards, Romance category?

Ahead of Julia Quinn, Nora Roberts, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter...

And the book that won 2nd place is apparently a Twilight fanfic with characters replaced.

So, for all intents and purposes, your debut book came in 2nd. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

WOOHOO!!! *doing Snoopy happy dance for the next couple hours*


Moderatrix Lori Good luck in the final round of voting Damon!

~smooches~


message 65: by Kat

Kat Hey Damon, thanks for friending me :D


message 64: by Lenore

Lenore Damon wrote: "Many thanks for the friend request. :)"

Pleasure is all mine. But you already know that.


message 63: by Angel

Angel Thanks so much for the friending! I'm very honored!

Cheers


message 62: by L.C.

L.C. *flyby tackle hugs* :-D


message 61: by Barb

Barb Hey Damon, thanks for adding me as a friend. Congrats on the success of Hot Head! You sooooo deserve it!! Already in line for Tommy's story. :o)


message 60: by Bookbee

Bookbee Hi Damon! Thanks for the friend invite. :D


message 59: by Neko

Neko Hi Damon!
Thank You for adding me back! LOVED Hot Head and just can't wait to see more! xD <3


message 58: by Mary (last edited Jul 11, 2011 01:43PM)

Mary If the writing in Hot Head is anything like your reviews, I know I'm going to love it! Congratulations on its success!


message 57: by Damon

Damon Suede Thank you so much!


amydawn74 Thanks for accepting my friend request. Since it was my first M/M full-length book, it's one I'll never forget! Of course, that's besides the fact that it's awesome! :)

(Wasn't sure if I posted this on your comment to me if you'd see it.)


Fangtasia Thanks for the friendvite, Damon. Saw in the M/M Romance BOM thread that you are already working on Tommy's story. Will read that one and anything else you write as soon as it's released.

Original voices are so rare, they need to be encouraged.


message 54: by Carmel

Carmel Damon wrote: "It's at Dreamspinner, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble in the US, but I can't find places in Australia yet.

Let me ask the Dreampsinner folks who they distribute with down under."


Thanks Damon, appreciate that:)


message 53: by Damon

Damon Suede It's at Dreamspinner, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble in the US, but I can't find places in Australia yet.

Let me ask the Dreampsinner folks who they distribute with down under.


message 52: by Carmel

Carmel Damon can you please tell me where I can purchase a p/back of your book if it's available? Thanks:)


message 51: by Damon

Damon Suede Thank you C!


message 50: by Caethes

Caethes Faron I was just checking out the gay and lesbian section of Amazon and saw that Hot Head is #1! Congratulations!


message 49: by Damon

Damon Suede Heidi wrote: "Well, you did wake up Randy. I suspected it was that you have a life. Sad, sad."

:) Listen, we're gonna talk about Randy. I've always had a soft spot for ruined, ruinous men. I think I put out a high-pitched tone that only they can hear.


message 48: by Heidi

Heidi Cullinan Well, you did wake up Randy. I suspected it was that you have a life. Sad, sad.


message 47: by Damon

Damon Suede Heidi wrote: "Peaches, why are you not on twitter? Do you have a life or something?"

And I love that you called me Peaches. I literally busted out laughing at my desk.


message 46: by Damon

Damon Suede LOLOLOL I know! Rachel H has been giving me hell about it. I just haven't had the time. I know I'll cave at some point but not yet. I gues it is life getting in the way; Between the screenwriting gigs and the theatre stuff I literally don't have a hot second to figure out another platform. :)


message 45: by Heidi

Heidi Cullinan Peaches, why are you not on twitter? Do you have a life or something?


message 44: by Damon

Damon Suede Thanks, Heather!


Heather C Happy Release Day, Damon!!!


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