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Raised on a steady media diet of Monty Python, classical music and the visual arts, Anne Tenino rocked the mental health world when she was the first patient diagnosed with Compulsive Romantic Disorder. Since that day, with her trusty psychiatrist by her side, Anne has taken on conquering the M/M world through therapeutic writing. Finding out who those guys having sex in her head are and what to do with them has been extremely liberating.

Anne's husband finds it liberating as well, although in a somewhat different way. He has accepted her need for "research", and looks forward to the benefits said research affords him. He thinks it's kind of cool she manages to write, as well. Her two daughters are mildly confused by Anne's need to twist Ken...more

Recently, the issue of why I write gay romance came up (again). I was prompted to attempt an answer (again). ...
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description: GRNW has been working on a couple of events in the Portland area which corresponded fantastically with a DSP event.

We have some extra special out of town authors that will be in the area for the DSP event that would love to meet the GRNW group. We will update with a list of authors that will be hanging out with us as soon as we find out the "for sure" authors.

We decided to move this specific event to a restaurant location to fit in with the time and the DSP event. Habibi is on SW Pine St in be...more

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I've heard others say that . . . I always feel kind of bad about that...more
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“Sam. I've got news for you. Not every childhood trauma can be healed by finding the right penis."

Sam looked devastated. He opened and closed his mouth, eyes wide, then suddenly slumped back against the railing, unable to support himself anymore. "You mean," his voice was barely a whisper. "All those romance novels lied?”
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“He made me pick a safe word." Nik peeked between his fingers. Sam's mouth was hanging open.

"Oh." Sam's voice was a whisper. More of the throat clearing. "What did you pick?"

Not the question he'd been expecting. Nik looked up at Sam from under his hand.


"Lemonade?" Nik nodded. "Do you like lemonade?"

"Does it matter? Yes, I like lemonade."

"Shouldn't you have picked something you didn't like, to make sure there were no, um, inadvertent exclamations at an important moment?"

He dropped his hand and stared at Sam. "Who screams out 'lemonade' in the middle of sex?"

Sam blushed. Nik was momentarily grateful for his dark skin. "You'd be surprised," Sam mumbled.”
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“Make it work”
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“I think that life has taught us that you don't have to have the crown to be the queen.”
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“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
Ernest Hemingway

“Why can't you say it?" I hardened my voice. "Because I'm telling you, you never have. I'd have remembered."
He stared at me with disbelief. [...]
"Love you? Of course I love you. Baby, I fucking worship you.”
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message 52: by Anne

Anne Tenino Thank you for asking, Sophia. :-)

Sophia Thank you for accepting my friend request, Anne!

message 50: by Anne

Anne Tenino Thanks, Morgana! I'm really glad to hear you liked the book, but my next release is in my other series, Theta Alpha Gamma. I will have a new Romancelandia book out in January, though. I know it's a while, sorry. :-/ I wish I could write faster. . . *sigh*

message 49: by Morgana

Morgana Thank you for accepting my friend request, Anne :)

BTW, yesterday I finished Too Stupid to Live and I LOVED it.

Looking forward to more books in the Romancelandia series.

message 48: by Anne

Anne Tenino Hey Lavinia! Thanks for asking me. :-) I'm working on having a fab day—are you?

message 47: by Lavinia

Lavinia Lewis Hi Anne! Thanks so much for accepting my friend request. Hope you're havomg a fab day!

message 46: by Anne

Anne Tenino Hi LisaT! Good luck with keeping up—I sure the hell can't 90% of the time. ;-)

LisaT - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog LisaT131 Thanks Anne! NOW I can keep up :D

message 44: by Anne

Anne Tenino Thanks for accepting! :-)

message 43: by Levente

Levente Lakatos Thank you for the add :)

message 42: by Anne

Anne Tenino LOL I stopped reading friends' books. Or at least I stopped rating them, and once I did that I stopped saying I was reading or had read them. I should put it in, though—I've read at least three of yours.

Josephine Myles Hell yes, I'll be your friend! Although really, you should go and read more of my books first ;P


Jo x

message 40: by Anne

Anne Tenino Honestly? I don't mind sick at Christmas, if it's me. Then I get to stay home and languish in bed, LOL. I did that last year, and except for the occasional puking it was lovely. LMAO

Monika I'm staying home too. We usually go to my mother's for Christmas Eve it's when my family growing up celebrated Christmas, but this year my sister and her family are all sick and I've had a sore throat for a couple of days now today my son says he's not feeling well. So my mother cancelled dinner there and we'll just have a very small Christmas at home on the 25th. *sigh* Sick at Christmas just sucks! :-P

message 38: by Anne

Anne Tenino You too, Monika! What are you doing for the holiday? I'm staying near home, but visiting my parents and my in-laws. Pretty tame, which sounds perfect. :-)

Monika Merry Christmas Anne,

Merry Christmas

message 36: by Anne

Anne Tenino Thank God. :-)

Monika I'll pretty much answer to anything and no "Canuck" is not insulting not to me anyway!

message 34: by Anne

Anne Tenino snerk

I don't know, do you answer to "crazy Canuck"?

BTW, "Canuck" isn't actually insulting is it? I'm using it pretty freely, I should prolly figure that out, huh?

Monika Hi Anne! I get this feeling someone has been talking about me....

message 32: by Anne

Anne Tenino Oh, I don't know, some crazy Canuck. ;-) She was nice, though...

message 31: by Jay

Jay Hi Anne, wonder where you heard that?

message 30: by Anne

Anne Tenino I know, weird, huh? I was surprised.

message 29: by Amara

Amara Hi Anne! How is it we aren't friends over here? I thought we were. lol. Either way, nice to see you here. :D

message 28: by MandyM

MandyM *whispers* Woo Hoo!

message 27: by Anne

Anne Tenino Check back tomorrow, Mandy... (but you didn't hear that from me).

message 26: by MandyM

MandyM Just snooping around your profile page to see if there's any news about upcoming releases. Don't mind me...:)

message 25: by Thorny

Thorny LOL! Hi, Anne! :D

message 24: by Anne

Anne Tenino Heehee

LenaLena Anne wrote: "No you don't. Once when the kids were little (littler) someone asked them what their daddy did and one of them said, "He goes to meetings.""

Okay, I don't.

message 22: by Anne

Anne Tenino No you don't. Once when the kids were little (littler) someone asked them what their daddy did and one of them said, "He goes to meetings."

LenaLena I want your husbands job.

message 20: by Anne

Anne Tenino LMAO Totally forgot. The husband even had to go see them on a business trip (I don't know how he gets himself into these things) and he made a big deal out of it when Roy got eaten.

message 18: by Anne

Anne Tenino Someone got eaten by a tiger? A composer?

LenaLena Anne wrote: "If Jurgen's Siegfried, does that make Nik Roy?

LMAO, sorry, couldn't resist. I don't listen to a lot of opera (Wagner's opera, right? Not ballet?), and it's been years since I listened to a lot o..."

Who was the one that got eaten by the tiger, again?

Not missing much with Wagner. Unless you like bombastic operas. Hitler was a big Wagner fan....

message 16: by Anne

Anne Tenino If Jurgen's Siegfried, does that make Nik Roy?

LMAO, sorry, couldn't resist. I don't listen to a lot of opera (Wagner's opera, right? Not ballet?), and it's been years since I listened to a lot of classical. You're making me miss my Tchaikovsky...

LenaLena Anne wrote: "Oh, jeez, I never even thought of that. LOL"

We all have different twisty brains, obviously. You know, Wagner is kind of fitting, considering Jurgen's physique. I'm sure Wagner would think he'd make a great Siegfried.

message 14: by Anne

Anne Tenino Oh, jeez, I never even thought of that. LOL

LenaLena Anne wrote: "Hey Marleen-

There shouuld be an entry for it -- it's just hard to find since there are about a million books with "the fix"The Fix <--- here it is.

Well, the thing with their nam..."

You know, every time I read Jurgen's last name I'm hearing Wagner. 'Götterdämmerung' and all that.

message 12: by Anne

Anne Tenino Hey Marleen-

There shouuld be an entry for it -- it's just hard to find since there are about a million books with "the fix"The Fix <--- here it is.

Well, the thing with their names sort of gets explained in the Sam and Ian's book. Basically, Jurgen's father is a German immigrant, and his mother's brother (Ian's father) marries an Irish woman. I think that's it. I keep forgetting how it works and having to look it up...

LenaLena I enjoyed The Fix! Now you need to make a goodreads entry for it, so I can tell everyone I liked it!

I am very excited about your new Taskforce book, but after The Fix I am also excited about Sam and Ian. That should be fun! Just wondering though how a guy named Jurgen Dammerung ends up with a cousin named Ian.

message 10: by Anne

Anne Tenino I know! Someone in my writing group just told me. I never win anything. I'm kinda befuddled by it all, truth be told.

Hey, Marleen, did you see that I'm going to have another Task Force book out in May? It's a short, sort of novella length, but I'm excited. :)

LenaLena Ooooh Anne! Congrats on winning the Wildfire shopping spree at ARe!

message 8: by Anne

Anne Tenino YAY! You're back! (((big huge, breath-squeezing hugs)))

Thorny Hey lady who writes scorching sex scenes that inspire couples ;-)

message 6: by Anne

Anne Tenino LC, where are you flying off to? Thanks for the hug!

message 5: by L.C.

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

message 4: by Anne

Anne Tenino Thanks for asking, Betrayal. Nice name, btw. :-)

Betryal Thanks for accepting.

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