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Sarah Black

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Sarah Black writes contemporary and historical gay romance and mystery.

Average rating: 3.9 · 5,680 ratings · 950 reviews · 54 distinct works · Similar authors
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"Such a lovely reunion story. This is classic Sarah Black: moving and elegant to the core. 3.75 stars.

Lucien and Colin loved each other for years, and lived together as artists -- potters -- who were at the top of their respective games. Colin, how..." Read more of this review »
Anagama Fires by Sarah Black
"The backstory in this book slowly unfolds as Lucien reminisced about what had happened five years ago when the anagama kiln was fired, sealed up, and not opened to see the potentially magnificent results. At one point Lucien admits that he doesn't..." Read more of this review »
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“Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain.”
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“You've got to have something to eat, and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body's sermon on how to behave.”
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across the board and told us

it was roaring down the storm tracks

of the milky way at frightful speed

and if it wandered off its course

and smashed into the earth

there'd be no school tomorrow.”
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message 31: by Rob

Rob Rosen Sarah, hi. Hope all is well. Since we’re Goodreads friends, I thought I’d share my latest novel, Midlife Crisis, with you.

"Rob Rosen does madcap gay humor better than anyone else writing today. Midlife Crisis is no exception." - Neil Plakcy, author of The Mahu Investigations

I hope you can pick up a copy. As a special thanks for your time, feel free to message me on Facebook ( for a free PDF copy of any of my other 9 novels, which you can find here:

All the best,

Rob Rosen

message 30: by Sarah

Sarah Black Kaje wrote: "Yeah, Congratulations!!"

thank you! Very Excited!!

message 29: by Kaje

Kaje Harper Yeah, Congratulations!!

message 28: by Sarah

Sarah Black Salsera1974 wrote: "Congratulations on being a Lambda Literary Award Finalist in the Gay Mystery category!!!! You must be super proud!!!!"


Salsera1974 Congratulations on being a Lambda Literary Award Finalist in the Gay Mystery category!!!! You must be super proud!!!!

s.penkevich Thank you for the friend request! I'll be looking forward to discussing books with you.

Salsera1974 Thanks for accepting my friendvite! :-)

message 24: by Rachel

Rachel Thanks for the friendvite Sarah! Looking forward to chatting with you and checking out some of your books.

message 23: by Ann

Ann Hi Sarah! - Thanks for the friendvite :)!

Heather K (dentist in my spare time) Thanks for the friend request!

Katharina Thanks for adding me, Sarah!! :-D

Stacey Jo Thanks for the friendvite!

message 19: by S.A.

S.A. McAuley Thanks for accepting, Sarah!

Savannah Sarah,thank you for the friendship.

message 17: by Ami

Ami Thank you for the friendvite :). LOVE your stories ...

message 16: by Lexi

Lexi Ander Hey Sarah! Thanks for the friendvite!

message 15: by Betryal

Betryal In answer to what you said in your request: We sure do. :winks:

Indie Reviews Hi Sarah! Thank you for the friend request. :)

message 13: by Tran

Tran D thanks for the friend request :D

message 12: by Blak

Blak Rayne Thanks for the add Sarah :D Nice to meet you.

message 11: by BJ

BJ Thanks for the add Sarah :) so you're an author?! Very impressive! :P

♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee) Hey, Sarah. Thanks for the friendvite!

Andrew Ashling Thanks for the friending, Sarah. :)

message 8: by L.C.

L.C. Hi, Sarah! Thank you for the friendvite. :-)

message 7: by Missy

Missy Welsh Hi, Sarah! Thanks for the friending :)

message 6: by Arzu

Arzu Hi Sarah,thanks for the friendvite. Pleasure to meet you. Arzu

Phoenix Emrys Tanks for the invite!

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Jade Archer Thanks for the friends invite, Sarah. It's very nice to meet you here on Goodreads. :D Hope you have a fabulous day!

EscaPe iNTo thE PaGEs Sarah, thanks a lot for the friendvite! It means a lot:-)

Maggie Sarah
Thank you for accepting my friend request! Congratulations on your books.
Maggie Marr

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Jeremy Thanks for the friendship, Sarah!

Here’s wishing you a fantastic day filled with fabulous fates, fanciful festivities, and frolicking phantom footstools.

I was wondering if you'd do me the honor of reading about my debut novel, Vacation, which recently made the Bram Stoker Award Preliminary Ballot. Your support would mean a lot to me. If you'd like to do me this honor, feel free to vist my site here:

-Jeremy :)

Peter: Oh my god, Brian, there's a message in my Alphabits. It says, 'Oooooo.'
Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.

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