Josh Lanyon

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January 13

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Josh Lanyon is the author of over sixty titles of classic Male/Male fiction featuring twisty mystery, kickass adventure and unapologetic man-on-man romance.

Her work has been translated into eleven languages. The FBI thriller Fair Game was the first male/male title to be published by Harlequin Mondadori, the largest romance publisher in Italy. Stranger on the Shore (Harper Collins Italia) was the first M/M title to be published in print. In 2016 Fatal Shadows placed #5 in Japan’s annual Boy Love novel list (the first and only title by a foreign author to place). The Adrien English Series was awarded All Time Favorite Male Male Couple in the 2nd Annual contest held by the 20,000+ Goodreads M/M Group. Josh is an Eppie Award winner, a four-time
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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)
Josh Lanyon Thank you for asking! Yes, I see at least two more books ahead for Kit and JX. If they manage to survive those adventures, well...we'll see! ;-)
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February. Already February. Yikes!

This year's priority writing project is "Stranger in the House" for the Footsteps in the Dark anthology, but I'm also working on Mainly by Moonlight, the first book in the Bedknobs and Broomsticks trilogy.

My plan is to work on the trilogy all year long between other scheduled projects like The Monuments Men Murders, Blind Side, Haunted Heart: Spring. One of the... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: Special Agent Jason West is seconded from the FBI Art Crime Team to temporarily partner with disgraced, legendary “manhunter” Sam Kennedy when it appears that Kennedy’s most famous case, the capture and conviction of a serial killer known as The Huntsman, may actually have been a disastrous failure. The Huntsman is still out there...and the killing has begun again.
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Jefferson Blythe, Esquire (Gay & Lesbian)
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Description: Fresh out of college and recently dumped by his long-time girlfriend, shy and bookish Jefferson Blythe is touring Europe using an inherited vintage copy of Esquire Magazine's Europe in Style. Jefferson Blythe, Esquire is about old maps, new adventures, getting lost, getting found, getting drunk, and being mistaken for an international criminal. In other words, normal summer vacation when you're in your twenties.
CARDS ON THE TABLE (Mystery & Thrillers)
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SNOWBALL IN HELL (Gay & Lesbian)
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Description: Noirish WW2 mystery -- Josh's contribution to the two novella pairing in PARTNERS IN CRIME 2 - I'LL BE DEAD FOR CHRISTMAS.
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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."
He stared at me with disbelief. [...]
"Love you? Of course I love you. Baby, I fucking worship you.”
Josh Lanyon, The Dark Tide

“A pause followed my greeting. Then “We’re watching you ” whispered the voice on the other end.
“Yeah? Did you see what I did with my keys? ”
Silence. Then dial tone.
These younger demons. So easily discouraged.”
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“I liked you the first time I saw you. You were sitting on the floor surrounded by books, and you looked up when I opened the door and smiled right at me. It felt like you had been waiting for me, like you were welcoming me home.”
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message 52: by Evans

Evans Jr. Hi Josh!!!!!!!!!!!


message 51: by Josh

Josh Daniel wrote: "I can't put into words how much I worship your books. Just know that I do. Thanks for accepting my friend request!"

That's beyond kind. Thank you, Daniel.


message 50: by Daniel

Daniel I can't put into words how much I worship your books. Just know that I do. Thanks for accepting my friend request!


message 49: by Simone

Simone Hi, Josh! Thanks for friending me! ;)


message 48: 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!!!!!!


message 47: 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 46: 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 45: 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 44: by Josh

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

Thanks for asking!


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


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 41: 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.. :)


message 40: by Sofia

Sofia I'm happy you did.


message 39: by Josh

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

I'm glad! Thanks for asking.


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


message 37: 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!


message 36: 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?


Jenni Lea Hi Josh, thanks for the friendship!


message 34: by Josh

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

My pleasure! Thanks for asking.


Salsera1974 Hi Josh! Thanks for accepting my friend request!


message 32: by Nic

Nic Hi Josh, Thanks for the friendship!


message 31: 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 30: 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 29: 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 28: 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. :)


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

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


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


message 25: by M.L.

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


message 24: 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 23: by Macky

Macky 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 22: 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. :-)


message 21: 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 20: 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 19: 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 18: 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 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 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 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 14: by KS

KS 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 13: by Josh

Josh Thanks very much, Didi!


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 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 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 9: by Josh

Josh You're welcome, Lavinia.


Lavinia Lewis Hi Josh,

Thank you for the add! :)


message 7: by Josh

Josh Happiest of holidays to you Bella.

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


message 6: by Bella

Bella ***Merry Christmas***


message 5: by CAS

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


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

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