Brandon Shire

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Great stories should not depend on gender or sexual preference of a character, but instead upon the strength of the characters and the honesty and urgency of the story.
Brandon Shire proves he understands the complexity of writing LGBT fiction from two very different viewpoints – serious and smexy. His serious fiction is written for those who enjoy a book which explores life’s darker elements in a more literary form, while the smexy fiction is for those who enjoy a graphically erotic romance.
Regardless of the differentiation above, Brandon writes for people who enjoy being challenged, and for those who strive to understand situations they don’t typically encounter. He pens raw, emotional stories about characters which readers will either lo
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I'm expecting Wicked Men will have 5-6 episodes. Each episode is scheduled to come out every 6-8 weeks. The length of time between…more
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Brandon Shire My mother. She is in her 70s and still mourns for the loss of two unborn children (my sisters) she lost via miscarriage some 50 years ago.

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My mother. She is in her 70s and still mourns for the loss of two unborn children (my sisters) she lost via miscarriage some 50 years ago.

I wanted to explore that topic but from a male perspective and quickly found that society dismisses a man's grief over a child lost through miscarriage as selfish and weak. He is expected to be the silent sufferer, and the supporter of his wife/girlfriend and no more. (less)
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love, gay romance, mm romance, lgbtI know, you haven’t heard from me in a while. All I can say is WORK. It’s crazy right now. Someday I’ll sell a million books and be able to ‘retire’ and just write. However, that day doesn’t seem to be coming anytime soon, so I must continue at the heinous day job like everyone else.

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“Loving someone gives you courage; being loved back gives you strength. -Lao Tzu”
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“The problem here is that you think love will take all the pain away, like it does for characters in a book. It's not that easy, Stephen, and not that simple; despite all your bards and how much we'd like that to be true. It isn't. Love isn't going to fix me, or you. It's not a laxative that just helps you shit out all the crap you'd rather forget.”
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“How can the removal of beauty from a world so lacking in beauty be anything but tragic?”
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“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”
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“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
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“There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.”
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Brandon Shire Nice! :) Baba wrote: "



Thanks for accepting!"



message 26: by Baba

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Thanks for accepting!


message 25: by Anne

Anne Barwell Thanks for the friend request, Brandon :)


message 24: by Brandon

Brandon Shire (waves back) Hello! :) Ericka wrote: "Hi Brandon...(waving)"


message 23: by Brandon

Brandon Shire Thanks for accepting :) Leaundra wrote: "Oye! Brandon, thanks for the add:-)"


Leaundra Oye! Brandon, thanks for the add:-)


message 21: by Ericka

Ericka Walden Hi Brandon...(waving)


Nikyta *Miss Forgetful* LMAO. Well, I think that had to be the best and funniest friend request I ever got! Thanks for it :)


message 19: by Brandon

Brandon Shire Thanks for connecting. Should have been sooner, my mistake, thought we were already connected here. L.C. wrote: "Hi, Brandon! Thanks for your friendvite. :-)"


message 18: by Duane

Duane Simolke Hi, Brandon! Thanks for the friend request!
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message 17: by Brandon

Brandon Shire Thanks Bonnie. Much appreciated!

Bookish Ardour wrote: "Hi there Brandon, how are you?
Thanks for the friend invite and sorry about the delay in accepting.

Hope you're having a good one!

Cheers
Bonnie"



Bookish Ardour Hi there Brandon, how are you?
Thanks for the friend invite and sorry about the delay in accepting.

Hope you're having a good one!

Cheers
Bonnie


message 15: by Brandon

Brandon Shire LOL, Thank you! Td wrote: "None! Not even a hint. :) Thanks, Brandon."


message 14: by Td

Td None! Not even a hint. :) Thanks, Brandon.


message 13: by Brandon

Brandon Shire Thanks for accepting! :) Tara wrote: "Thanks for the friend request!"


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Tara Thanks for the friend request!


♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee) Hi Brandon, thanks for the friendvite! That's awesome that half of your proceeds goes to charity. Thanks for your support of the group too. Anything you'd like to do to help would be great. :)


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Cole Riann Hey Brandon, I'm glad you approve of my baking :) Thanks for friending me!


Brandon Shire Thanks Steve! And thanks for accepting the req.

Steve wrote: "Cheers for the req, your book sounds interesting, def on the to read list! :)"


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Steve Cheers for the req, your book sounds interesting, def on the to read list! :)


Brandon Shire Thanks for accepting it.

Harper wrote: "Thanks for the friend request. :)"


Pickles Thanks for the friend request. :)


Brandon Shire You bet!

Val wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite!"


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Val Kovalin Thanks for the friend invite!


Brandon Shire Thank you.

Phoenix wrote: "Thanks for the invite!"


Brandon Shire So they keep telling me. I'll find one.Haven't had a personal photo taken in ....years.

Thorny wrote: "Hi, Brandon! Thanks for the friending. You need a picture!"


Phoenix Emrys Thanks for the invite!


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