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I write contemporary gay romance. My characters are flawed and damaged adult men who may not even know they’re looking for true love, but when they meet their bershert, their true love, their lives are transformed. My stories are set in the real world where gay men have gay friends, families who do or don’t accept them, personal histories they’re not necessarily proud of and a myriad of experiences that have made them who they are.

I live in Northern Wisconsin with my Boston Terrier and Chicago spouse. I’ve published short stories, poetry, newspaper articles and academic papers and have worked in nearly every profession from restaurants to retail to open-water diving and now write m/m romance out of my fascination with love, courage and gend
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Dev Bentham Hi Judy, I can't believe I didn't see this message earlier. I'm so sorry. I hope by now that you've found Nobody's Home in ebook - there was a short…moreHi Judy, I can't believe I didn't see this message earlier. I'm so sorry. I hope by now that you've found Nobody's Home in ebook - there was a short period while I was in the process of rereleasing it that it was only available in the Amber Allure paperback version. Here's a link on Amazon in case you haven't found it. And again, I'm so sorry it's been so long. https://www.amazon.com/Nobodys-Home-D...(less)
Dev Bentham Oh my, I haven't looked at my Goodreads account in waaay too long! The series is Tarnished Souls. The first book is Learning from Isaac, which is free…moreOh my, I haven't looked at my Goodreads account in waaay too long! The series is Tarnished Souls. The first book is Learning from Isaac, which is free through Saturday (1/23). I'll see if I can contact you to let you know.

Lots of my characters are Jews. Probably because I'm one too. The holiday series came about because Loose Id decided to release "Learning from Isaac" as a Passover story (there's a seder in the book). I think they were thinking about Christmas stories etc. The idea of a Passover romance cracked me up - I mean, can you think of a less romantic holiday (well, I suppose Yom Kippur isn't exactly a picnic either). The books didn't end up being funny, but I think the whole idea is a crack up.

Sorry this took me so long to answer! I just haven't been on here in a while.(less)
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“I grimaced. “I’ve never done that before.”

He smiled. “They all say that. But if it’s true, we’re even. I’ve never kissed a trick.”

I rested my arms on the rickety table between us. He looked pale, and there were dark circles under his eyes. “I want to know why. You’re brilliant, one of the best students I’ve ever had. Why are you…?”

“Sucking dick for dollars?” His mouth twisted into a cynical smile.

I sat back, aware that I didn’t like the image of his mouth on other men. “Right.”
Dev Bentham, Learning from Isaac

“He’d sworn off sex, remember? Not unless he could do it properly, humanly, heartfully.”
Dev Bentham, Moving in Rhythm

“There's nothing unmanly about surrender. It takes a brave man to give in.”
Dev Bentham, Driving into the Sun

“I grimaced. “I’ve never done that before.”

He smiled. “They all say that. But if it’s true, we’re even. I’ve never kissed a trick.”

I rested my arms on the rickety table between us. He looked pale, and there were dark circles under his eyes. “I want to know why. You’re brilliant, one of the best students I’ve ever had. Why are you…?”

“Sucking dick for dollars?” His mouth twisted into a cynical smile.

I sat back, aware that I didn’t like the image of his mouth on other men. “Right.”
Dev Bentham, Learning from Isaac

“He’d sworn off sex, remember? Not unless he could do it properly, humanly, heartfully.”
Dev Bentham, Moving in Rhythm

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Dev Bentham Cindi wrote: "Dev wrote: "Cindi wrote: "Thanks for the request!"

Oh my. I just discovered this spot where friends make comments on my profile page. It's only been 10 months since you wrote this - that's not too..."


I know!


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Cindi Dev wrote: "Cindi wrote: "Thanks for the request!"

Oh my. I just discovered this spot where friends make comments on my profile page. It's only been 10 months since you wrote this - that's not too slow a resp..."


That is too funny! I never check mine either. 10 months, huh? LOL


JustJen "Miss Conduct" Thanks for friending! Looking forward to reading more of your stories. :D


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Dev Bentham Cindi wrote: "Thanks for the request!"

Oh my. I just discovered this spot where friends make comments on my profile page. It's only been 10 months since you wrote this - that's not too slow a response, is it? Oy.


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Dev Bentham Natalie wrote: "Hi, Dev! Thanks for the friend request -- I'm a big fan of your writing. :)"

Thanks! That's a very sweet thing to say.


Natalie Hi, Dev! Thanks for the friend request -- I'm a big fan of your writing. :)


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Cindi Thanks for the request!


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