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Andrew J. Peters

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Andrew J. Peters is an author, an educator, and an activist. His books have won the Silver Falchion award and been a finalist at the Foreword INDIES (The City of Seven Gods), as well as a Readers' Choice pick at The Romance Reviews (the Werecat series). He has written two fantasy books for young adults (The Seventh Pleiade, Banished Sons of Poseidon), and he is the author of the adult novel Poseidon and Cleito.

His latest novel Irresistible is a gay rom-com based on the oldest extant romance novel in the world.

Andrew grew up in Amherst, New York, studied psychology at Cornell University, and has spent most of his career as a social worker and an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

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Andrew J. Peters This is actually rarely a problem for me. I love writing, and if it didn't cost me a semblance of a social life, I would do it all the time.

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This is actually rarely a problem for me. I love writing, and if it didn't cost me a semblance of a social life, I would do it all the time.

My thoughts are never too far from the stories I'm working on (I usually juggle two or more at the same time), so it's a pretty easy transition from the "real world" to my space in front of the computer in my apartment.

I draw specific inspiration like characteristics for a fantasy setting or other little descriptive things when I'm out about about traveling, or visiting a museum, or just reading a book or watching a good movie or TV show.(less)
Andrew J. Peters I have a couple of projects in the works. First, I'm working on The Lost Histories Series with a follow up to The City of Seven Gods and an outline fo…moreI have a couple of projects in the works. First, I'm working on The Lost Histories Series with a follow up to The City of Seven Gods and an outline for a third installment. Kelemun and Ja'bar's adventure really just gets started in the first book when circumstances have them joining up to run away from Qabbat'lee. And there are other characters who I introduced in CoSG - Praxtor, his mother Nebetawy, among others - whose stories are ready to be told.

My other main project is totally different and may surprise some of my readers. I have a contemporary rom-com that I'm shopping around! The one thing that ties it together with my other work is that it's inspired by an ancient Greek myth, though something pretty obscure. I'm excited to share the details in the coming months.(less)
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The Rearing (Werecat #1)

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The Seventh Pleiade

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The Fugitive (Werecat, #3)

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Irresistible

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Banished Sons of Poseidon

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The Glaring (Werecat #2)

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The City of Seven Gods

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I came by to approve a comment on one of my old posts, and I was slightly horrified to notice I hadn’t made a peep around here since last year. This is my first post of 2020. Happy New Year! Happy Valentine’s Day! Hoping you had a great Oscars Party!


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Army of Lovers is an evocative title that might first bring to mind the tantalizing story of the Sacred Band of Thebes with its pairs of battle-hardened warriors in thigh-length kilts. K.M. Soehnlein’s latest novel is a much more recent work of histo ...more
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So sorry about the long delay, Garrett. I love your question, and I appreciate you dropping by here on GR. I'm not as active here as I used to be under this author name (my real name) since I've been growing a list of steamier gay fiction titles unde See Full Answer
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Upon reading the title of Chris Crudden’s latest sci fi book, one might expect a story about drag queens in a Jules Verne-style adventure. It’s comedy of the campy variety for sure, but in lieu of drag queens, Crudden envisions a future inhabited by ...more
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“It all started when Dam went missing.”
Andrew J. Peters, The Seventh Pleiade

“Peasant men and women had already come out of their homes from the tantalizing sound of strife.”
Andrew J. Peters, Slashed and Mashed: Seven Gayly Subverted Stories

“the bedside, stripped him of his clothes, and introduced Károly to the many delicious debaucheries men did with one another in private. In the manner of a virgin youth who had barely conceived of such pleasures, Károly went along with thunderstruck abandon and great multitudes of gratitude.”
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“Heterosexuality is not normal, it's just common.”
Dorothy Parker

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”
Oscar Wilde (attributed to)

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”
August Wilson

“It all started when Dam went missing.”
Andrew J. Peters, The Seventh Pleiade

“Find the Seventh Sister,
And the girl shall be,
Your spiritual guardian,
For eternity.”
Andrew J. Peters, The Seventh Pleiade

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Tom Blubaugh Hi Andrew,

Thank you for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

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