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On September 1, 2011, TJ Klune wrote, "...it's not about the ending, it's about the journey..." in a review of Eric Arvin's Woke Up in a Strange Place. With those words, two men began a journey of love and invited us to ride along. TJ and Eric have shared so much with us: their wonderful books, their smiles, their humor, their lives, and their inspiring devotion to each ot ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published March 31st 2014 by Dreamspinner Press (first published March 30th 2014)
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T.J.
Mar 19, 2014 added it
Eric and I are humbled greatly by this. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Love,

TJ & Eric

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4/5/14

ETA:

I read it cover to cover, each and every single story. I'm not going to rate it because I am sure someone somewhere would complain about that.

Instead, I offer the following:

The stories? Wonderful.

The sheer amount of them? Amazing.

The dedications for Eric and I before each story (which I did not know was happening)? It was like being punched in the face with piles of
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**Pre-ordered**

T.J. and Eric...

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.Lili.
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Go preorder your copy! Let's make this a best seller for our boys!!!! 100% of the income go to TJ & Eric! Let's go! Let's go! Let's go!!!! ♥

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This book is beautiful not only because of the collection of stories inside but because of what it represents. It represents: love & hope. TJ & Eric have inspired so many of us with their strength, perseverance, devotion, and love to one another. I really hope that many are purchasing this book. I would urge reade
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Rosa, really
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERBODY - it's got ALL KINDS of good stuff
Recommended to Rosa, really by: Dunno


I'm going to practice self-control (har har) and not skip to my favorite authors. The school mistress deep in my heart tells me I must read these stories in order.

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Fine, it's the Snape in my heart. WHATEVER.

And I'm not going to star them individually. This anthology is for a good cause so it's going to get a 5-star rating automatically.

Prologue by Brandon Witt. A short short about a woman (a diety?) tending a grove of trees (that represents humanity?), who pays special attention to the buds on a
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Sandra
One hundred percent of the income from this volume goes directly to TJ and Eric. I started listening to the audio version from the beginning to end, and realized some of the stories are about pre-existing relationships, which are not my favorites if I haven't read the backstory. So, I linked up any related stories, and will only read and rate the stories that are stand alones. This is an amazing anthology and an amazing thing that these authors did. And it's so long, I think there is somethi ...more
Sandra
I just ordered this. Bunches of fantastic authors contributing to this anthology, all in honor of TJ Klune and Eric Arvin, with all income from the book going to them to help build their future.

It's also currently on sale at DSP for 25% off. Hop to it.


And I'm finished. Five stars, for all the authors who contributed with loving support for TJ and Eric, and everyone who was involved in publishing this book.
Cindi
Buy this book. You all know Eric and Tj's story. You know they have a long road ahead of them. Support them by buying this book and sharing the link with everyone you know.



Click here to buy from Dreamspinner.
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Pavellit
Jul 21, 2016 added it
Shelves: audiobook, charity
DNF 62%

This was my second book when the outside reality and the content waves together. I couldn't keep reading something where every single story begins with “the inspiration and for reminding us all of the strength of their love”, and after knowing that “in the end, Eric was left paralyzed from the neck down, and the relationship didn't make it. They were living in two different states. Eric's mom is his primary care taker." Not going to lie, I was a mess and cried. I tried to finish this adve
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Shelley
Mar 19, 2014 marked it as to-read
I look at this cover and I'm reminded of another adventure :)


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Gina
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, anthology
5 star hit for the love and support hit!

I enjoyed some stories more then others, but overall a good read. 5 stars for the authors who all donated their time and effort to support TJ and Eric
Christy
I am only able to post a partial of this review as it turns out Goodreads can't handle the length of it. Go figure! So, I'm posting the beautiful intro by Serena Yates and the reviews which I did. I also have the link at the bottom to the entire review, which I hope you'll look at!

This anthology is really special for many reasons. Different from many others, it has a purpose that has touched many people’s hearts. Authors Eric Arvin and TJ Klune, both of whom write for Dreamspinner Press, have be
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Serena Yates
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay, anthology
I am only able to post a partial of this review as it turns out Goodreads can't handle the length of the total. So, I'm posting my introduction and the reviews which I did. The link to the entire review of all the stories is at the bottom. I hope you'll have a look at it!

This anthology is really special for many reasons. Different from many others, it has a purpose that has touched many people’s hearts. Authors Eric Arvin and TJ Klune, both of whom write for Dreamspinner Press, have been through
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Kazza
Please pre-order/buy this book. A book with heart and soul.
Sandy
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I bought this because it was a great cause - although I've never read anything by either TJ or Eric (which I plan to change soon), I've followed their story. Like many, I feel that I know them through all that TJ has shared over the past few months, and I've prayed for a happy ending for them. I've never read an anthology that I enjoyed as much as this one - for the first time, I actually read and liked every story. I knew there would be some I liked better when I saw some of my favorite authors ...more
Pam
Mar 21, 2014 marked it as next-love-story
Recommended to Pam by: .Lili.
Shelves: mmm-lovin


Pre-order your copy now: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/stor...

One hundred percent of the income from this volume goes directly to TJ and Eric.

***Thanks Lils!
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Tinnean
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is an amazing anthology, not the least because it's for Eric and TJ. There are stories in it that made me laugh and made me cry. I should have been writing, but I read instead, and I enjoyed it immensely.

I can't begin to tell you how pleased I am to be in the company of such talented writers.
Debra
Mar 19, 2014 marked it as to-read
So many great authors contributing to this one with 100% of the profits going to Eric Arvin and TJ Klune. Available for pre-order here . Out March 31, 2014. ...more
Lena Grey
Apr 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This anthology is really special for many reasons. Different from many others, it has a purpose that has touched many people’s hearts. Authors Eric Arvin and TJ Klune, both of whom write for Dreamspinner Press, have been through the hell of Eric’s medical condition and its consequences over the past few months, and the sale of this book is intended to help them cope. S.A. McAuley, one of the “crack crew” of friends who came to Eric and TJ’s assistance in the early days and have been there for th ...more
John Sontag
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A GREAT ANTHOLOGY WITH A REAL PURPOSE!

The simple fact that so many excellent and talented writers came together on such short notice to embrace this project speaks volumes about their real and caring humanity.

This anthology is being issued for the benefit of two of the best of Dreamspinners authors, life partners Eric Arvin and TJ Klune. I heartily recommend that you purchase it. And read it. Although hastily written and prepared for immediate publication, it is flawless in its writing, editing
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Barb ~rede-2-read~
This was a wonderful collaboration of authors who came together quickly to provide love and support to their fellow authors in a time of need. Many of the authors were new to me and I enjoyed their stories as much as I did some of the most well-known and my personal favorites.

My personal favorite was “Holding Court” by Cardeno C. It’s the story of Esav and Court, a young man he’s known for five years and the one steamy night they spent together before each allowed their careers to part them geo
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Maarja
Mar 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I didn't have the energy to review each of the stories, but below are the notes about some of my favourites. Overall, this was a nice anthology, and the idea and dedications behind it move it definitely into 4-star territory.

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Wow, third story, "Twinkie Ignition" by J.E. Birk, made me laugh out loud and then even shed some tears, all in a few pages... Excellent!

"When Friendship Becomes More" by Sophie Bonaste was not unique (pretty classic friends to lovers), but I loved the atmosphere, and th
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BookLover62
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks, read-in-2014
I laughed, I sighed, and I cried.
This book has such an outpouring of love for Eric and TJ thru it's stories of love.
Wonderful authors from across the globe contributed to this anthology. Many old favorites and many destined to become new favorites.
Honestly, there wasn't a single story that I didn't like, which is somewhat rare in an anthology.
Jules Lovestoread
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved everything about this...from conception, to the cover, to the content. Some stories are better than others of course - but, this is a beautiful volume that everyone should pick up and enjoy. <3 ...more
Lauren
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm-romance, anthology
Such a fabulous anthology for such a worthy cause. The stories range from 3 to 5 stars for me. Not all of them are perfect, but who really cares? The money raised is going to TJ and Eric, two amazing men who deserve so much happiness. Seriously, buy this anthology! It's worth every single penny.
Ann
Mar 19, 2014 marked it as to-read
Ordered my copy!!!

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Mare SLiTsReaD Reviews
Great cause
Great Novellas

Would buy it 50 times over again

Mare~Slitsread

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Les Joseph
I read this when it first came out but just did a quick re-read. So much fun!
Arlyn
This is a lengthy anthology featuring 27 short stories penned by a virtual "Who's Who" of M/M romance. An ecclectic collection of stories, crossing multiple genres and themes and offering varying levels of eroticism, there really is something for everyone.

While I would probably rate less than 50% of the featured shorts 5 stars if they were presented as stand-alones, the book in it's entirety definitely rates 5 stars for me. There are two reasons for this. It is rare for fans of M/M fiction to c
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Jamie
Mar 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, own-dreamspinner
This is a collection of stories written to raise money for Eric Arvin and TJ Klune after Eric Arvin’s difficult medical issues. Every story is preceded by a dedication to Eric and TJ by the author. All of the stories are beautiful and many try to capture the essence of love and devotion since that’s what Eric and TJ’s real life story represents. I enjoyed them all, some are short, some are long but they are all celebrating human life and love.
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