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In reply to an earlier post on 9 Apr 2011 02:49:55 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Apr 2011 02:51:21 BDT
Joel, Holden says:
The bank! That's where the money is!! Thank you and especially for your novel. I am deeply into it, and it's a friendly wonder. You have found the secret---feel affection for your characters, and let us in on their big and small moments. It is a novel human and that giddy love that may seem haywire to others you bring bold and delicate. A handful of snowflakes. In your own tender way you touch us and give a world nice to hide in and feel sad at the foolish father. No easy ways out here. Takes courage. Keen sharp dialogue, Exciting sex. Being alive, Scary. Daring, But the bond and the love that never give up. What else are we here for? Gay, straight, bi--us first of all. As we stumble and bump along and somehow manage it with grace. I hope happy ending; I know well deserved, You are a writer for sure.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Apr 2011 10:26:59 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Apr 2011 10:28:00 BDT
Joel, Holden says:
I's a great, well-written novel. I felt, heard, saw all of it. Amazing. And that change to Manhattan was so good and vivid, it just about made me see it first time too. You captured especially young gay male, and took your characters in aging perfectly. I felt the years on them and maturing and rescue of love, the depth of one human heart for another so profoundly realized. Also, it's lots of fun to read. A fine narrator's tone. Time moves and so do your characters.

hay fiction. could be a romp without hay but seems hay should be there. Pretty much need a farm I guess. Or everybody could say hey a lot as they romp.

Ah... but what about THE DANCING DEAD???

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Apr 2011 13:30:46 BDT
Debbie says:
@ Sarah. Did you mean you wouldn't have promoted it if you knew what it was *really* about? :-) All publicity is good publicity and people can check it out for themselves if they want to. Thanks for the opportunity!


In reply to an earlier post on 9 Apr 2011 16:34:44 BDT
No, Debbie, I totally think it should be promoted here but I wouldn't have done it "behind your back" like this if I'd known you'd already anticpated or encountered poor receptions. It never occurred to me you could get slammed for it not being "enough" one way or another. It's a great story with interesting characters, right? That should be enough!

Posted on 9 Apr 2011 20:30:39 BDT
Tushmore says:
@Barry, aw thank you hun! what kind words. so nice to hear amid the other feedback i got recently ;p
glad you liked it.
altho im really cross because i just found a couple of typo's in the ebook file. not sure what happened there, maybe i gave an older file to get uploaded by mistake, at least ebooks can be rectified!
please accept my apologies!!

when i write the sequel maybe you can beta read for me :)

@Debbie & Sarah, should totally promote it here anyway! I'm glad i know more about it, sounds like an interesting story line xxx

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Apr 2011 22:50:47 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Apr 2011 23:53:14 BDT
Joel, Holden says:
More than happy to read the first, and the sequel too (thanks!!) Really noticed no typos. ebooks can be constantly changed. I was concentrating hard on so many layers, that make me envious.And the formatting is immaculate.
take care

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Apr 2011 23:33:25 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Apr 2011 23:54:05 BDT
Joel, Holden says:
hi Melanie.
I wish him much success and hope I helped somehow, go with your heart, and I would like the privilege of buying one of the signed copies, if ok.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Apr 2011 23:42:44 BDT
Harlequin created a whole new imprint JUST for edgier and more erotic work - and specifically they say they take on same sex couples:

They are a digital-first (or only) imprint of Harlequin so there's a chance you can get a paperback deal later but only if you are selling like mad in eBook form first. They pay royalties only, no advances but are not a vanity press and will provide all the cover art, marketing etc. that any Harlequin imprint would provide.

Posted on 10 Apr 2011 07:44:52 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Apr 2011 07:46:20 BDT
A fair warning: these are NOT gay books, they just include gay themes, and judging from the feedback, they're very popular with gay community.


HIDING THE ELEPHANT (Simon Grant Mysteries)
and the sequel
LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS (Simon Grant Mysteries)

#11 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crime, Thrillers & Mystery > Mystery > British Detectives
#12 in Books > Crime, Thrillers & Mystery > Psychological
#13 in Books > Crime, Thrillers & Mystery > British Detectives

Posted on 10 Apr 2011 11:55:14 BDT
Tushmore says:
@Barry, phew, thats good then ;p
haha, yes the formatting should be up to scratch, i didn't do that part! ;p (hate computers!)
oh hun you're so sweet, if i ever get some printed copies ill send you one! i did want to do a book launch so am looking into it. will prob do those print to order websites or something.
Are you on facebook or twitter?

@Sarah, ooh thanks for that! Good to know, and check out what titles they've got on offer

Posted on 10 Apr 2011 20:54:37 BDT
Jan says:
My favourite books featuring gay characters:
Swordspoint: A Melodrama of Manners
Luck in the Shadows (Nightrunner)
Lessons in Love: A Cambridge Fellows Mysteries, Book 1

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2011 21:09:18 BDT
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Posted on 10 Apr 2011 23:50:35 BDT
Debbie says:
Can I recommend author Anne Brooke to anyone who likes fiction involving gay couples? A Dangerous Man is one I've read and really enjoyed, but she has lots of others in kindle and dtb format.


Posted on 11 Apr 2011 02:00:47 BDT
Joel, Holden says:
Melanie, guess you need my email address.

Posted on 11 Apr 2011 11:36:38 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 11 Apr 2011 17:12:22 BDT
Joel, Holden says:
Hi Melanie,I AM ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER. I have too much here, have deleted some. LET ME KNOW IF i SHOULD DELETE MORE. THANKS, BARRY

Posted on 12 Apr 2011 00:12:34 BDT
Tushmore says:
ill find ya Barry!

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2011 03:49:12 BDT
Joel, Holden says:
you found me!! which led me to you. We're facebook pals
thanks Melanie

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2011 01:25:13 BDT
Joel, Holden says:
Hi Melanie.
Probably now I should let you know of my limitations. I have Parkinson's and typing is a very, very tedious thing for me to do. I'm having help typing this. Most times it's tough to decipher what I've typed and it takes me forever to type anything. I understand my brain is aging faster than my body. With the recent loss I'd very much like to keep in touch, but thought I better let you know.
Take care,

Posted on 13 Apr 2011 13:57:12 BDT
Joel, Holden says:
hi Melanie,
Idea. I'm fairly good in IM,so if you would like, I'm at Yahoo IM. My name is novemberhourglass. Would invite you if I could.
The facebook I just wrote was to my former high school classmates who bug the hell out of me.
take care,

Posted on 13 Apr 2011 15:30:05 BDT
Joel, Holden says:
I've added you, I think, to my YAHOO IM. I'm sorry for my physical problems. And that I interact not well with others. I can help neither. I think you have written a helluva book and it being already so successful. For a happier me, there's a memory on my writer's page, NOVEMBER IS THE SWEETEST MONTH. I apologize for bothering you and thank you for so much.
take care,

Posted on 13 Apr 2011 22:14:51 BDT
Tushmore says:
@Barry, its no bother sweetheart! sorry to hear that, its a shame all the bad things happen to nice people! im not on IM luv, but kinda use FB as the same thing
(if i go on IM ill never get off, so its not loaded on my comp! haha. same reason i hide the chocolate with my eyes closed so i cant find it later...)

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Apr 2011 01:35:02 BDT
Last edited by the author on 14 Apr 2011 01:36:29 BDT
Joel, Holden says:
haha--I know the temptation--never even let me see a picture of cheesecake. Thank you about my problems but I've had a good long run with it and I think i did ok. Lovely kitten pictures, so nice. I found my poem MR. JELLY POP-UP. Got first season of THE WALKING DEAD. And Peter Straub's new novel.
hey take care

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Apr 2011 18:32:14 BDT
Joel, Holden says:
my comment on ken park
it seems, on the surface, larry clark keeps making the same movie. this really isn't so. yes, the graphic sex and nudity progresses. but these are incisive character studies. they get close to the bone. they seem horribly real. from the crashing ending of "kids" to the nightmare murder in "ken park" his films make us look at what pathologies we have turned our children into. especially when we don't want to look.
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