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That link is for the paperback preorder. The Kindle version will be out in May.
 

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I'm new here...my Kindle 2 arrived last week  :)  I don't want to derail this thread but this is the first one that I've seen for a LGBT title.  Today I downloaded a few samples of gay-oriented books.  Does anyone have any recommendations of what's good in this category?  Thanks in advance!
 

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Thane said:
I'm new here...my Kindle 2 arrived last week :) I don't want to derail this thread but this is the first one that I've seen for a LGBT title. Today I downloaded a few samples of gay-oriented books. Does anyone have any recommendations of what's good in this category? Thanks in advance!
Welcome, Thane! Glad to have you here...

There are a few of us here who enjoy LGBT titles and you'll find recommendations scattered here and there on the board.

The poster who started this thread, P.A. Brown, has two terrific stories out for the Kindle, featuring David, a LAPD homicide detective, and Chris, who starts out as suspect in a murder and eventually becomes something very else. Here are links:



The other poster on this thread, Ed Patterson, has written a number of gay-themed stories. I haven't read any (sorry, Ed!) but I am sure he'll chime in with recommendations.

Another one of our authors, Rick R. Reed (who posts as horrorauthor) has a new book out, Bashed, about a hate-crime and its aftermath:



I like historicals and two of my favorite books in recent months were Ransom by Lee Rowan and Captain's Surrender by Alex Beecroft. Ransom is the first in a series of three; Alex is a member-author here (but she hasn't posted much, to date). (Re; Captain's Surrender: the book is better than the cover. Don't let that deter you).



Last but not least, this is the book I am reading right now, a m/m historical that takes place in New York just after WWI. It's very good.



That's a start. I hope others will chime in with suggestions!

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Welcome Thane! :) Glad to have you here.



I read this book Saturday and enjoyed it. It is about grief after losing a SO to Aids and also has some suspense woven into the story.
 

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LGBT seems to be very heavily weighted to m/m these days.
 

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Another one of our authors, Rick R. Reed (who posts as horrorauthor) has a new book out, Bashed, about a hate-crime and its aftermath:

Orientation, also by Rick Reed, is fantastic. And, as you know, it won the Eppie Award for Best GLBT Novel of 2008. It's actually the only GLBT book I've ever read, but I guess I started out at the top. ;)



Bashed sounds great too, and after my positive experience with Orientation, it's definitely on my to-read list.

The two L.A. books mentioned above (Heat/Mischief) look like a lot of fun as well. In fact, I remember requesting a sample of L.A. Heat. I should probably go through my massive backlog of samples and give that one a gander. Ditto for High Risk.
 

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Thanks to each of you who have offered recommendations.  These will give me a start.  Am loving the Kindle!  :)  Where do people find the time to read so much?  LOL  I have 64 books on my Kindle already & have read only one of them so far!
 

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Josh Lanyon is another great author of m/m mysteries. I really like his Adrien English stories, about a bookstore owner turned sleuth. There are four in the series so far. The books aren't available at Amazon, but you can buy them from the publisher, Loose Id, and they work just fine on your Kindle.

http://www.loose-id.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=301

As for finding the time to read...well, I am way behind at work. ::)
 

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I'm not a big reader of m/m books, but this book was available as a freebie back in January (I think) so I gave it a whirl. The gay relationship is not the main focus of the series, but perhaps is equal to the paranormal mystery theme through the 5 books out so far. They're not bad books for either angle. (For those not into m/m sex, however, there are some warnings on the book descriptions as far as "explicit sex"...but that only really happens maybe a couple of times per book.)

 

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I'm not a big reader of m/m books, but this book was available as a freebie back in January (I think) so I gave it a whirl. The gay relationship is not the main focus of the series, but perhaps is equal to the paranormal mystery theme through the 5 books out so far. They're not bad books for either angle. (For those not into m/m sex, however, there are some warnings on the book descriptions as far as "explicit sex"...but that only really happens maybe a couple of times per book.)

I have this as well...haven't gotten around to reading it yet but the synopsis sounded promising.

While we're on the subject and I don't mean to hijack the OP's thread but I just got a news snippet from the NYT that VT legalized gay marriage. I wish NY would follow lead...but, last year NYC finally acknowledges same sex marriages :)) It's still not legal to get married here yet but it's a step in the right direction.
 

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I wish I hadn't missed this as a freebie. It sounds like it is right up my alley. Oh well, $3.60 is still pretty cheap. Maybe I'll spring for it.

In other gay marriage news, the Iowa Supreme Court struck down the ban on gay marriage last week. Gay marriages might be legal in Iowa in as little as 21 days.

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Oooh, this is my kind of thread /delurks.

I highly recommend anything by Josh Lanyon myself! Loose ID has the first two books of his "Adrien English" mysteries for 6.99 (2-for-1) and I'm reading them right now.



Totally worth the cover price for an engaging mystery with really developed characters. Everyone Josh writes seems "real", and the mysteries are tricky!

But if you're looking for something hot, steamy, campy and fun, I recommend
Very naughty! But very fun!
 

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I'm very proud today to be a Vermonter (born, raised, and still live in VT.)  Vermont was the first state to allow civil unions and now has become the first state to allow same sex marriages by a vote of the legislature (the other 3 states were by Supreme Court orders.)  This morning I was so unbelievably down because the Governor had vetoed the bill.  Then shortly before 11:00 AM came the announcement that the legislature had overridden the veto...(talk about close...the House needed 100 votes to override and that's exactly what they had!!)  Yeah VERMONT  :)
 

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I'm very proud today to be a Vermonter (born, raised, and still live in VT.) Vermont was the first state to allow civil unions and now has become the first state to allow same sex marriages by a vote of the legislature (the other 3 states were by Supreme Court orders.) This morning I was so unbelievably down because the Governor had vetoed the bill. Then shortly before 11:00 AM came the announcement that the legislature had overridden the veto...(talk about close...the House needed 100 votes to override and that's exactly what they had!!) Yeah VERMONT :)
Yay, Vermont (my state)! Let's all go have some Ben & Jerry's!
 

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I'm very proud today to be a Vermonter (born, raised, and still live in VT.) Vermont was the first state to allow civil unions and now has become the first state to allow same sex marriages by a vote of the legislature (the other 3 states were by Supreme Court orders.) This morning I was so unbelievably down because the Governor had vetoed the bill. Then shortly before 11:00 AM came the announcement that the legislature had overridden the veto...(talk about close...the House needed 100 votes to override and that's exactly what they had!!) Yeah VERMONT :)
Yes, it is wonderful news. So now we have (in New England) Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont, with civil unions in New Hampshire. We just need to get my state (Maine) and Rhode Island on board and New England will be covered. Apparently they want to make a push in RI after 2011 when the present governor leaves office. And here in Maine? It's not high on the radar right now but I suspect it will become an issue soon. Talk on the street says advocates want to go straight to marriage and skip the civil union step.

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Since we are discussing gay marriage, another good book is I Do: An Anthology in Support of Marriage Equality. It is an anthology of 20 stories and they all are very good; a few are really great. I wrote a review at Amazon and gave the book 5 stars. Highly recommended.



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