I’ve been reading about the developing category of New Adult fiction for a while. Stephan Lee, writing in the June 20 edition of Entertainment Weekly, defined the genre as “millennial tube-top rippers” and noted “Books in the genre – which thrives in the digital sphere – are also defined by their roller-coaster intensity.”
In the same article, St. Martin’s Griffin publisher Jennifer Enderlin is quoted as saying that New Adult is “young people dealing with more angsty issues … Continue reading
Alex Corrigan is in love with his boss, Judge Lawson Daniels, and thinks those feelings are returned. That assumption is sorely tested two days before the court holiday party they’re organizing together, when the venue calls and cancels, followed by a snafu with the caterer. Alex could handle that, but after an intimate dinner followed by a decidedly unromantic e-mail, he’s left wondering about the future of his employment as well as his relationship with the debonair older … Continue reading
Hello! Thank you for joining me at Hearts on Fire so I can talk about my new book, ‘Five Times My Best Friend Kissed Me, and One Time I Kissed Him First’.
Today I’m going to give you a little introduction to the book’s main character, Evan.
Evan isn’t the first artist I’ve written, and I’m pretty sure he won’t be the last either! I’m not much of an artist myself; I can copy and sketch … Continue reading
Category Romances and Tropes
Like probably many of you, I grew up reading category romances—those four- or six-a-month releases of short, fluffy novels with instantly recognizable covers. You could sign up for a subscription service and they’d delivery the books to you automatically every month. They were a bit of a guilty pleasure, but when each box of new books arrived, I was guaranteed days of blissfully romantic escape. Over time my reading tastes changed, but I still have a shelf full of numbered titles from a few favorite authors that I haven’t been able to bring myself … Continue reading
The 3 Gay New Adult Books You Need to Read Right Now
By A.J. Truman
I am proud to be a writer of gay new adult. College, or college-age, is such a formative time in our lives. It’s ripe for conflict. For many of us, this is the first time where we are on our own, trying to be an adult. Cameron, the main character in Out on … Continue reading
We are so happy to welcome Avery Cockburn, sitting down to dish a bit!
First, thanks ever so much to Hearts on Fire for reviewing Play On and Playing for Keeps, and for having me visit your blog. It means a lot for new authors like me to have a chance to reach readers, so I’m very excited!
Q: I’m assuming ‘Avery Cockburn’ is a pen name, so I’d love to know the story behind that choice. 🙂
A: It is, in fact, a pseudonym. I’ve several traditionally published novels under my (super secret) real name. It was time for … Continue reading
The Geek and the Soldier By Eva Lefoy
Poor Kyle. He’s a college-aged geek who’s been kicked out of his dad’s house for being gay. Living on the streets isn’t exactly luxurious, but Kyle really didn’t make adequate plans. He’s a lot better with numbers than interpersonal relationships – or his fists.
Derek, and ex-army officer, comes to his rescue, fists blazing and all. But he’s really not sure what to do with Kyle. He tries to send him back home to his family, only to find out that’s not a safe place for this new gay adult.
Kyle makes … Continue reading
How Running Across Some Firefighter Memes Transformed into Writing a Full-Blown Story
Thank you ever so much to Hearts on Fire Reviews for inviting me to the blog to chat about Where There’s Smoke! I’m full of happy feels right now because the SCOTUS just handed down their decision in favor of marriage equality. Yay! *takes another moment to twirl around and wiggle and scatter rainbow hearts everywhere* =)
In the spirit of happy feels, how about a little HEA action?? And with a fireman, no less!
There’s something about firefighters … Continue reading
I blame Jacques Cousteau for this book. All those hours, as a child, sitting in front of the telly watching his shows. I remember being very impressed, at age 8 or so, when I read in one of his books that a male dolphin had a thing for one of his sailors and tried at every opportunity to get the guy in the water with him for a bit of fun. Even back then I was very focused on the LGBT world (and my mum still wonders why I … Continue reading