Memorial Day Weekend New Release: Kendle’s Fire
Here’s my latest release, Kendle’s Fire, that can be found in most places where e-books are sold, and you can get it in paperback on Amazon. It’s not an erotic romance, but it is a sexy pg-rated romance, and I get into a few issues dealing with masculinity and how men are expected to act and behave at all times. That’s actually a huge part of the storyline, and for the main character, Kendle, it’s a huge part of his life.
Even though Kendle is an openly gay ex-Marine, he’s been questioning his masculinity all of his life. He’s always been what people expect a man to be, in spite of the fact that he’s never been completely comfortable living up to these expectations.
He also has a few secrets. The kind of secrets a man can only talk about with the most intimate people in his life. One of those people is his best friend and part time lover, Dale. And their relationship is not without a few unusual quirks and ironies either, especially when it comes to the way Kendle explains his relationship with Dale to his own parents.
After a string of bad career decisions and awkward mistakes, it’s not until Kendle meets a young guy named Walter that his life begins to come together. It’s a journey filled with as much joy as heartbreak, with a few bittersweet twists in between. As Kendle opens himself up to new possibilities, he finds himself in the midst of life altering changes that leave him devastated. And there’s a point where he’s not sure he can get through any of it.
Here’s the Amazon link And huge thanks to my cover artist who nailed it this time.
Straight Guy’s “Sense 8” Homophobic Rant
I’ve posted about gay content in “Sense 8” before, and about the male full frontal nudity. I’m still watching it and I haven’t finished season 2. I like the show because of the music, content, and the characters. They lose me sometimes with the story, but I always catch up at one point or another. And it really is the first TV show I can remember where a real trans person play a trans character. It also gets into closeted actors who are terrified to come out. There’s really nothing bad I can say about it.
With that said, a straight guy doesn’t seem to agree with me.
No, in real life not almost every single person is either a tra*ny, gay or the like. In fact I haven’t even met a single gay person in my life because guess what, they are actually quite rare.
I am currently watching season 2 and it feels like the entire show is revolving around the sexuality of lito at this point. It starts getting annoying quite frankly, which is a shame because the concept of the show is interesting.
No I am not homophobic by the way, but the sheer volume of content related to one sexual preference or another is getting very boring.
That’s a very typical comment coming from someone who has always had the privilege of being able to identify with heteronormative characters on TV shows. If you’re gay, you don’t get that privilege very often.
Taiwan Legalizes Gay Marriage
If you don’t know about this, please check it out. Just because gay marriage is now legal in the US doesn’t mean LGBT people in other countries are getting the same equal rights.
Taiwan will become the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex unions.
The highest court ruled laws that prevent same-sex couples from marrying are unconstitutional and a direct violation to a person’s right to equality.
Here’s the link. You can also read some of the tweets people wrote.
Hot, Shirtless Naval Academy Plebes
If you can’t take at least a moment to stop and smell the flowers, at least take a moment to admire these shirtless, oiled Naval Academy Plebes. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed, it’s SFW, and it’s all in good fun. The plebes look as if they’re having a blast.
Hundreds of hot, sweaty Naval Academy plebes lathered in oil worked together to scale a 21-foot obelisk yesterday.
The annual tradition happens in mid-May at the United States Naval Academy. Freshman students can’t begin their summer until they’ve taken off their shirts, climbed the slicked down edifice whilst being sprayed by a giant hose, and replaced the underclassman’s “dixie cup” hat at the top of the monument.
You can read more here, and you’ll want to spend a few minutes checking out the photos. All innuendo aside, it really is some fantastic photography.