Last night the 24th annual Lambda Literary Award Ceremony was held in NYC, and I just found out that two authors, from two different publishers I work with, won in their respective categories.
Debra Hyde won best in lesbian erotica for “The Story of L,” published by Ravenousromance.com.
And Dirk Vanden won best in gay erotica for “All Together,” published by Loveyoudivine.com.
I’ve been with both publishers for a long time (with Ravenous since they started) and I’ve seen the publishers and the authors work hard to produce good books for readers. If only one of them had won I would have been thrilled. But to see TWO win on the same night is freaking awesome!!
The road hasn’t always been easy. But it’s nice to see this kind of recognition. And I couldn’t be more thrilled for the authors and the publishers.
If you’re looking for m/m fiction that’s slightly different from what you’ve been reading, check out the work of Dirk Vanden.
Here’s his page on the loveyoudivine.com publisher web site.
I would assume Dirk’s books, like mine from LYD, can be purchased on Amazon and other web sites where e-books are sold.
Here’s the tag line from one of his works, I WANT IT ALL.
One dark summer night in 1969, in a tiny Colorado cow-country town, in the back alley behind Red’s Bar and Billiards, Warren Miller attempts to save a “Queer’s” life, and in the process discovers his own homosexuality.
I have many older gay friends and I enjoy reading fiction set during this period. It was a different world in some ways, and in others it hasn’t changed all that much no matter what “they” want you to think. There’s no way to explain this…you just have to know it. You can’t read about it in the press or watch it on TV. It’s something innate.