Gay Pornster Beat Up Boyfriend For Watching Porn; Dustin Lance Black and Closeted Gay Actors; Gay Couple Shamed

Gay Pornster Beats Up Boyfriend For Watching Porn

A gay porn star named Jared Louis Valezquez allegedly beat the hell out of his boyfriend for watching exactly what he (Valezquez) does for a living.

Jared Louis Valezquez, a 31-year-old best known as Tyce Jax and has starred in films for Raging Stallion and Next Door Ebony, is on probation for beating, choking and pulling a knife on his partner Bobby Hamill in their duplex in Atlanta.
Valezquez has been arrested on domestic violence charges five times before.
The 31-year-old is said to have become enraged when he found Hamill watching porn on an iPad, according to an Atlanta police arrest affidavit.

There’s more here. He broke the iPad, too.

Dustin Lance Black and Closeted Gay Actors

This definitely kicked off a lively debate on Facebook yesterday. And I thought I saw more comments with this article, but they must have been deleted or something.

Dustin Lance Black may understand the business reasons why gay A-list actors remain closeted but he has strong feelings about those who are blatantly dishonest.
‘I have no respect for someone who lies about their sexuality,’ he says in the new issue of Attitude.
‘At the very least say “no comment,” just keep your personal life personal. But if you’re going to closet yourself, that sends a negative message.’

Here’s the rest. It’s important not to take what Black is saying out of context. From his own experiences, he claims he’s never experienced homophobia by a studio or network. He claims it’s the agents and managers who promote homophobia. And I believe him. I’ve seen that myself, too, especially with these pushy, shouty managers who often wind up hurting a career more than helping it, without the actor even realizing it until it’s too late. These managers don’t just manage. They rule and control with a passive aggressive iron fist.

 Gay Couple Shamed

Here’s another story about a gay couple that was shamed in public at one of those stores I’ve never heard of, for kissing on the cheek.

Aidan Skinner, 21, and boyfriend Sean West, 20, bought a bottle of wine and a meal in the supermarket store in Broadpiece, Wick, on 12 December when a member of staff made a homophobic comment.
‘Do you have to do that in here?’ the till operator said. ‘Especially two guys.’
The couple confronted the woman behind the till, and an argument ensued.
Skinner, who works night shifts in a Sainsbury’s store, told the Littlehampton Gazette: ‘I get how hard the shifts can be and that they could be having a bad day, but you don’t take it out on someone you are serving.’

There’s more here. It goes on to mention similar things like this that have happened in the past. The people in the comments go into even more detail.

New Release

Imperfect

Pat Patterson Openly Gay and WWE; Social Media Pressure, Gay Porn, and Racism; Tom Daley and THAT Other Swimmer Make Headlines

Pat Patterson Openly Gay and WWE

Here’s a really good article about the life of Pat Patterson, and what it was like to be at the top of his game as a pro wrestler, and gay.  It’s another one that breaks the stereotypes. There are a lot of guys out there like Patterson.

Nearly 20 years after he first arrived in the U.S., Patterson reached the pinnacle of his career in 1979 when, aged 38, he was crowned the World Wide Wrestling Federation’s inaugural Intercontinental Champion. To this day, that championship remains one of the most prestigious in the organization that later became World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). What most in the wrestling world didn’t realize, however, was that the new champion was gay.

The rest is here.  I know there are many important points in this article about Patterson and his life, but I also think that part about stereotypes is important to all of us. So that we know not to stereotype gay men into any specific category.

Social Media Pressure, Gay Porn, and Racism

As the heading suggests, this is a highly controversial topic for some. I think it also gives a fairly accurate example of the more questionable sides of the porn industry and porn stars.  

In the past, scenes featuring gay porn stars who have committed statutory rape and even murder (Mike Dozer and Sean Cody’s Addison, respectively) have not been pulled down from studios’ websites, even after news of their convictions spread. And in my nine years of reporting on the gay-adult industry, a studio (let alone two studios) has never removed or canceled content due to a performer’s personal beliefs—that is, until now.

So what made Diggs special? White men with sexual “preferences” working in gay porn is nothing new. But thanks to social media and industry blogs, those “preferences” are being exposed, shared, shamed, and retweeted to such an extent that studios can no longer pretend to be oblivious.

You can check out the rest here. It’s a fairly in-depth piece. It gets into sexual preferences and racism, which is a topic that’s becoming increasingly popular these days. They mention hook up apps and talk about whether or not sexual preference is a form of racism. It’s…well…interesting.

There’s nothing lewd or sexual about the article, but I don’t think the web site for this one is SFW. You’ve been warned.

Tom Daley and THAT Other Swimmer Make Headlines

Of course my heading for this is sarcastic. I figured I’d better mention that for those who have been deprived of a sense of humor.

This pretty much says it all…

Tom Daley, Great Britain‘s openly gay diving champion, was front-page news across the U.K. after he and his synchronized diving partner Daniel Goodfellow won the bronze medal at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

But in what is an ironic twist on the shameful past practice of cropping out gay athletes from mainstream media, most of the British papers focused their coverage not on the pair but solely on Daley.

It also happened on Twitter. I saw it myself while it was trending. I kept wondering who the other dude was…with all due respect to Tom Daley. It’s not Daley’s fault. The media has been doing this for years with every minority. I’m not shocked. It’s a good example of how little you can trust these days in the media.

You can check this one out here. 

Exploring the gay open relationship in…



 Unabated





Valley of the Dudes



Jane Litte/DearAuthor Writes NA Romances; How Liz Taylor Would Be Shocked Now; Sean Cody Pornster Arrested

Jane Litte/DearAuthor Writes NA Romances

I normally wouldn’t post about this because it’s not pop culture or LGBT related…or even related to good looking men. However, I find it interesting to book publishing in general.

Jane Litte who started the DearAuthor reader oriented romance book review site recently posted a letter to her readership announcing that she’s been writing NA romance novels with a pen name for quite some time now. Allegedly, no one knew this…or that winter in Russia is cold. 

In part:

So I went ahead and created a penname, Jen Frederick, and published Undeclared with no expectations about what would happen. And, much to my surprise, it sold well. So I wrote another one. And another. And began to learn about the publishing industry from an entirely different perspective.

You can read the rest here. It’s kind of like discovering Martha Stewart has really been the owner of McDonald’s all these years.  

No further comment.

How Liz Taylor Would Be Shocked Now

Actually, the article I’m linking to claims Liz Taylor would be “horrified” if she were alive today and she saw the number of young gay men with HIV. This comment was made by Taylor’s granddaughter in a recent interview and it’s all posthumous conjecture.

Naomi deLuce Wilding, 40, tells The Telegraph that “a real complacency” regarding HIV/AIDS in the gay community had already set in before her legendary grandmother’s death at the age of 79 in 2011. 

“Even before she died, when my grandmother was pretty ill, she was horrified to see that,” Wilding said. “Sadly I don’t think she had the strength to say what she really felt at that point.” 

You can read the rest here. 

I have nothing but respect for Taylor and for what she did during the time she did it. When no one was speaking up about AIDS, she was right there waving her arms. But I don’t like to slam people with HIV now, because living with HIV is now considered living with a chronic illness, not a death sentence. And I don’t like to attach a shame/blame stigma to anyone with HIV. Everyone has a different circumstance. I would, however, like to see more awareness so that young gay men know exactly what it’s like to live with HIV. It’s not just a matter of taking ARV drugs. And I just don’t see this awareness anywhere. At least not in the mainstream where most people get their information.

Sean Cody Pornster Arrested

Anyone who reads this blog knows I’ve never once slammed anyone in the adult entrainment industry. But even I have to admit that sometimes these adult entertainers leave me wondering.

In this case a guy I’m not familiar with, Jarec Wentworth, was allegedly arrested for felony extortion by the FBI. He allegedly threatened to make a wealthy victim’s sexual “liaisons” public if the victim didn’t pay up.  Jarec got quite a bit of money, until he got greedy.

Brank was put under surveillance after he successfully blackmailed the unnamed wealthy gentleman out of some $500,000 in cash and an Audi R8 valued at $180,000.

But after he (very greedily) demanded another million and a condo, the man went to the FBI for help. They set up a sting at a Los Angeles Starbucks, and on March 4th, arrested Brank. Inside Brank’s car at the time of arrest was a loaded .357 Magnum revolver with additional ammunition.

The rest is here, with a photo. 

This is something I find personally interesting because the next book in The Rainbow Detective series is focused on kidnapping and extortion. This one almost sounds as if it’s part of my plot. Except for one thing: my main character has diphallia…two dicks. I’ll post more about that soon.

The Way We ALMOST Were

A Gay Parody  

 
 

 


Joey Stefano and Bible Thumpers; Pulling Up Their Pants; Jonathan Bennett and Bette Midler

Joey Stefano and Bible Thumpers

A while back I posted about all male adult entertainment star, Joey Stefano, and how I met him and spent some time with him in the early 90’s. This link will lead you to a few of my posts, if you don’t know anything about Stefano. But the gist of each post is that Stefano, along with a few others, was one of the last big adult entertainment stars of his generation back in the last days of the pre-Internet era. I don’t think we’ll ever see a time like that again.

And this next blog post I’m linking to below talks about how some bible thumper who used to be a gay pornster is “honoring” Joey Stefano. According to the post, written by a biographer named David Bret, the former pornster is Joseph Sciambra. He evidently became a born again Christian zealot of the worst kind, which he claims saved him from the debauchery of all that is wicked and evil, and he posted something to honor the 20th anniversary of Stefano’s death. Just to clarify: when I post about these things I don’t judge or mock Christians. I know most Christians are not like Sciambra.

Here’s part of the post by Bret:

Even the name Scambria sounds dodgy, like something you would get from lifting too many heavy boxes, or not washing around your perineum. I first came across him (not literally, though many others apparently have) when I watched his documentary, “Room 122”, wherein he took us around “the seedy hotel room where Joey died” on 26 November 1994. 

The hotel room was not seedy, and Joey did not die here, but in hospital. The only thing seedy about that room was the person standing in it repeatedly telling us to pray and save our souls. Have YOU ever attempted to raise money for AIDS charities?

You can read more here.  

Bret spelled Sciambra’s name wrong, but that’s beside the point.

Now, here’s a link to Joseph Sciambra’s blog, where he pays what he calls “tribute” to Joey Stefano in a patronizing way. Be warned, though, this particular blog has some of the most offensive examples of homophobia and hate I think I have ever seen. And all, as usual, in the name of religion. Normally, I wouldn’t link to this at all because I don’t like giving out attention to these dangerous bloggers. However, I liked Joey and he can’t speak up for himself any longer.

Here’s one example from the blog:

Author’s note: I especially recommend a devotion to St. Joseph to all those suffering from same sex attraction or any other form of sexual oppression: place your wounded and battered body and mind under his care. 

I recommend anyone reading this guy’s blog to take into consideration the fact that medical science can dispute everything he says. I actually feel sorry for people like this because they seem to be caught somewhere between real spiritual faith and emotional disorder.

I also think, in an ironic way, Joey Stefano would have found Sciambra’s douchebaggery amusing. 

I’m going to post more about Joey Stefano this week in honor of the 20th anniversary of his death.

Pulling Up Their Pants

Norway’s curling team did a video that’s bound to make you smile. They’re standing there with their pants down, trying to pull them up without touching them…on ice. It’s sexy, too, in an innocent non-provocative way. This is SFW.

Here’s one way to burn off some of some extra holiday calories this year. And with thighs like that, it’s got to be hard to convince the fabric to move up.

Funny how something so nonsexual can be such a weird turn on.

You can check that out here. 

Jonathan Bennett and Bette Midler

Well this time Bette Midler didn’t do anything wrong and she didn’t insult anyone. This is all related to her schmaltzy old song, Wind Beneath My Wings. Remember that one? Made you, Oprah, and her best friend Gayle happy cry at the time 🙂

Jonathan Bennett was recently rehearsing to this same song for Dancing With the Stars and he missed a step and wound up with two broken ribs.

 Bennett was working on an interpretive dance to Midler’s mawkish “Wind Beneath My Wings” and while sliding down a bannister (!) he toppled over and fell many feet to make a hard thud on the floor. TMZ reports Bennett broke two ribs and his arm required a sling after the scary tumble. Don’t try this at home, folks.

There’s a photo of him in cute black shorts, and you don’t want to miss the comment section on this one. Here’s the link.  

Cowboy Christmas Miracle
 

David Arquette Trans Sister; Truman Capote, Bogart, Oral Sex; Gay-For-Pay Porn Star Family Meeting

David Arquette Trans Sister

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According to this article, Alexis Arquette, transgender actress, announced she had sex once with Jared Leto. But more than that, her brother, well-known actor, David Arquette, made a few claims about his sister on a talk show. Evidently, David A. did a documentary on all this titled, Alexis Arquette: She’s My Brother. I have to admit that I had no idea about the documentary or Arquette’s transition.

This is what David A. said about adjusting to his sibling’s transition:

‘We sort of knew so it was pretty easy,’ he said.

Then he added: ‘It’s pretty funny, I hate to say it but there’s like this … there’s an aspect of my sister that when she’s sort of part boy, part girl. It’s kind of what I grew up with. There’s something that’s more authentic to me than when she’s a girl.

‘When she’s a girl she becomes cattier, it’s a little attitude. … I like her as sort of the medium girl. But I love her (so) that’s sort of silly to say.’

The rest is here. People who read this blog know I rarely carry on this way in posts. I’m ambivalent about the hot cop of Castro, and I’ll post about the nude male calendars with a yawn. The truth is I’m not always as impressed as other people when it comes to men. But I have always thought David Arquette was one of the most attractive, hottest, sexiest men ever to step out of Hollywood. I know this is all about Alexis, but there’s just something about that man that makes me want to turn the air conditioner down a few degrees. And now I have a whole new respect for him.

Photo attribution here.

Truman Capote, Bogart, Oral Sex

Truman Capote, like most of his kind, was well known for embellishing even the slightest story about the most mundane incidents. I’ve posted about him on the blog many times, because he was famous for writing several books, one of which was Breakfast at Tiffany’s…a story I parodied with the first book in The Virgin Billionaire series. That parody was my own interpretation of a Cinderella trope…with all gay men and plenty of gay sex. I didn’t do it by accident and it wasn’t fanfic. I figured if a gay man like Capote could write straight characters and get away with it, I could parody them freely. I also focused a great deal on the romance, too. I didn’t leave that out. And even though the parody follows the trope, I made many, many changes. But another reason why I wanted to parody that story was because Capote was also well known as the homosexual clown and court jester of his day in many circles. In the original film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, they even portray an Asian character with huge racism…in that clown and jester way. I didn’t do THAT in the parody either. In many ways, Capote made it more difficult for gay men of his time to come out of the closet. He was flamboyant and amusing, and also clever enough to know how to get what he wanted by manipulating just the right people in the right social circles using his exaggerated mannerisms. His storied black and white ball is still infamous, and there are plenty of books out there to read more about him. Frankly, I never found him amusing or worthy of being a role model…unless you’re heading to the circus.

In any event, I digress. This next article I’m linking to talks about how the late Lauren Bacall reacted to a rumor Capote spread about giving her late husband, Humphrey Bogart, oral sex. When a question regarding this oral sex incident was posed to her during an interview, she was about as impressed with the topic as I have always been with anything related to the Truman Capote saga. Not.

This is what Bacall had to say:

‘Oh, please. You must be joking. I never heard that.

Why you bring up a thing like that? What kind of a mind do you have? Step out of the gutter. … Maybe it was a pipe dream of Truman’s – who knows?

 ‘But it’s a totally ridiculous suggestion that it really is a fact, and I hope that’s beneath you, because I really don’t like the fact that you brought something like that up.’

Frankly, I’m with Bacall on this one. I don’t think Capote ever told a full truth in his entire life. And we’ll never really know for certain.

 There’s more here.

Gay-For-Pay Porn Star Family Meeting

The gay porn site, Broke Straight Boys, seems to be trying to gain attention with more than just adult content. They’ve produced a documentary of sorts that follows a gay porn star home where he gathers together with his family and they discuss his life, his sexuality, and what he does for a living.

“I really don’t care about defining my own sexuality. At this point now, I don’t like labels, I can’t stand labels,” he says once his family moves to the topic of assigning him a sexuality. His father believes he may be “homosexual,” to his brothers, he is “gay.” His brothers say they’ve “always felt” Paul was gay, and that “it’s awkward how he tries to hide that.”

Interesting. He constantly talks about how much he hates labels. I can’t help but find this all slightly disingenuous. For one thing, he’s working for a gay porn web site that’s called Broke STRAIGHT Guys. Wouldn’t that defeat the purpose if he called himself gay? The people who watch this type of content want the straight guy fantasy. Instead, he claims that if he did believe in labels, which he doesn’t, he would probably be bisexual. I don’t doubt that there are many bisexual people all over the world, and he very well could be. But this entire “reality” show just doesn’t sound all that real to me. And frankly, I’m tired of hearing people talk about how they don’t believe in labels as if being open about being gay implies there something wrong with being gay. The fact is we’re all labeled something at one point or another in life. There should be nothing wrong with being labeled gay.

On the positive side, it’s an interesting interview because the family is supportive and he makes some very logical points about why he decided to do porn. But, he’s young, he rambles about nothing at some points when it comes to labels, and I don’t think he has the slightest clue how hard it’s been for all the gay men and women who came before him.

In any event, you can read more here. There’s also a video clip.

 
 
The Sheriff and the Outlaw
 
by Ryan Field 
 
 


Tanning Mom Does Gay Porn; Naughty Art History; Miley Cyrus in Lingerie

Tanning Mom Does Gay Porn

Patricia Krentcil, better known as “The Tanning Mom” because she took her daughter into a tanning bed booth and gained national attention as a kind of sort of pop culture personality, now has a cameo in a gay adult entertainment movie, Kings of New York 2. She also gained attention because of the bizarre way she looked from too much indoor tanning. I have a comment about the tanning industry below.

According to the director of the film, Marc MacNamara, Tanning Mom allegedly showed up on the set a few sheets to the wind, too.

“We expected Patricia to need a bit of hand-holding, but when she showed up we quickly found out we had to hold more than her hand to prop her seemingly inebriated body up… She seemed to having a great time, but it was definitely a challenging day. In the end she delivered Tan Mom in all her glory and that’s what people are infatuated with.”

In full disclosure, Tony and I used to own tanning salons back in the 1990’s. At the time, it seemed like a fun business and we didn’t have all the information out that we have now about skin cancer. In fact, at the time tanning beds were being promoted as safer than the real sun because it’s a controlled environment. You can only base your decisions on the information given to you at the time.

But the first year in business I grew extremely disillusioned with the way the tanning industry was run, and the way many tanning clients (customers) develop an addiction to the tanning beds. Also at the time, tanning during prom time was a huge event for girls and boys in high school. The prom crowd would descend upon us in droves from April 1 until the end of June. Back then in New Jersey, it was legal but Tony and I always insisted upon a parent or guardian signature, and we insisted on meeting the parents the first time the kid came in. And even though it was legal for minors to come in, we set our own strict rules and guidelines about how often the prom kids could come in and use the tanning beds. In other words, it was not unrestricted with us.

We also had several adult clients who were just as addicted as the Tanning Mom and they would come into the salon and tan daily every single day of the year…no matter how much I told them it was a bad idea and that they didn’t really need to do it that often. I soon discovered indoor tanning truly is an addiction for some and these people can’t help themselves any more than other addicts. This is what ultimately led us to sell the business in less than five years. I found the lack of government (and state) restrictions at the time irresponsible and I didn’t want to be part of an industry that promoted anything like that. The money the business generated was good, but I just couldn’t continue dealing with the addictive personalities and all the health risks that kept coming out in reports.

Naughty Art History

There’s a new book out, Erotica Universalis, that covers erotic art history dating as far back as ancient Egypt.

Erotica Universalis” has been published in more than a few iterations, but the newest version of the series was published this month. Coupled with erotic writings from the likes of Ovid and Voltaire, the familiar and obscure imagery highlights just how indecent artists have been willing to get. Think of the puritanical backlash Picasso faced when he painted “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.” Now, imagine the mouths agape when Courbet debuted “L’Origine du Monde.”

You can read more here. Erotic art like erotic romance has always been around, and some of the photos in the article are fascinating. I used to represent many contemporary erotic artists in my gallery in New Hope, and clients would ask to be on waiting lists just so they could see an artist’s latest work first. Of course there are those who would call this porn, but you can’t blame them for not knowing any better.

For those erotic authors out there who often feel is if they are being slammed daily by the Internet porn police, there’s nothing new about erotica and you’re in good company. There will always be those who think too much erotica is porn, and there will always be an argument about the difference between porn and erotica.

Miley Cyrus in Lingerie

Update: Miley Cyrus is now under fire with the Stroke Association for comments made on SNL. 

Last week I posted about the way Miley Cyrus was attacked online, in an open letter, by an aging singer with previous mental health issues, Sinead O’Conner. The attack by O’Conner criticized the way Cyrus dresses and tends to promote her sexuality as a woman. When Cyrus responded to the attack suggesting they get together and talk about it, O’Conner went into more rants on social media. This week Miley Cyrus showed up at Planet Hollywood in New York in what looks like lingerie.

Miley Cyrus celebrated the release of her fourth studio album, “Bangerz,” on Tuesday night at Planet Hollywood in New York, and it seems like she decided to simply forgo an outfit for the evening.

You can read about it here, where there are photos of Cyrus looking better than ever, and happier than ever. I have a feeling this little display is Miley Cyrus’s polite response to Sinead O’Conner’s rant last week…and it’s very well done!

Sometimes the best revenge really is looking good. And sometimes you can flip the bird without even lifting a finger.

Gay Porn and Johnny Hazzard; The Lazy Beagle for Authors and Readers

 

Thanks to social media, I found a fascinating article written by gay porn star known as Johnny Hazzard. From the way it appears, he’s written the article as Frankie Valenti. The post to which I’m linking does contain adult material, so you’ve been warned. The photo above is not Hazzard it’s from wiki commons. I don’t like to post photos unless I have permission or I know it’s safe.

A good deal of the article gets into how Hazzard has managed to survive in the adult entertainment industry, specifically gay porn.

Then, most recently, writer and friend Brett Edward Stout asked me, “Johnny, how did you survive?” I was speechless. I had no answer.

I still can’t totally explain why I survived.

While I do think there are other industries that are just as competitive as adult entertainment (trust me, I work in one), I also think that porn stars across the board deal with a few more intense issues than others. And the adult entertainment industry has changed like everything else in the past few years and I’m not even certain it’s possible to reach the heights of stardom it once was. This statement backs up something I’ve been wondering about for a while.

 There are no “porn stars” anymore. And that could be a huge reason why we are losing some of the “big guys.” Many didn’t have a way out or didn’t have goals for when the title stopped meaning as much. I can relate. You have this title, this crown that acts like currency, like armor. When the money stops, that diminished title is all you have left. Today there are hundreds of boys flaunting the moniker “porn star” but getting paid a fraction of what they were five years ago.

You can read more here.

Valenti is also in a new non-porn indie film titled, Where We Belong, which I’ll post about very soon. The film seems to get into gay brothers. I have a gay brother and I’m interested in seeing how this was handled. I’m also interested in seeing how Valenti does crossing into something more mainstream. Most porn stars don’t fare well. For some reason it’s almost impossible to lose the image of porn star once it’s been established. I understand this all too well as an erotic romance author. It’s the same for authors who write erotic romance or anything dealing with strong sexual content…which is why the less courageous authors (and clever) use fake names when writing erotica. There’s one who won’t even be associated with his own pen name, which I find amusing. Frankly, I couldn’t care less. I love what I do and I personally regret nothing I’ve done…even that burping penis.

The Lazy Beagle for Authors, Readers, and Publishers

I’ve posted about a lot of great web sites for authors, readers, and publishers in the past, but I’ve never come across one that is this unique. It’s called Lazy Beagle: Bringing Readers and Authors of all Genres Together in One Location.

I added a few of my books last week, and I’m in the process of getting more to them. It’s simple to do, and it’s another way for people to connect through social media that isn’t daunting and requires very little time.

This is from the home page:

Welcome to Lazy Beagle Entertainment founded by author Patrick Wendling-Markwell and husband, and sometimes co-author, Rondal D. Markwell. Ever find it hard to find self-published books and other books not promoted with a million dollar advertising budget. Looking for that hidden gem? Well here at LBE we will link you with your favorite published and self-published authors, and give authors a prominent place to link their work and promote themselves, so they are no longer hidden gems but displayed diamonds! We will provide links to all locations the book is available for purchase, and all available sites where you can follow the author. This page was started originally to be for self-published authors, but we have opened it up to any and all authors, self-published or not.

I especially like the fact that they put an emphasis on self-published authors and books. I can’t even count the times I’ve wished there were a place where I could browse through a list of self-published books and authors as a reader.

Here’s the home page link.

Here’s the page where you can add books.

And here’s my page once again. My full list of titles isn’t up yet, but I’m getting there.

Like I said, it’s very casual and simple to navigate.