Lethal Obsession Blog by Michele Montgomery

Here’s another author I’d like to highlight today, Michele Montgomery. She also writes m/m romance, and I like her work a great deal. There’s a “real” quality about it, and a lot more emotion than I’m used to seeing. If there were such a genre as “reality fiction,” I think this is how her work would be classified.

She also gets into her characters very deeply. To the point where she’s created a blog that discusses her character’s lives in depth. You can check the blog out by clicking here. I think you’ll enjoy what she’s doing.

I recently read a comment on a book review site where someone mentioned that authors don’t use their blogs enough to discuss their books, their intentions, and what motivates their stories and characters. I tend to agree with this comment. And when you see what Michele has done with this blog, you’ll see she’s taken this concept to another level.

Michele Montgomery: A Post Worth Reading

I was hopping around different blogs last night and came across this. I’m a fan of Michele’s fiction, and I’ve lurked at her blog before and I’ve enjoyed what I read. But this truly is worth reading.

Here’s part of the post, and I’ve linked to the rest of it.

Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad

Looking at my activity here on the blog shows that I’m probably the worst blogger there ever was. Generally I’m so busy I can’t even think by the end of the day, never mind write a blog, and if I do, it’s because something has managed to grab me and inspire me so much, that I have to make time to get it out and on paper, so to speak. It’s almost 11PM and something managed to grab me and inspire me enough to get it down and I hope when you read it, you’ll take it to heart, because I did.

“…How we all have to be together in this life, that we all are each other’s caretakers in this life and you never know if you’re gonna be the most important person in someone’s life.”

Review: The Bachelor

I almost always hesitate to post my own reviews here on the blog. It’s one of those things a lot of authors hate to do, but know they have to do it.

So I’m going to concentrate on thanking the reviewer, Michele Montgomery, instead of on the actual review. I think this particular review site is one of the most helpful tools for all readers of mm fiction. I’ve been watching it and following it for along time and it’s constantly evolving. When I have a question about a book a want to buy, I check out web sites like this for more information.

I know how hard it is to keep a blog going and work on my own writing deadlines, and I can’t even imagine the kind of work that goes into maintaining a book review site.

Here’s the link…please check out the entire site. You’ll enjoy it.

YOU NEVER CARED by Michele Montgomery…a Free Download, Too!

I had the privilege of reading Michele Montgomery’s new story, YOU NEVER CARED, and I was pleasantly surprised. I’m a fan of a lot of Michele’s books, which include one of my all time favorites, TONY AND RYAN. But this book, YOU NEVER CARED, really drew me in because the storyline revolves around young adults, social images, and bullying. And, as always, Michele’s books are written with a neat style that keeps the story moving forward at all time.

This line hit me fast: I never realized what my words and actions could do to another person. This is where the magnitude of what he’s been doing hits Jordon, the one who is telling the story.

This time the story is told from the bully’s POV, and how he regrets his decisions. He’s tired of being what his father thinks he should be. And he’s tired of trying to live up to everyone’s expectations of what they think he should be. But more than that, he knows in his heart he’s been wrong all along. And, this is why I love Michele’s work. It’s filled with emotion on all levels.

Another line that stopped me short for a moment was this: That was the worst of it for me at that moment, watching Samuel deal with the loss of the guy he loved, and it was all because of me. Jordon’s talking about Sammy’s dead lover, Casper. And I could feel Jordon’s regret as I read this.

Once in a while we read something that inspires us. YOU NEVER CARED did this for me. This is a story about facing demons and regret, growing up and learning tolerance…even if it’s a little too late in some cases. And that every single action in the universe…karma…causes a reaction in one way or another. But most of all, it’s a story about redemption. And it’s never too late for that.

Here’s a quick blurb, and the story can be downloaded for free here.
I can’t recommend it enough to all readers.

Jordan is a golden child—wealthy, popular, the self-professed ruler of the senior class. Jordan is also a bully, a bully whose group of friends mercilessly tormented seventeen-year-old Casper for being different, for being poor, for suffering silently. Random acts of abuse from his classmates were par for the course in Casper’s life, until one night, the bullying evolved into a hate crime and he, unable to endure, longing for peace, finally took his own life.

You Never Cared is the heartbreaking tale, told in Jordan’s words, of a life stolen, of love lost, and of a soul compromised. But ultimately, it is a story of forgiveness and redemption. As Sammy, Casper’s friend and lover, attempts to cope with the anguish of his boyfriend’s loss, Jordan attempts to own his part in the crime, trying to make amends but knowing his only hope is to carry on Casper’s legacy, to work to build a better future for boys and girls who, like Casper, just need a strong voice to encourage and stand up for them.