Jane Litte/Jen Frederick Links; Sexy Gay Book Nerds; Photos of Sexy Men

Jane Litte/Jen Frederick Links

This is one of those times I remain objective because I don’t have all the information and I don’t post anything unless I’m absolutely certain I do have all the information. I know I’m only a small, humble blogger, but I don’t think that’s an excuse for me…or a huge publication like Rolling Stone. 

With that said, I once posted about a web site that focuses on Internet bullying, here.  I’ve also posted about blogger, Jane Litte of Dear Author, and a recent disclosure she made, here.  It’s a complicated matter and there have been many opinions posted about it. Most recently, the blog that focuses on Internet bullying wrote a long post about Jane/Jen that discusses Jane/Jen’s disclosure “situation” more in-depth.

It’s so in-depth, and so loaded with information and allegations, I’m only going to link to it.

In the body of that blog post, there’s an alleged sample of the kind of erotic romance Jane/Jen writes…or allegedly once posted on a blog tour. That’s a sample you don’t want to miss.

Attribution: The photo above is not Jane/Jen. It’s in the public domain and there’s no attribution necessary.

Sexy Gay Book Nerds

This is one of those articles that’s really kind of basic when it comes to reading recommendations. Basic in the sense that it’s so generic you have to wonder if the author of the article did any research whatsoever.

Spring break is just around the corner, which means you’re going to need a good book to devour while dallying by the poolside. (Just don’t forget to wear your sunscreen, fellas!) Not only is reading a fun way to pass the time and exercise the imagination, but it’s also an excellent way to attract the attention of cute guys, since everyone agrees that reading is totally sexy.

If you are not an avid reader, I think the list is fine. If you are an avid reader and this is all you are going to read, I would have to wonder how you define avid. While gay men are usually the first to follow almost every trend there is…many times setting the trends themselves…I’m always amazed at how many gay men don’t even know there’s been a revolution in publishing and know even less about e-books, digital first books, and the many authors writing fresh, new LGBT content. And, it’s global.

Although I do openly promote my own books here on the blog, I’m not going to be cheesy and do that right now. Instead, here’s a link LGBT reviewer Elisa Rolle’s blog with a list of the most recent winners of the Rainbow Awards. I was a juror and this is only a general recommendation. I’m not promoting anyone in particular. It’s just something to introduce you to new LGBT books.

Here’s the link to the article. As I said, it’s basic and if you read nothing at all but these books you’re doing just fine. At least you’re reading something. Just know, and understand, there’s a whole new world out there in reading and in books with LGBT content. And, you can carry your entire library with you wherever you go now on your phone…for half (or less) the cost of a print book in most cases.

Photos of Sexy Men

I like this post because it celebrates all kinds of sexy men, not just the targeted brand we see all the time in photos that always make me wonder if Oprah’s photo shop guy did them. Seriously. Oprah is 60 years old and all photos of her make her look as if she’s 30? There’s something fundamentally wrong with that.

In any event, I love these and what they say about body image.

Summer (a.k.a. swimsuit season) is fast approaching, which means it’s time to start laying off the potato chips and hitting Zumba class again. If you want to fit back into your old speedo, that is.

Losing weight sucks. We’ll be the first to admit it. It requires hard work, discipline, and lots and lots of patience, and even then it can be literally impossible to shed those last 10 pounds. (Yes, literally! Science says!)

You can see the photos here. I can’t post them for copyright reasons.

And the comments. Oh, those comments.

The Way We ALMOST Were

A Gay Parody  


Prince Harry in the Nude; Doctors with iPads; Stop the Goodreads Bullies, and Stop the STGRB Bullies

As I’ve posted many times before, I’m a royalist at heart. I find everything all royals do fascinating. Some are more interesting than others. And Prince Harry seems to be one of the most interesting.

Evidently he was playing strip pool in Vegas and wound up losing his shirt, and his pants, and everything he was wearing. No photos here. But you can go to this link to see what I’m talking about.

Some of the partiers snapped photos of the madness. In one photo, a fully nude Harry cups his genitals while a seemingly topless woman stands behind him.

In this older article, see what Prince Harry says about writing sexy novels:

Prince Harry has been a huge fan of Collins for years. He told his friend he is bored of the military and would love to write “sexy bestsellers”

I would love nothing more than to collaborate on a sexy novel with him, any day, any time, and for free!

Doctors Using iPads Now More Than Ever…

I posted this week about how things have changed since 2007 in publishing. And now I’m posting about how things have changed since 2007 in the world of medicine. In 2007 I remember dealing with several family hospital issues and each time I went to the hospital I was amazed at how backward they seemed to be when it came to technology. They had computers, but it seemed to me they were caught between hard copy and digital charts and couldn’t seem to find a happy medium. I also remember waiting in a doctor’s office in 2007 while a tech guy installed a new system…no one knew how to use. It slowed the office down so much I wound up sitting there for four hours instead of the normal one hour wait. And I wound up helping the doctor find my file that day.

Interesting how so much has changed since then:

The iPad’s design offers a lot of promise and problem solving in point of care use. It offers the benefits of electronic medical records in a form that’s similar to a paper chart and that doesn’t create a barrier between doctor and patient – a common complaint about laptops used for similar purposes. It also offers doctors the ability quickly (and somewhat more accurately) illustrate injuries, conditions, and treatment options to patients. Outside point of care use, the iPad (and the iPhone) offer instant access to all kinds of medical references.

“Physicians are evolving in ways we expected – only faster,” noted Monique Levy, vice president of research for Manhattan Research.

It’s about time. My nephew (gay nephew) just entered med school and had his white coat ceremony in Iowa this past week and he’s never without his iPad. You can read more here.

Stop the GR Bullies and Stop the STGRB Bullies…

With regard to this topic I state no opinions at all. I haven’t posted about this topic before because I was waiting for some kind of a rebuttal so I could balance my post fairly and post the information without bias. And, as I predicted, the rebuttal came in the form of another blog. And now I can link to both sides of the issue at the same time.

A lot of authors have commented in public about this alleged bully issue. I don’t feel the need. From what I can gather it’s between readers, not authors. And the only time that I find it possible to separate myself from being an author and a reader is when I write a book review for something I’ve read, and even then it’s not easy. In almost any other case I’m considered an author and I don’t believe authors should get involved in things like this. The main reason being is that it ruins the reading/review experience for the reader. Feel free to disagree with me, but not here because this blog is mine, with my own name, and it’s not a democracy.

According to the “Who We Are” page on their web site, Stop the GR Bullies says this:

We are readers, bloggers, and Goodreads members who, inspired by those who have already taken a stand, have come together in an effort to stop the bullying we have seen on the GR fora. In light of recent events, we feel there is a growing need to help the victims of the outrageous behaviour exhibited by those Goodreads members known as the GR bullies.

You can read more here.

According to Stop the STGRB Bullies “Who I Am” page, this is what he/she says:

I am the Roman Goddess of Wisdom and Truth who seeks to destroy evil and thwart those who engage in evil practices. Be on your guard, scoundrels!

LOLJKS, I can’t take myself that seriously. Really I just want to expose the STGRB trolls as the hypocrites they are. Grab some popcorn and pull up a chair.

You can read more about them by following this link.