There is always a first time, and you will never forget your first time ;-)
I had many types of first time since I opened this blog, the first time I was interviewed (by Josh Lanyon for Man, Oh Man as an "expert" of M/M romance), the first time an author asked me to write a foreword for his book (Gary Martine for Kingsley & I: Together), the first time I received a dedica (by Z.A. Maxfield in Notturno, but also in the sequel Vigil, and by Kiernan Kelly in The Positions of Love), the first time I "inspired" a story with my suggestion (the short story Boy Under the Bridge by Eden Winters but also the novel Cornfed by Kiernan Kelly), the first time I appeared in a novel as a character (in the novel The Virgin Billionaire by Ryan Field, even if there I'm French ;-) and in a next novel by Geoffrey Knight that I still don't know, but he asked my "permission")... well, now I can count also the first time I was in an "acceptance speech", among those people, usually relatives, friends, colleague, you "thank you" for helping in achieving the success: two nights ago, David Pratt, in his acceptance speech for the Lambda Literary Award, gave a nice mention of my early support of Bob the Book (thank you to Jameson Currier, David's publisher, to let me know). Color me honored and even a little bit embarassed, all I do, really, is loving the books and the authors writing them.
At this point it's me who wants to thank you all of you, readers, authors, publishers, and if I forgot someone of my "firsts", please forgive me, but know that you are all in my love circle.