August 1st, 2009

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Excerpt Day: Julian's Second Chance by Claire Thompson

Julian's Second Chance by Claire Thompson
Release Date: July 24, 2009
Publisher: Aspen Mountain Press
ISBN: 978-1-60168-090-7
Publisher Link: http://www.aspenmountainpress.com/new-releases/julian-39-s-second-chance/prod_268.html

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Blurb: When Alex and Julian meet on a trip to Sri Lanka, neither expect deep feelings to develop between them. Julian, however, fears the reprecussions of a homosexual relationship will have within his family and spuns Alex toward the end of their trip. A chance meeting brings the two men together six years later, older and wiser but has too much time passed to reignite the passion they once had, especially when Alex is involved in a relationship already? This story is a re-release of Masks of Emotion which received excellent reviews. 5 Stars,from Blondie at Rainbow Reviews and a grade of A at Simply Romance Reviews.

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Excerpt Day: Chip & Dale by Mary Winter

Dawg Town: Chip & Dale by Mary Winter
Release Date: 07/2009
Publisher: Changeling Press
ISBN: 978-1-60521-227-2
Publisher Link: http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1199

Blurb: Back from getting a degree in animal biology, Tusa returns to her fiancé, Chip, and -- she hopes -- his brother, Dale. She doesn't realize that Chip has already made plans for their wedding, and for his brother to also be with the woman he loves. Usually a prairie dog colony is one male with several females. This time, it's going to be the other way around, and Tusa wouldn't have it any other way.

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Excerpt Day: Big Dawg by Celia Kyle

Dawg Town: Big Dawg by Celia Kyle
Release Date: 07/2009
Publisher: Changeling Press
ISBN: 978-1-60521-292-0
Publisher Link: http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1201

Blurb: Mac's dreamed of owning his own golf course from the moment he hefted his first club. It's opening day at Dawg Track and for Mac, it's Time to let the Big Dawg Eat. But things don't go according to plan and his owl shifter lover, Douglas, is there to smooth the way for some wayward dawgs looking for a home.

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Excerpt Day: Burn by Belinda McBride

Bad Angels: Burn by Belinda McBride
Release Date: 07/2009
Publisher: Changeling Press
ISBN: 978-1-60521-259-3
Publisher Link: http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1197

Blurb: Following an auto accident, Rex Clark lays near death in the rocky wilderness of the Trinity Alps. Just when it appears that things can't get worse, she shows up. Anahita... the succubus. She's been his frequent companion, and the bane of his lover Rion's existence, for well over a century. But it seems that this time she's come to help. From the frozen villages of the Inuit to the cities of America, Dr. Noemi Gastineau has seen it all. When a fallen angel shows up at the reservation clinic with an injured Sidhe, Noemi takes everything in stride. Yet within hours, she's swept into an enchanted world she never imagined existed. So why are the men so temptingly familiar? And why is she suddenly so afraid? A fallen angel, a Sidhe, a human and a succubus. Never mind the demons, these four are about to catch fire! The question is... who will survive the burn?

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Excerpt Day: Off the Beaten Path by Katrina Strauss

Off the Beaten Path by Katrina Strauss
Release Date: July 28, 2009
Publisher: Loose Id
ISBN: 978-1-59632-982-9
Publisher Link: http://www.loose-id.com/prod-Off_the_Beaten_Path-982.aspx

Blurb: Gay athlete Travis Bell doesn't hide his sexuality, but he won't be defined by it, either. When he covers for a friend´s misdeed, he´s forced to negotiate his future without losing his lacrosse scholarship. The last thing he plans on is a wilderness vacation with Omega Beta Pi, aka Off the Beaten Path, a fraternity devoted to gay rights and environmental causes. Worse, Travis must share a tent with Kyle, an opinionated activist who´s also the hottest guy Travis has ever met. A proud activist, Kyle Schafer disapproves of Travis´s indifference toward issues affecting the environment and gay community. To his greater annoyance, Kyle finds himself attracted to his shallow tentmate on a purely physical level. Travis goes against everything Kyle believes in, but that doesn´t dampen the chemistry that sparks between them. In a battle of wits and libido, Travis and Kyle venture into the uncharted territory of their deepest desires... and learn the path less traveled can lead straight to the heart.

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Excerpt Day: Hemovore by Jordan Castillo Price

Hemovore by Jordan Castillo Price
Release Date: July 28, 2009
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-60504-634-1
Publisher Link: http://samhainpublishing.com/romance/hemovore

Blurb: Can art imitate death? Oh no, girlfriend. Don’t even go there… Ten years ago, the Human Hemovore Virus blazed through the world, and left the few victims who survived unable to eat, allergic to sunlight and craving the taste of blood. Mark Jensen used to think V-positives were incredibly sexy with their pale, flawless skin and taut, lean bodies. Not anymore. Not since he’s been stuck procuring under-the-counter feline blood for his control-freak boss, Jonathan Varga. Why cat blood? Mark has never dared to ask. It’s not as if he’s usually at a loss for words. He can dish an insult and follow it with a snap as quick as you can say “Miss Thang”. But one look at Jonathan’s black-as-sin gypsy eyes, and Mark’s objections drain away. So he endures their strange, endless routine: Jonathan hiding in his studio, painting solid black canvases. Mark hurling insults as he buffs the office to a shine with antiviral wipes and maps out the mysterious “routes” he’s required to drive. Then a blurb in Art in America unleashes a chain of events neither of them saw coming. As secrets of Jonathan’s past come to light, it becomes clear all his precautions weren’t nearly enough.

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Excerpt Day: Instinct by Jessica Freely

Awakenings 2: Instinct by Jessica Freely
Release Date: July 28, 2009
Publisher: Loose Id
ISBN: 978-1-59632-946-1
Publisher Link: http://www.loose-id.com/prod-Awakenings_2__Instinct-968.aspx

Blurb: Joam is a varnal, a shape-shifter endowed with otherworldly sexual powers. Until recently a virgin, all Joam wants to do is drive his new lover Blake, a former hustler, wild. But the hotter things get between them, the more out of control Joam's varnal powers become. The next thing he knows, he's shifting without warning and drawing dangerous quantities of sexual energy from Blake, leaving his soulmate in a blissful, comatose state for days. Terrified that he will kill Blake, Joam withdraws, but Blake misunderstands the reason for this sudden distance, and fears that Joam is rejecting him for his past. Meanwhile, all is not as it seems at the quiet farmhouse retreat where the two have found refuge after a traumatic experience in Joam's hometown. If Joam and Blake don't break out of their intoxicating cycle of denial and excess in time, it may be too late for both of them.

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Excerpt Day: Revelations by Jet Mykles

Heaven Sent 6: Revelations by Jet Mykles
Release Date: July 28, 2009
Publisher: Loose Id
ISBN: 978-1-59632-983-6
Publisher Link: http://www.loose-id.com/prod-Heaven_Sent_6__Revelations-983.aspx

Blurb: For years, Gretchen’s main objective has been taking care of the boys of Heaven Sent. When her boys decide to take a hiatus, she decides to do the same. Before she can begin her summer off, Gretchen has one last public commitment. There, she meets tall, mysterious, and wickedly handsome Archer Thanos. Archer’s company has a video game based on Heaven Sent and he’s has been trying to get in touch with her to discuss it. Their first meeting quickly turns into a discussion of another type … in a nearby hotel room, sending Gretchen headlong into a whirlwind affair she hadn’t anticipated. Only, someone isn’t exactly thrilled about Gretchen and Archer’s romance. Gretchen’s adorable new assistant, Owen, has been pining for his boss since he started working for her but he hasn’t had the courage to assert himself and tell her he wants her. As a result, Gretchen is completely blind to his feelings for her. And after meeting Archer, Owen knows he has no chance against the handsome devil. His own attraction to the older man is instant and overwhelming, the bisexual urges he hasn’t divulged to Gretchen fully awakening. Owen thinks he’s not enough for Gretchen. Gretchen thinks Owen is far too young for her. Archer thinks they’re both ridiculous. He knows the three of them are just right for each other, if they can survive the revelations.

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Excerpt Day: Until The End Of Time by Shawn Lane

Until The End Of Time by Shawn Lane
Release Date: July 26, 2009
Publisher: Amber Allure
ISBN: 978-1-60272-551-5 (Electronic)
Publisher Link: http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure/UntilEndTime.html

Blurb: The sequel to Amber Allure’s Best Seller At Long Last... Seven months into their relationship, Preston has yet to tell his parents he is gay and living with Scott. When they are invited to the wedding of Preston’s ex-wife, a wedding Preston’s parents will also attend, Scott hopes Preston will finally admit to their relationship. But Preston fears having the same strained relationship Scott has with his father, or worse, being disowned. While Scott is beginning to believe Preston will always be ashamed of their love and will never come around to admitting the truth, Preston wonders if Scott will bolt if he doesn’t stick to Scott’s timetable. Preston has a tough choice. Trust his parents with the truth or risk losing Scott forever...

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Excerpt Day: Diamond In The Shade by D.J. Manly

Diamond In The Shade by D.J. Manly
Release Date: July 27, 2009
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
ISBN: 978-1-59578-570-1
Publisher Link: http://www.king-cart.com/cgi-bin/cart.cgi?store=linda018&product_name=Diamond+In+The+Shade&return_page=&user-id=&password=&exchange=&exact_match=exact

Blurb: Diamond has never known anything but death and destruction. An abandoned baby left to die, he was raised in a monastery and trained to kill. When his trainer pays him an unexpected visit in his native Hungary, Diamond is surprised to learn that he is needed in North America, where a curious and seemingly unstoppable force is at work. Sebastian Shade also fights vampires, but with a difference. He is one. Reformed by love experienced and lost some years before, Sebastian was urged out of his self-imposed hibernation and secretly recruited to help the Order of Destroyers fight evil. Now in present-day New York, he continues his work, along with his team of mortals. Diamond arrives in New York and goes straight to work, not knowing that Sebastian Shade is hunting the same villain as he. When they meet, it’s fireworks, and in more ways than one, when they finally come to the realization that if they are going to defeat this evil, they’ll have to do it together.

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Excerpt Day: Impacted by Mickie B. Ashling

Impacted by Mickie B. Ashling
Release Date: August 3, 2009 (Dreamspinner Press, will place pre-order buttons on its site if anyone would like to order a copy ahead of time)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publisher Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/

Blurb: On his way home from vacation, Scott Gregory, a closeted sub, hooks up with the gorgeous Red, a flamboyant dom, for a thrilling one-off at a BDSM bar. They part ways after a satisfying scene... but meet again when Robin Kennedy—Red—arrives at his new job as a dental hygienist and discovers one of his two bosses is Scott. Robin and Scott embark on a journey of exploration into their kinkier sides and discover they're more than compatible—they're a perfect match. But keeping employer/employee and Dom/sub separate at the office presents difficulties, and to make matters even more complicated, the owner of the dental practice is an acknowledged homophobe. They fall in love, but Robin chafes at all the secrecy, refusing to live in the shadows. Scott isn't as brave; he's desperate to protect his job and his future. Will they be able to find some middle ground... or will their entire relationship fall apart because of fear?

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Excerpt Day: M4M by Rick R. Reed

M4M by Rick R. Reed
Release Date: 07/2009
Publisher: Amber Allure
ISBN-13: 978-1-60272-868-4 (Paperback)
Publisher Link: http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure/M4M.html

Amazon: M4M (A Collection of Gay Erotic Romance)

Blurb: Two great stories. One great love. Get between the covers with Ethan and Brian, the men whose hearts connected online and offline in the best-selling VGL Male Seeks Same. Follow them on their continuing journey in NEG UB2, where a shocking health diagnosis derails the couple’s blissful romance and teaches them both a lot about acceptance, forgiveness, and faith...especially when it comes to love. Previously available only in electronic format, these twin novellas of gay erotic romance have now been combined for a paperback edition!

VGL Male Seeks Same
Poor Ethan Schwartz. It seems like he will never find that special someone. At age 42, he’s still alone, his bed still empty, and his 42-inch HDTV overworked. He’s tried the bars and other places where gay men are supposed to find one another, but for Ethan, it never works out. He wonders if it ever will. Should he get a cat? But all of that is about to change. At work, Ethan hears about a website that promises to deliver more than just the tawdry hook-ups associated with so many other sites. Ethan wants romance, and although he’s always been a little shy about the whole cyber-dating scene, he figures he has nothing to lose. Well, maybe he does have something to lose: his self-esteem. After he posts his profile, he gets zero responses. But Ethan realizes one thing about the cyberworld that isn’t true in the real one: Online, Ethan can be anyone he wants to be. And a new persona is born. The new Ethan is handsome (with someone else’s pic) and the sudden recipient of dozens of online come-ons. What Ethan doesn't count on, however, is finding—among the propositions and the flattery—his one true love. Not just a gorgeous man, but one who suits him in almost every way. How does Ethan turn his budding cyber love into a real one? And can he hang on to his mystery suitor without turning him off with his deception?

Amazon Kindle: VGL Male Seeks Same

NEG UB2
Poor Ethan Schwartz. He’s just had the most shocking news a gay man can get—he’s been diagnosed HIV positive. Up until today, he thought his life was on a perfect course. He had a job he loved and something else he thought he’d never have: Brian, a new man, one whom Ethan thought of as “the one.” The one who would complete him, who would take his life from a lonely existence to a place filled with laughter, hot sex, and romance. But along with the fateful diagnosis comes another shock—who is this new love? Had Ethan ever really known Brian? And did Brian infect him? As Ethan says, his love history had been more of a haiku than an epic and Brian seems the likely culprit in his newfound diagnosis. The course of true love never runs smoothly, right? And for Ethan and Brian, their new love, once so bright and shining, now appears tinged with darkness and deceit. Can they face this hurdle together with honesty and forgiveness? Or will this revelation tear them apart? Ethan turns to creating a blog, Off to See the Wizard of Poz, to help him deal with his diagnosis and love troubles, and what he finds there just may be more hope and support in the world than he once believed. And one of his blog readers just might have the key to Ethan’s happily ever after

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Excerpt Day: Speed Dating by Sophia Titheniel

Damon's: Speed Dating by Sophia Titheniel
Release Date: July 30, 2009
Publisher: Changeling Press
ISBN: 978-1-59596-410-6
Publisher Link: http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1202

Blurb: Welcome to Damon's, the hottest club in town -- the must-go place for every single gay Elf (or Human) around. Alyan's life has gone down the tubes. After a painful breakup with his long-time lover and boss, he's shut himself off, trying to mend his broken heart. His sister, however, has other plans. Meredith's not willing to let Alyan wallow in self-pity any longer. Deaf to his protests, she drags him to Damon's big Friday night event -- speed dating. Alyan's trying to play along, but he's really not interested in a one-night fling. No matter how many years -- or lovers -- have passed, something always brings him back to Damon's. Not something. Someone. The man who's everything Alyan is not -- confident, charming and charismatic. What Alyan truly wants is the owner of the club, Damon himself. But he'd better get a move on, before he ends up with a Troll.

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Excerpt Day: Just a Taste of Me by Stormy Glenn

Just a Taste of Me, Wolf Creek Pack 2, by Stormy Glenn
Release Date: 07/2009
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Publisher Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/product-justatasteofme-14444-252.html

Blurb: Reece knows Keeley is his mate the moment he meets him. But Keeley is not only human, he's a man. Alpha of his own pack for just three months, having a man for a mate is a headache Reece doesn't need. But not claiming his mate is not an option. However, Keeley is unlike any man he has ever met, from the top of his gorgeous honey blond hair to the bottom of his fire engine red painted toenails, Keeley is hot! Reece becomes even more enchanted with his new mate when Keeley loses his temper with Reece and hits him with a cookie sheet. Just when Reece accepts being mated to a man and starts to care for him, Keeley is attacked and nearly dies. Reece discovers a plot that involves more than just the death of his mate, but his entire pack. Can Reece save Keeley and his pack, or will he have to choose between them?

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Excerpt Day: Call Me Sir by Stormy Glenn

Call Me Sir by Stormy Glenn
Release Date: July 31, 2009
Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing
Publisher Link: https://www.nobleromance.com/ItemDisplay.aspx?i=56

Blurb: The night Logan James subbed for the bartender at his club, he had no idea the love of his life would walk through the door, but the moment he saw Joey MacIntire, he wanted him. The only problem? How to initiate someone so young and obviously innocent into Logan’s D/s lifestyle. Logan decides to bide his time and wait for Joey to get to know him better. Joey MacIntire came to the city to find someone to call his own. Logan James embodies everything Joey could ever want in a man, but while he treats Joey kindly, he doesn’t seem interested in anything more than friendship. Still, Joey has hope . . . and many late night fantasies. But after a year of waiting for Logan to give him more than a passing glance, Joey finally gives up. He decides to stop wasting his time at Logan’s club and try out the new place across town. Dante’s Dungeon is a BDSM club, and Joey is totally unprepared for what he sees there and what he discovers about himself. When Logan discovers Joey’s intentions, he decides he’s waited long enough. It’s time to claim Joey as his own. Things heat up between the two men and they settle into a life of domestic D/s bliss, but there are outside forces at work—forces intent on destroying Joey and Logan’s newfound happiness.

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Excerpt Day: Training Wheels by Anah Crow and Dianne Fox

Training Wheels by Anah Crow and Dianne Fox
Release Date: July 25, 2009
Publisher: Torquere Books
Publisher Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2094

Blurb: Denny and Sully from the Pit Road series are back, and Denny is having some problems with homework and his lack of a job and with his role in his life with Sully. Denny's not sure what to do, but Sully knows just what they need. Sully knows the key to easing Denny's worries, and is more than happy to make Denny forget everything but him, including physics, at least for a little while.

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Excerpt Day: Coming Home by Anah Crow and Dianne Fox

Renovations 6: Coming Home by Anah Crow and Dianne Fox
Release Date: July 29, 2009
Publisher: Torquere Books
ISBN 978-1-60370-771-8
1-60370-771-9
Publisher Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2099

Blurb: Ven has strong beliefs about commitment; being gay hasn't shaken his desire to get married. But to make his plan to pop the question to his lover work, he needs the support of his family, Toby's family, and Toby's ex-wife, Brenda. And he has to do it while renovating his future in-laws' house. Toby is blissfully ignorant of Ven's plans, happily showing Ven his old haunts and playing 'what's a nice boy like you doing in a bar like this?' Toby seems happy with the way things are, and Ven knows even if the pieces fall into place, he risks losing everything if Toby doesn't want to marry again.

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Around the World: Vulture

The Vulture is a mountain area in the South of Italy; here is famous thanks to its water, bottled and sold as a very heatly type of water that takes you younger, there is a ad in television showing young people around 20 who play the role of over sixty. And when I went there, truth be told, I have to say that for real the people seemed more beautiful.


by Elisa, Vulture, Italy, 2007



There are two main lakes, and one of them is famous for its green water and for the white monastery that mirrors its image in the water. I went in late September, so the place was almost empty, but there are some camping areas around the lakes, so I bet that during the summer it's full of people. What I liked most was that the feeling was still of a place of 20/30 years ago, like those places where you went to spend the weekend with the family.

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Referrals Program: July Top 10*

Here are the posts that, according to the referrals program statistics, generated more out clicks:

Unbridled Passion Postcard Book by Franco Accornero
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/734352.html
Referral Link: Unbridled Passion Postcard Book

One Marriage and Three Weddings by Jenna Hillary Sinclair
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/724813.html
Referral Link: One Marriage and Three Weddings

The Adventures Of Nico And Gianni: London 1712 by J.J. Sagmiller
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/tag/author:+j.j.+sagmiller
Referral Link: The Adventures Of Nico And Gianni: London 1712

Ciao directed by Yen Tan
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/715953.html
Referral Link: Ciao [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.0 Import - Australia ]

Renovations 1: Framework by Anah Crow & Dianne Fox
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/727488.html
Referral Link: Renovations 1: Framework

We Disappear by Scott Heim
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/744468.html
Referral Link: We Disappear: A Novel (P.S.)

Double Bound by Nick Nolan
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Referral Link: Double Bound: a novel

Dark Reflections by Samuel R. Delany
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/726644.html
Referral Link: Dark Reflections

Now Is the Hour by Tom Spanbauer
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/717919.html
Referral Link: Now Is the Hour

Studs & Spurs by J.L. Langley, Kiernan Kelly, Dakota Flint & Angela Fiddler
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/723221.html
Referral Link: Studs & Spurs

The God Eaters by Jesse Hajicek
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/734836.html
Referral Link: The God Eaters

Danube Divide by Jardonn Smith
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/715167.html
Referral Link: Danube Divide

In the City of Shy Hunters by Tom Spanbauer
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/717919.html
Referral Link: In the City of Shy Hunters

Mulligans by Charlie David
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/744036.html
Referral Link: Mulligans

Onyx by Mychael Black & Shayne Carmichael
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/710929.html
Referral Link: Onyx

Ride the Man Down by William Maltese
Post: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/731989.html
Referral Link: Ride The Man Down

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Seduced (Screen Shots 1) by Willa Okati

The Screen Shots series is a woman perspective on the gay porn industry. Here Willa Okati imagines that a former female porn star, who likes to see man on man action, and her gay best friend, have founded a porn producing company, Twenty Something Twinks. They manage it like a free sex community, in a small farm just outside the city, where both producer, director and actors are happy to go every morning, like it is a day at play more than work.

The new addition to this odd family is Cody. Cody is just out college with a degree in philosophy that didn't help him to find a job. Take like that, you could think that he decided to try the porn industry path since he was desperate for a job, but it's not exactly like that. Cody is bi-curious, and even if he has never had a same-sex experience, he is not against the idea, and why not earn also some money? For Cody is simple, he has never had trouble with his sexuality.

Not of the same attitude is Aaron, Cody's roommate. Aaron was never at ease to share his sexual exploits with Cody, and now that is friend is doing it for work, it's even worst. Aaron is feeling something, maybe jealousy, and the worst thing is that he really likes the guys with whom Cody is working. If Cody was working with some ugly men in a sad environment, maybe there would be the chance for him to stop, but like that? No way. And so, if you can beat them, why not join them?

The turning point of this story is, can you really love a man, but share him with a bunch of other guys just only for sex? Apparently yes, otherwise all the porn stars would be single. The story is a funny romp, easy and enjoyable, and it's almost sweet to read the common life of Aaron and Cody, both of them so unfit to the simplest housekeeping chores, not exactly the epitome of the flamboyant gay guy, more boys in need of a mum to look out for them.

http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1190

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