Dale's Gay Fiction Blog

Welcome to my blog for readers! Here you'll find blog posts about my books, characters, and interesting tidbits I find while researching the background to my stories.

Rainbow Snippets: LGBTQ+ fiction snippet from “Loggerhead”

My contribution this week to the Rainbow Snippets meme is another one from “Loggerhead,” my short story about a married gay couple who finally get the honeymoon they never had: It rained our first morning there, a fine, warm drizzle that made the geckos scamper for cover under the oleanders. Jake was up before me. I found him in the cluttered attic, going through an old cardboard box labeled, “Jake’s Track Stuff.” “I can’t believe my parents still have this crap,” he said, holding up a...

Book Review: From Top to Bottom by Kevin Klehr

Book Info Publisher: Ninestar Press Genre: Contemporary gay erotica, menage erotica Length: 15,100 words/56 pages Formats: ePub, Mobi, PDF Price: $1.99 Release Date: March 20, 2017 Cover Artist: Natasha Snow Blurb Can a dedicated top really learn to bottom? Tony wants to find out but he’s scared another die-hard top will just plow through him, instead of taking it nice and slow on a newbie. Enter Butch, a bear who’ll try anything, and Ford, a guy whose curiosity is tempting him to cheat on his boyfriend. Like Tony, both are...

#RainbowSnippets: LGBTQ+ fiction from “Loggerhead”

My contribution this week to the Rainbow Snippets meme comes from “Loggerhead,” my short story about a married gay couple who finally get the honeymoon they never had: I was a Midwestern farm boy, and despite having moved to the East Coast after high school and never looking back, the ocean still felt magical to me. The sea air as we approached the coast in our rental car tasted like a lover’s skin – warm and salty, homecoming and other-worldly delight. “We should move down...

Rainbow Snippets: Six Sentences of LGBTQ+ Fiction from “What Marriage Is About”

My contribution this week to the Rainbow Snippets meme is a snippet of conversation between the two main characters in my short story "What Marriage Is About," featured in the pansexual Sexy Little Pages anthology Silence Is Golden. In "What Marriage Is About," a Deaf couple confronts the scars of institutional abuse as they explore bondage and domination for the first time. This scene happens toward a few minutes after an argument about sex: Darren found Ed in the kitchen, making coffee. Steam rose from the pot. The coffee maker’s little blue...

Talking about sign languages with Nic Starr

  I had so much fun writing about sign languages for today's Friend Friday on Nic Starr's blog. In addition to American Sign Language (pictured above with the words "friend" and "Friday"), I talk about several languages from outside the US and where you can learn them. Is your country included? (And if you know additional learning resources, let me know in the comments!) If you're wondering about my fiction writing, I do talk a bit about writing with sign languages later in the post. The article also has a link...

Rainbow Snippets: Six Sentences of LGBTQ+ Fiction from “Reading the Signs”

My contribution this week to the Rainbow Snippets meme is a snippet of conversation between the two main characters in my short story "Reading the Signs," featured in my recently released MM/gay/bi romance anthology Falling Hard: Stories of Men in Love: “How do you say ‘what’ in Dutch Sign Language?” Alfonso asked one afternoon as they finished their desserts at the I Scream Ice Cream parlor. Theo, satisfyingly full of coffee-and-salted-caramel ice cream, raised his eyebrows, lifted his index finger, and waggled it back and forth. “And ‘where’?” Theo raised his eyebrows...

Rainbow Snippet: Six Sentences from “Rough Love”

It's been an exciting couple weeks for me with the release of my MM romance anthology Falling Hard: Stories of Men in Love and some stellar reviews. So for this weekend's Rainbow Snippets meme, I'm going to share a bit from "Rough Love," which appears in  Falling Hard  and was reviewer Eddy LeFey's favorite of the bunch. It's about two college students negotiating their first serious relationship. The blurb: Blake thinks new boyfriend Michael doesn’t like French kissing. Michael thinks Blake doesn’t like rough sex. Neither are virgins, except in the art...

Rainbow Snippets: Six Lines from Ghost of a Chance

My contribution this week to the Rainbow Snippets meme comes from "Ghost of a Chance," which appears in my new MM romance anthology Falling Hard: Stories of Men in Love. In this scene, Jeremy Anderson – the narrator – is studying late into the night at his university library when he hears someone singing in the stacks. He takes a break from his studies to find the voice: The owner of the voice stood in the middle of the classics section, running his fingers along the spines as if he...

Falling Hard Blog Tour & Rafflecopter

I mentioned the blog tour for my new anthology Falling Hard in a previous post, but wanted to create a new post that more prominently features all the stops. Every stop features a different excerpt from Falling Hard, so if you stop at each one, you'll have gotten two snippets from every single story in the book! Each stop also gives you another chance to enter a giveaway for one of my short romances that is not in the anthology: Love Unmasked,  a lighthearted romance about a gay man who’s been unlucky in love...

Book Review: Asta Idonea’s “Wish You Were Here” & Book Giveaway

I'm excited to have Asta Idonea on my blog today. We have appeared in a lot of anthologies together, and I love her writing.  She has a writing style that gets right to the heart of her characters' emotions. Her newest release is Wish You Were Here, a sweet romance novella about two college-age men who have trouble with their families but find solace in each other. Oakley has always felt distant from his parents, but with the recent death of his sister, the rift between them has grown even wider. Bobby has...

A new book and giveaway for Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone, and if  you are participating in the Valentine Author Blog Hop and this is your first time visiting with me, welcome! I am thrilled today to finally be releasing the anthology Falling Hard, featuring nine of my best short MM romances in one book. It's 234 pages of sweet and often steamy fun.  Because most of the pieces were previously published as stand-alone ebooks by Torquere Press, I'm offering a special introductory price so that readers who have already bought one or two of the stories individually will...

Guest Author: Dianne Hartsock talks about love, plus free ebook!

I'm happy to have Dianne Hartsock on my blog today to talk about falling in love. With Valentine's Day already here in some parts of the world, what could be more appropriate? And Dianne is a great person to talk about it. Her books do a wonderful job of transporting the reader into that falling-in-love feeling; I especially appreciate that her erotic scenes aren't mere descriptions of the lovers' actions, but convey their personalities, emotions, and the meaning in their connection. —Dale Hello! Thanks everyone for dropping in and thank you...

#RainbowSnippets: Six Lines from Pacific Rimming

My contribution this week to the Rainbow Snippets meme comes from Pacific Rimming, my short MMM romance about a middle-aged married couple and a younger man who fall in love while vacationing on Vancouver Island in Canada. I recently re-released it with a new cover. This excerpt takes place in a bog near the western coast of Vancouver Island. Our narrator, Mike, and his husband, Ken, are out birdwatching when they find something more interesting—a stranger who's peering over the side of the boardwalk, studying the plants beneath it. The stranger has just...
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