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L.A. Witt (Author)
L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies. She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut…
Amelia Faulkner (Author)
Amelia Faulkner was born in Thame, Oxfordshire, and sprouted upward in short order. The ground around Thame is reasonably mucky, especially in the winter, and she can’t be blamed for wanting to get away from it.
eXtasy Books (Publisher)
eXtasy Books is a company that strives to bring the best of fiction to the reading public. We officially launched in 2002, while our non-erotic imprint, Devine Destinies, launched in 2008.
Our vision is perfect e-books. Our mission is to get the best product possible to readers. Our human side allows the desired friendly connections that make us a consumer-friendly company. That same human side also means errors slip past. If errors are discovered in our books, we welcome readers and reviewers to alert us in order to make any needed corrections.
Our books are also available worldwide at many third party channels. We publish a variety of genres, from Action to Western. Devine Destinies publishes the same genres as well as children, juvenile and young adult.
Mia Kerick (Author)
Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—a daughter in law school, another in dance school, a third in school at Mia’s alma mater, Boston College, and her lone son still in high school. She has managed to write and publish 20 books of LGBTQ romance when not editing National Honor Society essays, offering opinions on college and law school applications, helping to create dance bios, and reviewing English papers.
Her husband of twenty-three years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about this, as it is a sensitive subject.
Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled young people and their relationships. She has a great affinity for the tortured hero. (There is, at a minimum, one in each book.) As a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with tales of said tortured heroes, most of whom happened to strongly resemble lead vocalists of 1980s big-hair bands, and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She is thankful to Dreamspinner Press, Harmony Ink Press, CoolDudes Publishing, Evernight Publishing, and Interlude Press for providing her with alternate places to stash her stories.
Mia is a social liberal and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of human rights. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology.
Bestselling gay romance author E. Davies grew up moving constantly, which taught him what people have in common, the ways relationships are formed, and the dangers of “miscellaneous” boxes. As a young gay author whose role models were characters punished for their sexuality, Ed prefers his stories lightly dramatic, full of optimism and hope.
Now out and proud, he writes full-time, goes on long nature walks, tries to fill his passport, drinks piña coladas on the beach, flees from cute guys, coos over fuzzy animals (especially bees), and is liable to tilt his head and click his tongue if you don't use your turn signal.
Dreamspinner Press (Publisher)
Dreamspinner Press is a small publisher devoted to extraordinary LGBTQ
fiction, the authors who write it, and the readers who love it. Our
three imprints satisfy the diverse needs of the most discerning reader.
Dreamspinner Press publishes gay romance in all genres from sweet to
erotic, suspenseful to fantastic. Harmony Ink Press features the best in
YA, Teen, and New Adult LGBTQ+ fiction. DSP Publications features genre
fiction with strong LGBTQ characters. Looking for cunning detectives or
space pirates? This is where you'll find them.
Our titles are available in print, digital, audio, and eleven languages.
We have something for everyone.
JP Kenwood (author)
Josh Lanyon (Author)
A distinct voice in gay fiction, and the bestselling author of over sixty titles of classic Male/Male fiction featuring twisty mystery, kickass adventure, and unapologetic man-on-man romance, Josh Lanyon has been called "arguably the single most influential voice in m/m romance today."
Today Josh's work has been translated into nine languages. The FBI thriller Fair Game was the first Male/Male title to be published by Harlequin Mondadori, the largest romance publisher in Italy. The Adrien English series was awarded the All Time Favorite Couple by the Goodreads M/M Romance Group. Josh is an Eppie Award winner, a four-time Lambda Literary Award finalist (twice for Gay Mystery), and the first ever recipient of the Goodreads All Time Favorite M/M Author Award.
Josh is married and lives in Southern California.
Pages Media (Company)
Painted Hearts Publishing (Publisher)
Rainbow Gold Reviews (Blog)
Queeromance Ink (Company)
Alyson Pearce (Author, Editor for Between the Lines Editing)
Between the Lines Editing is a professional editing service for LGBT romance. With over five years of combined experience in editing, proofreading, and formatting, BtLE is dedicated to high quality edits at affordable prices. We offer a number of services and packages, and can help find the right combination for every author.
Andrew Grey (Author)
Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation. Andrew's hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing) He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world's most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Charlie Richards (Author)
There is nothing more powerful than the written word coupled with imagination. With
it, we can soar through the skies on the wings of a dragon, run through the forest with a pack of wolves, or find love for the first time all over again. Join me in discovering the
I explore the world of shapeshifters, gargoyles, and werewolves as they find friends, acceptance, and love, by writing M/F, M/M, and menage paranormal erotic romance.
Clare London (Author)
Clare London took her pen name from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with her other day job as an accountant.
She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with award-winning novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say she’s just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic, and sexy characters.
Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter three stage and plenty of other projects in mind... she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home.
Clare loves to hear from readers, and you can contact her here:
Feliz Faber (Author)
K.C. Wells (Author)
People often ask me...
...how I got started as a writer.
I've always written, right from an early age. I was always writing stories as a child, and as I grew up, I had the idea of writing a novel, like so many people do. My first book was based on an idea that I kicked around for about a year, before I actually decided to do something about it. But once I started writing it, it wouldn't stop coming! Actually sitting down to write stemmed from the desire to do something creative at a time in my life when I was at a very low point. My writing was the only positive thing in my life, and once the process had started, it simply flowed out of me.
...why write gay romance?
I first discovered erotic romances in 2009. One such book featured two male characters who were bisexual, and their scenes together were something I'd never encountered before - but definitely found intriguing. After searching for similar books (f/m/m), I took the plunge and tried a gay erotic romance - and I was hooked!
The vast majority of gay romances that I came across had a Happy Ever After ending, which I loved, and characters who weren't perfect by any means, but who met, fell in love and wanted to be monogamous.
Dreamspinner Press was one of the first publishers of gay romance that I discovered, and I quickly began to build up my own library of ebooks. Those writers truly inspired me: they are the main reason that I decided to fire up the laptop and finally write something of my own.
Manifold Press (Publisher)
Manifold Press publishes LGBTQ+ fiction and romance with plot – mystery, adventure etc. – set either in the present or the historical past or in alternate versions of them, sometimes with a supernatural twist. If you like your e-books the way you like your coffee – whether short and dark, hot and steamy, or rich and indulgent – you’ll find something to suit your taste here.
Riptide Publishing (Publisher)
Riptide Publishing is a boutique publisher of some of the finest LGBTQ fiction available today. Created by industry veterans, Riptide Publishing sought to bring the Manhattan-quality aesthetic to small-press, author-friendly publishing—and in doing so, to elevate and integrate positive LGBTQ representation into the mainstream. Riptide Publishing now fills a critical niche in the general fiction market: quality books, pristinely packaged, that satisfy readers’ desires for rich, plotty, well-edited, queer-positive stories.
T.J. Masters (Author)
I’m a 60-year-old Author and Life Coach living in Hertfordshire just to the north of London, England. In 2009 I took early retirement from a 33 year teaching career and decided to follow a new path for myself. After qualifying as a Life Coach, I found that I was coaching a couple of authors who were going through the process of giving birth to the book which “had always been inside them”.
With my own lifelong passion for books, learning and the sharing of knowledge, I woke up to the feeling that I had several books to write and less than half a lifetime left to do it in. So here I am, and I’d better get on with it! As for the kind of books I’m writing….well, let’s just say that I decided to channel my 40 years of experience in the gay BDSM lifestyle into a genre that would most appreciate it!