Blaine D. Arden
Blaine is a purple haired, forty-something, writer of gay fiction with a love of men, music, mystery, magic, fairies (the pointy eared ones), platform shoes and the colours black, purple and red, who sings her way through life.
Born and raised in Zutphen, the Netherlands, Blaine spent many hours of her sheltered youth reading, day dreaming, making up stories and acting them out with her barbies.
Though she wrote her first gay fiction as a teenager, Blaine's true inspiration comes from the wonderful gay romance called 'Beautiful Thing' — adaptation of the play by Jonathan Harvey — through which she gained some very dear gay friends and a postponed bout of puberty that caused an introverted and shy Blaine to finally grow into herself.
Supporting Blaine in all matters regarding household, teenagers, cairn terrier Kendra and pursuing her dreams, is her long-suffering husband for over twenty years.
When not writing, reading or at choir practice, Blaine has singing lessons and hopes to be in a band someday.
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Veld is an Elf who has known for years that his mute friend Oren is spoken for; the design of scars spanning Oren's torso reminds him with every look. When Oren's vowed, Haram, is killed, Veld must not only help prove his own innocence, but also tread carefully as he discovers Haram's last request.
Slippery When Wet
(4.00 from 1 review)
Alex and Seth take a break from installing an inflatable slide to have a little fun of their own.
Aliens, Smith and Jones
Connor Smith works for Primrose, an organization that makes aliens their business. Noah Jones is a former alien who turned human to survive. The same web of dangers and conspiracies that threatens them somehow manages to bring them closer at the same time.
The Fifth Son
Llyskel is the fifth son of a King, but, unlike his brothers, he doesn't have a career in politics or the military to look forward to. In a world where everyone possesses magic to some degree or other, Llyskel is powerless, unable to perform even the smallest magic-based tasks.
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Banished by his family, young, blind aristocrat Oleg finds there are advantages of living isolated with just his tutor for company. But the perfect day said tutor, Neiam, planned for them, Oleg's father seems hell bent on ruining.
Kelnaht is a Elven truth seeker investigating a murder, but his magical techniques reveal an affair between his former lover Ianys and the forester Taruif, who is both shunned by the Elves and a suspect to the crime.
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Jonah and Scott are both Deaf, but couldn't be more different.
Scott, a color consultant who doesn't interact well with the hearing, watches his gorgeous new neighbor swim every morning, but has no idea how to approach him. He doesn't even know his name.
Jonah, a bouncer with an 'I'm Deaf, deal with it' attitude, loathes the way Scott lets people treat him. So why can't he stop thinking about him?
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- Being Human
on July 05, 2012
I had some niggles, but overall there is something compelling about the story and about Tommy and his family, that keeps you hooked until the end :)
To describe my feelings about the book, I'm starting with the niggles: The beginning (first few chapters) after Tommy's just been turned, I feel could have been a bit tighter, it felt a bit repetitive at points--as if Patricia Lynne was a bit too focussed on getting the point across. That feeling completely disappeared as the book progressed, though.
The premise was interesting. A bond between brothers that transcends life, and causes a vampire to retain, or rather refind/rebuild, his humanity. I thought the characterisation was good, and I liked how the conflicting reactions to vampires were shown through secondary characters.
Despite my love for Buffy/Angel the series, I'm not really a vampire story fan, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one.
I loved the ending and am grateful that Patricia Lynne didn't make it easy on herself by having Tommy simply accepted by society or make it all better.
The line that stuck with me most: "One cannot prosecute the lion for hunting the antelope."
Nothing could be more true.
Great story!!! I'm glad I bought it :)