Cecilia Tan has been writing professionally since she was a teenager in the 1980s. She sold her first fiction in the early 90s, and her short stories have appeared in Nerve, Ms. Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Best American Erotica. She is the author of many books, most with fantasy and science fiction themes, including Black Feathers, The Velderet, White Flames, Mind Games, The Siren and the Sword, The Hot Streak, The Tower and the Tears, and Telepaths Don't Need Safewords. She is also the founder and editorial director of Circlet Press. Find out more at http://blog.ceciliatan.com
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Daron's Guitar Chronicles: Volume Five
Daron's ongoing tale of coming out and coming of age in the 1980s continues. The pressure cooker that is the tour bus has been affecting everyone, but will it ultimately fuse the band together or crack them apart? The final leg of the Moondog Three 1989 tour hits Toronto, the midwest, with New York City still to come. Daron and Ziggy have learned a lot about each other, but is it too late?
Daron's Guitar Chronicles: Volume Four
Continuing the tale of Daron and his band Moondog Three as he struggles with his sexuality and fame. The year is 1989, the band is taking off, and Daron has sworn off sleeping with Ziggy. But they're about to undertake a major, two-month summer tour, living in the same tour bus day after day. No, that won't be awkward and stress-inducing at all, will it? But sometimes love blossoms under duress...
Daron's Guitar Chronicles: Volume Three
Follow Moondog Three as they hit the road and tour the United States. Daron learns there's more to holding a band together than good music. What's a young, gay guitarist to do when his father's a homophobic jerk who might be embezzling from the band and his lead singer can't decide which he wants more, control of the band or love? Sex, drugs, and rock and roll... if only it were that simple.
Daron's Guitar Chronicles: Volume Two
In the summer of 1987, Daron Marks is trying to make it big. His band is attracting the attention of the major labels, but his own attention all too often falls on his lead singer, Ziggy. Daron already struggles with being gay, the last thing he needs is a bandmate relationship. He resolves to keep his crush a secret, but nothing stays secret long under the white-hot spotlight of fame.
Daron's Guitar Chronicles: Volume One
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Coming out and coming of age in the days of AIDS, MTV, Reaganomics, and Just Say No. Daron Marks is a young guitar player with a dream: make it big like the guys he grew up idolizing in New Jersey--or at least escape his dysfunctional family. He makes it as far as music school in Rhode Island, and the stages of Boston beckon. But it's hard to succeed from the closet.
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- Spots the Space Marine: Defense of the Fiddler
on Oct. 27, 2010
'm completely sucked in by Spots the Space Marine. What the author has done is present this almost like a screenplay, so that instead of a traditional prose narrative, the reader gets a steady stream of sensory impressions, dialogue, sound, visuals. It's the writing equivalent of a Chinese brush painting, where everything is powerfully conveyed in the minimal strokes. As such, it moves fast and the characters come across very vividly. A definite thumbs up for anyone who likes space opera and/or complex female characters.