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Jason Lloyd is a poet, author, and artist. Salty Aftertaste (Ginge Publishing, 2013) is his first creative nonfiction novel. The book reached Smashwords top bestseller list in Gay & Lesbian Fiction and was a bestseller in the New Adult genre on All Romance Ebooks (ARe).
His second book, Queer Dirty Laundry (Ginge Publishing, 2014), is a creative nonfiction novella. The book reached Smashwords top bestseller list in Gay & Lesbian Nonfiction, was a bestseller in the Nonfiction Romance genre on All Romance Ebooks (ARe), and was a bestseller in the Gay Fiction genre on Amazon and Google Play Book Store.
Jason is currently working on an M/M Romance, and Mystery/Suspense fictional series called Filthy Fibbers. Filthy Fibbers is centered on five friends and the scandalous secrets they’ve kept. The book takes place in a small Pennsylvania town called New Hope, not far from where Jason grew up. The first book in the series is a prequel called The Garden of Fibs and Sin (Ginge Publishing, 2015).
Having gotten his start writing poetry, Jason is going back to his roots when he fell in love with the written word. He created a collection of poetry and artwork called Mixed Tape (Ginge Publishing, 2015). He feels that the poetry is relatable to anyone, and the poems are the most personal material he has ever written. His latest experiment in poetry is blackout poetry and word art.
on Aug. 11, 2014 :
I will admit this book is definitely not for everyone, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The book is set as a memoir. In the very beginning of the book after the copyright info, the author states that this book is actually creative nonfiction and is based on a true story. I found that interesting.
The story starts off with Jason and Kevin on their way to Philadelphia to visit friends and along their trip, certain things happen to trigger memories. These memories are flashbacks that are told in either Jason’s or Kevin’s voice. The book is set in the present and then the majority of the dramatic/funny events are told through past memories.
I enjoyed all the memories (flashbacks) that were told. I felt like I was a third passenger in that car with Jason and Kevin. Although some of the stories told are dramatic and dark, most of the book is actually funny! I found myself laughing out loud at certain parts. The banter between the two main characters is great! This is how gay men talk!
I could relate to some of the topics, especially how awkward first times can be. This book brought back some of my own memories in my early twenties. I think any gay man can relate.
The friendship between Jason and Kevin is what really shines in this memoir. They play well off each other. There are a few touching moments between them that remind me of my best friend and I. It’s true what they say, no one knows you better than your bestie.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)