Bring the Love Release Party Chatroom

Part twp of a three part interview with most of the authors whose work is included in Bring the Love anthology. Question: How directly do you like to engage with real-world issues affecting gay men in your fiction?

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About Slow Surrender

Cover for Slow Surrenderby Olivia Stone

Drag is high drama, self-expression, and re-invention. It’s irreverent and playful, but also seriously transgresses and subverts gender boundaries. It’s artificial and honest at the same time, an art form made up of so many beautiful contradictions.

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About Between Here and There

Cover for Between Here and Thereby Lynn Kelling

This bittersweet short is a prequel to my novel, Whatever the Cost—which is the story of a friendship between Liam and Jacen, two high-end prostitutes, that transforms into much more. I wrote the short after the novel was published, to rewind the clock and take a look into the life of the main character, Liam, back when he was just a bright-eyed, optimistic teen recently aged out of foster care and living on his own with friends for the first time.

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About Private Security

Cover for Private Securityby P.L. Ripley

I had been working at a university and noticed the interaction between the students. College aged people generally make lifelong friendships. The people I was friends with then, are still my closest friends.

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About Designated Driver

Cover for Designated Driverby Julian Keys

For a short while in my young adult years, I roomed with a second-cousin and, one night, he came home from a party drunk. He talked incessantly as I tried to wrangle him into bed, making very little sense. The next morning, my hung-over cousin related back to me the conversation we’d had as he remembered it. What he thought he’d said, as compared to what he’d actually said, made me laugh.

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About Greasy Boy

Cover for Greasy Boyby P.L. Ripley

The idea for Greasy Boy came to me at a time when I was often traveling the road for the job I had at the time. I stopped into a small gas station on the outskirts of nowhere. it was a full service station and the attendant on duty was one of the most handsome young men I had ever seen, Immediately my mind went into fantasy mode.

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