Beta Reading — A Lonely Indie Writer’s Best Friend

Beta Reading Beta reading is both an art and a science, I feel. There are good ways to do it. And there are not so good ways. But as an independent writer, the best way to get beta readers to help you is to become a beta reader yourself. Here I’ll address common issues and…

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News: We Might Have Neighbors — Queer Sci Fi

The search for life outside our solar system has been brought to our cosmic doorstep with the discovery of an apparently rocky planet orbiting the nearest star to our sun. Thought to be at least 1.3 times the mass of the Earth, the planet lies within the so-called “habitable zone” of the star Proxima Centauri,…

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Weekly Fix: The River City Chronicles – Chapter Forty Five: Baggage — J. Scott Coatsworth

I’m writing a series from week to week – based in part on the characters Brad and Sam from my novella “Between the Lines“. Dreamspinner has graciously created the discount code RIVERCITY for me – it will give you 25% off the novella if you want to go back and read that story. But it’s…

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multitaskingmomma : Review: Gothic Romance by L.V. #Gay #Historical #Romance


Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 4 of 4 Stars
(Based on Short&Light Read Category)

One of my favorite authors of all time was Barbara Cartland. Four of her books were later adapted into TV movies and one of them, Duel of Hearts, fascinated me with its Gothic theme. This is the book that came to mind when I started reading Gothic Romance.

L.V. Lloyd managed to take me back to my BC days and it made my heart sing, somewhat, for I do love these types of books where the only thing I get out of it are painful facial muscles from all the grinning and smiling all throughout the read. This is pure romance and I don’t care that there’s no angst despite its plot.

When Jonathan steps into Castle Blackstone, his main concern was for Evelyn, the young heir’s education.

Now, before I continue, yes, Evelyn is a masculine name…

Evelyn is a secluded boy, and in the course of it, is pale and not all that healthy, imo. I mean, those days and conditions, it should be cold, damp and yes, cold. So Jonathan not only steps in for his education, he introduces the boy to his love of horse riding which, of course, Evelyn takes to like a duck to water… or boy to horse. In the course of changing the young boy’s life – mentally, physically and emotionally, Jonathan also manages to influence the boy’s father.

Now, about Lord D’Anvers. This is where the Gothic of this Gothic romance comes in. He’s a mysterious man whose secrets are too many and placed under layers upon layers of more secrets. When he bends to kiss Jonathan, oh my word, he’s Lord Vane reincarnate *sigh*

Thing is, what made my face muscles freeze in perpetual smiles, this is an M/M romance set to the style of Cartland and so gave me my dream to finally be realized.  What more could I ask for?

Does it show how I’m fangirling this story to the max? Oh, and note to author: can I ask for more of this? Pretty please?


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My paperbacks arrived!

A knock at the door this morning.  Hastily lock laptop, change glasses from reading to general purpose and by the time I reach the door, no-one is there.  I look down and there’s a package.  For me.  My copies of Gothic Romance have arrived five weeks earlier than I expected.  Thank you Createspace!