Saturday, February 21, 2009

Fantastic Way to begin the Weekend!

Bend in the Road was reviewed by Elisa Rolle on her journal at this link and I am so thrilled with her review. Elisa is one of my favorite people and not just because of the review! :~D Her journal is a must read for anyone who wants to expand their horizons. The diversity of her entries makes for fascinating reading.
Grazie, Elisa!
Then, to top off the evening, The Sweet Flag received a FIVE cherries review from LASR/whipped Cream Reviews and is up for Best Book of the Week.
That review can be found at this link
Thank you, Cholla!

Monday, February 16, 2009

I'm Guest Blogging at KZ Snow's Blog!

Tuesday, the 17th I'm over at KZ Snow's Blog, "Dreams Know No Bounds" baring my soul for her interview. Here's the link: hope you'll drop by.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Guest Blogger - Dakota Flint

Our next guest blogger from MLR Press is Dakota Flint
Men in Uniform

Recently in one of the chat loops I belong to, there was a discussion of men in uniforms and how attractive they are. (I believe the words HOT and YUMMY may have been used...once or a hundred times *g*) And it got me thinking. Whether it's cowboy hats and boots, military dress, or scrubs...what is it about men at work and the uniforms they wear? Is it the uniform itself or more what the uniform represents? Personally, I think it's more about what the uniform represents, but I'll be the first to admit certain uniforms look really good.
In light of that, I thought I'd take a look at a few of my favorite men in uniform in M/M fiction--or any romantic fiction--and why I think they're sexy.
The Cowboy
--It's no secret that a nice, cool drink of cowboy in fiction sure hits the spot for me. In fact, I have a novella, Seeing You, coming out soon from MLR Press in the Studs & Spurs anthology. (Shameless plugging, thy name is Dakota.) So what is it that makes them so...yummy? Aside from the wranglers that always seem to fit like a second skin and hug their--well, you get the picture. Hopefully. (If not, take a gander at the Studs & Spurs cover. Hoo-boy.) For me, though, it's more about the affinity they have for nature and the animals they make their living with. It's the sense of independence and quiet strength they have, a man and his horse holding onto a way of life evocative of years gone by and the romantic ideals associated with them. The cowboy lives a simple life, bound to the land, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who is taken by the idea of a solitary man finding companionship and love--and let's be honest, orgasms--out on the trail. Or the barn loft. Or the stables. Oh yeah.
The Doctor
--Mmmm. Scrubs. Easy to remove and...Oh yeah. *clears throat* I think for me it's about the intelligence--always a very sexy thing--and the dedication it takes to become a doctor. The training takes years and is very rigorous, and there is something so attractive about a man who goes through that because he wants to heal and save lives. There's a certain nobility about it all. Doctors also work very hard, so it's nice to see them relax and *ahem* relieve tension when they get home to their honey.
The Military Man
--Another one of my favorites, and although ACUs are pretty darn hot, it's definitely more about the men wearing them. Courage, strength, dedication, loyalty. The willingness to die defending their country. What's not admirable or attractive about that? Let's not forget the level of fitness required to perform their jobs, which brings to mind hot, hard,, yeah. *fans face* Oh and let's definitely not forget how very, well, homoerotic military training and situations can be. Guys living together in high stress situations and only finding their best buddies around for some tension relief. *fans faster* But maybe that's just me. Either way, the military man is definitely one of the sexier men in uniform in m/m fiction.
Of course, these aren't the only men in uniform I find to be really attractive and sexy in fiction. Some others easily come to mind: The cop. The firefighter. The...postman. No? Heh. I'm just checking to make sure you're still paying attention. But I think it depends on the individual readers what kind of uniform and job they love the best for their men in romantic fiction.

So what man in uniform appeals to you the most?
You can find out more about Dakota Flint and her writing either at her blog,