As Charlie Cochrane couldn’t be trusted to do any of her jobs of choice—like managing a rugby team—she writes. Her favourite genre is gay fiction, predominantly historical romances/mysteries. She lives near Romsey but has yet to use that as a setting for her stories, choosing to write about Cambridge, Bath, London and the Channel Islands.
A member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, and International Thriller Writers Inc, Charlie’s Cambridge Fellows Series, set in Edwardian England, was instrumental in her being named Author of the Year 2009 by the review site Speak Its Name.
I’ve been writing for what feels like my whole life. I’m a sucker for a happy ending (get your mind out of the gutters!) so it’s been romance almost all the way. Recently moved from Canada to Florida with my husband and cats, and shortly thereafter discovered a love of writing gay romance – the hotter the better. Who knew?
Writing is always fun, despite the hard work, but writing about my guys is more fun than I’ve had in a long time. Love between consenting adults is a beautiful thing, and should be celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation.
Jaime Samms is a writer, reader, home schooling mother and artist living and working in Canada. She writes romance, fantasy, urban fantasy, shifter stories about men, about life, and about love. Her work is populated mostly with men, most of whom are into each other, and yes, we do mean into each other. In her world of fiction, love is real, gender sometimes fluid, and there is never a dull story. If Happily Ever After is not forgone, it’s at least a hope for every character.
I’ve been writing since I was about ten or so. My stories grew from one page shorts to ten or more pages by the time I was in my early teens. While I worked several jobs and moved around with my family, there was one thing I never stopped doing, writing and more writing.
My first novella, Dark Robe Heart: Dark Robe Society 1 was published in the Space Escapes anthology by MLR Press in 2008. Very soon after the first book was published, I began writing the sequel, which continued the story where book 1 ended. The sequel was published in 2009 by MLR Press. Dark Robe Edges: Dark Robe Society 2 was published in The Edge of Desperation anthology in April 2009. The Edge of Desperation was nominated twice for BEST SCIENCE FICTION book of 2009. Once by the Preditor’s and Editor’s Poll and again by Love Romance Cafe.
My third novella, One Fire, One Ice was published in the Melting the Slopes anthology, by MLR Press in 2009. Melting the Slopes was nominated for best contemporary fiction book of 2009 by Love Romance Cafe.
I am currently working on my first fantasy novel and a new science fiction novel that takes place around a small Red Dwarf star in an obscure part of our galaxy. I am also working on several other projects and continue to think of ideas for more Dark Robe Society stories. Currently I am working on the third installment of my Dark Robe Society series. Dark Robe 3 with the title to be confirmed later. I am also working on a very exciting new endeavor called The Lords of Aether.
Stephani Hecht is a happily married mother of two. Born and raised in Michigan, she loves all things about the state, from the frigid winters to the Detroit Red Wings hockey team. You can usually find her snuggled up to her laptop, creating her next book.
Lex Valentine is a bestselling, award winning author of the paranormal TALES of the DARKWORLD series and writes across genres from contemporary to urban fantasy. A native of Monterey County, California, Lex now lives in a canyon in Orange County, California with Rott, her long haired tattooed husband, and a bunch of cats she calls “babies.” She loves loud music, builds her own computers, and works full-time at a cemetery as the network administrator. She also enjoys creating cover art with her daughter Nikki, a graphic arts student, as the award winning team of Winterheart Design. Lex is a member of Romance Writers of America and the PASIC, Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal, and Orange County California chapters of RWA.
I have no excuses. I started reading Yaoi when my kids decided they had to read every manga ever published and I got tired of little ninja boys and magical girls. I sat in the corner with Descendants of Darkness and my world was officially rocked.
I started to read love stories between men, and my official position is that if one hot guy in a book is good, then two is arguably better. If you add to that the fact that I believe everyone should have a happy ending? Well, this is the end result.
I hope you enjoy reading these stories. Each one is carefully hand crafted with love, humor, and just the right touch of… er… touching.