Call Me By Your Name – A Return to Eden?

*Contains spoilers* I have watched this film three times now, and it gets better at each viewing. Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name is a feast for the senses – an erotic buffet filled to the brim with symbolism, intellect and culture. But most of all, innocence. Call Me By Your Name is the story of 17 year-old Elio’s sudden infatuation with 24 year-old … Continue reading Call Me By Your Name – A Return to Eden?

Jingle Balls – Friday Flash Fic., March 16

Dear Lord, it was sweltering outside. How was I supposed to get in the Christmas spirit surrounded by palm trees, surfers and ancient volcanoes? I’d jumped at the opportunity to move to Hawaii when the possibility of a transfer had come up within the company. It had been absolutely amazing for the first six months until I’d realized that nothing was changing. The weather was … Continue reading Jingle Balls – Friday Flash Fic., March 16

RTC Prize Pack Raffle

Last year at the Romancing the Capital Convention in Kanata, Ontario, I raffled off a hard copy of Michael Stoke’s book Masculinity. To participate, attendees had to give me their email address in person. I had such a blast meeting people who wanted to sign up for the draw that I’m giving away another wonderful prize this year. 2018’s prize pack will include a paperback copy … Continue reading RTC Prize Pack Raffle

Scrabble – Nathan’s Flash Fic Challenge for March

My buddy, Nathan, runs a Flash Fiction challenge each month. He picks randomly from a selection of genres, objects, and locations and the results for March were: a Romance, with a VHS cassette, in a fire watch tower. So I kind of played fast and loose with those guidelines because that’s how I roll. Also, the stories are supposed to be within a 1000 word … Continue reading Scrabble – Nathan’s Flash Fic Challenge for March

Baby Talk – Friday Flash Fic, March 9th

“Thats … him?” Cade nodded with a smug smile on his face. “Yep. That’s Mark. With little Jade.” “Can the dog walk or is it missing its legs?” I asked. Cade blinked and screwed up his forehead. “Huh?” ”He’s carrying his dog in a backpack. Don’t you think that’s a little … precious?” Cade shrugged. “I think it’s kind of cute actually.” “Really?” Cade’s tone … Continue reading Baby Talk – Friday Flash Fic, March 9th

Book Review – Confessions: Robbie, by Ella Frank

Confessions: Robbie, an all new tantalizing contemporary MMM Romance by Ella Frank is coming March 8th! Blurb: Relationships are complex. Love ever-changing. And when it comes to rules of the heart, they were made to be broken… That’s what Robert Antonio Bianchi was telling himself, anyway. Otherwise, he really had no excuse for what—or who—he’d done. No excuse, except for his lonely heart, a pitcher of margaritas, four Bitter … Continue reading Book Review – Confessions: Robbie, by Ella Frank