So today is my birthday and I wasn’t going to do Furry Friday. But then a sweet friend sent me such a sexy sweet picture for a little present and then I had to! So thanks to her for the inspiration! Just remember this is a naughty Furry Friday and it is very much not safe for work!
So there has been so much going on today, including bringing to your attention that I have three books on sale at Dreamspinner Press for only 99¢ (Click HERE to see what they are) and filling my taxes, that I decided to wait for the dinner hour so as not to distract you. But now it is time to be distracted. Tell me here what you think so I know what you like and also if I should continue doing Furry Friday!
Enjoy my friends!
I am so happy and so proud to have Dreamspinner Press offer three of my books to you the readers for only 99¢.
Just check these blurbs….
First there is my classic and Amazon bestseller….
THE BOY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD
Todd Burton has had enough of small-town Buckman. His abusive stepfather calls him a fag; his friend Austin makes him realize he may be gay, but Todd doesn’t want to admit his stepfather is right; and he dreams of being a chef. Three good reasons to flee his hometown and pursue greener pastures. But when Todd reaches the big city, his luck runs dry. Soon he can’t pay his rent and gets evicted. In the middle of a snowstorm.
Gabe Richards is a wealthy businessman with enough wounds of his own to make him afraid of ever being intimate again. But when he sees Todd outside his building, freezing to death, he takes pity on him and takes him in from the cold.
To their mutual surprise, Todd and Gabe find themselves drawn to each other. “One night” turns into a week. Maybe letting a man in from the cold can melt the ice around Gabe’s heart—and maybe getting evicted will turn Todd’s luck around.
Then there is the first book in my “Seasons of Love” books….
Sloan McKenna is going through a tough time. His beloved mother has recently passed away, leaving him her house and beautiful garden. But should he keep the house? Sell it? To make matters worse, he’s in love with one of his best friends, Asher, a man who can’t (or won’t) love him back.
Sloan’s neighbor, Max Turner, is married to an ambitious woman with far-reaching dreams, including moving the family to France. But Max is happy teaching at the local college and living in their nice, quiet town. Then he discovers his fourteen-year-old son is not only gay, but out and proud as well. That throws him into complete disarray, for more than one reason….
When Max’s wife leaves on a two-month business trip to Paris, circumstances throw the two men together. As they become friends, Sloan finds himself falling in love with Max, who is completely unavailable… just like Asher. As for Max, he is discovering that both his son’s coming out and his new friendship with Sloan are stirring up feelings he thought buried long ago. Spring is a time for rebirth—Is there any way the two men can find happiness and a new beginning?
And finally my rent boy story….
Leslie “Red” Parks was pretty surprised to find he was considered attractive enough to be a male escort. And once he started and the money came rolling in, he found he didn’t want to stop. For the first time in his life, people truly want him, and he likes that. A lot.
Kirk Toliver has never thought of himself as desirable either—which is why he is single. That, and he has spent years of his life caring for his ill mother. Before she passed away, she made him promise he would splurge on something crazy with the money she left him. So what’s crazier than hiring a male escort?
But neither expected that one night together could lead to what was missing in both their lives.
I hope you don’t miss these great deals! Three books for only $2.97!
Well…. Not really. But I am going to send a little request out to the Universe for anyone who would be kind enough to do so. And how would you join this little movement? Why all you would have to do is take TWO DOLLARS…yup, that’s all!…a measly two dollars, and make a quick dash over to Amazon or Dreamspinner Press (depending on your pleasure), and buy New Lease, my BRAND NEW story which was released TODAY!!! That’s right! Only TWO BUCKS! And if you did this, and as many of you as possible did it TODAY, why New Lease would shoot right up there to the top of the bestseller lists!
And if you did that, surely a whole bunch of people who have never heard of BG Thomas, would see New Lease there with its beautiful cover by the lovely and talented Bree Archer and think, “that’s nice and kind of sexy with that hot shirtless man running toward the guy in the suit, and heck, it’s only TWO DOLLARS…I might as well check this author out! And guess what?? If you go to Dreamspinner today, New Lease is only $1.49!! Yes! That’s right! A BUCK AND A HALF! And just think of all the Good KARMA you would get! *wink*wink*
Now to further convince you to join in…here is an even BETTER reason to buy this story. It is because “New Lease” is a really wonderful little story. I think it is one of my very favorites. It’s got the sad, it’s got the happy, it’s got the angst, it’s got the hot love scene, it’s got the Happily Ever After…. Why it’s got it all! I wrote this little story for an anthology called “Two Tickets to Paradise” and it was one of my first sales ever. But now that anthology is Out of Print and I didn’t want that to happen. So, I talked to the Powers That Be over at DSP and they thought the story was good enough to be re-released as a single story…BUT…we all agreed I should go through it, clean it up a bit, and add a little to it. After seven years being under the guidance of those at Dreamspinner Press, I am a heck of a lot better writer than I was before. So that is the story behind it’s re-release.
Now here it the cover blurb to whet your appetite even more….
Wade Porter spent his whole life in the shadow of a lover who doled out snippets of love and time as he saw fit—and who insisted that love stay deep in the closet. But now that man is gone, and Wade finds the oceanside cottage where they spent so many weekends together in the Florida Keys cold and empty. He has come one last time, not even sure he wants to keep living.
To his surprise, the house next door is occupied by another bereaved and lonely man. Kent Walker is an artist of romantic gay paintings who is open to the future—and determinedly interested in Wade. Kent wants to show Wade the beauty in being an openly gay man and the possibilities for a real relationship.
Maybe Kent can help Wade let go of the past and discover a better way to live—and love.
You will be helping me finally get out of my EVIL DAY JOB so I can write full time. And which of you hasn’t dreamed of getting away from their Evil Day Job?
HUGS and LOVE and…
BG “Ben” Thomas
PS: At the price of only two dollars, you might even want to buy more than one copy. Why just think of what that would do to the sales!!
Here is today’s selections of beautiful bearded men. Telling you, as far as I am concerned, facial hair is it. If you are ever sitting and chatting with me at GRL or the DSP Workshop or here at Oddly Correct, my favorite coffee shop, and right in the middle of the conversation my head suddenly turns–I am betting a man with facial hair just walked by. Five O’Clock shadow, goatee, trim beard, full thick one…oh yea! I think it’s one of those things that was just hardwired in my brain at a very early age that beard means MAN. Same with with a hairy chest. Smooth faces and chests can be okay…. But for me it is the hair every time. So look and enjoy, vote if you want, and see if you can guess which of these men is my favorite!