A STORY TO MELT YOUR HEART (A Re-Blog For You)

I found this and had to share it. Boy, has the world changed. People go on and on about how horrible this world has become, but as I have said a million times, you see what you look for. I see stories like this and my heart swells with joy. I could never have done something like what you are going to read here. The world is a better and better place all the time, especially if we have reached a time where two boys this young can know who they are, and express their love….

This Love Story of High School Swimmer and Football Captain will Melt Your Icy Heart

Hunter Sigmund – a swimmer at John Burroughs School, a private prep school in Missouri – appeared to have his shit well and truly together. “But internally, I was a mess,” he informs. Despite getting killer grades, Hunter had zero confidence and constantly tried to act straight around his peers until he ended up isolating himself.

The one day, at a Labor Day party in 2016, Sigmund decided to confide his secret in a classmate. Jake Bain, the head of the football team, had come out earlier that year and while had been met with his own obstacles in coming out, was an ear for Hunter. And thus Hunter took the opportunity to chew it off in a two-hour conversation. One of them D&Ms (deep and meaningfuls), when you’re licked at a party, init.

“After years of trying to suppress my sexuality and the pain associated with my fear of coming out, I felt freed,” Sigmund writes in Outsports. “Being my entire, unfiltered self for a night with Jake gave me a glimpse of the other side. The side that was filled with happiness, support, and love.”

Jake and Hunter then became boyfriends, with Jake turning up to Hunter’s swim-meets to support him. His swim team soon figured out that the two were an item, and offered their acceptance and support too.

When Jake initially came out, he was met with a protest from the tired-ass homophobes at the Westboro church. But the protesters were met with anti-protest protestors, compiled of over 100 students, friends and family who supported him.

Jake and Hunter then went on to go to four dances at their school as a couple.

“We have been the only openly gay couple at Burroughs since I’ve been here, but it isn’t a problem at all at our school. People treat us the same,” wrote Hunter.

“It is nice to be able to go to prom with whoever you want and not have to worry about what other people might think.”

The two now attend colleges in different states, but talk regularly. We certainly hope a little distance doesn’t get in the way of this adorable couple – they’ve overcome a fair bit already!

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HELP!! I SERIOUSLY NEED SOME ADVICE!

HELP!! I SERIOUSLY NEED SOME ADVICE!

*“Girl, are you blind?”
The unmistakable feminine voice came from Randal, one of the waiters and….*

A week ago I did something I often do. I give readers a chance to add a phrase or joke or something to my story. Sometimes it’s name the cat or give me a rock group kids listen to nowadays. Then if I use the suggestion, I list them in my “Thanks” section at the end of the book!

This time I asked for people to switch men’s names—Louis to Louise, etc—for a story in which a group of bitchy A Gays are camping it up over cocktails. Immediately I got some good ones! Very funny.

But something else happened as well! I got hit with a small avalanche of accusations that I was a sexist and a misogynist. *Me!* Who has basically had Continue reading

September Dreamspun Desires from Dreamspinner Press

Wow! Look! I get to be paired with B.A. Tortuga this month from Dreamspun Desires!

I mean, wow! What an honor. Have you read B.A? Of course you have. And if you haven’t you need to. Awesome writer. And one of the nicest people! Gosh, I hope I see her next week when I go to the big Dreamspinner Press Author’s Workshop.

Of course I am pretty proud of my new novel as well. I put heart and soul and a TON of research into this one. Who doesn’t like a story about and undercover prince?

Anyway… Here are the blurbs.

TWO OF A KIND

Working on a full house.

Once upon a time, Trey Williamson and Ap McIntosh had quite the whirlwind romance—but that was before family tragedy left them the guardians of five kids. Their lives have changed quite a bit over the last six years, but Ap is still on the rodeo circuit, doing what he does best in an attempt to feed all those extra mouths.

That leaves Trey back on the ranch, isolated and overworked as the kids’ sole caregiver. Something has to give, and when Ap comes home, they’re reminded how hot they burned once upon a time. But is it a love that can withstand wrangling over time, money, and the future? They have to decide what kind of family they want to be… and whether what they share can stand the test of time.

For the eBook, click here
For the Paperback (which is on sale!), click here

THE NERD AND THE PRINCE

A Small-Town Dreams Story

Prince Charming is the man next door.

Small-town business owner Jason Brewster has big dreams: world travel, adventure, and most of all, a passionate romance worthy of a fairy tale. But he doesn’t believe fantasies can come true….

Until Adam moves in next door.

He’s handsome, cultured, European, and best of all, interested in Jason. It’s like something out of the stories Jason loves.

But Adam—whose real name is Amadeo Montefalcone—has a secret. He’s royalty, prince of the small country of Monterosia. Only he doesn’t want to rule, and especially doesn’t want the loveless marriage waiting for him at home. So he ran away in search of true love. With a man. And with Jason, he finds it.

But Adam can’t run forever. The truth will come out. If Jason can forgive Adam’s deception, they might find their happily ever after.

For the eBook, click here
For the Paperback (which is on sale!), click here

I think you’ll do yourself a favor with either of these (yeah, bragging on myself with this one). And hey! For these prices? Why not get both?

Love and kisses,
BG “Ben” Thomas

Please Help Me Pick Out a Man! (Part Two)

Okay!  Same thing as last time (which you can find by clicking HERE). I would like your help. I need…tad dah…the love interest of the young man from my last post! So once again I would like it if you would look at these older men and help pick out the one(s) that you find most attractive or eye-catching. That man that would make you turn your head if he walked by. That man you might to a double take if you were walking by and he was sitting on the steps leading into a building or leaning against a tree. And yes, I would love it if you would get other people to vote as well. All will be revealed. LOL!

Love and kisses,
BG “Ben” Thomas

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Please Help Me Pick Out a Man! (Part One)

In one of my many weirdnesses, I would like your help. I would like it if you would look at the young men below and pick out the one(s) that you find most attractive or eye-catching. That man that would make you turn your head if he walked by. That man you might to a double take if you were walking by and he was sitting on the steps leading into a building or leaning against a tree. And I would also appreciate it if you would get other people to vote as well. All will be revealed. LOL!

Love and kisses,
BG “Ben” Thomas

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THE MEG: Movie Review

As a kid I would have waited with great anticipation for this movie, probably having to beg my mom to let me go. And when I got there, I would not have been disappointed. Fourteen-year-old Ben would have dearly loved the movie The Meg. Adult Ben?

First , here is what Wikipedia says about the film: The Meg is a … thriller film directed by Jon Turteltaub with a screenplay by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, and Erich Hoeber, (very) loosely based on the 1997 book Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten. The film stars Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, and Cliff Curtis, and follows a group of scientists who encounter a 75-foot-long … megalodon shark while on a rescue mission at the floor of the Pacific Ocean.

Disney originally purchased the film rights to the book in the 1990s, but after several years in development hell, the rights landed at Warner Bros….  Continue reading