The Reviews Are Coming In!: “Sometimes the Best Presents Can’t Be Wrapped.”

So the reviews are coming in and I am so pleased. Many of them are beyond my wildest dreams. There are people that don’t care for it. It is a very different kind of story. But when the reviews are good–wow!–are they good! People seem to get the story or they don’t. It isn’t a Harlequin Romance. But if you like a story with a deep message and the true Christmas spirit, I think you will be one of the people who “get” it, and love it…!

Shee Reader, at Boy Meets Boy Reviews says, “Oh my gosh, this festive treat gave me all the feels! What a joyful book!” To read more, click HERE

Wow! Kristin at Gay Book Reviews says, “This story is simply brilliant. I found this to be so emotionally engaging that I read it in one setting….Don’t let this little gem slip by!” To read more, click HERE

The worst review I could find here at these esteemed review sites still gave my holiday novella three stars. And I am always more than happy to get three stars! Lucy at Hearts on Fire Reviews says, “This is a cute story with the paranormal overtones…This is a great thing to read and I kept thinking of people who maybe need to be turned into a dog and have Santa in their ear….” To read more, click HERE

I was so excited to get a wonderful review at Love Bytes from Becca who said, “Good book to read. I recommend it. It’s cute but it whacks a punch toward the end. There are tears that get shed. And even little funny spots to make you laugh. But also an important lesson….” To read more, click HERE

Thanks to Sandra at My Fiction Nook who says, “I thought it utterly adorable, with a good sprinkle of Christmas magic, humorous moments, and a massive act of selflessness that really shows the reader how much Ned has grown…..” To read more, click HERE

Mary D from Open Skye Book Reviews gave my novella four out of five stars and said, “I loved it. It has that Christmas miracle angle that makes me smile…” To read more, click HERE

Ivy Noah over at OptimuMM gave my story four stars and says that, “This book is a pure Christmas tale…I really liked this book, it was funny and sweet. It’s the perfect book for this holidays, you’ll have a smile on your face reading it like I had….” To read more, click HERE

I was thrilled when the amazingly talented author Serena Yates said, “If you like Christmas stories with a message, if you want to see how a little “Santa magic” can help two men find each other, and if you’re looking for an entertaining read that is as thoughtfully developed as it is emotionally touching, then you will probably like this novel as much as I do. It is one of the best Christmas stories I have ever read!” over at Rainbow Book Reviews. I mean…wow! To read more, click HERE

Cat at TTC Books and More Reviews, gave “Sometimes the Best Presents Can’t Be Wrapped” “Five Meows,” LOL!, and said, “I loved how the story is like the Christmas Carol but not at the same time. I sure would like to see this one in movie form!” She thinks it should be a movie! Wow! To read more, click HERE

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Christmas Grace: Holiday Story Recommendation

Hey! Want a great Christmas/Holiday story by a (sadly) author that is not that well known (but should be!)? If so, I want to highly recommend the Advent story “Christmas Grace” by C.L. Miles from Dreamspinner Press. Here is the blurb:


Christmas has been a lonely time of year for Aaron since losing his family fifteen years ago. But now he’s seeing Craig, and though Aaron is sure they belong together, both have been hurt in the past, so they’re taking things slowly. So far, Craig has been supportive of Aaron’s struggles with anxiety—struggles that cost Aaron relationships in the past.

On Christmas Eve, Aaron is closing his bookshop when Craig surprises him with a specially planned evening. Will this be the night they take that final step and deepen their physical relationship? Aaron hopes so, but things aren’t that simple. Craig has been keeping a secret…. Can Aaron take his place as part of a family again and accept the love he’s missed for so long—or will he find that some deceptions are too big to be forgiven, even with the help of some Christmas grace?

What is so wonderful about C.L. Miles is how she breaths total life into her characters. From the moment you begin reading them, they feel so real and you quickly come to care for them. There is meaning in her stories and this one is no exception. It’s all about trust and how when you are starting a relationship, you have to expose yourself. And in this story you find out that miracles do happen when one of the two men doesn’t reveal all that he should have. But this is the holidays and it is a romance so love does conquer all. “Christmas Grace” is a very sweet story, and I fell in love with Craig and Aaron and I think you will too!

Ms Miles went through some health problems and dropped off the map for a few years but now she is back! And back with a lot of warmth and grace and Christmas cheer!

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FURRY FRIDAY: Happy Holidays: Part Two

Happy Holidays! Christ is just three days away. Yule and the Winter Solstice was yesterday! Chanukah began the evening of the 12th (which was why I had the bearded guy with the Chanukah candles in his beard last week). Kwanzaa begins the 26th. No wonder we say Happy Holidays this time of year. And my present to you are the men in today’s Furry Friday! I hope you enjoy!

Love, Light, and Beards to You This Amazing Holiday Season!
BG “Ben” Thomas

Now go look at the menz! Continue reading

For the First Time in Forever I Went to Church Today

And so for the first time in forever I’ve gone to Church. For a year I couldn’t go because management at my place of employment made me start working Sundays and cared not one bit they were taking away my ability to practice my spirituality with community. But l woke up up at six this morning with a…whispering. That l should go to church. “No!” I said and rolled over and went back to sleep. And had a nightmare. Woke up with that thought, “Go to church….” “No!” I said and rolled over to sleep. And a worse nightmare! And I woke and said Continue reading

Getting His Man: The Reviews!

Getting His Man has been released and the reviews are coming in. And I am most pleased to see that they are wonderful! I thought I would share them here with you. Here they are in alphabetical order! Enjoy!

The worst reveiw I could find at a site was 3.5 stars and authors (including me) welcome 3 stars. So I am happy. Home of the 3.5 stars is Alpha Book Club, and it was there that Cee said, “Laughter, family and a bit of suspense…kept this story from becoming…predictable…there was no way these two would not end up together…” To read more, click HERE

“Oh boy,” says Sara, from Boy Meets Boy Reviews. “This got all up in your face hero/rescue/sexy times that had me blushing at my desk while I read. What August does to Artie, what August teaches Artie and what he asks of Artie was so sensual I think I almost melted right off my chair…” To read more, click HERE

From Diverse Reader, reviewer Jenn has this to say, “I have to admit that I was a little worried that this book was going to be too sweet as I started it. It IS sweet, but with just the right amount. The characters of Artie and August really couldn’t be better….” To read more, click HERE

Then at Hearts On Fire Reviews, Lucy says, “The author wrote one of my favorite holiday stories, The Beary Best Holiday Party, and while this is a completely different type of story it has that same warm feeling to it. Yes, even with drug dealers and murder plans, it has…” To read more, click HERE

At Jessie G Books, Natalie has this to say about Getting His Man: “Honestly, I found the story refreshing and August and Artie adorable, even pretty hot at one point. I’m more than happy to be able to recommend this one…” To read more, click HERE

And over at Joyful Jay, Veronica has given Getting His Man 4.25 Stars and says, “This is a fun story, really, with sweet references to Turner Classics type of movies and naïve Artie making an inadvertent mess of his life. He’s absolutely crying out for a gallant hero, and…” To read more, click HERE

Kimberley gave me 4.5 stars at Love Byte Reviews says, “I can honestly say this was another one of my favorites in the [Dreamspun Desires] franchise… Well done. Well done, indeed…” To read more, click HERE

“A delightful tale that’s well worth your time,” says Sandra at My Fiction Nook. And, “Written in the author’s usual emotionally charged and somewhat breathless style, this is a must read for…” To read more, click HERE

Maryanne from The Novel Approach said, “I really have to commend B.G. Thomas…The plot moves along at a good pace, and does have its suspenseful moments along with family warmth, humor and a sweet romance…” To read more, click HERE

Fiona Lyle over at OptimuMM (home of MM book reviews) says, “This book was honestly just a fabulous little read…” To read more, click HERE

Cat gave Getting His Man Cat 4 “Meows” with a “3 Purr heat index” at TTC Books and More and said “I loved this story…and…If you like sweet romances, instalove, suspense, bounty hunters, and an allover fun story you will like this one…” To read more, click HERE

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At Last! My New Novel “Getting His Man” Has Been Released!

I am so pleased to announce that my new book Getting His Man has been released! I dearly love this book, and believe in it, and I hope you will to! Just check it out below! And maybe give it a read too!

BG “Ben” Thomas


A love story worthy of an old movie… with a new twist.

Artie needs a hero, a man like those he’s always revered in Golden Age films. His drug-dealing jerk of a roommate got him arrested, and since his savior isn’t likely to sweep in and save the day, Artie calls a bail bondsman.

August has always imagined himself a hero from a black-and-white movie, but he’s never found a man willing to let him play that role—at least not until he gets the call from Artie.

Both of their dreams might come true, but not before August must use his skills as a bounty hunter as well as a bondsman. Artie is on the run for his life, and August must protect him and help him clear his name. Only then can they both finally get their man.

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FURRY FRIDAY: Happy Holidays: Part One

It’s December and in the North American and most of Europe, it’s that time of year where it gets cold–only the best time of year for a man to grow a beard. So for now and until the end of the year I am presenting not just bearded men, but men with fun holiday themes. From sexy to silly, beautiful to sacred. Happy Holidays from me to you! Forge on now…and let me know what you think. And don’t forget to vote! Continue reading