Furry Friday: Bring on the Bad Guys

What makes a hero shine better than a awesome villain? Especially a sexy villain? And most especially a sexy bearded villain? From Snidely Whiplash-types to Yosuke Kubozuka as Kichijiro in Silence and Patrick Stewart as Darcy in The Green Room, bad guys are the ones we love to hate!

So here are some sexy bad guys. Who have I forgotten? Let me know!

Peace Out!
BG “Ben” Thomas


Alan Rickman, Hans Gruber, Die Hard


Leonardo DiCaprio, Calvin Candie, Django Unchained


Liam Neeson, Ra’s al Ghul, Batman Begins


Liev Schreiber, Sabretooth—Victor Creed, X-Men Origins Wolverine


Max von Sydow, Ming the Merciless, Flash Gordon


Michael Shannon, General Zod, Man Of Steel


Wes Bentley, Seneca Crane, The Hunger Games


Colin Farrell, Bullseye, Daredevil

Four Days Until Midwest Men’s Festival

And after all that’s gone with my mom and her operation and her husband’s horrible abusive family and the trips to Arkansas and exhaustive quarter-end overtime and Sarah Jane’s health scare, I’ve not been this emotionally and spiritually ready for MMF in years. And because every minute of my time for weeks has been filled, no I’m not packed at all. But that’s okay. I just got a surprising day off, plus after 15 years of going to MMF–well, R and I’ve got this! As soon as they let me leave work on Sunday, I’m hitting the road! HUZZAH!

Life is ultimately good—if you look with the right eyes.
Namaste
BG “Ben” Thomas

Five Days Until Midwest Men’s Festival

Only five days and I will be heading to Midwest Men’s Festival and I couldn’t be happier. If you have read my book Summer Lover, I have fictionalized the event in that book. It is my spiritual home away from home and I cannot wait!

Before I sign off, here is everything you need to know about the fictional version of Midwest Men’s Festival! Enjoy!

BG


SUMMER LOVER
Book Two of the Seasons of Love Series

Scott Aberdeen doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, or God. Or love—at least, he knows no one will ever love him. After all, he has carried a torch for his best friend Sloan for a decade, hoping his feelings will be returned one day. But when Sloan finds springtime love with another man, Scott’s fantasies are crushed and his skepticism confirmed.

Cedar Carrington, raised by rock star parents, leads a free-spirited, nomadic life, never staying in one place for long. Due to a dark past he refuses to share or even think about, he is willing to let men into his bed for sex, but never for the night.

When Scott finds himself camping in the middle of nowhere with over a hundred men who all believe in love—and faeries and a magickal gay brotherhood—he’s pretty sure he’s in the wrong place. And when Cedar connects with cynical, critical Scott, he wonders how he could be falling in for this man of all men. But hearts and lives have been transformed at the Heartland Men’s Festival before, and it might be just the place where two very different men can release their pain and find true love at last.

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This Weekend the One and Only Jeff Erno is 99¢!

Well…. Three of his books are on sale at Dreamspinner Press for 99ȼ! There is a difference!

Jeff is a really good writer. His stories are the kind I look for. I enjoy the realness of his characters and that I always get a happy ending. I mean…with his books that is!

Just check these blurbs….

BULLIED

A Harmony Ink Press Title

Every day, all over the country, teenagers struggle with the realities of bullying. Tormented, ridiculed, and beaten—simply for being who they are—these teens face alienation, humiliation, and even the explicit assertion that they have somehow brought this upon themselves, that they should just blend in. Bullied is a series of short stories exploring the world of these teens from several different viewpoints: the victim, the bully, the gay bystander, the straight friend, the concerned parent.

Closeted Bryan wonders why Christian Michaelson doesn’t just try to blend in if he hates being bullied so much. Star athlete David isn’t a homophobe—after all, he’s not afraid of anything. Jonathan, a Christian fundamentalist, must weigh the Bible against peer pressure and what he knows is right when he discovers his childhood friend is gay. Bully victim Chase Devereaux finds an unexpected ally in a brave fellow student. A single mom struggles to accept the reality that her only son is gay. Two tough gay teens are forced to confront their own inner demons when tragedy befalls a classmate they failed to help. And overweight Kirby finds the strength of character to make a friend, which leads to a lifestyle change and a chance at love. Each character grows as an individual as he or she comes to terms with what it means to be a gay teenager in America.

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WE DANCED

For six years, Rex Payton has focused on two things: keeping his late father’s small-town Kentucky bar afloat and raising his nephew, Tyler. After the tragic loss of his parents and sister, Rex has no interest in romance. He’s respected in his community and regarded as one of Carlisle’s most eligible bachelors, but he’s accepted that his life isn’t conducive to a romantic relationship, especially as a closeted gay man.

Enter Josh Billings, a veterinary student who’s serving an internship in town. Josh’s deepest passion is helping animals. Romance is the furthest thing from his mind… until the night he meets taciturn, handsome Rex Payton. Chance and an after-hours dance conspire to forge an intimate connection neither man looked for—one neither man can ignore after the dance leads to a kiss.

Suddenly romance isn’t so insignificant, but it’s also not without complications. For this relationship to work, Josh has to decide if he can cope with dating a single dad, Rex has to open his heart, and Ty has to learn to share his dad’s affection.

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TRUST ME

Shawn Graham and Bobby Wilder couldn’t be more different. Shawn is a devout Christian fundamentalist from northern Michigan; Bobby is a street-smart latchkey kid from southern Ohio. From an early age, they are both confused and troubled by their attraction to the same sex. Shawn believes that homosexuality is sinful, and a traumatic incident of childhood sexual abuse adds to his guilt and shame. Bobby has an image to maintain and flatly denies the possibility that his same-sex attractions even exist. He’s just too cool to be gay. When they finally connect, their preconceptions are suddenly dwarfed by what they feel for each other.

They become inseparable and fall deeply in love; however, love doesn’t make life easy. Plans are in motion that will surely devastate the young couple. Painful experiences of the past overshadow happy memories, and heartbreaking obstacles loom over the possibility of a future. If Shawn and Bobby want to stay together, they will have to fight with everything they have.

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Namasté,
B.G. “Ben” Thomas

It’s Furry Friday: From Arkansas II

Being back in Arkansas again with my Mom, doing Furry Friday wasn’t easy. Thank you Noah for helping it happen. I thought it would be good to have bearded Arkansas men. But even Noah saw that wasn’t easy. Until he got the idea to check with celebrities that come from Arkansas. Below is the result. Let us know what you think! And if there are any we forgot!

Namaste,
BG “Ben” Thomas

PS: Sadly this didn’t actually include Jake Gyllenhaal.

It’s Furry Friday! From Arkansas!

Well I wasn’t going to get to this today. I am in Arkansas to be with my Mom because she is getting an operation today on her foot. A lot of the family is here. My daughter came with me. And my brother and my niece, who I have not seen in seven years, are here! I made what is going to be tonight’s dinner–it is all in the crock pot now–and we are all ready to go…. And we don’t have to leave for an hour.

In honor of Mom, I was Googling for Arkansas men with beards…. Problem was, the results were not pretty.

So here instead are some hot men in beards that I just particulary like. Hope you enjoy!

Namaste,
BG “Ben” Thomas

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Visit Europe for Only 99¢ Through Three Dreamspinner Press Books!

This weekend Dreamspinner Press has three different books on sale for only 99ȼ and they’re books about Europe. I don’t know about you, but I can’t afford to go to remote Romania or Venice or the Czech Republic. However I can afford to spend $2.97 to go there through great books by great writers.

Just check these blurbs….

THE LOVELY BEAST
by J.S. Cook

Jacob van Willingen arrives in a remote Romanian village aiming for a short visit. A member of the highly secretive Society for Psychical Research, Jacob has been charged with exterminating Caleb Donnithorn–but the society’s intelligence about the reclusive nobleman is less than complete. As he studies his target, Van Willingen is drawn to Donnithorn, enthralled with the nobleman’s alluring brides, three of society’s most luminous geniuses gathered from the corners of Europe to create a fantastical machine: a resurrection engine that can capture a human soul at the moment of death.

Caleb Donnithorn represents everything that is evil in the world, but there is more to him than is initially apparent. What he knows about van Willingen is a truth so shocking it will shake the young scholar’s world to its very foundations. Cast out from his friends and his beloved Society of Psychical Research, Jacob van Willingen will jettison everything he holds dear to remain with one whose love commands the highest price of all.

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VENETIAN MASKS
by Kim Fielding

Jeff Dawkins’s last partner left him with a mortgage he can’t afford and nonrefundable tickets for a month’s vacation in Europe. Despite a reluctance to travel, Jeff decides to go on the trip anyway. After all, he’s already paid for it. He packs a Kindle loaded with gay romance novels and arrives in Venice full of trepidation. There he meets the handsome and charming expat Cleve Prieto, who offers to serve as his tour guide. Jeff has serious misgivings—he wasn’t born yesterday, and something about Cleve doesn’t sit right—but anything is better than wandering the canals alone. With Cleve’s help, Jeff falls in love with Venice and begins to reconcile with his past. For the first time, Jeff finds himself developing strong feelings for someone else. But he can’t be sure who that person is because Cleve’s background remains a mystery embroidered with lies.

Then a dark figure from Cleve’s past appears, and Jeff must choose whether to let Cleve flee alone or to join him on a desperate run through central Europe. Maybe Jeff will finally be able to see behind Cleve’s masks—if he survives the journey.

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AN AMERICAN LAMB IN EUROPE
by Rob Colton

Jamie Anderson knows you need to look before you leap, but he forgets it often enough to land in trouble. When his brother and only remaining family member disappears, he doesn’t think twice about quitting his job as a dental hygienist to travel to the Czech Republic to search for him.

Rescued by the sexy, mysterious Tomas in a small city near the German border, Jamie enlists his help in locating Rudy. Soon Jamie realizes the man knows more than he’s sharing. When Jamie demands Tomas tell him the truth, Tomas reveals he’s a vampire. Horrified the man he’s fantasized about is a monster, Jamie struggles with the fact he still needs Tomas’s help to find Rudy.

Jamie never expects their search will land him in the middle of a vampire turf war.

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I hope you don’t miss these great deals! Three books for only $2.97!

Namasté,
B.G. Thomas