Furry Friday: Beautiful Bearded Men in Black & White

Today’s Furry Friday is beautiful bearded men in artistic black and white! *GRIN* In my search for gorgeous men I’ve found lots of black and white photographs. Somehow they didn’t look right with the color pictures, at least to me. So I save them and when I get enough men I really like, I present them to you.

I hope you enjoy.
BG “Ben” Thomas

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Here is your chance to vote on the men!

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FURRY FRIDAY: SILVER FOXES — PART TWO!

Due to several requests, today’s Furry Friday is dedicated to the men with some (or a lot) of silver. Yes, “older” men can be very sexy. Especially if they have beards! Don’t forget to vote!
Namaste,
BG “Ben” Thomas

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Furry Friday: Bring on the Bearded MM Romance Authors: Part Two

And here we go…! Part Deux of the bearded MM Romance writers! Last Friday (Click Here) it was Rick R. Reed, Rob Damon, Andrew Grey, Jacob Flores, F.E. Feeley Jr. and Jamie Fessenden. This week it’s…. Well, you’ll just have to scroll down and look! But I bet at least a few of these are writers you really love. And maybe they’ll be one or two you didn’t know about!

Want more? Then point out your favorite male authors…who have beards…and let me know! In fact, if you chat with them, tell them to wave at me. I would love to include them here.

Until next time!
Namasté,
Ben

Max Voss

Brandon Witt

Noah Willoughby

Frank Butterfield

TJ Klune

B.G. Thomas

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AND HERE IS SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDSOME BEARDED AUTHORS ABOVE AND A BOOK THEY WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT!

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Max Voss
Max Vos is a classically trained chef with over 30 years of food service experience. After retiring in 2011, Max found himself with time on his hands and was urged to turn his talents to writing. ‘Cooking English’, a short story, was his first published work, and since then Ravenous Romance have published five more of his short stories. His first novel, P.O.W. was released October, 2013 with MLR Press. His second novel, My Hero was a best seller and has just been recently been released in French. You will find everything in a Max Vos story. From sweet and sexy, even raunchy, to powerful, raw and gritty–something for all tastes.

This is his newest novel, Play Chopin for Me!

After a devastating fire, Dale Lusk shows up at his sister’s door in nothing but his boxers and a raincoat, desperately needing her help. Losing both his restaurant and home has left Dale without direction or a place to live.

While pushing her handsome brother into a new wardrobe to match his model looks, Chrissie introduces Dale to Al Borkowski. Al is in desperate need of a roommate before his grandmother takes more control of his life.

Little did Chrissie know when she pushed the two men together the sparks that would fly and the changes that would happen in all of their lives.

You can get a copy of Play Chopin for Me Clicking Right Here!

You can read his blog by Clicking Right Here!

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Brandon Witt
Brandon Witt is many things. Above all, he is living the dream. After years of writing and reaching for the stars, he is a published author through Dreamspinner Press. Thus far, his novels include The Shattered Door, Then the Stars Fall, and three installments of the Men of Myth series. Also, he has short stories published in various anthologies. For the first eighteen years of life, Brandon lived in a small Ozark town, El Dorado Springs, Missouri before moving with his family to Colorado. There he got degrees in Youth Ministry and Special Education and worked as a counselor and special education teacher for fifteen years. The tension of his religious upbringing and being a gay man finds its way onto nearly every page in his novels, as does experiences that over a decade of loving children who have faced much abuse and many struggles. Reflecting what he has discovered to be true in life, Brandon’s writing does not shy away from challenges and conflict but also revels in the joy that can only happen when truly embracing and loving all that life has to offer.

Here is his book Mapping the Forest

Happily ever after has no map, but sometimes fate sends a guiding light.

Gabe Rice, a seasonal ranger at the Rocky Mountain National Park, can’t seem to get his life on the right trail. He loves the rugged beauty of the land, and there is no place he would rather live than the mountain community of Estes Park. But after six years, Gabe is beginning to wonder if he’ll ever get a full-time position or find love. When Gabe sees Luis—and hears his gorgeous singing—he’s compelled to meet him.

Luis Martinez, the new owner of a hotel and steak ride business in Estes, left California and a career as a therapist for a fresh start in Colorado. But even the beauty of the mountains can’t help him forget the past or move forward. Unprepared for his strong attraction to Gabe, Luis is ready to run and hide from emotions he never thought he’d have again.

Suddenly the path ahead opens to a future that looks brighter for both of them, if they can find the courage to walk forward—together.

You can get your copy of Mapping the Forest by Clicking Right Here!

You can read Brandon’s blog by Clicking Right Here!

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Noah Willoughby
Noah Willoughby has heard all the jokes about his name, e.g. “Where’s your ark?” Born in Washington State during the eighties, the greatest decade for music, Noah is an introvert, spending a lot of his time observing the human world in all of its bizarre glory. With an interest in books, movies, shows, and music that span many different genres, his imagination is getting into gear with stories of humanity in its many forms. He has been interested in storytelling from a young age and is compelled to finally get his ideas on paper.

This is his newest book!

Nobody is invincible…

On a seemingly ordinary night, Tom Otso’s life changes forever when he is ambushed, attacked and left for dead. Though he survives the ordeal, Tom finds out at the hospital that the gravity of his injuries has left him permanently disabled.

Eric Kontio is a physical therapist who is assigned to Tom’s case to help rehabilitate and adapt Tom to his new way of living. In helping people for over 20 years, Eric has never met anyone with such an incredible spirit and positive attitude as Tom. Eric becomes infatuated with him and marvels at his incredible progress.

Being together every day, the two men grow closer as friends, but things become complicated by Tom’s jealous and moody boyfriend, Adrian, and Eric’s professionalism being doubted by his superior. When the true feelings of both men come to the surface, so do their painful pasts which could make or break their relationship.

You can find his novella Damaged, by Clicking Right Here!

You can find Noah’s website by Clicking Right Here

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Frank Butterfield
Frank W. Butterfield, not an assumed name, loves old movies, wise-cracking smart guys with hearts of gold, and writing for fun. Although he worships San Francisco, he lives at the beach on another coast. Born on a windy day in November of 1966, he was elected President of his high school Spanish Club in the spring of 1983. After moving across these United States like a rapid-fire pinball, he currently makes his home in a hurricane-proof motel with superior water pressure that was built in 1947. While he hasn’t met any dolphins personally, that invitation is always open.

This is his newest book!

Thursday, May 14, 1953

Ben White is a police officer for the S.F.P.D.

It’s Thursday afternoon and he’s sitting by the phone, holding down the fort while the rest of his platoon from the Central Station is out supporting the homicide inspectors who are investigating a couple of murders at the Colombo Market on Front Street.

When the phone finally does ring, it’s a Lt. Mike Robertson from the North Station who’s in the neighborhood and has a proposition for Ben. One that the lieutenant promises Ben will want to take him up on.

Little does Ben know that everything he wants is about to come his way while everything he has is about to fall apart as he discovers who he is and who he can become with a true love in his life.

Find his new novel, The One He Waited For (Golden Gate Love Stories Book 1), by Clicking Right Here!

You can find Frank’s blog by Clicking Right Here!

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TJ Klune
When TJ Klune was eight, he picked up a pen and paper and began to write his first story (which turned out to be his own sweeping epic version of the video game Super Metroid—he didn’t think the game ended very well and wanted to offer his own take on it. He never heard back from the video game company, much to his chagrin). Now, over two decades later, the cast of characters in his head have only gotten louder, wondering why he has to go to work as a claims examiner for an insurance company during the day when he could just stay home and write. Since being published, TJ has won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Romance, fought off three lions that threatened to attack him and his village, and was chosen by Amazon as having written one of the best GLBT books of 2011. And one of those things isn’t true. (It’s the lion thing. The lion thing isn’t true.)

This is his new book Olive Juice!

It begins with a message that David cannot ignore:

I want to see you.

He agrees, and on a cold winter’s night, David and Phillip will come together to sift through the wreckage of the memory of a life no longer lived.

David is burdened, carrying with him the heavy guilt of the past six years upon his shoulders.

Phillip offers redemption.

You can purchase your own copy of Olive Juice by Clicking Right Here!

You can find his blog by Clicking Right Here!

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B.G. Thomas
B.G. Thomas lives in Kansas City with his husband of more than a decade and half, and that marriage has been legal since 2014! They share their home with their fabulous dogs, Sarah Jane and Oliver. He is lucky enough to have a lovely daughter as well as many extraordinary friends.

B.G. loves romance, comedies, fantasy, science fiction and even horror—as far as he is concerned, as long as the stories are character driven and entertaining, it doesn’t matter the genre. Since he’s gone conventions since he was fourteen years old, he’s been lucky enough to meet many of his favorite writers, many of whom inspired him to pursue his own writing dreams. Excited about the growing male/male romance market, he decided to begin writing for the first time in years. Gay men are what he knows best, after all. He submitted his first story in years and was thrilled when it was accepted in only four days, and since then has had over thirty short stories, novellas and novels published. “Leap, and the net will appear” is his personal philosophy and his message to all. “It is never too late,” he states. “Pursue your dreams. They will come true!”

This is his latest book, Blue!

Blue McCoy has lived on the streets for a long time, surviving by his wits and doing what he must, and he’s not above using his youthful appearance and air of innocence to his advantage. It’s not an easy life, but he’s happy. He has everything he really needs: the clothes on his back, a house to squat in, a sweet dog. Everything except that special someone to love him.

Six months ago, John Williams’s wife left him because she was bored. “Even your name is boring” were her last words to him before she walked out. Now he’s by himself in a big house, trying to figure out what direction his life should take. He’s never been so alone.

A chance encounter sets John on a new path, a path that becomes clearer when loneliness sends him to a local animal shelter to get a dog—and he finds an angel instead. An angel named Blue. A crisis brings them together, but it is something else that keeps them there. Could it be love? A love that can forever end two men’s deep loneliness and bring them the support and sense of belonging they’ve searched for all their lives?

You can purchase a copy of Blue by Clicking Right Here!

You can read his blog by Clicking Right Here!

Furry Friday: Men With a Facial Hair Automatically Get +10 Points

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!

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Furry Friday: Musicians

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Today’s Furry Friday is dedicated to musicians. Singers, guitarists, solo artists and band members. This was per request! So let me know what you think. Beards; Without or With?

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Adam Levine (Maroon Five); Without or With?

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Axl Rose; Without or With?

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Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon); Without or With?

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Chris Martin (Coldplay); Without or With?

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Joe Jonas (Jonas Brothers); Without or With?

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Nick Jonas (Jonas Brothers); Without or With?

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John Legend; Without or With?

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Sting; Without or With?

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Tim McGraw; Without or With?

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Zayn Malik (One Direction); Without or With?

Be sure and vote!

Namaste and thanks for playing with my bearded men!
BG “Ben” Thomas