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FAKE First year Together: A New Day, ch 24
Dee Blue waves
brit_columbia
Hello friends and lurkers!  I will be posting the latest chapter of FAKE First year Together: A New Day in about 15 minutes or so, in the post immediately following this one. So if you're home alone like me on a Saturday night and there's nothing good on TV, then please give it a read.  Actually, I'm not totally alone in that I have chocolate.  One is never alone when one has chocolate! 

In other news, I've been reading the most amazing book for the last couple of days.   bluesimplicity  recommended it because she knows I like historical novels.  It's called Bretheren by W.A. Hoffman, and it's just amazing.  It's a gay romance about pirates in 1667 and it's very well written.  The characters and the world they live in really come alive.  I'm so impressed with this book.  I stayed up late reading it last night and got up earlier than I should have so that I could continue reading it.  In between my usual weekend chores, I've been reading it in snatches all day.  I just finished it half an hour ago, hence the lateness of my two posts tonight.

Anyway, if you want to check it out, here's the link.

http://www.amazon.com/Brethren-Raised-Wolves-W-Hoffman/dp/097210982X/ref=pd_bbs_2/002-0599944-5779228?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1191288094&sr=8-2

 I'm SO GLAD I ordered the sequel at the same time!  As soon as I've posted my chapter, I'm running upstairs to read it.

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Welcome to the dark side my friend.

Now come - there is MUCH booty for us to plunder! *wink*

A Book: The Night We Met

(Anonymous)
Hey Brit! Sounds like a great book! I may have to order it. Speaking of books though, have you ever read The Night We Met? That book is just amazing. So funny and sexy. I think you would like it. But don't just take my word for it, check out the reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Night-We-Met-Rachel-Spencer/dp/075820194X/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/104-1779315-9656743?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1193028944&sr=8-3 Let me know what you think! As for me, I'm going back to my room to read it again! ^_^ Buh byez!

P.S.- Loved your last chapter for A New Day May. Can't wait til the next one! Keep up the great work!

Re: A Book: The Night We Met

Thank you for the information. I went and read almost all of the reviews that The Night We Met got, and I'm thinking of buying it as soon as I can justify the purchase of yet another book. I have to be careful on Amazon. That site is really good at extracting my hard-earned cash from me, right through the computer screen. When I click on something to add it to my shopping cart, all these other suggestions pop up, and before I know it I'm blowing a hundred bucks!

Anyway, it sounds like The Night We Met is funny, and I really like humor in my romance stories. Does it have sex?

And thank you for loving my chapter! The next one is due to go up next weekend, but it might have to happen on Monday or Tuesday if all does not go well.

Re: A Book: The Night We Met

(Anonymous)
Oh I understand that so well. I as well spend most of my money on books and it is so hard to cut back! I can't help it, I love to read!! Well to tell you the truth there are no actual written intercourse scenes. But there are a few hot scenes that will not disappoint. Seriously though, the book is so good. It's definitely a must buy!

I will be looking out for the next chapter of your story! ^_^ Thanks!

You like historical fiction? Have you read anything by Mary Renault? Her novels set in ancient Greece are amazing, and most of them feature gay main characters.

If you haven't read her before, may I suggest my favorites:
The Charioteer (set in WWII, a m/m/m love triangle)
The Last of the Wine (set in the declining days of ancient Athens's glory, with a m/m romance at the heart of it)
The King Must Die (a retelling of Theseus and the Minotaur, and he is straight)
Fire from Heaven and The Persian Boy (the life of Alexander the Great--who was bi)

Yes, I love historical fiction, and yes I've read several books by Mary Renault. But I read them when I was about thirteen or fourteen, maybe even younger. I believe that was the beginning of my lifelong (and mostly unfulfilled until recently) interest in gay romance. I remember The King Must Die and The Charioteer, and there was one more about a couple of play actors, but I don't remember the title or the details. Anyway, I remember that they were well-written and full of historical detail. I think it's time to revisit them! Especially since I haven't read everything she wrote. My plan is to first check the second hand bookstores in my city, and if that doesn't turn up anything by her, then I'll fork over some money to Amazon. I wish I owned shares in Amazon!

After reading the whole book series many years ago (after your recommendation), I'm re-reading it all again now. Even though my "to-read-pile" is higher than ever, I'm putting all these new books aside to re-visit these old favourites. They really are still one of my favourite book series and I can't thank you enough for recommending them! :)

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