Category Archives: Gym Dandy
Thinking of dipping your toes in the self-publishing waters? Why not do what I did? Jump in with both feet!
I released 4 books in September, and, boy, is my brain tired! I went from newbie to expert in a single month!
So if you like fun, quirky male/male stories, pop over to your fave etailer and check out my books. Or find more info here.
When GYM DANDY first released, I made one of those book trailer thingies. I look at it now and thing, ya know, it was pretty good!
GYM DANDY, my first full length boy-meets-boy romance, re-releases this week.
Here’s the new cover:
I’m noticing a slight similarity. You?
This is because I purchased the rights to that art after commissioning it exclusively for the book. I had gone on to Deviant Art and run a “bake off” by posting that I’d pay $100 to anyone who came up with a great cover for my book. Now this was 2008 so I had no idea what to offer. Several artists tendered drawings, and I loved this one by Miss Martinez. Once we had the final artwork, she signed a release and I sent her a cheque for $150. I was that pleased.
Deana C. Jamroz dropped in the titles for the MLR version, which looked great!
Now, my new fave cover artist, Willsin Rowe, reworked the titles to include the nifty new identifying banner he’d designed and now we have… ta da! A same-only-different cover for the re-release.
The text has been edited a little… and proofed a lot.
GYM DANDY: A gay tale of seduction and denial, humor and sweat.
Mixed signals or glitchy gaydar?
After a first kiss gone horribly wrong, out and outgoing personal trainer Victor Brighton settles for friendship with his handsome new client Douglas Newkirk. But is Doug in denial? Each time the boys get close, something or someone interferes: ex-wives, ex-boyfriends, bitchy bosses, the cable guy.
Victor and Doug’s charming love story is funny and angsty, touching on subjects both serious and humorous. It’s a little erotic and a lot entertaining, featuring clever plot twists, engaging characters, and a happy ending. There’s even a dog!
“GYM DANDY is a delightful read that will make you laugh and smile and believe in romance again.” Greg Herren, author The Scotty Bradley Series
Full-length novel, approx. 250 pages.