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Best book? Best Contemporary?

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Busy, busy end of the year! The Goodreads M/M Romance Group is currently voting on various favorites, and much to my delight, The Rare Event is up for two awards! So are some other fabulous books, like Eden Winter’s excellent¬†Diversion, which appears in several categories, and yes, the book is just that good. Eden also has entries in Best Free Story and Best Short Story (In Dreams), and All Time Best M/M (The Wish). Newcomer Amelia C Gormley is in here too, for Best Contemporary. It was so hard to choose Best Anthology, because both EM Lynley’s Going for Gold and Josephine Myles’ Lashings of Sauce are under consideration.

I’ve already voted–it’s your turn to make the tough decisions. Go take a look! Voting runs through Dec. 31.

Absolutely floored by Bear on Books’ Best of…

Rare Event 5 star review I was absolutely astounded when I spied Tom Webb (Bear on Books) had put The Rare Event on his Top of 2012 list!

Here’s what he said:

Slow building, exquisitely told, this was my runner up for book of the year. I sat there after finishing it and had to re-read it immediately. I was afraid I missed a word, a sentence.

There are so many great books on his list (see the entire list here) that it’s a great honor to be included at all. Thank you, Tom, and may my work never disappoint you.

Giveaway at Jessewave’s

Blood on the Mountain PD SingerJessewave has a copy of Blood on the Mountain to give away today. Sign up here! (And be patient–the site’s loading slowly because of holiday traffic.) There’ll be another copy Saturday in Wave’s Big-Assed Holiday Giveaway, plus a chance for your choice of the other Mountain novels and a copy of The Rare Event.

In other news, Blood picked up a lovely tribute from a reader (you can see the original at Amazon).

What’s not to like about this book. Yes it can be read without reading the others, but in combination it makes a very good read. The struggles and surprises along the way left me emotionally charged.

I’ve had my partner read the first 2 books and he don’t seem to want to put them down. The commute to work don’t seem long enough for him.

The coggles of my heart are particularly warm today.

We Were There! Venues from The Rare Event

Part of our walking tour of New York City involved either visiting sites that I mention in The Rare Event, or peering at them from a distance. It was rather strange to walk around knowing that these are Ricky and Jon’s haunts.

Just because of our route, the first place in the story that we located was the hardware store where Ricky urgently needs to buy something at midnight.

Even in NYC, Home Depot, or “Homo Depot,” as Flatiron Mike called it, on 23rd Street, closes at 10pm. Ricky ended up at Nuthouse Hardware, on 3rd Avenue.

Farther up 6th Avenue, we found Ricky’s apartment building. He has about 600 square feet here, for around $4000 a month. I get a little queasy thinking about that.

From the top of the Empire State Building, Eden and I waved at some other venues. At the south end of Manhattan, we could see the financial district, although my knowledge of the area isn’t enough to let me pick out the¬† Manhattan Life Insurance Building, which contains the offices of Wolfe Gorman Equities and Araucaria Hedge, other than to say that it’s about in the middle, about 5 blocks from the shore.

And looking north toward Central Park, we could see the building with the Hogenboom family apartment, where Jon grew up. It’s the tall brown one.

And of course, we had to find where Jon lives. It’s visible from the top of the Empire State Building, and has come in for some potshots for being modern glass and aluminum construction.

All of these venues were only places on a map for me until this trip: it’s very different to see the places “in the brick.”

Whine, Cheese, and Macaroni with Louisa Bacio

Those three things go together, right? Louisa Bacio has kindly let me post some rants thoughts on subtextual messages on her blog, which you can find here.