Good Morning and a Happy Tuesday to one and all in Blogland. Today Erastes is joining us. Erastes has a new anthology out and one lucky poster can win a copy of SPEAK ITS NAME.
So come and help us welcome Erastes and post for a chance to win!
Trilogy No. 111: Speak Its Name
By: Lee Rowan, Erastes, Charlie Cochrane
ISBN # 978-1-60202-125-9
Word Count: 71,949
Gay Historical Fiction
Trilogy No. 111 – Speak Its Name was released on 1st June. It’s a three-author, three-novella anthology published by Linden Bay Romance with stories that are all gay historical fiction.
Aftermath by Charlie Cochrane is based in 1920’s Oxford, England
Gentleman’s Gentleman by Lee Rowan is a Victorian Spy Romance
Hard & Fast by Erastes is a Regency, Jane Austen on Viagra.
Expectations riding on young Englishmen are immense; for those who’ve something to hide, those expectations could prove overwhelming.
When shy Edward Easterby first sees the popular Hugo Lamont, he’s both envious of the man’s social skills and ashamed of finding him so attractive. But two awful secrets weigh Lamont down. One is that he fancies Easterby, at a time when the expression of such desires is strictly illegal. The second is that an earlier, disastrous encounter with a young gigolo has left him unwilling to enter into a relationship with anyone. Hugo feels torn apart by the conflict between what he wants and what he feels is “right”. Will Edward find that time and patience are enough to change Hugo’s mind?
Lord Robert Scoville has lived in a reasonably comfortable Victorian closet, without hope of real love, or any notion that it’s right there in front of him if he would only open his eyes and take notice of his right-hand man, Jack Darling. Jack has done his best to be satisfied with the lesser intimacy of caring for the man he loves, but his feigned role as a below-stairs ladies’ man leaves his heart empty. When a simple diplomatic errand turns dangerous and a man from their past raises unanswerable questions, both men find themselves endangered by the secrets between them. Can they untangle the web of misunderstanding before an unknown attacker parts them forever?
Hard and Fast:
Major Geoffrey Chaloner has returned, relatively unscathed, from the Napoleonic War, and England is at peace for the first time in years. Unable to set up his own establishment, he is forced to live with his irascible father who has very clear views on just about everything—including exactly whom Geoffrey will marry and why. The trouble is that Geoffrey isn’t particularly keen on the idea, and even less so when he meets Adam Heyward, the enigmatic cousin of the lady his father has picked out for him… As Geoffrey says himself: “I have never been taught what I should do if I fell in love with someone of a sex that was not, as I expected it would be, opposite to my own.”
We are all dedicated writers of gay historical fiction and find the past – particularly in light of homosexuality and the way things might have been managed – fascinating to research, explore and write. Lee specialises in Age of Sail fiction and her two nautical novels “Ransom” and “Winds of Change” have salt in their veins and a real understanding of Nelson’s navy and the men who worked under him. This is Charlie’s first publication but Linden Bay have recognised her talent and have contracted her for more work. My first novel was “Standish” – another Regency – but I have published over 20 short stories and novellas, in many different ages. My second novel, “Transgressions” has been picked up by Perseus Books which bodes well for the genre as a whole, as mainly it’s only been published by smaller publishers. That’s due for publication next Spring.
Please feel free to ask us anything about gay historical romance, our writings, research or whatever and we’ll do our best to answer.
We’ll be giving away a print copy of the book to one lucky commenter, together with various little presents like magnets etc so please don’t be shy!
Thanks for listening