Books I Love: "Organic Chemistry" by Andrew Grey

organicchemistry Andrew Grey is an incredibly prolific m/m romance author.  This novella came out last week, and I loved the blurb, so I picked it up right away.

One of the main characters is a young chemistry professor at a university and the other is a newly hired assistant football coach.  I have a soft spot for geeky, virginal characters and Brandon was all that and then some.  A genius who got his doctorate at 21, and has basically no social skills, Brandon has never really had friends and has no idea how to act around people without looking up social pointers on the internet.  Josh, a big, kind-hearted athlete, thinks Brandon is dorkily adorable and has infinite patience in getting him through the confusing pitfalls of dating.

I loved both characters and the romance was simply charming.  The requisite "angst sub-plot" with the department head was just enough to add a little tension but not so much that it detracted.  I liked the length too--about 150 pages on my ipad.  Enough to be satisfying but never a slog.

5 stars from me


What's New, What's Coming -- April 29, 2013

the-lion-and-the-crow-cover Just Finished:

I just finished my novella "The Lion and the Crow", a historical m/m romance about two medieval knights.  I wrote this for the "Love Has No Boundaries" event hosted by the m/m romance group on goodreads.  This story will be published FREE in Jun 2013.  I turned the final draft in on Friday.  Yay!  I'm excited about this story--it was the first time I've written in this time period.   I hope people enjoy it.  Here's the goodreads link.

Just Starting:

My next writing project is a new story called "A Prairie Dog's Love Song."  This will end up being a long short story or a novella and involves... cowboys and porn.  Yup.  I developed the idea for this story for a cowboy anthology submission, but I'm not sure if this story will end up going to that or elsewhere (as is often the case).  This is a contemporary with light humor and homespun charm.

Just Released:

Last week my first two published m/m stories came out.  "A Kiss in the Dark" in a Dreamspinner anthology called "Closet Capers" and a stand-along fairy tale story called "Before I Wake" from Torquere Press.  You can read blurbs and excerpts on my site by clicking on the book jackets to the right ("Before I Wake" is the one with mushrooms).

Reviews this week:

"A Kiss in the Dark" in "Closet Capers"

Live Your Life By the Book blog  (4.5 stars for "A Kiss in the Dark", 4 stars for the entire anthology)

On Top Down Under blog   (5 stars for "A Kiss in the Dark", 4.25 stars for the entire anthology)

"Before I Wake"

Rainbow Book Reviews (5 stars on goodreads)

Have a great week everyone!