Friday, February 12, 2010

Touring It Up to My Bloody Valentine's...

Welcome everyone from the Be My Valentine Blog Tour and Liquid Silver Books, as well as my other regular (and perhaps bewildered) readers. Some of you may be wondering why a nonfiction writer is partaking in a blog tour dedicated to mainly romance authors and books of that vein. Well, for one I have many friends who write fiction (especially m/m romance) and I do indulge in a wide variety of reading. Secondly... well, being an author of a book dealing with LGBT-related paranormal phenomena, it seems most people aren't quite sure what to classify my work as. A book like Queer Hauntings has never before been written, so I seem to be caught in limbo hovering somewhere between New Age and Gay Fiction.

And in some cases, truth really does meet fiction. Author Jeanne Barrack and I became friends not long after she wrote The Sweet Flag about a gay ghost hunter and civil war spirit. For her, it was a surprise to find a real-life gay paranormal investigator (though I hate too admit I bare no physical resemblance to her character) after creating a fictional person with so many similarities. Had she known about me before then, I'm sure she would have picked my brain for her research. And there are a few other romance books chronicling the queerer side of the paranormal. Author Ally Blue writes a series involving Bay City Paranormal Investigations, a fictional paranormal troop headed by a gay paranormal investigator, Sam Raintree. And that's not even including the many other romance writers who tell tales of ghosts, vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural beings with a gay slant.

While we often think of this as a "time of love" with the approaching holiday, it is also a time of lust. And generally-speaking, the two can easily become intertwined. And now, to appease that lustful side of many of you, here are a few of the more interesting images I've run across (click the photos to enlarge, they will open in a new window):





15 comments:

s7anna said...

Pretty cool profession...I love reading about the world of the paranormal.

Elise Logan said...

Those are some really cool, edgy pics.

sherry said...

I love paranormal books fiction and nonfiction I will have to come back and check out your site later after I finish the tour.

sstrode@scrtc.com

Jeanne said...

And if you'd like to read an interview with Ken, hop over to the Sweet Flag and click on

http://thesweetflagmenlove.blogspot.com/2008_06_01_archive.html

Carol L. said...

Pretty interesting blog site.I love Paranormal as well. Glad your on the tour. Happy lustful Valentine's day.
Carol L.
Lucky4750@aol.com

Meandi's corner said...

cool pics

marcieo said...

Very cool! I loved your blog piece!

Susan said...

Fascinating stuff. Sounds like an awesome profession to have, sure beats being a computer geek. Will have to come back and check out the site after finishing up the tour (us Type-A's can't stop until we're done, you know).

Michelle said...

A definitely different slant on the blog tour...quite interesting...

Michelle B. aka Koshkalady

Camille said...

Great photography here! love the lighting on no. 3 and 4 is like Hamlet crossed with 300 LOL

Beth said...

Love the pic with the lightning.

Cathy M said...

Very interesting, I love paranormal romance.

lindseye said...

Interesting pictures worth a second or third or creation of a file for the computer to look at later look.

booklover0226 said...

I like those pictures. I would love to use one as my screen saver.

Thanks,
Tracey D

Babyblue22 said...

I love the edgy feeling to your post!!
It's different and cool!
~Afshan