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|Discreet Young Gentleman
coming Fall 2006! Seventh Window Publications will release M.J.
Pearson's second gay romance this coming October or November. Discreet
Young Gentleman is the story of Dean Smith, Earl of Carwick, who is tricked into being
in the company of Rob, a handsome male prostitute. Now Dean needs to repair
his broken engagement to a wealthy heiress, and he needs Rob's help to do
it. Only Rob can identify the man who set him up, proving to his fiancée
that things weren't as they appeared.|
But the road trip turns into a journey
of self-discovery, as Dean finds Rob stirring feelings he's long kept
repressed... Highwaymen. Ghosts. One hell of a big fish. And at the center,
a gorgeous, charming, sensual, and very Discreet Young Gentleman.
Watch for more news soon!
|Congratulations to Radclyffe for her
Lambda win in the Romance category, and all the other winning and
nominated authors! Thanks to everyone for their support--it was an honor
just to make the finals.|
|Bay Windows calls Price "a lighthearted and
fun guilty-pleasure type read." Makes it sound like perfect beach
reading, don't you think? Read the full review
|Upcoming Signing M.J. Pearson, who
will be in town for the Lambda Awards, will be signing books at
Lambda Rising in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to
noon. Lambda Rising is located in the heart of Dupont Circle at 1625
Connecticut Ave. NW (just across from the Dupont Circle Metro station).
Stop by and say hello! |
|Lambda Award Finalist!
The Price of Temptation has been named a
finalist in the Romance category of the 18th Annual Lambda Literary
Awards. From the announcement:
March 3, 2006, New York, NY- The Lambda
Literary Foundation announced the finalists for the 18th Annual Lambda
Literary Awards, celebrating achievements in lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender (LGBT) literature for books published in 2005.
Launched in 1989, the Lambda Literary Awards is the nation's most
celebrated and comprehensive collection of awards for LGBT writing.
Spanning twenty categories, the 100 finalists reflect a diverse range of
distinguished voices from the LGBT community and highlight the full range
of achievement in LGBT literature.
The award ceremony will be May 18, in Washington
|Wow! At various times in the past month,
Price has hit #1 on Amazon's Gay Erotica & Gay Romance charts in
America, and #1 in English-language Gay Romance on Amazon's German,
French, and Japanese sites as well. In addition, a new reader review
posted the other day gives us a total of five 5-star reviews at
Interested in the next book?
There's some new information here.
|Yes, there is a new book in progress!
Check back for updates.|
|More international news The Price of
Temptation was #2 in Hares &
Hyenas' (Australia) Top 6 for October! And it has also ranked within
the top ten gay romance and/or gay erotica best sellers at Amazon's sites
in France and Germany; top 20 in Japan and the U.K. |
|ADL Bestseller! The Price of
Temptation is now a top-ten bestseller at
A Different Light Bookstore.
With locations in San Francisco and West Hollywood, A Different Light
has been serving the gay, lesbian, bi and transgender community since
1979. The Price of Temptation is currently |#3 on their list.
Peaked at #2!
|More reader reviews Another two from
A delicious romp! This was a
rollicking good ride! A delightful balance of romance, comedy of
manners, intrigue, and, well, smut! It had the feel of a victorian
melodrama where you wanted to cheer the heroes and hiss at the
villains. Yet as much as I loved the protagonists, the supporting cast
is equally deserving of kudos (particularly Charles-- I wish I had him
for *my* valet!). All the characters were well-developed (particularly
considering that this is a relatively short book). I would love to see
the further adventures of these characters down the road. If you're in
the mood for a totally indulgent, "guilty pleasure" sort of book, look
History, romance, and a superb
storyteller Does it get any better than this? If you love to read
and are looking for something just a little bit different, look no
further. Jamie Riley loves Stephen Clair but Jamie doesn't know it.
Stephen thinks he loves Julian but doesn't know that he doesn't. Aunt
Matilda loves Stephen, hates Julian, and doesn't know what to think of
Jamie - but she's very, very rich as well as an inveterate gossip. The
secondary characters in M.J. Pearson's historical gay romance are
delicious enough to warrant tales of their own (one can only hope,
hint hint wink wink). I look forward to more of M.J. Pearson.
And one from A Different Light: Finally! A
strongly written, erotic, sensual story that's a page-turner
extraordinaire! The love scenes curled my toes. The characters hooked
me and I yearned to know a lot more about them. And the author was
responsible for me being tired and grumpy the next day at work as I
had to read "just one more page" before turning out the light - thanks
a lot, M.J.! And please keep writing. (How about a sequel?)
|Two five-star reader reviews!
From Amazon.com: This book was a good read
even for a non-gay reader who doesn't usually read romances. It was
well written, you felt sympathetic with the "good" characters, hated
the evil ones, and were drawn into the plot - by the end the book is a
real page-turner. Lots of nice historical details make this a step
above many romances. The romance was sexy but tasteful...An
entertaining, fine guilty pleasure.|
From Barnes and Noble.com:
the first actual gay romance I’ve read . . . ever! The further into it
you went, the more you tore at the pages eager to know what happened.
It’s not high literature, but it is pure fun.
|Signings scheduled: M.J. Pearson will
be signing copies of The Price of Temptation at Out Word Bound
Bookstore, 625 N. East Street, Indianapolis on Tuesday, November 22 at
7 p.m. Remember--autographed books make great Christmas gifts!|
|Also: Saturday, November 19
at Doubleday Books in Circle Center mall, Indianapolis. 4-6 pm.|