GayRomLit— or as some refer to it as GRL— truly is the must-attend event for people who create and celebrate LGBT romance. For those who are unfamiliar with what GRL is I can try and summarize it. Every year in October (this year it’s the 17th to the 20th with pre-events on the 16th) the LGBT community consisting of authors, narrators, readers, and professionals gather to share in their love of LGBT romance. There are signings, author lounges, many events, spotlights, it really is hours of fun.
The location changes every year and on the opening night of each year the spot for the next year is announced. During this time at GRL there are two signings. One for Registered Authors and one for Featured Authors.
At these signings you can go to the authors’ tables, talk, have them sign swag they have, books you’ve brought, pick up pre-orders, and they will even sign something you brought from home.
Lounges are set up as well these are outside the signing times. Registered authors have one and featured have two lounges.
There will also be spotlights with readings, Q&A’s and so much more.
Now until October 14th Diverse Reader is spotlighting authors that will be at this years GRL. And if you want to know more about it simply head over to the site by clicking here:
Now for our Spotlight Author of the day!
J.M. DABNEY’S GRL SCHEDULE
Thursday, October 17th 3:00 – 3:45
Friday, October 18th 1:00 to 1:45
Featured Author Spot
Thursday, October 17th 1:30 – 2:20
Featured Author Signing
Saturday, October 19th
THIS FORM CLOSES ON SEPTEMBER 21ST. I WILL HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF BOOKS FOR SALE. TO GUARANTEE I’LL HAVE THE ONE YOU WANT, PREORDER BEFORE THE DEADLINE
This will be my second year attending GRL and my first year as a Featured Author. With events like this you can’t really anticipate what’s going to happen. I just hoped to see some new and old faces. Inside and outside the scheduled events, everyone is welcome to come and say hi. I really have no expectations, but just as I did last year I’m bring my message of Body Positivity/Diversity with me. At the end of the day that’s what my stories are about – acceptance.
I look forward to another great year.
Waited So Long
What happens when your best friend’s son comes home and he’s all grown up?
Devon Hoffman has a secret. He’s wanted a Daddy all his own, but when you’re pushing fifty, you’re completely over the hill. Newly divorced and trying to be single again after an almost thirty-year relationship, he’s lost and needs someone to ground him. Except he’s anxious and his depression intensifies until Bern returns after leaving the service and the younger man suddenly takes an interest. Can he let his guard down and risk losing his best friend or should he do whatever is needed to keep his secret safe?
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By Way of Pain (Criminal Delights – Assassins)
Double lives were just the way it was for a man like me. By day I was a man with a reputation above reproach. Even assassins needed backup plans. For fifteen years, life was going without a hitch until I had to take out a witness. When it was time to kill him, beautiful eyes filled with fear urged me to do something else. Yet, in order to do that, I had to break him, and by way of pain, my captive would experience pleasure he'd never dreamed.
This book is part of CRIMINAL DELIGHTS. Each novel can be read as a standalone and contains a dark M/M romance.
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Pure (Trenton Security Book 4)
Innocence wasn’t a personality flaw.
Nicolas “Pure” Warner lived with the curse of a cute face and a terminal blush. He was waiting for his happily ever after. Yet he’d given up on finding his one. His partner and spotter wasn’t the type to settle down but he’d always been drawn to the other man. Pure decided he could live with that, but when powers outside their control took Raul away, Pure would stop at nothing to get Raul back even if that meant leaving the Trenton Security team behind.
Touching the sun only left you burned.
Raul Martinez was a brutal fighter. He’d worked freelance for several years at Trenton Security. There was one dark spot to the perfect job: Pure. The man was sweet and looking for forever. How did the damaged and unworthy ever hope to touch the sun without getting burned? And touching Pure would be a dream come true. When Pure endangers his freedom to save him, how could Raul convince his boy that letting him go was the only option?
This title may contain triggering material for some readers.
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AUTHOR BIO & SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
J.M. Dabney is a multi-genre author who writes Body Positive/Diverse Romance and Fiction. They live with a constant diverse cast of characters in their head. No matter their size, shape, race, etc. J.M. lives for one purpose alone, and that’s to make sure they do them justice and give them the happily ever after they deserve. J.M. is dysfunction at its finest and they makes sure their characters are a beautiful kaleidoscope of crazy. There is nothing more they want from telling their stories than to show that no matter the package the characters come in or the damage their pasts have done, that love is love. That normal is never normal and sometimes the so-called broken can still be amazing.
Gender Nonconforming - Pronouns: They/Them
FB Author Page - J.M. Dabney-Author
Amazon Author Page – https://www.amazon.com/J-M-Dabney/e/B006QZIFLE
Website - www.jmdabneyauthor.com