Friday, July 30, 2010

Blood Fruit: Now Available in Kindle and eBook formats.

Available now in kindle or other ebook formats.  Trade Paperback coming soon.

"Hollow" by Jamie Freeman
Theo has a secret life he’s killing for…

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Personal Hero: Kurt Vonnegut

"Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God."

(Cat's Cradle, 1963)

Argentina: A Gay Rights Leader in the Western Hemisphere

Argentina is a pioneer, offering unprecedented rights to gays and lesbians to marry, adopt children and live like other people.  If only the United States would follow their lead.  Congratulations Argentinos!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Random Guys: Statuary

Working on a fantasy romance piece at the moment.  It's slow going so I've been looking for inspiration.  I like the interplay between photography and sculpture.  As far as the interplay between the two guys, I'll have to give that some more thought.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Casting Glee: Who's Rachel's Daddy?

John Barrowman

Sam Harris

There's been a lot of discussion about Rachel's two dads on Glee.  If I cast the show, these boys would be hired in a flash.  Both of them have publicly expressed an interest in the roles.  Both of them are well known in the musical theater world and if McKinley High gets attacked by aliens, John's got combat experience from Doctor Who and Torchwood.

Review: Paws de Deux (Best Gay Romance 2010, Cleis)

This book has been out a while, but somebody just sent me this great review at  Thanks to T.R. Moss for the mention:

“Paws de Deux” by Jamie Freeman is a scrumptious bear-on-bear romance, ranging from a romantic poolside dance to Frank Sinatra to dirty sex in the field of flowers, and then sex in a secluded log cabin in front of the fire. It’s refreshing to read about such hot sex in the context of a long-term, complex relationship.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Battle Against Civil Rights - Still Recruiting Children

Anita Bryant will reportedly be sharing her wisdom this weekend at the "Reclaiming America for Christ" youth rally in Yukon, Oklahoma.  Here's a sample:  "If gays are granted rights, next we'll have to give rights to prostitutes and to people who sleep with St. Bernards and to nailbiters.” 

And there's this gem:  "As a mother, I know that homosexuals cannot biologically reproduce children; therefore, they must recruit our children." 

And in her 1978 Playboy Magazine interview, she explained the Biblical source of the pejorative term "fruits":  "...they eat the forbidden fruit of the tree of life. God referred to men as trees, and because the homosexuals eat the forbidden fruit, which is male sperm."

 Anita and her message should be a couple of curious footnotes along the road to full human equality.  The fact that her message still resonates with the religious right is puzzling and a little sad.  The fact that she is recruiting young people to her hate-based lifestyle makes me want to do something to save the children.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Fan Review: Necking (Dreampsinner Press)

A nice mention in a review by prolific Goodreads reviewer Kassa:

"The majority of the 15 stories offered are decent to good (~2.5 to 3 stars or so). A couple stood out above that such as Thank you Note by Jamie Freeman about an established couple having a fling with potential and wonder how to go about dating a new person. The characters are warm, fun, and inviting exactly like the hot sex they get up to. The story is well developed and the sense of fun, adventure, and possibility comes through very well. The sex scenes are a little clinical but the characters help override that."

Available in paperback and kindle formats.

Velma and Scooby: Vampire Hunters

Not sure where this came from originally, but it's fantastic.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Captain America (and Mark Twain) on being an American.

Labeled an outlaw by the U.S. government, the press, and the general public for his unwillingness to accede to tyrannical legislation that he feels compromises the civil rights of U.S. citizens, Captain America talks to Peter Parker (Spider-Man's young alter ego) about what it means to be a true patriot.

"I remember the first time I really understood what it was to be an American...What it was to be a patriot."

"I was just a kid...A million years ago, it seems sometimes. Maybe twelve. I was reading Mark Twain.

And he wrote something that struck me right down to my core...something so powerful, so true, that it changed my life. I memorized it so I could repeat it to myself, over and over across the years. He wrote --
'In a republic, who is the country?  Is it the government which is for the moment in the saddle? Why, the government is merely a temporary servant: it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn't. It's function is to obey orders, not originate them.
Who, then is the country? Is it the newspaper? Is it the pulpit? Why, these are mere parts of the country, not the whole of it, they have not command, they have only their little share in the command.

In a monarchy, the king and his family are the country: In a republic it is the common voice of the people each of you, for himself, by himself and on his own responsibility, must speak.

It is a solemn and weighty responsibility, and not lightly to be flung aside at the bullying of pulpit, press, government, or the empty catchphrases of politicians.

Each must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, and which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man.

To decide it against your convictions is to be an unqualified and inexcusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let men label you as they may.

If you alone of all the nation shall decide one way, and that way be the right way according to your convictions of the right, you have your duty by yourself and by your country. Hold up your head. You have nothing to be ashamed of'.'
Cap continues, "Doesn't matter what the press says. Doesn't matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn't matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right.

This nation was founded on one principle above all else: The requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences.

When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world--No you move."

Happy Independence Day.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Review: Necking

A nice review of "The Thank You Note" (Necking, Dreamspinner Press) at Dear Author:

"Army (WTF with that name?!) and Roddy are long-term lovers and they decide to celebrate their 7th anniversary by bringing in a third. The story is told in three “Acts” from each of the men’s perspectives, and starts from Army’s POV, remembering with Roddy the evening before with Aidan and how Army and Roddy met at a performance of Aida. Roddy takes over and remembers how they hooked up with Aidan through Craigslist and remembers the night, and then Aidan takes over and reveals how they get back together. This is a well-crafted story. The understated tension arises from Roddy’s hard limit on the encounter of no emotional entanglement. The characters are distinguishable and fun, the relationship themes are strong and draw the personalities together in a way that you know they’re going to make it. Grade: B+"

A note:  The three names (Army, Roddy and Aidan) were derived from Aida (Amneris, Rademes and Aida).