Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween.

Happy Halloween.

On Halloween evening I'll be holed up in my living room with the shades drawn and the lights out, dodging trick-or-treaters and watching the television adaptation of The Walking Dead on AMC.  If you like the show and you haven't read the comics, you should definitely take a look.  They are dark and deadly and harrowing and some of the best zombie fiction you'll find out there.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Funny. And kinda hot.

Because you know who benefits when a frat boy gets all charged up around the lesbians ... the gay best friend.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Reviews of "Blood Fruit" (QueeredFiction Press)

I came across a couple of nice comments and reviews of Blood Fruit (QueeredFiction Press).

Rainbow Reviews publised a detailed review of the anthology that featured this mention of my story:
"However, the stories that did hit that nerve, and successfully took them with me ~ some of those will be lingering in the back of my mind for a long long time. Deep, to-the-bone, icy-shiver creepers, and a couple of kick-to-the-gut visceral thrillers.

"Jamie Freeman's "Hollow," for example, delivered that fine blend of irresistible revulsion, provoking an actual physical reaction with it's clear-as-ice descriptions, while forcing me to keep turning the pages to see exactly how badly things would work out."
And in another comprehensive review, AlexDraven (Librarything user) described the story as "Brutal horror - Dexter meets Bret Easton Ellis ****."  Four out of five stars and comparison to a personal hero (Bret Easton Ellis) is pretty great.  Thanks Alex.

This is Halloween (Marilyn Manson)

Most excellent.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Random Guys: Daddy of the Month

Just finished a story called "One Man in His Time."  It's a sequel to my story "For Luck" (Daddies, Cleis Press), following the story of the fateful silver ring.  Not sure what I'm talking about?  Check out Daddies.

The sequel is about an aging twink who comes to terms with becoming a youngish daddy.  Steve, the aforementioned youngish daddy has those Paul Newman steely blue eyes.  I'll let you know if the story is picked up for publication.

In the meantime, I'll be turning my attention to a short story about cruising.  The twist:  characters are aboard a cruise ship in space in a future dominated by the Chinese.  Wish me luck.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Are you wearing purple for remembrance?

Growing up gay in this country can really suck.
But things get better.

Remember those who have not made it to adulthood
and support those who need help now.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Random Guys: Let the Sun Shine In

Doing a bit of editing and a bit of writing this weekend and I thought I would share my current inspiration for a character named Noah.  Noah's a willowy nearly-thirty with a shy disposition and a penchant for singing.

He appears in part two of my current work in progress, the novel/novella "The Ambivalent Gardener" which I am carving from a pure white block of Carrera Wordplay.  Stay tuned for more.
Singing our space songs on a spiderweb sitar
Life is around you and in you
Answer for Timothy Leary, dearie
Let the sun shine
Let the sun shine in

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Excellent review of "Muscle Men" (Cleis Press)

I ran across this great review of Muscle Men (Cleis Press) by Chuck Forester at the Lambda Literary website.

Here's an exerpt:
The richest story was The Ambivalent Gardener and the State of Grace by Jamie Freeman. It starts with women that would put Desperate Housewives to shame, talking about a neighbor. Freeman’s attitudes and the language of the women reminded me of Tennessee Williams. It’s also a story of self-revelation as a married man with a son acknowledges his love of men. Using the word clumsy to describe part of a sex scene made it more believable, just like seeing the outline of a man’s dick in his underwear is sexier than seeing him naked. The story has a nice symmetry of broken glass on the floor in an early scene where he’s fed up with his old life and broken glass on the floor when his son tells him to pursue his new life.

Read the whole review here.

Buy the book in paperback or kindle format.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Halloween Picks: The killer, the detectives and the hopeless romantic.

Don't you love Halloween?  The cool fall weather (if it ever drops out of the high 80s here in Florida), the early sunsets, the horror movie marathons and horror novels stacked to the ceiling.  Who could ask for more?

So here, gentle reader, are three seasonal suggestions.

For the hardcore horror enthusiast, try Blood Fruit, an anthology of gay and lesbian horror available from QueeredFiction.  Buy it in paperback or kindle formats.  "Hollow" is a vicious little thriller about a serial killer who will go to any lengths to keep his secret.  Violent and hollow, Theo's a man to be feared.

If the violent stuff is not your cup of tea; if you're more of a Scooby Doo, Hocus-Pocus kinda person, try "66 Hours in the Devil's House."  It's gay romance with a spooky, kooky air available from Dreamspinner Press.

And for the hopeless romantics, a supernatural tale of love that lives on beyond the grave.  My first novella, "The Marriage of True Minds: A Ghost Story" is available in kindle format or in other eformats from Dreamspinner Press.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hate is illogical.

Here's 50 Cent urging our brothers to kill themselves:

And here's a noble response from a member of the Star Trek acting family:

Thanks Zachary.  I loved you before, but now you're a hero too.