What started as connection between two men turned quickly into a love story playing out in front of their peers and fans, before nearly becoming a tragedy last December when Eric was rushed to the hospital, fiancé TJ at his side.
And while TJ and their friends and family waited for diagnoses, for surgeons, for recovery, the gay romance writing community rallied to provide whatever support the could and to stand vigil for the couple. In January word spread among the editors and authors of Dreamspinner Press of an idea to contribute stories to an anthology, all proceeds from the sale of this book would go to Eric & TJ to help defray some of the costs incurred in the fight to save Eric’s life, and now, thankfully to care for it.
Grand Adventures is this collection and I’m honored to stand with twenty-eight other authors, editors, the publisher, and Paul Richmond the amazing cover artist – all donating time and talent to make this an exceptional love letter to our friends.
If you enjoy great stories of love, Eric & TJ’s story is one of the best, and you can support them here.
Grand Adventures is available for pre-order at Dreamspinner Press, and will be released March 30th. This collection includes my story: Last First Kiss -LE
On September 1, 2011, TJ Klune wrote, “…it’s not about the ending, it’s about the journey…” in a review of Eric Arvin’s Woke Up in a Strange Place.
With those words, two men began a journey of love and invited us to ride along. TJ and Eric have shared so much with us: their wonderful books, their smiles, their humor, their lives, and their inspiring devotion to each other. In December of 2013, their journey took a detour when Eric was taken to the emergency room. He survived the surgery to remove a cavernous hemangioma from his brain stem, but the challenges TJ and Eric face are far from over.
The authors in this anthology donated their talent as a way to support Eric’s continued recovery, to help bring strength to TJ, and to show both of them just how much love surrounds them. Grand Adventures is a diverse range of stories about the journey of love. We’re going on some grand adventures for a great cause. Thank you for joining us.
One hundred percent of the income from this volume goes directly to TJ and Eric.
Foreword by S.A. McAuley
An Unexpected Thing by John Amory
The Twinkie Ignition by J.E. Birk
When Friendship Becomes More by Sophie Bonaste
Isle of Waiting by Sue Brown
The Jogger by KC Burn
Holding Court by Cardeno C.
For Dear Life by Mary Calmes
Under the Full Moon by Ellis Carrington
Stripped by Shae Connor (2nd Edition)
That Place Across the Hall by C.C. Dado
Mistaken MD by Phoenix Emrys
Cops and Comix by Rhys Ford
Last First Kiss by LE Franks
Tomorrow by John Goode
From Fantasy to Friends by CR Guiliano
Witness Protected by Dawn Kimberly Johnson
Water Under the Bridge by Mia Kerick
A Gentle Shove of Human Kindness by Amy Lane
Air (Roads #1.75 million) by Garrett Leigh
An Atheist and a Yoga Instructor Walk into a Bar by Rowan McAllister
Stalking 101 by Moria McCain
Simple Desires by Tempeste O’Riley
Object of Care by Zahra Owens
Kid Confusion by Madison Parker
Fall Train by Jaime Samms
The Exhibition by Andrea Speed
What You Will by Tinnean
Prologue by Brandon Witt
ISBN-13 978-1-62798-996-1 Pages 320 Cover Artist Paul Richmond