So I woke to the unbearable news that David Bowie is no longer strutting his way across our earth…which is a shock. I’ve been thinking about him lately, expecting any day to hear he was planning a new tour, since he’s pops up in SF from time to time. Knowing it will never happen again is oddly – gutting. I’m not much of a fangirl in general – though I do have secrets YOU WILL NEVER DRAG FROM ME – so having an extreme visceral reaction to the passing of such an iconic musician caught me off guard.
I wish him peace and his family comfort. As for myself, I’m going to pull out my Ziggy Stardust LP later and remember.
That wasn’t the only bit of news that surprised me this morning: our military themed gay romance anthology from Pride – Semper Fidelis has been making traction among its readers. In my inbox was this:
All credit goes to the other authors contributing to this collection of stories: SA McCauley, T.A. Chase, Devon Rhodes, Kendall McKenna, Morticia Knight, and especially my co-author Sara York. Hot guys in uniform. What could be better?
So thank you very much Divine Magazine readers for this. You rock.
We’ve also been nominated for best anthology by the Goodreads M/MRomance Group.
If you’re a member and want to vote for your favorite books and authors, the poll is quite extensive and a great way to pick up reading material you might have missed the first time around. Oh, and while you’re there feel free to vote for Semper Fidelis in the Best Anthology category. We won’t mind. -LE Franks
Goodreads MMRomance Group – Best of 2015 Poll
And if you just want to skip to reading our story for the anthology – My Marine you can find it here or any major ebook distributor.
Blurb for My Marine
by LE Franks & Sara York
For a man who made his career in intelligence, falling for an Afghani national in the middle of a war zone wasn’t the smartest thing a Marine could do.
Marine Captain Sean Kelley loves his country and the men he serves with, but when he meets Akim, he’s tempted to throw it all away for the mysterious man. He knows better than to chase after a local, but repeat encounters culminating in a moment of passion leave him reeling—he’ll do almost anything to figure out how they can be together.
Akim Bijan has a secret of his own—one large enough to get more than just himself killed if it’s revealed. But from the moment he first lays eyes on the handsome Marine, he’s tempted to do just that rather than hide his growing attraction to the man. Being a translator allows him access to the base and he finds Sean alone one night. They take things farther than he ever intended. If only he could tell Sean everything, but his lips are sealed.
When tragedy strikes, Akim is afraid he’s lost Sean for good and he’s forced to make a decision that will change both their lives. Will love win—or will Sean and Akim be separated forever?
Publisher’s Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Semper Fidelis anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.
General Release Date: 23rd June 2015
LE Franks lives in the SF Bay area and writes M/M Romance in a unique mix of humor and drama with enough suspense to produce fast paced stories filled with emotion and passion and featuring characters that are quirky and complicated and sometimes a little bit dark. LE Franks is a best selling author Published through MLR Press, Dreamspinner Press and Wilde City Press and is a a 2014 Rainbow Awards Finalist for Can This Be Real, and a 2013 Rainbow Awards Finalist for Prodigal Wolf co-written with Sara York, available at MLR Press, Amazon and online bookstores.