‘Death by Pride’ and ‘Last Room at the Cliff’s Edge’ eBooks Now Available at Barnes & Noble and Kobo

After several years of Kindle exclusivity I’ve expanded distribution of my eBooks. Starting today, you can get Last Room at the Cliff’s Edge and Death by Pride, both page-turning fan favorites, at Barnes & Noble and Kobo. And while you’re there, you can also find Murder at Pride Lodge, Pride and Perilous, Kill Switch, and our Lambda Literary Award finalist for anthology, Outer Voices Inner Lives (LGBTQ writers over 50). See them all at AmazonBarnes & Noble and Kobo. And for your listening pleasure, you can find the audiobooks at Audible and iTunes. Listen to the fear.

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The Twist Podcast July 4th Special: Immigration Nation, Texas Takes a Stab at Marriage, and America’s Funniest Trigger Warnings

Thanks to our July sponsors, the Shreveport Aquarium and author Marshall Thornton’s newest, ‘Aunt Belle’s Time Travel & Collectibles.’

Join co-hosts Rick Rose and Mark McNease for news and opinion with a Twist. This week: the week in headlines, immigration nation, Texas takes a stab at marriage, and America’s funniest trigger warnings.

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One Blog, One Love, One Great Destination

Focus, focus, focus. In my ongoing effort to streamline and organize my life – especially now that I’m enjoying it in the New Jersey countryside and have the opportunity to rearrange things – I’ll be housing my personal website, Mark McNease, The Twist Podcast and LGBTSr all in one place, each with a dedicated page.

If you’re an email subscriber to LGBTSr and would prefer not to receive these, please just unsubscribe. If you do enjoy occasional updates with new content, stick around, there’s plenty more to come!


Rod Hensel: LGBT History in T-Shirts – A Wearable Revolution

Rod Hensel

By Rod Hensel
The Gayging Advocate

There comes a time in the aging process when you realize that you have become, in the eyes of those younger, a historical figure.  For  LGBT people that moment usually comes in preparation for annual Pride activities, when interest in the early days of what we called “Gay Liberation” intensifies.  My historical figure moment came earlier this year with a call from Buffalo State University about tee shirts.

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‘Stop the Car’ Kindle Single Selected Again for Amazon’s Prime Reader Program

It’s been a good run for my short story ‘Stop the Car.’ Selected for the Kindle Singles platform two years ago, it continues to please readers (and listeners as an audiobook), and has just been renewed for a second time as part of Amazon’s Prime Reader program promotion, available to anyone with a Prime subscription. For me that means lots of new readers, as well as a most pleasing royalty payment. Thanks, Amazon! Thanks, readers and listeners!

About ‘Stop the Car’:

1977. Three teenagers on an Indiana back road, heading home away from the highway, away from prying eyes and traffic cops. One behind the driver’s wheel, two in the back seat sampling the merchandise that could get them all jailed. And then, as the car careens along beneath a black sky lit only by a million stars, they see it. The boys demand they stop the car. The driver refuses. Whatever it is they see makes the decision for them and stops the car in its tracks. What happens next to them could be real or imagined, but it will never be forgotten.

Author Marshall Thornton’s Newest, ‘Aunt Belle’s Time Travel & Collectibles,’ Sponsors The Twist in July!

We’re very happy to add Marshall Thornton’s newest novella, ‘Aunt Belle’s Time Travel & Collectibles‘ as a sponsor of The Twist Podcast in July. Marshall is a multiple Lamdba Literary Award finalist for his ‘Boystown‘ mystery series, as well as the winner for best gay mystery for 2015. His other writing includes the hit romance ‘Femme‘, a Publishers Weekly starred review.

Welcome to The Twist, Marshall, and thanks for letting us get the word out on another great writer.

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The Twist Podcast #54: Shakespeare in the Crosshairs, Clueless Kellyanne, and Marriage Equality Turns Two

Join co-hosts Rick Rose and Mark McNease for news and opinion with a Twist. This week: the week in headlines, Kellyanne Conway needs a real job, Julius Trump, and marriage equality turns a nervous two.

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‘Last Room at the Cliff’s Edge’ an Instafreebie!