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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Reviewers Wanted for Gay Science Fiction Novel

I need more reviews for my novel Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure.

If you are interested, you can read the book for free via this link: NetGalley: Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure. NetGalley is free to join, and they're hosting the book for reviews.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

On the planet Valchondria, no illness exists, gay marriage is legal, and everyone is a person of color. However, a group called “the Maintainers” carefully monitors everyone's speech, actions, and weight; the Maintainers also force so-called “colorsighted” people to hide their ability to see in color.

The brilliant scientist Taldra sees her twin gay sons as the hope for Valchondria's future, but one of them becomes entangled in the cult of Degranon, while the other becomes stranded on the other side of a doorway through time. Can they find their way home and help Taldra save their world?

Keywords: gay scifi, queer scifi, diversity in science fiction, scifi adventures.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Book Review: "Empathetic presentation of an unusual group of small-town residents."

Read John H. Mandold's review of The Acorn Stories to see what he says about the Texas fiction collection.

From his bio at that site:

"John is a member, and former officer, of numerous professional, writer, and art associations, as well as an elected Regulator of SASS and a member of the Cowboy Fast Draw Association with numerous prizes in their competitions."

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Reader/Writer Resource: LenkasList.Com

LenkasList.Com is an online writing community that allows creatives to upload fiction, poetry, interviews, reviews, etc. Visitors can explore by genre, title, or author.

Read about The Acorn Stories at LenkasList.Com.

Monday, February 05, 2018

WordRefiner.Com Reviews West Texas Fiction Collection

Read the review of The Acorn Stories at WordRefiner.Com.

From the review:

"I found this wonderful collection of related short stories to be fully engaging! I was completely drawn into these true-to-life vignettes of a fictional small town."

WordRefiner.Com is a book review and book editing site. Visit now for more details.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

BooksGoSocial.Com creates new trailers for Gay SciFi Adventure



We thought the aliens wouldn’t find us. We thought we could trust the Maintainers. We were wrong.

The Iroquois scientist Taldra became Leader of our world a year before the alien shapeshifters attacked. Her twin gay sons, Telius and Argen, will rally to her side.

Telius, a former time traveler, wants to marry his boyfriend, a former spy. Argen, a prodigy with a troubled past, modifies a handsome captain’s vessel for the battle.

Our world’s other protectors hold dark secrets that might pose an even greater threat than the invaders.

Add Sons of Taldra to Your Goodreads Reading List

Monday, January 15, 2018

Two Gay Geeks PodCast

I talked with Two Gay Geeks about Taldra, my writing, scifi, strong female characters, and gay representation.

From their blog:

Ben and Keith are The Two Gay Geeks behind TG Geeks Webcast, where our motto is “You name it, We talk about it.” ™

Our website is headquarters for our Webcast as well as articles and reviews on a variety of subjects. We cover all aspects of Geek-dom and Nerd-ery. As our motto implies, we talk about almost anything. We do tend to talk more on the Sci Fi, Comics, Film, Horror, and Genre, but we have been known to talk about Opera and Disneyland on occasion. We have become passionate about supporting Independent Creators whether that is film, comics, music, or authors we are always open to talking with creators of all types.

So, come along and join our wild ride to wherever we are going.

Monday, January 08, 2018

Friday, December 22, 2017

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Reviews of Small-Town Texas Book

  • “A lush tangle of small-town life branches out in this engrossing collection of short stories.” –Kirkus Reviews
  • “I found this book to be a perfect vacation companion.” –A. Chandler, #1 Amazon.Com reviewer
  • “A talented, insightful author.” –E. Conley, Betty's Books
  • “The town is Acorn, Texas, and it is a representation of all of the tiny places, or wide places in the road that dot America.” –jonboy
  • “If you liked WINESBURG, OHIO . . . rejoice.” –Watchword
  • “By the time you have finished reading these tales of the people who inhabit the fictitious town of Acorn, Texas, population 21,001, you will have met some endearing as well as irritating characters, from the Mayor to the local would-be gigolo; from the busy-bodies to the business owners; from those who grew up in Acorn and have tried to escape the small town to those who have moved to Acorn to escape from the real world.” –Ronald L. Donaghe, author of Uncle Sean
  • “A well-crafted collection of short stories.” –L. L. Lee, author of Taxing Tallula
  • “It was a real pleasure to read about the fictional town of Acorn, Texas.” –Mark Kendrick, author of Desert Sons
  • “Simolke makes good use of his vivid imagination in creating credible dialogue and satirical images.” –Huda Orfali, author of Blue Fire
  • “There are people that you like, some that you can't wait to see if they get theirs.” –Joe Wright, StoneWall Society
  • “Each of Simolke's stories lets us look into the lives of some of the most interesting characters I have ever read about.” –Amos Lassen, Literary Pride
  • “When you finish, when you put the book aside, Acorn will still be with you.” –E. Carter Jones, author of Absence of Faith
  • “I highly recommend this book!” –Richard Carlson, author of Jeremy Grabowski's Crazy Summer in Stormville!
  • “…reminds us that nobody is perfect and that everyone is just trying to get by in life either it be by hurting others or by trying to change their life for the better.” —The Abstract
Read the reviews at Kirkus Reviews, The Abstract, Amazon.Com, GoodReads, bn.com (2nd edition), and bn.com (1st edition).

Kindle Edition * Barnes & Noble Nook eBook * Excerpts from The Acorn Stories * The Individual Stories * Reading Group Questions * Historical Acorn, Texas

Book Trailer: West Texas Fiction Book Trailer 2: Texas