Join us as Hank Edwards goes Outside the Margins.
Greetings to one and all! Hank Edwards here, writer of a variety of gay fiction. This is my first post for Prism Alliance’s Outside the Margins (thanks for the invite!), so I decided to do a kind of introduction post. If I’m invited back (smiles sweetly), I’ll be sure to change things up a bit.
For more than a decade, I’ve written gay erotica (the Charlie Heggensford series of books, packed with sex and, interestingly enough, humor, which introduced Charlie Heggensford, Idaho farm boy turned Los Angeles based fluffer for hire, and also my series of Salacious Singles, gay erotic short fiction), gay erotic romance (a number of books, including the time travel romance Destiny’s Bastard and romantic comedy Plus Ones, plus a number of stories written as part of the Story Orgy writing group), gay erotic suspense (the Up to Trouble series featuring FBI agent Aaron Pearce and his partner in love as well as crime solving, Mark Beecher), gay erotic paranormal (the Venom Valley series which pits cowboys of the old west against vicious vampires and zombies and my latest, a haunted house story titled Wicked Reflection), and gay mystery (the quirky, funny, and twisted mystery of Repossession is 9/10ths of the Law).
As you can see, I like to dabble in a variety of genres.
I live just outside the city of Detroit, and have lived here in Michigan all my life. I love this state, but, man some days it’s harder than others to say that. Especially now that marriage equality has been delivered a setback for our state. We will persevere, however, and I dream that one day soon my partner and I will be able to be married here in our home state.
Enough about that topic, I’ll leave marriage equality on the side for now.
My partner and I have been together for 19 years now. We met on a gay bowling league, can you imagine? It was an instant connection and we’ve had a lot of fun over the years. We have two cats who we love like kids, of course, and a wonderful gang of supportive and amazing friends. Life is good.
I didn’t start writing seriously until the 1990s. I’d written some books before then, but never had a market to send them off to, so they languished away in the drawers of my desk (back then I wrote on a typewriter … can you imagine?!). In the 1990s, I wrote my Charlie Heggensford series of books, Fluffers, Inc., A Carnal Cruise, and Vancouver Nights, and Alyson Publishing picked up the first book. Sales, however, weren’t what they’d expected, so they declined the other books in the series. When the book went out of print in the mid-2000’s, it was picked up by Steve Berman at Lethe Press, and he was more than happy to acquire all three books. We were both even more excited when Vancouver Nights was selected as a Lambda Literary Awards Finalist in Gay Erotica!
All three books are available today, in print and e-book, the first two also in audio book (so much fun to hear dirty things spoken in your ear through headphones), and still sell pretty well. It amazes me, sometimes, how many people know and love clumsy, kind hearted Charlie Heggensford.
In 2009, someone at a party told me about Loose Id publishing, and encouraged me to submit to them instead of the magazines and websites I was currently writing for. I wrote Holed Up, the first book in my Up to Trouble series, specifically to send to them. And they liked it! There are now three books in the series, Holed Up, Shacked Up, and Roughed Up, and I’m very thankful to that person, author Jessica Freely, and if you haven’t read her stuff, you need to. She’s a great writer and an even better person.
I’m now doing a bit of self-publishing, which has tremendously changed the landscape for writers. However, I’m also working with a new publisher called Wilde City Press, started by the amazing Ethan Day and Geoffrey Knight, both excellent writers themselves, and all around wonderful men. They publish a wide variety of gay fiction, including mainstream fiction, gay erotica, and gay romance. You can find a lot of my paranormal stuff at Wilde City Press, like the Venom Valley Series of books: Cowboys & Vampires, Stakes & Spurs, and Blood & Stone. There’s also my ghost story Wicked Reflection, and my humorous, more traditional mystery Repossession is 9/10ths of the Law.
So, that’s me in a nutshell. I hope you enjoyed getting to know a bit about me, and until next time, happy reading!
Title: Repossession is 9/10ths of the Law
Publisher: Wilde City
Genre: Gay Fiction, Mystery
Alan Baxter barely scrapes by working as a deejay in suburban Detroit. To make ends meet, he takes a job as an automobile repossession agent, and discovers his very first assignment is a car owned by his drug dealer ex-boyfriend. On top of that, a body is discovered in the trunk…by a cop. Soon Alan’s life is completely upturned as he is pulled into a mystery involving more bodies, a highly lethal new street drug, a mysterious man with a top hat and cane, raging dwarves, a house fire, a cranky police detective, and his even crankier cat!
~ Hank Edwards
About Hank Edwards
Hank Edwards is a curious mix of practical realist and feral dreamer, with over a dozen books published. His body of work covers a host of genres from gay romance to humor, paranormal to suspense, mystery to time travel romance.
He is also a member of the Story Orgy group (www.facebook.com/SOGroup), a clan of writers who post free gay romance reads to their blogs every Monday morning and self-publish steamy stories based on writing prompts. Find his posts at www.hankedwardsbooks.com/hankerings.
Like his Facebook pages (www.facebook.com/hankedwardsbooks or www.facebook.com/venomvalleyseries) and follow him on Twitter (@hanksbooks) to become a true “Hankie.” You may also visit his website at www.hankedwardsbooks.com or send along an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,
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