Authors and more.

This covers authors whose work I love reading (and rereading), authors who are friends, author blogs, author Twitters and more.

Isabelle Rowan - Author of gay erotic romance, pagan vegetarian, collector of tribal tattoos, and a Vampire! Check out
Meredith Shayne - Author of gay erotic romance, a scientist in a past life from Sydney, Australia, now living in New Zealand. And a great friend as well as author.
Robyn Walker - Author, bestie, ex-pat Aussie.
Xakara - Author of Urban Fantasy and Parnormal Romance, predominantely erotic romance and menage.
Erastes - Author of historical gay erotic romance, the creator of Speak Its Name--one of the only place on the net for reviews, resources and discussion of gay historical fiction, and its sister site Bosom Friends for lesbian historicals.
S. J. D. Peterson - Author of gay erotic romance and reviewer of same.
RJ Astruc - Writer of all trades, formerly living in Australia, now in New Zealand.
Amara's Place - Reader of erotic romance and musings on the same.
J.S. Wayne - Ramblings and ponderings on writing, romance, and life in general from erotica/horror/romance author, J.S. Wayne.
George R. R. Martin - Blog of author of A Song of Ice and Fire, a favourite series of mine.
Aleksandr Voinov - Author of m/m and gay literature.
Chrissy Munder - Author of m/m romance in romance, scifi, contemporary erotica, and a little horror genres.
Teddypig - Reviews and more!
Douglas Clegg - Author of horror, science fiction and fantasy novels.
Jasper Kent - Author of the fantastic "Danilov Quintet." Russian vampires. What's not to love?
Aldous Mercer - Author of the amazing "The Prince and the Program".
The Historical Novel Society - Reviewing books and interviewing authors writing historical fiction, all genres, all kinds, including GLBTQ.
Cate Ashwood - One of my besties, Canadian author Cate Ashwood has a heart of gold and is a total sweetheart. She's published with Dreamspinner Press.
A. B. Gayle - Australian author and one of the co-founders of the Australian M/M Meet Up.
Andrea Speed - Seattle author, renowned for her Infected... series. Published with Riptide Publishing and Dreamspinner Press.
Zathyn Priest - Australian artist and author based here in Adelaide. Does beautiful cover art and has published with MLR Press.
Ali Wilde - Australian author based here in Adelaide, published with Silver and Torquere.
Jess Buffett - Australian author published with Silver, Siren Bookstrand Inc., JK Publishing and Spicin' It Up.
Harper Kingsley - Seattle based author.
Serena Yates - Author and reviewer from the UK and the Netherlands. Has published with Diveristy Novels, Totally Bound and Dreamspinner Press.
Piper Vaughn - Author published with Less Than Three Press, Loose ID, and Dreamspinner Press.
RJ Scott - English author published with EXtasy Books, Love Lane Books LTD., and Totally Bound.
Queermance - Australia's M/M Meet - site for the Australian M/M Meet Up.
Sam and Megan Derr - Editors and author and board members with Less Than Three Press.
Charlie Cochet - US author with a love of the 1920s, published with Dreamspinner Press and Torquere Press.
Bryl Tyne - Awesome and lovely US author Bryl is published with Riptide Publishing, Untreed Reads, Changeling Press, Amber Quill Press and Dreamspinner Press.
Emily Veinglory - Fantastic author, published in a variety of places and also an Industry Watcher and Blogger. Many years ago, Emily put out the Veinglory fanzine, which was full of original fiction and articles about writing, and is the first to have published any of my original work.

Writerly Resources

Absolute Write - the online community for writers, from beginner to pro.
Dear Author - DA reads and reviews romance books (with a smattering of other genre and non fiction books) from the readers' point of view.
EREC - Reports about and comments on the world of erotica and romance publishing, with a focus on epublishers.
Internet Publishing from the Desk of Piers Anthony - Survey and review of publishing and resources by the wonderful Piers Anthony.
Preditors and Editors - A guide to publishers and publishing services for serious writers since 1997.
Writer Beware - Writer Beware, a publishing industry watchdog group sponsored by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America with additional support from the Mystery Writers of America, shines a bright light into the dark corners of the shadow-world of literary scams, schemes, and pitfalls. We also provide industry news, writing advice, and a special focus on the weird and wacky things that happen at the fringes of the publishing world.
Speak Its Name - Gay erotic romance reviews and discussion.
Freelance Writing Guide - The Ultimate Freelance Writing Career Guide.
Queer Magazine Online - Friendly social networking group for GBLTQ people and friends. Travel guides, articles, gay news, books, book of the week, author interviews and more.
The Rainbow Studio - Romance novels, GBLT and heterosexual.
Manic Readers - Manic Readers LLC, is an Ohio based company founded in 2007. Our mission is to provide readers with a wide variety of information on the industry, books, authors, and publishers, while simultaneously giving authors and publishers a place to promote their books for free.
- All Romance eBooks, one of the best resources for finding and purchasing romance ebooks of all kinds.
Audacious Author - On a mission to help authors self-promote and sell books... because typing THE END is only the beginning
Twitter - Social networking in 140 character posts.
Facebook - The most well-known social network.
Livejournal - My personal favourite blogging platform.
The Romantic Novel and Romanticism.
Ultimate Guide to Romance Novels.

Research Links: Homosexuality

The World History of Male Love - Homosexual traditions.
GLBTQ Archives - The world's largest encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer culture.
Gay History and Literature - Rictor Norton's website with a special focus on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender history.
When Marriage Between Gays Was a Rite - Research about the medieval rite of gay marriage.

Research Links: History

Institute of Historical Research - great resource for all periods of history.
Any Day of Any Year - Historic Events & Birthdates that occurred on a SELECTED day of the year.
Academia Edu - Follow the latest research in your field.
Byzantium Novum - A legitimate heir to the Byzantine Empire holding the ultimate goal of reviving sovereign Byzantine Civilization.
Cry For Byzantium - The blog for the Byzantium History twitter feed.
Cry For Byzantium on Twitter - Tweeting the history of the Byzantine Empire.
Byzantine News - News and Resources in Eastern Mediterranean studies.
The History Network - History podcast specialists.
Medieval Mss - Walters Art Museum Manuscript Department: enjoy a new image every day!
Medievalists Net - is the home for all the news, articles, videos and information about the Middle Ages and medieval society.
Medieval Archives - Illuminating the Dark Ages for the digial world.
The Costumer's Manifesto - Clothing through the ages.
Medieval Names - A collection of articles on medieval and renaissance names.
Livius - Articles on ancient history.
Internet History Sourcebook Project - The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use.
Maps of the Ancient World
Encyclopedia Mythica - The internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion.
The Camelot Project - A database of Arthurian texts, images, bibliographies, and basic information.
Thirteen Livejournal Communities - Recommended by yours truly.

Eyecandy & For Fun & Interest

Because sometimes, you need to take a break from writing.
Fuck Yeah, Daniel Craig - For Daniel Craig fans.
Fuck Yeah, YSJ - For fans of Yoo Seung Jun aka Steve Yoo.
Hans Matheson Online - The Unofficial website dedicated to providing respectful and accurate information for fans of Hans Matheson, and those wanting to find out more about this talented actor.
Damn You, Autocorrect - The hilarious typos from auto correct on iPhone.
Sleep Talkin' Man - Mild-mannered Englishman, Adam, is quite colourful in his language and views while asleep. His wife records his nightly ramblings and shares them with the world.
SBS - Australian TV station, featuring programming from all over the world, including non-English speaking programming, and an Indigenous Australians channel.
ABC - Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Addiction Resource - Raising awareness on the dangers of addiction and helps the artist community stay drug-free.
Health Finder - Promoting better health through education and awareness.


I am a foodie. I share the foodie goodness here.
The Traveler's Lunchbox - Food, travel and more food.
Epicurious - For people who love to eat.
My Culinary Sanctuary - A New Yorker, living in Wisconsin who loves to cook and write about it.
A Year of Slow Cooking - A recipe a day for the crockpot.
Jamie Oliver - Official site of chef Jamie Oliver.
Herbie's Spices - A wealth of herbs and spices from the rarest of the rare to the common.
Inn At the Crossroads - Recipes of the dishes mentioned in GRRM's A Song of Ice and Fire series. In the game of food, you win or wash the dishes.
Cambodian Cooking.
Rick Stein's Recipes - My favourite chef and his wonderful food.


Because music is life. I love music, far too much to link to every artist and band that I like to listen to, so I won't. Suffice to say, that music is, for me, the best thing in the world.
LastFM - lets you effortlessly keep a record of what you listen to from any player. Based on your taste, recommends you more music and concerts!
8 Tracks - Make playlists and share them! Free and legal - uses Soundcloud, YouTube.

About L. J.

L.J. LaBarthe is a French-Australian woman, who was born during the Witching Hour, just after midnight. From this auspicious beginning, she went on to write a prize-winning short story about Humpty Dumpty wearing an Aussie hat complete with corks dangling from it when she was six years old. From there, she wrote for her high school yearbook, her university newspaper, and, from her early teens to her twenties, produced a fanzine about the local punk rock music scene. She enjoys music, languages, TV, film, travel, cooking, eating out, abandoned places, urbex, history, and researching. L.J. loves to read complicated plots and hopes to do complex plot lines justice in her own writing. She writes paranormal, historical, urban fantasy, and contemporary Australian stories, usually m/m romance and featuring m/m erotica. L.J. lives in the city of Adelaide, and is owned by her cat.