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Afflicted: A Blind Gay Romance (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Brandon Shire

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Présentation de l'éditeur

Book 1 in the Afflicted Series: A Blind Gay Romance

A high-priced male escort and a blind gay man meet by chance. What ensues is a hot, steamy romance by two men looking for something more than a one night stand. But can they reach beyond their own insecurities to grasp what they really desire?

Hunter Stephens is gay, tall, dark haired and scorching hot. But he doesn’t rely on the visual cues when appraising a man because he’s also blind. He listens to the timbre of their voice, trembles at the touch of their skin and luxuriates in the deep richness of the aroma of man. He’s hard of the hand because he’s a black belt and takes no shit, but soft of the heart because he’s lonely and has been for a while.

Until he meets Dillon.

Dillon Chambers is pure man candy. He’s a high-priced male escort that works with an exclusive agency who handles only the wealthiest of clients. But it wasn’t always like that for him. At sixteen, he was thrown out of the house for being gay and struggled to survive, turning tricks on the street and finding food and a place to sleep wherever he could. He met two people that changed his life, but he has never met anyone who could break his heart.

Until he bumped into Hunter.

And now they are both Afflicted.

Biographie de l'auteur

A distinct voice in gay fiction, BRANDON SHIRE is being labeled by readers and reviewers as a ‘Master Storyteller'. His first novel, THE VALUE OF RAIN was chosen by Indie book bloggers as a Top Read of 2011 and a Best in LGBTQ Fiction for 2011. His second novel, LISTENING TO DUST was rated by Out in Jersey as a ‘timeless masterly crafted literary work that leaves readers speechless.’ It was also chosen as Best of LGBTQ Fiction for 2012 by Indie Reviews. 10% of the proceeds from the sale of any of Brandon’s book are donated to LGBT Youth charities.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 490 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 215 pages
  • Utilisation simultanée de l'appareil : Illimité
  • Editeur : TPG Books (4 septembre 2012)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B0096BF3LU
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  • Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon: n°17.506 dans la Boutique Kindle (Voir le Top 100 dans la Boutique Kindle)
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Les belles histoires ne devraient pas dépendre sur le sexe ou l'orientation sexuelle d'un personnage, mais plutôt sur la force des personnages et de l'honnêteté et de l'urgence de l'histoire.

Brandon Shire prouve qu'il comprend la complexité de l'écriture LGBT fiction à partir de deux points de vue très différents - grave et smexy. Sa fiction sérieuse est écrit pour ceux qui aiment un livre qui explore des éléments plus sombres de la vie sous une forme plus littéraire, tandis que la fiction smexy est pour ceux qui aiment un roman graphique érotique.

Indépendamment de la différenciation ci-dessus, Brandon écrit pour les gens qui aiment être contestées, et pour ceux qui se efforcent de comprendre les situations qu'ils ne rencontrent généralement pas. Il stylos, des histoires émotionnelles premières sur les caractères qui lecteurs soit l'amour ou amour à la haine.

Vie et l'amour sont sacrément spécial, mais ne est toujours parfait. La vie peut être douloureux, et le véritable amour difficile à trouver. La fiction de Brandon est une exploration de la (parfois) la recherche ardue pour le bonheur que nous désirons tous.

BRANDON SHIRE a été choisi comme un Top Lire en 2011, Best in Fiction LGBTQ pour 2011 et 2012, et a remporté un prix pour le meilleur arc Gay Fiction contemporaine.

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13 internautes sur 13 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent book! 27 septembre 2012
Par kathyblue - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
Wow! This book actually makes you feel like two MEN are having sex, instead of just reading a book where "she" has been replaced with "he."

This is one of the most erotically sensual books I've read in a long time, yet the character and plot development are also great. I also have to agree with the other reviewers that this author is a true artist with words. I hope part two will be published soon.
26 internautes sur 31 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 I Was Blown Away Immediately!!! 6 septembre 2012
Par Attention Is Arbitrary M/M Book Reviews - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
"Afflicted by love's madness all are blind. - Sextus Propertius"

--I'm a lousy human. I didn't want to read about a blind guy and a gay prostitute, but when Brandon Shire approached me and asked me to review his new book I was flattered. As a new blogger I thought, wow, someone discovered me. So, I looked into some of his other books (I glanced at his ratings on GR) and decided, "Okay, I can give this a shot.". Since this was my first read and review of a Brandon Shire book I honestly went into it expecting very little. I didn't really care for the cover and also, no one had recommended him to me before, so what could I be missing, really?

THE WRITING

"The question hung like flypaper swirling in the air, all the dead carcasses a tribute to that particular twist in life called consequences, which in this case remained unspoken."

I was blown away immediately. The writing style had a heavily descriptive tone and I was instantly walking alongside the characters, feeling the setting. There were moments where I really had to dig for understanding, because I was both; learning the author's elocution, and because he made me reach to grasp a weighty concept.

I was just beginning to realize that this somewhat demanding writing style would require more concentration and effort than I usually give a "typical" romantic read, when the dialog began. I was delighted to find an easily readable, relatable tone that wasn't pretentious. The characters were as comfortable to listen to as the descriptive narrative was beautiful. A very enjoyable combination.

THE CHARACTERS

"Maybe he had been using the stink of independence to cover up his loneliness."

Hunter Stephens - Strong, sexy and fiercely masculine, Hunter is not what I expected in a blind main character. Independent despite his blindness, or more accurately, because of it. He is confident, coherent and extremely cognitive. Yet, he is wary. He doesn't want empathy. He wants to be treated as a man. He wants to be "taken" as a man.

"...and wondered what it would be like to wake up next to someone like him and not feel like an accessory, not feel...disposable."

Dillion - He is beautiful, surprising and secretive. Overcoming the worst in human nature, he remains hopeful and wanting. Despite his successes he finds himself in an endless loop. He wants to leave the circumference and grab at something in the middle.

THE STORY

"Look at my gay blind friend, aren't I so socially forward?"

A man who has always been treated as delicate, fragile and vulnerable needs to know he's just a man. Another man gives him his strength; unabashedly powerful sex is an intro to a deeper connection.

As I said earlier, I wasn't really into the premise, but I couldn't have been more wrong. This isn't at all about a weak, afflicted blind guy. It's about two strong men, two fighters trying to find out if they can let go. Two men taking a difficult step forward to learn whether or not they can be what each other needs.

I was simultaneously thrown into the subcultures of gay prostitution and blindness. Somehow, Shire found a way to beautify and romance me, despite myself. I was overwhelmed with butterflies. I cried. I laughed and I learned, about me.

THE SEX

"...he wrapped himself around Hunter like a soft vice of hard passion."

Raw, descriptive, erotic as hell. The sex struck me as "a man's POV", which was fine with me. It was all the more gritty and in-your-face (often literally). Some of the terminology did make me a bit uncomfortable but it fits the story. Maybe I just need to get out more.

"What would his feet be like trapped in boots all day? Hunter wondered. Not rank, no; a slight vinegar smell, like chips, only with a more sensual under-tongue taste."

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Possibly the most surprising aspect of the book, for me, was how even at the very end, the last two pages, I was experiencing a racing heartbeat and tummy flips. That NEVER happens for me. I was ready to scream at the lack of conclusion but now realize the story continues. The story stops in a good place but, I, for one, can not wait to read more about Hunter and Dillion and more, much more, from Brandon Shire.

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I originally reviewed this on Goodreads.com

My thanks to Brandon Shire for providing me with a copy of his book in exchange for an honest review.
7 internautes sur 7 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 A must read!!! 6 septembre 2012
Par Shirley Frances (LeAnn's Book Reviews) - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
4.5 stars

This was a surprisingly good book to read. Why surprising? Well, I just had the synopsis to go by and I was convinced that a relationship between a blind man and a male escort just was not viable. I know, shame on me! However, I very humbly admit that the author brought these two characters together seamlessly and their journey was a joy to read. You get to know the characters inside out and you just have to root for them to make it work.

Both characters had issues to deal with that interfered with finding love, but they were great characters to get to know. Hunter, so strong and determined, revealed a very vulnerable side filled with loneliness and a need to love and be loved. And Dillon, sweet, sweet Dillon, he had a rough past, a very interesting present and a loneliness so great that you could only feel for him. I very much enjoyed how these two got together.

I have to congratulate the author for such beautiful writing. Every emotion - lust, loneliness, anger, insecurity- was so magnificently written that I felt each and every one of them. Especially Hunter's. The author managed to describe these in a way that really let me relate to him. The sex scenes described from Hunter's point of view were splendid. At first, I had to really pay attention since it was so very different from what you read everyday with a sighted MC. Not only for theses scenes, but for every single detail. Page after page filled with feelings, smells, tastes and sounds. The dialog was superb, both entertaining and captivating. It all made for a great read.

So you might be wondering, "Why the .5 deduction?" Well, I feel that the ending came abruptly. I could not believe that it finished so unexpectedly. I remember looking at my location in my Kindle and thinking to myself that it was a mistake. In my opinion, they were in the middle of one of the most defining moments of their relationship and I thought they would start sharing more about each other which in turn would take their relationship to the next level. They did that up to a point, but not to my satisfaction. But that's just me, I tend to take my fictional characters too seriously, so it was a minor detail in an otherwise marvelous book.

I am looking forward to next book since I am very interested in knowing how Hunter and Dillon continue together. Well played, Brandon Shire! You had me hooked from the start, now I have to wait and see where you take us next.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 great read!!! fantastic writing . . . 25 septembre 2012
Par deirdre - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
writing . . .impeccable. the authors ability to craft the written word into a sensory experience is most rare.

characters . . . well developed. believable. i often wonder about the the motivation in developing certain aspects of a character. i wondered why the author saw or felt or developed one the characters to be blind. i ponder the why . . .what purpose does it serve for the story? the message? i haven't finished wondering about this yet, BUT if it served no other purpose but to allow me to experience the writer's ability to craft a sensory experience, i am o.k. with that . . .

the author truly does a fantastic job with POV . . .the description from the blind character's POV is electric. you can feel, smell, and have a sense of what's happening through the eyes of a blind man.

the story arc . . . his take on the age old story is fantastic! i cannot wait to see where these two are headed.

THE ENDING . . . uughhh . . . cliff hanger of sorts.
2 internautes sur 2 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 You'll Get Caught up in 'Afflicted" 31 octobre 2012
Par PaulnSeattle - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Brandon is a skilled author and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Right up until the end. Seriously? Throw a guy a bone!!

I know there is a sequel and I'll be reading it too, but dang flipping the page and finding "The End" was a little abrupt.

Love the characters and their development. Just goes to show that we don't get to choose who we fall in love with, it just happens and it's all part of something bigger than any of us. Also that when you find the one you love STEP UP AND SAY SO!!! True love between two people, no matter what the gender is a precious thing, I know I had it for 24 years and sincerely hope I'm not too old and jaded to find it again. Thanks Brandon for another great read, you are awe inspiring and can't wait for the next one.
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