Month: November 2012

Home Prices | Rising or Falling? | Gay Realtor

(GayWebSource.com) Denver, CO by GayRealEstate.com Nov. 30 2012 – For those of you homeowners looking into selling a home, the first question to ask yourself is when will home prices bounce back? – If it ever truly can. Depending on whom you ask, some say it never will, but we don’t believe that to be the case.

Everyone has their own opinions on when housing prices will rebound; in today’s economy it’s hard to answer this sort of question with 100% certainty. In the past, when the real estate market was up, even the professionals couldn’t accurately predict what way the market was going to swing at any given moment.

There are many factors to consider; if the economy remains shaky, people tend to hunker down making prices stagnant, when the economy is hot and rates are low, people tend to move more, which drives housing prices up.

There are some things you can look at to gauge which direction the market is headed.

It’s always wise, no matter what the current state of the market, to look at the trends in your area – both in the zip code, and in the surrounding city. Even when the economy is down, you’ll notice times when there will be clear up-swings in activity, like we’re witnessing in many markets today. Plan your home sale around those swings, and with the input of well-trusted market advisers, like your gay realtor.

There are always doomsayers who will proclaim that home prices will never recover, and that anyone who buys or sells now will only see losses ~ but there are also doomsday buyers, who take advantage of it being a buyer’s market to make purchases at a reduced cost, recognizing the direction of the market and trends locally and nationwide!

As a buyer, with home inventory low and prices rising, your personal dedication to the numbers, and willingness to take a risk while all things seem to be aligned on your side, will result in the highest potential profits. It pays to be an opportunist, and to watch the way things go over time.

As a seller, you can weigh the potential profits of selling in today’s market vs. the potential higher price you will pay for a replacement home if you wait to sell ~ for most of us we “buy up” so it would be better to buy the more expensive home at today’s lower prices.

So, the bottom-line is that no one can definitively say when home prices will “come back” although a careful analysis of today’s markets show prices increasing almost across the board. What we can do is look at current trends, in order to determine if a particular time seems like it will provide a return on your investment, and ensure that you get in while prices continue to climb.

With a little luck, and some research, you can successfully navigate the market of today.

Contact Info: GayRealEstate.com manager@gayrealestate.com

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LGBT Music Fest Nashville To Spotlight Artists, Songwriters And Industry

(GayWebSource.com) – Open call to LGBT performing artists, music creators and industry of music genres to “Come Out” and visit Nashville’s Music Row from Feb. 1-3, 2013 for the “LGBT Music Festival”. Performers and songwriters will take the stage from noon-midnight Friday-Sunday at multiple entertainment venues such as the Music Row Best Western Lounge. Music creators can introduce their songs by performing scheduled or at “open mic” indoor stage locations in the vicinity

The Lesbian, Gay Bisexual & Transgender Music Fest also will host “Speak To A Pro” with one on one mentoring sessions to answer your questions about the “Music as a Business.” Chat, Critique, Learning and Networking areas will be set up from Noon-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. On Sunday continues as a casual Networking Mixer. Attendees can receive hands-on advice on topics such as Career Critique, Products Critique, Recording, Publishing, Plugging, Legal, Records, Duplication, Distribution, Radio, Video, Broadcasting, Shop, Management, Promotions, Publicity. Productions… LBGT educational partners will be on hand to answer your music biz and industry questions. The educational portion of the event is hosted by the Independent Music Association.

The “Valentines Carnival” will feature an informal costumed party with dancing from 6 p.m.-midnight on Feb. 2, 2013 (Saturday) while Thursday the day before the festival is a Pre Fest Opening STIR party.
The ‘LGTB Music Fest’ is a wonderful networking mixer and career-building opportunity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender artists and songwriters from all levels of the music industry. More than 100 community industry/ volunteers will donate their time and resources to make this possible. Shows are open to the public.
The LGBT Music Fest / Nashville is sponsored in part by the Nashville SongWriters Festival on Music Row, The Independent Music Fest / Nashville and the Independent Music Association, it’s friends and family.Festival badges are “All Inclusive”. Badge holders can attend all parties, be scheduled to perform if desired, “Speak To A Pro”, attend as Non Performing / Industry and other fest functions. Do one or all at your own pace!

To register or for more information about the “LGBT Music Fest”, visit www.LGBTMusicFest.org , or send an email inquiry to Info@LGBTMusicFest.org , or call (615) 424-1491.
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Sizzler Books Announces The M.Christian Manlove Collection: The Best-Of-The-Best Queer Books From Celebrated M.Chrstian

M.Christian and Renaissance E Books/Sizzler Editions are extremely proud to announce a special imprint commemorating Lambda Award Finalist M.Christian’s best queer fiction and erotica: The M.Christian ManLove Collection!

(GayWebSource.com) – Featuring special re-releases of M.Christian’s critically-acclaimed novels and collections, the The M.Christian ManLove Collection also includes a extra-special, brand-new, best-of-his-best of his queer erotic fiction: Stroke the Fire: The Best ManLove Stories of M.Christian

The M.Christian ManLove Collection collection includes:

Stroke the Fire: The Best ManLove Stories of M.Christian

Sizzling tales of bad boys, bruised hearts, and sweaty encounters. Lambda Award finalist M.Christian’s stories of men-who-love-men have been selected for Best Gay Erotica, Best American Erotica, and Best of the Best Gay Erotica. Eavesdrop on what hot men who are doing hot things with other hot men say to each other between the sheets … and up against the wall. Start reading the fiery ManLove fiction of M.Christian with this personally selected collection of his very best stories.

M.Christian’s stories are the fairy tales whispered to one another by dark angels whose hearts and mouths are brimming with lust. He goes beyond the pale, ordinary definitions of sexuality and writes about need and desire in their purest forms. Readers daring enough to stray from the safety of the path will find in his images and words a garden of delights to tempt even the most demanding pleasure-seeker.

 – Michael Thomas Ford, Lambda Award winner

M.Christian is a literary stylist of the highest caliber: smart, funny, frightening, sexy — there’s nothing he can’t write about …  and brilliantly.

– Tristan Taormino

$8.50

9781615084890

ISBN 232 Pages

(available on ibooks, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other fine eBook distributors

The Very Bloody Marys
Can San Francisco survive a marauding gang of Vespa-riding vampires? Before it’s sucked dry, the city’s only hope may be gay male Valentino, only a trainee for the supernatural law enforcement agency, Le Counseil Carmin. Swept up in the whole blood-sucking business when his mentor goes missing, Valentino is called upon to deal with the menace of these “Bloody Marys.” But Valentino soon realizes that, in order to dispose of the gang, he must go into areas he never dreamed of, deal with some very strange characters and learn the truth about the dark side of town. The Very Bloody Marys is a horror novel about vampires, ghouls, faeries, and the undead that move around after dark. Part chase, part gallows humor, and all shivery excitement, this man love story from the wildly imaginative.

M.Christian creates a variety of quirky characters from wizards to zombies to fairies, and the tone captures the feeling of a fast-paced horror movie, alternately funny and creepy.

– HorrorWorld

$7.99

9781615087792

186 Pages

ISBN (available on ibooks, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other fine eBook distributors)

Dirty Words: Provocative Gay Erotica
Here it is: the Lambda Literary Award Finalist Dirty Words: the queer collection shows just how hot and imaginative Manlove erotica can be!  From mischievous Native American spirits, to victims of cybernetic nightmares, these stories will amaze, amuse, terrify, fascinate and – always – excite you. Subtle and not, these well-crafted tales will touch you – and always excite you – in ways you’d never expect.  With a very special introduction by Patrick Califia.

Dipping into his erotic prose is like being doused with a bucket of icy cold water on a sticky Summer’s day. It’s a sense awakening experience, which enlivens and sweeps you away in the same narrative breath. It’s dark, it’s dangerous, it’s horny, it’s mouthwatering, it’s witty and it’s sharp.  Read my lips: Read this book.

– Skin Two
$7.99

9781615087464

ISBN 169 Pages

(available on ibooks, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other fine eBook distributors)

Me2: The Classic Gay Gothic

M.Christian’s controversial horror/thriller of queer identity is back in a brand new edition!  He looks just like you.  He acts exactly like you.  He takes away your job.  He steals your friends.  He seduces your lover. None of them can tell the difference. Every day he becomes more and more like you, pushing you out of your own life, taking away what was yours … until there’s nothing left.  Where did he come from?  Robot?  Alien?  Clone?  Doppelganger?  Evil twin?  Long lost brother?  A fascinating novel of identity, Me2 is a groundbreaking Manlove chiller you’ll remember for a long time – no matter who you are, or who you think you may be. (Despite rumors that this book was written by an impostor – but, rest assured, this is the real ‘M. Christian.’  Accept no substitutes!)

Me2 is a unique and always entertaining fable-novel about what exactly identity may entail and how we may or may not decide whether it’s worth the price of keeping it.

– Felice Picano, author of Art & Sex in Greenwich Village

$7.99

ISBN 9781615088058

186 Pages

(available on ibooks, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other fine eBook distributors)

Filthy Boys: Male-Male Erotica

A fantastic collection of queer erotica spanning both literature and hotter-than-hot erotica – with a special introduction by Lambda-Award winner Felice Picano.  Includes the celebrated stories such as “The Hope of Cinnamon,” “Suddenly, Last Thursday,” “That Sweet Smell,” “Utter West,” and “Friday Night at the Calvary Hotel”

If you are looking for sexually-charged fiction that also has heart and intelligence Filthy Boys is the collection for you.

– Emily Veinglory, author Lovers and Ghosts

To say this is a great book is an understatement. Filthy Boys transcends its genre of erotica and enters the realm of literature.

– Donovan Brown, author My Brotha My Brotha.

$5.99

9781615084265

ISBN 204 Pages

(available on ibooks, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other fine eBook distributors)

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BodyWork: Male-Male Erotica

There is simply no one better at writing hotter-than-hot gay erotica than the Lambda Literary Award Finalist M.Christian, and with this — his newest collection — you’ll see why!  From cowboys looking for some same-sex love on the range to jocks working out in unique ways this book is guaranteed to reach out and give your gay desire a good tug! Check out this brand new book by an acknowledged master of genre and see why everyone says he’s an wonderful erotic writer.

Reading these tales is like climbing on for a sexual magic carpet ride through different times and places, diverse bodies, and infinite possibilities.

– Carol Queen

Rarely is raunch paired with such style and wit, M.Christian’s stories offer the sizzle of stroke-book sex combined with the dark lyricism of the perverse.

– Lucy Taylor

ISBN 9781615089390

$5.99

126 Pages

(available on ibooks, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other fine eBook distributors)

Calling M.Christian versatile is a tremendous understatement. Extensively published in science fiction, fantasy, horror, thrillers, and even non-fiction, it is in erotica that M.Christian has become an acknowledged master, with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and in fact too many anthologies, magazines, and sites to name.  In erotica, M.Christian is known and respected not just for his passion on the page but also his staggering imagination and chameleonic ability to successfully and convincingly write for any and all orientations.

But M.Christian has other tricks up his literary sleeve: in addition to writing, he is a prolific and respected anthologist, having edited 25 anthologies to date including the Best S/M Erotica series; Pirate Booty; My Love For All That Is Bizarre: Sherlock Holmes Erotica; The Burning Pen; The Mammoth Book of Future Cops, and The Mammoth Book of Tales of the Road (with Maxim Jakubowksi); Confessions, Garden of Perverse, and Amazons (with Sage Vivant), and many more.

M.Christian’s short fiction has been collected into many bestselling books in a wide variety of genres, including the Lambda Award finalist Dirty Words and other queer collections like Filthy Boys, BodyWork, and his best-of-his-best gay erotica book, Stroke the Fire.  He also has collections of non-fiction (Welcome to Weirdsville, Pornotopia, and How To Write And Sell Erotica); science fiction, fantasy and horror (Love Without Gun Control); and erotic science fiction including Rude Mechanicals, Technorotica, Better Than The Real Thing, and the acclaimed Bachelor Machine.

As a novelist, M.Christian has shown his monumental versatility with books such as the queer vamp novels Running Dry and The Very Bloody Marys; the erotic romance Brushes; the science fiction erotic novel Painted Doll; and the rather controversial gay horror/thrillers Fingers Breadth and Me2.

M.Christian is also the Associate Publisher for Renaissance E Books, where he strives to be the publisher he’d want to have as a writer, and to help bring quality books (erotica, noir, science fiction, and more) and authors out into the world.  His site is www.mchristian.com.

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Sizzler Editions – an imprint of Renaissance E Books – has been one of the leading publishers of erotica in ebook form since 1999. Sizzler Editions publishes the best in contemporary and classic erotica.

Sizzler Edition’s list of writers includes many bestselling and award winning authors, such as Reese Gabriel, Powerone, Terri Pray, Heather McVey, Rod Harden, Marilyn Jaye Lewis, R. Greco, Tilly Andrews, Mykola Dementiuk, and others.

Visit our site at sizzlereditions.com for new book excerpts, cover previews, to listen to new author interviews, and more.

Sizzler Editions was founded by the late David O. Dyer, Sr., to whom all the company’s subsequent efforts are gratefully dedicated.

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For review copies of any of these books – or for further information – please do not hesitate to contact M.Christian:

M.Christian

General site: www.mchristian.com

Queer fiction site: mchristian-queerimaginings.blogspot.com

mchristianzobop@gmail.com

(415) 305-8742

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When Will Housing Prices Rebound?

(GayWebSource.com) Denver, CO by GayRealEstate.com – Nov. 28 2012 – For those of you homeowners looking into selling a home, the first question to ask yourself is when will home prices bounce back? – If it ever truly can. Depending on whom you ask, some say it never will, but we don’t believe that to be the case.

Everyone has their own opinions on when housing prices will rebound; in today’s economy it’s hard to answer this sort of question with 100% certainty. In the past, when the real estate market was up, even the professionals couldn’t accurately predict what way the market was going to swing at any given moment.

There are many factors to consider; if the economy remains shaky, people tend to hunker down making prices stagnant, when the economy is hot and rates are low, people tend to move more, which drives housing prices up.

There are some things you can look at to gauge which direction the market is headed.

It’s always wise, no matter what the current state of the market, to look at the trends in your area – both in the zip code, and in the surrounding city. Even when the economy is down, you’ll notice times when there will be clear up-swings in activity, like we’re witnessing in many markets today. Plan your home sale around those swings, and with the input of well-trusted market advisers, like your gay realtor.

There are always doomsayers who will proclaim that home prices will never recover, and that anyone who buys or sells now will only see losses ~ but there are also doomsday buyers, who take advantage of it being a buyer’s market to make purchases at a reduced cost, recognizing the direction of the market and trends locally and nationwide!

As a buyer, with home inventory low and prices rising, your personal dedication to the numbers, and willingness to take a risk while all things seem to be aligned on your side, will result in the highest potential profits. It pays to be an opportunist, and to watch the way things go over time.

As a seller, you can weigh the potential profits of selling in today’s market vs. the potential higher price you will pay for a replacement home if you wait to sell ~ for most of us we “buy up” so it would be better to buy the more expensive home at today’s lower prices.

So, the bottom-line is that no one can definitively say when home prices will “come back” although a careful analysis of today’s markets show prices increasing almost across the board. What we can do is look at current trends, in order to determine if a particular time seems like it will provide a return on your investment, and ensure that you get in while prices continue to climb.

With a little luck, and some research, you can successfully navigate the market of today.

Contact Info: GayRealEstate.com manager@gayrealestate.com

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For Her Ears Only

(GayWebSource.com) – Poems are devices used to get your loved one to notice you. They can also be used as a last resort after sending three dozen roses, twelve teddy bears and a mermaid to the house of the one you love didn’t work. If you’ve done something bad then you can write an apology poem and attach it to the pieces of broken plate that she hurled at you. ‘I love you so much you make my heart blister, I’m really sorry for fucking your sister.’

With writing them you really do have to put a bit of thought into it. You can’t just bung a load of words on a piece of paper and hope they work. It takes time, effort and detailed planning while chewing on the end of a pencil and sipping on brandy. If you don’t lose a few pounds with the stress or lose a few weeks of your life or lose your dignity with the stuff you write down then you’re really not doing it right.

You have to brave in this endeavour. You can of course say that you love them but anyone can do that. You should say exactly what it is you love about them. ‘Your hair smells of roses and slightly of wet cat and I love it when you put it in my face.’  Brainstorm some ideas about what to write down. With poems, they apparently don’t have to rhyme but I think they sound a lot better if they do. Words like bum and cum for example have a nice ring when they’re put together on a page and that gives you a lot to work with. Don’t add the word mum in there though. You could also go with love and shove, face and ace or boobs and lubes.

You don’t have to write just about the relationship you have or want but you could describe exactly how you feel when you fell for them. ‘I fell for you like the little girl in the ring fell down the well.’ ‘When I realized I was in love with you the world seemed an amazing place and unicorns began to sing to me.’ ‘Falling for you was like being smacked in the face with a lollypop stick of love.’

What girls get very impressed with is if you know ‘little’ things about them. This means stuff like if their favourite smell is cinnamon, if they like popping bubble wrap, if they like riding on the shopping trolley at Asdas, if they like eating chocolate best when it’s cold, if they like the look of untouched snow, if they like when tangerines peel easily or if they like leaving three rings before answering the phone. Stuff like that that maybe only you and her cat know.

If you chuck a load of adjectives in and some stuff about flowers you should get there in the end. Or tell them all the things you would do for them like make them a massive princess sandcastle or take them to Mcdonalds and let them pick whatever they want off the pound saver menu. Or just tell them what you’d like to do to them. I bet you that it will work.

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