It does not make her a sympathetic creature. Here at home, life goes on. There are bumps in the road. Lots of them. I get tired of them, but I deal. What else am I gonna do? Pack up my fluffy babies and leave? Where would I go?
Before I go, just wanted to mention that Encounters: Magic Lessons is out now. A lot of things in this life are subjective. If you and your best friend read one of my books, one of you may very well not like it while the other loves it. I grew up with a mother who baked from scratch. I know how to bake a lot of stuff from scratch.
Mostly though, in these days when my time is at a premium, I head to a bakery. They are the kind of cream puffs I had as a child, filled with real whipped cream, not that weird icing stuff that you find in the cream puffs at the grocery store. I actually went into this bakery for cupcakes because it was near where I was meeting my friend ZAM and I wanted to bring a treat for her.
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They make really gorgeous cakes too. But their cupcakes…are a little too dense for me. But mostly, I like my cupcakes light and airy the way my mother made them. Contestants on that show always get knocked down for not having light airy cupcakes. They had this amazing coconut cream cupcake…airy white cake that melted in your mouth and a whipped cream icing slathered in coconut with a cherry on top. It was to die for! I could happily have eaten nothing but those cupcakes forever. Not sure what to do about cupcakes now that they are gone.
Big fat lower lip sticking out and all. They have a great flavor and their icing is fine. I want my light and airy…I want fluffy and tender! I so miss those coconut cream cupcakes! Oh, and for those of you who like my fighter pilots, Afterburner has been released by MLR Press as a singleton. If you recall, it was part of the Honorable Silence anthology originally. I begged them to release it as a single ebook and they have. So now you can have my hot guys on your Kindle or Nook all by themselves!
Last night I was out really late, like half the night it seemed. At the emergency vet. Bitty Junior had a problem and we rushed him to the vet. See, Junior has long fur. On Saturday, he stunk to high heaven. Well, he had something stuck in his fur alright. A big ball of poop stuck under his tail.
So we got worried and took him to the vet. Cade hasn't dated, he hasn't looked at anyone else, and one day Valentines Day unfortunately feels really awful at work. Thinking he's either eaten something which has disagreed with him or it's his immune system just letting him know it's still there and not happy, he's offered a lift home by Joel, a relatively new guy at work. They end up chatting, Joel cooks some dinner and Cade unloads on him, discovering that Joel is HIV too, has been for 4 years They get each other off Joel of course, turns out to be the complete opposite of Lorin and wants to celebrate everything.
I'm sure you know what's going to follow, but I was a very happy bunny!! View all 6 comments. Feb 27, Edina Rose rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Everyone. Beautifully crafted short story about two men who have HIV. I consider this one of the best and most thoughtful short stories in MM romance, in the same class as Henry and Jim. And the light angst is balanc Beautifully crafted short story about two men who have HIV.
And the light angst is balanced by the positive tone and the happy moments. Very romantic and spirit lifting without being unrealistic or too sweet. View all 4 comments. Jan 29, Anke rated it it was amazing. Harper for reassuring me before I started reading. Again this was a wonderful read - btw. I liked the pace of the story very much and view spoiler [Cade's coming to terms with his grief and his feeling of being the one always giving in to his former lover and his opinions was on the one hand heartbreaking, but on the other hand a very healthy process.
That there was a new love at the end was rather fitting. View 2 comments. Feb 17, Sadonna rated it really liked it Shelves: mm , pdf. A lot of ground covered in these 45 pages. This is a story about lost love, grief, coming to terms with anger and trying to decide if it's really worth it to open up to possibility of not being alone any more.
Beautifully written and touching. Realistic and hopeful. Just lovely. Thanks again for a wonderful story Kaje. This is why you are an auto buy for me! Apr 10, Elaine White rated it it was amazing Shelves: favourites , lgbtqia-trans-queer-ace-poly , contemporary-romance , less-thanpages. Another fantastic installment from Kaje Harper. I'm a huge fan. This story made me cry. It literally broke my heart and I'm not sure I'll ever recover.
I'll be honest, I didn't expect that when I saw the cover, since it's not really what I think best represents the story. But regardless, this was another piece of literary perfection. This story will stay with me for a long time. So many emotions packed into this book! Definitly worth reading!
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Aug 22, Tam rated it really liked it Shelves: m-m , valentine-s-story. This review can be found at Brief Encounters Reviews. However when the meds leave him dizzy, a young hot coworker, that Cade put out of his head as untouchable, especially given his status, offers This review can be found at Brief Encounters Reviews. However when the meds leave him dizzy, a young hot coworker, that Cade put out of his head as untouchable, especially given his status, offers to drive him home. Cade then takes a chance and invites him in and confesses his status, which no one at work knows.
There is less here about the two men getting together, than about Cade coming to terms with his lover and the results of not only passing on HIV, but in dying and leaving Cade. Their relationship was on the cusp of breaking down, with Cade no longer content with their open relationship, but the diagnosis of Lorin kind of stalled them out until he passed away. There is a lovely scene in the cemetery with an elderly woman which helps him to move forward.
He seems like a nice guy, but you never found out how he got the virus or much beyond the fact he is doing well and has a very positive outlook on life and is prepared to give Cade time. Feb 15, Elena rated it liked it Shelves: author-kaje-harper , short-story-or-novella , holiday-story , m-m , lgbtqia , 3-and-a-half-stars. Shelves: m-m , co-workers , free-read , quickies , romance-erotica , zz-gang-bangs-read.
Yes I knew it was a short when I started reading it, but I would have liked to have seen more of the progression of this couple's relationship. It would have been nice to see Cade's healing and being able to let go of Lorin too. This is still a good, sweet read, and it was great to see an MC with HIV, and how he handled it and all of his treatment in his every day life.
I know there are meds for it now, and it doesn't have to be a death sentence, but I've seen tv shows, etc. It was great to see the truth that there are awful side effects that come along with it, so while it's great to not die from HIV, there are other complications, and you don't just go living your life like nothing ever happened. Mar 26, Ryoma Gartre rated it really liked it Shelves: fling-to-relationship , friends-to-lovers , sweet , aids , open-relationship.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Feb 13, Anna D. Cade is such a good guy and while we feel bad about the death of his boyfriend, Lorin, and the suffering and hardship Cade and Loring went through, I think we are also happy to see Cade move on because he wanted more commitment than Lorin could give him. We do sense that Lorin did care and love Cade in his own way — 3. Feb 26, Ryanst rated it it was ok. Overall I liked some elements of the story. The things I had issues with: view spoiler [Joel has been at the office for only two weeks.
Cade has just gone through an "episode" and has to be helped home. Okay, sure there's mutual attraction, but the circumstance of their first encounter doesn't really ring true for me. Cade has been romantically and sexually shut down all this time, and NOW he hops into bed? I get that sex sometimes happens spur-of-the-moment. But everything abo 2.
But everything about this goes against what we know of Cade's nature. Then, from this one encounter and an attraction that's only been there a couple weeks, Cade rushes off to pour his heart out at Lorin's grave? It would be one thing if it was a confession "I just had sex for the first time in months! Too short a span for all this to be believable. Being a small publishing house with both fiction and non-fiction allows the company to reach a multitude of readers and gives authors an alternative to traditional publishing.
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