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17Feb/17

Brad Vance

February 17, 2017


It gives us great pleasure to announce Brad Vance as the guest on episode 098: No Heads in the Sand!

This week triple-threat author/playwrite/narrator Brad Vance returns to talk about his latest audiobooks, his foray into acting and screenwriting, his new book, and the M/M writer’s obligation to stand up to Trump.

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Bio:

Podcast alumnus Brad Vance writes romance, erotica, and science fiction (the latter as Adam Vance). He offers freelance editorial work, and he narrates his own audiobooks.

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June 24, 2016

altbsticker gtcnewbaskerville It gives us great pleasure to announce Brad Vance returning as the guest on episode 063: Dan Brown, You’re My Bitch!
Join us as we discuss his past year’s journey, his recent trip to EuroPrideCon2016 (where Brad was a featured panelist!), the importance of research when writing about tougher subject matter (mental illness or homophobia, for example), making the shift from MM Romance/Erotica to more mainstream fare, reader expectations and author responsibilities in crafting novels and stories.You can buy Brad’s work here:

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Bio:

Brad Vance is the author of, among other books, A Little Too Broken and Given the Circumstances, and he writes Science Fiction under the name Adam Vance. An audiobook version of A Little Too Broken, narrated by the author, is now available at all fine retailers, with more audiobooks coming soon.

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May 26, 2015

It gives us great pleasure to announce Brad Vance as the guest on episode 002!

BradVance_reasonably_smallJoin us as we ply him with more than twenty questions. Using his own career as an example, he shares his thoughts on Traditional vs. Self-Publishing. We then ask him about his current work, and he talks about the inspiration and research that led him to write Would I Lie To You?

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16Feb/17

Book Review: The Road Home by Brad Vance & Elsa Winters

The Road Home is the newest release from Brad Vance, this time collaborating with fellow writer, Elsa Winters.

To be truthful, I didn’t know what to expect. I love Vance’s work, having read several of his novels, but wasn’t sure how someone with such a strong voice would be able to merge successfully with someone else.

Turns out, I needn’t have worried. This is a terrific story, told in inimitable Brad Vance style, with a distinctive narration by Nick, the story’s main character.

Nick has braced himself for working with his new paramedic boss, Andrew, who is notorious for his rough treatment of EMT’s. But Nick is no pushover. Having been brought up in the care system, and with an innate ability to survive, Nick has prepared himself, and gradually wins Andrew’s trust. They become a good partnership, then friends, but all the while, Nick is fighting growing feelings for Andrew, knowing that he has a girlfriend. Nick is also unwilling to jeopardise their friendship by making his feelings known. When Andrew reveals his plans to go to the UCLA Medical school, Nick has to face up to his own ambitions and feelings, and act accordingly before it is too late.

A deep understanding of his characters

There is a lot going on here. As well as great insights into the lives of paramedics and EMT’s, there is a story of two men, one born to great privilege and the other dragged up through the care system, having known loss and pain.

It is a buddy story, of two dudes doing dude things; hiking, climbing, shooting the the shit whilst backwater camping and flipping burgers.

It is the careful crafting of their relationship, and the gradual revealing of their stories. No family is perfect, no matter how much money or care is thrown into it.

It is the love between them, and what they decide to do about it before they end up in bed. In short, it is a terrific tale with two very likeable characters, and a cast of family members who have their own interesting stories to tell. If this is the first Brad Vance book anyone picks up, then it’s a great introduction. The storytelling style is easy, drawing the reader in almost as if having a conversation face to face, yet the detailing which I always love in a Brad Vance novel is there. He has a deep understanding of his characters, their chosen careers, their flaws and vulnerabilities, I felt that with a couple of his recent books, he floundered a bit, but now he’s back, with a romance that feels solid and masculine as rough-hewn oak. A great introduction for Brad Vance newbies.

Format: Kindle Edition

Print Length: 183 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Pub Yourself Press (25 Dec. 2016)

Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.Language: English

ASIN: B01MT2PX43

 

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Nick Carpenter grew up in the foster system after watching his parents die in a car crash. Now, he’s finally found a place for himself as an EMT. Partnered with a gruff but very competent paramedic as his first assignment in Seattle, he figures that it’s best to keep this working relationship strictly professional, even if Andrew is hot as hell.

“You let the patient talk, Nick, because sooner or later they’ll probably tell you what you need to know.”

Andrew Hazard loves his job, even if he gets paired with a different EMT every couple weeks. Once an EMT proves himself incompetent, Andrew makes no effort to be friends with them. That’s why it’s such a relief when Nick comes along. He keeps the ambulance stocked, he can drive well, and he knows how to start an IV. He’s great at saving lives, and also a great person to hang out with. From hiking to movies, they find themselves spending a lot of time with each other. Nick’s homosexuality definitely isn’t a problem, even though Andrew’s girlfriend jokes that he wants to spend more time with Nick than with her.

“You wanna go on an adventure?”

When Andrew gets the chance of a lifetime – going to the prestigious UCLA Medical School – his girlfriend doesn’t share his enthusiasm. And so, freshly broken up, Andrew asks Nick to go with him on a road trip down south to check out the area. Nick wants to keep him as his best friend, even though his romantic feelings have reached a fever pitch. But he also realizes that this could be his last chance to let Andrew know how he feels. Will Andrew let Nick into his heart, or will this road trip be their last hurrah?

11Dec/15

Kora Knight

1-Loser-Takes-All2-Test-of-Endurance3-Sideline-Submissionl4-Prized-Possession5-Bringing-It-Home6-Afterglow It gives us great pleasure to announce Kora Knight as the guest on Episode 034: Facebook Blue is the New Black.
Brad Vance joins us to talk with Kora about her journey in writing, her Upending Tad series, writing a wide range of characters and stories across multiple genres, Alpha Males and why they intrigue her as a storyteller, and Sex and Censorship.
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29Oct/15

WROTE Podcast 2015 Halloween Radio Show

WROTE-2015-Halloween-Radio-ShowWe’re inviting you to a whole new “Boo!”

Open up your goodie bag and we’ll give you a treat. After all, my little goblins, how can you resist tales about things that go bump in the night?

This Halloween your WROTE Podcast hosts – Jayne, Baz, and Vance – have teamed up with several podcast alumni authors to bring you ten tales of Mystery, Malevolence, and Mayhem.

This special episode will celebrate us taking the mask off the podcast to offer you more LGBTQ inclusive content. That’s right… queer storytelling in all genres.

So grab your security blanket and get ready for ten narrated tales that celebrate Halloween in Written on the Edge style.

Still think it’s a trick?

This cauldron contains goodies from F.E. Feeley Jr., Albert Nothlit, Angel Martinez*, Joe Cosentino, Keelan Ellis, J. Scott Coatsworth, Jayne Lockwood*, SA “Baz” Collins, Rick R. Reed, and Brad Vance*.

Click on the cauldron and test your mettle… If you dare!

* Narrated by the author. All others narrated by Vance Bastian.

In case you’ve got wee goblins running around… This special does have a NSFW rating.

 

21Aug/15

Spotlight: Audiobooks with Brad Vance

 BradVance_reasonably_small Episode 015: In this SPOTLIGHT Episode we discuss Self-Pubbing Audiobook Production with author BRAD VANCE. We highlight the DIY approach and what is required to get novels into audiobook format.
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31May/15

Words and Errata – Ep 003

On deck this ep-

Just completed recording our 3M/Musketeers podcast with a very warm and engaging author – Brandon Witt.

I muse over my thoughts after coming out of that recording session with:

1) Fear of the mic
2) Author realities vs. imagination in our works
3) Reviews (the bane of every author- a necessary evil)
4) Struggles with World Building as an author
5) Gay men’s realities and fiction writing about us
6) Dark Themes in Gay Fiction
7) The tone and voice our podcast is finding one ep to the next

26May/15

Words and Errata – Episode 002

Mental musings from the meandering mind of SA “Baz” Collins.

In this week’s mental musings (after we’ve recorded our FIRST guest author podcast!!)-

1) Episode thoughts with guest author – Brad Vance
2) The referendum in Ireland (wrap up and thoughts)
3) Audioblogging vs written blogs
4) Writing in general (periods of no writing)
5) The business side of writing
6) Successful writing
7) Influences (John Rechy and Gordon Merrick)
8) Alone in a sea of support
9) My semi-autobiography (pits and pratfalls) Boyhood of a Contrarian Nature
10) Outlier (the advantage of being so)

23May/15

Words & Errata by SA Collins Ep 001

Words And Errata - SA Collins

Words And Errata – SA Collins

 

So each week the hosts will be posting their thoughts regarding the recently posted episode. I’ve posted mine now and welcome any listener of ours to take a listen to hear the takeaways from the show and whatever else is going on at the moment that we’re pondering.

Words and Errata – The Vocal Edition – Ep001

15May/15

Episode 001 – All for Fun, and Fun for All

Episode 001 – All for Fun, and Fun for All

May 15, 2015