The Hardest Thing giveaway at Goodreads.

Live in the US? Like sex? Like books? There’s a giveaway offer on my new novel The Hardest Thing at Goodreads, just follow the link here.

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The Hardest Thing – out now

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Yes, reader, you can now hold The Hardest Thing in your hand, consume it, enjoy it, etc etc. My new novel is a Learification of the Lee Child school of hard-boiled thrillers – but unlike Mr Child’s Jack Reacher, my Dan Stagg is gay. I hope it will please fans of crime novels and lovers of the male anatomy. It’s out in the US already from Cleis Press, while the UK gets its own edition from Turnaround in August.

All formats in all territories on Amazon and other usual outlets.

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Publishing news

Greetings, smutlovers. Just a quick update on all things Lear. My new novel, The Hardest Thing, is now scheduled for June 2013 publication, from Cleis Press as usual. It took me a lot longer to finish than I had anticipated, but I hope you’ll agree it’s worth the wait. It’s my first stab at a contemporary setting, and all you need to know at this stage is it’s ‘James Lear does Lee Child’. The cover is fantastic, I’ll show it to you as soon as I get the green light.

Secondly, the Lear canon is now available as audiobooks so you can listen while you drive, shower, cook or anything else that requires two hands. You can get them all your through local Amazon.

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95. Enigma, Robert Harris (1995)

95. Enigma, Robert Harris (1995).

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97. Cold Snap, Francis King (2009)

97. Cold Snap, Francis King (2009).

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Listen with Lear

To my surprise and delight, the enterprising folk at Cleis Press have done two of my novels as Audible Audiobooks. Obviously it would be better to have some obliging young man read the books aloud while you soak in the bath, sipping a cold martini or whatever else my thrill-seeking readers do, but this is a practical alternative. And I’m sure that narrator Daniel Carter has a voice like molten chocolate.You can currently get my country-house murder mystery The Back Passage and my American Civil War epic Hot Valley. I think it’s only in the US at the moment but I’ll keep you posted.

Meanwhile, some people have been asking whether this blog will see the return of the once-popular MySpace feature ‘Husband du Jour’, in which I cast an elderly roue’s eye over various pieces of talent, usually from the sporting, entertainment or military professions. And I feel the answer must be a resounding yes. So to get things off on the right foot, and to rid you of any hopes that I might be subtle, discerning or anything other than thuddingly obvious in my choices, let me admit that I have been ‘enjoying’ the deeply-nuanced performances of Taylor Lautner in the Twilight movies. When I saw a poster on the side of a bus recently advertising ‘Taylor Lautner abduction’ I thought it was a kind of themed weekend break, but sadly it was only a movie. Anyway, here he is in the key scene in New Moon, soaking wet and freshly barbered just for me.

Werewolf indeed. He’ll certainly howl when he sees my full moon.

 

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Welcome to the new James Lear website

Greetings, readers. This website represents my first concerted effort to bring the James Lear oeuvre to the online community. I’ve had ‘presence’ on MySpace and Facebook over the years, but I think it’s time to get a proper, dedicated site together and share with you some of the strange and wonderful things that being a purveyor of quality smut brings my way.

So, here you’ll be able to find out a bit about all my novels, what inspired them, what kind of reaction they got and so forth. You’ll hear about new projects and you’ll probably hear me screaming in frustration as yet another TV or film producer says ‘hey, Jim, The Back Passage would make a grrrrreat film!’, and then, six months down the line, tells me that it’s too rude, too dated, too gay etc.

The thing you really need to know at this point is that all the novels are available in both physical and e-book form. I’ll be posting links to the places where you can buy them, but suffice to say that Amazon retails them all over the world.

In the UK click here, in the US click here, en France cliquez içi und in Deutschland klicken sie hier.

Also (and you’ll be hearing more about this), I’ve got a new one coming out in 2012 called The Hardest Thing. So brace yourselves.

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