Reading at Jefferson Market Library, 425 Avenue of the Americas (near West 10th Street), on Sunday, October 8, 2-4 p.m. I will read excerpts from my novels and New York stories, sign books, and take questions. Books will be available for purchase. I'll be glad to see a friendly face or two there.
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A Male Prostitute and His Clients: the Lawyer, the Count, the Minister, the Alderman, the Man Who Wanted Nothing, and the Lover of Boys, plus His Aunt
This is the first in a series of posts where the author interviews his characters. The Pleasuring of Men (Gival Press, 2011) is the first novel in my Metropolis series of historical novels set in nineteenth-century New York. Tom Vaughan, a respectably raised young man, tells how he decided to become a male prostitute and fell in love with Walter Whiting, his most difficult client. The only gay-themed work in the Metropolis series. Some gay sex (inevitable, given the subject), but nothing too graphic and no porn. Reviews follow below. Available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Who all these other people are I don't presume to know. As Tom Vaughan's Aunt Jessie and a born meddler, I take an interest in his family. The brother is a mindless bully not worth my time, and the widowed mother a piece of scented fluff who has read Little Women twice. Tom is the interesting one, has possibilities. I'll take him in hand, shape him, teach him taste. But he's up to something, I can tell. He has a dark secret and whatever it is, I intend to find out. When Jessica Ames puts her mind to something, she rarely fails.
"At times amusing, gritty, heartfelt and a little sexy -- this would make a great summer read." Four-star Amazon customer review by BobW.
"Really more of a fantasy of a 19th century gay life than any kind of historical representation of the same." Three-star Goodreads review by Rachel.
"The detail Browder brings to this glimpse into history is only equaled by his writing of credible and interesting characters. Highly recommended." Five-star Goodreads review by Nan Hawthorne.
Available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.