Monday, September 26, 2011

Review of The Finder at Man Oh Man Reviews

The Finder has a new review, this one from Man On Man Reviews. They liked it! Here's an excerpt:
Mr. Fox has a very good ear for dialogue and a very skilled way of painting the scene for his reader. You know the adage show don’t tell? Well, Mr. Fox does just that. He has created a world so vivid that one can see everything that is happening in their mind. I felt like I was watching a movie in my imagination while I was reading and was actually sad when I finished the last page, always a sign of a great book.

The characters in The Finder are all real, distinguished people who you feel and care about. You want to know what happens next and each one has their own voice and personality. The pacing of the book moves at a nice speed. It never felt slow or sluggish to me and the love scenes are hot as well as romantic; always a nice combination.

You can find the full review here.

Monday, July 25, 2011

A review at Reviews by Jessewave

Reviews by Jessewave took a look at The Finder and liked it! Here's part of what they had to say:
When Rhan and Aeric meet for the first time, I really liked how the author managed to convey understandable wariness in Rhan while at the same time being attracted to Aeric’s smile. Their initial connection and the development of such a connection throughout the book just worked really well for me. I felt that despite a lot of grim things Rhan and Aeric go through, their connection was just full of joy. I cannot describe it any better than this; it just worked for me.
The reviewer also thought the plot was "very fun and exciting," which was great to hear. You can find the whole review here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A review by Amos Lassen

The Finder has its first pro review, and I'm relieved to say it's a good one! It's especially nice that the reviewer liked the story even though science fiction isn't his favorite genre. Here's part of what he had to say:
When well drawn characters merge with a really good plot, the result is a wonderful read and that is exactly what Brandon Fox gives us in “The Finder”. Rhan is a wonderful character and his unique qualities make him really special. When he is forced to take on an adventure that will take him to many surprises, the plot just keeps getting better. * * * Descriptions are wonderful and one feels a sense of mystery along with the very hot gay romance. But there is also love which can be seen in the tenderness that Rhan and Aerik share. While this genre of fiction is not my particular favorite, I must admit that I thoroughly enjoyed “The Finder”. The story is related in beautiful prose and for me that is very important.
You can read the full review here.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Finder

Welcome! If you've found this blog you're probably already a fan of M/M romance, and maybe fantasy or science fiction that includes gay characters. I'll also be blogging about my novels in this genre.

So to get things started here's some information on my latest novel, The Finder. (Don't worry, there aren't any spoilers. Everything mentioned here is background information.) The action takes place about 800 years after a war ruined large parts of the world. People are living simple lives and some of them, called finders, make their living by digging salvage from the ruins. Objects with an unknown purpose are feared as potentially dangerous relics of the great war.

The main character, Rhan, is a finder and is very good at what he does. The problem is that his success relies on his ‘mark,’ which is an unusual ability or physical feature. His society views marks as a contamination of the bloodline and culls people who bear them.

His life gets even more complicated when he is drafted to help hunt a heretic who is rumored to be using an ancient artifact to stir up trouble. And I’d better leave it at that since part of the fun is seeing what happens when Rhan leaves the frying pan and is thrown into the fire. But take a look at the cover and you’ll probably be able to make a guess or two, especially if you read the blurb.

I'll be posting some excerpts here, but a good place to start is on the Dreamspinner Press website where there's already an extended excerpt from the first chapter. There's a handy eBook edition, as well as a paperback version featuring a terrific cover by Catt Ford.