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GayRomLit Retreat - Atlanta, and a new review from MM Good Book Reviews

So, first things first, this lovely review comes from Pixie of MM Good Book Reviews, who recommends The Beast Without "to those who love the good old-fashioned brutal werewolves, vampires without a care in the world, a very interesting storyline with many threads and a thoroughly enjoyable read.", giving it 4 hearts out of 5.

Obviously, it's hugely exciting to know that people are enjoying the novel so much, so thank you for reading and your kind words.

I'm also getting very excited now about GayRomLit Retreat, which will see the cream of M/M authors and many devoted fans and much-welcome newbies descend upon Atlanta, Georgia for four or five days in October.

Good news and bad news, the bad news being I won't be there in any official 'Author' capacity. GayRomLit is a hot, HOT event for M/M Romance writers and their fans, meaning places are strictly limited and unfortunately, registrations sold out before the proofs were even signed off on The Beast Without. With that said, I will be there, as a reader, so if you do happen to see me wandering around do come say hi.

Check out the amazing range of talent that will be there in an 'official' capacity, and I hope to see you at the Retreat!

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