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Another great review for my novel THE PRICE OF DICK and a great price at $3.99!! Grab it now...it helps me pay for these great photos you enjoy!! Smooch Dan

well this is a nice surprise after a long workday...!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a book about a gay hooker, October 18, 2014
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This review is from: The Price Of Dick (Kindle Edition)
The title of this book put me off at first, and I didn't buy it for a while after seeing it on Amazon. When I finally did purchase it and started to read it, I was hooked. The meaning of the title become clear as you read the book. Skinner tells the story of JJ and Dick in the first person, with JJ as the narrator, so everything is from his perspective. The story shows the destructive nature of staying in the closet, even when, unknown to the closeted individual, many of the people in their life knows they are gay, and would be fine with them coming out. This story's closet case, 20 something Dick, is a mamma's boy in the most extreme sense, as he so terrified of his conservative Republican, Catholic mother finding out he likes men and not women, that he fabricates an elaborate life, complete with fake girlfriends and a "straight" roommate (JJ) to fool her. JJ, actually an out gay man of 30, is so taken by Dick's stunning beauty, and usefulness in his photography shoots for gay romance book covers, that he goes along with the farce that Dick creates...for years! I don't want to give away points of this great book that a detailed discussion would reveal, but this is a highly recommended, and enjoyable read.

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mypencilwordsme Featured By Owner 2 days ago
The best photographer is right here.
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MegAmor0444 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Aloha Dan, 

I have just bought Memorizing You.. Woww... I was also overcome with this novel. So many tender moments that made me cry. This book is really a masterpiece for you I feel. It's beautifully written, emotionally intelligent, deep, thoughtful. I am absolutely captivated by it. The characters are heartfelt and you really feel deeply for them. This is such an in depth love story, for everyone. Gay or hetero, I think it makes no difference, if you love a truly deep romance, this book is a must read. 

It tore open my heart (in a good way) and I can't recommend this book enough. Wow... to put it mildly. 

Thanks so much. I'm glad I ran across this on fb. What a find! Aloha Meg Amor :-)
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capraboia Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Love your gallery: it's so sweet!!!Clap Heart 
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mertonparrish Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Your new work is wonderful!  Enjoying it very much!
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robl1263 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Your work is fantastic.  I don't know how you can evoke so much emotion in a photograph but I had to sit back and just think after looking at your gallery.  It really moved me it was fantastic
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RenToRyuuIntheTardis Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ur photos are truly amazing. they somehow manage to capture so much energy/action while retaining such crisp and perfect composition. ty for ur art :3
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IsabellaRae Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
I was on deviant looking for cover photos for my upcoming m/m novel, and came across some of yours. When I read your profile, I was excited. To see someone so dedicated to bring a positive light to covers like this, that so many people look down on is amazing. Thank you for your beautiful art and mind!
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BillyBoyNY Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Dan
I'm a (former) fellow St Louisan and I just finished reading "Memorizing You" this evening and I was overcome.  There were moments throughout that left me pondering and often weeping.  I posted a review on Amazon (B.D. Time Traveler).  My words can't fully convey how beautifully crafted I feel this piece is, but rest assured I'll be making it known to all who will listen how important a work I feel you've penned.  Thank you the gift that this novel most certainly is to the canon of gay fiction.  You are an incredibly insightful and talented author and I eagerly await your next endeavor.  Bill Daugherty (www.billdaugherty.com)
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jemmytee55 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
I posted the cover using your photo on my page. Turned out really well. 
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ItsAllAnIllusion Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Thank you for sharing your lovely photos.
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