Category: Blurbs

Time Flies

GAY ROMANCE /​ SCIENCE FICTION

Time Flies - science fiction by Wynn Wagner
ISBN: 9781938964039 (paper­back)
ISBN: 9781938964046 (case­bound)
ISBN: 9781938964053 (ebook)
ASIN: B01MUFGNVW (Ama­zon Kindle MOBI)
BCID: 755 – 14419253 (goodreads)


Small town Tex­as is tough on a gay kid, but this one decid­ed to learn karate. Prob­lem solved, or so he thought.

Time Flies is fun­ny. It’s the ten­der sto­ry of a young man who doesn’t let soci­ety or its machin­ery hold him back. He’s going to fall in love, and there’s noth­ing you can do about it. He’s going to save the world, and it’s so Top Secret that nobody gives him a medal or says Thank You. Those would have been nice, but what he got was love.

His whole life is about hope. If bub­ba doesn’t give you hope, you make it your­self. If soci­ety says you’re sub­stan­dard, go change the stan­dard. Andreas learns how to do that, and he’s real­ly fun­ny doing it.

Time Files starts angry. The nar­ra­tor hates liv­ing in Tex­as, hates the bub­bas down the street, and has a gen­er­al­ly foul atti­tude. His roost­er is con­tin­u­al­ly stoned on pot seeds from some­where. The book goes through snarky and fun­ny, and it ends with some of the most lov­ing prose we’ve seen in years.


NOTE: All eBooks con­tain live con­tent.


This is Wynn Wagner’s first book since a hos­pi­tal stay of 5-months awhile ago. He has no pan­creas now, and he suf­fers from demen­tia. Writ­ing with demen­tia isn’t as sim­ple as you might think.


Brent: a Gay Book Hall of Fame

BRENT: THE HEART READER is the 2012 winner of the Gay Book Hall of Fame.

BRENT: THE HEART READER is the 2012 win­ner of the Gay Book Hall of Fame.

Here at Mys­tic Ways Books, we are gid­dy (and a lit­tle fright­ened) to let you know that Wynn Wagner’s Brent: the Heart Read­er has been induct­ed into the Gay Book Hall of Fame.

We’re a lit­tle fright­ened by this because Dr. Wag­n­er’s already got a big head, and this isn’t going to be shrink­ing it.

This is what the GBHoF said about Dr. Wag­n­er and Brent:

Brent the Heart Reader

Brent the Heart Read­er
In the Gay Book Hall of Fame

Wynn Wagner’s books are always decep­tively easy to read, and they are usu­ally fun­ny or irrev­er­ent. They are deep­er and stronger than you might think at first. He has an affin­ity for first per­son nar­ra­tives.

What makes his nov­els impor­tant for the LGBT world is that they are always about empow­er­ment. If there is a bul­ly, you can assume he or she will end up get­ting bul­lied. Sissies are the tough guys.

Although he is a retired arch­bishop in the Old Catholic Church, many of his nov­els deal with the hege­mony of orga­nized reli­gion run amuck.

In Brent: The Heart Read­er, Wag­ner takes on adop­tion. The nar­ra­tor was adopt­ed by a right wing evan­gel­i­cal fam­ily that hates queers. If you guessed that fam­ily mem­bers take a few licks, you’d be what we call cor­rec­ta­mundo. Along the way, the nar­ra­tor falls in love with a full-blood­ed Sioux. Brent has to learn and grow as oth­ers look to him for wis­dom and strength.

Brent is for mature audi­ences.

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They’re oppo­sites. In most sit­u­a­tions they’d bare­ly see the oth­er as a life form. One’s a street kid with an amaz­ing tal­ent for busi­ness. The other’s a clair­voy­ant Swede with a take-no-pris­on­ers PFLAG-activist mom.

From the best-sell­ing and award-win­ning author of Brent: the Heart Read­er, and Vamp Camp, and Fangs over Amer­i­ca, and Tarot for Chris­tians, comes this tale of two young men who should nev­er have met. A near tragedy “threw” them togeth­er even though nei­ther want­ed it.

influ­en­tial is the ten­der sto­ry of a romance that thrived despite the couple’s best efforts.

ISBN 978 – 1-938964 – 68-8 (1938964683)
Foot­print 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Per­fect Bound on Cre­me w/​Gloss Lam
Spine 0.5238
Pages 230
Car­ton qty 36
Whole­sale return­able  yes

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Commitment Issues

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A trag­ic end­ing to his first real love affair and the sub­se­quent guilt sent Sean Roberts sink­ing into alco­holism, destroy­ing his career and near­ly cost­ing him his life. After fight­ing his way back from the edge and with five years of sobri­ety under his belt, he begins to rebuild his broad­cast­ing career, but love con­tin­ues to elude him.

It takes a per­fect encoun­ter with a mys­te­ri­ous angel, sev­er­al enthu­si­as­tic romps with an agent, and meet­ing the man of his dreams at an AA meet­ing to open his eyes again to love’s pos­si­bil­i­ties. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, fate isn’t done toy­ing with him and threat­ens to snatch away the joy he’s found with the beau­ti­ful Wyatt… but Sean is ready to fight for his life and for his love.

Num­ber of Page 250
Inte­ri­or Type Black and White
Trim Size (inch­es) 6 x 9
Bind­ing US Trade Paper
Pub­lished 2011, Dream­spin­ner Press

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[three][quote2]“Wow, I don’t even know where to begin. The sto­ry is so well writ­ten that the read­er is able to under­stand every nuance, every glib, every shift of scene that occurs. It helps if you are famil­iar with AA and their 12 steps and their bada** no excus­es sup­port groups. But you come to under­stand about hit­ting bot­tom before being able to climb back up. Sean had hit bot­tom, but is now an AA mem­ber and is able to spon­sor new­er mem­bers, but still has his prob­lems with some­times want­i­ng to slide back into the “fog”. Mr. Wag­n­er has given Sean depth, he makes him real, with real prob­lems and almost unat­tain­able (some­times not so real) solu­tions. I hadn’t expect­ed the twists and turns the “antag­o­nist” of the sto­ry threw in the path of Sean and Wyatt, but it sure kept me on the edge of my seat. Although the antag­o­nist remains imper­son­al and cold, we are still able to glimpse into a trou­bled mind. After you’ve read this, you will also see that 5 Stars are not enough.”

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The Vamp in the Silver Mask (Vamp Camp 3)

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Mårten Larsson and his hus­bands — plu­ral — are at it again, sav­ing the world from exsan­guina­tion one twist­ed vam­pire bad guy at a time. As the Obscu­rati sniper team known as the Unseen Death, Mårten and Oberon trav­el the world exter­mi­nat­ing the undead, leav­ing Lon­ny to be the brains of their vam­pire empire back home in Bavaria.

But the ren­o­va­tions Lon­ny has slat­ed for Lech­mont Manor get put on the back burn­er when some major demo­li­tion unearths a stone coffin and a decades-old plot to pol­ish off the pope. Sud­den­ly the Obscu­rati are the ones being hunt­ed by mem­bers of a pow­er­ful super­nat­u­ral orga­ni­za­tion that aren’t afraid to walk in the day­light. To make mat­ters worse, the mount­ing ten­sion is dri­ving a wedge between Mårten and his hus­bands. If Mårten wants to save their unlives — and their mar­riage — he will have to solve the mys­tery of the vamp in the sil­ver mask before the Illu­mi­nati turn out the lights.
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Num­ber of Page 200
Inte­ri­or Type Black and White
Trim Size (inch­es) 6 x 9
Bind­ing US Trade Paper
Pub­lished 2011, Dream­spin­ner Press

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The Vamp in the Silver Mask (Vamp Camp 3)

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The Obscurati (Vamp Camp 2)

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A hun­dred years after his turn­ing, Mårten Larsson and his lover Oberon have tak­en the com­pas­sion and car­ing they found in Vamp Camp and cre­at­ed an empire that brings bal­ance to vam­pire soci­ety around the world. Once two gid­dy young vamps, now they’re the most for­mi­da­ble vam­pire hit squad in his­to­ry: The Obscu­rati.

As the “Unseen Death,” the duo enforces vam­pire law. When a vam­pire breaks the rules any­where in the world, or when the local vam­pire lead­ers can’t con­trol a sit­u­a­tion, that’s when The Obscu­rati show up. Mårten and Oberon tur­bo-charge the action with the lat­est in anti-vamp fire­pow­er and more, all the while push­ing their steamy rela­tion­ship to the next lev­el.

Num­ber of Page 210
Inte­ri­or Type Black and White
Trim Size (inch­es) 6 x 9
Bind­ing US Trade Paper
Pub­lished 2011, Dream­spin­ner Press

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[three][quote2]“Goodbye, vam­pires in New Orleans, Colo­nial era. Hel­lo, vam­pires in Ger­many, World War One era. Author Wynn Wag­n­er tack­les a sub­ject that many authors have tack­led, notably Anne Rice, and he has found new and col­or­ful and erotic ways to write about it. Best of all, he does it with the deli­cious­ly dry wit that infus­es every­thing he writes.”

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This is the sequel to Vamp Camp.

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The Obscurati (Vamp Camp 2)

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Vamp Camp

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[/list3][three]Did Mårten Larsson want to be a vamp? Not so much. He want­ed it as much as he asked to have a sis­sy cir­cle over the å in his name. He just woke up dead one day with a piece of paper that said, “Dude, you’re a vam­pire. Drink some blood. Don’t sun­tan.”

Luck­i­ly, anoth­er vam­pire finds Mårten and agrees to teach him how to live (well, not live, exact­ly) as a vam­pire. And so Mårten goes to Vamp Camp, where he has to sur­vive with­out get­ting staked or baked, learn how to work with fangs and blood lust while spend­ing time with his boyfriend, and employ his wicked wit as he mas­ters the art and sci­ence of vam­pirism.

Num­ber of Page 244
Inte­ri­or Type Black and White
Trim Size (inch­es) 6 x 9
Bind­ing US Trade Paper
Pub­lished 2010, Dream­spin­ner Press
Vamp Camp by Wynn Wagner

Audio­book now avail­able at Audi­ble and iTunes

 

Now an audio­book at Audi­ble and iTunes.
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[three][quote2]“Sick of the same old tired, über-pow­er­ful vamps but can’t quite let go of those sexy suck­ers? Def­i­nite­ly give Vamp Camp a try then. This hilar­i­ous, wit­ty, sly, enter­tain­ing, sexy, and flat-out laugh-out-loud fun­ny romp hits so many high points…”

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[quote2]“Bloody, yet ten­der. Fun­ny, yet poignant. The boys are back and more hys­ter­i­cal than ever. I am delight­ed that Wynn Wag­n­er is writ­ing again, after a near fatal dis­ease almost took him from us. Here the author lets us ride this tale through the eyes of a sar­cas­tic vam­pire who would nev­er admit to the flaws we all see so plain­ly. I don’t know how author Wynn Wag­n­er main­tains such a dif­fi­cult voice, but he pulls it off flaw­less­ly. How did he even do that? My mon­ey is on design­er drugs or expen­sive coun­sel­ing or both.”

— Queer Enough Reviews[/quote2]

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Mårten Larsson is one of the rich­est blood­suck­ers ever, but his unlife isn’t exact­ly a flight in the park. There are some things mon­ey can’t buy — like an instruc­tion man­u­al on what to do when the vam­pire queen quits and leaves you in charge of Europe. Sud­den­ly Mårten has to jug­gle pol­i­tics, his roy­al wardrobe, and this new­fan­gled thing called “e-mail.” And his Ger­man still sucks.

But hey, Mårten can han­dle it. After all, he (sort of) sur­vived World War I, being mar­ried to two vora­cious­ly horny vam­pires (at the same time), and life as a sniper tak­ing out the most dan­ger­ous vamps in his­to­ry. A lit­tle respon­si­bil­i­ty should be no prob­lem… right?

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[three][quote2]“Hamlet is a dead­ly vam­pire who loves to kill. He doesn’t go after humans just because they’re handy. He hunts until he finds some­body he thinks needs to be hunt­ed. His idea of sport is to put him­self in a sit­u­a­tion where he’s attacked by gangs of skin­heads. He attacks the attack­ers, dis­as­sem­bling them piece by piece, and dec­o­rates the Alps with strands of homo­phobes. Thug kid­ney here. Homo­pho­bic spleen over there. I’ve seen him do it, singing “for­get your trou­bles, c’mon, get hap­py” as he toss­es fin­gers and eye­balls around the moun­tains, usu­al­ly with his own lit­tle fin­ger dain­ti­ly point­ing out­ward. He once car­ried a ruffian’s remains into the Alps, pulling off body parts as he repeat­ed, ‘He loves me; he loves me not.’

That part made me laugh out loud.. and my dog is look­ing at me fun­ny now.”

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Brent: the Heart Reader

 

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A new age romance by Wynn Wag­n­er

Brent is a tarot read­er, a young man whose adopt­ed fam­i­ly doesn’t like tarot read­ers or gays or Swedes or any­thing else that Brent can bring to the dis­cus­sion.  One of his tarot read­ings is for a young Sioux man, and that’s where Brent’s old life stops. Brent’s finds a whole new life that is full of won­der and adven­ture, as he learns to read his own heart first.

Viking meets Sioux — fire­works.

BRENT: THE HEART READER is the ten­der and sexy sto­ry of self-aware­ness and accep­tance as this wound­ed heal­er lets him­self fall in love with a won­der­ful man.

 

Paper­back ISBN 978 – 1470072841
Hard­back ISBN 978 – 1-105 – 61875-8
e-Book ISBN 978 – 1620955758
Size 5 x 8 in. (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Pages 316
BISAC Fic­tion /​ Gay (adult con­tent)
Tags new age, tarot, lgbt, romance, gay, gay adop­tion

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Brent the Heart Reader, narrated by Chris Patton

Audio­book, nar­rat­ed by Chris Pat­ton

[quote2]Retired arch­bish­op: I get that. I even can see how you might write gay fic­tion. It’s a niche, but I can see it. Best­seller on top of every­thing else: mazel tov. Explic­it, which is cool. Now you know tarot? The hell? Dude, pick a lane.

Park­er B. Olsson, iras­ci­ble New York­er

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Amos Las­son

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Brent: the Heart Reader

BRENT: THE HEART READER is the 2012 winner of the Gay Book Hall of Fame.

BRENT: THE HEART READER is the 2012 win­ner of the Gay Book Hall of Fame.

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