Here's a nice little five star review on my gay romantic suspense novel: THE STRANGE CASE OF KURT JAMES.
"An Instant Classic!
"Kurt James is not one to stay out of the limelight. Tired of wasting his time on drugs and being known as New York's infamous call boy, he turns his life around by becoming a highly sought-after tutor for business giants and barons. However, tragedies always seem to follow Kurt wherever he goes. Scandals, violence, and murders; is he simply a spectator, or does his closet conceal skeletons? It all began when Kurt met the Darling family and found himself falling in love with the father, David, and his son, Claude — someone he has been hired to tutor. David's connection to President Richard Nixon raises a few eyebrows, but the Watergate Scandal makes things worse for him. Topped with two murders at the Darling Place on Fifth Avenue, and Kurt once again finds himself in the middle of mayhem.
The Strange Case of Kurt James by Jery Tillotson is another compelling addition to the author's fascinating list of novels with strong gay themes. This tale has the perfect amount of adventure, thrill, mystery, and excitement to make it a bestseller, similar to the author's previously published novels, Naked Jesus and White Gods. James's story will take you from the 1973 drug-fueled streets of New York to the posh neighborhoods and beyond as he tries to fight off negative labels attached to his name. Is he a home wrecker, or is there more to his story?
Jery Tillotson has long been a cherished writer. Ever since he left his career as a journalist and started penning down short stories and novels for fiction lovers, he has managed to become an international sensation, and rightfully so. With The Strange Case of Kurt James, he sustains his spot amongst other popular writers yet again, delivering a tale that is twisty and in prose that is gorgeous; the characters are nuanced and the conflict expertly written to transform the story into a page-turner.
REVIEWED BY DAVID REYES
Review Date: November 7, 2021
Category: Fiction - LGBT
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In 1973, Darling Place is recognized as the most opulent of the grand mansions that line Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
Yet, within those gilded walls, poisonous emotions simmer--awaiting a flame to ignite them into an inferno of explosive fury. There's sixteen-year-old Claude Darling: handsome, precocious, drug addicted and habitually arrested for indecent exposure. His mother is neurotic millionairess Mona, whose become a strident feminist activist but who brutally tortures her adorable little son, Tuffy. Her husband is David Darling, most handsome and promiscuous of the Wall Street tigers and intimate confidante to President Richard Nixon, who battles daily the Watergate Scandal in Washington that uncovers a vast web of conspiracy and criminality that can land the Chief Executive in prison.
Enter golden-haired, charismatic Kurt James into this maelstrom of raw emotions to tutor Claude and whose dynamic personality quickly fascinates both father and son—much to the alarm of Mona. She demands her husband fire this extraordinary young man who desperately wants to hide his notorious past as Gotham's most expensive male escort and gay activist. When David refuses and instead promotes Kurt to manage the operation of the mansion, two violent murders explode at Darling Place and overnight, the name of Kurt James becomes emblazoned in headlines as a "degenerate" homewrecker and the lover of President' Nixon's most intimate confidante. Is Kurt James just another victim of violent homophobia rampant at that time? Or is he actually a dazzling yet cunning psychopath who trails behind him a history of scandal, turmoil and murder?
His strange secret is finally revealed in an ending guaranteed to shock the reader!
o reinvent himself from the city's most highly paid male escort to Gotham's most in-demand private
In 1941, sixteen-year-old Brandon witnesses the violent deaths of both his bigger-than-life parents.
His mother, Dr. Laura Mirakle, along with six black members of her medical staff, are murdered by the Ku Klux Klan when she tries to operate an integrated clinic in Georgia. Brandon shoots dead three of the terrorists.
His father, the dashing Milo Mirakle, takes his truamatized son back with him to Pearl Harbor where President Roosevelt has assigned the brilliant military affairs professor to a key consultant job. Brandon falls in love with beautiful island boy, Rudy. But on Decemember 7, both Rudy and Milo Mirakle and 3,000 young military men perish when the Japanese Army drop their bombs.
Seventy-five years later, a dying Brandon returns to Pearl Harbor for the anniversary of the massacre--but his life is shockingly changed when he meets a strange young man.
From swamp lust - to swamp fury!
Dark Oaks Art Colony, right next to the treacherous Ochobaca Swamp, slumbers beneath the sultry Alabama sun - until dynamo Sunny St. James roars in from his sensational appearance on Broadway to write his memoirs. His golden looks and dazzling charisma enchants the twenty-one male residents who battle for his attention. But someone doesn't want him there and plant first a monster alligator and then a monster Burmese Python in his cabin to frighten him to leave. Will Suny and his lusty swamp lover survive to marry in Manhattan? Or will both perish as victims in the slithery place of horror in swamp hell! Jason Fury will arouse the reader with a jaw-dropping gallery of complicated wild men!
Among the leading gay authors represented in this book, my best-seller from 1993, THE ROPE ABOVE, THE BED BELOW is highlighted with a long excerpt which describes a sex-mad Manhattan of 1980 in which a serial killer stalks blonde-haired go-go boys, which describes the hero. This book is based on an actual string of butcheries committed mostly in Greenwich Village, starting in the late 1970s. The killer was never found although the strongest theory is that the madman was actually a New York City vice squad worker.
One boy becomes a famous gay fashion designer. His sibling grows into a blazing replica of his extraordinary father, Emmanuel Trident, who many in the doomed village of their birth believed to be Jesus Christ. The boys vow to return to their home and prove once and for all whether Emmanuel Trident really was the Messiah.
From best-selling author, JERY TILLOTSON...
On a wintry evening in 1940, a mysterious stranger suddenly appears in the crime-ridden village of Vesaria in the North Carolina mountains.
Like a miracle, big, powerful, charismatic Emmanuel Trident brings joy and prosperity to the community. He creates his own church where he appears naked to preach the word of a prehistoric and androgyhous deity named Mouria. This Mountain Messiah enthralls everyone. But then he marries the notorious outcast, the beautiful transexual Diana DuPree and they have the miracle birth of twin sons.
An enraged Ku Klux Klan massacres the family and the village is destroyed by a horrendous plague.
Yet, stories abound in later years that Emmanuel Trident was able to escape into a magic cavern near the village of Vesaria and sleeps eternally until a psychic signal is sent for his resurrection.
His twin sons survive. One becomes a famous gay fashion designer. His sibling becomes a blazing replica of his mythical father.
Together, they vow to seek out the fate of Emmanuel Trident--and to prove once and for all whether or not he really is the Messiah!
The old Saunders House sits grim and remote on a desolate mountain top. Visit it if you wish--but you'll never escape. The terrifying Benji roams the corridors, destroying all intruders into "his" home. Wielding an axe, he believes in giving his victims more than 40 whacks. First there was Death House. Then came Horror House. And then the climatic House of the Screaming Clowns.
"Lock your doors. Look under the bed. Terrifying reading from a master!" Amazon
She was the high school outcast--shunned, spit upon, beaten up because she was locked up in a mad house until she was sixteen for such unsettling talents for levitation, mentally moving around objects and walking through walls.
He was the powerful jock who became fascinated with her and took her home to meet his father, the powerful werewolf king of Grizzly Mountain.
Together they joined forces to battle the vicious towns people who wanted to destroy the wolf paradise and replace it with a glitzy resort.
With danger fast approaching, Gretch warns her werewolf lover: "Run fast, my wolfboy!"
Celebrating its 30th anniversary of being in print. Published in 1993 by Masquerade Books, Jason Fury's powerful collection of male-male stories became an overnight sensation and gradually an international best-seller. The book was re-issued by the Author's Guild of Back-in-Print of American classics and once more became a top seller. And then in January 2017, Open Road Media brought the rights and re-issued it once more to a new generation. Although banned in Canada until 2011, the twenty-one stories of complicated men have enthralled readers for two decades. Badboys, hot Daddies, psychos, jocks, truckers, tragic lovers, Fury's tales range from the heart-breaking, "Barbed Wire," to the humorous, "The Bastard of the County," to the haunting "The Last of the Seven Beauties." Read and be thrilled by story collection that was "rejected by over 120 agents and editors who all called my stories junk, porno and garbage."
Now considered a "must" for any collector of classics, add ERIC'S BODY and be thrilled over and over again--as hundreds of thousands of readers have done in the past.
By 54, Jery Tillotson was recognized as a pioneer in gay writing that began in 1978.
And at the age of 73, he rediscovered the joy of male-male romance again via cyber dating in the city of Asheville, NC.
Through it all, the author describe the violent homophobia that marked most of his life--even during his fifteen years as a prize-winning journalist.
Shocking but true, take a journey through the tumultuous life he lived and be fascinated, aroused and not forgotten
Jery Tillotson says this about the writing of HIS EYES WERE DARK HE LICKED HIS LIPS: "I lived on the Upper Eastside of Manhattan for 25 years and I would walk past these enormous old mansions and structures, some which seemed boarded up and deserted, and I wondered about their histories. One nearby doorman I knew on Fifth Avenue told me that one of these gothic structures was the scene of a sensational murder trial in the seventies where the heiress was butchered. No one was ever convicted although there was heavy suspicions about the handsome young housekeeper and the stunning Wall Street tycoon and the badboy son all having a gay affair. That, I thought, would make a great story."
Non-stop action as Mr. Universe, Johnny America, and his muscle gods join forces with Queen of the Underworld, Christian Tremont, and her army of beautiful vampire and werewolf boys, as they battle the Dark Ones, the hideous union of monsters as they fight to take over the real world. Is Atlas the real father of Johnny America? Only the Great God Pan can decide the war!
Jason Fury's feverish novel is set in the sex-mad world of Manhattan's night life--where killers and go-go boys flourish! Based on a real life series of unsolved murders of handsome male strippers in the city's dark underside of Greenwich Village and S&M bars. All has vanished but Jason Fury brilliantly evokes that time which he knew well--all before the AIDS epidemic struck!
Jery Tillotson's prize winning memoir, NIGHTS OF FURY, has been acclaimed as one of the best autobiographies by an author to be published. Shocking but true--from a victim of violent homophobia abuse to a pioneer of gay literature, Tillotson proves that he has the steely determination to endure over seven decades.
In Jason Fury's stunning collection tales of eerie, macabre gay erotica, THE SECRET OF JIMMY X and OTHER STORIES OF THE MACABRE, check your windows and lock your doors. Meet a gallery of twenty-one men, all involved in bizarre events that will change--or end--their lives. In "The Pirates of Black Lake," a pornographer chooses a treacherous swamp to film his young performers, only to encounter a monster that ends it all. A lonely school teacher wishes his boyfriend were alive after a terrible tractor accident--and then one night there comes a rapping on the door. A naïve author falls in love with his hunky new neighbor across the street--and discovers serial killers come in sexy packages. Thrill and chill to stories that surpass Jason Fury's international best-seller, ERIC'S BODY!
None have any idea that they will receive an unwelcome visit from a terrifying axe-killer, Benji, whose returned to reclaim his 'home."
Before the sun shines again, the fancy rooms and corridors of Mountain Manor are lined with headless corpses--and Benji has twenty new heads to add to his collection.
In a remote cabin, a woman writer hears a door creak open above her--where there's not supposed to be anyone there. A demonic mother has finally gotten rid of her handicapped child by drowning her--but the little girl returns to exact her revenge. These are only two of the terrifying tales where women discover horror awaits them in the most unexpected places. A young mother discovers too late there's a prehistoric dinosaur in the canyon below...A lunatic picks up thewrong passenger to murder...a pair of plastic shoes become lethal weapons from a ghost. Lock your doors and batten the hatches--that creaking sound of a door heralds more horror than you can handle!