Honorary Blogger Bryan Keating: Paused Individuals Ready to Move Forward + Giveaway!


Paused Individuals Ready to Move Forward

by Bryan Keating

Hello!! First, I would like to say thank you to the generous Blogger Girls for taking a chance on a young, first-time writer and letting me spread the good word about my passion, my writing, and letting me introduce my novel Paused on their popular website.

I’m so fascinated by the newest community I’ve recently been introduced to: the M4M Reading Community. Honestly, I thought being thrown into the LGBTQ community at a young age was hard to grasp, boy, was I ever wrong! While writing my first novel, Paused, I was gladly letting loose on some sex scenes within my book, a bathhouse scene in particular has blessed me with many blushes from some readers not familiar with the genre. The community, however, wow! Upon reading some of your work, I was shocked! I was like, damn, my next one I can really go all out! The readers who have reached out to me have inspired me to continue to writing and be very upfront and honest in future erotic scenes.

I would like to personally invite all of you to read Paused, as it is my precious child in my young life. The story is based on true events. The characters are my friends and frenemies. The book is now my way of life. As a writer and artist, it is my goal for the world to see my work and it be archived in the record books. I wish to have you take a wild ride from your life into my world. Engulf your mind in insanity, addiction, sex and love.

I look forward to hearing from each and every one of you with your comments, suggestions, and support. Together, it is our duty to really embrace the M4M novels and raise them into mainstream awareness.


About Paused 

3After ditching a flight for a new adventure, former, reality television star, Taylor Quinn, is scrambling the colorful streets of Chicago with notorious addictions. Taylor quickly begins dating a privileged drug dealer who unknowingly provides him with the necessities he desires. Just as he starts to better his future, Taylor’s destructive roommate reenters his life and the two struggle to feed their addiction to addictions. Unfortunately, Taylor consistently causes chaos into the lives of his loved ones as he strives for an escape. In separate but intertwined stories, Taylor’s best friend, Adrienne Ponziano and his favorite frenemy, Lynn Riley, have impulsive adventures of their own. Adrienne, while unhappily engaged, romances numerous men in hopes of gaining the true love she desires. Her actions activate her hidden family history sending her on a chase around Illinois. Closet, lipstick lesbian Lynn turns towards online dating websites to explore her hidden sexuality. Her double life leads her to a mischievous woman connected to everyone she seems to know.

Available at: Amazon


About Bryan Keating

Bryan Keating, or alternately and more commonly known as Mickey Drake, is a 24 year old self-published author and Chicago native. After being relatively sheltered for most of his youth, Bryan eventually would go onto attending Columbia College Chicago where he would gain the professional skills for writing to match with his unique talent. Throughout his college experience and finally being fully introduced to the LGBTQ community, he began writing about his adventures, perils, and loves which continue to inspire his writing today. Thus he created and wrote Paused, a novel based on true events.

Bryan’s passion for writing tales within his community, the LGBTQ community, stems from his sudden release into the gay community and love without much prior knowledge. He was, as the new world around him: reckless, ruthless, and inviting. Through Paused, Bryan hopes to make an example of his experiences through his character’s stories. Whether that example is to be feared, confused, erotic, or enthralled is entirely up to the individual reader.

Bryan now lives in Los Angeles, California where he continues to write each day. He is still inspired by those he meets along his journey in life and is drafting the sequel to Paused, expected to be released next year (2015).

Find out more about Bryan on Facebook or Instagram.


Bryan has graciously offered up a mobi copy of Paused to one lucky winner!! The giveaway starts now and ends September 24, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. To enter, just click the link below!

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Please be aware that the only way to enter the giveaway is to click the Rafflecopter link above. Any comments on this post will not count towards entering the giveaway, except to verify your Rafflecopter entry.

Don’t forget to check out JustJen’s review of Paused to see what she thought of it!

Good luck!

Categories: Book Promo, Giveaways, Honorary Blogger Post, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , | 9 Comments

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9 thoughts on “Honorary Blogger Bryan Keating: Paused Individuals Ready to Move Forward + Giveaway!

  1. debby236

    I have read a few stories with reality TV as part of it. They are very intriguing.

  2. Serena S.

    I like the blurb, count me in.Thanks!

  3. Ardent ereader

    I’d like to read Paused, thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Barbra

    I’m always interested in new young writers. Thanks for the intro. 🙂

  5. New author for me. The book sounds interesting.

  6. Welcome to our community. Hope you continue to add to the genre.

  7. Great guest post, Bryan. And a warm welcome to the m/m writing world!

    JLT =)

  8. Sounds very interesting – a story founded in reality! Congratulations on your first novel and welcome to the m/m novel world!! Thank you for sharing your intriguing story and thank you for the opportunity to win!! 🙂

  9. Thank you for an interesting post and congratulations on your new novel and for offering a copy as a prize.

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