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CollectionsYour library (531)

Reviews97 reviews

Tagsgay fiction (74), literary fiction (63), short stories (55), poetry (40), crime fiction (39), women's fiction (39), chick lit (25), historical fiction (25), contemporary (17), non-fiction (16) — see all tags

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About meAnne Brooke lives in Surrey, UK, and writes in a variety of genres, including gay erotic romance, fantasy, comedy, thrillers, biblical fiction and the occasional chicklit novel.

When not writing, she spends time in the garden attempting to differentiate between flowers and weeds, and in the allotment attempting to grow vegetables. Occasionally, she can also be found in the kitchen making cakes. Every now and again, they are edible.

Her websites can be found at:,, and (for fantasy fiction).

About my libraryI enjoy dark modern novels and punchy poetry. I particularly like gay-themed work, eg Maria McCann, Barry McCrea and Patricia Duncker.

GroupsCrime, Thriller & Mystery, M/M Romance... A cocky li'l group, Queer and Trans Lit, SlashThing, Writer-readers

Favorite authorsPatricia Duncker, Joseph Hansen, Joanne Harris, Maria McCann, Barry McCrea, Blake Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Mary Renault, Ruth Rendell (Shared favorites)


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Real nameAnne Brooke

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Member sinceDec 17, 2007

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Hi Anne,

I see that you've "favourited" Barry McCrea. I've just finished the "First Verse" and I'm very impressed with it. Some of the reviewers seem to be saying that in the end it all made perfect sense - am I missing something? I don't feel as if there is a tidy resolution at all and Niall's departure from the group although welcome came as something of a surprise to me.

Just interested in your take on it.

Best wishes,
Dear AnneBrooke,

I'm most pleased to meet you, too, and look forward to being friends.

Lisa Shapter
Hi Anne,

I remember you saying you were looking forward to Maria McCann's next book – it's called The Wilding, and is due out early February. I don't know if it's still following the same gay themes as As Meat Loves Salt, but the early buzz about it has been pretty positive.

Hi Anne,

Thanks for leaving me a note. I have to confess that I am having trouble to finish As Meat Loves Salt. I am not really into heavy stuff. It felt like I am studying for Eng Lit exam. :( But I am still determined (although weakly) to complete my reading. Somehow, I am more into coming out stories for teen, because I like to read about their struggles. I had tried to picture the lead character in the book, and somehow I got lost. I thought he was in UK, and then I thought he was in USA. I think somewhere in the book, I thought he was a black, and then I thought otherwise later. Sigh.. LOL.
Hi, Anne!

Happy to friend a fellow author! (Not a bad sort of job, is it?)

Rob xx
Thanks for friending me :)
(Sorry for the delay)

Hello Anne,

What a great offer....I would love a copy of A DANGEROUS MAN. How do I go about this?

I just purchased your "Maloney's Law" and will look forward to reading it. Many of your other titles seemed to be unavailable (at least through Amazon) ....

I absolutely loved As Meat Loves Salt. You have an interesting library. I'm going to have fun browsing it.
I loved it too! AS MEAT was one of the more inspiring pieces of writing I came across last year- haunting too, and one of those books that stays with you and you think a lot about the complexity of the characters.
Hey there.

Thanks for the invite. I'm so glad I've found someone else who enjoyed The First Verse. I've encountered quite a few people who weren't particularly impressed by it. I suppose it's so NOT the typical gay novel, that it confuses men who are looking for that. And Maria McCann's book...what can I say? When is she going to write something else, for heaven's sake? As Meat Loves Salt is probably one of my top ten books of all time!

Well, enough. I'm intrigued by your books; particularly the romantic comedies. I'll have to give them a peek. Take care.

Anne, is "Thorn in the Flesh" ever going to be available on (US)? I loked for it, but it comes up as an unavailable import, print on demand. I'd love to add it to my listmania but try not to put on books that readers can't buy...
I haven't gotten to "As Meat Loves Salt," but thanks fo rthe recommendation. I did buy it because it sounded good, but I buy 3-4 books a week so there's never enough time for them all! Waiting for my next vacation or holiday!
Hey Anne!

What do you think of my new photo? I know I'm not tall, but I was trying for at least dark & handsome. ;-)
Thanks, Anne.
"As Meat Loves Salt" is on my "to be read" list. There are so many to keep up with. So with yet another recommendation for it, I'll have to get to it!

Yes definitely Case Histories is fantastic too! (hope you mean the Kate Atkinson series with Jackson Brody!)... there is a new book out as well which I need to read.
Ah yes. I remember now. We had such a beautiful baby son. How is little Garbanzo? All grown up, I should expect. They years roll by so swiftly now.
Anne, we seem to find one another everywhere. I am now convinced that, in another life, we had some kind of torrid adulterous love affair, and were then brutally murdered by our two cuckholded spouses (who later sought comfort in one anothers' arms - that is - until they found themselves facing the electric chair, at which time each insisted that they had only helped the other to dispose of our bodies after he (or she) had finished strangling us with a length of butcher's twine. Perhaps that explains the shortness of breath I get every time I pass a butchershop window. Here I was blaming the skyrocketing price of my favorite Porterhouse Steaks.

Anyway, nice to see you again. Circumstances have conspired to lead us down different paths during this lifetime, but I am certain we shall make the best of friends, having already walked in the shoes of starcrossed lovers.

Be Well,
Pat Nelson Childs

Many thanks for the friend invite - I feel quite privileged.

I must check out your library and some of your own writings too - they sound interesting.

Benjamin "Bembo"
How crazy, both of us finding it by chance, what with the whole 'random verse' thing. Quite brilliant actually.

Hi Anne. Thanks for the ANOTHER author to read!!

Thanks! I haven't successfully found a Brandstetter novel yet, but I'm working on it. I was told by a friend that they were my kind of book, so I'm looking forward to them.
Thanks for your message.

Last year I read Aciman's gay-themed book and enjoyed it immensely. The prose was beautifully done, almost up to Waugh's in Brideshead.

Right now I'm reading Sorrow of an American By Siri Hustvedt, (Paul Auster's wife) which is enjoyable.

I see that you like psych crime so I must reccommend the obvious: Simenon/Maigret.

Sorry, but the mundane is about to encroach on my 4th: i.e. helping my ex spread some mulch over the flower beds. We actually get along ok and live in adjoining apartment buildings in a suburb of Detroit.

Enjoy the holiday and let me hear from you.
Thank you for friending me ^_^.

I love As Meat Loves Salt. My reaction to it was confusing ... I was devastated and uplifted at the same time. Usually I dissect books this time I think the book dissected me...strange...Powerful stuff. I hope she would write another book too.
Hi Anne,

nice to meet you, too! :)

Hi there - Nice to meet you.

Yeah, I really liked The First Verse. It was by sheer chance I ended up reading it and what a treat it turned out to be.

Hello Anne :)

Your books look good, especially A Dangerous Man & the upcoming Maloney's Law. I'm planning to go on a buying spree once PD Publishing releases ebooks, so I'll have to keep ML in mind.

Just curious though: how did you find me? Lol... Our libraries have no books in common, though the subject matter's pretty similar!
Hello Anne, to sign up for Early Reviewers you just go here:
Hello Anne. Fancy seeing you here. I've still got loads of books to add. Just another thing to do. LOL.
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