BOOKS BY T.J. BAER
Following Grandpa Jess
Jess Madison has problems. His aging parents seem hell-bent on belittling him in new and increasingly infuriating ways, he’s fallen for his best—and, unfortunately, heterosexual—friend David, and his grandmother has recently taken to climbing out on her roof in hopes of contacting the spirit of her late husband, the much-beloved Grandpa Jess.
All Jess wants to do is live his life and feed his goldfish in peace, but instead he finds himself at the heart of a familial clash that seems ready to tear his family apart. With the help of his two younger brothers, uber-manly AJ and lovably weird Thomas, Jess sets out to reconcile his family, keep Grandma off the roof, and sort out the mess his life has become—with just a little help from Grandpa Jess.
Purchase: Kindle Edition (Amazon)
Bestseller at allromanceebooks.com.
PRAISE FOR FOLLOWING GRANDPA JESS:
“I am going to keep this on my BEST list . . . books I read over and over again,
especially when I want to laugh and feel good.” –Sassy, Amazon.com
“Not just a good gay love story, but also a wonderful tale about the bonds of
family and the struggles that come with the aging and death of grandparents.
Looking forward to more work by this very talented author.” –Dovahkiin, Amazon.com
“Funny, sad, sweet, a combination that works wonderfully. You just fall in love with the characters. On my list as one of the best releases this year. Highly recommended.” –Fanie, Amazon.com
“This is a wonderfully written story of family dynamics, with such rich characters. Cry or laugh with them, it is so easy to feel for Jess, his two brothers, their father and grandmother. The brotherly bond is precious, these boys’ love for their grandmother touching and true. Then there is their father who tries so hard to do the right thing for his family but failed somehow. Certain scenes just moved me to tears. And of course the romance between Jess and David which is tender, romantic and sweet. This story is all heart, filled with so much love and warmth. This writer has a lovely style, the writing seamless and honest. Looking forward to many more stories from her.” –Nikki, Goodreads.com
“A big part of the appeal of this book is its down-to-earth approach to family life. The writing is excellent and engaging without being sappy or over-the top. There aren’t any gigantic, earth-shattering events, but there are several that are, nonetheless, important milestones for Jess’s family unity. Each character is a piece of the familial puzzle which, even at best, may not fit together perfectly, but those whose greater purpose is brought into better focus with a lot of love, honesty, and introspection, all of which is achieved by remembering to follow the example left by Grandpa Jess. I recommend this heartwarming, emotional story to everyone who wants a good, thoughtful read, one which also reminds us of the importance of family love.” –Lena Grey, Rainbow Book Reviews
Talking About Fungus
Jamie knows by now that breaking up with a guy is not the end of the world. After taking a few deep breaths and giving a pair of his ex’s underwear to the cat to shred, he’s prepared to forget all about ole What’s-His-Name and get his life back in order.
But then his little sister barges in for a visit, his homophobic dad shows up after two years of stony silence, and to make matters worse, his best friend seems to be falling in love with him.
Just when Jamie’s fantasizing about running off to a monastery and joining up, he meets Mr. Right in a hospital waiting room thanks to the matchmaking powers of the Great Bard. Abe is unlike anyone Jamie’s ever met, let alone dated, and things finally seem to be looking up.
A phone call changes all that, and Jamie finds himself flying home with his sister and his best friend for a bedside vigil. Will Jamie make peace with his family before it’s too late? Will Abe forgive him for missing their second date without even a phone call?
PRAISE FOR TALKING ABOUT FUNGUS:
“This story is like a breath of fresh air. Modern and quick-witted, it moves along at a fast pace and displays a sense of humor atypical for the genre. The characters’ voices are unique, the dialogue utterly realistic. The relationships between the characters ring true; they can be strained without being horrific, fun without reading like a comedy. Despite the sometimes-serious subject matter, this story is filled with hope, and its conclusion is no exception. Jamie’s too nice a guy not to end up with a happily ever after — who he ends up with, though, isn’t as simple as one might think.
Charming, entertaining, and contemporary. Not to be missed.”
–Alexa Snow, author of Clear Cut and Sleeping Stone
Kindle Edition (Special Pride Price: $0.99)
SHORT STORIES BY T.J. BAER
Not A Love Story
Devastated over his latest break-up, Jason hides out in his apartment while the take-out boxes and empty bags of cheese curls pile up around him. When Bea stops by to cheer him up, they embark on an afternoon of board games, psychoanalysis, Star Wars references, and cockroach eviction, and Jason learns the value of a good friend and a well-placed lava pit.
A witty, surprisingly touching look at love, relationships, and what it means to be complete.
Now available at the Amazon Kindle Store for $2.99.
Purchase: Amazon Kindle Store
PRAISE FOR NOT A LOVE STORY:
“The characters are vivid and true to life, and most importantly, easy to connect with – you truly feel the grief and devastation of Jason’s breakup here, but perhaps more importantly, you also connect with his eventual realization that sometimes, grief isn’t just about what you’ve lost – it’s about what you’ve found, and what you’ve learned about yourself in the process. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to discover a new author with a fresh voice – you will not be disappointed!” –Jamie C. Antonazzo, Amazon.com
Rain Would Come
Soon, maybe very soon, she was going to die.
On the eve of her sixty-fourth birthday, Barbara wakes up with the certainty that she’s going to die, and soon. But when? How? And what will happen after?
Determined to make the most of her last days, Barbara invites a certain lovely lady to accompany her to the beach for an afternoon of sun, wine, and talking about eternity.
A rich, poignant tale of death, life, and two older ladies in love.