Beach Reading [NOOK Book]

Overview

The first title in Mark Abramson’s exciting new series of romantic novels, set in romantic San Francisco, all with a taste of adventure, a touch of magic and lots of San Francisciana. Gay tourists are arriving by the planeload for the “party of the decade,” a tribute to the late disco star Sylvester. On the same night, an evangelist is launching his anti-gay campaign nearby.

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Beach Reading

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Overview

The first title in Mark Abramson’s exciting new series of romantic novels, set in romantic San Francisco, all with a taste of adventure, a touch of magic and lots of San Francisciana. Gay tourists are arriving by the planeload for the “party of the decade,” a tribute to the late disco star Sylvester. On the same night, an evangelist is launching his anti-gay campaign nearby.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011082412
  • Publisher: Lethe Press
  • Publication date: 6/24/2010
  • Series: Beach Reading , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 515,457
  • File size: 214 KB

Meet the Author

Born and raised a Minnesota farm-boy, Mark Abramson has lived in San Francisco so long he is now a native. Not only did he survive the worst of the AIDS years in California, but also the Reagan era AND both Bush administrations. He is thrilled that the Beach Reading series, his first foray into fiction, has been so successful and he is grateful to the loyal fans of Tim, Aunt Ruth, Artie and the rest of the gang. For Mark, it’s easier to make up stories about the Castro because no one would believe all of the true ones!

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  • Posted May 24, 2009

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    Intro to a light series

    I liked this. It was short, with no surprises, but I got that it was largely written to introduce the characters for the series. The best character was the Castro. Having lived there for years, I loved the way it was used in this book. It made me homesick for the special place that it is.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2010

    Yawn; double-yawn. Not a spark of interest.

    Dull story; dull writing; even duller characters. Try a different author.

    I can't think of a single good reason for anyone to read this book. Nothing -- and I do mean nothing, ever tweaked my interest. Sophomoric, even puerile writing style. About right for seventh grade, perhaps. I bought this and Mr. Abramson's next book in this series at the same time; I've already thrown both of them away without even bothering to open the cover of book two.

    ...nice book cover, though I have no idea what the title has to do with the story.

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  • Posted March 20, 2010

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    great new series

    I have now read the three in the series so far and really like the characters asnd look forward to the next one

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    Beach Reading, the Beach Reading series, Book 1

    This was a fun and quick get away that I enjoyed just as much as the "Tales of the City" series by Armistead Maupin. Mark Abramson (M.A.) is able to make you feel, see, and hear San Francisco, as if you have always lived there.
    Tim is a HIV-positive (although he does not let that define him) waiter, psychic, and just getting over a relationship. But, with the help of his great friends, landlords, and bosses Artie and Arturo, they keep him supported.
    A helicopter is flying around with a giant disco ball advertising the celebration of a famous birthday party, but a sadistic and twisted evangelist has a powerful protest that same night.
    A courteous coincidence will lead two fantastic people into Tim's life. With the connection of his first love, his high school track coach, events are set in motion for Tim to do more than just hold a protest sign and shouting slogans.
    A wonderful discovery of Tim's is that younger men are not all bad, and with the pop-in of his French steward f*@!-buddy, things stay steamy and hot, even as the fog rolls into the bay. (M.A. is smart to not describe every detail of the lovemaking. Your imagination is always so much better!)
    The truth of the book is realizing not only who and where you belong, but also were home is.

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