A Very Special Author Visit with Tom Webb & He's giving away a copy of his latest!!!

Tom Webb is special to several unicorns in the clubhouse. A few may say he started it all, so we're honored that he accepted our invitation to celebrate with us. Not only did he answer our super-serious interview questions, but he wrote a little something for us too!

I  Owe it All to…

A few months ago, Jenni Lea from Boy Meets Boy Reviews wrote a post called “I Owe it All to Tom Webb”. I saw it and I didn’t know what the hell to think. Why? What did I do to merit someone stepping out and thanking me in a public way like that.

Turns out Jenni Lea found Goodreads and this bunch of Misfit Toys because I mentioned it on one of my reviews she read. I was a link in one of those Six Degrees of Separation things, and was in the right place in the right time, so I like to think I may be a Godfather somehow to the unicorns. (Don’t call me a fairy godfather though. LOL Too obvious.)

So I look now, and they’ve reviewed so many great books and highlighted a lot of really wonderful authors, some of whom I hadn’t read until I saw them in a well written, nicely thought out review. How cool is that? They have a blog and spread goodness around like Santa’s elves.

Now, I get to say thank you to them. It’s because of people like Ann and Jenni Lea and Jo and Justin and Optimist King’s Wench and Shereadsalot…they read some of my books and thought they were worth a mention. They send me messages and ask about my dad, or what I am working on, or just say hi. I love it when readers say hi, and I have been appalled when some people have told me not to interact with reviewers, that I would get burned.

My mamma told me to be a gentleman, and to return kindness with kindness.

So thank you, Boy Meets Boy Reviews. You guys do a wonderful job, and I appreciate you. I’m a reader first, and you help me know what’s good out there.

That’s what it’s all about, right? All of us finding a really good book to read?



What are your favorite M/M themes?

I read almost everything. I have issues with non-con and rape, though. When I really get down to it, I love cowboys, cops, firemen. And I like a bittersweet story thrown into the mix every so often. It must be me, but I don’t mind cheating in a story. It happens in real life, and it may destroy relationships, but it can also be a wake-up call for a second chance. Real life is ugly and sticky and nasty sometimes. Oh, and I like werewolf or vampire stories that show originality. At the end of the day, I’m a realist I guess.

What books do you consider Desert Island Keepers?

Anything by Amy Lane. The Johnnies books and Promise Rock. Mary Calmes’ A Matter of Time series. Andrea Speed’s Infected books. Chris Owen’s Deviations series, and Bare Back. Damon Suede’s Hot Heads. ZAM Maxfield’s St Nacho books. TJ Klune’s Bear, Otter and the Kid. Anything by my buddies Laura Harner, Lee Brazil and Havan Fellows, and Will Parkinson. They feed my soul

What's your go-to tasty beverage?

Diet Dr. Pepper. I’m diabetic and it tastes just like the real thing. Cinnamon, cherry and a bite. Yum! 

Do you have any secret talents? Inquiring minds want to know.

I can piss anyone off. That’s my superpower, it seems. LOL Seriously, I’m a good cook. My mom taught me when I was a kid, and the whole family still gathers there every time we get together. The kitchen is comfort and love and family to me.

If you had to choose to be one magical beast, what would it be and why? (you don't have to say unicorn...but we won't say neigh either)

Huh. The Beast. From Beauty and the Beast. Breaks my heart every time I see it or read a version of it. An anti-hero gets me every time. Oh, and Underdog. I loved that damned cartoon as a kid. I know I said two, but how can you say no to a dog???

Who's your favorite porn star?

I’m old school with porn. Jeff Stryker has the dirtiest mouth and cutest little ass. I’d love to…well, you get the idea. 

Do you have author envy? Whose words do you read and think, "GAH, I wish I wrote that!"?

Sooo many. Zam. Nick Wilgus. Amy and Mary. I wish I had written Protection by T. Baggins. That book took my knees out from under me.

Any new projects you're currently working on?

Always. The Pulp Friction 2014 Finale. The third Broken Road CafĂ© book. Free Falling Crimson with Laura Harner, the third Altered States book. A new series called Matchmaker. A sequel to His Name was Harley Manfield. And the long-promised Second Chances follow-up, Robbie’s story.

Awesome author. Awesome person. Welcome on the blog any time.

Mr. Webb has graciously agreed to give away a copy of The Earthquake Collection, the latest in his Pulp Friction series to one lucky commenter. Leave a comment with your email address to be entered in a random drawing. Giveaway ends November 28th @ Midnight EST.

About Mr. Webb:
T.A. Webb is the writing name for the Mean Old Bear That Could. He's worked with people living with HIV/AIDS and with children in the foster care system for over twenty years, and takes the smaller pay for the chance to make a difference for those who can't help themselves. After hours, he's the proud single papa of two rescuer dogs, was born and raised in Atlanta, where he still lives, and is a pretty darned good country cook.

His sister taught him to read when he was four, and he tore his way through the local library over the next few years. Always wanting more, he snuck a copy of The Exorcist under his parents' house to read when he was eleven and scared the bejesus out of himself. Thus began a love affair with books that skirt the edge, and when he discovered gay literature, he was hooked for life.



Once again our thanks to Mr. Webb for celebrating our first anniversary with us.


  1. What a great review - loved Pulp Friction 2013 and was waiting for the collections to come out for 2014. Thanks for a shot at winning a copy.

  2. Got me when he said "Protection" by T. Baggins - I read that book over and over hoping the ending changes!

  3. Great review and posting. It looks like it is a great.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  4. Count me in, please! Thanks you for the giveaway!

  5. Thanks for the great review and giveaway. Count me in.

  6. Thanks for the great post and interview.

  7. Awesome interview, excited to hear Broken Road Cafe 3 is being worked on :) I loved the whole Pulp Friction series last year so please count me in. I haven't started this year yet!

    1. Oh crap, here's my email

  8. Thanks for the interview. I'm about to read Brothers in Arms so can't wait for Broken Road Cafe 3

    Please count me in the giveaway dmdkindle at gmail dot com

  9. Yay!! Thanks so much to the Unicorns and Tom for that interview and absolutely over the moon that a sequel is in the works for Altered States. Broken Cafe and Second Chances I knew about. Tom knows I'll read anything he writes...do I hear a phone directory being mentioned?? ;) I've bought a lot of my books in the past based on his reviews, and long may that continue. Hope you're feeling a little better now Tom and your dad is (crossed fingers) on the road to recovery. Big smooch!!

    1. Eek!! I've already read all of Tom's Earthquake collection...as well as all the others for this years PF extravaganza. Please exclude me from the draw. ^_^

  10. Broken Road Cafe books are my latest Tom crush books! Looking forward to lots more

  11. Please count me in too. Thanks!
    strive4bst(AT) yahoo(Dot) com

  12. Great interview......as always :)
    jasdarts at hotmail dot com

  13. Wonderful interview! And such a touching thank you...