That Darn Muse Book Cover That Darn Muse
The Misadventures of Doc and Dirk, Volume I
Dan Skinner
LGBT Humor
August 12, 2016

He's a middle-aged, newly single, gay photographer starting life over. Along comes a freshly out nineteen-year-old, irreverent free spirit who wants to be his apprentice. Mismatched by more than a generation, what could possibly go wrong? Everything! And it's AWESOME!
Dirk's First Time. Every gay boy has his first experience. Usually it's a memorable, exciting personal time of discovery and intimacy between two young people. But two comic book characters? Is it horseplay or Cosplay?
The Boy At The Gym. First impressions can be deceiving. Sometimes that boy in the baggy clothes, talking to himself in the gym isn't as shy as he appears. Sometimes there's a deviant imp lurking beneath that freckled mask of innocence. Beware the Trojan Nerd!

Reviewed by Gloria Lakritz

Sr. Reviewer and Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild

For those who have been following Dan Skinner on Facebook, Dirk-isms are a part of our life. So our dynamic-duo have decided to start from the beginning, and put this relationship to pen and ink.

In a good portion of Dan Skinner’s books, he has shared his life as a young gay man making his life an open book. We all read Dan putting his life into the pages he wrote, pouring out his heart and soul, telling us about being gay in the Bible belt, where they beat the gay out of you. After finally getting out, he went from frying pan into fire with a relationship that also kept on giving (all bad)

So it makes the readers and friends who have followed Da all these years, to sit back with Doc and his muse Dirk and learn about this relationship that brings Dan so much joy. This short book introduces us to Dirk, how they both met, and why the meeting was so important to them both. The fact that this young gay man is so open about himself I think was the lure for Dan as his life at that age had been so much different.

We get to meet Dirk’s mother, a lawyer, giving unconditional love to this quirky young man and from what I see, great respect for Dan as well. She knows Dan is seeing the goodness in her son and guiding him as an older gay man….(sorry Dan) Must also mention Dirk’s Mom has honored us with some words of wisdom too.

If you want a treat, of an auto biographical interlude of good fun, than this first short would be right up your alley. If you haven’t friended Dan Skinner yet on Facebook you are missing something as well.

Cannot wait till Volume two…