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Blog Tour & Review ~ That Darn Muse, Vol. 2 by Dan Skinner


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!
A "Muse" ing: Most authors struggle with the voices or "muses" in their head when writing. Tuning that voice out becomes a little more challenging when your muse is a real-life nineteen-year-old who inhales espresso and turns out ideas at light speed. Danger Will Robinson!

Daddy and The Rent Boy: In selling something, advertising is half the battle. That can become hazardous when you're in the company of an irreverent walking billboard.


These little episodes make me so happy that someone like Dirk really exists and can inspire such stories. He sounds like a real handful at times and good on Doc for being able to, what it seems like, take it all in stride. I like that Doc is such a great mentor/teacher and that Dirk is able to give back by his random thoughts. These two make a great team, it seems and I enjoy getting to read about it. 

Doc Savage!!! That is so funny!!!! And those shirts! I wouldn't be embarrassed by them, though I can see how a mother would be. Grandmama seems like my kinda lady too, with her "the largest large glass" haha 

The beginning of the story is a recap of episode 1, which kind of reminds me when you watch a show, mainly superhero ones, how they recap you on the previous episode. I'm just sad that they're this short. Once you get going you wanna keep going, but it's also kind of fun waiting for the next one and what Dirk will do or say next and what next project will unfold from Doc from these musings :)

I am so torn about these episodes! I truly love the story, but I want more as soon as I finish!!!!
Dirk and his family are amazing! I think that I could really learn a lot as a mother from his Mom and
I love how patient Doc is with Dirk and all his quirks, like no bath time privacy or no shame of just knocking one out when the mood hits Dirk and don’t even get me started on his amazing t-shirt designs. I also would give anything to watch the video that Dirk and his college buddy shot on their road trip, I bet Dirk gives the best commentary EVER!!!
I again sit here and wait for Episode 3 so I can get more Doc and Dirk amazingness. Please hurry!!!

I give this Episode 4.5 stars


I’m a single gay man living in the Midwest. I write because I consider myself to be an old-fashioned storyteller. I’ve been a photographer for half my life, specializing in male romance cover art. My dream is to one day live on the beach with my dog and continue to tell tales that inspire and entertain.

Contact Dan on Facebook, Twitter, DeviantArt, and Tumblr (NSFW)


  1. thank ya thank ya! I just love it!
    dan skinner


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