ENGLE BYEN Review Challenge



Win a signed copy of the EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION Print Run of ENGLE BYEN: A PLACE TO CALL HOME.  Includes BONUS of THREE new Short Stories by DAVID GOLDON and the first two chapters of the thrilling Prequel, THE ROAD TO ENGLE BYEN.

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• Just go to the links below and purchase the eBook.
• Write a positive review then submit the review to Amazon or Smashwords.
• Email a copy of your review to davidgolddon@gmail.com (note the different spelling of his email address!!!) and you will go into the draw to win an Exclusive Limited print copy.

This paperback print version of DAVID GOLDON’s brilliant first novel will only be available until the release of the prequel, THE ROAD TO ENGLE BYEN mid February 2018. It will then be taken out of print… making it a collector’s item.

All entries must be received by midnight 15 February 2018 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) and the winners will be contacted by email by 20Feb2018. If you have previously purchased the eBook, you are eligible to enter your review!

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Dusty Balls


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Dusty Balls is inspired by a true story. A story that some of have you have seen first hand. About that sometimes Christmas tree, sometimes “artwork” that adorned the sitting room in my house for two years!
The balls have long since been dusted but the memory remains. I thought it would be a good title for a new story.  David Goldon

Yes, as soon as 1January arrived, the Christmas tree – that took 4 days to decorate – became “art” instead of decoration.  I was not about to take down something that took so much work to create after only 1 month.  🙂  Then it was “Christmas In July”, then it was the next Christmas… 😉   That “work of art” will never be done again … by me at least.  Just a few fairy lights and decorations around the house are enough now.  Big Gay Santa is my contribution to this FREE eBook. ~ Michael Young

You can download these two stories for free in several different formats from the Smashwords link:     https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/763421







DOWNRIVER is a dark Aussie movie with a number of gay characters, but not what I would call a Gay movie otherwise.  Not a movie that I will ever watch again or recommend to others as an enjoyable night’s viewing.

The cast were exceptional in their performances, but the story was slow, depressing and had some obvious holes.  We need movies with some magic, some style instead of all this dark, brooding arty indulgence.

Sometimes writing and directing your own movie can be a risk because it can become self-indulgent and many of the checks and balances of bigger productions are not there, but then there are some crap Hollywood movies that should never have been funded as well.  This movie was funded by a number of big Australian film finance groups and I question why they would finance a gay movie that is so dark and adds nothing to the GLBTIQ legacy.  It must be about who you know.  Dare I say it, my partner and I have recently written stories that would make far more engaging Aussie Gay movies but how the hell do we get from here to where they did to get the financing and get our stories out there to uplift many, many in our community and beyond, rather than this movie that uplifted no-one?

4 Champagnes out of 10.

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Ice Blues


ICE BLUES is the fourth and final movie in the series of Donald Strachey Mysteries.

This one is about the consequences of a missing $3M.  An action packed mystery thriller kind of Gay thing with elegance, charm and humour.  Oh, and martinis are still essential to the setting.  Still has the same corny style of titles and music.

8 Martinis out of 10.

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Crisis On Earth X



CRISIS ON EARTH X is one of the best 170 minutes of TV I’ve seen in a long time.

A combined story over one week’s episodes of Supergirl, Arrow, Flash and Legends Of Tomorrow.  The CW, Warner Bros., Greg Berlanti (my hero), Andrew Kreisberg (now fired due to sexual harassment claims) and the team have created a brilliant cross-over storyline that adds new life to all four shows.

One of the biggest statements of the story is the Lesbian one-night stand, and the Gay kiss-of-the-century between out gay actors WENTWORTH MILLER and RUSSELL TOVEY.  The other statement is the Nazi victory in WW2 on Earth X which is also a big nod to the recent powerful series Man In The High Castle.

Flash and Legends Of Tomorrow had lost me as a viewer in their current seasons, Supergirl has me just hanging on, and Arrow still has me hooked.

9 Superheroes out of 10!


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Teenage Kicks


Teenage Kicks: The Scars Of Our Youth Shape The Adults We Become


Aussie gay movie from 2016 about two 17 year old mates with an underlying physical attraction.  Daniel Webber (Home & Away/ 11.22.63) and hot Miles Szanto (Love My Way) own the screen alongside a skilled and perfectly directed Aussie cast.

Sexually and emotionally beautiful and violent with a strong dose of ‘real world’ truth that never goes for the easy way out or the happy-ever-after clichés.  The emotions were so raw that I ended up angry about something and someone in my life not treating me with the respect and dignity I deserve.

Strangely, I had to get the DVD from Germany with all the text on the cover and the promo material contained inside written in German.  The movie is in English with other language subtitles available … thankfully they didn’t do the usual annoying German habit of dubbing it into their language.  I have since found it available from JB Hifi.


7 champagnes out of 10


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