Kevin Voglino teaches writing at the Bronx Studio for Writers and Artists. His debut novel Tmes Square Kiss was inspired by all the diverse forms of love found everywhere in the wonderful New York City. He writes Literary novels, romance and articles for New York City Magazines. His article "Drinking Green" can be found in Our Green Book 2009 Your New York Green City Guide and online. He is currently working on his second book titled Tea Time Boys. Kevin credits his success to an amazing publisher, editors, cover artists and fellow authors and mentors, to name a few--David Poyer, Bonnie Culver, and Lenore Hart who acted as mentors in his writing life. Kevin Voglino resides in Manhattan roaming and writing around the East Village.
Squidoo"Times Square Kiss artfully transports readers to the dreamy idealism of young love. Kevin Voglino's debut novel is warm and funny, with an authentic and fresh voice. I look forward to his next work."
Sean Strub, founder of POZ magazine
Race Palmer is twenty-seven years old and even though he has a steady boyfriend, he is not quite ready to let go of his wild oats. While his longtime boyfriend Christian Mir lives with him, Race continues to find the time to cheat on him with other men.
Gaston Bailer loves David Lapps but their affair is against all they believe. As Amish boys, their lives have strict protocol which includes marrying a young woman and raising a family.
While on a trip to New York, Christian finds out the truth about his lover, only to be stopped by a horrific accident. When Race is told Christian has died, he starts a journey of all the places his dearly departed wanted to go on their trip to America. Along the way, he meets up with Gaston, an Amish boy determined to find out if life is better on the outside. When Christian finds out that his parents told Race that he died, he soon follows only to realize that this journey he is on may bring new discoveries that will have him learning who he is and what he wants.
From London to New York, this expedition is about Christian not only finding out about who his lover really is, but also about who he is as a person. Mr. Voglino tells the story through many different characters and the struggles they have with commitment, being gay, self-discovery, and much more. Times Square Kiss was a good read with a really great moral about finding out who you are. If you enjoy novels full of interesting and contradictory characters, learning to be you, being proud of who you are, and finishing a loved one's wishes, this is the book for you.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More