After all this time #ItsStillBeautiful

Hello, Internet! This week is a special time for Fannibals as we celebrate #ItsStillBeautiful! Organized by Hannibal Cre-ATE-ive on Tumblr, fans are joining with fanart, fanfic, and other fan works commemorating the series finale of Bryan Fuller’s brilliant series Hannibal. Fuller’s spin on the Hannibal Lecter mythos introduced a complex gay love story with two men seeing each other for what they are and embracing their “compatible perversities” according to The Vulture.

In a slew of television and film where gay characters are often side plots with tragic ends, Hannibal was a breath of fresh air. In its own way, it was a show about love without being a show about love. It was a show that the sexuality was overt, yet Hannibal and Will weren’t defined by it. Their relationship was toxic, unhealthy, yet only worked for them. (Also people looked damned delicious. Just sayin.)

I’m blessed to be an author with Dreamspinner Press. A gay romance publisher who pushes boundaries but the men in these books are front and center, and with heart and determination, earn their happily ever after. And with television still far behind the times, we need more shows like Hannibal which proved to the world what television could be in all its beautiful violence and savage elegance.

So, my contribution to #ItsStillBeautiful is me dusting off my skills and proving I still draw stuff on occasion. Murder Husbands who slay together, stay together.

Even if they can never escape each other.

"We're Conjoined..." by Lex Chase
“We’re Conjoined…” by Lex Chase

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Photo courtesy of Madison Parker Photography.

Lex Chase once heard Stephen King say in a commercial, “We’re all going to die, I’m just trying to make it a little more interesting.” Now, she’s on a mission to make the world a hell of a lot more interesting.

Weaving tales of cinematic, sweeping adventure—and depending on how she feels that day—Lex sprinkles in high-speed chases, shower scenes, and more explosions than a Hollywood blockbuster. Her pride is in telling stories of men who kiss as much as they kick ass. If you’re going to march into the depths of hell, it better be beside the one you love.

Lex is a pop culture diva, her DVR is constantly backlogged, she has intense emotions about Hannibal’s Hannigram, and unapologetically loved the ending of Lost. She wouldn’t last five minutes without technology in the event of the apocalypse and has nightmares about refusing to leave her cats behind.

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