Welcome to the Blog!

Tony Cavanagh welcomes you to his world of books (first and foremost!) and to the things he loves best on the other pages here. After six blogging years, I’m having something of a reorganisation and culling many old posts and associated images to make room for new things. This blog home page offers more information about my books and will also signpost additions to the ‘Fitness, Acrobatics and Gymnastics‘ page (see Index) and also to the ‘Gay Expression‘ page – these being the themes which run through my first three books. Purchasing books helps to support the blog, and most readers rate them well!

Before we get there, there is a fourth book published October 2017 and a fifth half completed. So let’s start with the most recent offering:

A ‘reluctantly’ gay boy, cast out of his community for discovering his sexuality… can he find the true meaning of his life and his true love, or does fate have more s*** in store for him? Best classified as ‘Romantic Fiction’, I think, the book explores Native American beliefs as his shape-shifting ‘spirit guide’ struggles to make things right for him. Darker influences are also at work, however, and his life holds many surprises and disappointments before the final dénouement. Click on the cover for a link to buy direct, and support this blog… e-versions of all the books are also available. And, if  you must, because they don’t pay the author much, there is Amazon…

Three earlier books, written in the first person, chart the life and times of a British teen relocated to the USA who quickly finds another like-minded exiled Brit with whom he shares a love of acrobatic sports and, very shortly after, with whom he shares his gay love. Surrounded by a caring group of sporting (and mainly gay) friends, things nevertheless start to go badly wrong and there are clearly people around who do not wish them well. They discover a life as a touring show… and also a future life as gay dads, but there is much else waiting in store for them before they can be ‘happy ever after’…

Notice too that these covers combine locations of the stories combined with acrobatic images and some Chinese characters: the significance of these emerges early in the first book.

So there we are – welcome. Scroll down for the latest posts, or cross to the other pages for Fitness, Acrobatic and Gymnastics images –  a lifestyle we enthusiastically support – or to Gay Expression for  occasional musings and images related to the gay lifestyle. You will not find porn here.

This blog is also for guys who admire other guys who put real effort into their physical development. On that ‘fitness’ page I encourage you to think how good the fitness lifestyle is for you. The rules are simple:

  1. Make an effort to improve your own fitness this year (you’re NEVER too old);
  2. Enjoy the pictures (and comment please on what you see, and feel free to ‘FOLLOW’);
  3. Buy a book (preferably, all of them) to support the continuation of the blog!

AND: you can even try combining the reading with your workout!

The blog is essentially G-rated; the earlier books get a little explicit from time to time about gay guys doing what gay guys do – you don’t have to be gay to enjoy them – just be gay-friendly. 

And now, as they used to say on the old TV game shows: “Come on Down!”⇓ or alternatively Sideways (to the other pages!)

*** Many pictures  on all of the pages… like the one on the left illustrating what we love to do… will sticky-2-readenlarge if you click on them ***


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“Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It”

…like the lad below. I’ve just posted 20 more lads who are doing exactly that on the Fitness, Acrobatics and Gymnastics page (which for Facebook readers is on the Tony Cavanagh blog at https://tonycavanagh.com/fitness-acrobatics-and-gymnastics/ , not here!)…

I rather stupidly called by trilogy of books “Living The Dream” which is a horribly ‘hackneyed’ phrase when you think about it. However, it summed up what I was trying to do as I wrote  Loving The Boy, The Power of Love and Against All Odds.

Guys wanting to be fit and to use their fitness for FUN. In fact, also guys who happen to be gay, but being gay is not a pre-requisite for enjoying the books. The hero of book number 4 (below) is also gay and it is, in a manner of speaking, his undoing, because he doesn’t even believe in himself having been taught that ‘gay’ is ‘evil’…

Please do try and support this blog through book purchases. Your visits here are much appreciated.

AND FINALLY, please also remember that old blog postings are slowly being deleted along with their pix, to make room for new ones. The new pages covering Fitness (etc) and Gay Expression also contain many pictures now, but their ‘life’ before deletion will be only a few months, otherwise the pages become too long and ‘unhandleable’. So harvest what you want!!

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Gymnastics and Similar

…and if you are wondering what ‘similar’ means, I wanted to kick off with this inverted rope climb from a wrestler (left)! It may not be one of the six pieces of men’s apparatus, but it sure features in most gyms as a strength trainer! And I’ll throw in a trampoline near the end. Today’s update, on the Fitness, Acrobatics and Gymnastics page https://tonycavanagh.com/fitness-acrobatics-and-gymnastics/   also features Brazilian gymnast Marcus Oliveira (shown right). 20 pictures in all. Enjoy.

And then, maybe, relax and enjoy a good  book which also features gymnastics amid all the gay love, circus touring and misadventures that can befall enthusiasts such as us! My first three books cover all that and more: buying them would really help to support this blog.

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Mad March Megapost! Wrestling, Funtime and a Bit of (Gay) Love

One of those days today – raining, and not much to do. So I’ve posted a massive 60 pictures in three categories: on the Fitness, Acrobatics and Gymnastics page we have 20 wrestling pics including a feature on a single match “Serge v Vitaly” PLUS 20 images of fit guys just enjoying themselves in groups (of at least two!).

On the Gay Expression page, 20 images of expressions of gay love, not all “suitable for work” by the way, so be prepared for some ‘specials’ at the end of the set!

If you’re having a rainy day, let me offer you four ways of passing the time, with some great reading matter featuring all of these sorts of thing plus adventure (all four books, of which the fourth is a novel about gay heartache as an outcast lad searches for – well, something). Click on the covers for more information, and then support this blog with a few Euros/Dollars/Pounds in exchange for keeping the pictures coming…


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Boys on Bars…

…develop their shoulders and arms and pretty much everything else! 20 new pictures posted on the Fitness, Acrobatics and Gymnastics page.

And, when you’ve been inspired to work out, remember to exercise the brain too. Here’s a good way to start: READ!!

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Boys in the Gym

20 new pictures added to the Fitness, Acrobatics and Gymnastics page – boys showing off what they’ve achieved in the gym and proud of it. Fitness is GOOD for all ages!

You can read all about our own efforts in the first three of these books – and there’s an awful lot more besides: finding gay love, joining the circus and having some scary times too Book 4 is a romantic novel about an outcast gay Native American guy who searches for his own future… all book purchases serve to support this blog and are greatly appreciated. Click on covers for links.

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Guest Selection

In our present location, a vacation centre which particularly welcomes gay (and fit!) guests, we invited a friendly pair to select 10 images which “say something” to them about their own sexuality: – no inferences should be drawn about the sexuality of the subjects, which are unknown to us. If any image offends, I will immediately remove it if notified. Here then, with no further comment, are the choices of Pavl and Petr… newly added to the Gay Expression page.

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No Speedos? No Problem!

Caught without your Speedos  when you need to cover up by the shore? No probs… just think laterally…

…just be careful that it isn’t a crab you picked up to cover your junk!

20 guys who didn’t forget their Speedos (or similar) just added on the Fitness, Acrobatics and Gymnastics page.

To support this blog, just click on one of these:

…or, better still, on all four!

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Put Your Back Into It!

Guys are so often keen to be photographed from the front and show off their chests and abs: they often forget that their back musculature is in pretty good shape, too. 20 new images ‘from the rear’ just added to the Fitness, Acrobatics and Gymnastics page, starting with a magnificent piece of shoulder development in a young enthusiast!

P.S… Advert!

It’s always fun to hang out with a good book on the themes you clearly like if you are tuned into this blog…



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Wet Boys and Sweaty Boys

For those of us with a base in Wales, today is St. David’s Day. For everyone else, that’s irrelevant. But we shall celebrate Wales’ saint day with a double picture post: 20 wet boys (irresistible, don’t you agree? – there’s something about the combination of fit guys and water) and then 20 sweaty boys, working to realise their fitness and muscle dreams.

That heady aroma of sweaty guys pushing the weights and their bodies around to achieve their dreams… love it! And, of course, it’s our business in any case. Actually, the final two guys pictured are enjoying the sauna after their workout, and sweating even more! Enjoy.

All 40 pictures have been added to the Fitness, Acrobatics and Gymnastics page.

And then, for your relaxation afterwards, a suitable drink and a book to read… you could try my latest and support this blog. Meet Sammy Three Rivers on his quest to find his true self after been thrown out of his community for demonstrating homosexual love… click on the book cover for more info.

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No Excuses… Get in There and Train!

Europe may be in the grip of a big freeze: but there’s no excuse not to (un)dress for training and get stuck in!

20 further pictures of trainers/lifters, young’uns too, added to the Fitness, Acrobatics and Gymnastics page!

We began young, too… it’s all in here in ‘Loving The Boy’! And that’s not all there is to be found in the Tony Cavanagh literature collection…  Perfect to pass those cold evenings in front of a log fire…

That last one is much more of ‘romantic gay fiction’, though maybe not quite what you expect from a gay novel. Our hero is essentially cast out of his community and forced into a very lonely situation… just click on the covers for more information! These books support this blog, so thanks in advance.

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