Thursday, March 1, 2012

Bear Talk welcomes DC JURIS

We saved the best for last this week at the BEAR TALK BLOG HOP!!!! Which means I get the pleasure of hosting DC Juris...a fantastic m/m author, fellow bear lover and all around fun guy to host on my blog! DC has a great story to share about his real life Bear Romance...you're gonna love it!

If you want to check other blogs on the hop, check out the list HERE

Welcome back DC! Take it away!!


Until high school, I only knew one kind of man – the kind like my father and the rest of the men in my family. Short, scrawny men, they were all mean, with a bad case of “little man syndrome.” I’d been nothing but hurt – mentally, physically, and sexually – and by age fourteen I had an ingrained distrust of men in general.

The first bear to enter my life was a man named Aaron, and he was the father of one of the kids I went to school with. This guy was huge – he towered over my 5’6” father at over six feet tall. He was big and burly, with the widest shoulders I’d ever seen, and a thick pelt of chest hair which peaked out constantly from under the tank top he always wore. He was easily the scariest looking parent, yet he was friendly and kind, warm and courteous. Unlike my own father, Aaron took time with me, asked me how I was, and genuinely seemed interested in listening to the prattling of a teenager.

I began to wonder if all big men were like that, or just him. I started paying more attention to my schoolmates' families, and over the course of a couple years, I'd decided that big men were the real deal, and I wanted a big man of my own.

Now, of course, as an adult, I know my little survey was not only highly unscientific, but largely untrue. Assholes come in all shapes and sizes - even extra large. But I never did lose my craving for a big man. I don't know what it is about big men that attracts me so much in the physical sense. Maybe it's a mental hold-over from my childhood, but shorter, scrawny men don't get my motor going like big men do.

In the summer of 1999 I met someone online who absolutely stole my heart. He was warm, witty, caring, intelligent, and deep. I knew I wanted him from the first hello. There was just something about him, that, even over the internet, came through. And then I saw his picture. Holy. Hell. I'd landed the bear I'd always wanted!

He's furry - there's enough chest hair on my man to run my fingers through. He's tall - he's all of 6'2" and I'm 4'9". He's broad - he has a 56" chest and that's all bone. He's got these big, calloused hands with these long, thick fingers. He's easily big enough and bad enough to rip someone's head off, even without trying. Growing up, he was bigger than the other kids, and constantly worried about hurting someone in sports. Hell, in the beginning of our relationship, he was absolutely terrified of squashing me or bruising me unintentionally. (Little did he know the BDSM hellcat he'd hooked himself up with! LOL)

But, he's also incredibly gentle. He's soft spoken - so much so that waitresses have trouble hearing him. He's big hearted - I maintain that you have not had your heart melted until you see a man his size holding hand-feeding a tiny kitten.
And those hands of his, which could very understandably be so clumsy, are deft enough to latch delicate jewelry. That body frame of his, which you'd imagine you could hear coming a mile away, can sneak up on you no matter where you are and scare the bejesus out of you in seconds flat.

And although he dwarfs me in height, he has never once used that against me - he has a way of standing close that isn't looming at all.

Of course, I'd still love him if he weren't a bear. But, I think so much of who he is as a person is wrapped up in his size, I'm not sure he'd be the same person if he weren't a bear. And now for the part you really want to hear about - THE CONTEST!

Leave a comment below with your e-mail and you'll be entered to win a free pdf copy of any of my books you'd like - found at www.dcjuris.com.

Good luck!!

21 comments:

  1. I would say that you hit the gold mine of bears. Good for you both.

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  2. Wonderful post DC and your man sounds fabulous. Happy for you both. :0)

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    1. Thanks very much, Dawn! He is fabulous!! :-)

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  3. It never ceases to amaze me how you speak so lovingly of your husband. It's truly inspiring, Danny. You are both blessed indeed.

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    1. Aww :-) Thanks very much, Lena!! I dunno about him being blessed, but I definitely am!

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  4. DC, any time I see pics of the two of you (that you post on FB) I can totally tell you both are in love. This is a wonderful post, I haven't stopped smiling yet! If I was in the same room with you both, I would be giving you both big hugs!

    Tt

    tigerblossoms at hotmail dot com

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    1. awwww :-) Thanks for that, TT! ::big hugs back to you from both of us::

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  5. Thanks so much for the wonderful post, DC! Its always a pleasure to have you on my blog!

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  6. Wonderful post DC! :D So fab that you two are so happy together!

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  7. What a beautiful post! I can feel the love for your bear coming through. So wonderful that you found each other!

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  8. DC: This was a beautiful, moving post. I'm so glad you found the man of your dreams! You paint a vivid picture of the two of you together and the love you both share. I'm so glad to have met you!

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    1. Aww :-) Thanks, Johnny! I'm glad to have met you too!!!

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  9. Your bear sounds like an incredible man! Do they make them in straight men?

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    1. Thanks Marissa! And yeah...they kinda do make them in straight men - Hubby was straight as straight could be...until me. ::grin:: :-D

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  10. So cool! I'm very happy for you both. I love the pictures of his beautiful hands, they tell so much about a person.

    Hugs,
    Donna
    donnafisk@bellsouth.net

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    1. Thanks, Donna!! Yeah, I love the pics of his hands. I just love his hands in general!

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  11. And the winner is.....Donna!!! Drop me an e-mail to dcjuris@stny.rr.com and let me know which of my books you'd like!! Congratulations, and thanks so much to everyone who commented and entered!!!

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