191. James EM Rasmussen - Blood Fruit (QueerEdFiction)
Gay, Paranormal / Horror
“A Queer Collection of Dark Tales of the Macabre and the Horrific. Eleven tales from new and established authors of Queer Speculative Fiction.” Edited by: James EM Rasmussen. Stories by: Laramie Dean; Jamie Freeman; Shanna Germain; Garry McLaughlin; TA Moore; Stephen Osborne; Trent Roman; Mark Silcox; Nathan Sims; Quinn Smythwood; Raymond Yeo
192. James EM Rasmussen - Queer Dimensions (QueerEdFiction)
Gay, Sci-Fic / Futuristic
"Visit the unexpected futures…where queer flowers bloom on strange new worlds even when that world is our own..." QUEER DIMENSIONS presents queer futures in an exciting collection of 17 science fiction tales from both new and established authors. Edited by: James EM Rasmussen. Stories by: RJ Astruc; Joel Best; RJ Bradshaw; Jacques L. Condor; David Edison; Erastes; CS Fuqua; Fiona Glass; Inga Gorslar; Michael Itig; Lacey Louwagie; Mallory Path; Trent Roman; John Randall Williams; Logan Zachary; Angelia Sparrow & Naomi Brooks
193. Naomi Clark - Silver Kiss (QueerEdFiction)
Ayla Hammond has come home. After years as a lone wolf in a self-imposed exile she’s rejoining the pack and trying to mend fences with her parents. She’s convinced them to accept her girlfriend, but can a lone wolf change her ways? As if homecoming wasn’t hard enough, Ayla also can’t help getting involved in a missing person case. With pressure to solve the case mounting from the pack alphas, Ayla is starting to question where her loyalties lie – and if a return to the pack she left behind is really what she wants.
194. E.M. Lynley - Bedknobs and Beanstalks (Ravenous Romance)
An erotic collection of m/m fairy tales! Once upon a time. As children, those four words told us we were about to enter a brand-new world: scarier, happier, more enchanted than our everyday life. No matter our own particular expectations and experience with fairy tales, we knew we were in for a wild ride. Handsome princes would save beautiful damsels in distress and the ogres never got the girl. Perhaps in our own stories, or in our own lives, we aren't quite satisfied with those happily-ever-afters. What sound-minded prince would choose any of those airheaded bosomy blondes that populate familiar animated versions of the original, much darker, and more ominous tales made famous by the Brothers Grimm? Not to mention, fairy tales were often used as bedtime stories. Well, put all that behind you and prepare for a new type of fairy tale. Not only are they guaranteed to get you into bed. though not for sleep, you won't find a single of those old-fashioned stereotypical characters. Instead enter a world where a magic cock ring can grow into a mighty peenstalk, or an unhappy shepherd can meet the sexiest wolf imaginable. A Japanese youth with the strength of a bear finds himself weak in the face of a beautiful samurai, and a young man in a ball gown can charm a prince to distraction. These are but a few of the adventures that await you, once upon a time!
195. Hayden Thorne - The Curse of Arachnaman (Prizm Books)
Gay, Coming of Age / Young Adult
The Curse of Arachnaman follows the events in the first three books in the Masks series, including Masks: Rise of Heroes and Masks: Evolution. Eric is settling down into a near-normal existence. He's learning to cope with a different kind of closet - being kept from talking freely about his relationship with Calais and the other superheroes - as well as an increasingly protective mother, his sister’s new squeaky-clean boyfriend, and a bingo-obsessed best friend. Eric also learns that sometimes, being an asset to the forces of good means simply being himself. In the meantime, Vintage City is under siege from a new threat, one who’s proving to be much more dangerous than all of the other supervillains the heroes have faced combined. Good people find themselves at the mercy of an angry lunatic who will stop at nothing to purge the city of what he sees to be undesirable elements. Can Eric and his friends triumph over evil again, or will this be their last battle?
196. Nick Nolan - Strings Attached (AmazonEncore)
Closeted teenager Jeremy is sent to live with wealthy relatives after his mother enters rehab. Struggling to fit into the posh world of Ballena Beach, Jeremy joins the high school swim team, dates a popular girl, and begins to think he may have landed in paradise—until his great aunt Katharine starts to dictate his every move … and a late-night phone call insinuates that his father’s accidental death was not so accidental after all. As Jeremy grows accustomed to the veneer of a fabulous life, so grows his need for answers—as well as the danger of immeasurable harm. Weaving together a murder mystery, sexual ambiguity, and characters with hidden identities and agendas , Nick Nolan offers readers a deliciously witty page-turner about the “puppet” who wishes only to be a real boy. Strings Attached is also a surprisingly heartfelt story about coming-of-age and coming out—not necessarily in that order.
197. Nick Nolan - Double Bound (AmazonEncore)
Nick Nolan’s Double Bound reunites us with many of the characters introduced in his delightful Strings Attached: Jeremy, now in a committed relationship with fun-loving, hotheaded Carlo; Arthur, Jeremy’s protector, confidant, and mentor; and Katharine, Jeremy’s wealthy benefactress, still hiding a slew of secrets and hidden agendas. This sequel displays the same wit, verve, style, and sense of adventure that were so engaging and fresh in Strings Attached. And where Strings Attached playfully alluded to Pinocchio, Double Bound has fun with the Jack and the Beanstalk fable. Just as Strings Attached was Jeremy’s story, Double Bound is Arthur’s, exploring his troubled relationship with disapproving parents and his precarious years as a gay Marine. However, there’s an added element this time out—the stakes are higher, the repercussions more dire, and the choices harder and more consequential. There is a darker feel to this novel, which not only adds depth to the characters but highlights Mr. Nolan’s growth and confidence as a storyteller. We’ve moved beyond high school concerns into real-world choices, where outcomes are not always tied up in neat "happily ever after" packages.
198. Stevie Woods - The Tomcat Line 1 (MLR Press)
Gay, Contemporary Romance
The continuing adventures of the trucker and his archaeologist as their lives become more involved and increasingly exciting!
The Hitch Hiker - When Mac, a driver with the Tomcat Freight Line, gives Ian a ride, he has no idea that the bookish archaeologist would lead him into an adventure that he never wants to end.
The Lost Temple -- When Ian plans an expedition to follow the clues and find the answer he has sought for years he is delighted that Mac insists on accompanying him. But Mac's past catches up with them first.
199. David Jedeikin - Wander The Rainbow (Holistic Ideas Press)
LGBT, Non Fiction
When David Jedeikin's partner of three years becomes critically ill, the only way to save him is to volunteer as his living liver donor. But this ultimate act of sharing doesn't rescue their relationship, which ends soon after with the couple on opposite coasts. Struggling to find perspective on these events, Jedeikin decides on a radical switch: he leaves everything behind -- work, family, friends, even the beginnings of a new relationship -- to embark on a seven-month trip around the world. What unfolds is a dazzling array of experiences across six continents. Traveling as a flashpacker -- backpacking with creature comforts -- Jedeikin blends visits to gay nightspots with straight-edge sightseeing; unearths family roots in Latvia, China, Italy, Israel, and South Africa; learns the legacy of the Jews of Prague and Rome; and finds romance with a sex club bartender in Berlin, a Brazilian in Tokyo, and an exchange student in Beijing. From Viennese party hostels to Parisian models to hallucinogens in Cambodia, Wander the Rainbow is the true story of a career professional who trades convention for a one-of-a-kind walkabout around Planet Earth.
200. A.J. Llewellyn - The Wine-Dark Sea (Ellora's Cave)
Gay, Erotica Contemporary
Daniel is an elegant chair… He’s a handsome Englishman. A successful writer living in Paris, writing guidebooks that help people discover the secret delights of the city and country he loves. As for discovering the secrets to navigating the treacherous Paris social scene, Daniel himself relies on a book, which imparts some unusual advice—be an elegant chair, seen and not heard. And he’s getting a lot of practice. His last lover, Alain, is undergoing a tremendous transformation that he didn’t confide in Daniel. His current lover, Francois, is a celebrated artist, as arrogant as he is amorous. Their needs and dramas overshadow everything, including Daniel. He is a very elegant chair… Against a backdrop of the world’s most romantic city, between rounds of sizzling sex and sensational betrayal, Alain and Francois teach Daniel about passion and pain, loss and lust, gentle humor and poignant heartache. It will take someone else, someone unexpected, to teach him about love.
Rainbow Awards: Current Submissions 191 to 200
191. James EM Rasmussen - Blood Fruit (QueerEdFiction)