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Rainbow Awards: Current Submissions 81-90

81) Jessica Lee - Bloodlines, Breathless Press, Gay, Paranormal / Horror
Publisher: Breathless Press (November 25, 2010)

Evin KinKaid, the only son of the KinKaid pack's alpha has a secret. One that will tear his family apart. In one year, Evin is to succeed his father as alpha leader and continue the dominant bloodline of his family. There's only one problem: Evin is gay. When Evin is pushed into the bed of his intended female mate, he's forced to reveal the truth. And for an alpha male wolf shifter promised to a female whose goal is to one day be queen, coming out has never been more explosive. To Mason Thorne II, heir to Thorne Global Inc., life is a lie. To sustain his father's love, Mason has agreed to stay in the family business and to one day assume his place as CEO. Instead of reaching for his heart's desire, he's settled for a life he never wanted. But an unexpected auto accident will send Evin and Mason into each other's arms and down a path toward a destiny neither man can escape: an eternity sealed in blood.

82) D. Jackson Leigh - Call Me Softly, Bold Strokes Books, Lesbian, Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (April 19, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602822158
ISBN-13: 978-1602822153

When it comes to family secrets, Southern gentry would rather let sleeping dogs lie. Abigail Wetherington believes the evil that stalks her family in the streets of London is a sleeping dog come back to bite them. So with her last breath, she implores her beautiful granddaughter, Lillie, to flee to the family’s polo estate in South Carolina and seek the protection of someone Abigail has come to trust—Swain Butler. What Lillie doesn’t know is that she is putting herself in the hands of a woman who may be the biggest family secret of them all. “Be careful,” Abigail cautions Lillie. If sleeping dogs must be roused, then call them forth softly.

83) Sheri Lewis Wohl - Crimson Vengeance, Bold Strokes Books, Lesbian, Paranormal / Horror
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books; NONE edition (April 19, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602825394
ISBN-13: 978-1602825390

Love, desire, and secrets—a trail littered with murder and the choice one vampire will have to make that will seal her fate or set her free… Spokane County Medical Examiner Riah Preston has a job to do and a secret to keep. Riah is a vampire and she’s on a mission to discover a cure for the very thing that has kept her a prisoner of darkness for over five hundred years. With the help of Moses Lake Coroner Ivy Hernandez and genetic scientist Adriana James, they are on the verge of a breakthrough. When victims of a rogue vampire begin to show up along the I-90 corridor, things get complicated. The appearance of vampire hunter Colin Jamison complicates the situation even further. Will they be strong enough to stop this vampire killer cutting a wide path of death and destruction? Or will the secrets Riah holds in her heart destroy them all?

84) Rebecca. S. Buck - Ghosts of Winter, Bold Strokes Books, Lesbian, Contemporary General Fiction
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (April 19, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602822190
ISBN-13: 978-1602822191

Can Ros Wynne, who has lost everything she thought defined her, find her true life—and her true love—surrounded by the lingering history of the once-grand Winter Manor? When Ros unexpectedly inherits Winter Manor on the condition that she oversee the restoration of the remote and dilapidated house, it seems the perfect place for her to retreat from her recently failed relationship, the death of her mother, and the loss of her job. But Winter Manor is not entirely at rest. The echoes of its past reach forward into the present, and Ros’s life is perceptibly shaped by the lives—and loves—of the people who inhabited those rooms and corridors in the centuries before her. Then Anna arrives. The architect—with her designer clothes, hot car, and air of supreme professionalism—is at first an unwelcome, if necessary, intrusion. But as Ros learns Anna’s truths, she finds solace from her past losses in their developing intimacy. And when their love is threatened, Ros must decide whether her own ghosts will forever define her, or if she can embrace her life for what it is—past, present, and future.

85) Lisa Girolami - Jane Doe, Bold Strokes Books, Lesbian, Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (April 19, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602822174
ISBN-13: 978-1602822177

Sometimes a brief getaway where no one knows your name can change your life. Emily Carver is an inhibited, small town woman who, against warnings from her family, takes her first trip to Las Vegas. On her first night there, she is mugged and saved from worse trauma by Royal Wooten, an independent, assertive woman, and a virtual opposite of Emily. With no money or identification and unwilling to go home and face her “I-told-you-so” family, Emily decides to stay in Las Vegas and rebuild her stolen finances. But what she actually rebuilds is her entire life. She even gambles on a chance for true love and discovers that sometimes in order to find yourself, you have to start from scratch.

86) Mel Bossa - Split, Bold Strokes Books, Gay, Contemporary General Fiction
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (April 19, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602822204
ISBN-13: 978-1602822207

Quiet and imaginative, Derek O'Reilly spends a lot of time watching a movie in his head. His fiancé Nathan, aka “Mr. Alpha,” wonders why Derek hasn't taken any interest in their wedding planning. Aunt Fran—his spiritual guru—would like to know when her guilt-tripping nephew became some kind of kept boy. One evening, she drops Derek's childhood journal on his lap, forcing him to remember the name he's been trying to forget since he was eleven years old. Nicolai Lund. Nick was Derek's neighbor—and first love. Weeks before Derek's engagement party, a chance meeting with Nick catapults Derek into the past. Nick could flood Derek’s stale existence like a blond tidal wave, but Nick isn't that sixteen-year-old rebel anymore. He's a man hardened by invisible scars. As Derek reads through his diary, Nick and Derek’s powerful relationship sways between past and present, sweeping over their emotional landscape, revealing what they were, still are, and might yet be to each other.

87) P.J. Trebelhorn - True Confessions, Bold Strokes Books, Lesbian, Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (April 19, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602822166
ISBN-13: 978-1602822160

Being in love with your best friend shouldn’t be this difficult. Lynn Patrick returns home to Portland for the holidays and discovers that her lifelong friend, Jessie Greenfield, is separated from her husband. Lynn finally sees her chance, and during a game of True Confessions, expresses her love for Jessie. Expecting rejection, Lynn is shocked to realize that the feelings might be mutual. But for Jessie, nothing has ever been simple. Her father was abusive, and she married a man just like him. Her husband has already put her in the hospital once and has threatened her since they separated. All Jessie cares about is protecting the people she loves, and that includes her six-year-old daughter. When Jessie’s husband shows up looking to make good on his threats, will Lynn and Jessie be able to weather the storm, or will he succeed in keeping them apart forever?

88) M.L. Rice - Who I Am, Bold Strokes Books, Lesbian, Coming of Age / Young Adult
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (April 19, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 160282231X
ISBN-13: 978-1602822313

Discovering who you are is the hardest part of growing up. Devin Kelly is an Air Force brat, band nerd, bookworm, and loner. After the untimely death of her father, she and her mother move to Los Angeles to start a new life. Devin is welcomed to her new school by an arrogant bully named Jason who promises to make the rest of her senior year miserable. Things turn around, however, when a beautiful and intelligent young woman named Melanie Parker, who happens to be Jason’s sister, comes to her rescue. As the relationship between Devin and Melanie grows, Devin finds herself becoming more and more drawn to her new friend’s vivacious spirit. It’s not until an unpleasant confrontation with Jason that Devin must admit to herself that her feelings for Melanie are far more than platonic.

89) Ryan Loveless - Building Arcadia, TVB Publishing, Bisexual/Transgender, Contemporary Romance

A dark alley, an unprovoked attack. For two best friends, an evening out gone horribly wrong. As they struggle to find the truth of that fateful night, Connor, his wife Kelly and best friend Sam realize their long friendship is growing into love. But how can they get around the circumstances of forced separation and their reluctance to show their true feelings to find a way back to each other?

90) David Pratt - Bob the Book, Chelsea Station Editions, Gay, Contemporary General Fiction
Paperback: 202 pages
Publisher: Chelsea Station Editions; First edition (October 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0984470719
ISBN-13: 978-0984470716

Just what is a 'gay book'? -A book attracted to books of the same gender! Meet 'Bob the Book,' a gay book for sale in a Greenwich Village bookstore, where he falls in love with another book, Moishe. But a freak accident separates the young lovers. As Bob wends his way through used book bins, paper bags, knapsacks, and lecture halls, hoping to be reunited with Moishe, he meets a variety of characters, both book and human, including Angela, a widowed copy of Jane Austen's 'Mansfield Park' and two other separated lovers, Neil and Jerry, near victims of a book burning. Among their owners and readers are Alfred and Duane, whose on-again, off-again relationship unites and separates our book friends. Will Bob find Moishe? Will Jerry and Neil be reunited? Will Alfred and Duane make it work? Read 'Bob the Book' to find all the answers.
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