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Rainbow Awards: Current Submissions 101-110

101) D.H. Starr - Wrestling With Love, Ai Press, Gay, Contemporary Erotica
Paperback: 382 pages
Publisher: Ai Press (February 14, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0983374732
ISBN-13: 978-0983374732

383 Pages Hot new M/M author, D. H. Starr delivers his latest tale of love, sexual exploration and the challenges of relationship. The road of love is fraught with difficulty, even when you're sure that man is your soul-mate. Derek Thompson and Scott Thayer met in high school. Facing challenges and overcoming obstacles that would make lesser young men fold, they now have the chance to forge a life together. As they enter college, they finally have the time and space to discover each other sexually and give their virginity to each other. However, in spite of the erotic thrill of exploration, there are still challenges ahead, challenges that will test their love and devotion... While Derek wants to live as an openly gay man, Scott wishes to maintain a degree of privacy. Not only that, but another freshman, Tyrell Jackson, becomes infatuated with Derek and wants Derek for his own. In the face of these threats to their burgeoning relationship, Derek and Scott are forced to look within themselves and make difficult decisions which will change both of their lives forever. Is their relationship strong enough to bear the strain of balancing their needs as individuals and as a couple? The only way Derek and Scott will attain their ultimate reward is by finding the courage to face their fears. Will they rise to the challenge? Publisher's Note: This book was previously released under the title Reward of Courage.

102) Devon Rhodes - Wet Your Whistle, Total-e-Bound, Bisexual/Transgender, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing (November 15, 2010)

Three lonely people trapped together on a distant, isolated planet... When Rhea was left all alone at Wet Your Whistle after her beloved grandfather died, she vowed to seduce the next visitor into taking her along when they leave. Who knew she would have to choose between two mouth-watering men? Jolan is wealthy and handsome and arrives just ahead of the storm. But his presence here isn't random, and he stands to gain more from this visit than anyone suspects. Will having Rhea and all she brings with her cost him the man he loves? Bryce has committed himself to Jolan—his lover and savior. Now the sexy Captain finds himself drawn to Rhea, but with nothing to offer her, how can he compete with Jolan for her heart? With attraction on all sides, and layers of secrets to reveal, the three play in the hot springs and delve into love. But before the storm is over, they will need to make hard choices, and see whether the truth will cost them their hearts.

103) Fyn Alexander - Angel and the Assassin, Loose Id, Gay, Contemporary Erotica
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (September 7, 2010)

Kael Saunders loves to dominate handsome, masculine men like himself. Being in charge is his way of life whether it be in his work with the Secret Intelligence service, his personal life, or in the dungeon. The last thing he expects when he is out on a hit is to fall in love with Angel, an eighteen-year-old boy desperate for the love and guidance of a Daddy. Yet Angel also has a passion for being spanked and restrained. Two very different men find love in a world of skilled assassins, Bosnian terrorists, and dungeon play.

104) Jadette Paige - Blue Heaven, Siren Publishing, Gay, Fantasy
Paperback: 188 pages
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc. (January 19, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1610342674
ISBN-13: 978-1610342674

Take him from Heaven's Seat. Bring him to me. We will protect his sacred head. Stryver Zorti's mission appears simple. Kidnap the Godchild and deliver him to his master. But with the first meeting of the holy man's azure gaze, desire surges in him to strip bare the God and touch the man within. Worshiped all his life, the Godchild is shocked by the stranger who dares lay hands on him, even if it is to save him from assassins. With a different name given by his new ally, Blue is freed from the constraints of the holy order for the first time. He revels in the extraordinary experiences opening to him, then in the passion that sparks between him and the hard-edged, oddly gentle Stryver. But a god does not love, and if discovered, their precarious utopia will shatter, destroying any chance for a future together--that is, if the assassins don't kill them first.

105) Andrew Wolter - Much of Madness, More of Sin, Shadow City Press, Gay, Paranormal/Horror
Paperback: 164 pages
Publisher: Shadow City Press (March 7, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0578061031
ISBN-13: 978-0578061030

BEYOND THE DEPTHS OF MADNESS... During an annual festival celebrating an ancient god...In a county jail where escape is unlikely...Along downtown avenues where population provides safety...In a nightclub so boisterous, its difficult to hear the person standing next to you...In a bath house in Phoenix, or amidst the towering trees of wilderness. Here madness touches the souls of those lost and lonely, those who seek out the pleasures of the body while flesh is bared, blood is spilt, and the most enigmatic chaos reveals itself. These are the landscapes in the world of horror writer Andrew Wolter. INTO THE CORE OF THE FORBIDDEN... Now, in this boundary-breaking collection of eleven original tales, Andrew Wolter delivers his unique style of interlacing pop-culture, eroticism, the insidious, and a chaos that creeps around every corner of our daily lives.

106) Marty Beaudet - By A Thread, CreateSpace Publishing, Gay, Mystery / Thriller
Paperback: 292 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (January 31, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1453671935
ISBN-13: 978-1453671931

The streets of Vienna: A handsome Kuwaiti walks up and introduces himself to Mormon missionary Kevin "Red" Davis. A week later the U.S. President is dead, the Vice President in a coma. Chaos reigns as the Supreme Court overturns the Presidential Succession Act of 1947, and a power struggle ensues. Is a conspiracy afoot? The Kuwaiti holds the key to the mystery, and everybody wants him. When the missionary gets him, the real trouble begins. Everything hangs... By A Thread! At 19, Davis is sent out into the world to change it. He discovers, however, that it has changed him-in ways he never imagined. Everything he believes-about himself, his religion, his country-is challenged when he's forced to prioritize his loyalties to each of them in a life and death situation. All of this unfolds amid a fast-paced tale of espionage and betrayal, where no one is who he seems. The plot's many twists and turns leave the reader unsure of who the good guys and bad guys are, until the very end of the story. Even then, moral certainty may seem suddenly less certain.

107) Michele L. Montgomery - Lethal Obsession, Caged, Self-Published, Gay, Contemporary Erotica

Christian St. James Davenport is a prisoner. He has spent his entire life imprisoned within a gilded cage; trapped by his parents’ wealth, by his own secrets, and by the fear of his abusive ex-lover, Dwight. Lucca Renaldo is the darkly exotic, older man who will show Christian what it truly means to be free, but not before Dwight returns to reclaim what he believes is his. After a ruthless attack leaves his father bleeding in a dark, dirty alley, Christian is kidnapped and held prisoner. Horribly abused, brutally violated, and sadistically tortured, Christian is barely hanging on to reality and to his life. Both physically and psychologically scarred, he is on the brink of self-destruction, spiraling toward a point of no return. Will Lucca find Christian in time to save him? If he does, will his love be enough to rescue his boy from the threshold of Hell, or will Christian forever be caged by a lethal obsession? Lucca may need to take more extreme measures to prove to Christian who his true Master is.

108) Jay Bell - Something Like Summer, Self-Published, Gay, Coming of Age / Young Adult
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (January 8, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1453875042
ISBN-13: 978-1453875049

Love, like everything in the universe, cannot be destroyed. But over time it can change. The hot Texas nights were lonely for Ben before his heart began beating to the rhythm of two words; Tim Wyman. By all appearances, Tim had the perfect body and ideal life, but when a not-so-accidental collision brings them together, Ben discovers that the truth is rarely so simple. If winning Tim's heart was an impossible quest, keeping it would prove even harder as family, society, and emotion threaten to tear them apart. Something Like Summer is a love story spanning a decade and beyond as two boys discover what it means to be friends, lovers, and sometimes even enemies.

109) Anel Viz - The City of Lovely Brothers, Silver Publishing, Gay, Historical
Paperback: 580 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (February 20, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1456395289
ISBN-13: 978-1456395285

"The City of Lovely Brothers" is a family saga, the history of Caladelphia Ranch, jointly owned by four brothers, Calvin, Caleb, Calhoun and Caliban Caldwell – how it grew and prospered, and how rivalry between the brothers led to its breaking up and decline. As the story evolves, it focuses on the love affair between the youngest brother, Caliban, who is lame, and Nick, one of their ranch hands, and how their relationship set the stage for the already open feud to explode and ultimately caused the demise of the ranch.

110) Anel Viz - P'tit Cadeau, Silver Publishing, Gay, Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 486 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (February 20, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1456552430
ISBN-13: 978-1456552435

[P’TIT CADEAU (euphemism) – the “small gift” French hustlers ask for to let you know they expect to be paid] Ben, an American art professor on a painting sabbatical in the south of France, rents a room in an isolated village to avoid the tourist crush. There he meets his landlady's brother, the sensitive and childlike loner Jean-Yves, whom the locals consider simple minded because he is "different". Ben makes him his principal model and undertakes to build his self-confidence and prepare him to fend for himself. Jean-Yves’ has never had a friend before. As they grow closer, Ben comes to realize the extent of the young man’s emotional needs, and his total dependence and unbridled devotion frighten him. Has he taken on more responsibility than he can handle? Should he allow himself to fall in love with Jean-Yves when he knows their relationship must end when his sabbatical is over?
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