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Rainbow Awards: Current Submissions (31-40)

31) Ann McMan - Jericho
Paperback: 412 pages
Publisher: Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company (September 29, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 193445267X
ISBN-13: 978-1934452677
Amazon: Jericho

Librarian Syd Murphy flees the carnage of a failed marriage by accepting an eighteen-month position in Jericho-a small town in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Her plans to hide out and heal her wounds fall by the wayside as she gets drawn into the daily lives of the quirky locals. She becomes fast friends with Maddie Stevenson, the enigmatic physician who has returned to the backcountry community to take over her late father's medical practice. Together they learn that life and love can have as many twists and turns as a country road.

32) Adam Fitzroy - Ghost Station
65,000 words/262 pages
Publication 1 November 2011

It’s 1976, the Cold War is still at its coldest, and retired agent John Dashwood is persuaded to return to supervise one last mission. However nothing at Ghost Station is quite the way he remembers it and everybody seems to have something to hide – including his two valued colleagues, Rick Wentworth and Harry Tilney, and his enigmatic boss Sir Charles Grandison. When operational necessity requires Dashwood to send Rick and Harry into a dangerous situation, the boundaries between friend and enemy begin to blur and he’s left isolated and wondering which of his so-called allies he can really trust.

33) Wesley Gibson - Personal Saviors
Paperback: 188 pages
Publisher: Chelsea Station Editions (October 3, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0983285136
ISBN-13: 978-0983285137
Amazon: Personal Saviors

Welcome to the South. Circa 1969. Where everything is about to change. Paul is an eleven year-old boy caught between his fundamentalist faith and the growing awareness of his sexuality. Lady is a black girl who has been integrated into Paul's school and doesn't want to be there. Helen, Paul's mother, is trying to become a country music star to stave off her increasing disillusionment as wife and mother. Rupert, Paul's father, is increasingly convinced that extra-terrestrials exist and he needs to find them. And Velvet Archer, Paul's gorgeously attractive neighbor, haplessly careens between church and a career in an effort to save herself from her addictions. Sharp, funny, and infused with a dark, sly cleverness, Personal Saviors is a marvelous social snapshot of American lives desperate for any sort of salvation.

34) Mickie B. Ashling - Vessel
Paperback: 252 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 7, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613721722
ISBN-13: 978-1613721728
Amazon: Vessel

Sequel to Cutting Cords. Five years into their relationship, Sloan Driscoll's peaceful existence is suddenly upended. His lover, Cole Fujiwara, gives him an ultimatum: agree to a surrogate birth or break up. Noriko Evans, a beautiful woman of Japanese/American descent, is handpicked by Cole's father to be the surrogate. At the same time, Trent Hamilton, model and established Dominant, sets his eyes on Sloan, offering him another life choice. Sloan is thrown off balance by this series of events he can neither understand nor control. He'd thought the topic of children had been laid to rest years ago, but with the advent of a new form of genetic testing, Cole's fear of passing on retinitis pigmentosa, a disease that leads to blindness, has been greatly reduced. Noriko's abrupt appearance threatens Sloan, as does Sloan's attraction to Trent and a side of the BDSM world he'd never thought to explore. Will Sloan be able to muster the inner strength he'll need to deal with one shocking revelation after another, or will he succumb to a dangerous coping mechanism? His decisions will either lead to salvation... or hasten the end of the relationship that literally saved his life.

35) Chris Quinton - Game On, Game Over
Publisher: Silver Publishing (October 8, 2011)
Amazon Kindle: Game On, Game Over

John is on a dangerous negotiating mission for MI6 in Tajikistan. He meets freelance photographer Scott, but their casual affair ends when John is injured and disappears. Scott can’t forget him. He tracks John to a sleepy little village in England, determined to take their relationship to a new level.

36) Catherine Lundoff - A Day at the Inn
Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: Lethe Press (October 9, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590213785
ISBN-13: 978-1590213780
Amazon: A Day at the Inn

A Day at the Inn, A Night at the Palace, the short and fantastical fiction collection by two-time Golden Crown Literary Award winner Catherine Lundoff features engaging stories about swashbuckling female pirates, opera singers and mercenaries. Follow Shakespeare's sister, Judith, and solve the question of who really authored the plays. Consort with highwaymen (who are more than what they seem), private eyes, bards, spies and even the fey Queen of Air and Darkness. Thrilling adventures await in these ten previously uncollected stories about magic, laughter, love, loss and second chances.

37) Kate McMurray - Across the East River Bridge
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (October 10, 2011)
Amazon Kindle: Across the East River Bridge

When Finn’s boss sends him to a museum in Brooklyn, the last person he expects to see is his old rival, Troy. Although Finn and Troy have undeniable sexual chemistry, Finn still blames Troy for sending his career off the rails but Troy has research Finn needs. Troy also has an intriguing story; the museum he curates is haunted by the ghosts of two men who died under mysterious circumstances in 1878. Troy strikes a deal: he’ll help Finn if Finn helps him find out what happened to the men who died. From diaries, police reports, and newspaper articles, Finn and Troy piece together the lives of the two dead men--and the romance that bloomed between them. As it becomes clear that the men were murdered, it also becomes clear that the ghosts are real and are capable of manipulating the dreams, thoughts, and actions of the living. When Finn and Troy start falling for each other, Finn worries that it’s all an illusion concocted by the ghosts to keep them working together to solve the mystery, but Troy is convinced the love between them is real. But how can he get rid of a couple of ghosts and prove it?

38) Elizabeth Noble - Together Bound
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 10, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613721587
ISBN-13: 978-1613721582
Amazon: Together Bound

Sequel to Marked Yours. Todd and Nick Ruger have settled into their life and work, the master/slave bond in New Colorado tying them together in a sacred rite of service, protection, and-in their case-love. But out of the blue, Todd receives a letter from the vice-chancellor of New Colorado threatening their bond, demanding ownership of Nick under eminent domain. It turns out Vice-Chancellor Clarke desperately needs the help of the sentries, especially Nick, to investigate a problem involving the Chancellor. With New Colorado on the verge of war with West Caldera, a rift in the government would be disastrous. Todd and Nick agree to help, and Nick enters the orphan slave compound while Todd joins the Estate security force. They don't expect the danger they discover. Now the target of an unimaginable threat, Nick and Todd will face terrors that lead to murder, imprisonment, and the threat of separation forever as the hopeless battle escalates into full-scale war.

39) Russ Gregory - Blue
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (October 11, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602825718
ISBN-13: 978-1602825710
Amazon: Blue

One-hundred-and-three-year-old nursing home resident Ruth Brookes holds the key to an unsolved series of murders, and what she knows has never been more important. A psychotic killer is once again stalking gay men in the streets of Austin. Meanwhile, Matt Bell has finally decided to break out of the social isolation he’s lived in since being shot by the still-at-large killer, and meets the handsome, broody, and shy Thatcher. Both men are fighting their own demons as the killings start again. Soon the body count is rising and their friends are dropping like flies. Will Ruth give up her secrets in time to stop the madman before Matt and Thatcher find themselves in the crosshairs of his rifle? Only Ruth knows for sure, because life is seldom black and white—more often it is just shades of blue.

40) Gregory Allen - Well With My Soul
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: ASD Publishing (October 11, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0983604908
ISBN-13: 978-0983604907
Amazon: Well With My Soul

Jacob and Noah Garrett are brothers harboring a lifelong resentment towards each other while dealing with their own compulsive obsessions. One is a liberal gay man who forsakes his family and moves to New York City from Tennessee where he travels deep into a labyrinth of sex and drugs while fighting the fear over his homosexuality. The other is a southern conservative who is left at home holding the proverbial family bag. The story follows their loosely intertwined lives through the wild times of the late seventies and the restraint of the Reagan years in which one brother ends up becoming a minister and preaching his doctrine while the other believes there are some things people are born with and not meant to change. Well with My Soul is told through the perspective of both brothers and shows how misguided choices can drastically affect those around you for years to come; and family may be all that one has when looking for peace to stifle the embers that smolder beneath the surface.
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