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Rainbow Awards: Current Submissions (131-140)

131) Anne Barwell - Shadowboxing
Paperback: 266 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 20, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 161372361X
ISBN-13: 978-1613723616
Amazon: Shadowboxing
Amazon Kindle: Shadowboxing

Berlin, 1943. An encounter with an old friend leaves German physicist Dr. Kristopher Lehrer with doubts about his work. But when he confronts his superior, everything goes horribly wrong. Suddenly Kristopher and Michel, a member of the Resistance, are on the run, hunted for treason and a murder they did not commit. If they're caught, Kristopher's knowledge could be used to build a terrible weapon that could win the war. When Michel contacts the Allies, hoping they can work together, it isn't long before the so-called "simple" mission becomes anything but. With both men realizing they can no longer ignore their growing feelings for each other, Kristopher and Michel must fight-not just for a chance of a future together, but for their very survival.

132) Q. Kelly - Third
Paperback: 186 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (January 20, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1469942208
ISBN-13: 978-1469942209
Amazon: Third
Amazon Kindle: Third

Tudor historian Helen Franklin is horrified when her dying scientist father leaves her a most unusual inheritance: Anne Boleyn. Yep, Anne Boleyn as in Henry VIII's beheaded queen. She is a time traveler and is having trouble adjusting to the modern world. Helen tells herself she does not have time for Anne. Yalia, Helen's wife, has been distancing herself from Helen for three years, and Helen needs to decide if she wants to save their marriage. Then the unexpected happens. A romantic relationship develops among Yalia, Anne and Helen. Can the three of them figure out their lives together, especially when time might be running out for Anne?

133) R.J. Scott - The Decisions We Make
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Daniel Keyes is an orphan, fostered by the Walker’s. The product of a lonely childhood, he is thrown into the chaos of the Walker family and into the life of his new foster brother Jamie. This story is the journey of Daniel and Jamie finding their place in the world. Through Jamie being a victim of hate crime to coming out to family and friends, there are many decisions the boys have to make before they become men.

134) Savannah Hartley - Deadly Secrets
Paperback: 450 pages
Publisher: Silver Publishing (April 30, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1614954615
ISBN-13: 978-1614954613
Amazon: Deadly Secrets (Dark Kings of Eternity #1)
Amazon Kindle: Deadly Secrets (Dark Kings of Eternity #1)

Jamie Dexson is like any other twenty year old boy--with one exception. He's been passing himself off as a girl for four years. Fleeing from a dangerous situation, the ruse is necessary. Jamie and his mother have been on the run, but when Jamie's disguise becomes more trouble than it's worth, he has to decide if leaving it behind will free him from the arms of a predator seeking to make Jamie his. From a life of deciding which heels to wear with what outfit, Jamie falls into a world of dragons, vampires, werewolves, and shapeshifters. And he discovers he's one of them... but doesn't know which one.

135) Jeff Erno - Another Dumb Jock
Paperback: 218 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (January 22, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1469956543
ISBN-13: 978-1469956541
Amazon: Another Dumb Jock
Amazon Kindle: Another Dumb Jock

In Dumb Jock, Jeff and Brett fall in love, but their relationship is not without challenges. Brett’s a football star, and Jeff is the classic nerd. Their coming of age and coming out story is set in the 1980s, and they face many obstacles. Yet their love for each other is strong, and they finally get their happy ending. Now, almost three decades later, their children are teenagers. Adam, their fifteen year old son, is the star pitcher of his high school baseball team. He has grown up with two dads, in a loving, non-judgmental environment. Yet Adam has challenges of his own. He’s failing two of his classes at school, and he’s been suspended for fighting. He resents being labeled and insists that just because he has two dads, it doesn’t mean that he is himself gay. When he is forced to accept help from another student in his algebra class, Adam starts to have feelings that cause him to question his very identity. He’s got to decide whether to follow his heart or to maintain the image he’s worked so hard to portray. Will he have the courage to take a stand for what he knows is right, or will he end up being just another dumb jock?

136) Taryn Rose - L World
Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Ravenous Romance (May 22, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1607779234
ISBN-13: 978-1607779230
Amazon: L World
Amazon Kindle: L World

Blake Sanders, a partner at a top Manhattan law firm and newly minted divorcee, is shocked to find herself lusting after her sexy female hairstylist. But when her trendy tufts are not at all what she imagined, Blake's fiery temper takes over and she stiffs the hottie who fashioned them. After her new look causes a splash at work, Blake has a change of heart and returns to the salon with a generous tip for Janie, the sexy stylist, only to find her cozying up with another woman on her way out. Intrigued, she follows the pair downtown to a Greenwich Village bar called "L World". When Blake discovers that her fantasy girl is an out and proud gay chick, her attraction to Janie becomes very real. She pursues her, setting in motion a torrid affair that turns both women's lives upside down, and leaving a trail of damage behind!

137) Val Kovalin - Fall Into the Sun
Publisher: VK-Now Books (January 26, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Fall Into the Sun

They should have spent the past 22 years together, but life took some unexpected turns for Bobby Gallegos and Alejo Sandoval. Heartbreak and rejection can harden the hearts of two passionate, stubborn men. One, deeply devout, wanted to attend college. One, who perfected a tough act to deceive his brothers, might have followed his dad to prison. Now, at 40 years old, they maintain a long-distance relationship as sex buddies, who don't quite trust each other. Their lives have sharply diverged. One is now divorced with two teenagers, who bring him joy and despair. One has just had a near-death experience on the job. When Bobby returns to Albuquerque, he will use sex, persuasion, and memories of their shared past to try to convince Alejo to take a chance on him and reach for the future together that they were meant to share.

138) Angelia Sparrow - Power in the Blood
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Storm Moon Press, LLC (January 27, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 193705800X
ISBN-13: 978-1937058005
Amazon: Power In The Blood
Amazon Kindle: Power In The Blood

Oren Stolt understands the natural order better than most people. Vampires prey on humans and Undying keep the vampires' numbers in check. Until now. Now, across the United States, vampire numbers are exploding, thanks to a new church. The Tabernacle of the Firstfruits preaches a Risen Lord and invites believers to follow Him in death and resurrection... quite literally. In Memphis, the church is about to host its first conference, with an eye to converting the whole world to the vampiric gospel. And all that stands between humanity and eternal night is Oren, his kids, and a thin line of insane immortals.

139) Sean Wolfe - Give It To Me
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Kensington (January 31, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 075825573X
ISBN-13: 978-0758255730
Amazon: Give It To Me
Amazon Kindle: Give It To Me

Sweet and tender is good, but sometimes, bad is better. In this electrifying anthology, Sean Wolfe explores those irresistible encounters that fuel our darkest fantasies. Rough, risky exploits, uninhibited lust, the sheer turn-on of taking what you want--twelve incredible stories where nothing is off-limits. . . In "Mother May I," Cory is a respected investment manager by day. At night, he trades designer suits for a leather harness and enjoys the eager attentions of his beautiful, willing slave. Most cops live to serve and protect; Michael just enjoys the power trip. . .until an off-duty encounter ends with a sexy surprise in "Hands Above Your Head and Spread 'Em." When a burglar is caught in the act by a wealthy homeowner, it's the beginning of an intensely erotic connection in "The Bad Boy." In "Nephelum," all fallen angel Cyrienne has to do to regain his wings is withstand carnal temptation. But that's easier said than done when a flirty young resort attendant shows him one hell of a good time. Provocative, graphic, and explosive, Give It To Me is filled with stories of pleasure given and boldly taken--and of desire too raw to be denied. . .

140) E.J. Allen - Fries With That Sir
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Amazon Kindle: Fries With That...Sir?

Logan is 26, a business professional who's fallen victim of a receding economy. Although he has a degree and management experience, he finds himself in a position where he's forced to take a lowly minimum wage job flipping burgers at a fast food restaurant. To make matters worse, he has a boss from hell. Jarrod is only 19, and very cocky. As humiliated as Logan is by the way his arrogant boss treats him, Logan discovers that Jarrod's dominance kind of turns him on. When he and Jarrod have an encounter away from work, Logan discovers that there is a reason why Jarrod's so demanding. The nineteen year old is not only a boss at work, but in his private life he's a BDSM Master, and he's pegged Logan as a slave. Logan must decide whether to turn tail and run or to embrace his identity as a sexual submissive.
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