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Rainbow Awards: Current Submissions (301-310)

301) Poppy Dennison - Mind Magic
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 23, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 161372456X
ISBN-13: 978-1613724569
Amazon: Mind Magic
Amazon Kindle: Mind Magic

*Magical species must never mix.* According to the rules, Simon Osborne should ignore the children's cries for help. After all, they're werewolf cubs, and he's an apprentice mage. But for once in his life, Simon breaks the rules and rescues the cubs, saving them from a demon intent on draining them of their magic. Of course, all actions have consequences, and Simon's bold move earns him the displeasure of his peers and the attention of the cubs' alpha, a man named Gray Townsend. The last thing Gray needs is a mage in his life, but Simon did save his son. Since Simon is now a friend of the pack, Gray doesn't have much choice about it-or the forbidden attraction that goes along with it. Unfortunately for the alpha, he needs Simon's help to track down the demon behind the kidnappings-before it strikes again. Simon and Gray must join forces to protect the pack, even as they struggle to resist the temptation that threatens to destroy them both.

302) Chris Kenry - The Survival Methods and Mating Rituals of Men and Marine Mammals
Paperback: 450 pages
Publisher: Kensington; 1 edition (May 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0758204388
ISBN-13: 978-0758204387
Amazon: The Survival Methods and Mating Rituals of Men and Marine Mammals
Amazon Kindle: The Survival Methods and Mating Rituals of Men and Marine Mammals

Dumped, depressed, and stone-cold broke, children's book author Davis Garner needs a new life plan. With no other options, he signs on to be a technical writer on a research vessel in Antarctica. What Davis knows about marine technology would comfortably fit in a tweet, but he soon realizes that no one around him is quite who they seem - including Maureen, an ice-cold network administrator; a lovelorn technician known by the acronym Worm; and Artaud, a charismatic scientist with dubious motives. In between waves of seasickness and self-doubt, Davis finds creative inspiration and an unlikely passion for his new job. And something more unexpected still - the willingness to fight for the principles he believes in and the life he still loves...

303) Josephine Myles - Handle with Care
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing (March 5, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1619211149
ISBN-13: 978-1619211148
Amazon: Handle with Care
Amazon Kindle: Handle with Care

The best things in life aren’t free…they’re freely given. Ben Lethbridge doesn’t have many vices left. After raising his little sister to adulthood, he wasted no time making up for the youth he lost to responsible parenting. Two years of partying it up—and ignoring his diabetes—has left him tethered to a home dialysis regimen. He can do his job from his flat, fortunately, but most of his favourite things are forbidden. Except for DVD porn…and fantasizing over Ollie, the gorgeous, purple-haired skateboarder who delivers it. Their banter is the highlight of Ben’s lonely day, but his illness-ravaged body is the cruel reality that prevents him from believing they’ll do anything more than flirt. Not to mention the age gap. Still, Ben figures there’s no harm in sprucing himself up a bit. Then one day, a package accidentally splits open, revealing Ben’s dirty little secret…and an unexpected connection that leaves him wondering if he’s been reading Ollie wrong all this time. There’s only one way to find out: risk showing Ollie every last scar. And hope “far from perfect” is good enough for a chance at love.

304) Vastine Bondurant - Purly Gates
Publisher: LIG Publishing (April 24, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Purly Gates

A lonely stretch of beach becomes a hiding place for two men who, when their paths cross, are determined not to be ships just passing in the night. Purlman “Purly” Gates—dark, brooding, mysterious, hiding from his past and the hefty price on his head—is hopelessly attracted to the young man who strolls the beach every morning. At the risk of his own exposure and its deadly consequences, Purly succumbs to his desire and sets out to lure the beautiful enigma into his lair. Lucky Cleary wants the swarthy stranger who watches him from the shadows of the cottage deck, and his morning promenades finally pay off when the man steps out onto the beach and into Lucky’s life in a move to bring their paths together. But Lucky has a secret as well—a past mistake following close behind him, promising certain death if it catches up with him. When each man discovers the other’s identity, the truth forms a powerful bond between them and fans the flame of their passion. But is the meeting of these two lonely souls a beautiful destiny or merely a cruel twist of fate in which their desire is nothing more than the kiss of death for them both?

305) Rae Gee - Mars on the Rise
Paperback: 340 pages
Publisher: Torquere Press (April 25, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1610403053
ISBN-13: 978-1610403054
Amazon: Mars on the Rise
Amazon Kindle: Mars on the Rise

A storyteller steps off a pier and into a world of steampunk oddities, fearsome weapons, and a dangerous man. Promised fame and fortune by the country's largest weapons manufacturer, Cedo gratefully falls into the arms of Erus Veetu. Dark, dangerous and with nothing to lose, Erus shows him that Svenfur isn't all Cedo thought it was. For beneath the streets is a dark, gas lit world of slavery, human sacrifice ,and deadly machines. With the machines waging war in the East, can Cedo stop the country's deadliest man from bringing it to the shores of England? Or is he too late to penetrate the cold exterior of his Master and halt the cogs and gears of progress? Set in a Victorian world of sex, drugs and steampower, Mars on the Rise tells is a dark, gritty story of what happens when our dreams come true. Whether we want them to or not.

306) Freddy MacKay - Moving Mountains
Publisher: Silver Publishing (April 28, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Moving Mountains (A Finding Peace Series Spin-Off)

A wonderful story of friends-to-lovers filled with misunderstandings and crossed wires... is a well-written story that draws you in with the confusion of a young man who just hasn't got a clue about anything other than his work. I will recommend this to those who enjoy friends to lovers, clueless academics, a bit of angst, misunderstandings, developing love and a happy ever after. ~M/M Good Book Reviews - 4.5 out of 5 Hearts

307) Lavinia Lewis - Nate's Deputy
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing (April 30, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Nate's Deputy (Shifter's Haven)

Book five in the Shifter's Haven Series. Can two very stubborn men conquer their personal demons in order to come together as mates? Werewolf Nate Stanford is riddled with guilt over his brother Rick’s death...so much so that when he meets his mate—Deputy Sheriff Jared Ambrose—he rejects him, believing he is not good enough for Jared and not worthy of being loved. The only thing that matters to him is buying his childhood home in honour of his brother’s memory. Since their father died, Jared Ambrose has taken on responsibility for his younger brother, whose drinking binges are constantly getting him into trouble. Jared’s only hope of saving his brother is finding them a place they can call home. Jared wants to make Sheriff, but believes he’ll never be elected if the residents of his new town find out he is gay. When he realises Nate is his mate, he knows it’s not possible for them to be together. But trouble in their small town and unrest in the supernatural council force them together and make them question their decisions. Can these two stubborn men conquer their demons and overcome all obstacles to carve out a life together?

308) Nikki Mccoy - Keepers of the Night
Paperback: 262 pages
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing (April 30, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0857159836
ISBN-13: 978-0857159830
Amazon: Keepers of the Night (Volume 3)
Amazon Kindle: Keepers of the Night (Volume 3)

Malen and Turek thought they had found completion when they found each other. Despite the pain of their pasts, they were able to form a bond built on trust and forged in faith. When the call came to once again rise up against the cruelty of Mikel, the son of Death, they were among the first to answer-to battle alongside their friends and defend their race. It was when Mikel’s reign of terror had been brought to an end, however, that their true battle began. Xilonen was a man on the edge of desperation. Throughout his tortured life, he’d dreamt about finding and pleasing his mate. But when the time finally came and he met the two men destined to be his for all eternity, his dreams were brought to a shattering halt. Forced to betray his Gods, his kind, and his mates, Xilonen went on the run. But soon he found that he alone could not protect his brother, Shayne, from the cunning plans of their mother, the Goddess of Night. He needed strength, guidance and courage. He needed Malen and Turek. Now they must find it within themselves to move past the pain of betrayal and lies to the love and faith that could bind their hearts. But will they find it in time to stop Night from stripping Shayne of what she had so heartlessly taken from Xilonen...his innocence?

309) Freddy MacKay - Beginning Again
Paperback: 420 pages
Publisher: Silver Publishing (April 30, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1614954593
ISBN-13: 978-1614954590
Amazon: Beginning Again (Finding Peace #1)
Amazon Kindle: Beginning Again (Finding Peace #1)

David McCourt knows pain and loss. Transferring to Capstone Ridge University fulfills a longtime goal and David hopes to leave his past behind. He wants a chance to start over with a clean slate, a new life, and zero complications. Everyone likes Bobby Daniels and he likes helping people. After seeing the hurt David carries around, Bobby decides to help his awkward roommate come out of his shell--with the help of some friends and a nutty professor. Jackson Black is attracted to guys, but buries it deep, thinking he'll find the right women and fix the problem. Until the intense stare of David McCourt completely undoes him. David has his hands full trying to figure life out. When he gets hurt, friends and lovers surround him, trying to help close the wounds. But it may not be enough.

310) Jeremy Pack - The Heart of the Jungle
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 30, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613724624
ISBN-13: 978-1613724620
Amazon: The Heart of the Jungle
Amazon Kindle: The Heart of the Jungle

Murder Mystery Chris James is Fate's favorite plaything. When She took his parents in a car crash, Chris narrowly escaped the grief with his life, and he has the scars on his wrists to prove it. Seven years later, just as his life is finally turning around, Fate smashes his universe once again, taking his partner and two-year-old daughter and leaving behind a bloodbath. After nearly a year of investigation, with no bodies, no motive, and no clues, the police are giving up. Enter Jason Kingsley, a wickedly handsome private investigator with a troubled past and a disconnected puzzle piece he could never find a place for. Jason has his work cut out for him: his search leads down a road that was never meant to be traveled, where a ruthless and hidden enemy lurks and dark secrets await. With passion drawing them together and sinister forces threatening to tear them apart, Chris and Jason race against time to unravel the mystery and get to the shocking truth that lies behind it all: The Heart of the Jungle.
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