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Rainbow Awards: Current Submissions (341-350)

341) EM Lynley - Italian Ice
Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 20, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613724810
ISBN-13: 978-1613724811
Amazon: Italian Ice
Amazon Kindle: Italian Ice

Sequel to Rarer than Rubies. Precious Gems: Book Two. In this exciting sequel to Rarer Than Rubies, gay romance author Trent Copeland and former FBI agent Reed Action head to Italy for a Roman holiday. What should be a relaxing and romantic vacation is interrupted when Reed's not-so-former boss asks for his help with a case. Trent's shocked to discover in the six months they've been living together in LA, Reed hasn't been completely honest about his "retirement." Reed heads for Sicily on the trail of a suspected antiquities-smuggling ring and to find Peter Isett-a former FBI partner he also hasn't been completely truthful about. Stung by Reed's dishonesty, Trent questions what else Reed might be hiding. But when he overhears something that tells him Reed's life is in danger, Trent follows Reed to a remote chain of ancient volcanic islands off Sicily's northern coast. Soon Trent is caught up in the smugglers' web, and Reed must decide between his heart and his mission-a decision complicated by his past with Peter. Reed's position is perilous: unless he can learn to put the past behind him, he risks destroying everything he's built with Trent.

342) Freddy MacKay - Incubation
Paperback: 514 pages
Publisher: Silver Publishing (August 6, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1614957398
ISBN-13: 978-1614957393
Amazon: Incubation (Finding Peace #2)
Amazon Kindle: Incubation (Finding Peace #2)

David McCourt's makeshift family moves in together and forms a protective cocoon around him. But they don't know David's whole story, and he finds the constant noise a distraction instead of a help. Bobby, Chris, and Austin want to help David however possible--but he needs to open up. Jackson crossed a line he never thought he would. He wants to take a chance with David, even if his dreams of a normal life are firmly rooted with Alyssa. The group has the makings of a rag tag family, but secrets--old and new--threaten their fragile bond. The community takes sides and David ends up where he doesn't want to be: the center of everything.

343) Lavinia Lewis - Mobsters and Miracles
Publisher: LLS Books (July 21, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Mobsters and Miracles

How can detectives Lucas Manning and Danny DeRossa form a relationship when they can barely stay alive long enough to solve their case? Narcotics detectives Lucas Manning and Danny DeRossa have been investigating the Valdez brothers' lucrative cocaine business for a little over a year. The case is as good as closed. The Valdez brothers are being held in custody while awaiting trial and Tony Reyes – general dogsbody and hired gun is in protective custody until he can testify against them. Time for Lucas and Danny to sit back and put their feet up? Not if Ramon Torres has anything to do with it. When Torres - a long-standing employee of the Valdez brothers kidnaps Lucas to discover the location of Tony Reyes, it’s up to Lucas’ partner Danny to rescue him. But during their escape, they witness a startling incident - a priest and a rabbi in a shoot-out with Ramon’s men. What possible connection could a band of drug dealers have with the church and the synagogue? Lucas and Danny have evidently stepped in the middle of something big, but can they stay alive long enough to find out what? To complicate matters further, out and proud Lucas has fallen hard for his straight partner Danny. But is Detective DeRossa as straight as he led Lucas to believe or could he return his partner's affections?

344) R.J. Scott & Jaime Reese - A Better Man
Publisher: Silver Publishing (July 21, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: A Better Man

Matthew Doner has been given a second chance. After a five-year prison term, he receives a bequest from an aunt on the condition that he uses the money to make things right. His challenge--create a safe place for people like him to find purpose and start a new life. Julian Capeletti likes challenges. He is confident, brash, and just what Matthew needs. Working as the contractor to renovate the crumbling house is the right job at the absolutely perfect time. What neither man realizes is just how dangerous it is to keep secrets, nor how hard it can be to open your heart. Is one year enough time to renovate the house and become better men in the process?

345) K.T. Grant - Cinderella and The Lady
Publisher: Ravenous Romance (July 23, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Cinderella and the Lady

The sudden death of Ellie’s father leaves her with an uncertain future. Her stepmother, Geraldine and step-sister Mina treat her like a servant. The seductive Countess Tremaine wants to save Ellie from her life of drudgery, but all for a price—her innocence. Ellie feels all hope is lost until she meets a Lady who makes all her wishes come true. Lady Kristina, the Duke of Perrault’s daughter has returned home after five years abroad. She’s expected to marry, but her attraction to women stops her from carrying out her parents’ wishes. One night she meets a shy servant girl and becomes obsessed. She’ll do whatever she can to gain the trust of this mysterious woman and claim her for her own. With the countess pressuring Ellie into accepting her unscrupulous offer, and her step mother growing more unstable, she turns to Kristina for support. But then her whole world comes crashing down when she learns the truth behind Kristina’s identity and the lies Geraldine has kept from her. As Ellie falls victim to those dark forces set on ruining her, Kristina fights to save Ellie’s heart before she loses her forever.

346) Mickie B. Ashling - Daddio
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 23, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 161372621X
ISBN-13: 978-1613726211
Amazon: Daddio
Amazon Kindle: Daddio

Sequel to Taste. Horizons Series: Book Three. Six months after meeting at the Taste of Chicago, Lil Lampert and Grier Dilorio are living together. Their physical bond glows brighter than ever, but the couple soon realizes that it takes more than three magic words and outstanding sex to make a partnership work. Like any fledgling, Grier is learning how to navigate his new life. His problems should have ended when Jillian signed the papers acknowledging him as Luca's biological father and he got the opportunity to pursue a career in interior design. Instead, he's hampered by old fears and bad habits that are hard to let go. Adjusting to a small apartment in a four-season state-with a much younger man sporting a stubborn streak-is a challenge for Lil. His position as Luca's "Daddio" is a delicate balancing act between doing what he thinks is right and deferring to Grier's eight years of experience. Life is stressed enough, but now Lil and Grier also face an unexpected complication from a powerful, far-reaching ruling body. Suddenly Luca's safety-and their happiness as an emerging family-depends on Lil's keen understanding of human nature and Grier's willingness to learn.

347) Steve Berman - Wilde Stories 2012
Perfect Paperback: 236 pages
Publisher: Lethe Press (July 13, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 159021398X
ISBN-13: 978-1590213988
Amazon: Wilde Stories 2012: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction
Amazon Kindle: Wilde Stories 2012: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction

Prepare to skew your view of the world: where jinni in the clouds of a future Tel Aviv aren't spirits but powerful computer programs; where a suburban garden hiding unrecognizable bones; to a planet colony that outlaws color; or the night when a lonely lab tech finds a spambot flirting with him. The latest volume in the acclaimed Wilde Stories series has tales of hitchhikers on the run, dragons in the sky, swordsmen drawing their blades. These are stories fantastic and strange, otherworldly and eerie, but all feature gay men struggling with memories or lovers or simply the vicissitudes of life no matter how wild the world might be.

348) L.J. LaBarthe - No Surrender, No Retreat
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 25, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613726155
ISBN-13: 978-1613726150
Amazon: No Surrender, No Retreat
Amazon Kindle: No Surrender, No Retreat

Sequel to No Quarter. Archangel Chronicles: Book 2. Seventy years after it began, the war between angels and demons is over. Archangels Gabriel and Michael reunite at last, but a dangerous new challenge stands in the way of their happiness: someone is kidnapping angels and selling them as trophies on the black market. When Raphael, Archangel of Healing, goes missing, his tearful lover joins with the Brotherhood of Archangels and their lieutenants to rescue him. Without Raphael's healing touch, disease spreads quickly through the world's human population. The situation only worsens when the angel Agrat is kidnapped: the number of sex crimes begins to rise and her husband, Gabriel's lieutenant, loses himself to his grief. As they mount a rescue mission, Gabriel and Michael's relationship will be put to the test. With the threat of the world dying around them and tragedy looming overhead, can Gabriel and Michael keep love and hope alive?

349) Dorien Grey - Dante's Circle
Paperback: 204 pages
Publisher: Zumaya Boundless (July 27, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1612710654
ISBN-13: 978-1612710655
Amazon: Dante's Circle
Amazon Kindle: Dante's Circle

An Elliott Smith and John Mystery Book 4 Dante Benevetti is the darling of the music world...and why not? He's handsome, talented-and arrogant as only a man convinced of his own brilliance can be. As far as he's concerned, the rest of the world exists for his benefit. So, when he hears Dante is dead, a victim of murder, Elliott isn't really surprised. Nor is he surprised when Dante comes for a post-mortem visit, demanding Elliott find out who killed him. Was it the well-known lyricist who was the only one in the house at the time? The talented young musician whose work Dante plagiarized? Or some unknown the great pianist had mortally offended?

350) Belinda McBride - The Bacchi
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (July 30, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: The Bacchi

The Bacchi Lefi Dhrahn lives a life of luxury and decadence, but is tortured by memories of a lost love. He survives the pain by surrounding himself with sex, beauty, and all forms of self-indulgence. When he meets the alluring Inspector Afton Teris, Lefi believes the detective will make a very nice addition to his string of conquests. Afton Teris is a Valoran hermaphrodite, and like all members of his species, is stern, cerebral and disapproves of the frivolous prostitute. Afton orients as a male, but the beautiful Lefi Dhrahn stirs him sexually, making him question everything he knows about himself. To further confuse his emotions, Afton finds himself tempted by the forbidden pleasures surrounding the Bacchi. When a kidnapping ring strikes close to home, the two go undercover on a brothel barge to investigate a slavery operation. There, Lefi is confronted by painful memories from his past, while Afton is faced with a horror that threatens his future, and perhaps his very life. Their survival lies with one another, but only if Lefi can set aside his pain and listen to his heart.
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