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Rainbow Awards: Current Submissions (401-410)

401) Mykola Dementiuk - The Facialist
Paperback: 150 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 16, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1478197501
ISBN-13: 978-1478197508
Amazon: The Facialist
Amazon Kindle: The Facialist

It’s New York City in the 1950’s when Timmy discovers his own sexuality. But he’s aroused by men and women, which confuses him. Then Timmy meets Dickie, who likes to take young men under his wing and teach them the arts of fellatio, and Dickie's current young protégé, Shelly. But Dickie is abusive, much like the men who have used Timmy for their own sexual release since he was a child. His attraction turns to Shelly, but who wants nothing to do with him. Timmy is also seduced by an older Polish woman, an acquaintance of his mother’s. Confused by his own desires, Timmy returns to his favorite activity -- cruising the pathways of Tompkins Square Park. Will Timmy accept his sexuality without fear or shame? Or does he risk losing himself to his own hungry desires?

402) Cardeno C. - Wake Me Up Inside
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 15, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613727119
ISBN-13: 978-1613727119
Amazon: Wake Me Up Inside
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A Mates Series Story. Zev Hassick is surprised and confused when he finds himself attracted to his best friend. His very human, very male best friend. Zev is the son of the pack Alpha, regarded as the strongest wolf in generations, born to lead. And everyone knows a male shifter has to mate with a female of his own kind to keep his humanity. So shifters can't be gay, right? Jonah Marvel wants a relationship with Zev, his best friend, the man he has loved since childhood. It wasn’t easy to maintain that relationship over years spent living apart while Jonah studied to become a doctor. And then things grow more difficult when Jonah becomes his own patient. Before he can make a life with Zev, he has to understand his past and cure the unexplained ailments that plague him. Zev and Jonah know they’re destined for each other, but they’re facing traditions ingrained over generations and long-buried secrets that may threaten any future together.

403) Ava Greene - Pandora's Box
Publisher: AvaGreeneAuthor (August 16, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Pandora's Box: A Hollywood High Novella (The Hollywood High Novella)

"Pandora's Box: A Hollywood High Novella": American Icon and Hollywood Superstar, 18 y.o. Melani Lamé, and himbo, Rocky Rhodes, are locked in a battle for dominance while partying the night away in the Hollywood Hills above glittering Los Angeles. Blessed with youth, beauty, and fame, these two master manipulators fight to the death armed with weapons of money, sex, and power. Winner takes all. "The Hollywood-High-Novellas," taps the sweet spot where E.L. James' erotic novel "Fifty-Shades-of-Grey" meets "Gossip-Girls," pulling back the curtains on the world of beautiful people blessed with youth and fame. But this being Hollywood, no one is who - or, what - they appear. A fun dark romp, "Pandora's Box: A Hollywood High Novella" is best read with a cigarette in one hand, and a glass of scotch in the other, preferably by some body of water: ocean, bath tub or, in a pinch, even bed. Much like the movies that it depicts, "Pandora's Box: A Hollywood High Novella" is an erotic, juicy, fast-paced, tabloid story that unfolds on the eve of the Academy Awards and over the ensuing forty-eight hours. Ava Greene's "Pandora's Box" instantly defines Chick-Whip-Lit with "Pandora's Box," the first installment of the "Hollywood High Novellas," a series that dares you to take a walk on the wild side of a world where everything but hope has flown ...

404) K. Piet & Kristen Pavka - Fraternal Devotion
Paperback: 148 pages
Publisher: Storm Moon Press
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1-937058-56-2

When you pit knowledge against emotions, there's the no-man's land in between those two opposing forces where taboos lie. Incest is one of the untouchables, a taboo that even in alternative cultures is often still looked on negatively. But how can something that feels so right be wrong? In Fraternal Devotion, the focus is on brotherly love&mdash&in every sense of the word. These are tales of love, lust, devotion, and passion as real as any other romance. Why should the fact that the two men are brothers take away from that? This collection may challenge your assumptions and beliefs, but may also melt your heart. Not to mention steam up your glasses. Keith is a Humanist Corpsman, sworn to protect society from the mutated ranks of the Infected. When his own team betrays him, however, it's his long lost brother, Riley, who takes him in and makes him choose between War and Peace and Brotherhood. After nineteen months apart, Brandon Patrell, of Analgesia, is convinced it will take more than a home renovation to keep his playboy brother, Ethan, from running away again. But as Ethan resumes his old mind-games, Brandon is determined to tease back for once, even if it means risking everything in a game of all or nothing. A dozen years after discovering his father's suicide, Cale returns home and finds his older brother Derrick showing the same signs of melancholy. But as much as he wants to help his brother, he fears being sucked back into that world of Depression, Love, and Swimming Pools. Jeremy has been On Clouds of Obsession since long ago glimpsing his brother, Matt, naked in the locker room. Years later, with Matt due to be married in a week, Jeremy takes a chance after Matt's bachelor's party that could jeopardize their relationship, not to mention the impending wedding. Songwriter Andrew lives life On the Edge, using drugs to quiet his uncertainties about his ongoing relationship with his twin, Ben. Disheartened by Andrew's empty promises, Ben begins to pull away, forcing Andrew to choose between letting go and finally finding the strength to stop running.

405) Elliott Mackle - Only Make Believe
Paperback: 178 pages
Publisher: Lethe Press (August 15, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590212924
ISBN-13: 978-1590212929
Amazon: Only Make Believe
Amazon Kindle: Only Make Believe

It's amateur night at the ultra-private, members-only Caloosa Club on the Fort Myers, Florida, riverfront. Trouble begins when the fat lady sings. Her triumph is sweet. But, only hours later, the diva lies near death in a hotel room upstairs, the victim of a vicious beating. Hotel manager Dan Ewing and his sidekick, Lee County Detective Bud Wright, soon discover that this was no lady and that a variety of unsavory characters hoped to dance on the dead diva's grave. In Southwest Florida in January 1951, almost anyone who wanted to have a little illicit fun put his--or her--life on the line. Dan, a World War II veteran who survived Japanese torpedoes, five days on a life raft and the death of his Navy lover, feels he's found more safety and freedom than any gay man might expect. Dealing cards, serving untaxed mixed drinks and selling the services of escorts of both sexes, he acts as if he has nothing to lose. Yet he does. Bud, his secret lover, is a former Marine sergeant twice decorated for valor. Strong and brave but deeply conventional, he lives with the uneasy knowledge that every time he and Dan make love they commit a felony according to the laws he is sworn to uphold. The Caloosa, exposed to the pitiless glare of a front-page homicide investigation, attracts unwanted attention. The mounting pressure, instead of forging a stronger bond between Dan and Bud, threatens to tear them apart. As the jeopardy to both escalates, Dan realizes he may lose the one man who holds the key to the peace and harmony of his postwar world.

406) Allison Cassatta - Patient Privilege
Publisher: Silver Publishing (August 18, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Patient Privilege

Dr Erik Daniels hasn't had it easy. After losing love and fighting addiction, he becomes a successful substance abuse counselor and helps people regardless of their insurance or ability to pay. It isn't the dream life he had in San Francisco, but at least he has something to be proud of. Everything seems to be getting back on the right track until Angel, a heroin-addicted male prostitute, crosses his path. Erik not only sees a lot of himself in Angel, but a lot of potential as well. He quickly realizes he's willing to sacrifice a lot to get him on the right path--but is he willing to jeopardize his career?

407) Kiki Archer - Instigations
Paperback: 204 pages
Publisher: lulu.com (August 31, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1291012443
ISBN-13: 978-1291012446
Amazon: Instigations
Amazon Kindle: Instigations

"Instigations", is the sequel to Kiki Archer's best-selling lesbian fiction novel, "But She Is My Student."Illicit affairs with happy endings. Do they really exist? Miss Katherine Spicer, a well respected history teacher from Coldfield Comprehensive thinks so. Now in a committed relationship with her ex-student Freya, she feels she has it all: A thriving career, a wonderful girlfriend, and a fun-filled apartment shared with her very best friends. Previous insecurities are gently fading away and for the first time ever, she feels truly loved.But will a chain of events, triggered by the deliberate and intentional actions of Freya's new university acquaintance, see the downfall of their relationship? Has Kat got the strength to believe when Freya's desire to stay strong is questioned? "Instigations," follows the ups and downs of all fast moving lesbian love affairs. From moving in, to moving on.Lesbian chick lit at its best.

408) Jere Myles - Murder on Michigan Avenue
Publisher: Fideli Publishing Inc. (August 22, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Murder on Michigan Avenue

“You don’t legislate love, you legislate property.” These words resonated in Jere Myles’Myles’ first book. In the final book of his trilogy, Myles retains the legacy and ideals that psychiatrist, Dr. Mieko Mitchell, held closely and passed to Jonathan Rose. Murder on Michigan Avenue leaves little to the imagination as the murder mystery series crashes to an unbelievable climax.” This is a love story as seminal as any you will ever read. Jon continues his crusade to resolve issues of love live and let live, as he and others discover “Who was behind the door? “Murder on Michigan Avenue” begins with an unsuspecting by revelation by putting readers into the minds of characters as various stories unfold before speeding to an unforgettable ending. Questions are finally answered. Deep secrets are uncovered. The author wrenches your heart as Mieko and Jon’s story finds an unexpected ending. You’re on a roller coaster of a ride before Myles brings you back to the doorbell chime that ended the last book. Myles teases you with revelations that are haunting, yet necessary for readers to empathize fully with the characters introduced in the previous two books. All of the principal characters are back for an encore in this third book: Jon and Eileen, the police lieutenant who botched the investigation into Mieko’s murder, and the priest who is as handsome as a model. They are all here and they're seeking justice. New characters like lawyer Geri Legg, the former NFL star who’s gay, and an Agatha Christi matriarch sleuth add twists that keep you reading as Myles seamlessly interweaves them into the fabric of the story. There is an essence of ‘Six degrees of Separation’ that stuns you as characters provide parts of the ending none of them suspected or expected while they come face to face with demons none of them realized they had. Readers are drawn into a story that they don’t want to end as corruption in the city of Chicago is seen at its worst. It’s an ending that will take you days to deal with.

409) Jeremy Pack - To Touch the Stars
Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 24, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1623800064
ISBN-13: 978-1623800062
Amazon: To Touch the Stars
Amazon Kindle: To Touch the Stars

For happenstance news correspondent Tait Williams and newly minted astronaut Nicholas Sullivan, 1966 is a year of beginnings. Idealistic Tait dreams of changing the world with his pen, and Nick has his sights set on the moon. With the Apollo program in full swing, Nick is on the fast track to his dreams-even as Tait's hopes of covering the Vietnam war are sidelined by a cause he doesn't believe in: a correspondent assignment with NASA. It is here, in the golden age of the US space program, that the hearts of two men collide, setting them on a path of discovery spanning two decades. From war-torn Cambodia to the decadence and heartbreak of the early 1980s, Nick and Tait come together time and again only to be ripped apart by social conventions and their own ambitions. As they strive to realize dreams that remain elusively beyond their grasp, through each other and the extraordinary people that touch their lives, they will come to understand that the things that matter most-the brightest stars of all-have been within their reach all along.

410) Shira Anthony - The Melody Thief
Paperback: 230 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 24, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613726945
ISBN-13: 978-1613726945
Amazon: The Melody Thief
Amazon Kindle: The Melody Thief

A Blue Notes Series Novel. Cary Redding is a walking contradiction. On the surface he's a renowned cellist, sought after by conductors the world over. Underneath, he's a troubled man flirting with addictions to alcohol and anonymous sex. The reason for the discord? Cary knows he's a liar, a cheat. He's the melody thief. Cary manages his double life just fine until he gets mugged on a deserted Milan street. Things look grim until handsome lawyer Antonio Bianchi steps in and saves his life. When Antonio offers something foreign to Cary--romance--Cary doesn't know what to do. But then things get even more complicated. For one thing, Antonio has a six-year-old son. For another, Cary has to confess about his alter ego and hope Antonio forgives him. Just when Cary thinks he's figured it all out, past and present collide and he is forced to choose between the family he wanted as a boy and the one he has come to love as a man.

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