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Rainbow Awards: Current Submissions (431-440)

431) Todd Gregory - Sweat
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (June 5, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602826692
ISBN-13: 978-1602826694
Amazon: Sweat: Gay Jock Erotica
Amazon Kindle: Sweat: Gay Jock Erotica

Their sweaty, gym-hardened bodies do battle in the arena for our entertainment and admiration. They are gladiators fighting to be the best at their chosen sport, putting their muscles on the line for the cheers of the crowd. And once the battle’s done, they strip down and get down to the serious business of giving and receiving pleasure. They are modern day gods to be worshipped, admired, touched, and loved. Here are their stories—stories of desire, lust, passion, and raw, animalistic pleasure that will blow your mind and stimulate your libido. You will never look at an athlete the same way again.

432) Carsen Taite - Slingshot
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (June 5, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602826668
ISBN-13: 978-1602826663
Amazon: Slingshot
Amazon Kindle: Slingshot

Who says crime doesn’t pay? Luca Bennett makes her living looking for people, but her sights aren’t set on lost children separated from their parents at a busy mall or elderly Alzheimer’s patients who wandered from the nursing home. She’s a bounty hunter paid to apprehend fugitives on the lam. Luca caught her latest job from new-in-town, criminal defense attorney, Veronica “Ronnie” Moreno. Ronnie’s client, seedy local businessman Jed Quitman, failed to show up for court, and Ronnie’s boss, who secured the bond, wants him found right away. With Jed’s mug smiling from dozens of billboards and low-budget, late night television commercials, Luca figures finding him will be a breeze. It doesn’t take long for Luca to realize there’s nothing simple about this job, from a stranger threatening her to stay away, to the fiery hot woman who has Luca looking for more than the usual one-night stand. The hunt for Jed quickly turns complicated, and the pursuit is fraught with danger, as is her attraction to the elusive Ronnie Moreno. In a case loaded with twists and turns, can Luca find everything she’s looking for?

433) P.J. Trebelhorn - Missing
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books; First Edition edition (June 5, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602826684
ISBN-13: 978-1602826687
Amazon: Missing
Amazon Kindle: Missing

Olivia Andrews is a team leader on an FBI Child Abduction Rapid Deployment team. With the goal of trying to erase the void left in her life by her tumultuous childhood in the foster care system, Liv has dedicated her professional life to reuniting kidnapped children with the parents who want and love them. The problem is, more kids have turned up dead lately than alive. Sophie Kane is a new member of Liv’s team and has training in hostage negotiation. She grew up in an ultra-conservative family and was shunned when she came out to her parents at the age of sixteen. A child abduction case in rural Pennsylvania brings the two women together, and they find themselves trying to deny the mutual attraction they have while working together to stop the kidnapper. But the ghosts of the past, and the kidnapper himself, threaten to derail their budding relationship before it can even begin.

434) Ken O'Neill - The Marrying Kind
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (June 5, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602826706
ISBN-13: 978-1602826700
Amazon: The Marrying Kind
Amazon Kindle: The Marrying Kind

Wedding planner Adam More has an epiphany: He has devoted all his life’s energy to creating events that he and his partner Steven are forbidden by federal law for having for themselves. So Adam decides to make a change. Organizing a boycott of the wedding industry, Steven and Adam call on gay organists, hairdressers, cater-waiters, priests, and hairdressers everywhere to get out of the business and to stop going to weddings, too. In this screwball, romantic comedy both the movement they’ve begun and their relationship are put in jeopardy when Steven’s brother proposes to Adam’s sister and they must decide whether they’re attending or sending regrets.

435) Benjamin Kelly - Guardian Angel
Publisher: Breathless Press (June 7, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Guardian Angel

In a world with more than six billion people, a perfect partner exists for everyone. Katherine waited years to find hers, only to discover she has two. Unfortunately, her handsome, filthy rich, suitor isn't one of them. When she spurns his advances, nothing can save Katherine and her soul mates from his wrath.

436) Elizabeth Noble - Chained Hearts
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 8, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613725418
ISBN-13: 978-1613725412
Amazon: Chained Hearts
Amazon Kindle: Chained Hearts

Sentries Series Book Three Sequel to Together Bound Todd and Nick Ruger are alive and on the run in the Yellowknife Protectorate, but maybe not for long. After narrowly escaping New Colorado, where they were implicated in the assassination of Chancellor Shaffer, they're running out of steam: Todd is gravely ill and Nick's injured. Just when it seems like the harsh winter will get the best of them, they find refuge with a doctor in the isolated town of Elk's Ridge. On the surface, Elk's Ridge seems the ideal place to rebuild their lives. Nick begins training as the doctor's apprentice, and Todd works in a lumberyard until they're recovered enough to return to their duties as Sentries. They make friends, forge a new life, and most importantly, there's no sign of anyone from New Colorado. They should have known it was too good to be true. Victor Raleigh, the new Vice Chancellor of New Colorado, knows all about Nick's psychic abilities, and he wants them in his corner. When Nick is betrayed and captured, Todd sees no alternative but to head back to the war zone to rescue him. But will Nick be the same man Todd loves after Raleigh's pet psychic vampire is through with him?

437) Ethan Day - Second Time Lucky
Paperback: 380 pages
Publisher: MLR Press (June 8, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1608206971
ISBN-13: 978-1608206971
Amazon: Second Time Lucky
Amazon Kindle: Second Time Lucky

Second chances aren't easy to come by but for Luke Landon and Owen West, sometimes the best things really do come back to you. Luke Landon and Owen West already had a once upon a time. They burned hot back in college yet still managed to lose their way. It's been fifteen years since they drifted apart and while a lot has since changed, they've discovered that some things still feel the same. While one calls it fate, the other dumb luck, second chances aren't easy to come by. Putting the ignorance of youth and life's baggage aside, they just might find that sometimes the best things really do come back to you.

438) Z. Allora - Finally Fallen
Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: MLR Press (June 8, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1608206955
ISBN-13: 978-1608206957
Amazon: The Dark Angels: Finally Fallen
Amazon Kindle: The Dark Angels: Finally Fallen

Dusty Davis achieved the rock and roll dream but he didn't have the one thing he craved. Someone with whom he could share it. J seems to be that person. Though a few hours in a dark club and four months of intense online communication, how well did he really know the person? Appearances are deceiving but J is exactly what Dusty needs. Now after he accused his would be lover of deception, Dusty's got to win J back. In order to do that he'll have to fight both of their demons. But now that he's Finally Fallen will it cost him his brothers?

439) Murray Sexton - Deranged
Perfect Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: Lethe Press (June 9, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 159021160X
ISBN-13: 978-1590211601
Amazon: Deranged by Murray Sexton: Twenty Song Parodies for Gay Cabaret

Poking fun at twenty of the best songs ever, Murray Sexton s cabaret-style song parodies (or derangements ) are by turns hilarious, clever, precise, gay, leathery, sentimental, deep and whimsical. Sexton leaves no sacred cow unmilked as he takes unflinching aim at love, jealousy, open relationships, loan sharks, the Red Velvet Armadillo Groom's Cake from Steel Magnolias, and what folks call beer goggles (or as he phrases it, the Cosmopolitan Eye ). Also: celebrities who died of drug overdoses (provided their names rhyme).

440) Rachel Haimowitz & Cat Grant - Power Play Awakening
Paperback: 262 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (June 11, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 193755144X
ISBN-13: 978-1937551445
Amazon: Power Play: Awakening (Volume 2)
Amazon Kindle: Power Play: Awakening (Volume 2)

Give me six months, and I'll give you the world. Brandon McKinney is a man reborn. Newly awakened to the notion of consensual power exchange and the submissive urges inside him, he begs for a second chance from the man who opened his eyes to this world: Silicon Valley superstar Jonathan Watkins. But no birth is absent pain, and Brandon’s is no exception. He fears he’s not strong enough to see it through. Jonathan knows better. He’s seen the iron core inside his new submissive, and the wounded heart inside him too. He means to teach Brandon to heal the one with the other. They have five months left on their contract, after all, and Jonathan has done more with less before. It’s tough to stay objective, though, when you’re falling in love. Shame Brandon doesn’t feel the same. He’s only there for the three-million-dollar payout at contract’s end—a fact that Jonathan, nursing his own wounded heart, reminds himself of each day. For even as Brandon’s barriers break and his mind expands, even as he grows to love his place at Jonathan’s feet, he’ll never love life with a sadist—especially one who cannot escape the public eye.

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