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Rainbow Awards: Current Submissions (441-450)

441) A. Scott Boddie Bundle: Down Low Players, Uninvited, My Erotic Valentine, Bloody Murder by A. Scott Boddie
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: T-Tocs Books LLC (July 3, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1938211065
ISBN-13: 978-1938211065
Amazon: A. Scott Boddie Bundle
Amazon Kindle: A. Scott Boddie Bundle

Down Low Players: Zion Marque Williams becomes an orphan with the untimely death of his parents. He finds solace in the game of basketball and in the arms of his many male lovers. He is engaged to a New York socialite, and his erotic affairs with men go unnoticed until he meets a soccer player. Lies and betrayals surface and friendships are tested. Down Low Players, tackles the urban themes of love, loss, identity, the power of sexual urges, and the backlash of homophobia prevalent in urban communities.

Uninvited: The Departments of Justice statistics show 5000-8000 home invasions are reported daily. At any given moment, anyone could enter a home and terrorize its occupants with the intent to murder. Explore your worst fears imaginable, an uninvited man subtly and quickly enters the family home of three creating a tense atmosphere. During a freak blizzard on Thanksgiving night, a man slyly enters the family home of three in Queens NYC. The family is his family, but like strangers, this Schizophrenic gay homeless man, John, is there with the intent to murder his father and make him pay for the emotionally disconnected crime he has committed against him and others. Follow this violent tale, as told by John, as the layers peel back and the truth surfaces.

My Erotic Valentine: Adventures of Maxwell Hunter resume, and it is Valentine's Day. Maxwell is not in his usually chipper mood. He is dateless and sexless. He loathes Valentine's Day as a rule, and plans to spend the night in his apartment. While out shopping, he is surprised to receive an invitation to a Valentine's Day Party; however, it is not your average white and red cutesy party with punch and heart decorations. It is a wild, hip-hop, drug infested, male only sex party. All the down-low, married, and gay men of color frequent sex parties at night, unbeknownst to their girlfriends, wives, and partners. Maxwell decides to go to the sex party and get some new ass. The nature of a full on, man on man, men of color and those who love them, sex party--will shock, tantalize, and horn you up.

Bloody Murder: Charles is an average gay man, full of hope for finding a boyfriend he can call his own, but he's riddled with insecurities about his weight. When he meets a hottie named Terry at a local bar in the gay Mecca of New York City, he's surprised and pleased at the sudden attention. But Terry has an ulterior motive in hooking up with Charles, one which has nothing to do with sex.

442) sbr martin - pig
Paperback: 286 pages
Publisher: The Artists' Orchard, LLC (August 7, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0985701420
ISBN-13: 978-0985701420
Amazon: pig
Amazon Kindle: pig

A troubled woman sits alone on a couch in a crowded funeral home, in wake of her husband's "accident." In her right hand, she holds a scrap of paper she refuses to reveal, and, in her heart, she holds a lot of secrets, including a big one she's keeping from herself. As the familiar faces of funeral home patrons stir in her a lifetime of memories, her story and her secrets unravel in a narrative of domestic abuse, sexuality, reflection, and loss. What does it take for a troubled woman to finally let go? How did her husband get in that box? And what is she holding in her hand? Step into Lily's past to answer the present questions. But don't expect to be pleased with everything you learn. Some stories just aren't meant to have happy endings.

443) Rowena Sudbury - The King's Heart
Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 11, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613725450
ISBN-13: 978-1613725450
Amazon: The King's Heart
Amazon Kindle: The King's Heart

Sequel to The King's Tale In thirteenth century Cornwall, a fierce king must have a strong partner, and that is what King Christopher of Lysnowydh has in his handfasted mate. Or had before rival King Warin kidnapped and tortured Dafydd to the point that, months later, he is still afraid to leave the castle. Christopher longs for Dafydd to accompany him to the other strongholds in his kingdom and to London to pay tribute to Henry III, but Dafydd is not ready. Christopher begins to wonder if Dafydd will ever recover. Dafydd hates to disappoint his lover, but he is not sure what to do. Since he will not leave the keep, he renounces his position as king's marshal, vowing to focus on the healing arts instead. Though Christopher continues to pressure him to travel, Dafydd staunchly stays at home-until his second sight shows him he could lose Christopher if he cannot face his fears. Determinedly, Dafydd sets out to prove he can master them. When Christopher returns home to find Dafydd gone, he knows exactly what Dafydd must have seen. As he once promised he would, he follows his heart across his kingdom-but even if he finds Dafydd, he may not be able to heal the rift between them.

444) L.C. Chase - Riding with Heaven
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (June 5, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Riding with Heaven

When his flight home for his brother’s birthday is canceled due to a Category 5 hurricane on the Eastern seaboard, art major Evan McGrath places an ad on Craigslist for a rideshare from Colorado to South Carolina. He hadn’t expected an immediate reply, nor had he expected to fall head-over-heels for the handsome and mysterious driver, Lucas Briscoe. As the miles disappear behind them Evan grows more and more attracted to the enigmatic Lucas, and the desire is mutual. The only problem is that a serial killer dubbed “The Domino Slasher” has just escaped a federal prison transfer, and funny little coincidences keep pointing toward Lucas -- who looks like Heaven incarnate, but who could be the Devil in disguise.

445) Kari Jo Spear - Silent One
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Prizm (June 13, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1610403231
ISBN-13: 978-1610403238
Amazon: Silent One
Amazon Kindle: Silent One

Gareth's life is violent, frightening, and lonely. Abandoned by his parents and left to a series of harsh foster homes, he becomes as tough as the scar on his cheek. Death and destruction follow him. Sometimes, it actually seems like people are trying to kill him. By the time Gareth is in high school, friends are a luxury he can do without. But deep inside, Gareth is tender, compassionate, and very gay. The only living soul Gareth lets into his heart is a silent young man who keeps saving his life. Every time Gareth gets a good look at his guardian, the man mysteriously vanishes. Does he even exist? Gareth isn't sure, until the day at school when his world implodes. Teachers suddenly know way more about him than they should. His secret guardian lies wounded on the darkroom floor. Before Gareth knows it, he and his guardian are on the run. Not only is Gareth more important than he ever dreamed, but the future of an entire planet depends on him. It's going to take all the courage and love Gareth has to face his destiny.

446) Lou Harper - Last Stop
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing (May 7, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1619211343
ISBN-13: 978-1619211346
Amazon: Last Stop
Amazon Kindle: Last Stop

When love drifts into his life, danger isn’t far behind. Sam Mayne’s life is as dull as the dishwater in his small-town Montana diner, and that’s just how he wants it. Quiet, uneventful, safe from his shadowy past. The breezy young drifter who answers his help-wanted ad makes him uneasy in ways he dare not examine too closely. Except he can’t help but be pulled in by Jay Colby’s spunky attitude, endless stories, and undeniable sex appeal. Fresh off yet another romantic disaster, Jay doesn’t understand his attraction to the taciturn line cook, but there’s no fighting the chemistry that lands them in bed. Sam’s subtly dominant streak takes command and Jay delights in discovering the pleasures of his submissive side. Safe in the assumption their relationship is temporary, neither lover holds back when the heat is on. Until Sam’s deadly past catches up with them with a vengeance, forcing him to drop the life he’s built, pick up his lover, and run. As danger cuts closer to the bone, Sam and Jay are forced to face the truth. About themselves, about the depth of their love—and the newly forged bonds that are about to be tested to the limit.

447) L.A. Witt - Where Nerves End
Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: Amber Quill Press, LLC (June 15, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1611249120
ISBN-13: 978-1611249125
Amazon: Where Nerves End (A Tucker Springs Novel)
Amazon Kindle: Where Nerves End (A Tucker Springs Novel)

Welcome to Tucker Springs, Colorado. Population, 70-something-thousand. Home to beautiful mountain views, two respected universities, and a ridiculously high cost of living. Jason Davis can handle a breakup. And an overwhelming mortgage. And a struggling business. And the excruciating pain that keeps him up at night, thanks to a shoulder injury. But handling all of it at once? No, not so much. When his shoulder finally pushes him to a breaking point, Jason takes a friend's advice and gives acupuncture a try. Acupuncturist Michael Whitman is a single dad struggling to make ends meet. When a mutual friend refers Jason as a patient, and Jason suggests a roommate arrangement to alleviate their respective financial strains, Michael jumps at the opportunity. But for Jason, living together would be easy if he wasn't so damned attracted to Michael. The temptation to act on his feelings might just be too much if not for the fact that Michael is straight. Or at least, that's what their mutual friend claims...

448) Bonnie Dee - Loving Peter
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Amber Quill Press, LLC (June 15, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1611249139
ISBN-13: 978-1611249132
Amazon: Loving Peter
Amazon Kindle: Loving Peter

All children except one grow up.--Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie......Peter Woods is a young man who's content to live a gadfly life, darting from one experience to the next with no thought of the future. But his father has cut the purse strings and soon Peter may have to make a drastic change. Wendell Rhodes is a stable, sober banker who has only recently discovered the underground gay nightlife in turn-of-the-century London. At a secret club, Ever Lads, Wendell meets Peter and flint meets tinder. But the journey from lust to love is never easy. Peter's father is determined to make a man of his son at last. When Wendell is threatened, will Peter sacrifice his freedom to save the man for whom he's grown to care deeply, or is there another way clever Peter can save the day.

449) Justin Hernandez - Inside the Vortex
Paperback: 148 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 15, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1475190468
ISBN-13: 978-1475190465
Amazon: Inside the Vortex
Amazon Kindle: Inside the Vortex

What if the foundation of your life was based on abuse, denial, cover-ups, and secrecy? How would that affect your decision making process? These are the questions Justin Hernandez asks himself as he reflects upon his existence. From his upbringing in New York to a cross-country move to Los Angeles for a dance career, every tumultuous episode of his life is examined in this confessional memoir. Inside the Vortex is the story of one man's journey that is filled with deception, abuse, addiction, sex, and stripping. At times, all the elements intersect. Other times, they collide.

450) Elyan Smith - Portside
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (June 16, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Portside

Life on the dole in a dying town is defined by drinking when you can, smoking to pass the time, and, if you’re gay, going down to the barracks at the old port to get some. Iwan’s got the cigarettes and the booze down pat, but he lacks experience, so he sticks to online porn and watching the lads portside. Everyone else seems to have learned how to get what they want, yet Iwan can't get past everything that could go wrong. He knows who he is, regardless of labels. But no matter how often his best friend tells him to just go for it, he doesn’t trust others to see past his mismatched body. Paying for what he’s afraid to get for free may seem absurd, but it’s better than just watching, and it’s better than porn. It may not change the world he lives in, but with luck, it will change him.

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