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Rainbow Awards: Current Submissions (461-470)

461) Sue Brown - The Isle of... Where?
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 29, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613727070
ISBN-13: 978-1613727072
Amazon: The Isle of... Where?
Amazon Kindle: The Isle of... Where?

When Liam Marshall’s best friend, Alex, loses his fight with colon cancer, he leaves Liam one final request: buy a ticket to Ryde, on the Isle of Wight, and scatter Alex’s ashes off the pier. Liam is tired, worn out, and in desperate need of a vacation, but instead of sun, sea, sand, and hot cabana boys, he gets a rickety old train, revolting kids, and no Ewan MacGregor. Liam would have done anything for his friend, but fulfilling Alex’s final wish means letting go off the only family Liam had left. Lost, he freezes on the pier… until Sam Owens comes to his rescue. Sam’s family has vacationed on the Isle of Wight every year for as long as he can remember, but he’s never met anyone like Liam. Determined to make Liam’s vacation one to remember, Sam looks after him—in and out of the bedroom. He even introduces Liam to his entire family. But as Sam helps Liam let go, he’s forced to admit that he wants Liam to hang on—not to his old life, but to Sam and what they have together.

462) Luke Hartwell - Atom Heart John Beloved
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Antinous Press, USA (October 26, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0615722350
ISBN-13: 978-0615722351
Amazon: Atom Heart John Beloved
Amazon Kindle: Atom Heart John Beloved

Atom Heart John Beloved chronicles the lives of two boys who become friends at age thirteen. The story is told by eighteen-year-old John, who quietly whispers to his best friend one night in bed, "Do me." This novel is a breathtaking love story and an intense coming of age story that resembles no other book. John's narrative voice is one of the most unique in gay literature. Atom Heart John Beloved is literate, intimate, erotic, and delightful, delivering unexpected moments of grace.

463) Leslie Lee Sanders - Before the Darkness
Paperback: 132 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 28, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1477648593
ISBN-13: 978-1477648599
Amazon: Before the Darkness: Refuge Inc. Book One (Volume 1)
Amazon Kindle: Before the Darkness: Refuge Inc. Book One (Volume 1)

To survive is a challenge. To survive for each other is more than they expected. After an asteroid strikes Earth, a series of violent earthquakes destroy secluded Phoenix and leave survivor Elliot struggling to stay focused in the bleak aftermath. And then he meets fellow survivor Adam. Together, the two search for reliable shelter and other survivors while distant murky clouds fast approach. Their hunt for shelter leads them down an alternate path when they find spray painted symbols directing them to a mysterious place: Refuge Inc. As ominous clouds slowly shut off all light to their devastated world, they are forced to come to terms with their pasts and their growing attraction for each other. Neither thought their pasts and personal crises would affect their ability to endure the horrors they're forced to live through. Neither thought they would be drawn so close to one another in the aftermath of an unimaginable catastrophe. By working together, can they continue to survive? Or will the mystery of Refuge Inc. cause diverse expectations and lead them to decisions that further threaten their lives?

464) Jane Elliot - Above All
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Manifold Press (1 August 2012)
Language: English

When volatile genius Dr Jasper Swinton accidentally hits a homeless man with his car one night in a seedy part of town, he finds himself taking responsibility for the man’s recovery in a very personal way. Before long, Brian has become such an integral part of his life that Jasper doesn’t know how he’ll ever begin to manage without him – until the day comes when he has to …

465) Julie Bozza - The Butterfly Hunter
Paperback: 242 pages
Publisher: Manifold Press (1 August 2012)
Language: English

It started as a simple assignment for Aussie bush guide Dave Taylor – escort a lone Englishman in quest of an unknown species of butterfly. However Nicholas Goring is no ordinary tourist, his search is far from straightforward, and it’s starting to look as if the butterflies don’t want to be found. As Dave teaches Nicholas everything he needs to survive in the Outback he discovers that he too has quite a bit to learn – and that very often the best way to locate something really important is just not to want to find it…

466) Beth Burnett - Man Enough
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Amazon Kindle: Man Enough

Things are going well for Davey Carter. She loves her job and she has a comfortable bed. Granted, her love life is non-existent, her pot-smoking mother is wreaking havoc in her apartment, and she is starting to suspect that her lesbian best friend might be secretly in love with her. But none of that matters when Davey meets Danny, a kind, loving, intelligent man who just may be the love of Davey's life. Until it turns out that Danny is harboring a secret of his own.

467) Anders & Phair - The Ripper's Daughter
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1477653252
ISBN-13: 978-1477653258
Amazon: The Ripper's Daughter
Amazon Kindle: The Ripper's Daughter

A sadistic serial killer the press calls the Ripper's Daughter is stalking the streets of Boston. The victims are seemingly random, but each is horribly mutilated and left to die in the open with their mouths glued shut. Colby Willis, a burnt out police detective haunted by her failure to prevent the murder of her mentor, Marty Walsh, drowns her days in Jack. Suffering from unexplained seizures and black outs, Colby is soon forced to confront Jessie Walsh, the daughter of her mentor and the woman she loved and betrayed. Locked away in a mental asylum and forgotten, Jessie holds the key to the killer's identity. Can Colby figure out what she's forgotten in time to save Jessie and herself or will she become the next victim?

468) Ana Bosch - Art of Death
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 2, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613725825
ISBN-13: 978-1613725825
Amazon: Art of Death
Amazon Kindle: Art of Death

Despite the support of his rich older boyfriend, starving artist Riley Burke is determined not to be a trophy--hence his second job as a nude model at the local art school. It's important to him that he pay his own way, so when the artist Coliaro requests a private modeling session with him, he jumps at the chance to earn some real cash. Then he hears the rumors--that Coliaro is undead. That his worshippers perform rituals to fill him with life energy. That every time he paints a male nude, the painting transforms to depict a gruesome murder. And that shortly after, a young man turns up dead. The source of these rumors is a man named Westwood, who claims to be an instructor at the school and warns Riley not to get involved. Riley ignores the advice--but when the rumors pan out and another murder looms, he turns to Westwood for help. Westwood is clearly keeping secrets. He's dangerous, and Riley doesn't know if he can be trusted--which makes him all the more attractive. Riley is in way over his head... and his involvement with the undead may make him the ultimate target.

469) Tinnean - Not My Spook
Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 6, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613725884
ISBN-13: 978-1613725887
Amazon: Not My Spook!/a>
Amazon Kindle:
Not My Spook!

Sequel to Houseboat on the Nile. Spy vs. Spook: Book Two. Highly ranked CIA officer Quinton Mann finds himself in a relationship with Mark Vincent—for exactly five days. At that point, Mark uses the excuse of going to Massachusetts for his mother’s funeral to end it. But Quinn’s a spook, and you can’t fake a faker. Mark fears he’s getting in too deep with Quinn, hence the disappearing act. Then Quinn does something unexpected, something nobody has ever done before: he comes after Mark. Maybe being in a relationship with Quinn isn’t such a bad idea. In the meantime, something strange is going on in the intelligence community worldwide. When Quinn disappears while investigating a rogue antiterrorist organization, Mark makes up his mind. Quinn might be a spook, but he’s Mark’s spook, damn it—and once he gets Quinn home, he intends to keep him. He just has to find him first.

470) Aleksandr Voinov - Incursion
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (July 7, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Incursion

When the local authorities ask Kyle Juenger to hunt a shape-shifting Glyrinny spy, he can’t refuse. After all, he can use the reward to replace his paralyzed legs with cyberware, and maybe even to return to his home planet. Besides, he hates the morphs—those invasive, brain-eating monstrosities whose weapons cost him his legs. Kyle’s best lead is the Scorpion, a mercenary ship armed to the teeth. Grimm, the Scorpion’s pilot and captain, fascinates Kyle. He’s everything Kyle lost with his legs, and he’s from the same home world. He’s also of the warrior caste—half priest, half savior. But Grimm’s been twisted by life as a merc, and Kyle’s stuck undercover as a criminal on the run. That doesn’t stop Grimm from coming on to Kyle, or from insisting he’s more than the sum of his past and his useless legs. But Kyle has other concerns—like tracking a dangerous morph who could be wearing anyone’s face. And as if things weren’t complicated enough, Kyle can’t tell if Grimm is part of the solution . . . or part of the problem.

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