July 26th, 2009

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LGBT Ebook and Print Releases July 18-24, 2009

Double Standard by J. M. Snyder
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Pirates Do It With Passion by Mimi Riser
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Wranglers: Discovery by Vivien Dean
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Julian's Second Chance by Claire Thompson
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The Storykeeper by Jade Buchanan
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Bad Angels: Burn by Belinda McBride
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The Written Word Book 4: The Silence of Sound by Jamieson Wolf
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Bottled Up by Andrew Grey
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One for the Road by Lacey Anne Frye
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Heart of a Forest up by Angelia Sparrow & Naomi Brooks
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Where the Heart Won’t Go by A. Mistory
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A Report from Winter by Wayne Courtois
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Dripping Hot by G.A. Hauser
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Blue Fire by Z.A. Maxfield
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Brazen's Army by Piper Evyns
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Convincing Arthur by Ava March
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What Happens in Vegas by Jenna Byrnes
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Broadly Bound by Beth Wylde, Syd McGinley, Kathleen Bradean, D.L. King, Cassandra Gold
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Simons Says Ahh by Jaxx Steele
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Troubles by GS Wiley
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Hero in Me by JB McDonald
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Tale of the Black Dog by Kate Roman
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Fire on the Mountain by PD Singer
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The Vampire Fred: Wicked Game by Vaughn R. Demont
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The Fire Inside by Julia Talbot
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Haunted by Mike Shade
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Time To Do by Kim Dare
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Kiss the Bride (2007) directed by C. Jay Cox

Director: C. Jay Cox

Writer: Tyler Lieberman (writer)

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Tagline: Guess who's coming out for the wedding?

Plot :In high school, Matt and Ryan were best friends. More than friends, actually. But in the ensuing ten years, they've lost contact. So when Matt receives an invitation to Ryan's wedding he's surprised - especially that Ryan is marrying a woman! Matt interrupts his ideal alternative lifestyle to return to his hometown. He plans to rescue his former love from whatever "she-devil" has trapped him into this huge mistake. On the other hand, Ryan's perky fiancé Alex takes quite the liking to Matt. Is she very cunning, disarmingly ditsy, completely adorable - or all three? As Matt tries to rekindle the old flame, Ryan is intent on putting out any sparks. Ryan dismisses their old romance as just a high school thing, but Matt realizes Ryan may still be the love of his life. All the while, Matt must deal with "his new best friend" Alex, the two families, and a hometown he thought he'd left entirely in the past. As the wedding day fast approaches (like a meteor hurtling toward ground zero), old feelings resurface and secrets are revealed. Each of them must balance the past with the present, and make a choice that will determine the rest of their lives: the boundaries of love, sexuality and identity are never constant.

@Amazon: Kiss the Bride
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Cast (in credits order)
Philipp Karner ... Matt Roman
James O'Shea ... Ryan Woodson
Tori Spelling ... Alex Golski
Dean McDermott ... Plumber
Steve Sandvoss ... Sean
Charlie David ... Joey
Joanna Cassidy ... Evelyn Golski
Tess Harper ... Barbara
Robert Foxworth ... Wayne Woodson
Garrett M. Brown ... Gerald Golski
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Matt & Ryan

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Love Bites by Jade Falconer

There is no way to hide that Love Bites is a vampire story. It's in the title, it's in the cover, it's in the way the main characters met. Love Bites is a perfect little vampire story, with the classical romance twist: old ancient vampire meets young gothic boy; young gothic boy falls in love with old ancient vampire; old ancient vampire and young gothic boy live happily ever after.

So it's not in the originality of the plot that you have to search the interest of this story. It's maybe in the old inner meaning of falling in love with a vampire, that is denying the actual world that no more represents you and searching solace in the night and shadows. Peter, the vampire, represents Matthew's escape from reality; Matthew lost his lover Kevin and for his own reason he feels guiltiness for that loss. Even if he has good friends and a pretty nice life, he can't no more bear the weight of his guilt. When Matthew meets Peter at a party, a total stranger, he knows that following him means doing a very dangerous thing, something that will put at risk his life. But Matthew does that anyway, since he unconsciously doesn't want no more that life. If Peter wants, he is free to take that life: at first Matthew doesn't know what exactly he is offering, but when he knows, he doesn't change his mind. Matthew will become Peter's property, in body and mind.

There is a lot of sex, with some yaoi elements, hair pulling, seme/uke playing, but it's not too much, probably an yaoi inexperienced reader will neither notice them. The sex is a mix of yaoi, BDSM and vampire gothic play, neither of them so enhanced to make the story exactly one theme or the other, and in this way, the story could appeal to different readers.


Amazon Kindle: Love Bites

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Gaylife.com by Neil Plakcy

Gaylife.com is the name of the website where Brian, unemployed thirty something gay guy in Miami ends to work for, but it's also the summa of what the story is the "gay life" of a man who is at that moment in life when he has to take a decision, living forever like a globetrotter, without basis or purpose, or doing something with his life. The time is the late '90, I believe for two reasons: first, the Internet was still enough young that the adventure to launch a gay website could be still something new and original and second, maybe the out and proud movement was not so strong, and some of the events that take place in Brian's life were still possible and common.

Brian is not a bad guy; he is average handsome, average clever, average funny... he is average, but a nice type of average. He is still self-conscious enough to not be too much bothered by that, he comes from a supporting family that gave him that security that allowed him to follow his mood: from small town near New York City, to living in New York City itself trying to find his way in the Broadway industry labyrinth, nor good actor enough, nor good director enough, nor good stage manager enough... and truth be told, not interested enough. From New York City he moved to Miami, always living on temporary jobs and mourning the lack of a steady boyfriend, but then bedding the first man he meets on a club without too much second thoughts. Brian tells to himself that he wants a good man, but the first thing he notices on a man is his look; true, he is nice enough to move over it if the man is interesting, but still I believe that he is not so convinced of what he is saying to himself, I don't think that Brian is really ready to set with a man, since, truth be told, he is not yet set with his life.

Then he meets Nick, his new boss at the gay website Nick is launching. Nick is nice and full of idea, but he is quite disorganized; he needs someone who is able to do pretty much everything, someone who is able to adapt, and Brian, with his unspecialized skills is exactly the man: every little trouble Brian has a solution for, calling favors with friends, and bartering others. And at first Brian is doing all of this since he is fallen in love with Nick and he would do everything for him. But Nick has a boyfriend, Paavo, who is model material, for real, and Nick and Paavo seem the perfect gossip gay couple. Brian has no change to be noticed by Nick, and despite his previous experiences as not devoted worker, he is starting to be good at his job.

Meanwhile, Brian is also trying to date, and he goes over all the stereotype of thirty something gay guys: the twink one, the closeted one, the married one, the perfect one but not for him, the lying one... the strange thing is that in all of them Brian finds something good, sex, conversation, common interests, but neither one of them is the ONE. When compared with Nick, the unreachable one, all of them lose the contest. More the book goes on and more I, the reader, is starting to wonder if, in the end, Brian will ever have a chance with Nick. Truth be told, more the time passed, and more I had the feeling that Nick was no more so important for Brian; yes, he is still the dream man, but at the beginning of the book, finding true love was the only purpose in life for Brian, and instead, more the story advanced, and more I had the feeling that it was not more his main path: Brian was finally growing.

Gaylife is basically a romance, but the romance is not so obvious. More than a story of two, is a story all centered around Brian and his experiences with the love. The good thing of the man is that he is able to learn from all them and keep something for him without regret or remorse.


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