August 2nd, 2009

andrew potter

LGBT Ebook and Print Releases July 25-31, 2009

AMBER ALLURE
Nowhere Diner: Finding Love by T. A. Chase
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Until The End Of Time by Shawn Lane
Excerpt: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/748354.html
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CHANGELING PRESS
Dawg Town: Big Dawg by Celia Kyle
Excerpt: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/746844.html
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Horsfall: Taste Test by Jade Buchanan
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Damon's: Speed Dating by Sophia Titheniel
Excerpt: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/749429.html
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DREAMSPINNER PRESS
The King's Tale by Rowena Sudbury
Excerpt: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/730170.html
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My Brother's Keeper by Abigail Roux
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EXCESSICA
Almost Blinded to Love by A. Mistory
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Loyal to His King by Sabb
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LETHE PRESS
Wilde Stories 2009: The Year's Best in Gay Speculative Fiction by Steve Berman
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LIQUID SILVER BOOKS
Diamond In The Shade by D.J. Manly
Excerpt: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/748613.html
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LOOSE ID
Heaven Sent 6: Revelations by Jet Mykles
Excerpt: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/748148.html
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Awakenings 2: Instinct by Jessica Freely
Excerpt: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/747946.html
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Off the Beaten Path by Katrina Strauss
Excerpt: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/747410.htm
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LOVEYOUDIVINE
Going Fishing by Cheri Crystal
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Climbing Rocks by Cheri Crystal
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Tina In Toyland by Cheri Crystal
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Death and The Immortal by Bryn Colvin
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Out of Time by Clare London
Excerpt: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/731470.html
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Excercise Dyke by Cheri Crystal
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Beauty In Tears by Bryn Colvin
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NOBLE ROMANCE PUBLISHING
Call Me Sir by Stormy Glenn
Excerpt: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/750073.html
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PHAZE BOOKS
Man to Man by G.A. Hauser
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West of the Moon by L.E. Bryce
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RED ROSE PUBLISHING
Dragonish Series: Book 2 by Stephanie Burke
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SAMHAIN PUBLISHING
Hemovore by Jordan Castillo Price
Excerpt: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/747643.html
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SHADOWFIRE PRESS
Swordbrothers 2: Four Winds by Auburnimp & Michael Barnette
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SIREN PUBLISHING
Just a Taste of Me, Wolf Creek Pack 2, by Stormy Glenn
Excerpt: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/749608.html
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TORQUERE BOOKS
Conventional Wisdom by TC Blue
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Just Perfect: A Jarheads Short by Sean Michael
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Training Wheels by Anah Crow and Dianne Fox
Excerpt: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/750285.html
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Renovations 6: Coming Home by Anah Crow and Dianne Fox
Excerpt: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/750560.html
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Seeking the Balance 1: Blue Bike Blues by AR Moler
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TOTAL-E-BOUND
Bought and Paid For by AKM Miles
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Best Mates by Ashley Ladd
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Cattle Valley Days by Carol Lynne
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Trick (1999) directed by Jim Fall

Director: Jim Fall

Writer: Jason Schafer (writer)

Release Date: 27 January 1999 (Sundance Film Festival, USA)
5 May 2000 (Italy)

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Tagline: A story about two guys trying to make it in the big city

Plot: The misadventures of two young gay men, trying to find a place to be alone, one night in Manhattan.

This funny and romantic screwball comedy has become an instant classic. Gabriel (Christian Campbell - Book of Daniel & Reefer Madness: The Musical), a very cute, effervescent, blossoming Broadway musical composer, and Mark (J. P. Pitoc -Just Can't Get Enough & Six Feet Under), a dark, hunky handsome go-go boy (looks amazing in a g-string), lock eyes at the strip bar and long to link loins, but through a series of events, they just can't seem to be alone long enough to get it on. What would have been a quickie turns into a evening for the two men to get to know each other. They spend the night enduring intrusions, visited by friends and separated by ex and future ex-lovers. In a cinematic gay world of cookie-cutter plots, TRICK's seductive tale offers a fresh and exciting alternative, and one that speaks truths on love and relationships no matter what the sexual orientation. In a stellar supporting role, Tori Spelling (Kiss the Bride) is quite memorable as Gabriel's bulldozing "I'm not a lesbian" wannabe off-Broadway actress/singer best friend, Katherine. Her dive diner table-side rant is hilarious.

Awards: 1999 Reader Jury of the "Siegessäule" Award (Jim Fall), Berlin International Film Festival
1999 Special Programming Committee Award as Outstanding Emerging Talent (Jim Fall), L.A. Outfest
2000, Golden Satellite Award Nomination as Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical (Tori Spelling)
1999 Grand Jury Prize Dramatic Nomination (Jim Fall), Sundance Film Festival

@IMDb
@Amazon: Trick
@Netflix
@Wolfe Video



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Cast (in credits order)
Christian Campbell ... Gabriel
John Paul Pitoc ... Mark
Tori Spelling ... Katherine
Will Keenan ... Dude
Brad Beyer ... Rich
Lacey Kohl ... Genevieve
Abbey Hope ... Business Woman
Becky Caldwell ... Yolanda
Kate Flannery ... Ridiculous Writer
Steve Hayes ... Perry
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andrew potter

Heart of a Forest by Angelia Sparrow & Naomi Brooks

I remember when the two authors were planning to write this book, Angelia Sparrow wondered if it was possible for a boy raised as a girl, and having no real contact with anyone if not his own maid and guardian, a man himself disguised as a woman, to really believe that all people, men and women, have a penis, and the only difference that distinct them is how they behave in public.

The book is a good and precise retelling of the Robin Hood's legend. The twist is that Marion, the bastard son of dead King Richard I, was raised by Sir David as a princess. Sir David was Richard's lover, and was supposed to be killed during the crusade. Instead, to accomplish the last dying bed desire of his lover, he disguised as a woman, Bess, and collected Marion from his peasant mother family, and brought her to Locksley, where Robin's father betrothed his son to "princess" Marion. Years later, Robin is an outlaw and Marion is taken in almost captivity by the Sheriff of Notthingham.

Adult Robin, even if he doesn't know Marion's true nature, is not against the idea of man on man love, in fact, among his merry band, he is quite intimate both with Will Scarlett than Little John. But with them it's more friendship than love, and when he meets Marion, and discovers his true nature, it's no problem at all to fall in love and swear to his guardian Bess, that he will take good care of the "princess". In all this plan, poor Marion doesn't come out as a very clever boy, he is all in all the perfect example of how a young lady was raised at that time, with little regard to his mind, since she doesn't need it, and all the efforts spend to make her a perfect and proper lady. But Marion has some surprise on her bow.

The story and the point of view on the history is more Hollywood type than historically accurate, means that it's more important to show the nice and naughty side of the age, than the real life style, much as it is always done on the movie from the Errol Flynn's time to Kevin Costner, passing from Sean Connery and also Walt Disney. Said that, if someone wonders why there are so many homosexual relationship, maybe the strange thing is that there are so many in the same place, but don't forget that they are not historically inaccurate, it's well known that Richard I was scolded both from the Pope than from his mother to have not accomplished his due as an husband.

There is quite a lot of sex in the story, but even it is accurate, having in mind, for example, Marion's innocence, or the discomfort of having sex in the wood without the proper equipment (oils and similar). All of that, managing to make it good and enjoyable nevertheless.

I think that the quality of this book is above to the usual level I found on Ellora's Cave and for once, even the cover is right for the story itself.

http://www.jasminejade.com/p-7439-heart-of-a-forest.aspx

Amazon Kindle: Heart of a Forest

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