August 16th, 2009

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LGBT Ebook and Print Releases August 08-14, 2009

AMBER ALLURE
A Busted Afternoon by Pepper Espinoza
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Playing The Field: Served! by J. M. Snyder
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ASPEN MOUNTAIN PRESS
The Art of Dying by Josh Lanyon and Jordan Castillo Price
Excerpt: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/765156.html
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CHANGELING PRESS
Sweet Oblivion 4: Swarm by Jordan Castillo Price
Excerpt: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/763875.html
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DREAMSPINNER PRESS
Windows In Time by M. Jules Aedin
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Spot Me by Andrew Grey
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ETERNAL PRESS
Cloths of Heaven by Tessa Buxton
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FREYA’S BOWER
The Runaway by Jaime Samms
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LIQUID SILVER BOOKS
Arkan's Bride by Davida McLea
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LOOSE ID
High Country by Michael Barnette
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Beautiful Boys by Anne Cain
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PHAZE BOOKS
Unleashing the Jaguar by Michelle Houston
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ROMANCE UNBOUND PUBLISHING
Wicked Hearts by Claire Thompson
Excerpt: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/763546.html
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SAMHAIN PUBLISHING
Lessons in Love by Charlie Cochrane
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SIREN PUBLISHING
The Best of Both Worlds by Carolina Barbour
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The Polyamorous Princess by Melodee Aaron
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TORQUERE BOOKS
Queen of Wands by Jenna Jones
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What you Wish For: The Nine of Cups by Alex Marcus-Jacobs
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Night at the Office by Drew Zachary
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Sit Pretty by Julia Talbot
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A Cure for Hunger by Lee Pulaski
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In the Rough by JB McDonald
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Monsters Past by Laney Cairo
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By Degrees by JB McDonald
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TOTAL-E-BOUND
Deceived by Lexie Davis
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Almost Normal (2004) directed by Marc Moody

Director: Marc Moody

Writer: Marc Moody (writer)

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Tagline: What if everyone in the world was gay? Except for you.

Sometimes to be normal, you have to be a little different.

Plot: This beautifully shot first feature from gay writer-director Marc Moody asks the whimsical yet poignant question, "What if everyone in the world were gay? Except for you."

This wacky comedy-drama follows Brad Jenkins (adorable newcomer Andrew Keitch), a 40-year-old gay college professor. He is a bit fearful of being out on campus. When he is approahed by one of his students, even though flattered he quickly shys away. At semester break he heads home to Nebraska for his parents' 45th wedding anniversary. Fed up with the homophobia of his friends and family, Brad desperately wishes he could just be "normal." When a car crash magically transports him back in time to high school Brad gets his wish – but, as the saying goes, you have to be careful what you wish for!

In this "Back to the Gay Future" fantasy, Brad Jenkins gets what he thought he wanted – including an idyllic but short-lived romance with his hunky high school crush (Tim Hammer). But now: He's straight; and everyone around him seems to be gay! This clever turnabout envisions a world of clandestine hetero bars and straight bashing, where the "breeders" are ostracized and the queers are the norm.

Almost Normal brings together an immensely talented ensemble cast and a tremendously nostalgic soundtrack to fulfill all of your Homo High School dreams.

Awards: 2005 Best of the Fest Award as GLBT Film (Marc Moody), Breckenridge Festival of Film

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Cast (in credits order)
J. Andrew Keitch ... Brad Jenkins
Tim Hammer ... Roland Davis
Joan Lauckner ... Julie Erwin
Nils Haaland ... Terry
Kehry Anson Lane ... Bill Dempson
Joel Egger ... Dwayne Twillis
Virginia Smith ... Doris Jenkins
Brad Buffum ... Bob Jenkins
Mary Douglass ... Louise Baker
Steve Balsarini ... Halbert Baker
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Wicked Game (The Vampire Fred) by Vaughn R. Demont

In a metropolis where it's possible to live by night as you live by day (it's your choice), we find a quite disrupted Fred; 24 years old and still a virgin, Fred was struggling with the realization that he was gay when he was killed in a car accident. Only that he didn't die, the hit man was a vampire, Daniel, who turned him and took residence on his couch and bathtube. Daniel calls Fred his "fledge", and he pretends that he is teaching to Fred how to be a vampire. Trouble is that to Fred it seems that Daniel is only living on his shoulders: Fred comes back every morning (he works at night), with dinner, a cup of blood, he bitches a bit with Daniel, who is slumbering on the couch, and then both of them go to bed in separate room... they are the perfect old married couple!  Blissful life as a couple but without sex... and Fred has not yet realized that sex could be a bonus of this new life.

During the first chapter the book has a definitely funny mood, and the roles seem clear: Fred plays the blushing virgin who will be deflowered by the dashing vampire Daniel. Maybe Daniel is not exactly the epitome of the perfect vampire, and drinking blood from a styrofoam cup is not so sexy. Anyway I was really enjoying this new intake on a classical vampire tale, when the author decided to give another twist in his story. It comes out that Daniel is not a simple vampire, he is a renegade; in the world there are two opposite vampire armies, the one for the Queen and the other for the Emperor; if you are turned by a vampire of a side, you have to be part of that side. Daniel instead, being a whore even before being turned, decided that he didn't like neither side and chose the renegade life. And being Daniel his fledging, now Fred is hunted down by both sides.

The quiet and almost "ordinary" vampire blissful life Daniel and Fred were having, is so turned upside down, and now they are running away from enemies who come out at every corners. At first Fred doesn't know what it is happening, since Daniel instead of telling the whole story, gives him only bit of info when it's strictly necessary. But during the run, the reader, and Fred himself, start to understand that Fred is not a normal vampire and that maybe he is stronger not only of Daniel, but also of the vampires who are hunting them. The roles are reversed and now it's Fred who is playing the hero in shining armor trying to save Daniel from the bad boys.

In the end, it seems that everything Daniel does, even turning Fred in a vampire, it's an accident, something he wasn't planning. He wasn't planning to become a vampire, he wasn't planning to kill Fred, he wasn't planning to turn him, he wasn't planning to fledge a powerful vampire... Daniel is the initiator of all events, but he is not doing it by choice. Fred, at first seems the victim of Daniel's clumsiness, and instead, in the end, he is probably the only one who is able to redirect Daniel's unwilling generating force in something useful. One without the other is no one, together they are an invincible force... even if they don't know how to use that force.

Even if the second part tends to be more adventurous and dark, overall the book maintains a funny mood. The sex scenes are enjoyable but not too detailed, as all in the story, even the sex is something not too serious.

http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2085

Amazon Kindle: The Vampire Fred

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