April 24th, 2010

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Behind the Cover: Alan Giana

Alan Giana's unique and colorful style has made him one of today's most popular scenic artists.

Born and raised in Connecticut, Alan Giana always wanted to be an artist. One of his first works of art was at the age of four when he grabbed a magic marker and proceeded to scribble on the wall with it. Needless to say his parents were not too happy, but a career was set in motion. Alan's father was an accomplished ceramic artist. Alan often watched his father apply glazes and different painting techniques to create his masterpieces. Throughout his school years Alan was always drawing and painting. He went on to college to study graphic design and business management.


Cover Art for 317 Beulah Street by Sandra Steffen

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With a degree in graphic design management, Alan started his own illustration and design company in the early 1990's with his wife Pamela. Through the years, Alan has worked on a variety of commercial illustration and design projects. His creations have appeared on book covers, magazines, children's games, music CDs, and have been published in several books and magazines showcasing the best in traditional airbrush and digital illustration.

This master of images has won many awards, including the Pro-Comm Award of Excellence by the Business Marketing Association, the Premier Print Award by the Printing Industries of America, and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award. Alan's paintings have been displayed in numerous galleries and shows around the country, including The Delaware Art Museum.


A Day in the Park

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Alan's love of nature and the sea have always been a big part of his life. His appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us, even in our own backyards, played an important part in his transition to creating the inspiring scenic artwork he is known for today. Alan's paintings of colorful paths, charming country hideaways, and tranquil coastal waterways, bring us to peaceful places. Places where we can escape for a moment and appreciate all of the beauty around us.

Alan's heartwarming paintings are touching the lives of people all over the world. Over sixty companies across the United States, Canada and Europe are licensing his beautiful paintings for reproduction on the products they make. You can now find Alan's inspiring creations on puzzles, calendars, checks, placemats, note cards, Christmas cards, list pads, coasters, magnets, T-shirts, computer screen savers, clocks, thermometers, music boxes, cross-stitch kits, and much more.

http://www.alangiana.com/



Amazon: Coastal Dreams 2010 Wall Calendar



Amazon: Country Walks 2010 Wall Calendar
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Excerpt: Vindaloo and the T-Bird by Sarah Black

Vindaloo and the T-Bird by Sarah Black
Release Date: 04/2009
Publisher: Changeling Press
Publisher Link: http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1357

Blurb: Race made a mistake when he walked away from Vin, the kind of mistake there's no fixing. But when he sees the old T-Bird on the sales lot, he starts to wonder… If he can convince Vin to help him, they could bring something beautiful back to life -- something that's been damaged nearly beyond repair. And maybe he can repair the heart he broke while they're saving the old T-Bird.

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Excerpt: A Hard Habit To Break by K.C. Kendricks

A Hard Habit To Break by K.C. Kendricks
Release Date: 04/2009
Publisher: Amber Allure
Publisher Link: http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure/HardHabitToBreak.html

Blurb: Every guy in the county knows Travis Templeton, the reigning stud of the local gay club scene, and vies for his attention. Travis wears his crown lightly, careful not to break any hearts. He knows what it’s like to really love someone who doesn’t love you back-at least, not in the way you want.

Heath Kelley made the biggest mistake of his life the night before his best friend Travis left for college. One small action snowballed into years of silent misunderstanding and empty distance. When Heath accepts a transfer that sends him to his hometown, he doesn’t know Travis has moved back home, too. It doesn’t take long for the men to reconnect.

Admitting they never stopped thinking of each other as “best friends” is easy. Forgiveness of past sins is easy, but confessing their secrets comes harder. When Heath discovers the truth about Travis’ private life, the newly repaired bonds of friendship are stretched taut.

It’s time for Travis to choose—the love of his best friend, or a life of being second best.

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Excerpt: Lynx by Joely Skye

Lynx by Joely Skye
Release Date: 04/2009
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publisher Link: http://samhainpublishing.com/romance/lynx

Blurb: The only way to break free is to let go.

In order to protect his shifter kin, FBI agent Trey Walters hides his ability from his employers. For him, a vacation means a whole midwinter month in the Canadian wilderness, free to live in his wolf skin.

When he happens upon a rare lynx shifter, he’s fascinated. And his protective instincts kick into overdrive. The young man needs to be shielded from werewolves and humans alike, whether he likes it or not.

Jonah can hardly wrap his head around the fact that other shifters exist, much less endure the presence of a stranger in his lonely sanctuary. Blaming himself for his brother’s death, he lives in self-imposed isolation. Trust? Forget it. Yet Trey’s patience penetrates Jonah’s fear, and it doesn’t take long for him to fall like a rock for the wolf.

Trey hadn’t planned to embark on an intense, passionate affair, but he finds himself vowing to return after his next undercover mission is over. As months stretch into years, however, Jonah fears that Trey has broken faith with him—or is dead. There’s only one way to find out. Leave the safety of his lair and venture into a dangerous, deadly world…

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LGBT Ebook and Print Releases March 27 – April 30, 2010

ALYSON BOOKS (http://www.alyson.com/)
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AMBER ALLURE (http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure/)
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ASPEN MOUNTAIN PRESS (http://www.aspenmountainpress.com/)
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BELLA BOOKS (http://www.bellabooks.com/)
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BOLD STROKES BOOKS (http://www.boldstrokesbooks.com/)
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BREATHLESS PRESS (http://www.breathlesspress.com/)
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CHANGELING PRESS (http://www.changelingpress.com/)
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CIRCLET PRESS (http://www.circlet.com/)
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CLEIS PRESS (http://www.cleispress.com/)
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COBBLESTONE PRESS (http://www.cobblestone-press.com/)
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DREAMSPINNER PRESS (http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/)
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ELLORA’S CAVE (http://www.jasminejade.com/)
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EXCESSICA (http://excessica.com/)
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EXTASY BOOKS (http://www.extasybooks.net/)
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LETHE PRESS (http://www.lethepressbooks.com/)
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LIQUID SILVER BOOKS (http://www.liquidsilverbooks.com/)
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LOOSE ID (http://www.loose-id.com/)
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LOVEYOUDIVINE (http://www.loveyoudivine.com/)
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MLR PRESS (http://www.mlrbooks.com/)
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NOBLE ROMANCE PUBLISHING (http://www.nobleromance.com/)
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PHAZE BOOKS (http://www.phaze.com/)
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RED ROSE PUBLISHING (http://redrosepublishing.com/)
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SAMHAIN PUBLISHING (http://www.samhainpublishing.com/)
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SHADOWFIRE PRESS (http://www.shadowfirepress.com/)
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SILVER PUBLISHING (http://silverpublishing.info/)
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SIREN PUBLISHING (http://www.sirenpublishing.com/)
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TORQUERE BOOKS (http://www.torquerebooks.com/)
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TOTAL-E-BOUND (http://www.total-e-bound.com/)
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UNTREED READS PUBLISHING (http://www.untreedreads.com/)
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