November 29th, 2010

andrew potter

Event: Stephen McCauley allies with Borders on World AIDS Day

Date: Wed., Dec. 1
Time: at 7 PM
Place: Borders in Back Bay, 511 Boylston Street, Boston

Boston Signing Benefits Lifebeat—Music Fights HIV

Stephen McCauley will be signing copies of his new novel Insignificant Others on Wed., Dec. 1, at 7 PM at Borders in Back Bay, Boston (511 Boylston Street).

Mr. McCauley will also sign his bestselling novel The Object of My Affection and other backlist titles. The signing is part of December One at Borders, a series of special events at stores nationwide to commemorate World AIDS Day. The signing was coordinated by the Lambda Literary Foundation.

Borders will donate 25% of the proceeds from the sale of McCauley’s books that day to Lifebeat—Music Fights HIV. Lifebeat is a nonprofit that uses the power of music and the music industry to help educate young people about HIV/AIDS prevention.

http://www.lambdaliterary.org/memo/11/23/stephen-mccauley-world-aids-day/

Insignificant Others: A Novel by Stephen McCauley
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1St Edition edition (June 8, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0743224752
ISBN-13: 978-0743224758
Amazon: Insignificant Others: A Novel

What do you do when you discover your spouse has an insignificant other?
How about when you realize your own insignificant other is becoming more significant than your spouse? There are no easy answers to these questions, but Stephen McCauley—"the master of the modern comedy of manners" (USA Today)—makes exploring them a literary delight. Richard Rossi works in HR at a touchy-feely software company and prides himself on his understanding of the foibles and fictions we all use to get through the day. Too bad he’s not as good at spotting such behavior in himself. What else could explain his passionate affair with Benjamin, a very unavailable married man? Richard suggests birthday presents for Benjamin’s wife and vacation plans for his kids, meets him for "lunch" at a sublet apartment, and would never think about calling him after business hours. "In the three years I’d known Benjamin, I’d come to think of him as my husband. He was, after all, a husband, and I saw it as my responsibility to protect his marriage from a barrage of outside threats and bad influences. It was the only way I could justify sleeping with him." Since Richard is not entirely available himself—there’s Conrad, his adorable if maddening partner to contend with—it all seems perfect. But when cosmopolitan Conrad starts spending a suspicious amount of time in Ohio, and economic uncertainty challenges Richard’s chances for promotion, he realizes his priorities might be a little skewed. With a cast of sharply drawn friends, frenemies, colleagues, and personal trainers, Insignificant Others is classic McCauley—a hilarious and ultimately haunting social satire about life in the United States at the bitter end of the boom years, when clinging to significant people and pursuits has never been more important—if only one could figure out what they are.
andrew potter

Event: Justin Spring allies with Borders on World AIDS Day

Date: Wednesday, December 1
Time: at 7 PM
Place: Lincoln Park Borders, 2817 N. Clark Street, Chicago

Secret Historian Signing Benefits Lifebeat—Music Fights HIV

Justin Spring will be signing copies of his biography, Secret Historian (FSG) on Wednesday, December 1, at 7 PM at the Lincoln Park Borders in Chicago (2817 N. Clark Street).

The signing is part of December One at Borders, a series of special events at stores nationwide to commemorate World AIDS Day. His appearance was coordinated through the Lambda Literary Foundation.

Borders will donate 25% of the proceeds from the sale of the book that day to Lifebeat – Music Fights HIV. Lifebeat is a nonprofit that uses the power of music and the music industry to help educate young people about HIV/AIDS prevention.

http://www.lambdaliterary.org/memo/11/23/spring-borders-world-aids-day/

Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade by Justin Spring
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First Edition edition (August 17, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0374281343
ISBN-13: 978-0374281342
Amazon: Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade

Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M. Steward, Secret Historian is a sensational reconstruction of one of the more extraordinary hidden lives of the twentieth century. An intimate friend of Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and Thornton Wilder, Steward maintained a secret sex life from childhood on, and documented these experiences in brilliantly vivid (and often very funny) detail. After leaving the world of academe to become Phil Sparrow, a tattoo artist on Chicago’s notorious South State Street, Steward worked closely with Alfred Kinsey on his landmark sex research. During the early 1960s, Steward changed his name and identity once again, this time to write exceptionally literate, upbeat pro-homosexual pornography under the name of Phil Andros. Until today he has been known only as Phil Sparrow—but an extraordinary archive of his papers, lost since his death in 1993, has provided Justin Spring with the material for an exceptionally compassionate and brilliantly illuminating life-and-times biography. More than merely the story of one remarkable man, Secret Historian is a moving portrait of homosexual life long before Stonewall and gay liberation.
andrew potter

Event: LGBT Authors Ally With Borders on World AIDS Day-San Francisco

Date: Wednesday, December 1
Time: at 12:30 PM
Place: Union Square Borders, San Francisco

Panel Appearance Benefits Lifebeat—Music Fights HIV

Authors Michael Thomas Ford, Lucy Jane Bledsoe and Monica Nolan will appear on a special lunchtime LGBT author’s panel on Wednesday, December 1 at 12:30 PM at the Union Square Borders in San Francisco.

The signing is part of December One at Borders, a series of special events at stores nationwide to commemorate World AIDS Day. Afterward, the authors will sign copies of their latest books, as well as earlier titles. The panel was curated by the Lambda Literary Foundation.

Borders will donate 25% of the proceeds from the sale of the authors’ books that day to Lifebeat-Music Fights HIV. Lifebeat is a nonprofit that uses the power of music and the music industry to help educate young people about HIV/AIDS prevention.

http://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/news/11/23/lgbt-authors-ally-with-borders-on-world-aids-day-san-francisco/

The Road Home by Michael Thomas Ford
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Kensington (June 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0758218532
ISBN-13: 978-0758218537
Amazon: The Road Home

Bestselling author Michael Thomas Ford demonstrates once again why he is the master of portraying the contemporary gay experience, in this moving, beautifully told story of love, family, and finding one's place in the world. When a car accident leaves photographer Burke Crenshaw in need of temporary full-time care, he finds himself back in the one place no forty-year-old chooses to be--his childhood bedroom. There, in the Vermont home where he grew up, Burke begins the long process of recuperation, and watches as his widowed father finds happiness in a new relationship that's a constant reminder of everything Burke wants and lacks. Meeting Will Janks is an unexpected complication. Will is the twenty-year-old son of Burke's high school best friend, Mars. After what transpired between them one summer long ago, Burke had hoped he and Mars might become more than friends, but Mars has always pretended that night never happened. Will, in contrast, makes no secret of his interest in Burke, who can't resist his attraction to the handsome young man. The burgeoning relationship draws Burke out of himself and into the community he left behind. Exploring local history, he discovers an intriguing series of letters from a Civil War soldier to his fiancé. With the help of librarian Sam Guffrey, he begins to research a 125-year-old mystery that seems to be reaching into the present day. The more Burke delves into the past, the more he's forced to confront the person he has become: the choices he made and those he avoided, his ideas of what it takes to be a successful gay man, his feelings about his mother's death, and the suppressed tension that simmers between himself and his father. Compelling, frankly funny, and often wise, The Road Home is the story of one man's coming to terms with who he is, what he wants out of life, and where he belongs--and the complex, surprising path that finally takes him there.

Tracks in the Snow (An Avon Camelot Book) by Lucy Jane Bledsoe
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: HarperTrophy; Reprint edition (January 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0380732300
ISBN-13: 978-0380732302
Amazon: Tracks in the Snow (An Avon Camelot Book)

When Amy doesn't show up to baby-sit, Erin knows that something must be terribly wrong. But who will believe her? Not her parents, not even the police. They all tell Erin the same thing--Amy is irresponsible--so Erin decides to take things into her own hands. She persuades Tiffany, her new science partner, to do a project on animal tracks, figuring the project will give her an excuse to search for Amy. While the two girls are in the woods, a sudden spring blizzard strikes. Erin and Tiffany are now snowbound, with only one thought--survival.

Bobby Blanchard Lesbian Gym Teacher by Monica Nolan
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Kensington (May 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0758232063
ISBN-13: 978-0758232069
Amazon: Bobby Blanchard Lesbian Gym Teacher

Wayward Schoolgirls! Wild Passions! And Winning At Any Cost. . . Welcome to Metamora Academy for Girls, where some rules are made to be broken. Roberta "Bobby" Blanchard is crushed when an accident forces her to leave the glamorous world of professional field hockey. As Games Mistress at Metamora Academy, she's dismayed to learn that sports take a backseat to literary and artistic pursuits. But Bobby's arrival at the elite boarding school will unearth more than one girl's hidden abilities, and spur some ardent rivalry between pupils--and teachers--on and off the field, including. . . Laura Burnham--the bohemian Art Mistress, sultry, seductive. . .and married. . . Enid Butler--the Math Mistress has a natural eye for figures. . . Mrs. Mona Gilvang--housekeeper and resident "merry widow," she stirs up more than hot cocoa. . . Carole Kerwin and Angela Cohen O'Shea--the student body's most promising athletes have nothing in common. . .until they join Bobby's team. . . Miss Craybill--Could Metamora's revered headmistress have something sinister to hide? With a fearsome field hockey team to build and the suspicious death of the former Math Mistress to solve, Bobby Blanchard has her hands full. But the intrepid gym teacher has a knack for uncovering every girl's secrets. And along the way, she may just learn some thrilling lessons about love. . .
andrew potter

Man Candy Day: Dominic Nel

Dear friend, here is the new set (first 3 pictures) of model Dominic that Dylan Rosser uploaded on his website (www.themaleform.net)

Dominic Nel, 26 years old, from London
Height: 1.75
Where were you born: Hong Kong
Where do you live: London
Occupation: Personal Stylist
Favourite TV shows: Married, Single, Other
Favourite music/band/artist: Death Cab for a Cutie/Dashboard Confessional
Favourite Food: Pasta
Interests/hobbies: Art, Dance
Goal in life: Perfection
How long have you been modelling: 4 Years
What you wear in bed: Nothing
Your best feature: Eyes



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Other Credits: Dean Stocking, Lloyd Keys, Nick Baker, Sarah Waite, Jackie Paterson, Angela Levenson

MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/dominicnel

Also, Dylan Rosser launched a new site, www.dylanrosserphotography.com, which is where you can find affordable prints or collectable limited editions of his work.
andrew potter

Top 100 Gay Books List: 151-160


The Haunted Hillbilly by Derek McCormack (2004)
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Daytime Drama by Dave Benbow (2003)
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The Master of Seacliff by Max Pierce (2006)
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Suspension by Robert Westfield (2002)
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Hot Sauce by Scott Pomfret & Scott Whittier (2005)
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The Night We Met by Rob Byrnes (2003)
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Three Day Passes by Sean Michael (2003)
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What We Do Is Secret by Kief Hillsbery (2005)
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Mahu by Neil S. Plakcy (2005)
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Top 100 Gay Books List: 141-150


Faith for Beginners by Aaron Hamburger (2005)
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Letters to Montgomery Clift by Noel Alumit (2002)
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A Better Place by Mark A. Roeder (2001)
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Talking In The Dark by Billy Merrell (2001)
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On Fire by Drew Zachary (2006)
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Bad Case of Loving You by Laney Cairo (2007)
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Bound In Blood by David Thomas Lord (2001)
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Any Kind Of Luck by William Jack Sibley (2001)
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Love & Sex by Michael Cart (2001)
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No Going Home by T. A. Chase (2006)
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andrew potter

Top 100 Gay Books List: 131-140


Someone Killed His Boyfriend by David Stukas (2001)
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Shameless by Paul Burston (2004)
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America's Boy by Wade Rouse (2006)
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Can't Buy Me Love by Chris Kenry (2001)
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He's The One by Timothy James Beck (2003)
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Going the Other Way: Lessons from a Life In and Out of Major League Baseball by Billy Bean (2003)
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Caught Running by Abigail Roux (2007)
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Tricks of the Trade by Ben Tyler (2001)
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Common Sons by Ronald L. Donaghe (2000)
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Limits of Justice by John Morgan Wilson (2000)
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Top 100 Gay Books List: 121-130


Desert Sons by Mark Kendrick (2001): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/868065.html
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Falling by M. L. Rhodes (2007): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1167829.html
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My Best Man by Andy Schell (2000): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/897651.html
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Bourbon Street Blues by Greg Herren (2003): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/882286.html
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The Trouble Boy by Tom Dolby (2004): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/781689.html
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Man About Town by Mark Merlis (2004): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/878244.html
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Latter Days by T. Fabris (2004)
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Metes and Bounds by Jay Quinn (2001)
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Selfish and Perverse by Bob Smith (2007)
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Every Man For Himself by Orland Outland (2000)
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andrew potter

Top 100 Gay Books List: 111-120


The Straight Road to Kylie by Nico Medina (2007): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1131237.html
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Half-Life by Aaron Krach (2004): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/761505.html
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The Manny Files by Christian Burch (2006): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1155220.html
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Soul Mates: Bound by Blood by Jourdan Lane (2007): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1148241.html
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The Price of Temptation by M. J. Pearson (2005): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/861660.html
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Rag and Bone by Michael Nava (2001)
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Lawnboy by Paul Lisicky (2000): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1161935.html
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Avoidance by Michael Lowenthal (2002): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/508920.html
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Where The Boys Are by William J. Mann (2003): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/818035.html
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Mind Fuck by Manna Francis (2007)
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andrew potter

Top 100 Gay Books List: 101-110


Clay's Way by Blair Mastbaum (2004): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/514731.html
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Breakfast with Scot by Michael Downing (2000): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/491895.html
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Ransom by Lee Rowan (2006): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/774962.html
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The Phoenix by Ruth Sims (2004): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/754133.html
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Amuse Bouche by Anthony Bidulka (2000): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1122024.html
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Edinburgh by Alexander Chee (2001): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/519698.html
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PsyCop: Partners by Jordan Castillo Price (2006): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1140599.html
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Dishes by Rich Wallace (2008): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1135994.html
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A Young Man's Passage by Julian Clary (2000): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/800960.html
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Crossing Borders by Z.A. Maxfield (2008)
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andrew potter

Top 100 Gay Books List: 91-100


Band Fags! by Frank Anthony Polito (2008): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1035242.html
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When I Knew by Robert Trachtenberg (2005): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1114084.html
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The Abomination by Paul Golding (2000): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/409309.html
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A Son Called Gabriel by Damian McNicholl (2004): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/416139.html
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Oleander House by Ally Blue (2007): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/840625.html
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Strings Attached by Nick Nolan (2006)
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Nothing Pink by Mark Hardy (2008): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1117683.html
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Vampire Vow by Michael Schiefelbein (2001): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/455650.html
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Posted To Death by Dean James (2002)
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Bareback by Chris Owen (2003): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/498097.html
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Top 100 Gay Books List: 81-90


7 Days at the Hot Corner by Terry Trueman (2007): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1096450.html
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Saints of Augustine by P.E. Ryan (2007): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/528923.html
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Comfort and Joy by Jim Grimsley (2000): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/343937.html
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A Secret Edge by Robin Reardon (2007): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/789515.html
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Collision Course by K.A. Mitchell (2009)
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Tale of Two Summers by Brian Sloan (2006): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/446893.html
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Point of Dreams by Melissa Scott & Lisa A. Barnett (2001): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1104773.html
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Standish by Erastes (2006): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/544841.html
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The Notorious Dr. August by Christopher Bram (2000): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/678951.html
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Swimming in the Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai (2005): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1088205.html
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andrew potter

Top 100 Gay Books List: 71-80


Tongue Tied by Richard Stevenson (2009): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/996996.html
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Zero at the Bone by Jane Seville (2009)
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The First Verse by Barry McCrea (2005): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/687873.html
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A Bit of Rough by Laura Baumbach (2007): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/523807.html
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Not a Day Goes By by E. Lynn Harris (2000): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1029390.html
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The Year of Ice by Brian Malloy (2002): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/380561.html
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The Coming Storm by Paul Russell (2000): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/375272.html
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The Sluts by Dennis Cooper (2005): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/708529.html
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Tigers and Devils by Sean Kennedy (2009)
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Looking For It by Michael Thomas Ford (2005): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/423626.html
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andrew potter

Top 100 Gay Books List: 61-70


Another Kind of Cowboy by Susan Juby (2007): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1067756.html
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The Assignment by Evangeline Anderson (2008): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1019228.html
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Leave Myself Behind by Bart Yates (2004): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/349936.html
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Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg (2008): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1013798.html
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Lake Overturn by Vestal Mcintyre (2009)
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The World of Normal Boys by K. M. Soehnlein (2000): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/332719.html
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Becoming Chloe by Catherine Ryan Hyde (2006): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1078207.html
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Dark Reflections by Samuel R. Delany (2007): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/726644.html
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Fatal Shadows by Josh Lanyon (2007): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/767968.html
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The God Eaters by Jesse Hajicek (2006): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/734836.html
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andrew potter

Top 100 Gay Books List: 51-60


The Married Man by Edmund White (2000): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/629113.html
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The Wraiths of Will and Pleasure by Storm Constantine (2003): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/638958.html
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David Inside Out by Lee Bantle (2009): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1082528.html
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Freaks and Revelations by Davida Wills Hurwin (2009): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1099775.html
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The Center of the World by Andreas Steinhofel (2005)
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Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal (2009): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1108875.html
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The Back Passage by James Lear (2006): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/388426.html
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Brethren: Raised By Wolves by W. A. Hoffman (2006): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/486361.html
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A Strong and Sudden Thaw by R. W. Day (2006): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/439816.html
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The Tin Star by J. L. Langley (2006): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/434766.html
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andrew potter

Top 100 Gay Books List: 41-50


Alternatives to Sex by Stephen McCauley (2006): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/649731.html
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We Disappear by Scott Heim (2008): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/744468.html
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What They Always Tell Us by Martin Wilson (2008): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1004123.html
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The Kiss Murder by Mehmet Murat Somer (2009)
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Two Parties, One Tux, and a Very Short Film about The Grapes of Wrath by Steven Goldman (2008): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1061796.html Amazon: Two Parties, One Tux, and a Very Short Film about The Grapes of Wrath


Scarlet and the White Wolf by Kirby Crow (2008): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/890990.html
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Now Is the Hour by Tom Spanbauer (2007): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/717919.html
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Absolutely Positively Not by Mr. David LaRochelle (2005): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1008247.html
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Fellow Travelers by Thomas Mallon (2007): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/698803.html
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Vintage by Steve Berman (2007): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/463535.html
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andrew potter

Top 100 Gay Books List: 31-40


Almost Like Being in Love by Steve Kluger (2004): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/338505.html
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Sprout by Dale Peck (2009): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/990355.html
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Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher (2009)
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The Last Exit to Normal by Michael Harmon (2008): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/982253.html
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Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale (2007): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/429458.html
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The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy by Robert Leleux (2008): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1045508.html
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Faith & Fidelity by Tere Michaels (2010)
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False Colors by Alex Beecroft (2008): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/534359.html
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Totally Joe by James Howe (2005): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/369772.html
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Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers (2008)
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Top 100 Gay Books List: 21-30


Carnival by Elizabeth Bear (2006): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/948611.html
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I Am Not Myself These Days by Josh Kilmer-Purcell (2006)
Amazon: I Am Not Myself These Days


Dramarama by E. Lockhart (2007)
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The Fall of the Kings by Ellen Kushner & Delia Sherman (2002): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/973461.html
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Liquor by Poppy Z. Brite (2004): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/479897.html
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Geography Club by Brent Hartinger (2003): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/362795.html
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Punkzilla by Adam Rapp (2009)
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King of the Screwups by K.L. Going (2009): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1039680.html
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Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez (2001): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/358915.html
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Freak Show by James St. James (2007): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/616806.html
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andrew potter

Top 100 Gay Books List: 11-20


Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron (2007): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/365757.html
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Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman (2007): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/323441.html
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At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O'Neill (2001): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/318898.html
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The Indian Clerk by David Leavitt (2007): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/595965.html
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Havemercy by Jaida Jones & Danielle Bennett (2008): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/940952.html
Amazon: Havemercy


All Through the Night by Suzanne Brockmann (2007): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/329123.html
Amazon: All Through the Night


The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd (2009): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/955620.html
Amazon: The Vast Fields of Ordinary


How I Paid for College by Marc Acito (2005): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/583688.html
Amazon: How I Paid for College


The Book of Salt by Monique Truong (2003): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/605196.html
Amazon: The Book of Salt


A Density of Souls by Christopher Rice (2000): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/471686.html
Amazon: A Density of Souls
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Top 100 Gay Books List: 1-10


Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris (2000): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/914213.html
Amazon: Me Talk Pretty One Day


Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs (2002): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/917965.html
Amazon: Running with Scissors


The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst (2004): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/558617.html
Amazon: The Line of Beauty


Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon (2003)
Amazon: Lord John and the Private Matter


The Master by Colm Toibin (2004): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/572401.html
Amazon: The Master


Shadows Return by Lynn Flewelling (2008): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/400652.html
Amazon: Shadows Return


Melusine by Sarah Monette (2005): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/393639.html
Amazon: Melusine


Don't Get Too Comfortable by David Rakoff (2005): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/925389.html
Amazon: Don't Get Too Comfortable


Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan (2003): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/354413.html
Amazon: Boy Meets Boy


Hero by Perry Moore (2007): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/906304.html
Amazon: Hero
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Top 100 List – First 10 years of XXI century

It's that time of the year again, when I update the Top 100 List. Some books went up, some went down, and there are also some new entries.

As usual some boring basic rules: the list considers only gay themed books released in print for the first time after January 1, 2000, so you can consider it a Top 100 List of the XXI century. Books released in electronic format before January 1, 2000, and then in print after that date, I listed it. To enter the list I browsed all the LGBT publishers I found, considered all the specific awards and all the recommendation from friends. I haven't read ALL the books, like you, I am trying to read as much as possible, but the list is impartial, meaning that if I didn't like a book, or I haven't read it yet, I nevertheless included it in the list.

To decide the ranking, again, I tried to be impartial: I chose to consider the owned copies in LibraryThing, a cataloguing website that seems to be "serious" and of common use; then I applied some adjustment factors to award both the longevity of a book than its novelty. If you want to be bored, ask and I will explain them, and obviously I'm also open to suggestion. For every author I considered only a book, the one with more owned copies, so the list is more a Top 100 Authors than a Top 100 Books.

The actual list will remain frozen for 1 year, and in December 2011 I will reopened it and track the changes. In the meantime, I will continue to feature an author from that list every week, in my In the Spotlight appointment.

Link to the single posts:

1-10: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1178923.html

11-20: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1178727.html

21-30: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1178522.html

31-40: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1178259.html

41-50: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1178076.html

51-60: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1177747.html

61-70: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1177499.html

71-80: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1177229.html

81-90: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1177031.html

91-100: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1176724.html

101-110: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1176455.html

111-120: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1176088.html

121-130: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1176003.html

131-140: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1175743.html

141-150: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1175540.html

151-160: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1175290.html

External Link to the Top 100 List (simple - without photos): http://www.elisarolle.com/ramblings/top_100_gay_novels.htm

External Link to the Top 100 List (wanted - with photos): http://www.elisarolle.com/ramblings/top_100_gay_novels_2.htm
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Blue Skye by Viki Lyn

The story of Skye and Drew is like the one of the moth with the flame, you know that you will get hurt, but nevertheless you search your own pain, maybe since at least pain is a feeling, the proof that you have something.

Skye and Drew were bestfriend in high school: Drew liked Skye and Skye’s family since they were happy and free, something he didn’t have with his own family, and Skye liked Drew… well since he liked Drew. Skye was gay, a big word in the mouth of a teenager, but he was so sure, and thanks to the support of his family he didn’t have any issue in claiming it. And he was in love with Drew, and even if Drew was not declaring his love back, Skye, with the security that only a teenager can have, was sure that sooner or later his love would have been paid. But as a teenager he was also eager, and one night he pushed too much: he got Drew drunk and then they made love. He was so sure the morning after Drew would leave the small town with him to pursue their dream in the big city, but he was disappointed. Not only Drew didn’t leave with him, he got married and remained even more in the closet than before.

Now years later Skye is in town again and again, like a moth with a flame, he is sniffing around Drew, wanting for him to admit that he is gay, and above all that he is love with Skye. They are grown, but Skye’s security is the same. But also Drew is the same and he is firmly in the closet. I don’t know if I like both Skye and Drew for their starcrossed love or if I hate both of them for their stubborness. Skye seems unable to understand that is not pushing Drew that he will obtain his love, and Drew behaves more like a teenager, scared of his parents’ opinion, that a grown adult.

Both of them do mistakes, maybe those of Skye are a little more on the face of everyone, but sincerely Drew’s reaction is a bit exaggerated: he spent the last months “playing” with Skye, letting him glimpse happiness, to then deny him even the little comfort, and then he is pissed since the man did one big mistake? By the way, even if it’s only told by a third point of view, apparently Drew had other same sex relationships, and he was not only in love with Skye, but he was also married, so it’s not that he has a model behavior; at least Skye, with his stubborn love (no matter what people is telling him, he is in love with Drew), is more honest and true to himself.

I did like the setting, a small Cape Cod town, it was really both peaceful than a bit desperate housewife.

http://www.aspenmountainpress.com/romance/male-male-erotica/blue-skye/prod_237.html

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