May 17th, 2011

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Event: Mark Abramson reads from "Wedding Season"

Date: Thursday, May 19
Time: from 19.30 to 22.30
Place: Books Inc, 2275 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1662
reception at Cafe Flore to follow

Amazon: Wedding Season
Amazon Kindle: Wedding Season
Paperback: 252 pages
Publisher: Lethe Press (May 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 159021143X
ISBN-13: 978-1590211434

When San Francisco's cattiest television personality Rosa Rivera sponsors a gay wedding contest, Tim Snow's boyfriend begins pressuring him to get hitched. Life for his friends in the Castro becomes comic and chaotic as the lavish ceremony is promised to be held at the restaurant where Tim works. Meanwhile, his beloved Aunt Ruth has been harboring a homeless woman. Is she protecting her nephew from some family secret? As the city's golden boys walk about shirtless in dapper collar n' cuffs with the annual Gay Pride Parade, the drama and the laughs intensify. Will Rosa's meltdown bring the parade to a standstill? Who is being sent to a ritzy detox center? Only San Francisco Chronicle best-selling author Mark Abramson could tell such a captivating story with its shares of both delight and intrigue.
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Janet Edgar (?- May 17, 2005)

Janet Edgar passed away on May 17, 2005, after a valiant battle with ovarian cancer. Her first sale book, the Love Inspired Suspense novel titled THE INN AT SHADOWN LAKE, was published in 2006. It won several writing contest awards prior to publication.

She was enthusiastic and eager to delve into everything that goes into making a story into a book. She redid her art fact sheet a few times, tinkering with it. She’d planned several series for Love Inspired Suspense, and THE INN AT SHADOWN LAKE was the first book in her Marshall Brothers series.

Janet Edgar’s love for writing started in elementary school when she saw her book report published in the school newsletter. The experience of seeing her written words in print made a powerful impact on her life. She was thankful to God that even when she was a child, He was directing her paths.

Janet served as secretary of Faith, Hope and Love, the inspirational chapter of Romance Writers of America. She also served as newsletter editor of a local RWA chapter and was a member of several more RWA chapters throughout the United States. She was also a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers.

Janet was very popular on the boards, always happy to chat with others, promote Steeple Hill and share her faith. Even those who never met her face-to-face adored her—her love of life and people showed through in everything she did.

Janet had been married for over 30 years to her high school sweetheart, Richard. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her, especially Richard, their children, Cassie and Scott, and their grandchildren. (From her editor, Diane Dietz)

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In Between Men - Season 1 - Ep. 1

Pride and Prejudice

It's Friday of Gay Pride Weekend in NYC. All in one day, Dalton Fuller considers hiring a PR Firm for his business, throws a major industry party for his friends opening night art exhibition, and learns what happens when you do talk to strangers.

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In Between Men - Season 1 - Ep. 3

Business As Un-Usual (Michelle Clunie Guest Stars)

It's Monday after Pride Weekend and the guys' attentions turn back to work. Ben's career is skyrocketing, but could get sidetracked by a competitive colleague. Kendra's efforts to sign Dalton to Capital PR are called into question. Dane shows his frustration.

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Submission Times Two by Claire Thompson

Claire Thompson is probably among the few writers that can convince me to read a BDSM novel, probably since she always doses it with romance; and, strange enough, even if they are almost always centered around the BDSM world, she is able to reinvent the story and make it fresh and new.

Like in this case, about the Dom Andrew who fulfils his teenager dream to “possess” the jock Ethan; Ethan who was deeply in the closet when they were in high school, is now a submissive who only plays during public scenes, since he has another submissive lover waiting at home. Ethan and Cam have an agreement, since they love each other, but they cannot completely fulfil each other needs, during the weekend they are “free” to go and have their fill, but in separate clubs and without having sex with the Dom of the time.

That is not what Andrew wants, and at the beginning he is all for prove to Ethan that he is not really in love with Cam; but little by little Andrew realizes that yes, he needs Ethan since in this way he will realize his dream, but also Cam can be a good addition to that dream. Actually, from my side, I plenty preferred Cam over Ethan, I found Ethan to be a little spoiled and a little young; that is odd, since he was same age with Andrew and even some years older than Cam, but of the three he seemed the less accomplished. Andrew comes out a little better as a character, but not so much; his evolution from geeky nerd to handsome Dom is hinted but not fully explained. Who really comes out in a perfect way is Cam, so no wonder that I was cheering for him all along.

I think that, of the three, who was really sincere from the beginning to the end was Cam; Ethan claims to be in love with Cam, that he doesn’t want Andrew if he cannot have him with Cam along, but sincerely I think that if he was faced with a choice, Cam would not the one. Andrew grew into Cam with the evolution of their relationship, but at the beginning Cam was only a “good” burden to achieve his purpose, Ethan. Cam instead was always open with his needs and desires: he doesn’t jump into the chance to have a threesome with Andrew, even if he is attracted by the man, until he is not sure that this will not jeopardize his relationship with Ethan, and even when he agrees to give it a try, he is always not only the one more cautious, but also who is able to read Andrew’s needs, better than Ethan for sure, and maybe even of the same Andrew.

Another point that I liked is that this is really a BDSM novel and the BDSM is not mixed with sex or love; actually the three of them doesn’t have sex together until their relationship is not defined and steady, and this will happen well after they started to have a scene all together.

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Amazon: Submission Times Two
Amazon Kindle: Submission Times Two
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (July 14, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 143924622X
ISBN-13: 978-1439246221

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