January 7th, 2012

andrew potter

Judas Kiss (2011) directed by J.T. Tepnapa

A quirk in time and space gives a failed filmmaker the chance to reshape his destiny when he visits his peculiar alma mater.

Director: J.T. Tepnapa

Writers: J.T. Tepnapa, Carlos Pedraza

Taglines:If you had a second chance, would you grab it?

Genres:Drama | Sci-Fi

Storyline: Failed filmmaker Zachary Wells is convinced by his best friend and hotshot director Topher into replacing him as a judge in their film school's annual festival. Zach's one-night stand with a student backfires when that student walks into an interview the next morning calling himself Danny Reyes, the name Zach went by when he attended the school. And Danny's film, "Judas Kiss," is a finalist in the competition Zach is judging. Zach's film, also "Judas Kiss," won the festival years before. As Zach scrambles for answers, a mysterious, chain-smoking campus tour guide, counsels him: "Change the kid's past, change your future." But how? Zach comes to believe he can mend his life by disqualifying Danny from competition, putting him on a different path than Zach followed. But will Zach's plan work?

@Amazon: Judas Kiss (2011)

Film student Chris Wachowsky (Sean Paul Lockhart aka Brent Corrigan, left) waits for his rendezvous with Danny Reyes (Richard Harmon)

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Cast (in alphabetical order)
Sean Paul Lockhart ... Chris Wachowsky
Charlie David ... Zachary Wells
Richard Harmon ... Danny Reyes
Timo Descamps ... Shane Lyons
Genevieve Buechner ... Samantha
Dennis Bateman ... Jude's Father
Julia Morizawa ... Abbey Park
Julian LeBlanc ... Nate
Tim Foutch ... Tommy
Vince Valensuela ... Daniel Reyes Sr.
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Danny & Chris

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andrew potter

Karl Johannes Eskelund (January 7, 1918 - 1972)

Karl Johannes Eskelund (January 7, 1918 - 1972) was a Danish journalist and best-selling author who wrote primarily in English. His first book My Chinese Wife (1945) describes his courtship and marriage to Chi-Yun Fei (subject of the book), his lifetime companion. Eskelund depicts their lives during the Japanese invasion of China and behind the American lines in China during World War II. His second book, My Danish Father is an "as told to biography" about his father, Neils Eskelund, dentist for Prajadhipok, King of Siam.

In the 1950s and early 1960s, Eskelund consulted with his publisher on his "travel book projects". They would choose an exotic location unfamiliar to Westerners. Eskelund would research a culture first-hand and write essays about his experiences. With Chi-Yun and their daughter, Mei-Mei, later a Playboy model, Eskelund would spend as long as a year exploring a culture as low budget adventurers. They would live like ordinary natives, suffering daily hardships and facing occasional dangers. Always, Eskelund would incorporate his experience, his family, and people he met in his essays. These were painted with his journalist's eye for detail, and colored by his romantic world view and keen sense of social justice.

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Karl Eskelund's Books on Amazon: Karl Eskelund

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Johannes_Eskelund

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andrew potter

Gay Romance Challenge: January 2012

New Year, New Challenge ;-) for January 2012, I will consider as "new entry" the books not in December 2011 list, but aside from that, all is starting from scratch and this challenge will end in December 2012.

Here is the Bestsellers List on Amazon I'm referring to for the challenge:

Bestsellers in Gay Romance

And here is the actual situation (in bold the books I read with link to the review and marked as New the books entering the Challenge this month):

1) Hot Head by Damon Suede
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00564ACK8/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1327655.html
2) Something Like Summer by Jay Bell
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004I6DKPY/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1233202.html

3) Awakenings by Tara Larson
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006U7K3AY/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 5, 2012)
4) Rendered (Southwestern Shifters) by Bailey Bradford
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006UAU04K/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing (October 10, 2011)
5) What's Done in The Dark (Volume II) by Solae Dehvine
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004VS728U/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: SexMentality (April 7, 2011)
6) Noble Metals by L. A. Witt
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006TSNZUO/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Carnal Passions (January 2, 2012)
7) Tigers and Devils by Sean Kennedy
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001V7POB6/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/541403.html

8) Blue Moon by Rowena Sudbury
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006TI8ENW/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 3, 2012)
9) In My Father's House: A Novel by E. Lynn Harris
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0312576234/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (August 2, 2011)
10) The Locker Room by Amy Lane
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004XNNEKS/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1285667.html

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