March 10th, 2012

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Florence L. Barclay (December 2, 1862 – March 10, 1921)

Florence Louisa Barclay (2 December 1862 – 10 March 1921) was an English romance novelist and short story writer.

She was born Florence Louisa Charlesworth in Limpsfield, Surrey, England, the daughter of the local Anglican rector. One of three girls, she was a sister to Maud Ballington Booth, the Salvation Army leader and co-founder of the Volunteers of America. When Florence was seven years old, the family moved to Limehouse in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

In 1881, Florence Charlesworth married the Rev. Charles W. Barclay and honeymooned in the Holy Land where in Shechem they reportedly discovered Jacob's Well, the place where, according to the Gospel of John, Jesus met the woman of Samaria (John 4-5). Florence Barclay and her husband settled in Hertford Heath, in Hertfordshire where she fulfilled the duties of a rector's wife. The mother of eight children, in her early forties health problems left her bedridden for a time and she passed the hours by writing what became her first romance novel titled The Wheels of Time.

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Florence L. Barclay's Books on Amazon: Florence L. Barclay

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_L._Barclay

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Event: Beatitude Live! Reading + Signing

Date: March 12, 2012
Time: 07:00PM 08:00PM
Place: Barnes & Noble, 2289 Broadway (82nd & Broadway), New York, NY, US

On Jack Kerouac's birthday, Larry Closs reads from his debut novel, Beatitude, and signs copies. Hosted by the incredible Lou Pizzitola.

Set in New York City 1995, Beatitude follows Harry and Jay, two young men fascinated by the unfettered lives of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and the Beat Generation. As the two are irresistibly drawn together, Jay's girlfriend, Zahra, senses something deeper developing, and they find themselves forced to confront the same questions that confounded their heroes:

What do you do when you fall for someone who can't fall for you? What do you do when you're the object of affection? What must you each give up to keep the other in your life?

Beatitude by Larry Closs
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Rebel Satori Press (October 18, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1608640299
ISBN-13: 978-1608640294
Amazon: Beatitude

New York City, 1995: Harry Charity is a sensitive young loner haunted by a disastrous affair when he meets Jay Bishop, an outgoing poet and former Marine. Propelled by a shared fascination with the unfettered lives of Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation, the two are irresistibly drawn together, even as Jay's girlfriend, Zahra, senses something deeper developing. Reveling in their discovery of the legendary scroll manuscript of Kerouac's On the Road in the vaults of the New York Public Library, Harry and Jay embark on a nicotine-and-caffeine-fueled journey into New York's smoky jazz joints, dusty rare-book shops and thriving poetry scene of slams and open-mike nights. An encounter with "Howl" poet Allen Ginsberg shatters their notions of what it means to be Beat but ultimately and unexpectedly leads them into their own hearts where they're forced to confront the same questions that confounded their heroes: What do you do when you fall for someone who can't fall for you? What do you do when you're the object of affection? What must you each give up to keep the other in your life? Beatitude features two previously unpublished poems by Allen Ginsberg.
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Gay Romance Challenge: March 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) Shattered Glass by Dani Alexander
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00741MBZU/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services (January 31, 2012)
2) Always Hope by Lisa Worrall
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007AWQZ6O/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Lisa Worrall (February 18, 2012)
3) Mine by Mary Calmes
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/161372425X/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 5, 2012)
4) Through Dagus's Eyes (Wolves of Stone Ridge) by Charlie Richards
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007ICBLL0/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: eXtasy Books (March 1, 2012)
5) Chase in Shadow by Amy Lane
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1613724217/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 24, 2012)
6) Latakia by JF Smith
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006I2RN9U/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services (December 4, 2011)
7) The 51st Thursday by Mercy Celeste
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00722Z5K4/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1523900.html

8) Status Dramaticus (EMS Heat) by Stephani Hecht
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007ICBL7E/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: eXtasy Books (March 1, 2012)
9) Shane and Trey by Anyta Sunday
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0070FDJPG/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services (January 21, 2012)
10) Kamikaze Boys by Jay Bell
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1468198149/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: CreateSpace (March 5, 2012)

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