April 10th, 2012

andrew potter

Dolly Wilde (July 11, 1895 – April 10, 1941)

Dorothy Ierne Wilde, known as Dolly Wilde, (July 11, 1895 – April 10, 1941) was an Anglo-Irish socialite, made famous by her family connections and her reputation as a witty conversationalist. Her charm and humor made her a popular guest at salons in Paris between the wars, standing out even in a social circle known for its flamboyant talkers.

Wilde, born in London three months after her uncle Oscar Wilde's arrest for homosexual acts, was the only child of Oscar's older brother, Willie. Her father died just a few years later, and she was raised by her mother and her stepfather, the translator Alexander Teixeira de Mattos.

In 1914, she travelled to France in order to drive an ambulance in World War I. During the war she had an affair with one of her fellow ambulance drivers, Standard Oil heiress Marion "Joe" Carstairs, who in the 1920s became a speedboat racer and was known as "the fastest woman on water." Although she "revelled in" attracting both men and women, Wilde was primarily, if not entirely, lesbian.

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

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andrew potter

Gay Romance Challenge: April 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) Latakia by JF Smith
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006I2RN9U/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services (December 4, 2011)
2) Scrap Metal by Harper Fox
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006H9B70U/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (March 27, 2012)
3) Frat Boy and Toppy by Anne Tenino
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/193755130X/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (March 26, 2012)
4) Legal Tender (Art Stories) by Andrew Grey
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1613724373/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 6, 2012)
5) Face Value (A Sanctuary Story) by RJ Scott
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007S6QXFK/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Silver Publishing (April 6, 2012)
6) Shattered Glass by Dani Alexander
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00741MBZU/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1539387.html

7) Unexpected Daddy by Brenna Lyons
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007LB76CQ/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Silver Publishing (March 16, 2012)
8) Family Unit by Z.A. Maxfield
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007ND7F5A/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/931247.html

9) Falling Off The Face Of The Earth by JF Smith
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0054LX3C2/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services (Jun 5, 2011)
10) Chase in Shadow by Amy Lane
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1613724217/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1556308.html

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