May 8th, 2012

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Legal Artistry by Andrew Grey

The story starts in the best possible way since it gives the reader a perfect idea of the environment in which Dieter grew up, so that you don’t find it strange he became a man who is a mix of innocence and coquettish. Dieter is really young, pampered and very sheltered; orphaned at 4 years old, he is raised by his grandmother and by her housekeeper, a woman old enough to be his great-grandmother. But Dieter was also very loved, and when he came out to the old housekeeper, he received only support and more love. So much love that maybe he didn’t need to find any outside, at least not until the day both women die and Dieter is suddenly alone, in a big empty house.

This is the man Gerald meets, an adult for ordinary standard, but very much like the Sleeping Beauty of the fairy tales, someone who is more than ready to be plucked, but who will let it go only to a very high price, that is love. Dieter doesn’t ask, it’s not that he set out to find his Prince Charming and only in that case he will let the Prince kiss him, it’s only that he doesn’t expect nothing else. Dieter has always received love and for him it’s natural that things will continue like that. Dieter is also a very lucky man since he meets Gerald, who is basically a gentleman, a little older than him, and so ready to take the challenge that is courting Dieter, someone who doesn’t need immediate satisfaction and that is able to understand that, if he is able to wait, what he will gain will be much more than what he can immediately obtain.

Gerald and Dieter are also moving in a middle class environment, made of art collectors, art gallery owners, artists, lawyers, and many other upper middle class jobs; nor Gerald or Dieter have to worry about things like paying a rent or finding a job; they are not extremely wealthy but they are for sure well-off. This gives a certain atmosphere to the novel, a mix of old-fashioned romance and European flavour. This is first book in a new series, but it's also the spin off the Bottled Up series by the same author, so that some of the supporting characters will be familiar.

Amazon: Legal Artistry
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Paperback: 230 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 23, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613721137
ISBN-13: 978-1613721131

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Cover Art by Anne Cain
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GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: Anne Tenino - Frat Boy And Toppy

I asked to all the authors joining the GayRomLit convention in Albuquerque in October ( a personal favor, a special Ebook Giveaway: every 2 days I will post 1 book from each author, and among those who will leave a comment, I will draw a winner. Very easy and very fast ;-) I will send a PM to the winner, so remember to not leave anonymous comments!

And the ebook giveaway goes to: aileenfan

Today author is Anne Tenino (

Frat Boy and Toppy by Anne Tenino
Paperback: 188 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (March 26, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 193755130X
ISBN-13: 978-1937551308
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Brad is great at meeting other people’s expectations. But his own? Not so much. Take the gay thing. Okay, so yeah. It took a morning meeting with a frat brother’s hairy, naked ass for him to admit it, but he knows the truth about himself now. Let the gay life commence.

Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. He hasn’t quite determined how to come out to anyone, even Sebastian, the geeky-hot TA in his history class. Sebastian is everything Brad is not. Intellectual, suave, hairy. Out. And he doesn’t seem interested in Brad, even when Brad makes a fool of himself trying to catch his notice.

Score one for foolery: Sebastian does more than notice Brad; he takes him to bed. Brad’s been with plenty of girls, but with Sebastian, the sex is something else entirely—hot, mind-blowing, affirming, and a little domineering in a way that drives him wild. But when great sex turns into something more—dare he admit the “L” word?—Brad must face the crushing realization that Sebastian doesn’t feel the same. Unless, of course, he does. After all, even grad students can be idiots about matters of the heart.

Bonus ebook:
18% Gray by Anne Tenino
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613720785
ISBN-13: 978-1613720783
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The Dragon Tamer by Ana Bosch

Warning, this is a Bittersweet Dreams title: It's an unfortunate truth: love doesn't always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.

Drake is a dragon tamer, Aedan is a fire mage with dragon blood in his vein; tamers and mages are supposed to be enemies, but Drake is the only one who is able to tame the fire within Aedan, and so they tight a bond that is both love but also dependence.

I liked the fairy tale feeling of this novella, in a fantasy world were your skills identified the clan you belong to, Drake and Aedan should hate each other, but it’s not in Drake’s beliefs to hate anyone, not even your worst enemy. Here the tamers are not doing their job out of force or dominant attitude, but more through kindness and love. That is the way to conquer Aedan, a free spirit someone else already tried to tame with passion and submission; that was right the wrong way to do it, since passion instead of taming his fire, enkindle it even more.

In Drake Aedan will maybe not find burning passion, but he will find peace; a peace Aedan is willing to sacrifice everything he has to maintain, for him, for Drake, but also for the people they love.

Be aware of the warning, The Dragon Tamer is a story of love and devotion, a devotion that pushes Aedan to the ultimate sacrifice.

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Cover Art by Shobana Appavu