June 7th, 2012

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GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: Eden Winters - Diversion

I asked to all the authors joining the GayRomLit convention in Albuquerque in October (http://gayromlit.com/authors.php) 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: annabirmingham please contact me

Today author is Eden Winters (http://www.edenwinters.com/)

Diversion by Eden Winters
Paperback: 202 pages
Publisher: Amber Quill Press, LLC (April 5, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1611249201
ISBN-13: 978-1611249200
Amazon: Diversion
Amazon Kindle: Diversion

Drug dealers aren't always on the streets; sometimes they sit in offices and boardrooms, selling merchandise in official-looking bottles instead of little cellophane bags... When given a choice between eight more years in prison or using his 'expertise' to assist the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau's Department of Diversion Prevention and Control, convicted drug trafficker Richmond 'Lucky' Lucklighter takes the sentence with the illusion of freedom. Cynical and unwilling to admit he's begun to care about his job, he counts the days until his debt is paid. His sole obstacle to getting his life back is the rookie he's assigned to train before he leaves--a rookie who quotes pharmacy texts, hasn't paid his dues, and has the obnoxious tendency of seeing the good in everyone, including the target of their investigation. Former Marine Bo Schollenberger dreamed of becoming a pharmacist, but watched the dream turn into a nightmare of PTSD-fueled prescription drug abuse. Battling his demons daily, he wakes up every morning, wondering, 'Will this be the day I give in?' To keep his license, he must now put his skills to use for a diversion control task force, deal with a crude partner with too much attitude and no brain-to-mouth filter, and take down a drug lord who reminds him of his favorite cooking show hostess. The bad guys don't stand a chance--if Lucky and Bo don't strangle each other first...
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Gay Metropolis: Robert E. Griffith (1905 – June 7, 1961)

Robert E. Griffith (1905 in Methuen, Massachusetts, USA – June 7, 1961 (age 55) in Port Chester, New York, USA) frequently worked with director George Abbott on Broadway.

He was ssociate producer of The Pajama Game (1957) and of Damn Yankees! (1958), stage producer of the Broadway version of The Pajama Game (1957), Damn Yankees! (1958) and West Side Story (1961).

He was partner of Harold Prince. By age 26, Prince felt ready to try his wings as a producer. In partnership with fellow George Abbott protégé Robert E. Griffith, he acquired the rights to a popular novel, 7 1/2 Cents, a comic depiction of a strike in a pajama factory. The novice producers hired their former boss, George Abbott, to collaborate with the book's author, Richard Bissell, in adapting the novel for the musical stage. Abbott also directed the show, with assistance from Jerome Robbins. The dances were staged by a talented Broadway newcomer, choreographer Bob Fosse. The show's composers, Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, were also making their Broadway debuts. Prince and Griffith collected small contributions from over a hundred small investors, including the cast and crew of Wonderful Town. The resulting show, The Pajama Game, was the surprise hit of the 1954 season; it immediately recouped its investment and won Broadway's Tony Award as Best Musical of the Year.

The West Side Story Broadway production team in 1957: (l. to r.) lyricist Stephen Sondheim, scriptwriter Arthur Laurents, producers Hal Prince and Robert Griffith (seated), composer Leonard Bernstein and choreographer Jerome Robbins

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Source: http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/printmember/pri0bio-1
The producer Harold Prince was in Boston rehearsing another show with his partner Robert E. Griffith when they heard about the crisis in Manhattan, and the two of them decided to keep West Side Story alive. Their gamble seemed worthwhile when it opened in Washington to fabulous reviews-and Bernstein bumped into a weeping Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter during the intermission. --Charles Kaiser. The Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History of Gay Life in America (Kindle Locations 1370-1372). Kindle Edition.
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Coming Soon: Lover At Last by J.R. Ward

Considering that J.R. Ward was one of the last het romance writer I read back in 2006, and I liked her, it's with great pleasure that I read she is planning her foray into M/M paranormal romance.

J.R. Ward revealed both the cover AND the title for the next book in her Black Dagger Brotherhood series: Lover At Last.

Ward fans have been clamoring for the story of Qhuinn and Blaylock—aka Qhuay—and in late March, Ward announced the next book would be that of Qhuinn and Blaylock.

Lover At Last, if it follows other Black Dagger Brotherhood books, should be released in March 2013 in hardcover.

Nice cover, isn't it?
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Coming Soon: Welcome to New York by Steven Tylor O'Connor

Welcome to New York is about unique first experiences in New York City. Starring Sherry Vine as Dr. Kitty Rosenblatt, the unorthodox yet wildly successful therapist the leads go to in order to get adjusted to life in the Big Apple. The film also stars Sean Paul Lockhart, Megan Kane, Lauren Ordair, Matthew Watson, Ashleigh Murray and features Casper Andreas, Alex Ringler and Victor Cruz.

Welcome to New York: The Official Trailer from Steven Tylor O'Connor on Vimeo.

Dr. Rosenblatt gets paid to care! And her therapy isn't cheap! Visit WelcomeToNewYorkTheMovie.com and click the "Donate" button to help us finish Post-Production.