June 20th, 2012

andrew potter

Rainbow Awards: Cover Contest (May)

Voting on each slot will happen every 2 weeks.

- in round 1 there will be 12 slots, 1 for each month in the Submission period (from September 2011 to August 2012).
- in parallel with the poll, a special jury will vote the covers; the jury is composed by: Damon Suede, Dylan Rosser, Jodie, Julie, Max Rhyser, Mitzie, Tammy.
- you can vote as many covers as you want, using the poll in this post or "liking" the cover on FB (I prefer the poll, it's easier for me, and you can vote logging with FB, Twitter or other accounts)

Most Voted Covers last round:


Starving Years


Frog (Reese Dante)


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All the covers are here:

http://www.elisarolle.com/rainbowawards/2012CoverContest_09May.htm

or here:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.426597710707650.100042.100000722741394&type=3&l=84ae98a6dc

and here is the poll:

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andrew potter

Hard and Fast by Sean Wolfe

It’s strange because I think this was supposed to be plain erotica, but I actually found it rather romantic and sometime even sweet. Of course my favourite stories are those of the episcopal priest who finds love in the surf boy (The Collar) and the other one about the middle thirty guy who, still mourning the sudden death of his partner of 7 years, is able to find love again in his high school first crush (They Call Me Mr. Tripp)

As expected most of the stories are highly sexy (and sexual) in content, sometime even kinky (like the story of the high school twins/twinks who love each other and like to make fun of their more dumb fellow students (Pool Party) or that of the “southern bell” boy who is able to jostle both an Union than a Confederate lover (The Plantation), but in between the sex, indeed the author manages to always make his guys fall in love, Hard and Fast indeed.

The leading story is that of good boy Axom (The Good Boy), who is a classic example of good kid in the house, and kinky boy out of it: in his experience as high school and college boy, Axom manages to seduce, or being seduced, by his youth counsellor priest, the college private guard, a multi-millionaire and one of his teacher, most of these relationship with bad consequences for the partners, but leaving Axom mostly unscathed.

In any case all the stories are like little novel, each of them carefully crafted in details and development. Really good anthology and I wouldn’t mind to read a long novel by this author, maybe the development of The Collar?

http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/finditem.cfm?itemid=18162

Amazon: Hard and Fast
Amazon Kindle: Hard and Fast
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Kensington (December 28, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0758255721
ISBN-13: 978-0758255723

Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading_list&view=elisa.rolle
andrew potter

Living Words by Sasha L. Miller

A sweet fantasy romance, to a level that it could have been a young adult story, it tells the adventures of Guylian, a boy who is apprenticing with Macati, a young mage. Guylian is already 20 years old, but he looks and behaves like a younger man, whereelse Macati has still the joyfulness of being young, even if he is an experienced mage.

This is a full 100% fantasy tale, set in a like-medieval setting, but all in all, it’s a simple environment, so simple that let the reader concentrate on the characters. It’s also very sweet, and even if there is a romance in it, with quite a kinky development, all the sexual interactions between the main characters are limited to some kisses and love words.

Macati is living at the border of a small village, and even if there is magic in this fantasy world, the life is pretty ordinary, a baker, a tavern, a blacksmith, a vinery, all the possible medieval trades you can imagine, only that their business is assisted by Macati’s magic, a magic that is not dangerous, but useful. This magic is not used for evil purposes, but to make life simplier; it’s a magic which takes inspiration by natural processes, and as such, it creates but doesn’t destroy.

I’m really enjoying the production of Less Than Three Press, I’m surprise this small press doesn’t have a bigger following, since from what I can see, their novels are really high in quality, and very, very romantic.

http://www.lessthanthreepress.com/books/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=92&products_id=186

Amazon: Living Words
Amazon Kindle: Living Words
Paperback: 254 pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (October 11, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1936202042
ISBN-13: 978-1936202041

Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading_list&view=elisa.rolle