August 10th, 2012

andrew potter

Eminent Outlaws: Renaud Camus (born August 10, 1946)

Renaud Camus (born 1946) is a French writer.

He was born in Chamalières, Puy-de-Dôme, in the Auvergne region of France. He spent some time studying in England and traveling in the United States, particularly New York and California (he taught for a semester in a college in Arkansas). He quickly began to circulate among writers (Louis Aragon, Roland Barthes, Marguerite Duras, etc.) and visual artists (the Warhol circle, the New York School, Gilbert and George, etc.). He also circulated in gay communities and is an outspoken defender of gay rights, although, as with social issues in general, he keeps his distance from doctrinaire positions. One of his first published works (and the only one (partially) translated in English), with a preface by Barthes, is Tricks (1979; enlarged and revised in 1982 and 1988), a “chronicle” consisting of over-detailed descriptions of homosexual encounters in France and elsewhere. Fragments of other works were published in the 75th issue of Yale French Studies (1988).

Camus is an exceptionally prolific writer. His work could be divided into four categories: straightforward prose (travel writing, traditional-form novels, polemic, and lengthy yearly journals (diary) published from 1989 to the present; “creative” prose: “experimental” novels and a large and ever-growing, largely unpublished web text, Burnt Boats (Vaisseaux brûlés); writings on painting and culture; and personal essays.

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

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andrew potter

GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: Isabelle Rowan - Ink

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: nix_et_frigus please contact me.

Today author is Isabelle Rowan (http://isabelle-rowan.livejournal.com/)

Ink by Isabelle Rowan
Paperback: 230 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 12, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613722532
ISBN-13: 978-1613722534
Amazon: Ink
Amazon Kindle: Ink

Roman centurion Dominic drew his last human breath during the time of Hadrian. In the centuries since, he's seen much of the world change around him, but the vampire finds himself held captive in Melbourne, Australia, by his fascination with young, passionate, fun-loving, and alive tattoo artist Michael Chapman. Unable to resist the lure of Michael's beauty, Dominic finds himself entering the parlor to get a tattoo he knows will fade.

The attraction he feels only grows, and despite Dominic's extreme reluctance to get involved with a human, he and Michael form a bond-a connection that all-too-soon attracts the attention of a dark specter from Dominic's bloody past. Soon, a dangerous game of cat and mouse threatens not only the budding romance, but also their humanity.
andrew potter

Gay Romance Challenge: August 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 Fireman's Carry (Carry Me) by Charlie Richards
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008NYYR0Y/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
2 Unthinkable (Tate Pack) by Vicktor Alexander
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1467986704/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
3 Strengthened By Fire (By Fire Series) by Andrew Grey
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008UW93SU/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
4 Four Corners by Kate McMurray
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1613726961/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
5 Hold Tight (Willow Springs Ranch) by L.E. Harner
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008GTHSRK/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
6 Little Squirrels Can Climb Tall Trees by Michael Murphy
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1613726171/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
7 Trinity Bound (Redwood Pack) by Carrie Ann Ryan
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007PH8GU2/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review: Not Gay Romance
8 Moving On by H.J. Holt
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1613725922/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
9 Fire on the Mountain (The Mountains) by P.D. Singer
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1613725787/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/751165.html

10 Inconceivable (Tate Pack) by Vicktor Alexander
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1468055267/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:

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