August 22nd, 2012

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E.J. Dent (July 16, 1876 – August 22, 1957)

Edward Joseph Dent, generally known by his initials as E. J. Dent (16 July 1876, Ribston, Yorkshire – 22 August 1957, London) was a British writer on music.

Edward Dent’s father was John Dent Dent of Ribston Hall, Wetherby, Yorkshire, who had been a Conservative Member of Parliament. The family home was on a large estate between York and Harrogate.

Dent was educated at Eton College where he studied music with C. H. Lloyd. He then went to King's College, Cambridge University, where his teachers were Charles Wood and C. V. Stanford.

Dent was elected a Fellow of King's College Cambridge in 1902. He began lecturing on the history of music in 1902, and he also taught counterpoint, harmony, and composition. In 1918 Dent moved to London and became a music critic.

In 1926 he returned to Cambridge University as Professor of Music, and he was also elected again as a Fellow of King's College. He was President of the Royal Musical Association from 1928 to 1935.

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GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: Charlie Cochet - The Auspicious Troubles of Chance

I asked to all the authors joining the GayRomLit convention in Albuquerque in October ( a personal favor, a special Ebook Giveaway: every day 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! (comments close on August 24)

And the ebook giveaway goes to: Verena, please contact me.

Today author is Charlie Cochet (

The Auspicious Troubles of Chance by Charlie Cochet
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 19, 2012)
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Chance Irving is a young man with a gift for getting into trouble—not surprising, as trouble is all he’s ever known. After losing everything he held dear one fateful night, he decides to leave New York and his past behind, and joins the French Foreign Legion. But even in Algiers, Chance can’t seem to shake his old ways, and he ends up being transferred to a unit made up of misfits and rabble-rousers like him—a unit he finds just in time to be captured and thrown into a cell with his new commandant, Jacky Valentine.

A highly respected commandant with a soft spot for hard luck cases, Jacky is the kind of guy who would go to war for you, and the three equally troubled youths from his unit he’s more or less adopted feel the same way about him. Suddenly Chance starts to think that his life doesn’t have to be as desolate and barren as the wastelands around him.

But even after their escape, with the promise of a future with Jacky to buoy his spirits, or maybe because of it, Chance can’t stop making mistakes. He disobeys orders, lashes out at the boys in Jacky’s care, and blazes a trail of self-destruction across the desert—until someone makes him realize he’s hurting more than just himself.

A Timeless Dreams title: While reaction to same-sex relationships throughout time and across cultures has not always been positive, these stories celebrate M/M love in a manner that may address, minimize, or ignore historical stigma.
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Rainbow Awards: Current Submissions (141-150)

141) Tom Williams - Cawnpore
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: JMS Books LLC (February 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1611522706
ISBN-13: 978-1611522709
Amazon: Cawnpore
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Sequel to The White Rajah. After his time in Borneo with James Brooke, John Williamson travels to India. Working for the East India Company in Cawnpore, he struggles to fit in: a gay man in a straight society; a farm labourer's son in a world of gentleman's clubs and refined dinner parties; a European adrift in an alien land. But he finds he is good at his job, overseeing a colonial administration that has been running the country for a hundred years. He falls in love with the country and, in particular, with a young nobleman in the court of the local lord. Successful at work and happy with his lover, he thinks he can finally meet life on his own terms. Then Indian troops rise in mutiny and the country is plunged into war. With the British Raj teetering on the edge of destruction and Cawnpore a byword for horror across the Empire, Williamson has to choose whose side he is really on. In this sequel to The White Rajah, the fictional Williamson is caught up in real historical events which provide a thrilling background to his own story. Williamson meets some of the key figures at a crucial point in British history and witnesses events which shocked the world and shaped the future of British India.

142) Vicktor Alexander - Unassumed
Paperback: 162 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 6, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1470022389
ISBN-13: 978-1470022389
Amazon: Unassumed: Tate Pack Series (Volume 1)
Amazon Kindle: Unassumed: Tate Pack Series (Volume 1)

Howell Lourge Marshall wasn't afraid of anything. He wasn't afraid of having a mate, he wasn't afraid of having kids and he especially wasn't afraid of falling in love. He just chose not to have those things. Michael Prosace has already lost his pack and most of his family because he chose to live his life as a proud, though deaf, gay man who is also transgender. He is almost completely satisfied with his life, so when he finally meets his mate Howell, he just knows that his life was finally going to be complete. But Howell is from the Tate pack and trouble seems to follow these shape-shifting cowboys around. Before Howell and Michael will be able to explore their deep feelings for each other and a connection that goes back further than they expected, the two men will have to deal with danger, bigotry, murder, and six unexpected additions to their very unconventional family.

143) Scott Galister - The Heart of the Cluster
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In the year 7343 CE, Mankind sent the Seed Ships, encoded with the human genome, bots and the collected history of human civilization, to the Hyades Star Cluster. Located over one hundred and fifty light years from our solar system, the cluster contains over one hundred stars similar to the sun. Dozens have habitable planets, and there were plenty of Seed Ships to give our species new footholds. Told as a short novel in three acts, this is an erotic adventure to three of those planets.
Act One: Revelation: Nyhavn, the planet common to these three stories, is still in its pioneer phase. Little do the new inhabitants know, alien researchers are visiting in search of a meal. Caught in their trap, Kostos and Grigo are forced to learn about each other in an intimate way.
Act Two: Restitution: Tak-Shaan has no idea that his family-owned business isn’t just a mining company. It has participated in human trafficking. In fact, the boy he’s been with for the last five-day was brought to his planet, most likely because of him.
Act Three: Resurrection: It was impossible for Dr. Kel Hu Nor to know that the dead man he's researching, the historical figure that forever changed his planet’s technological and economic base, hid a secret that will irrevocably transform his own life for the better.

144) Lee James - Errors and Omissions
Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 6, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613723571
ISBN-13: 978-1613723579
Amazon: Errors and Omissions
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Rock star Brent Hunter has a plan to get back to the top of the charts—until his jet vanishes en route to London. Four months later, a phone call convinces Austin Hunter that his brother is alive and in hiding. That, or it’s all an elaborate and deadly confidence game. Austin turns to private detective Kirk MacGregor to find the truth about his brother. As Kirk follows a trail of dead-end leads in the most perplexing investigation of his career, a strong attraction simmers between him and Austin, despite the fact they’re both married. Together they unearth a tragic family history of violence, pure greed, and a thirty-year-old fratricide as they take on the coldest killer since Hannibal Lecter. But deadly foes have nothing on the painful truths and even more painful losses Kirk and Austin must face... and none of that compares to confronting what they feel for each other.

145) Hal Bodner - The Trouble With Hairy
Paperback: 442 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (February 9, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1469926970
ISBN-13: 978-1469926971
Amazon: The Trouble With Hairy (Volume 2)
Amazon Kindle: The Trouble With Hairy (Volume 2)

Oh, Bloody Mary – with a twist! Cruel, sharp teeth hunger for a taste of human flesh. Powerful jaws salivate at the thought of innocent victims. And twisted, gnarled claws are just dying for a manicure! Something not-quite-human stalks the city streets under the full moon after the gay bars close. As the ravaged corpses start piling up, coroner Becky O’Brien and her unlikely allies realize they are the only defenders who can protect scores of unsuspecting pretty boys from a grisly, bone crunching Death by Werewolf. Welcome back to West Hollywood, where the drinks aren’t the only things that are stiff! Get ready to howl with laughter under a full moon when Becky, her best friend Christopher Driscoll – who happens to be the city’s resident vampire! – and his quirky boyfriend Troy battle to save West Hollywood’s hottest men from a vicious monster’s hunger. Brace yourself for another runaway macabre black comedy from the author of Bite Club where you, too, will find yourself trying to discover just what, exactly, is… The Trouble with Hairy. Hal Bodner’s previous book in the Chris and Troy series, Bite Club, was a genre best seller. A widower, he lives in West Hollywood with several dogs, a veritable flock of parrots and a new boyfriend barely half his age who was astonished to find out that Liza Minelli is Judy Garland’s daughter.

146) Ronica Black - Wholehearted
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (February 14, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602825947
ISBN-13: 978-1602825949
Amazon: Wholehearted
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Healing, respect, and empathy are what the H&S Ranch promises when helping troubled juveniles. Madison Clark hasn’t had much trouble in allowing teens to help care for her recovering horses. But then in walks Jake, a know-it-all thirteen-year-old with a smart mouth and a strong penchant for trouble. What’s worse is what’s behind him—his uptight, opinionated lawyer aunt, Grace Hollings. Madison does her best to ignore her, but focusing solely on Jake isn’t always possible. Grace Hollings is convinced nothing can help her nephew, especially Madison Clark and her feel-good horse ranch. Unfortunately, Jake’s presence there is court ordered so Grace does her best to keep an eye on him, and on Madison, who is way more than she originally gave her credit for. Her calm strength and good looks are powerful and just the tip of the iceberg, leaving Grace green with jealousy. Not just because Jake is thriving and has taken to Madison over her, but because Grace is beginning to be taken by the ranch owner as well… Wholeheartedly so.

147) Shane Allison - Nice Butt, Gay Anal Eroticism
Paperback: 260 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (February 14, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602826358
ISBN-13: 978-1602826359
Amazon: Nice Butt: Gay Anal Eroticism
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Nice Butt: Gay Anal Eroticism features some of the hottest butt erotica stories around from today's hottest erotica authors. From toys to teasing, spanking to sporting, some of the best gay erotica scribes celebrate the hottest and most creative in new erotica.

148) V.K. Powell - Haunting Whispers
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (February 14, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602825939
ISBN-13: 978-1602825932
Amazon: Haunting Whispers
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Possibility, love, vigilance, even fear can be captured in a whisper. But what if it's the only clue to solve a crime? Detective Rae Butler inherits a series of assaults that seem to have no connection beyond the suspect. But when she encounters Audrey Everhart and her unexplainable insights, Rae is torn between what she knows and how she feels. Mayoral publicist Audrey Everhart is haunted by nightmares and by the cop determined to invade her privacy for answers. Is Audrey's nightmarish vision the answer to Rae's prayer.

149) Lisa Girolami - Fugitives of Love
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (February 14, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602825955
ISBN-13: 978-1602825956
Amazon: Fugitives of Love
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Brenna Wright loves discovering new artists and showing their work at her New York Art Gallery. Recluse Sinclair Grady creates magnificent stained glass windows from rare sea glass while coveting her privacy on the secluded beaches around Pemaquid Point, Maine. When Brenna comes across Sinclair’s work, she knows instantly that this is one of her biggest finds. But for Sinclair, one horrific secret from her past makes her reluctant to leave her self-imposed exile and take a chance with Brenna. And when feelings erupt between them, their chance at love sets in motion a potentially devastating series of events that could not only sabotage their relationship but could destroy Sinclair’s life.

150) Zavo - Derrick Steele, Private Dick the Case of the Hollywood Hustlers
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (February 14, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602825963
ISBN-13: 978-1602825963
Amazon: Derrick Steele: Private Dick The Case of the Hollywood Hustler
Amazon Kindle: Derrick Steele: Private Dick The Case of the Hollywood Hustler

Derrick Steele, a hard-drinking, lusty private detective working for Steele Investigations, is being framed for the murder of a hustler in downtown Los Angeles. Despite Derrick’s efforts to solve the crime and clear his name, the body count continues to rise. It quickly becomes apparent that Derrick is facing the most dangerous adversary of his career. The action escalates when best friends Daniel McAllister, a New York private investigator, and Derrick’s brother, Nathan, return to Los Angeles and join the agency. Still reeling from a tragic past relationship, Derrick struggles with his developing feelings for the handsome detective McAllister, who is equally smitten with the over-sexed Derrick. In addition to the blossoming romance, the arrival of Daniel and Nathan reveals a Steele family secret that will change Derrick’s life forever. The action catapults to an explosive climax as the three detectives race to solve the murders, exonerate Derrick, and protect the lives and legacy of the Steele family.