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September 4th, 2012

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 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 September 6)

and the ebook giveaway goes to: qbeeqt please contact me.

Today author is  Anel Viz (http://bookworld.editme.com/AnelViz)

Memoirs of Colonel Gérard Vreilhac by Anel Viz
Paperback: 292 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 14, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1615812474
ISBN-13: 978-1615812479
Amazon: Memoirs of Colonel Gérard Vreilhac
Amazon Kindle: Memoirs of Colonel Gérard Vreilhac

"When I think of the things that happened and the things I did, it is as though I were living them ... My hands feel what I touched, and the smells that surrounded me fill my nostrils ... Old joys swell my heart, old sorrows clutch at my throat ... I remember every face, every name, every street ..." So Gérard Vreilhac begins the story of his life from his boyhood as a gardener at the Château d’Airelles before the French Revolution through six decades of upheaval and social change to the eve of Napoleon III’s coup d’état. It is a story of heroism and devotion, of political intrigue, of the great battles fought in Napoleon’s conquest of Europe, and of unprecedented upward mobility. Most of all it is the story of the men he loved: Julien, the aristocrat; the jealous and possessive Laurent; his Egyptian houseboy, Akmoud; Anatole, a male prostitute... And every time he fell in love with a man, it was forever.

Brothers Without Borders by Leiland Dale

I have contrasting feelings about this novella. First of all it’s an incest story, two male brothers falling in love at a very young age; for most part of the story, I was almost thinking the author would have found a way to “lighten” the bond, maybe having one of the two brothers being an adopted one, but no, they decide to playing “straight” (no pun intended) with the plot, and remaining “faithful” to the incest theme. Truth be told, I’m not totally comfortable with an incest story, on a scale between 1 to 10, I would say 8, meaning that I leave that 2 ranges of perplexity, but said that, I’m not the one to shy away to a story only since it has an incest theme.

Maybe some of the uncomfortable vibes came from the two brothers being really young, barely legal. They are both in college, 2 years of difference between them, but they are really naïve, especially Hunter, the older one. Truly I had the feeling that Avery, even if younger and smaller, was the one with the power in the relationship; Hunter is really a “big baby”, strong in body, but still with some growing to do on an emotional side. Avery instead gave me the feeling of being more “complete” from an emotional point of view, with his plan for the future already set.

And now the “sore” point: I really didn’t like the final ménage; sure these are boys in college, still with all the world to experiment in front of them, and the ménage was almost “friendly”, like boys playing, but still, to me, it felt like it was not necessary. Said that, I also read another review about the sequel on this same novella in which the reviewer was complaining the ménage in that one was not enough developed ;-) so, you see, it’s really all relative.

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161) Widdershins - Mortal Instinct
Paperback: 268 pages
Publisher: Eternal Press (September 7, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1615724583
ISBN-13: 978-1615724581
Amazon: Mortal Instinct
Amazon Kindle: Mortal Instinct

GBLT The Mortal realm came into existence when the Gallery, an assembly of corridors that weave, web-like between planets and dimensions, time and space, was created. Now three not-so-ordinary women must save the Gallery from its ultimate destruction. Unfortunately, mortals are notoriously stubborn so a cunning Goddess must manipulate them to do her bidding. Unfortunately, she's not very good at it, and not even the Reweaving of Time can stop the annihilation of the Mortal Realm. Sometimes a woman just has to do it herself.

162) D.H. Starr - Premonition
Paperback: 212 pages
Publisher: MLR Press (November 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1608203042
ISBN-13: 978-1608203048
Amazon: Premonition
Amazon Kindle: Premonition

Martin Proctor has been on the Boston Police Force for ten years. His record is impeccable and he's helped his precinct and captain maintain one of the best crime records in the city. But no one knows Martin has premonitions which help him solve cases others find impossible. Justin Franklin is also on the Boston force. Justin may not have supernatural abilities, but as an openly gay man, he possesses a courage that draws Martin in. When Martin has a premonition about the death of Justin's brother and fails to save him, their lives become intertwined. As they work together to discover the truth behind Larry's murder, Martin foresees Justin's death. The closer they come to cracking their case, the less time Martin has to piece together his fragmented visions and save Justin before it's too late.

163) K.C. Burn - Cop Out
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 18, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613722133
ISBN-13: 978-1613722138
Amazon: Cop Out
Amazon Kindle: Cop Out

Detective Kurt O'Donnell is used to digging up other people's secrets, but when he discovers his slain partner was married to another man, it shakes him. Determined to do the right thing, Kurt offers the mourning Davy his assistance. Helping Davy through his grief helps Kurt deal with the guilt that his partner didn't trust him enough to tell him the truth, and somewhere along the way Davy stops being an obligation and becomes a friend, the closest friend Kurt has ever had. His growing attraction to Davy complicates matters, leaving Kurt struggling to reevaluate his sexuality. Then a sensual encounter neither man is ready for confuses them further. To be with Davy, Kurt must face the prospect of coming out, but his job and his relationship with his Catholic family are on the line. Can he risk destroying his life for the uncertain possibility of a relationship with a newly widowed man?

164) Marie Sexton - Blind Space
Paperback: 292 pages
Publisher: Silver Publishing (December 15, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1614954607
ISBN-13: 978-1614954606
Amazon: Blind Space
Amazon Kindle: Blind Space

Captain Tristan Kelley enjoys the luxuries of Regency service, as well as the pleasure of his prince's bed. It's an easy life, if not a happy one. When the prince decides to take a trip through the perilous Blind Space, Tristan must go with him, but somebody in the prince's guard is a traitor. Blind and held prisoner, Tristan finds himself at the mercy of Valero, a pirate who bears no love for the Regency. Valero is determined to seduce Tristan, and Tristan fears his resolve won't last. His duty is clear, but so is his desire. As the days tick by without word from the Regency, Tristan begins to question his loyalty to his prince, the Regency he's sworn to, and the man who holds him captive. Tristan begins to realize that being a prisoner may actually set him free.

165) H.C. Brown - Lord and Master
Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing, LLC (February 3, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Lord & Master

Lord Reynold Wilton, fearing exposure after a public argument with his sex slave, Lord David Litchfield, leaves England for the Americas. On his return, he finds his delicious man in the hands of a brutal sadist. In a time when homosexuality is a hanging offense, Reynold must use every trick in the book to regain the possession and trust of his young lover.

166) Amber Green - Dead Kitties Don't Purr
Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing, LLC (February 3, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Dead Kitties Don't Purr (Lesbians Vs. Zombies)

People who take their shots and do as they're told have nothing to fear. Right? Right. The Rabies Z epidemic began and ended in Miami this past summer, didn't it? And that guy my daddy saw at the Jacksonville airport last week was just having an epileptic fit. No cause for alarm. Epilepsy always causes an eighteen-hour hazmat shutdown at a major airport. So while my twin tours to flog her newest album, here I am, Camie Invisible, parked at this nice, safe college—as far as I can get from the infection and still pay in-state tuition. Only now, my studies have become focused on the fascinating Risa Ruiz. And she has eyes for me. Isn't this the perfect time for the zombies to show up?

167) Peter Saenz - Coven of Wolves
Paperback: 195 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 13, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1470079437
ISBN-13: 978-1470079437
Amazon: Coven of Wolves
Amazon Kindle: Coven of Wolves

Devin Marshall is alone and on the run from a coven of dark witches. New to the world of magic, Devin tries his best to outrun and outlast the coven he once swore loyalty to in order to save his soul. In a last ditch attempt at freedom he discovers help where he least expects it, but also manages to upset a pack of deadly werewolves along the way. Two supernatural cultures clash as Devin discovers hidden secrets about his past in an all or nothing attempt at survival. Coven of Wolves takes readers around the globe and back into time as a new universe of hidden societies, powerful witches, and sinister creatures dominate the landscape in their fight for control of an unsuspecting world.

168) Angel Martinez - Gravitational Attraction
Paperback: 596 pages
Publisher: Silver Publishing (April 28, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 161495514X
ISBN-13: 978-1614955146
Amazon: Gravitational Attraction
Amazon Kindle: Gravitational Attraction

A mysterious distress call draws the crew of the Hermes to what appears to be an empty, drifting ship. Empty that is, except for the blood and gore-spattered corridors and one lone survivor locked in a holding cell. Drawn to the handsome, traumatized man, the crew's comm officer, Isaac Ozawa, makes Turk his personal responsibility, offering him the kindness and warmth he needs after the horror he experienced. Turk longs for Isaac, a desperate, hopeless ache he knows he'll always carry with him. But Turk harbors dangerous secrets, his brain a military experiment gone wrong. When an amoral, power-hungry admiral kidnaps Isaac and uses him to convince Turk to become the cataclysmic weapon he's hungered for, it will take Turk's strength, the ingenuity of the Hermes crew, the help of the enigmatic Drak'tar, and Isaac's own stubborn will to save them.

169) Neil Plakcy - Mahu Blood
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: MLR Press (February 27, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1608203069
ISBN-13: 978-1608203062
Amazon: Mahu Blood
Amazon Kindle: Mahu Blood

Two-time Lambda Literary Award finalist Neil Plakcy returns to the Hawaiian Islands with a new mystery about blood ties in a state torn by ethnic tension. Openly gay Honolulu homicide detective Kimo Kanapa'aka must investigate a series of murders that threaten his own family as well as the citizens he struggles to protect. Billions of dollars are at stake in a fight over who the land of the Aloha State really belongs to. Is it the United States-- or the indigenous people of the islands, many of whom feel their sovereign kingdom was overthrown by American businessmen? At the same time, Kimo and his fire investigator partner, Mike Riccardi, deal with the stress of moving in together to create their own ohana --- a Hawaiian term which means family, as well as community.

170) KevaD - Whistle Pass
Paperback: 210 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 27, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613723768
ISBN-13: 978-1613723760
Amazon: Whistle Pass
Amazon Kindle: Whistle Pass

On the battlefields of WWII Europe, Charlie Harris fell in love, and after the war, Roger marched home without a glance back. Ten years later, Charlie receives a cryptic summons and quickly departs for his former lover's hometown of Whistle Pass. But Roger Black isn't the lover of Charlie's dreams anymore. He's a married, hard-bitten political schemer who wants to secure his future by destroying evidence of his indiscreet past. Open homosexuality is practically a death sentence, and that photo would ruin Roger and all his wife's nefarious plans. Caught up in foggy, tangled events, Charlie turns to hotel manager Gabe Kasper for help, and Gabe is intrigued by the haunted soldier who so desperately desires peace. When helping his new lover places Gabe in danger, the old warrior in Charlie will have to take drastic action to protect him... or condemn them both.

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