September 11th, 2012

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GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: A.C. Katt - A Matter of Trust

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 13)

And the ebook giveaway goes to: tessanoil please contact me.

Today author is A.C. Katt (http://www.ackattauthor.com/)

A Matter of Trust by A.C. Katt
Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: MLR Press (August 22, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1608207145
ISBN-13: 978-1608207145
Amazon: A Matter of Trust
Amazon Kindle: A Matter of Trust

Donald K. Drummond is the Master of all he surveys; a legend in commercial real estate in New Jersey by day and by night a Master Dom at the gay BDSM club, Indiscrete. What he couldn't find was a boy to call his own. That all changed when a nerd with taped glasses and worn Dockers barged into his office spilling his bottle of 1985 Bourdeau over his priceless Persian carpet. Brian Murphy came with a host of troubles, the least of which was his grasping Aunt, his invalid mother and his rather tenious position in Donald's mail room. Can a Dom with issues of his own come to train and trust a needy boy from his own mailroom. It's all A Matter of Trust.
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Rainbow Awards: Cover Contest (Round 2)

I think this is a poll many were waiting, this is the first poll of finals, all 268 covers from Round 2 are in there and we will select through them until we will reach the final 10. Each 2 weeks we will cut down 50% of the covers, it will be a harsh selection, but those are the rules.

- in round 2 there are 268 covers
- 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

Most Voted Covers last round:


Conner's Courage (Reese Dante)


Duanta Beads (Anne Cain)


Fallen Sakura (Anne Cain)


Magic's Muse (Anne Cain)


Stained Glass (Anne Cain)


Bacchi (P.L. Nunn)


Forever Star


All the covers are here:

http://www.elisarolle.com/rainbowawards/2012CoverContest_2.htm

and here is the poll:

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Event: Coming Out Day novels by Loose ID

For all September month, Loose ID is releasing a series of novel about Coming Out. It's in honor of Coming Out Day.

This week releases is:

Snowflake
Ash Penn
Genre: LGBT; Contemporary
Length: Novel
Price: $5.99
http://www.loose-id.com/snowflake.html

Closeted eighteen-year-old Steve Chiverton’s fantasy boyfriend is Beau Mason, a quiet and reserved older man who lives on the edge of the village. A man who barely knows Steve exists. Amateur artist Beau’s fantasy is Rick Angell, international rock star and the fuel of many an erotic dream. Temptation is the hottest club in town, and Steve’s there looking for a boyfriend who can tear down his walls of secrecy. Beau’s there too, looking for indiscriminate sex to ease the pain of a broken relationship. When Beau suffers a minor asthma attack, Steve sees his chance to play rescuer and jumps at the chance to escort his fantasy home. The sex they enjoy is more intense than Steve’s virginal imagination could ever have supplied. Beau is everything he could want in a boyfriend and far more besides. The unexpected arrival of Beau’s ex-lover sends Steve’s dream-come-true crashing around his ears. How can he possibly compete for Beau affections with Rick Angell, world famous rock star, public heterosexual and bedroom user of Beau’s affections and body?

To read an excerpt, visit: http://www.loose-id.com/snowflake.html

And the rest of the month--

September 18
How to Quit Playing Hockey (Coming Out)
Scandal Fever (Coming Out)
Your Biggest Fan (Coming Out)

September 25
Scrambling (Coming Out)
White Knuckled Moments (Coming Out)
Wanting it All (Coming Out)
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Mattel Announces Drag Queen Barbie

Mattel has announced plans to produce their first ever Drag Queen Barbie in collaboration with the New York City-based design duo The Blonds, who are responsible for dressing some of the biggest names around, including Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez.

Well... she is gorgeous, I want her for my Barbie collection

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Speechless by Kim Fielding

This is only a novella, but it was very sweet and romantic. Two damaged men meet each other; the damage is both inside and outside, but what hurts most is what they don’t show.

Travis is a blue collar recently moved to town to follow a job; he is gay and not in the closet, but that doesn’t mean it easy for him to find companionship, blind by one eye due to a stupid accident, people tend to avoid him or to judge before knowing. On the way back to home every day, Travis notices Drew, a same age guy who is always playing the guitar on the porch of his home. When he finds the courage to talk to him, Travis learns that Drew has aphasia, and that means that not only Drew cannot talk, he cannot write or read as well. Aphasia affects that side of the brain dealing with words, spoken and written. For Drew is even more tragic since he was a writer before his accident.

Someone could think they meet each other since they didn’t have any alternative, but instead I think they did since they were able to see beyond appearance due to their respective handicap. Travis and Drew’s story is sweet and tender, they have a sexual relationship as well, but that is really not main stage; it’s more important to highlight how they fulfill each other desire to feel the comfortable warm of another person, that fuzzy feeling of being loved and cared, that little jump in the heart when you know someone is expecting you and you will soon see him.

As I said, this is only a novella, but you really don’t need more; the reader is able to sympathize with both characters, to care for them, and yes, to hurt for them a little when life seems to obstacle them. And to be happy when everything will go the right way.

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=3105

Amazon Kindle: Speechless
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 17, 2012)

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