September 21st, 2012

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GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: Elizabeth Silver & Jenny Urban - Where the Heart Is

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 September 23)

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

Today author is Elizabeth Silver (

Where the Heart Is by Jenny Urban & Elizabeth Silver
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (November 23, 2010)
Amazon Kindle: Where the Heart Is

Jason, Steve, and Chris have seen each other through the toughest times of their lives, but when they’re snowed in together on their annual Thanksgiving ski trip, they learn that you can still have secrets even after twenty years. After Steve reveals he’s on the verge of a major decision that could break them apart, those secrets -- their desires -- might be the only thing that could save them.

Then a blizzard hits and snows them in, and there’s nowhere to run from the feelings they’ve been ignoring for years. None of them want to choose one and risk the other, but before the week is out, they’re going to have to find a way to make the three of them work again. If not, they're going to lose each other after all.
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Unthinkable (Tate Pack 1) by Vicktor Alexander

Unthinkable was a light and nice read. Playing a lot on the Alpha male/top from the bottom pair, it starts quickly and quickly develops: Richard is a cute New York classical dancer, Vet a sturdy Texan cowboy, they should have nothing in common if not one woman, Richard’s best friend and Vet’s sister. When she dies, she grants custody to her triplets jointly to Richard and Vet, and of course, being Vet the Alpha male (and literally since he is also a shapeshifter wolf and Alpha of his pack), it will be Richard that has to move to Texas.

As I said, considering that Richard is also the soul mate of Vet, Vet doesn’t spend too much time to convince Richard he has to completely turn his life and leave New York. He simply thinks that he will explain everything to the other man once he is settled down; while this attitude could be considered “uncaring”, Vet is not downplaying the masculine role of Richard, I had the feeling that Vet was simply considering Richard strong and steady enough to face everything, without needing to cuddle him.

On the other side, Richard is, as he himself admits, high-maintenance. Richard doesn’t want, and doesn’t need, to be considered the Alpha of their pair, he is more than glad to be the queen (pun intended), i.e. the one to receive homages and respect in due of his role as Vet’s mate. In everything he does, inside and outside the bedroom, Richard is a 100% top from the bottom, and hissy fits and all. But right for that reason, he is also the best suited to pair a man like Vet, who is of few words, but plenty of feelings.

Amazon: Unthinkable: Tate Pack Series: Book One
Amazon Kindle: Unthinkable: Tate Pack Series: Book One
Paperback: 308 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 8, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1467986704
ISBN-13: 978-1467986700

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Spotted: Sometime Yesterday by Yvonne Heidt, Barnes & Noble, Silverdale Washington

Sometime Yesterday by Yvonne Heidt
Barnes & Noble
Silverdale Washington
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Sometime Yesterday by Yvonne Heidt
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (August 14, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602826803
ISBN-13: 978-1602826809
Amazon: Sometime Yesterday

Natalie Chambers is a successful artist who, after her divorce, impulsively buys a Victorian house overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Immediately, she begins to dream of Sarah and Beth, two lovers from the past and the Dark Man who controlled their lives. When she begins to look for explanations for the things going bump in the night, the only answer she can get from the locals is that several previous owners had fled screaming into the night. Van Easton hasn’t had a serious relationship since her partner died several years ago. Content to let other women and alcohol distract her, she is surprised at the intensity of emotion that bubbles to the surface after she meets Natalie. Contracted to restore the gardens at Natalie’s house, she refuses to believe that the mansion is haunted. Until the Dark Man follows her home. It appears he will stop at nothing to keep the new lovers apart, and the violence continues to escalate. Can they solve the mystery that will set Beth and Sarah free and banish the evil presence in the house? Or will they have to run to survive as well?

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Long Tall Drink by L.C. Chase

A classical western romance starting in a most classical way: a wealthy rancher welcomes in his household a drifter in need of a place to stay. Only that this time the drifter is not a damsel in distress, but another handsome cowboy, and he is also an expert horse trainer and by chance he was right heading to Ray’s ranch. And Ray would prefer that was not the case, since he has heard the rumor around Travis, he prefers “the company of men”, and for someone so deep in the closet like Ray that is something he cannot allow himself. Being near Travis is too much temptation, but renouncing to the chance to hire the best horse trainer of the country is also unthinkable.

I like that the tension between the two men didn’t burn immediately into sex; Ray has issues he needs to work at his own pace and also Travis has been scared a lot in the past, so much that he is not easy to trust strangers. This novel is not about the sex, it’s more about the possibility of building a relationship between two men who need to trust not only each other but also the society around them. This is another point I liked, this was not a pink glasses perspective, they are not living in “utopia” and it will not be easy for them, but on the other hand, they also need to trust more the people they love, and be aware that, if you do good, you may well receive good back.

There is also a slight hope in this novel that times are changing, and what could be true 20 years ago, is maybe no more, and that two men can be in love; maybe they cannot be totally open, and perhaps they are not yet allowed to marry, but at least they can be together, and be open with their friends and the beloved ones.

Amazon Kindle: Long Tall Drink
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (August 2, 2011)

Reading List: list&view=elisa.rolle
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The New Normal (2012) directed by Ryan Murphy

A single mother's life as she becomes a surrogate for a gay couple.

Creators: Allison Adler, Ryan Murphy

Stars: Justin Bartha, Andrew Rannells and Georgia King

Genres: Comedy

Storyline: These days, families come in all forms - single dads, double moms, sperm donors, egg donors, one-night-stand donors... It's 2012 and anything goes.

@Amazon: The New Normal (Season 1)

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Series Cast
Justin Bartha ... David Murray (5 episodes, 2012)
Andrew Rannells ... Bryan Collins (5 episodes, 2012)
Georgia King ... Goldie Clemmons (5 episodes, 2012)
Bebe Wood ... Shania Clemmons (5 episodes, 2012)
NeNe Leakes ... Rocky (5 episodes, 2012)
Jayson Blair ... Clay Clemmons (5 episodes, 2012)
Ellen Barkin ... Jane Forrest (5 episodes, 2012)
Michael Hitchcock ... Gary Snyder (2 episodes, 2012)
Ravi Patel ... Amir (2 episodes, 2012)