September 23rd, 2012

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GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: Julia Talbot - Loose Snow

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 25)

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

Today author is Julia Talbot (http://www.juliatalbot.com/)

Loose Snow by Julia Talbot
Publisher: Torquere Press, Inc. (February 14, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Loose Snow

Jack and AJ had a thing once, but Jack wasn’t ready to settle down. They still work together at the Forestry Service, seeing each other every day, but the situation comes to a head when Jack encounters loose snow out on the trail, and gets caught in an avalanche. Will AJ see things differently after Jack’s brush with death?
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Five Star Review by Lara Brukz

Nice novella with an unexpected twist. Cade is a M/M romance writer, Eric one of his readers and a reviewer; after one nice and positive review, Cade sends a thank you message to Eric and they start an online relationship full of innuendos. Then it arrives the day Cade is in the same city as Eric, and of course he asks Eric out for a date, to discover that Eric is on wheelchair. Instead of being disappointed, Cade thinks Eric is even a better man than what he thought, the only problem is that they have only one week to be together.

I liked the author didn’t downplay Eric’s disability, but at the same time it didn’t drive all Eric’s life; Eric is not a pity case, and Cade doesn’t let it influencing his decisions about their relationship. Aside from giving them something in common (also Cade was in a car accident and the outcome could have been the same as Eric), Eric’s disability is no more part of the plot, there is never once a turning point that could be different if Eric was not in a wheelchair.

The story is a medium long novella, but it has the potential to be a longer novel; the author did rush a little in the end, not sure why, but maybe she has not yet finished with these characters. But I highlight again how I appreciated the sensitive way how she approached Eric’s character and the positive attitude she infuses in him.

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=2872

Amazon Kindle: Five Star Review
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 11, 2012)

Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading list&view=elisa.rolle
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Spice It Up: Tumeric, Voyageurs by Keira Andrews

A young and sensitive Englishman arrive in late XVIII century Canada to take the charge of an isolated post. Actually at 26 years old Jack is not young considering the times, but he is a bit naïve, strange thing considering he is arriving from a previous experience with the East India Company. Jack is also homosexual, something he has long ago admitted, but he has also decided to not act according to it and to remain “chaste”. Something he has to rethink when he finds himself in the only company of Christian, and half-breed voyageur, i.e. the man who has to take Jack to his post in the northern territory of Canada.

Christian is not partial to Englishmen, weary of his own experience with his father, who simply abandoned Christian and his mother once it was time to go back to England. But Jack is different, and Christian soon assumes more the role of protector than servant. Truth be told, I don’t think Jack would survive even if he managed to reach the post: the life in this part of Canada, at that time, is way different from India, Jack has no servants, he is no above the caste; here it’s more important how strong you are more than how well-bred, and Jack is not really the outdoor type. Moreover, he is also a little stubborn, and yes, even snob.

There is no much time to tell us what will happen to these men, we have barely the time to start to know them and understand that Christian is the right man to take care of Jack, and that Jack, despite his middle-class upbringing, is not uptight and aloof, and he doesn’t care if Christian is half Native American. It’s more important that, with Christian, Jack can be who he wants to be, without prejudices.

http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=78_110&products_id=2526

Amazon Kindle: Voyageurs
Publisher: Torquere Press, Inc. (February 17, 2010)

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