September 28th, 2012

andrew potter

Open Submission Call Information

Torquere Press, the first GLBT Romance epublisher, is open to GLBT romance submissions in all categories. Click here for current open anthology and special calls.

Torquere Press focuses on GLBT romance, exclusively. We publish all the sub-genres of romance -- paranormal, contemporary, western, suspense, etc.. We do require a happy ending, whether that ending is happily ever after or happy for now.



We publish lengths from 3000 words and up. Our pricing structure is based solely on word count.

All submissions to Torquere Press must adhere to the following guidelines or they will be discarded unread.

All submissions must contain gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered characters. While works do not need to be graphic, they must contain romance and focus on the interaction between characters. Acceptance preference will be given to stories with fully realized romances and a high level of sensuality.

All manuscripts must be submitted to submissions@torquerepress.com as an attachment in either .doc, .txt, or .rtf format.

Length standards:

Novel - 45,000 words and up
Novella - 20-45,000 words
Novelette - 10-20,000 words
Short Stories - Under 10,000 words
All submissions must

be spell checked and edited for grammar.
be single spaced with a space in between paragraphs. Indents at the beginning of paragraphs are not necessary. Any submissions with severe formatting problems (ie: blocks of text with no paragraph breaks, illegible fonts) will not be read.
labeled in subject line of email as a submission, and include the anthology name if applicable
include a word count and a brief synopsis of the work.
all spelling should be in American English
include a short bio of the author along with the author's contact information. Authors may use a pseudonym for their work, but we will need full legal names and contact information for contracts. All information will be kept in the strictest confidence.
We are primarily looking for homoerotic stories in all genres. We are not looking for sex without characterization. Plotty, sensual character-driven novels are our focus. We are currently actively seeking menage stories (m/m/f) and sensual, sexy gay novels (m/m).

We will not accept stories with pedophilia; incest or those containing rape for titillation or other gratuitous violence. We will not accept stories with bestiality (relationships with animals occurring in natural life not including shapeshifters). We will also reject stories that are clearly a copyright infringement, including any that have been converted from fan fiction or that are based on TV shows, movies, or literary characters. We do accept simultaneous submissions, however we require you to update us if there is any interest in your submission from another publisher or if it is accepted elsewhere. We do accept multiple submissions.

We are not currently seeking m/f/f romance.

Unsolicited manuscripts are accepted at any time. Please remember, however, that current projects take precedence, and while we will acknowledge all submissions in a timely manner, it may take some time for one of our editors to review your work. Please allow 3-8 weeks for a response.. All accepted works will need to be provided to us as an electronic file, and please note we are now using electronic contracts.
andrew potter

GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: T.A. Chase - The Subtlety of Understanding

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 30)

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

Today author is T.A. Chase (http://www.tachase.com/)

The Subtlety of Understanding by T.A. Chase
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: MLR Press (March 8, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 160820586X
ISBN-13: 978-1608205868
Amazon: The Subtlety of Understanding
Amazon Kindle: The Subtlety of Understanding

Can a relationship work between a wary shifter, and the son of the mad scientist who created him? Heinrich Gunther and Mason Richardson must overcome the prejudice against shifters, and the fact Heinrich's father created the mutants in the first place. Penitence for what Heinrich's father has done drives Heinrich to risk everything to save the shifters on his ranch. Mason only wants to keep Heinrich safe, and be free to live without worry. When their enemies arrive to destroy them, Heinrich and Mason must learn forgiveness before they can understand how to forget the past.
andrew potter

Russian Prey by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

It was a bit that I found Sandrine Gasq-Dion’s name in the list of bestselling authors for Gay Romance, and sincerely I was a little perplexed since until few months ago I have never heard about her. So when I decided to pick her latest release, Russian Prey, I also decided to not going back to the first book in the Assassin/Shifter series, and now maybe I’m regretting this choice, since all of the supporting characters in Russian Prey, are so funny and interesting that I’d love to read their story.

The Assassin/Shifter series is about a team of all gay FBI agents who side forces with a group of Assassins; apparently being an assassin is no trouble if you are killing only bad guys (lets this detail skips, since otherwise you are not able to enjoy this series). For all the novel, the author tries to make these men appear cold-hearted and vicious, but to me they always seem like big boy playing a war-game.

There is a lot of the Gay romance rule Alpha Man/bottom boy, in this case cute and pretty FBI agent Keegan is sent as “bait” to catch Russian assassin Vincent: Keegan is exactly Vince’s type, but no one would expect for Vince to really fall for Keegan; on the other side, Keegan has already a long-time crush on Vince, so it’s only obvious that he falls as hard as well. Truth be told, as Vince himself often wonders, someone could question how Keegan became an FBI agent, but probably his strength lies more on his intellect than his body.

The Shifter part of the series is not developed in this novel, part of the previous pairings are a mix of shifters and FBI agents, but in here both Keegan than Vince are fully human.

Another point that I liked in this novel, even if it’s not probably realistic, is how being gay and married to a man is as natural as breathing. All Keegan’s friends are married to men; the same Vincent is divorced and his ex is a man, Andrei, a Russian mafia boss, and he is also co-father of a teenager guy, Nikolai, even if Nikolai is as grown as his own father. Actually I think that, aside from Vincent’s housekeeper, and Keegan’s mother, there is no female characters at all. But again, it was all so natural that it was like reading about a parallel universe, where gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight people were living together without prejudices… aside from some homophobic comments from the bad guys, but they are also killed by the good boys, and so that didn’t matter!

Amazon: Russian Prey (Volume 8)
Amazon Kindle: Russian Prey (Volume 8)
Paperback: 298 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 31, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1479187925
ISBN-13: 978-1479187928

Series: Assassin/Shifter
1) A Marked Man: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1866493.html
2) Alaska, with Love: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1878006.html
3) By the Light of the Moon
4) Half Moon Rising
5) Best Laid Plans
6) For the Love of Caden
7) The General’s Lover
8) Russian Prey

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

LGBT Ebook and Print Releases September, 2012

(Molten) More Molten, Number in Series: 2, by Kira Stone (Changeling Press)
137 Owen Street by DC Juris (Breathless Press)
3 in 1: Three Works Under One Umbrella by Q. Kelly
A Cajun in Colorado (Wolves of Stone Ridge) by Charlie Richards (eXtasy Books)
A Cardboard Heart by Theresa St George
A Game of Schemes by T.C. Blue (Total-e-Bound)
A Gamma's Choice by Amber Kell (Total-e-Bound)
A Guardian's Love (Volume 2) by Stein Willard
A Mutual Understanding by Caro Soles (MLR Press)
A Portrait of Andrew by J.P. Bowie
A Portrait of Emily by J.P. Bowie
A Portrait of Phillip by J.P. Bowie
A Road Not Taken by Jennifer Thorne (Samhain Publishing)
A Royal Bind (Changing Moon) by Sui Lynn (Silver Publishing)
A Taste of Respect by E. T. Hawks
Absolutely True Tales of Lesbian Drama - Book 1 by Astrid Lydia Johannsen
After the Dawn by Stephanie Motes and Grace Moskola
All The Beauty of The Sun (Boy I Love Trilogy 2) by Marion Husband
An Argument for Same-Sex Marriage: Religious Freedom, Sexual Freedom, and Public Expressions of Civic Equality (Religion and Politics series) by Emily R. Gill
An Eagle River Christmas by Lee Pulaski
Angels On The Outfield by Pepper Espinoza (Amber Quill Press)
Ashe's Nightmare: A Gay Romance by C L Warden
At Piper's Point by Ethan Day (MLR Press)
Awakenings by Jackie Calhoun
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