October 3rd, 2012

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A. L. Rowse (1903 - October 3, 1997)

Alfred Leslie Rowse, CH, FBA (4 December 1903 – 3 October 1997), known publicly as A. L. Rowse but to friends and family as Leslie, was a British historian from Cornwall. Rowse is best known for his work on Elizabethan England and his poetry about Cornwall. He was also a Shakespearean scholar and biographer. Rowse is further renowned for his irascibility and intellectual arrogance. His most controversial book (at the time of publication) was on the subject of human sexuality: Homosexuals In History (1977).

Rowse was born at Tregonissey, near St Austell, Cornwall, the son of Richard Rowse, a china clayworker, and Annie (née Vanson). Despite his parents being poor and semi-illiterate, he won a place at St Austell County Grammar School (now Poltair School - which has named part of its curriculum the Rowse Pathway) and then a scholarship to Christ Church, Oxford in 1921. He was encouraged in his pursuit of an academic career by a fellow Cornish man of letters, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, of Polperro, who recognised his ability from an early age. Rowse endured doubting comments about his paternity, thus he paid particular attention to his mother's association with a local farmer and butcher from Polgooth, near St Austell, Frederick William May (1872–1953). Nonetheless any such frustrations were channelled into academia, which reaped him dividend later in life.

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._L._Rowse

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Guillaume Dustan (November 29, 1965 - October 3, 2005)

Guillaume Dustan (November 29, 1965, Paris – October 3, 2005), born William Baranès, was an openly gay French writer and journalist.

William Baranès was born in 1965. He graduated from the École nationale d'administration and worked as a legal judge before turning to writing. He used the nom de plume Guillaume Dustan from 1995 onwards. His first novel, Dans ma chambre, brought him fame. His work has been compared to Renaud Camus, Marguerite Duras, Herve Guibert, Celine's Journey to the End of the Night, Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night, and Bret Easton Ellis.

He also edited Le Rayon Gay, a collection of books, for Balland.

He was short film producer. Some of his films include Nous and Back. He acted in the 2005 film PROCESS written & directed by CS Leigh playing the employee who checks Beatrice Dalle in to the hotel where she will take her own life. The film also stars Guillaume Depardieu.

Baranès died of an accidental drug overdose on October 3, 2005.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillaume_Dustan

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Michael Bender (1946 - October 3, 1997)

Michael Bender was one of the producers on "Beetlejuice" for Warner Bros. in 1988. He died on October 3, 1997, of AIDS complications at Tarzana Encino Hospital. He was 51.

Bender began his career as an entertainment lawyer for WB and Avco Embassy. He later resigned from Warner Bros. to form a production company with partner Kim Friedman.

Source: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1116677806?refcatid=25&printerfriendly=true

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GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: Johnny Miles - The Rosas of Spanish Harlem

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 October 5)

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

Today author is Johnny Miles (http://www.johnny-miles.com/)

The Rosas of Spanish Harlem by Johnny Miles
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (January 30, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: The Rosas of Spanish Harlem

It’s summer of 1977 and sex is on Tracy McCarthy’s mind. He’s now 18 and hell-bent on losing his virginity when he spots Angel on the beach. After discovering restroom sex — and meeting the handsome Latino Angel Rosa again — Angel invites Tracy up to Spanish Harlem for more.

When Tracy makes the long trek by subway up to Spanish Harlem, he’s exposed to a vibrantly different way of living; one filled with spicy foods, rhythmic music, and sexually-charged men. Along the way, however, the waif-like, cross-dressing young man also discovers that on the path to finding what he seeks, dark and disturbing dangers lurk — in the minds of men, walking the streets, and in the hallways of Spanish Harlem tenements.

Growing up always contains surprises but will Tracy like the ones he finds on the way?
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Rainbow Awards: Current Submissions (211-220)

211) Philip D. Luing - From Particles and Disputations
Publisher: BookBaby; 1 edition (February 14, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: From Particles and Disputations: Writings for Jeff. A Book of Hours

"From Particles and Disputations" is a collection of playful, romantic, candid and personal creative writings that I wrote for my partner Jeff. From our meeting in 1982 until his death from AIDS in 1994 I marked each birthday, anniversary, holiday, and other special or difficult occasion we shared with a candid piece of writing – sometimes poetry, sometimes prose, sometimes celebratory, sometimes anguished – chronicling and reflecting upon the event. These were intimate writings composed solely for the purpose of expressing myself to one other person. Following Jeff's death I collected these writings into a “book of hours” which I entitled "From Particles and Disputations: Writings for Jeff." Read together they impart our story, a love story with a sad but transcendent ending. Read in a larger context, I believe these writings have something important to add to a much needed conversation in our society about what constitutes morality. I believe we live moral lives by establishing, protecting, and enriching the trustworthiness of our relationships with ourselves, our sense of deity, and the world in which we live. For most of us, the first and foremost ripple of our morality finds its expression is in our relationship with a mate. The trust we give to another individual to share and protect our person and our property, those most basic aspects of our being, is what renders these relationships sacred.

212) Rhianon Etzweiler - Blacker than Black
Paperback: 406 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (February 25, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1937551253
ISBN-13: 978-1937551254
Amazon: Blacker than Black
Amazon Kindle: Blacker than Black

Apparently, my twin and I are two of York's most notorious criminals. We've been Nightwalkers in the blue-light district since the vamps took over the world. Don't know how many years it's been. Long enough that a stream of fellow 'walkers have come and gone. Most don't last long selling their chi. End up face-down in the gutter, or worse. For us, one night and one sale change everything. Monsieur Garthelle is the first john to hunt me down. He calls me a chi thief in one breath and offers absolution--servitude--in the next. Maybe I'm a sucker, but I like living and breathing. Strange that such a powerful vamp would show leniency to a mere human. And something's not right with the chi I took from him. It won't go away. Neither will he, and he’s forcing us to spy on his peers. Then a vamp turns up dead, and we go from playing eyes and ears to investigating a murder. This isn't what I signed up for. All I ever wanted was to sell a little chi, maybe steal some in return. I should've kept my damn hands to myself. This is my story. Look through my eyes.

213) Matthew Scrivens - Sole Survivor
Paperback: 260 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 27, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 146997939X
ISBN-13: 978-1469979397
Amazon: Sole Survivor
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Two men want Adam Huntington. One wants to love him, the other wants to kill him. Five years ago, Adam survived an attack by one of California’s most horrific serial killers. The experience scarred him, both inside and out. So to create a new life -- one without the world-known moniker, Adam, the Sole Survivor -- he moves to New York City, where he can be just another face in the crowd. NYPD Detective Jake O'Malley takes the motto of “Serve and Protect” very seriously in all things, especially in matters of the heart. He’s had enough of cheating lovers and believes in monogamy, respect, and romance. His first date with Adam is a disaster. But when their paths cross ten months later, he asks for a second chance. Despite his large and physically imposing frame, Jake hopes Adam will come to trust and eventually love him. Todd Eldin sees his muscled body as a finely honed tool, perfect for seducing and killing. When the police begin searching for the killer in a series of sexually sadistic murders, Todd successfully operates below the radar, until he spins a web to catch a more prominent prey -- Adam, the one that got away. Has Adam finally outrun his luck? Can anyone survive the horrors of being caged, beaten and tortured for a second time? Or will Adam be able to use what he learned in California to save himself and his lover? Who will survive this deadliest of love triangles?

214) Edmond Manning - King Perry
Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 27, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613723784
ISBN-13: 978-1613723784
Amazon: King Perry
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In a trendy San Francisco art gallery, out-of-towner Vin Vanbly witnesses an act of compassion that compels him to make Perry Mangin a mysterious offer: in exchange for a weekend of complete submission, Vin will restore Perry's "kingship" and transform him into the man he was always meant to be. Despite intense reservations, Perry agrees, setting in motion a chain of events that will test the limits of his body, seduce his senses, and fray his every nerve, (perhaps occasionally breaking the law) while Vin guides him toward his destiny as "the one true king." Even as Perry rediscovers old grief and new joys within himself, Vin and his shadowy motivations remain enigmas: who is this offbeat stranger guiding them from danger to hilarity to danger? To emerge triumphant, Perry must overcome the greatest challenge alone: embracing his devastating past. But can he succeed by Sunday's sunrise deadline? How can he possibly evolve from an ordinary investment banker into King Perry?

215) Michael Griffo - Unafraid (Archangel Academy)
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: K-Teen; 1 edition (February 28, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0758253400
ISBN-13: 978-0758253408
Amazon: Unafraid (Archangel Academy)
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The boarding school known as Archangel Academy possesses a legacy of secrets known only to a privileged few. For in this peaceful, charming part of England lives a population of vampires at war with one another--and Michael Howard is caught in the middle of it all. . . When Michael left his small Nebraska hometown to enroll at Archangel Academy, he couldn't have imagined how much the experience would change him. Once mortal, Michael is now a vampire with a destiny that was foretold long ago, and a group of friends with their own mysterious abilities. But there are enemies too, some of them hiding in plain sight. Being strong enough to defend himself isn't enough. Michael must find a way to protect his entire race of vampires. Dark forces within the school will drive everyone to take sides in the escalating violence. And for all his new powers, Michael will discover that love, jealousy, and vengeance have a danger all their own. . .

216) Sara York - Not That Type of Guy
Paperback: 146 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1470143445
ISBN-13: 978-1470143442
Amazon: Not That Type of Guy
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When CIA assassin, Aiden Johnson, is trapped between a bathroom wall and a hard man, he chooses the hard man, much to his surprise. Aiden doesn’t want to admit he’s gay, but his first stumble into man love leaves him disoriented, searching for answers and desperate to find the truth. He covers his real desires by dating an ultra hot girl, but it’s the guy sitting a few tables away that draws his attention. Super nice and attractive Doctor Trace Williams is so special he seems like an angel to Aiden. Their first kiss blows Aiden away. That Trace sees into his soul, even when Aiden is trying to hide everything, pisses him off. Aiden needs Trace in his life, but once Trace finds out the truth about Aiden’s job, will they have any part of their relationship left? What would you do if your lover ripped apart the very foundation of what you believed? Warning: This book contains sexually explicit content which is only suitable for mature readers. This book deals with difficult subject matter, including abduction, abuse and murder. It also includes amazing sex between incredibly sexy men, masturbation and an engaging story. Enjoy!

217) Samantha M. Derr - Vixen
Paperback: 418 pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (March 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620040123
ISBN-13: 978-1620040126
Amazon: Vixen
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The power and appeal of women is great, and there's nothing better than watching a woman do what she loves best. But what happens when what she loves best is another woman? Cavatina, Cabaletta by Rachel White is a grand tale of the opera, and two women who loathe, despise, and detest each other-until the arrival of a greater enemy forces them to set aside their antagonism. The Huntress by T.T. Kove is the story of a princess who refuses to bow to the dictates of her family, and in setting out to forge her own path stumbles across a woman like no one she's ever seen. Slaying Dragons by Sasha L. Miller tells of a highly-skilled Combatant constantly saddled with subpar mages, until she meets a mage who seems far too good to be true. The Thicket by Liz Lamdin is the tale of an unusual princess who climbs a tower and meets a gloomy witch. Weather the Storm by Julia March is the story of a young woman who runs away from home to marry her true and go on a grand adventure ... The Mermaid by Megan Derr is the story of a woman forced into marriage by scandal, who on journeying to her fiance's island home soon learns there is more than a little truth to the local myths ... Masquerade by Ashley Shaw is the story a woman who enters a palace to deceive a king but finds herself seduced by a queen.

218) T.T. Kove - Legend & Lore
Paperback: 138 pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (March 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620040034
ISBN-13: 978-1620040034
Amazon: Legend & Lore, Volume One

Desperate for the approval he hopes it will gain him, Mihai accepts a challenge from his brother: Venture into Fenris Forest, and retrieve a leaf from a rare tree to prove he did it. Though he has been warned to avoid the forest and the monsters that fill it all his life, Mihai's longing for approval trumps his fear. Mihai soon realizes, however, that it is his fear he should have heeded. Just as victory seems within his grasp, he is attacked by warg, the most dangerous beasts in the forest. Alone and helpless, Mihai resigns himself to being just one more person who went into the woods and never came out- ...until he is saved in the most unexpected of ways. ----- Brand is a man adrift: he is wolf shifter and fire mage, a traitor to his people for saving a friend on whom he turned his back long ago, a friend who no longer has need of him. He has no place to call home, no one to call family or friend, and no idea where he belongs. With nothing better to do, he decides to seek out the infamous dragons in the firelands, curious to see if their fires will be hot enough to burn a fire witch, to see if perhaps a place that welcomes fire might have a place for him...

219) Jerry L. Wheeler - Strawberries and Other Exotic Fruits
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Lethe Press (March 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590212126
ISBN-13: 978-1590212127
Amazon: Strawberries and Other Erotic Fruits
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Strawberries and cream might be a popular dessert but save some topping for this decadent collection of stories by Jerry Wheeler, a writer who enjoys his blend of the sweet and the sticky. From the titular tale of a farmer in low-slung jeans growing a peculiar crop to gypsy magic that brings out the ''bear'' in a bottom to the tale of a grand hunt by an immortal who feeds off the talent, as well as flesh, of musicians, Strawberries and Other Erotic Fruit promises readers words that will conjure desire like a mythical aphrodisiac. But there's a price to pay for such magic, as several of the men in these stories learn. Turn a page, unbutton, relax, and sink your teeth into this book. The taste will linger for days.

220) Jordan Castillo Price - The Starving Years
Paperback: 310 pages
Publisher: JCP Books (April 16, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1935540440
ISBN-13: 978-1935540441
Amazon: The Starving Years
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Imagine a world without hunger. In 1960, a superfood was invented that made starvation a thing of the past. Manna, the cheaply manufactured staple food, is now as ubiquitous as salt in the world's cupboards, pantries and larders. Nelson Oliver knows plenty about manna. He's a food scientist--according to his diploma, that is. Lately, he's been running the register at the local video rental dive to scrape together the cash for his exorbitantly priced migraine medication. In a job fair gone bad, Nelson hooks up with copywriter Javier and his computer-geek pal Tim, who whisks them away from the worst of the fiasco in his repurposed moving truck. At least, Nelson thinks those two are acquainted, but they're acting so evasive about it, he's not sure how they know each other, exactly. Javier is impervious to Nelson's flirting, and Tim's name could appear in the dictionary under the entry for "awkward." And with a riot raging through Manhattan and yet another headache coming on, it doesn't seem like Nelson will get an answer anytime soon. One thing's for sure, the tension between the three of them is thick enough to cut with a knife...even one of those dull plastic dealies that come in the package with Mannariffic EZ-Mealz.
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Rainbow Awards: Current Submissions (221-230)

221) Hayden Thorne - Mimi Attacks
Paperback: 226 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 5, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1469979373
ISBN-13: 978-1469979373
Amazon: Mimi Attacks!
Amazon Kindle: Mimi Attacks

Following Arachnaman’s bigoted, hateful attacks, life in beleaguered Vintage City finally quiets down, but it doesn’t last long. Eric’s father begins to show symptoms of extreme fatigue, symptoms that Eric notices in a number of other people he sees elsewhere. Along with the superheroes, he tries to find a common denominator in all this, the surprising result being a new perfume shop that hawks very strong fragrances. A familiar pair of supervillains is suspected, but before the heroes can further investigate the motives behind this threat, people exhibiting symptoms of illness are transformed in the most shocking way, throwing Vintage City in a state of panic. In the meantime, Eric monitors the Unofficial Calais Fan Club, which is now exploding with romantic Mary Sue fanfiction involving Calais as well as curious messages posted by a girl who’s apparently wildly in love with the superhero. References to her making “new friends” alert Eric to suspect that she and the current mayhem being inflicted on Vintage City are somehow tied together. The stakes are now raised for Eric, whose father has become a victim to a new crime wave and whose superhero boyfriend might also be under threat. All this, and he’s yet to survive school and find a job.

222) Xavier Axelson - Menage
Paperback: 203 pages
Publisher: Seventh Window Publications (March 5, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0984021558
ISBN-13: 978-0984021550
Amazon: Menage

Now available for the first time in print, Menage by Xavier Axelson. Menage features three novellas by Xavier Axelson: Dutch's Boy, The Incident and The Birches. This trade paper edition features three new covers, a new foreword and new recipe.

223) Michelle Moore & Reesa Herberth - The Slipstream Con
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing (March 6, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609284437
ISBN-13: 978-1609284435
Amazon: The Slipstream Con
Amazon Kindle: The Slipstream Con

Is love the biggest con of them all? A Ylendrian Empire story. For three years, Kellen Frey has led bounty hunters Tal and Vanya on a merry chase, evading capture with flair and style. Now, just when they finally have their pet project—and object of their mutual fantasies—cornered, the elusive con artist turns the tables and gives himself up. A sudden attack of conscience, perhaps? Tal and Vanya know better. Their suspicions are confirmed when a crime lord comes dangerously close to killing them all, and the rapidly sickening thief is forced to confess the truth—he’s been accidentally dosed with a highly illegal form of nanotechnology. If Kellen can’t get his hands on another dose, he’s finished. The problem is, the only thief who’s ever broken in to Slipstream Labs is his ex-girlfriend, and she’s allergic to bounty hunters. As he does his best to play both sides, he struggles with his growing desire to be more than a prisoner to Tal and Vanya. Without trust, they won’t survive long. The clock is ticking as they race to uncover a conspiracy that spans the Ylendrian Empire.

224) Jeff Mann - Purgatory
Paperback: 286 pages
Publisher: Bear Bones Books (March 5, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590213750
ISBN-13: 978-1590213759
Amazon: Purgatory: A Novel of the Civil War
Amazon Kindle: Purgatory: A Novel of the Civil War

During the Civil War, two young soldiers on opposite sides find themselves drawn together. One is a war-weary but scholarly Southerner who has seen too much bloodshed, especially the tortures inflicted upon the enemy by his vicious commanding officer, his uncle. The other is a Herculean Yankee captured by the rag-tag Confederate band and forced to become a martyr for all the sins of General Sheridan's fires. When these two find themselves admiring more than one another's spirit and demeanor, when passions erupt between captor and captive, will this new romance survive the arduous trek to Purgatory Mountain?

225) Bruce Grether - The Secret of the Golden Phallus
Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: Lethe Press (March 8, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590211189
ISBN-13: 978-1590211182
Amazon: The Secret of the Golden Phallus: Male Erotic Alchemy for the 21st Century
Amazon Kindle: The Secret of the Golden Phallus: Male Erotic Alchemy for the 21st Century

This book can transform how you see yourself and can even change your life. Major taboos remain around male genitals and eroticism, taboos that you must dissolve in order to reclaim who and what you really are. It is time on our rapidly changing planet to merge the erotic with the sacred, and for you to reclaim your body as a temple. Revealed here as never before, is the authentic phallic wisdom of Male Erotic Alchemy for too long deliberately obscured by the dominant cultures. Ancient wisdom combines with cutting-edge practices that are simple, yet powerful tools you can actually use. The Triple God concept and the three forms of Male Solo Sex Magick will unleash your creative, sustaining, and regenerative powers. You are encouraged to honestly embrace your own phallus and enhanced erotic ecstasy as the legitimate core of your male identity. The Secret of the Golden Phallus will help you to become a happier, healthier, more balanced man.

226) Jay Bell - Kamikaze Boys
Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 5, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1468198149
ISBN-13: 978-1468198140
Amazon: Kamikaze Boys
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From the author of Something Like Summer... If the world is against you, don't give up. Find yourself a kindred spirit. Then you can start fighting back. They say Connor, the one with the crazy eyes and creepy scar, tried to kill his old man. Lately he's been seen hanging out with David, the gay guy who always eats lunch alone. They make an odd pair, the loser and the psychopath, and bad things happen to people who mess with them. Not that Connor and David are looking for trouble. Even when taking on the world, they seem more interested in each other than fighting. Kamikaze Boys is a story about breaking the chains that bind you and using them to beat down anyone that gets in your way. Better yet, it's about holding hands with the guy you love while doing so.

227) Zahra Owens - Floods and Drought
Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 9, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613724276
ISBN-13: 978-1613724279
Amazon: Floods and Drought
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Tim Conroy knows all about patience. He's waited three years for Rory McCown to get out of jail after doing time for stealing horses from the Blue River Ranch. Now that Rory is eligible for parole, Tim makes it his goal to persuade his boss, Hunter Krause, to give Rory a second chance. He almost regrets it when Hunter agrees. Rory is a morose loner one moment, then arrogant and overconfident the next. The attraction between them is still there, but as soon as they start to get close, an old enemy throws a wrench in the works... and their fledgling relationship may not be strong enough to weather the coming storm.

228) Evey Brett - Capriole
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (March 12, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Capriole

After fleeing a brutal mental hospital in Barcelona, Felipe Camarena is trying to forge a new life as a psychology student in San Diego. Trouble is, he has a knack of knowing things he shouldn’t about people, and the all-too-real demons from his past are coming back to haunt him. Professor Lukas von Rainer is a Warden—someone who hunts incubi and tames their sexually ravenous and dangerous offspring. As a fellow Sensitive, Lukas is the only one who can help when Felipe is severely injured by an incubus. He takes Felipe to his ranch in hopes that his Lipizzan horses will help him recover, but Felipe refuses to face his past and attempts to seduce Lukas instead. Lukas fends him off, surprised to find himself falling for the young man he’s vowed to aid. For years, he’s believed a physically satisfying and truly loving relationship is impossible because of his abilities, but is it? He may not get the chance to find out. Even as he and the horses work their magic to heal Felipe, the incubus tracking them means to kill him and anyone who gets in its way.

229a) Rowan McBride - One Good Hand
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (December 25, 2007)
Amazon Kindle: One Good Hand

As a professional gambler, Ace Donovan has seen it all. The gutter, the penthouse -- they've both been home at one point or another. Right now he's on top, he's a winner, and sharks from all over the world are lining up to take him down. Life is...good. Then, Ace wins Spade in a high stakes poker game. The enigmatic man calls him 'master' and refuses to be set free. He slips past carefully constructed walls, becoming more perfect, more erotic, with every second. Ace knows he's in over his head. Cards can give and cards can take. And one good hand is about to change his life forever.

229b) Rowan McBride - One Good Year
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (March 12, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: One Good Year

Ten months ago, Spade was won in yet another high-stakes poker game. But Ace Donovan was different from his previous masters—kind, generous, possessed of a playfulness that only Spade can see. His new master was also broken, slowly crumbling under the pressures of undeserved guilt and pain. As Senai—a genetically engineered servant—Spade had the ability to sweep the anguish from his soul, to fulfill his every desire, and to set Ace’s spirit free. He hadn't known doing these things would grant him the human’s love, or create an answering emotion within him. There's no greater pleasure than Ace in his arms, and Spade will hold on for as long as he's wanted. Even when the orders given to him hurt, even when they make him lonely, even when it becomes clear that his master no longer needs a servant. He’s Senai. What he has now should be enough. Yet it’s not. He wants more. One good hand brought them together. Could one good year entwine their souls?

230) William Holden - Words to Die By
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (March 13, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602826536
ISBN-13: 978-1602826533
Amazon: Words to Die By
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Delve into the darker side of human nature with these sixteen stories by William Holden. As darkness enters the mind through revenge, jealousy, paranoia, or the uncanny operations of a supernatural force, these stories lead you onto new heights of fear… and arousal. In "Felonious Behavior," Jack Stevens takes matters into his own hands when the police can't or won't do anything about the driver who ran him down. In "The Other Man," a sex doll named Joey finds life through jealousy over his owner’s new boyfriend. "Fear #2 - Hierophobia, The Fear of Priests" tells of Gian, who returns home to confront his childhood fear—only to find that the priest who once terrified him isn't human, and his destiny is to follow in the priest’s dark footsteps. The human mind is fragile. How much fear one person can handle depends on how deep the darkness runs.