October 9th, 2012

andrew potter

Rainbow Awards Yahoo Group

To help collecting all info about the 2012 Rainbow Awards, and to have also a place where to post the winners with the possibility for everyone to exchange messages, I created the Rainbow Awards yahoo group.

I have the chance to invite only 50 person per day, that is really limited if you consider there are 150 judges and almost 500 books submitted. Plus I'd like to allow also readers, above all readers, to join. So please, if you'd like to join the group, just click on this link


and ask to join, it should be authomatic. And if you want to forward the invite, please do.
andrew potter

Luis Alfaro (born October 9, 1963)

Luis Alfaro (born in Los Angeles in 1963) is a renowned Chicano performance artist, writer, theater director, and social activist. His plays and fiction are set in Los Angeles's Chicano barrios, including the Pico Union district, and often feature gay and lesbian and working-class themes. Many of Alfaro's plays also deal with the AIDS pandemic in Latino communities. Noted plays include "Bitter Homes and Gardens," "Pico Union," "Downtown," "Cuerpo Politizado," "Straight as a Line," "Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner," "No Holds Barrio" and "Black Butterfly." Many of these plays have also been published as stories or poetry.

Alfaro has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the MacArthur "Genius" Foundation Fellowship in 1997, and the 1988 National Hispanic Playwriting Competition Prize. His writing, both sole-authored and collaborative, is collected in numerous anthologies. In 1994 his spoken-word CD, Downtown was released. His short film Chicanismo was produced by the Public broadcasting Service and released in 1999. He also contributed to the 1995 film Pochonovela, a collaboration between the Cuban American performer Coco Fusco and the LA-based Chicano performance ensemble, Chicano Secret Service. This mock telenovela explores and sends up Chicano activism and assimilation in a sardonic exploration of working class barrio life.

In 2010, his play Oedipus El Rey, a Chicano retelling of Oedipus Rex, had its world premiere at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco.

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

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andrew potter

GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: Ana Bosch - Art of Death

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 11)

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

Today author is Ana Bosch (http://ana-bosch.blogspot.com/)

Art of Death by Ana Bosch
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 2, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613725825
ISBN-13: 978-1613725825
Amazon: Art of Death
Amazon Kindle: Art of Death

Despite the support of his rich older boyfriend, starving artist Riley Burke is determined not to be a trophy--hence his second job as a nude model at the local art school. It's important to him that he pay his own way, so when the artist Coliaro requests a private modeling session with him, he jumps at the chance to earn some real cash.

Then he hears the rumors--that Coliaro is undead. That his worshippers perform rituals to fill him with life energy. That every time he paints a male nude, the painting transforms to depict a gruesome murder. And that shortly after, a young man turns up dead.

The source of these rumors is a man named Westwood, who claims to be an instructor at the school and warns Riley not to get involved. Riley ignores the advice--but when the rumors pan out and another murder looms, he turns to Westwood for help. Westwood is clearly keeping secrets. He's dangerous, and Riley doesn't know if he can be trusted--which makes him all the more attractive. Riley is in way over his head... and his involvement with the undead may make him the ultimate target.
andrew potter

Gay Romance Challenge: October 2012

Here is the Bestsellers List on Amazon I'm referring to for the challenge:

Bestsellers in Gay Romance

And here is the actual situation (in bold the books I read with link to the review and marked as New the books entering the Challenge this month):

1) Ethan, Who Loved Carter by Ryan Loveless
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1613727348/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
2) An Ignited Passion (Assassin/Shifter) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009JV8VRU/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
3) Dex in Blue by Amy Lane
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1623800102/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
4) Let It Go by Mercy Celeste
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009G9T87W/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
5) A Cajun in Colorado (Wolves of Stone Ridge) by Charlie Richards
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009FD74IO/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
6) Saving Sean (Seattle Stories) by Con Riley
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1613727674/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
7) Love Comes Silently by Andrew Grey
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1623800080/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
8) Gabe's Alpha (Dark Hollow Wolfpack 4) by Shannon West
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009CAHU02/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
9) Afflicted by Brandon Shire
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0096BF3LU/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
10) My Hot Bedtime Stories: Volume 1 by Laura Cooper
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004MYH0JE/?tag=elimyrevandra-20

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