March 2nd, 2013

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Kay Berrisford - Bound for the Forest

Bound for the Forest by Kay Berrisford
Paperback: 284 pages
Publisher: Loose Id, LLC (September 10, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1611186544
ISBN-13: 978-1611186543
Amazon: Bound for the Forest
Amazon Kindle: Bound for the Forest

Series: The Greenwood. Related title (can be read in any order): Bound to the Beast.

England, 1817.

Ex-soldier Melmoth Brien returns to his ancestral home in the ancient Greenwood, intending to retrieve his family's valuables and get the hell out of there. When he's beaten to it by Scarlet, a young woodsman-turned-thief, Brien overpowers him and ties him up, demanding he help get the family fortune back by leading him deep into the forest. The flash of sexual fire between them is undeniable, but a force more powerful than rivalry or lust is ratcheting up the tension.

Brien's family are Protectors of the Greenwood, a responsibility he has discarded like every other in his life. To Scarlet, whose very life-force is bound to the Greenwood, this makes Brien a traitor. He would use anything, even his body, to drive him away. After all, a traitor may stir the fouler Spirits, who will demand blood. And Scarlet knows he is marked for sacrifice...

Lured ever deeper into a realm of ritualized sex and magic, bondage and blood, the fighting gives way to rampant lovemaking, but Scarlet needs more than just sex to survive. Can Brien admit his identity as a Protector and bind his underling forever, or will the Greenwood Spirits enslave them both?

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Elizabeth Noble - For the Long Run

For the Long Run by Elizabeth Noble
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 12, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613727518
ISBN-13: 978-1613727515
Amazon: For the Long Run
Amazon Kindle: For the Long Run

After being bullied into the closet by his conservative senator father, Jay Molloy reconciles himself to a life of one-night stands instead of the loving D/s relationship he craves. When he meets the man of his dreams, trained Dom Eric Keger, all Jay dares to hope for is a quick fling. Eric has other ideas. He’s been hired by Jay’s father to run security at the family’s hunting resort, but now he has his heart set on Jay.

When murder victims begin to turn up at the resort, Eric and Jay start an investigation, but chasing down the killer proves less frustrating than dealing with Jay’s abusive, homophobic father. Exploring their new relationship would be hard enough on their own, but Eric and Jay also have to deal with politics, Jay’s fake fiancée, and a murderer who may be something more than human.

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Clare London - Compulsion

Compulsion by Clare London
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 29, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1623800862
ISBN-13: 978-1623800864
Amazon: Compulsion
Amazon Kindle: Compulsion

The past always catches up with you. Max Newman should know—he’s been running from his ever since he dropped out of Uni and made a disastrous move to the seedier side of London. Now he’s returned to Brighton to lick his wounds. Though Max believes the club scene is better left behind him, one night he lets his friends drag him out dancing. And suddenly the simple life he’s tried to lead gets complicated.

At Compulsion, the Medina Group’s newest hotspot, Max meets Seve Nunez, a member of the Medina management and a man used to taking what he wants. The sexual chemistry between Max and Seve immediately leads to an intimate encounter in the backyard of the club—just the kind of dangerous behavior Max tried to leave behind. Despite that, he can't help but crave more, and Seve seems just as eager.

But Max soon suspects that Seve may not be the scrupulous businessman he claims. Max has seen the Medina Group at work before, and what he saw got a good friend killed. He's not sure what future he has with Seve, but he'll have to decide whether to trust in Seve’s innocence or keep running. The wrong choice could land them both in mortal danger.

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: J.L. Merrow - Pressure Head

Pressure Head by J.L. Merrow
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing (August 6, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1619213621
ISBN-13: 978-1619213623
Amazon: Pressure Head
Amazon Kindle: Pressure Head

Some secrets are better left hidden.

To most of the world, Tom Paretski is just a plumber with a cheeky attitude and a dodgy hip, souvenir of a schoolboy accident. The local police keep his number on file for a different reason—his sixth sense for finding hidden things.

When he’s called in to help locate the body of a missing woman up on Nomansland Common, he unexpectedly encounters someone who resurrects a host of complicated emotions. Phil Morrison, Tom’s old school crush, now a private investigator working the same case. And the former bully partly responsible for Tom’s injury.

The shocks keep coming. Phil is now openly gay, and shows unmistakable signs of interest. Tom’s attraction to the big, blond investigator hasn’t changed—in fact, he’s even more desirable all grown up. But is Phil’s interest genuine, or does he only want to use Tom’s talent?

As the pile of complicated evidence surrounding the woman’s murder grows higher, so does the heat between Tom and Phil. But opening himself to this degree exposes Tom’s heart in a way he’s not sure he’s ready for…while the murderer’s trigger finger is getting increasingly twitchy.

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Rainbow Awards: Meet the Jury (A-H)

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Rainbow Awards: Meet the Jury (J-Z)

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Perception: A German Love Story by Mario K. Lipinski

This was quite interesting story, especially since it was set for once in an European country, German, and not the US. Interesting since, you realize that being young is the same, whatever you are in a big US city or a small European town.

I liked the story because it was sweet and simple, and very, very romantic. Marcel and Tim are in school together, but they are on the opposite side of it: Marcel from an ordinary family, living in a complex building, he has only his brain as support for a better future; his family is supporting, even of him being gay, but they are not well-off like Nicholas’s parents. Nicholas is Marcel’s nemesis, another clever boy who wants to be the only star of their high school; to reach his target, Nicholas is using Tim, another misfit like Marcel, but for different reasons: Tim is struggling in learning like other students, and for that he is considered to be “dumb”. When Tim physically attacks Marcel, on a twist of events, they are put together as tutor and pupil, Marcel will have to help Tim pass his middle term tests, otherwise he will be expelled.

The love story between the two is pure romance, sometime even too good to be true: support from their families, from friends, even from totally strangers; but I don’t know, I was expecting for this novel to be more dramatic, and so it was a pleasant surprise to instead not having drama at all. Maybe if I have to find a fault in these guys, is that sometime they were speaking more like in an old fashioned romance novel than instead like two high school boys.

But in the end, I like my old fashioned romance novels, and so I liked these two, they were destined to be happy together and the fact we knew that since the beginning it was not a demerit from my point of view.

Amazon Kindle: Perception: A German Love Story
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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Haley Walsh - OutFoxed

Out Foxed by Haley Walsh
Paperback: 292 pages
Publisher: MLR Press (November 27, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1608208109
ISBN-13: 978-1608208104
Amazon: Out Foxed
Amazon Kindle: Out Foxed

YOUNG. GAY. TEACHES HIGH SCHOOL. SOLVES CRIMES. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?

While chaperoning a high school dance, English teacher Skyler Foxe has just been dragged out of the closet by the hunky assistant football coach--a man he thought he knew. But when Sky discovers Keith has been keeping a big secret, he breaks it off, leaving both of them lonely and confused. With troubles mounting from the press, angry parents, confused students, Skyler's own mom, and a murdered teacher, what's a boy to do but discover--once and for all--who's behind all the dirty doings at James Polk High?

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Aurelia T. Evans - Winter Howl

Winter Howl (Sanctuary) by Aurelia T. Evans
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing (December 23, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Winter Howl (Sanctuary)

Book one in the Sanctuary Series

If you enjoyed Their Virgin Captive, Masters of Ménage, Book 1 by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake, or Mate of the Wwerewolf by J.S. Scott , then this book might just be for you! Make this one of your top romance novels of the year!

Torn between shapeshifters who love her and a dangerous, seductive werewolf, will Renee choose to stay safe or run wild?

Renee Chambers, a moderate-level agoraphobe, runs a no-kill dog sanctuary that doubles as a haven for canine shapeshifters. Britt, her best friend who also acts as Renee’s service dog, coaxes an anxious but curious Renee into a romance that has more than a little electricity. With her organisation running smoothly and a girlfriend who loves her, life could be worse.

Then Grant Heath, a rogue werewolf, shows up and turns her safe little world upside down and inside out, with a side of out of control. She knows it’s a terrible idea, but when she’s with him, she feels different from her tightly wound, controlled self—she almost feels normal. He never does anything she doesn’t want, but he also doesn’t care how far he pushes her beyond her agoraphobic limitations.

Renee finds herself caught between two different lovers, two different worlds. Should she stay with the shapeshifters and her sanctuary and accept being just an eccentric human being in a supernatural world? Or should she accept Grant’s offer to change her and run with him as a werewolf, violent and bloody, but also fearless?

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