April 14th, 2013

andrew potter

Rainbow Awards: Cover Contest (December)

This is the first round for the 2013 Cover Contest. Voting on each slot will happen every 2 weeks.

- in round 1 there will be 12 slots, 1 for each month in the Submission period (from September 2012 to August 2013).
- in parallel with the poll, a special jury will vote the covers; the jury is composed by: Ali, Anne Tenino, Brent Hartinger, Dylan Rosser, Jodie, Julie, Linda, Tammy, Zahra Owens.
- you can vote as many covers as you want, using the poll in this post

Last week, most voted cover was:

438 - The Boys and the Bees (Catt Ford)

will pass to round 2:
414 - The Actor and the Earl (Anne Cain)
438 - The Boys and the Bees (Catt Ford)
463 - Day of the Dead (Catt Ford)
473 - Falling into Place (Shobana Appavu)
482 - From This Day (DWS Photography)
483 - Full Frontal
515 - Kitty Kat Letters
516 - A Knitter in His Natural Habitat (Catt Ford)
537 - A Love Less Ordinary
560 - The One Who Saves Me (Paul Richmond)
561 - The Other Guy
585 - The Rule of Sebastian (Paul Richmond)
587 - Scourge (Reese Dante)
615 - To Love a Woman

All the covers are here:


and here is the poll:

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andrew potter

The Way Back by Carter Quinn

An all-boys story with women playing best girlfriends. Maybe I have this feeling since all three men involved were friends before becoming lovers, but indeed they bond on different levels, not only through love and sex. The interrelationships between Riley and Jason, and then Riley and Eric play well inside and outside the bedroom; plus they are all-100%-men, enjoying sports and outdoor life, even if Riley is a college professor.

I also liked how the author managed to not make anyone of them on the wrong side. Sure Eric is the less likable of them, the bisexual man who broke Riley’s heart, and when everyone from the reader to Eric know that Jason, the good brother, was already in love with Riley in college… the only one that has still not understood it is Riley.

Six years later, Riley and Jason are starting a tentative relationship, shadowed by the memory of Eric. When Eric comes back into Riley’s life, apparently Jason continues to play the “good boy” role. Apparently since, like we will understand, it’s more the fear to get hurt again than trying to do the right thing for Riley. So even the knight in shining armor has a crack on the armor… On the other side, Eric the villain, is not so bad after all, and while the reader starts to understand Jason they also start to wonder if, in the end, Eric is not the right man for Riley.

I like how the author played with his characters, leaving open all scenarios, and giving them good and bad points at the same time.


Amazon: The Way Back
Amazon Kindle: The Way Back
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 11, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613725264
ISBN-13: 978-1613725269

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

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