April 29th, 2013

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GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: Kiernan Kelly - Fifty Gays of Shade

I asked to all the authors joining the GayRomLit convention in Atlanta in October (http://gayromlit.com/grl-authors) a personal favor, a special Ebook Giveaway: twice a week 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!

And the ebook giveaway goes to: hawk_soaring

Today author is Kiernan Kelly: Kiernan's stories of gay romance envelop diverse themes, varying from paranormal, to fantasy, and science fiction to contemporary romance, with twelve novels currently in print and ebook, and over sixty shorter works available in both mediums. She has published with a variety of houses, including Torquere Press, Starbooks Press, Cleis Press, Dreamspinner Press, MLR Press, Loose-Id, Circlet, Ravenous Romance, and Renaissance Romance. Her horror short story release, "Cletus," appears in the Coscom Publishing's book “Bits of the Dead.” KiernanKelly@KiernanKelly.com
Website: http://www.KiernanKelly.com
Most recent title: Fifty Gays of Shade
Publishers: Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id, MLR Press, Ravenous Romance, Torquere Press, Starbooks Press, Cleis Press, Circlet Press, Renaissance Romance, Coscom Publishing

50 Gays of Shade edited by Kiernan Kelly
Publisher: Torquere Press, Inc. (February 12, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: 50 Gays of Shade

Welcome to Shady Business, the hottest gay BDSM club in town. Owned by Grey Shade, it's the place you want to be if you're into leather, whips, crops, and hot and steamy sex.

Each story in this anthology takes the reader inside the club for a steamy, hot night filled with passion, sex, and leather. From love stories that pluck at the heartstrings with riding crops to subs masquerading as Doms, from virginal first-time forays into the scene, to tales of experienced members in the leather community, there's something for every reader here. Top or bottom, Dom or sub, every need is met, every desire filled.

At Shady Business, no good deed ever goes unpunished.

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: T.J. Klune - Into This River I Drown

Into This River I Drown by TJ Klune
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 25, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1623804086
ISBN-13: 978-1623804084
Amazon: Into This River I Drown
Amazon Kindle: Into This River I Drown

Five years ago, Benji Green lost his beloved father, Big Eddie, when his truck crashed into a river. Everyone called it an accident, but Benji knows it was more. Even years later, he’s buried in his grief, throwing himself into managing Big Eddie’s convenience store in the small-town of Roseland, Oregon. Surrounded by his mother and three aunts, he lives day to day, struggling to keep his head above water.

But Roseland is no ordinary place.

With ever more frequent dreams of his father’s death and waking visions of feathers on the river’s surface, Benji finds his definition of reality bending. He thinks himself haunted; by ghosts or memories, he can no longer tell. Not until a man falls from the sky, leaving the burning imprint of wings on the ground, does Benji begin to understand that the world is more mysterious than he ever imagined—and more dangerous. As uncontrollable forces descend on Roseland, they reveal long-hidden truths about friends, family, and the stranger Calliel—a man Benji can no longer live without.

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: T.J. Klune - Tell Me It's Real

Tell Me It's Real by TJ Klune
Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 15, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1623803535
ISBN-13: 978-1623803537
Amazon: Tell Me It's Real
Amazon Kindle: Tell Me It's Real

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Paul Auster doesn't. Paul doesn't believe in much at all. He's thirty, slightly overweight, and his best features are his acerbic wit and the color commentary he provides as life passes him by. His closest friends are a two-legged dog named Wheels and a quasibipolar drag queen named Helena Handbasket. He works a dead-end job in a soul-sucking cubicle, and if his grandmother's homophobic parrot insults him one more time, Paul is going to wring its stupid neck.

Enter Vince Taylor.

Vince is everything Paul isn't: sexy, confident, and dumber than the proverbial box of rocks. And for some reason, Vince pursues Paul relentlessly. Vince must be messing with him, because there is no way Vince could want someone like Paul.

But when Paul hits Vince with his car-in a completely unintentional if-he-died-it'd-only-be-manslaughter kind of way-he's forced to see Vince in a whole new light. The only thing stopping Paul from believing in Vince is himself-and that is one obstacle Paul can't quite seem to overcome. But when tragedy strikes Vince's family, Paul must put aside any notions he has about himself and stand next to the man who thinks he's perfect the way he is.

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Wayne Mansfield - The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place by Wayne Mansfield
Publisher: JMS Books LLC (April 21, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: The Hiding Place

Like a million other young gay men, Bryan keeps his sexuality hidden because it’s safer that way. Yet other guys know he’s different -- they sense it, and make Bryan’s life pure hell. At home, things aren’t much better. He barely acknowledges his alcoholic father, and his mother has little time to spend with her family. So Bryan is alone, with no support, no shoulder to cry on.

Years of torture and torment, of name calling and humiliation, have taken their toll. Bryan does what he can to make new friends, but in trying to be something he’s not, he makes a huge mistake. Unable to cope with the repercussions, Bryan spends more and more time in a fantasy world he has created for himself. In this private world he is handsome, an object of desire. He is loved.

Is the hiding place as perfect as it seems? Or will Bryan go too deep and not be able to come out again?

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Jack Mackenroth (born April 29, 1969)

Jack Mackenroth (born April 29, 1969) is an American swimmer, model, and fashion designer who competed in the fourth season of American reality show Project Runway. Mackenroth was the first openly HIV-positive contestant in the show's history.

Although he was a late bloomer and had trouble fitting in by the time he reached high school, he began to express himself through sewing. "I was a total club kid. I hung out with all the alternative kids at school, and we all made our own clothes and cut our own hair," he says. "I always had a knack for it and I wanted to look cool, but I didn’t have the money, so I would just alter items I already had. At the time, it really irritated my mother, but look at me now!"

Mackenroth was pre-med at the University of California, Berkeley for the first two years, following in the footsteps of his mom who was a nurse at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center, but later graduated with a double degree in Fine Arts and Sociology after he figured he could actually make a living in the fashion industry.

After a promising start including a win in a menswear competition, Mackenroth abruptly decided to withdraw from the show during episode 5 due to a serious MRSA staph infection completely unrelated to his HIV.

Mackenroth was solidly in the middle of the competition from the very start and never appeared in the "bottom three." The third challenge, however, allowed him to showcase his talent in developing menswear. The challenge was to create a three-piece menswear outfit for guest judge Tiki Barber. Mackenroth won the challenge and his winning design was then worn by Barber during an appearance on The Today Show.

At the fifth challenge, Mackenroth decided to withdraw after a contagious staph infection. After weighing the options and considering the risks that the infection would pose on himself as well as the rest of the cast and crew, he decided it would be best for everyone if he left. Even so, it was a very difficult decision to make. "I was crying for about four hours as I discussed it with Tim and production. It sucked!" After leaving the show, Mackenroth spent five days in the hospital recovering from the infection where he received an IV antibiotic twice daily.

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

More Fashion Designers at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Art

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LGBT Ebook and Print Releases, April 2013

20th Century Un-limited by Felice Picano
A Deafening Whisper by Erik Schubach and Katie Little
A Different Drummer by Deirdre O'Dare (Amber Allure)
A Girl Called Shine by Q.C. Masters
A Great Rough Diamond by Jameson Dash (Torquere Books)
A Harem Boy's Saga - II - Unbridled (Volume 2) by Young
A Little Bit Of Country by Christiane France (Amber Allure)
A Little Bite of Magic by M.J. O'Shea (Loose ID)
A Most Masculine State: Gender, Politics and Religion in Saudi Arabia (Cambridge Middle East Studies) by Madawi Al-Rasheed
A New Kind of Family (Wiseguys) by Aaron Michaels
A Question of Choice: Roe v. Wade 40th Anniversary Edition by Sarah Weddington
A Romantic Mann by Jeff Mann (Lethe Press)
A Sticky Wicket in Bollywood by T.A. Chase & Devon Rhodes (Total-e-Bound)
A Taste of Chocolate (Siren Publishing Classic Manlove) by E. a. Reynolds
A Very Handsome Man by Wayne Mansfield (JMS Books)
A Wild Ride by Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner Press)
A Year for Change (The Nicholas Chronicles) (Volume 3) by Matt Zachary
Aaron Goes to Sea by Natsu Kuki
Abby's Scar by Q.C. Masters
Acting Out by Tibby Armstrong
After by Chuck Willman (JMS Books)
Agadir to My Heart: The Adventures and Antics of Gay Expats in Bygone Southern Morocco by Cedric Singleton, Tim Vaughan and Tony Walton
All In (Firsts and Forever) (Volume 2) by Alexa Land
An Ordinary Boy by Brian Centrone
Aria Of The Eclipse by Vivien Dean (Amber Allure)
Assaracus Issue 10: A Journal of Gay Poetry by Bryan Borland and Seth Pennington
Autumn Breeze (Orgasmic Texas Dawn) by A.J. Llewllyn and D.J. Manly (Silver Publishing)
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