May 1st, 2013

andrew potter

UK GLBTQ Meet Ebook Giveaway: Melanie Tushmore - Crucifox

I asked to all the authors joining the UK GLBTQ Fiction meet in Manchester in July (http://ukglbtfictionmeet.co.uk/2013-event/2013-attendees/spotlight_authors-2/) 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: whitestar_alpha

Today author is Melanie Tushmore: Melanie Tushmore is a British writer who dresses in black and loves loud music. She has a tendency to write about alternative subcultures, especially sleazy rocker boys with tattoos and long hair.
Melanie can often be found chatting on twitter, when she should of course be writing. Melanie is a self-published author, and also an author with Dreamspinner, Storm Moon Press, and –from October 2013– Less Than Three Press.

Crucifox #1: The Green Eyed Monster by Melanie Tushmore
Publisher: Storm Moon Press LLC (February 28, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: Crucifox #1: The Green Eyed Monster

Sky Somers is an ex-traveller; the son of a folk musician and a new age hippy. Sky's form of rebellion is electric guitars, and he wants his own band. His desire is to set the world to rights through music. Brandon Cruikshank is new to London, recently arrived from Glasgow. Charismatic, charming; a natural born performer. Brandon is openly bisexual, with a penchant for dressing in women's clothes. His desire is to be adored.

From the moment Sky meets Brandon, he knows he has to have him. Brandon, in turn, wants Sky. But that's when it becomes clear they both have very different desires in mind. Brandon wants Sky as a lover, yet Sky only wants Brandon as a singer in his band. Misunderstanding set aside—or apparently so—Brandon and Sky become firm friends. To escape equally troubled pasts and families, they change their names. Now, Brandon Fox and Sky St. Clair are ready to take over the world.

As the years roll on, Brandon's desire for Sky still simmers, waiting. Then a chance night sharing a hotel room sparks the desire between them, and this time, Brandon wants it all. Sky has never explored his desires before. Now, the passion and jealousy Brandon has unleashed in him threatens to shake the whole band apart.

This journal is friends only. This entry was originally posted at http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3576860.html. If you are not friends on this journal, Please comment there using OpenID.
andrew potter

2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Morgan Cheshire - Always With Us

ALWAYS WITH US by Morgan Cheshire
Publisher: Manifold Press (June 27, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: Always With Us

Liverpool, 1896: Wealthy Harrison Calderwood has never given much thought to the poor of the bustling city until he accidentally runs into firebrand Daniel Harper. Through Daniel’s eyes he begins to see how much more could be done to improve the lot of the working people, and at the same time he begins to feel a very strong attraction towards Daniel himself. However this is the Victorian era, Daniel is believed to be a troublemaker, and Harrison has a position to maintain and a family who are expecting him to marry a well-to-do young woman and settle down to a conventional life …

This journal is friends only. This entry was originally posted at http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3577207.html. If you are not friends on this journal, Please comment there using OpenID.
andrew potter

2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Julie Bozza - The Apothecary's Garden

THE APOTHECARY’S GARDEN by Julie Bozza
Paperback: 202 pages
Publisher: Manifold Press (June 28, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1908312947
ISBN-13: 978-1908312945
Amazon: The Apothecary's Garden
Amazon Kindle: The Apothecary's Garden

Hilary Kent, a Londoner all his working life, retires to Wiltshire after an estranged cousin unexpectedly leaves him an inhabitable tower surrounded by an overgrown physic garden – and that’s when graduate student Tom Laurence suddenly erupts into his life, convincing him that together they can restore the ancient garden to its former glory. Tom’s cheerful friendship is the best thing that’s ever happened to Hilary and he’s perfectly content with that until, to his astonishment and confusion, it seems that Tom’s affection for him is beginning to grow into something more … something he feels he probably shouldn’t allow …

This journal is friends only. This entry was originally posted at http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3577404.html. If you are not friends on this journal, Please comment there using OpenID.