June 12th, 2013

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UK GLBTQ Meet Ebook Giveaway: Mara Ismine - Jobless in January, Johnny Smith

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

Today author is Mara Ismine: MARA ISMINE has been writing m/m romance exclusively for a few years now, after many years writing mainly fantasy and sci-fi with a romantic bias, and has had several titles published electronically by Torquere Press. In 2011 she was first published in print as part of an anthology of slashed fairytales from Less Than Three Press; swiftly followed by stories in the 2011 UK Meet anthologies British Flash and Tea & Crumpet.
She lives in Suffolk with her husband, sons and two dogs.

Jobless in January: Johnny Smith by Mara Ismine
Paperback: 316 pages
Publisher: Torquere Press (February 27, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1610404467
ISBN-13: 978-1610404464
Amazon: Jobless in January: Johnny Smith
Amazon Kindle: Jobless in January: Johnny Smith

Johnny has spent thirty-two years trying to do what's expected of him. When he finds himself divorced, overweight, living with his parents again, and losing the job he's had since leaving school, it's the wake-up call he needs to start taking charge of his life. It's time to do what he wants -- if only he can figure out just what that is. Choosing to go looking for his brother Joey, who he hasn't seen or spoken to for eight years, he follows a postmark on a Christmas card to the seaside town of Anwell-by-Sea. Joey isn't that difficult to find and comes complete with boyfriend Dave, Dave's Uncle Ed, and a rather large and very bad tempered arsehole called Charlie. Johnny is happy to find Joey and enjoys meeting Dave and Uncle Ed; but he's pretty glad to see the back of Charlie. Despite Charlie being an unpleasant git, Johnny can't wait to get back to Anwell-by-Sea with his kids for an Easter break, and maybe he can make some progress on his to-do list by then, too.

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Sage Marlowe - Fantasy for Sale

Fantasy for Sale by Sage Marlowe
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing (June 27, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: Fantasy for Sale

What's the price of reality when a fantasy is for sale?

Cam is young, sinfully sexy and willing to play without limits, a combination which makes him a fantasy turned to flesh for men and women alike - and he's for sale.

Nate is curious when it comes to carnal delights but hasn't found the right man to explore his desires with.

When a friend buys Nate a few hours of pleasure with Cam, it's not much of a surprise that Nate ends up intrigued. He keeps coming back for more and the attraction between them
appears to be mutual but while Nate finds himself falling for the sexy hooker, Cam makes no secret of the fact that for him, sex is just a job.

Determined to win him over, Nathan tries to show him that sex is about more than physical satisfaction but Cam's walls seem impenetrable until a dramatic event forces him to
reveal
some of his secrets and Nate begins to understand that Cam pays more than just the price for the reality behind the fantasy.

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: JD Ruskin - When One Door Opens

When One Door Opens by JD Ruskin
Paperback: 210 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 28, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1623802520
ISBN-13: 978-1623802523
Amazon: When One Door Opens
Amazon Kindle: When One Door Opens

Logan Sellers's parole officer has issued three commandments: stay sober, stay employed, and stay out of trouble. At first Logan thought those three simple rules would be easy to follow. But that was before he accepted a side job assisting his boss’s housebound agoraphobic nephew, Caleb.

Caleb is deceptively normal for a guy who hasn't left his apartment in three years, and his friendly, caring personality tugs on heartstrings Logan didn’t know he had. But hitting on his boss’s nephew is asking to be unemployed. Logan has enough problems with booze on every corner and a supervisor trying to jump into his bed. He doesn’t need to work out how to free Caleb from the anxiety that keeps him in his apartment; he needs to keep his nose clean, attend his AA meetings, and make a fresh start—alone.

If only his heart would get with the program.

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Suzanne Egerton - Out Late with Friends and Regrets

Out Late with Friends and Regrets by Suzanne Egerton
Paperback: 396 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (May 8, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1484840305
ISBN-13: 978-1484840306
Amazon: Out Late with Friends and Regrets
Amazon Kindle: Out Late with Friends and Regrets

The Debut novel by Suzanne Egerton

Fiona was married far too young, to a man who controlled her every thought. His sudden death leaves a scary vacuum; she is without friends, alienated from her family, and her confidence is in shreds. But a late coming of age in her thirties proves more joyous, funny, alarming and painful than for an adolescent. With the aid of an ebullient mentor, Ellie, she grabs her second chance with both hands, renames herself Fin, and finds herself propelled along pathways she could never have forseen.
Learning to cope with normal social and family contact is challenge enough, let alone facing up to growing evidence that she might, in fact, be gay. But Fin attacks life with all the gusto of one who has missed out on far too much of it, intent on making up for lost time. Thanks to an assortment of new friends she begins to rebuild her battered personality, and strives to heal the rift with her estranged daughter.
At last, her strength and determination seem to have proved her equal to the triumphs and disasters of her new life. And then comes the stalker…

Out Late with Friends and Regrets is the passionate and funny, heartbreaking and joyous story of a woman finally given the opportunity to follow her own path. Fin, fresh out of her cage, gives us a strong, clever and vivacious character to inspire any woman who values her freedom.

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Carsen Taite (born June 12)

Carsen Taite works by day (and sometimes night) as a criminal defense attorney in Dallas, Texas. Her goal as an author is to spin plot lines as interesting as the cases she encounters in her practice. Carsen is an active member of the GLBT community, participating in several organizations on both the local and state levels. Carsen is married (Canadian-style) and she and her spouse live near White Rock Lake in Dallas where they enjoy cycling and walking the trails with their fuzzy beasts. Her partner is artist Lainey Parker.

She is the author of five previously released novels, truelesbianlove.com, It Should be a Crime (a Lambda Literary Award finalist and recipient of a Lavender Certificate award from the Alice B. Readers), Do Not Disturb, Nothing but the Truth, and The Best Defense.

Her sixth novel, Slingshot, and 7th novel, Beyond Innocence, were released in 2012.

Her latest novel is Battle Axe (2013)

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