June 20th, 2013

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Isabella Carter - Dragon Slayer

Dragon Slayer by Isabella Carter
Publisher: Less Than Three Press; 1 edition (June 18, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: Dragon Slayer

Ingram is a coward and weakling—at least according to his father, the king, and the royal court. He cannot use a sword, he faints at the sight of blood, and even his brilliant abilities as a strategist are not enough to overcome his failings. When his father loses a bet to the notorious Lord Mallory over the matter of a dragon slaying, he pays his debt by ordering Ingram to marry him.

Then his father reveals that he is putting Ingram to a greater purpose, giving Ingram one last chance to prove he is not worthless. All it requires is betraying his new husband.

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Amber L. Hollibaugh & Jenifer Levin

Amber L. Hollibaugh (born June 20, 1946) is the daughter of a Romany father of Spanish descent and an Irish mother. She is an American writer, film-maker and political activist. She is in a relationship with Jenifer Levin. The dedica of Hollibaugh's My Dangerous Desires: A Queer Girl Dreaming Her Way Home (2000) read: "To Jenifer Levin, who found me in a dark hospital room and captured my heart".

According to her publisher's website, "Amber L. Hollibaugh is a lesbian sex radical, ex-hooker, incest survivor, gypsy child, poor-white-trash, high femme dyke. She is also an award-winning filmmaker, feminist, Left political organizer, public speaker, and journalist." She is currently the Interim Executive Director of New York's Queers for Economic Justice (QEJ). Formerly she was Chief Officer of Elder & LBTI Women’s Services at Howard Brown Health Center in Chicago. She has been director of education, advocacy and community building at SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders), a New York program dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender senior education, advocacy, and community organizing. (Picture: Jenifer Levin)

In 1970 Hollibaugh was a leader in the Canadian movement for abortion rights. In 1978 she was a cofounder with Allan Bérubé and others of the San Francisco Lesbian and Gay History Project. In 1982 she was a speaker at the 1982 Barnard Conference on Sexuality, a key event in what became known as the Feminist Sex Wars. She has written on the marginalization she experienced afterwards as a result of being a former sex worker and her involvement in the sadomasochism community.

She was the director and coproducer with Gini Reticker of "The Heart of the Matter," a 60-minute documentary film about the confusing messages women students receive about sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS. The film won the 1994 Sundance Film Festival Freedom of Expression Award; it premiered to a national audience on PBS.

Amber L. Hollibaugh & Jenifer Levin

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

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http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Real Life Romance

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Derek McCormack (born June 20, 1969)

Jonathon Derek McCormack (born 20 June 1969) is a Canadian novelist and short story writer whose work is characterized by its extreme brevity and its humorous, often distinctly queer forms of sexual darkness. Born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario, he currently lives in Toronto.

McCormack's first book, 1996's Dark Rides, was published by Gutter Press, a small Canadian press founded by Sam Hiyate as part of a mid-1990s boomlet in alternative publishing in Toronto. That first book was edited by Ken Sparling, who left his aggressively minimalist imprint on it and McCormack's emerging style. The author/editor relationship was reversed in 2005, when McCormack edited Sparling's For Those Whom God Has Blessed With Fingers.

The subject of positive reviews and other media coverage, McCormack was frequently described at the beginning of his career as being part of a new generation of Canadian writers, most notably in a 1996 Globe and Mail feature about him, Evan Solomon, Russell Smith and Andrew Pyper.

But unlike Solomon, Smith and Pyper, McCormack never evinced any particular desire for commercial success, and his books stayed short and dark, and were published by a succession of small presses. Though they continued to get positive attention, including a nomination of Wild Mouse for the 1999 City of Toronto Book Award, and the inclusion of The Haunted Hillbilly on the Globe and Mail and Village Voice lists of the best books of the year for 2004, McCormack is now firmly a niche or cult writer rather than part of mainstream Canadian literary culture.

In 2009, he served on the jury for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize, a literary award for emerging LGBT writers in Canada, selecting Debra Anderson as that year's prize winner.

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_McCormack_%28writer%29

Further Readings:

The Haunted Hillbilly: A Novel (Soft Skull ShortLit) by Derek McCormack
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Soft Skull Press (September 13, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1932360476
ISBN-13: 978-1932360479
Amazon: The Haunted Hillbilly: A Novel

A new title in Soft Skull’s ShortLit series, The Haunted Hillbilly reads like both a vintage 1950s issue of Tales from the Crypt and a 21st-century re-imagining of Michael Ondaatje's The Collected Works of Billy the Kid. This historical first-person narrative is told by Nudie, "The Rodeo Tailor" (perhaps most famous for dressing Elvis Presley), a gay couturier who, in Derek McCormack's world, also happens to be a vampire. As the story evolves with its magical poetic cadence and minimalist style, Nudie makes and then breaks the career of Hank, a country-and-western singer at the Grand Ole Opry. Inspired by the real-life observations of country music promoter Oscar Davis, who saw it all and told it all in a series of tapes suppressed by the Country Music Foundation, The Haunted Hillbilly conjures the seamy queer underbelly beneath country music's sparkling, sequined surface.

More Spotlights at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Lists/Gay Novels

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Peter Paige (born June 20, 1969)

Peter Paige (born June 20, 1969) is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. His debut as director and writer was on the film Say Uncle.

Paige was born in West Hartford, Connecticut. He graduated from Boston University School of Theatre with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree summa cum laude.

Best known for his role as Emmett Honeycutt on Showtime's hit series Queer as Folk, Paige's other television credits include Will & Grace, Time of Your Life, Girlfriends, Caroline in the City, American Dad!, Related, Grey's Anatomy, The Closer and Without a Trace. His first audition in Los Angeles earned him a guest-starring role on Suddenly Susan.

Paige spent summer 2004 starring in his feature directorial debut, Say Uncle, alongside Kathy Najimy, Anthony Clark, Melanie Lynskey, Lisa Edelstein and Gabrielle Union. Other film credits include Don McKellar's Childstar with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Dave Foley, Showtime's Our America (which debuted at Sundance in 2002), indie Pop and the award-winning shorts The Four of Us and The Shooting.

An accomplished stage actor, Paige has appeared at major regional theatres throughout the country, most notably in world premieres at La Jolla Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, and Playwrights Horizons. He has performed nearly every genre of play, from the Greeks to Shakespeare to contemporary American work. Plays on his resume include A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Rivals, Secret Agents, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Pantophobia, his two-man show written and performed with Abraham Higginbotham.

On February 6, 2013 it was announced that The Fosters, a show that Paige created along with Bradley Bredeweg, was picked up by the ABC Family and it was going to premiere on June 3, 2013. The show is produced by Jennifer Lopez and her production company, Nuyorican Productions. The series follows the lives of the Foster family, an interracial lesbian couple who are married and raising biological and adoptive children together.

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

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UK GLBTQ Meet Ebook Giveaway: Becky Black - Chrysalis Cage

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: frigus_et_nox

Today author is Becky Black: A long time science fiction fan, Becky thinks there are few story ideas that can’t be improved by the addition of the words “in space”. If the story also includes two gorgeous men unable to keep their hands off each other then so much the better. She’d happily go into space herself, but being English would insist on there being a reliable supply of tea available.
Becky has five novels published with Loose Id.

Chrysalis Cage (Travelers 5) by Becky Black
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (January 28, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: Chrysalis Cage (Travelers 5)

Jarrett Blake's escaping from prison after months of torture and solitary confinement, but his bid for freedom ends when his stolen ship crashes into a remote moon. He wakes to find himself with two broken legs and helpless in the care of Marc Satie, a technician stationed alone at an isolated monitoring station. Marc saved Jarrett's life, but was it an act of mercy or does he want to claim the reward on Jarrett's head? It's a big reward--as befits the most wanted terrorist in the galaxy.

Jarrett gradually recovers under Marc's care and seduces him, hoping Marc will never turn his lover over to the authorities. As time passes. Jarrett begins to think of it as more than a seduction. Marc is beautiful, gentle and kind and Jarrett's had none of those things in his life for a long time. He wants Marc at his side permanently.

But Marc has a secret and the exposure of it will show Jarrett he's been in more danger than he ever realized. Marc is not the man Jarrett thought he was. After the truth comes out, Marc proposes a daring plan. If it succeeds they can walk away together as free men. But they have very different ideas about where they're walking to.

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