July 18th, 2013

andrew potter

Rex Whistler (June 24, 1905 - July 18, 1944)

Reginald John 'Rex' Whistler (b. 24 June 1905, Eltham, Kent; d. 18 July 1944) was a British artist, designer and illustrator. (picture: Reginald John ('Rex') Whistler by Reginald John ('Rex') Whistler, oil on canvas, circa 1934, 14 1/2 in. x 10 1/4 in. (368 mm x 260 mm), National Portrait Gallery)

Rex Whistler was the son of Henry and Helen Frances Mary Whistler. He was sent to board at Haileybury in May 1919 where he showed a precocious talent for art, providing set designs for play productions and giving away sketches to prefects in lieu of "dates" (a punishment at Haileybury, similar to "lines" whereby offenders are required to write out set lists of historical dates).

After Haileybury the young Whistler was accepted at the Royal Academy but disliked the regime there and was "sacked for incompetence". He then proceeded to study at the Slade School of Art where he met The Honourable Stephen Tennant, soon to become one of his best friends and a model for some of the figures in his works. Through Tennant, he later met the poet Siegfried Sassoon and his wife Hester, to both of whom Whistler became very close. (Picture: The Honourable Stephen Tennant)

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

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

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GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: Simone Anderson - Solar Storm

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: stormcloude

Today author is Simone Anderson: Simone currently lives in West Michigan with her family, but has lived in a handful of states and Japan and traveled to many more of each. She has been writing all of her life, seriously in the past few years, when her writing took on a dark and delicious twist. A college student, she offsets the tedium of lectures by thinking up new and interesting ways to torture her characters, occasionally shrieking in the middle of class “I got it!” to the puzzlement of those around her.
Website: http://www.simoneanderson.com
Most recent title: Solar Storm
Publishers: MLR Press, Resplendence Publishing, Total E-Bound

Solar Storm (Bissari Confederation, Book Two) by Simone Anderson
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing, LLC (November 14, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: Solar Storm (Bissari Confederation, Book Two)

Baynebridge Cormack, youngest son of a high powered business man, leads a carefree and often reckless lifestyle. While on vacation with friends, the luxury starship they are riding on rips in half, separating Baynebridge from his friends and leaving him with life-threatening injuries, vulnerable to kidnappers and slavers.

Rogan, Captain and owner of the SkyHawk, takes the young man aboard when no other ship will, knowing the danger he’s in and trying to hide his whereabouts from those trying to force the Confederation’s political hand.

The two men fall in love against the odds, but can their love survive run-ins with saboteurs, kidnappers, and unexpected danger from within Baynebridge’s own family?

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Jill Braden - The Devil's Concubine

The Devil's Concubine (The Devil of Ponong series #1) by Jill Braden
Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: Wayzgoose Press (May 6, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1938757076
ISBN-13: 978-1938757075
Amazon: The Devil's Concubine (The Devil of Ponong series #1)
Amazon Kindle: The Devil's Concubine (The Devil of Ponong series #1)

QuiTai, ruthless concubine of Levapur’s mysterious crime lord, the Devil, receives an unexpected invitation to cocktails with disgraced Thampurian Kyam Zul. She doesn’t trust Kyam enough to drink anything he pours, and won’t help him no matter how hard he begs – or threatens. But when QuiTai’s ex-lover is murdered, Kyam is the only one who knows the name of the killer, and he won’t tell QuiTai unless she helps him first. The torpid back alleyways of Levapur’s tropical colony hide more than lovers. There are things with claws, beings with venomous fangs, and spies lurking in the jungle. Most of them want to keep their secrets. One wants QuiTai dead.

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