July 24th, 2013

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Geoffrey Knight & Ethan Day - To Catch A Fox

To Catch a Fox (Fox Mystery Series) by Geoffrey Knight and Ethan Day
Publisher: Wilde City Press, LLC (September 29, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: To Catch a Fox (Fox Mystery Series)

Sex. Murder. Blackmail. Revenge. Life in the Big Easy can be a real bitch.

Meet Jon Fox, a sexy New Orleans private detective with more family secrets than even he knows about. But his latest case is about to bring more to the swampy surface than Fox himself could ever have guessed—

A polite old lady with a plot to murder a stranger;
A mother whose secret sent her insane;
An uncle with complete control over the family empire;
A father whose suicide might once again tear his family apart;
And a hot, handsome, clueless blond with a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Yes, meet Jon Fox. A New Orleans private detective whose complicated life…just got a little more complex.

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Eric Arvin - The Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men

The Mingled Destinies Of Crocodiles and Men by Eric Arvin
Publisher: Wilde City Press, LLC (April 24, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: The Mingled Destinies Of Crocodiles and Men

Minerva True is a River Dweller and mystic who lives deep in the forested hills of a river valley on the fringes of the world. She is the only person who sees the ancient danger that resides on a nearby chapel grounds. Most pay little heed to her warnings, and in the end only a small band of friends stand beside her. A tale of love and duty ensues, challenging the destinies of Minerva, the young hero Leith, his lover Aubrey, and the mute boy, Deverell. Leith’s half-crazed mother Calpurnia has her own aspirations, however, that prove detrimental not only to Minerva, but to everyone she comes in contact with.

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Lane Hayes - Better Than Good

Better Than Good by Lane Hayes
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 8, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1623806399
ISBN-13: 978-1623806392
Amazon: Better Than Good
Amazon Kindle: Better Than Good

Matt Sullivan understands labels: law student, athlete, heterosexual. He has goals: graduate and begin his career in law. One fateful night, Matt tags along with his gay roommate to a dance club and everything changes. Matt finds himself attracted to the most beautiful man he's ever seen. All labels go flying out the window.

Aaron Mendez doesn't believe in labels, and he's leery of straight curious men. He makes it clear that he'll hide his fabulous light for no one. While Aaron can't deny the attraction between him and Matt, he is reluctant to start anything with someone who is still dealing with what this new label means-especially when that someone has a girlfriend.

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Jenna Galicki - Jealousy

Jealousy by Jenna Galicki
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Beau to Beau Books (June 17, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1618452096
ISBN-13: 978-1618452092
Amazon: Jealousy
Amazon Kindle: Jealousy

When Heather Cooper married Peter, she thought that she had finally found someone who could handle the inseparable bond she shares with her gay best friend, Justin Perrotta. It’s only a matter of time, however, before jealousy rears its ugly head and Peter’s true feelings emerge. He starts drinking and his erratic behavior threatens their marriage. Burned by an ex-boyfriend, Justin refuses to open his heart to love again. Wild relationships and one night stands leave him lonely and unfulfilled, even though he will not admit it. He finds love when he least expects it, but his fear of commitment threatens to ruin the best thing that has ever happened to him. In this modern day ‘Will and Grace’ meets ‘Sex and the City’, two best friends, a straight woman and a gay man, struggle to find someone to love as much as they love each other.

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Alice Borchardt (October 6, 1939 – July 24, 2007)

Alice Borchardt (October 6, 1939 – July 24, 2007) was a writer of historical fiction, fantasy, and horror. She lived in Houston and was sister of Anne Rice and aunt to Christopher Rice. Alice Borchardt shared a childhood of storytelling with her sister in New Orleans. A professional nurse, she also nurtured a profound interest in little-known periods of history.

Borchardt was born Alice O'Brien in New Orleans on Oct. 6, 1939. She was one of five sisters. Her father, Howard, a postal worker, helped her apply for her first library card at age 7. "It was the best gift I ever received," Borchardt said in a 1999 interview with the Austin American-Statesman.

Her mother, Katherine, was a feminist who taught Alice to pursue her career goals. The O'Brien family moved to Richardson, Texas, when Alice was a teenager. She began her nursing career in Houston, where she met and married her husband.

After a 30-year career as a licensed vocational nurse, Borchardt faced staff reductions at the hospital where she worked. Alice's sister Anne encouraged her, helped her find an agent, and wrote introductions to several of her books.

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Alice Borchardt's Books on Amazon: Alice Borchardt

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


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John Partridge & Jon Tsouras

John Partridge (born 24 July 1971) is an English actor, dancer, singer, panelist and television presenter, who is probably best known for the role of Christian Clarke in the long-running BBC television soap opera EastEnders, having joined the cast in January 2008. He has worked extensively as a singer and dancer in musical theatre, portraying Rum Tum Tugger in the official film production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats. Partridge has been in a civil partnership with Jon Tsouras (born 1982), an actor, since September 2011: 'The couple have been together for eight years and have a great life together. John has been joking for a while now that it was about time he made an honest man out of Jon and now he has.'

Partridge initially trained in ballet at the Royal Ballet Lower School, appearing in the television adaptation of Stan Barstow's novel A Kind of Loving in 1982. He went on to train in musical theatre at the Bush Davies School of Theatre Arts and Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts. He left college early at the age of 16, to join the cast of the original UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical CATS.

Partridge joined the touring cast of Cats in 1988 and was dance captain from 1989 to 1990. He played the roles of Alonzo and Rumpus Cat and understudied the roles of Mr. Mistoffelees and Rum Tum Tugger. He later joined the West End production of the show at the New London Theatre, playing the roles of Rum Tum Tugger and Munkustrap and in 1998, he appeared as Rum Tum Tugger in the official film production of the show, produced by Lloyd Webber and filmed at the Adelphi Theatre. He later returned to the West End cast of the show prior to its closure in 2002 and has also appeared as Rum Tum Tugger in the German production in Düsseldorf.

Partridge's TV appearances include The Hot Shoe Show, a documentary called Aspects of Dancing, and BBC2 comedy Game On where he portrayed a predatory gay gym member attempting to chat up the sexually confused lead character Matthew. He has appeared in television commercials for Fox's Biscuits, Colgate Toothpaste, Maltesers and Cadbury's Twirl. He has also been a guest on daytime chat shows such as This Morning and Pebble Mill. From January 2008 to November 2012, Partridge was a permanent cast member of the BBC One soap opera, EastEnders. He played the role of Christian Clarke, the gay brother of Jane Beale and was typically recognised as a member of the Beale family. His last appearance was on 15 November 2012. Partridge also worked as a choreographer on the show.


John Partridge is an English actor, dancer, singer, panelist and television presenter, who is probably best known for the soap opera EastEnders. He has worked extensively as a singer and dancer in musical theatre. Partridge has been in a civil partnership with Jon Tsouras, an actor, since September 2011: 'The couple have been together for 8 years and have a great life together. John has been joking for a while now that it was about time he made an honest man out of Jon and now he has.'

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Partridge_(actor)

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GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: Hank Edwards - Roughed Up

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: everyday 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!

Today author is Hank Edwards: Hank Edwards has been called "silly" and "irreverent" and "a dirty old man," and all of these descriptions are true. He was born and still lives in a northwest suburb of Detroit, MI, and has been fortunate enough to see a number of novels published, including the Charlie Heggensford series of funny sexed up adventures available from Lethe Press: "Fluffers, Inc.," "Carnal Cruise," and Lambda Literary Finalist "Vancouver Nights." Another five books are available from Loose Id, LLC, including the suspense novella "Holed Up," and sequels "Shacked Up" and "Roughed Up," the medieval time-travel romance "Destiny's Bastard," and the contemporary romantic comedy "Plus Ones." His self-published novels, "Bounty" and "Bait," the first books in the Venom Valley Series, a gay romance, vampire/zombie mash up set in the American Old West, have been acquired by a newly established publisher and will be re-released with new titles and covers in 2013. You can "Like" the Venom Valley Series Facebook page (www.facebook.com/venomvalleyseries) to get sneak peeks and tidbits of future releases. He is also a member of the Story Orgy group (www.facebook.com/SOGroup), a clan of writers who self-publish anthologies filled with steamy, prompt-inspired stories. "And the Prompt Is... Volume One," "And the Prompt Is... Holiday Edition," and "And the Prompt Is... Road Trip," are all available in a variety of e-book formats.
Website: http://www.hankedwardsbooks.com
Most recent title: Shacked Up
Publishers: Loose Id, Silver Publishing, Total E-Bound, Lethe Press, Breathless Press

Roughed Up (Up to Trouble) by Hank Edwards
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (May 6, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: Roughed Up (Up to Trouble)

Previous Book: Shacked Up

FBI Special Agent Aaron Pearce and his lover Mark Beecher are taking a well-deserved vacation relaxing on the beaches of Barbados Island. They spend lazy days in the sun, on scooters seeing the sites, or in their room making love.

When Mark sees a young girl in a bar who may be in danger, he begins an informal investigation into her situation, even as Pearce reminds him they are not citizens and have no legal power on the island. Mark is determined, however, and, while investigating on his own, is taken captive by a sex slavery ring.

Pearce panics when Mark goes missing. He has a good idea what happened to Mark and who has taken him, but he cannot prove it. While working with the Barbados Royal Police Force, Pearce realizes he has become the detective's prime suspect, and understands he needs to conduct his own personal investigation if he has any chance of finding Mark before his lover either sold into sex slavery or murdered.

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Cherie Noel - Changeless

Changeless by Cherie Noel
Publisher: MLR Press
Amazon Kindle: Changeless

Sometimes, a thing is so beautiful, so precious you can't resist returning to it over and over again... sometimes it's so wondrous you are willing to do anything to be worthy enough finally to stay in the place where it is. Until then you return, time after time to the one heart, the one pure soul that holds your heart forever, Changeless.... My name is Sean Taliaferro Allen, and for me, that one precious and perfect thing will always be Calvin Abelin.

This story is also available in Mixed Tape Series Volume #4.

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Chris T. Kat - Attachment Strings

Attachment Strings by Chris T. Kat
Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 17, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1623808626
ISBN-13: 978-1623808624
Amazon: Attachment Strings
Amazon Kindle: Attachment Strings

Detective Jeff Woods and his partner have a new case. Someone has been making threatening phone calls to the mayor's daughter, vowing to kill her disabled child. Though there have been accidents at the girl's school-enough to take the threats seriously-the facts are few, and leads are sparse.

Needing a breather from the burden of the case, Jeff heads to a bar, where he meets Alex Fisher. Alex isn't his type, but he's young and cocky and perfect for a one-night stand. Or two. Soon Jeff starts thinking about how difficult and lonely it is being a cop, and that maybe Alex could fill a void in his life. But Alex has his own obligations: a disabled brother who is the target of threatening letters.

Jeff isn't sure he's ready to play house or overcome his prejudices, but he begins to think Alex might be worth it. Caught between his growing affection and his inner demons, Jeff struggles to focus on the case and protect Alex and his brother as the danger builds.

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Anne Tenino - Sweet Young Thang

Sweet Young Thang (Theta Alpha Gamma) by Anne Tenino
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (July 20, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: Sweet Young Thang (Theta Alpha Gamma)

Thanks to Collin Montes, Theta Alpha Gamma now welcomes gay and bisexual students. Persuading his Uncle Monty, president of the TAG Alumni Association, that the open approach won’t adversely affect TAG’s reputation is Collin’s own first step toward coming out. As long as there are no repercussions, he’ll escape the closet by graduation.

Enter repercussions, stage left: someone rigs the TAG House water heater to launch through the ceiling, then plants a bomb—thankfully unsuccessful—in the fraternity’s basement. Now Collin has his hands full not only trying to convince his uncle that this might not be the work of homophobes, but also dealing with a fratful of brothers worried about their kegger fridge.

Paramedic Eric Dixon can’t stop thinking about the kid he met during a call at his former college fraternity house. The age gap between them is trumped by sexy eyes, so when Eric sees Collin again at the bomb scene, he pursues him. Soon, Eric is dreaming of being a househusband, fighting to keep Collin safe from whoever’s trying to destroy the fraternity, and helping his sweet young thang realize that repercussions sometimes have silver linings.

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