August 4th, 2013

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Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875)

Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet noted for his children's stories. These include "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "The Snow Queen", "The Little Mermaid", "Thumbelina", "The Little Match Girl", and "The Ugly Duckling".

During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide, and was feted by royalty. His poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films.

Hans Christian Andersen was born in the town of Odense, Denmark, on Tuesday, April 2, 1805. He was an only child. "Hans" and "Christian" are traditional Danish names.

Andersen's father considered himself related to nobility. His paternal grandmother had told his father that their family had in the past belonged to a higher social class, but investigations prove these stories unfounded. The family apparently was affiliated with Danish royalty, but through employment or trade. Today, speculation persists that Andersen may have been an illegitimate son of the royal family. Whatever the reason, King Frederick VI took a personal interest in him as a youth and paid for a part of his education. According to writer Rolf Dorset, Andersen's ancestry remains indeterminate. Hans Christian was forced to support himself. He worked as a weaver's apprentice and, later, for a tailor. At 14, he moved to Copenhagen to seek employment as an actor. Having an excellent soprano voice, he was accepted into the Royal Danish Theatre, but his voice soon changed. A colleague at the theatre told him that he considered Andersen a poet. Taking the suggestion seriously, he began to focus on writing.

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

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Weekend Ebook Giveaway: V.L. Locey - It Came From Birmingham

Every weekend I will post one ebook to giveaway, 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 spike7451

This weekend author is V.L. Locey: Before we get busy chatting and I forget, I`d like to say I`m thrilled to be here today. I`d give out hugs but we had to battle zombies to get here and I`m rather funky and definitely not sunshine fresh! It`s a pleasure to meet you. My name is V.L. Locey and I`m an author of romantic comedies for all, which means I pen the love and laughter for both readers of M/F and/or M/M tales.

In case you`re wondering who the two fine looking men behind me are, let me introduce the stars of my newest release Two Guys Walk into an Apocalypse 2: It Came From Birmingham. The blond with the devil in his blue eyes is Paul Cooke, and the tall, dark, and handsome man at his side is his partner Gordon Moretti. Just ignore the speckles of undead stuff on their clothes.

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Thanks so very much for stopping in to get to know me and of course my stars Paul and Gordon. If you`re hankering to read a sexy M/M zom-rom-com, head on over to Torquere Press to grab your copy. You can find it right here-
http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=96&products_id=3887

If you`d like to read the novella that started it all, you can find Two Guys Walk Into An Apocalypse in the anthology He Loves Me For My Brainsss by clicking on this link-http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=76&products_id=3774

I love to meet and chat with new fans! You can find me at Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and here at my blog –http://thoughtsfromayodelinggoatherder.blogspot.com/

Yours in laughter and love-

V.L. Locey

Two Guys Walk Into An Apocalypse 2: It Came From Birmingham by V.L. Locey
Publisher: Torquere Press, Inc. (May 21, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: Two Guys Walk Into An Apocalypse 2: It Came From Birmingham

Two Guys Walk Into An Apocalypse Two: It Came from Birmingham continues the story of our two favorite apocalyptic survivors, Paul Cooke and Gordon Moretti, who we first met in the anthology He Loves Me For My Brainsss. This time around our two guys have to deal with the undead, military and pharmaceutical companies who may not be what they appear, cranky cats, a loveable Tennyson aficionado, trying to survive in a world gone mad, stumbling across possible new friends, and perhaps the most terrifying thing of all – the what or who that came from Birmingham!

If you loved the humor, romance, and zombie uprising frivolity of Two Guys Walk Into An Apocalypse you'll want to make sure you grab your copy Two Guys Walk Into An Apocalypse Two: It Came From Birmingham as soon as humanly possible.

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: R.J. Samuel - The Vision Painter Series

Falling Colours (The Vision Painter) by R J Samuel
Paperback: 314 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 20, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1477689966
ISBN-13: 978-1477689967
Amazon: Falling Colours (The Vision Painter)
Amazon Kindle: Falling Colours (The Vision Painter)

BOOK ONE in the series THE VISION PAINTER

FALLING COLOURS – The Misadventures of a Vision Painter

Kiran is a vision painter.
The only vision painter working in Ireland.
Her practice isn’t doing too well and she works as a waitress in a struggling restaurant in Connemara. Everything changes when she meets a woman

And makes a tiny wee mistake.

FALLING COLOURS is the first book in the Vision Painter series. It is based on a unique and totally original concept. It is an unusual, multifaceted book that engages the mind and touches the heart, a story that reveals betrayal, disloyalty, and deception, but also reflects light and love and humor.

Casting Shadows (The Vision Painter) by R J Samuel
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 6, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1482694832
ISBN-13: 978-1482694833
Amazon: Casting Shadows (The Vision Painter)
Amazon Kindle: Casting Shadows (The Vision Painter)

BOOK TWO in the series THE VISION PAINTER

Casting Shadows - The Further Misadventures of a Vision Painter

Kiran is still the only vision painter in Ireland but she cannot express her gift as she struggles with the consequences of its misuse. When everything she loves is threatened, she must protect her family by uncovering the history and secrets of the vision painters in Kerala. But there are those who will do what it takes to keep the truth locked away in the shadows of the past.

Casting Shadows is a story of love, sacrifice, betrayal and guilt. Of love and hatred that spans time and place. Of history that casts shadows on the future.

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The Red Zone (Assassin/Shifter) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

In perfect harmony with all the series that is now a classic among the gay romance fans, The Red Zone plays again the card of the hot cop falling in love for the younger college student who needs to be reined (a little like the story of Preston and Wyatt). Actually Sebastian Price is Wyatt’s former boyfriend, the one that in Wyatt’s story doesn’t make a really good impression on the readers: he is abusive, prone to shifts in moods that make him unreliable. Only that now Sebastian is trying to make amend, and he is involved in various supporting groups for LGBT youths, plus he is the quarterback of his college football team. Being him on the spotlight as poster gay boy is also making him an easy target for homophobic pranks that escalate in danger, until the time police is involved and Nicholas Stevens enters the scene. A werewolf, he soon recognizes Sebastian as his mate.

I like the unexpected role play the author picked for her character: while Nicholas is a werewolf, a cop, and older than Sebastian, he is also someone who doesn’t believe in no strings attached relationships, and so he is basically almost a virgin, basically waiting for his own mate to show up to build a 2.5 kid white fence house in the suburbs scenario. That doesn’t make him weak, or in need of an alpha male beside him, it’s more a choice of mind, a life attitude that he has decided to take. On the other side Sebastian may be a little more reckless in love, not to the level to make him a slut, only more “friendly”, but at the same time he is young, so he hasn’t had really the time to become disillusioned by love; he is ripe to be picked, and ready to commit. This matching of state of mind make the meeting of Nicholas and Sebastian perfect in time, plus it shortens their difference in age, making it almost nonexistent.

I’m not reading this series in order, so I’m the good example that it’s not necessary to engage for the whole series, but for sure this is a choral series, and all the characters from the previous and future books make appearances here and there, so to entice reader to go back or to continue in reading it.

Amazon: The Red Zone (Volume 11)
Amazon Kindle: The Red Zone (Volume 11)
Paperback: 252 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 28, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1480156760
ISBN-13: 978-1480156760

Series: Assassin/Shifter
1) A Marked Man: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1866493.html
2) Alaska, with Love: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1878006.html
3) By the Light of the Moon
4) Half Moon Rising
5) Best Laid Plans
6) For the Love of Caden
7) The General’s Lover
8) Russian Prey: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1737908.html
9) An Ignited Passion: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1777760.html
10) Reflash: elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/2788763.html
11) The Red Zone

Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading list&view=elisa.rolle



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Accidentally Beautiful by Deanna Wadsworth

While the impromptu of the story is not new, two men meeting by chance willing to have a one night stand experience without strings attached, the author decided to play with the theme adding a mysterious woman, Madame Eve, that like the best match-makers of the past is able to see what is that you really want, beyond the words you expressed, and the men who she handpicked are more long-term relationship material than flirts.

Actually Garrett had already the chance to see the output of such matchmaking, and so, when he realizes Madame Eve has perfectly understood his unspoken desires, he is already planning the perfect Dom/sub relationship he will have with cute Martin. The fact that Martin is older than Garrett, a world-travelling executive, doesn’t matter, those are all details he can easily fit in his plans. Garrett will not let Martin go, but first of all he has to sweep the guy of his feet for one night and give him a taste of what their life could be.

Martin has always underestimated himself, having the wrong assumption that if you are not a gym-rat/jock-strap type of boy, you are not really a man; that was his father’s expectation and he didn’t match it. But he is instead the perfect match for Garrett, that is always ready to tell him he is beautiful, to care for him and to satisfy all his secret urgings, even when he is not aware to have them. Martin is not entering this adventure with the preparation that Garrett has, he is totally unaware and as such, more vulnerable, but that is a bonus, since he is more open to totally give on to Garrett, arising Garrett’s protective streak and making Martin irresistible to Garrett’s eyes.

Amazon Kindle: Accidentally Beautiful (1 Night Stand Series)
Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC (March 4, 2012)

Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading list&view=elisa.rolle


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