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August 8th, 2013

Stubborn Heart by Ken Murphy
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 29, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1623804744
ISBN-13: 978-1623804749
Amazon: Stubborn Heart
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After breaking up with his cheating boyfriend, Mark Smith keeps life simple: his nursing career and a place of his own, but no dating. He's steering clear of romance and the heartbreak that goes with it. After losing both parents and having all his relationships fail, he figures happily ever after is a myth.

When Dr. Trevor Hayes crosses Mark's path at the hospital, he falls hard for Mark. The attraction is clearly mutual, and Trevor is determined to parlay that attraction into a relationship. Mark is just as determined to avoid exactly that.

But Trevor chips away at Mark's resistance, and facing hardship and sorrow together brings them closer. Still, Mark can't shake his belief that their romance is temporary-until he's unexpectedly faced with the danger that he might lose Trevor for good. Mark must choose between guarding his heart and giving it completely, the risk he swore never to take again.

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“Tough Love” By Heidi Cullinan
Expected publication: April 2014 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
series: Special Delivery #3

Crescencio Ortiz doesn’t need anyone or anything to live out his dreams, but when Steve Vance steps into his life, a sexy leather daddy on tap begins to take on a certain appeal. When Steve reconnects Chenco to his half-brother Mitch Tedsoe and his tribe of influential friends, Chenco goes from homeless to living out every dream he’s ever had, including performing his drag act on the Las Vegas stage. Every dream, that is, except getting Steve Vance to see him as more than just a helpless boy he needs to save.

Steve has too many demons of his own to get involved with Chenco, ones he knows his would-be lover is too young to slay. Yet as he gets to know the bright, determined young man whose Jennifer Lopez-inspired drag act redefines fabulous and fierce, whose budding inner masochist makes Steve’s sadist tremble with need, Steve begins to realize Chenco’s relentless tough love might be the only thing that can set him free.

Warning: This story contains fabulous drag queens, exhibitionist secondary characters, and steaming-hot BDSM play.

Expected publication: April 2014 by Samhain

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18170925-tough-love

Author’s Bio & Picture: Heidi Cullinan has always loved a good love story, provided it has a happy ending. She enjoys writing across many genres but loves above all to write happy, romantic endings for LGBT characters because there just aren't enough of those stories out there. When Heidi isn't writing, she enjoys cooking, reading, knitting, listening to music, and watching television with her husband and ten-year-old daughter. Heidi also volunteers frequently for her state's LGBT rights group, One Iowa, and is proud to be from the first midwestern state to legalize same-sex marriage. Find out more about Heidi, including her social networks, at www.heidicullinan.com.

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Website/Blog: http://www.heidicullinan.com/
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Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3173295.Heidi_Cullinan




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Herbert Edwin Huncke (January 9, 1915 – August 8, 1996) was a sub-culture icon, writer and poet, and active participant in a number of emerging cultural, social and aesthetic movements of the 20th century in America. He was a member of the Beat Generation and is reputed to have coined the term.

Born in Greenfield, Massachusetts and reared in Chicago, Herbert Huncke was a street hustler, high school dropout and drug user. Huncke's life was centered around living as a hobo, jumping trains across the vast expanse of the United States, bonding through a shared destitution and camaraderie with other vagrants. Although Huncke later came to regret his loss of family ties, in his autobiography, Guilty of Everything, he states that his lengthy jail sentences were a partial result of his lack of family support. Huncke left Chicago as a teenager after his parents divorced. Despite the fantasies the largely college-educated Beat Generation had about Huncke, he was from as much of a middle-class background as they were.

Huncke hitchhiked to New York City in 1939. He was dropped off at 103rd and Broadway, and he asked the driver how to find 42nd Street. "You walk straight down Broadway," the man said, "and you will find 42nd Street." Huncke, always a stylish dresser, bought a boutonnière for his jacket and headed for 42nd Street. For the next 10 years, Huncke was a 42nd Street regular and became known as the "Mayor of 42nd Street."

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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!

And the ebook giveaway goes to elena-62

Today author is Carter Quinn: Carter Quinn was born and raised in a very small Western Kansas town where cattle vastly outnumber humans. Because he's contrary by nature, upon graduating high school, he went East, young man, hoping to find more people like him (shh: the gays!). After stints living in places as different as Omaha, Nebraska, and Ft Lauderdale, Florida, he settled in Lawrence, Kansas, and attended the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!). Although he still bleeds (Crimson and) Blue, Carter now lives in Colorado, much closer to his beloved Colorado Avalanche
Website: http://carterquinnbooks.com
Most recent title : Out of the Blackness
Publishers: Dreamspinner Press, Carter Quinn Books

Out of the Blackness by Carter Quinn
Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 17, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1490997873
ISBN-13: 978-1490997872
Amazon: Out of the Blackness
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A childhood of abuse has left Avery so physically and emotionally scarred he believes he shouldn't be alive. His only sanctuary has been his relationship with his older foster brother Sam. Avery finally lets Sam convince him to start therapy to help overcome his crippling anxiety, but even that can't prepare him for the upheaval caused by meeting Noah Yates. Noah is everything Avery fears. He's large and physically powerful—and undeniably capable of destroying Avery's hard-earned progress. Although Noah seems to have a tender streak when it comes to him, Avery is terrified of being victimized again. But no matter how many times he tries to push him away, Noah never goes far. Noah wants to save Avery, but can he be the catalyst Avery needs to begin the journey out of the blackness?

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Where My Love Lies Dreaming by Christopher Hawthorne Moss
Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 31, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1623806372
ISBN-13: 978-1623806378
Amazon: Where My Love Lies Dreaming
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As the famous riverboat Le Beau Soleil lazily steams down the mighty Mississippi into the heart of the South, distractions of every sort attempt to pull agent for the Treasury Johnny Stanley away from his assignment. While liquor and gaming are no great temptations, his fascination with Le Beau Soleil's owner, the debonair Frankie Deramus, means Johnny's steadfast denial of his attraction to men is no longer feasible. Johnny fights his lust, but when he must come to Frankie's aid, he can't ignore his urges any longer.

Their passionate love affair falls apart when Johnny refuses to admit two men can be in love. A bitter confrontation between the lovers at a Mardi Gras masquerade forces Johnny to run north. Frankie tries to follow, but the Southern states secede one by one, making it impossible to track Johnny down. The Civil War pits brother against brother and separates lover from lover. When at last the lovers meet again, it's on the battlefield....

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tMf Magazine: Andy Bowman

The new number of tMF is Now Live (Issue 9) and the first with my new collaboration with Dylan. My interview to Andy Bowman is the second piece in the magazine, and as interviewer I'm allowed to post the full interview plus some exclusive pictures (censored cause if you want the uncensored version, you need to buy the magazine :-) )



This issue is a double issue and is priced at $8.95. You can find it here: www.tmfmagazine.com

1) How do you plan your photo shoots? Do you work mainly from commission or sometime do you follow and idea and plan it?Collapse )

2) Some of your guys are clean cut model material, but some others, while beautiful, are more the next door guy (less groomed, more real); what is your ideal guy? Both in life than in a shoot.Collapse )

3) Want to share something more about you and your partner?Collapse )

4) You started in the male nude doing profile pictures for Gaydar, isn’t it right? I suppose most of your clients were non professional models, is it different working with them? Collapse )


5) There is a feeling of being at ease in most of your pictures, like the model has just woke up (from your bed), or like he is a friend who spent the night, how do you manage that?
I love doing these innocent bed shots. I first tried it with the lovely Adam Coussins - just lying snuggled up on a pillow with his eyes gently closed and then suddenly open - the difference in the 2 images is amazing but both very romantic looking. Butch physique guys with biceps and tatts - just so cute when they look asleep and leaves everything to the viewer's imagination. The bed shots are always at the end of a shoot and the sleepy looks are quite easy to achieve after a few hours shooting.

6) Similar to the previous one, but with different output: when you need for a model to be erected, how do you put him at ease?Collapse )

7) Two words caught my attention in your profile, Oxford (where you are from) and Cricket (you did a series of male nude cricketers), both true English things: do you think you being from UK give a different flavor to your pictures?Collapse )

8) What was the strangest thing that happened while doing profile pictures? Have you ever received Collapse )

9) You said you didn't like to be a wedding photographer because you were used to take still life pictures, but now you are working with VERY alive subjects... what is the difference? Being the model naked (bore to the eyes) makes him more real to the lens?Collapse )

10) Have you ever being attracted from your subject? Did it make a better shoot?Collapse )

11) Your future plans? A website, a photobook, an exhibition, something else?Collapse )

And tomorrow Dylan promised to send some more intro pictures to the new issue of tMf ;-)



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Down in Cuba by Vincent Meis
Paperback: 342 pages
Publisher: Fallen Bros. Press (May 4, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0615812201
ISBN-13: 978-0615812205
Amazon: Down in Cuba
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Martin Vandenberg has a routine marriage and an unremarkable career as a professor of Latin American Studies at a small southern California college. To save himself from the ennui of mid life, he heads to Cuba on sabbatical where he will write a book about Cuban icon, José Martí. Soon after arriving in Cuba, he is led into the underground world of Havana’s Malecón where he comes face to face with his long-sheltered sexual feelings. Leo Flores is a young, unemployed artist adept at the Cuban game of love and survival. With both men longing to be free, though in very different ways, the things they do to help each other are also the things that can destroy them.

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