August 29th, 2013

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: R.E. Bradshaw - The Rainey Season

The Rainey Season: A Rainey Bell Thriller by R. E. Bradshaw
Paperback: 276 pages
Publisher: R E Bradshaw Books (April 11, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0988352052
ISBN-13: 978-0988352056
Amazon: The Rainey Season: A Rainey Bell Thriller
Amazon Kindle: The Rainey Season: A Rainey Bell Thriller

“You are suspected in a murder, a body was found in your backyard, and you have a stalker, too?” Trouble finds you, people commented time and again. No matter how Rainey Bell tried to stay out of trouble’s path, it crept in under the doors and through the cracks in the walls. It followed her on the street, peeked in through her windows, posted pictures on the Net, tried to frame her for murder, or make her the murdered victim. Short of a new name and face, Rainey was pretty sure she was doomed to have trouble as a companion the remainder of her days. Rainey smiled. “Welcome to the Rainey season…”

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: R.E. Bradshaw - Out on the Panhandle

Out on the Panhandle: A Decky and Charlie Adventure by R. E. Bradshaw
Paperback: 242 pages
Publisher: R. E. Bradshaw Books (September 28, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0983572097
ISBN-13: 978-0983572091
Amazon: Out on the Panhandle: A Decky and Charlie Adventure
Amazon Kindle: Out on the Panhandle: A Decky and Charlie Adventure

Take a thirty-nine-year-old woman, born and raised on the beach, and plop her down on the Panhandle of Oklahoma in the midst of a huge family reunion. Add in a cow chip throwing contest, a horse round up, Native American legends, a crazed fundamentalist sister-in-law, a family secret, an unforgettable romance, and Decky Bradshaw is in for a wild ride. The sequel to Out on the Sound, this novel continues the tales of Decky and Charlie. From Lambda Literary Award Finalist, author R. E. Bradshaw, Out on the Panhandle will illicit tears one moment and side-splitting laughter the next, on the way to discovering that true love never ends.

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Dorian Corey (1937 - August 29, 1993)

Dorian Corey (circa 1937 – 29 August 1993) was an American drag queen and performer who notably featured in Jennie Livingston's 1990 documentary about the ball culture of New York City, Paris Is Burning.

Corey grew up in Buffalo, New York. After studying at the Parsons The New School for Design, Corey toured in the 1960s in the Pearl Box Revue, a cabaret drag act. Dorian was a member of the Pearl Box Revue, a group of night club performers managed by Jay Joyce. The group traveled up and down cities and venues on the East Coast. The group consisted of Miss Dorian, Jay Joyce, Clyddie McCoy and Tony LaFrisky.

Corey died of AIDS related complications at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in Manhattan. After Corey's death, in October 1993, his friends were going through his things at his Harlem apartment. (Corey was well-known for his tailoring skills.) As his friends dug through his wigs, sequined dresses, and feather boas, they stumbled onto a heavy trunk. Inside the trunk was a male body tucked into a fetal position, dried like a mummy, and wrapped in imitation leather.

The victim, later identified as Robert Wells, had a history of arrests for rape, burglary, and assault. It was determined he had died from a shot in the back of the head, and the he had been killed at least 15 years previously. His family had last seen him in in 1968.

While there were no additional clues in Corey’s apartment, Chi Chi Valenti, the producer of “Jackie 60,” (an underground club where Corey often performed), said there was a rumor that Corey had left a note explaining that he killed Wells in self-defense during a break-in.

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

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James Flatt & Mark Riese

Mark Allen Riese's choral works were performed in Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera House of New York, and in major concert halls nationwide. He made his home in New York City with his partner James Flatt, who also died of complications from AIDS one month before Mark. (Picture: Photo: courtesy Estate of Mark Allen Riese)

His arrangement of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen: A Choral Fantasy, published by E.C. Schirmer in Boston, was filmed for the HBO Special Homosexuality in America...Pride and Prejudice and has since been performed by dozens of choruses and orchestras across the country, including the Chicago and Boston Symphony Orchestras. Many of his arrangements are featured on various recordings of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus.

Riese (January 13, 1953, San Rafael, California - August 29, 1989, Yakima, Washington) was a member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and at the time of his death was working on a new musical entitled Judy, Marilyn & Me. He provided numerous full-length musical revues for various cruise ships during his 15-year career. Although primarily noted for his inventive arrangements of standards, hymns and show tunes, he was commissioned by the New York City Gay Men's Chorus for his first original choral work in 1986. The composition, entitled Then and Now, was subsequently premiered in Carnegie Hall in December of that year.

In addition to composing and arranging, Riese was an accomplished pianist, singer and choral director. —Gary Miller

Source: http://www.artistswithaids.org/artforms/music/catalogue/riese.html

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Michael Peters (August 6, 1948 - August 29, 1994)

Michael Douglas Peters (August 6, 1948 – August 29, 1994) was an American choreographer.

Peters was born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in New York City to an African American father and Jewish mother. His first major breakthrough came when he did choreography for Donna Summer's "Love to Love You Baby" in 1975. He went on to stage other memorable dance sequences for music videos, including Pat Benatar's "Love Is a Battlefield" (in which he has a brief cameo) and Lionel Richie's "Hello" (in which he also has a brief cameo as the dance instructor of Lionel Richie's blind love interest).

However, he was most recognized for his choreography work in Michael Jackson's videos. Especially the smash hit "Thriller", directed by John Landis, and "Beat It" directed by Bob Giraldi, which is vaguely reminiscent of West Side Story: Peters co-stars as one of two gang leaders who prepare for a dramatic showdown/knifefight, which is averted at the last moment by Jackson. Peters is dressed all in white, and wears sunglasses during the piece.

Peters choreographed Diana Ross' landmark July 1983 Central Park concert, "For One & For All", during which, he dances with Ross during her "Maniac" & "Pieces of Ice" numbers.

Peters is also widely credited for the striking transformation of actress Angela Bassett into Tina Turner in the 1993 biopic What's Love Got to Do with It.

Peters danced with Talley Beatty, Alvin Ailey, Bernice Johnson, and Fred Benjamin, and worked with Michael Bennett. Bennett and Peters shared a 1982 Tony Award for Best Choreography for their work on the Broadway musical Dreamgirls. In 1985, he directed and choreographed the Ellie Greenwich jukebox musical Leader of the Pack.


AIDS Quilt

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

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Miguel Godreau (October 17, 1946 - August 29, 1996)

Miguel Godreau, a former lead dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, died on August 29, 1996, at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan. He was 49 and lived in Manhattan.

The cause was AIDS, said a friend, Penny Frank.

Small and wiry, Mr. Godreau danced with a burning, sensuous intensity that earned him the nickname ''the black Nureyev.'' He danced in musicals before joining the Ailey company in 1965, and had a Broadway dancer's knack for selling choreography.

He inevitably brought Ailey audiences to their feet around the world, particularly when he performed the lead role in Geoffrey Holder's 1967 ''Prodigal Prince,'' created for Mr. Godreau. In the dance, Mr. Godreau played Hector Hippolyte, a Haitian folk painter who believed himself inspired by voodoo gods.

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Source: http://www.nytimes.com/1996/09/02/arts/miguel-godreau-a-lead-dancer-with-alvin-ailey-dies-at-49.html

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Elinor Lipman (born October 16, 1950)

Elinor Lipman (born October 16, 1950) is an American novelist and short story writer.

Born and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts, Lipman graduated from Simmons College where she studied journalism. She lives in western Massachusetts and Manhattan, and received the New England Book award for fiction in 2001. Her novel Then She Found Me was adapted into a 2007 feature film, directed by and starring Helen Hunt. Her novels The Ladies' Man and The Pursuit of Alice Thrift are in pre-production as feature films. Her book of rhyming political tweets, Tweet Land of Liberty: Irreverent Rhymes from the Political Circus will be available in August 2012 from Beacon Press. Her essays have appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and Salon.com. Her essay "I Bought This Pattern Book Last Spring" appears in the anthology Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting, published by W. W. Norton & Company in 2013.

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

Further Readings:

The Family Man by Elinor Lipman
Paperback: 324 pages
Publisher: Mariner Books; Reprint edition (May 4, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 054733608X
Amazon: The Family Man
Amazon Kindle: The Family Man

A hysterical phone call from Henry Archer’s ex-wife and a familiar face in a photograph upend his well-ordered life and bring him back into contact with the child he adored, a short-term stepdaughter from a misbegotten marriage long ago. Henry is a lawyer, an old-fashioned man, gay, successful, lonely. Thalia is now twenty-nine, an actress-hopeful, estranged from her newly widowed eccentric mother—Denise, Henry’s ex. Hoping it will lead to better things for her career, Thalia agrees to pose as the girlfriend of a horror-movie luminary who is down on his romantic luck. When Thalia and her complicated social life move into the basement of Henry’s Upper West Side townhouse, she finds a champion in her long-lost father, and he finds new life—and maybe even new love—in the commotion.

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

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GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: Clancy Nacht & Thursday Euclid - You're Welcome. Love, Your Cat

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 Lena

Today author is Clancy Nacht & Thursday Euclid: The Thursday Euclid (scientific name T. Euclidus) is a strange and elusive creature dwelling in the Texas Gulf Coast region. Frequently mistaken for Bigfoot, Chupacabra, or the monster of the week, T. Euclidus is, in fact, a 30-ish black sheep with a penchant for indie music, fedoras, and hot and sour soup. With co-author Clancy Nacht, Thursday has published m/m erotic romance novels at Loose Id and Dreamspinner Press.
Website: http://www.jettlovesgoldie.com/
Most recent title : Celibacy NOW
Publishers: Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id

Clancy Nacht squeezes writing in amongst her web development day job, her husband, and her three feral rescue cats. Living in Austin, she indulges her love of indie music, photography, and constant influx of new faces a college town provides. With a major in Journalism, she has written for newspapers and magazines but did not delve into novel writing until 2009. Since then she has been published by Loose Id, Clies Press, and Dreamspinner Press. In 2012 her cowritten story, "Le Jazz Hot" won two Rainbow Awards.
Website: http://clancynacht.com/
Most recent title : Celibacy NOW
Publishers: Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id, Noble Romance Publishing, Ravenous Romance

You're Welcome. Love, Your Cat by Clancy Nacht and Thursday Euclid
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (August 5, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: You're Welcome. Love, Your Cat

Since vowing celibacy over a decade ago, history professor and classic car aficionado Edwin Blais's only comfort has been his dead partner's cat, Francesca. When she gets lost, Edwin's beside himself...until he meets the man who found her.

Cat-lover and mechanic Forrest James is a Roman sculpture brought to life, old enough to run a successful garage but not old enough to forget the secrets of a painful childhood.

Edwin's lonely, and a straight man poses no threat to his vow. Soon he's going to the garage every night after class. Forrest's quiet friendship is healing Edwin's broken heart until a night of mind-blowing sex changes everything. Edwin can't deny his growing feelings, but a relationship between them seems impossible.

After Edwin uncovers the mysteries behind Forrest's tough exterior, he's forced to choose between a lost love and an unexpectedly tender new love who needs Edwin more than he ever could have guessed. Only by dealing with their tragic pasts can either forge a future. Will they find a way to do together what neither could do alone?

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Lynn Kear - Black-Hearted Bitch

Black-Hearted Bitch (A Kell Digby Crime Novel) by Lynn Kear
Publisher: Grey Fedora Books (August 24, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: Black-Hearted Bitch (A Kell Digby Crime Novel)

Hit man Kell Digby has been killing for so long she's become bored. Sent from Chicago to Atlanta for a routine hit, the assignment goes bad. Brutally betrayed, she's content to nurse her wounds until she's lured back to life with an irresistible con game involving a sister she never knew she had.

BLACK-HEARTED BITCH is hard-boiled noir. It is the first title in the Kell Digby Crime Novel series.

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LGBT Ebook and Print Releases, August 2013

A Heart Without Borders by Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner Press)
A Little Bit Country by S.J. Frost (MLR Press)
A Margin of Promise by Emma Lanner (Less Than Three Press)
A Perfect Match by Derek Adams (eXtasy Books)
A Royal Bind by Sui Lynn (Dreamspinner Press)
A Sanctuary by the Sea by Anna Samuels
A Time For Us by B.K. Wright
A Touch of Spice by Helena Maeve (Total-e-Bound)
A Vampire Christmas by A. J. Llewellyn (Amber Quill Press)
A Vampire In Waikiki by A. J. Llewellyn (Amber Quill Press)
Absolutely Magic by Julia Talbot (Torquere Books)
Abused No More: The Voices of Refugee and Asylum-seeking Women by Holly Challenger and Theo Gavrielides
Acceptance of LGBT's in the Netherlands 2013 by Saskia Keuzenkamp and Lisette Kuyper
Alien Quest by Mark Zubro (MLR Press)
All Man by G. A. Hauser
All That is Gold by Indra Vaughn (Torquere Books)
Alpha Second [Whithowe Forest Pack 1] (Siren Publishing Classic Manlove) by Violet Joicey-Cowen
An Unauthorized Field Guide to the Hunt by Kari Gregg (Loose ID)
Appearances Matter by Jeff Erno (Dreamspinner Press)
Appetite by Talya Andor (Less Than Three Press)
Archangels by Anthony Nicolosi
Arnica by I. Christie
Ask Me No Questions by Elliot Arthur Cross
Asperger's by Peter Melillo (JMS Books)
At First Touch by T.A. Chase & Devon Rhode (Total-e-Bound)s
Aunt Daisy's Funeral by Terry O'Reilly (JMS Books)
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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Z.A. Maxfield - My Cowboy Heart

My Cowboy Heart: (Intermix) by Z.A. Maxfield
Publisher: InterMix (August 20, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: My Cowboy Heart: (Intermix)

A cowboy's heart has room for anything…

J-Bar ranch foreman Malloy pretty much keeps to himself—slinking around the edges of everybody else like an old coyote, doing his job and staying private. That is until Crispin Carrasco shows up. Lean, muscular, and with a motor mouth that won’t quit, Crispin sparks something in Malloy—something the foreman didn’t know was there. But how does a lone coyote approach the warmth of a fire? And more important, what would happen if that fire burned?

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Laura Antoniou - The Killer Wore Leather

The Killer Wore Leather: A Mystery by Laura Antoniou
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Cleis Press (April 9, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 157344930X
ISBN-13: 978-1573449304
Amazon: The Killer Wore Leather: A Mystery
Amazon Kindle: The Killer Wore Leather: A Mystery

Mr. Global Leather has been murdered!

In the Grand Sterling Hotel of Midtown Manhattan, home of the huge annual leather/BDSM/fetish ball and contest, Mr. & Ms. Global Leather, last year's male winner lies dead on the floor of his suite, wearing only very frilly, bright yellow panties. Cormac "Mack" Steel made a lot of enemies in his year wearing the studded leather sash, not the least being his co-winner Mistress Ravenfyre. But she is not alone – there are over three thousand attendees at this year's fetish-festooned event from all over the world, some of whom might have had some very personal issues with the corpse.

Enter Detective Rebecca Feldblum of the Midtown East Precinct. Assigned to this doozy of a case because, as one of NYC's only out lesbian detectives, her Lieutenant seems to believe these are "her people." Shocked, amazed and alternately puzzled and amused, Detective Feldblum must navigate a world of doms and subs, masters and mistresses, pups and trainers, leather, latex and lingerie, and discover who murdered the late Mack Steel – and hopefully do it before the weekend is over and everyone goes home. In the process, she will discover more about the sexual underworld than she ever really wanted to know, and more about her own past than she could have ever imagined.

Written in the classic spirit of Sharyn McCrumb's Bimbos of the Death Sun, The Killer Wore Leather is both an engaging mystery and a humorous glimpse into the world of modern, pansexual international leather/BDSM contests and conferences.

Only Laura Antoniou could write The Killer Wore Leather. In addition to being the author of the best-selling Marketplace series of erotic novels, she has over 20 years of experience teaching, speaking to and occasionally skewering the alt-sex communities around the world. With a wicked sense of humor, insider information and a twisted imagination, she crafts a spicy mélange of mystery and mayhem!

The Killer Wore Leather is a deliciously tongue-in-cheek murder mystery set at a leather convention, allowing readers into this private world of personalities and peccadiloes. The kinkiest game of clue ever with a sex toy as the murder weapon and every leather man and woman lacks an alibi. Cleverly crafted and highly humorous, Antoniou is at her wicked best in this pageturning fetish fest.

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