November 22nd, 2013

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Edmund Teske (1911 - November 22, 1996)

Edmund Teske (b. 1911 Chicago, d. 1996 Los Angeles) was an American photographer noted for his experimental techniques and work with the architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Teske taught at the New Bauhaus Institute of Design in Chicago alongside László Moholy-Nagy. In the late 1940s, he moved to Los Angeles and worked in the photographic still department at Paramount Pictures. There he exhibited his experimental work, which included duo-tone solarisation and collage techniques.

He was given a posthumous retrospective at the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2004.

Edmund Teske, born in Chicago in 1911, was known as an alchemist of twentieth-century American photography who dedicated his life to art.

Primarily self-taught in the photographic process, his revolutionary darkroom techniques such as layered negative, duotone solarization, and sultry warm tone printing became his distinction.

Teske delved into the human condition and the world around him over the course of a sixty year career with passion and lust for life. His romantic and spiritual nature were the foundation for inspired, poetic, and innovative works of art.



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Friedrich A. Krupp (February 17, 1854 – November 22, 1902)

Friedrich Alfred Krupp was heir to his father’s munitions empire. A master of the soft sell, he developed a close and lucrative relationship with the Kaiser. Krupp introduced diesel engines to Europe and began construction of the German U-Boat fleet.

Krupp was born in Essen, Germany. His father was Alfred Krupp. In 1887, Friedrich took over the leadership of his father's company. He married Margarethe Krupp (born Freiin von Ende). They had two daughters: Bertha and Barbara (married Tilo Freiherr von Wilmowsky).

After his father died, Krupp built an elaborate pleasure palace on the island of Capri, handed out gold bullet-shaped keys to local boys, and hired violinists to provide musical accompaniment for his extravagant parties.

On 15 November 1902 the Social Democratic magazine Vorwärts claimed in an article that Friedrich Alfred Krupp was homosexual, that he had a number of liaisons with local boys and men and that his fondest attachment was to Adolfo Schiano, an 18-year-old barber and amateur musician. Krupp sued for libel. But before the case went to trial, Krupp became convinced that he would be destroyed, like Oscar WILDE had been just a few years earlier, if he went through with it. A week later, on 22 November 1902, Krupp committed suicide. In a speech at his burial, Emperor Wilhelm II attacked the Social Democratic politicians, insisting that they had lied about Krupp's sexual orientation.

Stern, Keith (2009-09-01). Queers in History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals (Kindle Locations 7201-7207). Perseus Books Group. Kindle Edition.

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Joe Pintauro (born November 22, 1930)

Joseph T. Pintauro was born in Ozone Park (New York) on November 22, 1930. After studying at Manhattan College, he earned a degree in American literature at Fordham University, then a degree in Philosophy at Saint Jeromes College (Ontario), after which he attended for four years the Faculty of Theology at Niagara University. From the beginning, his books of poetry are published by Harper & Row also in collaborations with artists such as Corita Kent and Norman Laliberte. Pintauro has also written short stories and novels: it must be remembered the quartet called Rainbow Box. He worked for eight years as an advertisement executive for the Young and Rubicam.

His three-act plays about the life of Italian-Americans in New York, named Cacciatore, was his first critical acclaim. Snow Orchid, his first long work, was later produced with Olympia Dukakis, Peter Boyle and Robert Lupone at Circle Rep. The work was brought to London with Jude Law and Paola di Ognisotti. His fondness for the one-act has given birth to many works as American Divine, staged in Chicago, and Moving Targets, staged at Vineyard Theatre in New York.

Among the works in two acts it has to be remembered Beside Herself played by William Hurt, Lois Smith, Calista Flockhart and Melissa Joan Hart; Raft of the Medusa, which was staged at the Minetta Lane and then at the Gate (Notting Hill), London (with the title Salvation). Men's Life is an adaptation of the book by Mattheissen, work chosen for the inauguration of the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. The Dead Boy on faith and trauma suffered today by the Catholic clergy, was a laboratory work for the Royal Court in London under the direction of Stephen Daldry and again with Ian McKellen. Pintauro has directed this work in the German version in the Netherlands with the title Dode Jongen, with Anton Lutz. The work was presented in its final form in 2004 with Roy Scheider and Mercedes Ruehl.

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New Release Day Blitz: Home for the Holidays – Lori Toland

Home For The Holidays (The Replacement Guitarist) by Lori Toland
Series: Replacement Guitarist
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Lori Toland Books; 2nd edition (November 17, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1493693107
ISBN-13: 978-1493693108
Amazon: Home For The Holidays (The Replacement Guitarist)
Amazon Kindle: Home For The Holidays (The Replacement Guitarist)

Jason Stockton and Blaze Shinozuka are looking forward to escaping their hectic rock and roll lifestyle for a relaxing holiday. Their plan seems promising, and the passion between them burns hotter than ever as they keep each other warm despite the icy temperatures.

When a surprise Stockton family get-together threatens to reveal what Jason would rather keep hidden, their budding relationship is put to the test and an impromptu trip to Hawaii makes the differences between them more obvious than ever.

Thanks to two chaotic family holidays and a lot of painful secrets, Christmas could end up being more than their new found love can endure.

And *NEW* The Journey Onward…

Getting back from paradise and being alone is exactly what Jason and Blaze need to build their relationship and break down the barriers between them but nothing is ever that simple. Being in LA means back to work for Jason and Blaze gets a sample of what life will be like as Jason’s partner.

Can loving each other be enough to keep them together? Blaze is finding out how much work goes into keeping a relationship alive and in their darkest hour, they will have to stand united as partners to weather a storm that could devastate their future.



Favorite Quotes:

“Well, if he makes it through one of our family get-togethers, then he’s a keeper.”
Jason played with a kink in the thread of his jeans. “I already think he’s a keeper,” he said softly.
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When he turned off the car, Blaze faced him. “So what happens when the music stops?” he asked.
~*~
Jason held out his hand. “Take it and if I let go, I promise it won’t be for long.”

The tingle in his spine had started when Jason entered him and now it spread through him, slowly at first, then like wildfire as it consumed him. Jason’s slow thrusts were toe-curling, passion-inducing, and Blaze groaned as Jason’s cock tapped his gland on one of the strokes.
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He licked his lips and Jason moaned. “That’s sexy, babe.” Jason squeezed his cock through his boxers. “Look at what you do to me.”

About The Author: CEO by day, erotic romance writer by night, Lori Toland lives in Orlando where the summers are hot but the romance between her characters is even hotter. Writing since the tender age of 13, Lori somehow finds time to play video games and watch movies while taking care of her beloved cats and a husband who will forever be her hero.

Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/LoriToland
Twitter: @ loritoland
Website: http://www.loritoland.com
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3320807.Lori_Toland

Previous Book:
The Replacement Guitarist by Lori Toland
Publisher: Lori Toland; 2nd edition (November 14, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: The Replacement Guitarist

Blaze Shinozuka has two goals: get a job as a guitarist and lose his virginity. At an audition for a famous pop star, he draws the attention of celebrity manager Jason Stockton--and their instant attraction sends his world careening off its axis just as he is thrust into the gritty world of rock 'n' roll.

Straight-laced music manager Jason Stockton is always professional and never dips his pen in the company ink. But there is something about Blaze that leaves him wanting what he shouldn't. The guitarist's exotic beauty and compelling innocence is a temptation Jason can't resist.

After one lie in the national media pushes them apart, Blaze must decide whether he will trust Jason, a man he shouldn't touch, let alone love. The cutthroat, jealous world of rock 'n' roll, has chewed up and spit out the toughest musicians, and Blaze vows he will be the last man standing, even after the music stops.

This gay romance contains very frequent love scenes, drug use and a very angry pop star dead set on coming between two men who will stop at nothing to be together.

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Rainbow Awards pre-party and 7th anniversary (Day 22)

November 2013 marks the 7th anniversary since I opened my first journal (and yes, I have an itch, but I will scratch it!), on LJ, and the 5th anniversary of the Rainbow Awards. So, of course I decided for a big bash party. 188 authors, all of them in the 2013 Rainbow Awards, have donated or an ebook, or a print book, and I will use them for a Treasure Hunt. Every day, for all November, I will post 6 excerpts (a random page of the book). No reference to title, or author, or publisher. You have to match it with the book ;-) comment on the blog (do not leave anonymous comments, if you post as anonymous, leave a contact email (comments are screened)), you can comment 1 time for more matchings (you can even try for all 6 books if you like, so 6 chances to win every day). Until the end I will not say which matching is right, so you will have ALL month to try. No limit on how many books you can win, the more you try the better chance you have to win. End of November, among the right matchings, I will draw the winners. So now? let the game start!

Be aware that these previous excerpts: 11, 23, 25 have not yet been matched, so if you go back there is good chance to win them! if at the end of the treasure hunt they will be still unmatched they will go to the one who matched more books.

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Rainbow Awards pre-party and 7th anniversary (Day 22)

November 2013 marks the 7th anniversary since I opened my first journal (and yes, I have an itch, but I will scratch it!), on LJ, and the 5th anniversary of the Rainbow Awards. So, of course I decided for a big bash party. 188 authors, all of them in the 2013 Rainbow Awards, have donated or an ebook, or a print book, and I will use them for a Treasure Hunt. Every day, for all November, I will post 6 excerpts (a random page of the book). No reference to title, or author, or publisher. You have to match it with the book ;-) comment on the blog (do not leave anonymous comments, if you post as anonymous, leave a contact email (comments are screened)), you can comment 1 time for more matchings (you can even try for all 6 books if you like, so 6 chances to win every day). Until the end I will not say which matching is right, so you will have ALL month to try. No limit on how many books you can win, the more you try the better chance you have to win. End of November, among the right matchings, I will draw the winners. So now? let the game start!

Be aware that these previous excerpts: 11, 23, 25 have not yet been matched, so if you go back there is good chance to win them! if at the end of the treasure hunt they will be still unmatched they will go to the one who matched more books.

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Rainbow Awards pre-party and 7th anniversary (Day 22)

November 2013 marks the 7th anniversary since I opened my first journal (and yes, I have an itch, but I will scratch it!), on LJ, and the 5th anniversary of the Rainbow Awards. So, of course I decided for a big bash party. 190 authors, all of them in the 2013 Rainbow Awards, have donated or an ebook, or a print book, and I will use them for a Treasure Hunt. Every day, for all November, I will post 6 excerpts (a random page of the book). No reference to title, or author, or publisher. You have to match it with the book ;-) comment on the blog (do not leave anonymous comments, if you post as anonymous, leave a contact email (comments are screened)), you can comment 1 time for more matchings (you can even try for all 6 books if you like, so 6 chances to win every day). Until the end I will not say which matching is right, so you will have ALL month to try. No limit on how many books you can win, the more you try the better chance you have to win. End of November, among the right matchings, I will draw the winners. So now? let the game start!

Be aware that these previous excerpts: 11, 23, 25 have not yet been matched, so if you go back there is good chance to win them! if at the end of the treasure hunt they will be still unmatched they will go to the one who matched more books.

The books are (Author - Title - Format of prize):

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