April 15th, 2014

andrew potter

2014 Rainbow Awards Submission: T.E.D.

Gay Young Adult
T.E.D: Tim Eric Delsin by Jayson James

Paperback: 334 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First edition (February 10, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1495373983
ISBN-13: 978-1495373985
Amazon: T.E.D: Tim Eric Delsin
Amazon Kindle: T.E.D: Tim Eric Delsin

TIM is being bullied. No one in high school wants to be known as a tattle-tale and to do so would only make things rougher for him. The repercussions would most likely make him an outcast, and without any friends.

ERIC is frustrated with life. His parents are overbearing and if they ever knew the person he really was, they would throw him out of their house. His friends are not much better, they only like him when he is who they expect him to be.

DELSIN is gay and ready to come out. Unfortunately, life at home is on the brink of falling apart with his parents constant fighting. Admitting the truth could bring his whole world crashing down around him.

Each of these three needs to decide whether the risks of being honest about who they are outweighs the importance of being true to themselves. This could mean ruining life as each of them knows it. Maybe it is better to remain miserable in order to play it safe. On the other hand, doing nothing doesn’t seem to working either.

Charities Donation program progress:
25$ YouthCare: www.youthcare.org/
25$ PFLAG: community.pflag.org/
25$ Odyssey Youth Center: www.odysseyyouth.org/
25$ No Kid Hungry: www.nokidhungry.org/
25$ Inland Northwest LGBT Center: www.thelgbtcenter.org/
25$ Unicef: www.unicef.org/
30$ Covenant: www.covenanthouseno.org/
50$ Wes for Youth: wesforyouth.privacemail.com/
50$ Lambert House: www.lamberthouse.org/
75$ Point Foundation: www.pointfoundation.org/
75$ CARE: careprogram.org/
107$ Lost-n-Found Youth: www.lost-n-found.org/
110$ Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org/
132$ Galop: www.galop.org.uk/
160$ UCAN: www.ucanchicago.org/
175$ Cancer Research Institute: www.cancerresearch.org/
233$ COLORS: www.colorsyouth.org/
255$ SAGE: giveto.sageusa.org/
360$ Other Funds
455$ Ali Forney Center: www.aliforneycenter.org/
TOTAL: 2417$*

* more than 150$ is a direct donation from a supporter of the Rainbow Awards who isn't submitting; while some authors were more than generous, arriving to donate 5 times the suggested amount, being the submission fee a non mandatory and voluntary direct donation, we were struggling to raise the same amount as last year and there is who decided to cover part of it. I thank you for all you are doing, and if you wish to donate to the above links, please drop me a note with your donation and I will update the total.

2014 Rainbow Awards Guidelines: reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4162490.html

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andrew potter

Lust=Death, Kiddies! by Clayton Kinnelon Greiman

Reading this novel was like being part of the brainstorming of the author. Apparently a disjoint set of stories, each of them allowed the reader to know better the author; someone who presents himself as a moralist, and indeed he is trying to give a message, summarized in the title Lust=Death, but it's not simply that. The message is not only being chaste and your are safe, more than a chastity of the body is a chastity of the mind, the author wants to present, naked and raw, what is the reality, and then each reader, hopefully one of those young men the novel is directed to, will be able to understand that the immediate gratification of the body isn't worth the asked price.

For me it wasn't an easy read, but not for the style, it was without question, a very well written collection, the style is flowing but not light, even if it's clear the matter is important, the author didn't fall in the trap of making it too complex to be read. Indeed this was a right choice, cause, if the purpose is to have it read by the younger men, it's easier to reach to them in this way.

Paperback: 110 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 11, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1478204974
ISBN-13: 978-1478204978
Amazon: Lust=Death, Kiddies!

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