April 18th, 2014

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2014 Rainbow Awards Submission: Electric Candle

Gay Paranormal Romance
Electric Candle (The Sleepless City) by Elizabeth Noble
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 4, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1627987037
  • ISBN-13: 978-1627987035
Amazon: Electric Candle (The Sleepless City)
Amazon Kindle: Electric Candle (The Sleepless City)


Sequel to Shades of Sepia 
The Sleepless City: Book Two 

When a vampire finds his soul mate, the bond is forever. It’s love at first sight. Or is it? 

Flint, Ohio, Homicide Detective Jonas Forge has been a vampire for nearly two hundred years. He’s fought wars, seen life go from the simple but hard colonial days to the modern, high-tech world. He’s evolved with the times, adapting with each new era, blending into each new life. The one constant is his best friend and lover, Declan. 

Until Forge’s soul mate tumbles, literally, into his life. 

Even though they’re not fated to be together forever, Forge and Declan are perfectly happy. Despite the pheromone attracting him to his soul mate, Forge isn’t thrilled with the guy, and the feeling seems mutual. While trying to adjust to his clumsy soul mate and equally awkward feelings, Forge is on the hunt for the serial killer who’s leaving a trail of bodies, and who witnesses can’t identify. But Forge better watch out. When his work collides with his love life, things really heat up.

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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GayRomLit Retreat: Kindle Alexander

Starting from March up until September I will feature authors attending the GayRomLit Retreat in Chicago (October 16-19, 2014: http://gayromlit.com/grl-authors).

Today author is Kindle Alexander: Best Selling, and newly award winning (whooo hooo!) Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next! Happily married with too many children, and dogs, living in the suburbs of Dallas.
Website: http://www.kindlealexander.com


Kindle Alexander is offering a copy of Always to one commenter on this blog. You can comment on LJ or DW if you have an account (I will send a PM to the winner), if you don't have an account, please leave a comment on DW with a contact email.

Always by Kindle Alexander
  • Paperback: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Kindle Alexander LLC. (March 8, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1941450008
  • ISBN-13: 978-1941450000
  • Amazon: Always
    Amazon Kindle: Always
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  • Born to a prestigious political family, Avery Adams plays as hard as he works. The gorgeous, charismatic attorney is used to getting what he wants, even the frequent one-night stands that earn him his well-deserved playboy reputation. When some of the most prominent men in politics suggest he run for senate, Avery decides the time has come to follow in his grandfather's footsteps. With a strategy in place and the campaign wheels rolling, Avery is ready to jump on the legislative fast track, full steam ahead. But no amount of planning prepares him for the handsome, uptight restaurateur who might derail his political future.
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  • Easy isn't even in the top thousand words to describe Kane Dalton's life after his father, a devout Southern Baptist minister, kicks him out of the family home for questioning his sexual orientation. Despite all the rotten tomatoes life throws his way, Kane makes something of himself. Between owning a thriving upscale Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Minneapolis and managing his long-term boyfriend, his plate is full. He struggles to get past the teachings of his childhood to fully accept his sexuality and rid himself of the doubts brought on by his religious upbringing. The last thing he needs is the yummy, sophisticated, blond-haired distraction sitting at table thirty-four.




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The Barbizon, A Short Story by Andy Zeffer

Andy Zeffer is the author of Going Down in La-la Land, a novel that, aside for being turned into the movie by the same name, is deeply connected with the gay-themed movie The Fluffer. In all these past experiences, the author was deeply involved with the social environment of Los Angeles, with all the implications: Los Angeles is big and disconnected, but is also sun and beaches. With the Barbizon, Andy Zeffer moves from Los Angeles to New York City, a move that also happened in Zeffer's real life, a move that is reflected in the story: while New York City is a metropoli like Los Angeles, the feeling is less disconnected and more of close environment; even when the characters aren't inside a bedroom, the feeling was of a "closed" setting. Also the mood of the story is less "sun and beaches" and more "dark and cloudy weather", it was like Annika, the main character, was living in the dark and just before the end, she has the chance to get a glimpse of the sun. Very nice and quick short story from an author you don't have to miss.

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Amazon Kindle: "The Barbizon" A Short Story

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