April 19th, 2014

andrew potter

Blog Tour: The Plantation Affair by Gregory Jonathan Scott

The Plantation Affair by Gregory Jonathan Scott
Paperback: 236 pages
Publisher: Gregory Jonathan Scott LLC; 1 edition (March 16, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0991467434
ISBN-13: 978-0991467433
Amazon: The Plantation Affair
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During a time when love between two chaps was not spoken of, Deklan and Logan found a way to bring their affair of the heart to life. One was the white son of a wealthy Plantation owner, and the other a black servant who worked the property to survive.
This romantic fairytale took place in the deep south of Georgia in the late eighteenth century where horse carriages and kerosene lighted lanterns brought a town to life. Deklan and Logan’s affair was ignited one night with the help of a mysterious man who magically appeared and then disappeared without a trace after leading them into the realms of love.
Love was found, Love was lost and then Love was found again in a spiraling and uplifting fairytale between two lovable beings that were meant to be in love.



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About The Author: Gregory Jonathan Scott was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he met and shared a life with Scott that began just out of high school. Meeting by chance in Grand Rapids before relocating to South Florida where they live now with their lovable Shetland sheepdog and a sweet stray cat that showed up one day and decided to make their house a home.
As a child, Gregory was always told he had a creative imagination and the artistic ability to turn a blank canvas into an eye catching work of art. Shortly after high school graduation, and together with his true love Scott, discovered the thrill of pottery and ceramic art. Here is where the two of them opened a business for ceramists that quickly exploded before their eyes as the number one location for any hobbyist, storefront and scholastic industry looking for supplies related to ceramics and pottery. During this time, Gregory was approached by art magazines to write short articles and educational columns pertaining to the ceramic artistry. Captivating readers by his writing style grew fast, which ignited his desire to express himself further. From there, it began. Finding a love for writing, alongside his artistic hand, gave him inspiration to design and write this M/M romance Novel.
Gregory Jonathan Scott mostly enjoys writing M/M suspense novels mixed with bouts of Romance.
Gregory and Scott are still together and are currently enjoying home life in South Florida.

Social Links:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/gregoryjonathanscottauthor
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7777247.Gregory_Jonathan_Scott



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2014 Rainbow Awards Submission: London Calling

Lesbian Romantic Comedy
London Calling by Clare Lydon
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: lulu.com (March 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1291755411
  • ISBN-13: 978-1291755411
  • Amazon: London Calling
    Amazon Kindle: London Calling

“When the plane took off, I wondered what Karen was doing, if she was happy, knew I was leaving or wanted me back. Whatever, it was too late now. I was gone…” 

Jess Sharp is at a crossroads - back in London, living in her parents’ spare room, jobless and single. Not quite the irresistible package she was aiming for at age 32. 
One night things take an upward turn when she meets someone who could be a game-changer. But everything in her riotously chaotic life seems to get in the way, including her best friend’s wedding, far too much tequila and the ghosts of girlfriends past. The course of true love has never been so injury-prone. 

Will Jess eventually overcome her romantic ineptitude and find her happy ever after? Or will she continue to trip over her own feet in the race for romance? 

A cracking debut novel from a new UK talent that zips along with sparkling dialogue and believable, yet original characters.

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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/
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175$ Cancer Research Institute: www.cancerresearch.org/
233$ COLORS: www.colorsyouth.org/
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360$ Other Funds
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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.

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The Apothecary's Garden by Julie Bozza

This was quite a beautiful romance, and strange enough, while the pace was slow, for various reason I will explain, the story wasn't at all boring, and actually it was captivating, like a blanket wrapping you in winter, letting no desire to go out of your nestle.

Hilary is 65 years old; already enough an original character for a story cause you aren't used to imagine senior people to have love story, or if they do, they are chaste, often with people their own age. When you pair him with 23 years old Tom, well that was unexpected. Above all cause, it's Tom who initiates everything, being charming and hinting to an interest that was beyond their common task of restoring a psychic garden in Hilary's backyard.

For Hilary is more upsetting to accept what people will think of them, than believing that Tom is really interested in him. Maybe cause Tom is really an open character, no hidden layer, honest and kind from the beginning; Hilary doesn't question if Tom has an hidden agenda, and so he believes Tom's feelings are sincere. What he questions are how much enduring they are, and what Tom's friends and relatives will think if he has a relationship with a man that could easily be his grandfather.

I liked how respectful the author was of these two men, and how she didn't deprive them of the sexual nature of their relationship. Tom is 23 years old and it would be unbelievable if he hadn't desires; sure their love making is different from that of two twenty something fellows, but nevertheless is satisfying for the both of them.

The story has its bittersweet undertone, and the author doesn't hide what is the possible future of this couple; they can find happiness, but indeed, happiness with Hilary will not last for the entire life of Tom, but is it better to love and lose or to not love at all?

Paperback: 202 pages
Publisher: Manifold Press (June 28, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1908312947
ISBN-13: 978-1908312945
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