May 6th, 2014

andrew potter

2014 Rainbow Awards Submission: Bird of Paradise

Gay Mystery / Thriller
Bird of Paradise by G.J. Paterson
Paperback: 326 pages
Publisher: Pendraig Publishing (October 17, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1936922649
ISBN-13: 978-1936922642
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“Our lives are lived between madness and secrets.” The year is 1978. Arena rock is at its peak, and British rock band Leviathon is at the top of the charts. Carys Sterling, the daughter of Leviathon’s lead singer, Allyn Sterling, is kidnapped. LAPD Missing Persons’ partners for seven years, Sergeant Paul Taglia and Lieutenant Jeff Kincaid must struggle with an unexpected change in their own relationship while searching for clues to the whereabouts of the missing girl. They soon discover Sterling and his guitarist are men with secrets. Was the girl kidnapped for the ransom she can command, or is Allyn’s past coming back to haunt him? Together in the quest for Carys Sterling, the four men must confront ten years of sex, drugs and lies in order to discover the reality of love, trust and mortality. “Our secrets make us who we are.”

Charities Donation program progress:
25$ PFLAG:
25$ Unicef:
25$ YouthCare:
25$ Inland Northwest LGBT Center:
25$ Lancaster LGBT Center:
25$ No Kid Hungry:
25$ Odyssey Youth Center:
30$ Covenant:
50$ Wes for Youth:
50$ Ruth Ellis Center:
50$ The Trevor Project:
50$ Lambert House:
75$ Point Foundation:
75$ CARE:
110$ Lambda Legal:
160$ UCAN:
175$ Cancer Research Institute:
182$ Lost-n-Found Youth:
225$ Galop:
233$ COLORS:
360$ Other Funds
400$ SAGE:
510$ Ali Forney Center:
TOTAL: 2910$*

* 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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UK GLBTQ Fiction Meet: Charlie Cochrane

Starting from March up until June I will feature authors attending the UK GLBTQ Meet in Bristol (June 7 & 8, 2014:

Today author is Charlie Cochrane: As Charlie Cochrane couldn't be trusted to do any of her jobs of choice--like managing a rugby team--she writes. Her favourite genre is gay fiction, predominantly historical romances/mysteries, but she's making an increasing number of forays into the modern day. She's even been known to write about gay werewolves--albeit highly respectable ones.
She was named Author of the Year 2009 by the review site Speak Its Name but her family still regard her writing with a fond indulgence, just as she prefers.
Happily married, with a house full of daughters, Charlie tries to juggle writing with the rest of a busy life. She loves reading, theatre, good food and watching sport. Her ideal day would be a morning walking along a beach, an afternoon spent watching rugby and a church service in the evening.

Charlie Cochrane is offering a copy of Horns and Haloes 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.

Horns and Haloes by Charlie Cochrane
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Why do you do when finding a new boyfriend is like conducting a job interview?

It's Jamie's idea of torture---a training course about selection and interviewing and on February the fourteenth! Everybody's going to be full of romance and he'll be playing gooseberry as usual. When Jamie finds himself sitting next to the gorgeous Alex, who seems to hate the day as much as Jamie does, will he turn out to be the ideal candidate for the vacant position of boyfriend?

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