May 11th, 2014

andrew potter

Gay Romance Challenge: May 2014

Here is the Bestsellers List on Amazon I'm referring to for the challenge:

Bestsellers in Gay Fiction

And here is the actual situation (in bold the books I read and marked as New the books entering the Challenge this month):

1) Stay (Blackcreek) by Riley Hart
2) Daylight Again (Hell or High Water) by SE Jakes
3) Stay With Me by S.E. Harmon
4) Crazy from the Heat by Mercy Celeste
5) Necropolis (Whyborne & Griffin) by Jordan L. Hawk
6) Stranger on the Shore by Josh Lanyon
7) Freeing (The Fading Series #2) by E.K. Blair
8) The Protector by Cooper West
9) Love on an Owl's Wing (Kontra's Menag... by Charlie Richards
10) A Better Man (The Men of Halfway House) by Jaime Reese

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2014 Rainbow Awards Submission: Night Creatures

Gay Fantasy
Night Creatures (Immortal Testimonies) by Jeremy Jordan King
Series: Immortal Testimonies
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (December 10, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602829713
ISBN-13: 978-1602829718
Amazon: Night Creatures (Immortal Testimonies)
Amazon Kindle: Night Creatures (Immortal Testimonies)

It’s 1981, and Bryant thinks his move to New York will be the beginning of a new life. But the men he meets are being threatened by a mysterious illness. Could transforming into a Night Creature save him and his loved ones from certain death? Book Two of The Immortal Testimonies travels back in time to the gay community’s darkest days.

Charities Donation program progress:
25$ YouthCare: www.youthcare.org/
25$ Moveable Feast: http://www.mfeast.org/
25$ Lancaster LGBT Center: http://www.centralpalgbtcenter.org/
25$ Inland Northwest LGBT Center: www.thelgbtcenter.org/
25$ PFLAG: community.pflag.org/
25$ Odyssey Youth Center: www.odysseyyouth.org/
30$ Covenant: www.covenanthouseno.org/
50$ Wes for Youth: wesforyouth.privacemail.com/
50$ Lambert House: www.lamberthouse.org/
50$ The Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org/
50$ Ruth Ellis Center: http://www.ruthelliscenter.org/
75$ CARE: careprogram.org/
75$ Point Foundation: www.pointfoundation.org/
110$ Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org/
160$ UCAN: www.ucanchicago.org/
275$ Galop: www.galop.org.uk/
287$ Lost-n-Found Youth: www.lost-n-found.org/
338$ COLORS: www.colorsyouth.org/
400$ SAGE: giveto.sageusa.org/
510$ Ali Forney Center: www.aliforneycenter.org/
635$ Other Funds
TOTAL: 3245$*

* 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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Best Gay Contemporary Romance: Racing for the Sun by Amy Lane

The story was dark, not really fluffy romance, and while for sure this author is well-known for doing great with angst stories, she stepped into a whole another level with Racing for the Sun; these people are the dirty one, and not in the sexy meaning. They are the last, they are the ones going in the Army not cause they believe in an ideal, but cause they don't have anything else; nevertheless, while there, they are also the ones doing the worst work in the best way, cause they are good people, dirty and poor as they are. Maybe cause, among the poorer, they are able to see that, indeed, they have a chance those other people don't have.

Ace has his own scars to heal, but when he meets Sonny, he understands that giving to Sonny a dream will not only heal those scars, but also save the man. Sonny's dreams aren't big, a small house, a dog and a garage; with their joint savings they can have it, but the scary ghosts from past aren't ready to let them. To scare them away for good there aren't legal ways; perhaps their experience in the army had them believing that taking care of things by your own is the only way, perhaps Ace and Sonny know that utopia is a good place to be, but you have to live in real world, in a way or the other, reader will have to understand that to them, what they did is the only possible way. Is it right or wrong, perhaps it's not our job to decide.

Racing for the Sun was a deeply moving and highly involving romance, dark and realistic, but, oddly sweet at time.

Paperback: 260 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 26, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 162380647X
ISBN-13: 978-1623806477
Amazon: Racing for the Sun
Amazon Kindle: Racing for the Sun



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