May 12th, 2014

andrew potter

2014 Rainbow Awards Submission: Passage

Gay Paranormal Romance
Passage by Evey Brett
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (April 28, 2014)
Amazon Kindle: Passage

Born with a gift for sensing plants that leaves him tied to his citrus farm, Andy has despaired of having anything but an isolated existence with his overbearing mother. When handsome Enrique arrives looking for work, Andy dares to dream of a different, happier life--one which includes Enrique in his bed.

Half-incubus Enrique doesn’t expect to fall for the lonely and virginal Andy. Neither does he intend to submit to Andy’s repeated attempts at seduction, but Andy’s fine young body proves so irresistible that Enrique gives him a birthday present neither will forget.

When hunters from Enrique’s past lay waste to the farm, leaving Andy critically ill, Enrique must find a means to help and heal him, which comes in the form of Andy’s long-lost family. But can Andy accept Enrique’s terrible secrets and can they--and their love--survive the monsters set on tearing Enrique and his life apart?

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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/
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25$ Odyssey Youth Center: www.odysseyyouth.org/
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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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andrew potter

GayRomLit Retreat: Anne Tenino

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 Anne Tenino:
Raised on a steady media diet of Monty Python, classical music and the visual arts, Anne Tenino rocked the mental health world when she was the first patient diagnosed with Compulsive Romantic Disorder. Since that day, Anne has taken on conquering the M/M world through therapeutic writing. Finding out who those guys having sex in her head are and what to do with them has been extremely liberating. Anne's husband finds it liberating as well, although in a somewhat different way. Her two daughters are mildly confused by Anne's need to twist Ken dolls into odd positions. They were raised to be open-minded children, however, and other than occasionally stealing Ken1's strap-on, they let Mom do her thing without interference. Wondering what Anne does in her spare time? Mostly she lies on the couch, eats bonbons and shirks housework.
Website: http://annetenino.com

Anne Tenino is offering a copy of Poster Boy 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.

Poster Boy by Anne Tenino
Paperback: 310 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (April 11, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626491313
ISBN-13: 978-1626491311
Amazon: Poster Boy
Amazon Kindle: Poster Boy

It's all fun and games until someone puts his heart out.

After being outed to his hockey team and then changing schools, Jock figures he’s due for something good—like the sex he missed out on in the closet. Toby, the hot grad student he meets at a frat party, seems like a great place to start, and their night together is an awesome introduction to the fine art of hooking up.

Toby’s heart takes a bruising after the near-perfect experience with Jock leads to . . . nothing. He’s been left on the outside as his friends pair up into blissful coupledom, and he’s in danger of never completing (or starting) his thesis. Can’t something go right?

Then Toby’s coerced into chaperoning a Theta Alpha Gamma trip to France. Not that he’s complaining. What better place to finish his thesis and get over that frat boy? Except Jock’s outing is leaked to the press, turning him into an unwilling gay rights martyr, and he decides France would be a great escape, too. It’s a break from reality for both guys, but they soon find their connection is as real as it gets.

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