May 25th, 2014

andrew potter

2014 Rainbow Awards Submission: Freak Camp: Posts From a Previously Normal Girl

Lesbian Young Adult
Freak Camp: Posts From a Previously Normal Girl by Jessica V. Barnett

Series: Freak Camp
Paperback: 226 pages
Publisher: Jessica V. Barnett; 1 edition (April 25, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0692028528
ISBN-13: 978-0692028520
Amazon: Freak Camp
Amazon Kindle: Freak Camp

Thirteen-year-old Celeste Jardine has one priority for the summer: to identify her source — earth, air, water, or fire. Only then can she register for one of the four public source schools and avoid being sent to Fluidity, the local private school for unidentified teens. Things explode the last day of school when Celeste learns that her perfect best friend, May, is going away to earth camp for eight weeks. To add insult to injury, Celeste's mom has decided to send her to summer camp at the very place she has been trying so hard to avoid ... Fluidity. Celeste resolves to try anything under the sun—or on the Internet—to get into source school in the fall. But, after rekindling a friendship with her estranged neighbor, Rainie, Celeste must confront startling new truths about who she is, who she loves, and where she wants to be when fall classes start.

Charities Donation program progress:
25$ YouthCare: www.youthcare.org/
25$ Lancaster LGBT Center: http://www.centralpalgbtcenter.org/
25$ Inland Northwest LGBT Center: www.thelgbtcenter.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$ PFLAG: community.pflag.org/
50$ Ruth Ellis Center: http://www.ruthelliscenter.org/
75$ CARE: careprogram.org/
100$ The Center Colorado: http://www.glbtcolorado.org/
105$ Moveable Feast: http://www.mfeast.org/
110$ Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org/
125$ The Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org/
150$ Point Foundation: www.pointfoundation.org/
160$ UCAN: www.ucanchicago.org/
312$ Lost-n-Found Youth: www.lost-n-found.org/
313$ COLORS: www.colorsyouth.org/
317$ Galop: www.galop.org.uk/
400$ SAGE: giveto.sageusa.org/
660$ Ali Forney Center: www.aliforneycenter.org/
710$ Other Funds
TOTAL: 3867$*

* 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

UK GLBTQ Fiction Meet: Max Vos

Starting from March up until June I will feature authors attending the UK GLBTQ Meet in Bristol (June 7 & 8, 2014: http://ukglbtfictionmeet.co.uk/2014-registration/2014-attendees/)

Today author is Max Vos: Max Vos is a classically trained chef with over 30 years of food service experience. His pate recipe, 'Pate Maison', has been a Hyatt Regency standard since 1990. After retiring in 2011, Max found himself with time on his hands and turned his talents to fiction writing. The short story 'Cooking English' is his first published work. He is currently at work writing his first novel.
Website: http://max-vos.blogspot.com/

Max Vos is offering a copy of The V Unit 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.

The V Unit by Max Vos
Publisher: Max Vos, Inc. (April 20, 2014)
Amazon Kindle: The V Unit

Only a select few in the human world knew of the existence of the V Unit, a small group of highly trained Marines - who happened to be vampires.

And it would have stayed that way.

But when events in the vampire world threatened the stability of the human world, the powers that be called for the unit's specialized services. An intrepid war correspondent who'd seen more than his fair share of fighting, stumbles across the unit by accident, and is drawn into their world.

Bronson has no problem with that, given that he gets to spend time with a hunky Marine, Sarge. Although he won't remember any of this when they're through.

At least, that was the plan...

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