June 19th, 2014

andrew potter

Sara Bell (born June 19, 1974)

Sara Bell lives in North Alabama with the world's sexiest, most supportive husband, the two most beautiful, gifted daughters on the planet, and two of the most neurotic but loveable dogs ever created. She's a full-time author who writes stories about never-ending love for all kinds of characters--gay, straight, and somewhere in-between. Sara still can't believe she gets paid to do something she loves so much, and she's darned grateful to her incredible readers for making her dream a reality.

The Way You Say My Name won a 2009 Rainbow Award as LGBT Young Adult/Coming of Age, 3rd place.

Source: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1252319.Sara_Bell

Further Readings:

The Way You Say My Name by Sara Bell
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: P.D. Publishing, Inc. (June 12, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1933720573
ISBN-13: 978-1933720579
Amazon: The Way You Say My Name

Eighteen year old Dillon Carver made the biggest mistake of his life when he dumped Jamie Walker two years ago over Jamie's decision to come out of the closet. At the time, he was afraid Jamie's revelation would out him to the world - and his narrow-minded parents. Jamie Walker's heart was ripped to shreds when Dillon walked out on him. With help from his best friend Ben, Jamie was able to pick up the pieces and move on. He still hasn't tried his hand at love again, but for the most part Jamie has been able to put the pain behind him. Now things are different. Dillon wants Jamie back, and he'll do whatever it takes to make that happen. Only one thing stands in his way: Jamie's relationship with "bad boy" Ben Lewis. When Dillon begins an open campaign to win Jamie back, Jamie's life is once again thrown into chaos.

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2014 Rainbow Awards Submission: Art Criticism

Gay Contemporary Romance
Art Criticism by Celeste Spettro

Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (May 7, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620043599
ISBN-13: 978-1620043592
Amazon: Art Criticism
Amazon Kindle: Art Criticism

James has no idea what he's going to do with his art history degree, but for the moment he's managing as a lowly gallery assistant... until he has to deal with an aggravating photographer. Turkish is a lot like his photographs: vapid, popular, and over the top-the perfect target for James' snarky criticism, but somehow James is unable to reject the man as easily he rejects his art.

Charities Donation program progress:
25$ YouthCare: www.youthcare.org/
25$ Terrence Higgins Trust: www.tht.org.uk/
25$ Odyssey Youth Center: www.odysseyyouth.org/
25$ Lancaster LGBT Center: http://www.centralpalgbtcenter.org/
30$ Covenant: www.covenanthouseno.org/
50$ Wes for Youth: wesforyouth.privacemail.com/
50$ Lambert House: www.lamberthouse.org/
50$ PFLAG: community.pflag.org/
75$ Inland Northwest LGBT Center: www.thelgbtcenter.org/
75$ CARE: careprogram.org/
75$ Ruth Ellis Center: http://www.ruthelliscenter.org/
100$ The Center Colorado: http://www.glbtcolorado.org/
105$ Moveable Feast: http://www.mfeast.org/
160$ UCAN: www.ucanchicago.org/
175$ Point Foundation: www.pointfoundation.org/
180$ The Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org/
210$ Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org/
317$ Galop: www.galop.org.uk/
372$ COLORS: www.colorsyouth.org/
425$ SAGE: giveto.sageusa.org/
437$ Lost-n-Found Youth: www.lost-n-found.org/
715$ Ali Forney Center: www.aliforneycenter.org/
772$ Other Funds
TOTAL: 4473$*

* 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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GayRomLit Retreat: Damon Suede

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 Damon Suede:
Damon Suede grew up out-n-proud deep in the anus of right-wing America, and escaped as soon as it was legal. Having lived all over, he's earned his crust as a model, a messenger, a promoter, a programmer, a sculptor, a singer, a stripper, a bookkeeper, a bartender, a techie, a teacher, a director... but writing has ever been his bread and butter. Damon is a proud member of the Romance Writers of America and currently the president of its LGBT romance chapter, the Rainbow Romance Writers. Though new to gay romance fiction, Damon has been writing for print, stage, and screen for two decades, which is both more and less glamorous than you might imagine. He's won some awards, but counts his blessings more often: his amazing friends, his demented family, his beautiful husband, his loyal fans, and his silly, stern, seductive Muse who keeps whispering in his ear, year after year.
Website: http://www.DamonSuede.com

Damon Suede is offering a copy of one book from his backlist 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.

Bad Idea (Itch Series Book 1) by Damon Suede
Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 21, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1627981713
ISBN-13: 978-1627981712
Amazon: Bad Idea (Itch Series Book 1)
Amazon Kindle: Bad Idea (Itch Series Book 1)

Bad Idea: Some mistakes are worth making.

Reclusive comic book artist Trip Spector spends his life doodling supersquare, straitlaced superheroes, hiding from his fans, and crushing on his unattainable boss until he meets the dork of his dreams. Silas Goolsby is a rowdy FX makeup creator with a loveless love life and a secret streak of geek who yearns for unlikely rescues and a truly creative partnership.

Against their better judgment, they fall victim to chemistry, and what starts as infatuation quickly grows tender and terrifying. With Silas’s help, Trip gambles his heart and his art on a rotten plan: sketching out Scratch, a “very graphic novel” that will either make his name or wreck his career. But even a smash can’t save their world if Trip retreats into his mild-mannered rut, leaving Silas to grapple with betrayal and emotions he can’t escape.

What will it take for this dynamic duo to discover that heroes never play it safe?

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