June 27th, 2014

andrew potter

Book Blast: Fused by Fire by Draven St. James

Fused by Fire (Firehouse Six Book 3) by Draven St. James (Author)
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (May 20, 2014)
Amazon Kindle: Fused by Fire (Firehouse Six Book 3)

Michael prides himself on being the man that everyone can depend on until one of his firefighters is severely wounded on the job. Will he be allowed to process the situation alone? Not when a loud and persistent Simon Winters shows up on his doorstep. The man hasn't met a boundary he didn't skip across.



Simon has had the biggest crush on Lieutenant Firefighter Michael Donovan since the first day he saw him. Which just happened to be at an interview for a job to work as a firefighter. Before his desire to lick the gruff older man from head to toe affects his work, Simon transfers over to being a paramedic. Just when he's begun to build a life that doesn't include hot shower fantasies of Michael, the object of his angst is thrust into his path.

All too quickly, Simon begins to barrel through Michael's defenses and dig up the desires Michael has fought so hard to hide. As passions flare out of control, tragedies collide from every side. Michael's struggle to keep Simon at a distance starts to crumble beneath the weight of the secrets that Simon is hiding. Will Michael be able to protect Simon when he needs it the most or will he lose Simon forever?

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Author Bio: I’m a born and raised Oregonian. I’ve traveled extensively in search of mischief and mayhem to fill my books. My ventures have been quite successful in inspiring a wealth of stories both sexy and humorous. It gives me a great excuse to do some crazy stuff in the name of research. Of course at the end of the day, coffee within reach, laptop at the ready is where I find my peace.
Author Links:
http://www.pinterest.com/dravenstjames/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/DravensWickedReaders/
https://www.facebook.com/draven.stjames
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DravenStJames



Tour Dates: 6/27/14
Tour Stops: Rainbow Gold Reviews, Love Bytes, Amanda C. Stone, MM Good Book Reviews, Havan Fellows, Velvet Panic, Parker Williams, Fallen Angel Reviews, Reviews and Ramblings, Emotion in Motion, Tara Lain, My Fiction Nook, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Wicked Wolves and Dreaming Dragons, Sinfully Sexy, Top2Bottom, Iyana Jenna, Because Two Men Are Better Than One, Lee Brazil, LeAnn’s Book Reviews

Rafflecopter Code: a Rafflecopter giveaway
Rafflecopter Prize: E-copy of any book from Draven’s backlist: Grey’s Hidden Fire, Fire and Mistletoe, Scent of a Wolf, or Covert Delivery




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2014 Rainbow Awards Submission: Tumbledown

Lesbian Mystery / Thriller
Tumbledown by Cari Hunter
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (February 18, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626390851
ISBN-13: 978-1626390850
Amazon: Tumbledown
Amazon Kindle: Tumbledown

How far would you go to protect the one you love?

Two years after surviving their ordeal at the hands of white supremacists, Alex Pascal and Sarah Kent have new identities, new careers, and a new home together. The FBI warned them to keep their heads down, and a small town in Maine seems like the perfect place to do this, until a chance occurrence sets in motion a chain of events that no one could have predicted. With enemies closing in and friends turning their backs, Alex and Sarah find themselves fighting not only for their freedom, but for their lives.

Charities Donation program progress:
25$ YouthCare: www.youthcare.org/
25$ Lancaster LGBT Center: http://www.centralpalgbtcenter.org/
25$ WayGay: http://www.waygay.org/
25$ Terrence Higgins Trust: www.tht.org.uk/
25$ Odyssey Youth Center: www.odysseyyouth.org/
25$ Out Youth: outyouth.org/
30$ Covenant: www.covenanthouseno.org/
50$ PFLAG: community.pflag.org/
50$ Lambert House: www.lamberthouse.org/
68$ Albert Kennedy Trust: http://www.akt.org.uk/
75$ Inland Northwest LGBT Center: www.thelgbtcenter.org/
75$ 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/
150$ GLYS: http://www.glyswny.org/
160$ UCAN: www.ucanchicago.org/
175$ Point Foundation: www.pointfoundation.org/
205$ The Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org/
210$ Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org/
317$ Galop: www.galop.org.uk/
372$ COLORS: www.colorsyouth.org/
437$ Lost-n-Found Youth: www.lost-n-found.org/
450$ SAGE: giveto.sageusa.org/
815$ Ali Forney Center: www.aliforneycenter.org/
872$ Other Funds
TOTAL: 4941$*

* 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: Kendall McKenna

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 Kendall McKenna:
Kendall McKenna is the MLR Press 2013 Author of the Year. Her first work of fiction was written at the worldly age of nine, and was a transformative work that expanded on the story told in a popular song of the time. She tried her hand at vampire and cowboy fiction, winning high school poetry and short story contests along the way. It wasn’t until she discovered the world of m/m erotic fiction and found her stride with cops, Marines and muscle cars, that she felt inspired to share her stories with readers who enjoy the same things. Putting herself through college by working in a newly-created HIV testing clinic in her local Department of Health, introduced Kendall to the gay and lesbian community. Understanding and empathy has made her a lifetime advocate of GLBT issues. A brief bout of unemployment gave Kendall the time and focus she needed to finally produce a novel worth submitting for publication. Her first novel, Brothers In Arms, introduced the world to her authentic military stories and characters. Kendall’s second novel, Strength of the Pack, was nominated for a 2013 Bookie Award, by Author’s After Dark. Kendall was born and raised in Southern California, where she still lives and works. A non-conventional relationship has kept her happy for the last decade. Her four dogs enjoy it when she writes, as she sits still long enough for them to curl up around her.
Website: http://kendallmckenna.com/

Kendall McKenna is offering a copy of The Strength of the Wolf 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.

Strength of the Wolf (Tameness of the Wolf Book 2) by Kendall McKenna
Series: The Tameness of the Wolf
Paperback: 410 pages
Publisher: MLR Press (June 12, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 160820894X
ISBN-13: 978-1608208944
Amazon: Strength of the Wolf (Tameness of the Wolf Book 2)
Amazon Kindle: Strength of the Wolf (Tameness of the Wolf Book 2)

Major Tim Madison has his hands full. A young Alpha werewolf has stormed into his personal life, while Tim struggles to keep military werewolves from safe on the front lines. After a fiery exit from Afghanistan, Tim Madison is promoted to major. Jeremy Wagner is a civilian, just beginning his Transition to True Alpha. As a lone wolf, he has no one to teach him the vital principles of strong leadership. After a volatile chance encounter, Tim and Jeremy form an intimate bond. As Jeremy prepares to someday lead his own pack, Tim struggles with military werewolves being needlessly maimed in combat, as well as specifically targeted by hostile forces. Despite Tim and Jeremy's feelings, werewolf and human politics or family conflict could prevent their mate-bond.

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