July 8th, 2014

andrew potter

2014 Rainbow Awards Submission: Ethan Stone

Gay Mystery / Thriller
Damaged (Uniformity Book 2) by Ethan Stone
Series: Uniformity
Paperback: 222 pages
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (January 24, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1781847037
ISBN-13: 978-1781847039
Amazon: Damaged (Uniformity Book 2)
Amazon Kindle: Damaged (Uniformity Book 2)

Correctional Officer Zane Davis didn't think commitment was in the cards but when he meets Brett Emerson everything that once seemed impossible is now all he can think about. Correctional Officer Zane Davis thought being bi-sexual and afraid of commitment meant he was destined to be alone until he meets someone who changes everything. There is an instant attraction when Zane meets Brett Emerson on the job. The fact that Brett is engaged to a woman doesn't dampen Zane's attraction. Brett and Zane become friends as they also work to uncover corruption at the prison. The friendship deepens and turns to romance, but will Zane survive the danger he puts himself in when he finds out how far up the corruption goes?

Gay Mystery / Thriller
Recruited (Uniformity Book 3) by Ethan Stone
Series: Uniformity
Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (April 18, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1781847738
ISBN-13: 978-1781847732
Amazon: Recruited (Uniformity Book 3)
Amazon Kindle: Recruited (Uniformity Book 3)

Inmate Dylan Hoss never thought he’d fall for a man in prison. He also didn’t think life on the outside would be more dangerous than inside. Dylan Hoss enjoys sex with men inside prison walls and finds a willing partner in his new cellmate, Joey Campbell. Dylan is confused when he develops actual feelings for him and is devastated when Joey disappears from his life. Dylan is given new hope thanks to an early release. He’s gets a job working for wealthy—and gay—environmentalist Keegan Malloy. While dealing with his newly discovered sexuality, a burgeoning attraction to Keegan and several family issues, Dylan is recruited for an FBI investigation into a series of environmentally based bombings. The eco-terrorism case turns even more dangerous when Dylan’s sister is harmed, and he vows to do whatever it takes to expose and bring down the bomber—even if it costs him his life.

Charities Donation program progress:
253$ Albert Kennedy Trust: http://www.akt.org.uk/
865$ Ali Forney Center: www.aliforneycenter.org/
25$ Audre Lorde Project: http://alp.org/
75$ CARE: careprogram.org/
100$ The Center Colorado: http://www.glbtcolorado.org/
392$ COLORS: www.colorsyouth.org/
30$ Covenant: www.covenanthouseno.org/
75$ Diversity Role Models: http://www.diversityrolemodels.org/
75$ The Diversity Center: http://diversitycenter.org/
317$ Galop: www.galop.org.uk/
150$ GLYS: http://www.glyswny.org/
75$ Human Rights Campaign: http://www.hrc.org/
50$ Huntsville GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services: http://www.glbtays.org/
100$ Inland Northwest LGBT Center: www.thelgbtcenter.org/
235$ Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org/
50$ Lambert House: www.lamberthouse.org/
50$ Lancaster LGBT Center: http://www.centralpalgbtcenter.org/
50$ LEAP: http://www.glbtleap.org/
462$ Lost-n-Found Youth: www.lost-n-found.org/
130$ Moveable Feast: http://www.mfeast.org/
25$ Odyssey Youth Center: www.odysseyyouth.org/
25$ Out Youth: outyouth.org/
50$ PFLAG: community.pflag.org/
175$ Point Foundation: www.pointfoundation.org/
100$ Ruth Ellis Center: http://www.ruthelliscenter.org/
575$ SAGE: giveto.sageusa.org/
25$ Terrence Higgins Trust: www.tht.org.uk/
280$ The Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org/
160$ UCAN: www.ucanchicago.org/
25$ WayGay: http://www.waygay.org/
50$ YouthCare: www.youthcare.org/
897$ Other Funds
TOTAL: 5896$*

* 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.

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andrew potter

Best LGBT Romantic Comedy: A Betting Man, A Marrying Man by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

Taking a quite common "romance" plot and giving it a twist: the plot of two friends betting on the chance one of the two will be able to have someone else falls in love is common, the originality here is that, usually, when the plot is unvealed, the one doing the bet is never strong enough to admit their fault and plead for forgiviness. And I said strong cause, to me, it's a proof of strenght if you are able to admit your mistake. That of Kent and Terry is the shorter story, but my favorite.

The second story follows Blaine and Spencer, respectively Kent and Terry's best friends and future groomsmen planning the wedding and falling in love in the meantime. This is maybe more traditional in its plot, but the nice twist is given by the fact that neither Blaine or Spencer are "wedding planners", actually, apparently, they aren't even "marrying types", but having to do it for their best friends will face them with unexpected developments.

I was used to Sandrine Gasq-Dion's Assassin/Shifter story, and this is a new side of her writing, more light, in a way, with less enphasis on her usual themes, and for that reason, more fluid and easier to approach, especially if you are not familiar with the author and want to try her.

Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Wilde City Press, LLC (August 28, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1925031349
ISBN-13: 978-1925031348
Amazon: A Betting Man, A Marrying Man
Amazon Kindle: A Betting Man, A Marrying Man

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