August 4th, 2014

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Book Blast: Blue Collar by Sean Michael

Blue Collar by Sean Michael
Publisher: Amber Allure
Purchase Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2007-Blue-Collar.aspx

Kendall Webber is deep in the closet. Between working in a garage, having been in the army and a fundamentalist preacher step-father who sent him to summer camps to make him straight, he’s learned to hide his sexuality from absolutely everyone.
Still, when Barton Willis the Third roars into the garage with his Mustang, Kendall can’t help but look, just a little. When Barton not only looks back but invites him in, Kendall’s whole world is turned upside down.
Can Barton help Kendall let go of the past and the attitudes he’s had, literally, beaten into him?



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Author Bio: Often referred to as "Space Cowboy" and "Gangsta of Love" while still striving for the moniker of "Maurice," Sean Michael spends his days surfing, smutting, organizing his immense gourd collection and fantasizing about one day retiring on a small secluded island peopled entirely by horseshoe crabs. While collecting vast amounts of vintage gay pulp novels and mood rings, Sean whiles away the hours between dropping the f-bomb and pursuing the kama sutra by channeling the long lost spirit of John Wayne and singing along with the soundtrack to "Chicago".
A long-time writer of complicated haiku, currently Sean is attempting to learn the advanced arts of plate spinning and soap carving sex toys.
Barring any of that? He'll stick with writing his stories, thanks, and rubbing pretty bodies together to see if they spark.

Author Links:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004713810507
https://www.facebook.com/SeanMichaelWrites
Twitter: @seanmichael09

Tour Dates: 8/4/14
Tour Stops:

Parker Williams, Decadent Delights, Amanda C. Stone, Havan Fellows, Full Moon Dreaming, SA McAuley, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Tara Lain, Prism Book Alliance, Rainbow Gold Reviews, Jade Crystal, Book Reviews and More by Kathy, Fallen Angel Reviews, Smoocher’s Voice, Redz World, The Hat Party, Emotion in Motion, Wake Up Your Wild Side, Love Bytes, Because Two Men Are Better Than One, Sinfully Sexy, LeAnn’s Book Reviews, Iyana Jenna, Kimi-Chan, Reviews and Ramblings, Michael Mandrake, It’s Raining Men, Boy Meets Boy Reviews, MM Good Book Reviews, Velvet Panic, My Fiction Nook, Cate Ashwood

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Rafflecopter Prize: $20 Amber Quill Certificate






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2014 Rainbow Awards Submission: K’Anne Meinel

Lesbian Contemporary Romance
Out at the Inn by K’Anne Meinel
Paperback: 456 pages
Publisher: Shadoe Publishing (January 16, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 149481966X
ISBN-13: 978-1494819668
Amazon: Out at the Inn
Amazon Kindle: Out at the Inn

Among the majestic shoreline of the Central Coast of California lies a secret…Leah Van Heusen finds a hidden staircase…. The ancient house she finds among the overgrown foliage is amazing…and eerie, most wouldn’t even step a foot closer but she is intrigued and feels drawn to the old mansion…. Leah finds more than she bargains for after seeking out the owner and purchasing the entire estate for a dollar. As she starts to restore it, she finds out who her real friends are, she also finds out who her family really is…What’s a few ghosts between friends? Between repairs, upgrades, and finding out the houses secrets, Leah has her hands full. Finding out her sexuality and dating is the least of her worries. As her beloved dream of an Inn becomes reality she finds it suddenly in jeopardy, who will kill for it or the immense fortune that she has found?

Lesbian Historical Romance
The Journey Home by K’Anne Meinel
Paperback: 418 pages
Publisher: Shadoe Publishing (December 19, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1494747928
ISBN-13: 978-1494747923
Amazon: The Journey Home
Amazon Kindle: The Journey Home

In the midst of the Great Depression, Cassandra (Cass) Scheimer is trying to keep the family farm afloat in the Big Woods of Wisconsin...alone. As a local midwife and struggling backwoods doctor, she certainly doesn't need more mouths to feed. Stephanie Evans is a widow enceinte with her third child. She accepts a kind stranger’s offer of marriage in exchange for keeping house for him...but he never shows up to claim her. While dealing with unrequited guilt and the desperation of impoverished motherhood, falling in love with Cass is the least of her worries. For Cass, having been in love with a woman once before, she feels it couldn’t possibly happen twice. When it does, Cass is convinced the love cannot be returned. Can she and Stephanie keep it hidden from the prying eyes of children and the meddling neighbors in this small rural community? Can Cass deal with the guilt she feels over her brother’s injury, an injury that prevents him from doing his duty for their country? Joining the Nursing Corps may put too much stress on her newfound relationship with Stephanie. The woman who returns from the war and the woman left behind on the farm are not the same people who once fell in love. Can they return to being lovers after years spent apart? Destiny put them in each other’s path, but World War II is tearing them apart. This is The Journey Home.

Lesbian Contemporary Romance
Lawyered by K’Anne Meinel
Paperback: 354 pages
Publisher: Shadoe Publishing (July 11, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1499797109
ISBN-13: 978-1499797107
Amazon: Lawyered
Amazon Kindle: Lawyered

Discovering that you don’t have everything you thought you wanted is a surprise. Getting a promotion, finding new friends, learning you are attracted to women…. Nia Toyomoto has worked hard all her life to prove she was the best; she graduated early from high school, college, and got the dream job in Manhattan. Becoming a partner at the tender age of thirty she thought she had it all until the law firm made demands about her personal appearance and a few other things that made her change her life for the promotion. Then she realizes having everything isn’t all that it is cracked up to be without someone to share it with… A successful lawyer in the big city, choices have to made, sacrifices and surprises await this beautiful and talented woman….does she make the right ones though?

Charities Donation program progress:
328$ Albert Kennedy Trust: http://www.akt.org.uk/
1015$ Ali Forney Center: www.aliforneycenter.org/
10$
Australian Marriage Equality: www.australianmarriageequality.org/
50$ Audre Lorde Project: http://alp.org/
25$ BiNet US: http://www.binetusa.org/
125$ CARE: careprogram.org/
125$ The Center Colorado: http://www.glbtcolorado.org/
25$ LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland: http://www.lgbtcleveland.org/
476$ COLORS: www.colorsyouth.org/
105$ Covenant: www.covenanthouseno.org/
75$ Diversity Role Models: http://www.diversityrolemodels.org/
25$ The Diversity Center: http://diversitycenter.org/
10$
Gay and Lesbian Foundation of Australia: www.galfa.org.au/
317$ Galop: www.galop.org.uk/
150$ GLYS: http://www.glyswny.org/
135$ Human Rights Campaign: http://www.hrc.org/
50$ Huntsville GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services: http://www.glbtays.org/
125$ It Gets Better: http://www.itgetsbetter.org/
100$ Inland Northwest LGBT Center: www.thelgbtcenter.org/
28$ In Other Words: inotherwords.org/
40$
Los Angeles LGBT Center: www.lalgbtcenter.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/
512$ Lost-n-Found Youth: www.lost-n-found.org/
50$ MKE LGBT Center: www.mkelgbt.org/
130$ Moveable Feast: http://www.mfeast.org/
25$ Odyssey Youth Center: www.odysseyyouth.org/
25$ Out Youth: outyouth.org/
25$ Pathfinders: pathfindersmke.org/
150$ PFLAG: community.pflag.org/
175$ Point Foundation: www.pointfoundation.org/
100$ Ruth Ellis Center: http://www.ruthelliscenter.org/
650$ SAGE: giveto.sageusa.org/
25$ Terrence Higgins Trust: www.tht.org.uk/
455$ The Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org/
160$ UCAN: www.ucanchicago.org/
25$ WayGay: http://www.waygay.org/
200$ You Can Play: http://youcanplayproject.org/
75$ YouthCare: www.youthcare.org/
997$ Other Funds
TOTAL: 7503$*

* 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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2014 Rainbow Awards Submission: The Guy from Glamour

Gay Contemporary Romance
The Guy from Glamour by Skylar M. Cates
Paperback: 246 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 10, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 162798366X
ISBN-13: 978-1627983662
Amazon: The Guy from Glamour
Amazon Kindle: The Guy from Glamour

A Work in The Guy Series

Anthony Carrino loves his big, gregarious Italian-American family, even if his sisters are interfering, and his dad, the local sheriff, knows everything going on in town. He’s happy as a middle school guidance counselor. Despite helping kids and their parents fix their problems, Anthony can’t manage to get his own love life right. If only everyone would stop calling him the “nice” guy.

Dean Pierce doesn’t do relationships. A tough-minded military man, he is dedicated to his job as a Night Stalker, flying Chinook helicopters and not speaking much to anybody. He certainly doesn’t want to deal with a mess of emotions. But when tragedy strikes, Dean finds his hands full with his troubled niece, her irresistible guidance counselor, and a meddlesome family, which includes a rather large puppy.

Charities Donation program progress:
328$ Albert Kennedy Trust: http://www.akt.org.uk/
1015$ Ali Forney Center: www.aliforneycenter.org/
10$
Australian Marriage Equality: www.australianmarriageequality.org/
50$ Audre Lorde Project: http://alp.org/
25$ BiNet US: http://www.binetusa.org/
125$ CARE: careprogram.org/
125$ The Center Colorado: http://www.glbtcolorado.org/
25$ LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland: http://www.lgbtcleveland.org/
476$ COLORS: www.colorsyouth.org/
105$ Covenant: www.covenanthouseno.org/
75$ Diversity Role Models: http://www.diversityrolemodels.org/
25$ The Diversity Center: http://diversitycenter.org/
10$
Gay and Lesbian Foundation of Australia: www.galfa.org.au/
317$ Galop: www.galop.org.uk/
150$ GLYS: http://www.glyswny.org/
135$ Human Rights Campaign: http://www.hrc.org/
50$ Huntsville GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services: http://www.glbtays.org/
125$ It Gets Better: http://www.itgetsbetter.org/
100$ Inland Northwest LGBT Center: www.thelgbtcenter.org/
28$ In Other Words: inotherwords.org/
40$
Los Angeles LGBT Center: www.lalgbtcenter.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/
512$ Lost-n-Found Youth: www.lost-n-found.org/
50$ MKE LGBT Center: www.mkelgbt.org/
130$ Moveable Feast: http://www.mfeast.org/
25$ Odyssey Youth Center: www.odysseyyouth.org/
25$ Out Youth: outyouth.org/
25$ Pathfinders: pathfindersmke.org/
150$ PFLAG: community.pflag.org/
175$ Point Foundation: www.pointfoundation.org/
100$ Ruth Ellis Center: http://www.ruthelliscenter.org/
650$ SAGE: giveto.sageusa.org/
25$ Terrence Higgins Trust: www.tht.org.uk/
455$ The Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org/
160$ UCAN: www.ucanchicago.org/
25$ WayGay: http://www.waygay.org/
200$ You Can Play: http://youcanplayproject.org/
75$ YouthCare: www.youthcare.org/
997$ Other Funds
TOTAL: 7503$*

* 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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2014 GRL Blog Tour: RJ Scott

Starting from March up until September I will be part of the 2014 GRL Blog Tour as featured blogger. I will host authors attending the GayRomLit Retreat in Chicago (October 16-19, 2014: gayromlit.com/content/2014-grl-featured-blogger-program). To my guests, I asked to brainstorm around the common theme "inspiration". Today author is RJ Scott:

The Inspiration behind the Bodyguard series

Thank you to Elisa for the invite to talk inspiration in time for GRL… Hugs xxx

I am an acknowledged geek. I have had my obsessions over the years, starting way back with Battle Of The Planets, then various other shows until my next big obsession, the original Battlestar Galactica, then following through until I discovered Supernatural, and with it fan fiction. I met a lot of my writing friends in writing fan fiction (Meredith Russell, Chris Quinton, Sue Brown…). We all shared an obsession with the show. I finally gave into my inner geek and went to a Supernatural convention in Birmingham, England.

Well, unless you’ve been to one of these things you can never have seen up close the intensity with which people try and get close to the stars. I admit my first year, buoyed by alcohol and embarrassment and being flustered and jumping the queue, I told Jared Padalecki I loved him. Yep. *shame*
What I meant was that I loved how he acted Sam. I was a BIG Sam fan. It was the year of the Bird Flu and we weren’t allowed to touch the actors, I scared Jared, he nearly fell off his stool. Then, I added, as I turned to Jensen, *I kinda like you too*. Yep. Really screwed up. ROFL. Security were *interested*, but I apologized and went to hide with Meredith.

I’ve heard stories of girls turning up in wedding dresses for Jensen, girls jumping the actors, and the convention was the year of the bodyguard. Strong silent (and not awfully pretty compared to the ones I write!) they stood and hovered and made sure none of us jumped the stars.

My first bodyguard book was a tip of the hat to this experience. I know how conventions work, I’ve been to three Supernatural ones. So I could flesh out the story with all the weird experiences you can only get in a fan-fuelled adulation that was *the Con*.

Only ever intended as a stand alone I enjoyed writing it so much that I realized I wanted to write 2, and 3, and 4 and OMG I have so many stories. Of course, being set in the UK there isn’t a big call for guns, but I decided this series wasn’t going to be the formulaic stalking storyline. I wanted to focus on the bodyguards and give the one they guarded good stories. Hence the abuse storyline in book 2.
Book 3 is new in my head, but imagine a prince at university refusing a bodyguard, but being persuaded to have someone who *fits in* i.e. looks young and can fake academia. Hence book 3 was born.

The Ex Factor (Bodyguards Inc. Book 2) by RJ Scott
Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd (June 26, 2014)
Amazon Kindle: The Ex Factor (Bodyguards Inc. Book 2)

When Bodyguard, Ben Collins, finds Daniel Lincoln in a room, hiding and hurt, he doesn't immediately think Daniel is the victim of abuse. Daniel is good at pretending and being a finalist in a TV singing competition he seems like he has it made.

But something about Daniel calls to Ben's need to protect and he hands Daniel a card to contact him if ever Daniel needed help. Abruptly, after one frightened phone call from Daniel, Ben is racing to Daniel's aid and what he finds is a horror he can't imagine.

Daniel is trapped in a relationship where anger and controlling hate are the only emotions he is given. When his boyfriend crosses the line and leaves Daniel vulnerable and broken there is only one man that he wants to call.

The sexy bodyguard who promised he could help him.

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Competition

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Connect with RJ Scott

Email: mailto:rj@rjscott.co.uk
Blog: http://www.rjscott.co.uk/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/author.rjscott?ref=ts&fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rjscott_author
Library Thing: http://www.librarything.com/author/scottrj
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3432558.R_J_Scott
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/rjscottauthor/
Full list of books and WIPs: http://rjscottauthor.blogspot.co.uk/p/published-writing.html
List of all print books: http://rjscottauthor.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/printbooks.html
Reviews for RJ’s books: http://rjscottauthor.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/reviews





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