January 29th, 2015

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Talon ps (born January 29)

Both Proud Indy Authors: Talon ps and his twin, Princess so love to torment their editor with a nefarious world of foreign-lang, slang, local dialect, stretched/outside-of-the-box definitions, and have even been known to throw in some con-lang at times. This, of course, is all thrown in there with the dyslexia soup stock they both suffer from that makes editing with them a joy {joy: n see mental illness}. But the final product comes out as richly detailed holographic worlds of Gay/MM Erotic Romance; Paranormal, Sci-fi, and War time Erotic-Romances; and along with Tal's favorite Space Sci-Fi Frontiers and Prin's favorite works of Post-Apocalyptic Dark Fantasies, all for readers to submerse themselves into and escape from the mundane.

So be sure to have your reading glasses ready and block out some private time on your schedule, because...

"I'm about to make you wet." Talon p.s.

A Place for Cliff won a 2014 Rainbow Award, The Bobby Michaels Award, for Best Gay Erotic Romance.

Further Readings:

A Place for Cliff (Dominion of Brothers 2) by Talon ps
Series: Dominion of Brothers
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Talon ps (February 11, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0615967779
ISBN-13: 978-0615967776
Amazon: A Place for Cliff (Dominion of Brothers 2)
Amazon Kindle: A Place for Cliff (Dominion of Brothers 2)

Abandoned by his parents and left to tend to his sick sister since he was nineteen, Cliff has done little more than wander through his existence. That is until the Patronus Diesel Gentry sends him to meet Pyotr Laszkovi. A man nearly twice his age but his impeccable looks and debonair sexuality has Cliff falling like a love sick puppy for the man. Problem is Cliff is about two threads from coming completely undone as a human being.

Despite this, Pyotr sees in Cliff an irresistible young man who satisfies his needs like no other. And to keep them together, Pyotr is willing to be there to catch Cliff when he unravels and stay at his side during the hardest goodbye of all.

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Daniel J. O'Donnell & John Banta

Daniel J. O'Donnell (born November 17, 1960) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 69th district in Manhattan, made up of the neighborhoods of Manhattan Valley, Morningside Heights, and portions of the Upper West Side and West Harlem. Following the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York, on Sunday, January 29, 2012, O'Donnell married his partner of 31 years, John Banta. The ceremony and reception were attended by over 400 people including NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo, State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, NY State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, NY State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, many of his colleagues from the Assembly and State Senate, family, and friends. The couple were married by Judith Kaye, the former chief justice of the state Court of Appeals, New York's top court. O'Donnell has lived in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan with his partner, John Banta, for over 20 years.

In 2008 he was considered by New York Governor David Paterson to fill the Senate vacancy created by the appointment of Hillary Rodham Clinton as President Obama's Secretary of State. Paterson ultimately appointed upstate Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to the seat.

O'Donnell was the legislative sponsor of the Marriage Equality Act during its successful passage and signature into law on June 24, 2011.


Daniel J. O'Donnell is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly. He was the legislative sponsor of the Marriage Equality Act during its successful passage and signature into law on June 24, 2011. On Sunday, January 29, 2012, O'Donnell married his partner of 31 years, John Banta. The ceremony and reception were attended by over 400 people including NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo. O'Donnell has lived in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan with Banta, for over 20 years.

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_J._O%27Donnell

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time by Elisa Rolle
Paperback: 760 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (July 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1500563323
ISBN-13: 978-1500563325
CreateSpace Store: https://www.createspace.com/4910282
Amazon (Paperback): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1500563323/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Amazon (Kindle): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MZG0VHY/?tag=elimyrevandra-20

Days of Love chronicles more than 700 LGBT couples throughout history, spanning 2000 years from Alexander the Great to the most recent winner of a Lambda Literary Award. Many of the contemporary couples share their stories on how they met and fell in love, as well as photos from when they married or of their families. Included are professional portraits by Robert Giard and Stathis Orphanos, paintings by John Singer Sargent and Giovanni Boldini, and photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnson, Arnold Genthe, and Carl Van Vechten among others. “It's wonderful. Laying it out chronologically is inspired, offering a solid GLBT history. I kept learning things. I love the decision to include couples broken by death. It makes clear how important love is, as well as showing what people have been through. The layout and photos look terrific.” Christopher Bram “I couldn’t resist clicking through every page. I never realized the scope of the book would cover centuries! I know that it will be hugely validating to young, newly-emerging LGBT kids and be reassured that they really can have a secure, respected place in the world as their futures unfold.” Howard Cruse “This international history-and-photo book, featuring 100s of detailed bios of some of the most forward-moving gay persons in history, is sure to be one of those bestsellers that gay folk will enjoy for years to come as reference and research that is filled with facts and fun.” Jack Fritscher

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Jourdan Lane (born January 29)

Jourdan Lane is a fulltime author residing in South Texas with four…er…three kids and one husband. She drinks too much coffee and is contemplating changing her permanent address to that of the local Starbucks, and she likes her chocolate like her fiction: DARK.

She writes both erotic and romantic fiction — including, but not limited to, GLBT fiction. While she loves Paranormal and Urban Fantasy, she also enjoys writing Contemporary, Military, Law Enforcement, Horror, Thriller/Suspense, and more.

When she isn’t penning DEA agents and werewolves and vampires, she’s ogling guys and guns (usually the guns) and trying not to stalk local cops who look too hot in uniform to be legal. She never saw a gun she didn’t like, and will happily talk your ear off about each and every one whenever the opportunity arises. (This bio brought to you courtesy of Mychael Black)


Cover Art by Rose Lenoir

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Source: http://jourdanlane.com/

Further Readings:

Soul Mates: Bound by Blood by Jourdan Lane
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Amazon Kindle: Soul Mates: Bound by Blood

Houston nightclub Rave is famous for nearly-naked male dancers and beautiful bartenders. Like Peter, a young man with a strict rule about one-night stands with locals. He breaks that rule for Lucien, the owner of The Den, a rival nightclub where there are no boundaries, no taboos. Only he doesn't realize just who Lucien is when he does. When Peter finds out that the man he wants to get to know even more is a vampire, he figures he should have stuck to that rule. He's not fan of vampires or most other creatures of the night, but Lucien is relentless in his seduction. Peter resists Lucien as long as he can, but when he gives in, he does it in a big way, falling headfirst in to the dark, violent world of vampires, werewolves, and other creatures he's only read about.

Peter and Lucien begin a very dangerous dance of sensual heat and deep emotion, one that causes them nothing but trouble. No one approves of the human and vampire match, including those in Lucien's Coven, old enemies, and even older friends. Peter and Lucien have to struggle to stay together and protect those they love. Can they beat the forces that will try to tear them apart forever? And can they face what will become of Peter if they stay together?

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Philippe Besson (born January 29, 1967)

Philippe Besson (born January 29, 1967 in Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, Charente) is a French writer.

In 1999, Besson, a law graduate, was inspired to write his first novel, En l'absence des hommes while reading of accounts of ex-serviceman during the First World War. The novel, with its daring inclusion of Marcel Proust as a central character, won the Emmanuel-Roblès prize. Besson's second novel, Son Frère was shortlisted for the Prix Femina, and adapted for cinema by Patrice Chéreau in 2003. The film was well received and won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_Besson

Further Readings:

In the Absence of Men by Philippe Besson
Hardcover: 180 pages
Publisher: Carroll & Graf (March 12, 2003)
ISBN-10: 0786711612
Amazon: In the Absence of Men: A Novel
Amazon Kindle: In the Absence of Men: A Novel

Like Michael Cunningham's homage to Virginia Woolf in The Hours and Jean Rhys's to Charlotte Bronte in The Wide Sargasso Sea, Philippe Besson's extravagantly praised first novel pays tribute to Marcel Proust. It also dares to introduce an asthmatic middle-aged Proust into its masterfully manipulated plot and invents a series of deeply felt letters written by him to the novel's young protagonist, Vincent de l'Etoile. In the summer of 1916, the emotionally precocious Vincent, who is the same age as the century, awakens to the possibilities of both erotic and platonic love. In the course of one week—at literary salons, at the Ritz, in cork-lined rooms—Vincent launches an intense friendship with the celebrated Proust, while at his parents' house in Paris he embarks on a sensual journey with Arthur Vales, the soldier son of a family servant, on leave from the front. Unknowingly, Vincent is also beginning a passage into a manhood that will be haunted by the secret he uncovers behind the love he bears for a doomed French infantryman and a famous middle-aged Jewish writer.

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Rich Wallace (born January 29, 1957)

Rich has been writing since he was a little boy, when he wrote and illustrated his own comic books. He has since published more than 25 novels for kids and teenagers. Many of those books have been award winners.

Rich has an extensive background as a writer and editor, having served for many years as a senior editor at Highlights for Children magazine. He still writes the monthly “Timbertoes” feature for that venerable publication.

Writing about sports and athletes comes naturally to him, as he has competed in athletics his entire life. He was a champion runner in high school and college, and still competes in Masters track and field. He’s also played a lot of basketball and soccer. For several years he was a newspaper sportswriter.

These days, Rich continues to pen a wide range of novels in addition to writing about human nutrition and other health issues for the adult market.

Rich and his wife Sandra recently moved to New England with their dog Lucy. He is the father of two sons. Both are recent college graduates.

Source: http://www.richwallacebooks.com/

Further Readings:

Dishes by Rich Wallace
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Viking Juvenile (October 2, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0670011398
ISBN-13: 978-0670011391
Amazon: Dishes
Amazon Kindle: Dishes

Ogunquit, Maine. That’s not where you’d expect to find a guy like Danny. He’s not a tourist. He’s not a local. And he’s definitely not gay. As far as he can tell, only he and the bartender at Dishes, where he works as a dishwasher, are straight. But that’s not what bothers Danny. What bothers him is that he’s got straight-guy problems in a very gay town. While he’s hitting on a cute waitress, the cute waiters are hitting on him. And could the cute waitress have a thing for his thirty-six-year-old dad? It’s one crazy summer in a crazy Maine town.

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Robin Morgan (born January 29, 1941)

Robin Morgan (born January 29, 1941) is a former child actor turned American radical feminist activist, writer, poet, and editor of Sisterhood is Powerful and Ms. Magazine.

During the 1960s, she participated in the civil rights and anti-war movements; in the late 1960s she was a founding member of radical feminist organizations such as New York Radical Women and W.I.T.C.H.. She also founded the Women's Media Center.

Morgan was born in Lake Worth, Florida of Jewish ancestry. Her father was not present during her mother's travel from New York to Florida in order to give birth. Morgan grew up in Mount Vernon, New York. Her mother and her maternal aunt started her as a child model when she was a toddler. At what she and almost everyone else thought was the age of four (she was actually five years old), she had her own radio program on New York station WOR titled Little Robin Morgan. She was also a regular on Juvenile Jury playing herself. She started her most famous acting role at the age of seven/eight when she began to play Dagmar Hansen, the younger sister in the TV series Mama starring Peggy Wood that premiered on CBS in 1949.

When she left the series in 1956, Morgan was suffering from the pressures of wealth and fame, and decided she would rather be a poet/writer than an actor. She fought her mother's efforts to force her to continue acting. As a young woman she learned that her mother had conspired with her Florida obstetrician to "lose" the birth certificate and to testify under oath for an affidavit that the baby had been born in 1942. In fact, the birth had taken place exactly a year earlier. They did this in order to cover up an out-of-wedlock birth that had been ignored by the biological father, who was himself an obstetrician. The father, Dr. Mates Morganstern, eventually opened a successful practice in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He visited the infant Robin once, decided not to see her again but stored in his office a certified copy of her birth certificate. He gave it to her when she visited the office in 1961 after finding, without her mother's knowledge, a listing for a Dr. Mates Morganstern in the New Brunswick telephone directory at the library. During their 1961 conversation in his office he told Robin that his wife in New Jersey was a woman he had known since their respective childhoods in Austria, but he only knew Robin's mother for a short while in the United States.

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Morgan

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