February 23rd, 2015

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Josephine Myles (born February 23, 1977)

English through and through, Josephine Myles is addicted to tea and busy cultivating a reputation for eccentricity. She writes gay erotica and romance, but finds the erotica keeps cuddling up to the romance, and the romance keeps corrupting the erotica. She blames her rebellious muse but he never listens to her anyway, no matter how much she threatens him with a big stick. She's beginning to suspect he enjoys it.

Stuff won a 2014 Rainbow Award as Best Bisexual Romance. Merry Gentlemen won a 2014 Rainbow Awards as Best Gay Romantic Comedy.

Further Readings:

Stuff (The Bristol Collection Book 2) by Josephine Myles
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (May 27, 2014)
Amazon Kindle: Stuff (The Bristol Collection Book 2)

When Mr. Glad Rags meets Mr. Riches, the result is flaming fun.

The Bristol Collection, Book 2

Tobias “Mas” Maslin doesn’t need much. A place of his own, weekends of clubbing, a rich boyfriend for love and support. Too bad his latest sugar daddy candidate turns out to be married with kids. Mas wants to be special, not someone’s dirty little secret.

When he loses his job and his flat on the same day, his world starts unraveling…until he stumbles across a vintage clothing shop. Now to convince the reclusive, eccentric owner he’s in dire need of a salesman.

Perry Cavendish-Fiennes set up Cabbages and Kinks solely to annoy his controlling father. Truth be told, he’d rather spend every spare moment on his true passion, art. When Mas comes flaming into his life talking nineteen to the dozen, he finds himself offering him a job and a place to live.

He should have listened to his instincts. The shop is already financially on the brink, and Mas’s flirting makes him feel things he’s never felt for a man. Yet Mas seems convinced they can make a go of it—in the shop, and together.

Merry Gentlemen by Josephine Myles
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (November 12, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: Merry Gentlemen

’Tis the season of goodwill to all men…even the one who dumped you.

Riley MacDermott’s ambitions are simple. Managing the annual Bath Christmas Market—which involves long hours in the cold and a whole lot of hassle—will secure the promotion he needs to afford to move out of his noisy, top-floor flat. Where not even his balcony is safe from an aggressive herring gull.

The last stallholder he expects to see is his ex. Riley never recovered from their break up, and five years on the old chemistry still sparkles. So does their habitual head butting.

Stan never wanted to leave the love of his life, but the pull of the woods was too strong—and Riley was firmly planted in the city. Reconnecting is painful, but Stan still jumps at the chance to stay with his old flame during the Market. And damn the consequences.

As the weeks pass, the two grow closer than ever. But despite scorching sex and cozy intimacy, they both know they face a cold and lonely future. Unless one of them can compromise.

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Anita Priest & Sandra Holiday

Sandra Holiday and Anita Priest were together for 23 years when Anita passed away from complications due to cancer. Today, her portrait hangs above the piano where she will always hear the music, something she loved very much. The gold “A” that hangs around Sandra’s neck is a constant reminder and keeps Anita close to her heart.

Theirs was a storybook romance. It all began when their “eyes met across a crowded room” at Jimmy January’s in Fort Lauderdale in 1985. It was electric. Although Sandra was living in Boston, had two homes, a business, and a failing relationship there, they began a long distance courtship and within 3 months were living together in Florida.

There were plans for Sandra to open a travel agency so that they could follow a passion and travel during the months that the renowned and well-respected Anita had free from her very successful decorating school and interior design business. They quickly derailed when Anita’s employee had to quit and Sandra took over the business side of the school. They were together 24/7 and loved every minute of it. They harmoniously worked together, traveled together and loved together. Anita was a prolific designer, working for many of the society ladies of South Florida. The business flourished, as did their love.

In 2000, Anita began to experience health problems and in 2004 was diagnosed with cancer. Initially refusing treatment, she was convinced by her doctor to fight. Sandra was with her every minute of the day and night. She nursed her through the chemotherapy and radiation and after effects of the radiation, which eventually caused her death. But Anita Priest’s spirit and legacy live on through Sandra who created the foundation Whispering Angels in her honor. Through concerts, galas, performances, and an honorary board that includes Carol Channing, Betty Buckley, and Michael Feinstein, the foundation raises funds for a scholarship for an LGBTQ student who is interested in design, the arts and education. It is a lasting legacy born of a deep, deep love.


Sandra Holiday and Anita Priest were together for 23 years when Anita passed away from complications due to cancer. Today, her portrait hangs above the piano where she will always hear the music, something she loved very much. The gold “A” that hangs around Sandra’s neck is a constant reminder and keeps Anita close to her heart. Theirs was a storybook romance. It all began when their “eyes met across a crowded room” at Jimmy January’s in Fort Lauderdale in 1985. It was electric.

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Source: firstcomeslove.org/#/THE STORIES/Sandra and Anita/

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Kit Cowan & Michael Ausiello

Michael Ausiello (born February 23, 1972) is an American television industry journalist and actor. He was a Senior Writer at TV Guide and its companion website, TVGuide.com. On May 28, 2008, Ausiello left TV Guide for Entertainment Weekly and posted his first blog for them on July 2, 2008. On October 4, 2010, he announced his departure from Entertainment Weekly to join Jay Penske's Mail.com Media, where he launched a new TV site, TVLine.com. Ausiello married photographer Kit Cowan (born 1973), his partner since 2001, in 2014. Kit Cowan passed away on February 5, 2015, due to an aggressive Neuroendocrine cancer. (P: Gage Skidmore. Michael Ausiello at the 2011 Comic Con in San Diego)

Ausiello grew up in Roselle Park, New Jersey. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California, and spent three years as the senior news editor of Soaps In Depth magazine and served as media relations coordinator at Entertainment Tonight prior to joining TV Guide.

Ausiello penned two columns at TV Guide: The Ausiello Report, a weekly print column that expanded into a regularly updated blog online, and Ask Ausiello, an exclusively online weekly Q&A. Ausiello contributed to the website's weekly podcast, TV Guide Talk and the weekly TV Guide Channel program The 411 with a five-minute segment entitled "The Big Five", where he commented on the top five entertainment industry stories of the week. Ausiello also had a vodcast version of The Ausiello Report.


Michael Ausiello is an American television industry journalist and actor. He was a Senior Writer at TV Guide and its companion website, TVGuide.com. In 2008, Ausiello left TV Guide for Entertainment Weekly and posted his first blog for them on July 2, 2008. On October 4, 2010, he announced his departure from Entertainment Weekly to join Jay Penske's Mail.com Media, where he launched a new TV site, TVLine.com.  Ausiello married photographer Kit Cowan, his partner since 2001, in 2014. Kit Cowan passed away on February 5, 2015, due to an aggressive Neuroendocrine cancer.

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Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Ausiello

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Richard Lippe & Robin Wood

Robert Paul "Robin" Wood (23 February 1931 – 18 December 2009) was a Canada-based film critic and educator. He wrote books on Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hawks, Ingmar Bergman, and Arthur Penn and was a member, until 2007, of the editorial collective that publishes the magazine CineACTION!, a film theory collective founded by Wood and other colleagues at Toronto's York University. Wood also recently retired as York professor emeritus of film.

Wood was born in Richmond, London, England. According to Contemporary Authors he attended Jesus College, Cambridge, where he was influenced by F. R. Leavis and A. P. Rossiter, and graduated in 1953 with a diploma in education. From 1954 to 1958, Wood taught in schools in both England and Sweden. After a year in Lille, France, teaching English, Wood returned to schools in England, and again in Sweden. where he met Aline Macdonald whom he married on May 17, 1960. They had three children, Carin, Fiona, and Simon.

Wood began to contribute to the film journal Movie in 1962, primarily on the strength of an essay he wrote for Cahiers du cinéma on Hitchcock's Psycho. In 1965, he published his first book, Hitchcock's Films (New York: A. S. Barnes, 1965). From 1969 to 1972, under the aegis of Peter Harcourt, Wood was a lecturer in film at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. In September 1974, Wood and his wife divorced. Around this time, he also had a relationship with John Anderson, the dedicatee in at least one of Wood's books. Later he was to meet Richard Lippe, with whom he lived from 1977 until his death in 2009.

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Wood_(critic)

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Blog Tour: Winging It by Ashlyn Kane & Morgan James

Winging It By Ashlyn Kane & Morgan James
Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 20, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 163216616X
ISBN-13: 978-1632166166
Amazon: Winging It

Gabe Martin has a simple life plan: get into the NHL and win the Stanley Cup. It doesn’t include being the first out hockey player or, worse, getting involved with one of his teammates. But things change.

Dante Baltierra is Gabe’s polar opposite—careless, reckless… shameless. But his dedication to the sport is impressive, and Gabe can overlook a lot of young-and-stupid in the name of great hockey. And Dante has a superlative ass in a sport filled with superlative asses.

Before Gabe can figure out how to deal, a tabloid throws him out of his comfortable closet into a brand-new world. Amid the emotional turmoil of invasive questions, nasty speculation, and on- and off-ice homophobia, his game suffers.

Surprisingly, it’s Dante who drags him out of it—and then drags him into something else. Nothing good can come of secretly sleeping with a teammate, especially one Gabe has feelings for. But with their captain out with an injury, a rookie in perpetual need of a hug, and the race to make the playoffs for the first time since 1995, Gabe has a lot on his plate.

He can’t be blamed for forgetting that nothing stays secret forever.

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Author’s Bio: Morgan James started writing fiction before she could spell it. It was in high school that she started writing her first novel about a gay character, and she thanks the Internet for helping her realize that didn't make her crazy. Coincidentally, she also thanks the Internet for the role it plays in her long distance friendship with Ashlyn Kane. Geek, artist, archer, and fangirl, Morgan tends to while away free hours with imaginary worlds and people on pages and screens—it's an addiction. She lives in Ontario with her family and is the personal slave of three cats and a poodle (who isn't named Ringo, but who does like to poke).

Author Links:
FB Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/morganjames007?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MorganJames71
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3187904.Morgan_James

Ashlyn Kane is a Canadian former expat who is now happy to be reunited with televised hockey at acceptable waking hours. She has reached the age of “twentysomething,” which she will be for at least the next fifteen years.

She has a bad habit of staying up too late, a husband who likes to go to bed early, and a baby brother called Miracle Whip. She is allergic to cleaning, unless you mean cleaning up manuscripts, in which case she gets a little obsessive. Feel free to drop her a line—she’s probably in front of her computer right now, since she’s attached to it at the eyeballs.

Author Links:
Website: http://www.ashlynkane.com/
Blog: http://ashlynkane.blogspot.com/?zx=1c693459ed483f30
FB Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/ashlyn.kane.94?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ashlynkane
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2780539.Ashlyn_Kane

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12 miniature Quebec Nordiques jersey keychains (Each one has a unique number. There are 6 home (blue) and 6 away (white) jerseys. They will come with a trading card for the corresponding player.)
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