April 9th, 2015

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Lesley Gowan (born April 9)

In another realm, Lesley Gowan is the author of lesbian mysteries and romance novels as well as numerous short stories. The Collectors is her first published work of erotica. Lesley lives in the Midwest with her partner.

The Collectors won a 2011 Rainbow Award as Best Lesbian Contemporary Erotica.

Further Readings:

The Collectors by Lesley Gowan
Paperback: 204 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (February 22, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602822085
ISBN-13: 978-1602822085
Amazon: The Collectors
Amazon Kindle: The Collectors

Laura owns what might be the world’s most extensive collection of BDSM lesbian erotica, but that’s as close as she’s gotten to the world of her fantasies. Until, that is, her friend Adele introduces her to Adele’s mistress Jeanne—art collector, heiress, and experienced dominant. Nothing in Laura’s reading prepares her for the powerful reaction she has to Jeanne or how completely she is captivated by this sensual new world. With Jeanne’s first command, Laura’s life changes forever.

But even the most commanding mistress can’t always control a willful submissive, and Adele’s jealousy challenges Jeanne’s dominance and Laura’s place in their world. What Jeanne and Laura learn about themselves on their erotic journey will either drive them apart or change the very nature of their lives.

More Rainbow Awards at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, Rainbow Awards/2011


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Marc Jacobs, Harry Louis & Lorenzo Martone

Marc Jacobs (born April 9, 1963) is an American fashion designer. He is the head designer for Marc Jacobs, as well as Marc by Marc Jacobs, a diffusion line, with more than 200 retail stores in 80 countries. He had been the creative director of the French design house Louis Vuitton from 1997 to 2013. Jacobs was on Time Magazine's "2010 Time 100" list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and ranked 14th on Out Magazine's 2012 list of "50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America".

From 2011 to 2013 his boyfriend was former Brazilian porn star Harry Louis. In October 2013, Louis announced on Instagram that the couple have split: So I would like to be the first one to share with you all the news… Me and Marc have decided not carry on with our relationship as boyfriends... The distance and lack of time because of work schedules aren’t really something realistic, and he’s such a beautiful and amazing person, that I think he deserve a bf who will stay at least in one of the cities that he leaves in. Also, I need that too… We love each other very much, and that it was a decision from both!!!! Every special minute we’ve spent together will be treasured, and a new chapter of our both lives has started… Both of us focusing in work, and make it work!!!! So, for those who were always supportive of us, please don’t be sad, live [sic] goes on, to all of us… And for those who were praying that this day were coming, there you have… Marc Jacobs and Harry Louis aren’t officially a couple anymore!!!!" (P: Marc Jacobs and Harry Louis)

Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone split in 2010 after two years and an engagement together. But in April 2013, they were seen together as they Sunday-brunched together at Sant Ambroeus in New York's West Village. Relations between the fashion designer and the 17 years younger bicycle designer appeared cordial. In January 2015 the two were vacationing together in St. Barts, and Lorenzo wrote on his profile: “2015 vibes: Don’t let the fear of what COULD happen let nothing happen. A dream we dream alone is just a dream. A dream you dream together can become reality.”


Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone split in 2010 after two years and an engagement together. But in April 2013, they were seen together as they Sunday-brunched  at Sant Ambroeus in New York's West Village. Relations between the fashion designer and the 17 years younger bicycle designer appeared cordial. In January 2015 the two were vacationing together in St. Barts, and Lorenzo wrote on his profile: “2015 vibes: Don’t let the fear of what COULD happen let nothing happen. A dream we dream alone is just a dream. A dream you dream together can become reality.”



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

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More Fashion Designers at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Art

More LGBT Couples at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Real Life Romance


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Andrea Dworkin (September 26, 1946 – April 9, 2005)

Andrea Rita Dworkin (September 26, 1946 – April 9, 2005) was an American radical feminist and writer best known for her criticism of pornography, which she argued was linked to rape and other forms of violence against women.

An anti-war activist and anarchist in the late 1960s, Dworkin wrote 10 books on radical feminist theory and practice. During the late 1970s and the 1980s, she gained national fame as a spokeswoman for the feminist anti-pornography movement, and for her writing on pornography and sexuality, particularly in Pornography: Men Possessing Women (1981) and Intercourse (1987), which remain her two most widely known books.

Dworkin was born in Camden, New Jersey, to Harry Dworkin and Sylvia Spiegel. She had one younger brother, Mark. Her father was a schoolteacher and dedicated socialist, whom she credited with inspiring her passion for social justice. Her relationship with her mother was strained, but Dworkin later wrote about how her mother's belief in legal birth control and legal abortion, "long before these were respectable beliefs," inspired her later activism.

Though she described her Jewish household as being in many ways dominated by the memory of the Holocaust, it nonetheless provided a happy childhood until the age of nine when an unknown man molested her in a movie theater. When Dworkin was 10, her family moved from the city to the suburbs of Cherry Hill, New Jersey (then known as Delaware Township), which she later wrote she "experienced as being kidnapped by aliens and taken to a penal colony". In sixth grade, the administration at her new school punished her for refusing to sing "Silent Night" (as a Jew, she objected to being forced to sing Christian religious songs at school).

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Blog Tour: Finding Their Way by Chris Owen & Tory Temple

Finding Their Way Series (Never Too Early 2) by Chris Owen and Tory Temple
Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200&products_id=4376

When Jake Taggart fell from the roof of his barn, Tor had only one thought -- to reach out to Chance Shanahan and Tucker McBride for support. In this follow-up to Never Too Early: The Beginning, the first book in the Cowboy/Firefighter series, the two couples are reunited in their mutual concern for Jake. But how far will that concern go?
A strong friendship begins to explore the boundaries of something else; something all four men never looked for or expected. Emotions and attraction are difficult to deny, try as they might, but giving in has the potential to destroy everything both couples have worked so hard for. How will they handle something that none of them set out to find?

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About the author:
Chris Owen: I live and write in eastern Canada. I went to a bunch of schools, learned a lot of things, and now make stuff up because not to do so is unthinkable. I'm fond of fountain pens, Levenger's Circa system, and Steampunk fashions. Lately I've been watching a lot of Discovery channel. I've seen every episode of CSI Las Vegas and New York, but I'm not terribly keen on CSI Miami. It might be due to weather envy. I have a crush on the whole cast of Criminal Minds, and fondness for wool. The two are not related. Hoarders keeps me honest. I'm inspired by the day to day minutia of life, and find beauty in the way words go together. I like texture and richness of experience. I'm not shy. I'm happy, I'm learning, I'm living.
Tory Temple: Tory lives and works in southern California, where she spends a lot of time around firemen. She visits the beach frequently and wears flip flops even in the winter. Tory likes television, salted pistachios in the shell, and chenille socks. She dislikes cauliflower, not being able to find the right shoes in the morning, and not having enough free time. She shares her space with numerous pets, including but not limited to cats, dogs, and tortoises.

Where to find the authors:
Websites:
www.chrisowen.net
www.torytemple.com
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chris-Owen/362850963876393
https://www.facebook.com/torytemple
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/chris_owen
https://twitter.com/ToryTemple



Tour Dates & Stops: April 9, 2015
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