April 14th, 2015

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Blog Tour: Baked Fresh by Annabeth Albert

Baked Fresh by Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Lyrical Press (April 14, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Baked Fresh (Portland Heat)

From its famous coffee to the mouthwatering fare at its cafés, restaurants, and bakeries, Portland, Oregon, has a lot to whet the appetite, including the hard-working men who serve it all up—hot, fresh, and ready to go—with no reservations…

Vic Degrassi is a baker on the rise, and it’s all thanks to his rare ability to make—and keep—his New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s losing weight, giving up smoking, or graduating from culinary school, Vic goes after what he wants—and gets it. This year? He wants Robin Dawson, the sweet-hearted hottie who volunteers with him at the local homeless shelter. When he learns that Robin is suddenly single after being unceremoniously dumped, Vic is more than happy to offer a shoulder to cry on—or at least a fresh-baked pastry to bite into. But it’s been a long time since Vic’s gone on a date, and he’s nervous about risking his friendship with Robin. So when their flirtation turns into a steamy night together, Vic and Robin have to figure out if they’re friends with benefits or lovers in the making, and if Robin is ready for something more than just a rebound. There’s only one way to find out: turn up the heat…

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About the author: Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.
Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter. In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two toddlers.
Represented by Saritza Hernandez of the Corvisiero Literary Agency

Where to find the author:
Website: www.annabethalbert.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/AnnabethAlbert
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annabethalbert
Tumblr: www.annabethalbert.tumblr.com
Fan group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/annabethsangels/
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23450161-baked-fresh

Tour Dates & Stops: April 14, 2015
Parker Williams, MM Good Book Reviews, Divine Magazine, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, BFD Book Blog, Tara Lain, Hearts on Fire, Bayou Book Junkie, My Fiction Nook, Inked Rainbow Reads, LeAnn’s Book Reviews, Love Bytes, Rainbow Gold Reviews, Bike Book Reviews, Molly Lolly, Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews,Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Elisa - My Reviews and Ramblings, Cathy Brockman Romances, Cate Ashwood, Three Chicks After Dark, The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat, Because Two Men Are Better, Than One, Charley Descoteaux, Foxylutely Book Reviews, Elin Gregory, Andrew Q. Gordon

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Freddy MacKay (born April 14)

"I grew up and went to college in the Midwest where I currently reside with my family. I spend most of my time playing sports and running around outside. And honestly, that much has not changed since I was little, except who is included my activities. I also have a healthy geocaching addiction. It's so much fun! I enjoy spending my time traveling when I can, and I hold the view that a person should continually to learn about new things and people whenever possible."

Incubation won a 2012 Rainbow Award, The Bobby Michaels Award, as Best Gay Erotic Romance. The Horns and Halos Collection won a 2013 Rainbow Award as Best Gay Fantasy.

Further Readings:

Incubation: Finding Peace 2 by Freddy MacKay
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books, LLC; Second edition (December 1, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: Incubation: Finding Peace 2

David McCourt has suffered so much pain in his life that he has lost the ability to process emotions in any reliable way. After surviving a brutal attack and mutilation at the hands of hateful fellow students, David’s friends and the enigmatic Dr. Ito fight to save him, trying to salvage what’s left of David by offering him a safe home and their unwavering support.

But hate doesn’t dissipate overnight and all the love and support in the world, from David’s friends and the desperately confused but devoted cowboy, Jackson, can’t keep the world or David’s past at bay. With every setback, every new bit of violence offered, David blames himself, certain that he is the cause of all the strife around him. When David’s past shambles come back into his life, all bets are off, and it may take more than even Dr. Ito can scheme up to save them all.

The Horns and Halos Collection (Mischief Corner Anthologies) by Toni Griffin, Freddy MacKay, Angel Martinez
Series: Mischief Corner Anthologies
Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First edition (August 29, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1495282376
ISBN-13: 978-1495282379
Amazon: The Horns and Halos Collection
Amazon Kindle: The Horns and Halos Collection

Demons and Angels have been among us for thousands of years, in many cultures and in many forms. What happens when you set the Mischief Corner authors loose on the vague prompt "Write a story about angels or demons?" The poor unsuspecting world is about to find out. From Toni Griffin - Archie's Accidental Kidnapping: Hounds of Hell 1 Hellhounds are tasked with a very important job. Tracking down and killing Nephilim, half human, half angels. They are the absolute worse society has to offer and as such need to be eliminated. As Adze and his pack of hounds hunt the latest lowlife he meets Archie, his heart mate, something he never thought would happen to him. Now all Adze has to do is explain to his very human mate about the world he's just been dragged into, kicking and screaming. Sounds easy right? Not so much. From Freddy MacKay - Internment As Tadashi's life spirals out of control, townsmen threaten the one place he cannot leave. Terrible things happen and Tadashi hides away on his mountain taking care of the one place he knows he is safe and people are safe from him. But the world has a way of interrupting life in the form of one tiny little girl and her uncle. From Angel Martinez - Hell for the Company: Brimstone #1 Shax, the Demon Prince of Thieves, has reconciled himself to exile. He has a grand time careening around the galaxy as a high-end, intergalactic purloiner of pretties. Everything's going just fine, thank you very much. All right, fine, the anti-gravity cows are a bit problematic and some of his buyers are bad for his health, but he manages until he comes across an injured angel in a psychedelic alien jungle.

More Rainbow Awards at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, Rainbow Awards/2012 & 2013

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Diane Adams (born April 14)

"Dee here, hanging out, writing a bit of M/M romance/erotica. I started writing about 7 years ago but never published until Dreamspinner Press accepted Blue Skies spring of 2010. My second story was published in July and more to come this fall. I’m happy with my success so far and I’m working on my first novel. I hope I’ll have it ready to submit by winter.

I work a regular 9 to 5 job during the week and I’m raising my three kids on my own. Time to write isn’t always easy to find but so far I’ve managed to squeeze a bit in here and there. I love to write and exploring and developing characters is my favorite part. I have to be careful or I spend too much time developing characters and not enough time making sure things happen. "

Last First Kiss won a 2014 Rainbow Awards as Best Gay Contemporary Romance, The William Neale Award for Best Gay Contemporary Romance.

Further Readings:

Last First Kiss by Diane Adams
Paperback: 398 pages
Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd (January 17, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1496108434
ISBN-13: 978-1496108432
Amazon: Last First Kiss
Amazon Kindle: Last First Kiss

Book 1 in the Southern Comfort Series Eighteen-year-old Gage Harris is not a part of twenty-five year old Trent Foster’s plans. He likes Gage but the intense attraction between them makes remaining just friends unlikely, and the young farmer with two small children is a complication Trent doesn’t need. Despite all the reasons to stay away, Trent is pulled into the small family. Gage’s boys are delightful and the young man’s honesty and genuine affection impossible to resist. Trent is intrigued by a life so different from everything he’s known. As he struggles to reconcile his plans with his feelings Trent begins to suspect that his random offer of a ride in the rain might lead straight to his last first kiss.

More Rainbow Awards at my webiste: elisarolle.com, Rainbow Awards/2014

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Mary Wings (born April 14, 1949)

Mary Wings (born April 14, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American writer, artist, and musician.

In 1973 Mary Wings made history by releasing Come Out Comix, the first lesbian underground comic book. She may be best known for her series of detective novels featuring lesbian heroine Emma Victor. Divine Victim, Wings' only Gothic novel, won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Mystery in 1993.

Wings, an open lesbian, resides in San Francisco.

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

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Book Blast: When The Band Came to Town by H. Lewis-Foster

When The Band Came To Town by H. Lewis-Foster
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (April 8, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: When the Band Came to Town

In the swinging Sixties, life gets rockin’ for Jeff McInnery when a new band plays at the local pub. Caught up in lead singer Danny Speed’s cool, Jeff sneaks a kiss. But being found out as homosexual could stop Danny’s hot career fast, and even land him in jail. With harsh words, Danny leaves to head for fame and fortune while Jeff starts university. On campus, Jeff meets Archie Ballatine, a history student living as openly as possible. It’s an exciting new world of sex and friendship for Jeff, but then the band comes back to town.

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About the author: H. Lewis-Foster lives in the north of England and has always worked with books in one form or another. As a keen reader of gay fiction, she decided to try writing herself and is now the proud author of several short stories and a debut novel 'Burning Ashes'.
H. likes to create characters that are talented, funny and quite often gorgeous, but who all have their faults and vulnerable sides, and she hopes that you'll enjoy reading their stories as much as she loves writing them. H. has also ventured into playwriting and was thrilled to see her first play performed at the Southend Playwriting Festival.

Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/HLewisFoster
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HLewisFoster
Website: http://hlewisfoster.wix.com/books
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25173460-when-the-band-came-to-town?ac=1

Tour Dates & Stops: April 14, 2014
Parker Williams, Bayou Book Junkie, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, Molly Lolly, Inked Rainbow Reads, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Bike Book Reviews, Love Bytes, Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews, Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance, BFD Book Blog, Cate Ashwood, Chris McHart, Divine Magazine, MM Good Book Reviews, Elisa - My Reviews and Ramblings, Rainbow Gold Reviews, Wake Up Your Wild Side, 3 Chicks After Dark, Up All Night, Read All Day

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Dylan Rosser: Facebook block

I received this email by Dylan Rosser.

"I am reaching out to my social media contacts to try draw some attention to the fact I have now been blocked/banned from Facebook for 30 days. Only a week after my last 30 day ban ended.
The first ban I assume was because there was too much pubic hair. Does the bit of bush warrant 30 days in Facebook jail?
The second pic is a male nude on a rock and NOTHING is shown in this picture. Photoshop was used to take out any offending bits that might have been seen. Again, does this warrant a 30 day ban?

by Dylan Rosser, 2015
If you care about this issue of me (and many other photographers of the male nude) being targeted/bullied then I hope you can maybe do some post about it."
I sadly smiled when I read the ending sentence "if you care about this issue of me"... sadly because with all my recent family trouble, I didn't realize before Dylan was having this issue, and I for sure care about him, he is not only my favorite photographer, he is also a long-time judge for the Rainbow Awards and has always been generous with his work so that I was able to share it on my journal.

Why Dylan is a favorite of mine? cause I consider him top class, never vulgar, even if it's a full frontal, but in any case, he has never shared full frontal, you can see them only with a specific access rights on his website, or if you buy his online magazine.

And in any case the photo for which he was banned the second time isn't pornographic at all. And to prove it I will post is side by side with another similir photo... which is 113 YEARS OLD and that is consider now ART. Actually the 113 years old picture is way more "risky" than that of Dylan.

Caino, 1902, by Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden (September 16, 1856 – February 16, 1931)

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