April 28th, 2015

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John Preston (December 11, 1945 - April 28, 1994)

John Preston (December 11, 1945, Medfield, Massachusetts – April 28, 1994, Portland, Maine) was an author of gay erotica and an editor of gay nonfiction anthologies.

He grew up in Medfield, Massachusetts, later living in a number of major American cities before settling in Portland, Maine in 1979. A writer of fiction and nonfiction, dealing mostly with issues in gay life, he was a pioneer in the early gay rights movement in Minneapolis. He helped found one of the earliest gay community centers in the United States, edited two newsletters devoted to sexual health, and served as editor of The Advocate in 1975.

He was the author or editor of nearly fifty books, including such erotic landmarks as Mr. Benson and I Once Had a Master and Other Tales of Erotic Love. Other works include Franny, the Queen of Provincetown (first a novel, then adapted for stage), The Big Gay Book: A Man's Survival Guide for the Nineties, Personal Dispatches: Writers Confront AIDS, and Hometowns: Gay Men Write About Where They Belong.

Preston's writing (which he described as pornography) was part of a movement in the 1970s and 1980s toward higher literary quality in gay erotic fiction. Preston was an outspoken advocate of the artistic and social worth of erotic writings, delivering a lecture at Harvard University entitled My Life as a Pornographer. The lecture was later published in an essay collection with the same name. The collection includes Preston's thoughts about the gay leather community, to which he belonged.

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Preston_(author)

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Blog Tour: Fourth and Long by Michele M. Rakes

Fourth and Long by Michele M. Rakes
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (March 17, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Fourth and Long

Irus Beaumont, cornerback for the Highlanders, has an issue with his nemesis: wideout for the Pirates, Jackson McCoy. Partly jealous over Jackson’s skill and ability to scrub coverage, Irus also struggles against an unbearable attraction to the receiver. Firmly ensconced in the closet, Irus also has a no football player rule, leaving his desires for Jackson unfulfilled. Anti-gay sentiment in the league keeps Irus closeted, even though he’d rather be out and proud.

When Jackson McCoy suffers a gay bashing at the hands of his team mates after winning the national championship, he finds himself traded to the Highlanders. Spring training brings out Jackson’s competitive nature, eliciting the aggression of his new team’s cornerback, Irus Beaumont.

In practice, Irus hurts Jackson badly. The injury places Jackson on the reserve roster. Jacks has plenty of time to contemplate his life, career, and his attraction to the sexy cornerback. Off to Orlando for the best rehab where guilt inspires Irus to call him every evening, Jackson can’t stop thinking about Irus, or what the season holds for his team.

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Author Bio: Michele Micheal Rakes lives in a small town in the shadow of a big mountain. She works as a surgical technologist assisting in the removal of tonsils and testicles. She has three grown children, two psychotic Egyptian Mau’s, a husband with hair down to his ass, two Harley’s, and a ferret named Teeny Tiny Ferret Feet (husband insists her name Little Feet, we all know he’s wrong).

Links to reach Michele Rakes:
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http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8295571.Michele_Micheal_Rakes
https://m.facebook.com/michelemichealrakes
https://www.facebook.com/michele.rakes.1
https://michelerakes.wordpress.com/2014/12/20/michele-micheal-rakes-author-page/

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4/24/2015 Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, Cia's Stories
4/25/2015 Love Bytes, The Purple Rose Tea House
4/26/2015 Gay Media Reviews, Divine Magazine, Because Two Men Are Better Than One
4/27/2015 Man2ManTastic.blogspot, Gay.Guy.Reading and Friends, The Novel Approach
4/28/2015 Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews, Two Chicks Obsessed with Books, Elisa -My reviews and Ramblings
4/29/2015 Bike Book Reviews, Drops of Ink
4/30/2015 Jill Prand, MM Good Book Reviews
5/1/2015 Bayou Book Junkie, BFD Book Blog, Sid Love



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2015 Rainbow Awards Submission: Sunset Island by Elliott Mackle

Sunset Island by Elliott Mackle
Gay Mystery / Thriller
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Lethe Press (January 10, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590214366
ISBN-13: 978-1590214367
Amazon: Sunset Island
Amazon Kindle: Sunset Island

February, 1950. Lee County, Florida. In the freewheeling, celebratory aftermath of World War II, survivors and veterans are starting new lives, resuming old ones, or just picking up the pieces. Former Navy officer Dan Ewing feels safer than any gay man might expect in a segregated, dry county where the Ku Klux Klan is still strong. Managing an ultra-private club-hotel in Ft. Myers with a mixed-race staff, untaxed alcohol, high-stakes card games and escorts of both sexes, he's been acting like he has nothing to lose: business is good and his romantic life is better. Lee County Detective Bud Wright, a former Marine sergeant and Dan's secret lover, is outwardly strong and brave, but uneasy with the knowledge that, every time he and Dan get naked together, they're breaking laws he's sworn to uphold. It's nothing that a few drinks can't get him past, especially when moonlighting as security for Dan's hotel. Both men have their work cut out for them, however, once a hurricane evacuation brings to the hotel wealthy, well-connected non-members who happen to own Sunset Island, a secluded resort fronting the Gulf of Mexico. Their arrival sets in motion a turnover of hotel staff, sensual and sordid seductions, brutal assaults, the discovery of looted art from Holocaust victims, and, of course, murder. After drowned men start washing ashore on nearby beaches, Dan and Bud must set to work unraveling war-related mysteries and exploring the implications of a rapidly changing society in those postwar years.

2015 Rainbow Awards Guidelines: http://www.elisarolle.com/rainbowawards/rainbow_awards_2015.html

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