June 24th, 2015

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Steve Kluger (born June 24, 1952)

Steve Kluger shook hands with Lucille Ball when he was 12. He's since lived a few more decades, but nothing much registered after that.

Kluger is a novelist and playwright who grew up during the Sixties with only two heroes: Tom Seaver and Ethel Merman. Few were able to grasp the concept. A veteran of Casablanca and a graduate of The Graduate, he has written extensively on subjects as far-ranging as World War II, rock and roll, and the Titanic, and as close to the heart as baseball and the Boston Red Sox (which frequently have nothing to do with one another). Doubtless due to the fact that he's a card-carrying Baby Boomer whose entire existence was shaped by the lyrics to Abbey Road, Workingman's Dead, and Annie Get Your Gun (his first spoken words, in fact, were actually stolen from The Pajama Game), he's also forged a somewhat singular path as a civil rights advocate, campaigning for a "Save Fenway Park" initiative (which qualifies as a civil right if you're a Red Sox fan), counseling gay teenagers, and—on behalf of Japanese American internment redress—lobbying the Department of the Interior to restore the baseball diamond at the Manzanar National Historic Site. Meanwhile, he's donated half of his spare time to organizations such as Lambda Legal, GLSEN, and Models of Pride, and gives the rest of it to his nephews and nieces: Emily, Noah, Bridgette, Audrey, Elisa, Paloma, Logan, Evan, and Robbie—the nine kids who own his heart.

He lives in Boston, Massachusetts—the only city in the world.

Source: http://www.stevekluger.com/
That said, I love Steve Kluger’s books. “Almost Like Being In Love” is such a great, positive, tremendously fun read. So is “My Most Excellent Year”. I love both those books very, very much. --Z.A. Maxfield
Almost Like Being in Love is a laugh-out-loud, flash back, flash foreword, love story. This is a heartwarming, feel-good book about love surviving against all odds. Told in a series of narrative, checklists, journal entries, emails and letters, Kluger nonetheless brings his characters to amazing Technicolor life. This wild cross-country adventure will certainly have you believing in the power of love -and laughter. --Rob Rosen
Almost Like Falling In Love is my favorite gay romance novel ever: funny, touching, real, with characters that jump off the page. Kluger's epistolary style doesn't work as well here as in his more acclaimed “Last Days of Summer,” but it works well enough to bury you in the story of Travis, now a college professor, as he tries to recapture the love of his life, a jock named Craig with whom he'd spent a magical summer back in high school. The question is, does Craig even remember him? --Kyell Gold
Further Readings:

Almost Like Being in Love: A Novel by Steve Kluger
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (May 11, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0060595833
ASIN: B0007XWN96
Amazon: Almost Like Being in Love: A Novel
Amazon Kindle: Almost Like Being in Love: A Novel

A high school jock and nerd fall in love senior year, only to part after an amazing summer of discovery to attend their respective colleges. They keep in touch at first, but then slowly drift apart.

Flash forward twenty years.

Travis and Craig both have great lives, careers, and loves. But something is missing .... Travis is the first to figure it out. He's still in love with Craig, and come what may, he's going after the boy who captured his heart, even if it means forsaking his job, making a fool of himself, and entering the great unknown. Told in narrative, letters, checklists, and more, this is the must-read novel for anyone who's wondered what ever happened to that first great love.

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Constantine Fondolaik & Henry Ward Beecher

Crowds of up to three thousand people crowded Henry Ward Beecher’s Brooklyn church in the 1840s to hear the pastor preach on sin. It was Beecher’s loveless marriage, however, that was truly hell. In 1875 a national scandal erupted when Beecher was tried for adultery. In that case, he was accused of an affair with a woman, but earlier in his life Beecher had been passionately involved with at least one young man. (P: LOC ds.03753. Cigarette card for Goodwin & Co. tobacco manufacturer shows portrait of Henry Ward Beecher, football player for Yale University (©4))

The great love of Beecher’s life was a Greek student he’d met at school named Constantine Fondolaik. Beecher was so enamored of the youth, whom he called “the most beautiful thing I had ever seen,” that he changed his own middle name to Constantine and, in 1832, had a contract drawn up in which they promised to love and watch over each other with eternal devotion. They maintained their romantic relationship into their college year and beyond, until Fondoliak died of cholera in 1842.

Decades later, Beecher recalled Constantine as “like a young Greek god. When we boys used to go swimming together, I would climb out on the bank to watch Constantine swim, he was so powerful, so beautiful.”

Some of Beecher’s biographers credit the passion of his early affair with Fondoliak for providing much of the fire for Beecher’s later religious preaching and activism.


Historical Picture Collection/Yale University Manuscripts & Archives Digital Images Database. Daguerreotype of Henry Ward Beecher
Henry Ward Beecher was an American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker. At age fourteen, he began his oratorical training at Mount Pleasant Classical Institution, a boarding school in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he met a fellow student, Constantine Fondolaik, from Smyrna, Greece. Both students later attended Amherst College together. In 1832, had a contract drawn up in which they promised to love and watch over each other with eternal devotion. They maintained their romantic relationship into their college year and beyond, until Fondoliak died of cholera in 1842.

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Source: Stern, Keith (2009-09-01). Queers in History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals (Kindle Locations 2239-2251). Perseus Books Group. Kindle Edition.

Further Readings:

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
Amazon: Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time

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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Horatio Herbert Kitchener & Captain Oswald Fitzgerald

Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, ADC, PC (24 June 1850 – 5 June 1916) was a British Field Marshal and proconsul who won fame for his imperial campaigns and later played a central role in the early part of the First World War, although he died halfway through it. Some biographers have concluded that Kitchener was a latent or active homosexual. The proponents of the case point to Kitchener's friend Captain Oswald Fitzgerald of the 18th Bengal Lancers, his "constant and inseparable companion," whom he appointed his aide-de-camp. They remained close until they met a common death on their voyage to Russia. Kitchener and Oswald Fitzgerald shared living quarters together the last nine years of their lives. Rumors of Kitchener's peculiar behavior reached all the way to Buckingham Palace. Queen Victoria's remarks on Kitchener were: "They say he dislikes women, but I can only say that he was very nice to me." (P: ©Duffus Bros/NPG P403. Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum, 1901 (©19))

Kitchener won fame in 1898 for winning the Battle of Omdurman and securing control of the Sudan, after which he was given the title "Lord Kitchener of Khartoum"; as Chief of Staff (1900–02) in the Second Boer War he played a key role in Lord Roberts' conquest of the Boer Republics, then succeeded Roberts as commander-in-chief – by which time Boer forces had taken to guerrilla fighting and British forces imprisoned Boer civilians in concentration camps. His term as Commander-in-Chief (1902–09) of the Army in India saw him quarrel with another eminent proconsul, the Viceroy Lord Curzon, who eventually resigned. Kitchener then returned to Egypt as British Agent and Consul-General (de facto administrator).



Broome Park, Kitchener's country house in Kent
Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, was a British Field Marshal and proconsul who won fame for his imperial campaigns and later played a central role in the early part of the First World War, although he died halfway through it. Kitchener's friend Captain Oswald Fitzgerald of the 18th Bengal Lancers was his "constant and inseparable companion," whom he appointed his aide-de-camp. They remained close until they met a common death on their voyage to Russia. Kitchener and Oswald Fitzgerald shared living quarters together the last nine years of their lives.


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

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
Amazon: Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time

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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Rosa Bonheur, Nathalie Micas & Anna Elizabeth Klumpke

Rosa Bonheur, born Marie-Rosalie Bonheur, (16 March 1822 – 25 May 1899) was a French animalière, realist artist, and sculptor. As a painter she became famous primarily for two chief works: Ploughing in the Nivernais (in French: Le labourage nivernais, le sombrage), which was first exhibited at the Salon of 1848, and is now in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris depicts a team of oxen ploughing a field while attended by peasants set against a vast pastoral landscape; and, The Horse Fair (in French: Le marché aux chevaux) (which was exhibited at the Salon of 1853 (finished in 1855) and is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. Bonheur is widely considered to have been the most famous female painter of the nineteenth century. She lived for over forty years with her childhood friend Nathalie Micas (1824-1889), whom she met in 1836. In the final year of her life she became close with Anna Klumpke, the author of her "autobiography", and figured out a way around the Napoleonic Codes in order to leave Klumpke her estate.

Micas was the homemaker of the couple, and took care of business matters as well. Referring to Micas, Princess Stirby once commented, "Rosa Bonheur could never have remained the celebrated artist she was without someone beside her." After Micas's death, Bonheur took up with painter Anna Klumpke. Bonheur, Micas and Klumpke are buried together Pere Lachaise Cemetery in France, under a tombstone that reads: Friendship is divine affection. (Picture: Portrait de Nathalie Micas by Rosa Bonheur)


Rosa Bonheur & Natalie Micas, Nice, 1882 (©27)
Rosa Bonheur was a French animalière, realist artist, and sculptor. As a painter she became famous primarily for two chief works: Le labourage nivernais, le sombrage (Ploughing in the Nivernais), which was first exhibited at the Salon of 1848, and is now in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, depicts a team of oxen ploughing a field while attended by peasants set against a vast pastoral landscape; and Le marché aux chevaux (The Horse Fair), which was exhibited at the Salon of 1853 (finished in 1855) and is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. She lived for over fifty years with her childhood friend Nathalie Micas, whom she met in 1936. Referring to Micas, Princess Stirby once commented, "Rosa Bonheur could never have remained the celebrated artist she was without someone beside her." In the final years of her life, after Micas’s death, she became close with Anna Elizabeth Klumpke and figured out a way in order to leave Klumpke her estate.



Nathalie Micas & Rosa Bonheur are buried together at Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris. Nathalie Micas's ashes were buried along with those of her mother in the tomb Rosa Bonheur had purchased. Bonheur, as she had planned, was interred there in 1899 and, at Anna Elizabeth Klumpke’s death in 1942, hers as well.


The Horse Fair, 1853-1855. The original hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

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

Anna Elizabeth Klumpke (October 28, 1856 – February 9, 1942), was an American portrait and genre painter born in San Francisco, California, United States. She is perhaps best known for her portraits of famous women including Rosa Bonheur and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1889).

Anna's father, John Gerald Klumpke, born in England or Germany, was a successful and wealthy realtor in San Francisco. Her mother was Dorothea Mattilda Tolle. Anna was the eldest of eight children, five of whom lived to maturity. Among her siblings were the astronomer Dorothea Klumpke-Roberts, the violinist Julia Klumpke, and the neurologist Augusta Déjerine-Klumpke.

At age three, Anna fell and suffered a fracture of her femur. She fell again at age five and suffered osteomyelitis with purulent knee arthritis. These problems handicapped her, and her mother went to extraordinary lengths to find a remedy by taking Anna and three of her siblings to Berlin for treatment by Dr. Bernhard von Langenbeck.

The treatment lasted 18 months and included thermal baths at Kreuznach. Unfortunately, it was not successful, and Anna remained hobbled all her life. While they were in Europe, her mother ensured that her children received excellent tutoring.

The time away in Europe strained the Klumpkes' relationship. When Anna was fifteen, her parents divorced. She and her siblings (now numbering five) moved with their mother to Göttingen, Germany, where they lived for a time with Mattilda's sister, who had married a German national. Anna and her sister Augusta were sent to school at Cannstatt, near Stuttgart. When she was seventeen, the family moved to Clarens, near Lake Geneva in Switzerland where she spent two years in a boarding school.


Anna Elizabeth Klumpke was an American portrait and genre painter born in San Francisco. Klumpke made Bonheur’s acquaintance in 1887 while serving as a translator for an American collector of her work. She then met her again on October 15, 1889, under the pretext of being the interpreter for a horse dealer. Later she became the older artist’s companion in the last years of her life, after the death of Bonheur’s companion of over fifty years, Nathalie Micas. Klumpke was named as the sole heir to Bonheur's estate.

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Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Elizabeth_Klumpke

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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Euro Pride Con: Kaje Harper

Starting from June 1, 2015, I will daily feature authors attending the three conventions I will join, Euro Pride in Munich (July), UK Meet in Bristol (September) and GRL in San Diego (October).

For the Euro Pride in Munich, July 11-12, 2015, today author is Kaje Harper (Kaje Harper will also attend the GRL in San Diego): "I live in Minnesota, where the two seasons are Snow-removal and Road-repair, the mosquito is the state bird, and where sometimes in winter it can be breathtakingly beautiful. Of course, the deepfreeze chill contributes to the breath-taking, but Minnesota's a kindly, quiet place and it's home to me now. I've been writing for far longer than I care to admit (*whispers - forty years*), mostly for my own entertainment, and currently am focused on M/M romance (with added mystery, fantasy, history, SciFi...) I also have a few Young Adult stories released under the pen name Kira Harp.

My first professionally published book, Life Lessons, came out from MLR Press in May 2011. My husband finally convinced me that after all that time writing, I really should submit something, somewhere. I was thrilled when it was accepted. I have a weakness for closeted cops with honest hearts, and teachers who speak their minds, and I had fun writing the four novels and three freebie short stories in the series. I've been just delighted by the reception Mac and Tony have received.

My first free book became the first story that I actually released - I put it up a month before Life Lessons just for the fun of getting it out there. Lies and Consequences began as a reaction to the November 2010 election. It looked like the repeal of DADT might be derailed by the political shift and I put the insanity of that law into the book. Then as I was finishing the first draft in mid-December the repeal passed. Which was great, but prompted a rewrite to a lighter and more action/romance book. This was a solo effort and I learned a lot from writing and releasing it and from the reviews. Check Smashwords for that one and many of my other freebies.

I now have a decent backlist in ebooks and print, both free and professionally published. A complete list with links can be found on my Books page. This writing thing is addictive. So read, comment, tell me what you like and what you don't, and help me make the upcoming books even better."

Further Readings:

Life, Some Assembly Required (The Rebuilding Year) by Kaje Harper
Paperback: 314 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing (June 9, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1619231026
ISBN-13: 978-1619231023
Amazon: Life, Some Assembly Required (The Rebuilding Year)
Amazon Kindle: Life, Some Assembly Required (The Rebuilding Year)

Finding love in the ashes was easy. Building a life together? Don't make Fate laugh. The Rebuilding Year, Book 2 After spending the first part of his life chasing pretty girls, love has finally come to Ryan in the form of John, a tall, lanky, red-headed landscape architect with wide shoulders and a five-o'clock shadow. For the first time in his life, love feels easy. Hell, he even ran into a burning building for John and his son, and he'd do it again if he had to. But telling his father and brothers "I'm gay. I've met a man"? That's a bumpy ride he's not looking forward to. For John, loving Ryan is as natural as breathing. Now if only the rest of his life would fall into place. Dealing with his teen son is complicated enough, but with his ex-wife causing trouble and his daughter wanting to move in, John's house-and his relationship with Ryan-threaten to split at the seams. Would one month without a new surprise knocking him upside the heart be asking too much? If the sound of Fate's laughter is any indication, the answer must be yes... Warning: Contains two formerly straight guys learning to navigate the gay-guy waters, sometimes without a paddle. Plus six kinds of family ensuring nothing comes easy.

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UK Meet: Imogen Howson

Starting from June 1, 2015, I will daily feature authors attending the three conventions I will join, Euro Pride in Munich (July), UK Meet in Bristol (September) and GRL in San Diego (October).

For the UK Meet in Bristol, September 11-13, 2015, today author is Imogen Howson: Imogen Howson has written six fantasy books for adults. In 2008, she won the Elizabeth Goudge Award for Romantic Fiction for A Stolen Cloak of Feathers. Her futuristic YA short story Falling was a finalist in EPIC's Eppie Awards for science fiction and futuristic romance. Imogen lives in the UK near Sherwood Forest with her partner and their two daughters.

Further Readings:

Unravel (Linked) by Imogen Howson
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 and up
Series: Linked
Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (July 7, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1442446617
ISBN-13: 978-1442446618
Amazon: Unravel (Linked)
Amazon Kindle: Unravel (Linked)

Untold dangers await telepathic twins in this sequel to the futuristic, romantic thriller BCCB called “classic sci-fi, space-travel adventure at its best.”

After Elissa and Lin exposed the government’s secret experiments in Linked, which Booklist called “a roller-coaster ride into space that just about everyone should enjoy,” their home planet Sekoia is thrown into chaos. Determined to do their part to help the planet they’ve hurt, they return to Sekoia—only to discover that things are far worse that they imagined. Resources are suddenly scarce, people are scared, and there’s a rising current of anger against the Spares.

When Lissa and Lin find themselves among another group of Spares and twins, they feel like they’ve found their kindred spirits at last. But a threat none of them could have expected is lying in wait for Sekoia’s Spares…



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GRL & Blog Tour: Charlie's Hero by Nic Starr

Starting from June 1, 2015, I will daily feature authors attending the three conventions I will join, Euro Pride in Munich (July), UK Meet in Bristol (September) and GRL in San Diego (October).

For the GRL in San Diego, October 15-18, 2015, today author is Nic Starr. Moreover I'm hosting the Blog Tour for Charlie's Hero:

Charlie’s Hero (Heroes 1) by Nic Starr
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 17, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634760948
ISBN-13: 978-1634760942
Amazon: Charlie’s Hero (Heroes 1)
Amazon Kindle: Charlie’s Hero (Heroes 1)

Schoolteacher Charlie Matthews returns to his hometown, looking to regain a sense of community, reconnect with friends, and settle down. It looks like his dreams have come true when paramedic Josh Campbell attends an accident at the school. It’s love at first sight, and a romance begins.
But Josh’s reluctance to come out to the brother who raised him, puts pressure on their fledgling relationship. While Charlie understands Josh’s concerns, he can’t help growing impatient. After all, Charlie came out years ago.
It’s not until Charlie confronts his own parents and realizes he hasn’t come to terms with their rejection that he fully understands what Josh has to lose. But Josh is Charlie’s hero, and Josh will do anything to prove to Charlie that to be part of a family, he doesn’t need his parents.

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About the Author: Nic Starr lives in Australia where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn't give it up for the world.
Always a reader, the lure of m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books before eventually realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be told!
When not writing or reading, she loves to spend time with her family-an understanding husband and two beautiful daughters-and is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home in the country.
You can find Nic on Facebook, Twitter and her blog. She'd love it if you stopped by to say hi.

AUTHOR LINKS
Website & Blog: http://www.nicstarr.com
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Nic-Starr/e/B00MAWRRQG/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicki.nicstar
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NicStarrAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nicstar000
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/nicstar000/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8139967.Nic_Starr



Tour Schedule:
June 17: Multitasking Mommas Book Reviews, Hearts on Fire, Gay.Guy.Reading And Friends
June 18: A Celebration of Books, The Purple Rose Tea House , Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
June 19: Bayou Book Junkie, Prism Book Alliance, Because Two Men Are Better Than One
June 22: Nessa’s Book Reviews, Diverse Reader, My Fiction Nook
June 23: MM Good Book Reviews, Divine Magazine, Love Bytes Reviews
June 24: Bike Book Reviews, The Novel Approach, Elisa - My reviews and Ramblings
June 25: BFD Book Blog, Drops of Ink, Man2ManTastic
June 26: Eyes on Books, Foxylutely Books, Gay Media Reviews
June 29: Nautical Star Books, Louise Lyons, Sid Love Writes
June 30: Rainbow Gold Reviews, Molly Lolly: Reader, Reviewer, Lover of Words, LeAnn’s Book Reviews

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2015 Rainbow Awards Submission: Wrestling With Passion by D.H. Starr

Wrestling With Passion by D.H. Starr
Gay Erotic Romance
Paperback: 318 pages
Publisher: Sedonia's Magic Words, Incorporated (April 17, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1937796876
ISBN-13: 978-1937796877
Amazon: Wrestling With Passion
Amazon Kindle: Wrestling With Passion

Scott and Derek’s epic passion continues into sophomore year with new challenges to face and overcome. There is one problem: How can you fight an adversary you can’t see? Derek has always helped others, often placing himself in risky situations. Scott has lived with instability his entire life, moving from place to place, never able to set roots. Surviving the obstacles set in place by Scott’s unloving father and overcoming the threat of an unstable fellow student their freshman year, they start their second year of college believing they’ve overcome all of the barriers blocking their future happiness. All that changes when a troubled student, Tim, enters their lives. Derek can’t help but reach out to the drug-abusing freshman. Scott can’t suppress the paralyzing fear of losing Derek, the one stable thing in his life. As they compromise their own internal needs in an effort to support each other, resentment builds and guilt festers. Is this new obstacle, the demons that live deep inside each of them, the one that might tear them apart?

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

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