June 30th, 2015

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Chris Hughes & Sean Eldridge

Chris Hughes (born November 26, 1983) is an American entrepreneur who co-founded and served as spokesman for the online social directory and networking site Facebook, with Harvard roommates Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, and Eduardo Saverin. He is currently the publisher and editor-in-chief of The New Republic, after purchasing the magazine in 2012. In 2009 Hughes attended President Barack Obama's first state dinner with his husband Sean Eldridge, Political Director of Freedom to Marry. Hughes and Eldridge announced their engagement in January 2011 at a reception in support of Freedom to Marry. They married on June 30, 2012. The couple bought a $2 million residence in the 19th District of New York with the reported purpose of permitting Eldridge to run for the Congressional seat there. The couple was featured on the cover of The Advocate magazine's "Forty Under 40" issue in May 2011, and they were profiled in the New York Times in May 2012. Eldridge and Hughes announced their engagement in January 2011 at a reception in support of Freedom to Marry. They married on June 30, 2012 and reside in Shokan, New York. The couple met in November 2005 through a college acquaintance of Eldridge’s at a brunch in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Eldridge was working as a customer service manager for a moving company in Somerville, Mass., and Hughes was a senior at Harvard, and already a founder of Facebook.

Hughes grew up in Hickory, North Carolina, as the only child of Arlen "Ray" Hughes, a paper salesman, and Brenda Hughes, a public-school teacher. He was raised as an evangelical Lutheran. He is a graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. In 2006 he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in history and literature.


Sean Eldridge is an American investor and political activist. He and his husband, Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook, fund advocacy groups and Democratic candidates across the U.S. They attended Barack Obama's first state dinner in 2009. The couple was featured on the cover of The Advocate's "Forty Under 40", and they were profiled in the New York Times in May 2012. They announced their engagement in January 2011 at a reception in support of Freedom to Marry. They married on June 30, 2012.

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Sean Eldridge (born July 31, 1986) is an American investor and political activist. He is the president of Hudson River Ventures, an investment fund that focuses on small businesses in the Hudson Valley region of New York. He is also a prominent advocate for environmental protection, LGBT equality and campaign finance reform. He and his husband, Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook, fund advocacy groups and Democratic candidates across the U.S. They attended U.S. President Barack Obama's first state dinner in 2009. The couple was featured on the cover of The Advocate magazine's "Forty Under 40" issue in May 2011, and they were profiled in the New York Times in May 2012. Eldridge and Hughes announced their engagement in January 2011 at a reception in support of Freedom to Marry. They married on June 30, 2012 and reside in Shokan, New York. The couple met in November 2005 through a college acquaintance of Eldridge’s at a brunch in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Eldridge was working as a customer service manager for a moving company in Somerville, Mass., and Hughes was a senior at Harvard, and already a founder of Facebook.

Born in Canada, Eldridge grew up in Toledo, Ohio and attended public school in Ottawa Hills. He studied at Deep Springs College and then graduated from Brown University, where he helped organize the national Students for Barack Obama campaign in 2007. He then enrolled at Columbia Law School but left to join Freedom to Marry after the New York State Senate voted against legalizing same-sex marriage in the state in December 2009.

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Christopher Mason & Paris Barclay

Paris K.C. Barclay (born June 30, 1956) is an American television director and producer, and the President of the Directors Guild of America. He is a two-time Emmy Award winner and is currently among the busiest single-camera television directors, having directed over 130 episodes of television to date, for series such as NYPD Blue, ER, The West Wing, CSI, Lost, The Shield, House, Law & Order, Monk, Numb3rs, City of Angels, Cold Case, and more recently Sons of Anarchy, The Mentalist, Weeds, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Good Wife, In Treatment, Glee, and Smash. He is married to Christopher Mason. A few years back they decided to come home a day early from their month-long stay in Boston. Incredibly, their previously scheduled flight turned out to be none other than one of the planes that flew into the World Trade Center on 9/11. “After that, Paris and I came to the conclusion that we needed to make a difference in the world,” Mason recently told The Advocate. “For us it came to adopting some kids.” The couple now has two sons they adopted from the Los Angeles foster care system. Barclay and Mason, who works as an executive in the food industry, married in 2008, after 10 years together.

Currently, Barclay is executive producer and principal director of FX’s highest rated series ever, Sons of Anarchy, which aired season five in 2012. and is currently in production on season six. Unusual for a series in its fifth season, Sons of Anarchy continues to rise in the ratings.

Between seasons of Sons of Anarchy, Barclay returned to directing music videos: helming LL Cool J's "Take It". Also, Barclay is currently developing a feature film biopic about the late Congresswoman Barbara Jordan starring Viola Davis, which he will direct and produce. In addition, Barclay recently served his fourth term as First Vice-President of the Directors Guild of America.


Paris Barclay (born June 30, 1956) is an American television director and producer, and the President of the Directors Guild of America. He is a two-time Emmy Award winner and is currently among the busiest single-camera television directors. He is married to Christopher Mason. The couple has two sons, William and Cyrus, they adopted from the Los Angeles foster care system. Barclay and Mason, who works as an executive in the food industry, married in 2008, after 10 years together.

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Ilene Chaiken & LouAnne Brickhouse

Ilene Chaiken (born June 30, 1957) is an American television producer, director and writer. Chaiken is best known as being the co-creator, writer and executive producer of the television series The L Word. Chaiken's partner is LouAnne Brickhouse, VP of production at The Walt Disney Company, and they live in the Hollywood Hills area of Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles. Chaiken is co-parent to twin daughters Tallulah and Augusta (b. 1995) with her former partner, English architect Miggi Hood. "A mutual friend said I had to meet LouAnne, describing her as attractive, smart, and stylish — and that she knew all the good clubs and parties. One night I was out with the great film director Garry Marshall, and he asked about my love life. I told him there was nobody rocking my world. He said, "If she were available, LouAnne would be perfect for you.""

Chaiken had previously written the screenplay Barb Wire (1996), and the television films Dirty Pictures (2000), and Damaged Care (2002) before the success of The L Word raised her profile. She was also the coordinating producer for the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and the associate producer for Satisfaction in 1988. Prior to writing and producing, she worked as an agent trainee for Creative Artists Agency, and as an executive for Aaron Spelling and Quincy Jones Entertainment.


Ilene Chaiken is an American producer, director and writer, best known as co-creator of the television series The L Word. Chaiken's partner is LouAnne Brickhouse, VP of production at The Walt Disney Company. "A mutual friend, director Garry Marshall, said I had to meet LouAnne, describing her as attractive, smart, and stylish — and that she knew all the good clubs and parties. I told him there was nobody rocking my world. He said, "If she were available, LouAnne would be perfect for you.""

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Jesse Archer (born June 30, 1974)

Jesse Archer grew up in the beaver state of Oregon, which inspired him to get around. He has since lived and worked in Los Angeles, Paris, Buenos Aires, Capetown, and New York City. He enjoys long distance running, gummi bears, and impromptu cartwheels. He currently resides in Sydney, Australia, and works for DNA Magazine.

Since graduating from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre, Jesse traveled the world before landing in New York City. He appeared in the Off-Broadway hit Birdy’s Bachelorette Party and on film in Boy Culture. Jesse also stars in the gay romantic comedy favorites Slutty Summer and A Four Letter Word (which he co-wrote with director Casper Andreas).

Jesse also writes freelance. His first book will really make you appreciate flush toilets. You Can Run is based on the intrepid two years Jesse spent sparkling through South America, and was published by Haworth Press in 2007. From Machu Picchu to a cocaine purchase in a Bolivian jail--and beyond! How do you rough it in extreme South American travels and still dare to be different? You Can Run: Gay, Glam, and Gritty Travels in South America follows the intrepid and fantastic--and totally true--adventures of flamboyant gay men through the gritty rough and tough of South America. Jesse Archer and his former American boyfriend Zane spent nearly two years traveling the continent in search of adventure. And find it they did. Discover incredible individuals like Patricia the pink lady, the Wolfman of Borneo, and Santusa the fanged Chola of a different color. Thrill to the astounding experiences of dodging crocodiles, doing a striptease for a Colombian bathroom bitch, admiring exultant transsexuals caught in a rainstorm, and navigating the most dangerous road in the world. This wild travel chronicle takes you through the real South America with wit, wisdom--and a hot pink wig!


Jesse on the cover of Outlooks

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Ken MacDonald & Morris Panych

Morris Stephen Panych (born 30 June 1952) is a Canadian playwright, director and actor. Openly gay, Panych married his longtime partner, Ken MacDonald, in 2004. Ken MacDonald met Morris Panych at work more than 30 years ago (as of 2013). Set-designer MacDonald was toiling away in the props-and-costumes department of the Belfry theatre company in Victoria, BC, when a colleague began dishing about an up-and-coming actor who had been cast in the production they were working on. “I looked over the balcony and said to my friend, ‘Oh, he looks good!’ MacDonald says. The “he” in question was, of course, Panych, fresh out of theatre school and still honing his acting chops. “I was actually in a relationship at the time,” the designer confides. “But we became really best friends and just started hanging out. We just had great fun together, and yes, he was very sexy. I never expected that friendship to go there, but then we fell in love.”

Morris Panych was born in Calgary and grew up in Edmonton, Alberta. He studied at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and the University of British Columbia. His plays include Girl in the Goldfish Bowl (2003); Vigil (adapted for the British stage as Auntie and Me); Lawrence & Holloman; The Ends of the Earth; Earshot; 7 Stories; Dishwashers; Still Laughing: Three Adaptations by Morris Panych (2009), Panych's adaptations of The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol, Hotel Peccadillo by Georges Feydeau and Mauric Desvallières, and The Amorous Adventures of Anatol by Arthur Schnitzler; The Trespassers (2010) Gordon (2011) and In Absentia (2012). (Picture: Ken MacDonald)

He won the 2004 Governor General's Award for Drama for Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, and the 1994 Governor General's Award for Drama for The Ends of the Earth.

His directing includes some of his own works, including the Prix Italia nominated The Overcoat, plus several music videos and Da Vinci's Inquest.


Morris Panych (born 30 June 1952) is a Canadian playwright, director and actor. Openly gay, Panych married his longtime partner, set designer Ken MacDonald, in 2004. MacDonald met Panych at work more than 30 years ago. “I was actually in a relationship at the time,” the designer confides. “But we became really best friends and just started hanging out. We just had great fun together, and yes, he was very sexy. I never expected that friendship to go there, but then we fell in love.”

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Larry McKeon & Ray Korzinski

Larry McKeon (June 30, 1944 – May 13, 2008) was an American politician who served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from Chicago. Serving from January 1997 to January 2007, he was the first-ever openly gay member of the Illinois General Assembly and was also HIV-positive. Ray Korzinski represents the great love of McKeon’s life: the couple met in Chicago in the ’80s. Both had recently fled abusive, alcoholic relationships; both were in recovery; and both were hauling some heavy baggage. Korzinski had been largely ostracized by his immediate family, McKeon recalls. After the two men had lived together for five years, Korzinski tested positive for HIV. The virus complicated Korzinski’s bout with a rare form of lymphoma, which he attributed to exposure to the defoliant Agent Orange in Vietnam. Korzinski died 12 weeks after learning that he was infected with HIV. It was during those last few weeks of Korzinski’s life that McKeon discovered that he, too, was HIV-positive. “He felt a lot of guilt,” McKeon said. “He thought he had it and passed it to me. We talked about it before he died. “It doesn’t matter who did what, or when. It just is.”

McKeon died at the age of 63 in Springfield, Illinois, after suffering a stroke. Following his death, numerous political figures issued statements praising his life and achievements, including U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

He held degrees from California State University at Los Angeles and completed some doctoral work at the University of Chicago. A veteran of the United States Army, McKeon had been a lieutenant with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department before moving to Chicago.

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Aaron Shurin (born June 30, 1947)

Aaron Shurin (born 1947) is an American poet, essayist, and educator. Since 1999, he has co-directed the Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco.

Aaron Shurin received his M.A. in Poetics from New College of California, where he studied under poet Robert Duncan. He is a recipient of California Arts Council Literary Fellowships in poetry (1989, 2002), and a NEA fellowship in creative nonfiction (1995). Shurin is the former Associate Director of the Poetry Center & American Poetry Archives at San Francisco State University and the author of numerous books of poetry, including: Into Distances (1993), The Paradise of Forms: Selected Poems (1999), A Door (2000), Involuntary Lyrics (2005), Citizen (2012); and volumes of prose, including Unbound: A Book of AIDS (1997) and King of Shadows (2008), a collection of essays.

Aaron Shurin has taught extensively in the fields of American poetry and poetics, contemporary and classical prosody, improvisational techniques in composition, and the personal essay. According to his biography at the University of San Francisco where he teaches, his own work is framed by the innovative traditions in lyric poetry as they extend the central purpose of the Romantic Imagination: to attend the world in its particularities, body and soul.

Poetry remains for me an act of investigation, by which the imagination makes itself visible in a real world - and through which the inhabitants of that realer world become dimensional.
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Allen Young (born June 30, 1941)

Allen Young (born June 30, 1941) is an American journalist, author and editor who is also a social, political and environmental activist.

Allen Young, born in Liberty, N.Y., on June 30, 1941, to Rae (Goldfarb) Young and Louis Young. His parents, both secular Jews, spent their youth in New York City, then relocated to the hamlet of Glen Wild (estimated pop. 100) in Sullivan County, in the foothills of the Catskills, and started a poultry farm, also providing accommodations for summer tourists in this region known as the Borscht Belt. He was a red diaper baby. He graduated from Fallsburgh Central High School and received an undergraduate degree in 1962 from Columbia College, Columbia University. Following a Masters of Arts degree in 1963 from Stanford University in Hispanic American and Luso-Brazilian Studies, he earned a Masters of Science degree in 1964 from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism . After receiving a Fulbright Award in 1964, Young spent three years in Brazil, Chile and other Latin American countries, contributing numerous articles to the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor and other periodicals.

Young returned to the United States in June 1967 and worked briefly for the Washington Post, resigning in the fall of that year to become a full-time Anti-Vietnam War movement activist and staff member of the Liberation News Service. Young, Marshall Bloom, Ray Mungo and others worked in the office at 3 Thomas Circle producing the news packets that were sent to the hundreds of underground newspapers bi-weekly or tri-weekly. A member of the Students for a Democratic Society he was part of the Columbia University protests of 1968 and was among more than 700 arrested. When the Liberation News Service split in two in August 1968 Young became a recognized leader of the New York office. In February and March 1969 Young went to Cuba, where he was instrumental in the organization of the Venceremos Brigade. Young became disillusioned with the Castro regime after observing the lack of civil liberties and other freedoms, and especially the government's anti-gay policies. After the Mariel Boatlift he wrote Gays Under the Cuban Revolution, breaking with those New Leftists who continued to defend the Cuban Revolution.

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Patrick Wolf & William Charles Pollock

Patrick Wolf (born Patrick Denis Apps on 30 June 1983) is an English singer-songwriter from South London. Patrick utilises a wide variety of instruments in his music, most commonly the ukulele, piano and viola. He is known for combining electronic sampling with classical instruments and his loyal fanbase, the Wolfpack. Wolf's styles range from Electronic Pop to Baroque Chamber music. On 31 December 2010, Patrick Wolf announced via Twitter that he was set to enter a civil partnership with his boyfriend William Charles Pollock. In 2008, after relationships with both men and women, he met William Charles Pollock, who works at BBC 6 Music, by chance, at a Christmas party. It was "love at first sight". Wolf was at a low ebb, after touring relentlessly and experiencing bouts of depression that led him to contemplate quitting the music industry altogether. His songs at the time reflected his state of mind – melancholic and aggressive, with tortured, complex lyrics – and his performance persona became increasingly outrageous as he took to the stage dripping in feathers and spray-painted silver.

Patrick Wolf was born in St Thomas' Hospital, South London, into a creative family. He started his musical education with piano lessons but soon grew bored and progressed onto violin lessons and church choirs and made his first theremin at age eleven, and first began recording songs with his violin, voice, and car boot sale organs on a four-track tape recorder at age twelve. At fourteen, he joined and performed with pop art collective Minty. Two years later, he dropped his music A-Levels, which he was studying at Davies Laing and Dick Sixth Form College which was then in Notting Hill Gate (now in Marylebone), and left home. During this period, as well as working in Super Lovers clothing store in Covent Garden, Wolf earned money from busking in a string quartet and formed a group called 'Maison Crimineaux', a noisy trio built on destructive ethics around white noise and pop music. He also continued to write and record his own material. A Maison Crimineaux gig in Paris was attended by electronic maestro Kristian Robinson (aka Capitol K), who would then go on to release Wolf's debut album Lycanthropy.

Wolf reflects that as a teenager, he was bullied at school for his perceived eccentricity and effeminacy. At the time, he was unsure whether he was gay or bisexual. Mentors at school treated him with disdain when he came to them for support on the issue. The bullying problem was only rectified after his mother changed schools. Wolf comments, "With gay or bi people, I think education still wonders if it's a nature-versus-nurture thing. If you were black, they'd know they couldn't change you, and racist bullying would never be condoned, but if someone is quite feminine or knows they might be gay at 13, they think they can change you with a bit of rugby."


Patrick Wolf is an English singer-songwriter from South London. He is known for combining electronic sampling with classical instruments and his loyal fanbase, the Wolfpack. On 31 December 2010, Patrick Wolf announced via Twitter that he was set to enter a civil partnership with his boyfriend William Charles Pollock. In 2008, after relationships with both men and women, he met William Charles Pollock, who works at BBC 6 Music, by chance, at a Christmas party. It was "love at first sight".

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UK Meet: Kate Aaron

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 Kate Aaron: Kate Aaron lives in Cheshire, England with two dogs, a parrot, and a bearded dragon named Elvis.

She has the best of friends, the worst of enemies, and a mischievous muse with a passion for storytelling that doesn't know the difference between fact and fiction.

She holds a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature, and an MA in Gender, Sexuality and Culture, and is an outspoken advocate for equal rights. When not hitting the campaign trail or doting slavishly on Elvis, she does what she does best – writes about men in love.

Further Readings:

The Rest of Forever by Kate Aaron
Paperback: 50 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 4, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1493678256
ISBN-13: 978-1493678259
Amazon: The Rest of Forever
Amazon Kindle: The Rest of Forever

When they were eighteen years old, Paul told his best friend that he was in love with him. Scared and stupid, Jack ran away. Seven years later, haunted by what he lost, Jack returns to claim the man who'd been his since they were four years old. But has he left it too late? WARNING. This book contains explicit scenes unsuitable for readers under eighteen. It also contains buckets of angst, crying in the rain, a jealous boyfriend and a very lonely bear.



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Euro Pride Con & Blog Tour: Make Me Soar by K.C. Wells

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 K.C. Wells (K.C. Wells will also attend the UK Meet in Bristol and the GRL in San Diego). Moreover I'm hosting the Blog Tour for Make Me Soar:

Make Me Soar (Series: Collars & Cuffs #6) by KC Wells
Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 22, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634762940
ISBN-13: 978-1634762946
Amazon: Make Me Soar (Series: Collars & Cuffs #6)
Amazon Kindle: Make Me Soar (Series: Collars & Cuffs #6)

Anyone who frequents Collars & Cuffs knows Dorian Forrester is built for pain, including Dorian himself. But everyone has it wrong. For six years, Dorian’s chased a feeling that remains tantalizingly out of his reach. Unteachable, Dorian can take anything and everything a Dom can throw at him. Still, it’s not enough. Dorian needs… something more. Something he won’t find at Collars & Cuffs.

Dorian’s search takes him out of the safe environment he’s known for years, out of his depth, and into a realm of deep, dark trouble.

Alan Marchant has been watching Dorian with interest for a while and knows there’s more to Dorian than his label of “pain slut” suggests. When Dorian disappears, Alan and his friend Leo set out to find him. But the disoriented young man discovered cowering in a hotel room is not the Dorian they know and love. That Dorian is shattered. It’s up to Alan to pick up the pieces and show Dorian there are better ways to fly.

They may be off on a new journey together, but their destination will rock them both to the core.

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About the author and where to find her: Born and raised in the north-west of England, K.C. WELLS always loved writing. Words were important. Full stop. However, when childhood gave way to adulthood, the writing ceased, as life got in the way. K.C. discovered erotic fiction in 2009, when the purchase of a ménage storyline led to the startling discovery that reading about men in love was damn hot. In 2012, arriving at a really low point in life led to the desperate need to do something creative. An even bigger discovery waited in the wings—writing about men in love was even hotter….
K.C. now writes full-time and is loving every minute of her new career. The laptop still has no idea of what hit it… it only knows that it wants a rest, please. And it now has to get used to the idea that where K.C goes, it goes.
And as for those men in love that she writes about? The list of stories just waiting to be written is getting longer… and longer….
K.C. loves to hear from readers.

E-mail: k.c.wells@btinternet.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KCWellsWorld
Twitter: @K_C_Wells
Website: http://www.kcwellsworld.com



Tour Dates & Stops:
22-Jun My Fiction Nook, Rainbow Gold Reviews, Amanda C. Stone
23-Jun Decadent Delights, Vampires, Werewolves, and Fairies, Oh My, Kimi-Chan
24-Jun Christy Loves 2 Read, Havan Fellows
25-Jun Parker Williams
26-Jun Love Bytes, Because Two Men Are Better Than One, Cathy Brockman Romances
29-Jun Dawn’s Reading Nook, Bike Book Reviews
30-Jun MM Good Book Reviews, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
1-Jul 3 Chicks After Dark, Elisa - My Reviews and Ramblings, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
2-Jul Multitasking Mommas, Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews, Just Love Romance, Bayou Book Junkie
3-Jul BFD Book Blog, Prism Book Alliance, Molly Lolly, Inked Rainbow Reads

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GRL & Blog Tour: One Step Further by Felice Stevens

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 Felice Stevens. Moreover I'm hosting the Blog Tour for One Step Further:

One Step Further by Felice Stevens
Publisher: Felice Stevens (June 27, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: One Step Further

Alex Stern has it all; good looks, charm, a job he loves and everyone calls him a friend. He lives life to the fullest at a breakneck pace, in the city that never sleeps. But Alex is also a master pretender; not even his best friend sees the pain that Alex hides so well. Alex himself isn’t sure who he is or what he’s searching for, he only knows that he hasn’t found it yet.

As a veterinarian, Rafe Hazelton loves each animal that crosses his path; they don’t care if he stutters a bit or that prefers men. Their love is unconditional, but his life is still empty; they can only give him so much. New friendships convince him it’s time to break the wall of loneliness he’s hidden behind since childhood and discover what he's been missing.

Alex and Rafe forge a friendship that turns physical, and they both swear that the relationship will last only as long as the fun does. But when old heartaches come to light and secrets hidden for years are revealed, Alex and Rafe discover if they accept what’s in their hearts and take it one step further, the greatest reward is waiting for them in the end.

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Author Bio: I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending just around the corner. I started reading traditional historical romances when I was a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasn’t until I picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth’s court that my interest in romance novels became renewed.
But somewhere along the way, my tastes shifted. While I still enjoys a juicy Historical romance, I began experimenting with newer, more cutting edge genres and discovered the world of Male/Male romance. Once I picked up her first, I became so enamored of the authors, the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion of the books, I knew I wanted to write my own.
I live in New York City with my husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of my own. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

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2015 Rainbow Awards Submission: Werecat: The Trilogy by Andrew J. Peters

Werecat: The Trilogy by Andrew J. Peters
Gay Paranormal Romance
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Vagabondage Romance (November 14, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0692330453
ISBN-13: 978-0692330456
Amazon: Werecat: The Trilogy

The first three installments of the popular Werecat series together in one book!

Twenty-two-year-old Jacks is on a mission to drown his past in alcohol when he meets the handsome drifter Benoit on a lost weekend in Montréal. It's lust and possibly something more. Jacks never suspects that a drunken hook-up will plunge him into the hidden, violent world of feline shifters.

Benoit traps him in an arcane ritual to be joined as mates, from which Jacks emerges with fantastical abilities and a connection to Native traditions that were buried by his family. But his new existence pits his human instincts against his wild animal nature. When Jacks meets the young medical student Farzan, who wants to be with Jacks no matter what or who he is, Benoit's feline jealousy rages like an inferno.

Jacks must figure out how to survive with his dual nature and a boyfriend who will kill any threat to their relationship. When a secret society called The Glaring shows up with a plan to exterminate humankind, Jacks will have to work quickly to gain command of Benoit's magic before the world shatters into a war of man against beast.

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2015 Rainbow Awards Submission: Rough Around the Edges by L.M. Somerton

Rough Around the Edges (Tales from The Edge Book 5) by L.M. Somerton
Gay Erotic Romance
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (February 19, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Rough Around the Edges (Tales from The Edge Book 5)

Can a new beginning be found in leather and chains?

Kai Smithson’s life changes dramatically with his first glimpse into the world of BDSM. Completely innocent, Kai can hardly believe his eyes, but he knows what he likes and apparently that’s hot, dominant men in leather. He isn’t sure if he’s a submissive because he doesn’t really know what that means, but the feelings he is experiencing are exciting and new.

Harry Croft, bar manager at The Underground BDSM Club, believes in insta-lust rather than love at first sight. And when he agrees to train Kai, the contract between them has one condition—no sex. But Kai has some very definite plans about losing his virginity and a piece of paper is not going to stand in his way. In his new friends at the club and at The Edge, Kai has a ready-made support group of subs that show him that the only rules in a D/s relationship are those he wants to make for himself.

The old saying that you can choose your friends but not your family is proved horribly true for Kai, as the mysteries of his past are revealed. As he and Harry start out on their journey together, they must contend with bullets as well as bondage, danger alongside domination, and it’s not easy to establish trust when the whole world is going to hell.

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2015 Rainbow Awards Submission: Tarot's Touch by L.M. Somerton

Tarot's Touch (Investigating Love Book 3) by L.M. Somerton
Gay Mystery / Thriller
Series: Investigating Love
Paperback: 218 pages
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (January 2, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1784303658
ISBN-13: 978-1784303655
Amazon: Tarot's Touch (Investigating Love Book 3)
Amazon Kindle: Tarot's Touch (Investigating Love Book 3)

Can truth be found in the cards? DI Alex Courtney and his lover, DC Conor Trethuan are under enormous pressure as their team investigates an arson case and a murder. It soon becomes apparent that the two cases are linked and the race is on to find a vicious killer. A tarot card is placed with the first victim and the detectives are left to interpret the clues it provides. When Conor receives a note from the killer making reference to another card, the whole team is shaken. Their worst fears are realized when a second body is discovered, along with another tarot card. Conor suspects he has been followed then a hit and run leaves him injured. Alex wants nothing more than to wrap his lover up in cotton wool and protect him from the world. But is Conor the killer’s target or just a pawn in a much more sinister game? As the clues come together, it seems that the motive for murder might be revenge.

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