August 12th, 2015

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Katharine Coman & Katharine Lee Bates

Katharine Lee Bates (August 12, 1859 – March 28, 1929) was an American songwriter. She is remembered as the author of the words to the anthem "America the Beautiful". She popularized "Mrs. Santa Claus" through her poem Goody Santa Claus on a Sleigh Ride (1889). In 1887, while teaching at Wellesley, Bates met fellow teacher Katharine Coman. The two women remained devoted to one another for the rest of their lives. So many of the college's female professors lived together that a union between two women came to be widely known as a "Wellesley marriage." In 1915 Coman died at the age of fifty-seven. Grief-stricken, Bates wrote a collection of poems for the woman she had shared her life with for nearly thirty years. (P: Belle Sherwin Papers/Collection of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University. Katharine Lee Bates, ca. 1885 (©1))

Bates was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts, the daughter of a Congregational pastor. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1880 and for many years was a professor of English literature at Wellesley. While teaching there, she was elected a member of the newly formed Pi Gamma Mu honor society for the social sciences because of her interest in history and politics, which she had also studied.

Bates was a prolific author of many volumes of poetry, travel books, and children's books. She popularized Mrs. Claus in her poem Goody Santa Claus on a Sleigh Ride from the collection Sunshine and other Verses for Children (1889).


Belle Sherwin Papers, Schlesinger Library. Wellesley College students reading and writing a student newspaper. The Prelude covered news of college events. The sign that says "Ripple" is a reference to the Waban Ripples, a section of the Prelude geared to a more humorous side of college life, 1889 (©1) (T. Kyle; E. Tufts; Mary Barrows; Mary Delia Lauderburn; Bessie Lesquereux Cook; Sarah Melinda Bock; Emily Meader)
Katharine Lee Bates was an American songwriter. She is remembered as the author of the words to the anthem America the Beautiful. In 1887, while teaching at Wellesley, Bates met fellow teacher Katharine Coman, an history and political economy teacher and founder of the Wellesley College School Economics department. The pair lived together in Wellesley for twenty-five years until Coman's death in 1915. Bates published Yellow Clover: A Book of Remembrance, "to or about my Friend" Katharine Coman.


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

Katharine Coman (23 November 1857 – 11 January 1915) was a social activist and distinguished economist. She specialized in teaching about the development of the American West. Wellesley College named a professorship in her honor. (P: Katharine Coman with her collie named Sigurd. Sigurd is buried on the Wellesley College campus (©1))

She was born to Levi Parsons Coman and Martha Seymour in Newark, Ohio, and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1880.

She was professor of history (1883-1900), then chaired the Economics Department, and was dean of Wellesley College. Coman lived in a Boston marriage with fellow professor Katharine Lee Bates (author of "America the Beautiful") for 25 years, from 1890 until Coman's death from breast cancer in 1915.

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

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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Marguerite "John" Radclyffe-Hall & Una Vincenzo, Lady Troubridge

Radclyffe Hall (born Marguerite Radclyffe-Hall on 12 August 1880 – 7 October 1943) was an English poet and author, best known for the lesbian classic The Well of Loneliness.

Marguerite Radclyffe Hall was born at 'Sunny Lawn', Durley Road, in Bournemouth, Hampshire (now Dorset) in 1880, to a wealthy philandering father and quarrelsome mother. Lonely while growing up (her parents separated when she was a baby and she was virtually ignored by her mother and stepfather), she was educated at King's College London, and then in Germany.

Hall was a lesbian and described herself as a "congenital invert", a term taken from the writings of Havelock Ellis and other turn-of-the-century sexologists. Having reached adulthood without a vocation, she spent much of her twenties pursuing women she eventually lost to marriage. (Picture: Mabel Batten sang to John Singer Sargent as he painted this portrait of her, around 1897)

In 1907 at the Homburg spa in Germany, Hall met Mabel Batten, a well-known amateur singer of lieder. Batten (nicknamed "Ladye") was 51 to Hall's 27, and was married with an adult daughter and grandchildren. They fell in love, and after Batten's husband died they set up residence together. Batten gave Hall the nickname John, which she used the rest of her life.


Lady Una Troubridge and Miss Radclyffe Hall with their dachshunds. Press Agency, Ltd., London. Manuscripts

Radclyffe Hall and Una Troubridge met in 1915 as Troubridge was the cousin of singer Mabel Batten (aka Ladye) who was Hall's lover at the time. Mabel died in 1916, and Hall and Troubridge moved in together the following year. In the last nine years of Hall's life she had become obsessed with a White Russian nurse, Evgenia Souline. This made Troubridge very unhappy, but she tolerated their relationship. Despite all their troubles, Troubridge stayed with Hall and nursed her until she died in 1943.


Radclyffe-Hall & Mabel Batten are buried together at Highgate Cemetery (West), Highgate, Greater London, England.

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

Una Vincenzo, Lady Troubridge (born Margot Elena Gertrude Taylor; 8 March 1887 – 24 September 1963) was a British sculptor and translator. She is best known as the long-time partner (28 years) of Marguerite "John" Radclyffe-Hall, the author of The Well of Loneliness. (Picture: Una Vincenzo Troubridge by Romaine Brooks)

Troubridge was an educated woman who had many achievements in her own right. Most notably she was a successful translator and introduced the French writer Colette to English readers. Her talent as a sculptor prompted Nijinsky to sit for her several times.

Troubridge was brought up in Montpelier Square, Kensington, London, in an upper middle-class family. According to Lovat Dickson, an early biographer of Radclyffe Hall, "the family life was built on beauty, wit and style". Born Margot Elena Gertrude Taylor, she was nicknamed Una by her family as a child and chose the middle name Vincenzo herself, after her Florentine relatives.

Troubridge was a pupil at the Royal College of Art, and after she graduated set up a sculpture studio. Troubridge's father died in 1907, leaving her with limited financial support and her best option was to get married.

She married Captain Ernest Troubridge in October 1908; they had one daughter, Andrea. Troubridge rose to the rank of admiral during and immediately after the First World War, and Una gained her title when Admiral Troubridge was knighted in June 1919, though they were already legally separated at the time.

She was a devoted admirer of the Italian-Russian operatic bass Nicola Rossi Lemeni [1920-1991], and followed his career all over the world. She later became a close friend of both Rossi Lemeni and his wife, the soprano Virginia Zeani, and was godmother to their young son.


Vaslav Nijinsky in L'Apres Midi d'un Faune. Plaster. France, 1912. Location: Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Great Britain

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Una_Vincenzo,_Lady_Troubridge

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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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Gary Downie & John Nathan-Turner

Gary Downie (17 July 1940 – 19 January 2006) was a production manager on many 1980s episodes of the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who, and partner of its producer John Nathan-Turner. His own analysis of the role of a production manager can be found on the BBC DVD release of The Two Doctors. Downie also worked on I, Claudius, All Creatures Great and Small and Star Cops. (P: John Nathan-Turner at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum during a visit to Australia in 1984.)

Downie died on 19 January 2006, having survived Nathan-Turner who died in 2002. Gary Downie shared a home with Nathan-Turner in Saltdean, Brighton. Downie was the author of the mid 1980s book The Doctor Who Cookbook. Many Doctor Who celebrities donated recipes to the volume including Ian Marter and Lalla Ward.

In Richard Marson's book The Life and Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner (2013) Marson alleges Downie sexually assaulted him, and details other accusations of inappropriate behaviour by Nathan-Turner and Downie, during the former's period as the series' producer.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Downie


Gary Downie was a production manager on many 1980s episodes of the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who, and partner of its producer John Nathan-Turner. Gary Downie shared a home with Nathan-Turner in Saltdean, Brighton. Downie died on 19 January 2006, having survived Nathan-Turner who died in 2002. Downie spoke, in an interview with Doctor Who Magazine, of his time with Nathan-Turner.

John Nathan-Turner (born John Turner, 12 August 1947 – 1 May 2002) was the ninth producer of the long-running BBC science fiction series Doctor Who, from 1980 until it was effectively cancelled in 1989. He is to date the longest-serving Doctor Who producer.

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Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Nathan-Turner

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UK Meet: Shannon West

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 Shannon West (Shannon West will also attend GRL in San Diego): Shannon makes her home in Georgia and North Carolina, and is happily married and the mother of four children. She enjoys writing and discovering new worlds in her imagination.

Further Readings:

Property of the Alpha (Supremacy of Wolves Book 1) by Shannon West and Victoria Sue
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press, LLC (July 1, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Property of the Alpha (Supremacy of Wolves Book 1)

When Quinn, the Supreme Alpha of all the Nine Territories first sees a young man in the arena, he is struck by his beauty and by the fact that despite his chains, he’s barely contained. Quinn recognizes him almost at once as the human who led an assassination attempt on him just weeks before, yet when he tries to take him into custody, he’s shocked to find the human is his fated mate. He has only one option to keep the council from executing the young man for his crimes—to make an example of Aaron, and to debase and degrade him as his love slave so that none of Aaron's followers will celebrate him as a martyr or a hero.

Aaron is on a quest to find his brother, separated from him during the plague that devastated the population, killing seventy percent of all the humans on the planet. When he gets word that his brother is among the rebels, he joins them too, hoping to find him. Instead he gets caught up in a failed assassination attempt on the Supreme Alpha, a strong, powerful wolf shifter who now has Aaron right where he wants him--at his mercy.

Despite his growing attraction to Aaron, Quinn has to try to keep his heart from getting too involved, and when another assassination plot is uncovered, Quinn has to make a difficult decision. He must put Aaron aside despite his feelings for him and imprison him, even though the mating bond between them means Aaron will suffer and die without Quinn. And when Aaron disappears and word gets back to Quinn that he’s dying, he has to take a leap of faith to bring him home and back to Quinn's bed where he belongs.

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2015 GRL Featured Blog Tour: Belinda McBride

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). Moreover I'm taking part at the 2015 GRL Featured Blog Tour as Featured Blogger.

For the 2015 Featured Blog Tour, today author is Belinda McBride (Belinda McBride will also attend UK Meet in Bristol):

My GRL Experience

I’m lucky enough to have attended every Gay Rom Lit, right from the start.
When I started thinking about this post and about GRL, the first thing that popped into my mind was the little moments. The tiny stories that stay with me, that sometimes even make it into a story or two.
In New Orleans, I remember we were stuffing tote bags in one of the meeting rooms. There was this massive, long table and mountains of bags, tee shirts and boxes of swag. We’d grab and bag and make the rounds of the table. I was on one side of the table, and a man I’d never seen before was on the other side. I might never have seen him, but I knew Johnny Miles in an instant. He’s got a smile that lights up your heart and a hug that’s like coming home. New Orleans also gave us the haunted Bourbon Orleans Hotel. I will never, ever forget a late night evening of Dancing with the Ghosts. I was visiting with Lynn Lorenz, Amanda Young and Tara Lane, and there were footsteps, cool breezes and freezing touches that seemed to interact with us. Not scary, but…haunting.
Oh yes. Heidi Cullinin and Marie Sexton got me drunk on Vampire wine. Zam was there, and JP Barnaby. And maybe the Tin Man and Scare Crow, too…When you see me, ask me about it.
The next year was Albuquerque. Shopping. Dancers. Amazing food. And a killer migraine. LOL! I remember going to a publisher’s dinner and being nearly blind with the headache. Since my migraines run about 3 days, I think I lost time or something. But I remember enough that I want to go back. I came home with sugar skulls, turquoise jewelry and beautiful pottery. I finally met Thursday Euclid and Clancy Nacht. I offended a woman in the restaurant by saying “penis” a bit too loudly. Whoops!
Atlanta. Not many people realized that I was not very well that year; I’d literally just had surgery. Also, my mother had recently been released from an extended stay in a rehab hospital. (She’d broken her hip.) It was an odd visit…I was physically not well, but getting better, and so worried about my mother. I hunkered down a bit that year, and took it easy.
It was the year of the fun sci fi panel with Angel Martinez and KC Burns! It was also the visit to Mary Mack’s Tearoom. Maybe the best, most wonderful food on the planet! I’d been feeling so stressed and yes, soul food really does make it all better.
Last year in Chicago…such a fun trip! I think I actually went to all the parties! We had the endless walking between the hotel and the conference rooms, and a wedding party tried to crash our masquerade party. Pauline (from the UK) and her friend drove me out for a real Chicago style hot dog. I didn’t get to stay long, so this time I didn’t get to do many touristy style activities, but the hotel was quite lovely, with rough rock walls and massive fountains. It was also the infamous author Q&A…nobody knew who I was! When Lisa Horan opened the floor for questions…you could hear the crickets chirping! LOL!
And now San Diego. You all are on my side of the country now! San Diego in October will be balmy and wonderful. Bring your swim suits and go to the beach. Visit the ships in the harbor or the zoo. Go for Mexican food in Old Town. Take a train into Mexico or up to Los Angeles. And you absolutely, positively must visit the Del Coronado hotel, go out to the water then look up toward the hotel. Imagine Marilyn Monroe just yards from where you’re standing. It’s said that she haunts the hotel…
Make friends. Volunteer. Talk to people you don’t know. Take breaks when you need them, but don’t hide away because you’re shy; most of us are! If you see an author you’ve admired, go to them and tell them. We are a needy bunch! If you see an author you’ve never heard of, ask them about their books. (hint: they just might give you a freebie!) Stay hydrated. Sleep. Eat well. It can be an overwhelming experience and you may be in an unfamiliar climate.
But most of all, have fun. Be yourself. You’re in a safe space so you don’t need to hide your tattoos or your taste in reading. That’s what Gay Rom Lit is all about.



Prince of Faith (An Uncommon Whore 3)
Paperback: 218 pages
Publisher: Loose Id, LLC (November 20, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1623002761
ISBN-13: 978-1623002763
Amazon: Prince of Faith (An Uncommon Whore 3)
Amazon Kindle: Prince of Faith (An Uncommon Whore 3)

Held captive in a whorehouse, Markus Dayspring wakes every morning with a thirst for revenge, and collapses every night with a prayer for strength. He lives on in spite of deadly addictions and a crippling, shameful secret. When he's rescued by a man from his past, his reawakened love threatens to crush his damaged soul.

Caius also has a secret, one that could ultimately kill him. But his vow to rescue Markus is stronger than guilt, fear and even his loyalty to King Helios. Too many have died because of Caius and rescuing the missing prince might allow him to sleep without nightmares.

Old habits are hard to break and new pain threatens their growing love. Yet one gleaming ray of hope continues to guide them to safety, even in the face of an unexpected violation of trust. With the stakes growing higher by the hour, Markus and Caius must learn to have faith before they can heal and face the future together.

About the author: Belinda is an award-winning, top selling author of erotic romance, speculative fiction and LGBTQ romance. She lives in far Northern California with her family and a pack of Siberian Huskies and a couple rogue Salukis.

A graduate of CSU Chico, she managed to attend the notorious party school without once getting drunk, arrested or appearing in a "Girls Gone Wild" video. Her main focus of study was classical and archival history, cultural anthropology and
theatre arts.

She likes to travel, make soap, and now, to her family’s horror, is learning machine embroidery.

Belinda's books are available at all the typical distributors as well as on the publisher's homepages.

Please visit her website at www.belindamcbride.com

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2015 Rainbow Awards Submission: Moments In Time: Books 1-3 by Karen Stivali

Moments In Time: Books 1-3 by Karen Stivali
Bisexual Contemporary Romance

Moment of Impact (Moments in Time Book 1)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (January 7, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Moment of Impact (Moments in Time Book 1)

Moments in Time: Book One

Outside Collin Fitzpatrick’s dorm room is a dangerous place. Beyond his door the students of his small, conservative college think he’s straight, as does his Catholic family who'd disown him if they learned the truth. Inside, he’s safe with his incredibly sexy roommate Tanner D’Amico. Their room makes a perfect place to hide away and fall in love. The moment they cross the line from roommates to lovers, Collin becomes caught between their heavenly passionate encounters and the hellish reality that someone might find out and destroy everything. Tanner's not used to being so confined, and wants to show the world how much he loves Collin. But Collin’s not sure he’s ready for the impact stepping outside will make.

Moment of Truth (Moments in Time Book 2)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (March 4, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Moment of Truth (Moments in Time Book 2)

Moments in Time: Book Two

Collin expected to spend another summer fixing cars and working at the college pizzeria. Instead, he's living in a beach house on Fire Island, waiting tables at a hip seaside restaurant and, for the first time since he and Tanner got together, they can publicly be known as boyfriends. Being "out" takes some getting used to, but with the help of new and old friends, Collin is happier than he ever imagined. And more in love. But newfound freedom brings unexpected challenges, and when friends get flirty, old insecurities arise. Moments of doubt and jealousy threaten their happiness, and Collin and Tanner must confront the truth or risk losing it all.

Moment of Clarity (Moments in Time Book 3)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (May 6, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Moment of Clarity (Moments in Time Book 3)

Moments in Time: Book Three

Spending the summer together on Fire Island brought Collin and Tanner closer than ever, but back in their conservative college town, challenges confront them at every turn.

As they search for their new normal in their old environment, Collin's brother Sean surprises them with help when they need it most. But when word about their relationship gets out, trouble erupts with friends and family. When Collin's relationship with Tanner becomes an issue in his brother's custody battle and Tanner struggles with his feelings for a heartbroken Wendy, Collin wonders if everyone he cares about would be better off without him in the picture.

In order to save them both, Tanner must make it clear to Collin that their love for each other is all that matters.

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

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2015 Rainbow Awards Submission: Learning How to Lose, in Six Easy Steps by Alex Gabriel

Learning How to Lose, in Six Easy Steps (3 books as 1 submission) by Alex Gabriel
Gay Contemporary Romance

Learning How to Lose, in Six Easy Steps: Step One: Tetris / Step Two: Fun and Games
Series: Learning How to Lose
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (January 27, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1507598238
ISBN-13: 978-1507598238
Amazon: Learning How to Lose, in Six Easy Steps: Step One: Tetris / Step Two: Fun and Games
Amazon Kindle: Learning How to Lose, in Six Easy Steps: Step One: Tetris / Step Two: Fun and Games

Learning How to Lose, in Six Easy Steps: Step Three: Innocence / Step Four: Perspective
Series: Learning How to Lose
Paperback: 276 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (January 27, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1507605897
ISBN-13: 978-1507605899
Amazon: Learning How to Lose, in Six Easy Steps: Step Three: Innocence / Step Four: Perspective
Amazon Kindle: Learning How to Lose, in Six Easy Steps: Step Three: Innocence / Step Four: Perspective

Learning How to Lose, in Six Easy Steps: Step Five: Love / Step Six: All the Rest
Series: Learning How to Lose
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (January 27, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1507617674
ISBN-13: 978-1507617670
Amazon: Learning How to Lose, in Six Easy Steps: Step Five: Love / Step Six: All the Rest
Amazon Kindle: Learning How to Lose, in Six Easy Steps: Step Five: Love / Step Six: All the Rest

It’s not that Ryuu’s a bad loser – he just wants things to be in order. And in the natural order of the universe, he should not be losing to dorks. Losing is a thing Japanese pop star Ryuu Shiwasuda does not do – certainly not gracefully. Image is everything to hot-headed Ryuu. Sure, his macho bluster is only a cover for shyness and social awkwardness, but he takes it (and himself) very seriously. So when gratingly cheerful punster Hiro Takahashi delivers the ultimate insult of letting Ryuu win at a video game, Ryuu is cut to the quick, and vows swift vengeance. Can’t be too hard to beat a dork like Hiro, right? Wrong. As Ryuu chases after his elusive victory, he’s forced to add more and more items to the list of “things to beat Hiro at” – and is shocked to find that Hiro’s quirky charm is sparking never-before felt desires in him. Ryuu’s life and career have no place for a male lover. But he’s already in too deep. Can he risk going all in? And what does he stand to lose if he doesn’t?

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

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Days of love is Silver Medal Winner of the 2015 Global Ebook Awards

Congratulations Silver Medal Winner of the 2015 Global Ebook Awards! Congratulations for winning in the Non-Fiction - Gay/Lesbian/LGBT category for Days of Love. We can’t thank you enough for taking part in the awards this year and for your contribution to promoting the value of ebooks. We enjoyed reading and evaluating your title. For the full list of winners based on category: http://globalebookawards.com/2015-global-ebook-award-winners/

Previous achievements (in received order):

Dear Elisa, It is our great pleasure to inform you that you are a Winner in the LGBT Non-Fiction Category of the 3rd Annual Beverly Hills International Book Awards. Your book, Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time, truly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you and your fine work. The entire team at the Beverly Hills Book Awards sincerely hope your participation in our contest will serve you well in creating the success your book deserves. You have our warmest congratulations. Warmly, ELLEN REID President & CEO Beverly Hills Book Awards http://www.beverlyhillsbookawards.com/2015-BHBA-Winners-and-Finalists.htm#lgbtnf 

Hello, I am writing with great news! Your book has been named a Finalist in the GLBT category of the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Congratulations! Your achievement will be published at http://www.indiebookawards.com/2015_winners_and_finalists.php along with the other Finalists and Winners. Once again congratulations from all of us at Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Catherine Goulet Awards Chair www.IndieBookAwards.com Shelley Anderson Awards Coordinator

Dear San Francisco Book Festival Entrant, the winners, runner-ups and honorable mentions of the 2015 San Francisco Book Festival have been posted to our web site, www.sanfranciscobookfestival.com. Congratulations to all who placed in the competition! We wish you continued success in your publishing endeavors and look forward to seeing you soon. Sincerely, Bruce Haring and the staff of The San Francisco Book Festival

Congratulations! It is our great pleasure to inform you that you are a Finalist in the 9th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards. Your book truly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you and your fine work. The entire team at the National Indie Excellence Awards sincerely hope your participation in our contest will serve you well in the your ongoing success. You have our deepest congratulations. Warmly, Ellen Reid President & CEO National Indie Excellence Awards http://www.indieexcellence.com/indie-results-2015-finalists.htm

A BIG Congratulations to all of the Winners and Finalists of our 6th Annual International Book Awards. Over 1200 books from 15 countries were entered into this year’s competition. We will continue to celebrate excellence in indie and mainstream publishing now and in the future!” —Jeffrey Keen, President & CEO, i310 Media Group, Los Angeles http://www.internationalbookawards.com/2015awardannouncement.html

Dear New York Book Festival Entrant, the winners, runner-ups and honorable mentions of the 2015 San Francisco Book Festival have been posted to our web site, http://newyorkbookfestival.com/. Congratulations to all who placed in the competition! We wish you continued success in your publishing endeavors and look forward to seeing you soon. Sincerely, Bruce Haring and the staff of The New York Book Festival

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