November 14th, 2015

andrew potter

2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: The Peach and the Poppy by Caesar J.M. Kauftheil

The Peach and the Poppy by Caesar J.M. Kauftheil
Lesbian Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 196 pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (June 24, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620045729
ISBN-13: 978-1620045725
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After an unpleasant breakup with her girlfriend, Poppy goes on a solo trip to Paris. Her first morning out she encounters a beautiful stranger, but it proves to be the only good part of the day. Though she tries to appreciate the beautiful city she's come to escape in for a time, Poppy can't help but feel something is lacking. When her best friend suggests what she needs is a fling to clear away her ex for good, Poppy approaches the beautiful woman from before to be her tour guide for the duration of her vacation, but as the trip draws all too quickly to an end, Poppy realizes that in seeking a cure for heartache, she may instead have just made the problem worse...


I really enjoyed this book, and could imagine myself in the same places… this makes a great story for me.



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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Sex, Love, and Videogames by CJane Elliott

Sex, Love, and Videogames (The Serpentine) by CJane Elliott
Gay Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 21, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 163476496X
ISBN-13: 978-1634764964
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A Serpentine Series Book

Shy guy Jed Carter has always felt invisible next to his charismatic older brother, Kent. Kent’s master plan for Jed is simple: University of Virginia, fraternity, business, sports, and ladies’ man. None of it is Jed, except for playing on the rugby team, which he joins in defiance of soccer-loving Kent. Jed comes out in his sophomore year and starts seeing Pete, an attractive junior, who uses him for sex and videogames. Jed wants more―in life and in love―and starts making his own plans. First on the list: getting to know Charlie, the handsome guy working at the local videogame arcade.

Charlie Ambrose has always felt like an oddball, and not just for his tendency to stutter. Being gay sets him apart from his African-American community, and as a “townie,” he doesn’t fit in with the college crowd. Charlie’s inspiration is his cousin, Morocco, who’s transgender and doesn’t give a fig about fitting in. Art is Charlie’s passion, and when a local videogame designer discovers him, Charlie’s living a dream. The only thing he’s missing is love. But the last person Charlie expects to find it with is a cute, white U.Va. rugby player named Jed.


Well developed characters and setting. This book grabbed me from the first page and I didn’t put it down until it was done.

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