December 1st, 2015

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Blog Tour: Safety In Numbers By Jessie G.

Safety In Numbers (Sizzling Miami 5) by Jessie G.
Publisher: Jessie G Books, Inc. (October 31, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Safety In Numbers (Sizzling Miami Series Book 5)

Blurb: “Bros stick together no matter what.”

When Chris and Liam made that promise, they had no idea how important it would become or how it would be tested in the most brutal way. Nine years later, their bond cemented in blood, that relationship is all they have to hold on to.

“No matter what happens, this friendship will be the one constant we can count on.”

When Billy and Owen made that promise, they knew exactly how dangerous the world could be. They survived prison by protecting each other and they survived freedom by holding that promise sacred. Now they want more than just to survive and they want it from the brothers whose bond is as strong as their own.

“We are stronger together than we’ll ever be apart.”

When Owen reaches his breaking point, Chris jumps at the chance to make things right for all of them. With the future in their grasp, will they realize their strength is in their numbers and finally become the family they crave?

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Meet the author: Like many readers, the dream of being a writer has been with me a long time. After three decades of trying, I'd begun to doubt. Thanks to social media, I followed my favorite authors hoping to glean some words of wisdom as I pounded out half-formed ideas with alarming regularity. Two repetitive themes emerged: to be a great writer you must read a lot and your butt must be in the chair every day like it's a job. The more you write, the easier it will be to write and the better you will be at writing. I took that advice to heart and write every day. With six published books to date, three series in the works and a full schedule of releases planned for the next two years, it's been amazing to have made this dream my reality.

I am a firm believer in marriage equality, love at first sight, power dynamics and happily ever after. I'm a lover of strong secondary characters and series filled with families, biological or chosen. All are themes you'll find throughout my books.

1) Tell us something no one else knows about your characters.
Billy has a not-so-secret crush on Justin Bieber which is why his picture is on the dartboard Liam set up in Chris’s old room.

2) Have you ever had writer’s block? How did you overcome it?
I clean the toilets. Nothing gets the creative juicy flowing than cleaning toilets.

3) What book you’ve written would you like to see made into a movie?
I’ve had readers tell me Past Hurts should be a movie. I don’t know, maybe, it’s not something I think about.

4) Do you work on an outline or plot or just let the story takes you where it wants to go?
I’m a panster. Beyond a title and a blurb, it’s all by the seat of my pants. Plotting is the elusive goal that I don’t really work too hard to master.

5) Rapid fire questions:
1 – Favorite meal – Ever? Chicken Tchoupitoulas from Coop’s Place in NOLA
2 – Favorite color - Red
3 – Favorite ice cream flavor – Chocolate and peanut butter ice cream from Baskin Robbins

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2015 Rainbow Awards Submission: Family and Reflection by Anne Barwell

Family and Reflection (The Sleepless City Book 3) by Anne Barwell
Gay Paranormal Romance
Paperback: 226 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 6, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 163476207X
ISBN-13: 978-1634762076
Amazon: Family and Reflection (The Sleepless City Book 3)
Amazon Kindle: Family and Reflection (The Sleepless City Book 3)

Sequel to Electric Candle

The Sleepless City: Book Three

For as long as Lucas Coate can remember, werewolves have been taught to mistrust vampires. Lucas is an exception―he has close friends who are vampires. The werewolf pack in Flint―and their leader, Jacob Coate―have made it clear that Lucas’s association with vampires is barely tolerated and another transgression will be his last. When Lucas finds out about the plague of werewolf deaths in the area, he wants to help even though his own life may already be in danger.

Declan has been away from Flint for ten years, but he isn’t surprised to learn that the internal politics of the Supernatural Council haven’t changed for the better. When a series of burglaries hit close to home soon after he arrives, Declan―a vampire and professional thief―is their prime suspect, although for once, he isn’t responsible. With the council keeping secrets, no one is safe. Time is running out, and for Lucas and Declan, everything is about to change.

Absolutely loved this book. This is book three in The Sleepless City series and it certainly did not disappoint. There were so many layers in this story with twists and turns enough to keep the reader on their toes. The writing is easy to read but the great plot makes it hard to put down.

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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Heat Trap by JL Merrow

Heat Trap (The Plumber's Mate Book 3) by JL Merrow
Gay Mystery / Thriller
Paperback: 282 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing (March 17, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1619229242
ISBN-13: 978-1619229242
Amazon: Heat Trap (The Plumber's Mate Book 3)
Amazon Kindle: Heat Trap (The Plumber's Mate Book 3)

The wrong secret could flush their love down the drain. The Plumber's Mate, Book 3 It's been six months since plumber Tom Paretski was hit with a shocking revelation about his family. His lover, P.I. Phil Morrison, is pushing this as an ideal opportunity for Tom to try to develop his psychic talent for finding things. Tom would prefer to avoid the subject altogether, but just as he decides to bite the bullet, worse problems come crawling out of the woodwork. Marianne, a young barmaid at the Devil's Dyke pub, has an ex who won't accept things are over between them. Grant Carey is ruthless in dealing with anyone who gets between him and Marianne, including an old friend of Tom and Phil. Their eagerness to step in and help only makes them targets of Grant's wrath themselves. With Tom's uncertainty about Phil's motives, Tom's family doing their best to drive a wedge between them, and the revelation of an ugly incident in Phil's past, suddenly Tom's not sure whom he can trust. The body in the Dyke's cellar isn't the only thing that stinks. Warning: Contains British slang, a very un-British heat wave, and a plumber with a psychic gift who may not be as British as he thinks he is.

JL Merrow's Heat Trap is a fabulous mystery story. This is a well-written plot, that is a mystery, driven by the characters and events in the story. Tom's voice is a true character voice, conversational and engaging. The dynamics between the characters, not just Tom and Phil, is wonderful to read, each character showing depth and realism. Growth, or degradation (depending), can be seen in the characters. The mystery was fun to watch play out because of the characters, and other readers who may not stepped their toes into mystery would find this story fits the bill.

Absolutely hilarious. I loved these characters. Great mystery.

Interesting characterization, characters with real jobs and lives instead of fantasy millionaires.   Great sense of location.  Nice blend of mystery and romance. 

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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Against Doctor’s Orders by Radclyffe

Against Doctor’s Orders by Radclyffe
Lesbian Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (November 18, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626392110
ISBN-13: 978-1626392113
Amazon: Against Doctor’s Orders
Amazon Kindle: Against Doctor’s Orders

There’d been a Rivers at the helm of Argyle Community Hospital for six generations, and Harper Rivers was set to take her father’s place whenever he decided to hang up his shingle. Unfortunately, the board of directors had other ideas—they accepted a buyout offer from a health care conglomerate with plans to close the hospital’s doors to the community that depended on it. And Presley Worth, a high-powered corporate financier, came to town to oversee the closure. Funny thing was, no one asked Harper, and she had no intentions of following anyone’s orders but her own—no matter how beautiful, smart, or commanding the new boss might be.

Radclyffe is a born story teller I loved the setting and the people they came vividly alive. I think the only disappointment for me was I needed to see Presley be a stronger character I needed an epic ending to go with this epic story.

A truly wonderful book with strong, intense, multi-faceted characters in a plot just the way I like it: collision, change, discovery and learning who you are and what you stand for. Both main characters had their discoveries and lessons learning what, for them, was important - and what was important to them was, in the end, about themselves, not about what the neighbours say. The plot at first seemed to be of the sexual-attraction-and-intense-dislike kind - but it wasn't. And it kept delightfully surprising me by taking the road less travelled by and avoiding stale clichés. It moved with the characters, not the other way round, and treated them seriously. I am always pleased when coming across a writer who treats their charatcers like human beings instead of puppets or jokes and allows them their own voice. Plus settings so vivid I felt as though I was sitting in Ida's kitchen or the hospital's cafeteria and a supporting cast of wonderfully viviv secondary characters. A truly enjoyable book. I will need to check out what else this author has written. :-)

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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: A Pride of Poppies by Julie Bozza

A Pride of Poppies by Julie Bozza
LGBT Anthology / Collection / Historical Fiction
Publisher: Manifold Press (May 1, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: A Pride of Poppies

Ten authors – in thirteen stories – explore the experiences of GLBTQI people during World War I. In what ways were their lives the same as or different from those of other people?

A London pub, an English village, a shell-hole on the Front, the outskirts of Thai Nguyen city, a ship in heavy weather off Zeebrugge, a civilian internment camp … Loves and griefs that must remain unspoken, unexpected freedoms, the tensions between individuality and duty, and every now and then the relief of recognition. You’ll find both heartaches and joys in this astonishing range of thought-provoking stories.

Consistently good short stories.  A few were a bit weak but some deserved 40's Always difficult to rate a collection…

An excellent anthology of World War 1 stories all told with a remarkable eye for authenticity and a great deal of love and compassion.

A book like this is quite hard to rate. As with any anthology, some I liked, some not so much. Some of them I really loved. Overall these were a fantastic set of short stories. Only a couple of the authors I am familiar with, the others, I've never read anything from them. In this book we get stories about gays, lesbians and intersex. In each story we see the struggles that LGBTQIA went through in the time of WWI, the ups and downs of being different, when being unlike the rest of the population was illegal and punishable by death. I'm glad times have changed for the better and equality is within reach. I do hope that soon all the governments accept that our brothers and sisters everywhere are the same as them. Wonderful read!

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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: The Fiend Queen by Barbara Ann Wright

The Fiend Queen by Barbara Ann Wright
Lesbian Fantasy Romance
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (January 20, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 162639234X
ISBN-13: 978-1626392342
Amazon: The Fiend Queen
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Within the walls of her palace, Princess Katya’s best friend lies at her feet, close to death. Her pyradisté is overwhelmed by some mysterious power, and her former lady-in-waiting has stabbed her in the back. Wounded and nearly alone, Katya must find a way to sabotage the magic of her Fiendish uncle Roland, or those who fight for the capitol will be overwhelmed by hypnotized guards and Fiend-filled corpses.

Starbride’s pain is nearly overwhelming. The agony inside her only lessens when she satisfies a strange new desire to hurt those around her. She may hold the key to banishing Fiendish power from Farraday, but only by using it herself. Together, Katya and Starbride must make a final desperate push to take back the kingdom, but even if they survive, can the strength of their love keep them from madness? After all, fighting evil with evil has its consequences.

Probably I am a bit biased because I have loved this series right from the start and this final chapter was everything I was hoping for. Everything was well balanced…the romance, the action, the struggles, the suspense, and the alternate point of view stay strong till it’s very end and make not only this book but all the series a “must read” ones to any Fantasy aficionado. As a reader and a fan I could not be more happy to see this amazing journey come to a so well written and engaging end. Kudos.

Even as the final book in a series I've never read, this book captivated me. The writing is magnetic, powerful. The characters are vibrant, vivid, and varied. The romance takes a backseat to the fantasy, and oh what fantasy it is. This book could stand alongside the finest in mainstream fantasy and hold its own. I would love to step into the magical world Barbara Ann Wright created and meet these heroines for myself.

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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: The Glass House by Suki Fleet

The Glass House by Suki Fleet
Gay Young Adult
Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press (April 16, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634763564
ISBN-13: 978-1634763561
Amazon: The Glass House
Amazon Kindle: The Glass House

At seventeen, Sasha is a little lost and a lot lonely. He craves friendship and love, but although he’s outwardly confident, his self-destructive tendencies cause problems, and he pushes people away. Making sculptures out of the broken glass he collects is the only thing that brings him any peace, but it's not enough, and every day he feels himself dying a little more inside. Until he meets Thomas.

Thomas is shy but sure of himself in a way Sasha can't understand. He makes it his mission to prove to Sasha that he is worthy of love and doesn't give up even when Sasha hurts him. Little by little Sasha begins to trust Thomas. And when Sasha is forced to confront his past, he realizes accepting the love Thomas gives him is the only way to push back the darkness.

Beautifully written coming of age story.  Deep first person account of finding one's self with help from an unexpected person. 

This is a well written story that grabbed my attention from the beginning. Be aware however that if you read this story it is full of angst.  Many times I wondered if  this book would end well but I am glad I had the chance to read it.

I rated this highly primarily because of the subject matter and the way the characters evolved throughout the story. Both characters changed and grew as a couple and as individuals. This wasn't a love story where one person was the focus and the other was there to move the story along.

What an emotional story! This book is heart-wrenching. Everything about the book felt real to me, and I read on hoping against hope for a happy ending that never felt guaranteed. Recommended!

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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Hurt by Lila Bruce

Hurt by Lila Bruce
Lesbian Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 258 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 25, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1508611408
ISBN-13: 978-1508611400
Amazon: Hurt
Amazon Kindle: Hurt

When it comes to matters of the heart, Nicole Landers has made some wrong choices. But now Nicole, one of the top real estate agents in Chattanooga, thinks she’s finally made the right one in Jamie Tate. Despite a serious Johnny Cash obsession and a tendency to shy away from long-term commitment, Jamie seems to be the perfect choice. Jamie is kind, loving and especially nice to Nicole’s elderly grandmother. Now all Nicole has to do is convince the attractive police detective that it's time to take things to the next level. Jamie is crazy in love with Nicole and ready to move their relationship forward. Jamie decides it’s finally time to sell her home and move in together—something that Nicole has been talking about doing for months. Knowing that Nicole believes her to be commitment-shy, Jamie thinks it might be fun to surprise her with the move. However, things take on an ironic twist when an old friend Jamie hasn’t seen in years comes by to look at the house, setting into motion a series of events that leaves more than just Nicole and Jamie’s relationship in jeopardy.

This was an excellent story. I loved both characters to bits. They were so much fun to read about and root far. Jamie is by far one of my fav fictional cops, she was written very well on that point (and many others). Nicole was equally engaging. The good intentions and misunderstandings were well-executed and believable. The story had good pacing, and I resented whenever I had to put it down. The end was perfect. An awesome story.

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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: rock by Anyta Sunday

rock by Anyta Sunday
Gay Young Adult
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First Edition edition (September 30, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1502542072
ISBN-13: 978-1502542076
Amazon: rock
Amazon Kindle: rock

Igneous. When Cooper’s parents divorce, he finds himself landed in Week About—one week with his mum and one week with his dad. Only, it’s not just his dad he has to live with. There’s Lila, too: The other woman, the one who stole the rock-solid foundation of his life. And then . . . There’s Jace. Lila’s son. Lila’s smug, regurgitated-fish-scale-blue eyed son. All Cooper wants is to have his family back the way it once was, but there’s something about this boy that promises things will never be the same again. Sedimentary. Resisting the realities of his new life, Cooper and Jace get off to a rocky start. But rocky start or not, after hundreds of shared memories together, they forge something new. A close . . . friendship. Because friendship is all they can have. Although it’s not like they are real brothers. . . Metamorphic. But how does that friendship evolve under the pressures of life? Under pressures of the heart?

Perfect! Brilliant book I didn't expect to love this much. The plot was superfine - it had pacing, angst, pathos. Settings were beautiful, especially the glowworm cave. Characters were so perfectly alive. I felt for Cooper on every page. His love was so perfect yet hopeless for such a long time. For a time I hated Jace, for what he was doing to Cooper, though I understood his flight. The writing style is just masterful. The perfect voice speaking to the reader. This book had me in tears a lot of the time, but the ending made it worthwhile. I knew Anyta was a good writer; this shows she has total control of her art.

Rock was an emotional story that stayed with me for a long time.  A poignant story that had me smiling and crying and rooting for Cooper and Jace.

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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Cronin's Key by N.R. Walker

Cronin's Key by N.R. Walker
Gay Paranormal Romance
Series: Cronin's Key
Paperback: 374 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 5, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 151221793X
ISBN-13: 978-1512217933
Amazon: Cronin's Key
Amazon Kindle: Cronin's Key

NYPD Detective Alec MacAidan has always been good with weird. After all, his life has been a string of the unexplainable. But when an injured man gives him cryptic clues, then turns to dust in front of him, Alec's view on weird is changed forever. Cronin, a vampire Elder, has spent the last thousand years waiting for Alec. He'd been told his fated one would be a man wielding a shield, but he didn't expect him to be human, and he certainly didn't expect that shield to be a police badge. Both men, strong-willed and stubborn, are still learning how to cope with the push and pull of being fated, when fate throws them another curveball. Rumors have spread quickly of turmoil in Egypt. Covens are fleeing with news of a vampire who has a talent like no other, hell-bent on unleashing the wrath of Death. Alec and Cronin are thrown into a world of weird Alec cannot imagine. What he learned in school of ancient pharaohs and Egyptian gods was far from the truth. Instead, he finds out firsthand that history isn't always what it seems.

Lot of detail and thought was put into this storyline. Very creative with the blending of ancient civilizations and plausible alternate realities for a paranormal story. It moved at a pace that kept me turning pages and was developed all the way to the end while still making the reader want more. My only negative point was that so much attention went into the storyline that the personal relationship between the two main characters almost felt secondary in a sense. I was really able to sense the world the author was describing. The detail from running through wet NY streets to the rancid stench of rotting revived vampires in the tombs of Egypt was well written. Again Excellent. The four main characters were all unique and we were able to identify their personalities. We were given good backstory on the two main characters and the connection between them all was tangible. Easy to read. Good pace. Appropriate language. Loved the writers effort to include Galiec. I know from experience that It’s not an easy language to incoroporate and translate.

Cronin's Key is another world. Vampires and heroes I was just so lost in the narrative and the character, that I had to read in one sitting. A wonderful story.

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2015 Rainbow Awards Submission: Spectacularly Broken by Sage C. Holloway

Spectacularly Broken by Sage C. Holloway
Gay Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (March 3, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Spectacularly Broken

Turns out naked and hungover on the floor is not the most strategically sound place to be when your dad comes home early. Take it from someone who learned the hard way: nineteen-year-old Lysander Shepherd--son of movie stars, spoiled brat, enthusiastic proponent of drugs and orgies...and now, unwilling resident of Oak Hill Manor, a retreat for troubled teenagers.

Before he knows what's happening, his designer duds have been switched for tie-dye shirts in therapy team colors, and he is surrounded by an assortment of misfits: a timid nerd, a mute girl, a hyperactive kid...and captivating loner Cai Fields, who is admittedly pretty hot, but seems to hate the world in general and Lysander in particular.

Soon Lysander struggles with lies, withdrawal, and several uncomfortable revelations that he never intended to make, but he also gains surprising amounts of support right in the middle of secret late-night parties, fisticuffs over doing the dishes, and, of all things, croissant blackmail. Even as Cai and Lysander finally give in to the irresistible attraction between them and make a grasp for happiness, their darkest secrets remain--secrets with the power to destroy everything they've fought so hard to have.

Just a fantastic, couldn’t put it down read. The way the author peels back the layers of the spoiled rich boy to reveal this broken child who knew nothing personal about his mother and had a father who threw money at him instead of love and attention…was nothing short of amazing.

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2015 Rainbow Awards Submission: Jewel Cave by Elizabeth Noble

Jewel Cave (Circles Book 3) by Elizabeth Noble
Gay Mystery / Thriller
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (April 1, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Jewel Cave (Circles Book 3)

Circles: Book Three

Through ten wonderful years Griff Diamond and Clint Bishop weathered good times and bad together. Lately they haven’t spent as much time together as they’d like, and their physical relationship is suffering. Then Clint loses his job at the steel mill. Instead of worrying, he sees it as an opportunity to lean on his steady partner, start his writing career, and rekindle the passion they’ve lost.

But a friendly relationship with another author turns to obsession, putting Clint’s life in danger. Taken against his will to the Jewel Cave system in South Dakota, Clint must rely on the skills he’s learned from Griff to survive.

Fearing the worst, Griff tracks Clint across the country. As a US Marshal, Griff’s always been the man who keeps everyone safe, but he doesn’t know how he and Clint will survive this.

Wow. I read this book and was hooked from the first chapter. I smiled. I laughed. I was so tense with the events that occur in the story that my stomach clenched and I wanted to be blue to read faster, but I wasn't able to. To feel that level of tension, that thrilling grip of suspense really reflects the author's amazing writing style. I wasn't even aware that this book was part of a series until the end after the About The Author. Clint and Griff's story was so fully developed, so fully formed, every character fleshed out fully, that I didn't need to read the other books in the series to be able to understand what was going on, though the author's writing style was so engaging that I can't wait to read them. Each scene was so wonderfully described that I felt as if I were there, struggling to escape, caving, or searching for my loved one. This is definitely a book that I can see myself going back to read over and over again. So great.

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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Razor Wire by Lauren Gallagher

Razor Wire by Lauren Gallagher
Lesbian Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 194 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (July 23, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626491887
ISBN-13: 978-1626491885
Amazon: Razor Wire
Amazon Kindle: Razor Wire

Two women. One terrible crime. Zero allies.

After being raped by a superior officer, MA3 Kim Lockhoff wants to leave the whole thing in the past. A cop herself, she knows all too well that it’s her word—and slutty reputation—against that of a respected Navy officer.

MA2 Reese Marion, a tough cop hiding her own trauma behind a hard-as-nails exterior, has no patience for pretty little princesses who use their cleavage to win favor with the guys. But when Reese is partnered with Kim, she slowly realizes that reputations can lie. Kim is whip-smart, ambitious—and scared. The man who attacked her won’t let anything damage his career, least of all Kim . . . or the baby she’s carrying as a result.

Isolated on Okinawa, thousands of miles away from home, the two women lean hard on each other. But when Kim confides in Reese, she unwittingly puts her new lover—and both of their careers—in the line of fire. Now her attacker just might have the leverage he needs to keep her quiet for good.

A tough read tackling difficult but sadly only too realistic subjects. Handled with grace and care, with a deserving happy ending. The pacing of this book was excellent, the characters drew me in from the very beginning, and once I started, I couldn't put it down.

1st time reading this author. Presents a pretty good story with a lot of heavy themes. Interesting reading about the military aspect of life from a woman's perspective. I liked watching the relationship between Kim and Reese develop.

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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Turning for Home by Caren J. Werlinger

Turning for Home by Caren J. Werlinger
Lesbian Contemporary General Fiction
Paperback: 366 pages
Publisher: Ylva Verlag e.Kfr. (February 28, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 395533323X
ISBN-13: 978-3955333232
Amazon: Turning for Home
Amazon Kindle: Turning for Home

Like her mother before her, Jules Calhoon couldn't wait to escape her small Ohio town. Unlike her mother, though, Jules couldn't disappear forever. When she's called back for her grandfather's funeral, the visit unleashes a flood of memories and starts her on a lonely-and familiar-path. Her partner, Kelli, feels Jules slipping away but can't figure out how to pull her back. In desperation, she turns to Jules's oldest friend-and her ex-Donna. The problem is, Donna never could figure out why her relationship with Jules ended so long ago, and she never stopped loving Jules. When a lonely, confused teenager reaches out to Jules for help, the past and present are set on a collision course, igniting a chain of events that will leave none of them unscathed.

A very complex story, deftly told, with characters that leap off the page and grab your heart.

So good! I love that the author was able to use so well the flashbacks to develop the story, more than once I have read books that seemed broke in two because of them but in this case it was so flawless that have made the story more strong and interesting. This is a book that i will read again for sure! 

Another winner by this author.  I love her writing style and the complexity of her characters. I couldn't put this one down and was sad when it ended.  The author pulls you in with her writings.

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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Making a Comeback by Julie Blair

Making a Comeback by Julie Blair
Lesbian Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (July 14, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626393575
ISBN-13: 978-1626393578
Amazon: Making a Comeback
Amazon Kindle: Making a Comeback

Jazz pianist Liz Randall is reeling from her wife’s death and struggling to keep their band together. An invitation to play at the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival is an opportunity she can’t turn down, and a challenge she might not be up to until she enlists the help of a mysterious neighbor who’s surprisingly knowledgeable about jazz.

When Jac Winters reluctantly agrees to help, a past she wants to forget threatens to destroy the carefully ordered life she’s built with her guide dog, Max, in the quiet town of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

With music and love swirling around them like ocean currents, will Liz and Jac play it safe or risk everything on making a comeback?

Absolutely brilliant story about love lost and regained, no punches pulled. Wonderful background of music.

This is definitely an author I would look up again. I truly enjoyed the flow of the story.

Loved it - love the Jazz, the partner's death, the neighbor, the locale of Carmel by the Sea - loved it.

This book  was much better than her debut one and if Julie Blair can improve so much with only two book I will wait impatiently for her 3rd one. Really good job! I have nothing to say because the book have offered me all I want: a good solid plot that make sense and give away so much in the feelings department that one can only empathize with the protagonists. And also if it was not a original story it was fresh enough to old my interest from cover to cover. Definitely one of the best read this year and so it deserved a perfect score.

A little slow placed but overall well written romance.  Very likeable MC's, both vulnerable and finding their way to love.

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