May 16th, 2016

andrew potter

Blog Tour: An Act of Devotion by A.M. Leibowitz

An Act of Devotion by A.M. Leibowitz
Publisher: Supposed Crimes
Amazon Kindle: An Act of Devotion

Blurb: Adam Lansing has always relied on his charm to get by. Sure, he’s starting over—new school, new graduate assistant position—but he knows he won’t have any trouble working his magic on anyone he chooses.
Antonio "AJ" Mancuso is deep inside his own head. He's cool, calm, and confident. Despite all the friends around him, he often feels like he straddles two worlds. Is there anyone who could love him for everything that defines him—past and present?
From the first time they meet, Adam is determined to get gorgeous AJ to notice him. But just as the heat is cranking up between them, Adam spots AJ with another man. Adam strikes back through a fling with an ex. When he discovers the truth behind AJ's behavior, he realizes that his magic won't clean up for him this time.

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Meet the author: A. M. Leibowitz is a queer spouse, parent, feminist, and book-lover falling somewhere on the Geek-Nerd Spectrum. Ze keeps warm through the long, cold western New York winters by writing about life, relationships, hope, and happy-for-now endings. In between noveling and editing, ze blogs coffee-fueled, quirky commentary on faith, culture, writing, books, and hir family.

"I’m an author and editor by day, a spouse, parent, and activist by night. An Act of Devotion is my fourth novel. It was inspired by the work many of my fellow activists are doing. I usually write literary LGBTQ+ fiction with relational themes (love, friendship, family). This is my first genuine romance."

1) Where do you find your inspiration?
Usually from real-life situations I or people I know have been through. I dress them up a bit, and they aren’t exact matches, but they’re definitely inspired by reality.

2) When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Back when I was blogging, doing commentary on issues in the church. I’ve been writing for years, but until I did it all the time, I never really put myself in that category.

3) Do your characters become like real people to you?
Oh, yes. Characters in books I read do as well. I like to say I don’t read or write a book—I have a relationship with it.

4) If you weren’t a writer, what else would you like to have done?
I was going to be a lactation consultant, a professional who works with breastfeeding parents. I even wrote an educational program as my graduate thesis.

5) What do you want your tombstone to say?
Just my name and dates. I’d like to hope my legacy is more than what’s written on a stone in a cemetery.

Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page:
Twitter: @amyunchained
Web site:
Amazon author page: (A. M. Leibowitz)
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2016 Rainbow Awards: Thárros by C. Kennedy (100-05-02-2016)

Thárros (Elpida #2) by C. Kennedy
Gay Young Adult
Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press (April 14, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634768957
ISBN-13: 978-1634768955
Amazon: Thárros (Elpida #2)
Amazon Kindle: Thárros (Elpida #2)

"Elpida: Book Two"

High school senior Michael Sattler leads a charmed life. "Almost." He has great friends, parents who love him just the way he is, and he "was" a champion hurdler until someone took out his knee when they kidnapped his boyfriend. Yet, Michael is determined to make the USATF tryouts in spite of his injuries.

Christy Castle is Michael s entire world. Healing from years of abuse, his abduction by a predator has left him hiding a new secret as he tries to start his life again. Together, Michael and Christy work to recover from their wounds in time to make prom and graduate high school. To complicate matters, Christy is astonished to learn a fellow victim from his native Greece has survived. Christy will stop at nothing to bring him to the US to keep him safe.

But the prosecution of Christy s kidnapper looms large in their futures and the struggle to return to normal only worsens. Christy's past continues to haunt them and, when the prosecution turns ugly and Christy s new life is torn apart, only their unrelenting courage and determination can save them from the nightmare that threatens to destroy their future together. "

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