August 19th, 2016

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2016 Rainbow Awards: Inherent Cost by Alicia Cameron (264-08-12-2016)

Inherent Cost (Inherent Gifts #3) by Alicia Cameron
Gay Sci-fi / Futuristic
Series: Inherent Gifts
Paperback: 340 pages
Publisher: Fantastic Fiction Publishing (August 9, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1622342968
ISBN-13: 978-1622342969
Amazon: Inherent Cost (Inherent Gifts #3)
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A train wreck outside Hojer injures Jere and Wren, destroying their anniversary bliss, and thrusting them back into the dangers of their home, where slaves like Wren are treated as animals. While Jere struggles for consciousness, Wren is seized with the other slaves. When Jere comes to the rescue he is furious to find Wren kenneled, neglected, and abused. For the last two years, Jere has been using his status as a healer to protect Wren and his second slave, Isis. Wren's controversial fire talent is getting harder and harder to hide, Isis is desperate to escape to her family in a free state, and Jere’s compassion is making enemies of powerful slave owners. Meanwhile, upcoming elections are stirring political unrest. Jere supports a reformation that could improve the lives of Arona’s slaves by treating them in human clinics like Jere’s, instead of sending them to animal healers. But the slavers are only motivated by the threat of an untreatable infectious disease spreading inexorably towards Hojer. The more Jere becomes involved in politics, the more his clinic and his household come under scrutiny, prompting the Arona slave regulation board to harass Jere, questioning his ability to manage his clinic, and threatening to take away Wren and Isis. The two slaves are preparing to be evaluated, when Jere stumbles upon information that could separate the three of them forever. (M/M)

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2016 Rainbow Awards: A Summer's Day: Shakespearean Anthology with a Twist (265-08-13-2016)

A Summer's Day: Shakespearean Anthology with a Twist by Nephy Heart, Louise Lyons, Rebecca Cohen, JL Merrow, Charlie Cochrane, Asta Idonea, Dianne Hartsock, Rory Ni Coileain, Kathy Griffith, M LeAnne Phoenix, Phetra H Novak, Rian Durant
Gay Anthology / Collection / Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: August 12, 2016
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Even though this year marks 400 years of Shakespeare’s death, his works continue to inspire us today, to open our eyes to the beauty of language and theatre and to awaken in us the passion for life and love.

We’re celebrating the Bard’s legacy with this collection of 12 stories based on his works and the way they are often woven into our lives. The twist is that all stories are MM. There are modern retellings of some plays, interpretations of others and one of the sonnets, and delightful referencing of anything Shakespeare.

There is gentle YA romance next to hot sexy stories and all kinds of relationships – first love, May/December, interracial, second chances, happy endings and even a tragic one.

We’re travelling from Ancient Rome through Renaissance England to modern day UK, Venice Beach and other places in USA, Vancouver and Havana.

There’s fun, drama, tears, angst, joy and, above all, lots of true love.

And as all the world’s a stage we do hope that one day very soon all the world will be a place for everybody to love whomever they want to love and feel safe.

All proceeds of this collection go to the It Gets Better Project. By reading this book you become part of the hope for a better future of the LGBT youth.

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