August 30th, 2016

andrew potter

2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: The Innocent Auction by Victoria Sue (027-03-04-2016)

1) The Innocent Auction was a beautiful and emotional story. The author created some really fascinating characters and her writing style is just lovely. I'm normally not a big fan of historical romances, but this one really captivated me. I was sad it had to end.

2) A good solid book!

The Innocent Auction by Victoria Sue
Gay Historical Romance
Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: Victoria Sue; 1 edition (December 27, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1530259401
ISBN-13: 978-1530259403
Amazon: The Innocent Auction
Amazon Kindle: The Innocent Auction

London 1810. Their love was a death sentence. Deacon, Viscount Carlisle, was aware of the slums and gin-lanes of London. Just as he was aware of the underground traffic that furnished the brothels and bath houses with human innocents. He was also aware that the so-called justice system would hang the accused without much of an attempt at a defense, unless the unfortunate had deep pockets to pay for it. He just hadn’t expected to be directly involved in any of it. It started with a plea for help and ended with forbidden love, the love between a Viscount and a stable-boy. An impossible love and a guarantee of the hangman's noose. Will Deacon fight for Tom? Will he risk the death sentence and take that fight from the stately halls of his English mansion to the horrors of Newgate Prison and the slums of London? Or will he realize that if he doesn't, death will be a welcome end to the loneliness of the sentence he is already living?

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2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Strange Times by Clancy Nacht (138-06-08-2016)

1) I Loved this book. I loved it. The world building was fantastic. Rich in detail and I felt like I was THERE. I cannot gush about this book enough!!! The writing style was different, not what I expected, and it took me a minute to get into the book's rhythm. The plot was engaging and I actually cared about the characters and the events around them. The chemistry was fantastic, with some odd hiccups in development that were easy to overlook. I'm keeping the book, and its going on my Re-read List.

2) An enjoyable story that kept me on the edge of my seat. Loved the world building, and the different character POVs.

Strange Times by Clancy Nacht
Gay Sci-fi / Futuristic
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (November 18, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Strange Times

In a world decimated by ecological disaster, a despot named GalWon has taken charge of rebuilding and repopulating society. Using aliens to clean the air and as a threat to keep civilians in line, Deprogrammers coerce homosexuals into being straight—or else.

When Alex’s gay pornography is discovered, his brother, Christian, claims it as his own to save Alex’s life. Christian is sent to a concentration camp, only to be broken out by a resistance group bent on thwarting the new world order, including Turk, a former Deprogrammer once branded gay himself but now fighting for freedom.

However, Alex’s troubles aren’t over. With the government’s eyes still on him, he gets caught in a Deprogrammer honey pot scheme, and it’s up to the rebels, and Turk, to rescue him. In the midst of tragedy, Alex falls in love with his rescuer. But in a world where their love is forbidden, following their hearts means risking their lives when the line between good and evil isn’t what it seems.

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2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Home Is Where You Are by Alex Jane (207-07-25-2016)

This story puts a fresh and original spin on the usual shifter tale.

Home Is Where You Are (The Alphas' Homestead Series #1) by Alex Jane
Gay Historical Romance
Series: The Alphas' Homestead Series
Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: Alex Jane; 1 edition (June 8, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 153462600X
ISBN-13: 978-1534626003
Amazon: Home Is Where You Are (The Alphas' Homestead Series #1)
Amazon Kindle: Home Is Where You Are (The Alphas' Homestead Series #1)

By the winter of 1870, Caleb Fletcher has carved out a sheltered existence for himself in a simple cabin, outside a small town in the backwaters of Nebraska, resigned to living out his days as a solitary wolf. But his quiet life is interrupted when another werewolf lands on his doorstep on the eve of a snowstorm, brutalized almost beyond repair, with nowhere else to turn. When Caleb reluctantly welcomes Jacob into his cabin, and eventually his bed, it forces him to face up to the traumas he’s been running from; the shame that made him leave his pack behind, and the horrors of war he endured. As the weeks pass, it seems that Jacob’s arrival might not be the coincidence it first appeared. Jacob has an agenda. One that involves Caleb. And if Caleb agrees to it – if he can let go of his past and his prejudices – it will change Caleb’s whole world. Maybe even for the better. Without a mate – a family, a pack – a wolf has no home. But what if home finds you? ….. The Alphas’ Homestead Series – Book One

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