August 31st, 2016

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2016 Rainbow Awards: Rustic Moment by Nic Starr (324-08-26-2016)

Rustic Moment by Nic Starr
Gay Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: April 15, 2016
Amazon Kindle: Rustic Moment

Betrayal, heartbreak, and financial ruin are only the beginning.

The last few months have been tough on Grant Parnell. He discovered his boyfriend was having an affair and it’s taken its toll, both emotionally and financially. With his business facing ruin, Grant could lose everything.

Dave Monroe is excited to start a new phase of his life. He’s following his dream and pursuing an exciting career opportunity. When Grant visits his friends in the country and finds out Dave might be moving to Melbourne, he offers him a place to stay. For Dave, life’s looking good.

Dave had only met Grant a couple of times before moving in with him, but the simmering sexual attraction is undeniable. As he settles into Grant’s home, deeper feelings develop. It’s hard not to fall for Grant’s gorgeous exterior, but it’s the strong man underneath who captures Dave’s heart.

Grant always craved success. His business and his home are testament to just how far he’s come, proving his family wrong and making something of himself—or he had. Now everything is falling apart. As Grant’s world spirals out of control, Dave is the one sure thing in his life.

But if they are to have any chance at happiness, Dave will need to teach Grant what’s really important.

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2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: A Solitary Man (019-02-23-20)

1) Well-written story dealing with an emotionally charged subject. The authors succeeded in taking the protagonists to their respective emotional edges without spilling over into melodrama.

2) This was a super fantastic read. It has all the elements I enjoy in a story. Action, Intrigue, Hot Men! The plot went by smoothly, leaving me wanting for more of these two guys and the world that surrounds them. The setting was lifelike, bringing me deep into their world and living what they lived, experiencing their emotions, etc. The characters are people whom I wouldn't mind being friends with. Loved the writing, smooth and deep. Keep at it! Well done, Aisling. You've accomplished something not many stories do, making me a part of your world. And for that, I thank you! I can't help but give this book a perfect score! I'd love to read more, not just from these two characters but from Aisling's other stories as well.

3) A solid mystery well told. The lead characters work well on their own, but the story truly shines and the pace picks up when they come together and combine their forces.

A Solitary Man by Aisling Mancy & Shira Anthony
Gay Mystery / Thriller
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 6, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1623807190
ISBN-13: 978-1623807191
Amazon: A Solitary Man
Amazon Kindle: A Solitary Man

Sparks fly when Chance meets tall, sexy Xav at a Wilmington bar and they have the hottest one-nighter of their lives. But Chance doesn't do repeats, Xav seems detached, and they go their separate ways without a word. Later, when closeted Assistant District Attorney C. Evan "Chance" Fairchild meets Dare's Landing's newest deputy sheriff, Xavier "Xav" Constantine, Evan isn't only wary. He's irritated as hell.

Xavier is a former FBI agent turned deputy sheriff who is hot on the trail of a South American child prostitution ring. Evan is fighting to put an end to rampant cocaine trafficking and chafing under the thumb of an election-hungry boss. When someone tries to kill the eleven-year-old witness who holds the key to both their investigations, they're forced to work together as they put their lives on the line to protect him. As Chance and Xav collide in the heat of a sweltering North Carolina summer, dodging bullets and chasing bad guys isn't the only action going on.

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