September 13th, 2016

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2016 Rainbow Awards: Softpaw (Smilodon Pride #1) by Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus (366-08-31-2016)

Softpaw (Smilodon Pride #1) by Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus
Gay Paranormal Romance
Series: Smilodon Pride
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First Edition edition (May 23, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1522882979
ISBN-13: 978-1522882978
Amazon: Softpaw (Smilodon Pride #1)
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Connor’s life used to be the dream of any cultured werecat. He spent his days in Paris’ gay quarter with comfortably little real work, playing the piano, surrounded by art, fine food and good friends. Now, a feral vampire preys on the prostitutes of ‘his’ quarter, killing the boys of the Marais one by one. When Connor invites a newly arrived hooker to stay on his houseboat, the last thing he expects is Michel to be a member of the Brigade Criminelle - a troubled, hunky rookie cop sent undercover to explore Connor’s connection to the murders, picked mostly because he had been a boy of the Marais himself, not so long ago. Hiding their true natures becomes a problem for both when their inital attraction becomes much more than they ever thought possible. But in order to bring down the serial killer and maybe have a chance at making their relationship work out, one of them will have to take the first, critical leap... This standalone paranormal m/m romance about cops and rent-boys, werecats and vampires is the first book of the ‘Smilodon Pride’ collection.

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2016 Rainbow Awards: A Grande Romance by Antonio (367-08-31-2016)

A Grande Romance by Antonio
Gay Mystery / Thriller
Paperback: 234 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 2, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1536872962
ISBN-13: 978-1536872965
Amazon: A Grande Romance
Amazon Kindle: A Grande Romance

Life was just grand for Julian Grande. His dream of opening a bookstore had come true. He loved the town he was living in and had his best friend Noreen working for him. And the sexy fireman Jaxon Reed had entered his life. But then things take a turn for the worse. Lives may hang in the balance unless Julian and his friends can get to the truth of things. They need to solve a puzzling mystery that has the whole town in its grip.

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2016 Rainbow Awards: Betting on Forever and What Lies Between Us by Felice Stevens (370-09-01-2016)

Betting on Forever and What Lies Between Us (2 novellas as 1 submission) by Felice Stevens
Gay Erotic Romance

Betting on Forever (The Breakfast Club #2)
Series: The Breakfast Club
Paperback: 246 pages
Publisher: Felice Stevens (November 15, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1519177054
ISBN-13: 978-1519177056
Amazon: Betting on Forever (The Breakfast Club #2)
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A weekend fling in Atlantic City couldn’t be more out of socially shy Zach Cohen’s comfort zone, but a bet with his best friends forces him to put aside the humiliation he’s hidden for years and step away from behind his computer screens and online world. When he meets Sam Stein, despite their spark, Zach expects nothing more than a night of passion and a kiss good-bye. Yet weeks later, he can’t keep the man out of his head. After a split-second decision with tragic results ends his twenty-year police career at the same time as his relationship falls apart, Sam Stein is drifting through life. At his best friend’s urging, he agrees to a trip to Atlantic City to clear his head. What Sam doesn’t plan on is meeting Zach Cohen, whose sweet nature and honesty has him thinking maybe he could move forward, until Zach leaves him without explanation, reinforcing Sam’s belief that people can’t be trusted. Well-meaning friends refuse to let Zach and Sam hide from each other, forcing them to realize their weekend was much more than a one-night stand. Before that can happen, Zach must come to terms with his past and stand up for his own independence, while Sam has to learn to take a chance and believe in himself and people again. All bets are off when dreams become reality, and forever doesn’t seem to be long enough.

What Lies Between Us (The Breakfast Club #4)
Publication Date: February 12, 2016
Amazon Kindle: What Lies Between Us (The Breakfast Club #4)

Now that he’s living with Sam Stein, Zach Cohen is finally ready to move on from his unhappy past. His days are filled with wedding preparations, yet he still finds time to make plans and decisions without consulting Sam and his mother, firmly believing he knows best.

Sam is ready to settle in for the perfect life with Zach but years of bad habits have come back to haunt him. Struggling to accept himself and his future, he chooses not to share his fears, unwilling to look weak in Zach’s eyes.

Real life gets in the way of the best intentions and when their secrets explode, the aftermath challenges the foundation of a relationship both believed unshakeable. Falling in love is the easy part, and Zach and Sam discover that only with honesty can they overcome what threatens to tear them apart.

This is a novella of approximately 25,000 words in The Breakfast Club series

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GRL Featured Blog: J.P. Bowie

Memories of GRL from J.P. Bowie

Every year when I start getting ready for GRL I think back to the very first time I met Carol Lynne in 2009 in Kansas. She had organized a small gathering of authors and readers, and we had fun talking about the genre we love. I think it was from that the kernel of an idea for something bigger sprang. With Carol, collaborating with Ethan Day, Lynn Lorenz, Theresa Emil and a little help from me, GRL was born. And how appropriate it is that this year we’re back in Kansas City.
New Orleans was our pick for the first GRL and it was fabulous. How could it not be when our hotel was right in the middle of the French Quarter? If we weren’t doing readings or workshop stuff you could step outside and soak up the vibrant atmosphere that was Bourbon Street. This, mind you, not long after Katrina, but the city was still in party mode and we made the most of it. Some wild nights to remember.
But what was great about the first GRL was the almost immediate camaraderie amongst the authors and readers. For the first time those who write in the m/m genre could promote and discuss their books in a friendly environment without fear of down-the-nose looks from other authors, so prevalent at other conventions. As for the readers to be able to chat face-to-face with their favorite author over lunch or a cocktail, many of them told me that was the highlight of the weekend. My favorite moment was the Riverboat Cruise book signing.
So, the first GRL, though small in number, just over 200 attendees, was a success and we had to it again, right? So on to Albuquerque and the numbers grew, authors, publishers and readers came from all over the world, and more fun was had, a disco night (with strippers!) was added along with a costume ball – another success, and plans were made for the following year. So Atlanta followed, then Chicago and last year my home town of San Diego where I finally got Phil, my hubby, to attend and he had a great time enjoying the craziness that goes along with serious(?) stuff like book signings and author meets and spotlights and more craziness. It’s really about having fun, meeting new people, catching up with old friends, making new ones… can’t wait for the hugs and smiling faces.
GRL has grown, and with the added influence, ingenuity and hard work of Reese Dante and her hubby Ron it will continue to be a success. Kudos to the originators, Carol Lynne, Ethan Day, and Theresa Emil for making GRL, THE fun convention to be part of every year. See you in Kansas City!



Highland Hearts by J.P. Bowie
Publisher: Pride Publishing (July 12, 2016)
Amazon Kindle: Highland HeartsJul

Callum Robertson has inherited his grandfather’s mansion in northern Scotland, but the house comes with a history he knew nothing about—should he be thrilled, or feel threatened as the house seems to lure him in?

When Callum Robertson first sees the old Scottish country mansion his grandfather bequeathed him, his immediate instinct is to sell the antiquated pile for whatever he can get for it—admittedly not much in a downturned market. Then he meets Craig MacPherson, a local farmer with auburn curls and sparkling gray eyes, and suddenly the gloomy old house doesn’t look quite the white elephant it first appeared to be.

Craig tells Callum that it’s rumored the house is haunted but by what or whom no one seems to know. Books flying off shelves then being mysteriously replaced give Callum pause to reconsider his rejection of the idea of an actual ghost haunting the place. When he finds a journal relating to the history of his family, he is, by turn, intrigued then fascinated as the saga unfolds through the writings of his ancestors.

An encounter with what he feels must be the spirit of his great-great-great-uncle Alistair makes him change his mind not only about selling the house, but also about his future with Craig.

About J.P. Bowie: J.P Bowie was born in Scotland and toured British theatres in numerous musical shows including Stephen Sondheim's Company.

Emigrated to the States and worked in Las Vegas, Nevada for the magicians Siegfried and Roy as their Head of Wardrobe at the Mirage Hotel. Currently living in Henderson, Nevada.




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