September 16th, 2016

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2016 Rainbow Awards: Delicious by Sierra Riley (381-09-03-2016)

Delicious by Sierra Riley
Gay Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 24, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1533417482
ISBN-13: 978-1533417480
Amazon: Delicious
Amazon Kindle: Delicious

“You’re exactly what I never knew I needed.”

“I don’t have time for love.”
Gavin Campbell has poured everything he has into starting up his bakery, Delicious. Its success has given him a sense of security that was sorely lacking in his childhood, and even if working round-the-clock hasn’t left him any time for a personal life, you can’t have it all, right?

“Maybe I just need something delicious in my life.”
Outgoing, successful, and with an ass to die for, Ben Edwards is everything a girl could want… and yet none of his exes have managed to tie him down. He knows the fault isn’t with them, though. No matter how great the girl, Ben just doesn’t seem wired to fall in love.

“I want to be the one who takes care of you.”
When an accident leaves Gavin unable to work, Ben steps in to help, inviting Gavin into his home, his life and, eventually, into his heart. Despite homophobic relatives, a jealous ex-boyfriend, and more sweet temptation than either man was prepared for, they’ll each discover that just because they didn’t know something was missing, doesn’t mean it can’t still be found.

Delicious is a steamy, standalone gay romance novel with a HEA and no cliffhangers. It is set in the same series-world as “Someday,” Danny and Mace’s story, and “Falling,” Jeremy and Nick’s story.

Rainbow Awards Guidelines: http://www.elisarolle.com/rainbowawards/rainbow_awards_2016.html

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2016 Rainbow Awards: Again by Sierra Riley (383-09-03-2016)

Again by Sierra Riley
Gay Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 316 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (August 23, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1537072153
ISBN-13: 978-1537072159
Amazon: Again
Amazon Kindle: Again

“If you can’t remember it, was it ever real at all?”

“How do I fall out of love?”
Cash Bennett enlisted in the Marines the day his boyfriend married someone else, but military life failed to numb the pain. After he got out, he relied on casual sex and the adrenaline rush of pushing his limits to distract himself from the inescapable truth: He’d lost his heart the first time he laid eyes on Robbie Logan, and he’s never going to get it back.

“I want a divorce.”
An accident on Robin Logan’s eighteenth birthday changed his life. He lost his memory but gained a best friend, a woman whose dreams were stolen when their lives collided. At the urging of his homophobic father, Robin married her out of guilt. But now he’s free… and not at all sure he’s got the courage to go after what he’s never admitted to wanting. Or whether he even deserves it.

“I love you. I don’t know how to do anything else.”
Robin doesn’t remember what they once were to each other, and Cash can’t forget the way they’d been. Sometimes, though, life gives you a second chance to do it all over again…

Again is a steamy, standalone gay romance novel with a HEA and no cliffhangers. It is set in the same series-world as “Someday,” Danny and Mace’s story, “Delicious,” Gavin and Ben’s story, and “Falling,” Jeremy and Nick’s story.

Rainbow Awards Guidelines: http://www.elisarolle.com/rainbowawards/rainbow_awards_2016.html

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2016 Rainbow Awards: Engaged to Win by Aubrey Cullens (385-09-03-2016)

Engaged to Win by Aubrey Cullens
Gay Contemporary Romance
Publisher: LoveLight Press (December 23, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Engaged to Win

Can he fix the biggest mistake of his life?

Dillon Cross is the anti-politician: honest, idealistic, and a true public servant. But he's got one huge blot on his conscience.

Matt Mitchell.

Dill thought he was straight until he met Matt in college. On the verge of coming out just as he launched his political career, Dill was pushed into the closet by his father. Persuaded that an openly gay politician could never win, he sacrificed love--and Matt--and married a woman.

Now, years later, he's single again after losing his wife ... and a chance encounter with Matt turns both their worlds upside down.

Dill has never stopped loving the openly-gay screenwriter, and this time he's not willing to give him up. He'll do anything to keep him close--even risk tarnishing his squeaky-clean image.

Matt has never forgiven Dill for walking away. He can't deny his feelings, but trust is another matter.

Can two good-hearted men survive gossip, scandal, scheming exes, and political machinations to win their second chance at love?

(Engaged To Win is a standalone m/m contemporary gay romance of approximately 55,000 words containing profanity, mature adult content, two men who deserve a second chance at love, and a happily ever after ending.)

Rainbow Awards Guidelines: http://www.elisarolle.com/rainbowawards/rainbow_awards_2016.html

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2016 Rainbow Awards: Current Submissions

2016 Rainbow Awards submission closed on September 5, 2016. Due to the number of last minute submissions it will be still some days for the single post to be up on the website (http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/tag/rainbow+awards+2016 I'm posting 5 of them every day, so it will be still 6 days to complete the list). In few days I will also launch the annual poll for the Cover Contest, with 440 covers in contest.

The literary contest has received 415 submissions and raised (together with the cover contest) $13.976,00. The charities selected by submitters are:
  • Abbey of the Brew City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence $75,00
  • AIDS Project LA $100,00
  • AIDS Walk Kansas City $25,00
  • Albert Kennedy Trust $980,00
  • Ali Forney $463,00
  • All Out! LGBT Shelter $20,00
  • American Institute of Bisexuality $125,00
  • ASN Access Support Network in San Luis Obispo County $25,00
  • Audre Lorde Project $100,00
  • Australian Marriage Equality $260,00
  • Basic Rights Oregon $40,00
  • BeLonG To Youth Services $25,00
  • BiNet USA $483,00
  • Brooklyn Community Pride Center $25,00
  • Calgary Outlink $25,00
  • Center Colorado $35,00
  • Centerpoint $110,00
  • Colors $80,00
  • Covenant House $25,00
  • Diversity Collective Ventura County $390,00
  • Diversity München $20,00
  • Diversity Richmond $50,00
  • Diversity Role Models $100,00
  • Equality Network Scotland $50,00
  • Equality Toledo $25,00
  • Free2Be $80,00
  • GALFA $22,00
  • Galop $160,00
  • Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders $148,00
  • GCLS SCHOLARSHIP FUND $240,00
  • Gerber/Hart Library $50,00
  • GLBT Community Center of Colorado $55,00
  • HRC $398,00
  • Indiana Youth Group $150,00
  • It Gets Better Project $475,00
  • Lambda Legal $724,00
  • Lambert House $50,00
  • LBGTQ Center of Durham $690,00
  • Lesben und Schwulenverband in Deutschland e.V.“ $75,00
  • Lesbians Who Tech $50,00
  • LGBT Center of Central PA $75,00
  • LGBT Center of Great Cleveland $60,00
  • LGBT Foundation $25,00
  • LGBT Youth Scotland $53,00
  • Lifelong $13,00
  • LikeMe Lighthouse $50,00
  • Long Island Crisis Center $150,00
  • Los Angeles LGBT Center $150,00
  • Los Angeles LGBT Center $300,00
  • Lost and Found Youth $240,00
  • LYRIC $60,00
  • Margays e.V. $50,00
  • Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center $25,00
  • Mercury Phoenix Trust $67,00
  • Mermaids $25,00
  • Metro LGBT Wellness Center - St Pete $180,00
  • Milwaukee LGBT Community Center $25,00
  • Moveable Feast $60,00
  • Network for Good $50,00
  • NOH8 Campaign $113,00
  • Odyssey Youth Movement $75,00
  • One Archives Foundation $25,00
  • One N Ten $25,00
  • Other $-
  • Outfront Minnesota $40,00
  • OUTSaskatoon $33,00
  • Pasadena Pride Center $30,00
  • Pathfinders $25,00
  • PCCNCF $25,00
  • PERSAD CENTER $25,00
  • PFLAG $316,00
  • Pizza Klatch $150,00
  • Point Foundation $135,00
  • Pride Foundation $20,00
  • Q Center in Portland $75,00
  • QMUNITY $50,00
  • Rainbow Railroad $73,00
  • Rainbow Resource Center $125,00
  • Ruth Ellis Center $30,00
  • SAGE $190,00
  • Seattle Humane $100,00
  • Soy Toronto $150,00
  • St. James Infirmary $25,00
  • Stonewall $233,00
  • Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline $135,00
  • Terrence Higgins Trust $75,00
  • Timeout Youth $30,00
  • Trans Lifeline $575,00
  • Trans United Fund $50,00
  • Trevor Project $1.154,00
  • True Colors Fund $400,00
  • Twenty10 Gay and Lesbian Youth Services $100,00
  • Women's Resource Center of Scranton $50,00
  • Wyoming Equality $50,00
  • You Can Play $225,00
  • You Will Rise $175,00
  • Youth Project $38,00
  • YouthCare $150,00


"Air de Capri" is a 1923 painting by Gerda Wegener, with Gerda herself and her husband, transgender male to female, Lili Elbe


The submissions are as follow:

BISEXUAL
  • Anthology / Collection / Fantasy Romance
    • Enchanted Soles by Sasha L. Miller
  • Contemporary General Fiction
    • Puppet Boy by Christian Baines
  • Contemporary Romance
    • Between Ghosts by Garrett Leigh
    • Due Diligence by Anna Zabo
    • Flinging It by G. Benson
    • Lucky Starflowers by Kate Pavelle
    • The Best Laid Plans by Lauren Gallagher
    • The Triad Trial by Lauren E. Mitchell
    • The Worst Bad Thing by J.E. Birk
    • We Go Forward by Alison Evans
    • What Remains by Garrett Leigh
  • Erotic Romance
    • Lover on Top by Kristine Cayne
    • Rockin' It Forever + Rockin' the Alternative (2 novellas as 1 submission) by Morticia Knight
    • The Art House by Scarlett Knight
    • Two Man Advantage, Game Misconduct, Full Strength (3 novellas as 1 submission) by V.L. Locey
  • Fantasy
    • Alexey Dyed in Red by A.M. Valenza
    • Captive (Beautiful Monsters #1) by Jex Lane
    • Counsel of the Wicked by Elizabeth A. Schechter
    • King of the Storm by B. A. Brock
  • Fantasy Romance
    • Dragonborn by Maeghan Friday
    • The High King's Golden Tongue by Megan Derr
    • The Journey of Jimini Renn by April Kelley
  • Historical
    • Midnight at the Orpheus by Alyssa Linn Palmer
  • Historical Romance
    • The Man on Top of the World by Vanessa Clark
  • Mystery / Thriller
    • Digging up the Dead (A Viv Fraser Mystery) by V. Clifford
  • Paranormal Romance
    • For Never and Always by Ana J. Phoenix
    • Gun to My Head by Dira Lewis
    • Jack of Thorns (Inheritance #1) by Amelia Faulkner
    • Knight of Flames (Inheritance #2) by Amelia Faulkner
    • Thorns and Fangs by Gillian St. Kevern
  • Romantic Comedy
    • Lovers Leap by J.L. Merrow
    • Out! by J.L. Merrow
  • Romantic Suspence
    • Enemies of the State by Tal Bauer
  • Sci-fi / Futuristic
    • Arrival by H.J. Perry
    • For the Clan by Archer Kay Leah
    • To Terminator, With Love by Wes Kennedy
  • Young Adult
    • Seven Tears at High Tide by CB Lee

GAY
  • Alternative Universe/Reality
    • Sons of Taldra: A Science Fiction Adventure by Duane Simolke
    • Staged by Kim Fielding
    • Where I'll Be Waiting by Monika De Giorgi
    • Whither Thou Goest by Tinnean
  • Anthology / Collection / Contemporary General Fiction
    • The Washing of Brains by Johnny Townsend
  • Anthology / Collection / Contemporary Romance
    • 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
    • Leather Wishes – The Adventures of the Fancy Man by Julian Keys
    • Sweet & Sexy (4 novellas as 1 submission) by Jeff Adams
  • Anthology / Collection / Erotic Romance
    • His Rules by L.M. Somerton, Sean Michael, Morticia Knight, Lily Harlem, S Dora, Samantha Cayto
  • Anthology / Collection / Erotica
    • Not Just Another Pretty Face by Louis Flint Ceci
    • The Biggest Lover by R. Jackson
  • Anthology / Collection / Fantasy Romance
    • Matchmakers: A Shifting Isles Trilogy by G.R. Lyons
  • Anthology / Collection / Sci-Fi / Futuristic
    • Checkmate Ever After by Lex Chase
  • Contemporary General Fiction
    • Deluge by Vincent Meis
    • Jonathan’s Promise (Jonathan Trilogy #2) by Hans M. Hirschi
    • King of the Kitchen by Bru Baker
    • Live for Love (All Cocks Stories #5) by T.M. Smith
    • Meridian by Kirby Crow
    • The House on Fremont Drive by Jere' M. Fishback
    • The Imperfection of Swans by Brandon Witt
    • Two Natures by Jendi Reiter
  • Contemporary Romance
    • ’Til Death Do Us Part by Addison Albright
    • A Fortunate Blizzard by L.C. Chase
    • A Second Harvest by Eli Easton
    • Again by Sierra Riley
    • All The Wrong Places by Ann Gallagher
    • Behr Facts and When Adam Fell (2 novellas as 1 submission) by Pat Henshaw
    • Believing Rory by S.C. Wynne
    • Best Laid Plans by Tinnean
    • Blueberry Boys by Vanessa North
    • Bouncing Back (Cozzi Cove #1) by Joe Cosentino
    • Buzz by E. Davies
    • Come What May by A.M. Arthur
    • Cookies by Teodora Kostova
    • Cross to Bare by Susan Mac Nicol
    • Delicious by Sierra Riley
    • Dreamers’ Destiny by Tempeste O’Riley
    • Eight Seconds by William Davrick
    • Engaged to Win by Aubrey Cullens
    • Falling by Sierra Riley
    • Farm Fresh by Posy Roberts
    • Flying Solo by Susan Mac Nicol
    • Fool's Gold by Sarah Madison
    • Hawaiian Orchid by Meg Amor
    • In My Heart (An Infatuation & A Shooting Star, 2 novellas as 1 submission) by Joe Cosentino
    • Indigo Road by R.J. Jones
    • Island Doctor by Sue Brown
    • Lollipop by Amy Lane
    • Lord of a Thousand Steps by Tara Lain
    • Love Can't Conquer by Kim Fielding
    • Loving the Master by Lynn Kelling
    • Moment of Silence by Karen Stivali
    • More Than Love by Amelia Bishop
    • New Lease of Life by Lillian Francis
    • Nobody’s Son by Shae Connor
    • Once Upon A Haunted Moor, Tinsel Fish, Don’t Let Go, Kitto, Guardians Of The Haunted Moor, Third Solstice (The Tyack & Frayne Mystery Series, 6 novellas as 1 submission) by Harper Fox
    • One Step Forward by Tia Fielding
    • Owner of a Lonely Heart by Mel Bossa
    • Penalty Shot (Hat Trick #3) by Jeff Adams
    • Percolation, Poetry, and Passion & Wet, Hot, Australian Christmas (2 novellas as 1 submission) by A.V. Sanders
    • Priddy's Tale by Harper Fox
    • Prince of the Playhouse by Tara Lain
    • Rain Shadow by L.A. Witt
    • Red Envelope & Herc and Pyotr (two novellas as 1 submission) by Atom Yang
    • Resistance by Lillian Francis
    • Restitution: A Love Story by Aubrey Cullens
    • Rustic Melody by Nic Starr
    • Rustic Memory by Nic Starr
    • Rustic Moment by Nic Starr
    • Scenes from Adelaide Road by Helena Stone
    • Selfie by Amy Lane
    • Signs of Desire by Tempeste O’Riley
    • Signs of Life by Melanie Hansen
    • Small Steps by Chris McHart
    • Snakes Among Sweet Flowers by Jason Huffman-Black
    • Someday by Sierra Riley
    • Strong Medicine by J.K. Hogan
    • Surfacing by Daniel Stephens
    • The ‘True Love’ Solution by Julie Bozza
    • The Boys of Summer by Sarah Madison
    • The Guy With The Suitcase (Once Upon A Guy #1) by Chris Ethan
    • The Heart As He Hears It by A.M. Arthur
    • The World As He Sees It by A.M. Arthur
    • Then Sawyer Happened by Hurri Cosmo
    • Tumbled by E.E. Grey
    • Under a Sky of Ash by Brandon Witt
    • Under the Knife by Laurin Kelly
    • Unguarded by Lou Kelly
    • Unleashing Love by S.C. Wynne
    • Unquiet by Melanie Hansen
    • Until September by Chris Scully
    • Whistle Blower by Dev Bentham
    • Wyatt’s Recipes for Wooing Rock Stars by Clancy Nacht & Thursday Euclid
  • Erotic Romance
    • A Bear Walks Into a Bar by Eden Winters
    • A Kind of Romance by Lane Hayes
    • A Kind of Truth by Lane Hayes
    • Better Than Safe by Lane Hayes
    • Betting on Forever and What Lies Between Us by Felice Stevens
    • Building Bonds + Safe Limits (2 novellas as 1 submission) by Morticia Knight
    • Chemical Bonds by L.M. Somerton
    • Come Back To Me by Edmond Manning
    • Dom of Ages by K.C. Wells and Parker Williams
    • Every Breath I Take (All I'll Ever Need #2) by J.P. Bowie
    • Hiatus by L.A. Witt
    • Kestrel's Talon (The Stonewatchers #1) by Bey Deckard
    • Key Maneuvered by James Brock
    • Lock and Key by Z. Allora
    • Loving Jordan: The Complete Trilogy by Andrea Dalling
    • Not Safe For Work by L.A. Witt
    • Quillon’s Covert by Joseph Lance Tonlet & Louis Stevens
    • Second to None by Felice Stevens
    • Secret Funding by S.M. May
    • The Arrangement by Felice Stevens
    • To Live Again by L.A. Witt
    • Vegas Stripped by James Brock
    • Zombies Suck by Z. Allora
  • Fantasy
    • Ice in Sunlight by Julia Leijon
    • Malachite by Kirby Crow
    • Resistance by Amy Rae Durreson
    • Shadows and Light by Cari Z.
    • The Necromancer's Dance and The Necromancer's Dilemma (2 books as 1 submission) by S.J. Himes
    • Tournament of Losers by Megan Derr
  • Fantasy Romance
    • A Triad in Three Acts: The Complete Forester Trilogy by Blaine D. Arden
    • Adoni by Rider Jacobs
    • Bayou Fairy Tale (The Screw-up Princess and Skillful Huntsman Trilogy #2) by Lex Chase
    • Beauty, Inc. by Tara Lain
    • Driven Snow by Tara Lain
    • For Promise Yet Unbroken by Tygati
    • Mantled in Mist by Rory Ni Coileain
    • Rag and Bone by K.J. Charles
    • Ravenhearth by Lotus Oakes
    • Ringed Love (Sentries #6) by Elizabeth Noble
    • Sleight of Heart by Aisling Mancy
    • Song of Souls (Terra #3) by S.J. Frost
    • Tempest by Cari Z.
    • Undertow by Rory Ni Coileain
    • Urban Fairy Tale (The Screw-up Princess and Skillful Huntsman Trilog #3) by Lex Chase
  • Historical
    • Across Your Dreams by Jay Lewis Taylor
    • David, My David by Eduard Qualls
    • Games of Rome (Dominus #2) by J. P. Kenwood
    • Justin's Season by S.M. Sawyer
    • Lessons for Sleeping Dogs by Charlie Cochrane
    • Re-Inventing Love by Storm Grant
    • The Hunger Man by Scott D. Pomfret
    • Through the Baltic Looking-Glass by Lara Biyuts
    • Under Leaden Skies by Sandra Lindsey
  • Historical Romance
    • A Decade of Visions by Cameron Ramses
    • A Gentleman's Position by K.J. Charles
    • A Seditious Affair by K.J. Charles
    • A Tested Love by Kayla Jameth
    • Beloved Unmasked by Brita Addams
    • Broken Blades by Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt
    • Darling James by Tinnean
    • Eleventh Hour by Elin Gregory
    • Home Is Where You Are by Alex Jane
    • James Eyre by Jade Astor
    • Lavender in Bloom by Lily Velez
    • Need Your Love by Dean Pace-Frech
    • Other Side of the Line by Marguerite Labbe
    • The Innocent Auction by Victoria Sue
    • The Innocent Betrayal by Victoria Sue
    • To Love a Traitor by J.L. Merrow
    • Unnatural by Joanna Chambers
    • Yesterday by Mickie B. Ashling
  • Humor
    • Drama Muscle (Nicky and Noah Mystery #2) by Joe Cosentino
    • Forty Wild Crushes: stories by Jim Provenzano
  • Mystery / Thriller
    • A Grande Romance by Antonio
    • A Solitary Man by Aisling Mancy & Shira Anthony
    • Backlash by Jack L. Pyke
    • Billy Blood by Christopher Church
    • Blow Down by J.L. Merrow
    • Boystown 8: The Lies That Bind by Marshall Thornton
    • Caged Jaye by Lynn Kelling
    • Code Name Jack Rabbit by Elizabeth Noble
    • Fish Out of Water by Amy Lane
    • Haven’s Creed by Parker Williams
    • In Deep by Adam Fitzroy
    • It's a Sin by Steve Burford
    • Kept by Jim Arnold
    • Love and Pain by W.S. Long
    • Murder in the Desert (A Nick Fallon Investigation #5) by J.P. Bowie
    • Strength in Numbers by Brad Vance
    • The Last Enemy by Christian Beck
    • The Mystery of Nevermore by C.S. Poe
    • Tracefinder: Changes (Tracefinder #2) by Kaje Harper
    • Tracefinder: Contact (Tracefinder #1) by Kaje Harper
  • Non Fiction
    • Archer's Omnibus of Oddities, Mischievous Exploits & Sundry Tales of Insubordination: A Queer Collection of Essays by Jesse Archer
  • Paranormal Romance
    • A Frost of Cares by Amy Rae Durreson
    • A Royal Craving by Elaine White
    • Behind the Eight Ball (Fur, Fangs, and Felines #2) by M.A. Church
    • Bitten By Mistake by Annabelle Jacobs
    • Candy Land by Lissa Kasey
    • Demon Duke (Paranormal Noble #2) by S.J. Frost
    • Destined Prey by Bailey Bradford
    • Devil's Gamble by Tess Barnett
    • Dragon Dreams & Fairy Wings by Bailey Bradford
    • Driven by Nicholas Kinsley
    • Elemental Love by L.M. Somerton
    • Hexbreaker by Jordan L. Hawk
    • Highland Hearts by J.P. Bowie
    • How to Walk like a Man by Eli Easton
    • Jared (Urban Wolves #1) by Leona Windwalker
    • Love is for the Living by Nicholas Kinsley
    • Mate Me, Hate Me, Date Me, Love Me by Chris McHart
    • My Zombie Fiancé by T. Strange
    • Omega Born by C.R. Guiliano
    • Otter Chaos by P.D. Singer
    • Sharing a Pond by Alex Whitehall
    • Shifting Chaos by Elizabeth Noble
    • Softpaw (Smilodon Pride #1) by Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus
    • Some Assembly Required by Bru Baker and Lex Chase
    • Stealing Dragon's Heart by Susan Laine
    • Stumptown Spirits by E.J. Russell
    • Supernatural Consultant, Vol 1 by Mell Eight
    • The Moonlight Market by Aidee Ladnier
    • The Orchard of Flesh by Christian Baines
    • The Promise by Victoria Sue
    • The Tenth Muse by Belinda McBride
    • The Vampire and the G.I. by J.P. Bowie
    • Truth and Consequences by Sarah Madison
    • Whiskers of a Chance by Tempeste O’Riley
    • Witches of London: Lars by Aleksandr Voinov
    • Wolf, WY by A.F. Henley
  • Romantic Comedy
    • 6 Days To Get Lucky by L.E. Franks
    • Fate by Rob Rosen
    • Femme by Marshall Thornton
    • Groomzilla & Groomzilla Does Vegas by Tere Michaels
    • He’s Behind You by Rebecca Cohen
    • Hollywood Secrets by T.S. McKinney
    • Love on the Jersey Shore by Richard Natale
    • Loving Djinni by Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus
    • Moving Forward (Cozzi Cove #2) by Joe Cosentino
    • Streets Apart & Hearts Apart (2 novellas as 1 submission) by H.J. Perry
    • Winter Ball by Amy Lane
  • Romantic Suspence
    • A Heart's Desire by Kris Michaels
    • A Mended Man by Jaime Reese
    • Broken Soldier by Jamie Lynn Miller
    • Gone Away by Elizabeth Noble
    • If The Seas Catch Fire by L.A. Witt
    • Ivan vs Ivan by Princess S.O.
    • Just the Thought of You (Mann of My Dreams #3) by Tinnean
    • Tackling the Tight End by Tara Lain
    • The Art of Hero Worship by Mia Kerick
    • The Edge of Control by Lou Kelly
    • Time: Wounds All Heal by Princess S.O.
    • Vegas Sin by Jambrea Jo Jones
    • Winter Kills (Seasons of Murder #4) by J.P. Bowie
  • Sci-fi / Futuristic
    • Cardinal Sins by Lissa Kasey
    • Darkness Eternal (Refuge Inc. #5) by Leslie Lee Sanders
    • In Pain by Caethes Faron
    • Inherent Cost by Alicia Cameron
    • Insurrection (Interscission Project #3) by Arshad Ahsanuddin
    • Makepeace (Taking Shield #3) by Anna Butler
    • Rhodri's Rangers: Searching For Us by Etienne
    • Risking the Wild Places by Shannon West
    • Scardust by Suzanne van Rooyen
    • Skyships Over Innsmouth by Susan Laine
    • Song of Song by L. J. LaBarthe
    • Strange Times by Clancy Nacht
    • Succession by Alicia Cameron
    • Tantalus by Albert Nothlit
    • The Avian Emperor by Pelaam
    • The Forbidden Zone by Victoria Zagar
    • Waking Jamal by Amberly Smith
    • Where There's A Will by Cari Z.
    • Whipping Boy by Jordan Brewer
  • Young Adult
    • Banished Sons of Poseidon by Andrew J. Peters
    • Clean by Mia Kerick
    • Fake It (The Keswick Chronicles #1) by Victoria Kinnaird
    • Fjord Blue by Nina Rossing
    • Foxes by Suki Fleet
    • Onwaachige the Dreamer by Jay Jordan Hawke
    • Private by Matthew J. Metzger
    • Sire by Kate Pavelle
    • Spanish Bay by Hans M. Hirschi
    • Thárros by C. Kennedy
    • The Italian Word for Kisses by Matthew J. Metzger
    • Throwing Stones by Robin Reardon

LESBIAN
  • Anthology / Collection / Erotic Romance
    • Women in Sports: Hot, Sweaty,and Sexy, Oh My! by Patty Schramm & Verda Foster
  • Anthology / Collection / Contemporary General Fiction
    • Women of the Year by Karen Richard
  • Anthology / Collection / Contemporary Romance
    • It's Only Love: A Short Story Collection by Diane Marina
  • Contemporary General Fiction
    • Backcast by Ann McMan
    • Cast Me Gently by Caren J. Werlinger
    • From Third to Home by Chris Paynter
    • It Pours by C.D. Cain
    • The Dance by Suzie Carr
    • Veil of Silence by K’Anne Meinel
  • Contemporary Romance
    • A Kiss Before Dawn by Laurie Salzler
    • Across the Pond by Cheri Crystal
    • Bandages (Scarred Series #3) by S.L. Kassidy
    • Built to Last by Aurora Rey
    • Capturing Forever by Erin Dutton
    • Credit Worthy by Jeanine Hoffman
    • Deal-Breaker by Siri Caldwell
    • Doctored by K’Anne Meinel
    • Eagle Cove (Thalia Chase: Sex Therapist Series #1) by Darla Baker
    • Embracing the Dawn by Jeannie Levig
    • Fast Lane by Jennis Slaughter & A. D. Campbell
    • Finding Gracie's Glory by Patty Schramm
    • Getting Back by Cindy Rizzo
    • Heartwood by Catherine Lane
    • Hurricane Season by B.J. Phillips
    • Just Physical by Jae
    • Lost Treasures by Jazzy Mitchell
    • Love on The Red Rocks by Lisa Moreau
    • Nothing To Lose by Clare Lydon
    • Poppy Jenkins by Clare Ashton
    • Slow Burn in Tuscany by Giselle Fox
    • Small Town Angel by K’Anne Meinel
    • Stuck Landing by Lauren Gallagher
    • Whirlwind Romance by Kris Bryant
    • Winter's Harbor by Aurora Rey
  • Erotic Romance
    • A Touch of Temptation by Julie Blair
    • The Club by A.L. Brooks
    • The Scorpion's Empress by Yoshiyuki Ly
  • Fantasy
    • Hekolatis' Promise by T.J. Mindancer
    • The Beast That Never Was by Caren J. Werlinger
    • The Broken Coil (The Glass Pantheon #1) by Sy Itha
    • The Dowry Blade by Cherry Potts
    • The Mirror’s Gaze (Amendyr Series #4) by Rae D. Magdon
  • Fantasy Romance
    • Beauty and Cruelty by Meredith Katz
    • Glove of Satin, Glove of Bone by Rachel White
    • SkyWhisperers by Natasja Hellenthal
    • Souls Entwined by Caitlin Ricci
    • The Persephone Star by Jamie Sullivan
    • Thrall: Beyond Gold and Glory by Barbara Ann Wright
  • Historical
    • The Strange Case of the Big Sur Benefactor by Jess Faraday
  • Historical Romance
    • Pirated Love by K’Anne Meinel
    • Shaken to the Core by Jae
  • Mystery / Thriller
    • Cold to the Touch by Cari Hunter
    • Death Wears Yellow Garters by Rae D. Magdon
    • Four Point by Max Ellendale
    • Going Coastal by Jane DiLucchio
    • Meddlesome Malice (Malice Series #20) by K’Anne Meinel
    • Minacious Malice (Malice #19) by K’Anne Meinel
    • Requiem for Immortals by Lee Winter
    • The XYZ Mysteries by Iza Moreau
    • Vacations Can Be Murder by Jane DiLucchio
  • Paranormal Romance
    • A Darker Kind Of Love by Angela Peach
    • Ex-Wives of Dracula by Georgette Kaplan
    • Have a Bite by R.G. Emanuelle
    • The Awakening by Dawn Carter
    • Unbidden Dragon by Louisa Kelley
  • Poetry
    • The Nature of Fragments by Katie Bennett-Hall
  • Romantic Comedy
    • Love Bites by Lila Bruce
    • The Wrong Kind of Woman by Voss Porter
  • Romantic Suspence
    • Blurred Lines by K.D. Williamson
    • Four Steps by Wendy Hudson
    • Love's Redemption by Donna K. Ford
  • Sci-fi / Futuristic
    • A Quantum Convergence (Nexus Trilogy #1) by C.A. Farlow
    • Finding Hekate (Cicatrix Duology #1) by Kellie Doherty
    • Light Work on Dark Days by S. McDonald Powell
    • Paladins of the Storm Lord by Barbara Ann Wright
    • Starless Nights (Dark Horizons #2) by Rae D. Magdon & Michelle Magly
    • Stranger Than Fiction by Jeanine Hoffman
  • Young Adult
    • The Songbird Thief by Skye Allen
    • The Space Between by Michelle L. Teichman

LGBT

  • Anthology / Collection / Alternative Universe/Reality
    • Risk (Dark Light #2) by Dusk Peterson
  • Anthology / Collection / Contemporary General Fiction
    • Shorts, Stories from Beneath the Rainbow by Hans M. Hirschi
  • Anthology / Collection / Contemporary Romance
    • Love Unlocked by Claire Davis and Al Stewart, Victoria Milne, Dawn Sister, J P Walker, Caraway Carter, Ofelia Gränd, Debbie McGowan
  • Non Fiction
    • "What Does "Queer" Mean Anyway: The Quick and Dirty Guide to LGBTQIA+ Vocabulary by Chris Bartlett
    • The Short and Long Of It: Expand, Adapt, and Publish Your Short Fiction by Paul Alan Fahey
  • Poetry
    • According to the Order of Nature (We too are Cosmos Made) by Stephen Mead

TRANSGENDER
  • Alternative Universe/Reality
    • The Servant Duchess Of Whitcomb (Scandalous Whispers Of the Remmington Realm #2) by Vicktor Alexander
  • Biography / Memoir
    • Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings
    • Paralian: Not Just Transgender by Liam Klenk
  • Contemporary Romance
    • Grind by E. Davies
    • Roller Girl by Vanessa North
    • The Gift of Gravity by Sage C. Holloway
    • What It Looks Like by Matthew J. Metzger
  • Erotic Romance
    • Rubyfruit Plus by Solar Harris
  • Fantasy Romance
    • The Complete Horse Mistress Collection by R.A. Steffan
  • Humor
    • Transformed: San Francisco by Suzanne Falter & Jack Harvey
  • Sci-fi / Futuristic
    • Artifact of Foex by James L. Wolf
    • Perihelion by Tami Veldura
  • Young Adult
    • A Fine Bromance by Christopher Hawthorne Moss
    • Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart
    • Spy Stuff by Matthew J. Metzger

The active categories will be:
  • Gay Contemporary Romance 72 books
  • Gay Paranormal Romance 36 books
  • Lesbian Contemporary & Erotic Romance 30 books
  • Gay Erotic Romance & Erotica 26 books
  • Gay Mystery Thriller 20 books
  • Gay Sci-fi / Futuristic 20 books
  • Gay Historical Romance 18 books
  • Gay Fantasy Romance 16 books
  • Bisexual Contemporary Romance & Fiction 14 books
  • Gay Romantic Suspence 13 books
  • Gay Young Adult 12 books
  • Gay Romantic Comedy 11 books
  • Gay Contemporary General Fiction & Humor 10 books
  • Gay Historical 9 books
  • Lesbian Mystery / Thriller 9 books
  • Lesbian Contemporary General Fiction & Young Adult 9 books
  • Bisexual Romance 9 books
  • Bisexual Fantasy & Fantasy Romance 8 books
  • Lesbian Historical & Paranormal Romance 8 books
  • Transgender Fiction & Biography / Memoir 8 books
  • LGBT Anthology/Collection, Non Fiction & Poetry 7 books
  • Lesbian Fantasy Romance 6 books
  • Bisexual Fiction 6 books
  • Lesbian Sci-fi / Futuristic 6 books
  • LGBT Alternative Universe/Reality 6 books
  • Transgender Romance 6 books
  • Gay Fantasy 6 books
  • Lesbian Fantasy 5 books
  • Lesbian Romantic Comedy & Suspence 5 books
  • Gay Anthology / Collection / Contemporary Romance & Fiction 4 books

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