August 27th, 2017

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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Freak (F-Word #2) E. Davies

Freak (F-Word #2) E. Davies
Transgender - Contemporary Romance
Series: F-Word
Paperback: 276 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 10, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1544295529
ISBN-13: 978-1544295527
Amazon: Freak (F-Word #2) E. Davies

“We dated for a hot second five years ago. Things have changed.”

Five years ago, Zeph met River. The timing couldn’t have been worse. An orphan with something to prove and the ghosts of his past breathing down his neck, Zeph took the offer from a pro MMA gym to live and train in the Midwest. River let him go easily. If it was a convenient excuse to escape emotional intimacy, neither of them had to admit it. Until now.

Drag queen and makeup artist River isn’t easily fazed, but meeting Zeph on his home turf throws him for a loop. Something about Zeph still gets under his skin. And River’s next job, a drag show in L.A. and Vegas, will require a security guy to look after the performers. Who better than a tattooed mixed martial artist who still gives him smoldering looks?

It doesn’t take long for them to fall together. They’re opposite as can be, but dating for ten days wasn’t long enough the first time around. Another ten days could get it out of their systems… but are they fighting for or with each other? It’s easy to get hard. It’s hard to be easy. Vulnerability is off the table, until the table turns. How long do you have to have known a guy to put your life into his hands?

Freak is a standalone gay romance novel with a happily ever after ending.

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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Faux (F-Word #3) E. Davies

Faux (F-Word #3) E. Davies
Asexual - Contemporary Romance
Series: F-Word
Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 22, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 154551738X
ISBN-13: 978-1545517383
Amazon: Faux (F-Word #3) E. Davies

“You're old enough to do it alone. That doesn't mean you have to.”

Growing up hanging out in his single mom's diner, Sam Grant never planned to inherit it. But a car accident two weeks after his eighteenth birthday left him no choice but to turn away from the freedom he'd tasted, take legal guardianship of his younger brother, and hang up his childhood. Now twenty, Sam's diner regulars have watched him grow up, but he can't convince himself he's worth dating. Not once a guy finds out about his scars: his fixation on routines, the responsibilities cracking him open, and his growing certainty that he can't be attracted to someone he doesn't already love. Who would stick around that long?

Dying his first gray hairs pink was the extent of Denver Weston's thirtieth birthday crisis. He's lived through it all already—forced to drop out of school a decade ago when his parents found out he was seeing a guy and cut him off, doing what he had to in order to survive, moving in with boyfriend after boyfriend. His HIV diagnosis seven years ago is the best thing that’s happened to him. Starting Plus, a HIV charity, has given him a purpose. But Denver can't bring himself to have his heart broken over and over, so dating has been off the table. Love and acceptance don't just fall into a guy's lap, do they?

Denver's just the guy who always sits in the corner booth and orders the classic breakfast, eggs over easy. Sam's just the kid who always seems to be working when Denver comes in. It's one small change: a different breakfast order. But, like dominos, the moment their preconceptions of each other collapse, so do their carefully set-up plans. Can they give in to the attraction that's been slowly burning them up, or will uncharted territory make them turn tail and run?

Faux is a standalone gay romance novel with a happily ever after ending.

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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Afterglow E. Davies

Afterglow E. Davies
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 19, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1539608182
ISBN-13: 978-1539608189
Amazon: Afterglow E. Davies

“I’m not used to people being nice to me for no reason.”

“You're lonely, too.”
Chris Black, a firefighter in Santa Barbara, is finally out and trying to make up for lost time. He has no trouble finding men, but their first dates end behind his bedroom door. Nobody sticks around except his ex, who leaves him feeling rotten after every booty call. Being passed over for a promotion thanks to his loud mouth is another blow. Most of all, it's coming home to an empty house that's wearing down his optimistic spirits. Answering a cry for help sends him straight to the side of a man who's his opposite, but everything he wants.

“No more me. Good.”
The last glimmer of hope for Ash's future vanished when he came home to find his now-ex, drugs, and four guys in their living room. With nobody by his side, in a hotel room in the small hours, the fog of depression lifts and pushes Ash into action at last. Standing on the balcony railing, he sees a glimpse of freedom and takes a step toward it. Seconds later, his body and spirit broken, Ash is pretty sure he's died after all when he sees a gorgeous stranger fighting to keep him alive.

“I'm safer on the ground.”
When Ash falls through his porch on the way home from the hospital, Chris can't resist offering his guest room. Ash will get the help he needs to adjust to his new limits, and Chris will get a friend, even if he wants more. The close quarters push them both to realize life is brighter and more fleeting than they knew. Each man faces danger from within and outside. Can they make it through the flames to fall in love?

Afterglow is a steamy, stand-alone gay romance novel with a HEA ending and no cliffhanger.

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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Grasp (Significant Brothers #2) E. Davies

Grasp (Significant Brothers #2) E. Davies
Gay - Contemporary Romance
File Size: 3688 KB
Print Length: 243 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: August 23, 2017
Amazon: Grasp (Significant Brothers #2) E. Davies

Zoo vet Blane Winters' grumpy attitude and muscles hide a romantic heart. He only relaxes when he's around animals, since he likes them more than people. He has some friends, a good job, and a place of his own, and he's sure that's all he needs. Until he meets a certain incessantly cheerful artist.

Studying meerkats as he paints a wedding present for his sister gives Falcon Harper the perfect excuse to creep on the hot vet. It takes his mind off the dreaded event: he’s happy for his sister, but his secret ex will be at the wedding... Spencer, who broke his heart years ago.

The solution is obvious: Blane can be Falcon's plus-one and show Spencer that Falcon’s moved on to bigger, better things all these years later. But feelings grow as Falcon coaxes Blane out of his shell. Just as happiness seems within their grasp, jealousy threatens to tear it away for good.

Grasp is a standalone gay romance novel with a HEA ending and no cliffhanger.

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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Splinter (Significant Brothers #1) E. Davies

Splinter (Significant Brothers #1) E. Davies
Bisexual - Contemporary Romance
Series: Significant Brothers
Paperback: 258 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 27, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1973959909
ISBN-13: 978-1973959908
Amazon: Splinter (Significant Brothers #1) E. Davies

After zero-gravity heroics left astronaut Nicolas Rogers injured, his new job as a park ranger seems perfect. Being a caretaker of his corner of the Smoky Mountains makes him almost okay with having to be on Earth. More importantly, this deep in the woods, Nico's practically a hermit at a remote ranger station. Sure, he has good friends in nearby Knoxville, but he's otherwise free from petty drama and broken hearts... until Deen enters his world.

Caught in a compromising position by relentless paparazzi, rock star and international playboy Deen Jayse barely escaped with his career intact. He needs image rehab and a break from fame. His manager strongly suggests a stint in the Smokies, promoting national parks and being wholesome. Which would be a lot easier if Nico weren't there in his sexy park ranger uniform.

Nico already has his hands full with arsonists at the park without Deen adding to his workload. He thinks he has to babysit a spoiled celebrity, but when he catches a glimpse of the man behind the persona he sees something he can't resist. They've both experienced the isolation of fame, and while their loneliness brings them together, their worlds threaten to tear them apart. Deen can't just drop everything to go live in the mountains, and Nico can't abandon them... After a taste of being together, how can they possibly face a future apart?

Splinter is a standalone gay romance novel with a HEA ending and no cliffhanger.

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