September 6th, 2017

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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Catherine Lane Tread Lightly (The Window Shopping Collection #1)

Catherine Lane Tread Lightly (The Window Shopping Collection #1)
Lesbian - Fantasy Romance
Series: The Window Shopping Collection
Paperback: 146 pages
Publisher: Ylva Publishing; 1 edition (February 15, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3955338177
ISBN-13: 978-3955338176
Amazon: Catherine Lane Tread Lightly (The Window Shopping Collection #1)

Claire, fairy godmother level one plus, is one of the best operatives at the Fairy Godmother Council, but god-mothering in the twenty-first century isn’t all it used to be. The magic’s drying up; the girls are spoiled brats, and guardian angels poach the council’s best clients whenever they can. When her boss assigns her a VIP case, Claire assumes it’s more of the same. But Frankie, her client, seems to be the deserving underdog of the olden days. And Tamiel, the guardian angel who pops onto the scene, swears she’s there to protect Frankie, not to steal her. It doesn’t hurt she’s smokin’ hot. As the case starts to unravel, Claire is forced to examine her own prejudices and desires. Is she heading for certain ruin, or will she grab her happily ever after in this lesbian urban fantasy?



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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Eric Alan Westfall Mr. Felcher's Grand Emporium (Another England #2)

Eric Alan Westfall Mr. Felcher's Grand Emporium, or, The Adventures of a Pair of Spares in the Fine Art of Gentlemanly Portraiture (Another England #2)
Gay - Historical Romance
File Size: 1964 KB
Print Length: 612 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: May 26, 2017
Amazon: Eric Alan Westfall Mr. Felcher's Grand Emporium, or, The Adventures of a Pair of Spares in the Fine Art of Gentlemanly Portraiture (Another England #2)

It’s 1882 in Another England, where being a buggerer is still legal but in the reign of Her Most Stuffy and Moral Majesty, Victoria, being a friend of Edward’s (gay) is not the done thing. She disapproves. The Ton disapproves.

What are our hapless heroes—Reginald, Lord Smythe, and Harold, Lord Fotherby—to do? At twenty-nine, they’re spares with no duties to ensure continuation of the family name, and their wealth precludes jobs. The manly fun of Tonnish men—sports, drinking, gambling, partying—isn’t much fun. Neither is the wenching requirement, which is why they pretend to have mistresses.

Everything changes when Harry comes across a set of very *ahem!* photographs of men his manservant forgot to put away. Photographs acquired from Mr. Felcher’s Grand Emporium. (Think Victorian adult book store.)

During six visits to the Emporium, along the way to a quite wonderful HEA and learning to be all they can be as friends of Edward’s, Reggie and Harry will: view and participate in some private showings, acquire photographs of Bendy Ben, a masked black model, and wonder who he is, create new words, deal with a blackmailing older noble with the help of a valiant British mastiff, meet ‘arry the ‘orse, a cabby with large talents, and discover the marvels of reading rooms and glorious wall circles.

There’s also a touching tailor, a bit of Burns, some Shakespeare, Harry’s wet package, a marvelous mirror, humor, flowery language of the Victorian variety and...great sex.



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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Eric Alan Westfall Tattooed Wolf, Painted Dragon

Eric Alan Westfall Tattooed Wolf, Painted Dragon
Gay - Paranormal Romance
File Size: 1067 KB
Print Length: 151 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: February 15, 2017
Amazon: Eric Alan Westfall Tattooed Wolf, Painted Dragon

Mage: Field agent for the Mage Council, charged with enforcing the Prime Directive—Humans Must Not Know—on Earth and several Worlds Beside. His secret vice is MM romances. He’s a firm believer in the Four Effs, with the fourth being a quick application of his Fuhgeddaboudit spell when he’s done.

Wolf: The mage’s other soul. He’s snarky, pushy, opinionated, and addicted to shifter stories, which they read on their Voyages. Preferably wolves, but there’s a sneaking fondness for dragons, even though they’re either extinct or never existed.

The accountant. Short, slender, muscles for maybe a couple of hours, although he insists he has at least a three-pack. A nice but not a Howard of Troy face. Owns his own business and gives excellent investment advice. He gives excellent other things. Certain body parts come to mind.

There’s also: a cruisy trail in Forest Park, a prophecy from the current COO of Delphi, Ltd., who doesn’t like the mage at all; Lateesha, who may or may not have supplied “enhanced” lemonade; plus a bit of Oz, South Pacific, the Scottish Play, Peggy Lee, Gone With The Wind, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and others.



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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Lori L. Lake & Christopher Hawthorne Moss Time’s Rainbow

Lori L. Lake & Christopher Hawthorne Moss Time’s Rainbow: Writing Ourselves Back Into American History
LGBT - Anthology / Collection / Historical
Series: Time's Rainbow Series (Book 1)
Paperback: 262 pages
Publisher: Launch Point Press; First edition (May 26, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1633040321
ISBN-13: 978-1633040328
Amazon: Lori L. Lake & Christopher Hawthorne Moss Time’s Rainbow: Writing Ourselves Back Into American History

Through all but recent recorded history, queer people were omitted from historical records much as women and people of color have been. So many people unheard, so many stories lost…

In this exciting collection you will find unforgettable and brilliant stories that place lesbian and gay characters back into American history. Fourteen talented authors have represented events in the historical timeline from the 1600’s Salem Witch Trials to 1970’s hijacker DB Cooper because they had a need to create something that was not there. Many tales are entertaining, heartwarming, and positive, but a few are dark and tragic.

The editors hope that these stories remind readers, especially today’s youth, that we deserve to have our place in the narrative of humankind.

***Authors in the Collection*** Christopher Hawthorne Moss E.J. Kindred Ethan Stone Jane Cuthbertson Jess Faraday Jon Michaelsen Judy M. Kerr Kate McLachlan Lee Lynch Lori L. Lake Nann Dunne Patty Schramm Sue Hardesty Victor J. Banis



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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Anna Larner Highland Fling

Anna Larner Highland Fling
Lesbian - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (April 18, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626398534
ISBN-13: 978-1626398535
Amazon: Anna Larner Highland Fling

Eve Eddison describes her ideal woman to her best friend, Roxanne, over pints in their local pub a few days before she travels to the Scottish Highlands. There she falls head over heels for an enigmatic local, Moira Burns, and the usually reticent Eve wants more than a holiday romance. Forestry officer Moira Burns has no intention of letting go—either of past pain or for present pleasure. If that means she misses out on her chance at happiness, so be it. Convinced Eve is headed for heartbreak, Roxanne advises her to let Moira go…but has Eve found her ideal woman at last?

From the breathtaking Highlands of Scotland to the buzz of a Leicester gay bar, family and friendship are tested to breaking point, as letting go proves painfully hard.



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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Jake C. Wallace Happily Ever After Isn’t Easy

Jake C. Wallace Happily Ever After Isn’t Easy
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 8, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1635334012
ISBN-13: 978-1635334012
Amazon: Jake C. Wallace Happily Ever After Isn’t Easy

How do you start a new life when your old one won’t let go?

Freed from a marriage he entered because he feared coming out to his judgmental family, Gabe Reynolds feels his life is just starting—at forty-three. But what was supposed to be exciting and wonderful has been nothing but disappointing. The man he’s loved since they were teens broke his heart—again. Gabe has no clue how to meet men who are looking for more than one night, much less date them. Add to that his job as a mental health counselor, helping to keep his mentally ill ex-wife stable, and caring for children that belong to another man, and he has little time to look for Mr. Right.

Just as Gabe is giving up, Brandt Sawyer, with his hard body and gorgeous eyes, crashes into Gabe’s life. Brandt pushes all Gabe’s buttons—though he could do without the younger man’s know-it-all attitude. Gabe never thought he could be so torn between wanting to punch a man and wanting to kiss him. Yet, as he gets to know Brandt, Gabe sees past the military-programmed ex-soldier and catches a glimpse of what could be his happily ever after.

But with a troubled ex and young children involved, Gabe can’t just walk away from his past. Guilt is tearing him in every direction—maybe even away from the man he’s falling in love with.



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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Elizabeth Noble Quarry (The Vampire Guard #2)

Elizabeth Noble Quarry (The Vampire Guard #2)
Gay - Alternative Universe/Reality
Series: Vampire Guard (Book 2)
Paperback
Publisher: DSP Publications (January 17, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1635332583
ISBN-13: 978-1635332582
Amazon: Elizabeth Noble Quarry (The Vampire Guard #2)

The Vampire Guard: Book Two

The members of the Vampire Guard--Jonas Forge, spy and soldier turned cop; computer hacker extraordinaire Blair Turner; Declan, thief, con man, and ex-pirate; and medical examiner and werewolf Dr. Lucas Coate--face a dangerous and elusive enemy.

And this time, it's personal.

Over the course of three hundred years, a man has touched each of their lives in ways they are only just realizing. When a hunt for a psychotic killer in the present resurrects memories and clues from the past, they discover how they have been affected and are bound by the existence of a ruthless vampire criminal. Now, while preventing a heist at a high-tech art show and thwarting several large-scale explosions, the team must employ their unique blend of science and supernatural abilities to put an end to the machinations of the man toying with their lives.

This time, he won't slip through their fingers.

This time, it's more than a case. It's a hunt, and Forge, Blair, Declan, and Lucas won't stop until they've captured their quarry.

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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Kayleigh Sky Trinkets

Kayleigh Sky Trinkets
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 152 pages
Publisher: Kiss Drunk Books (May 23, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0990412555
ISBN-13: 978-0990412557
Amazon: Kayleigh Sky Trinkets

On the run with a stolen teddy bear and a couple hundred dollars in cash, Alex’s life takes a strange turn when he crashes his car in a freak accident. Stranded in the desert with no water, he is rescued by a crow who leads him to the home of Lars and Lars’ five-year-old niece Holly. Lars is a man with secrets, and he’d just as soon Alex was on his way, but delays in the repair of Alex’s car compel him to offer Alex a place to stay in exchange for babysitting services. Alex accepts the offer and soon falls head over heels for Holly and the mysterious Crow. Over the course of several weeks, Alex finds himself embracing a life he’d only dreamed of. A life of warmth and comfort—and a passion that almost makes him forget the past he’s running from. Almost. As Lars and Alex fall in love, secrets about Lars and Holly, and a dark danger pursuing Alex, threaten to destroy their new family. Alex was rescued once by the quirky crow he now lives with. Will Crow be able to save the treasure trove of a family he’s collected one more time? This is a sweet and sexy gay contemporary erotic romance with lots of love, a little angst, a little drama and suspense, and a HEA.



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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Aleksandr Voinov & Jordan Taylor Witches of London: Eagle’s Shadow

Aleksandr Voinov & Jordan Taylor Witches of London: Eagle’s Shadow
Bisexual - Paranormal Romance
File Size: 3940 KB
Print Length: 274 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: 44 Raccoons (February 4, 2017)
Publication Date: February 4, 2017
Amazon: Aleksandr Voinov & Jordan Taylor Witches of London: Eagle’s Shadow

What if the new love of your life also holds the keys to your past?

When Chicago journalist Tom Welsh meets British banker Sanders Templeton at a conference, Sanders insists they have a connection, though he does not know what it is. They’ve never met before—but the strangest thing is, Tom can also feel it.

Sanders Templeton is a highflier who has it all—the money, the lifestyle and a rare intellect. Only a few chosen people know that he also suffers excruciating pain since childhood, with no cure, a mystery to western medicine.

Sanders knows that meeting Tom may be the most significant event of his life. As their relationship deepens, they learn that this is not the first lifetime in which they’ve fallen for each other. This time, true love can be theirs if they find the courage to forgive.

This is a standalone novel in the Witches of London world.



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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Aleksandr Voinov & Jordan Taylor Witches of London: Shadows Watching

Aleksandr Voinov & Jordan Taylor Witches of London: Shadows Watching
Bisexual - Paranormal Romance
File Size: 4808 KB
Print Length: 308 pages
Publisher: 44 Raccoons (July 29, 2017)
Publication Date: July 29, 2017
Amazon: Aleksandr Voinov & Jordan Taylor Witches of London: Shadows Watching

Some houses have past lives, too.

A year has passed since Tom Welsh and Sanders Templeton met. They’ve almost settled into their new home, a historic chateau at the foot of the Swiss Alps, and finally get to spend more time together in peace and quiet … or that was the idea.

Instead, something’s wrong. It’s not just recurring nightmares that haunt both men—other strange disturbances surround them, from their cat jumping at shadows in empty rooms, to unexplained sounds in the night.

Matters go from unsettling to scary, so they call on Lee, who helped them through a series of past life regressions. Lee has friends who might be able to assist; although bubbly and sweet Sue doesn’t fit the cliché of “witch”. What seemed a simple question of a haunted house soon dredges up even personal skeletons that Tom and Sanders thought were safely tucked away—and turns into much more than a ghost hunt.

Shadows Watching is part of the Witches of London series and a direct sequel to Eagle’s Shadow.



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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Gerald Lopez A Shared Darkness

Gerald Lopez A Shared Darkness (Stratham Town Father Andrew Trilogy #1)
Gay - Romantic Suspence
File Size: 1688 KB
Print Length: 732 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: April 18, 2017
Amazon: Gerald Lopez A Shared Darkness (Stratham Town Father Andrew Trilogy #1)

The quiet town of Stratham, Florida has been shaken to its core. Explosive and deadly events have people scared. Father Andrew Madera is on the scene to help investigate. But he soon discovers the town has yet to come to grips with some dark secrets that have yet to see the light of day. With the help of his fellow priests and handsome, lusty-eyed Vincent Farragate, Father Andrew hopes to save the day. But can he solve the mystery in time, before another victim is claimed?



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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Morticia Knight Gaining Trust and Cutting Cords

Morticia Knight Gaining Trust (Kiss of Leather #5) and Cutting Cords (Kiss of Leather #6)
Gay - Erotic Romance
Series: Kiss of Leather
Paperback: 194 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing (January 21, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1786861127
ISBN-13: 978-1786861122
Amazon: Morticia Knight Gaining Trust (Kiss of Leather #5) and Cutting Cords (Kiss of Leather #6)

Gaining Trust (Kiss of Leather #5

Chuck isn’t sure what he needs and Master Jordan can’t wait to show him.

Stone’s shy junior investigator, Chuck, can no longer deny his interest in the BDSM lifestyle. The beautiful connections and raw emotions he’s witnessed between so many of the Doms and subs at Kiss of Leather leave him yearning for something he’d never dared hope he could have—unconditional love and care from a man. He isn’t sure if he can take the chance of having a real relationship when he’s not out to his meddling parents yet, but the sexy Master Jordan, Gavin’s friend and the owner of Club Consequence, makes him want to take that chance.

Master Jordan has been biding his time until he can get next to the super-fine Chuck. Gavin warned him that Chuck isn’t in the lifestyle, but there’s something special about him that speaks to Jordan’s heart. When they’re finally alone, the chemistry is off the charts and Jordan can tell it won’t take much to bring Chuck willingly into the world of BDSM.

An unexpected development in the case of Corey’s kidnappers shocks them all, but not as much as what happens with Chuck’s family. Jordan teaches Chuck that secrets hold power over the person keeping them, and that gaining trust can only be achieved through complete honesty.

Cutting Cords (Kiss of Leather #6)

Liam yearns for Master Neal’s harsh touch, but Neal fears that a part-time Master can’t give a full-time sub everything he needs.

Liam’s world crumbled after the unexpected death of his Master. Prone to panic attacks and other social anxiety, Liam doesn’t believe he’ll ever find another Master who would be willing to take on such a challenged sub full-time. Too distraught to go back to Club Consequence, where he met the man he thought he’d be with forever, he decides to give Kiss of Leather a try.

After doing a piercing gig at Kiss of Leather, Master Neal signs up to become a member. On the night he performs a demo as the final step to being accepted, he meets a sub who brings out his protective urge and makes his heart come alive. Neal isn’t scared off by Liam’s anxiety or social awkwardness. On the contrary, he finds the sub to be refreshingly honest and endearing.

They try out a scene to see if they’ll click, and their connection is everything they’d both hoped it could be. However, the road to love and a Total Power Exchange isn’t an easy one. Neal still hasn’t discovered all there is to know about Liam’s traumatic upbringing, and he’s not sure if he’d ultimately be the right Master for Liam.

Both men are forced to face the truth about love, life and what it means to share it with another person. But before Liam can start over with Neal, he’ll have to cut the cords to his past and trust that Neal will be there to catch him when he does.



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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: A.M. Arthur Hot Licks (Off Beat #3)

A.M. Arthur Hot Licks (Off Beat #3)
Asexual - Contemporary Romance
File Size: 1313 KB
Print Length: 278 pages
Publisher: Swerve (February 7, 2017)
Publication Date: February 7, 2017
Amazon: A.M. Arthur Hot Licks (Off Beat #3)

Benji Moore is living his dream traveling as the lead singer of his band. His life would be perfect if he could get his boyfriend, Josh, to commit to an exclusive relationship.

Even though Josh loves Benji, he has good reasons not to trust in long-term relationships. So Josh decides to take some time to himself and sublets a room at a friend’s beach house. But when he walks into the nearby Off Beat bar, he finds a bartender who may be a good distraction from his relationship problems.

Van Holt doesn’t do anything deeper than sweaty one-night stands. But when Josh sets his sights on him, Van is surprised by their connection. Except Van also doesn’t do complicated, and the situation between Josh and Benji defines complicated. But the more time Van spends with them, the more he’s realizing how hard it would be to let Josh and Benji go.

Can the three of them find a way together, or will they all end up going solo?

Hot Licks is part of the Off Beat series by bestselling author A.M. Arthur



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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: A.M. Arthur Fractured Hymns

A.M. Arthur Fractured Hymns
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Briggs-King Books (March 27, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0989918874
ISBN-13: 978-0989918879
Amazon: A.M. Arthur Fractured Hymns

Still firmly in the closet at the age of thirty, Ethaniel Shockley is content leading a solitary—if lonely—life working on a construction crew with fellow military vets. After a tragic worksite accident leaves two of his friends dead, Ethaniel returns to his family home to recuperate from a spiral leg fracture and severe Post Concussive Syndrome. He may be lucky to be alive, but he hates the independence he’s lost. Matthew “Angel” Garrett has worked at Shockley Stables for three years, content to muck stalls and polish saddles, and to be as unnoticeable as possible. Except for weekly church outings, he avoids going into town so he doesn’t see The Look. The Look that says “I know you went to prison for killing a man.” A chance conversation with Ethaniel gives Angel hope that maybe he can have a friendship with the gorgeous Shockley sibling he’s crushed on for years. But the more time they spend indulging in their shared love of music, the clearer it becomes that they both want more. Ethaniel sees a kindred spirit in Angel, whose soul just as fractured from his time in prison as Ethaniel’s is from war. But Angel has another, deeper secret that haunts him—one he’s positive will destroy this new song with Ethaniel before it’s even written.



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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: A.M. Arthur Here For Us (Us #1)

A.M. Arthur Here For Us (Us #1)
Bisexual - Contemporary Romance
Series: Us
Paperback: 380 pages
Publisher: Briggs-King Books (March 22, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0989918882
ISBN-13: 978-0989918886
Amazon: A.M. Arthur Here For Us (Us #1)

Cris Sable doesn’t walk into popular gay bar Big Dick’s expecting to find more than a casual hookup, so he’s surprised by his instant attraction and intense chemistry with go-go dancer Jake. Jake’s sexy as hell and a firecracker in bed. The sparks between them are undeniable, and what starts as a hookup evolves into something deeper, possibly permanent—until Jake dumps Cris flat on his ass for no good reason. Angry and confused, Cris finds comfort with his longtime friend and employer Charles “Chet” Greenwood. Cris’s emotional state stirs up Charles’s long-buried feelings for Cris. Feelings he’s denied for eight years, because Cris is his employee and therefore off limits—not to mention two decades younger than Charles. Cris admits he has feelings for Charles, too, but he’s still getting over Jake and both men agree nothing can happen between them while Charles is still Cris’s boss. Jake Bowden knows he doesn’t have anything to offer a guy. He’s a go-go dancer with no degree and no real career aspirations. He’s also used to everyone who loves him leaving, so it makes sense to cut Cris loose before things get too serious. Cris is kind, passionate and totally deserves a guy like Charles—wealthy, owns a home, successful businessman. Jake can’t compete so why bother? They’re better off together. But when Jake has a serious personal crisis, Cris and Charles unite to pull him back together, and the three men discover it’s possible—maybe even inevitable—to fall in love with more than one person at a time.



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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Luna David Saving Sebastian: A Catharsis Novel (Custos Securities #3

Luna David Saving Sebastian: A Catharsis Novel (Custos Securities #3)
Gay - Erotic Romance
File Size: 1889 KB
Print Length: 525 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: July 6, 2017
Amazon: Luna David Saving Sebastian: A Catharsis Novel (Custos Securities #3)

Gideon McCade--weighed down by memories of his previous life as a Navy SEAL and a CIA agent--has blood on his hands. He turns to his BDSM club, Catharsis, and Dominating submissives to get him through the daily grind of civilian life. Knowing his past is too much to inflict on a life partner, he keeps his connections brief and superficial. When his former life comes back to haunt him, his desire for revenge pulls him back into the shadows, darkening his hopes for a future in the light.

Temporarily sidelining his career as a tattoo artist, Sebastian Phillips works as a composite artist for the local police department. To alleviate the inescapable burden of a congenital medical condition, he immerses himself in his art and seeks the catharsis of submission. But with life weighing heavily on his shoulders and darkness encroaching, he yearns for a contract with a Dominant that sees past the protective barriers he's erected to the vulnerable submissive within.

When happenstance brings Gideon and Sebastian together, their connection is undeniable. The knowledge that they are both too damaged to form permanent bonds of love causes them to rely on an impersonal contract to fulfil their physical needs. But staying emotionally detached becomes impossible, and breaking their contract seems the only option. Will Gideon's need for vengeance and Sebastian's declining health destroy what's grown between them, or will they help each other find their way back into the light?

Author's Note: If you prefer warnings, there are strong trigger warnings for this book. Please use the "Look Inside" feature above to find them within the first few pages. Ignore them, otherwise. Happy reading!



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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: H.J. Perry Home Goal (Gay Footballer Romance #1)

H.J. Perry Home Goal (Gay Footballer Romance #1)
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Series: Gay Footballer Romance
Paperback: 274 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (April 20, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1545484945
ISBN-13: 978-1545484944
Amazon: H.J. Perry Home Goal (Gay Footballer Romance #1)

In the closet...
Career-focused Jason Tant has given up on love to play football at the highest level: his team is in the Premiership, and Jason also plays for the English national team (even though his mother is Spanish). He doesn’t want to be the poster boy for LGBT people in sport—and his advisors have told him that coming out will ruin his career. It’s not an issue until Scott captures Jason’s heart and turns his world around.
Out and proud...
With a carefree, live-for-today attitude, Scott Cole was never in the closet. Funny, clever, and a terrific dancer, the science student has many talents but the man he loves requires something else—discretion. They seem an unlikely couple but neither can resist the chemistry that draws them together.
Under scrutiny...
Prying paparazzi are everywhere, determined to out gay footballers. Scott questions whether he and Jason need to keep their love a secret when professional British sportsmen in other fields are coming out. Will Jason have to choose between love and his career? Or will the tabloids destroy them both?
A gay romance novel with a happy ever after. The story spans 2012-2015. Set in England where fans would die for their football team and football is not called soccer. The book was inspired by the news story in October 2015 that British gay footballers are preparing to come out in public.



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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: H.J. Perry My Goal (Gay Footballer Romance #2)

H.J. Perry My Goal (Gay Footballer Romance #2)
Bisexual - Contemporary Romance
Series: Gay Footballer Romance
Paperback: 194 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (April 20, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1545485267
ISBN-13: 978-1545485262
Amazon: H.J. Perry My Goal (Gay Footballer Romance #2)

He’s cocky, he’s arrogant, he’s entitled to his big ego. He an International footballer and a multimillionaire.
Carlos Garcia’s a huge success on and off the pitch, and he’s got it all. Joining a new football club, he wants his teammates to like him, especially the one man who sets his pulse racing.
As the quietest guy on the football team, Harry Carter avoids attention. He’s so scared of people finding out he’s gay that he’s made sure there are just clothes in his closet. He has nothing to hide, there’s no history, no past, no secret boyfriend, not even a one-night stand. Ever.

Things are changing. Outside of work, Harry’s best friends are a discreet gay couple, but how is Harry going to keep all the secrets when the new guy on the football team keeps hanging around?
Why exactly does Carlos sit next to Harry at every opportunity?

A story of first love. A gay friends-to-lovers romance between two closeted soccer players.



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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Rosalind Abel The Garden (Lavender Shores #2)

Rosalind Abel The Garden (Lavender Shores #2)
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Series: Lavender Shores (Book 2)
Paperback: 262 pages
Publisher: Independently published (July 22, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1521905908
ISBN-13: 978-1521905906
Amazon: Rosalind Abel The Garden (Lavender Shores #2)

Beautiful Gilbert Bryant designs jewelry for the rich and famous, and he made his escape from his gossipy little hometown of Lavender Shores. However, with so many friends and family, he keeps getting pulled back. When he attends his best friend’s engagement party, Gilbert can’t help but sample one of the new men in town. It’s just some innocent—or not so innocent—fun. Nothing that will even cross his mind once he gets back to his everyday life. Walden Thompson dreamed about living in Lavender Shores since he visited as a child. He finally gets his chance, and he embraces the opportunity to start over, to become someone new. He leaves both hurts and dangerous habits in the past, where they belong. When Gilbert crosses his path, Walden gives in to his baser instincts. He can indulge in the carnal pleasures this once and still be okay. Their few hours together haunt Gilbert, the two-hundred-mile buffer from home no longer shutting out the past or the sexy man he left behind. Walden is just beginning to recover from the smoldering encounter with Gilbert when they are thrust together once more. This time, neither of them can walk away, no matter how hard they try. But when their pasts crash into each other as surely as the magnetism that pulls them together, walking away may be the only option. (Now contains Lavender Shores maps and family trees.)



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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Rosalind Abel The Veranda (Lavender Shores #3)

Rosalind Abel The Veranda (Lavender Shores #3)
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Series: Lavender Shores (Book 3)
Paperback: 258 pages
Publisher: Independently published (August 26, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1549585274
ISBN-13: 978-1549585272
Amazon: Rosalind Abel The Veranda (Lavender Shores #3)

Donovan Carlisle helps countless people in Lavender Shores with his skills as a therapist. It seems, however, that his ability to enable others to live their happiest life only works outside of himself. Donovan truly loves his life, but isn’t able to find a relationship that satisfies his heart’s craving. Maybe the problem is that the only man he wants is off-limits. Spencer Epstein came to Lavender Shores to find himself. Instead, he married one of the local town beauties. He’d thought his prayers had finally been answered. Then, he met his pregnant fiancée’s brother. It turned out those answered prayers were just cruel twists of fate. A decade later, after a divorce and the crumbling of all Spencer thought was set in stone, he sees his brother-in-law at a masquerade sex party. He takes full advantage of the anonymity and acts on the desires he’s held at bay all those years. The problem is, those silent and frenzied moments didn’t satiate anything. The fire and heat between the two men only grows as secrets are uncovered and they must determine if the cost of their passion is too high... (Now contains Lavender Shores maps and family trees.)



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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Suzie Carr Beneath Everything

Suzie Carr Beneath Everything
Lesbian - Contemporary General Fiction
Paperback: 298 pages
Publisher: Sunny Bee Books (February 3, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0986388173
ISBN-13: 978-0986388170
Amazon: Suzie Carr Beneath Everything

Sarah Destin is a highly successful marketing executive who makes great money, lives in a beautiful home, and drives a sweet car with an engine that purrs. She should be thrilled, but somewhere along the line she took a wrong turn and ended up in the dreaded rat race of life. When she meets Jolene, a scuba instructor from Bonaire, curiosity stirs deep within. Suddenly, she begins to crave adventure. By getting out of her comfort zone, Sarah soon begins to realize that life begins to bloom beneath the facade of materialism. Purpose and meaning can’t be found on the surface. It can only be found when she digs deep and uncovers things that make her question what’s most important in life. Does Sarah have the courage to embrace her newfound discoveries, even if that means letting go of what brings her comfort in the process?



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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Jon Eliot Keane Option Four

Jon Eliot Keane Option Four
Bisexual - Contemporary General Fiction
Paperback: 198 pages
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing (May 25, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1786451263
ISBN-13: 978-1786451262
Amazon: Jon Eliot Keane Option Four

It’s 1997, and seventeen-year-old Donn Carhart wants to come out. There are four ways it could go: reject, tolerate, accept, or they’ll say “me too!”

But his parents don’t like gay people, and he doesn’t know any other gay kids.

After meeting Alex, an openly gay transfer student, and learning a little bit about gay history in the United States, Donn starts the Acceptance Project club at school. The club is about addressing discrimination, and it draws a lot of student members, including Thad - the most popular guy in his class, who just so happens to be Donn’s crush.

After Donn comes out, a group of parents try to shut it down as a “gay club”—a danger to their children and the community. With his family, community, and classmates pushing back on his decisions, will Donn push forward or will he opt out?



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