September 24th, 2017

andrew potter

2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: The Rules of Love Cara Malone


1) I love the two main characters with all my heart. They were extremely well and sympathetically drawn, and I rooted for them the entire way through. A unique and delightful love story.
2) Really good read. I liked the pacing and how the Asperger syndrome was portrait. The writing style is really good. The story is definitely new and refreshing. The characters interesting enough and the story believable. A book that probably I will read again in the future! Well done!

The Rules of Love Cara Malone
Lesbian - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 298 pages
Publisher: Independently published (May 15, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1521294968
ISBN-13: 978-1521294963
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Maxine Saddler has never been in love. She knows exactly what it looks like – she’s spent years studying the phenomenon in other people, but her Asperger syndrome makes it far too anxiety-provoking to attempt such a thing in her own life. Instead, she focuses exclusively on academics. She’s 23 years old, starting grad school, and perfectly content to ignore the world beyond her textbooks. That is, until she meets Ruby Satterwhite, who makes Max want to give love one more shot. Ruby is the consummate social butterfly – sorority president, extracurricular list a mile long, and stunning to boot. In short, she’s way out of Max’s league, and on top of it all, she kind of hates Max for how she blurts out whatever’s on her mind, no matter how blunt. But when they’re thrown grudgingly together for a group project in their first class, the heavens open up and the sparks begin to fly. There are only two problems – Ruby’s still pining for her perfect ex-girlfriend. It’s time to turn on the charm like never before, but can Max master the rules of love?

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2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Windward (Mirror #2) Kirby Crow


1) This is the perfect continuation of Ms. Crow's book Meridian. These two characters are very much likable. I enjoyed the drama and angst found within the pages, a story that kept me at 'the edge of my seat'. This one is definitely worth the read but first, read Meridian. You'll be glad you did.

Windward (Mirror #2) Kirby Crow
Gay - Romantic Suspence
File Size: 4336 KB
Print Length: 276 pages
Publisher: Bonecamp (May 29, 2017)
Publication Date: May 29, 2017
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Matty and Grant's attempt to make a life together in Kingshall is shattered when Jaeger Koning sends word that he intends to return and claim what is his. Not content to stand by while his life is destroyed, Matty accepts Rey's invitation to return to Norfolk and re-open the Kill Devil case, but Jaeger seems to have anticipated their every move.

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2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: The Master Will Appear L.A. Witt


1) This.Was.Hot! This is the type of story I didn't want it to end. It was amazing and I really enjoyed both Misha and Ryan. It took me a bit to get to like Ryan but after a few chapters, he got into my heart. He really needed someone like Misha in his life to teach him control and respect. Wonderful read! Ms. Witt is definitely someone to look after, for her stories are all so enjoyable. Well done!

The Master Will Appear L.A. Witt
Gay - Erotic Romance
Paperback: 446 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 13, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1545274614
ISBN-13: 978-1545274613
Amazon: The Master Will Appear L.A. Witt

Dr. Mikhail “Misha” Budnikov takes one look at fellow fencer Ryan O’Connor and instantly knows his type. The undisciplined hothead is all ego with no finesse and even less control. In short, Misha’s pet peeves personified. To put the arrogant kid in check, Misha challenges him to a sparring match, which he predictably wins. Not so predictably, Ryan asks him to be a mentor and show him how to fence. Startled by the moment of humility, Misha agrees. What begins as fencing lessons becomes something much hotter, and before they know it, Misha is giving Ryan an entirely different kind of education. Dominance, submission, pain, pleasure—at the hands of an older, experienced man, a whole new world is opening up for Ryan. As the trust deepens and their bond strengthens, though, Ryan retreats because that sham called love left him jaded long ago. Cynical beyond his years, he’s not letting his guard down, least of all for a thrice-divorced man twice his age. Now Misha has to find a way to crack through those defenses…or accept defeat and walk away from the submissive who might just be the love of his life.

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2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: One Pulse Anthology: Read My Lips C.C. Dado


1) I really enjoyed reading this awesome collection of stories by various talented authors.
2) This is a great collection of stories in support of the anthology. They all were fast-paced with great character development. The writing styles differed from each other but the editing was spot on. My version didn't have  table contents so I hope it's in the published version.

One Pulse Anthology: Read My Lips C.C. Dado
Gay - Romantic Comedy
File Size: 2027 KB
Print Length: 643 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (September 19, 2016)
Publication Date: September 19, 2016
Amazon: One Pulse Anthology: Read My Lips C.C. Dado

Stories drive life. Sometimes life is good; sometimes life is bad. But it’s the nature of our community that in the aftermath of an act of hatred, we respond with love. Because darkness cannot exist in the presence of light. Cruelty cannot stand against compassion. Negativity will never overcome hope.

To show our support for those affected by the Orlando shooting, our authors, editors, artists, and staff have volunteered their talents to create this anthology. All proceeds will be donated to LGBT organizations in central Florida. Join us as we celebrate the triumph of love over every obstacle.

Jon Keys—A Single Night
Alicia Nordwell—About Best Friends & Boyfriends
Mickie B. Ashling—Adíos
M.T. Aspen —Asking for Trouble
M.A. Church—Chasing Tyme
Caitlin Ricci—Coming Out
George Seaton—Cucurrucucú
Jayce Ellis—Dance
Bree Cariad—Everyday Miracles
Chrissy Munder—Everything I Need
Ellis Carrington—For the First Time
Felicitas Ivey—Get Me to the Church Town Hall on Time
John Amory—Happy Pride
Grace R. Duncan—Hope
John Goode—Let Them Eat Cake
J. C. Long—Magical Boys Just Wanna Have Fun
Elizabeth Noble—Magicicada
Renee Stevens—More Than a Pact
Troy Storm—One Big Happy… Bunch
Connie Bailey—One Heart at a Time
Dev Bentham—Perfection
Andrea Speed—Pride
Laura Lascarso—Pull
Lila Leigh Hunter—Raffled Kiss
Emery C. Walters—Ranch Dressing
C.C. Dado—Read My Lips
Sera Kane—The Stag's Bane
KC Burn—The Tithe
Vicktor Alexander—The Wooing of the Marqués de Sierra de Outes
Edmond Manning—They Danced

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