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2014 Rainbow Awards Submission: T.A. Chase & Devon Rhodes

Gay Contemporary Romance
At First Touch (International Men of Sports 3) by T.A. Chase & Devon Rhodes
Series: International Men of Sports
Paperback: 214 pages
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (January 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1781846634
ISBN-13: 978-1781846636
Amazon: At First Touch (International Men of Sports 3)
Amazon Kindle: At First Touch (International Men of Sports 3)

Excelling at the game he loved was everything to King, until Lukas showed him at first touch how much better his life could be… Ewansiha 'King' Kroenig is at the pinnacle of his professional football career, even with a problem knee. He keeps his cool and keeps his head down, and that control has served him well. King is bisexual and has been known to date beautiful women, while he also occasionally satisfies his craving for men with the team's trainer. It's a good life, but starting with one bizarre and personal request from his ex, Silvia, his orderly life goes spinning out of control. Lukas has no problem admitting he's gay, but with a loudly homophobic team captain, he knows better than to go there around the team. He has his whole career ahead of him and is being groomed to take over for their star player, King Kroenig. If he admires King for more than his athletic prowess, what can it hurt? No harm, no foul…until a certain trainer who knows them both well decides to play matchmaker, then all bets are off. And once they've experienced that first taste, they want more. But it's not as simple as hooking up or dating when you're teammates, with high profiles and little privacy. And when they each suddenly gain responsibilities they never expected, they must figure out a way to reconcile their personal lives with the expectations of others.

Gay Contemporary Romance
Blindsided (International Men of Sport 4) by T.A. Chase & Devon Rhodes
Series: International Men of Sport
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (January 31, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 178184710X
ISBN-13: 978-1781847107
Amazon: Blindsided (International Men of Sport 4)
Amazon Kindle: Blindsided (International Men of Sport 4)

When Liam is transferred to Melbourne, he’s blindsided by his growing feelings for the hottest lifeguard on the beach. Luckily Matty knows mouth-to-mouth… How did alone turn into lonely? Rugby player Liam Holmes is forced to ponder that when he’s transferred from Canberra to Melbourne, away from his cousin and all that’s familiar. It’s part of playing pro, adjusting to a new team and teammates, but Liam finds himself searching for something more than his career. Matty loves the beach and being a lifeguard is all he’s ever wanted to do. He notices the new hottie at the beach right away and wonders what his story is. When he encounters him at the pub, he takes the reserved league player under his wing and into his group of mates, and they soon become fast friends. Friends isn’t all they want to stay, however. And once they give in to their attraction, the two are blindsided by the emotions that come with their deepening relationship. Can two men without any experience at relationships both navigate their way to steady ground?

Gay Contemporary Romance
Burning Up The Ice (International Men of Sports 5) by T.A. Chase & Devon Rhodes
Series: International Men of Sports
Paperback: 206 pages
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (March 7, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1781847479
ISBN-13: 978-1781847473
Amazon: Burning Up The Ice (International Men of Sports 5)
Amazon Kindle: Burning Up The Ice (International Men of Sports 5)

Two men, two very different sports and one rink—sharing ice has never been so hot. Olivier ‘Big Bang’ St Pierre is back in his hometown while he recovers from being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Hockey’s a contact sport—still, he didn’t count on the locker room being dangerous. As a professional hockey player, he also didn’t count on it being hard to find ice time. But when a rink shuts down unexpectedly in a winter-sport-crazy town, even being a big name won’t help as people scramble for whatever they can get. The first time Ethan Campbell hears from the local hockey legend he knew as a kid, Olivier manages to insult both his family’s rink and his new sport—curling. So he’s not exactly receptive when Olivier shows up in person to plead his case. He makes a sarcastic offer…and is shocked when Olivier takes him up on it. Ethan’s bad experience with hockey had left him cold. But soon he and Olivier are burning up the ice. Ethan is tied to his town, job and family, while Olivier will be going back to Chicago to rejoin his team as soon as he’s able. It can’t possibly last…can it?

Gay Contemporary Romance
Serving Love At Carnival (International Men of Sports 6) by T.A. Chase & Devon Rhodes
Series: International Men of Sports
Paperback: 202 pages
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (March 4, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1781847614
ISBN-13: 978-1781847619
Amazon: Serving Love At Carnival (International Men of Sports 6)
Amazon Kindle: Serving Love At Carnival (International Men of Sports 6)

Anything goes during Carnival, and two men are about to discover just how hot the nights can get in Rio. A long-time member of a samba school, Pablo knows that Carnival in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro is always hot, and the tall, sexy man he hooks up with during the festivities is even hotter. He usually doesn’t go back for repeats, but something about Diego has him working harder than he ever has to try to meet up again. Diego travels all over the world on the pro beach volleyball tour, but has found that the sexiest man he’s ever met lives right there in Rio. After a few false starts, they finally seem to hit a groove, but as time goes on, ghosts from Pablo’s past begin to affect their present. It’s tough being the partner of a professional athlete, competing with travel, fans and training for their limited time. Pablo’s always been let down by people who found it easy to leave him behind. Is he prepared to accept what Diego can offer?

Charities Donation program progress:
25$ Odyssey Youth Center: www.odysseyyouth.org/
25$ Lancaster LGBT Center: http://www.centralpalgbtcenter.org/
25$ YouthCare: www.youthcare.org/
30$ Covenant: www.covenanthouseno.org/
50$ Wes for Youth: wesforyouth.privacemail.com/
50$ PFLAG: community.pflag.org/
50$ Lambert House: www.lamberthouse.org/
50$ Ruth Ellis Center: http://www.ruthelliscenter.org/
75$ CARE: careprogram.org/
75$ Inland Northwest LGBT Center: www.thelgbtcenter.org/
100$ The Center Colorado: http://www.glbtcolorado.org/
105$ Moveable Feast: http://www.mfeast.org/
110$ Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org/
125$ The Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org/
150$ Point Foundation: www.pointfoundation.org/
160$ UCAN: www.ucanchicago.org/
312$ Lost-n-Found Youth: www.lost-n-found.org/
313$ COLORS: www.colorsyouth.org/
317$ Galop: www.galop.org.uk/
425$ SAGE: giveto.sageusa.org/
710$ Other Funds
710$ Ali Forney Center: www.aliforneycenter.org/
TOTAL: 3992$*

* more than 150$ is a direct donation from a supporter of the Rainbow Awards who isn't submitting; while some authors were more than generous, arriving to donate 5 times the suggested amount, being the submission fee a non mandatory and voluntary direct donation, we were struggling to raise the same amount as last year and there is who decided to cover part of it. I thank you for all you are doing, and if you wish to donate to the above links, please drop me a note with your donation and I will update the total.

2014 Rainbow Awards Guidelines: reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4162490.html

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