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2014 Rainbow Awards Submissions

Lesbian Anthology / Romantic Comedy
Three by Ann McMan
Paperback: 162 pages
Publisher: Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company (December 16, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1939562422
ISBN-13: 978-1939562425
Amazon : Three
Amazon Kindle: Three

Diz and Clarissa Are Back for the Holidays! It's Christmas Eve in Baltimore, and you know what that means . . . snow. Lots of it. Join our dynamic duo as they battle the elements, each other, and a Siberian husky named Sadie-all in an ill-fated attempt to host their first holiday party. "Blended Families," the latest tale of Diz and Clarissa, is a rollicking, yuletide romp that combines Meet the Parents with The Nightmare Before Christmas. Join Diz and Clarissa as they welcome Bernard and Elspeth Wiley, Art and Maggie Gillespie, a priest, an ex-nun, a German widow, a felonious Siberian husky, and a well-dressed Whippet named Maris. Three combines the all-new "Blended Families" with the bonus addition of two previously published Diz and Clarissa stories, "Nevermore!" and A Christmas Tree Grows in Baltimore. The trilogy is a holiday omnibus not to be missed.

Bisexual Contemporary General Fiction
The River Within by Baxter Clare Trautman
Paperback: 260 pages
Publisher: Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company; 2 edition (March 13, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1939562252
ISBN-13: 978-1939562258
Amazon : The River Within
Amazon Kindle: The River Within

Three women. Three lies. One chance to tell the truth. For thirty years Foreign Correspondent Greer Madison has competed brilliantly in a man's world. But the hardships of a life spent reporting from war zones have caught up to her and she returns to the States to recuperate at the home of her best friend, Darlene Richardson. Darlene has secrets of her own and for the first time in their thirty-year friendship keeps Greer at a distance. Kate, Darlene's spontaneous, willful daughter is desperate to bring her struggling family together after the death of her brother, Chris. The bonds the three women share are strained, reforged, and ultimately strengthened as they struggle to choose between the lives they think they should have and the lives they want. But first they must choose whether to stay on the safety of the known shore or to dive into the uncharted but healing waters of The River Within.

Lesbian Sci-fi / Futuristic
Blood of a Traitor (Terran-Novan Universe) by Sandra Barret
Paperback: 196 pages
Publisher: Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company (November 25, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1939562325
ISBN-13: 978-1939562326
Amazon : Blood of a Traitor (Terran-Novan Universe)
Amazon Kindle: Blood of a Traitor (Terran-Novan Universe)

Kay has no official family, no official name, just a gene line designation and a crappy future thanks to the Nassien Research Division. As the sole Terran genetic experiment in a Novan Marine outfit, her life is a never-ending conflict. When her Novan ship comes under attack from unknown assailants, she becomes a part of the dreaded Black March and an aide to the enigmatic Lieutenant Colonel Nassien. As the only world she's ever known crumbles around her she no longer knows who to trust.

Lesbian Contemporary General Fiction
Hoosier Daddy by Ann McMan & Salem West
Paperback: 286 pages
Publisher: Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company (November 22, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1939562368
ISBN-13: 978-1939562364
Amazon : Hoosier Daddy
Amazon Kindle: Hoosier Daddy

Jill Fryman (Friday to her friends) is a line supervisor at a truck manufacturing plant in a small southern Indiana town. Life on the assembly line is almost as predictable as her love life. When it comes to matters of the heart, Friday always seems to be making the wrong choices. Things go from bad to worse when El, a sultry labor organizer from the UAW, sweeps into town to unionize the plant right after it's been bought out by a Japanese firm. Sparks fly on and off the line as Jill and El fight their growing attraction for each other against a backdrop of monster trucks, catfish dinners, Pork Day USA, and a bar called Hoosier Daddy.

Gay Contemporary General Fiction
The Opera House by Hans M. Hirschi
Paperback: 268 pages
Publisher: Yaree AB (December 11, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9187561042
ISBN-13: 978-9187561047
Amazon : The Opera House
Amazon Kindle: The Opera House

The Ultimate Loss Raphael doesn’t believe in a higher power, or in anything, for that matter. After the death of his son, his life shattered, Raphael regrets that he didn’t lie about some perfect paradise, and he pushes away everything that once mattered to him—his lover, his job, his reputation as a top architect. Then he meets Brian, a homeless, maybe hopeless kid. A Second Chance Brian’s a street kid. When he disappears, Raphael realizes that he cannot fail another person, and he launches a full-out search. What he finds both breaks his heart and begins to heal it. A Little Magic The price of saving Brian is high, maybe too high. But Raphael is no stranger to sacrifice, and he’ll risk everything to save Brian and reunite with the man Raphael now loves. The question is—How? Like the architecture of the opera house Raphael designs, the steps to regaining his life will depend not just on careful planning, but faith, hope, and maybe just the magic of love.

Charities Donation program progress:
383$ Albert Kennedy Trust: http://www.akt.org.uk/
1165$ Ali Forney Center: www.aliforneycenter.org/
35$
Australian Marriage Equality: www.australianmarriageequality.org/
70$ Audre Lorde Project: http://alp.org/
53$ BiNet US: http://www.binetusa.org/
150$ CARE: careprogram.org/
125$ The Center Colorado: http://www.glbtcolorado.org/
50$ LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland: http://www.lgbtcleveland.org/
574$ COLORS: www.colorsyouth.org/
130$ Covenant: www.covenanthouseno.org/
75$ Diversity Role Models: http://www.diversityrolemodels.org/
300$ The Diversity Center: http://diversitycenter.org/
10$
Gay and Lesbian Foundation of Australia: www.galfa.org.au/
392$ Galop: www.galop.org.uk/
150$ GLYS: http://www.glyswny.org/
225$ Human Rights Campaign: http://www.hrc.org/
75$ Huntsville GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services: http://www.glbtays.org/
225$ It Gets Better: http://www.itgetsbetter.org/
100$ Inland Northwest LGBT Center: www.thelgbtcenter.org/
28$ In Other Words: inotherwords.org/
40$
Los Angeles LGBT Center: www.lalgbtcenter.org/
545$ Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org/
50$ Lambert House: www.lamberthouse.org/
50$ Lancaster LGBT Center: http://www.centralpalgbtcenter.org/
50$ LEAP: http://www.glbtleap.org/
565$ Lost-n-Found Youth: www.lost-n-found.org/
50$ MKE LGBT Center: www.mkelgbt.org/
155$ Moveable Feast: http://www.mfeast.org/
25$ Odyssey Youth Center: www.odysseyyouth.org/
25$ Out Youth: outyouth.org/
50$ Pathfinders: pathfindersmke.org/
235$ PFLAG: community.pflag.org/
175$ Point Foundation: www.pointfoundation.org/
130$ Ruth Ellis Center: http://www.ruthelliscenter.org/
929$ SAGE: giveto.sageusa.org/
25$
Seta: seta.fi/seta-in-english/
25$ Terrence Higgins Trust: www.tht.org.uk/
805$ The Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org/
160$ UCAN: www.ucanchicago.org/
25$ WayGay: http://www.waygay.org/
225$ You Can Play: http://youcanplayproject.org/
75$ YouthCare: www.youthcare.org/
25$
You Will Rise Project: youwillriseproject.blogspot.com/p/our-mission.html
1385$ Other Funds
TOTAL: 10139$*

* 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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