elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

2014 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mentions

Waiting for the list of finalists to be announced beginning of October, I will post daily the 2014 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mentions: an honorable mention means a judge gave a rate of 36 or above out of 40 to the book; an honorable mention doesn't mean the book is automatically among the finalists, could be could be not, but it's important to understand there are more than 500 books in the literary contests, all books are in the process of being read by the jury, but only half of them will go to finals. So please, congratulate with me this year honorable mentions:

Gay Paranormal Romance
Monsters Under the Bed (Lifting the Veil) by Susan Laine
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (October 22, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: Monsters Under the Bed (Lifting the Veil)

"Short and sweet story. Mystical beings are human too, at least in their souls. They leave among us and bring magic to everyday life and even ones dreams."

Gay Mystery / Thriller
Jaded (Precious Gems Book 3) by EM Lynley
Series: Precious Gems
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 22, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1627982027
ISBN-13: 978-1627982023
Amazon: Jaded (Precious Gems Book 3)
Amazon Kindle: Jaded (Precious Gems Book 3)

"Beautifully written, with book three in the 'Precious Gems' series author Lynley has created a story that is impossible to put down. Be prepared to enjoy a marathon read with this one."

Gay Contemporary Romance
General Misconduct by L.A. Witt
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (July 22, 2014)
Amazon Kindle: General Misconduct

"I love L.A. Witt's writing style. Like the first book in this series, she provides very vivid descriptions that make it easy to visualize Okinawa. Another book that was easy to get lost in with great characters, location and storyline. "

Gay Young Adult
Pray The Gay Away (A Southern Thing) by Sara York
Series: A Southern Thing
Paperback: 314 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 2, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1496133579
ISBN-13: 978-1496133571
Amazon: Pray The Gay Away (A Southern Thing)
Amazon Kindle: Pray The Gay Away (A Southern Thing)

"Outstanding story. This is another book I would have gladly given a higher score. At first I was not sure it would be a book I would be able to get in to yet the author pulled me right in. I loved this book so much that I had to pick up and read books two and three right away."

Gay Contemporary Romance
Heart Knot Mine by Lily Velden
Paperback: 226 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 2, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1627986871
ISBN-13: 978-1627986878
Amazon: Heart Knot Mine
Amazon Kindle: Heart Knot Mine

"Very sweet bedtime story. A bit predictable, but well written nevertheless. A pleasant read to pass time."

Bisexual Mystery / Thriller
Murder on the Mountain by Jamie Fessenden
Paperback: 210 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 22, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1632162024
ISBN-13: 978-1632162021
Amazon: Murder on the Mountain
Amazon Kindle: Murder on the Mountain

"Jamie Fessenden is brilliant. There are no two ways to say it. He is a simply brilliant wordsmith, and every moment of toil and sacrifice he endures to bring such beauty into the world as his stories do ought always to be greeted with adulation. Murder on the Mountain is a riveting thrill ride that caught me up right from the first moment and kept me clinging tightly until the story came to its stunning conclusion. Bravo, Mr. Fessenden. You have done it again."

Lesbian Contemporary Romance
She Sings of Old, Unhappy, Far-off Things by Caren J. Werlinger
Paperback: 306 pages
Publisher: Corgyn Publishing (April 25, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0996036814
ISBN-13: 978-0996036818
Amazon: She Sings of Old, Unhappy, Far-off Things
Amazon Kindle: She Sings of Old, Unhappy, Far-off Things

"Have not been disappointed by this author yet and she delivers again. The story was a little slow at times but overall a very well written thought out book. I loved both the MC's, and the settings in this book."

Gay Erotica
Games Boys Play by Zoe X. Rider
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (April 15, 2014)
Amazon Kindle: Games Boys Play

"Wow, this is an author I will definitely read more from in the future."

Gay Contemporary General Fiction
First Exposure by Alan Chin
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (August 19, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626390827
ISBN-13: 978-1626390829
Amazon: First Exposure
Amazon Kindle: First Exposure

"The author has a wonderful command of language, and uses it to paint pictures, the same way his character use art and floral arranging. An interesting story that sucked me as I quickly wanted to find out what happened to these engaging, yet in some cases, tragic, characters. In a story about friendship, and love within friendship, and the different perspectives were used well to show all sides. "

Gay Anthology / Contemporary General Fiction
Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction by Timothy Lambert & R.D. Cochrane
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Cleis Press (January 7, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 162778005X
ISBN-13: 978-1627780056
Amazon : Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction
Amazon Kindle: Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction

"Out of this whole book I only knew one author and I found this a great read with so many different journeys... each story had both their high and their low points but overall the whole thing was worth it."

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