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2018-2019 Rainbow Awards: Best Gay Humor

And the Rainbow Award goes to...



1.
Michael Scott Garvin - Aunt Sookie & Me: The Sordid Tale of a Scandalous Southern Belle

Aunt Sookie & Me: the sordid tale of a scandalous southern belle

"If you want to read outstanding, character-driven fiction, this is a book for you. The characters absolutely leap off the pate. The setting is well drawn as well. And the writing is sharp and smart. I loved this."

2.
Joe Cosentino - Drama Dance (Nicky and Noah mystery #8)

Drama Dance: A Nicky and Noah Mystery (Nicky and Noah Mysteries Book 8)

Theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza is back at Treemeadow College directing their Nutcracker Ballet co-starring his spouse, theatre professor Noah Oliver, their son Taavi, and their best friend and department head, Martin Anderson. With muscular dance students and faculty in the cast, the Christmas tree on stage isn’t the only thing rising. When cast members drop faster than their loaded dance belts, Nicky and Noah will once again need to use their drama skills to figure out who is cracking the Nutcracker’s nuts, trapping the Mouse King, and being cavalier with the Cavalier, before Nicky and Noah end up stuck in the Land of the Sweets. You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat entertaining eighth novel in this delightful series. Take your seats. The curtain is going up on the Fairy—Sugar Plum that is, clumsy mice, malfunctioning toys, and murder!

Joe Cosentino - Drama Detective (Nicky and Noah mystery #5)

Drama Detective: A Nicky and Noah Mystery (Nicky and Noah Mysteries) (Volume 5)

"I’m a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes, and so was looking forward to this one. It did not disappoint. To say it’s tongue in cheek would of course be an understatement, but what surprised (and gladdened) me was the amount of heart in the story, particularly in the family dynamics and relationships between Nicky, Noah, and Taavi. There are a lot of sobering issues addressed in this book, but the over-the-top silliness that abounds coupled with the uncomplicated prose delivery softens the blow and allows for the dark to work together with the light. Though some of the jokes got repetitive, there were also several comic gems that had me laughing out loud. I enjoyed this! It put a smile on my face."

3.
David Nora - Slasher Crasher

Slasher Crasher

"Slasher Crasher unapologetically satirizes Halloween, but it's so much more. It has all the 80's-porn nostalgia of Stranger Things, and more drama than Dawson's Creek and 90210 combined. And the characters were spot on! It was like high school all over again. We know these people because we went to school with someone just like them. Slasher Crasher was fun, funny, and delightfully grisly. Homerun on this one. "

Damian Serbu - Santa Is a Vampire

Santa is a Vampire

Simon the Elf wants to tell you the true story behind Jolly Ole St. Nick. Yeah, he’s a vampire. But that alleged gift giver and lover of children hides more than that fact from you. And what about Mrs. Claus and Rudolph? Venture into a world of enslaved elves, enchanted animals, and death wrought by Santa himself. With his sharp wit, Simon will lead you into the darkest realms of Christmas. Warning: Simon cusses a lot. But you would, too, if Santa held you captive.

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