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Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention for Trust Trade

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Trust Trade

It’s been a while since I’ve been on my blog (Wow, has life ever been a trip this summer and fall.), but that’s not what this post is about. No, I was very excited to learn that Trust Trade had already garnered an Honorable Mention from the judges of the Rainbow Awards.

How exciting is that?

Trust Trade was a hard book for me to write. It required a lot of research, both in reading books and talking to people about their lives. It was uncomfortable, and made me think about the worst parts of my city, my own life, and people I’ve known.

In the end I was glad I pushed through and finished it, and here’s hoping it finishes well in the Rainbow Awards.

 

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Rainbow Awards!

The winners of the Rainbow Awards were announced! I was one of the judges this year, and I have to say it was an interesting and busy experience. (So busy I forgot to enter my own books…Gah! Best intentions and all that. I meant to and it just never happened.)

Congratulations to everyone who won!

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Announcement as per Elisa at Rainbow Reviews:

Almost than 420 books, 165 judges, all over the world, and many, many submissions, from indie publishers, from mainstream publishers and self-published authors. And, to me more important of everything, we raised more than 14.000 dollars donated to LGBT charities:

75$ to: Abbey of the Brew City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence: http://www.brewcitysisters.org/
100$ to: AIDS Project LA: http://www.aplahealth.org/
25$ to: AIDS Walk Kansas City: http://www.aidswalkkansascity.org/
980$ to: Albert Kennedy Trust: http://www.akt.org.uk/
463$ to: Ali Forney Center: www.aliforneycenter.org/
20$ to: All Out! LGBT Shelter: http://www.go.allout.org/en/a/save-the-shelter/
125$ to: American Institute of Bisexuality:
http://www.bisexual.org/
25$ to: ASN Access Support Network in San Luis Obispo County: http://www.asn.org/
100$ to: Audre Lorde Project: http://www.alp.org/
260$ to: Australian Marriage Equality: http://www.australianmarriageequality.org/
40$ to: Basic Rights Oregon: http://www.basicrights.org/
25$ to: BeLonG To Youth Services: http://www.belongto.org/
483$ to: BiNet USA: http://www.binetusa.org/
25$ to: Brooklyn Community Pride Center: http://www.lgbtbrooklyn.org/
25$ to: Calgary Outlink: http://www.calgaryoutlink.ca/
35$ to: Center Colorado: http://www.glbtcolorado.org/
110$ to: Centerpoint: http://www.centrepoint.org.uk/
80$ to: Colors: http://www.colorsyouth.org/
25$ to: Covenant House: http://www.covenanthouseno.org/
390$ to: Diversity Collective Ventura County: http://www.diversitycollectivevc.org/
20$ to: Diversity Munchen: http://www.diversity-muenchen.de/
50$ to: Diversity Richmond: http://www.diversityrichmond.org/
100$ to: Diversity Role Models: http://www.diversityrolemodels.org/
50$ to: Equality Network Scotland: http://www.equality-network.org/
25$ to: Equality Toledo: http://www.equalitytoledo.org/
80$ to: Free2Be, GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services: http://www.free2be.org/
22$ to: Gay and Lesbian Foundation of Australia: http://www.galfa.org.au/
160$ to: Galop: http://www.galop.org.uk/
148$ to: Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders: http://www.glad.org/
240$ to: GCLS Scholarship Fund: http://www.goldencrown.org/Ways-to-donate/
50$ to: Gerber/Hart Library:
http://www.gerberhart.org/
55$ to: GLBT Community Center of Colorado: http://www.glbtcolorado.org/
398$ to: Human Rights Campaign: http://www.hrc.org/
150$ to: Indiana Youth Group: http://www.indianayouthgroup.org/
475$ to: It Gets Better Project: http://www.itgetsbetter.org/
724$ to: Lambda Legal: http://www.lambdalegal.org/
50$ to: Lambert House: http://www.lamberthouse.org/
740$ to: LBGTQ Center of Durham: http://www.lgbtqcenterofdurham.org/
75$ to: LSVD – Lesben- und Schwulenverband in Deutschland: http://www.lsvd.de/
50$ to: Lesbians Who Tech: http://www.lesbianswhotech.org/
75$ to: LGBT Center of Central PA: http://www.centralpalgbtcenter.org/
60$ to: LGBT Center of Great Cleveland: http://www.lgbtcleveland.org/
25$ to: LGBT Foundation: http://www.lgbt.foundation/
53$ to: LGBT Youth Scotland: http://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/
13$ to: Life Long Aids Alliance: http://www.llaa.org/
50$ to: LikeMe Lighthouse: http://www.likeme.org/
150$ to: Long Island Crisis Center: http://www.longislandcrisiscenter.org/
450$ to: Los Angeles LGBT Center: http://www.lalgbtcenter.org/
240$ to: Lost and Found Youth: http://www.lost-n-found.org/
60$ to: LYRIC: http://www.lyric.org/
50$ to: Margays e.V.: http://www.margays.de/
25$ to: Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center: http://www.outmemphis.org/
67$ to: Mercury Phoenix Trust: http://www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com/
25$ to: Mermaids: http://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/
180$ to: Metro LGBT Wellness Center – St Petersburg: http://www.metrotampabay.org/
25$ to: Milwaukee LGBT Community Center: http://www.mkelgbt.org/
60$ to: Moveable Feast: http://www.mfeast.org/
50$ to: Network for Good: http://www.networkforgood.com/
113$ to: NOH8 Campaign: http://www.noh8campaign.com/
75$ to: Odyssey Youth Movement: http://www.odysseyyouth.org/
25$ to: One Archives Foundation: http://www.onearchives.org/
25$ to: One N Ten: http://www.onenten.org/
40$ to: Outfront Minnesota: http://www.outfront.org/
33$ to: OUTSaskatoon: http://www.outsaskatoon.ca/
30$ to: Pasadena Pride Center: http://www.pridepasadena.org/
25$ to: Pathfinders Milwaukee: http://www.pathfindersmke.org/
25$ to: PRIDE Community Center of North Central Florida: http://gainesvillepride.org/
25$ to: Persad Center: http://www.persadcenter.org/
316$ to: PFLAG: http://www.community.pflag.org/
150$ to: Pizza Klatch: http://www.pizzaklatch.org/
135$ to: Point Foundation: http://www.pointfoundation.org/
20$ to: Pride Foundation: http://www.pridefoundation.org/
75$ to: Q Center in Portland: http://www.pdxqcenter.org/
50$ to: Qmunity: http://www.qmunity.ca/
73$ to: Rainbow Railroad: http://www.rainbowrailroad.ca/
125$ to: Rainbow Resource Center: http://www.rainbowresourcecentre.org/
30$ to: Ruth Ellis Center: http://www.ruthelliscenter.org/
190$ to: SAGE: http://www.giveto.sageusa.org/
100$ to: Seattle Humane: http://www.seattlehumane.org/
150$ to: Soy Toronto: http://www.soytoronto.org/
25$ to: St. James Infirmary: http://www.stjamesinfirmary.org/
233$ to: Stonewall: http://www.stonewall.co.uk/
135$ to: Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline: httpp://www.switchboard.lgbt/
75$ to: Terrence Higgins Trust:
http://www.tht.org.uk/
30$ to: Timeout Youth: http://www.timeoutyouth.org/
575$ to: Trans Lifeline: http://www.translifeline.org/
50$ to: Trans United Fund: http://www.transunitedfund.org/
1154$ to: Trevor Project: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
400$ to: True Colors Fund: http://www.truecolorsfund.org/
100$ to: Twenty10 Gay and Lesbian Youth Services: http://www.twenty10.org.au/
50$ to: Women’s Resource Center of Scranton: http://www.wrcnepa.org/
50$ to: Wyoming Equality: http://www.wyomingequality.org/
225$ to: You Can Play: http://www.youcanplayproject.org/
175$ to: You Will Rise Project: http://www.youwillriseproject.blogspot.com
38$ to: Youth Project:
http://www.youthproject.ns.ca/
150$ to: YouthCare: http://www.youthcare.org/
14026$ Grand Total

First of all a big thank to all the judges who helped me to arrive to this result:

Aeryn Jaden, Alex Glabrezu, Alina Popescu, Amberly Smith, Amelia “girlwithglasses”, Amie Love, Amy Lane, Andrea Grendahl, Andrea Speed, Andrew J. Peters, Anna Birmingham, Anna Zabo, Anne Barwell, Antonella Piazza, April Kelley, B. A. Brock, B. A. Tortuga, Barbara Luszczek, Bethann Korsmit, Brandilyn Carpenter, C. Kennedy, Carey Parrish, Cari Z., Carlos T. Mock, Caroyn Overholser, Caterina Bolognesi, Cherie Noel, Chris Paynter, Ciaran Llachlan Leavitt, Cindy Rizzo, Cira Arana, Clare London, D.H. Starr, Danielle Redmond, Darien “Pants Off Reviews”, Debbie McGowan, Deborah Tessari, Denise Carter, Denise Dechene, Denise Penn, Diane Marina, E. J. Russell, Ellis Carrington, Emanuela Piasentini, Erotic Horizon, Ethan Day, Ethan Stone, Etienne Reynard, Eve, Evey Brett, F.E Feeley Jr., Fausta Piccini, Felice Picano, Feliz Faber, Fernanda Elmiger, Fran Heckrotte, Fran Holland, Freddy Mackay, Gene Gant, Hayley McChesney, Heather C. Leigh, Heidi French, Heidi Green, Indra Vaughn, J. P. Bowie, Jane Siveyer, Jason Bradley, Jason Kivela, Jay Hartman, Jaymi, Jean Hillabold, Jefferson Parrish, Jess Faraday, Jo Ann Weiler, Joanne, Jodie Atkinson, Joe Cosentino, John Robey, Johnny Townsend, Jonathan Penn, Jorgi-Anne Stever, Juli-Anna Dobson, Julie Weismann, K. J. Charles, Kaje Harper, Kari Gregg, Karolina Kaminska-Marek, Kate Sedgbeer, Kate McLachlan, Kate McMurray, Kate Pavelle, Kate Sherwood, Kayt Peck, Kelli Collins, Kelly Jensen, Ki Brightly, Kimberly Gardner, Kimberly Lynn Workman, Kyell Gold, L. C. Chase, L. E. Franks, Lane Hayes, Layla Dorine, Lee Rowan, Leona Carver, Lex Valentine, Lily “lilygcs”, Lisa “Arch”, Lisa Arbitrary, Lloyd Meeker, Luce, Lydia “toadsmom23”, Mallory Hytrek, Mark O’Connell, Megan Derr, Melanie Hansen, Melissa Lee, Michael Jensen, Myranda Sarro, N. J. Nielsen, Nadja Gassert, Pelaam, Pamela Turner, Patricia Nelson, Rachel Thomas, Rider Jacobs, Robin, Rosie Thowney, S. J. Himes, Sally Sapphire, Sandra McDonald, Sara Alva, Scott Alexander Hess, Scott M. Terry, Shannon West, SM Zeoanne, Steve Callahan, Steven Garcia, Sue Adams, Sue Brown, Susan Laine, T. T. Thomas, Tagge H., Tame Adams, Tammy, Tara Lain, Tara Wentz, Tempeste O’Riley, Tessa Noil, Thursday Euclid, Tim Keller, Tracy James Jones, Trina Lane, Ulrike Rauch, Val Kovalin, Valerie C., Valerio la Martire, Venona Keyes, Verena, Vicktor Aleksandr Bailey, Vincent Virga, Vivian Arend, W. S. Long.

And as always a big thank you to the Publishers which allow me and the judges to have all the books for the reading phase:

44 Raccoons, Arachne Press, Artesian Well Publishing, Aspen Palms Press, Bear Bones Books, Beaten Track Publishing, Beau to Beau Publishing, Beautiful Dreamer Press, Bedazzled Ink Publishing, Beyond Books Press, Black Bay Books, Bold Strokes Books, Bonecamp, Boroughs Publishing Group, Branwen Press, Breezy Tree Press, Brussels Sprout Press, Bywater Books, Carina Press, Cayendi Press, Companion Publications, CoolDudes Publishing, Corgyn Publishing, Corvid House Publishing, Crown Books for Young Readers, Custard Books, Dagmar Miura, Danaan Press, Dark Hollows Press, Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Desert Palm Press, Dream Trek Imprint, Dreamspinner Press, DSP Publications, Duet Books, Ellora’s Cave, Encompass Ink/Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing, Entangled, Eureka Street Press, Evernight Publishing, eXtasy Books, Fallen Bros Press, Fantastic Fiction Publishing, Finally Love Press, Freedom Island Publications, Harmony Ink Press, Hoopoe Publishing, House of Capet Publishing, IAM Books, InterMix (Berkley Romance), Inverardoch Press, It’s the Journey not the Destination, JMS Books, JPK Publishing, Kenmore Books, Labyrinth Bound Press, Less Than Three Press, Lethe Press, LLS Books, Loose ID, Love in Dark Settings Press, LoveLight Press, Loveswept, Manifold Press, Matador, ME Publishing, MLR Press, Mugen Press, Myrmidude Press, New Heights Publishing, NineStar Press, Pandemic Press, Pickwick Ink Publishing, Pinkerton Road, Pride Publishing, Proud Indy, Rainbow Ninja Press, Regal Crest, Riptide Publishing, Riverdale Avenue Books, Rocky Ridge Books, Romandeavor, Rose Quartz Publishing, Rune Tree Press, Saddle Road Press, Samhain Publishing, Shadoe Publishing, Solstice Publishing, Stone Soup Community Press, Sunny Bee Books, Torquere Press, Totally Bound Publishing, Troll River Publications, Widdershins Press, Wild Rose Press, Wilde City Press, Ylva Publishing, YoungDudes Publishing

And now what all you are waiting, the 2016 Rainbow Awards. And the Rainbow Awards go to:

“Rainbow Pride Cheesecake” is the official pin-up boy of the Rainbow Awards especially created by Paul Richmond

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Cover
Winners:

1. Broken, Author: Nicola Haken, Artist: Reese Dante
2. Witches of London, Author: Aleksandr Voinov, Artist: Anna Tiferet Sikorska
3. Scardust, Author: Suzanne van Rooyen, Artist: Louisa Maggio
Runners Up:
4. Under a Sky of Ash, Author: Brandon Witt, Artist: Anne Cain
Full Domain, Author: Kindle Alexander, Artist: Reese Dante
5. Mirror’s Gaze, Author: Rae D. Magdon, Artist: Rachel George
6. The Mystery of Nevermore, Author: C.S. Poe, Artist: Reese Dante
7. Starless Night, Author: Rae D. Magdon & Michelle Magly, Artist: Rachel George
8. Captive, Author: Jex Lane, Artist: Jay Aheer
9. What Remains, Author: Garrett Leigh, Artist: Garrett Leigh/L.C. Chase
10. A Mended Man, Author: Jaime Reese, Artist: Reese Dante

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Lesbian Fantasy
Winners:
1. The Beast That Never Was by Caren J. Werlinger – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Fantasy
2. The Mirror’s Gaze (Amendyr Series #4) by Rae D. Magdon – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Fantasy
3. The Broken Coil (The Glass Pantheon #1) by Sy Itha – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Fantasy

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Bisexual Fiction
Winners:
1. Enemies of the State by Tal Bauer – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Romantic Suspence
2. For the Clan by Archer Kay Leah – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
3. Midnight at the Orpheus by Alyssa Linn Palmer – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Historical

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Lesbian Romantic Comedy & Suspence
Winners:

1. Love Bites by Lila Bruce – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Romantic Comedy
2. Love’s Redemption by Donna K. Ford – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Romantic Suspence
3. The Wrong Kind of Woman by Voss Porter – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Romantic Comedy

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best LGBT Non Fiction & Poetry (The Dirk Vanden Award)
Winners:
1. What Does “Queer” Mean Anyway: The Quick and Dirty Guide to LGBTQIA+ Vocabulary by Chris Bartlett – Gender: LGBT – Genre: Non Fiction
2. The Short and Long Of It: Expand, Adapt, and Publish Your Short Fiction by Paul Alan Fahey – Gender: LGBT – Genre: Non Fiction
3. Archer’s Omnibus of Oddities, Mischievous Exploits & Sundry Tales of Insubordination: A Queer Collection of Essays by Jesse Archer – Gender: Gay – Genre: Non Fiction

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best LGBT Alternative Universe/Reality
Winners:
1. Risk (Dark Light #2) by Dusk Peterson – Gender: LGBT – Genre: Anthology / Collection / Alternative Universe/Reality
2. The Servant Duchess Of Whitcomb (Scandalous Whispers Of the Remmington Realm #2) by Vicktor Alexander – Gender: Transgender – Genre: Alternative Universe/Reality
3. Staged by Kim Fielding – Gender: Gay – Genre: Alternative Universe/Reality

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Lesbian Fantasy Romance
Winners:
1. Thrall: Beyond Gold and Glory by Barbara Ann Wright – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Fantasy Romance
2. Beauty and Cruelty by Meredith Katz – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Fantasy Romance
3. Glove of Satin, Glove of Bone by Rachel White – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Fantasy Romance

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Lesbian Sci-fi / Futuristic
Winners:
1. Starless Nights (Dark Horizons #2) by Rae D. Magdon & Michelle Magly – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
2. Paladins of the Storm Lord by Barbara Ann Wright – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
3. A Quantum Convergence (Nexus Trilogy #1) by C.A. Farlow – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Gay Fantasy
Winners:
1. Tournament of Losers by Megan Derr – Gender: Gay – Genre: Fantasy
2. Malachite by Kirby Crow – Gender: Gay – Genre: Fantasy
3. The Necromancer’s Dance and The Necromancer’s Dilemma (2 books as 1 submission) by S.J. Himes – Gender: Gay – Genre: Fantasy

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Transgender Romance
Winners:
1. What It Looks Like by Matthew J. Metzger – Gender: Transgender – Genre: Contemporary Romance
2. The Complete Horse Mistress Collection by R.A. Steffan – Gender: Transgender – Genre: Fantasy Romance
3. The Gift of Gravity by Sage C. Holloway – Gender: Transgender – Genre: Contemporary Romance

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Bisexual Historical & Paranormal Romance
Winners:
1. Knight of Flames (Inheritance #2) by Amelia Faulkner – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Paranormal Romance
2. For Never and Always by Ana J. Phoenix – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Paranormal Romance
3. Thorns and Fangs by Gillian St. Kevern – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Paranormal Romance

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Lesbian Contemporary General Fiction & Young Adult
Winners:
1. Backcast by Ann McMan – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary General Fiction
2. From Third to Home by Chris Paynter – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary General Fiction
3. It Pours by C.D. Cain – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary General Fiction

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Bisexual Fantasy & Fantasy Romance
Winners:
1. Enchanted Soles by Sasha L. Miller – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Anthology / Collection / Fantasy Romance
2. The High King’s Golden Tongue by Megan Derr – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Fantasy Romance
3. Seven Tears at High Tide by CB Lee – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Fantasy

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Lesbian Historical & Paranormal Romance (The Cate Culpepper Award and The Sandra Moran Award)
Winners:
1. Ex-Wives of Dracula by Georgette Kaplan – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Paranormal Romance
2. The Strange Case of the Big Sur Benefactor by Jess Faraday – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Historical
3. Shaken to the Core by Jae – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Historical Romance

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Transgender Fiction & Biography / Memoir
Winners:
1. Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart – Gender: Transgender – Genre: Young Adult
2. Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings – Gender: Transgender – Genre: Biography / Memoir
3. Perihelion by Tami Veldura – Gender: Transgender – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best LGBT Anthology / Collection / Contemporary Romance & Fiction
Winners:
1. Leather Wishes – The Adventures of the Fancy Man by Julian Keys – Gender: Gay – Genre: Anthology / Collection / Contemporary Romance
2. Sweet & Sexy (4 novellas as 1 submission) by Jeff Adams – Gender: Gay – Genre: Anthology / Collection / Contemporary Romance
3. Love Unlocked by Claire Davis and Al Stewart, Victoria Milne, Dawn Sister, J P Walker, Caraway Carter, Ofelia Gränd, Debbie McGowan – Gender: LGBT – Genre: Anthology / Collection / Contemporary Romance

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Gay Historical
Winners:
1. Across Your Dreams by Jay Lewis Taylor – Gender: Gay – Genre: Historical
2. Games of Rome (Dominus #2) by J. P. Kenwood – Gender: Gay – Genre: Historical
3. Lessons for Sleeping Dogs by Charlie Cochrane – Gender: Gay – Genre: Historical

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Lesbian Mystery / Thriller
Winners:
1. Cold to the Touch by Cari Hunter – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Mystery / Thriller
2. Death Wears Yellow Garters by Rae D. Magdon – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Mystery / Thriller
3. Requiem for Immortals by Lee Winter – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Mystery / Thriller

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Gay Contemporary General Fiction & Humor
Winners:
1. Two Natures by Jendi Reiter – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary General Fiction
2. King of the Kitchen by Bru Baker – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary General Fiction
3. Deluge by Vincent Meis – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary General Fiction

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Gay Romantic Comedy
Winners:
1. Winter Ball by Amy Lane – Gender: Gay – Genre: Romantic Comedy
2. Loving Djinni by Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus – Gender: Gay – Genre: Romantic Comedy
3. Femme by Marshall Thornton – Gender: Gay – Genre: Romantic Comedy
Groomzilla & Groomzilla Does Vegas by Tere Michaels – Gender: Gay – Genre: Romantic Comedy

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Gay Young Adult
Winners:
1. Foxes by Suki Fleet – Gender: Gay – Genre: Young Adult
2. The Italian Word for Kisses by Matthew J. Metzger – Gender: Gay – Genre: Young Adult
3. Private by Matthew J. Metzger – Gender: Gay – Genre: Young Adult

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Gay Romantic Suspence
Winners:
1. The Edge of Control by Lou Kelly – Gender: Gay – Genre: Romantic Suspence
2. The Art of Hero Worship by Mia Kerick – Gender: Gay – Genre: Romantic Suspence
3. Tackling the Tight End by Tara Lain – Gender: Gay – Genre: Romantic Suspence
Runners Up:
4. Time: Wounds All Heal by Princess S.O. – Gender: Gay – Genre: Romantic Suspence
5. Broken Soldier by Jamie Lynn Miller – Gender: Gay – Genre: Romantic Suspence

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Bisexual Contemporary Romance & Fiction
Winners:
1. The Worst Bad Thing by J.E. Birk – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Contemporary Romance
2. What Remains by Garrett Leigh – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Contemporary Romance
3. Two Man Advantage, Game Misconduct, Full Strength (3 novellas as 1 submission) by V.L. Locey – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Erotic Romance
Runners Up:
4. Between Ghosts by Garrett Leigh – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Contemporary Romance
5. The Art House by Scarlett Knight – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Erotic Romance

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Gay Fantasy Romance
Winners:
1. Tempest by Cari Z. – Gender: Gay – Genre: Fantasy Romance
2. Ringed Love (Sentries #6) by Elizabeth Noble – Gender: Gay – Genre: Fantasy Romance
3. Rag and Bone by K.J. Charles – Gender: Gay – Genre: Fantasy Romance
Runners Up:
4. Beauty, Inc. by Tara Lain – Gender: Gay – Genre: Fantasy Romance
5. Ravenhearth by Lotus Oakes – Gender: Gay – Genre: Fantasy Romance

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Gay Historical Romance
Winners:
1. Broken Blades by Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt – Gender: Gay – Genre: Historical Romance
2. The Innocent Betrayal by Victoria Sue – Gender: Gay – Genre: Historical Romance
3. Beloved Unmasked by Brita Addams – Gender: Gay – Genre: Historical Romance
Runners Up:
4. A Seditious Affair by K.J. Charles – Gender: Gay – Genre: Historical Romance
5. Eleventh Hour by Elin Gregory – Gender: Gay – Genre: Historical Romance
Other Side of the Line by Marguerite Labbe – Gender: Gay – Genre: Historical Romance

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Gay Mystery Thriller (The Dorien Grey Award)
Winners:
1. Tracefinder: Contact (Tracefinder #1) by Kaje Harper – Gender: Gay – Genre: Mystery / Thriller
2. Blow Down by J.L. Merrow – Gender: Gay – Genre: Mystery / Thriller
3. A Solitary Man by Aisling Mancy & Shira Anthony – Gender: Gay – Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Runners Up:
4. In Deep by Adam Fitzroy – Gender: Gay – Genre: Mystery / Thriller
5. It’s a Sin by Steve Burford – Gender: Gay – Genre: Mystery / Thriller

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Gay Sci-fi / Futuristic
Winners:
1. Insurrection (Interscission Project #3) by Arshad Ahsanuddin – Gender: Gay – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
Scardust by Suzanne van Rooyen – Gender: Gay – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
2. Makepeace (Taking Shield #3) by Anna Butler – Gender: Gay – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
Where There’s A Will by Cari Z. – Gender: Gay – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
3. Checkmate Ever After by Lex Chase – Gender: Gay – Genre: Anthology / Collection / Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Runners Up:
4. The Avian Emperor by Pelaam – Gender: Gay – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
5. Risking the Wild Places by Shannon West – Gender: Gay – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
6. Whipping Boy by Jordan Brewer – Gender: Gay – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
7. The Forbidden Zone by Victoria Zagar – Gender: Gay – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
8. Inherent Cost by Alicia Cameron – Gender: Gay – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
9. In Pain by Caethes Faron – Gender: Gay – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
10. Cardinal Sins by Lissa Kasey – Gender: Gay – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Gay Erotic Romance & Erotica (The Bobby Michaels Awards)
Winners:
1. A Kind of Romance by Lane Hayes – Gender: Gay – Genre: Erotic Romance
2. Come Back To Me by Edmond Manning – Gender: Gay – Genre: Erotic Romance
3. Better Than Safe by Lane Hayes – Gender: Gay – Genre: Erotic Romance
Runners Up:
4. A Kind of Truth by Lane Hayes – Gender: Gay – Genre: Erotic Romance
5. Quillon’s Covert by Joseph Lance Tonlet & Louis Stevens – Gender: Gay – Genre: Erotic Romance
6. The Arrangement by Felice Stevens – Gender: Gay – Genre: Erotic Romance
7. The Biggest Lover by R. Jackson – Gender: Gay – Genre: Anthology / Collection / Erotica
Lock and Key by Z. Allora – Gender: Gay – Genre: Erotic Romance
8. Building Bonds + Safe Limits (2 novellas as 1 submission) by Morticia Knight – Gender: Gay – Genre: Erotic Romance
9. Second to None by Felice Stevens – Gender: Gay – Genre: Erotic Romance
10. Kestrel’s Talon (The Stonewatchers #1) by Bey Deckard – Gender: Gay – Genre: Erotic Romance
Not Just Another Pretty Face by Louis Flint Ceci – Gender: Gay – Genre: Anthology / Collection / Erotica

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Lesbian Contemporary & Erotic Romance
Winners:
1. Poppy Jenkins by Clare Ashton – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance
2. A Kiss Before Dawn by Laurie Salzler – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance
3. Just Physical by Jae – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Embracing the Dawn by Jeannie Levig – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Runners Up:
4. Heartwood by Catherine Lane – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance
5. Slow Burn in Tuscany by Giselle Fox – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance
A Touch of Temptation by Julie Blair – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Erotic Romance
6. Deal-Breaker by Siri Caldwell – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance
7. Built to Last by Aurora Rey – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance
8. Nothing To Lose by Clare Lydon – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance
9. Capturing Forever by Erin Dutton – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Whirlwind Romance by Kris Bryant – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance
10. Stuck Landing by Lauren Gallagher – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Gay Paranormal Romance
Winners:
1. Hexbreaker by Jordan L. Hawk – Gender: Gay – Genre: Paranormal Romance
2. A Frost of Cares by Amy Rae Durreson – Gender: Gay – Genre: Paranormal Romance
3. Some Assembly Required by Bru Baker and Lex Chase – Gender: Gay – Genre: Paranormal Romance
Runners Up:
4. The Tenth Muse by Belinda McBride – Gender: Gay – Genre: Paranormal Romance
How to Walk like a Man by Eli Easton – Gender: Gay – Genre: Paranormal Romance
5. Witches of London: Lars by Aleksandr Voinov – Gender: Gay – Genre: Paranormal Romance
6. Devil’s Gamble by Tess Barnett – Gender: Gay – Genre: Paranormal Romance
7. Supernatural Consultant, Vol 1 by Mell Eight – Gender: Gay – Genre: Paranormal Romance
8. Priddy’s Tale by Harper Fox – Gender: Gay – Genre: Paranormal Romance
Truth and Consequences by Sarah Madison – Gender: Gay – Genre: Paranormal Romance
9. Candy Land by Lissa Kasey – Gender: Gay – Genre: Paranormal Romance
Love is for the Living by Nicholas Kinsley – Gender: Gay – Genre: Paranormal Romance
10. Dragon Dreams & Fairy Wings by Bailey Bradford – Gender: Gay – Genre: Paranormal Romance

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Gay Contemporary Romance (The William Neale Award)
Winners:
1. A Second Harvest by Eli Easton – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
2. The Heart As He Hears It by A.M. Arthur – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
3. Once Upon A Haunted Moor, Tinsel Fish, Don’t Let Go, Kitto, Guardians Of The Haunted Moor, Third Solstice (The Tyack & Frayne Mystery Series, 6 novellas as 1 submission) by Harper Fox – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Runners Up:
4. Selfie by Amy Lane – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
A Fortunate Blizzard by L.C. Chase – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Lord of a Thousand Steps by Tara Lain – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
5. The World As He Sees It by A.M. Arthur – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
’Til Death Do Us Part by Addison Albright – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Lollipop by Amy Lane – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Strong Medicine by J.K. Hogan – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
6. Under the Knife by Laurin Kelly – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
7. Signs of Life by Melanie Hansen – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
8. Come What May by A.M. Arthur – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
9. Under a Sky of Ash by Brandon Witt – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tumbled by E.E. Grey – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Unquiet by Melanie Hansen – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
10. Moment of Silence by Karen Stivali – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Farm Fresh by Posy Roberts – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
11. Love Can’t Conquer by Kim Fielding – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
12. Small Steps by Chris McHart – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
13. Wyatt’s Recipes for Wooing Rock Stars by Clancy Nacht & Thursday Euclid – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Fool’s Gold by Sarah Madison – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
14. Rain Shadow by L.A. Witt – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
15. Red Envelope & Herc and Pyotr (two novellas as 1 submission) by Atom Yang – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Restitution: A Love Story by Aubrey Cullens – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Prince of the Playhouse by Tara Lain – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
16. Falling by Sierra Riley – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Island Doctor by Sue Brown – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
17. Snakes Among Sweet Flowers by Jason Huffman-Black – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
18. Someday by Sierra Riley – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Penalty Shot (Hat Trick #3) by Jeff Adams – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Unguarded by Lou Kelly – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
19. Nobody’s Son by Shae Connor – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
20. Hawaiian Orchid by Meg Amor – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Indigo Road by R.J. Jones – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Delicious by Sierra Riley – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Debut Asexual Book
Winners:
1. Alexey Dyed in Red by A.M. Valenza – Gender: Asexual – Genre: Fantasy
2. To Terminator, With Love by Wes Kennedy – Gender: Asexual – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
3. We Go Forward by Alison Evans – Gender: Asexual – Genre: Contemporary Romance

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Debut Bisexual, Transgender and LGBT Book
Winners:
1. What Does “Queer” Mean Anyway: The Quick and Dirty Guide to LGBTQIA+ Vocabulary by Chris Bartlett – Gender: LGBT – Genre: Non Fiction
2. Perihelion by Tami Veldura – Gender: Transgender – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
3. Paralian: Not Just Transgender by Liam Klenk – Gender: Transgender – Genre: Biography / Memoir

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Debut Lesbian Book
Winners:
1. Beauty and Cruelty by Meredith Katz – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Fantasy Romance
2. Slow Burn in Tuscany by Giselle Fox – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance
3. A Quantum Convergence (Nexus Trilogy #1) by C.A. Farlow – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
Runners Up:
4. Hurricane Season by B.J. Phillips – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance
5. Winter’s Harbor by Aurora Rey – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Love on The Red Rocks by Lisa Moreau – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance
The Broken Coil (The Glass Pantheon #1) by Sy Itha – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Fantasy

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Debut Gay Book
Winners:
1. The Edge of Control by Lou Kelly – Gender: Gay – Genre: Romantic Suspence
2. Under the Knife by Laurin Kelly – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
3. It’s a Sin by Steve Burford – Gender: Gay – Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Runners Up:
4. Two Natures by Jendi Reiter – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary General Fiction
5. Small Steps by Chris McHart – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best LGBT Book
Winners:
1. What Does “Queer” Mean Anyway: The Quick and Dirty Guide to LGBTQIA+ Vocabulary by Chris Bartlett – Gender: LGBT – Genre: Non Fiction
2. The Short and Long Of It: Expand, Adapt, and Publish Your Short Fiction by Paul Alan Fahey – Gender: LGBT – Genre: Non Fiction
3. Risk (Dark Light #2) by Dusk Peterson – Gender: LGBT – Genre: Anthology / Collection / Alternative Universe/Reality

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Asexual Book
Winners:
1. For Promise Yet Unbroken by Tygati – Gender: Asexual – Genre: Fantasy Romance
2. Alexey Dyed in Red by A.M. Valenza – Gender: Asexual – Genre: Fantasy
3. To Terminator, With Love by Wes Kennedy – Gender: Asexual – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Transgender Book
Winners:
1. Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart – Gender: Transgender – Genre: Young Adult
2. Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings – Gender: Transgender – Genre: Biography / Memoir
3. Perihelion by Tami Veldura – Gender: Transgender – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
Runners Up:
4. Transformed: San Francisco by Suzanne Falter & Jack Harvey – Gender: Transgender – Genre: Humor
5. Spy Stuff by Matthew J. Metzger – Gender: Transgender – Genre: Young Adult
What It Looks Like by Matthew J. Metzger – Gender: Transgender – Genre: Contemporary Romance

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Bisexual Book
Winners:
1. Enchanted Soles by Sasha L. Miller – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Anthology / Collection / Fantasy Romance
2. The Worst Bad Thing by J.E. Birk – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Contemporary Romance
3. Knight of Flames (Inheritance #2) by Amelia Faulkner – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Paranormal Romance
Runners Up:
4. For Never and Always by Ana J. Phoenix – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Paranormal Romance
5. What Remains by Garrett Leigh – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Contemporary Romance
6. Enemies of the State by Tal Bauer – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Romantic Suspence
7. The High King’s Golden Tongue by Megan Derr – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Fantasy Romance
8. For the Clan by Archer Kay Leah – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
Two Man Advantage, Game Misconduct, Full Strength (3 novellas as 1 submission) by V.L. Locey – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Erotic Romance
9. Between Ghosts by Garrett Leigh – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Contemporary Romance
10. The Art House by Scarlett Knight – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Erotic Romance
Thorns and Fangs by Gillian St. Kevern – Gender: Bisexual – Genre: Paranormal Romance

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Lesbian Book
Winners:
1. Backcast by Ann McMan – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary General Fiction
2. Poppy Jenkins by Clare Ashton – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance
3. Cold to the Touch by Cari Hunter – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Runners Up:
4. From Third to Home by Chris Paynter – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary General Fiction
5. Death Wears Yellow Garters by Rae D. Magdon – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Mystery / Thriller
6. The Beast That Never Was by Caren J. Werlinger – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Fantasy
7. Thrall: Beyond Gold and Glory by Barbara Ann Wright – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Fantasy Romance
Requiem for Immortals by Lee Winter – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Mystery / Thriller
8. A Kiss Before Dawn by Laurie Salzler – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance
9. It Pours by C.D. Cain – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary General Fiction
10. Cast Me Gently by Caren J. Werlinger – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary General Fiction
Just Physical by Jae – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Embracing the Dawn by Jeannie Levig – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance
11. Love Bites by Lila Bruce – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Romantic Comedy
12. Going Coastal by Jane DiLucchio – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Mystery / Thriller
The Songbird Thief by Skye Allen – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Young Adult
13. Heartwood by Catherine Lane – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance
14. Ex-Wives of Dracula by Georgette Kaplan – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Paranormal Romance
15. The XYZ Mysteries by Iza Moreau – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Beauty and Cruelty by Meredith Katz – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Fantasy Romance
16. Slow Burn in Tuscany by Giselle Fox – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance
A Touch of Temptation by Julie Blair – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Erotic Romance
17. Deal-Breaker by Siri Caldwell – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary Romance
18. Starless Nights (Dark Horizons #2) by Rae D. Magdon & Michelle Magly – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
19. The Dance by Suzie Carr – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Contemporary General Fiction
20. Paladins of the Storm Lord by Barbara Ann Wright – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
The Mirror’s Gaze (Amendyr Series #4) by Rae D. Magdon – Gender: Lesbian – Genre: Fantasy

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Gay Book
Winners:
1. Broken Blades by Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt – Gender: Gay – Genre: Historical Romance
2. Tracefinder: Contact (Tracefinder #1) by Kaje Harper – Gender: Gay – Genre: Mystery / Thriller
3. Tournament of Losers by Megan Derr – Gender: Gay – Genre: Fantasy
The Innocent Betrayal by Victoria Sue – Gender: Gay – Genre: Historical Romance
Runners Up:
4. A Second Harvest by Eli Easton – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Across Your Dreams by Jay Lewis Taylor – Gender: Gay – Genre: Historical
5. Beloved Unmasked by Brita Addams – Gender: Gay – Genre: Historical Romance
Blow Down by J.L. Merrow – Gender: Gay – Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Hexbreaker by Jordan L. Hawk – Gender: Gay – Genre: Paranormal Romance
The Edge of Control by Lou Kelly – Gender: Gay – Genre: Romantic Suspence
6. A Seditious Affair by K.J. Charles – Gender: Gay – Genre: Historical Romance
7. A Frost of Cares by Amy Rae Durreson – Gender: Gay – Genre: Paranormal Romance
Eleventh Hour by Elin Gregory – Gender: Gay – Genre: Historical Romance
Malachite by Kirby Crow – Gender: Gay – Genre: Fantasy
Other Side of the Line by Marguerite Labbe – Gender: Gay – Genre: Historical Romance
8. The Heart As He Hears It by A.M. Arthur – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
9. Insurrection (Interscission Project #3) by Arshad Ahsanuddin – Gender: Gay – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
Scardust by Suzanne van Rooyen – Gender: Gay – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
10. Foxes by Suki Fleet – Gender: Gay – Genre: Young Adult
11. Some Assembly Required by Bru Baker and Lex Chase – Gender: Gay – Genre: Paranormal Romance
Unnatural by Joanna Chambers – Gender: Gay – Genre: Historical Romance
A Kind of Romance by Lane Hayes – Gender: Gay – Genre: Erotic Romance
12. A Gentleman’s Position by K.J. Charles – Gender: Gay – Genre: Historical Romance
The Innocent Auction by Victoria Sue – Gender: Gay – Genre: Historical Romance
13. The Italian Word for Kisses by Matthew J. Metzger – Gender: Gay – Genre: Young Adult
14. A Solitary Man by Aisling Mancy & Shira Anthony – Gender: Gay – Genre: Mystery / Thriller
The Tenth Muse by Belinda McBride – Gender: Gay – Genre: Paranormal Romance
How to Walk like a Man by Eli Easton – Gender: Gay – Genre: Paranormal Romance
15. To Love a Traitor by J.L. Merrow – Gender: Gay – Genre: Historical Romance
16. Tempest by Cari Z. – Gender: Gay – Genre: Fantasy Romance
Come Back To Me by Edmond Manning – Gender: Gay – Genre: Erotic Romance
Once Upon A Haunted Moor, Tinsel Fish, Don’t Let Go, Kitto, Guardians Of The Haunted Moor, Third Solstice (The Tyack & Frayne Mystery Series, 6 novellas as 1 submission) by Harper Fox – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
17. Private by Matthew J. Metzger – Gender: Gay – Genre: Young Adult
The Necromancer’s Dance and The Necromancer’s Dilemma (2 books as 1 submission) by S.J. Himes – Gender: Gay – Genre: Fantasy
18. Witches of London: Lars by Aleksandr Voinov – Gender: Gay – Genre: Paranormal Romance
Winter Ball by Amy Lane – Gender: Gay – Genre: Romantic Comedy
Selfie by Amy Lane – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
A Fortunate Blizzard by L.C. Chase – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Better Than Safe by Lane Hayes – Gender: Gay – Genre: Erotic Romance
Lord of a Thousand Steps by Tara Lain – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
19. The World As He Sees It by A.M. Arthur – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
In Deep by Adam Fitzroy – Gender: Gay – Genre: Mystery / Thriller
’Til Death Do Us Part by Addison Albright – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Lollipop by Amy Lane – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Makepeace (Taking Shield #3) by Anna Butler – Gender: Gay – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
Where There’s A Will by Cari Z. – Gender: Gay – Genre: Sci-fi / Futuristic
Ringed Love (Sentries #6) by Elizabeth Noble – Gender: Gay – Genre: Fantasy Romance
Strong Medicine by J.K. Hogan – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
The Art of Hero Worship by Mia Kerick – Gender: Gay – Genre: Romantic Suspence
20. Resistance by Amy Rae Durreson – Gender: Gay – Genre: Fantasy
Rag and Bone by K.J. Charles – Gender: Gay – Genre: Fantasy Romance
Sire by Kate Pavelle – Gender: Gay – Genre: Young Adult
Under the Knife by Laurin Kelly – Gender: Gay – Genre: Contemporary Romance
Yesterday by Mickie B. Ashling – Gender: Gay – Genre: Historical Romance
Devil’s Gamble by Tess Barnett – Gender: Gay – Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Dirk Tales, The Blog Tour!

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Peruse a few pages of the book here.

Dirk Tales, The Book

Dirk Tales, The Book includes previously released Misadventures of Doc & Dirk volumes, available now for the first time in paperback, an additional episode, and more!

He’s a middle-aged, newly single, gay photographer starting life over. Along comes a freshly out nineteen-year-old, irreverent free spirit who wants to be his apprentice. Mismatched by more than a generation, what could possibly go wrong? Everything! And it’s AWESOME!

Dirk’s First Time: Every gay boy has his first experience. Usually it’s a memorable, exciting personal time of discovery and intimacy between two young people. But two comic book characters? Is it horseplay or Cosplay?

The Boy At The Gym: First impressions can be deceiving. Sometimes that boy in the baggy clothes, talking to himself in the gym isn’t as shy as he appears. Sometimes there’s a deviant imp lurking beneath that freckled mask of innocence. Beware the Trojan Nerd!

A “Muse” ing: Most authors struggle with the voices or “muses” in their head when writing. Tuning that voice out becomes a little more challenging when your muse is a real-life nineteen-year-old who inhales espresso and turns out ideas at light speed. Danger Will Robinson!

Daddy and The Rent Boy: In sales, advertising is half the battle. That can become hazardous when you’re in the company of an irreverent walking billboard.

Sex Dolls and Bad Dates: We’ve all had one of those dates where we think we’ve bitten off more than we can chew. The trick to know is Bite or Flight?

Dirk’s Quirks: Everyone has idiosyncrasies; that’s what makes us interesting. If you’re lucky, you get a heaping helping and can share them with everyone.

Make it Naked: Teaching a nineteen-year-old walking hormone photography apprentice to shoot nudes is more than an adventure… It’s a human obstacle course.

Welcome to Dirk Tales, The Blog Tour!

To those of you who know me, normally when I do this type of thing I do a review, but this month bonked me over the head hard first with NaNoWriMo, then with the United States Presidential elections (I’m still stunned), and finally with the holidays. So…no review from me today, but I am thinking of reviving my weekly reviews, so I am, tentatively, slating this in for my first review of December. Check back!

I am a chronic Amazon review checker, and so far all the reviews for this book are five stars. From what I understand Dirk Tales The Book is a compilation of Dan Skinner’s previous work with these characters including new content.

Go forth and check out this book! Also, don’t forget to register in the rafflecopter for a chance at a signed copy of the book. There are five copies up for grabs, so your chances are…well, better than if there were only one!

Click Here For A Chance to Win a Signed Copy of Dirk Tales The Book.

 

Here are a few words from Dan about the book.

A wonderful thing happened to me in the midst of an unexpected and very abrupt life change. In the middle of the trauma and turmoil of readjustment, I met a young man, just nineteen years old, who made me do something I hadn’t done in a long while–smile. And laugh. He’s a prankster, a thinker, a minor whirlwind when he enters a room, but always a refreshing breeze afterwards. His name is Dirk. He began apprenticing with me to learn photography. He became my friend and confidante. And then, without warning, something even more delightful. An honest-to-goodness muse.

 

Without thinking, I made notes of what we were doing on my various social media, Facebook and Twitter. And something even more remarkable happened. Our tiny little stories of the day, sometimes only a few sentences long, made other people smile. Neither one of us thought anything about it because we’d developed to a point in our relationship that we were used to each other’s idiosyncrasies. He was younger and always had a wisecrack to counter anything I said that he thought was too serious. If it amused me, I posted it. There was no rhyme or reason to it. Sometimes it was simply the only thing I had to talk about from my day.

 

The notes I began to get from people took me completely by surprise. If they were having a bad day, they came looking for our posts to find a smile. People began thanking us for being “A bright spot in the day.” This had never happened to either one of us before. But we decided if anything humorous was exchanged between us, we’d share it. As Dirk said, if nothing else goes right in the day except we made someone smile, that was right enough for him.

 

More people came every day looking for a little peek into the lives of two ordinary people who shared a friendship. Neither one of us could have predicted what would happen. The mail I was getting were the most precious and beautiful things I’d ever read. We didn’t think we were doing much of anything at all by sharing these little anecdotes, but the response told a different story. People love to hear about the funny things friends do.

 

“You should write a book,” everyone was saying. I didn’t think that was possible, because to me, books have a beginning, middle and end. Books have a plot. We were just living our lives day to day. That was, until one day Dirk’s mom, while listening to the two of us banter, interjected with, “I don’t know which to watch. An episode of Seinfeld or you two. You’re like a couple of mismatched comedians. You… and thatthat,” she pointed at her son, “That Darn Muse of yours…!”

 

Dirk looked at me and I at him. And we both knew exactly what would be fun to do. Make people smile.

 

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I’m a single gay man living in the Midwest. I write because I consider myself to be an old-fashioned storyteller. I’ve been a photographer for half my life, specializing in male romance cover art. My dream is to one day live on the beach with my dog and continue to tell tales that inspire and entertain.

 

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Waiting for Patrick Blog Tour

Hello everyone!

Today I’m hosting Brynn Stein on her Waiting for Patrick Blog Tour! I hope you all enjoy her post and take a look at her newest book.

Happy reading!

Ki


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Welcome to my blog tour for Waiting for Patrick. I’m offering giveaways of one signed copy, one electronic copy, and a choice of one title from my backlist. Comment below and at any of my other blog stops (posted below) to be entered to win. One comment, one entry. Dreamspinner is offering my other paranormal titles (Haunted, Lifeline, and What No One Else Can Hear ) for $0.99 during “Weekend Reads” on September 2, 3, and 4, in honor of Waiting for Patrick being my ninth published book. Waiting for Patrick will be available at a discounted price throughout the tour (September 1 through 15). Winners of the raffle will be announced on September 16th.

Local People in Books

I’ve found that, when reading books, I like to immerse myself in the local culture by drinking in the author’s description, not only of the physical locale, but of the people who live in it as well. I try to do that in my books, describe the environment, but also pull in some locals as characters. Sometimes the local folk stay in the background. Sometimes they don’t.

In Waiting for Patrick, three locals came out of the background and had pivotal roles in the story. Sheri, Elliot’s long time friend, is one of these. At one point, Elliot describes her as his “greatest ally”. Elliot doesn’t make friends easily or lightly. He tends to be more of a lone wolf. So the fact that Elliot and Sheri have been friends “all their adult lives” speaks volumes. Of course, that’s not the only way Sheri stands out. She has a loud, vibrate, personality that would be hard pressed to be ignored. She loves going clubbing, and manages to drag Elliot along a couple of time throughout the story. Even though Elliot tries to convince her that they are both getting a little old for clubbing (late 30s for Sheri and early 40s for Elliot), Sheri assures him that she plans to “be taken directly from the nightclub to the funeral home in clubbing clothes at the ripe old age of 102.”

Sheri tends to have many hookups over the years before the story starts, but is exclusively dating Malcolm throughout the story. Malcolm is as quiet as Sheri is loud. As massive as she is petit. Malcolm is instrumental in moving the story along since he is very fond of research and offers to do some when Elliot mentions even thinking there might be a ghost in the plantation house he just bought.

Daniel is the wild card. He wasn’t even supposed to be a major character (I address this in another blog post), but he insisted that there would be no story without him. Daniel is in his twenties, but takes an immediate interest in Elliot the first time he sees him. What was supposed to be just a sexual relationship, blossoms into friendship over the length of the story and Daniel does, indeed, prove to be an integral part of the narrative.

Along with the characters, Elliot (and therefore the readers) gets a taste of South Carolina night life, and enjoys the rich culture and history he finds there.

Commenters: How much of the local scene and how many locals do you include in your book, or are included in stories you favor reading. How much is too much for you? (Especially readers). Comment for a chance to win one of three prizes.

 

Blurb

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Architect Elliot Graham has bought and restored dozens of historic homes to their original splendor. As in his personal life, he loves them and leaves them, selling them off without looking back. But there’s something about the old plantation house he finds in South Carolina—a connection he can’t explain. He feels as though he recognizes the house, as if within its crumbling walls he might find something he doesn’t even realize he’s lost.

Ben Myers had promised his lover and soul mate, Patrick, that he would wait for his return. Ben has kept his word ever since Patrick left him to wait at the plantation house—during the Civil War. For the first time in many long years, Ben is no longer alone, and he reaches out to Elliot in dreams. Elliot tries to convince Ben that Patrick isn’t coming back, but Ben’s devotion is about to change not only his lonely existence, but Elliot’s life as well.

Buy Link:

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/waiting-for-patrick-by-brynn-stein-7518-b

About the Author

BrynnStein

Brynn has always loved to write about strong male characters and their close friendships. When she found the world of m/m fiction, she fell in love. Finally, a way to bring those strong male characters together and let those emotional connections spill over into deeper relationships. Sometimes her characters go through the emotional wringer, but they always have each other.

Brynn lives in Virginia near her two grown daughters who support her writing and sometimes act as proof readers. Both of her daughters are also aspiring writers and hopefully it’ll just be a matter of time before they have their own author’s biography.

Brynn was a teacher by profession for thirty years. She worked in special education with children with emotional disabilities. She has recently changed careers and is now working as a mental health counselor to this same population and their families. When she is not working or writing, she loves to draw and paint. She also gets outside as often as she can, reads anything that doesn’t move out of the way, and is always looking for her next story.

Contact Brynn:

https://twitter.com/BrynnStein

http://brynnstein2.wordpress.com  https://www.facebook.com/brynn.stein

Other Blog Stops

Date Blog Name Blog Owner Blog Address
September 1st Bike Book Reviews Becky http://bikebookreviews.blogspot.com/
September 2nd Drops of Ink Anne Barwell http://anne-barwell.livejournal.com/
September 2nd Snow’s Untangled Threads and Musings Snow Tigra http://snowtigra.blogspot.com/
September 3rd Antonia Aquilante Antonia Acquilante www.antoniaaquilante.com/blog
September 3rd The Story Struggle and Beyond Ki Brightly www.brightlybooks.wordpress.com
September 4th Thianna Durston Thianna Durston Http://mm.thiannad.com
September 4th Unconventional Love Stories Charley Descoteaux https://cdescoteauxwrites.com/
September 4th Misadventures of the Heart Heloise West https://velvetpanic2.wordpress.com/
September 5th Sandra Bard Sandra Bard http://sandrabard.tumblr.com
September 5th Tempest O’Riley Tempe O’Riley http://tempesteoriley.com/
September 6th Jackie Keswick Jackie Keswick http://www.jackiekeswick.co.uk
September 7th Chaos in the Moonlight K-lee Kline http://chaosinthemoonlight.blogspot.ca/?m=1&zx=8a3ea5613ebace1d
September 8th Grace R. Duncan Grace Duncan http://www.grace-duncan.com/graces-blog
September 8th Brita Addams Brita Addams http://www.britaaddams.net/
September 8th Cryselle’s Bookshelf Chryselle www.crysellesbookshelf.com
September 9th Emotion in Motion Elizabeth Noble http://www.elizabeth-noble.com/my-blog
September 9th MM Good Books Review https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com/
September 10th Jacob Z Flores Jacob Flores http://www.jacobzflores.com/
September 11th Andrew’s Blog Andrew Grey http://andrewgreybooks.com/blog/
September 12th Nicki J Marcus Nicki Marcus http://www.nickijmarkus.com
September 12th Rainbow Gold Reviews Marc Fleischhauer rainbowgoldreviews.wordpress.com
September 13th PD Singer PD Singer http://wp.me/puLP9-1bg
September 14th Our Story LGBTQ Historical Fiction Christopher Moss https://ourstoryglbtqhistoricalfiction.com
September 15th Renee Stevens Renee Stevens http://reneestevens.net/blog-2/
September 15th Purple Rose Tea House Charlie Cochet http://purpleroseteahouse.com
September 15th Open Skye Book Reviews http://openskyebookreviews.com/
September 15th The Novel Approach Reviews Lisa (Novel Approach) http://www.thenovelapproachreviews.com/

 


After you read Brynn Stein’s Waiting for Patrick, check out these paranormal romances from Ki Brightly.

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As a kid, Joseph Appleyard saw things hidden from others. Now he is The Paranaturalist, an investigator and cohost of a television show that seeks to prove the existence of the paranormal. Some think Joe is crazy, but they don’t realize he knows firsthand there’s more to the world than what most perceive. The trouble is, somewhere along the way, Joe lost his vision and it left his world flat and dull. One night an investigation goes horribly wrong, and a powerful ghostly manifestation sends Joe tumbling into a river. Spirit worker Owen Watson saves Joe’s life, and once they are back on dry land, whatever has been blocking Joe’s vision has been washed away.

When a haunting goes from annoying to dangerous, people turn to Owen Watson. He hates those infuriating hacks from TV, but when he pulls Joe from the river, his mind begins to change. Joe is scared and confused, and Owen realizes he might just be the real thing. Together, they work to understand the part of Joe that has been shut away for so long. But just as Joe is reacclimating to his abilities, his career as a paranormal investigator is in danger of being ripped away. Owen would gladly battle a bloodthirsty spirit for Joe, but he’s out of his element in the world of reality television.

 

threefoldlovePROMOARTWORKCaptain Xavier Hobbs, a decommissioned combat engineer, was chronically lonely in the Army. But once he is back to being a civilian, with no family and nothing to ground him, he drifts. All he wants is a real home, a real life, and love—but that is easy to wish for and hard to make happen.

When he meets Andrew Landry, a high school English teacher, Xavier thinks he has found everything he has ever wanted, maybe even someone he can trust with his scars—the ones on his mind and body. Andrew’s quick wit and outgoing personality reel Xavier in slowly but surely. But he isn’t certain which way Andrew swings, and doesn’t dare to do more than hope the friendly man is actually flirting.

Then, on what Xavier idly wishes were their first date, disaster strikes in the form of Duncan McNeil, a fellow Wiccan and Andrew’s fiancé. Xavier’s hope is smashed to pieces, but Duncan and Andrew may have a different point of view. All they need is a little magic, some hope, and a lot of love to put everything back together.

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Ringed Love Excerpt Tour

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Hi Everyone!

Today I’m hosting Elizabeth Noble during the Excerpt Tour for her book Ringed Love! Take a look! Happy reading!

Ki


 

Hello and thank you Ki for hosting me today. The first chapter of Ringed Love is posted on Dreamspinner Press, so over the next two weeks I’ll be offering the first one hundred or so words of each subsequent chapter.

Today’s excerpt is from chapter 12.

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Excerpt

“Is there a sheet soaked in saltwater in the backpack?” Nick asked as he and Todd made their way through the tables and found a place to sit near the back. Their position would afford them a good view of anyone coming in or leaving the bar.

Todd sat at the table, took off his pack, and dropped it to the floor between his feet. “Uh-huh. Sort of.”

He glanced around the bar and pulled menus from a holder on the table, handing one to Nick. “I found a local tourist shop that sells novelties associated with area legends. They had ponchos and wraps made with a dye combined with, among other things, salt, to create different patterns. According to the sign next to the ponchos, they’re supposed to protect you from evil and having your soul stolen. Very pretty. It’s a shame I plan on tossing it into the lake.”

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Blurb

New Colorado Protectorate fell with the assassination of Chancellor Clarke. Like many others, Todd and Nick Ruger left the land of their birth and made a home to the north in Yellowknife. Their world was ever changing. The time came to say a sad farewell to some of their friends and loved ones, but they were taken in with open arms by others and in turn offered shelter to yet more. Through the years they remained steadfast in their duty as sentries to protect and defend those that needed it the most.

Time marches on but through it all they hold each other dear and cherish the love they’ve shared. There are still angry ghosts, Windigos and water spirits to contend with. Their lives change, offering them new roles. When the time comes, they do what sentries have done for generations prior and teach others the skills to carry on as sentries. The Rugers lives were rich and their hearts full with their devotion and love for each other. The tradition of the sentries lived on forever. It was the legacy of Todd and Nick Ruger. That was the way it was always meant to be.

Purchase Ringed Love Here.

Bio

Elizabeth Noble started telling stories before she actually knew how to write, and her family was very happy when she learned to put words on a page. Those words turned into books and fanfiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M romance fiction. Being able to share her works with Dreamspinner is really a dream come true. She has a real love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural and a bit of an unnatural interest in a super-volcano in Wyoming.

Elizabeth has three grown children and is now happily owned by an adorable mixed breed canine princess and her sidekick, tabby cat.  She lives in her native northeast Ohio, the perfect place for gardening and winter and summer sports (go Tribe and Cavs!) and stargazing all year long. When she’s not writing she’s working as a veterinary nurse, so don’t be surprised to see her men with a pet or three who are a very big part of their lives.

Elizabeth received several amateur writing awards. Since being published two of her novels have received honorable mentions in the Rainbow Awards. Her novel Jewel Cave was a runner up in the 2015 Rainbow awards in the Gay Mystery/Thriller category.

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Website:  http://www.elizabeth-noble.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.noble.77

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4781553.Elizabeth_Noble

Tour Stops

May 16 Kris Bethke https://kristbethke.com/

May 17 Susan Laine https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/11415563-guest-post-elizabeth-nobleMay 18 Meg Harding http://megharding.wordpress.com/

May 19 Jamie Lynn Miller https://jamielynnm.wordpress.com/

May 20 Charlie Descoteaux https://cdescoteauxwrites.com/

May 23 Grace R. Duncan http://www.grace-duncan.com/

May 24 Sarah Madison http://www.sarahmadisonfiction.com/

May 25 Rick R. Reed http://www.rickrreed.com/

May 26 Skylar M. Cates https://skylarmcates.wordpress.com/

May 27 Lou Sylvre http://sylvre.rainbow-gate.com/

May 30 Ki Brightly https://brightlybooks.wordpress.com/

May 31 Shira Anthony http://www.shiraanthony.com/

 


When you’re done reading all the Excerpts for Ringed Love you can pre-order Ki Brightly’s newest paranormal romance release at the Dreamspinner Press Website! (All e-formats available.)

Released June, 27th.

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The Paranaturalist

As a kid, Joseph Appleyard saw things hidden from others. Now he is The Paranaturalist, an investigator and cohost of a television show that seeks to prove the existence of the paranormal. Some think Joe is crazy, but they don’t realize he knows firsthand there’s more to the world than what most perceive. The trouble is, somewhere along the way, Joe lost his vision and it left his world flat and dull. One night an investigation goes horribly wrong, and a powerful ghostly manifestation sends Joe tumbling into a river. Spirit worker Owen Watson saves Joe’s life, and once they are back on dry land, whatever has been blocking Joe’s vision has been washed away.

When a haunting goes from annoying to dangerous, people turn to Owen Watson. He hates those infuriating hacks from TV, but when he pulls Joe from the river, his mind begins to change. Joe is scared and confused, and, Owen realizes, he might just be the real thing. Together, they work to understand the part of Joe that has been shut away for so long. But just as Joe is acclimating to his abilities, his career as a paranormal investigator is in danger of being ripped away. Owen would gladly battle a bloodthirsty spirit for Joe, but he’s out of his element in the world of reality television.

The Paranaturalist E-Book

The Paranaturalist Paperback

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Memorial Day Musings and Book Reviews

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Hello All!

This week has been one of those weeks. With the holiday and the humidity here (the air is like fishy soup along the lake) I’ve been moving sloooowly. I am, in fact, writing this blog today to continue to procrastinate rather than getting to writing for the day.

Procrastination is an art form. Don’t let anyone talk you out of that fact.

I’ve been to the beach three times in the last four days, and while I won’t call that procrastination, so much as salvation in this heat (my apartment has no air conditioning because…actually I can’t think of a valid reason for that…money. Yeah, it’s expensive to run an air conditioner…that’s actually a good reason…) it hasn’t improved my word counts any.

 

In the last week I’ve finished a few fun books, and while I can’t quite bring myself to do full write ups of them, I’ll talk about them briefly.

NEW RELEASE!

Bink Cummings His Boy

For years, I lived with him as roommates. Then, one fateful night, things changed. We became more. So much more. The sex was out of this world. Being his boy was the highlight of my day. Until feelings started to creep in and sex wasn’t enough for me. Afraid of losing him, I kept quiet and hoped for a miracle… Could my Daddy love me, too? Or would I continue to be his boy… his play toy?

Warning: Contains shameless adult sexual M/M content, romance, adult language, taboo elements including those of consensual Daddy/Boy (non-incest) relationships, and whatever else that makes it unsuitable for anyone under the age of 18.

Long 39K Standalone Steamy Novella

Read the Sample Here.

 

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Thoughts:

At first I was leery of this read because it started out with a breaking the fourth wall direct narrative to the reader that felt a little bit like the opening to Red Shoe Diaries (AGE TEST!) but, at some point it transferred into a mostly regular narrative with switching points of view.

There is Daddy Kink galore in this book, though nothing truly hardcore. I think, maybe this is more Daddy Kink light? Either way, I enjoyed it and was pleasantly surprised when what I thought was mostly going to be a spank book also had a story line.

Overall, I would recommend picking this up for a very light, fast, sexy read.

 

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Superheroes. Evil minions. And one hell of a conflict of interest.

Being related to a supervillain isn’t a big deal to Pat West. So what if his mom occasionally tries to take over the world? All Pat wants is to finish university and become an urban designer. That he moonlights as an evil minion sometimes – that’s just a family tradition.

Then Pat accidentally sleeps with superhero Silver Paladin, otherwise known as reclusive billionaire Nick Andersen. It’s a simple misunderstanding. Pat never means to impersonate a prostitute, honest. But soon Pat is in way over his head, and threatening to fall for the worst possible guy.

When Pat’s mother returns to bring the world to its knees, Silver Paladin races to stop her… and all of Pat’s secrets threaten to blow up in his face. How can Pat reconcile being a minion with wanting a hero? Will Nick’s feelings for Pat overcome what keeps them apart? Or will they both lose everything?

“Love for the Cold-Blooded” is a light-hearted jaunt through a world of superheroes and villains, android dolphins, mind control rays, eldritch artifacts stolen from the tombs of ancient gods, and young men loving not wisely, but well.

Length: 135,000 words

Read the Sampe Here.

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Thoughts:

  1. I was excited to see a fantastically well written, well plotted, and well put together Indie book. As far as I can figure this book was constructed entirely by Alex Gabriel and his team, who are German if my snooping through the book details is accurate. Good on you, Alex. Great job!
  2. This book is hilarious.
  3. The title cracks me up every time I look at it.
  4. There are not enough superhero books in the m/m genre.
  5. This book does a wonderful job at hitting all those quirky, fun things from the 1970’s superhero television shoes. The “sluts” will make you laugh and if they don’t? Well, you don’t have a sense of humor.
  6. There was a wonderful plot and an amazing amount of world construction in this book. It’s done so seamlessly you probably won’t realize it until you put it down, if you ever do, and that takes talent.

This book was great. If you like super heroes and comics you will thoroughly enjoy this book.

I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day in the states and gets a chance to do some reading today!

 

 

Paranaturalist[The]_headerbannerThe Paranaturalist is now available for Pre-Order on the Dreamspinner Press website. Release date June, 27th 2016.

As a kid, Joseph Appleyard saw things hidden from others. Now he is The Paranaturalist, an investigator and cohost of a television show that seeks to prove the existence of the paranormal. Some think Joe is crazy, but they don’t realize he knows firsthand there’s more to the world than what most perceive. The trouble is, somewhere along the way, Joe lost his vision and it left his world flat and dull. One night an investigation goes horribly wrong, and a powerful ghostly manifestation sends Joe tumbling into a river. Spirit worker Owen Watson saves Joe’s life, and once they are back on dry land, whatever has been blocking Joe’s vision has been washed away.

When a haunting goes from annoying to dangerous, people turn to Owen Watson. He hates those infuriating hacks from TV, but when he pulls Joe from the river, his mind begins to change. Joe is scared and confused, and, Owen realizes, he might just be the real thing. Together, they work to understand the part of Joe that has been shut away for so long. But just as Joe is acclimating to his abilities, his career as a paranormal investigator is in danger of being ripped away. Owen would gladly battle a bloodthirsty spirit for Joe, but he’s out of his element in the world of reality television.

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M/M Memorial Day Scavenger Hunt!

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I had so much fun with the Scavenger Hunt last year, I decided to participate again!

And as an added bonus, tell me your favorite Memorial Day memory in the comments below! I have two physical copy books to give away! U.S. entrants only, please. I will draw the winners on the last day of the Scavenger Hunt and announce them on this blog. Have fun, readers!


Welcome to the 2nd annual MM Memorial Day Scavenger Hunt!

10 Days, 31 Stops, and loads of prizes! The rules are simple: At each stop on the tour you’ll find a military themed picture with a word or words. Collect the words and figure out the secret phrase (HINT: It’s lyrics to a song). Once you think you have the correct phrase, enter it into the Rafflecopter at any of the stops.

Three winners will be selected from all the correct phrases for the three prize packs.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

Our stop’s word is:  FALLING

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Enter Phrase to Win!

Prize Lists:

1st Place Prize

– $25 Amazon GC from Sassy Girl Books

– $10 Amazon GC from Aria Grace

– $10 Amazon GC from Two Chicks Obsessed

– $5 Amazon GC from Jessie G

– $5 ARe GC from Kai Tyler

– Winners Choice of 2 Audio Books from Amy Lane

– Winners Choice of 2 eBooks Susan MacNicol’s backlist

– Winners Choice of 3 ebooks from The Rock Gods Series from Ann Lister

– eBook of Trouble Comes in Threes by Decadent Delights

– Winners choice of any eBook on JR Gray’s backlist

 

2nd Place Prize

– $10 USD Amazon GC from NR Walker

– $10 ARe GC from MM Book Escape

– $10 Amazon or ARe GC from Chris McHart

– $5 Amazon GC from Andrew Jericho

– Winners Choice of any ebook on Jessie G’s backlist

– Winner’s choice of eBook from Jaime Reese’s backlist title (ebook gifted via Amazon)

– eBook from Brita Addams

– eBook of The Shape of Honey from Ki Brightly

– eBook of My Zombie Boyfriend by T. Strange

 

3rd Place Prize (US Only)

– $10 USD Amazon GC from BFD Book Blog

– $10 USD Amazon GC from Joyfully Reviewed

– $10 ARe GC from Prism Book Alliance

– $5 Amazon CG from Carly’s Book Reviews

– Signed copies of all three published Kethric Wilcox books

– ebook Hitting Black Ice by Heloise West

– Set of Mile High Romance eEooks from Aria Grace

– eBook of Fire and Rain by Andrew Grey

– eBoook of Unexpectedly Lucky from Carly Rose


When you’re done playing the game you can pre-order Ki Brightly’s newest paranormal romance release at the Dreamspinner Press Website! (All e-formats available.)

Released June, 27th.

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The Paranaturalist

As a kid, Joseph Appleyard saw things hidden from others. Now he is The Paranaturalist, an investigator and cohost of a television show that seeks to prove the existence of the paranormal. Some think Joe is crazy, but they don’t realize he knows firsthand there’s more to the world than what most perceive. The trouble is, somewhere along the way, Joe lost his vision and it left his world flat and dull. One night an investigation goes horribly wrong, and a powerful ghostly manifestation sends Joe tumbling into a river. Spirit worker Owen Watson saves Joe’s life, and once they are back on dry land, whatever has been blocking Joe’s vision has been washed away.

 

When a haunting goes from annoying to dangerous, people turn to Owen Watson. He hates those infuriating hacks from TV, but when he pulls Joe from the river, his mind begins to change. Joe is scared and confused, and, Owen realizes, he might just be the real thing. Together, they work to understand the part of Joe that has been shut away for so long. But just as Joe is acclimating to his abilities, his career as a paranormal investigator is in danger of being ripped away. Owen would gladly battle a bloodthirsty spirit for Joe, but he’s out of his element in the world of reality television.

The Paranaturalist E-Book

The Paranaturalist Paperback

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