Jun. 8th, 2015

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Ciaran Dwynvil is the author of Guardian Demon Series. His book In Blue Poppy Fields Part 1 was the second runner up in Rainbow Awards 2013 in its category. Throne for the Idol, the prequel to the Guardian Demon series, earned Compulsion Reads esteemed endorsement.

"The Compulsion Reads endorsement is all about discovering and highlighting the best indie books on the market and the talented authors behind them. Ciaran Dwynvil is definitely an author to keep an eye on. " Leslie Ramey, co-owner of Compulsion Reads.

In Blue Poppy Fields won a 2013 Rainbow Award as Best LGBT Erotica.

Further Readings:

In Blue Poppy Fields (Guardian Demon Book 3) by Ciaran Dwynvil
Publisher: Ciaran Dwynvil; 1 edition (March 19, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: In Blue Poppy Fields (Guardian Demon Book 3)

This irresistible gay erotic paranormal fantasy belongs to Guardian Demon Series that will hold you prisoner to unforgettable stories of life, love and lust set amid a fascinating fantasy world.

A victim to another man's cruelty, talented and beautiful theater actor Adhemar Lebeau learned not to trust and not to love anybody but himself. Falsely accused of his master's murder, he has to accept assistance of mysterious Count Sanyi Arany to later discover his savior is a vampire. Forced both by a fatal illness and aftershocks of torture experienced during his unjust imprisonment, Adhemar agrees to the only possible cure. Rebirth.

Healed in body but not in mind, he guards his independence, free will and heart. He is not able to give love, only the fulfillment of lust. Yet, satiation of sensuous longing is not enough for his Sire and he knows it. When an eerie malady strikes and seems to deplete Sanyi's life energy for unknown reasons, Adhemar understands his fears and agrees to keep a street boy, Reyach, as a pet for both of them in hope it will soothe the unspoken worries.

Out of necessity he finds himself in the role of the only hunter in their vampire menage, and out of attachment he accepts the responsibility readily. Indulgence in blood and carnal pleasures fill his nights and vampiric powers give him the feeling of safety. Until the evening when he carelessly falls prey to High Demon Belial's plays that quickly turn into more than either of them has bargained for.

In spite of a hard start, Adhemar feels burning urge deep in his heart and no matter how much he denies it, the cause of the strange sensation is a budding seed of affection brought to life by the insufferable demon. But letting Adhemar learn to love somebody other than him is not what seemingly innocent Reyach plans.

More Rainbow Awards at my website: elisarolle.com, Rainbow Awards/2013
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Malcolm Boyd (June 8, 1923 - February 27, 2015) was an American Episcopal Priest and author. It was in the 1980's that Boyd would meet the gay activist and author Mark Thompson, who would become his long-time partner. Boyd and Thompson married in July 2013, after Proposition 8 was overturned and same-sex unions resumed in California. They lived together in Los Angeles, California, until Malcolm's death.

Boyd was born in Buffalo, New York, the son of Beatrice Lowrie, a fashion model, and Melville Boyd, a financier and investment banker whose own father was an Episcopalian minister. Boyd was raised Episcopalian (one of his grandparents - his maternal grandfather - was Jewish).

In the early 1930's Boyd's parents divorced and his mother retained custody of him. Boyd moved with his mother to Colorado Springs, CO and then to Denver. During his time in college, despite early spiritual interests, he decided he was an atheist.

In the 1940's Boyd moved to California and eventually became a Hollywood junior producer. He began moving up in the Hollywood world eventually founding PRB with Mary Pickford. At the same time, amidst all the abundance he found himself looking for meaning - including in churches.

In 1951 Malcolm began studying to become a priest at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley. In 1954 he graduated and was ordained a deacon. In 1955 he continued his studies abroad in England and Switzerland and then returned to Los Angeles for ordination as a priest. During 1956 and 1957 Boyd studied further at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York and wrote his first book - "Crisis in Communication."


©Crawford Barton, Courtesy of Mark Thompson. Malcolm Boyd and Mark Thompson, 1989 (©15)
Malcolm Boyd was an American Episcopal Priest and author. In 1977 Boyd came out of the closet becoming the most prominent Gay clergy person to come out. He was the author of over 30 books. It was in the 1980's that Boyd would meet the gay activist and author Mark Thompson, who would become his long-time partner.
Boyd and Thompson married in July 2013, after Proposition 8 was overturned and same-sex unions resumed in California. They lived together in Los Angeles, until Malcolm's death.

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Boyd

Malcom Boyd, 1989, by Robert Giard )

Mark Thompson (born 19 August 1952 in Monterey (Monterey) CA) is an american writer, editor and activist. His work centers around gay issues, particularly spirituality. He is the author of "Gay Spirit," "Leatherfolk," Gay Soul" and others. From 1975 to 1994, he worked at the "Advocate" as a writer, photographer, and ultimately senior editor.

Mark Thompson was born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula, California, during the 1950s and '60s. In 1973, Thompson helped found the Gay Students Coalition at San Francisco State University, where he was a journalism student, and has worked for Gay causes since that time.

He began his writing career at the national Gay and Lesbian newsmagazine The Advocate in 1975, reporting on culture and politics in Europe. Thompson continued to serve the publication during the next two decades in a number of capacities--as a feature writer, photographer, and Senior Editor. In 1994, he completed his tenure at the magazine by editing Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate History of the Gay and Lesbian Movement (St. Martin's Press), a massive volume of half a million words and over seven hundred images documenting the Gay and Lesbian struggle for civil rights. The book was nominated for two Lambda Literary Awards.

Thompson is best known, however, for his influential trilogy of books dealing with Gay spirituality. The first in the series, Gay Spirit: Myth and Meaning (Lethe Press/White Crane Books) was published in 1987. The anthology has been acclaimed around the world and was recently included on a list compiled by the Lambda Book Report of the "100 Lesbian and Gay Books That Changed Our Lives." The Los Angeles Times called Gay Spirit an "exciting challenge to conventional thinking."

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Source: www.tridd.com/docs/answers/Gay%20Shadow.pdf

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time by Elisa Rolle
Paperback: 760 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (July 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1500563323
ISBN-13: 978-1500563325
Amazon: Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time

Days of Love chronicles more than 700 LGBT couples throughout history, spanning 2000 years from Alexander the Great to the most recent winner of a Lambda Literary Award. Many of the contemporary couples share their stories on how they met and fell in love, as well as photos from when they married or of their families. Included are professional portraits by Robert Giard and Stathis Orphanos, paintings by John Singer Sargent and Giovanni Boldini, and photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnson, Arnold Genthe, and Carl Van Vechten among others. “It's wonderful. Laying it out chronologically is inspired, offering a solid GLBT history. I kept learning things. I love the decision to include couples broken by death. It makes clear how important love is, as well as showing what people have been through. The layout and photos look terrific.” Christopher Bram “I couldn’t resist clicking through every page. I never realized the scope of the book would cover centuries! I know that it will be hugely validating to young, newly-emerging LGBT kids and be reassured that they really can have a secure, respected place in the world as their futures unfold.” Howard Cruse “This international history-and-photo book, featuring 100s of detailed bios of some of the most forward-moving gay persons in history, is sure to be one of those bestsellers that gay folk will enjoy for years to come as reference and research that is filled with facts and fun.” Jack Fritscher
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Harold Norse (July 6, 1916, New York City - June 8, 2009, San Francisco) was an American writer, openly gay, who created a body of work using the American idiom of everyday language and images. One of the expatriate artists of the Beat generation, Norse was widely published and anthologized. (picture: Harold Norse by Allen Ginsberg)

Born Harold Rosen to an unmarried Lithuanian Jewish immigrant in Brooklyn. In the early 1950s, he came up with the new last name, Norse, by rearranging the letters in Rosen.

He received his B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1938, where he edited the literary magazine. Norse met Chester Kallman in 1938, and then became a part of W. H. Auden's "inner circle" when Auden moved to the U.S. in 1939. (Kallman and Auden later became lifelong partners.) However, Norse soon found himself allied with William Carlos Williams, who rated Norse the 'best poet of [his] generation.' Norse broke with traditional verse forms and embraced a more direct, conversational language. Soon Norse was publishing in Poetry, The Saturday Review and The Paris Review. He got his master's degree in literature from New York University in 1951. His first book of poems, The Undersea Mountain, was published in 1953.

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Norse
The Beat movement and homosexual culture were inextricably intertwined. The Beat writers’ rejection of enforced gender roles and sexual behaviors, their reliance on self-expression through the arts and resistance to censorship, their antimilitarist and antistatist stance, and their insistence on being true to their own vision were all qualities that had been manifested by homosexual communities. Not all Beat writers were openly homosexual, but many were: Allen Ginsberg, John Wieners, Robert Duncan, William Burroughs, Peter Orlovsky, Jack Spicer, Steve Jonas, Herbert Hunke, Harold Norse. Some heterosexual Beats, such as Kerouac and Neal Cassady, also had sex with men. --Bronski, Michael (2011-05-10). A Queer History of the United States (Revisioning American History) (Kindle Locations 4193-4196). Beacon Press. Kindle Edition.
Harold Norse, 1988, by Robert Giard )

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Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat, partners in Stamberg Aferiat Architecture in New York, were married on June 8, 2004. John J. Long, the city clerk of Somerville, Mass., officiated in the city hall there.

Mr. Stamberg (b. 1949) received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a bachelor's degree in architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design. He also received a graduate diploma in semiotics and architecture from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Mr. Stamberg is the son of Lois and Mel Stamberg of Huntington, N.Y. His mother retired as a guidance counselor at Huntington High School. His father, also retired, was an owner of West Suffolk Builders, a residential and commercial contractor that was in Huntington, and of Baxtercrafts, a furniture manufacturer that was in New York.

Mr. Aferiat (b. 1953) graduated from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a son of the late Charlotte Aferiat and Albert Aferiat, who lived in Woodbury, N.Y. His father worked in New York as the president of the United States unit of D. Porthault, the French manufacturer of bed and table linens.

The two met in October 1976 at the opening night gala at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York. A monograph on the couple's work, ''Stamberg Aferiat Architecture,'' was published by Rizzoli International in 1997.


Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat, partners in Stamberg Aferiat Architecture in New York, were married on June 8, 2004. John J. Long, the city clerk of Somerville, Mass., officiated in the city hall there. The two met in October 1976 at the opening night gala at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York. A monograph on the couple's work, ''Stamberg Aferiat Architecture,'' was published by Rizzoli International in 1997.


Shelter Island Home, New York

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Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/13/style/weddings-celebrations-peter-stamberg-paul-aferiat.html

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More Designers at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Art

More Real Life Romances at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Real Life Romance

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Starting from June 1, 2015, I will daily feature authors attending the three conventions I will join, Euro Pride in Munich (July), UK Meet in Bristol (September) and GRL in San Diego (October).

For the Euro Pride in Munich, July 11-12, 2015, today author is Ashan Delon: Mainly working in the homoeroticism genre, Ashan Delon has written fanfiction for many years with the nickname MsAshantin.

Further Readings:

Und täglich grüßt der Blumenstrauß ... (German Edition) by Ashan Delon
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Amazon Kindle: Und täglich grüßt der Blumenstrauß ...

Als Besitzer eines Blumengeschäftes sieht Simon täglich die Freude der Empfänger, ohne eine Chance selbst so ein Erlebnis haben zu dürfen. Als er eines Tages zwanzig Baccara-Rosen an einen Mann ausliefern soll, wünscht er sich, er wäre der Absender der Rosen. Doch leider trägt der Empfänger, ein Fotograf, einen bedeutenden Ring an seinem Finger. Homoerotische Kurzgeschichte.

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Starting from June 1, 2015, I will daily feature authors attending the three conventions I will join, Euro Pride in Munich (July), UK Meet in Bristol (September) and GRL in San Diego (October).

For the UK Meet in Bristol, September 11-13, 2015, today author is Becky Black: Becky lives in the UK and her writing is primarily fuelled by tea and rainy days. After spending far too many years only thinking about writing she finally started putting words down back in 2003 and hasn't stopped since, still trying to make up for lost time.

She's a long time science fiction fan and a lover of all types of stories, but especially those about people who find themselves in the trickiest of no-win situations. She likes nothing more than chasing her characters up trees and throwing rocks at them until they figure a way down.

Further Readings:

Tempting the Stars (Red Dragon Book 3) by Becky Black
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (February 24, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Tempting the Stars (Red Dragon Book 3)

The Red Dragon returns to Earth carrying the newly-married Captain Alyn Evans and Company Rep Jarvez Kashari. After promising to leave the Dragon, Jarvez expects confrontation when the grandfather he's spent all his life trying to please learns he lied. But the showdown never happens--he arrives home to the news his grandfather is dead. While dealing with the shock and grief, the revelation of a terrible old secret changes Jarvez's perceptions of his family and the company.

Coming to terms with what he learned at home, haunted by guilt for his unwitting part in it, Jarvez finds dark sexual urges surfacing. He longs for punishment, domination, and pain--longings Alyn finds hard to satisfy. The Dragon leaves Earth with a new mission and Jarvez has new ambitions. He wants to raise enough money to leave the company behind, buy a ship with Alyn, and become independent traders. When a consignment of diamonds is stolen aboard the Dragon, they are not allowed to go on until the case is solved. With only a few days left to buy the ship he wants and start the new life he dreams of, Jarvez must find those diamonds.



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Starting from June 1, 2015, I will daily feature authors attending the three conventions I will join, Euro Pride in Munich (July), UK Meet in Bristol (September) and GRL in San Diego (October).

For the GRL in San Diego, October 15-18, 2015, today author is Olivia Black: I fell in love with romance novels years ago and read everything I could get my hands on, from alternative to ménage and everything in between. Thousands of books later, I'm still an avid reader on the lookout for a good book.

I love waking up in the morning, getting my iced coffee and sitting down in front of my laptop. Going on adventures with my characters makes writing the best job on the planet. My hope is that readers will find something positive in every book I write and that they will enjoy the journey along the way.

Further Readings:

Silver Bullet, Volume 4 [Montana's Man: Kevin's Savior] by Olivia Black
Series: Silver Bullet
Paperback: 148 pages
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc. (August 20, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1627417702
ISBN-13: 978-1627417709
Amazon: Silver Bullet, Volume 4 [Montana's Man: Kevin's Savior]

Montana's Man: Montana York loves working at the Silver Bullet. Wild nights, half-naked men, and hanging out with his friends. What more could a single male want? One night while playing pool, he notices a gorgeous man checking him out from across the room. A lethal kiss leads to confusion when the man sinks his teeth into Montana, claiming they're mates. Conner McMillian is on a mission. He's in New Orleans with his two younger brothers, Liam and Kevin. The three men are looking for Sam, the oldest McMillian. When they visit the Silver Bullet, hoping to talk with Sam, Conner meets his mate. He can't control his animal instincts and instead of acting like a gentleman, he claims the wolf. There are problems though. One, Conner doesn't have a scent, and Montana doesn't believe they're mates. Two, Sam hasn't seen his brothers since being kicked out of his family streak. Will a rocky start lead to happily ever after?

Kevin's Savior: Kevin McMillian had an awful childhood. His youth was spent as a guinea pig to an abusive father. The man experimented on him, using various drugs. When the old man finally dies, Kevin and his brothers leave their tiger streak and travel to New Orleans. Once safe, the drug starts to leave his system. Kevin becomes very ill and slips into an unconscious state. He's lost and scared as he yells for help, but nobody can hear him. Stephen Pollis is the pack doctor. His Alpha sends him out on a call to help a tiger shifter. He never expected to find an unconscious man lying on a hotel room bed, bloody and pale. Rushing the young male to The Castle, Stephen stays by his side, day and night. After weeks pass, he's willing to do anything to wake Kevin up.



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