2017-04-17

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2017-04-17 11:29 am

2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Out of this world Catherine Lundoff

Out of this world: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories Catherine Lundoff
LGBT - Anthology / Collection / Fantasy
File Size: 1712 KB
Print Length: 241 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Queen of Swords Press (January 1, 2017)
Publication Date: January 1, 2017
Amazon: Out of this world: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories Catherine Lundoff

Eleven tales of the queer fantastic by award-winning author Catherine Lundoff. A bookstore clerk goes on a quest for the Norns while a couple of mercenaries wake up to some big surprises at their favorite inn. Shakespeare’s sister, Judith, forms an alliance with playwright Christopher Marlowe. A witch attempts the wrong love spell and a young prince meets an irresistible monster. Swordswomen, ghosts, the Queen of the Fay, the occasional gentleman of the evening and other unforgettable characters populate these stories rich and strange. Includes the Gaylactic Spectrum Award finalist “At the Roots of the World Tree” as well as several other stories not previously collected.
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2017-04-17 11:39 am

2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Serptent's Kiss Layla Dorine

Serptent's Kiss Layla Dorine
Bisexual - Paranormal Romance
Paperback: 262 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 8, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1545197857
ISBN-13: 978-1545197851
Amazon: Serptent's Kiss Layla Dorine

While searching for their missing sibling, Zaiden and his sister Kaandhal, come across the last pureblooded psy-clairvoyant of their kind. Unfortunately for them, the psy-clairvoyant Darian has no idea who he truly is and isn’t interested in learning, much less helping Zaiden and Kaandhal locate their missing brother, Zxex. A bounty hunter by trade, who’s been all but banished from his family due to his visions, Darian is a bit cynical about his ability to be of any assistance to them. Nevertheless, Zaiden brings him back to their home Rhumba, where Darian discovers that very little is what it seems. With plots unfolding all around them and discoveries about his own heritage leaving Darian reeling, he is left with the choice of whether to embrace who and what he is, or spend every moment with them as a prisoner on the fringes of their society. Add in a pesky little bond that only seems to grow the more time he and Zaiden spend together, and several factions looking to gain possession of him and Darian is left wondering if his visions just might be the least of his troubles.
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2017-04-17 06:34 pm

2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Coils Barbara Ann Wright

Coils Barbara Ann Wright
Lesbian - Fantasy Romance
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (September 13, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626395985
ISBN-13: 978-1626395985
Amazon: Coils Barbara Ann Wright

Cressida loves Greek mythology, tales of gods and monsters, but she knows they aren’t real no matter how awesome it would be to meet the beautiful women of myth. When her aunt June disappears, Cressida realizes the other members of her family aren’t so rational. June’s notes point to a possible entrance to the fabled Underworld before they cut off completely.

Following June’s footsteps leads Cressida into a world she knew only as legend, a place of marvels and danger, where the living are highly prized by the dead. Desperate, Cressida turns to Medusa, a demigoddess who’s been maligned by myth, but everything in the Underworld comes with a price. Medusa is more than willing to help find June, and all it will cost Cressida is one little murder.
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2017-04-17 08:37 pm

2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Restoring the Dream Robert L. Ramsay

Restoring the Dream Robert L. Ramsay
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 226 pages
Publisher: Booklocker.com, Inc. (January 10, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634920473
ISBN-13: 978-1634920476
Amazon: Restoring the Dream Robert L. Ramsay

Marc meets Howard during his final year at graduate school. Howard is Marc’s dream of what a real man should look like: tall, dark and muscular. When Marc discovers that Howard shares his minority affectional orientation, the two men become lovers.

Upon graduation, they plan to escape prairie winters by moving from Winnipeg to Vancouver, British Columbia. They dream of their life on the coast: a house with an ocean view, skiing Grouse Mountain, and sailing the Salish Sea.

Marc successfully interviews for a teaching position on the coast. If Howard can land an engineering job, their dream will be realized.

Marc’s plans for a life with Howard are destroyed when Howard accepts an engineering position in Winnipeg. He cannot overcome the guilt instilled by his conservative religious upbringing, which tells him that men who love men will burn forever in hellfire.

Twenty-five years later, disillusioned with his lonely life on the coast, Marc returns to the prairies. He reconnects with his former lover, but learns that Howard, after recently undergoing reparative therapy, is about to marry a woman.


Will Marc win Howard back before he makes the biggest mistake of his life?
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2017-04-17 08:46 pm

2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Fantasize Kay Ellis

Fantasize Kay Ellis
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 15, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1543134025
ISBN-13: 978-1543134025
Amazon: Fantasize Kay Ellis

Male stripper Saxon is the ultimate fantasy lover for men and women alike. But all they see is the beautiful exterior. It’s all he lets them see. Saxon is sure nobody could ever love the monster living beneath his perfect, muscled body. Casey is supposed to be a distraction, a pleasant way of alleviating the boredom of being on tour. He’s not supposed to fall for Saxon and Saxon definitely isn’t supposed to fall for Casey. Somehow, Casey is getting under Saxon’s skin. Even learning Saxon’s deepest, darkest secrets brings Casey closer instead of scaring him away. Just when Saxon starts to believe he can actually be happy, his past returns to threaten all that he holds dear. When he loses everything, including his sanity, it’s down to Casey to bring his man home.