2017-09-11

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2017-09-11 08:32 pm

2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: One Bullet Casey Wolfe


1) I really loved this story and cannot wait to read more by this author. From the beginning, you will find yourself drawn into the story. I really felt for Ethan and could understand why be behaves the way he does. This is one story I will be reading again.

One Bullet Casey Wolfe
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 156 pages
Publisher: NineStar Press (March 24, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1945952822
ISBN-13: 978-1945952821
Amazon: One Bullet Casey Wolfe

When Ethan Brant was shot, he found himself dealing with severe PTSD and unable to do his job as a police officer any longer. With the aid of Detective Shawn Greyson, the man who saved his life, Ethan not only finds himself again but discovers love as well. Shawn’s life growing up was less than ideal, however, he overcame that to become who he is today. That doesn’t mean he isn’t missing something in his life. What Shawn hadn’t realized, upon first meeting, was that Ethan could give him all that and more. One bullet changed both their lives.
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2017-09-11 08:36 pm

2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: At the Corner of Rock Bottom & Nowhere L.A. Witt


1) I really enjoyed this story, especially since I spent some time in Las Vegas. The characters pulled me in from the beginning and I really wanted to see what would happen next. Fans of Ms. Witt are sure to love this book.
2) I really enjoyed reading this book by LA Witt. Then again, I've always enjoyed all her stories. This was a sweet, compassionate tale of a rich man in the throes of desperation thinking the only solution to his problems is suicide. Luckily he changes his mind but not before gambling all his money away. He then becomes homeless and is ultimately saved by a casino worker. Very enjoyable story with a sweet ending.


At the Corner of Rock Bottom & Nowhere L.A. Witt
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 194 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 26, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1544145578
ISBN-13: 978-1544145570
Amazon: At the Corner of Rock Bottom & Nowhere L.A. Witt

Blackjack dealer and stripper Adrian West has lived in Las Vegas long enough to be numb to beggars on the Strip. Their destitution is a sad, ugly part of reality in a city where people win or lose it all at the tables every single day. So he’s at a loss to explain why the homeless man in the suit catches his eye. Why he can’t just keep on walking like he always does. Former advertising executive Max Reynolds is a Las Vegas cliché. After a run of bad luck costs him his boyfriend, his job, and his home, he’s decided to go out with a bang—a week of high-rolling capped off with a peaceful overdose in a luxury hotel room. When a last second epiphany keeps him from finishing the job, he’s ready to live again… but he doesn’t have a dime to his name. He has nothing. That is until a stranger takes him in off the street. Max may have hit rock bottom, but now he has a glimmer of hope and an unexpected friendship. A friendship that just might turn into everything neither man knew he was missing.
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2017-09-11 08:39 pm

2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Knit One, Girl Two Shira Glassman


1) A very sweet love story against the unexpectedly fascinating background of small-batch yarn dyeing. Shira Gassman’s characters are always unforgettable, and her pair in this story don’t disappoint. I only wish it had been longer!

Knit One, Girl Two Shira Glassman
Lesbian - Contemporary Romance
File Size: 1617 KB
Print Length: 68 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: May 22, 2017
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Small-batch independent yarn dyer Clara Ziegler is eager to brainstorm new color combinations--if only she could come up with ideas she likes as much as last time! When she sees Danielle Solomon's paintings of Florida wildlife by chance at a neighborhood gallery, she finds her source of inspiration. Outspoken, passionate, and complicated, Danielle herself soon proves even more captivating than her artwork...

Fluffy Jewish f/f contemporary set in the author's childhood home of South Florida.
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2017-09-11 08:40 pm

2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Trafalgar and Boone in the Drowned Necropolis Geonn Cannon


1) The second in what will be a series featuring this pair of British female explorers working in the 1920s.  The detailed historical background merges well with the fantasy and magic in the book.  The characters are all well drawn and interesting and the plot of the adventure, complete with the dangers, holds the reader.  Even though I had not read the first book, I had no trouble picking up with these characters in the the second.  Very strong effort.

Trafalgar and Boone in the Drowned Necropolis Geonn Cannon
Lesbian - Historical
Hardcover: 174 pages
Publisher: Supposed Crimes, LLC (September 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1944591117
ISBN-13: 978-1944591113
Amazon: Trafalgar and Boone in the Drowned Necropolis Geonn Cannon

Dorothy Boone's attempt to help a friend leads her to an encounter with a deadly new rival. Trafalgar and Boone have been working together for a year, taking small commissions in order to learn how to work together. When a friend and colleague is committed to an asylum following a disastrous mission in the Mediterranean, Dorothy takes it upon herself to uncover the truth. What she finds is that her friend was close to the discovery of a lifetime: the remnants of a prehistoric civilization who might have been wiped out by the Biblical Flood. Trafalgar agrees to accompany her on an expedition to finish what her friend began, and soon they run afoul of a powerful enemy: Emmeline Potter, called Virago, is a treasure hunter who is also adept at magic and seeks riches to help fund a violent uprising. Dorothy and Trafalgar must race to defeat their unscrupulous opponent if they hope to preserve the site for future generations, but they soon discover Virago may be the least of their worries. The secrets of the past have ways of remaining hidden, and trying to uncover them may cost Dorothy her life.
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2017-09-11 08:42 pm

2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Hawaiian Fragrance (The Hawaiians #3) Meg Amor


1) The author's heart shines through in this genuine romance with well-developed, interesting characters. A recommended read.
2) I have not read the earlier books but it did not take me long to feel as though I was in Hawaii with the lush descriptions of the island. The warmth and love Rob and Kulani's 'family' feel for each other is skillfully told though both the current story and backstory. That being said, there are several occasions when the author dropped a large info dump which broke up the flow of the story for me. However, the intricately draw characterisations of Danny, Zane, Kulani and Rob more than made up for those. Overall, I really enjoyed this is a story of revenge, love, denial, family ties, loss of innocence and developing maturity.

Hawaiian Fragrance (The Hawaiians #3) Meg Amor
Gay - Contemporary Romance
File Size: 716 KB
Print Length: 269 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (May 3, 2017)
Publication Date: May 3, 2017
Amazon: Hawaiian Fragrance (The Hawaiians #3) Meg Amor

Danny’s a fourth-generation Big Islander from the wealthy Lucerno ranching family. He’s gorgeous--a mix of Portuguese male and Argentine passion, all dark-haired, smoldering sensuality. His family disowned him for being gay, and now he’s part of the Masterson-Mahikoa “lost boys” family.

When he meets the wealthy, sophisticated, sensuous Brazilian, Paolo Bastini, he’s swept off his feet into a glitzy Las Vegas lifestyle of money and luxury--the world he grew up in. But it takes Danny away from Hawai’i where his soul roams free and his family lives. He struggles as Paolo plays loosely with their partnership and thinks Danny is being “a baby” for wanting a monogamous relationship. And who is this past lover firmly wedged in Paolo’s heart?

Zane is severely deaf--finding new dance partners is hard. When he loses another one, Danny steps in to dance the tango competitions with him. Jealousy flares and things reach dangerous levels between Paolo and Danny. His adopted and birth family must bond together in a daring rescue of Danny from the depths of Brazil.
br>But he’s not completely out of danger. Now he’s fighting an attraction to the feminine Zane, who’s always annoyed him. Which man has his heart?