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Gay Contemporary Romance
Names Can Never Hurt Me by Wade Kelly
Paperback: 340 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 11, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1627988564
ISBN-13: 978-1627988568
Amazon : Names Can Never Hurt Me
Amazon Kindle: Names Can Never Hurt Me

What if sexuality wasn’t a definable thing and labels merely got in the way?

Nick Jones can’t remember a time when he wasn’t part of the in crowd. Everywhere he goes, he stands out as the best looking guy in the room, and women practically fall into bed with him. Then, after kissing Corey on a dare led to much more and on many occasions, Nick’s “screw anything” reputation escalated, but he didn’t care.

When Nick meets RC at the restaurant where he works, it throws his whole life out of whack. Overweight, always sweaty, gay, and hairy like a bear, RC lives up to his dubbed nickname “Scruffy Dude.” He seems Nick’s complete opposite, but Nick can’t get him out of his head.

Because of peer-pressure and his fears about defining his sexuality, Nick struggles with stepping out of his comfort zone and caring about someone different than himself. If he’s lucky, somewhere between arrogance and ignorance, Nick might find out what it means to be an adult, but if he’s wrong, he could lose everything.

Lesbian Young Adult
Lindsay Versus the Marauders by J.S. Frankel
Paperback: 156 pages
Publisher: YA Books by RCE (April 17, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1619291649
ISBN-13: 978-1619291645
Amazon : Lindsay Versus the Marauders
Amazon Kindle: Lindsay Versus the Marauders

Shy Lindsay Fleming has just summoned up all her courage and come out. All she's ever wanted is to be accepted for herself, but though her best friend, Myra, is okay with her sexual orientation, many of her high school friends are not. Her parents don't understand at all, leaving Lindsay angry and confused. During the Christmas season, Lindsay attends a meeting for the "newly out," but she leaves when that turns into a disaster. On her way home, she saves a young woman from being mugged--by four red-skinned aliens! The woman, Jonephra ("Call me Jo") is a resident of the planet Carinna, located in another dimension. The red-skinned men, known as "Marauders," are a mean, ruthless bunch who stole jewels that power Jo's home world, and she's on a mission to get them back. Turkel leads the band of heartless pirates, and they'll kill anyone who gets in the way of their looting and pillaging. Lindsay is reluctant to get involved, but she agrees to help Jo, who she is attracted to. Jo is tall and self-confident, and Lindsay thinks Jo might like her, but she feels so shy and awkward. Will she be able to shed her shyness and gain enough confidence to win Jo's heart? Even more risky: will Lindsay survive the dangerous Marauders, find the jewels and return them before Jo's planet runs out of reserve power?

Lesbian Contemporary Romance
Balefire by Barrett
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company (November 22, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1939562236
ISBN-13: 978-1939562234
Amazon : Balefire
Amazon Kindle: Balefire

Silke Dyson is a sculptor who is dealing with impaired vision as a result of a physical assault. Kirin Foster is a pragmatic travel magazine writer with wonderful opportunities to see the world. Their lives collide at thirty-thousand feet during a tropical storm and they strike up a friendship under the Belize sun. Much to their delight, they discover they both live in Milwaukee and, back home, they develop an easy rapport amidst common interests and friends. Sometimes a random spark of kindness or caring can spark a small flame. With patience and opportunity, this small flame can grow into a balefire, a beacon of hope to guide a pair of souls to their true home.

Lesbian Mystery / Thriller
Dispatched With Cause (The Damaged Series Book 3) by Barrett
Paperback: 270 pages
Publisher: Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company (June 30, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1939562600
ISBN-13: 978-1939562609
Amazon : Dispatched With Cause (The Damaged Series Book 3)
Amazon Kindle: Dispatched With Cause (The Damaged Series Book 3)

Special Agent Zeke Cabot begins her new assignment in New Mexico and a confrontation with her dangerous nemeses triggers her barely concealed PTSD symptoms. Anne Reynolds reluctantly accepts a less stressful home healthcare office position as she settles into a life with Zeke, but it's not easy living with someone whose job is filled with dangers that threaten to destroy their relationship. Their serendipitous meeting and immediate attraction had been too good to be real, and now secrets and dangers make reality almost too much for them to bear. Now Zeke and Anne have to face their own demons and make tough choices for their love to prevail.

Lesbian Contemporary Romance
Flights of Fancy (The Forever Windsor Series) by Barrett
Paperback: 174 pages
Publisher: Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company (February 24, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1939562465
ISBN-13: 978-1939562463
Amazon : Flights of Fancy (The Forever Windsor Series)
Amazon Kindle: Flights of Fancy (The Forever Windsor Series)

In this sequel to Balefire . . . Silke enlists friends and both their families to surprise Kirin with her dream Christmas. To complicate things, Silke asks Kirin to marry her and now she had two events to plan while they're back home in Milwaukee after three months in Belize. As Silke and Kirin juggle family, Christmas, and a wedding, one thing is certain . . . it'll be a holiday season no one will ever forget.

Charities Donation program progress:
353$ Albert Kennedy Trust: http://www.akt.org.uk/
1165$ Ali Forney Center: www.aliforneycenter.org/
10$
Australian Marriage Equality: www.australianmarriageequality.org/
70$ Audre Lorde Project: http://alp.org/
25$ BiNet US: http://www.binetusa.org/
150$ CARE: careprogram.org/
125$ The Center Colorado: http://www.glbtcolorado.org/
25$ LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland: http://www.lgbtcleveland.org/
574$ COLORS: www.colorsyouth.org/
130$ Covenant: www.covenanthouseno.org/
75$ Diversity Role Models: http://www.diversityrolemodels.org/
175$ The Diversity Center: http://diversitycenter.org/
10$
Gay and Lesbian Foundation of Australia: www.galfa.org.au/
392$ Galop: www.galop.org.uk/
150$ GLYS: http://www.glyswny.org/
190$ Human Rights Campaign: http://www.hrc.org/
75$ Huntsville GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services: http://www.glbtays.org/
225$ It Gets Better: http://www.itgetsbetter.org/
100$ Inland Northwest LGBT Center: www.thelgbtcenter.org/
28$ In Other Words: inotherwords.org/
40$
Los Angeles LGBT Center: www.lalgbtcenter.org/
545$ Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org/
50$ Lambert House: www.lamberthouse.org/
50$ Lancaster LGBT Center: http://www.centralpalgbtcenter.org/
50$ LEAP: http://www.glbtleap.org/
565$ Lost-n-Found Youth: www.lost-n-found.org/
50$ MKE LGBT Center: www.mkelgbt.org/
155$ Moveable Feast: http://www.mfeast.org/
25$ Odyssey Youth Center: www.odysseyyouth.org/
25$ Out Youth: outyouth.org/
50$ Pathfinders: pathfindersmke.org/
235$ PFLAG: community.pflag.org/
175$ Point Foundation: www.pointfoundation.org/
130$ Ruth Ellis Center: http://www.ruthelliscenter.org/
929$ SAGE: giveto.sageusa.org/
25$
Seta: seta.fi/seta-in-english/
25$ Terrence Higgins Trust: www.tht.org.uk/
755$ The Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org/
160$ UCAN: www.ucanchicago.org/
25$ WayGay: http://www.waygay.org/
225$ You Can Play: http://youcanplayproject.org/
75$ YouthCare: www.youthcare.org/
25$
You Will Rise Project: youwillriseproject.blogspot.com/p/our-mission.html
1360$ Other Funds
TOTAL: 9796$*

* more than 150$ is a direct donation from a supporter of the Rainbow Awards who isn't submitting; while some authors were more than generous, arriving to donate 5 times the suggested amount, being the submission fee a non mandatory and voluntary direct donation, we were struggling to raise the same amount as last year and there is who decided to cover part of it. I thank you for all you are doing, and if you wish to donate to the above links, please drop me a note with your donation and I will update the total.

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