Sunday, 2 December 2012

The Rainbow Awards 2012

Every year, Elisa Rolle, one of the top reviewers of LGBT literature - from fiction to art to non-fiction - runs the Rainbow Awards across a wide range of categories. I cannot begin to describe the effort she and her judges put into this *every year*, only express my awe and gratitude, both as a writer and a reader. Through Elisa's Reviews And Ramblings, I have found some amazing books and authors.

This year, three of my titles featured:

Third Place in the 2012 Rainbow Awards for Best Gay SciFi/Fantasy

Available from Silver Publishing

Phil has a job he loves, full of danger and excitement most of the time, and a working partner he trusts with his life. Until Ryan kisses him. It's only meant to be a diversion tactic to convince the heavies they're two harmless gays, but that kiss shakes Phil's word to its foundations. He doesn't do commitment. He doesn't need or want a longterm lover, but that's what his heart is reaching for.

An accident leaves him drifting in and out of a dream-haunted coma, trapped in his wrecked car waiting for rescue, and he is sharing a parallel life. Centuries ago, someone is trying to kill Caius Marcellus Valens, and Phil must find out who and why. The trouble is, he's alone. No partner, no backup - or is there? But nothing is the way it seems.
Phil must solve the mystery before the plot succeeds, but when the dream invades his waking life, he must also separate past from present before it tears apart his world—and the best relationship he’s ever had.

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In the 2012 Rainbow Awards
Fox Hunt

Available from Manifold Press

Rob is under commission to clean two Elizabethan portraits painted on wooden panels. But a couple of collectors want them as well, and one will stop at nothing to get his hands on both panels.

The portraits were stolen from Fox Courtney's home, and he wants them back. Fox is a vampire and he, too, will stop at nothing.

The inevitable clash will endanger Rob and his family, but as he grows closer to Fox, there's even more at risk - his heart.

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In the 2012 Rainbow Awards
Game On, Game Over

Available from Silver Publishing

The Game is on - John Jones, aka Aidan Whittaker, a negotiator with MI6, is currently on assignment in Tajikistan, close to the Afghanistan border. Overtly on a University-run archaeological site, he's covertly brokering a deal with local tribal leaders. His undercover mission is complicated by the arrival of a couple of Americans; journalist Brent Babcock and his photographer Scott Landon. The two men are there to document the ancient Silk Road, but when Babcock gets wind of a hot news story, he starts asking awkward questions.

Scott Landon is a different kind of trouble for John. Fourteen years John's junior, gay and single-minded, he wants into John's bed. Not being prepared to jeopardize his operation, John rejects him, despite being drawn to the younger man. But then events around them spiral out of control.

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