Hello all! Hard to believe September is almost over. Where has the time gone? Next thing you know Halloween has come and gone, then Thanksgiving, Christmas, and we're celebrating the start of a new year. It's crazy! Personally, I'm looking forward to the temperatures dropping below 90 here in Central Florida. As we near winter (which I'm sure will make some folks wish it were summer again), The Romance Reviews is hosting their Winter 2015 Readers' Choice Awards. I've already mentioned how the THIRDS are in the Paranormal Romance category, but I wanted to mention A Rose by Any Other Name which is in the GLBT Historical Romance category. If you find yourself voting, please consider voting for one or all of the books in the GLBT Historical Romance category because we could use some historical romance lovin'.
Here are the books up for nomination in GLBT Historical Romance, along with their links:
A Rose by Any Other Name by Charlie Cochet
Nights in the roaring city remind bright young things that life's too short to take for granted. Tucked away in Times Square hides the Pantheon: a secret cabaret for wealthy gay men. Pretty young men in elaborate costumes and rouged lips are eager to please, and the champagne flows all night long. It's a world of frivolity, fantasy, and debauchery. As Eros, the most sought after performer at the Pantheon, Julius uses his beauty and charm on enthusiastic patrons, but growing weary of superficial love, he longs to make a better life for himself.
Five years after being declared mentally unfit after surviving the trenches of No Man's Land, Edward Joseph Clarence Junior pieced his shattered life back together. Now he's ready to take on the family empire. To celebrate his thirtieth birthday, Edward's cousin takes him to the most posh nightclub in town, the Pantheon. Falling under the sway of Eros, Edward and Julius find a love they've never imagined and the chance for a future they had only dared to dream about. But as Ares, a notorious gangster and Julius's most important—and dangerous—client watches them, the threat to their love and their lives grows by the day. Book One, Roses in the Devil's Garden, was published in Don't Read in the Closet by Charlie Cochet and is available as a free download from All Romance eBooks.http://glbt.theromancereviews.com/viewbooks.php?bookid=16317
Blue Paramour by Louise Ligon & Hunter Maine
When Brayden, a devastatingly handsome heir to a prominent Southern family, is caught in a compromising position with his handsome male lover Jackson, life as he knows it comes crashing down. Exiled from the only home he's ever known and separated from his love, Brayden is ordered to live in Boston where he is expected to become a true man and a proper successor.
But life will show him that things don't always go as planned…
When Brayden encounters the mysterious and powerful, Vincent Gallaud, he instead embarks on an unforgettable adventure with his newfound king in the tantalizing world of New York City, forsaking everything he has ever known. Taking him on a journey he never expected and teaching him lessons that Daddy would never approve.
Back home, Jackson has no choice but to consent to marry Brayden's greatest adversary and twin sister, Annabelle Steed. Consumed with greed and longing for revenge, Annabelle will stop at nothing to rob Brayden of his birthright and his happiness.
But everything comes at a price.http://glbt.theromancereviews.com/viewbooks.php?bookid=18555
Bound with Love by Megan Mulry
A perfect life—until one letter threatens to unravel it all....
Lady Vanessa Cambury, Marchioness of Camburton, adores her life of bucolic contentment with her partner, acclaimed portrait painter Nora White. Together, they have raised two children from Vanessa's first marriage and built a home filled with purpose, ease, happiness, and passion—always passion.
But when Nora receives word that the child she lost twenty years ago is alive and in England, ancient heartache threatens to destroy their idyll.
To salvage their love, they must come to a deeper understanding of who they are—in the world, and to one another. Nora must learn to overcome the dark shadows of her past. Vanessa must learn to put others' needs before her own. And Nora's stubborn daughter must find it in her heart to forgive the mother she thought abandoned her. This unconventional family must rely on the powerful links of love and mercy to bind them back together.http://glbt.theromancereviews.com/viewbooks.php?bookid=17329 Thank you all so much for your support, and a huge thank you to those who've already voted! <3