Featured Book: Genuine Gold (Cantor Gold Series Book 3), by Ann Aptaker

This week’s Featured Book reacquaints us with mystery maestro Ann Aptaker as she continues her award-winning Cantor Gold series. Genuine Gold is the highly anticipated third outing for this irrepressible sleuth, and there’s a fourth on the way. You can also read my interview with the author here.

About Genuine Gold:

Series: Cantor Gold (Book 3)
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (January 17, 2017)

New York, 1952. From the shadowy docks of Athens, Greece, to the elegance of a Fifth Avenue penthouse, to the neon glare of Coney Island, art smuggler Cantor Gold must track down an ancient artifact, elude thugs and killers, protect a beautiful woman who caters to Cantor’s deepest desires, and confront the honky-tonk past which formed her. Memories, murder, passion, and the terrible longing for her stolen love tangle in Cantor’s soul, threatening to tear her apart.

Lee Lynch’s ‘Rainbow Gap’ Receives Stellar Review from Lesbian Reading Room

51snr4a2qulLee Lynch’s recently released and highly anticipated Rainbow Gap is receiving the praise it deserves. The following is re-printed with permission from Lesbian Reading Room.

Rainbow Gap, Lee Lynch

Review by Velvet Lounger

Sometimes it is hard to write a review because you can’t find the words, in this case it’s hard to find words big enough to describe such an epic tale. Set in Florida in the 50’s and 60’s Lee Lynch has constructed a story that creates a movie style landscape in your mind.

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Featured Book: Gay and Lesbian Ghost Stories, by Antonio R. Garcez

512fj0dyyl-_sx329_bo1204203200_-1You’ll have a very spooky Christmas with this fascinating look at ghostly encounters of the gay and lesbian kind. Supernatural phenomenon are recounted through interviews with LGBT individuals from across the United States sharing their first-hand experiences with the other side, each one offering a compelling personal experience you’ll have to read to believe. read more…

Book Review: Brief Histories of Everyday Objects, by Andy Warner

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Terri Slichenmeyer

“Brief Histories of Everyday Objects” by Andy Warner
c.2016, Picador  $20.00 / $28.00 Canada  209 pages

Imagine the first person who created a toothbrush.

Better yet – imagine life before a toothbrush. Think about it: getting your mouth minty-fresh wasn’t exactly easy with twigs or rags. Same things with clean hair, unspoiled leftovers, unsmelly bathrooms, or cool gamepieces, as you’ll see in “Brief Histories of Everyday Objects” by Andy Warner.

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Literary Icon Lee Lynch’s New ‘Rainbow Gap’ Set for Release December 1

Photo by Sue Hardesty

Photo by Sue Hardesty

This one’s an immediate ‘want to read’ for anyone who loves great storytelling (and good gifting, too, those holidays are coming fast).

Lee Lynch’s Amazon Trail columns have brought monthly pleasure to readers of lgbtSr for several years now. Lee Lynch is a trailblazer, multiple award winner, and the namesake of the Golden Crown Literary Society’s annual Lee Lynch Classic Award.

Her new book, Rainbow Gap, will be available December 1, so save that date!

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Book Review: Faithful: A Novel, by Alice Hoffman

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Terri Schlichenmeyer

“Faithful: A Novel” by Alice Hoffman
c.2016, Simon & Schuster   $26.00 / $35.00 Canada
272 pages

The best years of your life.

That’s what people tell you about high school. Remember those days, they say. They’ll be the best of your life. But zits, mean girls, broken dreams, and broken friends aren’t exactly best. Sometimes in high school, as in the new book “Faithful” by Alice Hoffman, the very worst things can happen.

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Featured Book: The Soldier, the Avatar, and the Holocaust: WWII Germany, Jan.-May, 1945, by Ronni Sanlo

wwii-front-cover-copyThis week’s Featured Book is The Soldier, the Avatar, and the Holocaust: WWII Germany, Jan. – May, 1945, by Ronni Sanlo, Ed.D..  Ronni is a writer and retired UCLA professor and Director Emeritus of the UCLA LGBT Center. She was born in Ohio and raised in Florida where she graduated from the University of Florida (BMus) and the University of North Florida (M.Ed., Ed.D.) in Jacksonville. As a young Jewish girl, Ronni was taught to never forget and to be responsible for telling the story.

According to Ronni, the purpose of this book, based on actual letters from her father to her mother in 1945,  is to present the reality of the Holocaust to a new generation of readers so that it’s not forgotten.

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Featured Book: Gravy in the Pie, by J.H. Hayes

gravy-in-the-pie-useI recently featured one of J.H. Hayes’s books, How Christianity Sustains a Gay Man, including an excerpt. Now comes his new novel, just released from Club Lighthouse Publishing.

Gravy in the Pie tells the story of Carl Jr. and Bubba Gene, kissing cousins at age 10 who got into serious trouble with their fundamentalist parents. So much so that Bubba Gene’s family uprooted from Austin, Texas to The Arkansas Ozarks to keep the boys apart. Only wise old Grannies saw through the hoopla and in their wills they left the grandsons valuable property and a prized pie recipe, much to the ever-developing scorn of sibling rivals. In 2015, the cousins now live together and the story begins with Bubba Gene directing “The Farewell Interview.” Because church-goers have forced local boyfriends to marry-off and raise Bible-toting children, Carl Jr. is leaving the USA to pursue an internet marriage proposal in Ireland.

Read more, including an excerpt, HERE.