Rainbow Awards

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Hello All!

I just found out that my novel Rangers Over Regulus is a finalist in the Rainbow Awards in the Gay Sci-fi/Futuristic category!

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It is a real honour to have even been nominated in the first place, and I can hardly believe that my novel has moved on to the finals.

Of course, my novel is definitely up against some tough competition. Good luck to us all!

And just so you all know, I’m not the only finalist from Less Than Three Press. I’m sure we’re all proud to represent our publisher in a range of different categories.

We also have:

The Only Way by Jamie Sullivan, finalist for the Lesbian Fantasy Romance category

Alpha Trine by Lexi Ander, finalist for the Bisexual General Fiction category

Goblins by Melanie Tushmore

Of Last Resort by Megan Derr

The Calm Before by Neena Jaydon

all finalists for the Gay Fantasy Romance category

The Memory of Blood and Lotuses by E.E. Ottoman, finalist for the Gay Paranormal Romance category

Camelia by Caitlin Ricci and Cari Z., finalist for the Lesbian Contemporary Romance category

and

The Fall Guide by Talya Andor, finalist for the Gay Contemporary Romance category.

I also noted a few authors that I met at the Gay Romance Northwest meet-up also had novels that were in the finals.

Congratulations all around! We’ll have to wait until December to find out the winners, and until then, happy writing everyone!

New Release

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My most recent novella Hakusan Angel was recently released with Less Than Three Press on April 9th.

I am really excited about this book because I love writing about hardcore ladies that can handle themselves.

For those of you who haven’t heard of it already, Hakusan Angel is a story in the Mecha Anthology A Loose Screw and goes along with the theme of giant machines piloted by humans. A good example of a Mecha story is Pacific Rim. Anyway, the premise of my story is that the machines are powered by people’s energy, and people who have enough energy to power a machine are called Sources. The level of energy a person has differs, and the higher the power, the rarer they are. One of my main characters is the extremely rare Level One Source who has been hiding her powers and the other main character is a pilot.

I really liked writing this story, because my Source character Kaede and my pilot character Mariko both had distinct personalities from the start and writing them was easy. The hard part was getting them to actually work together for long periods of time without storming off. They have a very strong difference of opinion, and once I’d written that into their personalities, it was hard to get them to reconcile.

This is a f/f romance, and I know that in the book market, those don’t sell as well as m/m romances. It’s a great shame, because I love this story and think that people who love sci-fi, fantasy and mecha stories are missing out because they don’t like the pairing. This story has a lot of action scenes in it, and if I’m good at writing anything, it’s action scenes.

Anyway, that’s my love for my latest release. I have an awesome story, awesome characters, awesome cover art and an awesome publisher, so if that’s not enough for some people, there’s really not much else I can do.

I’m Alex Powell

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Hello all,

My name is Alex and I’m an author with Less Than Three Press.

So far in my writing career, I have three published works: Across Borders, Insanity Girls and Rangers over Regulus. I also have another story waiting for release that I’m very excited about.

I mainly publish sci-fi and fantasy work, however, I am quite proficient in writing many genres or cross-genres. Right now, I’m writing LGBT fiction, which is sort of a niche market. However, my goal is to help expand that market.

I hope anyone who stops by enjoys writing and reading.