Laura Baumbach is the best-selling, multi-award winning, acclaimed author of short tories, ovellas, novels and movies. Most recently, Mexican Heat, written in collaboration with Josh Lanyon, has been hosen as a FINALIST for Best Gay Romance in the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards, a FINALIST in the 2010 EPPIE Awards, and has received an Honorable Mention at the 2009 San Francisco Book Festival. Laura was nominated for Best GBLT Author 2008 in the LRC 's Best Of Awards for 2008. Her adventure story The Lost Temple of Karttikeya won the 2008 EPPIE Award for Best GLBT novel. Her sequel to best-selling novel A Bit of Rough, Roughhousing, was 2007 Reviewers' Choice Award Winner.