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1) The setting is particularly vivid, particularly in regards to Martin’s living space. I can picture his home perfectly, from the rainbow lantern out front to the paintings turned to face the wall despite the perfect lighting, and attention is also paid to how the house changes along with Martin and Andre’s relationship. The house is almost a character on its own, which makes the ending all the sweeter. Miami itself is equally vivid, if painted in slightly broader strokes, while other locations such as Andre’s initial apartment or Van Laar’s creepy mansion are given details that wonderfully enhance the mood of their involved scenes. While technically the paintings are more setting-accessories than a location on their own, they also bring life and character to any scene they occupy. The paintings reveal more than the characters themselves let on, like the hint of a whimsical nature in Martin’s style or the implied liminal states that Andre exists in as he finds his place in Miami. The evolution of these paintings reflect the emotional arc of the narrative, showcasing the stakes of the climax with Martin’s self-portrait.

Andre in Flight Laura Lascarso
Gay - Paranormal Romance
File Size: 1502 KB
Print Length: 134 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (November 16, 2016)
Publication Date: November 16, 2016
Amazon: Andre in Flight Laura Lascarso

When up-and-coming Miami painter Martin Fonseca encounters youthful pretty boy Andre Bellamy washing dishes in the kitchen of La Candela, he swears he’s known him before, intimately. But Andre only arrived in Miami weeks ago, after running away from small-town Alabama and his abusive father. When Martin discovers Andre trading sexual favors for a place to stay, he offers him a room in his studio apartment. As roommates only.

What starts as a playful friendship turns into something more as Andre begins posing for Martin, whose true passion is painting fantastical portraits. Martin’s obsession with Andre grows until they are sharing more than just flirtatious conversation. But when an eccentric art collector buys one of Martin’s paintings, Martin’s past jealousies resurface and threaten to destroy what he and Andre have so lovingly built.
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1) I really enjoyed reading this awesome collection of stories by various talented authors.
2) This is a great collection of stories in support of the anthology. They all were fast-paced with great character development. The writing styles differed from each other but the editing was spot on. My version didn't have  table contents so I hope it's in the published version.

One Pulse Anthology: Read My Lips C.C. Dado
Gay - Romantic Comedy
File Size: 2027 KB
Print Length: 643 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (September 19, 2016)
Publication Date: September 19, 2016
Amazon: One Pulse Anthology: Read My Lips C.C. Dado

Stories drive life. Sometimes life is good; sometimes life is bad. But it’s the nature of our community that in the aftermath of an act of hatred, we respond with love. Because darkness cannot exist in the presence of light. Cruelty cannot stand against compassion. Negativity will never overcome hope.

To show our support for those affected by the Orlando shooting, our authors, editors, artists, and staff have volunteered their talents to create this anthology. All proceeds will be donated to LGBT organizations in central Florida. Join us as we celebrate the triumph of love over every obstacle.

Jon Keys—A Single Night
Alicia Nordwell—About Best Friends & Boyfriends
Mickie B. Ashling—Adíos
M.T. Aspen —Asking for Trouble
M.A. Church—Chasing Tyme
Caitlin Ricci—Coming Out
George Seaton—Cucurrucucú
Jayce Ellis—Dance
Bree Cariad—Everyday Miracles
Chrissy Munder—Everything I Need
Ellis Carrington—For the First Time
Felicitas Ivey—Get Me to the Church Town Hall on Time
John Amory—Happy Pride
Grace R. Duncan—Hope
John Goode—Let Them Eat Cake
J. C. Long—Magical Boys Just Wanna Have Fun
Elizabeth Noble—Magicicada
Renee Stevens—More Than a Pact
Troy Storm—One Big Happy… Bunch
Connie Bailey—One Heart at a Time
Dev Bentham—Perfection
Andrea Speed—Pride
Laura Lascarso—Pull
Lila Leigh Hunter—Raffled Kiss
Emery C. Walters—Ranch Dressing
C.C. Dado—Read My Lips
Sera Kane—The Stag's Bane
KC Burn—The Tithe
Vicktor Alexander—The Wooing of the Marqués de Sierra de Outes
Edmond Manning—They Danced
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1) This.Was.Hot! This is the type of story I didn't want it to end. It was amazing and I really enjoyed both Misha and Ryan. It took me a bit to get to like Ryan but after a few chapters, he got into my heart. He really needed someone like Misha in his life to teach him control and respect. Wonderful read! Ms. Witt is definitely someone to look after, for her stories are all so enjoyable. Well done!

The Master Will Appear L.A. Witt
Gay - Erotic Romance
Paperback: 446 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 13, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1545274614
ISBN-13: 978-1545274613
Amazon: The Master Will Appear L.A. Witt

Dr. Mikhail “Misha” Budnikov takes one look at fellow fencer Ryan O’Connor and instantly knows his type. The undisciplined hothead is all ego with no finesse and even less control. In short, Misha’s pet peeves personified. To put the arrogant kid in check, Misha challenges him to a sparring match, which he predictably wins. Not so predictably, Ryan asks him to be a mentor and show him how to fence. Startled by the moment of humility, Misha agrees. What begins as fencing lessons becomes something much hotter, and before they know it, Misha is giving Ryan an entirely different kind of education. Dominance, submission, pain, pleasure—at the hands of an older, experienced man, a whole new world is opening up for Ryan. As the trust deepens and their bond strengthens, though, Ryan retreats because that sham called love left him jaded long ago. Cynical beyond his years, he’s not letting his guard down, least of all for a thrice-divorced man twice his age. Now Misha has to find a way to crack through those defenses…or accept defeat and walk away from the submissive who might just be the love of his life.
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1) This is the perfect continuation of Ms. Crow's book Meridian. These two characters are very much likable. I enjoyed the drama and angst found within the pages, a story that kept me at 'the edge of my seat'. This one is definitely worth the read but first, read Meridian. You'll be glad you did.

Windward (Mirror #2) Kirby Crow
Gay - Romantic Suspence
File Size: 4336 KB
Print Length: 276 pages
Publisher: Bonecamp (May 29, 2017)
Publication Date: May 29, 2017
Amazon: Windward (Mirror #2) Kirby Crow

Matty and Grant's attempt to make a life together in Kingshall is shattered when Jaeger Koning sends word that he intends to return and claim what is his. Not content to stand by while his life is destroyed, Matty accepts Rey's invitation to return to Norfolk and re-open the Kill Devil case, but Jaeger seems to have anticipated their every move.
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1) I love the two main characters with all my heart. They were extremely well and sympathetically drawn, and I rooted for them the entire way through. A unique and delightful love story.
2) Really good read. I liked the pacing and how the Asperger syndrome was portrait. The writing style is really good. The story is definitely new and refreshing. The characters interesting enough and the story believable. A book that probably I will read again in the future! Well done!

The Rules of Love Cara Malone
Lesbian - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 298 pages
Publisher: Independently published (May 15, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1521294968
ISBN-13: 978-1521294963
Amazon: The Rules of Love Cara Maloneh

Maxine Saddler has never been in love. She knows exactly what it looks like – she’s spent years studying the phenomenon in other people, but her Asperger syndrome makes it far too anxiety-provoking to attempt such a thing in her own life. Instead, she focuses exclusively on academics. She’s 23 years old, starting grad school, and perfectly content to ignore the world beyond her textbooks. That is, until she meets Ruby Satterwhite, who makes Max want to give love one more shot. Ruby is the consummate social butterfly – sorority president, extracurricular list a mile long, and stunning to boot. In short, she’s way out of Max’s league, and on top of it all, she kind of hates Max for how she blurts out whatever’s on her mind, no matter how blunt. But when they’re thrown grudgingly together for a group project in their first class, the heavens open up and the sparks begin to fly. There are only two problems – Ruby’s still pining for her perfect ex-girlfriend. It’s time to turn on the charm like never before, but can Max master the rules of love?
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1) Great world building. Obviously the author is a good writer but I wished he developed the main character more so you understand his motivation for fleeing the prince. 

The City of Seven Gods (The Lost Histories #1) Andrew J. Peters
Gay - Fantasy
Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (September 13, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626397759
ISBN-13: 978-1626397750
Amazon: The City of Seven Gods (The Lost Histories #1) Andrew J. Peters

Kelemun was bought from his peasant parents to tend the inner sanctum of the house of Aknon, where wealthy men pay mountain sapphires to behold the beautiful servants of the god. Chosen to bring offerings to Caliph, Kelemun captures the fascination of the young prince Praxtor who has never been denied anything his heart desires.

Ja'bar was hired to roughhouse wayward proselytes for the high priest Aknon-Horheb. In Qabbat'lee, it's good paying work for a Stripeling, a jungle savage in the eyes of the city natives, and if he's stingy and stays out of trouble, it will buy him a plot of river land.

But the splendor of Qabbat'lee is a mirage disguising a grotesquerie of corruption. When Kelemun and Ja'bar's threads of fate entwine on a night of chilling betrayal, their only hope for redemption and survival may lie in one another.
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1) Strong story, well developed characters, my only qualm was with the last 1/3 of the book not being as strong as the first 2/3.
2) This story is rich, vivid, emotionally charged, and left me thinking about it long after I finished.
3) Heartfelt and never less than engaging, peopled with realistically drawn characters, this novel makes for some very satisfying reading.

Arrows Through Archer Nash Summers
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 308 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (June 13, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1547280700
ISBN-13: 978-1547280704
Amazon: Arrows Through Archer Nash Summers

After the loss of his parents, Archer Hart is consumed by grief. Each day, he struggles his way through classes, parties, and trying to put on a good front for the sake of his best friend. But at night, he falls asleep to the sound of gunshots ringing in his ears. Mallory is a man fighting a war of emotions all his own. When his son invites his best friend back home to Banff over a college break, he’s happy for the company. Some time during the late-night talks, subtle smiles, and long, long silences, the two men begin to find solace in one another. But love isn’t always easy, especially when it strikes you straight through the heart.
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1) Beautifully vivid depiction of Florida wildlife, terrain, weather, and the culture of Florida in the 1950s-1970s

Rainbow Gap Lee Lynch
Lesbian - Contemporary General Fiction
Paperback
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (December 13, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626397996
ISBN-13: 978-1626397996
Amazon: Rainbow Gap Lee Lynch

Jaudon Vicker and Berry Garland are polar opposites yet know they are meant to be together. Growing up in steamy backcountry Central Florida, they fight each other's battles: Berry protects boyish Jaudon from bullies, Jaudon gives the abandoned Berry roots. They pledge that nothing will part them, not a changing Florida nor a changing America, not Berry's quest for her spiritual path, nor Jaudon's ambition for her family's business. When the war in Vietnam, politics, police, rough times, society itself, and other women threaten to come between them, their bond grows deeper. In the safety of their secluded tree house hideaway, they learn to dream, dance--and to make love.
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1) Okay, I loved this a lot more than I expected to going in. Really lovely characters, a nice mystery, and while 'funny' stories often fall flat for me, here the humor perfectly tickled me.

Huntress A.E. Radley
Bisexual - Contemporary General Fiction
Paperback: 324 pages
Publisher: Heartsome Publishing (May 16, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1999702905
ISBN-13: 978-1999702908
Amazon: Huntress A.E. Radley

Amy is stuck in a rut. After graduating, she never left her temporary job at the motorway service station. Daily visits from a mysterious woman are the highlight of her days. Until one day, when the mystery woman vanishes. Amy investigates the disappearance and makes a shocking discovery. Suddenly, she’s being framed and no-nonsense Claudia McAllister is being sent to arrest her. Will Amy’s unique approach to evading capture prove successful?
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1) Not having read the first book, I found it hard to connect with the characters and their drama at first, but quickly fell in love with Olivia and Emily. A romantic read with some sparkling dialogue.

Grounded (The Flight Series #2) A.E. Radley
Bisexual - Contemporary Romance
Series: The Flight Series
Paperback: 358 pages
Publisher: Ylva Publishing; 1 edition (January 18, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3955337782
ISBN-13: 978-3955337780
Amazon: Grounded (The Flight Series #2) A.E. Radley

City professional Olivia Lewis is coming to terms with her latest romantic failure by attempting to throw herself into her work. But with clients suddenly leaving Applewood Financial in their droves it becomes clear that old enemies have decided to strike and Olivia realises that she is losing everything. Meanwhile the world of first-class flight attendant Emily White comes crashing down around her when she loses her job with Crown Airlines. With no income, enormous debts and a broken-hearted five-year-old son she thinks that things can’t get any worse. That is until a blast from the past threatens it all. When a twist of fate brings them together will they finally be able to understand each other?
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1) A bit heavy on the family drama for my tastes, with a surprisingly quick jump into the sex, but well-written (like all of Witt's stuff), with two hot, intriguing, middle-aged men.

Afraid to Fly (Anchor Point #2) L.A. Witt
Bisexual - Contemporary Romance
Series: Anchor Point (Book 2)
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (December 21, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626495009
ISBN-13: 978-1626495005
Amazon: Afraid to Fly (Anchor Point #2) L.A. Witt

Once a fearless fighter pilot, Commander Travis Wilson is now confined to a desk. It’s been eight years since the near-fatal crash that grounded him, and it still rules his life thanks to relentless back pain.

Lieutenant Commander Clint Fraser almost drowned in a bottle after a highly classified catastrophe while piloting a drone. His downward spiral cost him his marriage and kids, but he’s sober now and getting his life back on track. He’s traded drones for a desk, and he’s determined to reconcile with his kids and navigate the choppy waters of PTSD.

Clint has been on Travis’s radar ever since he transferred to Anchor Point. When Clint comes out to his colleagues, it’s a disaster, but there’s a silver lining: now that Travis knows Clint is into men, the chemistry between them explodes.

It’s all fun and games until emotions get involved. Clint’s never been in love with a man before. Travis has, and a decade later, that tragic ending still haunts him. Clint needs to coax him past his fear of crashing and burning again, or their love will be grounded before takeoff.
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1)Oh, my! These stories are dark, decadent, and oh-so dangerous, with wondrously damaged characters to match. They are almost too well-written for such perverse material, but I love what they add to the genre.

Dangerous Urges Konrad Hartmann
Bisexual - Anthology / Collection / Alternative Universe/Reality
Paperback: 258 pages
Publisher: Fantastic Fiction Publishing (October 24, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1622343069
ISBN-13: 978-1622343065
Amazon: Dangerous Urges Konrad Hartmann

There are twisted alleys and dark corners in the world, the sorts of places most people never go, much less go looking for sex. But some people have urges light just can’t satisfy. From the master of horror erotica, Konrad Hartmann, comes Dangerous Urges -- an anthology of seven stories about the kinds of people who can only get what they need from shadowy places. Dangerous Urges starts with a modern tale of abuse, primal lusts, and recovery and ends with ancient Roman nobles with tastes more depraved than Caligula’s. In between these, you’ll encounter grave robbers, shark fanciers, mad patriarchs, eldritch abominations, and even a relatively ordinary necrophiliac. Follow Konrad Hartmann down a dark alley, and see what he has to show you back there. We promise you an unforgettable experience. Beyond that… You can’t say we didn’t warn you.
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1) What can I say I really enjoyed this story.  The Setting was sharp and grounded.  The Plot was well thought out and easy to follow, I may not have agreed with all his plot choices but he put a ton of work into the plot and the story so it was enjoyable.  The characters were strong and interesting and I loved that they were all older and not your typical 20 somethings.  That was a great choice on his point.  Showing that you don't have to be young to have an adventure. When it comes to the writing style the narrative was easy to follow even with all the references to mythology.  I would totally read this story again.
2) Bit of a boring start for me, but it soon picked up. I had to keep reading to find out what the hell was going to happen.

Tartarus Eric Andrews-Katz
Gay - Fantasy
Paperback
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (December 13, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626397465
ISBN-13: 978-1626397460
Amazon: Tartarus Eric Andrews-Katz

Long ago, the Olympian Gods conquered and nearly destroyed an earlier race known as the Titans. Echidna, Mother of Monsters, was imprisoned in Tartarus. Centuries later, she has escaped. Entering the modern world, Echidna finds the old Gods are gone, and vows to destroy every descendant of the Olympians.

In the contemporary Pacific Northwest, Adrian and Annelise have lived comfortably--unaware of their Olympian birthright and its significance. When Adrian is introduced to Zack, sparks fly and their initial contact slowly turns to romance.

Echidna unleashes a brutal attack and Zack reveals his Divine lineage. Now he must teach the twins about their own heritage, and how to wield their unique powers for the battle to come. The final battle between Titans and Olympians will be held in the Underworld. Modern weapons have no place and only magic can prevail.
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1) A great introduction of a new author to me.  I really like her writing style even though some of the English terms she uses are confusing to my American brain.  The reader sees both points of view of the men, so you are never left wondering what the other is thinking. Being a short story means the love story happens quickly, like being in a whirl wind.  The long drawn out agnst isn't there where the characters split before coming together again.
2) I loved this story. The plot flowed nicely, the setting was an interesting one, and the writing style was engaging. Connor and Lee were very interesting characters to read. This is not the traditional friendship where close friends become lovers. No, the friendship is a bit one-sided, with Connor going all in and Lee keeping parts of himself hidden. The friendship grows as the relationship develops and I liked the maturity of the characters. I personally dislike when grown men act like moody teens, and this was not the case for his story. Every decision was made by an adult, and I loved how they dealt with everything. Great romance read for me.

Our Secret Wedding (SHS #1) H.J. Perry
Bisexual - Romantic Comedy
File Size: 3762 KB
Print Length: 226 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: September 14, 2016
Amazon: Our Secret Wedding (SHS #1) H.J. Perry

A friends-to-lovers, feel-good gay romance. Contains a whole lot of man-on-man love action, and an elopement to Gretna Green for a secret wedding.

Impulsive and romantic, Connor is set to take over the family business, Sky High Scaffolds, with his siblings. But he might be ruled out as possible CEO, because even though he's almost thirty, he's still single.

Connor makes a life-changing chance discovery about a member of his construction team. Lee is gay, but no one at work knows. The macho scaffolding crew aren’t known for their gay-friendliness.

At twenty-nine years of age, sexy scaffolder Lee is looking for love and commitment. He’s not about to hook up with any straight guy who’s going through a gay experimental phase. Especially not his work colleague, Connor.

Lee fears rejection if and when Connor wakes up and realizes he’s not bisexual and not into guys.

Connor fears losing the love of his life if he can’t prove he’s serious about him and win Lee’s heart.

Standalone novel, there is no cliffhanger, no cheating, and there is a happy ending.

Book 1 in the Sky High Scaffolders series.
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1) The world building was great, and I liked the characters, although they fall for each other almost immediately.  The plot was interesting, and I liked the inclusion of characters from earlier books. The writing flowed well, which made the story a fast read, and the settings were easy to imagine.

The Vampire and the M.D. J.P.Bowie
Gay - Paranormal Romance
File Size: 1332 KB
Print Length: 173 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: MLR Press (April 19, 2017)
Publication Date: April 19, 2017
Amazon: The Vampire and the M.D. (The Vampire and #3) J.P.Bowie

When Dr. Blake Farnon hits a shadowy figure with his car, he is astounded when the man almost instantaneously recovers from the accident. But Daniel Vale is no ordinary man, as Blake soon discovers. Daniel is Vampire, and not only that, works for the US government in a secret department of the FBI.

At first wary of the undeniably handsome vampire, Blake cannot resist Daniel's allure for long. From the moment Daniel shows up at Blake's apartment with a poisoned silver sword imbedded in his side, Blake is hurled into an adventure he never dreamed he would be a part of.

Demons, ancient gods and a vindictive goddess determined to tear apart the fragile fabric of world peace after the Middle East War, can only be stopped by other supernatural beings--vampires. And Blake finds himself caught up in the fight, whether he wants to be or not. Can his fledging relationship with Daniel possibly survive? He'd thought it crazy enough he'd fallen for a vampire, but the rest of it? What would his mother say?
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Tal Bauer Enemy Within (The Executive Office #3)
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Series: The Executive Office (Book 3)
Paperback: 483 pages
Publisher: Independently published (March 27, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1520907931
ISBN-13: 978-1520907932
Amazon: Tal Bauer Enemy Within (The Executive Office #3)

The White House, infiltrated. The president, running for his life. A traitorous general, intent on burning the world to the ground. When everything falls apart, who do you trust? President Jack Spiers fled Washington DC on the heels of a devastating attack on CIA headquarters, masterminded by one of America’s own, former General Porter Madigan. While the world believes Jack was killed in the bombing, he embarks on a wild infiltration mission, smuggling himself into occupied Russia to rescue the love of his life: former Secret Service Agent and First Gentleman Ethan Reichenbach. Reunited, Jack, Ethan, and deposed Russian president Sergey Puchkov, along with President Elizabeth Wall—the only person left in Washington DC who Jack trusts—must work together. They piece together a desperate plan, hunting Madigan to the ends of the earth and the bitter frigidity of the Arctic, where Madigan’s world-shattering doomsday plan comes together. Outnumbered, outmaneuvered, and outgunned, Jack, Ethan, Sergey, and the rest of the team struggle to put a stop to Madigan and his army. In the desolate extremes of the Arctic, their resolve, their strength, and even their love is tested, pushed to the absolute limits as choices must be made: choices that pit the fate of the world against the love in their hearts, and the loves of their life. As the world crumbles around them, Jack and Ethan find themselves waging a war on two fronts—against an enemy they can see, and another, hiding within their ranks. Who can be trusted when the enemy is within you?
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Tal Bauer Hush
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 460 pages
Publisher: Independently published (July 28, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1521946493
ISBN-13: 978-1521946497
Amazon: Tal Bauer Hush

A federal judge running from the truth. A U.S. marshal running from his past. A trial that can plunge the world into war. Federal Judge Tom Brewer is finally putting the pieces of his life back together. In the closet for twenty-five long years, he’s climbing out slowly, and, with the hope of finding a special relationship with the stunning Mike Lucciano, U.S. Marshal assigned to his D.C. courthouse. He wants to be out and proud, but he can’t erase his own past, and the lessons he learned long ago. But a devastating terrorist attack in the heart of DC, and the subsequent capture and arrest of the terrorist, leads to a trial that threatens to expose the dark underbelly of America’s national security. As Russia beats the drums of war, intent on seeking revenge, and the United States struggles to contain the storm before it races out of control, secrets and lies, past and present, collide in Judge Tom Brewer’s courtroom. With the world’s attention fixed on Tom and this case, he suddenly discovers he may be the only person who can put everything together in time to stop the spark of a new world war.
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Tempeste O'Riley Fangs with a Heart (Chain of Fate #2)
Gay - Paranormal Romance
Series: Chain of Fate (Book 2)
Paperback: 236 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 22, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1635335000
ISBN-13: 978-1635335002
Amazon: Tempeste O'Riley Fangs with a Heart (Chain of Fate #2)

Chain of Fate: Book Two

Lynx shifter Trace Wilson’s fun-loving exterior hides a heart scarred by severe domestic violence—a heart that might not ever trust another male, fated mate or not. When Trace moves to Seattle to take his place as trainer and council representative to the Glacier Rim Tribe, he discovers his mate is the vampire prince Sasha Tolstoi, leader of the Konstantin Coven. It’s not something Trace is ready to accept. Not now, maybe not ever. But if there’s one thing Sasha knows how to do, it’s how to be patient, especially when his fated heart is also his perfect sub.

When an outside force threatens the fragile bond slowly forming between them—and nearly kills Trace—Trace’s instincts shift into high gear. Sasha is powerful, and that means he has enemies, among them several rival covens and an uncle determined to force Sasha into a marriage with a vampire princess. But why involve the lynx Trace in their maneuvering? Finding the culprit won’t be easy, and it will mean building trust—a slow and difficult prospect for someone who’s suffered as much as Trace. Finding a way to move beyond the past, and to love, before those out to finish Sasha can destroy either, is a race the two fated hearts have to win.
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Sallyanne Monti A Heart Well Traveled (Tales of Long Distance Love Affairs and Unlikely Outcomes #1)
Lesbian - Anthology / Collection / Contemporary Romance
File Size: 657 KB
Print Length: 345 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Sapphire Books Publishing (June 15, 2017)
Publication Date: June 15, 2017
Amazon: Sallyanne Monti A Heart Well Traveled (Tales of Long Distance Love Affairs and Unlikely Outcomes #1)

Discover the many facets of romantic relationships as authors in volume one of, A Heart Well Traveled, unravel the trials and tribulations of long distance love affairs.

Each author, with their own unique style of storytelling, will leave the reader begging for more. Go from wild rides to gentle love stories, exploring the twists and turns lovers go through as they work to be together despite the distance between them.

Explore bonds beyond friendship, chance meetings, family drama, gender complexity, longstanding love and unexpected passion as lovers seek their happily ever after.

A Heart Well Traveled is a collection of short stories where women who love woman share the joys and challenges of long distance relationships.

Can love really conquer all?
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K.J. Lewis Mondays with You (Sunday Love #2)
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Series: Sunday Love
Paperback: 376 pages
Publisher: kj lewis books (July 25, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0997641479
ISBN-13: 978-0997641479
Amazon: K.J. Lewis Mondays with You (Sunday Love #2)

West Connors struggled to put the pieces of his heart back together after the sudden departure of his best friend, Blake Thomas, from his life ten years ago. Making a life for himself teaching in New York City, West has never quite filled the hole in his heart Blake left behind. Blake Thomas gets things done. As a handler for one of the top political fixers in the business, he focuses on work, friends, and one-night stands. He's fooled himself into thinking he's conquered the demons of his past until he runs into the best friend he was forced to leave behind when he was sixteen. When their jobs force them into a fake relationship, Blake learns something about his childhood best friend and eventually about himself. As they try to repair their damaged friendship, they find that moving forward can sometimes lead you back home.
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1) Meg Amor has written a lush, passionate, and vivid book that pullled me in from the vety first page.

Hawaiian Ginger (The Hawaiians #4) Meg Amor
Gay - Contemporary Romance
File Size: 3619 KB
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (June 6, 2017)
Publication Date: June 6, 2017
Amazon: Hawaiian Ginger (The Hawaiians #4) Meg Amor

Zane Andrews, a striking redhead and severely deaf dancer, has a love of pretty aloha dresses and girly feminine things. He comes from a poor, and extremely sheltered, cultish background. When he and Danny connect after the winning tango, things heat up quickly. But what about Zane’s relationship with Kaleho? Guilt eats at him and he wonders what he’s doing.

Danny’s a fourth-generation Hawaiian Big Islander, from the wealthy Lucerno ranching family. He’s a dark-haired, smoldering mix of Portuguese male and Argentine sensuality who was fighting his attraction to Zane. But even he can’t deny where his heart has taken him.

When Zane decides to face Kaleho, Danny disappears to Las Vegas. Zane’s worried he’s gone back to his old, glamorous life he had with Paolo. Has he lost Danny?

Zane’s first time on a plane to Vegas away from Hawai’i overwhelms him. And what if Danny rejects him? Then Zane’s past catches up with him. His abusive birth parents sue Danny and his adopted family, the Masterson-Mahikoas, sending everyone into turmoil.

Can they finally heal from the past abuse of dysfunctional family relationships? Will Danny and Zane be able to accept each other’s backgrounds, insecurities, and express their deep feelings for each other?
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1) It’s hard for me to believe that this is a debut novel. The writing is lush and expressive. The setting conveys both place and mood so vividly and deftly. The characters are believable, fully realised, and, with one exception, very sympathetic. What impressed me most, though, was the author’s ability to capture the conflicts, fast-changing emotions, and interpersonal dynamics of a group of teenagers. A wholly believable coming-of-age story. I couldn’t put it down.
2) Loved the writing and the strong sense of place and time it creates. The characters are vividly drawn.
3) A well written, entertaining and absorbing story that was difficult to put down. an excellent addition to the genre of YA gay romance. I would recommend it to teenagers and adults of any age.


Caught Inside (Boys on the Brink #1) Jamie Deacon
Gay - Young Adult
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing (September 29, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1786450356
ISBN-13: 978-1786450357
Amazon: Caught Inside (Boys on the Brink #1) Jamie Deacon

Luke believes he has his life figured out...and then he meets Theo. It should have been simple-a summer spent with his girlfriend Zara at her family's holiday cottage in Cornwall. Seventeen-year-old Luke Savage jumps at the chance, envisioning endless hours of sunbathing on the private beach and riding the waves on his beloved surfboard. He isn't interested in love. Though his rugged good looks and lazy charm mean he can have his pick of girls, he has no intention of falling for anyone. Nothing prepares Luke for his reaction to Theo, the sensitive Oxford undergraduate who is Zara's cousin and closest friend. All at once, he is plunged along a path of desire and discovery that has him questioning everything he thought he knew about himself. No one, especially Zara, must find out; what he and Theo have is too new, too fragile. But as the deceit spirals beyond their control, people are bound to get hurt, Luke most of all.
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1) This book really grabs you from the beginning. I could not wait to see how it played out. I will be looking for more from this author.
2) This was a great urban fantasy novel that deserves mention. I liked how the novel begins with the conflict right away, and presents the moral issues in which the main character has to struggle. The editing and formatting could've been better, but it's a great story that captivated me.


Heathens Jonah Bergan
Gay - Young Adult
Paperback: 540 pages
Publisher: Independently published (May 7, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1521191425
ISBN-13: 978-1521191422
Amazon: Heathens Jonah Bergan

Well it finally happened. The world ended. It didn't happen the way anyone expected it would. No nukes, no pandemics, just a whole lot of rage and a whole lot of violence. None of us saw it coming. There were plenty of clues, but none of us figured it out in time. The real kicker is, I'm pretty sure someone planned it. I'm pretty sure someone did it on purpose.

I'm Holden. I survived. You won't like my story. That's too bad, because your world's headed the same way as mine. Everything that happened to me, is going to happen to you. The same kind of people that did this to me, will do it to you. They're doing it right now. They're making it worse and you don't even see it. Sure, I could help you. I could give it a try, but you won't listen. I'm not the same religion. I'm not the same as you. I'm a different kind than you, so you won't listen. That's why it'll happen to you. Don't say I didn't warn you. Don't say you didn't have a clue. Not when all you had to do was listen.

Heathens is a young adult post apocalyptic science fiction novel. Heathens contains some coarse language and violence.

Can One Angry Boy Save the World?
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1) This is wild romp, it is at times a little angsty. The author handles a subject that is not always easy to handle but does it in a believable way.

Chief's Mess (Anchor Point #3) L.A. Witt
Gay - Erotic Romance
Series: Anchor Point (Book 3)
Paperback: 254 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (March 24, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626496048
ISBN-13: 978-1626496040
Amazon: Chief's Mess (Anchor Point #3) L.A. Witt

Anthony Talbot is in Anchor Point to visit family, but after two days of strife, he needs a break. A local gay bar is calling his name.

When Chief Noah Jackson sees that red head stroll into the club, he immediately wants him. They’re perfectly matched, and before long, they’re burning up the sheets. Noah can’t get enough. Anthony can’t stay in Oregon for long, but as soon as he leaves, he’s counting down the days until he can fly back for more. And between his increasingly frequent visits, there’s always phone sex, sexting, webcams . . . anything they can get.

But Noah’s got a carefully crafted façade, and Anthony can’t help noticing the slowly forming cracks. The scent of alcohol in the middle of the day. The extra drinks at dinner. The hint of red in his eyes. Anthony knows what it means. He doesn’t want to believe it, but he’s seen this before, and there’s no denying it. If Noah doesn’t get his downward spiral under control, he’s going to lose both his career and the first man he’s ever really loved.
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1)A.M. Hawke has created an interesting society with her detailed world building and her fully realised MCs and supporting cast made me care enough about them to want to know what happens to them, their hopes and dreams as this series develops.
2) It took me a while to get into the story, but once I was, I was hooked.  Interesting worldbuilding which is very political. The characters are complex, as is the plot, and I liked the fact it wasn't stereotypical in any way. I also liked the way it didn't shy away from the realities of war, and the battlefield. The ending gives the impression that this is just the beginning.


Salvation (Dawn of War #1) A.M. Hawke
Gay - Sci-Fi / Futuristic
File Size: 1008 KB
Print Length: 303 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Supposed Crimes (August 1, 2017)
Publication Date: August 1, 2017
Amazon: Salvation (Dawn of War #1) A.M. Hawke

Salvation follows gladiator-pit-ruler Malek and sky-ruler Soran. Their two states face destruction unless the men can form a bond they both can trust.

Sexy and violent, with great battles in a beautiful cloud city, Hawke’s work has been described as dark, bloody, and thought-provoking. Salvation should appeal to readers of gay fiction and stories involving men loving men.

Famed gladiator Malek the Destroyer has spent years secretly plotting a revolution against the oppressive Senate that rules his planet. Popular victors who have retired, left the city of Dis, or even apparently died in the arena have secretly trained as Malek’s revolutionary army.

But Malek’s revolution won’t stand a chance if only one city fights it. He reaches out to Soran, leader of the one autonomous city left on the planet, Aerix. Soran leads a caste of Skyknights, starfighter pilots famed for elaborate body modifications that make them nimble fighters and grueling training as soldiers and fighter pilots. Malek invites Soran to Dis to secure an alliance—and to tempt him with promises of power.
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1) With a great plot full of twists and compelling dynamics between characters, this was a book I couldn’t put down. Definitely looking forward to reading more books by this author.
2) A fast-paced, exciting law enforcement thriller. The characters were excellent, and the story was really well done.


Can't Hide From Me Cordelia Kingsbridge
Bisexual - Romantic Suspence
Paperback: 286 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (May 23, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626494444
ISBN-13: 978-1626494442
Amazon: Can't Hide From Me Cordelia Kingsbridge

Charles Hunter’s team is on a mission to extract an unidentified ATF agent from an undercover job gone wrong. All they’ve got to go on is the rendezvous location—until Charles recognizes the ex he hasn’t seen in years. Their “simple rescue mission” is about to get a lot more complicated.

For Ángel Medina, adjusting to life after his cartel nightmare is hard enough without confronting memories of a failed relationship. All he wants is a fresh start. But when a violent stalker lashes out from the shadows, Ángel realizes his nightmare is far from over.

As the stalker’s obsession escalates and bodies start dropping, Charles and Ángel are thrown together in a desperate search for the culprit. Tempers flare and old passions reignite, drawing them back into the same turbulent relationship that once ended in disaster.

But the stalker isn’t letting go—and the next strike might hit straight through the heart.
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1) This book is a fantastic story about two people who, even though both are scarred physically and emotionally, and carrying enough baggage to fill an airport luggage carrier, are able to find their HEA ending.
2) This one drew me in from the very first sentence. I loved the characters and was fully invested in their arcs within this story.


Scarred Mia Kerick
Transgender - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 234 pages
Publisher: CoolDudes Publishing (March 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1544212356
ISBN-13: 978-1544212357
Amazon: Scarred Mia Kerick

Matthew North waited ten years to heal from the devastating wounds inflicted by the man who abducted and abused him as a child. Living reclusively on a tropical island—with no company but his four cats—he merely avoids the lingering pain. Wearing twisted ropes of mutilated skin on his back, Matt struggles with a profound hindrance—the scars that deaden his soul. However, on the night he meets lively Vedie Wilson, a local restaurant busboy who expresses his gender by wearing lipgloss and eyeliner along with his three-day beard, things change. Gradually, Vedie and Matt unite in friendship. Through a series of awkward encounters, the pair learns each other’s secrets. Vedie learns that an angelic face can front for a scarred soul. Matthew learns that the line between one’s masculine and feminine sides is blurred. Can they embrace the painful stories behind each other’s scars if they’re to find everlasting love? Or will surrendered love come to be yet another blemish on their souls?
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1) I absolutely love the two main characters. They are complex and likable, with relatable problems and great chemistry. They’re excellent foils for each other, without being caricatures. Alex Henning, the hot, brawny construction worker with equally heavyweight brains, a heart of gold, and unexpected emotional depths, will remain one of my all-time favorite characters. It’s also a good emotional coming-of-age story for gun-shy Gideon Wallace, whose early experience left him too cautious to enjoy a real relationship. Really an enjoyable story. Loved it.
2) I loved the variety of characters, the interesting setting, and the real life issues they all had to deal with. Gideon and Alex, along with the supporting cast, have a variety of situations and issues they are faced with, their work is not just a thing mentioned in passing, and they are forced to deal with how life, love, friendship, and daily mishaps blend together to create a whirlwind they have to untangle. The story challenges both characters and the reader to look beyond their fears and prejudice, without lecturing anyone. Lessons are learned the way they should be: to trial and frequent errors. As the plot develops, the characters show more of themselves, and everything, including the romance, seems very real.
3) This was a wonderful book, especially if you like holiday stories. The characters were well thought out and original. The plot was interesting and nicely wound through the romance. I loved the geeky chapter headers as well. The only thing I wish were different presentation wise is that Alex should be on the cover in a meaningful way. We have this wonderful IR relationship, and Alex is described so beautifully. I find it odd that the way more intriguingly described PoC was not on the cover. I would love to know why the publisher ultimately made that decision.


Clickbait E.J. Russell
Gay - Romantic Comedy
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (Dec 5, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626494959
ISBN-13: 978-1626494954
Amazon: Clickbait E.J. Russell

After the disastrous ending of his first serious relationship, Gideon Wallace cultivated a protective—but fabulously shiny—outer shell to shield himself from Heartbreak 2.0. Besides, romance is so not a priority for him right now. All his web design prospects have inexplicably evaporated, and to save his fledgling business, he’s been compelled to take a hands-on hardware project—as in, his hands on screwdrivers, soldering irons, and needle-nosed pliers. God. Failure could actually be an option.

Journeyman electrician Alex Henning is ready to leave Gideon twisting in the wind after their run-ins both on and off the construction site. Except, like a fool, he takes pity on the guy and offers to help. Never mind that between coping with his dad’s dementia and clocking all the overtime he can finagle, he has zero room in his life for more complications.

Apparently, an office build-out can lay the foundation for a new relationship. Who knew? But before Alex can trust Gideon with the truth about his fragile family, he has to believe that Gideon’s capable of caring about more than appearances. And Gideon must learn that when it comes to the heart, it’s content—not presentation—that matters.
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1) I loved her humorous style. Also, I think this book has great market potential for two reasons. First, it's hilarious, and second, it fits nicely in a popular and neglected genre: bathroom reading. As some character (don't remember who) said in "The Big Chill," she writes the perfect length for the "average reader to read during the average crap." That is not to demean her talent. She has real skill, and in a genre that, frankly, may be the only literature that far too many people ever read.

Fried & Convicted: Rehoboth Beach Uncorked Fay Jacobs
LGBT - Biography / Memoir
Series: Tales from Rehoboth Beach
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Bywater Books (April 11, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1612940935
ISBN-13: 978-1612940939
Amazon: Fried & Convicted: Rehoboth Beach Uncorked Fay Jacobs

As the author of four humorous memoirs, activist and comedian Fay Jacobs returns with her newest tall tales, Fried & Convicted, Rehoboth Beach Uncorked. And, as you’d expect, It’s chock-full of Fay’s signature witty, wise, and often laugh-out-loud commentary about the craziness of contemporary life in the diverse and welcoming resort town of Rehoboth Beach on the Delaware Coast.

This time, though, everyone’s favorite “Sit-Down Comic” grapples with the insanity of a high-tech bra, cartoon bladders in prescription advertising, and refusing to act her age . . .

Fried & Convicted was written over the last few years and culminates with Election Day, 2016. It chronicles the joy of gaining equal marriage rights for same-sex couples, tales of Icelandic lagoons, Provincetown adventures, and much ado about lesbians of a certain age. It tells a few harrowing personal stories, such as Bonnie’s unnerving medical diagnosis, the time Fay went kayaking with alligators, and how she came up with a public relations scheme to rescue her pal’s purloined pooch. And through it all, she finds a way to make it provocative, political, occasionally heartwarming, and reliably hilarious.

Featuring Fay’s latest magazine columns plus new, never before published material, Fried & Convicted is a pleasure for longtime fans and new readers alike.

Come along for the ride—you’ll be happy you did!

Fay Jacobs spent thirty years in Washington, DC working in journalism and public relations. Her latest project is a one-woman show, Aging Gracelessly: 50 Shades of Fay, which is being performed in theatres around the country. She lives in Rehoboth Beach with her wife of thirty-four years and a Miniature Schnauzer.
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1) This fascinating, awesome, vividly detailed, and gripping story had me so  totally engrossed, I read it in one sitting.

Page of Tricks (Inheritance #5) Amelia Faulkner
Bisexual - Paranormal Romance
File Size: 1691 KB
Print Length: 329 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: July 5, 2017
Amazon: Page of Tricks (Inheritance #5) Amelia Faulkner

Amnesiac. Heir. Warrior.
Quentin d’Arcy has evaded his father’s clutches for six years with no knowledge of what exactly he’s running from. Without those memories, he’s semi-capable of living his life, but there are forces stacked against him who are not satisfied with that outcome, and they are so very tired of playing games.

Captive. Pawn. Bait.
All Laurence Riley wants is to find a way to help Quentin uncover the past without it destroying either of them, but his efforts are ruined when Frederick re-enters his world and snatches him away from everyone he loves. Suddenly Laurence is nothing more than leverage in a game of cat and mouse which spans whole continents.

Absence makes the heart grow harder.
Quentin has no choice but to go to England if he’s to rescue Laurence from Frederick’s clutches, but the price is a confrontation with his own buried memories and a weakening grasp on his failing mental health, and if he’s to save Laurence he will have to face the architect of his nightmares.

His Father.

Page of Tricks is the fifth book in the Rainbow Award winning Inheritance series and contains mature themes and events which may be distressing to some readers.
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1) This book is gritty, engrossing, and had me hooked from the very first page.

Lord of Ravens (Inheritance #3) Amelia Faulkner
Bisexual - Paranormal Romance
Series: Inheritance
Paperback: 406 pages
Publisher: LoveLight Press; 1 edition (January 6, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1542494370
ISBN-13: 978-1542494373
Amazon: Lord of Ravens (Inheritance #3) Amelia Faulkner

Lover. Predator. Killer. Laurence Riley’s inheritance comes with a price - one he's not at all sure he can pay. When his urge to hunt grows out of control, he sends a desperate prayer to his ancestor for guidance. But he never expected that Herne the Hunter would answer. Scion. Target. Victim. There are horrors lurking in Quentin d’Arcy’s past, but they won’t hide there forever. Something ancient is coming to take him home: a creature of nightmare who feasts on the flesh of children. When the choice is between his own life and the lives of innocents, there is no choice at all. Honesty is the worst policy. A legendary horror comes to San Diego, but it’s merely an emissary. Laurence has seen the real monster, and it’s a darkness which will destroy everything he loves – especially if Quentin ever finds out what it did to him as a child. It’s down to Laurence to prepare for war against a force which far outmatches him. The enemy has the most powerful weapon of all at his disposal, and if they’re to stand a chance, Laurence must master the same power. He must learn magic. Lord of Ravens is the third book in the Rainbow Award winning Inheritance series and contains mature themes and events which may be distressing to some readers. It has a moderate heat rating and an HFN ending.
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1) An incredible blend of quantum concepts, action, and spirituality, author Carol Holland March gives us believable and interesting characters and a timeless rich story of triumph.

The Tyro (The Dreamwalkers of Larreta #1) Carol Holland March
Gay - Fantasy Romance
Series: The Dreamwalkers of Larreta
Paperback: 246 pages
Publisher: Ellysian Press; 1 edition (September 22, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1941637329
ISBN-13: 978-1941637326
Amazon: The Tyro (The Dreamwalkers of Larreta #1) Carol Holland March

Larreta, home of the dreamwalkers, is being torn apart. Rifts are forming and swallowing everything in their path. People, structures, entire villages, are disappearing. No one knows where the rifts come from or how to stop them. And they are getting worse. Leo, a Senior Dreamwalker, is recalled from Earth, where he fled rather than face his failures. His heightened ability to connect with the past is crucial to combat the rifts. He’s drafted to train a handsome new dreamwalker, Jesse: a young man whose own talents are part of the solution to stopping the destruction. Together, the two must form a complicated passage through time and space, and they can only succeed with mutual trust. First, Leo needs to overcome his personal demons in order to make the necessary connection. But getting closer is not something he wants to do, in spite of his attraction to Jesse. However, the fate of more than one world rests on their success. And time is running out.
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1) This nonstop, fast-paced cyberpunk thriller really knocks it out of the park. The main character is smart and bold, with just the right amount of concealed vulnerability. The story is original and well executed. The cyberpunk setting is well-thought-out and impeccably detailed. A joy from start to finish.

Seoul Circuit Tamara Boyens
Lesbian - Sci-Fi / Futuristic
eBook ISBN: 978-1-944591-37-3


Jin Song. Fashionista. Casino Mogul. Failed Medical Experiment. This cyberpunk thriller features Tamara Boyen’s futuristic Southwestern aesthetic, this time with a neon glow. Jin has to deal with her failing neural implants before she loses her life, but she’s got a lot going on in Koreatown, Pasadena—a.k.a. “Jin City.” She can have the world if she makes it to the finish line.
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1) There was much to like about this book. The title was evocative, and the diversity of characters was both welcome and believable. It was a solid, good read.
2) Delightfully creepy tale that could well have been part of  the Twilight Zone series, complete with menacing townsfolk and rotting buildings A different twist is given in part by the main characters who are mostly transgendered. Interesting and spooky plot.
3) I loved the way the stories all linked together to form a full story.  Great sense of evil and horror, and interesting diverse characters.  Hope there's a sequel as it feels as though the fight against evil has only just begun.

Harbinger Island Dorian Dawes
LGBT - Anthology / Collection / Fantasy
File Size: 3397 KB
Print Length: 248 pages
Publisher: Manifold Press (February 1, 2017)
Publication Date: February 1, 2017
Amazon: Harbinger Island Dorian Dawes

Every community has a dark side, a sordid past that's kept to hushed whispers and out of the ears of prying tourists - and Harbinger Island has the darkest shades of them all. Professor Bartleby Prouse is obsessed with the secrets and occult conspiracies surrounding the island's myriad of unsolved murders and mysteries. He'll have to use every bit of magic and cunning at his disposal if he is to protect his students after they unwittingly draw the attention of one of the island's most insidious cults.

A collection of character-driven stories which combine dark fantasy and horror elements within a modern setting. The diverse cast of LGBT+ individuals come from various backgrounds, and the stories examine the prejudices they experience in their day-to-day lives along with the supernatural horrors they face.
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1) This was a fantastic book that was so vivid I almost felt like I was actually there in the story.
2) This was an interesting story. I liked the way the characters grow during the story. A must for those that like historicals.

Swift for the Sun Karen Bovenmyer
Gay - Historical Romance
Paperback: 230 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 27, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634777638
ISBN-13: 978-1634777636
Amazon: Swift for the Sun Karen Bovenmyer

Benjamin Lector imagines himself a smuggler, a gunrunner, and an all-around scoundrel. A preacher’s son turned criminal, first and foremost he is a survivor.

When Benjamin is shipwrecked on Dread Island, fortune sends an unlikely savior—a blond savage who is everything Benjamin didn’t know he needed. Falling in love with Sun is easy. But pirates have come looking for the remains of Benjamin’s cargo, and they find their former slave Sun instead.

Held captive by the pirates, Benjamin learns the depths of Sun’s past and the horrors he endured and was forced to perpetrate. Together, they must not only escape, but prevent a shipment of weapons from making its way to rebellious colonists. Benjamin is determined to save the man he loves and ensure that a peaceful future together is never threatened again. To succeed might require the unthinkable—an altruistic sacrifice.
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Eli Easton How to Save a Life (Howl at the Moon #4)
Gay - Paranormal Romance
File Size: 971 KB
Print Length: 415 pages
Publication Date: August 28, 2017
Language: English
Amazon: Eli Easton How to Save a Life (Howl at the Moon #4)

Rav Miller looked into the terrified, intelligent eyes of the chocolate Labrador on death row, and knew he’d do anything to save him. When the dog, Sammy, escapes and heads to Mad Creek, Rav follows. Mad Creek. The town had become legendary in Rav’s mind after he’d met that bizarre group last year. Rav dismissed his crazy suspicions back then, but when he arrives in Mad Creek, he knows it’s true. Dog shifters exist, and apparently they all live in the California mountains. It’s enough to blow a bad boy’s mind.

Sammy has something in common with Rav—neither one of them trusts people. After Sammy’s abuse as a dog, he particularly dislikes tough-looking men like Rav. But when Sammy gets a chance to work with rescued dogs at the new Mad Creek shelter, his deep compulsion to help others overcomes his fear. Rav and Sammy bond over saving strays. If they can each find the courage to let someone else in, they might find their way to love.

Sheriff Lance Beaufort doesn’t like humans moving into Mad Creek, especially not the tattooed and defiant Rav. When Rav starts a rescue shelter, the town thinks he’s wonderful! But Lance isn’t fooled. He doesn’t buy Rav’s innocent act for one second. How much does Rav know about the quickened? What is his game? And why did he have to show up now, when Lance and the other town leaders are overwhelmed by all the new quickened pouring in?

Rav knows how to save a life. But can he save an entire town? Can he rescue Mad Creek?
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Eli Easton Falling Down
Gay - Contemporary Romance
File Size: 839 KB
Print Length: 251 pages
Publisher: Pinkerton Road LLC (November 7, 2016)
Publication Date: November 7, 2016
Amazon: Eli Easton Falling Down

Josh finds himself homeless at eighteen, but he has a plan. He’ll head north on the bus to New England and spend October there for his mother’s sake. She always talked about going to see the fall leaves someday. And when the leaves are done and the harsh winter comes, Josh plans to find a place to curl up and let go. It will be a relief to finally stop fighting.

Mark spent his life trying to live up to the tough swagger of his older brothers until he pushed himself so far against his nature that he cracked. Now a former Marine, he rents a little cabin in the White Mountains of New Hampshire where he can lick his wounds and figure out what to do with the rest of his life. One thing was clear: Mark was nobody’s hero.

Fate intervenes when Josh sets up camp under a covered bridge near Mark’s cabin. Mark recognizes the dead look in the young stranger’s eyes, and he feels compelled to do something about it. When Mark offers Josh a job, he never expects that he’ll be the one to fall.

The snow is coming soon. Can Mark convince Josh that the two of them can build a life together before the flurries begin?
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1) The author's heart shines through in this genuine romance with well-developed, interesting characters. A recommended read.
2) I have not read the earlier books but it did not take me long to feel as though I was in Hawaii with the lush descriptions of the island. The warmth and love Rob and Kulani's 'family' feel for each other is skillfully told though both the current story and backstory. That being said, there are several occasions when the author dropped a large info dump which broke up the flow of the story for me. However, the intricately draw characterisations of Danny, Zane, Kulani and Rob more than made up for those. Overall, I really enjoyed this is a story of revenge, love, denial, family ties, loss of innocence and developing maturity.

Hawaiian Fragrance (The Hawaiians #3) Meg Amor
Gay - Contemporary Romance
File Size: 716 KB
Print Length: 269 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (May 3, 2017)
Publication Date: May 3, 2017
Amazon: Hawaiian Fragrance (The Hawaiians #3) Meg Amor

Danny’s a fourth-generation Big Islander from the wealthy Lucerno ranching family. He’s gorgeous--a mix of Portuguese male and Argentine passion, all dark-haired, smoldering sensuality. His family disowned him for being gay, and now he’s part of the Masterson-Mahikoa “lost boys” family.

When he meets the wealthy, sophisticated, sensuous Brazilian, Paolo Bastini, he’s swept off his feet into a glitzy Las Vegas lifestyle of money and luxury--the world he grew up in. But it takes Danny away from Hawai’i where his soul roams free and his family lives. He struggles as Paolo plays loosely with their partnership and thinks Danny is being “a baby” for wanting a monogamous relationship. And who is this past lover firmly wedged in Paolo’s heart?

Zane is severely deaf--finding new dance partners is hard. When he loses another one, Danny steps in to dance the tango competitions with him. Jealousy flares and things reach dangerous levels between Paolo and Danny. His adopted and birth family must bond together in a daring rescue of Danny from the depths of Brazil.
br>But he’s not completely out of danger. Now he’s fighting an attraction to the feminine Zane, who’s always annoyed him. Which man has his heart?
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1) The second in what will be a series featuring this pair of British female explorers working in the 1920s.  The detailed historical background merges well with the fantasy and magic in the book.  The characters are all well drawn and interesting and the plot of the adventure, complete with the dangers, holds the reader.  Even though I had not read the first book, I had no trouble picking up with these characters in the the second.  Very strong effort.

Trafalgar and Boone in the Drowned Necropolis Geonn Cannon
Lesbian - Historical
Hardcover: 174 pages
Publisher: Supposed Crimes, LLC (September 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1944591117
ISBN-13: 978-1944591113
Amazon: Trafalgar and Boone in the Drowned Necropolis Geonn Cannon

Dorothy Boone's attempt to help a friend leads her to an encounter with a deadly new rival. Trafalgar and Boone have been working together for a year, taking small commissions in order to learn how to work together. When a friend and colleague is committed to an asylum following a disastrous mission in the Mediterranean, Dorothy takes it upon herself to uncover the truth. What she finds is that her friend was close to the discovery of a lifetime: the remnants of a prehistoric civilization who might have been wiped out by the Biblical Flood. Trafalgar agrees to accompany her on an expedition to finish what her friend began, and soon they run afoul of a powerful enemy: Emmeline Potter, called Virago, is a treasure hunter who is also adept at magic and seeks riches to help fund a violent uprising. Dorothy and Trafalgar must race to defeat their unscrupulous opponent if they hope to preserve the site for future generations, but they soon discover Virago may be the least of their worries. The secrets of the past have ways of remaining hidden, and trying to uncover them may cost Dorothy her life.
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1) A very sweet love story against the unexpectedly fascinating background of small-batch yarn dyeing. Shira Gassman’s characters are always unforgettable, and her pair in this story don’t disappoint. I only wish it had been longer!

Knit One, Girl Two Shira Glassman
Lesbian - Contemporary Romance
File Size: 1617 KB
Print Length: 68 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: May 22, 2017
Amazon: Knit One, Girl Two Shira Glassman

Small-batch independent yarn dyer Clara Ziegler is eager to brainstorm new color combinations--if only she could come up with ideas she likes as much as last time! When she sees Danielle Solomon's paintings of Florida wildlife by chance at a neighborhood gallery, she finds her source of inspiration. Outspoken, passionate, and complicated, Danielle herself soon proves even more captivating than her artwork...

Fluffy Jewish f/f contemporary set in the author's childhood home of South Florida.

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