Nov. 21st, 2015

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Love is Found (Only If Series #1) by R. Paone
Publisher: R. Paone (November 16, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Love is Found (Only If Series Book 1)

“Love is Found” is the moving story about coming-of-age in suburban New York and discovering the broad concept of sexuality and love.

Based on true events of love, the story’s protagonist, Robert, finds himself thrown into the realization that upon entering graduate school he is beginning a new chapter in his adult life. Comfortable with being gay, he yearns for love but dwells on the ideal of being alone while being consumed by the world of academia. Upon starting a new job he meets a coworker, whom he begins an unlikely relationship with considering this man identifies as straight.
When sex is introduced and emotions run amok, the routine of Robert’s life is thrown into chaos with unexpected outcomes. Little does he know if his heart can survive the overwhelming desire and how this man will alter the course of his life just not now, but for the next decade.



The first novel in the debut “Only If…” series by R.Paone introduces the heartbreaking portrait of one young man finding love in all the wrong places while exploring themes of one’s sexual identity, passion, and nostalgia.







About the Author: R.Paone started on this writing journey in June, 2014. From events that were beyond his control, he decided to start this new path in his life before my 30th birthday. It has been quite the journey mapping out this story arc. He has learned so much writing a novel in that it has been therapeutic and also eye opening as it evolves. He hopes everyone will enjoy what is to come from the "ONLY IF" series as I want this to be something anyone could reach for and say "that could happen to me." Stay tuned! Three fun facts about him is: he live in NYC, has a vast horror movie collection and has a great appreciation for Enya.



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Hidden Gem by Lissa Kasey
Gay Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Paperback: 246 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 26, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1632161982
ISBN-13: 978-1632161987
Amazon: Hidden Gem
Amazon Kindle: Hidden Gem

Misaki “Aki” Itou is a psi—a person with mutated DNA granting him psychic abilities. He’s also a contracted companion—a whore. It may not be the perfect profession, but having a roof over his head, food to eat, and not being subjected to torture is a dream come true. He is the top companion at the Hidden Gem, and it makes him enough money to buy the prettiest, most sparkly shoes he can find.

Shane McNaughton is an Irishman who survived the Third World War and works as a cop. Head of Missing Persons, he’s good at finding people, but after the plague of the Third mutated his DNA, he has a hard time letting anyone see the monster inside. He’s been paying for Aki’s services for two years, both the psi and the sexual kind, but he wants more from the companion.

Shane needs Aki’s ability to see into another person’s past to track down a serial killer murdering the children of rich and powerful men, but the more they work together, the clearer it becomes that they are linked through a darker past than either of them realizes.


I really enjoyed this book. Top read in several weeks. The plot was original,twisting, and moved at a pace that kept the refer engaged. My only negative was that it seemed as if the author tried to fit a little too much in because I got a little confused toward thee end when the back story and current events were being merged. Good job building the hidden gem world and describing a post WW3 world. Would have liked a bit more detail when it came to the cities. I loved all the characters. Great job with their personalities, back story,and growth. Some of the original terms weren't explained till late in the book. Would have enjoyed more if I hadn't head to guess.

Beautiful world building that sucks you in and doesn't let you go. Aki and Shane are compelling apart and together. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
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Walk a Mile (The Sixth Sense Book 2) by Sarah Madison
Gay Paranormal Romance
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 3, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1632161656
ISBN-13: 978-1632161659
Amazon: Walk a Mile (The Sixth Sense Book 2)
Amazon Kindle: Walk a Mile (The Sixth Sense Book 2)

Sequel to Unspeakable Words

The Sixth Sense: Book Two

Six months after starting their hunt for a serial killer who is still at large, FBI agents Jerry Lee Parker and John Flynn are partners in every sense. But Jerry has serious doubts about their relationship and whether they would even be together if not for the way Flynn changed after touching a mysterious artifact in a museum.

Flynn hates the extraordinary power bestowed on him by the artifact and wants nothing more than to have a normal life again. Jerry fears that without the unusual connection they forged, Flynn will no longer want or need him. Chasing after a similar artifact takes them back to Flynn's old stomping grounds in Washington D.C., where his newfound abilities uncover long-buried secrets, the kind people would kill to protect. But they aren't the only ones looking for these powerful relics, and what they discover will threaten their relationship—and their lives.


Flawless second book in a series that reads like stand-alone with superbly flawed and flesh-out characters and a surprise twist; highly recommended 

Despite not having not read the first book it only took a couple of chapters to get into the world of the 2 MCs. Both characters were really likeable - I shall be reading Book 1 - but, for me, their relationship suffered because we only ever get Jerry's POV. At the end, Flynn's declaration of feelings seemed to come from no-where and made me sit up and think "Huh? Where has that come from." That said, I was gripped and couldn't put the book down due to the author's page turning writing.
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Then the Stars Fall by Brandon Witt
Gay Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 29, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 163216258X
ISBN-13: 978-1632162588
Amazon: Then the Stars Fall
Amazon Kindle: Then the Stars Fall

The death of his wife four years earlier left Travis Bennett a shell of the man he used to be. With his dog by his side, Travis raises his three children, manages his business, and works as a ranch hand. But every day, every minute, is an aching emptiness.

Wesley Ryan has fond memories of the small Ozark town of El Dorado Springs. Seeing it as a safe place to put his failed relationships behind him, Wesley moves into his grandparents’ old home and takes over the local veterinary clinic. An early morning visit from Travis and his dog stirs feelings that Wesley seeks to push away—the last thing he needs is to fall for a man with baggage and three kids as part of the package.

Life, it seems, has other plans.


Everything about this story is positive! What a pleasure to have read it. This story is set in modern day America with the believes of the olden years where the townspeople is concerned. Here you have a sort of newcomer to the town, Wesley, the vet. While his grandparents lived there their whole lives he only spent his childhood there, moving to the city and making his life there. Then you have Travis; a widower with three kids who've lived there for many years. We also meet Wendy, Travis' Inlaws, Wesley's parents, the kids, and Jason, whom are all very likable people, especially Wendy, or funny, like Jason. We also see the negative side of small town USA. The 'outsider' attitude and the homophobia. All of it is tied together to form a wonderful, unforgettable story that will stay with you for quite some time after you finish reading this awesome book! Loved it!

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