reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) I enjoyed this book. I hadn't read any of the Tales of the High Court, but after reading this one I have to go get the first 2. Not my usual reading material, but so glad I as introduced to this series.
2) I enjoyed this book so much I went and bought this and the two other books in the series so I could have them on my kindle…

The Heart of the Lost Star (Tales of the High Court #3) Megan Derr
Transgender - Fantasy Romance
112,000 words
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (August 23, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 9781684310609

Kamir is on the verge of losing everything. Knowing full well he can't meet the ultimatum his parents have issued, he instead finally puts in motion his plans to live completely independent of them. His plans are interrupted, however, by the unexpected return of his despised ex-husband—and thrown even further into upheaval when he ends up comforting the man he's secretly loved for years.

Jader may not know where he comes from, but he knows where he belongs and what he wants—until he helps rescue some stranded Bentan travelers, one of whom looks almost exactly like Jader, throwing his life and everything he thought he knew into tumult. Scared and overwhelmed, Jader flees—and lands unexpectedly in the arms of a man he's always seen, but never really noticed.
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) The writing style is very easy to read, and flows well.  The world building is complex but doesn't bog down the story, and I could follow along without any trouble although this isn't the first book in the series. The characters are interesting, and the perspective of the POV character works well as his self-righteous attitude colours his view of others, and the different society in which he finds himself.

Betrayal (Shifting Isles #6) G.R. Lyons
Gay - Fantasy
Series: Shifting Isles
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1544214324
ISBN-13: 978-1544214320
Amazon: Betrayal (Shifting Isles #6) G.R. Lyons

amril Shyford was betrayed, just like the prophecy said he would be. After seeing his former mentor brought to justice in the Westfield virus scandal, Sam goes off to Ceynes where he'll serve as personal mage to Emperor Phaerel. If he understands the prophecy correctly, taking that post is meant to be. Sam dives into his work, advising the emperor on various matters of state, but soon finds that all of his advice is being contradicted. Someone is working against him. When Emperor Phaerel's bride becomes mysteriously ill, Sam races from one crisis to another, trying to save the empress and her unborn child while still speeding along the prophecy, wanting the world to finally see freedom. Along the way, he discovers that his mentor's betrayal was not the one the prophecy meant…
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) This was one of those rare books which made me care about the characters. They jumped off the page and became real in my mind.  I felt their pain, their frustration, and their happiness.
2) The prose is solid, the characterization is spot-on, and the pacing of the story is great.
3) An excellent storyteller, Laura Lascarso brings us a wonderful story of strife in first love with a happy ending founded in self-actualization, acceptance, and hope for the future. A highly recommended read for new adults.

The Bravest Thing Laura Lascarso
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 226 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 17, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 163533635X
ISBN-13: 978-1635336351
Amazon: The Bravest Thing Laura Lascarso

High school junior Berlin Webber is about to reap the fruits of his hard work and land a football scholarship—if he can keep his sexuality a secret from his best friend, Trent, and their homophobic coach. Then Hiroku Hayashi swerves into the high school parking lot on his tricked-out motorcycle like some sexy comic book villain, and Berlin knows he doesn’t stand a chance.

Hiroku is fleeing his sophisticated urban scene to recover from drug addiction and an abusive relationship when he arrives in Berlin’s small Texas ranch town. Initially sarcastic and aloof, Hiroku finds in Berlin a steady, supportive friend who soon becomes more. As Hiroku and Berlin’s romance blossoms, they take greater risks to be together. But when a horrific act of violence tears them apart, they both must look bigotry in the face. While Berlin has always turned to his faith for strength, Hiroku dives into increasingly dangerous ways of coping, pushing them in opposite directions just when they need each other most.

Two very different young men search for the bravery to be true to themselves, the courage to heal, and the strength to go on when things seem darkest. But is it enough to bring them back together?
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) A breezy adventure story with a rather abrupt start and slightly underdeveloped characterization, but a tight, engaging plot and lots of imaginative ideas. Delving into the deeper aspects of Greek myth, and contrasting that with the pop culture versions of same, added some much-needed depth. In all, a fun book.

Coils Barbara Ann Wright
Lesbian - Fantasy Romance
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (September 13, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626395985
ISBN-13: 978-1626395985
Amazon: Coils Barbara Ann Wright

Cressida loves Greek mythology, tales of gods and monsters, but she knows they aren’t real no matter how awesome it would be to meet the beautiful women of myth. When her aunt June disappears, Cressida realizes the other members of her family aren’t so rational. June’s notes point to a possible entrance to the fabled Underworld before they cut off completely.

Following June’s footsteps leads Cressida into a world she knew only as legend, a place of marvels and danger, where the living are highly prized by the dead. Desperate, Cressida turns to Medusa, a demigoddess who’s been maligned by myth, but everything in the Underworld comes with a price. Medusa is more than willing to help find June, and all it will cost Cressida is one little murder.
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) I really enjoy Tales From the Edge. I hate to see the series end. 

Binding the Edges (Tales from The Edge #8) L.M. Somerton
Gay - Erotic Romance
File Size: 2223 KB
Print Length: 146 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing (January 10, 2017)
Publication Date: January 10, 2017
Amazon: Binding the Edges (Tales from The Edge #8) L.M. Somerton

FROM BESTSELLING GAY ROMANCE AUTHOR L.M. SOMERTON

Book eight in the Tales from The Edge series

Never let go of the one you love.

After recent traumatic events, Olly is finding it hard to get his head around what happened. While he tries to deal with a maelstrom of emotions, renovations at The Edge are in full flow, alongside preparations for tenth anniversary celebrations. Joe, his Dom, recognizes Olly’s delicate state of mind and does his best to reassure him. A trip to the New Forest with their friends, Aiden and Heath, helps the healing process.

Returning home, Olly and Aiden focus on preparations for the party. When Aiden is called away, Olly takes a walk to clear his head, keeping his eye on a brewing storm. To his horror, he discovers Mark Vickery, an old enemy, has landed on the island by boat and is out for revenge.

With Olly missing and the storm raging, Joe, Heath and Aiden set out on a rescue mission that unfolds in a way none of them expected. Can the storm wash away the past or will Olly and Joe’s future be destroyed by a twist of fate?
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) I have read Tales From The Edge. I love the characters and the world that Ms Somerton has made.Any story with Olly in it is worth reading, there's just something about him that draws you in.

Driven to The Edge (Tales from The Edge #7) L.M. Somerton
Gay - Erotic Romance
File Size: 2317 KB
Print Length: 149 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing (September 6, 2016)
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
Amazon: Driven to The Edge (Tales from The Edge #7) L.M. Somerton

Book 7 in the Tales from The Edge series

Not all limits can be negotiated.

The Edge is reaching a major milestone. After ten years in business together, Doms Joe Dexter and Heath Anders are planning a celebration and new beginnings. But even the best-laid plans can be thrown off course.

When Olly, Joe’s beloved sub, gets caught up in a hostage situation involving Special Forces soldiers, PTSD and blood diamonds, a party is the last thing on Joe’s mind. He hates the lack of control, and the thought of losing Olly takes him close to the edge.

Joe is not the only one reassessing his priorities. Olly needs Joe’s strength more than ever. He feels safe only in Joe’s arms or in his bondage.

Can Joe and Olly find sanctuary in each other or will their latest adventure drive them apart?
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) Excellent pacing, well-rounded characters, and while the subject matter is not light and fluffy, it is handled well and believable, and the writing is so addictive I had trouble putting the book down.
2) Excellent! Possibly the best new novel of the season! Writer Jensen tells a story with ease. A+
3) "I was drawn into this book, hook line and sinker, since the phrase "Shruggy McShruggerson shrugged." The author writes so well, pulling you in with witty remarks and snappy comebacks, engaging characters and smart dialogue, breathless sexual tension and riveting sensuality. Nothing felt forced or unrealistic. Oh, the feels. So many feels. Can't count how many times I cried, laughed out loud, and aww'ed. Loved this."

Block and Strike Kelly Jensen
Bisexual - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 266 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 6, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1635332281
ISBN-13: 978-1635332285
Amazon: Block and Strike Kelly Jensen

Jacob Kendricks is three months out of prison, estranged from his daughter, and ready to get his life on track. Taking care of the bum curled up on his doorstep isn’t part of the plan. When he realizes the man has been assaulted, Jake takes him to the hospital, where he learns that Max is his downstairs neighbor… and that he could really use a friend. Keeping Max in the friend-zone would be easier if he wasn’t so damned cute.

Maxwell Wilson has been bullied for years, and the only person who ever cared lives too far away to come to his rescue. Now his upstairs neighbor is offering support. Max remains cautious, suspecting he is little more than a project for the handsome Jake. When he learns Jake has had boyfriends as well as girlfriends, Max has to reevaluate his priorities—and muster the courage to take a chance at love.

Just when a happy future is within their grasp, life knocks them back down. A devastating blow leaves Max lower than ever and Jake wrestling with regret. They both have to find the strength to stand on their own before they can stand together.
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1)A well planned anthology, good collection of stories that were long enough to have a real plot development and characters all interesting and stories that had a soid background that make the collection understandable right from the start. I really enjoyed this book. 
2) I found myself getting caught up in each individual story. The characters held my interest and I loved finding out about their lives.

Hands On Shae Connor
LGBT - Anthology / Collection / Contemporary Romance
File Size: 3661 KB
Print Length: 301 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: May 2, 2017
Amazon: Hands On Shae Connor

Four novellas, four couples, four romances.

Rhythm & Blues
When life tears apart your dream, build a new one.
Former Broadway dancer Pate Hawkins meets model-gorgeous contractor Ace Samson when he answers as request for an estimate on renovating his studio space. The two men develop a fledgling relationship, but then the siren song of the stage calls Pate back...

Tongue & Groove
Sometimes home is what two hearts make of it.
While healing from a vocal cord injury, rock singer Saul Wilder decides to restore home his grandmother left him. When home renovation specialist Perry Abrams arrives to assess the job, Saul’s on board with mixing business with a little pleasure...

Heart & Soul
Love can sneak up on you in the last place you’d expect.
Pianist Kellen Grady meets former pro football player Terrence Harvey when he and his brother buy the bar where Kellen plays at night. A quick friendship develops, but their relationship takes an unexpected turn when Terrence surprises Kellen with a kiss...


Graphite & Glitter
All that glitters might just be gold.
On the night of her best friend's bachelorette party, architect Adrienne Michaels has a scorching one-night stand with Tessa Smith, bass player for an all-female glam rock tribute band. Then Tessa surprises her by asking her on a real date...
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) Very good book, I read it all in one sitting and I didn't mind it at all. I enjoyed most of all that this book was not full of dramas and misunderstandings between the two protagonists that can slow down the story too much and make the story not so realistic in the end. The story is simple and not really original but yet it has enough peculiar things that make the read interesting. Job well done for sure!
2) Great read.  Story line ran smoothly with just enough melodrama to keep it interesting.  The characters seem to leap off the page like I'm living next door to them and are lifelike.  I can't wait to read more by this author.

Taste Kris Bryant
Lesbian - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (October 18, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 162639718X
ISBN-13: 978-1626397187
Amazon: Taste Kris Bryant

Determined to fulfill her dream of becoming a chef and winning a coveted scholarship to study cooking in Italy, Ki Blake rushes in late to the first class of her final semester at Kirkwood Culinary Academy and is stopped in her tracks by Taryn Ellis, the school’s newest instructor. A beautiful and accomplished chef, Taryn has walked away from her promising career in the city’s top restaurant to devote her life to her five-year-old daughter.

Ki and Taryn try their best to resist the urge to give in to the undeniable chemistry between them. And when at last they begin a passionate affair that must be kept a secret, they are each convinced it’s only a short-term fling.

It’s up to both Ki and Taryn to decide whether they have found something genuine or whether the taste of romance they’ve had is truly enough.
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) Realistic and well written. I liked the story and the plot development. It's a really good book that does everything well, but still is not the author best work in my opinion. Probably I would have give the book more points if i had not in mind some of the author works that are definitely more memorable.

More Than a Song Chris Paynter
Lesbian - Contemporary Romance
Paperback
Publisher: Companion Publications LLC (June 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1942204140
ISBN-13: 978-1942204145
Amazon: More Than a Song Chris Paynter

A year after Dani Roberts's girlfriend infamously broke up with her on Twitter, Dani attempts to live a quiet life running her bookstore in Francis, Georgia.​

Sexy blues singer C.J. James rolls into town for a limited engagement at the local gay bar. Without warning, C.J. slams into Dani's life, writes a song about her beautiful eyes, and offers a wild and scorching ride.​

Veterinarian Liz Springer has returned to her hometown to mend a broken heart. Liz wants no drama in her life and longs for the peaceful time needed to heal. But when Dani brings her beagle, Frodo, to the clinic, tamped-down desire begins to simmer.​

A firestorm is in the making, and Dani is right in the middle.
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)
K'Anne Meinel Pirated Heart
Lesbian - Historical Romance
Series: Pirated
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Shadoe Publishing (May 16, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1546702237
ISBN-13: 978-1546702238
Amazon: K'Anne Meinel Pirated Heart

~A swashbuckling good time~ From China to India to Africa and home to England…Will the love that Bettina Carmichaels shares with her wife, Claire, stand the test of time? Will it even last the second year of marriage? Trading, pirating, sword fights, sea battles, near drownings, and imprisonment…a sailor’s life may not be for all. Come along as Tina, also known as ‘Black Betty,’ and Claire attempt to repair their failing marriage and survive sailing on the high seas…
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)
K'Anne Meinel Vetted
Lesbian - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 332 pages
Publisher: Shadoe Publishing (August 22, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1975638395
ISBN-13: 978-1975638399
Amazon: K'Anne Meinel Vetted

Allyssa is a young college student living her life to please her upper-crust family who want her to take business courses, join her father’s business, and marry the “right” man. Allyssa loves animals and yearns to take courses that speak to her heart, but her family are deaf to her pleas and she is unable or unwilling to stand up to them. Fiona is an older, more established woman; a veterinarian working towards the goal of starting her own large animal practice. When a young woman arrives on her doorstep one night carrying a dog she may have fatally injured with her car, Fiona is thrown for a loop. Vetted—a life that neither woman anticipated, but each learns they want desperately. Will their families, the fates, and rustlers finally bring these women to their knees? The only way they can survive is to stand strong together, but are they both ready to fight for what they want? Only time will tell….
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) Good book. Maybe I could have enjoyed a bit more if there were not so many misanderstandings between the two protagonists, mostly due to the fact that they are two adult women. But otherwise solid book and interesting enough that I will keep an eye out for this author next book.

Where The Light Glows Dena Blake
Lesbian - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (May 16, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626399581
ISBN-13: 978-1626399587
Amazon: Where The Light Glows Dena Blake

Izzy Calabrese wants to make her restaurant a success. She has a passion for cooking and life in general. Romance is the furthest thing from her mind when she finds Mel Thomas crying after being abandoned by her husband…again. She tries to distance herself from Mel, but she keeps showing up.

Clients know Mel Thomas as the CEO of her own consulting firm. She’s smart, engaging, and successful. Anyone who knows her would never think she’s insecure, but she’s more fragile than anyone knows. Her marriage on shaky ground, she doesn’t know how, or if, it can be salvaged. All she’s ever wanted in a relationship is someone’s attention. She thinks she may have found the person who can give that to her. Never in her wildest dreams did she expect it to be Izzy.
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) This story is really good, and even if a lot is about the financial world I was able to follow the author explanations and so I didn't loos interest in the story. Probably a protagonist could have been handle better because it was a bit too much Dr. Jekyll and Mrs Hyde for me, maybe a bit less division between her working persona and her private ersona would have let the story sail better. But otherwise a very good book.

For Money or Love Heather Blackmore
Lesbian - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (September 13, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626397562
ISBN-13: 978-1626397569
Amazon: For Money or Love Heather Blackmore

Jessica Spaulding works for Magnate, her father’s multi-billion-dollar investment firm. But her life of privilege comes at a high personal cost, requiring her to keep aspects of herself under wraps.

Magnate’s new intern, TJ Blake, leads by example. The sole guardian of her teenage sister, TJ juggles work, graduate school, and debt, never taking “something for nothing.”

As TJ discovers there’s more to Jess than she lets on, her pride and notions about wealth run headlong against her growing feelings for Jess. Jess starts falling for TJ but doubts she’s principled enough for her. When Jess uncovers a dark secret, will she do the right thing, even if it means losing everything—including any chance at love?
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) An absolutely gorgeous collection of poems that paint vivid pictures of specific moments in time and space—both in American culture, and in the poet’s own life. The style reminds me of the beat poets—spare and raw, with every word conveying a world of meaning—and many of the poems touch a time in American history that is very dear to me. This is a wonderful collection, and very worth your time.
2) Rich settings. I have added points for excellent formatting and organization of the work.
3) Each poem wove a different story and I found myself pulled into each one. It was like I was sitting in a room listening to an old Grandma recall events from her past. I really enjoyed the read.

Falling Into Flowers Lynne Barnes
Lesbian - Poetry
Paperback
Publisher: Blue Light Press (January 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421837706
ISBN-13: 978-1421837703
Amazon: Falling Into Flowers Lynne Barnes

Lynne Barnes was born in Georgia and moved to New York City in 1968 with a front row ticket to Hair, before migrating to San Francisco in 1969, two years after the Summer of Love. She has worked as a nurse on psych emergency units and oncology wards, and as a librarian in San Francisco's Public Libraries. She was part of a commune that thrived for twenty years in the Haight Ashbury. She lives with her beloved partner, Carole.
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) Brilliant story. I would have liked for the story to have been longer. So that I could have kept reading about this world and the wonderful characters within. I would definitely recommend it to others to read.

The Craving Z. Allora
Gay - Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 3, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634779045
ISBN-13: 978-1634779043
Amazon: The Craving Z. Allora

The craving is an undeniable urge that drives K’Dane citizens to find their life mates—if only to sate their uncontrollable physical longings.

Thrilled at being named a Chosen, Phoenix Dotir leaves K’Dane to become an artist-monk who will create dimensional art capable of changing worlds. Living by the monastery’s Principles of Purity will surely help him overcome the craving. But he never accounted for star chaser Zadra Solav.

Zadra doesn’t believe in rules and makes his own future. Fate separates him from the man he loves, but one touch renders him helpless to his own desires. Bonding with a monk is forbidden, and Zadra’s family sends him to deep space to avoid disgrace. Unable to give up, Zadra must find a way to reunite with his Chosen.

Tormented by enforced separation, Initiate Riva Quinton struggles with his vow of chastity and risks all to rescue his lover. Together with his Eros, he stows away onboard a star craft to follow his heart.

Four men defy destiny and tradition for love… but their love is a crime punishable by death.
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) This was a brilliant story from beginning to end. I loved everything about it and thought the author had written it exceptionally well. I would recommend it to others for reading.
2) I really liked this book! But some things could have been polished a bit betterlike some twists and turns in the plot and some part were a little bit too predictable. Still a very enjoyable read.
3) A roller coaster of a page-turning ride! Although the emotive power got a little angsty overboard a few times, the overall writing was excellent, the characters memorable and the setting beautifully described. This modern re-telling of a tried and true archetype and conflict sizzles with memorable moments.

Born Out of Wedlock Lyn Gardner
Lesbian - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 468 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 14, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1542327180
ISBN-13: 978-1542327183
Amazon: Born Out of Wedlock Lyn Gardner

Two women. Two worlds. Two problems...and two attitudes. Addison Kane does not want for much. With a touch equaling that of Midas and a confidence overstepping the borders of arrogance, Addison’s ability is vast, yet her focus is narrow. Her vision tunneled by haunting memories of her youth, she is blinded to the peripheral. She doesn’t care that life is passing her by. She doesn’t notice as friends fall to the wayside, and the finery that comes from wealth holds no importance for Addison is single-minded. Her goal is the ultimate of paybacks. She needs to succeed like no other before her and prove someone wrong. Joanna Sheppard lives a simple life because she can afford no other. At the age of seventeen, her father falls ill, and for the next eleven years, Joanna’s sole focus is providing for the only parent she has ever known. For the man she loves with all her heart, she gives up her dreams and doesn’t look back. She goes about her days with no complaints, working three jobs so she can pay off her father’s creditors, but there is no light at the end of Joanna’s tunnel...or so she thinks. When an edict from the grave threatens all Addison holds dear, two women from two different worlds are brought together, and a deal is struck. In exchange for uttering a few words, both get what they need...but not what they bargained for. There is a thin line, as they say, but when it is crossed, can love survive when more family secrets are revealed?
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)
Leona Windwalker Accused (The Talani Trade Alliance #1)
Transgender - Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Series: The Talani Trade Alliance
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Rune Tree Press; 1st edition (December 22, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1541263995
ISBN-13: 978-1541263994
Amazon: Leona Windwalker Accused (The Talani Trade Alliance #1)

Matthias Reynolds loves his life. He's starting to make it as a graphic artist at last and has a job he really likes at a local café that pays the bills. When a night out clubbing leads to an awkward morning after, he's embarrassed and more than ready to forget all about it. When Talani Enforcers show up at the café, he doesn't know what to make of it all as he's led away in restraints. Standing accused of crimes he struggles to understand, he finds he has an unexpected champion: the Talani warrior and war hero J'nah Quislin. J'nah knows that Matty is his. All J'nah has to do is keep Matty safe from those who engineered Matty's charges and sentencing. That, and get Matty to accept that the universe always intended them to be together as one. All it requires is for Matty to return J'nah's devotion and offer his willing submission. Can Matty do it, with all that it will mean for his future?
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) Okay, at first I wasn’t sure I liked it, but it kind of grew on me, and I know I’ll read it again and will eventually go and read more in the series to see where everything started.

Drama Queens and Devilish Schemes (Actors and Angels #3) Kevin Klehr
Gay - Alternative Universe/Reality
Series: Actors and Angels (Book 3)
Paperback
Publisher: Ninestar Press, LLC (June 19, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1947139266
ISBN-13: 978-1947139268
Amazon: Drama Queens and Devilish Schemes (Actors and Angels #3) Kevin Klehr

Adam is dead, but that's not his only problem. His husband, Wade, is still alive and sleeping with losers. His guardian angel, Guy, has grown fond of the liquor cabinet. And Adam suspects his demise was the result of foul play.

Meanwhile, in the depths of the Afterlife, the devil forces Adam to put on a play for the sinners. If he fails to entertain them, Guy's parents will spend eternity in the Underworld.

As he gambles with the freedom of the damned angels, Adam comes to terms with infidelity, friendship, and the reason why he was the victim of a double murder.
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1)I liked the characters in this story, and the way the story evolved as the book went on. I will definitely re read the book in the near future just to see what I missed the first time around.

Point Two Max Ellendale
Lesbian - Mystery / Thriller
Paperback: 413 pages
Publisher: Independently published (May 17, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1520477228
ISBN-13: 978-1520477220
Amazon: Point Two Max Ellendale

The case is reopened... "I can't believe this shit is happening again. Four Point's dead and yet, everyone I care about is unsafe. Again. Brody's gone, Maggie's hurt, and now Ben and I have to fix everything ourselves. This time, I'll be the one watching..."
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) I usually don't like books written in first person, but this one was pretty good. I found myself getting absorbed into the lives of the characters.

Conquest: Kai's Story (The Four Horsemen #1) Kaden Shay
Lesbian - Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Paperback
Publisher: Supposed Crimes, LLC (December 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 194459129X
ISBN-13: 978-1944591298
Amazon: Conquest: Kai's Story (The Four Horsemen #1) Kaden Shay

In the late 24th century, life seemed to be going well for the human population of Earth. War, famine, debt, and disease had been eradicated and a new era of peace and discovery was ushered in. However, as history has taught us over and over again, there is rarely a rise without a corresponding fall.

When a new technology which brought free, clean energy to all of mankind failed, the planet and its human population suffered great loss. With most of the people once inhabiting the planet dead or dying, a new time of human rose to the place of survival: the Regen. Able to use the deadly radiation leaked into Earth's flora, fauna, and atmosphere as a healing agent, the Regens constantly regenerate their cell structure. The result is a lack of radiation-caused disease and lengthened lifespans.

However, each and every human being must have its opposite and for the Regens this meant the Purists. Average humans who were somehow immune to radiation poisoning and other effects. Taking up their side against the Regens and labeling them evil, a new era of struggle, powerplays, and fighting dawned.

Follow four Regen Resistance Generals in their quest to be named as equals to the Purists. Each General, giving a nickname by the Purist leaders, represents one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Meet Kai, known by her enemies as Conquest, in this first installment of a set of four novels.
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) I think I’ll more than likely go and read more books in this series, because this book was a good read. I looked at the cover and thought No way, but it proved me wrong.

Dog Biscuits (Underdogs #6) Geonn Cannon
Lesbian - Mystery / Thriller
File Size: 648 KB
Print Length: 184 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Supposed Crimes (July 1, 2017)
Publication Date: July 1, 2017
Amazon: Dog Biscuits (Underdogs #6) Geonn Cannon

Ari is currently working for Gilles Girard & Moreau on a probationary basis, and her next assignment has piqued Dale's interest: Seattle is finally getting a hockey team! The owner, a client of the firm, asks her to do a background check on the players who will make up the roster to ensure there are no nasty scandals waiting to be uncovered. Ari follows the new recruits while Dale digs into their pasts.

The first few targets don't show up any red flags, but any hope of an easy case is destroyed when she and Dale are the victims of a sudden, unprovoked attack.

Certain that the attack is related to the hockey team, Ari redoubles her efforts to find out which player is behind it and what they're hiding. Determined to find the truth, she also knows she has to proceed with caution. Hockey can be a brutal sport, and its players can be even more dangerous off the ice.

Dogs of War, #3 of this series, won a Rainbow Award and a Golden Crown Literary Society award.
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) I was captivated from the moment the brother carked it in the opening scenes. And didn’t stop reading until the book was finished. Though for the life of me I wish they could use normal everyday names, but then it probably wouldn’t be the same story.
2) Caren Werlinger continues her magical storytelling in this third book of the Dragonmage Saga. Werlinger is a master of mood, a hugely skillful director of pace and dialog and a rare artisan of the dual talents of characterization and world building. The Best of the Best.

The Standing Stones: The Chronicles of Caymin (The Dragonmage Saga #3) Caren J. Werlinger
Lesbian - Fantasy
Series: The Dragonmage Saga
Paperback: 348 pages
Publisher: Corgyn Publishing (June 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0998217905
ISBN-13: 978-0998217901
Amazon: The Standing Stones: The Chronicles of Caymin (The Dragonmage Saga #3) Caren J. Werlinger

Caymin and Péist, the young dragonmage and dragon who helped to end the last dragon war, have returned from that conflict longing only for peace. But peace is not to be found. Éire is on the brink of being torn asunder as Christians battle pagans, raiders from the north attack the coast, and their enemies—the power-hungry dragonmage and dragon they fought in the otherworld—have escaped from their prison. Caymin and Péist are the only ones who can thwart them but, in order to do so, they’ll have to do the unthinkable—bring all of the dragons and their mages back to this realm. The dragons can only be summoned and controlled by one who holds the Méarógfola—the Bloodstone. The problem is, the Bloodstone hasn’t been seen since it was stolen a thousand winters ago. In a race through time, Caymin and Péist will have to go back through the Portal, back a thousand winters, back to set in motion everything that must unfold as it was meant to. Finding the Méarógfola is only the beginning of their challenges. Old factions among the dragons make them as difficult to control as the human clans. Destroying the Bloodstone is the only way to end this once and for all, but there are those who will do anything, anything, to get their hands on it.
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)
Aisling Mancy Heartifact
Gay - Romantic Suspence
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Men Over the Rainbow (October 13, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1537640747
ISBN-13: 978-1537640747
Amazon: Aisling Mancy Heartifact

Harper Kidd is a highly respected marine archaeologist. Yet, with the economy in a slump, he’s trapped working in an oil company’s exploration division. Now, at the ripe age of thirty, Harp is disgusted with his employer’s damage to the undersea world he loves, tired of his ATM-card-filching ex, and tormented by beautiful dreams of an undersea lover. It’s time for a change and when his best friend, Stick, pleads with him to assist on a deep-sea dig in the Mediterranean, he jumps at the chance. Harper’s sprits are high when they discover the ruins of an ancient civilization, and soar to the heavens when they discover a statue of an ancient pelora, a mysterious hybrid creature said to mediate between the worlds of reality and fantasy—and the very lover who holds the starring role in his dreams. When the crew discovers the site is teeming with unexploded ordnance from the conflicts in the Middle East, and the excavation turns deadly, Harper must choose between saving his best friend and saving the pelora he’s fallen in love with.
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)
C. Kennedy Elpída
Gay - Young Adult
Series: Elpida (Book 3)
Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press (May 30, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1635333733
ISBN-13: 978-1635333732
Amazon: C. Kennedy Elpída

Elpida: Book Three

Michael and Christy attended prom, graduated high school, and Michael leads the USATF tryouts. With Oxford University on the horizon, his future looks bright, and he believes life has returned to normal after Christy’s rescue. He couldn’t be more wrong.

Christy has been free from a life of slavery for more than a year and has made remarkable progress due in no small part to the love he found with Michael. But the recent prosecution of a past abuser has shattered the life he so painstakingly built out of nothing but a mountain of horror. He now faces the daunting task of building a new life—yet again.

Twelve-year-old Thimi has been missing since Christy left Greece and, unbeknownst to everyone, has hidden out in a vacant mansion in Glyfada. Learning of Christy’s survival is the only thing that brings him out of hiding. People, open spaces, even the most common of sounds frighten him beyond reason. A mere ghost of a boy, Thimi arrives in the US with no knowledge of the outside world—the only constant in his life a purple marble.

Lost, shattered, and afraid, only hope gives them the strength and courage they need to begin anew.
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) The world Anna Butler has created for her characters to interact in is complex and vivid. I was completely immersed in the customs, politics and different locations - superb world building. The plot is intricate, a real page turner with several surprises along the way. I am certainly looking forward to the next instalment.

The Chains of Their Sins (Taking Shield #4) Anna Butler
Gay - Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Series: Taking Shield
Paperback: 344 pages
Publisher: Glass Hat Press; One edition (February 22, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1543166601
ISBN-13: 978-1543166606
Amazon: The Chains of Their Sins (Taking Shield #4) Anna Butler

Shield Captain Bennet arrives on the Gyrfalcon to take up his final year's posting before returning to the Shield Regiment after his rotation out. On the Gyrfalcon he faces up to the fallout from Makepeace—ethical, political and above all, personal. Will he be able to accept necessity: that knowing what the Maess are up to outweighs the humanitarian issues surrounding the prisoners he rescued from Makepeace? Can he ride out the political furore that follows the loss of the dreadnought Caliban? How will he cope with an entire year of serving under his father, Caeden? And worst of all, how in the name of every god in the Pantheon can he stand to see Flynn every single day, with the Fraternisation Regs standing between them and keeping them apart? It will be an interesting year. Bennet can hardly wait for it to be over. Of course, things never really do go to plan...
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) For a short story I really connected to the characters. New to me author, will definitely be looking into more of their work.

Turks Cay Kirby Crow
Gay - Erotic Romance
File Size: 2429 KB
Print Length: 123 pages
Publisher: Bonecamp (October 31, 2016)
Publication Date: October 31, 2016
Amazon: Turks Cay Kirby Crow

What's it like to be a resident on a tropical island that's known as THE gay party place to be? For Ethan and Kit - workers in the Cay's BDSM scene - trying to make a living in the place you call home requires more than just partying.

Enter Vincent; a handsome, mysterious client who turns out to be more than just a player. In just a few weeks, Ethan finds himself falling for the masterful Vincent, but complications arise when Kit turns jealous and throws a wrench into Vincent's plans to make Ethan his own.

*This HEA story contains scenes of sex work, bondage, and domination between men.
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) There’s just so much packed into such a short book—a unique, multi-faceted, and heartwarming story; vivid, unforgettable characters, and prose so polished and expressive that it’s almost a character itself. I absolutely loved this book, and am thrilled to have found a new author to add to my favourites list.

Snap Shot (Cayuga Cougars #1) V.L. Locey
Transgender - Erotic Romance
Series: Cayuga Cougars
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 27, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1544986114
ISBN-13: 978-1544986111
Amazon: Snap Shot (Cayuga Cougars #1) V.L. Locey

Mario McGarrity has been around the block – and rink – more than a few times. He’s creeping up on retirement age, has some dings and dents, and says what’s on his mind. Not exactly what most would consider a luxury ride, but his beautiful Lila - the transgender woman who stole his heart - loves him like no other woman ever has despite a little rust here and there. Everything is good - no, great - aside from the distance issue, until a surprise from Lila’s past crops up and moves in with her. Can Mario be the family man that Lila needs, or is this one game the old vet is unable to skate in?
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) This book was the right combination of steamy and heartfelt to check all the"perfect romance" boxes.

Get a Grip (A Bluewater Bay Story #19) L.A. Witt
Bisexual Erotic Romance
Series: A Bluewater Bay Story (Book 19)
Paperback: 262 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (July 6, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626496080
ISBN-13: 978-1626496088
Amazon: Get a Grip (A Bluewater Bay Story #19) L.A. Witt

If a tree falls in Bluewater Bay . . . could it be fate?

A year after his divorce, Shane Andrews isn’t interested in dating—not that he has time, between three kids and a demanding job as a grip. When a windstorm knocks a tree onto one of the Wolf’s Landing soundstages, Shane’s there to help with the mess . . . and so is firefighter Aaron Tucker.

A former smoke jumper, Aaron’s an adrenaline junkie and way too restless and reckless to be relationship material. As far as he’s concerned, monogamy is for penguins, and he’d rather be alone than tied down. Signing up to be a stepparent? No, thank you.

But after a scorching-hot night together, they’re hooked. Aaron is a taste of the excitement Shane’s been lacking, and Shane’s pushing buttons Aaron didn’t know he had. The more they’re together, the less Aaron craves wild nights with other men . . . but the more Shane wants to play the field like he never got to in his twenties.

This could be the love neither man knew he needed, but only if Shane gets his feet back on the ground before Aaron walks away.
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

1) A love story, a gang war. Written from the third person point of view, this is a very well crafted tale of love, gang warfare, and traditions.  The characters are alive and multidimensional.  The story flows like the water in the canals of the Philosopher's Path.  You are transported to Kyoto and its tea shops, where honor and tradition still reign absolute. The prose is poetic and addictive.  A wonderful tale of lust, love, and the Japanese culture. Amy Tasukada's writing style is crisp and lyrical, like snowflakes dancing in the night. She describes with the same ease and elegance steeping of tea and spilling of blood. Without getting into unnecessary detail, she transports us to historical Kyoto as the background of the war between the Japanese and Korean mafia and the impossible love of Nao and Saehyun. If you are looking for a bittersweet romance, you'll find it here. If you're looking for blood and guts, you'll find it here. And if you are looking for a glimpse into a Japan which very few of us will have the chance to know, you'll find it here. Highly recommended!

Blood Stained Tea (The Yakuza Path #1) Amy Tasukada
Gay - Mystery / Thriller
Series: The Yakuza Path
Paperback: 362 pages
Publisher: Macarons & Tea Publishing (December 8, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 099786530X
ISBN-13: 978-0997865301
Amazon: Blood Stained Tea (The Yakuza Path #1) Amy Tasukada

If you buy the paperback, you'll get the ebook for FREE!

A bloody past haunts him. A devastating present lures him back...

Nao hides from his violent past in the Japanese mob by opening a teahouse in Japan's cultural center, Kyoto. His past comes flooding back when he discovers a gravely injured man with a tattooed chest, a bloody knife, and a Korean business card.

Saehyun would've died if not for Nao's help. He knows nothing of his savior's connection with the local mafia, but Saehyun has his own secrets. He commands the Korean mafia, the mortal enemy of Nao’s former syndicate.

As Nao and Saehyun grow closer, so does the strength of the Korean mob. A shocking murder pulls Nao back into a past he'd all but abandoned. War is looming, and Nao must choose between protecting Saehyun or avenging the honor of his old mafia family.

The Yakuza Path: Blood Stained Tea is the first book in a series of Japanese mafia thrillers. If you like complex characters, blood-soaked violence, and twists you won't see coming, then you'll love Amy Tasukada's gritty crime masterpiece.
Buy The Yakuza Path to dive deep into the Asian mafia tale today!
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

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.
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

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
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

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.
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

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.
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

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?
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

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.
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

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.
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

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.
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

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?
reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)

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?

Profile

reviews_and_ramblings: (Default)
reviews_and_ramblings

October 2017

S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Page Summary

Disclaimer

All cover art, photo and graphic design contained in this site are copyrighted by the respective publishers and authors. These pages are for entertainment purposes only and no copyright infringement is intended. Should anyone object to our use of these items please contact by email the blog's owner.
This is an amateur blog, where I discuss my reading, what I like and sometimes my personal life. I do not endorse anyone or charge fees of any kind for the books I review. I do not accept money as a result of this blog.
I'm associated with Amazon/USA Affiliates Programs.
Books reviewed on this site were usually provided at no cost by the publisher or author. However, some books were purchased by the reviewer and not provided for free. For information on how a particular title was obtained, please contact by email the blog's owner.
Days of Love Gallery - Copyright Legenda: http://www.elisarolle.com/gallery/index_legenda.html

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Oct. 17th, 2017 12:58 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios