Riptide Publishing Turns 1 Year Old This Month

First of all, let me say “Congratulations!” to the entire team at Riptide. Making it through the first year as a publisher is quite an achievement, and from everything I have seen in the last twelve months, you are well on the road to success. Long may it continue!

From a reviewer’s perspective, seeing a new publisher enter the market is always exciting. There is a number of new books, all of which want to join the never-ending To-Be-Read pile, sometimes there are new authors, and, in this case, an entirely new way of presenting details about books. I found the “additional details” that can be found on Riptide’s web site to be extremely helpful; they certainly made my task of which books to review a lot easier.

So far, I have only reviewed five Riptide books, but not for lack of trying! Looking back now I regret that it has been only five. I enjoyed reading all of them, and am determined to do better next year. J In case you are curious, here are the ones I managed to read and review (click the link to read the entire review):

Master Class (Master Class 1) by Rachel Haimowitz

Master Class delivers what it promises: a gritty tale about a man who wants to be dominated, and even he has no idea how much, or how deep this need really goes. The story focuses on the humiliation and pain he goes through, without, at first, giving any hint as to why he wants this. It made for somewhat disturbing reading, at least for me, but certainly held my attention.

Surprises (Romeo Club 1) by Brita Addams

Don sets out to gain control over his (dating) life, and ends up learning that control isn’t everything. With a sense of humor that made me smile and a level of curiosity that would have killed a cat (but, luckily, not Don) he explores what it means to be taken care of, and how much a few surprises can enhance his libido.

Rubbed the Right Way (Romeo Club 2) by Brita Addams

Have you ever wondered what an erotic massage feels like? This story should answer most of your questions. It is slow, sensuous and without emotional entanglements, much like the first story in this series. The focus is on erotic pleasure between willing partners, not relationships.

Country Mouse by Amy Lane and Aleksandr Voinov

Wow, this is such an all-round wonderful, funny, and amazing story, I don’t even know where to start. I admit that I was a little skeptical at first – like many others I wasn’t sure about what to expect from this pair of authors working together. The result, I am happy to report, is as delightful as it is emotionally rewarding.

Where You Hurt the Most by Anne Brooke

Hurt and pain can manifest in many different ways. Sometimes it is very visible, as is the case with Dan who carries his scars on the outside. Sometimes it isn’t visible at all, because the scars are on the inside – and the man who carries them isn’t even aware of them. Those are easy to ignore since they are not seen, but they are no less serious. This story offers an interesting look at both types of hurt and the men who end up helping each other.

In summary I’d like to wish you further success, that you may keep up the good work, so that I can have some more great books to review in your second year.

I am also happy to announce that Riptide Publishing will give away $10 in store credit to a commenter who comments here, with their email address, before 11/4/12 at 11:59 pm.

Good luck everyone!

 

 

General Information about Rainbow Book Reviews

Rainbow Book Reviews is a site dedicated to GLBTQ-related books, reviews, and authors who write about topics of interest to us and our friends.

We have a wide range of activities for you to check and participate in, if you wish. Feedback is always welcome. We publish new releases on a daily basis, have a team of reviewers who try to help you understand what to expect from a book, we publish monthly author interviews, and have author pages with in-depth information. You can also find out about the many great publishers who publish GLBTQ-related books.

Also find us at: www.rainbowbookreviews.com, where we publish new book releases and book reviews on a daily basis.

Reviews this week: Sunday, October 21 – Saturday, October 27, 2012

These weekly posts are meant to give you a different way of accessing reviews. Especially for everyone who is busy during the week and can’t always spend lots of time surfing the Internet. And let’s face it: who isn’t busy?

So, in chronological order from old to new, here are the books we reviewed, with a link to the review post on the web site. Just click the title to find out more:

* * *

3 by Jacob Z. Flores at Dreamspinner Press

* * *

Broken Memories (In the Shadow of the Wolf 2) by Diane Adams and RJ Scott at Silver Publishing

* * *

Splintered Lies (In The Shadow Of The Wolf 3) by Diane Adams and RJ Scott at Silver Publishing

* * *

Fate Lends a Leg by Jax Cordoba at Harmony Ink Press

* * *

Gay Men Talk (Revised) by Tim John Peterson

* * *

Salamander Moon by Kate Roman at Torquere Press

* * *

The Friendly Werewolf and the (Almost) Virgin Vampire by Helen Louise Caroll at Amber Allure

* * *

Priceless by M.A. Church at Dreamspinner Press

* * *

Amethysts of Wisdom 1 (Gemstone Chronicles 2) by Serena Yates at Silver Publishing

* * *

Worth The Wait (A Hearth and Home Story) by Mychael Black at Torquere Press

* * *

In Time of Need (Handcuffs and Lace) by Sean Michael at Resplendence Publishing

* * *

Caleo (Leech 1) by James Crawford

* * *

Please feel free to leave comments and thoughts on anything concerning reviews right here.

Reviews this week: Sunday, October 14 – Saturday, October 20, 2012

These weekly posts are meant to give you a different way of accessing reviews. Especially for everyone who is busy during the week and can’t always spend lots of time surfing the Internet. And let’s face it: who isn’t busy?

So, in chronological order from old to new, here are the books we reviewed, with a link to the review post on the web site. Just click the title to find out more:

* * *

Chase the Stars (Lang Downs 2) by Ariel Tachna at Dreamspinner Press

* * *

Pushing The Envelope, Book XIV: With Love by Kim Dare at Amber Allure

* * *

Bound for the Holidays by Brynn Paulin at Resplendence Publishing

* * *

An Unconventional Courtship by Scotty Cade at Dreamspinner Press

* * *

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover (Most Popular Guy 1) by Robbie Michaels at Harmony Ink Press

* * *

(Un)Masked by Anyta Sunday and Andrew Q. Gordon at Dreamspinner Press

* * *

Pocket-Sized Prince by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

* * *

Safe Harbor by Edward Kendrick at Silver Publishing

* * *

Tinseltown by Barry Brennessel at MLR Press

* * *

Bound by Blood by Aaron Michaels at Torquere Press

* * *

Carved In Wood by Sean Michael at Amber Allure

* * *

For Men Like Us by Brita Addams at Dreamspinner Press

* * *

Loving the Boss by Shawn Lane at Evernight Publishing

* * *

Shattered Secrets (In the Shadow of the Wolf 1) by Diane Adams and RJ Scott at Silver Publishing

* * *

Finders Keepers by BA Tortuga at Torquere Press

* * *

The Celestial by Barry Brennessel at MLR Press

* * *

Please feel free to leave comments and thoughts on anything concerning reviews right here.

Reviews this week: Sunday, October 7 – Saturday, October 13, 2012

These weekly posts are meant to give you a different way of accessing reviews. Especially for everyone who is busy during the week and can’t always spend lots of time surfing the Internet. And let’s face it: who isn’t busy?

So, in chronological order from old to new, here are the books we reviewed, with a link to the review post on the web site. Just click the title to find out more:

* * *

Cereus: Building by Julia Talbot, BA Tortuga, and Sean Michael at Torquere Press

* * *

Cereus: Opening by Sean Michael, Julia Talbot and BA Tortuga at Torquere Press

* * *

In All Your Ways by Cari Z. at Storm Moon Press

* * *

Beggars and Choosers by Mia Kerick at Dreamspinner Press

* * *

The Thunder in His Head by Gene Gant at Harmony Ink Press

* * *

Crocodylus Acutus by J. Rocci at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

* * *

In Dreams by Eden Winters at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

* * *

Orgasmic Texas Dawn (Orgasmic Texas Dawn 1) by A.J. Llewellyn and D.J. Manly at Silver Publishing

* * *

The Ivory Prison (Genetic Shifters #1) by Ashlyn Daube at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

* * *

The Mudpie (Elemental Superpowers 3) by A.J. Llewellyn and Serena Yates at Total-E-Bound

* * *

Molten 1 by Kira Stone at Changeling Press

* * *

Molten 2: More Molten by Kira Stone at Changeling Press

* * *

Please feel free to leave comments and thoughts on anything concerning reviews right here.

Reviews this week: Sunday, September 30 – Saturday, October 6, 2012

These weekly posts are meant to give you a different way of accessing reviews. Especially for everyone who is busy during the week and can’t always spend lots of time surfing the Internet. And let’s face it: who isn’t busy?

So, in chronological order from old to new, here are the books we reviewed, with a link to the review post on the web site. Just click the title to find out more:

* * *

My Spotted Dream (Purrfect Mates 8) by Joyee Flynn at Siren Publishing

* * *

Let Down Your Hair by L.M. Brown at Silver Publishing

* * *

Irresistible Impulse by Nona Raines at The Wild Rose Press

* * *

Shared Revelations by Andrew Grey at Dreamspinner Press

* * *

Tall With Room by A.J. Llewellyn at Total-E-Bound

* * *

Gasp! by Z.A. Maxfield at Loose Id

* * *

Actually by Mia Watts at Resplendence Publishing

* * *

Stranger in Translation by Charles Raines

* * *

Gabe’s Alpha (Dark Hollow Wolf Pack 4) by Shannon West at Secret Cravings Publishing

* * *

Oracle (Oracle 1) by RJ Scott at Silver Publishing

* * *

An Oral Fixation by Piper Vaughn at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

* * *

Touch (The Institute 2) by Cassandra Gold at Amber Allure

* * *

How Was He Supposed to Know? by Andy Slayde and Ali Wilde at Silver Publishing

* * *

When I Say When by Tia Fielding at Dreamspinner Press

* * *

Second Chances Anthology at Bottom Drawer Publications

* * *

Magpie (Avian Shifters 2) by Kim Dare at Resplendence Publishing

* * *

Sinking In Sand by D.J. Manly at Amber Allure

* * *

The Chosen by Annette Gisby at Lyrical Press

* * *

Please feel free to leave comments and thoughts on anything concerning reviews right here.

The Chosen Blog Tour 10-6 until 10-30

The Chosen  

Love or duty — which would you choose?

Prince Severin has been brought up to put duty before all else. Now, his duty is to marry and produce an heir. He has his choice of princesses. Unfortunately, his passion is for princes.

Havyn has been a slave all his life. When his powers are discovered, he finds himself purchased and freed by a Prince and apprenticed to the royal wizard, Ildar. His duty is to stay chaste to keep his powers strong. Unfortunately, his passion is for Severin.

With kingdoms at war, the throne hanging in the balance, and magic in the air, can the two men find happiness together, or is duty more important than love?

~~~

Welcome to the Rainbow Book Reviews Blog. Today we are participating in a Book Blog Hop for Annette Grisby and her latest book ‘The Chosen‘, by posting the following book review of the story.

~~~

“Seek happiness for its own sake, and you will not find it; seek for duty, and happiness will follow as the shadow comes with the sunshine.” ~ Tryon Edwards

In ‘The Chosen‘ by Annette Gisby, Prince Severin feels trapped between love and duty. Since there is no reasonable way to honor both, he tries to stay on the fence, hoping something will happen to free him from his burden. He embarks on a journey toward what he believes must be his destiny, with a heavy heart It’s only when he gives himself up to his duty that his happiness comes into sight. The thing is, can he  capture it?

~~~

For the rest of the review, please follow the link to the Rainbow Book Reviews website:

http://www.rainbowbookreviews.com/book-reviews/the-chosen-by-annette-gisby-at-lyrical-press