Reviews: Sunday, April 21 – Saturday, April 27, 2013

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. For some reason links to individual titles don’t seem to want to work today, so please go straight to the link to the review posts on the web site to browse for review details this week.

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Enslaved by an Officer (Sold! 8) by Anitra Lynn McLeod at Siren Publishing

Sci-Fi / Alien Abduction / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Spring Discovery by Serena Yates at Total-E-Bound

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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Who Moved My Holepunch? by Anne Brooke at Amber Allure

Contemporary / Humor / Light BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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You Belong With Me by Jeff Erno at Harmony Ink Press

Contemporary / Young Adult / Gay Romance

reviewed by Jamie Deacon

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Heir of the Wolf That Bit You (Wolf Haven 1) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Paranormal / Werewolves / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Ollie’s Haven (Wolf Haven 2) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Paranormal / Shifters / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Truce by Meredith Shayne

Contemporary / Rock Bands / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Through These Eyes (Blind Faith 2) by N.R. Walker

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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Just a Little Unwell by Iyana Jenna at Silver Publishing

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Before I Wake by Eli Easton at Torquere Press

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Ice and Embers (Blessed Epoch 2) by Augusta Li at Dreamspinner Press

High Fantasy / Gay Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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Chateau d’Eternite by Ariel Tachna at Dreamspinner Press

Time Travel / Paranormal / Psi Powers / Gay Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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

Reviews: Sunday, April 14 – Saturday, April 20, 2013

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. For some reason links to individual titles don’t seem to want to work today, so please go straight to the link to the review posts on the web site to browse for review details this week.

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Heart Song (True Blood Mate 1) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Paranormal / Shifters / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Alpha Born (True Blood Mate 2) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Paranormal / Shifters / Vampires / Gay Menage Erotic Romance / MMM

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Love Sexy (True Blood Mate 3) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Paranormal / Shifters / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Redemption (True Blood Mate 4) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Paranormal / Shifters / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Wolf’s Bane (True Blood Mate 5) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Paranormal / Shifters / Vampires / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Harnessing by D.J. Manly at Amber Allure

Steampunk / Paranormal / Vampires / Aliens / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Please, Doctor by Serena Yates at Total-E-Bound

Contemporary / Doctors / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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A Wild Ride by Andrew Grey at Dreamspinner Press

Contemporary / Cowboys / BDSM/Kink / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Working It Out by Sean Michael at Amber Allure

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Prince Claimed (Thresl Chronicles 2) by Amber Kell at Total-E-Bound

Sci-Fi / Paranormal / Aliens / Shifters / Interspecies / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Plan B by SJD Peterson at Dreamspinner Press

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Alex

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Two Men (A 1Night Stand Story) by Kate Richards at Decadent Publishing

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Takeover by D.J. Manly at Total-E-Bound

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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Love’s Crash Landing by Amylea Lyn at Silver Publishing

Sci-Fi / Aliens / Interspecies / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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The Kaupe by A.J. Llewellyn at Total-E-Bound

Paranormal / Shifters / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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Blue Hair and 7 PAs by Kallysten at Torquere Press

Contemporary / Fairy Tale / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Warrior, Ride Hard (Iron Warrior 1) by Erin O’Quinn at Siren Publishing

Historical / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Alex

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Crowns and Criminals by Kayla Bain-Vrba at Torquere Press

Fantasy / Fairy Tale / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Valentine 2525 by RJ Scott at Love Lane Books

Sci-Fi / 26th Century Humans / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Jenny’s Way: A Local Legend by Diana K. Perkins at Friesen Press

Historical / Lesbian Fiction

reviewed by Ron Fritsch

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

Giveaway: Win a brand-new paperback copy of Isle of Capri (Relentless 3)!

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A few years ago, my brother offered me a free trip to Italy with his family, thanks to extensive frequent flyer miles that were about to expire. We visited the Amalfi Coast and spent four days on the island of Capri, a place that still fills my soul whenever I think about it.

From the moment I set foot on the island from the little ferry that transported us from Napoli, or as we English-speaking louses call it, Naples, I became obsessed with setting a story on the island. There was so much to the place that to me screamed as the perfect love idyll.

First of all, the island is ancient and its medieval roads so narrow they don’t accommodate cars.

So, they don’t allow them.

There are a few locals who keep cars there but it seems pointless since they are confined to designated spots. Of course, being in a place with no traffic, no honking, no traffic signals, etc. is like stepping back in time.

Of course the food is superb and each little cafe is its own unique, delightful experience. I could go on and on about the food and the friendly way people invite you to Sunday lunch when they don’t even know you. Sunday afternoon is full of smiles, the scent of lemons heavy on the air. Even the insects seem woozy from the ambrosia-like taste of even the water.

We left the island with lots of tears and promises to return. About a year later, Relentless Passion was born. I wrote it fairly quickly, the characters as real to me as a crisp, chilled glass of the island’s favorite limoncello.

The sequel, Relentless Love came to me soon after and then I came up with the third story after I read a very funny column online about the terrible dog poop problem this walking island has. The mayor was forced to institute a doggie DNA program to discover who the culprit was who kept letting his dog leave his business in the middle of the tiny, twisting roads.

Of course, I thought this would be a hilariously embarrassing job for my supercop, Antonio. And since Antonio was making a return, so is his beloved life partner, Zeca, whose irresponsible twin brother, Alex found lasting love with his man, Hugh in book two of the series.

In book three, which has been published as Isle of Capri, the twins’ long-lost cousin, Marius, arrives extremely distraught after he’s quit his role on a hot British soap opera to move to Greece and spend his time writing. He soon learns all his hard-earned money has been stolen. His business investments are a  flop.

Love has a way of finding itself in Capri however, as Antonio is fond of pointing out.

Here is the blurb for Isle of Capri

British soap star Marius Treadway’s week has gone to hell. Still reeling from a failed romance, he quit his TV show only to learn that his sizable business investments are nothing but scams. Depressed and needing time to rethink his future, he travels to the island of Capri to visit his long-lost Uncle Toppy and twin cousins, Zeca and Alex.

At first, life seems relaxing and enjoyable on the sun-drenched, lemon-scented island, but it soon becomes clear that Alex’s private hotel is being targeted for crime, possibly because it’s gay-owned. Then, one of the oldest gay business owners in Capri Town finds his store trashed.

Determined to help his family, Marius soon meets dazzling Brazilian soccer player Crisanto Alvarez, who makes a play for him. Can it really be that, underneath it all, the isle of Capri is a healer of hearts? 

http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure/IsleCapri.html

Please leave a comment on this post to qualify to win a brand-new paperback copy of Isle of Capri, plus a ton of A.J. Llewellyn swag!

Aloha oe,

A.J.

NOTE: The giveaway will run until Wednesday, April 24, 2013. If the winner has not read the first two books in the series, A.J. will add electronic copies of each of them to the prize.

Reviews: Sunday, April 7 – Saturday, April 13, 2013

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. For some reason links to individual titles don’t seem to want to work today, so please go straight to the link to the review posts on the web site to browse for review details this week.

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Busted by Chuck Willman at JMS Books

Contemporary / Men in Uniform / Gay Erotica

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Enslaved by a Barbarian (Sold! 6) by Anitra Lynn McLeod at Siren Publishing

Sci-Fi / Alien Abduction / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Enslaved by a Hero (Sold! 7) by Anitra Lynn McLeod at Siren Publishing

Sci-Fi / Alien Abduction / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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The Law of the Jungle by Eleanor Bruce and H.L. Holston at SH Publishing

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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La Chanson de l’Observation by Bernard M. Cox

Sci-Fi / Aliens / Gay Fiction

reviewed by Ron Fritsch

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Free Falling by S.E. Jakes at BookRhythm

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Alex

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Treat (A Hammer Story) by Sean Michael at Torquere Press

Contemporary / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Lighting the Way Home (Delectable 2) by EM Lynley and Shira Anthony at Dreamspinner Press

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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Something Shifty by Erin M. Leaf at Evernight Publishing

Paranormal / Shifters / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Maloney’s Law by Anne Brooke at Amber Allure

Contemporary / Mystery/Suspense / Action/Adventure / Gay Romance

reviewed by Ron Fritsch

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Ripped by Anita Kinley at Siren Publishing

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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In The Company of Strangers by Stephanie Burke at Changeling Press

Sci-Fi / Aliens / Interspecies / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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A Werewolf in Sheep’s Clothing by Rob Rosen at Torquere Press

Paranormal / Shifters / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Despite Them (Big Deal 3) by Katsura and Yuramei at Ai Press

Contemporary / Yaoi / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Alex

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

Reviews: Sunday, March 31 – Saturday, April 6, 2013

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. For some reason links to individual titles don’t seem to want to work today, so please go straight to the link to the review posts on the web site to browse for review details this week.

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The Park at Sunrise by Lee Brazil at Lime Time Press

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Three Little Words by Allison Cassatta at Amber Allure

Contemporary/ Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Want Me by Rowan McBride at Loose Id

Paranormal/Fantasy / Contemporary Setting / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Love Without Restraint (Healing Love 2) by Sara York

Contemporary / Doctors / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Play Me, I’m Yours by Madison Parker at Harmony Ink Press

Contemporary / Young Adult / Gay Romance

reviewed by Jamie Deacon

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City Mouse (Country Mouse 2) by Amy Lane and Aleksandr Voinov at Riptide Publishing

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Taming the Lion Tamer by Caitlin Ricci at Silver Publishing

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Lions in the Candlelight (Sequel to Taming the Lion Tamer ) by Caitlin Ricci at Silver Publishing

Contemporary / Holiday / Valentine’s Day / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Surviving Elite High: Senior Year (Surviving Elite High 2) by John H. Ames at Ai Press

Contemporary / Young Adult / Gay Romance

reviewed by Alex

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Distress Signal (Coriolis 1) by Mychael Black at Changeling Press

Sci-Fi / Men in Uniform / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Kill Fee (Coriolis 2) by Mychael Black at Changeling Press

Sci-Fi / Action/Adventure / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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The Awakening of Amanra by Lexi Ander

Fantasy/Sci-Fi / Action/Adventure / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Testing Arthur (Mercenary Love 2) by Amber Kell at Total-E-Bound

Contemporary / Mystery/Suspense / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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