Reviews: Sunday, June 2 – Saturday, June 8, 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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One Night in L.A. by Sue Holston at SH Publishing

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 02-June-2013
Review Blurb One-night stands can be very erotic, and encounters with strangers whom you might never see again can be very exciting.

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Snookered by S. Blaise at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Ron Fritsch on 02-June-2013
Review Blurb “Snookered,” a short story by S. Blaise, is a clever, humorous “meet-cute,”…

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Prisoner of the Mountain Watch by Kay Berrisford

Genre High Fantasy / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 03-June-2013
Review Blurb Who is an ally and who is the enemy isn’t always as clear as it seems. As shown in this story, sometimes there is more to a man, or, in this case, an elf, than meets the eye.

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Hopeful Hearts (Hearts 1) by Susan Laine at Evernight Publishing

Genre Contemporary / Lesbian Romance
Reviewed by jj on 03-June-2013
Review Blurb This story is a gem. It also has enough quality heat to positively singe.

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Matching Vectors by Lee Comyn at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Sci-Fi / Future Earth / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 03-June-2013
Review Blurb A very imaginative story about space racing, this “invented” sport reminded me of a sailing competition here on Earth.

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Edges By Darien Cox at Phaze Books

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance / with some MMM
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 04-June-2013
Review Blurb Edges, or the sudden transition between what we are familiar and comfortable with and what is new and different, can be scary for many reasons.

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Undercover Lover (Romance on the Go) by Rebecca Brochu at Evernight Publishing

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 04-June-2013
Review Blurb Cops who go undercover and pretend to be someone else, even if it’s only for a short time, do not have an easy time of it.

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Bully for You by Catt Ford at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Cowboys / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Ron Fritsch on 04-June-2013
Review Blurb Catt Ford’s novella, Bully for You, is a witty romantic adventure. Martin (“Marti”) Du Bois is a self-described “flamer.” As he approaches his 30th birthday, he tells his friends, Curt and Dale, the “shelf life of my twinkdom is running out. And I’m never going to fulfill anyone’s Daddy fantasy.”

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Outlast the Night (Lang Downs 3) by Ariel Tachna at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 04-June-2013
Review Blurb ‘Outlast the Night’ by Ariel Tachna is about second chances, not just for love, but for life, friendship, and a place to truly belong.

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The Game by Henrietta Clarke at Bottom Drawer Publications

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 05-June-2013
Review Blurb Anyone who has ever worked in a place where it seems as if more people are crazy than normal will be able to relate to this story.

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The Astral Mage (The Captains of the Wolf 1) by Hurri Cosmo at Silver Publishing

Genre Sci-Fi/Fantasy / Space Pirates / Magic / Action/Adventure / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 05-June-2013
Review Blurb I do love a good space adventure, and ‘The Astral Mage’ has got all the required ingredients: a somewhat mysterious, powerful political entity, space ships and planets of all types, space pirates, strangely named materials and weapons.

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Out by J.W. Kilhey

Genre Contemporary / Gay Fiction
Reviewed by Alex on 05-June-2013
Review Blurb This is the best coming-to-awareness-that-you-are-gay story that I have read in quite a while; I absolutely adored it and will reread it again and again.

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Luck of the Dice by Pinkie Rae Parker at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 05-June-2013
Review Blurb Built around a “sport” of a different kind, this story is about the adventures of a dedicated fantasy-based role play gamer (RPG) named Gavin.

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Loose Riggin’ by Julia Talbot at Torquere Press

Genre Contemporary / Cowboys / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 06-June-2013
Review Blurb Take one experienced bullrider, who is out of commission due to an injury, and add one “new kid on the block”, who has more talent than sense, put them together in close quarters and see what happens.

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Teasing Jonathan (Mercenary Love 3) by Amber Kell at Total-E-Bound

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 06-June-2013
Review Blurb Just like the first two volumes of the series, this story is about two men desperately looking for love. Kai has been disappointed by men who are after his money, and Jonathan is fighting PTSD after years in the military.

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Masochist’s Choice (Sun, Sea and Submission 5) by Kim Dare at Resplendence Publishing

Genre Contemporary / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 06-June-2013
Review Blurb With a title that reveals who really holds the power in any safe/sane/consensual D/s relationship, this is a story that describes how one “pain-curious” man realizes his potential with the unexpected help of a job application.

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A Shot at Forgiveness by Cardeno C. at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Ron Fritsch on 06-June-2013
Review Blurb Cardeno C.’s moving and insightful novella, A Shot at Forgiveness, provides a rather different view of the bullying many gay and lesbian children and teens are forced to endure.

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Sorry, Bro by Genevieve Bergeron at Total-E-Bound

Genre Contemporary / Gay Menage Erotic Romance / MMM
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 07-June-2013
Review Blurb When someone is as down on his luck, as frustrated with his life as Bryce at the beginning of this story, it seems as if things cannot possibly get worse.

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Two Buckets and a Snakeskin Suit by Aaron Michaels at Torquere Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 07-June-2013
Review Blurb This is a hilarious story about some of the most unlikely men and events combining into what ends up as a very hot romance.

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The King’s Mate by Ashavan Doyon at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Ron Fritsch on 07-June-2013
Review Blurb In Ashaven Doyon’s short story, “The King’s Mate,” 20-year-old Justin indicates he might be open to an affair with Russell, who is “in his thirties.”

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Love You So Hard (Love Has No Boundaries ) by Tara Lain at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 07-June-2013
Review Blurb As Machiavelli once said: “Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.” Inside, Craig has what it takes to be successful in life; but outside, he doesn’t exude the confidence necessary to impress anyone.

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Immortal Thirst by Tyler Robbins at Evernight Publishing

Genre Paranormal / Vampires / Gay Menage Erotic Romance / MMM
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 08-June-2013
Review Blurb Vampires have a reputation for being ruthless. The ones in this book are no exception, but they are not the only ones. In fact, there are beings worse than them…

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The Sound of Silence (Unspoken Heart 1) by N. Wood

Genre Contemporary / Young Adult / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Alex on 08-June-2013
Review Blurb Fans of Young Adult author Mark A. Roeder should enjoy this carefully penned coming of age tale about a boy in the aftermath of a tragic accident that has left him mute.

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Torn by Sean Michael at Torquere Press

Genre Contemporary / Cowboys / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 08-June-2013
Review Blurb This is a story about coming home, about dealing with the loss of something you loved to do, and about realizing what is most important.

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Flexibility by Maja Rose at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Athletes / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Ron Fritsch on 08-June-2013
Review Blurb In Maja Rose’s delightful short story, ‘Flexibility’, Jared and Andy are gymnasts training for the Olympics. (For the purpose of disclosing possible bias, I must admit the word beginning with the letter “g” in that sentence makes me swoon.)

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