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

A weekly overview to access reviews. For everyone who is busy during the week and can’t always spend lots of time surfing the Internet.

In chronological order from old to new, here are the books we reviewed. You can browse here or 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 Sentinel by Eden Winters at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

 

Genre Science Fiction / Far Future / Other Planets / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 14-July-2013
Review Blurb What an absolutely brilliant story. For me, this is exactly what I look for in good science fiction, well, one possible successful combination of many: great technology, its effect on humans, and showing the consequences of us learning to deal with it or how to defeat it.

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Kestrel’s Chance by Harper Fox at FoxTales

 

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 14-July-2013
Review Blurb Most of us have ghosts, past experiences that haunt us. Kestrel, of ‘Kestrel’s Chance’ by Harper Fox, has more than his share.

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Forever Promised (Keeping Promise Rock 4) by Amy Lane at Dreamspinner Press

 

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 15-July-2013
Review Blurb I almost dreaded reading this final story in one of my favorite series. Not because I thought it wouldn’t be any good. Oh no! I knew, deep down in my soul, that this ending story would be full of all Amy Lane’s heartbreak in writing it.

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Gay Erotica Volume 1, edited by James Hunt at Constable & Robinson

 

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotica
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 16-July-2013
Review Blurb Exactly what the title promises, this collection of four gay erotica stories is fun, hot, experimental, and kinky in turn.

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Brothers in Arms (The Recon Diaries 1) by Kendall McKenna at MLR Press

 

Genre Contemporary / Men in Uniform / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 16-July-2013
Review Blurb Absolutely loved this book! The whole thing – story, writing, plot, characters, dialogue, love story, sex scenes, and action scenes. Everything about it was phenomenal.

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Fire For Effect (The Recon Diaries 2) by Kendall McKenna at MLR Press

 

Genre Contemporary / Men in Uniform / Mystery / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 17-July-2013
Review Blurb This is the second Recon Diaries book featuring our guys, Jonah and Kellan. And, wow, is it made of awesome!

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The Final Line (The Recon Diaries 3) by Kendall McKenna at MLR Press

 

Genre Contemporary / Men in Uniform / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 18-July-2013
Review Blurb ‘The Final Line’, book three in Kendall McKenna’s Recon Diaries series, is an amazing and awe-inspiring book of courage, honesty, honor, fear, hope, rage, commitment, loyalty, and love. Above all, love.

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Forever Young by Jeff Erno at Ai Press

 

Genre Paranormal / Vampires / New Adults / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 16-July-2013
Review Blurb We all want our first love to last forever, yet, realistically, we know it probably won’t. Circumstances change; people change; and life goes on.

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Salting the Earth by Heidi Belleau and Violetta Vane at Storm Moon Press

 

Genre Fantasy / Fairies / Dubious Consent / Multiple Partners / Gay Erotica
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 17-July-2013
Review Blurb Some stories, and this is one of them, make the reader work to understand them. As a result, not everyone will get the same out of reading them, so my interpretation might be totally different from the next person’s.

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An Intoxicating Crush (Delectable 3) by EM Lynley at Dreamspinner Press

 

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 17-July-2013
Review Blurb When Fate decides that two people belong together, it doesn’t necessarily mean that things will go smoothly. In ‘An Intoxicating Crush’ by EM Lynley, Simon Ford and Austin Kelvin learn this in spades.

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My Life As A Myth by Huston Piner at Prizm Books

 

Genre Historical (Recent) / 1960s / Edgy / Young Adult / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Jamie Deacon on 18-July-2013
Review Blurb So often young people feel compelled to be someone they’re not. Putting aside their individuality, they wear the latest designer gear, listen to the “in” bands of the moment, and hide their deepest desires and insecurities, all in the quest to be popular, to fit in.

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The Distance Between Us (Book 1) by L.A. Witt at Samhain Publishing

 

Genre Contemporary / Gay Menage Erotic Romance / MMM
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 19-July-2013
Review Blurb I will admit that I was a little hesitant about reading this book. It had been recommended by a number of friends and I do love ménage but the idea of starting the story when a ten year relationship has ended did not appeal to me. Luckily my friends were right…

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Thick as Thieves by Tali Spencer at Dreamspinner Press

 

Genre Fantasy / Magic / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Alex on 20-July-2013
Review Blurb I loved this dashing spitfire of a fantasy story which brought to my mind both Steven Brust’s Book of Jhereg series and Lynn Flewelling’s Nightrunner series.

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Hammer and Tongs by BA Tortuga at Torquere Press

 

Genre Historical / 19th Century / Wild West / Interracial / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 20-July-2013
Review Blurb This historical, set in the American Wild West, tells the story of Virgil, a white man in trouble with what passed as the law in Texas back then, just for touching another man.

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End of the Line (Lady Blue Crew 1) by Lynn Hagen and Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

 

Genre Science Fiction / Paranormal / Aliens / Shifters / Interspecies / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 20-July-2013
Review Blurb This is a cute science fiction, male/male romance with a good plot and storyline. It is also book one in a new series by the very talented Stormy Glenn and Lynn Hagen.

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The Doctor and the Bad Boy (Ellery Mountain 4) by RJ Scott at Total-E-Bound

 

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 20-July-2013
Review Blurb There are two sides to every story and I believe everyone deserves a second chance. Mitchell Askett of ‘The Bad Boy and the Doctor’ is haunted by his past.

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LESBIAN

The Submission (Daring Desires 1) by D.F. Krieger and Sonia Hightower at Evernight Publishing

 

Genre Contemporary / BDSM / Lesbian Erotic Romance
Reviewed by jj on 15-July-2013
Review Blurb A young, inexperienced writer meets an incredibly accomplished editor. From a different angle, an unaware sub is enveloped by a totally in-control domme leading up to a “Submission”.

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Window Thrills (Thrills 1) by Trista Kerne

 

Genre Contemporary / Lesbian Erotic Romance
Reviewed by jj on 16-July-2013
Review Blurb A relatively young woman goes through an extraordinary and amazing sexual enlightenment. Although this is a novella, it is a rather quick read with ever more incredible and titillating exploits.

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Apocalyptic Thrills (Thrills 2) by Trista Kerne

 

Genre Contemporary / Bisexual Erotic Romance / FFM
Reviewed by jj on 17-July-2013
Review Blurb Oh no! The book ended too soon. Now I can only pray for a third book in the series.

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Taming Dru (Once Upon a Dream 4) by Nikki Prince at Evernight Publishing

 

Genre Contemporary / Interracial / BDSM / Lesbian Erotic Romance
Reviewed by jj on 19-July-2013
Review Blurb This is an intriguing story, with dynamic characters almost across the board. Curiously, the weak link within the chain is our leading lady, Drusilla Trumane.

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