Reviews: Sunday, July 21 – Saturday, July 27, 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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Birthday Burglar by K.A. Merikan at Acerbi&Villani

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 22-July-2013
Review Blurb What a fun little story! I guess most of us have wanted to surprise loved ones for a special occasion, and found that those surprises aren’t always as successful or gladly received as we imagined.

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Pax’s Blues (Lady Blue Crew 2) by Lynn Hagen and Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Genre Science Fiction / Paranormal / Aliens / Shifters / Interspecies / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 22-July-2013
Review Blurb This is book two in the Lady Blue Crew series and although it can be read as a stand alone I would recommend you read book one first if only to get a little history on the characters.

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Imlay’s Cure (Lady Blue Crew 3) by Lynn Hagen and Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Genre Science Fiction / Paranormal / Aliens / Shifters / Interspecies / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 23-July-2013
Review Blurb I was looking forward to this story because Livewire kind of hooked me in the previous stories. There was just something about him.

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Adwaka’s Blade (Lady Blue Crew 4) by Lynn Hagen and Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Genre Science Fiction / Paranormal / Aliens / Shifters / Interspecies / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 24-July-2013
Review Blurb I enjoyed this fourth book in the Lady Blue Crew series very much. The fun and excitement, along with interesting story lines, continues.

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Tank’s Tweak (Lady Blue Crew 5) by Lynn Hagen and Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Genre Science Fiction / Paranormal / Aliens / Shifters / Interspecies / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 25-July-2013
Review Blurb I really adored this fifth book and it was all due, mainly, to Zackary! Of course, the authors have also managed to keep the fun in these books without them becoming staid.

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Crank’s Craving (Lady Blue Crew 6) by Lynn Hagen and Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Genre Science Fiction / Paranormal / Aliens / Shifters / Interspecies / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 26-July-2013
Review Blurb I was waiting for Crank’s story! Why? Because he was the last of the original crew members to find his mate and it had been kind of sad watching him longing and yearning for the man who would be his.

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What Once Was Lost (Lady Blue Crew 7) by Lynn Hagen and Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Genre Science Fiction / Paranormal / Aliens / Shifters / Interspecies / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 27-July-2013
Review Blurb Book seven in the Lady Blue Crew series by Stormy Glenn & Lynn Hagen is about Mo and Mykel. I liked the book very much and the main characters even more.

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Faire Fugitive by Madeleine Ribbon at Loose Id

Genre Fantasy / Magic / Contemporary Setting / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 22-July-2013
Review Blurb I can’t think of a better place for a story about family and magic than the Renaissance Faire; nor can I think of a better place to seek shelter from the world in general.

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Horizons (Horizons 1) by Mickie B. Ashling at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Athletes / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Alex on 23-July-2013
Review Blurb I enjoyed this riveting “jock-comes-out” story tremendously, despite the fact that I am not a fan of football. Perhaps that is because it is about so much more than a gay football player.

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Reverence (Southwestern Shifters 6) by Bailey Bradford at Total-E-Bound

Genre Paranormal / Shifters / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 23-July-2013
Review Blurb Continuing the story of the members of the various packs of the Southwestern Shifters series and focusing on the North American continent for now, this sixth book contains the tale of Harley, one of Joshua Dobson’s victims, and Val, one of the Alpha Anax’s guards who was injured in a previous book.

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The Competitive Edge (Appetite 2) by Talya Andor at Less Than Three Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 24-July-2013
Review Blurb This second book in the series had all the excellent qualities of the first, but it was a whole lot more intense on top. I was chewing my fingernails by the second “recipe”

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Grey’s Hidden Fire by Draven St. James at Loose Id

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Sandra on 24-July-2013
Review Blurb This is a story about two men who get to know each other intimately despite one starting out thinking he’s straight and the other being gay

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Breathing Snow by Dev Bentham at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

Genre Contemporary / Athletes / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 25-July-2013
Review Blurb From enemies who don’t really know why they hate each other, to friends and then to lovers, this story covers several years of Cory and Teag’s lives.

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

Genre Contemporary / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 25-July-2013
Review Blurb What is it about planning a wedding that seems to make most people crazy as they get swept into a frenzy of making everything perfect? It’s a phenomenon that’s well known and the centerpiece to this story.

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Mind Magic (Triad 1) by Poppy Dennison at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Paranormal / Werewolves / Vampires / Mages / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 25-July-2013
Review Blurb My favorite genre has, and always will be, paranormal. I’ve been an addict most of my life and shifter stories are often my favorite. It’s no wonder then that when I read the blurb for Mind Magic by Poppy Dennison, I was intrigued.

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Brothers of the Wild North Sea by Harper Fox at Samhain Publishing

Genre Historical / 1st Millenium / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 25-July-2013
Review Blurb “Love is not about leading or following. It’s about breathing together”. ~ Kaitlyline Smith

On the surface, Cai and Fen seem to be as different as night and day.

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Cricket by Anna Martin at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 26-July-2013
Review Blurb This is an interesting book. It took me a while to get used to the slow pace, and I admit to wondering about it – until revelation hit me. This is cricket we’re talking about. Of course a book that remains true to the game and what it means to the British people will be slow!

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Ghost House (Ghost House 1) by Dani R.R. Hermit and Nevi Star at Wandering Stars Press

Genre Paranormal / Ghosts/Hauntings / Demons / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 26-July-2013
Review Blurb This is the first book by these authors I have read. I thought it sounded interesting as I do like paranormal and a story about ghosts, exorcisms, and a shadow society sounded like a whole lot of fun.

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Peepshow by Clare London at Amber Allure

Genre Contemporary / Voyeurism / Exhibitionism / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 26-July-2013
Review Blurb In ‘Peep Show’ by Clare London we meet Ken, a college student with a boring summer job watching surveillance cameras for a new shopping center. It’s not the most exciting job but he needs the money.

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Improves With Age by Lavinia Lewis at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 27-July-2013
Review Blurb This is a wonderful short story about coming home, finding your youth, hope, and love.

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Nowhere Ranch by Heidi Cullinan at Loose Id

Genre Contemporary / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 27-July-2013
Review Blurb “Home is where the heart is” could be one way to summarize what this story is all about. A lot goes into the making of a true home, though, and both Travis and Roe need to figure out and learn how to make it work for them.

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Lesbian Erotica Volume 4, edited by Barbara Cardy at Constable & Robinson

Genre Mixed Genres / Lesbian Erotica
Reviewed by jj on 22-July-2013
Review Blurb Volume 4 continues my education and enjoyment with heat pouring off the pages.

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Lesbian Erotica Volume 5, edited by Barbara Cardy at Constable & Robinson

Genre Contemporary / Lesbian Erotica
Reviewed by jj on 27-July-2013
Review Blurb Volume 5 is filled with tantalizing heat and delicious new perspectives. Four different short stories presenting ever-more intriguing ways of getting hot, bothered, and creamed to dizzying climactic heights.

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Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Genre Contemporary / Young Adult / Lesbian Romance
Reviewed by Rachel on 23-July-2013
Review Blurb National Book Award Finalist Julie Anne Peters has written ‘Keeping You a Secret’, a very real novel about a teen girl’s newfound lesbian feelings, as well as her “forbidden” love for another classmate.

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Lethal Affairs (Elite Operatives 1) by Kim Baldwin and Xenia Alexiou at Bold Strokes Books

Genre Contemporary / Thriller / Lesbian Romance
Reviewed by jj on 24-July-2013
Review Blurb This first book in the ‘Elite Operatives’ series is a winner. I was already smitten since I had read the sixth book, ‘The Gemini Deception’, and I wanted to know and experience the beginnings.

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The Publisher’s Proposal (Daring Desires 2) by D.F. Krieger and Sonia Hightower at Evernight Publishing

Genre Contemporary / BDSM / Lesbian Menage Erotic Romance / FFF
Reviewed by jj on 26-July-2013
Review Blurb Oh my, writer and editor from ‘The Submission’ are back again with a marvelous third party added. The publisher and de facto boss to both editor and writer wants to know what the editor’s secret is for successfully molding best selling authors. This premise is tantalizing but its execution was mind-blowingly brilliant!

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