Reviews: Sunday, June 9 – Saturday, June 15, 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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For A Dragon’s Touch (Highland Dragons 1) by Charlie Richards at Extasy Books

Genre Paranormal / Dragon Shifters / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 09-June-2013
Review Blurb The combination of dragons and men in kilts had me rushing to buy this book, curious what kind of story Charlie Richards would come up with for the beginning of this new series.

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Boots and Leather by T. Strange at Torquere Press

Genre Contemporary / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 09-June-2013
Review Blurb There can be a big difference between fantasizing about BDSM and actually experiencing it. This is the story of Gavin finally meeting the man of his dreams and making some of his fantasies come true.

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Darian’s Angel by Sabine Cross at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 09-June-2013
Review Blurb Sometimes appearances can be deceiving, and the assumptions Darian makes when he runs into Liam the first two times are a good example.

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Portrait of a Crossroads by Kelly Rand at Riptide Publishing

Genre Contemporary / Detectives / Mystery/Suspense / Lesbian Romance
Reviewed by jj on 09-June-2013
Review Blurb This story has such hidden charm. I hope that the gentle pace and down-home nature of the setting in rural Ontario serves to draw other readers in as it pulled in me.

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Cowboy and Indian by Rob Rosen at Torquere Press

Genre Historical / 19th Century / Wild West / Interracial / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 10-June-2013
Review Blurb This may not exactly be the traditional “cowboy and Indian” story, but this tale had me smiling from the start.

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Diving In by Bru Baker at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Alex on 10-June-2013
Review Blurb This little short provides a neat twist on the typical lusting-after-the-hot-pool-boy subject matter. In this case the hot pool boy is Olympic level water polo player Everett Caldwell.

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Taken by Kim Dare at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

Genre Famtasy / Elves / BDSM / Gay Menage Erotic Romance / MMMM
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 10-June-2013
Review Blurb Set firmly in the realms of total fantasy, that of elves, to be precise, this hot story about a human being introduced to their “special laws” is a mix between extended bondage and a sweet, if somewhat unconventional, ménage love story.

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Tapestry by Hallie Burton at Harmony Ink Press

Genre Fantasy / Adventure / Young Adult / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Jamie Deacon on 10-June-2013
Review Blurb Imagine a world where to express emotion is strictly forbidden. No laughter. No friends embracing in the street. Not even a mother comforting her crying baby.

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Mulligan by Nora Roth at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 11-June-2013
Review Blurb In ‘Mulligan’ by Nora Roth, the last thing on Jesse Yates’s mind is finding a romantic interest at the bowling alley while defending his championship in air hockey; and he certainly didn’t expect it to be his arch rival.

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Heart of Dixie (A Hearth and Home Spinoff) by Mychael Black at Torquere Press

Genre Contemporary / Cowboys / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 11-June-2013
Review Blurb On occasion, good things do come to those who wait. And sometimes people have to go through certain stages in their lives before they not only know who they are, but admit what they need and act on it.

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Lily by Xavier Axelson at Silver Publishing

Genre Paranormal / Werewolves / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 11-June-2013
Review Blurb As horrible as Pryor’s life has become, and as much as he mourns his daughter Lily’s disappearance, he is only human. He needs love and support as much as any of us, and he is lucky enough to get it from Ned.

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Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown at Bantam Books

Genre Historical (Recent) / 1950s and 60s / Lesbian Fiction
Reviewed by Josie Teresi on 11-June-2013
Review Blurb Rubyfruit Jungle is an engaging book that accomplishes the tough task of making the reader both laugh out loud and sniffle throughout its endearing pages.

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Ready to Ride by Katherine Halle at Torquere Press

Genre Contemporary / Cowboys/ Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 12-June-2013
Review Blurb Men can be stubborn. Cowboys are usually more stubborn. And male cowboys? Hold onto your hat when things don’t go their way. Anyone who stands between them and their next rodeo ride, whatever event we’re talking, better be ready for a battle.

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Dirty Kiss (Cole McGinnis Mysteries 1) by Rhys Ford at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Mystery/Suspense / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Alex on 12-June-2013
Review Blurb I love a good ex-cop story and I have a soft spot for smart alecks, so to say I was like a cat in catnip when reading this gem of a story would be, well, honest.

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Thunderballs by Andrea Speed at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 12-June-2013
Review Blurb Did you ever do or try something new just for the fun of it? Something just a little out of the ordinary, maybe even ridiculous? In this story, Luke does just such a thing…

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Makahiki (The Last Warrior 3) by A.J. Llewellyn at Silver Publishing

Genre Paranormal / Superpowers / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 12-June-2013
Review Blurb ‘Makahiki’ by A.J. Llewellyn is the third book in The Last Warrior’ series. The story continues with Lio and his wonderful family anxiously awaiting the birth of their child, Lono.

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Last First Kiss by Piper Vaughn at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 13-June-2013
Review Blurb Some stories just tear at my heartstrings, and this one certainly is a good example.

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Cupid Knows by DC Juris at Torquere Press

Genre Contemporary / Valentine’s Day / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 13-June-2013
Review Blurb Valentine’s Day is magical (or it can be, to some), and in this story, it certainly is. Jack and Alan show that one encounter, three years ago, can be enough to make both of them long for each other.

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Audible by Dawn Kimberly Johnson at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 13-June-2013
Review Blurb When your heart has broken, it’s difficult to give love a second chance. It’s also hard to walk away from someone you love, especially when you believed that they were the one.

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Heart To Hart (A Gaslight Mystery) by Erin O’Quinn at Amber Allure

Genre Historical / 1920s / Mystery/Suspense / Action/Adventure / Humor / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Alex on 13-June-2013
Review Blurb I adored this spectacular whodunit mystery set in the first quarter of the 1900s Ireland.

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Catching Mr Right (Dangerous Lovers 1) by Amber Kell at Total-E-Bound

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 14-June-2013
Review Blurb If there is such a thing as a fluffy thriller, this is it. I know it sounds weird, but let me explain. Norm, the brilliant scientist, and Tucker, the hard-boiled ex-soldier, make a most unlikely pair, yet they have been best friends for five years.

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White Hat/Black Hat by Kiernan Kelly at Torquere Press

Genre Contemporary / Cowboys / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 14-June-2013
Review Blurb A cowboy drama in three acts, this story shows the history of Stone and Dallas who played the sheriff and the villain in forty-five years of TV’s most successful Western series.

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Running Away From Sunshine by Gwynn Marssen at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Ron Fritsch on 14-June-2013
Review Blurb In Gwynn Marssen’s moving short story, ‘Running Away From Sunshine’, Jake, an emergency room doctor, has run away from the sunshine and surfing of California to the wintry cold and snowboarding of Calgary.

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If It Fornicates (Market Garden 4) by Aleksandr Voinov and L.A. Witt at Riptide Publishing

Genre Contemporary / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 14-June-2013
Review Blurb This second volume of Spencer and Nick’s story is as fascinating as the first, if not more so. Nick is the one to tell the second part of their story, and that is very fitting.

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In the Pocket (A Roughstock Story) by BA Tortuga at Torquere Press

Genre Contemporary / Cowboys/ Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 15-June-2013
Review Blurb One of the Roughstock characters I’ve felt a little sorry for because he’s got such a crush on Coke (who is definitely in a relationship), is Sterling.

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Risking It by Posy Roberts at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 15-June-2013
Review Blurb It is hard enough being a teenager trying to figure out what sort of adult you’ll be when you finally get to go to college, but being gay and shy on top of that? Absolute torture.

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Embracing Need (Wild R Farm 3) by Silvia Violet

Genre Paranormal / Shifters / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 15-June-2013
Review Blurb As Robert A. Heinlein once said: “Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” Wesley James and Tristan Hayes, from ‘Embracing Need’ by Silvia Violet, are both missing something in their lives.

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Dirty Secret (A Cole McGinnis Mystery 2) by Rhys Ford at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Mystery/Suspense / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Alex on 15-June-2013
Review Blurb Wisecracking ex-cop turned PI, Cole McGinnis, is back, and smarter than ever in this action-packed sequel to Dirty Kiss. I loved every minute of this riveting multi-layered story…

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

Reviews: Sunday, May 26 – Saturday, June 1, 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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Truth Be Told by Tamsin Baker at Evernight Publishing

Contemporary / Light BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Surrendered to Him by Sara York at Total-E-Bound

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Lost & Found Anthology, edited by Kris Jacen at MLR Press

Contemporary / Young Adult / Gay Fiction

reviewed by Lena Grey

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Dear Diary: The Story of Chris and Josh (Dear Diary 1) by Allison Cassatta at Dreamspinner Press

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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An Invitation To Love by Blaine D. Arden at Storm Moon Press

Fantasy / Phae / Gay Menage Erotic Romance / MMM

reviewed by Serena Yates

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The Carpenter And The Fairy by Cassandra Gold at Amber Allure

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Backwoods Asylum by Megan Derr at Less Than Three Press

Paranormal / Werewolves / Snake Shifter / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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A Spirit of Love by Morticia Knight at Total-E-Bound

Paranormal / Ghosts / Mystery/Suspense / Contemporary Setting / Bisexual Menage Erotic Romance / MMF

reviewed by jj

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Art And Snowflakes by Sean Michael at Amber Allure

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Relatively Speaking by Allen Mack at JMS Books

Contemporary / Gay Erotica / MM with MMM

reviewed by Serena Yates

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The Boys of Summer by Sarah Madison

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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Courage to Love by L.L. Brooks at Secret Cravings Publishing

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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A Crown of Stars (Romance on the Go) by Pelaam at Evernight Publishing

Paranormal / Fae / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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The Company Man (Red Dragon 1) by Becky Black at Loose Id

Sci-Fi / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Alex

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Running Hot (Track Domination 2) by Megan Slayer at Resplendence Publishing

Contemporary / Light BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Surrounded by Crimson (Sumeria’s Sons 4) by Lexi Ander at Silver Publishing

Paranormal/Fantasy / Shifters / Gods / Action/Adventure / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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The Dare by Jordyn McKenzie at Total-E-Bound

Contemporary / Bisexual Menage Erotic Romance / MMF

reviewed by jj

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Glitter by Ayla Starr

Contemporary / Young Adult / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Sheik Down (Shades of Naughty) by Mia Watts at OmniLit / All Romance eBooks

Contemporary / Light BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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One Breath, One Bullet (The Border’s War 1) by S.A. McAuley at Total-E-Bound

Sci-Fi / Future Earth / Men in Uniform / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Raining Men (Sequel to Chaser) by Rick R. Reed at Dreamspinner Press

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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Slippery When Wet by Blaine D. Arden at Storm Moon Press

Contemporary / Light BDSM / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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The Yellow Rope by M.A. Church at Extasy Books

Contemporary / Light BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Bane of Boston by J.P. Barnaby at Dreamspinner Press

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Something Like Autumn by Jay Bell

Contemporary / 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, May 19 – Saturday, May 25, 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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Thankful by Lissa Matthews

Contemporary / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Hot Laps (Track Domination 1) by Megan Slayer at Resplendence Publishing

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Enslaved by a Rogue (Sold! 9) by Anitra Lynn McLeod at Siren Publishing

Sci-Fi / Alien Abduction / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Addicted to Adella (Romance on the Go) by Anna Keraleigh at Evernight Publishing

Sci-Fi / Action/Adventure / Lesbian Erotic Romance

reviewed by jj

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Off the Page by Ryan Loveless at Dreamspinner Press

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Mystery Date by Logan Zachary at Torquere Press

Sci-Fi / Far Future Earth and Colony Planets / Bisexual / MM and MF

reviewed by Serena Yates

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No Others Need Apply by Evelise Archer at Secret Cravings

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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Mr. Wolfe by A.J. Llewellyn at Amber Allure

Paranormal / Werewolves / Light BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Summoning Sin (Romance on the Go) by Lilith Duvalier at Evernight Publishing

Steampunk / Magic/Spells / Incubus / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Fennel and Forgiveness by Ari McKay at Torquere Press

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Hearts and Flowers: A Tale of Hay Fever and Bad Decor by Angel Martinez at Mischief Corner Books

Fantasy / Gods / Cupid / Valentine’s Day / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Blind Love by Sedonia Guillone at Ai Press

Historical / 18th Century Japan / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Chaser by Rick R. Reed at Dreamspinner Press

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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Rendered (Southwestern Shifters 4) by Bailey Bradford at Total-E-Bound

Paranormal / Shifters / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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The Perfect Sub (A 1Night Stand Story) by Jayson Locke at Decadent Publishing

Fantasy / Gods / Contemporary Setting / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Flying With Dragons by Sean Michael at Torquere Press

Paranormal / Dragon Shifters / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Club Arrest by D.J. Manly at Amber Allure

Paranormal / Werewolves / Vampires / Mystery/Suspense / Light BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance with MMM

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Captain, May I? by Kayla Bain-Vrba at Torquere Press

CSci-Fi / Other Planets / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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The Carpenter and The Actor (Ellery Mountain 3) by RJ Scott at Total-E-Bound

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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Dreams of the Forgotten (Sumeria’s Sons 3) by Lexi Ander at Silver Publishing

Paranormal/Fantasy / Shifters / Gods / Action/Adventure / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Designs for Him by Noelle Keaton at Total-E-Bound

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Remain by Alex Jones at Rebel Ink Press

Paranormal / Fey / Contemporary Setting / Gay Romance

reviewed by Alex

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

Reviews: Sunday, May 12 – Saturday, May 18, 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 Missions (Home 2) by Donna McIntosh at Silver Publishing

Sci-Fi / Future Earth / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Vital To Him by SL Majors at Total-E-Bound

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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The Good Boy by J.A. Rock and Lisa Henry at Loose Id

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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The Naughty Boy by J.A. Rock and Lisa Henry at Loose Id

Contemporary / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Coal to Diamonds by Augusta Li at Dreamspinner Press

Fantasy / Witchcraft / Contemporary Setting / Gay Menage Erotic Romance / MMM

reviewed by Lena Grey

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Mystery Date by Logan Zachary at Torquere Press

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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No Others Need Apply by Evelise Archer at Secret Cravings

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Off Stage: Right by Jaime Samms at Dreamspinner Press

Contemporary / Rock Bands / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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Better Than Sex (Kinky Quickies 1) by Kim Dare at Amber Allure

Contemporary / Light BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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The Right Time for Love (Romance on the Go) by Shawn Lane at Evernight Publishing

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Be My Alien (Moonlit Skies 1) by M.A. Church and Julie Lynn Hayes at Dreamspinner Press

Sci-Fi / Aliens / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Under the Australian Sky by A.J. Kelton at MLR Press

Time Travel / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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One Plus Two Equals… by Edward Kendrick at Silver Publishing

Paranormal / Shifters / Alternate World / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Stone Heart by Sui Lynn at Extasy Books

Paranormal / Gargoyles / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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The Perfect Sub (A 1Night Stand Story) by Jayson Locke at Decadent Publishing

Contemporary / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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A Little Bite of Magic by M.J. O’Shea at Loose Id

Fantasy / Witchcraft / Contemporary Setting / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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Wrapped in Ribbons by Sean Michael at Torquere Press

Contemporary / Christmas Story / Light BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Virgin Territory (A Shades of Naughty Story) by Kim Dare at OmniLit / All Romance eBooks

Contemporary / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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The Beat by D.J. Manly at Amber Allure

Contemporary / Rock Bands / Group Sex / Gay Erotic Romance / MM with MMMM

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Fly to Him by J.P. Bowie at Total-E-Bound

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (Romance on the Go) by Melissa Kendall at Evernight Publishing

Contemporary / Men in Uniform / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Davi’s Salvation by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Paranormal / Shifters / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Enough for Him by Em Woods at Total-E-Bound

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Murderous Requiem by Jamie Fessenden at Dreamspinner Press

Paranormal/Fantasy / Ghosts / Magic / Mystery / Multiple Partners / Gay Erotic 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, May 5 – Saturday, May 11, 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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Rhys Has a Crush by Melanie Tushmore at Storm Moon Press

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Dragon Games by Sage Marlowe and Karly Maddison at Silver Publishing

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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By A Thread by L.A. Witt at Amber Allure

Fantasy / Witchcraft/Magic / BDSM (light) / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Prelude (Blue Notes 4) by Shira Anthony and Venona Keyes at Dreamspinner Press

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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My Guardian Angelo (Special Operations 3) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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A Boon by Moonlight (Romance on the Go) by Nicola Cameron at Evernight Publishing

Paranormal / Elves / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Taming the Fox by Amelia Bishop

Paranormal / Shifters / Gay Romance

reviewed by Alex

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Steam (Nightlife 4) by Dale Lazarov, Bastian Jonsson, and Yann Duminil at Ribbon

Contemporary / Gay Erotica

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Edible Decadence by Mychael Black at Changeling Press

Paranormal / Vampires / Humor / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Yours by Kim Alan at Torquere Press

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Love For Sale by A.J. Llewellyn at Amber Allure

Contemporary / Detectives / Thriller / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Secrets of the Other Side by Eric Gober at Regal Crest

Contemporary / Young Adult / Gay Romance

reviewed by Jamie Deacon

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Planting Seeds (Earth Day Celebration Series) by Alex Whitehall at Storm Moon Press

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Check Mate by Rob Rosen at Torquere Press

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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The Teacher and the Soldier (Ellery Mountain 2) by RJ Scott at Total-E-Bound

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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Figuring it Out (Romance on the Go) by Shawn Lane at Evernight Publishing

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Beneath an Emerald Sky by Michael Barnette at Torquere Press

Sci-Fi / Future Earth / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Organic Chemistry by Andrew Grey at Dreamspinner Press

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Switch Him Up (Romance on the Go) by Marie Medina at Evernight Publishing

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Something to Howl About (A 1Night Stand Story) by Azura Ice at Decadent Publishing

Paranormal / Shifters / Cowboys / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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The Laird’s Forbidden Lover by Amelia C. Gormley at Riptide Publishing

Historical / 17th Century / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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Flowers for Him by Marie Sexton and Rowan Speedwell at Total-E-Bound

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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

Reviews: Sunday, April 28 – Saturday, May 4, 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 Favor (A Hammer Club Story) by Sean Michael at Torquere Press

Contemporary / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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What You Do To Me: A Breathe Epilogue by Sloan Parker at Loose Id

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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Firebird by Pelaam at Silver Publishing

Sci-Fi / Action/Adventure / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Without You by Sara York

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

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Warrior, Stand Tall (Iron Warrior 2) by Erin O’Quinn at Siren Publishing

Historical / Ancient Rome / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Alex

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Temporary Mark (Collared 3) by Kim Dare at Total-E-Bound

Contemporary / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Love is Blindness by Sean Michael at Torquere Press

Paranormal / Vampires / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Freeing Pain (Earth Day Celebration Series) by Lor Rose at Storm Moon Press

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Wild Rose, Silent Snow by Angel Martinez at Amber Allure

Fantasy / Fairy Tale / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Knightmare (City Knight 2) by T.A. Webb at A Bear on Books

Contemporary / Mystery/Suspense / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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Alex in Wonderland by Jessica Freely at Etopia Press

Contemporary / Humor / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Small Miracles by Ellen Holiday at Dreamspinner Press

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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The Carnivorous Vegan (Earth Day Celebration Series) by K.A. Merikan at Storm Moon Press

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Heat Under Fire (A By Fire Spinoff) by Andrew Grey at Dreamspinner Press

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Forever Yours Faithfully by Sara York at MLR Press

Contemporary / Men in Uniform / Gay Romance

reviewed by Lena Grey

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Mountain Rescue by L.M. Somerton at Total-E-Bound

Contemporary / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Dante Burning by Amanda Steiger at Changeling Press

Paranormal / Shifters / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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One Night Contract (Romance on the Go) by Lilith Duvalier at Evernight Publishing

Contemporary / Gay Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Driving Me Crazy by L.M. Brown at Silver Publishing

Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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Revving It Up by Sean Michael at Amber Allure

Contemporary / Light BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance

reviewed by Serena Yates

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

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.