Reviews: Sunday, August 11 – Saturday, August 17, 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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GAY

Aftermath: Guts and Glory by Tyler Robbins at Evernight Publishing

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Another Secret by Stevie Woods at Amber Allure

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Different (Kinky Quickies 2) by Kim Dare at Amber Allure

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Dead Man and the Restless Spirits (Dead Man 1) by Lou Harper

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Finding Absolution (Cattle Valley 29) by Carol Lynne at Total-E-Bound

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Florida Heat 2 (Canadian-American Series 2) by D.J. Manly at Amber Allure

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Friends or Lovers? by Sara York at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

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Grand Slam by J.T. Cheyanne at Laz and Lachi Publishing

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Hidden Desires (Tri-Omega Mates 3) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Stolen Desires (Tri-Omega Mates 4) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Unspoken Desires (Tri-Omega Mates 5) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

A Hunter’s Desires (Tri-Omega Mates 6) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Dangerous Desires (Tri-Omega Mates 7) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

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Haunted by Brynn Stein at Dreamspinner Press

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Hunter of Demons (SPECTR 1) by Jordan L. Hawk

Master of Ghouls (SPECTR 2) by Jordan L. Hawk

Reaper of Souls (SPECTR 3) by Jordan L. Hawk

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Lost and Won by Sarah Ann Watts at Silver Publishing

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Love Life & Circumstance by J.T. Cheyanne and V.L. Moon at Laz and Lachi Publishing

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Marked Yours (Sentries 1) by Elizabeth Noble at Dreamspinner Press

Together Bound (Sentries 2) by Elizabeth Noble at Dreamspinner Press

Chained Hearts (Sentries 3) by Elizabeth Noble at Dreamspinner Press

Collared Souls (Sentries 4) by Elizabeth Noble at Dreamspinner Press

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Playing for Keeps by Lexi Ander at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

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Resistance (Power Play 1) by Cat Grant and Rachel Haimowitz at Riptide Publishing

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Saviours of Oestend (Oestend 2) by Marie Sexton at Total-E-Bound

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Shane’s Submission (Romance on the Go) by Erin M. Leaf at Evernight Publishing

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Spanish Diversion by Elyzabeth M. VaLey at Evernight Publishing

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Stealing the Wind (Mermen of Ea 1) by Shira Anthony at Dreamspinner Press

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Undisclosed Desire by M. Peters

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Wireless by L.A. Witt at Loose Id

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LESBIAN

Better With Age by Beth Wylde at JMS Books

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Broken Star by Joann Lee at JMS Books

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Demons are Forever (Elite Operatives 5) by Kim Baldwin and Xenia Alexiou at Bold Strokes Books

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Dyke Lightning by Lynn Lake at A Hotter State

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Exit Wounds by VK Powell at Bold Strokes Books

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Forsaking All Others by Kathleen Knowles at Bold Strokes Books

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Glory Girl by Lynn Lake at A Hotter State

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Lesbian Erotica Volume 7, edited by Barbara Cardy at Constable & Robinson

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YOUNG ADULT

Amelia’s Revolution 1 by Kim Flowers at JMS Books

Two-Spirit’s Red Road (Amelia’s Revolution 2) by Kim Flowers at JMS Books

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Kissing Kate by Lauren Myracle at Speak

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Pitch by Will Parkinson at Harmony Ink Press

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Where You Are by J.H. Trumble at Kensington Publishing

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Reviews: Sunday, July 28 – Saturday, August 3, 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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A Matter of Time: Vol. 1 (A Matter of Time, Books 1 and 2) by Mary Calmes at Dreamspinner Press

A Matter of Time: Vol. 2 (A Matter of Time, Books 3 and 4) by Mary Calmes at Dreamspinner Press

Bulletproof (A Matter of Time 5) by Mary Calmes at Dreamspinner Press

But For You (A Matter of Time 6) by Mary Calmes at Dreamspinner Press

Parting Shot (A Matter of Time 7) by Mary Calmes at Dreamspinner Press

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Bay Leaves and Bachelors (Recipe for Romance 1) by Ari McKay at Torquere Press

Ginger and Gentlemen (Recipe for Romance 3) by Ari McKay at Torquere Press

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Billy’s Bones by Jamie Fessenden at Dreamspinner Press

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Biscuits and Bunting (A Stiff Upper Lip Story) by S.A. Meade at Total-E-Bound

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Black Dog Blues (Kai Gracen 1) by Rhys Ford at Coffee Squirrel Press

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Body Magic (Triad 2) by Poppy Dennison at Dreamspinner Press

Soul Magic (Triad 3) by Poppy Dennison at Dreamspinner Press

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Bound by Lust (Owned 5) by Anitra Lynn McLeod at Siren Publishing

Cataclysmic Shift (The Aloysius Tales 3) by Tara Lain at Loose Id

Cowboy Waltz by Cameron Dane at Loose Id

Falling Away by Lisa Henry at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

James (Shibari Auction House 5) by Sean Michael at Changeling Press

Grime and Punishment by Z.A. Maxfield at Loose Id

Kiss by L.C. Chase at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

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Set Ablaze (Uniform Encounters 1) by Morticia Knight at Total-E-Bound

Arresting Behaviour (Uniform Encounters 2) by Morticia Knight at Total-E-Bound

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Simply Perfect (Lady Blue Crew 8) by Lynn Hagen and Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

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Sonata by A.F. Henley at Less Than Three Press

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Strip, Please by Jena Wade at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

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The Square Peg by Jane Davitt and Alexa Snow at Loose Id

The Broken Triangle (Square Peg 2) by Jane Davitt and Alexa Snow at Loose Id

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The Best Ever (1 Night Stand Series) by Deanna Wadsworth at Decadent Publishing

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The Closer You Get (The Distance Between Us 2) by L.A. Witt at Samhain Publishing

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The Telling (The Telling 1) by Eden Winters at Rocky Ridge Books

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They Walk Among Us by T.A. Chase at Amber Allure

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To See the Sky by L.M. Brown at Total-E-Bound

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Where Nerves End (Tucker Springs 1) by L.A. Witt at Amber Allure

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With His Handy Man (Moving On 1) by Morgan King at Evernight Publishing

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LESBIAN

Forbidden Desires by Kelly Yeakle at Evernight Publishing

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Thief of Always (Elite Operatives 2) by Kim Baldwin and Xenia Alexiou at Bold Strokes Books

Missing Lynx (Elite Operatives 3) by Kim Baldwin and Xenia Alexiou at Bold Strokes Books

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Lesbian Erotica Volume 6, edited by Barbara Cardy at Constable & Robinson

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Lover Unexpected: Sappho Edition, Anthology at Evernight Publishing

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Rosemary and Juliet by Judy MacLean at Harrington Park Press

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The Client by Sadie Spiller at A Hotter State

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To Love A Woman or Butterflies, butterflies, butterflies… by Fire De Ville at Friesen Press

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BISEXUAL

The Midnight Masquerade (The Edge Series) by Monica Corwin at Decadent Publishing

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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

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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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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GAY

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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Reviews: Sunday, July 7 – Saturday, July 13, 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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GAY

Bound by Duty (Owned 4) by Jana Downs at Siren Publishing

 

Genre Science Fiction / Near Future Earth / Aliens / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 07-July-2013
Review Blurb A great second book set in Eoean society, this volume tells the story of Jess, best friend to Alexis (who was chosen by the lottery in book two), and Noss, elder brother of Elia (from book two).

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The Brat Whisperer by J.A. Rock at MM Romace Group @ Goodreads

 

Genre Contemporary / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 08-July-2013
Review Blurb Domestic Discipline, I have to admit, is an area I am not very familiar with. This story does an excellent job at explaining what it means, and how it relates (or doesn’t relate) to BDSM.

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Black Sheep: Fighting for a Future (Black Sheep 3) by Kia Zi Shiru

 

Genre Contemporary / Young Adult / Gay Fiction
Reviewed by Alex on 08-July-2013
Review Blurb This third installment of the Black Sheep Trilogy reveals a fulfilling, but realistically frayed ending to the deeply emotional series.

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Angel of Thirteenth Street 1 by Eden Winters at Torquere Press

 

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 09-July-2013
Review Blurb ‘Angel of 13th Street’ by Eden Winters is a story about a subject that shouldn’t even exist—throwaway kids, many of whom have to resort to prostitution just to survive.

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Fallen Angel (Angel of 13th Street 2) by Eden Winters at Torquere Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 10-July-2013
Review Blurb In this sequel to ‘The Angel of Thirteenth Street’ the story picks up where the first left off. Even after all they have been through, Noah is still wrestling with his past demons of guilt and unworthiness.

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Unnatural Means by T.C. Mill at Storm Moon Press

 

Genre Fantasy / Historical Setting / Torture / Dubious Consent / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 10-July-2013
Review Blurb When witchcraft is involved, the result could go either way. I can definitely see why “the church” or any religious institution intent on controlling what its followers believe might be interested in stamping it out.

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Hot Bouncer (All Male Nudes! 3) by Cheryl Dragon at Resplendence Publishing

 

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 10-July-2013
Review Blurb The third volume in this series of light, hot reads about a dance club that caters to straight women on one side of the building, and to gay men on the other, introduces an ex-Marine bouncer and an ex-ballet dancer as its focus couple.

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On Tinsel Wings by Augusta Li at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / New Adult / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 11-July-2013
Review Blurb Patrick Hartford, of ‘On Tinsel Wings’ by Augusta Li, has always known he’s different and hasn’t been able to fit well anywhere, but the Renaissance Faire he’s worked at for years, is the closest he has been able to get.

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The Badass Of His Dreams by Missy Welsh at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 11-July-2013
Review Blurb This isn’t just a very cute story about two college students (one of whom happens to be a werewolf) finding each other, but also a very entertaining tale, written with a lot of humor.

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Keeping Promise Rock (Keeping Promise Rock 1) by Amy Lane at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 11-July-2013
Review Blurb I’ve got a few things to say before my review. One, I had to wait until I re-read ‘Keeping Promise Rock’ before writing my review. I was way too emotional and could not have ever made any coherent sense before.

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Making Promises (Keeping Promise Rock 2) by Amy Lane at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 12-July-2013
Review Blurb This second installment in Amy Lane’s Promises series in no way disappointed. Although, I should mention that once again I waited until I re-read this book before writing my review.

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Living Promises (Keeping Promise Rock 3) by Amy Lane at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 13-July-2013
Review Blurb I’m not sure but this third installment of Amy Lane’s Promises series might just be my favorite if I were willing to pick a favorite!

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The Strength of the Pack (The Tameness of the Wolf 1) by Kendall McKenna at MLR Press

Genre Paranormal / Werewolves / Men in Uniform / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 12-July-2013
Review Blurb I have found a new author to include in my favorites and her name is Kendall McKenna. Many friends have recommended her books and I’m glad I listened.

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Animal Magnetism by Willow Scarlett and Andrea Speed at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

Genre Paranormal / Shifters / Humor / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 12-July-2013
Review Blurb This story is outrageously funny, cute, and has a great moral as well.

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Blindside by Stella Harris at Storm Moon Press

Genre Contemporary / Dubious Consent / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 13-July-2013
Review Blurb Although this story is labeled dubious consent, I didn’t find that to be entirely accurate. I did think it was playing at the edges of it, sort of flirting with it, but never really went there.

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Dirty Laundry (A Cole McGinnis Mystery 3) by Rhys Ford at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Mystery / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Alex on 13-July-2013
Review Blurb Even more explosive than its predecessor, the sequel to the outstanding novel, Dirty Secret, does not disappoint. In fact I’d say there is enough happening in the book to make up two novels, so be prepared for a major roller coaster event,

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LESBIAN

Bella Key (Romance on the Go) by Scarlet Chastain at Evernight Publishing

 

Genre Contemporary / Lesbian Romance
Reviewed by jj on 07-July-2013
Review Blurb Serendipity rescues one harried public relations whiz when she cannot re-schedule her flight from Miami back home.  One “sign” leads to another “portent” and she finds herself taking an unexpected holiday in Bella Key of the Florida Keys.

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Battle Axe by Carsen Taite at Bold Strokes Books

 

Genre Contemporary / Mystery/Suspense / Lesbian Romance
Reviewed by jj on 09-July-2013
Review Blurb The complicated life of a dyke bounty hunter with her job, with her sex life, with her family, with the mob, with the Feds … gosh, you name it and she has complications there.

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Lesbian Erotica Volume 3, edited by Barbara Cardy at Constable & Robinson

Genre Mixed Genres / Lesbian Erotica
Reviewed by jj on 11-July-2013
Review Blurb Volume 3 was somewhat different, but compelling, and outrageously hot. Two stories delve into BDSM, Mistress/slave relationships, and concurrent pain/pleasure scenarios. The other two stories are actually funny and whimsical but the pleasuring was top notch.

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The Gemini Deception (Elite Operatives 6) by Kim Baldwin and Xenia Alexiou at Bold Strokes Books

Genre Contemporary / Thriller / Lesbian Romance
Reviewed by jj on 12-July-2013
Review Blurb Totally tense from nearly word one.

This full-length novel has a good deal of twists and turns and one of the scariest villains I have ever come across.

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BISEXUAL

Polished by Alyssa Turner at Etopia Press

Genre Contemporary / BDSM / Bisexual Menage Erotic Romance / MMF
Reviewed by Sandra on 10-July-2013
Review Blurb Jack is the son of Jackson Rothman Sr., who runs Rothman Development, and he hates entertaining his dad’s clients and friends. He pretends to be a playboy, and enjoys steamy nights with men and women indulging in his kinky fantasies.

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Obscura Burning by Suzanne van Rooyen at Etopia Press

Genre Science Fiction / Young Adult / Bisexual Fiction
Reviewed by Jamie Deacon on 13-July-2013
Review Blurb This is without doubt one of the most original novels I’ve come across in a while. It’s a story about a mysterious planet that drifts into our solar system to play havoc with time itself, and one boy’s struggle to cope when he is plunged into a world of multiple realities.

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Reviews: Sunday, June 30 – Saturday, July 6, 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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Curious (Club Floggers 3) by H.C. Brown at Hawt Books Publishing

Genre Contemporary / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 30-June-2013
Review Blurb This is a book about discovery and finding the courage to live the way you want and need to. Not just that of sexual orientation, but the D/s lifestyle and a partner at the same time, at least for Seth

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Love’s Cabers Tossed by Ari McKay at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Alex on 30-June-2013
Review Blurb Lovers of MM Romance of the saccharine-sweet variety should adore this tiny sweetmeat about two opposites finding each other, with a bit of help from a small dog.

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Bound by Temptation (Owned 3) by Anitra Lynn McLeod at Siren Publishing

Genre Science Fiction / Near Future / Other Planets / Aliens / Light BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 30-June-2013
Review Blurb While this is not a sequel to the first book of the series, and stands completely on its own, it is linked since it tells the story of Dalton, Hunter’s best friend.

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Aaron’s Wait (Elliott Smith 2) by Dorien Grey at Zumaya Boundless

Genre Contemporary / Paranormal Elements / Gay Mystery
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 30-June-2013
Review Blurb In ‘Aaron’s Wait’, the second book in the Elliot Smith Mysteries, by Dorien Grey, Elliot’s partner Steve finds a house he knows Elliot will love and want to renovate.

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No Man’s Land by G.S. Wiley at Silver Publishing

Genre Historical / 1920s / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 01-July-2013
Review Blurb ‘No Man’s Land’ by G.S. Wiley is a short, endearing, yet sad story, but also, a story about hope. Even though it takes place in World War I, in many ways, it’s timeless.

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Great Catch by Megan Slayer at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 01-July-2013
Review Blurb Cute and sweet, this is the story of two best friends in high school who sort of know they are more, but don’t dare admit it to themselves, never mind each other.

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Eye of the Storm (Lords of Arcadia, Act 2) by John Goode at Harmony Ink Press

Genre Sci-Fi/Paranormal / Aliens / Shifters / Young Adult / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Jamie Deacon on 01-July-2013
Review Blurb Readers were given a taste of John Goode’s incredible and somewhat quirky imagination in Distant Rumblings, the first in his Lords of Arcadia series.

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A Rampant Hunger by James Cox at Evernight Publishing

Genre Science Fiction / Other Planets / Gay Menage Erotica / MMM
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 01-July-2013
Review Blurb This book can be taken in two very different ways. Either it is a hilarious, over-the top parody of every science fiction story ever written, or it is a slightly horrific setting for erotica that is actually pretty close to porn.

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Molten 3: Molten Mayhem by Kira Stone at Changeling Press

Genre Science Fiction / Aliens / Interspecies / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 02-July-2013
Review Blurb This return to the Molten world was as fascinating as the first two visits. Just to recap, the aliens in this series of stories are amazing, metal-based changelings with a few extra abilities.

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Caesar’s Fall (Elliott Smith 3) by Dorien Grey at Zumaya Boundless

Genre Contemporary / Paranormal Elements / Gay Mystery
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 02-July-2013
Review Blurb We all dream of how wonderful winning the lottery would be, but in truth, it can be more of a curse than a blessing. No one knows this better than Bruno Caesar of ‘Caesar’s Fall’ by Dorien Grey.

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Bryce’s Cop (Hot Encounters 2) by Toni Griffin at Silver Publishing

Genre Paranormal / Vampires / Werewolves / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 03-July-2013
Review Blurb As short and fun as the first volume, with quite a bit of testosterone-driven stubbornness thrown in for good measure, this sequel to ‘Frankie’s Vamp’ is the story of over 400-year-old vampire Bryce.

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Modelling Death (Hidden Magic 2) by Amber Kell at Total-E-Bound

Genre Fantasy / Magic / Contemporary Setting / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 03-July-2013
Review Blurb Sometimes, when you meet someone, you just know that they are the one. When Guy Franks meets Jacob Williams, he realizes that Jacob is the man he’s been looking for all his life, which considering he’s a wizard, is a long time.

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Smartass by Lynn Lorenz at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 04-July-2013
Review Blurb This is a great story, with a lot of humor, some wonderful vibes between the characters, and perfect pacing and energy.

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Whipped Cream by Andrew Grey at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 04-July-2013
Review Blurb Just like the picture on the cover, at first glance, this book is about having a bit of naughty fun. It made me smile and it made me laugh, but that was just the surface.

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Black Point (Black Point 1) by A.J. Llewellyn and D.J. Manly at Mojocastle Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 04-July-2013
Review Blurb This is an amazing book, a wonderful start to the Black Point series, and an emotional roller coaster of the highest degree that still manages to be very entertaining due to a great sense of humor.

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Lesbian Erotica Volume 2, edited by Barbara Cardy at Constable & Robinson

Genre Mixed Genres / Lesbian Erotica
Reviewed by jj on 04-July-2013
Review Blurb In Volume 2 of Lesbian Erotica, the super hot action continues from one story to the next covering four very different showcases.

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Astronomical by Silvia Violet at Loose Id

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 05-July-2013
Review Blurb This story is a perfect example of how hot two so-called nerds can be when they come together.

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Meteor Strike by Silvia Violet at Loose Id

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 06-July-2013
Review Blurb More hot so-called nerds are the stars of this sequel to ‘Astronomical’. And yes, kilts are involved again!

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How Much For the Whole Night? by RJ Scott

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 05-July-2013
Review Blurb ‘How Much for the  Whole Night’ by RJ Scott begins with Josh, drinking in a bar on the night before he goes to court, tired of pretending to be a good, straight father, he’s about to explode from the sexual tension inside of him.

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No Shame by Amanda Steiger at Changeling Press

Genre Contemporary / Light BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 06-July-2013
Review Blurb This is probably the cutest, sweetest BDSM story I have ever read. It’s a fairy tale and an “Intro to BDSM” all rolled into one.

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The Celestine Room by Jared Rackler at Torquere Press

Genre Paranormal / Vampires / Necromancers / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 06-July-2013
Review Blurb Nikos Aristos, from ‘Celestine Room’ by Jared Rackler, is a necromancer; Rune is a vampire. Normally they’re natural enemies and forbidden lovers. Yet, are they really so different?

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Menage a Fairy (A Fairy Novel 4) by Anna Keraleigh at Evernight Publishing

Genre Fantasy / Fairies / Bisexual Menage Erotic Romance / FFM
Reviewed by jj on 06-July-2013
Review Blurb Fairies, trolls, and leprechauns…oh my. Better still, this world is unknown and invisible to today’s everyday humans. Oh, am I hooked!

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Reviews: Sunday, June 23 – Saturday, June 29, 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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Bound by Defiance (Owned 2) by Jana Downs at Siren Publishing

Genre Science Fiction / Near Future Earth / Aliens / Light BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 23-June-2013
Review Blurb The second book in the “Owned” series was slightly different from the first, and I liked that we get to meet the mysterious Eoeans.

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Blindside – Mark’s Story (Blind Faith 3) by N.R. Walker

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 23-June-2013
Review Blurb ‘Blindside’ is the third book in the Blind Faith series by N.R. Walker which focuses on Mark Gattison, who has become my favorite character in the series. Mark is intelligent, witty, sarcastic, charming.

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In The Public Eye (The Escort 1) by Parker Linn at Amber Allure

Genre Contemporary / Male Escorts / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Sally on 23-June-2013
Review Blurb Quite an entertaining, fun story, told in the slightly snarky voice of rent boy Ryan, who has a very clear philosophy around his job and some pretty compelling reasons to keep doing it (he needs the money).

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Yes, Master (The Escort 2) by Parker Linn at Amber Allure

Genre Contemporary / Light BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 24-June-2013
Review Blurb As entertaining as the first book, this second “slice of life” from male escort Ryan’s life gives a few more insights into his philosophy.

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Late-Inning Home Run by Stella K. Jefferson at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by jj on 23-June-2013
Review Blurb High school baseball is a major treat for the players and the families that come out to the park and root the team on. So much energy and love of the game pours out from the field and the stands making this a flat out “love fest”.

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Nothing’s Missing Now by Westbrooke Jameson at MM Romance Group at Goodreads

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 24-June-2013
Review Blurb This story isn’t just cute, sweet, and hot, it also takes the level of warmth up another notch. The emotional intensity of an ex-Marine who has lost one leg and is just now finding a way to live and be loved again is great, as is the realism of what it can mean to suffer from PTSD.

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Press START to Play by Briana Lawrence at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by jj on 24-June-2013
Review Blurb The perks and advantages available to an established sports reporter can sometimes fail to be enough to lift his spirits when his city’s football team is having a miserable season.

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Starry Knight (City Knight 3) by T.A. Webb at A Bear on Books

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 24-June-2013
Review Blurb Often, we don’t realize how much someone means to us until we almost lose them. When Marcus literally takes a bullet for his lover, Benjamin, Marcus’s old friends Chance, Wick, Zachary, and Archer, rush to his side.

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Wolf Strap (Urban Wolf 1) by Naomi Clark at Evernight Publishing

Genre Paranormal / Werewolves / Lesbian Romance
Reviewed by jj on 25-June-2013
Review Blurb There is a city where wolf shifters and humans live and work side by side. It isn’t always that way in other areas, but here the wisdom of such an alliance works well for both.

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Obedience Classes by Sean Michael at Storm Moon Press

Genre Paranormal / Werewolves / Dubious Consent / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 25-June-2013
Review Blurb Pack discipline is tough, and any werewolf who is somewhat of a loner, never mind gay, will have trouble fitting in.

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The Magic Broom by Teegan Loy at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 25-June-2013
Review Blurb Cody Mikkelson of ‘The Magic Broom’ by Teegan Loy begrudgingly accepts a sports assignment which his newspaper editor insists upon. Cody is not into sports, but he wants to keep his job.

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Star Treatment by Xondra Day at Total-E-Bound

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 25-June-2013
Review Blurb Living your life in sight of the public eye is never comfortable. While some celebrities may bask in the attention (at least it seems that some do), I suspect that for most, the novelty wears off fast.

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Sage Advice by Susan Laine at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 26-June-2013
Review Blurb At first glance, this looks like a friends to lovers story, but personally, I think Piper and Sage have been lovers all along, they just didn’t acknowledge their deeper feelings and there was no physical dimension to their love.

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Breaking Bethany by Anna Keraleigh at Siren Publishing

Genre Sci-Fi / Future Earth / Slavery / Consensual BDSM / Lesbian Erotic Romance
Reviewed by jj on 26-June-2013
Review Blurb I really liked Anna Keraleigh’s “Addicted to Adella” and I was delighted she has another book out. I was also tickled pink that this book has another “Four Five Two”, and lo and behold this cargo ship is another true hero to a couple of gals on the run…eventually.

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A Marine Affair by Heather Long at Decadent Publishing

Genre Contemporary / Men in Uniform / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 26-June-2013
Review Blurb When two stubborn men, both military, and both with their own reasons for demanding what they want, collide, the sparks fly. Eli, a Marine sniper, and Rick, a military doctor, are both determined to get the other man to see their point about how they relate.

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His Name is John (Elliott Smith 1) by Dorien Grey at Zumaya Boundless

Genre Contemporary / Paranormal Elements / Gay Mystery
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 26-June-2013
Review Blurb As disconcerting as is would be to get hit by a car, end up in the hospital with a head injury and broken arm, Elliott Smith, from Dorien Grey’s book ‘His Name is John’, has a very unique complication—he hears a voice in his sleep who says his name is John.

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Straight Men Can’t Cook by Anna Birmingham at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 27-June-2013
Review Blurb There’s nothing like a good, old-fashioned challenge to bring out the best in people – and, in this case, to set the stage for an exploration of mutual feelings that should have happened three years ago.

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Revved (Drag and Drift 1) by Chacelyn Pierce at Evernight Publishing

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 27-June-2013
Review Blurb Denial is a very strong force and some people can keep it up for years especially in an environment where fast cars and fast women are the norm.

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Torque (Drag and Drift 2) by Chacelyn Pierce at Evernight Publishing

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 28-June-2013
Review Blurb When someone has been hurt deeply enough, and/or often enough, they usually give up on intimacy, build a couple of walls around their heart, and shut down anything that used to be perceived as a weakness.

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Prize Package by Kyle Adams at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by jj on 27-June-2013
Review Blurb Just imagine winning the grand prize in an online contest. Wouldn’t you be ecstatic? However, since you enter gazillions of contests, which one did you win?

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Pushy Bottom (Sealed With a Kink 2) by Sean Michael at Resplendence Publishing

Genre Contemporary / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 27-June-2013
Review Blurb With a focus on figuring out what it is the gorgeous sub really needs, this story is told from the Dom’s point of view and gives insight into the kind of thought that goes into a caring D/s relationship.

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Ice Heart by Kay Ellis at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 28-June-2013
Review Blurb Relationships are complicated at best, but when it involves one man who is straight and another who is gay, there’s bound to be problems. Aaron and Jack, from ‘Ice Heart’ by Kay Ellis, can attest to that.

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Pearls Like Rain by Michael Barnette at Torquere Press

Genre Fantasy / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 28-June-2013
Review Blurb This is a tension-filled story about two men set to duel for the annual championship, set in a fantasy world where beings of many different races live in peace and unicorns are real.

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Votes for Vixens by Tara Chevrestt at Every Book Has A Chick

Genre Historical / Early 20th Century / Lesbian Romance
Reviewed by jj on 28-June-2013
Review Blurb This story follows one woman’s escape from virtual servitude to the ranks of the suffragettes and finally to her ultimate dream. She learns and experiences a great deal in a relatively short period of time.

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Vanilla Boy (Club Floggers 1) by H.C. Brown at Hawt Books Publishing

Genre Contemporary / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 29-June-2013
Review Blurb This is a story about an unhappy Dom looking for the perfect sub. None of the men he interacts with at Club Floggers do it for him, he is bored, and that lets him come up with a lot of cruel scenes for subs who vie for his attention but cannot hold it, no matter what they do.

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A Dom’s Revenge (Club Floggers 2) by H.C. Brown at Hawt Books Publishing

Genre Contemporary / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 29-June-2013
Review Blurb At the end of the previous story Paul and Nash had just begun a relationship and overcome their first obstacle. This story picks up exactly where the previous one ended and both men now face the challenge of building real trust, and the development of deepening feelings on both sides.

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Protection by John Amory at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by jj on 29-June-2013
Review Blurb The 2012 London Olympics are the backdrop for a story that unfolds with bits and pieces of a past event, a terrible experience that still haunts the victim, Jamie.

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Eternal Samurai by B.D. Heywood at ICINI Publishing

Genre Paranormal / Vampires / Yaoi / Futuristic / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Alex on 29-June-2013
Review Blurb A visceral torrent of delicious prose mixed with intoxicating, smoky sensuality of the best kind, I absolutely adored this sweeping action-packed romance of “a love that cannot be,” between two oath-bound martial artists.

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Reviews: Sunday, June 16 – Saturday, June 22, 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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Happy Endings by Deanna Wadsworth at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 16-June-2013
Review Blurb This is quite a fascinating little story that basically “only” consists of one scene, a conversation and its consequences.

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Honour by A.F. Henley at Less Than Three Press

Genre Historical / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 16-June-2013
Review Blurb Emmett, from ‘Honour’ by A.F. Henely, has always striven to live as an honorable man, but it’s a more difficult proposition than it appears to be.

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Accounting for Luke (Dangerous Lovers 2) by Amber Kell at Total-E-Bound

Genre Contemporary / Gay Menage Erotic Romance / MMM
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 16-June-2013
Review Blurb This sequel to ‘Catching Mr.Right’ was as much fun and as intense as the first book. It was great to get to read Tim’s story; he was abducted in book one and I loved seeing how he recovered from that and moves forward.

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A Fighting Chance by Laylah Hunter at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Science Fiction / Other Planets / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Alex on 16-June-2013
Review Blurb This plucky little short brought to mind the trailer I recently saw for Elysium, a new science fiction flick coming out this summer.

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Dirty Boys by Kyle Adams at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 17-June-2013
Review Blurb This is a totally cute, nicely dirty, and very short story about shy trash collector Devon and the object of his admiration, Connor.

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The Reluctant Dad by Parker James at Silver Publishing

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 17-June-2013
Review Blurb Parenthood is scary at the best of times – at least for anyone who takes it seriously.

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Out of Left Field by Raine Norman at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 17-June-2013
Review Blurb Jake Wentworth came to the U.S. seeking a new life and, hopefully, someone to share it with. He’s dazzled by Mikey, one of the guys at work; then he’s completely disillusioned when he catches him cheating.

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Finding Master Right by L.A. Witt at Riptide Publishing

Genre Contemporary / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 17-June-2013
Review Blurb Finding Mr. Right, or in a submissive’s world “Master” Right, can be a task and a half. Like with any couple intending to form a long-lasting relationship, the match has to be right in and out of bed.

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Bound by Pleasure (Owned 1) by Anitra Lynn McLeod at Siren Publishing

Genre Science Fiction / Near Future Earth / Aliens / Light BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 18-June-2013
Review Blurb This book is a fascinating opening volume for a new science fiction series with alien abduction (of a sort) at its heart.

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Pouring a Brick by Tray Ellis at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 18-June-2013
Review Blurb Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or BJJ for short, is not a martial art/sport I was familiar with before reading this story. Many elements are similar to judo and jiu-jitsu, but the biggest difference seems to be that BJJ is more of a sport.

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Academic Pleasures by J.M. Lisbon at Silver Publishing

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 18-June-2013
Review Blurb Raising a child on your own isn’t easy, but sometimes life leaves you with no choice. And moving on, personally and especially romantically, can be the last thing on your mind when all you want is to make it through the next day.

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William’s House (Hidden Magic 1) by Amber Kell at Total-E-Bound

Genre Fantasy / Magic / Contemporary Setting / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 18-June-2013
Review Blurb The power of love is the greatest magic in existence. No matter how much arcane knowledge someone has, the mystical powers of love can bring them to their knees with something as simple as a smile from the right person.

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A Gentleman’s Gentleman by Shawn Bailey at Silver Publishing

Genre Contemporary / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 19-June-2013
Review Blurb Supposedly, having money solves most problems with ease. There are a few that need more ingenious solutions, and this story is about one such situation.

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Widdershins (Whyborne & Griffin 1) by Jordan L. Hawk

Genre Paranormal / Magic / Horror / Mystery / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 19-June-2013
Review Blurb Sometimes it’s necessary to let go of one thing in order to make room for another.  Percival Endicott Whyborne has been holding on to guilt created when he survived a boating accident which claimed the life of his best friend.

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Threshold (Whyborne & Griffin 2) by Jordan L. Hawk

Genre Paranormal / Magic / Horror / Mystery / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 20-June-2013
Review Blurb In ‘Threshold’ by Jordan L. Hawk, Whyborne and Griffin are at a crossroads in their relationship. They are doing very well, until they encounter Elliot, Griffin’s former lover which brings Griffin and Whyborne feelings of insecurity and doubt.

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Prisoner 374215 by Angel Martinez at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

Genre Science Fiction / Far Future / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 19-June-2013
Review Blurb While the blurb didn’t exactly encourage me into thinking this would be a book I’d truly enjoy reading (what do you mean – no happy ending?), I like Angel’s work enough to figure she’d find a way to make it good. And she did.

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Hard D by Elinor Gray at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by jj on 19-June-2013
Review Blurb “Ultimate Frisbee: the greatest sport you’ve never heard of”… That had the ring of ‘truth’ for me. If you didn’t skip reading the blurb, and even if you have, but never played Ultimate Frisbee and failed to brush up on it via the ‘net, might be a bit confused about the action in the beginning of the book.

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

Genre Contemporary / BDSM / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 20-June-2013
Review Blurb This is a wonderful collection of shorter stories about three of the couples from existing Hammer novels, and was a great opportunity for me to catch up with them.

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Heart of the Race by Mary Calmes at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 20-June-2013
Review Blurb If it is true that those who know us best can hurt us most, it is definitely true that those whom we love have even greater potential to devastate us. This story is an excellent example of how a great love can destroy years of someone’s life, take away their chance at happiness, and almost kill them (physically and emotionally).

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Handsome Hero Wanted by James Cox at Evernight Publishing

Genre Science Fiction / Other Planets / Gay Erotica / MM with MMMMMM
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 20-June-2013
Review Blurb The need for money can make people do all kinds of things, and in this story, Drayton needs urgent repairs to his space ship, and he pretty much has no alternative but to respond to the strange ad.

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Fire and Light by Berengaria Brown at Torquere Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 21-June-2013
Review Blurb This is a fun, light read about a gay dad who learns to adapt to having his five-year-old son live with him.

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Lesbian Erotica Volume 1, edited by Barbara Cardy at Constable & Robinson

Genre Mixed Genres / Lesbian Erotica
Reviewed by jj on 21-June-2013
Review Blurb Very hot woman-on-woman action with some exceptional orgasmic highs link these four short stories.

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First Impressions, Second Chances by Heidi Belleau at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 21-June-2013
Review Blurb If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a social outcast, not just because you’re gay, but because (on top of that) you’re fundamentally uncomfortable around people, then Jonah, the narrator of this book, can be your guide.

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Riding the Board by Cate Ashwood at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 21-June-2013
Review Blurb If you try to judge someone by hearsay, you take a huge risk of missing out on a positive experience. It’s impossible to decide how you feel without knowing that person.

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Resilience (Southwestern Shifters 5) by Bailey Bradford at Total-E-Bound

Genre Paranormal / Shifters / Gay Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 22-June-2013
Review Blurb In this fifth book of the Southwestern Shifters series, it is finally time for Adam and Todd’s story. The vet and sheriff’s deputy first appeared in the very first book, and I’ve been waiting for more details ever since.

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Contact Sport by Anna Butler at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Romance
Reviewed by jj on 22-June-2013
Review Blurb A pre-season scrimmage game has been set up between Division 1 champions and some unknown nerds. Well, they are elite nerds from the Blaine Strategic Institute college group recently established at the edge of an unnamed college.

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A Cut Above the Rest (Appetite 1) by Talya Andor at Less Than Three Press

Genre Contemporary / Gay Fiction
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 22-June-2013
Review Blurb For a foodie like myself, this book, with all its descriptions of individual dishes, delicious meals, and inventive cuisine, was as much pure heaven (I wanted to try all of them), as it was hell (I was hungry most of the time!).

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Surviving Elite High: Loving James (Surviving Elite High 3) by John H. Ames at Ai Press

Genre Contemporary / Young Adult / Gay Romance
Reviewed by Alex on 22-June-2013
Review Blurb Written with all the exuberant and dramatic emotional makeup of its young adult audience, the third installment to the Surviving Elite High series found me immersed in the life of James Gordon, the young tutee of John Ames, the lead character in the previous books.

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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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