Monthly Archives: November 2012

What Happens Next (Movie)

What Happens Next (Movie)

Title: What Happens Next Writer/Director: Jay Arnold Starring: Jon Lindstrom, Wendie Malick and Chris Murrah Distributers: Jaded Creative Productions Amazon Buy/Watch Link Genre: Comedy/Romance Country of Origin/Language: USA/English Rating: Unrated Released: 2012 Length: 100 minutes Rating: 4 out of 5 stars A guest review by Lasha Summary: Wonderfully sweet movie about a middle-aged man who discovers his true self for the first time. Plus, a puppy that will melt any…
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Half Blind

  Title: Half Blind Author: Christine Price Cover Artist: Lyn Taylor Publisher: Samhain Publishing Buy Link: Buy Link Half Blind Genre: Gay Alternate World / Fantasy Length: Novel Rating: 4.25 out of 5 rating stars A Guest Review by Raine Summary Review: Entertaining fantasy thriller – quarrelsome characters slowly exploit unresolved sexual tension and enjoy an explosive ending – but this lacked something undefinable for me to completely love it.
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Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

Title: Day of the Dead Author: Erik Orrantia Cover Artist: Catt Ford Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance Length: 206 pages Rating: 5 stars out of 5  A Guest Review by: Stuart  Review Summary: Day of the Dead is a profound and beautiful novel exploring how places shape our lives and define our choices and whether love can help us transcend these constraints.
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Beauty in the Breakdown

Beauty in the Breakdown

Title: Beauty in the Breakdown Author: E.L. Esch Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde Publisher: Loose id Buy Link: Buy Link Beauty in the Breakdown Genre: M/M contemporary romance Length: Long Novel Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 A guest review by Jenre Summary Review: A book which deals well with the sensitive theme of recovery from partner abuse but was hampered by a confusing narrative style.
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Interview With P.D. Singer

Interview With P.D. Singer

Today I’m interviewing author P.D. Singer who has written one of my favourite books this year, The Rare Event. Hi Pam. Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed on the site. I have long been an admirer of your books and it was wonderful to finally meet you at GRL 2012 and find out that you are just as I imagined – a wonderful strategic thinker where it comes to…
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My Fair Dork

My Fair Dork

Title: My Fair Dork (Men of Holsum College #8) Author: Daisy Harris Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Buy Link:  Buy Link My Fair Dork [Men of Holsum College 8] (Siren Publishing Allure ManLove) Genre: Comtemporary M/M Length: 40,009 words Rating: 3 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Andrea Review Summary:  I hate to say it, but it didn’t live up to my expectations.
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New Authors Flash Portraits

New Authors Flash Portraits

Are you a new M/M author, buried under all the “noise” of everyone else promoting their books, wondering what you have to do to get readers to notice your books? Maybe we can help. We’re inviting new M/M authors—your first book should have been published no earlier than November 30, 2011—to send in a short email, together with a funny profile showcasing your writing skills, and a few of your book…
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The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek

The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek

Title: The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek Author: Piper Vaughn and Xara X. Xanakas Cover Artist: Aisha Akeju Publisher: Less Than Three Press Buy Link: Amazon The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek Genre: Contemporary Length: 270 pages Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cryselle Review Summary: A charming story of maturation and love with an advice book framework.
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Fifteen Shades of Gay (for Pay)

Fifteen Shades of Gay (for Pay)

Title: Fifteen Shades of Gay (for Pay) Author: T. Baggins Cover artist: n/a Publisher: Vodoo Lily Pres Amazon: Buy Link Fifteen Shades of Gay (For Pay) Genre: Contemporary Romance Length: 70000 words Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars A guest review by Sirius Summary: Great writing, closeted republican politician, male escort who thinks he is straight, but who is really and truly bisexual, one of the best female characters in…
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Scars

  Title: Scars Author: Lynley Wayne Cover Artist: Never Sleeps Studios Publisher: MLR Press Buy Link: Buy Link Scars Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Length: 98,000 words Rating: 3 out of 5 rating stars A Guest Review by Raine Summary Review: A long winded, sentimental but careful story of an ex soldier with PTSD finding unexpected love and far too much unexceptional sex.
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Last year Dad, J and I spent Thanksgiving with friends who served pot roast. In all fairness, it was an okay pot roast (by their own admission a little dry, but still tasty), but the company was hilarious. The mother and sister of one of the hosts were at each others throats most of the time—especially after the booze kept flowing—culminating in said mother calling said daughter “a giant bitch.” …
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