Monthly Archives: February 2013

Once a Brat

Once a Brat

  Title: Once a Brat ( Kinky Cupid series ) Author: Kim Dare Cover Artist: L.C. Chase Publisher: Riptide Publishing Buy Link: Buy Link Once a Brat (Kinky Cupid) Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance / Bdsm / humour Length: 25,400 words Rating: 3.75 out of 5 rating stars A Guest Review by Raine Summary Review: A competent bread and butter BDSM story with sugar sprinkles.
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“New Adult” Books

“New Adult” seems to be the new ‘It” genre in Romance. Recently this came up in discussions on my post We Call Them Young Adult Romances, But Are They Really? Many of the comments on my article focused on where to draw to line in terms of explicit sex in YA books. I recommended in my post that explicit sex (not graphic sex i.e porn) should be included tastefully in…
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By A Thread

By A Thread

Title: By A Thread Author: L.A. Witt Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber Publisher: Self Published Buy Link:  Amazon.com (Second Edition) Genre: M/M Fantasy Length: Novella Rating: 4 stars A Guest Review by Sammy Review Summary: What to do when your very touch can have grave consequences to those who feel its affects? Two men battle the odds and the specter of death itself to love without restraint.
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Metal Heart

Metal Heart

Title: Metal Heart Author: Meredith Shayne Cover Artist: Anne Cain Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy Link:  Buy Link Metal Heart Genre: Contemporary Length: 264 pages Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Andrea Review Summary:  A very good story of how two young lovers striving to realize their dreams can lose sight of what they really need.
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From the Ashes

From the Ashes

Title: From the Ashes Author: Kayla Jameth Publisher: Breathless Press Amazon: Buy Link From the Ashes (Naughty Nursery Rhymes) Genre: Historical/Fairytale Length: novella (100 PDF pages) Rating: 2 stars A Guest Review by Shy One Sentence Review: A book with an unusual premise that didn’t work for me.
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Social Skills

Social Skills

Title: Social Skills Author: Sara Alva Cover artist: Dani Alexander Publisher: Self published Amazon: Buy Link Social Skills Genre: New adult gay romance Length: 312 pages Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 A guest review by Sirius Summary: Delightful execution of “nerd/jock” romance with great characters to boot.
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Claimings, Tails and Other Alien Artifacts

Claimings, Tails and Other Alien Artifacts

Title: Claimings, Tails and Other Alien Artifacts Author: Lyn Gala Cover Artist: Mina Carter Publisher: Loose Id Buy Link: Amazon.com Genre: M/M Science Fiction / Bdsm Length: Novel Rating: 4.75 out of 5 rating stars A Guest Review by Raine Summary Review: An out of the ordinary, careful examination of what it means to be submissive in an imaginative and unexpectedly tender relationship between a human and a very alien, alien.
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GayRomLit 2013 – Say it isn’t so ….

GayRomLit 2013 – Say it isn’t so ….

The first communication for 2013 GRL 2013 was just issued, and it’s a bright light in the dark days of winter. Atlanta can’t come soon enough for  M/M enthusiasts. Here’s a link to the newsletter if you haven’t seen it: The organizers are working very hard on our behalf but have made it clear that they need the participation and financial backing of publishers in order to keep the cost…
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The Bell Tower of St. Barnabas

The Bell Tower of St. Barnabas

Title: The Bell Tower of St. Barnabas Author: Alice Keats Cover Artist: Anne Cain Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy Link: Amazon.com; Genre: romance, contemporary, fairy tale, young adult Length: novella (132 pages) Rating: 2.75 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Larissa Review Summary: A sweet, light story with a Dolly Parton like fairy god mother that had a lot of potential but failed in the execution.
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Venetian Masks

Venetian Masks

Title: Venetian Masks Author: Kim Fielding Cover artist: Shobana Apavu Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Amazon: Buy Link Venetian Masks Genre: contemporary romance/suspense Length: 216 pages Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 A guest review by Sirius Summary: This was a nicely paced well written story, unfortunately one of the main characters lost his brains early in the story and as far as I was concerned never found them again – all…
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Trick of Time

Trick of Time

Title: Trick of Time Author: JL Merrow Publisher: Carina Press Amazon: Buy Link Trick of Time Genre: M/M Fantasy Length:  Novel Rating: 4 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Sammy Review Summary:  Time travel allows a rentboy and a man with a fractured heart to collide and discover that true love transcends all boundaries.
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After the End

After the End

Title: After the End Author: Alex Kidwell Cover Artist: Brooke Albrecht Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy Link:  Buy Link After the End Genre: contemporary Length: 200 pages Rating: 2.75 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Andrea Review Summary: A sentimental and emotional tale of a man accepting the loss of his partner and choosing to move forward. Emotional and sentimental aren’t my thing so it wasn’t a good choice for me.
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