Monthly Archives: March 2013

Recommended Reads — March 2013

Recommended Reads — March 2013

Here is the list of Recommended Reads for March 2013. If there are incorrect links or something I missed, please leave a comment in the post. Enjoy! Tapestry by Hallie Burton — 4.75 stars (Shy) Spine Intact, Some Creases by Victor J Banis — 5 stars (Lloyd Meeker) Daron’s Guitar Chronicles by Cecilia Tan — 5 stars (LenaLena) Barbarossa’s Bitch by Angelia Sparrow & Naomi Brooks — 4.75 stars (Val…
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Black Magic Woman (Cambion #2)

Title: Black Magic Woman (Cambion #2) Author: Cari Z. Cover artist: Nathie Publisher: Storm Moon Press Amazon: Buy Link Dark Around the Edges: Black Magic Woman (Cambion) Genre: fantasy/romance Length: not sure. – short Rating: 4 stars out of 5 A guest review by Sirius Summary: Interesting, but too short and did not feel like a separate episode, but rather a part of a one long story. I want more!
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Honour

Honour

Title: Honour Author: A.F.Henley Cover artist: Megan Derr Publisher: Less Than Three Press Amazon: Buy Link Honour Genre: historical fantasy/pseudohistorical/ mm romance Length: 45500 words Rating: 2 stars out of 5 A guest review by Sirius Summary: This is not a historical romance, but I disliked it even when I thought of it as a historical fantasy because IMO one character acted as a spoiled brat and another one as a complete…
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How to Defeat the Plot Zombie Menace ….. by Nicole Kimberling

How to Defeat the Plot Zombie Menace ….. by Nicole Kimberling

Okay, here’s the scenario: Our Intrepid Hero, Dr. Binky, has just found the man of his dreams. Commander Brutus is everything that Dr. Binky could have asked for and more. A strong soldier, good leader to his men, Brutus also writes poetry. Unbeknownst to anyone, Brutus has been extensively published. He wants to be a father, even though he’s gay. Strong, yet sensitive—that’s our Brutus. After meeting in Afghanistan, where…
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More Than This

Title:  More Than This Author:  Lissa Matthews Cover Artist: Dar Albert Publisher: Loose Id Buy Link:  Buy Link More Than This, Loose Id Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance Length:  Novel Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Sammy Review Summary:  A chance encounter that leads to insta-love that simply did not ring true.
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Prelude to the Night

Prelude to the Night

Title: Prelude to the Night Author: Angela Plowman Cover Artist: Valerie Tibbs Publisher: Loose Id Amazon: Buy Link Prelude to the Night Genre: historical, vampires Length: novella 136 pages, 34k Rating: 4 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cryselle Review Summary: Nicely atmospheric vampire tale.
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Tapestry

Tapestry

Title: Tapestry Author: Hallie Burton Cover Artist: Anne Cain Publisher: Harmony Ink Press Buy Link: Buy Link; Genre: Fantasy, YA Length: 276 pages Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Shy Review Summary: Consistent world-building, young yet mature characters, and hilarious dialogue. A breath of fresh air.
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Fragile Bond

Fragile Bond

Title: Fragile Bond Author: Rhi Etzweiler Cover artist: Petite- Madame VonApple Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Genre: scifi romance Length: 48400 words Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5 A guest review by Sirius. Summary: An interesting scifi romance where I felt the attraction between two main characters sparkled too fast, but by the end of  the story I believed in their future.
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Hunter of Demons (SPECTR #1)

Hunter of Demons (SPECTR #1)

Title: Hunter of Demons (SPECTR #1) Author: Jordan L. Hawk Cover Art: Author Self Published Buy Link Amazon: Buy Link Hunter of Demons (SPECTR) Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance Length: Novella Rating: 4.25 out of 5 rating stars A Guest Review by Raine Summary Review: Fun and lively start to spirit possession romance with interesting alphabetic agency action.
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Daron’s Guitar Chronicles Vol 1 – 4

Daron’s Guitar Chronicles Vol 1 – 4

Title: Daron’s Guitar Chronicles #1-4 Author: Cecilia Tan Cover Artist: Gilly Rosenthol (paperback) Publisher: Self-published Buy Links: Buy Link Daron’s Guitar Chronicles: Omnibus Edition, Buy Link Volume One ebook , Buy Link Volume Two ebook, Buy Link Volume Three ebook, Buy Link Volume Four ebook. Genre: Coming of Age novel Length: Paperback: 312 pages / 232K words. Ebooks: Vol 1 45K words, Vol 2 105K words, Vol 3 83K words, Vol 4 149K words.…
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The Stages of a (Writing) Relationship .. by Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock

The Stages of a (Writing) Relationship .. by Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock

I wrote a post recently about, among other things, the lack of originality in M/M romance.  The reason I mention this post is that the following essay by Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock shows what the authors in this genre are capable of writing, which goes counter to much of what I read in a lot of books.  This essay is so quirky, unpretentious, fresh, extraordinarily funny and just freaking…
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