Monthly Archives: July 2013

UK Meet 2013 …… by Josephine Myles

Josephine Myles kindly prepared the attached wrap-up of the 2013 UK Meet (with the help of the other organizers) so that you could enjoy the event even if you weren’t there….. *************** You should have been there! The UK Meet: a word from the organisers The fourth annual UK Meet for readers, reviewers, publishers and writers of LGBTQ fiction took place this month (July 12-14th), and today the organising team…
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Better than Good (Better Than #1)

Better than Good (Better Than #1)

Title: Better than Good> (Better Than #1) Author: Lane Hayes Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Amazon Buy Link  Genre: Contemporary Length: 200 pages Rating: 4 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Zac D Review Summary: A competently written book that is easy to read and tackles the trope of ‘gay for you’ with grace and style. Lacked a little oomph, but an enjoyable read nonetheless.
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On the Clock

On the Clock

Title: On the Clock Author: Chris Owen Cover Artist: BSClay Publisher: Torquere Press Buy Link:  Buy Link On the Clock Torquere Press Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance Length: Novella Rating: 5 stars A Guest Review by Sammy Review Summary: An exhausted homicide detective, a dead body and a computer crimes analyst make for an intriguing mystery and some seriously hot off duty fraternization.
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The Return

The Return

Title: The Return Author: Brad Boney Cover Artist: Tricia Dunlap Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Publisher Buy Link: The Return Amazon:  Buy Link The Return Genre: contemporary romance Length: 350 pages Rating: 3 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Andrea Review Summary: Two wonderful romances for the price of one. It was going so well until the final wrap up…
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Uplifting Story: Bishop Desmond Tutu Takes a Stand against Religions that Discriminate against LGBT

Bishop Desmond Tutu has always been outspoken, and even though he has retired he is still weighing in on important issues. This time he is fighting for a new cause – the discrimination of LGBT individuals by religious institutions. He said at the United Nations launch of its Gay Rights program in Cape Town last Friday that “I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel…
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Probing the Depths of Binky by Nicole Kimbering

Probing the Depths of Binky by Nicole Kimbering

As regular readers know, every other month I try to address problems I come across in various manuscripts. Many of these deal with pitfalls in characterization so dismal that I believe they constitute a form of abuse committed by authors against their poor creations. These crimes can include instances of neglect wherein an author deprives her characters of careers, interests, hobbies or intelligent thought. Other authorial actions are more subtle,…
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Death by Silver

Death by Silver

Title: Death by Silver Authors: Melissa Scott, Amy Griswold Artwork: Ben Baldwin Cover and interior design: Alex Jeffers Publisher: Lethe Press Amazon: Buy Link Death by Silver Genre: Historical/Fantasy/Murder mystery Length: novel/272pages/110 K words Rating: 5 stars out of 5         Review Summary: Death by Silver is magical in more ways than one – an enthralling murder mystery with suspense and romance rolled into a fantastical Victorian London. I was definitely enchanted.
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Blooming Marvellous And Collected Stories

Blooming Marvellous And Collected Stories

Title: Blooming Marvellous And Collected Stories Author: Josephine Myles Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Cover Artist: Lou Harper Publisher: Self Published Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance/Paranormal Length: Short stories Rating: 5 stars A Guest Review by Sammy Review Summary: A delightful anthology of collected short stories that offers a little something for everyone from the modern day love story to the slightly kinky role play and back again to the deliciously…
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Safeword (Power Exchange #2)

Safeword (Power Exchange #2)

Title: Safeword (Power Exchange #2) Author: A. J. Rose Cover Artist: Theo Fenraven Publisher: Voodoo Lily Press Amazon: Buy Link Safeword (Power Exchange) Genre: M/M Romance/ Crime / BDSM Length: Novel Rating: 4.5 out of 5 rating stars A Guest Review by Raine Summary Review: This sequel to Power Exchange is a fine follow up that cleverly reframes one of the flaws in that book and makes it an integral and…
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Erasing Shame

Erasing Shame

Title: Erasing Shame Author: Yeyu Cover Artist: Anne Cain Publisher: Dreamspinner Amazon buy link: Buy Link Erasing Shame Genre: M/M historical Length: Novel (350 pages) Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 A guest review by Leslie S Review summary: An ambitious and sweeping epic set in an alternate history ancient China.
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Yossi (movie)

Yossi (movie)

Title: Yossi Director: Eytan Fox Writer: Itay Segal Cast: Ohad Knoller, Oz Zehavi, Lior Ashkenazi, Orly Silbersatz Banai Distributer: Strand Releasing Buy Link Amazon Buy/Watch Link Genre: Contemporary drama/Romance-lite Country of Origin/Language: Israel/Hebrew (English Subtitles) Rating: NR (brief nudity and off-screen sex) Released: 2012/2013 (US) Length: 85 minutes Rating: 5 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Aunt Lynn One Sentence Review: An excellent character study with themes of…
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Out of the Blackness

Out of the Blackness

Title: Out of the Blackness Author: Carter Quinn Cover Artist: SJL Graphics, LLC Publisher: Carter Quinn Books Buy Links: Buy Link Amazon Genre: m/m contemporary romance Length: Long novel (380 pages) Rating: 5 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by J.K. Hogan Review Summary: An emotional journey of recovery and a young man learning to love—not only someone else, but himself as well.
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