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Lenaribka

A passionate reader from Germany. I learned to read at the age of 4 and never stopped since then, though my books from that time were very different from what they are now. English is my third language, and I’m sorry for all grammar mistakes I made in my reviews. But I assure you, that my reading English is much better than my writing English. I’m a seeker for the books that differ from mainstream, that provoke the reader or have very often very opposite ratings.

Den of Thieves (Thomas Newton #3)

Den of Thieves (Thomas Newton #3)

Title: Den of Thieves (Thomas Newton #3) Author: William Holden Publisher: JMS Books Release Date: June 12, 2018 Genre(s): Historical Fiction/Mystery/Suspense/Gay Erotica Page Count: 274 Reviewed by: LenaR Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Part of the Thomas Newton series It seems like the right time for Thomas Newton to close the door on his past. The hypocritical crusaders of the Society…
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Fogland Point

Fogland Point

Title: Fogland Point Author: Doug Burgess Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Release Date: August 21st 2018 Genre(s): Gay Mystery, LGBT Fiction Page Count: 288 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: David Hazard wanted nothing more than to forget his renegade family and the foggy New England village “on the wrong side” of Narragansett Bay where he grew up. When sudden…
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Finger’s Breadth (Audio)

Finger’s Breadth (Audio)

Title: Finger’s Breadth Author: M. Christian and A.A. Ron (Narrator) Publisher: Wordwooze Publishing Release Date: July 22nd, 2016 Genre: Gay Erotica, Thriller Page Count: 265 Audio Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: The city is terrified. Someone is haunting the streets of near-future San Francisco, drugging queer men and amputating the tip of…
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Good Boys (The Solomon Mysteries #1)

Good Boys (The Solomon Mysteries #1)

Title: Good Boys (The Solomon Mysteries #1) Author: Keelan Ellis Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: June 4th 2018 Genre(s): MM Mystery Romance Page Count: 222 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Having risen through the ranks of the Baltimore City Police Department to the elite Homicide unit as an out gay man, Paul Solomon has always prided himself on…
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Words (LenaR’s Review)

Words (LenaR’s Review)

Title: Words Author: John Inman Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 12, 2018 Genre(s): Mystery/Suspense Page Count: 210 Reviewed by: LenaR Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: The world of writers, readers, and reviewers is a close-knit family of friends, fans, and fiction fanatics. That’s the world Milo Cook and Logan Hunter reside in—thriving on the give and take of creativity, the…
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No River Wide Enough

No River Wide Enough

Title: No River Wide Enough Author: Mel Bossa Publisher: Less Than Three Press Release Date: April 11th 2018 Genre(s): MM Romance, historical Page Count: 213 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Two years ago, Chris and his boyfriend escaped the turmoil of the big city to settle in a small town at the US-Canada border. Eager to settle into…
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Cash Plays (LenaR’s Review)

Cash Plays (LenaR’s Review)

Title: Cash Plays (Seven of Spades #3) Author: Cordelia Kingsbridge Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: June 4, 2018 Genre(s): Murder/Mystery/Suspense, Romance Page Count: 339 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: The Seven of Spades is back with a vengeance—the vigilante serial killer has resumed their murderous crusade, eluding the police at every turn. But a bloodthirsty killer isn’t the…
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Night of the Sadist

Night of the Sadist

Title: Night of the Sadist Author: Paul Laurie Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books Release Date: April 26th 2018 Genre(s): Gay erotica, historical, pulp fiction Page Count: 116 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Journalist Tom Maxon’s investigation into his brother Bob’s brutal murder takes him deep into the underworld of BDSM clubs and parties in this Agatha Christie-style mystery with…
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BOYSTOWN: SEASON FIVE (Boystown #5)

BOYSTOWN: SEASON FIVE (Boystown #5)

Title: BOYSTOWN: SEASON FIVE (Boystown #5) Author: Jake Biondi and Jason Frazier (Narrator) Publisher: Self Published Release Date: April 24th 2018 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, Soap opera, Suspense Length: 10 hrs 42 min Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s a race against time to save those caught in the New Year’s Eve explosion. The survivors may not be…
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Masc (Femme #2)

Masc (Femme #2)

Title: Masc Author: Marshall Thornton Publisher: Kenmore Books Release Date: April 28th, 2018 Genre(s): Romantic Comedy, Contemporary, Humor Page Count: 217 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Lionel and Dog are back in this follow-up to the Lambda finalist, Femme. Almost six months have passed and, after taking an online quiz, Lionel believes their relationship is doomed because they…
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BOYSTOWN: SEASON THREE (Boystown #3)

BOYSTOWN: SEASON THREE (Boystown #3)

Title: BOYSTOWN: SEASON THREE (Boystown #3) Author: Jake Biondi Publisher: Self Published Release Date: April 27th 2015 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, Soap opera, Suspense Page Count: 443 Reviewed by: LenaR Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s a race against time to save those caught in the New Year’s Eve explosion. The survivors may not be the lucky ones as they struggle…
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BOYSTOWN: SEASON TWO (Boystown #2)

BOYSTOWN: SEASON TWO (Boystown #2)

Title: BOYSTOWN: SEASON TWO (Boystown #2) Author: Jake Biondi Publisher: Self Published Release Date: July 6th 2014 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, Soap opera, Suspense Page Count: 337 Reviewed by: LenaR Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: In the aftermath of the warehouse shootings, lives are forever changed and relationships are forever altered. As the families of the victims work to put the…
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BOYSTOWN: SEASON ONE (Boystown #1)

BOYSTOWN: SEASON ONE (Boystown #1)

Title: BOYSTOWN: SEASON ONE (Boystown #1) Author: Jake Biondi Publisher: Self Published Release Date: November 8th 2013 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, Soap opera, Suspense Page Count: 316 Reviewed by: LenaR Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: One of the most diverse and lively neighborhoods in the country, Chicago’s BOYSTOWN has something for everyone. So it’s no wonder that Jesse Morgan and Cole…
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Killing Time In LA (Tom and Stanley #3)

Killing Time In LA (Tom and Stanley #3)

Title: Killing Time In LA (Tom and Stanley #3) Author: Victor J. Banis Publisher: DSP Publications Release Date: May 8th 2018 Genre(s): Gay Mystery, MM Contemporary Romance Page Count: 200 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: No matter how Stanley tries, he and Tom can’t seem to get away from bodies. On vacation in LA, Stanley’s visit with a…
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