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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.

A Ladder to the Sky

A Ladder to the Sky

Title: A Ladder to the Sky Author: John Boyne Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books Release Date: August 9th, 2018 Genre(s): LGBTQ Fiction, Psychological Drama Page Count: 368 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: A psychological drama of cat and mouse, A Ladder to the Sky shows how easy it is to achieve the world if you are prepared to sacrifice…
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The Law of Inertia

The Law of Inertia

Title: The Law of Inertia Author: S. Gonzales Publisher: Amberjack Publishing Release Date: October 1st 2018 Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary Romance Page Count: 353 Reviewed by: LenaR Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: When James’s boyfriend killed himself, no one questioned what happened. A foster kid with a checkered past and a history of suicide attempts, Ash was just another number in…
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Shadow Puppet (Dan Sharp Mystery #6)

Shadow Puppet (Dan Sharp Mystery #6)

Title: Shadow Puppet (Dan Sharp Mystery #6) Author: Jeffrey Round Publisher: Dundurn Press Release Date: February 2nd 2019 Genre(s): Gay Mystery Page Count: 312 Reviewed by: LenaR Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Private investigator Dan Sharp investigates the disappearance of three closeted gay men. When a serial killer stalks downtown Toronto, Private Investigator Dan Sharp finds an unexpected link between the…
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The Story of Us (LenaR’s Review)

The Story of Us (LenaR’s Review)

Title: The Story Of Us Author: Barbara Elsborg Publisher: Self published Release Date: November 1, 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 353 pages Reviewed by: LenaR Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Two boys. One love. Ten summers. Are you okay? The first words Zed says to Caspian, and the first time someone has cared about the answer. On a hot summer’s…
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Of Our Own Device

Of Our Own Device

Title: Of Our Own Device Author: M.K. South Publisher:Self Publishing Release Date: March 8th, 2017 Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Political Thriller, Love Story, Spy Novel Page Count: 874 Reviewed by: LenaR Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: What do you do when you realize that the American Dream you’ve been working for isn’t enough if it’s yours alone? And what you’re told to…
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One-Eyed Royals (Seven of Spades #4)

One-Eyed Royals (Seven of Spades #4)

Title: One-Eyed Royals (Seven of Spades #4) Author: Cordelia Kingsbridge Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: September 10th 2018 Genre(s): Murder/Mystery/Suspense, Romance Page Count: 366 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Shattered by their devastating breakup, Detective Levi Abrams and PI Dominic Russo find themselves at war right when they need each other most. While Dominic is trapped in a…
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High Time (LenaR’s Review)

High Time (LenaR’s Review)

Title: High Time (The Solomon Mysteries #2) Author: Keelan Ellis Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: September 10th 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary, Mystery, Romance Page Count: 164 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: When skeletal remains turn up in Baltimore’s Leakin Park, Detective Paul Solomon is pessimistic about their chances of solving the case. But a clue discovered near the bones…
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Lights and Sirens (LenaR’s Review)

Lights and Sirens (LenaR’s Review)

Title: Lights and Sirens (Emergency Services #2) Author: Lisa Henry Publisher: Self Published Release Date: September 13th 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 231 pages Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Paramedic Hayden Kinsella is single and the life of the party. He likes driving fast and saving lives, and he doesn’t do relationships—he does hookups. Except he wouldn’t hook…
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Heart’s Desire (Boystown #11)

Heart’s Desire (Boystown #11)

Title: Heart’s Desire (Boystown #11) Author: Marshall Thornton Publisher: self-publishing Release Date: August 10th, 2018 Genre(s): Gay Mystery, Historical, the 1980s Page Count: 210 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s February 1985. Nick struggles to recover from a gunshot wound, while taking on the case of a woman with a mental illness, who may or may not have…
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Sky Full of Mysteries (Lena’s Review)

Sky Full of Mysteries (Lena’s Review)

Title: Sky Full of Mysteries Author: Rick R. Reed Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: August 14, 2018 Genre(s): SciFi Romance Page Count: 220 Reviewed by: LenaR Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: What if your first love was abducted and presumed dead—but returned twenty years later? That’s the dilemma Cole Weston faces. Now happily married to Tommy D’Amico, he’s suddenly thrown into…
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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 (LenaR’s Review)

Good Boys (LenaR’s Review)

Title: Good Boys (The Solomon Mysteries #1) Author: Keelan Ellis Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: June 4th 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary, 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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