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Stuart

I live with my husband and our boxer dog in the beautiful Hudson Valley. If only I loved nature as much as I love a good book!

Third Night

Third Night

Title: Third Night       Author: Neil Plakcy Cover Artist: Deana C. Jamroz Publisher:  MLR Buy link: Amazon.com Genre: Contemporary Length:  7,000 Words Rating:  1.75 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Stuart Review Summary: The great Orthodox Hanukkah story remains to be written.
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Xylophone

Xylophone

Title: Xylophone Author: K. Z. Snow Cover Artist: Anne Cain Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Amazon: BUY Genre: Contemporary Length: Novel/162 pages Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Stuart Review Summary: Xylophone is an amazing work of compassion and terror, delicacy and brutality, wonder and pain. If you can handle its subject matter, you will be well rewarded.  
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The Nothingness of Ben (Stuart’s Review)

The Nothingness of Ben (Stuart’s Review)

Title: The Nothingness of Ben (The Austin Trilogy #1) Author: Brad Boney Cover Artist: L. C. Chase Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy Link: Amazon: Genre: Contemporary M/M Length: Novel/248 pages Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Stuart Review Summary: The Nothingness of Ben is a fun, humane, and witty romantic comedy, populated by wonderful characters. The novel’s effectiveness is undermined by themes of grief and mourning, never successfully…
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Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

Title: Day of the Dead Author: Erik Orrantia Cover Artist: Catt Ford Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance Length: 206 pages Rating: 5 stars out of 5  A Guest Review by: Stuart  Review Summary: Day of the Dead is a profound and beautiful novel exploring how places shape our lives and define our choices and whether love can help us transcend these constraints.
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Is Male/Male Romance Fundamentally About Men?

Is Male/Male Romance Fundamentally About Men?

Most of you remember Stuart who, some years ago, questioned many of the constructs and tropes used by male/male authors in their novels.  I used his questions as the basis for a few articles which were so popular that the hits keep coming even today. We reconnected a few weeks ago and after a lot of persuasion and bribes  😀 Stuart agreed to become a reviewer and guest contributor for the site. I’m…
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Pine Tar and Sweet Tea

Pine Tar and Sweet Tea

Title: Pine Tar and Sweet Tea Author: Kerry Freeman Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde Publisher: Loose-id Buy link: Amazon.com Genre: Contemporary M/M Length: Novella/121 PDF pages Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 A guest review by Stuart Review Summary: A journeyman effort undermined by clichés, including a SHOCKING SECRET that ruined the book for me.
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