Monthly Archives: January 2013

Readers’ Forum

Last week in my post Changing the Page  I asked you for suggestions about what new elements you would like to see on the site. Linda C suggested that, in addition to our regular reviews, readers should be given a place to post their recommendations for books they have read in the past month. Here’s part of what she said: It might be interesting to see a weekly or monthly…
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Frostwick

Frostwick

Title: Frostwick (Wick #1.5) Author: Megan Derr Cover Artist: Megan Derr Publisher: Less Than Three Press LLC Buy Link: Amazon Genre: fantasy Length: Short story (61 pages) Rating: 4 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Larissa   Review Summary: Never judge a book by its length. Frostwick might be short, but it packs a mighty punch.
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Nathie Interview

Nathie Interview

Today I’m interviewing Nathie, a very talented and gifted photographer and painter. Zie speaks very little English so I had the brilliant idea of having Christian, our Webmaster, translate the questions and answers and I think it worked really well. You can see from hir pictures and book covers why I wanted to interview Nathie. Nathie is not available to answer questions as zie will be offline for about a…
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Beaten (Hammer #26)

Beaten (Hammer #26)

Title: Beaten (Hammer #26) Author: Sean Michael Publisher: Self Published Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Genre: M/M Contemporary Length: Novel Rating: 4 stars A Guest Review by Sammy Review Summary: Another solid novel in a BDSM series that never fails to deliver a new twist in healing and loving again.
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Love Means… No Limits (Farm #6)

Love Means… No Limits (Farm #6)

Title: Love Means… No Limits (Farm #6) Author: Andrew Grey Cover Artist: Catt Ford Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy Link:  Amazon.comLove Means… No Limits Genre: contemporary Length: 200 pages Rating: 2.25 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Andrea Review Summary:  Unnatural dialogue and an inability to connect with one of the main characters made for a less than stellar read.
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A Highlander in L. A.

A Highlander in L. A.

Title: A Highlander in L.A. Author: J.P. Bowie Publisher: Total e-bound Cover Art: Posh Gosh Buy link: Amazon.com Genre: m/m fantasy romance, time travel Length: Novella (80 pdf pages) Rating: 3 out of 5 rating stars A Guest Review by Feliz Summary Review: Gratuitous sex and a pretty much standard plotline made this book fall short for me despite some engaging ideas.
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Screwing the System

Screwing the System

Title: Screwing the System Author: Josephine Myles Cover artist: Lou Harper Publisher: Self Published Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Genre: contemporary BDSM romance Length: novel Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5 A guest review by Sirius Summary: One of the most enjoyable BDSM lite romances I have ever read with memorable characters.
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Need

Need

Title: Need Author: Todd Gregory Cover Artist: unknown Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corps. Buy Link: Buy Link Need Genre: M/M Paranormal, Vampires, Erotica Length: Novel Rating: 2 out of 5 rating stars A Guest Review by Raine Summary Review: Disappointing as descriptive writing services a selfish main character revelling in tedious vampiric erotica.
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Loose id “free” book January 23 – Winner

Yesterday the Loose id free ebook was Prelude to the Night by Angela Plowman. Randy shook his…er the basket and the winner is… nichem (#4) Congrats nichem! Please email me (Aunt Lynn) at the following email addy: freebooks [at] gaybook.reviews so that I can forward your information (including eformat of choice) to the publisher. Thanks for playing everyone. And you if didn’t win this one today, you can buy it…
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Oh Binky, It’s Not Your Fault  ….. by Nicole Kimberling

Oh Binky, It’s Not Your Fault ….. by Nicole Kimberling

Four letters strike fear into the hearts of romance writers everywhere: TSTL. Too Stupid to Live—the worst possible criticism. The brand on the forehead of idiotic protagonists that just can’t be ignored. The sign that the reader really, really hates your character and hopes that they won’t survive till the last page. Today I ask what, really, is TSTL Syndrome? Gut instinct says that it’s a problem with characterization, because…
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