lightTitle: Light
Author: ‘Nathan Burgoine
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
Release Date: October 15th 2013
Genre(s): M/M Fantasy
Page Count: 264 Pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

Kieran Quinn is a bit telepathic, a little psychokinetic, and very gay—three things that have gotten him through life perfectly well so far—but when self-styled prophet Wyatt Jackson arrives during Pride Week, things take a violent turn.

Kieran’s powers are somewhat underwhelming but do have a habit of refracting light into spectacular rainbows for him to hide behind. Even so, it’s not long before Kieran is struggling to maintain his own anonymity while battling wits with a handsome cop, getting some flirting in with a hunky leather man, saving some drag queens, and escaping the worst blind date in history. It’s enough to make a fledgling hero want to give up before he even begins.

One thing’s for sure: saving the day has never been so fabulous

Massage therapist Kieran Quinn has hidden his telepathic and psychokinetic gifts since he was ten years old, but when a madman begins threatening the safety of Ottawa’s Pride Week attendees, he puts his anonymity into jeopardy to help his fellow LGBT* brethren, at great cost to himself. Luckily though he gets to meet the love of his life along the way.


Funny, entertaining, with some interesting world building…I’m really glad I picked this up. I enjoyed the action moments, and the romance (even if the sexy times are fade to black – I didn’t mind, really), and the obvious love of Ottawa’s Pride Week. Sure, there are some niggling moments, mainly for me the resolution of the plot was handled in a really glaringly obvious way leaving me shaking my head at Kieran’s utter obtuseness. But on the whole I really thoroughly enjoyed the story and flipped through the pages quickly.

If you enjoy paranormal stories you should definitely give this a try.

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Review Copy

Galley copy of Light provided by Publisher in exchange of an honest review.


I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I’m happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand.
I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I’m in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA!

My biggest no-no’s are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my “Favorite M/M” stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future

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