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Cole

26, male, gay, baker, knitter, sometimes writer, and voracious reader of all things | contact me: cole.riann[at]gmail.com

Catalyst

Catalyst

Title: Catalyst Authors: SL Armstrong & K Piet Publisher: Storm Moon Press Buy link: Amazon.com Genre: M/M Contemporary, BDSM, Kink/Blood Play Length: Novel (80000 words) Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cole Review Summary: This book tackles a subject that many readers are probably afraid to approach with a ten-foot pole (blood play), but does so in a way that had me swept up in the…
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The Heart of Texas

The Heart of Texas

Title: The Heart of Texas Author: RJ Scott Publisher: Love Lane Books Buy Link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Genre: M/M Contemporary Western Length: Novel (approx 85000 words/405 pdf pages) Rating: 4 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cole Review Summary: A sprawling soap opera encompassing 20+ years of the family machinations of the Campbells’ and the Hayes’, which has seemed to garner passionate responses among readers in both directions.…
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The Manny Diaries

Title: The Manny Diaries Author: Kilt Kilpatrick Publisher: Ravenous Romance Buy Link: Buy Link The Manny Diaries Genre: M/M Contemporary Length: Novel (203 pages) Rating:  3.25 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cole Review Summary: This novel about a recently out gay man’s new job as a nanny and his affair with the child’s father had me laughing as much as groaning from the gaps in plot throughout.…
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Woke Up in a Strange Place

Woke Up in a Strange Place

Title: Woke Up in a Strange Place Author: Eric Arvin Publisher: Dreamspinner Buy Link: Buy Link Woke Up in a Strange Place Genre: M/M Paranormal Length: Novel (240 pages) Rating: 5+ stars out of 5, DIK A Guest Review by Cole Review Summary: An odyssey of the epic sort through the relationships and experiences of Joe’s life and his rediscovery of those memories, both joyful and painful. Life-affirming, poignant, insightful,…
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Sweet Dreams, My Love

Sweet Dreams, My Love

Title: Sweet Dreams, My Love Author: Julie Lynn Hayes Publisher: eXtacy Books Buy Link: Buy Link (Second Edition) Genre: M/M Contemporary/Historical, Fairy Tale Length: Novella (128 pdf pages) Rating: 3 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cole Review Summary: A sweet fairy tale (ala Sleeping Beauty) about a man locked in slumber, his true love that he visits in dreams, and their race to find a way to…
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Brady’s Choice

Brady’s Choice

Title: Brady’s Choice Author: Anne Brooke Publisher: Self Buy Link: Buy Link Brady’s Choice Genre: Contemporary M/M Length: (6k words) Rating: 5 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cole Review Summary: Wow, does this story pack a punch. A wonderful example of Anne Brooke’s writing style and her mastery of the short form.
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Chocolate Dreams

Chocolate Dreams

Title: Chocolate Dreams Author: EM Woods Publisher: Total-e-Bound Buy link: Amazon.com Genre: M/M Contemporary, Valentine’s Day Length: Short Story (38 pages) Rating: 4 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cole Review Summary: A sweet (in more ways than one) story about two men who have loved each other from afar. Yet, when they come together, they find that they really have to work for their HEA.
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Isolation Play (Out of Position #2)

Isolation Play (Out of Position #2)

Title: Isolation Play (Out of Position #2) Author: Kyell Gold Publisher: Sofawolf Press Buy link: Amazon.com Genre: M/M Contemporary Anthropomorphic Romance, Sports Length: Novel (420 pages) Rating: 5 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cole Review Summary: A worthy sequel to a series that is growing to become one of my favorites. **Warning: This Review (and Blurb) contain a spoiler for those that have not read the first…
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Out of Position (Out of Position #1)

Out of Position (Out of Position #1)

Title: Out of Position (Out of Position #1) Author: Kyell Gold Publisher: Sofawolf Press Buy Link: Buy Link Out of Position Genre: M/M Contemporary Anthropomorphic Romance, Sports Length: Novel (324 pages) Rating: 5 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cole Review Summary: An incredibly touching, exciting, and emotionally epic story of a fox and tiger’s journey into love and the world of professional football.
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Butterfly’s Child

Butterfly’s Child

Title: Butterfly’s Child Author: Alan Chin Publisher: Dreamspinner Buy Link: Buy Link Butterfly’s Child Genre: Contemporary M/M Length: Novel (274 pdf pages) Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cole Review Summary: Even though the romance element is barely there, like all of Alan Chin’s books, this is a beautifully written novel about a lost, gay man, finding his way back to his roots and discovering the…
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The Way You Say

Title: The Way You Say Author: Dar Mavison Publisher: Dreamspinner Buy Link: Buy Link The Way You Say Genre: Contemporary M/M Length: Novel (226 pdf pages) Rating:  2.5 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cole Review Summary: An overall disappointing novel — containing characters I never quite understood and choppy prose that seemed more like various scenes cobbled together than a free-flowing story.
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Eye of Scota: Cináed

Eye of Scota: Cináed

Title: Eye of Scota: Cináed Author: Serena Yates Publisher: Dreamspinner Buy link: Amazon.com Buy Link: Buy Link Eye of Scota: Cinaed Genre: M/M Paranormal, Historical, Science Fiction Length: Novel (196 pdf pages) Rating:  4 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cole Review Summary: A start to a series that has an intriguing concept about a culture that has separated completely from its origin and how religious oppression kept…
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Aisling Book One: Guardian

Aisling Book One: Guardian

Title: Aisling Book One: Guardian Author: Carole Cummings Publisher: Prizm Buy Link: Buy Link (Second Edition) Genre: LGBTQ Young Adult, Historical, M/M Paranormal Length: Novel (339 pdf pages) Rating:  5 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cole Review Summary: An incredible start to a series that was imaginative, had very strong and well-drawn characters, and had me on the edge of my seat, both from the action in…
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Desmond and Garrick (Book 1)

Desmond and Garrick (Book 1)

Title: Desmond and Garrick (Book 1) Author: Hayden Thorne Buy Link: Buy Link (Second Edition) Genre: LGBTQ Young Adult, Historical, Paranormal Length: Novel (244 pages / 67,000 words) Rating:  4.25 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cole Review Summary: A very well written, extremely quirky, and original vampire story that will be a great setup to a series, but is a bit slow as a standalone novel.
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