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Going for Gold

Going for Gold

Title: Going for Gold Author: various, Ed. EM Lynley Cover Artist: Deanna Jamroz Publisher: MLR Press Buy Link: Buy Link Going For Gold Genre: contemporary, sports Length: 117k words Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cryselle Review Summary: A high quality collection of substantial stories centered on the Olympics, from several points of view.
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Italian Ice (Precious Gems #2)

Italian Ice (Precious Gems #2)

Title: Italian Ice (Precious Gems #2) Author: E.M. Lynley Cover Artist: Anne Cain Publisher: Dreamspinner Buy Link: Amazon.com Italian Ice (Precious Gems) Genre: action/adventure, thriller Length: 290 pages Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cryselle Review Summary: Fast paced action, a complicated relationship, and an incredible setting kept me turning pages.
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Inertia (Impulse #1)

Inertia (Impulse #1)

Title: Inertia (Impulse #1) Author: Amelia C. Gormley Cover Artist: Kerry Chin Publisher: Self Published Buy Link: Buy Link Inertia (Impulse) Genre: Contemporary Length: 46k Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cryselle Review Summary: A well-written unfolding of attraction and difficult issues.
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XBar

XBar

Title: XBar Author: Michele L. Montgomery Publisher: Dare Empire Buy Link: Buy Link XBar Genre: contemporary, BDSM Length: 83K words Rating: 2.75 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cryselle Review Summary: Huge unwarned-for issues and some serious ambivalence over the true-story aspect made this a very distressing read.
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Top Mark

Top Mark

Title: Top Mark Author: Graeme Aitken Cover Artist: Tane Cavu Publisher: self Buy Link: Buy Link Top Mark ( short ) Genre: contemporary, not romance Length: 7500 words Rating: 4 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cryselle Review Summary: A well written flip side of romance.
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The Card

The Card

Title: The Card Author: George Seaton Cover Artist: Deanna C. Jamroz Publisher: MLR Buy Link: Buy Link The Card Genre: memoir (memoir-ish?) Length: 7000 words Rating: 4 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cryselle Review Summary: A ramble from present to past and back, with an extraordinary twist.
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Felixitations

Felixitations

Title: Felixitations Author: Roger M. Kean Cover Artist: Oliver Frey Publisher: Reckless Books Buy Link: Buy Link Felixitations Genre: Fantasy Length: 108,000 words Rating: 4 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cryselle Review Summary: Cryssy found another really good not-romance gay book!
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Red+Blue

Red+Blue

Title: Red+Blue Author: A.B. Gayle Cover Artist: Anne Cain Publisher: Dreamspinner Buy Link: Buy Link Red+Blue (Opposites Attract) Genre: contemporary Length: 325 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cryselle Review Summary: A slow start and multiple points of view coalesce into an engaging read. Blurb An Opposites Attract novel Fresh from backwoods Minnesota, actuarial student Ben Dutoit is ecstatic to land a job with Sydney Sutherland…
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Firenze

Firenze

Title: Firenze Author: Barry Brennessel Cover Artist: Deanna Jamroz Publisher: MLR Press Buy link: Amazon.com Genre: contemporary Length: 3100 words Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cryselle Review Summary: A little sex with art history.
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Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel

Title: Fallen Angel Author: Eden Winters Cover Artist: Alessia Brio Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Genre: contemporary Length: 212 pages Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Cryselle Review Summary: Angsty and a little bittersweet look at “what next” for an established couple, which occasionally seems mired in the past.
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