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Lenaribka

A passionate reader from Germany. I learned to read at the age of 4 and never stopped since then, though my books from that time were very different from what they are now. English is my third language, and I’m sorry for all grammar mistakes I made in my reviews. But I assure you, that my reading English is much better than my writing English. I’m a seeker for the books that differ from mainstream, that provoke the reader or have very often very opposite ratings.

Nobody Rides for Free (Angus Green Series #2)

Nobody Rides for Free (Angus Green Series #2)

Title: Nobody Rides for Free (Angus Green Series #2) Author: Neil S. Plakcy Publisher: Diversion Publishing Release Date: October 24th 2017 Genre(s): Mystery, Contemporary, FBI Page Count: 260 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: With less than a year of experience under his belt and only one big case behind him, FBI Special Agent Angus Green has joined the…
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Seven Suspects (Bobbi Logan #3)

Seven Suspects (Bobbi Logan #3)

Title: Seven Suspects (Bobbi Logan #3) Author: Renee James Publisher: Oceanview Publishing Release Date: October 3d, 2017 Genre(s): Transgender, Mystery/Thriller Page Count: 287 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Bobbi Logan is a successful businesswoman and a celebrated hairdresser. She is a witty, articulate woman who has survived rape, gender transition, a murder investigation, and countless acts of bullying…
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Night Drop (LenaR’s Review)

Night Drop (LenaR’s Review)

Title: Night Drop (A Pinx Video Mystery #1) Author: Marshall Thornton Publisher: Kenmore Books Release Date: September 15th 2017 Genre(s): Historical, Gay Fiction, Gay Mystery Page Count: 213 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s 1992 and Los Angeles is burning. Noah Valentine, the owner of Pinx Video in Silver Lake, notices the fires have taken their toll on…
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Murder Under the Fig Tree: A Palestine Mystery (A Palestine Mystery #2)

Murder Under the Fig Tree: A Palestine Mystery (A Palestine Mystery #2)

Title: Murder Under the Fig Tree: A Palestine Mystery (A Palestine Mystery #2) Author: Kate Raphael Publisher: She Writes Press Release Date: September 19th 2017 Genre(s): LGBT fiction, Mystery, Cultural Page Count: 320 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 0.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Hamas has taken power in Palestine, and the Israeli government is rounding up threats. When Palestinian policewoman Rania Bakara finds…
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God in Pink

God in Pink

Title: God in Pink Author: Hasan Namir Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press Release Date: October 8th 2015 Genre(s): cultural, romance, religious Page Count: 160 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5 Rating: 2 stars out of 5 Blurb: A revelatory novel about being queer and Muslim, set in war-torn Iraq in 2003. Ramy is a young gay Iraqi struggling to find a balance between his sexuality, religion, and…
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Andrea Bramhall

Andrea Bramhall

Title: Andrea Bramhall Author: Andrea Bramhall Publisher: Ylva Publishing Release Date: May 2nd 2017 Genre(s): Lesbian Mystery, Contemporary Page Count: 308 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: December 5th, 2013 left its mark on the North Norfolk Coast in more ways than one. A tidal surge and storm swept millennia-old cliff faces into the sea and flooded homes and…
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The Lawn Job

The Lawn Job

Title: The Lawn Job Author: Chuck Caruso Publisher: Cloud Lodge Books Release Date: October 10th 2017 Genre(s):Contemporary Suspense, Transgender Page Count: 312 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: When ex-con Craig Collins began his new job mowing lawns, he was ready to leave his former life where it belonged—in the past. But everything changes when Craig suddenly loses one…
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A Solitary Man (Audio)

A Solitary Man (Audio)

Title: A Solitary Man Author: Shira Anthony, Aisling Mancy and Jim Pelletier (Narrator) Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date Book: November 6th, 2015 Release Date Audio: June 23rd, 2017 Genre: MM Mystery Romance Page Count: 304 Audio Length: 10 hrs and 38 min. Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Sparks fly when Chance meets tall, sexy Xav at a Wilmington…
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While My Wife’s Away (LenaR’s Review)

While My Wife’s Away (LenaR’s Review)

Title: While My Wife’s Away Author: James Lear Publisher: Cleis Press Release Date: July 11th 2017 Genre(s): Gay Erotica, Contemporary Page Count: 240 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: To all appearances, Joe Heath is a typical straight married man, living with his wife and two teenage children, commuting to work, playing sports and going to the gym, enjoying…
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Little Boy Afraid (Boystown #0.75)

Little Boy Afraid (Boystown #0.75)

Title: Little Boy Afraid (Boystown #0.75) Author: Marshall Thornton Publisher:Self Published Release Date: April 20,2017 Genre(s): Gay Mystery, Historical Page Count: 100 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s winter 1980, private investigator Nick Nowak gets one of his first jobs working for an openly-gay senate candidate. Allen Grimley has been receiving death threats, a lot of them, and…
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Aunt Belle’s Time Travel & Collectibles

Aunt Belle’s Time Travel & Collectibles

Title: Aunt Belle’s Time Travel & Collectibles Author: Marshall Thornton Publisher: Kenmore Books Release Date: June 21st 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Fantasy, Time Travel, Adventure Page Count: 111 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Where would you go if you could travel to any part of your past? That’s the question Terrance faces on his 45th birthday—and right away,…
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Doll Parts

Doll Parts

Title:Doll Parts Author: Amanda Lepore, Thomas Flannery Publisher: Regan Arts Release Date: April 18th 2017 Genre(s): Transgender, Nonfiction, Autobiography Page Count: 208 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: “If you happen to be young and transgender, then you’re used to people being hateful toward you when all you want to do is exist. Through all the insanity in my…
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Breaking Bonds (The Walker Boys #2)

Breaking Bonds (The Walker Boys #2)

Title: Breaking Bonds (The Walker Boys #2) Author: Brandon Witt and Kirt Graves (Narrator) Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date Book: June 1st, 2017 Release Date Audio: June 15th, 2017 Genre: MM Contemporary Romance Page Count: 190 Audio Length: 5 hours, 26 minutes Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.2 stars out of 5 Blurb: From the frying pan into the fire. After a critic’s review…
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Aqua Follies

Aqua Follies

Title: Aqua Follies Author: Liv Rancourt Publisher: Liv Rancourt Release Date: June 15th 2017 Genre(s): Historical MM Romance Page Count: 220 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3,3 stars out of 5 Blurb: The 1950s. Postwar exuberance. Conformity. Rock and roll. Homophobia. Russell tells himself he’ll marry Susie because it’s the right thing to do. His summer job coaching her water ballet team will give…
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