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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.

Somewhere Over Lorain Road

Somewhere Over Lorain Road

Title: Somewhere Over Lorain Road Author: Bud Gundy Publisher: Bold Strokes Release Date: February 1st 2018 Genre(s): Gay Fiction, Mystery/Suspense, Contemporary Romance, Family Page Count: 266 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: For more than forty years, the stain of horrific allegations against their father has haunted the Esker sons. When three little boys were murdered in 1975, their…
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Hidden Treasures (A Pinx Video Mystery #2)

Hidden Treasures (A Pinx Video Mystery #2)

Title: Hidden Treasures (A Pinx Video Mystery #2) Author: Marshall Thornton Publisher: Kenmore Books Release Date: January 28th 2018 Genre(s): Murder / Mystery, Romance, Historical, 1990th Page Count: 229 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s about a dress. A valuable blue sequined dress worn by a famed actress in a film from the 1940s. For some reason everyone…
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Trick Roller (Seven of Spades #2)

Trick Roller (Seven of Spades #2)

Title: Trick Roller (Seven of Spades #2) Author: Cordelia Kingsbridge Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: January 29th 2018 Genre(s): MM Romance Mystery Page Count: 295 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4,3 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s the height of summer in Las Vegas. Everyone believes the serial killer Seven of Spades is dead—except Levi Abrams and Dominic Russo—and it’s back to business as…
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Tribute Act (LenaR’s Review)

Tribute Act (LenaR’s Review)

Title: Tribute Act (Porthkennack #8) Author: Joanna Chambers Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: January 15th 2018 Genre(s):MM Contemporary Romance, Family Page Count: 206 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Nathan Bridges hadn’t intended to settle down in his home town of Porthkennack—he just ended up staying after saving the family business from ruin. The truth is, Nathan can’t stop…
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Two Man Station (LenaRibka’s Review)

Two Man Station (LenaRibka’s Review)

Title: Two Man Station (Emergency Services) Author: Lisa Henry Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: January 22nd 2018 Genre(s): MM Police Romance, Family, Kids Page Count: 273 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Gio Valeri is a big city police officer who’s been transferred to the small outback town of Richmond with his professional reputation in tatters. His transfer is…
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Man Eater

Man Eater

Title: Man Eater Author: Dick Jones Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books Release Date: November 30th 2017 Genre(s): Gay erotica, historical, pulp fiction Page Count: 218 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: In this reprint of the 70’s gay pulp classic Man Eater, we follow a Vietnam vet tuned detective who makes it his personal mission to find the deadly serial…
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King Daniel (The Lost and Founds #6)

King Daniel (The Lost and Founds #6)

Title: King Daniel (The Lost and Founds #6) Author: Edmond Manning Publisher: Pickwick Ink Publishing Release Date: December 12th, 2017 Genre(s): Gay fiction, Contemporary MM Romance Page Count: 225 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: After discovering a blog revealing a mighty tribe where “every man was the one true king and every woman was the one true queen…”…
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The Boy Can’t Help It

The Boy Can’t Help It

Title: The Boy Can’t Help It Author: Gavin Atlas Publisher: JMS Books LLC Release Date: November 18th 2017 Genre(s): Erotica, Bottom/Top, Dirty Talk, Anthology Page Count: 197 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3,5 stars out of 5 Blurb: At some point, hasn’t every young bottom yearned to be ravished by a powerful, inescapable top? What dominant hasn’t fantasized about a gorgeous young sub with…
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The Role (Audio Review)

The Role (Audio Review)

Title: The Role Author: Richard Taylor Pearson and Sean Lenhart (Narrator) Publisher: Lethe Press Release Date: August 16th, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary MM Romance Length: 11 hrs Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Mason Burroughs is an actor on the verge of giving up after being turned away at audition after audition. But his life changes when he bumps into…
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Kill Game (LenaR’s Review)

Kill Game (LenaR’s Review)

Title: Kill Game (Seven of Spades #1) Author: Cordelia Kingsbridge Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: October 23rd 2017 Genre(s): MM Romance Mystery Page Count: 297 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Homicide detective Levi Abrams is barely holding his life together. He’s reeling from the fallout of a fatal shooting, and his relationship with his boyfriend is crumbling. The…
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Gifts Given (Boystown, #10)

Gifts Given (Boystown, #10)

Title: Gifts Given (Boystown, #10) Author: Marshall Thornton Publisher: self-publishing Release Date: November 17th 2017 Genre(s): Gay Mystery, Historical, the 1980s Page Count: 213 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: In the tenth installment of the award-winning Boystown Mysteries. it’s Christmas 1984, and Nick is busy juggling a couple of cases with his hectic personal life. Sugar Pilson has…
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Nobody Rides for Free (LenaR’s Review)

Nobody Rides for Free (LenaR’s Review)

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 (A Pinx Video Mystery #1) (LenaR’s Review)

Title: Night Drop (A Pinx Video Mystery #1) Author: Marshall Thornton Publisher: Kenmore Books Release Date: September 15th 2017 Genre(s): Murder / Mystery, Historical Page Count: 200 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 fellow…
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