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Beta Test (Vallie’s Review)

Beta Test (Vallie’s Review)

Title: Beta Test (#gaymers, #2) Author: Annabeth Albert Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: May 30, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 178 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Player vs. Player. Fight! Brilliant graphic designer Ravi Tandel is ahead of the game—he’s just been asked to present a top secret project at a huge conference in Seattle. All systems are…
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Blue Notes Bundle

Blue Notes Bundle

Title:Blue Notes Bundle Author: Shira Anthony Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: March 11, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 1414 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Immerse yourself in the best-selling Blue Notes universe, where music and romance are intrinsically intertwined. In Blue Notes, a struggling jazz violinist meets an attorney for a true journey of the heart; in The…
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Come What May (Vallie’s Review)

Come What May (Vallie’s Review)

Title: Come What May (All Saints #1) Author: A.M. Arthur Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: May 23, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 320 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Jonas needs Tate. He just doesn’t know it yet. Or at least, he doesn’t want to admit it. Because there is no way Jonas Ashcroft is gay. He’s a straight,…
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A good enough reason (Vallie’s Review)

A good enough reason (Vallie’s Review)

Title: A good enough reason Author: C.M. Lievens Publisher: Dreamspinner press Release Date: May 23, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 220 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: High school seniors Ellis and Dale are as different as day and night, or so Ellis believes. Ellis loves to write, while Dale loves soccer. Ellis has only a handful of friends,…
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Five Times My Best Friend Kissed Me (Vallie’s Review)

Five Times My Best Friend Kissed Me (Vallie’s Review)

Title: Five Times My Best Friend Kissed Me Author: Anna Martin Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: May 20, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 200 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: and One Time I Kissed Him First When you realize you want to marry your best friend at age six, life should follow a pretty predictable path, right? Maybe…
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North to Zombieville (Zombieville #1)

North to Zombieville (Zombieville #1)

Title: North to Zombieville (Zombieville #1) Author: Meg Bawden Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: May 18, 2016 Genre(s): Paranormal Page Count: 200 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: The year is 2028, and Dallas and Raleigh Jenson are torn apart when a worldwide zombie apocalypse ravages their home of Townsville, Australia. After a year of searching, Dallas, a former…
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Tangled Web (Vallie’s Review)

Tangled Web (Vallie’s Review)

Title: Tangled Web Author: S.A. Ozment Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: May 18, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 56 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5 Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: By day Ashley Stevens is a dedicated nurse; by night he runs multiple social media sites for his crush and all-time favorite actor, Sebastian Gray. After a particularly grueling day at work, Ashley drinks…
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Loaded for Bear (Shifter Hardball #2)

Loaded for Bear (Shifter Hardball #2)

Title: Loaded for Bear (Shifter Hardball #2) Author: Cheyenne Meadows Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: May 11, 2016 Genre(s): Paranormal, Shifters Page Count: 192 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Polar bear shifter Graham Tundra can’t believe his bad luck. Not only is he traded to another baseball team midseason, but he’s also teamed up with Trigger Mallow: widely…
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Risk Aware

Risk Aware

Title: Risk Aware Author: Amelia C. Gormley Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: May 9, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary, BDSM Page Count: 310 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Tattoo artist Geoff Gilchrest is convinced his life is some sort of cosmic joke. Why else would a hemophiliac also be a masochist? He’s given himself more than one elbow bleed since…
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A Time to Rise (Vallie’s Review)

A Time to Rise (Vallie’s Review)

Title: A Time to Rise Author: Tal Bauer Publisher: Self Published Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Release Date: May 2, 2016 Genre(s): Paranormal Page Count: 319 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: History says the Knights Templar were destroyed in 1307. History is wrong. Vampires haunt the sewers beneath Rome, revenants desecrate graveyards, ghouls devour helpless passersby, and incubi…
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Safe in His Heart (Vallie’s Review)

Safe in His Heart (Vallie’s Review)

Title: Safe in His Heart (Safe #2) Author: Renae Kaye Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: May 2, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 270 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Andrew and Paul learned about God and Jesus in different churches and realize their views of spirituality are worlds apart. Andrew was raised Catholic and was told his homosexuality was…
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Believing Rory

Believing Rory

Title: Believing Rory Author: S.C. Wynne Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: April 29, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 200 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Will Rory bring them together or stand between them? Eighteen-year-old Lane Graham has always relied on his braver, more confident buddy, Rory. But Rory’s sudden suicide blindsides Lane and sends him into an emotional…
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A Night at the Ariston Baths (Vallie’s Review)

A Night at the Ariston Baths (Vallie’s Review)

Title: A Night at the Ariston Baths Author: Michael Murphy Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: April 25, 2016 Genre(s): Historical Page Count: 230 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: In rural Pennsylvania, Theodore McCall lives on his family’s farm and works as a clerk at the local general store. While his best friend, Martin Fuller, thrives in New York…
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Knobs (Vallie’s Review)

Knobs (Vallie’s Review)

Title: Knobs Author: Scotty Cade Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: April 22, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 200 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Angus Conrad (Gus) McRae is a privileged Charlestonian following family tradition and attending the Citadel, harboring big dreams of a military career. With the infamous Hell Week behind him, he quickly realizes being a Knob…
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