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2017 Mid-Year Reader Favorites

2017 Mid-Year Reader Favorites

Readers Choice 2017 Mid-Year Favorites Vote for YOUR favorite M/M books published between January 1 and July 30, 2017. You can vote for 3 books at a time once a day for 1 week. This poll will close at midnight Saturday, June 8 and results posted Sunday June 9.
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Reader’s Choice Mid-Year Favorites 2016

Reader’s Choice Mid-Year Favorites 2016

The Gay Book Reviews Reader’s Choice mid-year M/M book favorites for 2016 results are posted! The top 10 books are posted below, in order as voted by Gay Book Review Readers. You can see the mid-year 2016 favorites from Gay Book Reviewers here. Congratulations to the talented authors and I’m sure we’ll see a lot of them in our year end poll!    Complete List of Votes
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Author Pen Names by Alexi Silversmith

Author Pen Names by Alexi Silversmith

Alexi Silversmith lives in England, and has been a published author in another genre since the age of twenty-one – but only wrote her first M/M story this January. I’m sure we’ll hear from her frequently as she builds a base of loyal M/M fans.    Hello everyone. Today on this Bat-Channel, you’re going to be exposed to the ramblings of a newbie author – so new that I don’t even have any…
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Alpha Heroes – Cops, Private Dicks, Detectives, EMT’s, Military Men and Firemen

Alpha Heroes – Cops, Private Dicks, Detectives, EMT’s, Military Men and Firemen

Have you ever wondered why we’re so attracted to hot alpha heroes in M/M romances? I love these guys. Part of the reason could be the authority people in these positions have over the rest of us. Do cops wear their uniforms to bed and cuff their partners when they are involved in sex play? 🙂 How about officers in the military? I think there’s nothing like a man in dress…
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“My improper sexual passions were gone” A post by K.Z. Snow

“My improper sexual passions were gone” A post by K.Z. Snow

  Thus writes a man in a personal testimonial on the website of Exodus Global Alliance, an avowedly Christian gateway to freedom from homosexuality. According to EGA, “155 million homosexuals [worldwide] need to be reached.” Of course, there are two words missing from this assertion: “… and changed.”   I can’t recall exactly when I became aware of the ex-gay movement, but its existence has galled me for years. Delving…
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How do you like your reviews?

Regardless of the other posts, funny or serious, this is a review site and I take your temperature from time to time to see if we’re giving you what you want. Unless this is your first visit to the site most bloggers know that our reviews are pretty long. We cover characterization, plot, dialogue/prose, pacing (sometimes), what worked and what didn’t. As readers (and this includes authors because they are readers too),…
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Gay Cowboys – Are they your secret kink?

One of the first gay cowboy romances that I read was Bareback by fellow Canadian Chris Owen in 2003 reviewed here and I was hooked. I love, love, love this book which became one of my Top Ten All Time M/M romances and I have read and re-read it countless times. When Jake and Tor fell in love I was in heaven, then Tor screwed up and some readers hated the book because…
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Overwhelmed? Join the Club

A few weeks ago I was thinking of slitting my wrists because I was so far behind on everything – my job, my personal life, updating information on this site, reading books, writing reviews – I could go on but you get the drift. This led me to ask the question – how many of you are in a similar situation? Do you find yourself so overwhelmed that you’re literally paralyzed? Do you write lists and…
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Does Penis Size Matter in M/M Romance?

Does Penis Size Matter in M/M Romance?

Whenever I read an M/M romance and the author waxes eloquent about penis size I wonder how much this matters to the readers. Do you really care if a guy is hung like a horse? I reviewed a book a few months ago where the protagonists had giant balls, cock and ass and I asked myself why the author considered  this to be important. I can understand why those of you who read porn [not…
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Monsters Anonymous by Steve Berman

  When I asked Steve Berman to write a  fun post I had no idea what he was going to talk about because he wouldn’t tell me. It was a sekkrit. 🙂 Now the sekkrit is out. He’s talking about why he hates some aspects of spec fiction. Here’s what he has to say – ************** So, I happen to write spec fic. That’s the massive category that covers everything from…
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Turtle Neck or Crew Neck? What’s your pleasure?

No, I’m not discussing sweaters. I’m discussing *whispers* foreskins. The big decision for some pregnant moms-to-be is “If my baby is a boy, do I have him circumcised or leave him au naturel?” I say some because for other mother’s this isn’t even a consideration, it’s either a yes, often for religious reasons, or no for personal or cultural reasons. How does this relate to m/m romance you are asking and what…
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Bright Shiny Guys in M/M Romances

Bright Shiny Guys in M/M Romances

Last month Clare London asked me to join a number of esteemed persons who were writing wonderful posts on her Livejournal to celebrate her birthday. I had never done a post for someone else’s blog other than the DIK (Desert Island Keepers) so I had no idea what to write. I came up with the topic of Bright Shiny Guys in M/M romances and when Clare read it she had to change…
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