Recommended Reads for January, 2018

Our favorite books for January, 2018.


Southernmost Murder (Kristin’s Review)

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Title: Southernmost Murder Author: C.S. Poe Publisher: DSP Publications Release Date: January 9, 2017 Genre(s): Mystery Page Count: 200 Reviewed by: Kristin Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Aubrey Grant lives in the tropical paradise of Old Town, Key West, has a cute cottage, a sweet moped, and a great job managing the historical property of a former sea captain. With his soon-to-be-boyfriend, hotshot FBI agent Jun Tanaka, visiting for a little R&R, not even Aubrey’s narcolepsy can put a damper on their vacation plans. But a skeleton in a closet of…

Dream (Ele’s Review)

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Title: Dream (Skins #1) Author: Garrett Leigh Publisher: Fox Love Press Release Date: January 23rd 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 244 pages Reviewed by: Ele Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: I can’t sleep… When unrequited love leaves Dylan Hart sleepless and nursing his wounds, instinct draws him to the one place he's found mindless respite in the past—Lovato’s. It’s a place for every fantasy — for crazy-hot encounters — where a night of insane NSA sex brings relief to Dylan’s fragile feelings. It should be a perfect escape, and for one…

Relay (Changing Lanes #1)

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Title: Relay (Changing Lanes #1) Author: Layla Reyne Publisher: Self Published Release Date: January 8th 2018 Genre(s): Contemporary, Suspense, Sports Romance Page Count: 237 pages Reviewed by: Lili Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Captain is not a title Alejandro “Alex” Cantu takes lightly. Elected by his teammates to helm the US Men’s Swim Team, he proudly accepts the role, despite juggling endless training, team administrative work, and helping out on the family farm. And despite his ex-lover, Dane Ellis—swimming’s biggest star—also making the Olympic Team. Dane has been a pawn in…

Southernmost Murder (Belen’s Review)

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Title: Southernmost Murder Author: C.S. Poe Publisher: DSP Publications Release Date: January 9th 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Mystery & Suspense Page Count: 200 pages Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Aubrey Grant lives in the tropical paradise of Old Town, Key West, has a cute cottage, a sweet moped, and a great job managing the historical property of a former sea captain. With his soon-to-be-boyfriend, hotshot FBI agent Jun Tanaka, visiting for a little R&R, not even Aubrey’s narcolepsy can put a damper on their vacation plans. But a skeleton…

C.S. Poe ‘Southernmost Murder’ Guest Post

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Hello, everyone! I’m C.S. Poe! We’re back with the Southernmost Murder tour, here at Gay Book Reviews. This is my first release of the New Year and it is a standalone mystery-romance, featuring historian, Aubrey Grant. Aubrey has had a lifetime fascination with octopuses and his greatest wish is to scuba dive and see them in their natural environment, although his narcolepsy prohibits him from doing so. Octopuses are an eight-armed mollusk— about 300 species have been recognized. They are among the most intelligent of invertebrate animals, with excellent eyesight, and a complex nervous system. They live a relatively short…

Southernmost Murder (Crabbypatty’s Review)

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Title: Southernmost Murder Author: C.S. Poe Publisher: DSP Publications Release Date: January 9, 2017 Genre(s): Murder Mystery / Suspense Page Count: 200 pages Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Aubrey Grant lives in the tropical paradise of Old Town, Key West, has a cute cottage, a sweet moped, and a great job managing the historical property of a former sea captain. With his soon-to-be-boyfriend, hotshot FBI agent Jun Tanaka, visiting for a little R&R, not even Aubrey’s narcolepsy can put a damper on their vacation plans. But a skeleton…

Blackbird in the Reeds (Parvathy’s Review)

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Title: Blackbird in the Reeds (The Rowan Harbor Cycle #1) Author: Sam Burns Publisher: Self Published Release Date: January 4th 2018 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Fantasy; Paranormal Romance Page Count: 188 pages Reviewed by: Parvathy Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Devon Murphy has never believed that there were fairies at the bottom of the garden, but when he’s in an accident on his way to his grandmother’s house and comes face to face with the biggest, baddest wolf he’s ever seen, he’s forced to reconsider. When his grandmother asks him to look…

Beneath This Mask (Parvathy’s Review)

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Title: Beneath This Mask (Enhanced World #3) Author: Victoria Sue Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: January 16, 2018 Genre(s): Paranormal, Romantic Suspense Page Count: 223 pages Reviewed by: Parvathy Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Gael Peterson has spent years hiding behind the enhanced abilities he wears like a mask, even though he is an important, confident member of the FBI’s exclusive H.E.R.O. team. The hurt and betrayal of his mom’s abandonment and his father’s fists are secrets buried deep beneath the ugly scars on his face, and he doesn’t trust Jake,…

Model Bodyguard (Audio Review)

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Title: Model Bodyguard (Haven Investigations #2) Author: Lissa Kasey and Brian Hutchison (Narrator) Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: January 4th 2018 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Mystery / Romance Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Things are going well for androgynous model Ollie Petroskovic, ex-Marine Kade Alme, and their business, Haven Investigations, until rock star Jacob Elias shows up in need of their services… and trouble follows. Jacob is a playboy with a serious penchant for kink, slaves, and sex toys. He’s also Ollie’s ex—and…

Body and Soul (Death and Destruction #7)

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Title: Body and Soul (Death and Destruction #7) Author: Patricia Logan Publisher: Westburg Publishing Release Date: December 11, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary, Suspense Page Count: 326 Reviewed by: Maya Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.3 stars out of 5 Blurb: More than ten years ago, a series of train bombings devastated railways throughout Europe. Strange poetry sent to local newspapers right before each bombing, confounded investigators at the time. In one of only a handful of failed covert missions, Jarrett had been sent into North Korea to take out the bomber. Now, as his wedding to Thayne approaches,…