Historical

Broken Cord  (Boystown #12)

Broken Cord (Boystown #12)

Title: Broken Cord (Boystown #12) Author: Marshall Thornton Publisher: self-publishing Release Date: March 29th, 2019 Genre(s): Gay Mystery, Historical, the 1980s Page Count: 210 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: In the latest installment of the Lambda Award-winning Boystown Mysteries, it’s summer 1985. As Nick’s personal life begins to unravel, Nick throws himself headlong into investigating the murder of…
Read more
Tainted Love (Soho Noir #1) CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Tainted Love (Soho Noir #1) CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Tainted Love (Soho Noir #1) Author: T.S. Hunter Publisher: Red Dog Press Release Date: April 18, 2019 Genre(s): Murder / Mystery Page Count: 85 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: SOME RELATIONSHIPS ARE JUST MURDER. It’s 1985, and Joe Stone is excited to be joining his old school friend, and lifelong crush, Chris, for a long weekend in…
Read more
Murder at Oakschott Hall (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Murder at Oakschott Hall (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Murder at Oakschott Hall: A Gay Romance Mystery Author: Jim Austen Publisher: Flying Heron Press Release Date: February 19, 2019 Genre(s): Murder Mystery, M/M Historical Page Count: 204 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: They have eyes for each other. But someone is eyeing them for murder. An erotic gay romance mystery. In the Junior students’ dormitory at…
Read more
Salt Magic Skin Magic (Kirstin’s Audio review)

Salt Magic Skin Magic (Kirstin’s Audio review)

Title: Salt Magic Skin Magic Author: Lee Welch and Joel Leslie (Narrator) Publisher: Tantor Audio Release Date: February 12th 2019 Genre(s): Fantasy Romance Listening Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins Reviewed by: Kirstin Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Lord Thornby has been trapped on his father’s isolated Yorkshire estate for a year. There are no bars or chains; he simply can’t…
Read more
Lessons in Cracking the Deadly Code: A Cambridge Fellows Mystery novella

Lessons in Cracking the Deadly Code: A Cambridge Fellows Mystery novella

Title: Lessons in Cracking the Deadly Code: A Cambridge Fellows Mystery novella Author: Charlie Cochrane Publisher: self published Release Date: November 26, 2018 Genre(s): Mystery Page Count: 110 Reviewed by: Maya Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: St Bride’s College is buzzing with excitement at the prospect of reviving the traditional celebration of the saint’s day. When events get marred by murder…
Read more
The Legend of Gentleman John (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

The Legend of Gentleman John (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: The Legend of Gentleman John (Dreamspinner 2018 Advent Calendar – Warmest Wishes) Author: T. J. Nichols Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2018 Genre(s): Historical Romance, Fantasy Page Count: 36 Pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Banyn, a fae, escorts the souls of children to Magh Meall, but one Christmas, he comes for a lad who…
Read more
The Legend of Gentleman John

The Legend of Gentleman John

Title: The Legend of Gentleman John Author: T. J. Nichols Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2018 Genre(s): Historical, Fantasy, Short Story Page Count: 36 Pages Reviewed by: ColinJ Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Banyn, a fae, escorts the souls of children to Magh Meall, but one Christmas, he comes for a lad who isn’t quite dead, and he breaks…
Read more
Nova Praetorian (Kirsten A’s Review)

Nova Praetorian (Kirsten A’s Review)

Title: Nova Praetorian Author: N.R. Walker Publisher: BlueHeart Press Release Date: October 26, 2018 Genre(s): MM Historical Page Count: 394 Reviewed by: Kirstin Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Quintus Furius Varus is one of the best lanistas in Rome. Tall and strong in build, fearsome in manner, and sharp of wit, he trains the best gladiators bound for the arenas of…
Read more
Band Sinister

Band Sinister

Title: Band Sinister Author: KJ Charles Publisher: KJC Books Release Date: October 11, 2018 Genre(s): Historical Page Count: 224 pages Reviewed by: LenaLena Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Sir Philip Rookwood is the disgrace of the county. He’s a rake and an atheist, and the rumours about his hellfire club, the Murder, can only be spoken in whispers. (Orgies. It’s orgies.)…
Read more
Of Our Own Device

Of Our Own Device

Title: Of Our Own Device Author: M.K. South Publisher:Self Publishing Release Date: March 8th, 2017 Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Political Thriller, Love Story, Spy Novel Page Count: 874 Reviewed by: LenaR Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: What do you do when you realize that the American Dream you’ve been working for isn’t enough if it’s yours alone? And what you’re told to…
Read more
The Mystery of the Moving Image (Kristin’s Review)

The Mystery of the Moving Image (Kristin’s Review)

Title: The Mystery of the Moving Image (Snow and Winter #3) Author: C.S. Poe Publisher: DSP Publications Release Date: September 11, 2018 Genre(s): Mystery/Suspense Page Count: 214 Reviewed by: Kristin Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s summer in New York City, and antique shop owner Sebastian Snow is taking the next big step in his relationship with NYPD homicide detective, Calvin…
Read more
Death Checks In (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Death Checks In (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Death Checks In (A Detective Heath Barrington Mystery #3) Author: David S. Pederson Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Release Date: September 11, 2018 Genre(s): Historical, Murder/Mystery Page Count: 221 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: All Detective Heath Barrington and his partner, Alan Keyes, want is to get away for a weekend of romance, but they find murder instead…
Read more
Restraint

Restraint

Title: Restraint Author: Anne Hawley Publisher: Altar House Books Release Date: November 21, 2017 Genre(s): Historical Page Count: 462 pages Reviewed by: LenaLena Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: An unacceptable love…   Clergyman’s son John Waterfield is handsome, modest, and oblivious to the gossip swirling around him when he suddenly finds himself Regency London’s most celebrated new portrait artist. His success is…
Read more
Lessons in Chasing the Wild Goose (Maya’s Review)

Lessons in Chasing the Wild Goose (Maya’s Review)

Title: Lessons in Chasing the Wild Goose: A Cambridge Fellows Mystery Novella Author: Charlie Cochrane Publisher: Self published Release Date: March 19, 2018 Genre(s): Mystery Page Count: 104 Reviewed by: Maya Heat Level: 1 flame out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Jonty Stewart and Orlando Coppersmith like nothing more than being handed a mystery to solve. But why would anybody murder a man with no enemies?…
Read more