Literary Fiction

Murder Under the Fig Tree: A Palestine Mystery (A Palestine Mystery #2)

Murder Under the Fig Tree: A Palestine Mystery (A Palestine Mystery #2)

Title: Murder Under the Fig Tree: A Palestine Mystery (A Palestine Mystery #2) Author: Kate Raphael Publisher: She Writes Press Release Date: September 19th 2017 Genre(s): LGBT fiction, Mystery, Cultural Page Count: 320 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 0.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Hamas has taken power in Palestine, and the Israeli government is rounding up threats. When Palestinian policewoman Rania Bakara finds…
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Raise It Up (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Raise It Up (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Raise It Up Author: Nick Wilgus Publisher: Harmony Ink Press Release Date: August 8, 2017 Genre(s): Young Adult Page Count: 350 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: Secrets can only stay buried for so long before they poison everything. But dragging them into the light is never easy—and it isn’t something Cyrus Hood can do alone. Amidst the…
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Homo Superiors

Homo Superiors

Title: Homo Superiors Author: L.A. Fields Publisher: Lethe Press Release Date: June 1st, 2016 Genre(s): Literary Gay Fiction, Gay Mystery Page Count: 176 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Two college seniors: Noah, frail like the hollow-boned birds he enjoys watching, caged by his intellect, and by his sense that the only boy as smart as himself is his…
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The Angel of History

The Angel of History

Title: The Angel of History Author: Rabih Alameddine Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press Release Date: October 4th 2016 Genre(s): Literary Gay Fiction Page Count: 294 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Following the critical and commercial success of An Unnecessary Woman, Alameddine delivers a spectacular portrait of a man and an era of profound political and social upheaval. Set over…
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A Face Without a Heart (Crabbypatty’s Review)

A Face Without a Heart (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: A Face Without a Heart (4th Edition) Author: Rick R. Reed Publisher: DSP Publications Release Date: January 31, 2017 Genre(s): Fantasy, Horror, Literary Fiction Page Count: 200 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A modern-day and thought-provoking retelling of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray that esteemed horror magazine Fangoria called “…a book that is brutally honest…
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The Road Home

The Road Home

Title: The Road Home Author: Michael Thomas Ford Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation Release Date:January 1st 2011 Genre(s): Contemporary MM Romance Page Count: 257 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Bestselling author Michael Thomas Ford demonstrates once again why he is the master of portraying the contemporary gay experience, in this moving, beautifully told story of love, family, and finding…
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Full Circle

Full Circle

Title: Full Circle Author: Michael Thomas Ford Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation Release Date: August 1st 2007 Genre(s): Gay Literary Fiction, MM Romance, Historical Page Count: 432 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: History professor Ned Brummel is living happily with his partner of twelve years in small-town Maine when he receives a phone call from his estranged friend–Jack–telling him…
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Gardens of Hope (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Gardens of Hope (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Gardens of Hope : A Novel Author: Michael Holloway Perronne Publisher: Chances Press, LLC Release Date: December 23, 2016 Genre(s): M/M Historical Page Count: 236 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Can two men from the same city but segregated worlds maintain a connection during a time in US history that not only brands one of them as…
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The Swimming-Pool Library

The Swimming-Pool Library

Title:The Swimming-Pool Library Author: Alan Hollinghurst Publisher: Vintage Digital Release Date: September 30th 2010 Genre(s): Literary Fiction, European Literature Page Count: 304 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Young, gay, William Beckwith spends his time, and his trust fund, idly cruising London for erotic encounters. When he saves the life of an elderly man in a public convenience an…
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Midland Club (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Midland Club (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Midland Club Author: Mark Spano Publisher: Thunderfoot Press Release Date: October 18, 2016 Genre(s): Murder/Mystery, Historical Page Count: 88 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A knotted tale of corruption, lies and murder in a midwestern town. Only one man is willing to reveal the truth–at the risk of his own life. From Midland Club: What could I…
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You Are Not Me (’90s Coming of Age #2)

You Are Not Me (’90s Coming of Age #2)

Title:You Are Not Me (’90s Coming of Age #2) Author:Leta Blake Publisher:Leta Blake Books Release Date:November 29th 2016 Genre(s):Contemporary, Coming of Age, Gay literature Page Count: 328 Reviewed by:Ele Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Follow Peter into the summer following his senior year to face new beginnings, new friends, and old baggage. After a tumultuous final year of high school, Peter…
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Bitter Legacy (Crabbypatty’s review)

Bitter Legacy (Crabbypatty’s review)

Title: Bitter Legacy Author: Dal Maclean Publisher: Blind Eye Books Release Date: October 3, 2016 Genre(s): Murder Mystery, Literary Fiction Page Count: 350 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: Detective Sergeant James Henderson of London’s Metropolitan Police Murder Investigation Team is no ordinary police officer. His remarkable gut instincts and relentless detective work have put him on a three-year…
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Light and Water (Crabbypatty’s review)

Light and Water (Crabbypatty’s review)

Title: Light and Water (Second Edition) Author: M. King Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: August 29, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Literary Fiction Page Count: 324 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Freelance photographer Dan Wright isn’t looking for romance in Venice. Still smarting from a bad breakup, Dan just wants a vacation and some self-indulgent fun to help him…
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Like People in History: A Gay American Epic

Like People in History: A Gay American Epic

Title: Like People in History: A Gay American Epic Author: Felice Picano Narrator: Ethan Sawyer Publisher: Audible Studios Release Date Book: July 3, 1995 Release Date Audio: September 2, 2013 Genre: Gay Literary Fiction Page Count: 512 Audio Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Stonewall Cousins, Roger and Alistair, become lifelong friends when…
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