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“I was always a storyteller” — Interview with Josh Lanyon (part 2)

“I was always a storyteller” — Interview with Josh Lanyon (part 2)

This is part 2 of my exclusive interview with bestselling writer Josh Lanyon. Due to its length, it is published in two parts and also appears in its French translation on my French gay book website livresgay.fr. You might want to read part 1 of this interview before proceeding. PD: I always think of you as the Britishest US-author—sorry for that word—because your writing reminds me of Agatha Christie, E.F.…
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Anhaga (Colin’s Review)

Anhaga (Colin’s Review)

Title: Anhaga Author: Lisa Henry Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: July 23, 2019 Genre(s): High Fantasy, Magic Page Count: 227 Pages Reviewed by: ColinJ Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Aramin Decourcey—Min to his few friends—might be the best thief in Amberwich, and he might have a secret that helps him survive the cutthroat world of aristocratic families and their powerful magic…
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Curses, Foiled Again (Kirstin’s Audio review)

Curses, Foiled Again (Kirstin’s Audio review)

Title: Curses, Foiled Again Author: Sera Trevor and Michael T. Bradley (Narrator) Publisher: NineStar Press, LLC Release Date: June 28th 2019 Genre(s): Paranormal Romance Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins Reviewed by: Kirstin Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Felix is a vampire – a fierce creature of the night who strikes terror into the hearts of everyone unlucky enough to become…
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Treasure Trail (ParisDude’s Review)

Treasure Trail (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Treasure Trail Author: Morgan Brice Publisher: Darkwind Press Release Date: June 26, 2019 Genre(s): Paranormal murder mystery Page Count: 248 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Erik Mitchell traveled the world uncovering art fraud and relic theft, which pitted him against spoiled billionaires, unscrupulous collectors, mobsters, and cartels. He worked with law enforcement across the U.S. and Europe,…
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Spellbound (Kirstin’s Review)

Spellbound (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Spellbound (Magic in Manhattan Book 1) Author: Allie Therin Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: July 29th, 2019 Genre(s): Romance, Historical Page Count: 243 Reviewed by: Kirstin Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: To save Manhattan, they’ll have to save each other first… 1925 New York Arthur Kenzie’s life’s work is protecting the world from the supernatural relics that could destroy it.…
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Absolute Heart (Infernal Instruments of the Dragon #1)

Absolute Heart (Infernal Instruments of the Dragon #1)

Title: Absolute Heart (Infernal Instruments of the Dragon #1) Author: Michael Vance Gurley Publisher: Harmony Ink Press Release Date: July 23, 2019 Genre(s): YA, Fantasy Page Count: 288 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Infernal Instruments of the Dragon As the British Empire builds power based on new clockwork and steam technology, Ireland draws its might from its potent…
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The Life Siphon (ParisDude’s Review)

The Life Siphon (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: The Life Siphon Author: Kathryn Sommerlot Publisher: Nine Star Press Release Date: May 20, 2019 Genre(s): Fantasy Page Count: 295 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.1 stars out of 5 Blurb: A magical energy drain is siphoning life from the land and leaving a twisted, decaying wasteland in its wake. Safely isolated in his forest home, Tatsu wants nothing to do with the…
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Healing Glass: A Gifted Guilds Novel

Healing Glass: A Gifted Guilds Novel

Title: Healing Glass: A Gifted Guilds Novel Author: Jackie Keswick Publisher: self published Release Date: May 13, 2019 Genre(s): Fantasy Page Count: Reviewed by: Maya Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: A dying city. An ancient, forgotten accord. And two gifted men caught in a web of greed and dark magic. Despite belonging to different guilds, glass master Minel and warrior captain…
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The Mage on the Hill (Ana’s Review)

The Mage on the Hill (Ana’s Review)

Title: The Mage on the Hill Author: Angel Martinez Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: May 7, 2019 Genre(s): Fantasy Page Count: 170 pages Reviewed by: Ana Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: A young magic user who wants desperately to live. A jaded recluse who has forgotten what living means. They’re each other’s only chance. Toby’s wild magic is killing him. The…
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The End of Darkness (Druid’s Curse Book 1)

The End of Darkness (Druid’s Curse Book 1)

Title: The End of Darkness (Druid’s Curse Book 1) Author: Shea Balik Publisher: Self-published Release Date: April 15, 2019 Genre(s): Fantasy Page Count: 199 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Ryley Duggan resented his family for forcing him home on his twenty-first birthday to perform another stupid fire ritual, instead of letting him go out and get shit-faced like…
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The Mage on the Hill (ParisDude’s Review)

The Mage on the Hill (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: The Mage on the Hill (The Web of Arcana #1) Author: Angel Martinez Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: May 7, 2019 Genre(s): Fantasy Page Count: 170 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A young magic user who wants desperately to live. A jaded recluse who has forgotten what living means. They’re each other’s only chance. Toby’s wild magic…
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All Souls Near & Nigh (Parvathy’s Review)

All Souls Near & Nigh (Parvathy’s Review)

Title: All Souls Near & Nigh (Soulbound #2) Author: Hailey Turner Publisher: Self Published Release Date: March 19, 2019 Genre(s): Urban Fantasy Page Count: 374 Reviewed by: Parvathy Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: You can’t bargain with death if you’ve already sold your soul. Special Agent Patrick Collins has been reassigned by the Supernatural Operations Agency to New York City. Navigating…
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Apple Boy (The Quiet Work #1)

Apple Boy (The Quiet Work #1)

Title: Apple Boy (The Quiet Work #1) Author: Isobel Starling Publisher: Decent Fellows Press Release Date: February 15, 2019 Genre(s): Fantasy, Magic Page Count: 556 Pages Reviewed by: ColinJ Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: After a traumatic event, Winter Aeling finds himself destitute and penniless in the backwater town of Mallowick. He needs to travel to the city of Serein and…
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Stealing His Heart (Tosha’s Review)

Stealing His Heart (Tosha’s Review)

Title: Stealing His Heart (Connoll Pack #1) Author: Bru Baker Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: March 5, 2019 Genre(s): Gay shifter romance Page Count: 240 pages Reviewed by: Tosha Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Love sneaks in like a thief in the night. Danny’s parents raised him to believe his wolf was a curse. He’s part of the wealthy and powerful…
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