Murder/Mystery

A Portrait of Andrew

Title: A Portrait of Andrew Author: JP Bowie Cover Artist: Deana C. Jamroz Publisher: MLR Press Buy Link Amazon Buy Page Genre: Contemporary Murder Mystery/Suspense/Paranormal-lite Length: Novel (257 PDF pages) Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Aunt Lynn One Sentence Review: Book three in the Portrait series is as true to form as the others.
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Dirty Kiss (Cole McGinnis #1)

Dirty Kiss (Cole McGinnis #1)

Title & buy link: Dirty Kiss (Cole McGinnis #1) Author: Rhys Ford Cover Artist: Anne Cain Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy link: Amazon.com Genre: M/M contemporary detective mystery, diverse Length: Novel (225 pages) Rating: 5 stars out of 5 A guest review by Leslie S Review summary: A sexy, exciting detective novel with a witty and sympathetic narrator, a solid mystery plot, and fantastic writing.
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Spin Out (Deputy Joe #2)

Spin Out (Deputy Joe #2)

Title: Spin Out (Deputy Joe,#2) Author: James Buchanan Publisher: MLR Press Cover Artist: Winterheart Design Buy Link: Buy Link Spin Out (Hard Fall) Genre: Contemporary m/m, mystery Length: Novel (284 pages,  94 k words) Rating: 4.75 out of 5 stars A Guest Review by Feliz Summary review: This is a solid murder mystery and  a conflicted yet super-hot romance between ex-con Kabe and Deputy Joe, told in Joe’s most appealing,…
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A Deadly Kind of Love

A Deadly Kind of Love

Title: A Deadly Kind of Love Author: Victor J. Banis Cover Artist: Reese Dante Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy Link: Amazon.com 2nd Edition Genre: Contemporary Murder Mystery Length: Novel (208 pages) Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Aunt Lynn One Sentence Review: In many ways I loved this story, book six in the Deadly mystery series, and in others I had some problems.
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Vasquez and James Volume 1

Vasquez and James Volume 1

Title: Vasquez and James Volume 1 Author: Lou Sylvre Publisher: Changeling Press Buy link: Buy Link Loving Luki Vasquez Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance/Mystery/Suspense Length: 927 pages Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 A guest review by LadyM Review summary: Romance between two likable protagonists that worked and mystery that didn’t. Blurb: Reclusive weaver Sonny Bly James controls every color and shape in his tapestries, but he can’t control the pattern…
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Yakuza Pride (The Way of the Yakuza Series #1)

Yakuza Pride (The Way of the Yakuza Series #1)

Title: Yakuza Pride (The Way of the Yakuza Series #1) Author: H. J. Brues Cover Artist: Reese Dante Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy Link: Amazon.com Yakuza Pride Genre: Contemporary M/M  Romance/Mystery/Suspense Length: 350 pages Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Guest Review by Raine Summary Review: The setting is a socially complicated Tokyo where two amazing men call the world well lost for love, but only after passion, power plays and…
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Drag and Drop (An Avondale Story)

Drag and Drop (An Avondale Story)

Title: Drag and Drop ( An Avondale Story ) Author: Etienne Cover Artist: Reese Dante Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy Link: Buy Link Drag and Drop (An Avondale Story) Genre: Contemporary M/M, Mystery/Suspense Length: 280 pages Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Guest Review by Raine Summary Review: Further adventures of George and Mike—solving murders, buying property and making friends.
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Full Release

Full Release

Title: Full Release Author: Marshall Thornton Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Genre:  Contemporary mystery Length: Novel (268 pgs; 79000 words) Rating: 2 stars out of 5 A guest review by Leslie In a nutshell: A murder mystery that didn’t know if it was funny or suspenseful, plus an incredibly annoying main character, ultimately ruined this book for me. Nice cover, though.
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Infected: Life After Death

Infected: Life After Death

Title: Infected: Life After Death Author: Andrea Speed Cover Artist: Anne Cain Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy Link: Buy Link Infected: Life After Death Genre: M/M Urban fantasy romance Length: 350 pages Rating: 4 stars out of 5 A guest review by Jenre Summary Review No need for hankies with this third book of the Infected series, but it’s still a tough journey for Roan as he struggles with his grief. This…
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Vacation Therapy

Vacation Therapy

Title: Vacation Therapy Author: Lance Zarimba Cover Artist: Deana C.Jamroz Publisher: MLR Press Amazon: Buy Link Paperback and Kindle Genre: Mystery Length: 352 pages, over 90k words Rating: 2.75 stars out of 5 A guest review by Sirius Summary: This mystery, which takes place in a gay resort with a supposedly straight and supposedly funny narrator, bored me and I could not wait for it to be over.
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Life Lessons (Life Lessons #1)

Life Lessons (Life Lessons #1)

Title: Life Lessons (Life Lessons #1) Author: Kaje Harper Cover artist: Winterheart Designs Publisher: MLR Press Buy link: Buy Link Life Lessons Length: 88,000 words/227 PDF pages Genre: Contemporary/Police Procedural/Mystery/Romance Rating: 4 stars out of 5 A guest review by LadyM Review summary: A solid meeting of police procedural and romance with two realistic, likable protagonists that leaves many questions regarding men’s relationship unanswered. There better be a sequel! Life…
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This Rough Magic (A Shot in the Dark #1)

This Rough Magic (A Shot in the Dark #1)

Title: This Rough Magic Author: Josh Lanyon Cover Artist: April Martinez Publisher: JustJoshin Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Genre: Historical M/M ’30s, Mystery Length: Novel/45K words Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 A dueling guest review by Jeff Pearce Review Summary: An intriguing debut for a series that could use better characterization and bolder departure from the noir genre’s stock attributes.
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This Rough Magic (A Shot in the Dark #1)

This Rough Magic (A Shot in the Dark #1)

Title: This Rough Magic (A Shot in the Dark #1) Author: Josh Lanyon Cover Artist: April Martinez Publisher: JustJoshin Publishing Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Genre: Mystery, historical fiction (1930s) Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5 A dueling guest review by Leslie In a nutshell: Vintage Lanyon: what Josh does best. A clever mystery with lovely writing and a pair of very likeable protagonists.
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