Neil Plakcy – Zero Break

Author: Neil Plakcy
Reviewer: Don
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M Mystery
ISBN 13:9781608205929

I have been a fan of the Mahu series since it first came out and Detective Kimo Kanapa’aka was still in the closet.  Six books later Mr. Plakcy is still masterfully walking readers through Kimo’s life as he unravels homicides.  This story opens with Kimo and his detective partner Ray Donne working a case which looks like a home invasion gone wrong and a young mother is killed.  Further investigation reveals that the … Continue reading

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K-Lee Klein – Outfoxed

Author: K-Lee Klein
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Xara X. Xanakas
Genre: M/M Contemporary Rock star
ISBN 13: 9

This is a short story that introduces Gage and Rylan, band members of Glitter Fox.  ROCKERS!  These guys are not only band mates but they are best friends and lovers.  They invite others in to play with them and they take turns being top.  In short, they seem like go with the flow, casual lovers.  As you read, however, you catch the longing on the part of Rylan, who … Continue reading

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Lucy Felthouse – While the Boys Are Away

Author: Lucy Felthouse
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Genre: F/F Anthology
ISBN 13: 9781781661680

This is a collection of three short stories focusing on F/F couples.   Because each story is so short, there isn’t a lot of time for relationship development, so they are more vignettes, glimpses into their lives.

The first, While the Boys are Away, concentrates on Amelia and Gemma, who are camping with their respective boyfriends.  Said boyfriends are spending time trying to get the barbeque going, so the girls decide to … Continue reading

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Kim Dare – Obeying Olivia

Author: Kim Dare
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
Genre: M/F Contemporary BDSM
ISBN 13: 9781607354895

This short is the story of Mark, a bartender working at a private party.  Mark is a submissive and has done scenes, but he hasn’t yet found that one Domme who will give him what he needs and wants most – the knowledge that he is serving, pleasing and loving just one person.  The story begins as he feels the weight of someone’s stare, as he is assessed.   He is called … Continue reading

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Dianne Hartsock – Nathaniel

Author: Dianne Hartsock
Reviewer: Don
Publisher:  Etopia Press
Genre: M/M Fantasy
ISBN: 9781937976170

I found this book to be a short, sweet love story marred only by insta-love.  There is a small war going on between the Sutherlins and the Northerlins with the Sutherlins about to invade the Tahon Valley.  Taden is patrolling the forest below the valley and comes upon two Sutherlin soldiers beating a prisoner.  Taden saves the incredibly beautiful Nathaniel and brings him back to his camp.  Taden quickly falls for Nathaniel but … Continue reading

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Kristan Higgins – My One and Only

Author: Kristan Higgins
Reviewer: Tana
Publisher: HQN (An imprint of Harlequin Enterprises LTD)
Genre: M/F Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9780373775576

Kristan Higgins is a fantastic author of contemporary romance novels, and this book does not disappoint.  The characters are well written the story flowed seamlessly; Kristan Higgins is one great author.   The humor in this story is written extremely well and I laughed a lot, I really enjoyed Kristan Higgins’ writing and I definitely will be reading more of Kristan’s novels.  This is … Continue reading

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Joshua Skye – Midtown Spa

Author: Joshua Skye
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: JMS Books, LLC
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781611522716

 

I am completely thrown on what to even say about this book.  It is super short (about 10 pages on iPad) and begins conventionally enough with a shy young man going to the Midtown Spa, a fancy term for a gay sex club.  The story is told first person from his point of view, and we get a glimpse on what he is going through.  He wants sex.  That’s what … Continue reading

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CC Bridges – The Librarian and the Porn Star

Author: CC Bridges
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Torquere Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: NA

Very cute short story of, yes, a librarian and a porn star.  Evan is the librarian, a conservative dresser, a literature buff who enjoys his work in the library.  When the very sexy Matt comes in and needs help, Evan immediately recognizes him as the porn star of his fantasies, Peter Long.  He keeps this little piece of information to himself, however, as Matt is there as a student. Evan … Continue reading

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Mykola Dementiuk – Kisser

Author: Mykola Dementiuk
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: JMS Books, LLC
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781611522679

Richard, (Dick or Dickey) is a 19-year-old man, drifting after high school and living with his mom.  What he is NOT is queer.  He is not a fairy, fruit, sissy or a faggot.  He uses those words to demonstrate what he isn’t.  The fact that he sits in the park, waiting for an unknown man to show up, means nothing, right?  That’s what he tells himself.  When unknown man, Ralphie, gives … Continue reading

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Belinda McBride- The Gift of the Maggie

Author: Belinda McBride
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781608205318

 

This holiday offering was read by me on a warm March day, which detracted not a bit from how much I liked it. There is a sadness to part of it, as Gil struggles to balance his love for Morgan, his best friend, partner and lover, with his about to move in teenaged children accepting that he is gay and that Morgan isn’t just his buddy.

To try to do this, … Continue reading

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