Allison Cassatta – Dear Diary – Pride

Author: Allison Cassatta
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Self published
Genre: M/M Coming out
ISBN 13:  9781469921617

 

I really went back and forth on the rating for this, between 4 and 5.  I leaned to 4 because there are parts that just seem too perfect. Ultimately, I went to a 5 because the parts that matter were very, very real.

This is the sequel to Dear Diary, a short story I absolutely loved, which introduces us to Chris and Josh, as they get ready to attend prom.  … Continue reading

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Megan Derr- Burning Bright

Author: Megan Derr
Reviewer: Don
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Genre: M/M Fantasy
ISBN 13: 9781620041024

Burning Bright was pretty dim in my opinion.  I had high hopes that Ms. Derr’s second installment in the Lost Gods series would be much better than the first but was sadly let down.  The book was terribly drawn out and the characters were just very one dimensional.  There was an amazing lack of action for a fantasy story and what action there was just felt flat.

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Leigh Clark – Blood and Arrows and Other Stories

Author: Leigh Clark
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: House of Erotica
Genre: M/F BDSM
ISBN 13: 9781781661048

The stories in this anthology loosely focus on BDSM, although the degrees differ.  The first story, Blood and Arrows, didn’t seem to focus on that as much as it just showcased the fact that Sophie is with someone not right for her.  Demmy is a pain slut, not caring who he gets his pain from, and it takes Sophie a while to realize this.  When he goes for a … Continue reading

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Lichen Craig – Gentleman’s Game

Author: Lichen Craig
Reviewer: Don
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: M/M BDSM
ISBN 13: 9781470003289

 

I was given a copy of this book by the author to read and review.  I must say as a preface to my review that the blurb on Goodreads, written by the author I assume, was very deceptive.  This book contains a very graphic and very violent scene of rape and torture so readers beware.

I have enjoyed many BDSM books but this one left me bothered mostly because I did not … Continue reading

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Lisa Marie Davis – Sweet Lyric

Author: Lisa Marie Davis
Reviewer: Don
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
ISBN 13: NA

 

I was looking for a nice feel good love story after a short fantasy binge and came across this book.  It almost fit the bill but I was turned off by the love at first sight aspect.  Lyric Spencer is a poor young ex-rich guy that has been disowned by his parents for a scandal with a married man and the man’s subsequent suicide.  Lyric drifts from … Continue reading

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Kim Dare – Facing Fitz

Author: Kim Dare
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
Genre: M/M BDSM
ISBN 13: 9781607354819

 

Harvey is a submissive, one who dearly wanted to do a scene with Fitz, the Dom of his dreams.  Unfortunately, there was an issue and Harvey ended up running away from the scene.  Since then, Harvey has been avoiding Fitz and the leather club in general.  His friend Charlie has had enough of this and is taking him out, to a costume charity fundraiser at the club.  Harvey is afraid Fitz … Continue reading

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Megan Derr- Devotion

Author: Megan Derr
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Less Than Three
Genre: M/M
ISBN 13: 9781620041383

 

Reyes, gruff, cranky and absolutely sick to death of the Days of Devotion.  A three day celebration of love (a long Valentine’s Day!) that just makes him crazy, crazy enough to want to go murder the King and Queen who invented the tradition.  He sneers, he rolls his eyes, he gets irritated and aggravated.   He just in a foul mood, one that will remain until the stupid holiday is over.

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Debora Day – From Your Secret Admirer

Author: Debora Day
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Less Than Three
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781620041314

 

This is a cute short story that falls a little flat, maybe due to the length.  For twenty years, Alex has received a gift from a secret admirer on Valentine’s Day. The gift always arrives on Valentine’s Day, always has a note with incredibly messy handwriting and is always untraceable.  This part of the story was great, and I loved the idea.  There were also parts that made Alex very … Continue reading

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Sarah Black – Cookies

Author: Sarah Black
Reviewer: Don
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:9781605214214

 

Sarah Black has created a fun, feel good romance story with some definite ideas about American eating habits in this book.  Julio and Kenny Lee went to culinary school together and became fast friends.  They fell in love with Slow Cook, which is homemade food using fresh ingredients.  Julio is the better and more imaginative cook of the two but has sold out Slow Cook for the money.  Kenny Lee … Continue reading

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Siobhan Crosslin – A Gift to Remembrance

Author: Siobhan Crosslin
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Less Than Three
Genre: M/M Sci Fi
ISBN 13: 9781620041338

 

This is a super short story of Graham, who is the first mate on the star ship Dreamdare.  He wakes up one morning to find an unfamiliar object in his bed, which he vaguely remembers is called a flower.  As the day progresses, he continues to find more unfamiliar gifts – brown things called chocolates in his drawer that he knows are incredibly expensive,  a fuzzy shendi plush toy … Continue reading

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