Edward Kendrick – Phoenix Rising

Author: Edward Kendrick
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781614952534
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I guess that I was expecting a lot from this book and so turned the last page disappointed.  Hex Phoenix has been the mythical phoenix for over seven thousand years now.  He should technically go up in flames and be reborn every five hundred years but some things got in the way.  He met his lover, Urbain,  hundreds of years ago when he was going under the … Continue reading

AJ Llewellyn – Naked in Hong Kong

Author: AJ Llewellyn
Reviewed by: Maya
Publisher: Amber Allure
Genre: MM Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781611241433
[xrr rating=2/5]

I have to admit that I am at a bit of a loss on what to say about this book. I think that some of the confusion that I feel is because I feel like I am missing important information that was left out of the story. The book opens with Rylan having lunch with Shane, his former sparring partner when Shane was a champion fighter.  Shane … Continue reading

L.J. LaBarthe – No Quarter

Author: L.J. LaBarthe
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Fantasy
ISBN 13:9781613724347
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I have not read a book that was this dull in a long time.  The ten Archangels are out to save earth and keep it a neutral place between heaven and hell.  The Brotherhood meets all together every thousand years to catch up on what’s been going on but this time Michael drops off his report and beats a hasty retreat.  Michael has been acting a little weird the … Continue reading

Lynn Lorenz – Tor (WereWolf Fight League #1)

Author: Lynn Lorenz
Reviewed by: Maya
Publisher: Loose-ID
Genre:
MM Paranormal
ISBN 13: NA
[xrr rating=3/5]

 Despite the warning in the blurb, this is not a dark and gritty read. The first chapter does have about two paragraphs that were difficult and the rest of the book is pretty angst free. As a matter of fact, it is quite fluffy in some portions of this book. 

Tor’s mate is raped and killed in front of him by an insane challenger and he loses his … Continue reading

Susan Laine – Sounds of Love

Author: Susan Laine
Reviewed by: Sean
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Gay Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781613723975
[xrr rating=3/5]

Summary: A police officer name Jordan Waters has been shot in New York and after he has recovered, he has been relocated to the District of Columbia. He went over to his partner (cop partner)’s place for a poker night and while there he sees Sebastian Sumner, a man he greatly wants to sleep with. When he finds out Sebastian is deaf, he is even more curious. Continue reading

Clare London – Ambush (True Colors #2)

Author: Clare London
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781613724132
[xrr rating=3.5/5]

Miles Winter is an executive. He works hard, with very long hours.  He has achieved corporate success.  Now, with the arrival of Zeke Roswell into his life, he has also achieved love life success.  Zeke is an artist (the story of their meeting and falling in love apparently occurs in True Colors), one who rarely shares his projects with anyone beforehand.  This time, however, he wants to come by … Continue reading

John Inman – A Hard Winter Rain

Author: John Inman
Reviewed by: Aggie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781613723821
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I don’t know how to describe this book. If I had to call it anything, I’d label it a psychosexual-suspense thriller that is also part cop-buddy comedy. I know. Weird. But it works. Oh, does it work.

Someone is stalking young prostitute Sean Andros and killing people, trying to frame him for the crimes, while at the same time hunting the hustler like a mad rabbit for … Continue reading

D.C. Juris – Betrayed

Author: D.C. Juris
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Breathless Press
Genre: M/M Fantasy
ISBN 13: 9781771010351
[xrr rating=4/5]

This intriguing short novella was a mind numbing ride through lies, deceit and murder that at times twisted reality.  Meldrick was the king’s most favored knight until he was captured in a raid in the war between humans and ogres and taken captive.  The ogres did everything to try to break Meldrick from torturing and raping him to forcing him to beat and rape his own men or watch them die.  … Continue reading

K-Lee Klein- Theme of Hearts (Glitter Fox .5)

Author: K-Lee Klein
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781608206
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In this short follow up to Outfoxed, we revisit Gage and Rylan, band members of the group Glitter Fox, band mates, best friends and lovers.  They aren’t exclusive, often bringing a third person in, and they are very aware of what they consider to be “manly” or not.  Anything romantic? Well, we don’t admit it makes our hearts pitter pat.  Even though both men, in their thoughts, want … Continue reading

Amy Lane – Super Sock Man

Author: Amy Lane
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781613724019
[xrr rating=4/5]

A short version of this was originally a short story in the GoodReads M/M Group Hot Summer Days series.  Amy Lane has now fleshed it out and made it longer and even better.   Donnie is a 16-year-old who is crushing big time on his sister’s roommate, Alejandro, or Yandro.    Chelle (sister) and Yandro are both college age dancers in the same company.  Yandro’s family (who are not aware he … Continue reading