Review: Terry O’Reilly – Hardwired for Love

Author: Terry O’Reilly
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: JMS Books, LLC
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Three times burned, Br’er Harris swears off efforts to find love. He still has needs, though, which he satisfies by becoming a paid escort.

Widower Ray Cunningham wants to explore the feelings of attraction to men he’s had most of his life but has kept hidden for fear of rejection from his ultra-conservative family. Ray doesn’t want a relationship with a man; he just wants to satisfy … Continue reading

Review: Angel Martinez – All the World’s an Undead Stage

Author: Angel Martinez
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: Paranormal

Summary:
Book 6 in the Offbeat Crimes series, this book focuses on Carrington Loveless III, the skim blood vampire and his human boyfriend, Erasmus Graham, the rare books librarian he met in book 3 of the series, Skim Blood and Savage Verse. Carrington has long suspected the 77th Precinct has been a target with the number of strange things they have been dealing with, but when a walking … Continue reading

Review: SJD Peterson – Roger

Author: SJD Peterson
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary holiday

Summary:

Texas native Colt Burrow isn’t happy about his third cold, lonely Christmas in frozen Michigan. But when fate sends him a gift in the form of an abandoned puppy, he can’t keep his heart from melting. With the puppy’s companionship, he doesn’t feel so isolated anymore, and the holidays don’t seem as bleak. He even finds enough Christmas spirit to take Roger tree shopping. But … Continue reading

Review: Riley Parks – Bleeding Like Me

Author: Riley Parks
Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Boroughs
Genre: MM

Summary: He didn’t paint people; the curves of their bodies and angles of their faces never interested him as much as cityscapes. The circumstances of his life had compelled him to create new worlds that he could get lost in rather than reflect the features of the people he ran from. He constructed buildings from their foundations, making them taller and stronger than he was. He adorned the … Continue reading

Review: Ruby Moone- The Christmas Curse

Author: Ruby Moone
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: Mm Historical

Summary: It’s almost Christmas 1806, and government agent Jared Templeton finds himself adopted by a beautiful stray dog as he walks his customary route each night to his Mayfair home. Having never owned a dog before, Jared is surprised to find himself talking to the beast. It’s wonderfully easy and lifts some of the heavy burdens he carries.

Eventually Jared confides in the dog, not only secrets about … Continue reading

What we loved in 2017

Favorites of 2017

The books we just couldn’t put down this year, in no particular order!  Click to see reviews (where available).

Ashley

Sanctuary (A Tale from the Mercy Hills Universe) By Ann-Katrin Byrde

This was by far my favorite book of the year, and since Ann-Katrin always makes my favorites lists that’s no big surprise.  A friends-to-lovers book that follows two shifters, Ori and Patton, this book is full of sweetness and adventure.  Ori and Patton have always been best friends and in their heart of hearts they know they’ve always loved one another, but … Continue reading

Review: Angel Martinez – Safety Protocols for Human Holidays: A Holiday to Remember


Author: Angel Martinez
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books
Genre: F/F Science Fiction

Summary:

Part of the “A Holiday to Remember 2017 Series”

As a security officer on an interspecies ship, Growlan Raskli’s experienced in heading off species-specific aberrant behaviors in order to keep the peace. But when her captain asks her to find out what’s bothering their sole human crew member, Raskli’s out of her depths. She hardly knows anything about humans and she’s not a … Continue reading

Review: T.A. Moore – Ghostwriter of Christmas Past

Author: T.A. Moore
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Ever since ghostwriter Jason Burke ended up in loco parentis for his orphaned niece, Mallory, he’s been trying. He goes to parent/teacher events, and he makes packed lunches, so he definitely didn’t mean to forget about Christmas. He just hasn’t celebrated it since he left home under a cloud years ago.

Put on the spot, Jason makes the snap decision to take Mallory to see where he … Continue reading

Review: Wayne Mansfield – Down Memory Lane

Author: Wayne Mansfield
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: Mm

Summary:When Vincent takes shelter in a bookshop one stormy day, he happens upon a book of male nudes. One of them brings back memories of his first, and possibly greatest, love — Daniel McClary. When a sales assistant tells him there’s a man who resembles the model in the picture that comes into the shop every week, Vincent wonders if it could be the same man who broke his … Continue reading

Review: Freddy MacKay – Watermelon Kisses: A Holiday to Remember series

Author: Freddy MacKay
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Mischief Corner
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Life hasn’t been easy for Amir since he fled Iran after a brutal imprisonment. The trauma experienced at the hands of the guards left a dark spot on his soul. The one constant in his life since relocating to Chicago has been his lover—now husband—Esmail, whose steadfast love and support has soothed his wounded heart.

But this Shab-e Yalda, Amir wants to be the one … Continue reading