J Tomas – The Man Next Door

Author: J Tomas
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Genre: M/M Young Adult
ISBN 13: 9781611523003

Good grief, I feel like I have been completely missing out by not reading YA books, J Tomas in particular.  This is the second one by this author that I’ve read, and I can’t believe how powerful a punch this novella packs.   It’s funny, because when I started it, I thought the story of 15-year-old Jake and his 16-year-old boyfriend Thad was going to be a bit simplistic because they … Continue reading

Mattew Scrivens – Sole Survivor

Author: Matthew Scrivens
Reviewer: Don
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Genre: M/M Mystery Thriller
ISBN 13: 9781611522662

WOW what an intense and complex murder mystery/gay romance Mr. Scrivens has put together here. Adam Huntington was attacked and held prisoner by one of California’s worst serial killers. He still bears the scars both physically and mentally but through his morning spiritual routine and a move to New York City to escape the questionable fame of being the “sole survivor, Adam has managed to heal most of the … Continue reading

Jaxx Steele – And Then There Was Anthony

Author: Jaxx Steele
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781618852137

 

This novella starts out so sad.  I was immediately feeling for Luke, who had the love of his life in Sean, his love since high school, his only love ever.  They had just celebrated their ten year anniversary when tragedy struck.  It is now two years later and Luke’s pain has dulled but hasn’t disappeared.  When he kisses his fingertips to press it onto Sean’s picture, telling himself, “Time to … Continue reading

John Simpson – The Beach House

Author: John Simpson
Reviewer: MT
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781613723371

 

Typically I look forward to reading authors that do not have consistent ratings from reviewers.   I get a charge out of the challenge and figuring out which side of the scale I will fall.  This is why I was looking forward to reading The Beach House by John Simpson.  He evokes such strong emotion from readers and this was the first opportunity I have had to read one of his books.  So … Continue reading

Hayden Thorne – The Knight

Author: Hayden Thorne
Reviewer: Don
Publisher: Queerteen Press
Genre: M/M Coming of Age
ISBN 13:9781611522587

This was a wonderful coming of age story.  A dragon plagues a small, poor kingdom, demanding that a youth between the ages of 15 to 20 be sacrificed every month to sate its hunger.  Crown Prince Caedmon watches in agony as his friends fall in the monthly lottery to their deaths.  Caedmon discovers one day that his father has purposely kept Caedmon’s name out of the lottery.  Through his time on … Continue reading

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

J. Tomas – Just a Little Note

Author: J. Tomas
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: JMS Books, LCC
Genre: M/M Young Adult
ISBN 13: 9781611522808

I don’t usually read young adult books.  I have nothing against the genre, just not usually what I pick up.  I feel I have been missing out now, because this was just adorable.

This is the short story of Bryan and Jesse, two high school friends who are each secretly crushing on the other.  Neither has the courage to say anything to the other and risk losing the … Continue reading

Jillian Snyder – Once Upon a Spring Break

Author: Jillian Snyder
Reviewer: Valentina Heart
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781613723692

This was such a summer read and with the weather getting warmer over here it somehow fit the bill. It’s a romantic story about Greg and Justin, who meet at a party and spend a week together.

Justin came from New York for a spring-break and to check out a graduate program on Hawaii. Greg is a workaholic who’s past the partying stage and really just wants some ‘hot’ company. The two … Continue reading

Dakota Rebel – Best Buds

Author: Dakota Rebel
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
Genre: M/F Menage
ISBN 13: 9781607354833

 

This is a super short story, told in first person by Scarlett.  Scarlett and her husband Scott have a standing Friday night date, which includes roses.  The color of the roses predicate what will transpire on the date (the colors are always chosen by Scott).   White meant she’d be in for romance, red for a spanking night, etc.  When she comes home on this Friday, the roses are yellow for … Continue reading

Anne Tenino – Frat Boy and Toppy

Author: Anne Tenino
Reviewer: Don
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
ISBN 13:9781937551278

 

I was happily surprised at how good this book was.  I was expecting an over sexed coming out story and got so much more.  Brad is a college jock who’s trying to play the expected straight life by dating a lot of girls and letting everyone think he’s a super stud.  His fraternity brothers hold him in awe because of his conquests and girls date him just for … Continue reading