Audio Review: Joe Cosentino – The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland

51bd2oxtllAuthor: Joe Cosentino
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Fantasy

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Summary:

Cinder, a poor and beautiful young man who designs clothing, makeup, and hair for his stepmother and stepsisters, offers his clothing and slippers to a naked stranger in the woods, who turns out to be none other than Prince Charming. Follow Cinder and Prince Charming in this twist on the classic Cinderella tale as they discover their inner strengths and find their very own happily … Continue reading

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Review: T.A. Creech – Herald (Theosophi #2)

51b1l6fpf4lAuthor: T.A. Creech
Reviewer: Ashley
Publisher: JMS Books, LLC
Genre: MM Fantasy

Summary:

Sequel to Sentinel

Danny’s life has never been easy or straightforward. Farm life with his brothers was supposed to be a quiet existence, something he needed after his medical discharge from the Army.

Then an angel fell from the sky.

Four days before Christmas, two more followed, and Danny hasn’t the faintest idea why he’s so ensnared by one of them, but he is.

Of course, … Continue reading

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Review: A.M. Leibowitz – Walking by Faith

41nfscymellAuthor: A.M. Leibowitz
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Smashwords
Genre: MM Contemporary

Summary:

Following a brutal attack that left him nearly dead, Becket “Cat” Rowland is a mess inside and out. To cope with the trauma and with his view of himself that he’s nothing but an empty shell, he’s taken three vows: simplicity, chastity, and silence. His once colorful, trendy, and often feminine wardrobe has been replaced with jeans and t-shirts, and he’s sworn off men. He locks himself away … Continue reading

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Review: Kim Fielding and Venona Keyes– Running Blind

51opneu2pclAuthor: Kim Fielding and Venona Keyes
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM Contemporary

Summary:

Kyle Green is on top of the world. He and Matt have been together for ten years, and—as the voice of Ecos, the wildly popular anime character—Kyle is treated like a rock star in anime circles. But in an instant, a stroke leaves him blind. When photographer Matt gets the opportunity of a lifetime, Kyle reexamines their relationship, discovers it has been a safety … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Angel Martinez – Fear of Frogs (Brimstone #2)

51vxfiehnnlAuthor: Angel Martinez
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books, LLC
Genre: Science Fiction

Narrator: Vance Bastian

Summary:

While Shax recovers from a near fatality, his shipmates have been busy. He’s rather proud of them taking the initiative and finding them a lucrative cargo run. His pride turns to outright horror, though, when he finds out what sort of cargo. Unfortunately, he’ll soon discover that a healthy fear of frogs doesn’t prevent frog-driven disasters. Time travel has never been so … Continue reading

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Review: Lyn Gala– Derivation – Aberrant Magic #2

51rzgoydpdlAuthor: Lyn Gala
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Loose ID
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal

Summary:

Darren and Kavon have committed to each other, but magical rules are changing and that tests the strength of their bond. The death of a prominent Egyptian shaman and the shadowy remains of O’Brien’s conspiracy to kill adepts and steal their magic also pressure the new couple. Kavon is determined to protect his partner through these storms, but he is also painfully aware of his own tendency to … Continue reading

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Review: Rick R. Reed – Beau and the Beast

51zd6d-vmulAuthor: Rick R. Reed
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: JMS Books, LLC
Genre: MM Contemporary

Summary:

Beau is a down-on-his-luck street artist living on the streets of Seattle. One rainy night, he is accosted by a group of fag-bashing thugs, intent on robbing him of his art supplies and humiliating Beau for who he is. Beau is beaten into unconsciousness …

… And awakens in a bedroom, head bandaged, with no memory of how he got there. Outside his window pine … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Sloane Kennedy – Absolution (The Protectors #1)

61w63nngsbl-_sl300_Author: Sloane Kennedy
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Summary:
After four years abroad, artist Jonas Davenport has come home to start building his dream of owning his own art studio and gallery. But just as he’s ready to put the darkness of his past behind him forever, it comes roaring back with a vengeance.

The only thing keeping ex-cop Mace Calhoun from eating his own gun after an unthinkable loss is his role in … Continue reading

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Review: Flight: Queer Sci Fi’s Third Annual Flash Fiction Contest (QSF Flash Fiction Book 2)

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Author: Jerome W. Stueart; Clare London; Nina Pachebush; Ellery Jude; Hawthorne Moss; John Allenson; Zev de Valera; Liz Fury and Missy Welsh
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Mischief Corner
Genre: MM SciFi, Horror, Fantasy

Summary: A 300-word story should be easy, right? Many of our entrants say it’s the hardest thing they’ve ever written.

Queer Sci Fi’s Annual Flash Fiction Contest challenges authors to write a complete LGBTQ speculative fiction micro-story on a specific theme. “Flight” leaves much for … Continue reading

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Review: Jay Northcote – Into You

into-youAuthor: Jay Northcote
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Jaybird Press
Genre: MM YA, Paranormal

Summary: What do you do when the body you wake up in isn’t yours?

Olly and Scott promised to be best friends forever. They grew up on the same street, went to the same school, and did everything together. But one hot summer night, teenage experimentation caused hurt feelings and confusion, and their friendship was destroyed.

Four years later they’re both eighteen years old and … Continue reading

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