Review: Christian Baines – Skin

Author: Christian Baines
Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
Genre: Contemporary


Kyle, a young newcomer to New Orleans, is haunted by the memory of his first lover, brutally murdered just outside the French Quarter.

Marc, a young Quarter hustler, is haunted by an eccentric spirit that shares his dreams, and by the handsome but vicious lover who shares his bed.

When the barrier between these men comes down, it will prove thinner than the veil between the living … Continue reading

Nora Olsen – Swans and Klons


Author: Nora Olsen
Reviewed by: Susan
Publisher: Bold Stroke Books
Genre: F/F Sci Fi
ISBN 13:


What does it take to survive in a world built on lies?

Sixteen-year-old Rubric loves her pampered life in the Academy dormitory. She’s dating Salmon Jo, a brilliant and unpredictable girl. In their all-female world, non-human slaves called Klons do all the work. But when Rubric and Salmon Jo break into the laboratory where human and Klon babies are grown in vats, they uncover a terrifying … Continue reading

Joshua Martino – Fontana



Author: Joshua Martino
Reviewed by: 
Jon Michaelson
Bold Strokes Books
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:


Handsome and charmingly shy, Ricky Fontana may be the greatest ballplayer who ever lived. Hitting a baseball has always come easy for the New York Mets outfielder—his true challenge comes when skyrocketing fame threatens to reveal his deepest secret: Ricky Fontana is gay.

Jeremy Rusch—a tabloid sportswriter hardened by drink and disappointment—follows Ricky Fontana as the young champ aims to break one of baseball’s … Continue reading