Review: Shae Connor – Heart & Soul

51dc175ptlAuthor: Shae Connor
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Love can sneak up on you in the last place you’d expect.

Kellen Grady has known he’s gay since he was a teenager, but he’s never been that interested in dating. A professional pianist, he’s happy spending his days teaching students of all ages and his nights working and playing at an Atlanta bar and concert venue. When former pro football player Terrence Harvey and his brother … 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: J.D. Walker – Can’t Buy His Love – (Let it Beatle Book 2)

41zcypqwwlAuthor: J.D. Walker
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Genre: MM Contemporary

Summary:

Wheeler Ridley is used to having men fall into his lap at a snap of his fingers. He’s gorgeous, well-to-do, and absolutely clueless about commitment and what it takes to have a serious relationship. Which makes the fact that he wants such a thing with his relationship-phobic crush, Gregory Wang almost unheard of. And yet.

Gregory runs the daycare center across the street from the gym … 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: A.M. Arthur – Fractured Hymns

51vkyy75ivlAuthor: A.M. Arthur
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Briggs King Books
Genre: MM Romance

Summary:

Still firmly in the closet at the age of thirty, Ethaniel Shockley is content leading a solitary—if lonely—life working on a construction crew with fellow military vets. After a tragic worksite accident leaves two of his friends dead, Ethaniel returns to his family home to recuperate from a spiral leg fracture and severe Post Concussive Syndrome. He may be lucky to be alive, but he hates … 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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Interview: Angel Martinez

angel-martinezAngel Martinez – Renaissance Woman – Interview with Diane

I believe Angel Martinez is a renaissance woman – if you have not already spoken with her or read her work, I highly recommend it as she is very interesting, very smart, funny and can talk to you about SO many subjects!  I was fortunate enough to attend a publisher session at the Albuquerque Gayromlit retreat in 2012 and got her book “A Different Breed”.  We got to meet … 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: Angel Martinez – The Pill Bugs of Time (Offbeat Crimes 2), Second Edition

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Author: Angel Martinez
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: MM Fantasy

Summary: Relationship and communication issues plague Officer Vikash Soren, but those are nothing compared to facing stick-throwing tumbleweeds, pill bugs and…time travel?

Vikash Soren, the perfect police officer except for his odd paranormal ability, never seems to lose his temper. Always serene and competent, he’s taken on the role of mediator in a squad room full of misfits. But on the inside, he’s a mess. Unable … Continue reading

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Review: Bryan Ellis – The Red Thread

5130jqez0vlAuthor: Brian Ellis
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary/New Adult

Summary:

After a suicide attempt left him hospitalized for seven months, Jesse Holbrooke is returning home to live with his parents. Despite the treatment he received, his depression hangs like a cloud over his head, casting his life in a perpetual darkness he can’t seem to escape. But just when the obstacles become insurmountable, a glimmer of light appears.

Life hasn’t been easy for Adam Foster, a barista with … Continue reading

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