C. Cardeno – Places in Time

Author:  C. Cardeno
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 978-1-61372-641-9
 

Such a cute story reminiscent of A Christmas Carol, without Christmas. And with just one, can’t call her an angel. One guide.  It begins with Ethan, a very famous actor, arriving to his house (not a home) to be faced with his girlfriend of a year breaking up with him.  You feel bad for her, actually, she seems sweet. Anyway, she breaks up with him and he’s in … Continue reading

Susan Laine – Witching Hour

Author:  Susan Laine
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781613726549

In this time travel story, we have Perry, a 19-year-old who has had a crush on the. An next door, Seth. Seth is the father of a classmate of Perry’s, Sidney.  One night, Perry looks out the window and sees Seth in his car, sobbing.  Besides it being Seth, Perry seems to be a decent type of man, so he goes out to see if he can help.  Seth brings … Continue reading

Clare London – Timeslip

Author:  Clare London
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781613726501

This story had the best twist to a time travel plot,  not only because it was one I haven’t read before but also because it is a story of second chances without having screwed up the first chance. Sounds confusing, but it isn’t. Told in first person POV of Kevin, an office worker who wears Joe Internet tshirts to bed (somehow that made me smile), we get an inside seat … Continue reading

S.A. Garcia – Love In Focus

Author:  S.A. Garcia
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781613726358

This time travel entry, part of the Time is Eternal set, showcases the struggling photographer Aiden, who has spent nearly his last dime to attend a lecture given by his idol, the great photographer Jean-Luc.  He is so excited to be there, and is hoping for great photos and maybe a back stage pass to his idol.  Jean-Luc is 78, but as Aiden says, he knows how to please the … Continue reading

Pearl Love – ‘Til Darkness Falls

Author: Pearl Love
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Bittersweet
ISBN 13:  9781615816767

I enjoyed this combination of a bittersweet and a mystery with its’ heart wrenching ending.  Ms Love flashes us back to ancient Egypt to the day before Prince Rahotep is to marry Hebeny in a politically arranged marriage.  Rahotep is in love with his slave Tiye though and the Fates have blessed their union.  In a jealous rage, Hebeny makes a deal with Set to keep the lovers apart through … Continue reading

W.M. Kirkland – A Man’s Sword

Author:  W.M. Kirkland
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781613726372

Gabriel is a collector of swords.  His newest acquisition is a Roman sword, that of a gladiator. To his surprise, the sword ends up coming with a surprise in the form of Cicero Marius, an actual Roman gladiator.

This time travel story had a lot of potential but I felt it fell short.  It seems very simplistic and basically is all about the sex.  There was a huge opening for … Continue reading

B.G. Thomas – Desert Crossing

Author: B.G. Thomas
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Bittersweet Romance
ISBN 13: 9781615817825

This was a beautiful story of change and rediscovery.  Callum is a man that has been used and verbally abused by his partner David.  His mother asks him to visit for her birthday and he is making the drive from San Francisco to just outside of St. Louis alone.  David would rather stay home and play with his tricks enjoying their open relationship.  Callum stops in the middle of … Continue reading

Amy Lane – Do Over

Author: Amy Lane
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781613726273

 

Dying numerous times really shouldn’t be funny, but in this case it is.  Engall is a sorta geeky engineering student. He’s not good at engineering, but he hasn’t decided to switch majors.  He has an amazing roommate, Christina, who invites him to a party given by his secret crush, Chandler.  Engall has never admitted to being gay even to himself, though as it happens some people kind of … Continue reading

Sam C. Leonhard – 1989

Author: Sam C. Leonhard
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13:  9781613726259

This short tells the story of Theo Wellis, a desperately unhappy man.  He’s never kissed a man, but came close once.  Unfortunately, it was his best friend, Luke, and Theo panicked and pushed Luke away.  With tragic consequences.  Since then years have passed and he is a heavy smoker, married to a soon-to-be-ex wife who never loved him which is fair since he never loved her either.  He is absolutely trashed … Continue reading

Clare London – Payback (True Colors #3)

Author: Clare London
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781613724170

This is the third installment of the story of Zeke and Miles. Zeke is an artist who met businessman Miles when Miles was buying Zeke’s failing art gallery. They turn out to be a case of opposites attracting, and have been together for a while. At one point (in book two), Zeke deliciously “tortured” Miles in his office and Miles promised, yes, Payback. This short story is the scene in … Continue reading