M.J. O’Shea – Stroke


Author: M.J. O’Shea
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781613723197
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My, oh my.  I noticed this because of the title, and was lucky enough that this was such a lovely story.  I will admit, books about online lovers are a favorite genre of mine.  Something so delicious about getting to know someone completely based on words, and then seeing if the real life person is as good.

Owen Peters is a senior college student and a member … Continue reading

Louise Blaydon – And There Was Silence


Author: Louise Blaydon
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Historical
ISBN 13: 9781613723173
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It is two years after the War.  The War that put the college (Oxford) and life of Robert and Harry a bit behind.  They are on track now, however, fellow students putting the War and the past behind them.  They have a day off, relaxing on the shore watching a young man try to maneuver a punt.  The young man is close to succeeding, but ends … Continue reading

Julie Lynn Hayes – The Prince Wore Pink Stilettos

Author: Julie Lynn Hayes
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781615814442
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This is one of those stories that, while it is short, is the perfect length. It is sweet, funny and most of all, it’s romantic. Michael’s daughter, Amber, is digging around in the attic and comes down with, yep, the pink stiletto. The sight of it sends Michael down memory lane, to his first love, who was his first kiss, who he gave his virginity too, on … Continue reading

M.D. Grimm – Love is a Whirlwind (The Shifters #3)


Author: M.D. Grimm
Reviewed by: Kevin
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781613723753
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Ryan, a shifter so scared of being human he chooses to remain a bull, just like the day he was born. Ryan is the only shifter born from a shifter and an animal mating in five hundred years.  Caleb, a human so unsure of his sexuality, so lonely and confused  as a boy that he befriends the bull for  companionship and understanding.  They spend time together.

All that changes as the boy grows into … Continue reading

Dany Sirene – Fire Play

Author: Dany Sirene
Reviewed by: Tina
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Genre:  M/M
ISBN:  1613723245
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The story opens with a trial against Fire Demuirge Lau.  Very quickly the reader is submerged in all things Lau. He is arrogant, has more pride than sense and feels that he should not ever have to prostrate himself to anyone, even Mother Goddess.  Since Lau is an ass (and he killed a human), Mother Goddess sentences him to live as a human until he fulfills her requirements:  Basically … Continue reading

Ariel Tachna – Inherit the Sky

Author: Ariel Tachna
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
ISBN 13:9781613724194
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I found this to be a nice light romance book set in the Australian Outback.  Caine has a problem with stuttering so is stuck in a dead end job and no boyfriend.  His mother inherits Lang Downs,  a sheep station or ranch in Australia and Caine sees the station as a place to start over and continue his great-uncle’s legacy.  Caine knows nothing about sheep ranching but what he … Continue reading

Tia Fielding – By Any Other Name

Author: Tia Fielding
Reviewed by: Valentina
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781613721407
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Ménages are something I truly enjoy reading about, but those are also some of the stories that are most difficult to write. How do you make it work three-way without giving the impression of distancing one of the characters? Some authors are brilliant when it comes to creating unbreakable emotional ties and making the sexual aspect of their relationship a side thing. I more than … Continue reading

Stephen Osborne – Pale As A Ghost

Author: Stephen Osborne
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Paranormal Mystery
ISBN13: 9781615818372
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This book was a lot of fun to read. Duncan Andrews is far from your average private investigator. His dead boyfriend’s ghost hangs out with him, his dog is a zombie and his best friend is a hundreds year old witch. Add to that a small dose of psychic ability and you soon find out why Detective Carson of the Indianapolis police department cringes every time he … Continue reading

Shae Connor – Chicago

Author: Shae Connor
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781613720226
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Chicago is the setting for this sweet, first time story of Darren and Nathan, two young men at loose ends in Chicago for a visit.  Darren has come to visit his overbearing, insulting, pretentious lover, Robert. After just one too many verbal slams by Robert, Darren finally realizes how used he has been (and you do have to wonder how an intelligent man like Darren would have … Continue reading

Rowan McAllister – A Devil’s Own Luck

Author: Rowan McAllister
Reviewed by: Valentina
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781615819010
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I started this book feeling somewhat discouraged by the year the book was set in, but that only lasted as long as it took me to meet William. He was somewhat dangerous with a wicked sense of humor and a fast mind. He didn’t settle for the norm and despite having an eventful past and considering himself mostly retired from such life, he was still larger than … Continue reading