JF Smith – Latakia

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Author: JF Smith
Reviewed by: Gawain
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: M/M Action
ISBN 13:N/A
 

Summary:  

Matthew likes his life in Richmond. He has his friends and his softball and his volunteer work. And he has a very good-looking boyfriend, Brian, who he’s been happily dating for over a year now. So what if his friends tend to question just how good his boyfriend is, and so what if Brian tends to have inexplicable mood swings. And so what if Brian seems to invite Matt’s … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Luscombe – Shirts and Skins

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Author: Jeffrey Luscombe
Reviewed by: Gwain
Publisher: Chelsea Station Editions
Genre: M/M Anthology
ISBN 13: 9781937627003
 

Summary:  

A remarkable debut novel from Jeffrey Luscombe-a compelling series of linked stories of a young man’s coming-out, coming-of-age, and coming-to-terms with his family and fate. Josh Moore lives with his family on the ‘wrong side’ of Hamilton, a gritty industrial city in southwestern Ontario. As a young boy, Josh plots an escape for a better life far from the steel mills that lined the bay. But fate … Continue reading

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Robertson Davies – What’s Bred in the Bone

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Author: Robertson Davies
Reviewed by: Gawain
Publisher: Penguin Publishing
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 9780140117936
 

Summary:  

Francis Cornish was always good at keeping secrets. From the well-hidden family secret of his childhood to his mysterious encounters with a small -town embalmer, an expert art restorer, a Bavarian countess, and various masters of espionage, the events in Francis’s life were not always what they seemed.

In this wonderfully ingenious portrait of an art expert and collector of international renown, Robertson Davies has created a spellbinding tale … Continue reading

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James Baldwin – Giovanni’s Room

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Author: James Baldwin
Reviewed by: 
Gawain
Publisher:
Delta
Genre: M/M Mystery
ISBN 13:
9780385334587
 

Summary:  

Baldwin’s haunting and controversial second novel is his most sustained treatment of sexuality, and a classic of gay literature. In a 1950s Paris swarming with expatriates and characterized by dangerous liaisons and hidden violence, an American finds himself unable to repress his impulses, despite his determination to live the conventional life he envisions for himself After meeting and proposing to a young woman, he falls into a lengthy affair … Continue reading

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Robert Joseph Greene – This High School Has Closets

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Author: Robert Joseph Greene
Reviewed by: 
Gawain
Publisher:
Icon Empire Press 
Genre: 
M/M Young Adult
ISBN 13:
  N/A
 

Summary:  

Sometimes coming out during high school just isn’t an option. For Mark Thomas, finding out he was gay, falling in love, and dealing with becoming an adult, made it even tougher.
“This High School Has Closets” is part of the “Gay Support” series and is about two young male teenagers falling in love during a difficult time in high school

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Lissa Kasey & Xara X. Xanakas – Sink or Swim

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Author: Lissa Kasey & Xara X. Xanakas
Reviewed by: Gawain
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: N/A

Summary: 

Beau has always been the center of attention, the first responder, dive master, and all around life-saver. When he gets a job overseas, Abram feels that he has to follow his lover, but he still harbors doubts of his own worthiness.

Those doubts come to a head during the long flight to begin their new lives. How far is Abram willing to go to … Continue reading

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Harper Fox – Nine Lights Over Edinburgh

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Author: Harper Fox
Reviewed by: Gawain
Publisher: Carina
Genre: M/M Suspense
ISBN 13: 9781426890949
 

Summary:  

Detective Inspector James McBride is riding high on the belief that he’s about to bust a human-trafficking ring. But just five days before Christmas, his unorthodox methods catch up with him and his world comes crashing down.

McBride tries to concentrate on his new day job as security for the visiting Israeli ambassador. He even starts to feel a renewed sense of self-worth when the leader of the … Continue reading

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Madeleine Urban -Man of Mystery

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Author: Madeleine Urban
Reviewed by: Gawain
Publisher: DreamSpinner Press
Genre: M/M Mystery
ISBN 13: 9781935192008
 

Summary:  

Father. Giver. Dreamer. He’s a man of reality. Alan, a stay-at-home dad ruled by his wife, yearns for adventure, companionship, and happiness. After a vicious showdown with his spouse, his headlong flight takes him into the path of an oncoming car.

Charmer. Playboy. Grifter. He’s a man of mystery. Terrence, a drifter who makes his way by taking advantage of the kindness of others, is really … Continue reading

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J.P. Barnaby – Vanished

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Author: J.P. Barnaby
Reviewed by: Gawain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781615818716
 

Summary:  

Brian McAllister’s story continues in San Diego, where he finds so much more than he ever expected: acceptance, friends, encouragement, and an entire world of sexual adventure he’d never dared to imagine back in his small Alabama town. He continues to search for one lost boy in a sea of humanity but slowly begins to realize that maybe dreams really don’t come true.

Encouraged by new friends Mike … Continue reading

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Kira Harp – The Benefit of Ductwork

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Author: Kira Harp
Reviewed by: Gawain
Publisher: Featherweight Press
Genre: M/M Young Adult
ISBN 13: N/A
 

Summary: 

Andy was six when he was adopted by the men he calls Dad and Pops. At seventeen, he has almost escaped his early years and found security in his dads’ loving home. But his neglected early childhood taught Andy that nothing good can be his forever. When his parents decide to foster Kyle, a young gay teenager in need of a place to stay, Andy can’t … Continue reading

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