Review: DC Williams – A Splendid Jape

27402698Author: DC Williams
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: MM Historical

Summary: Algernon Grimsdale is unsettled when he indulges his sister and attends a less than entirely proper masquerade.

Algernon Grimsdale wishes to see his sister happily married, and soon, but it seems a harmless adventure. Until an unknown naval officer and a mysterious “lady” complicate his plans after attending a masquerade. His sister Sophy may be on her way to being settled, but will Algie lose his heart to Lieutenant Richard Smith as well?
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Review: Katherine Marlow – An Unusual Courtship

an unusualAuthor: Katherine Marlow
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Honeywine Publishing
Genre: MM Historical
ISBN:

Summary: Percival Valentine is delighted by the arrival of new neighbours in the sleepy provincial town of Linston. Swiftly befriending the fashionable trio of Londoners, Percival sets out to court the elegant Miss Bolton, but soon comes to realise that he is being courted instead by the charming but secretive Mr. Everett. As Percival begins to uncover the circumstances behind his new friends’ arrival in Linston, he is drawn inextricably closer to Mr. Everett … Continue reading

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Review: Mark A. Roeder – A Triumph of Will

20833642Author: Mark A. Roeder
Reviewer:Stephen
Publisher:Self Published
Genre:M/M Historical
ISBN: 9781495402494

Summary:
WWII. 1942. Will’s brother is fighting the war in the Pacific, but Will is forced to remain behind. Will takes his brother’s place in the academic world of Indiana University, where he meets two students and two soon-to-be-legendary men who will change his life forever. Will thought he was the only boy attracted to other males, but when he sneaks into Professor Kinsey’s marriage course he realizes his mistake. Will meets Ben, who he … Continue reading

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Audio review: Eli Easton – The Lion and the Crow

23963387Author: Eli Easton
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: DreamSpinner Press LLC
Genre: M/M Historical
ISBN: n/a

Summary:
In medieval England, duty is everything, personal honor is more valued than life itself, and homosexuality is not tolerated by the church or society.

Sir Christian Brandon was raised in a household where he was hated for his unusual beauty and for his parentage. Being smaller than his six brutish half-brothers, he learned to survive by using his wits and his gift for strategy, earning him the nickname the Crow.

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Review: Avery Cockburn – Playing to Win (Glasgow Lads Book 2)

25938702Author: Avery Cockburn
Reviewer:Wendy
Publisher:Self Published
Genre:M/M Historical
ISBN:n/a

Summary:
Colin MacDuff has nothing. Growing up in a Glasgow slum, he learned never to trust, never to cry—and never EVER to be at the mercy of anyone, especially rich men. So how did he end up half-naked at a rave with Scotland’s hottest young aristocrat?

Lord Andrew Sunderland has everything. From ancestral castle to posh prep school, he’s spent his life wrapping others around his wee … Continue reading

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Heloise West – If I Were Fire interview, excerpt and giveaway

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HI! Thank you for taking time to talk to us – welcome to Hearts!

Thanks for having me, Hearts!

Tell us what went into writing If I Were Fire.

Well, I’m not a short story writer, first and foremost, but I had an idea for “The Kindness of Strangers” sub call for a Dreamspinner Press anthology. I managed to jam this story into 12, 000 words, but it was a tight fit. Fortunately, the editors at DsP … Continue reading

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Review: Ingela Bohm – Rival Poet

25642848Author: Ingela Bohm
Reviewer:Rich
Publisher: Self Published
Genre:M/M Historical Romance
ISBN: 9781311035691

Summary:
1587. A young Will Shaksper arrives in London, hoping to publish his poems. But rejection hits him hard, and he wants to give up – until he meets Kit. Dazzled and drawn in, Will is shocked to find their friendship escalate into something else – something dark and dangerous in a country where sodomy is a capital offence. When Kit finally tries to seduce him, will he be able to resist?
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ARC Review: Katherine Marlowe- A Wager of Love

a wagerAuthor: Katherine Marlowe
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: MM Historical
ISBN:

Summary: Laurence Aberforth has never been in love. The first time he meets the impulsive and charming Gilbert Heckwith, he accepts a wager as to whether or not true love exists in the world. Amidst the playful flirtation of their new friendship, they explore the concept of love through philosophy and poetry, and the two of them ultimately find the proof of their wager in … Continue reading

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Review: Taylin Clavelli – Dakota Skies

dakotaAuthor: Taylin Clavelli
Reviewer:Vivian
Publisher:Wayward Ink Publishing
Genre:M/M Cowboy
ISBN: 9781925222036

Summary:
Born in the wrong time…

In 1875 Dakota, Sheriff Jamie Carter has to hide his interest in men, even from his gutsy twin sister, Anna. On a good day, the truth can mean a bullet between the eyes, and on a bad, one in the back.

A man on a mission…

Jamie leaves Anna in charge of Blackrock and he hits the bounty hunting trail, along … Continue reading

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Audio review: Eli Easton – The Lion and the Crow

lionAuthor: Eli Easton
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: DreamSpinner Press
Genre:M/M Historical
ISBN: 9781627985451

Summary:
In medieval England, duty is everything, personal honor is more valued than life itself, and homosexuality is not tolerated by the church or society.

Sir Christian Brandon was raised in a household where he was hated for his unusual beauty and for his parentage. Being smaller than his six brutish half-brothers, he learned to survive by using his wits and his gift for strategy, earning … Continue reading

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