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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E.E. Ottoman – The Possession of Eugene Lawrence Davis Giveaway

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At the beginning of the Great Depression Lawrence Eugene Davis returns to his family’s ranch to set his father’s affairs in order. But the house stirs memories of his unhappy childhood and his miserable time in the trenches. Memories are not the only thing woken, however, and Lawrence finds himself hunted and eventually overcome by the sinister presence.

Salvation comes at the eleventh hour in the form of a stranger who claims he can rid Lawrence of the demon threatening to possess him—but in exchange he wants Lawrence for himself. Continue reading

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Review: Jeff Laver – Elder Petersen’s Mission Memories

18017386Author:  Jeff Laver
Reviewer: Stephen
Publisher: Torquere Press
Genre: M/M
ISBN: 9781610404785

Summary:
Steve Petersen has been hoping his homosexual feelings are “just a phase.” But as a nineteen-year-old embarking on a two-year Mormon mission in South America, he realizes those feelings are still there, and that he’s attracted to another missionary — the companion he’s been assigned to be with twenty-four hours a day. Set in 1972, less than three years after Stonewall, these missionaries have been taught by their church that homosexuality is an … Continue reading

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Kayla Bash – Dead Girls Still Scream Tour and Contest

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Blurb:  Katriona Sparrow, dubbed the Mad Heiress by London’s upper class, is the deceptively fragile ward of a foreign nobleman. She can’t stand making small talk with strangers, but she’s unparalleled when it comes to deciphering the dead.

On a routine investigation, something goes horribly wrong, leaving Katriona catatonic in an upscale hospital and a serial killer with an artistic bent stalking London’s most vulnerable.

Enter Anthea Garlant, a young witch and academic ostracized from polite society … Continue reading

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