Lee Patton – Forgive Me Father

Author: Lee Patton
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781611522853

Gabe is in love with his boyfriend, Marty.  It is an interracial relationship, one that Gabe’s father would loudly disparage.  To save Marty from this, Gabe doesn’t allow Marty, or anyone really, to meet his father.  Marty has met his sister and his mother, but he feels that Gabe is ashamed.  He’s right, Gabe is ashamed – of his father.

Gabe’s father is a bigot, a racist, a homophobe and a … Continue reading

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Lee Patton – Straight People and Their Problems

Author: Lee Patton
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781611522730

This is the story of Gabe, a gay college student living in a two flat with other roommates – Conrad downstairs who has a rich father and mysterious stretch Lincoln errands; Rain who has a rich father but works as a janitor to assert her independence; Russ who is Rain’s boyfriend but knows of Gabe’s crush on him; and finally Candy who isn’t really a roommate but parties with Conrad and … Continue reading

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Mattew Scrivens – Sole Survivor

Author: Matthew Scrivens
Reviewer: Don
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Genre: M/M Mystery Thriller
ISBN 13: 9781611522662

WOW what an intense and complex murder mystery/gay romance Mr. Scrivens has put together here. Adam Huntington was attacked and held prisoner by one of California’s worst serial killers. He still bears the scars both physically and mentally but through his morning spiritual routine and a move to New York City to escape the questionable fame of being the “sole survivor, Adam has managed to heal most of the … Continue reading

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Helen Ayim – Fairy Night

Author: Helen Ayim
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Genre: Contemporary fantasy
ISBN 13: 9781611522778

 

The difficulty I had with this book is that I wasn’t sure what it was supposed to be.  Was it a friend story? A paranormal? A warning?  I read it twice and I’m still not sure.  It’s a very short story (27 pages on iPad) that deals with whether or not fairies have returned.  It is told in first person by Chris, who is very skeptical on whether fairies exist.  … Continue reading

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Joshua Skye – Midtown Spa

Author: Joshua Skye
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: JMS Books, LLC
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781611522716

 

I am completely thrown on what to even say about this book.  It is super short (about 10 pages on iPad) and begins conventionally enough with a shy young man going to the Midtown Spa, a fancy term for a gay sex club.  The story is told first person from his point of view, and we get a glimpse on what he is going through.  He wants sex.  That’s what … Continue reading

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Mykola Dementiuk – Kisser

Author: Mykola Dementiuk
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: JMS Books, LLC
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781611522679

Richard, (Dick or Dickey) is a 19-year-old man, drifting after high school and living with his mom.  What he is NOT is queer.  He is not a fairy, fruit, sissy or a faggot.  He uses those words to demonstrate what he isn’t.  The fact that he sits in the park, waiting for an unknown man to show up, means nothing, right?  That’s what he tells himself.  When unknown man, Ralphie, gives … Continue reading

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J. Tomas – Just a Little Note

Author: J. Tomas
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: JMS Books, LCC
Genre: M/M Young Adult
ISBN 13: 9781611522808

I don’t usually read young adult books.  I have nothing against the genre, just not usually what I pick up.  I feel I have been missing out now, because this was just adorable.

This is the short story of Bryan and Jesse, two high school friends who are each secretly crushing on the other.  Neither has the courage to say anything to the other and risk losing the … Continue reading

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Terry O’Reilly – Not in the NFL

Author: Terry O’Reilly
Reviewed by:
Don
Publisher:
JMS Books, LLC.
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781611521658

This was another engaging book that should not have had to be written.  Unfortunately, homophobia still runs strong in the U.S.  Adam Davis and Brendan Fletcher are both NFL football stars at the top of their careers.  They play for different football teams but manage to find a spark of interest in each other at a post game party.  Both men are closeted and Adam is so much in denial … Continue reading

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J.M. Snyder – A More Perfect Union


Author:
 J.M. Snyder
Reviewed by:
Daisiemae
Publisher:
JMS Books
Genre:
M/M
ISBN 13:
9781602723924

A More Perfect Union by J.M. Snyder is the third and final book in the “Between the States” series.  It picks up several months after the second book, Beneath a Yankee Sky and wraps up the series with a strong and interesting storyline as it started out with.  Once again, Brance and Caleb easily captured my attention and heart with their struggle and determination to find a life for … Continue reading

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J.M. Snyder – Caught Off Base


Author: J.M. Snyder
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
JMS Books
Genre:
M/M Contempory
ISBN 13:
9781935753032

Warning:  Contains spoilers for the previous book in this series.  It is not recommended to read this book as a standalone.

This short story is a follow up/companion story to the novel ‘Stepping Up to the Plate’.   The main character of this short is one of the secondary characters in the first novel – Ange.  It is unclear exactly how long after the action of the first book … Continue reading

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