Review: Adam Arkin – Freedoms Shore

35555193Author: Adam Arkin
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: Mm Contemporary

Summary: When a shy student decides to spend a summer on the Spanish Mediterranean coast, he has no idea of the life-changing adventure that awaits. For years Adam has denied his true yearnings, until a visit to a gay-friendly nudist beach inspires him to act on his naked impulses.//Slowly his mind is coaxed open to a world of new pleasures, in the experienced hands of the uninhibited hunks … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Victoria Sue – The Innocent Auction (Innocent #1)

51GDVUwZTYL._SY346_Author: Victoria Sue
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Historical

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Summary:  London 1810.

Their love was a death sentence.

Deacon, Viscount Carlisle, was aware of the slums and gin-lanes of London. Just as he was aware of the underground traffic that furnished the brothels and bath houses with human innocents. He was also aware that the so-called justice system would hang the accused without much of an attempt at a defense, unless the unfortunate had … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Damon Suede – Pent Up

51yIwjMUoYLAuthor: Damon Suede
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Christopher Kipiniak

Summary:

PENT UP: Mix business with pleasure and take cover.

Ruben Oso moves to Manhattan to start his life over as a low-rent bodyguard and stumbles into a gig in a swanky Park Avenue penthouse. What begins as executive protection turns personal working for a debonair zillionaire who makes Ruben question everything about himself.

Watching over financial hotshot Andy Bauer puts Ruben in an impossible position. … Continue reading

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Review: Mary Calmes – You Never Know

51tgewEPsxL._SY346_Author: Mary Calmes
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Hagen Wylie has it all figured out. He’s going to live in his hometown, be everybody’s friend, explore new relationships, and rebuild his life after the horrors of war. No muss, no fuss is the plan. He’s well on his way—until he finds out his first love has come home too. Hagen says it’s no big deal, but a chance encounter with Mitch Thayer’s two cute … Continue reading

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Review: Dakota Storm – Rescued

511+AlXCVWL._AC_US327_QL65_Author: Dakota Storm
Reviewer: Toni
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Dean Montgomery loves his ranch and his family, but something is missing. When he sets out on a road trip to purchase land to expand his ranch, he finds himself stranded in a snowstorm.

When the sexy and gruff Colt James, a tracker and rescue worker, rescues Dean, both of their lives are turned upside down. Attraction sizzles, and hearts race. But then trouble brews, and … Continue reading

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Review: Amy Aislin – The Play of His Life

519XghpxlJLAuthor: Amy Aislin
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Former best friends turned lovers Christian and Riley haven’t seen or spoken to each other in six years…is there a better time than the holiday season to reconnect with your favorite person?

The last person Christian wants to run into on a visit home to spend time with his mom over the holidays is his former best friend-turned-lover-turned-ex. But there Riley is, in all his tall, chiseled, blondness. … Continue reading

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Review: Christina E. Pilz – At Lodgings In Lyme (Oliver & Jack #2)

51cZVg+dPMLAuthor: Christina E. Pilz
Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Blue Rain Press
Genre: Mm Historical

Summary:An ex-apprentice and his street thief companion flee the dangers of Victorian London and the threat of the hangman’s noose in search of family and the promise of a better life.

After Oliver Twist commits murder to protect Jack Dawkins (The Artful Dodger), both must flee London’s familiar but dangerous environs for safety elsewhere. Together they travel to Lyme Regis in the hopes of finding Oliver’s … Continue reading

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Review: Lane Hayes – A Kind of Home (A Kind of Stories #4)

41PgTIK-mZLAuthor: Lane Hayes
Reviewer: Toni
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Isaac Dalton is the guitarist for Spiral, arguably the biggest rock band in the world. The band’s meteoric rise to superstardom has its perks, but fame and fortune aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Nonstop touring and performing exhaust Isaac, and when an overzealous fan makes it imperative that he travel with a clingy bodyguard, he is ready for a break from the madness. More so when … Continue reading

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Review: Elliot Cooper – Rogue Wolf

51hOV8Rg6ZLAuthor: Elliot Cooper
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Pronoun
Genre: Paranormal

Summary:

Exiled from his home planet for loving an enemy, Vince turned to space piracy aboard the Cygnus. Disguised as a human thanks to his species’ shifting abilities, Vince feels secure. But he’s not safe from memories of his murdered lifemate—or from a growing attraction to Trent Rolston, the ship’s captain, he feels honor bound to ignore.

Trent, though, is determined to prove to Vince there’s nothing wrong with becoming … Continue reading

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Interview: Marshall Thornton

Hi! Thank you so much for being with us.  We have…questions!

51w+BhxbDqL._SY346_Let’s start with Femme (the audio version is what we reviewed.) Did you base Lionel on someone you know?

Yes and no. There are bits of a couple different friends woven in there. But mostly Lionel began as a stereotype and became more and more real with each page.

Can you walk in high heels?  (Just curious!)

LOL. Well, I haven’t worn women’s heels since I tried on my mother’s pumps … Continue reading

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