Louise Blaydon – And There Was Silence


Author: Louise Blaydon
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Historical
ISBN 13: 9781613723173

 

It is two years after the War.  The War that put the college (Oxford) and life of Robert and Harry a bit behind.  They are on track now, however, fellow students putting the War and the past behind them.  They have a day off, relaxing on the shore watching a young man try to maneuver a punt.  The young man is close to succeeding, but ends up having to … Continue reading

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Winona Wilder – Cowboy Drifter (Coming out #2)

Author: Winona Wilder
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Genre: M/M Western
ISBN 13: 9781610345521

 

I did not read the first book in this series, so I was a little afraid I would be lost.  I needn’t have worried, the story stands alone.  James is the son of a tough, impossible to please father.  Father is never satisfied, and works his sons hard.  He is worse than ever, since James’ older brother Waylon not only came out as gay, but is in a relationship with two men.  … Continue reading

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Jaxx Steele – Cam’s Best Friend

Author: Jaxx Steele
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781920502584

 

Oh, the potential that this book had!  A VERY nice cover. This amazing prologue, giving the back history of Reynaud and the death of his lover, Angele.  He is being punished for failing to protect his lover (who died with Reynaud right there, asleep).  Initially, the punishment was to be severely harsh, that of removing his magical abilities, even though the Council governing the crime for the most part believed Reynaud … Continue reading

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Julie Lynn Hayes – The Prince Wore Pink Stilettos

Author: Julie Lynn Hayes
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781615814442

 

This is one of those stories that, while it is short, is the perfect length. It is sweet, funny and most of all, it’s romantic. Michael’s daughter, Amber, is digging around in the attic and comes down with, yep, the pink stiletto. The sight of it sends Michael down memory lane, to his first love, who was his first kiss, who he gave his virginity too, on a prom night … Continue reading

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Leigh Clark – Formal British Reserve

Author: Leigh Clark
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Genre: M/F F/F Mystery
ISBN 13:  9781781661000

This book was entirely not what I assumed it would be, and should teach me a lesson about prejudging.  I assumed this was going to be a F/F BDSM tale, hardcore and to the point.  The blurb seemed to point in that direction, it being (an extremely funny) description of a paddle whack gone wrong.   Alison delivers a devastating blow to our heroine, Sandrine, while they are demonstrating costumes, … Continue reading

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Andrea Speed – Pretty Monsters (Josh of the Damned #1)

Author: Andrea Speed
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781937551032

This is a very short story which appears to be the beginning of a series.  Josh, he of the title, works the night shift at Quik-Mart.  Sounds run of the mill, until you realize that there is a hell portal in the Quik-Mart parking lot, and the customers who tend to come in might be lizard-monsters or the walking dead.  Decaying zombies who always go for the frozen burritos (and when Josh … Continue reading

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Katie Blu – Mommy’s Little Zombie

Author: Katie Blu
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Respendence Publishing
Genre: M/F Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781607354727

Mommy.  Immortal proprietor of a diner for supernatural beings, is also somewhat of a matchmaker.  She is matching up Lyric, a brain-eating zombie girl, with Brian, a reborn mummy.  Lyric is dressed up nice and pretty, it’s her birthday and she’s meeting her date at Mommy’s diner, where it has been promised that if she dives for Brian’s brains instead of her meal, someone will stop her.  He looks delicious.

The “Mommy’s little” … Continue reading

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Mia Watts – Mommy’s Little Mummy

Author: Mia Watts
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Respendence Publishing
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781607354710

Another entry in the Mommy’s Little series.  This one doesn’t feature the immortal diner owner, Mommy, to a great degree.  These stories are very short, and just so clever. In this installment, Remmao and Licenius live in the times of Cleopatria.  Remmao is the Queen’s scribe, while Licenius is a Roman emissary to Egypt.  They are lovers, in a time very dangerous for Romans.  Remmao comes up with a plan for them to … Continue reading

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Julie Lynn Hayes – Lawn Boy

Author: Julie Lynn Hayes
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Romance First Publishing
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 2940011893780

This is a very short, very straightforward story of a man, very newly divorced, who is sort of drifting.  He has the house he had shared with his wife (who ran off with someone else) but he really doesn’t know how to do anything.  He mentions he can find the kitchen, but can’t cook.  He has zero cleaning skills and has no idea what do with the … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Hoyt – To Beguile a Beast (Legend of the Four Soldiers #3)


Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Forever
Genre: M/F Historical
ISBN 13:  9780446406932

Oh my, did I love this book.  A clever take on, yes, Beauty and the Beast, it also boasts a wounded hero (grim and terse and just so very lovely) and a not-so-innocent heroine.  It was a refreshing change from the usual historical romance.

Alistair was a soldier in the war, brave and strong.  When he is critically injured, he comes home and heals, painfully.  He is very scarred (enough … Continue reading

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