Tia Fielding – Lucky


Author:
 Tia Fielding
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Dreamspinner Press
Genre:
M/M Transgender
ISBN 13:
9781613723142

Lucky is the story of Sloane, a female to male transgendered soul who is just desperately unhappy living in the female body he inhabits.  He isn’t interested in reassignment surgery because he is afraid of complications.  When he tells his parents about himself, they react poorly.  His father is mayor of the town, and agrees to pay for Sloane’s college tuition as long as he promises to go … Continue reading

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Perry Ambrose – A Wolf in the Fold


Author: Perry Ambrose
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher:
Dreamspinner Press
Genre:
M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13:
9781613722466
 

A Wolf in the Fold is an interesting, if short, story of Roderick, an American outsider among the gentry of his English village home.  His mother had money, and purchased the estate they lived in until a run-in with a werewolf caused her to die of fright, or so the story goes.  Roderick has purchased sheep to “build up his flock”, even … Continue reading

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Allison Cassatta – Dear Diary


Author:
Allison Cassatta
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
XOXO Publishing
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781927027103

Dear Diary is an interesting running monologue, told in first person by Chris.  Chris is a high school senior who uses a gift from his parents, a hand-held recorder, as his diary.  It is this, interspersed with third person narrative, which makes up the story of how Chris discovered, and embraced, his true self.  The story is told on the night of Chris’ … Continue reading

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A.J. Llewellyn – Creed


Author:
 A.J. Llewellyn
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
eXtasy Books
Genre:
M/M Mystery
ISBN 13:
9781554875627

One thing I love about AJ Llewellyn’s writing is the ability to convey the deepest feeling of love and tenderness in a hot, sexy scene.  It makes the telling all the more provocative, because you can feel the emotion mixed with the physical.   Creed has that feel to it.  It is a continuation of the story of Dean “Marshall Honeybone” and his chef love, Jean-Luc, … Continue reading

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T.A. Chase – Kissed by God


Author:
 T.A. Chase
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Amber Allure
Genre:  
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781611241112

Kissed by God is a somewhat difficult book to read, for anyone who has struggled with any type of addiction, because it shows the aftermath.  Gus is the son of a wealthy politician.  He is also a heroin addict.  The book begins with his final weekend of use, describing his feeling while riding the high, described by him as being “kissed by God”.  … Continue reading

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Karenna Colcroft – Salad on the Side


Author: Karenna Colcroft
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher:
MLR Press
Genre:
M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13:
9781608203550

A vegan werewolf!!  Just the idea made me smile.  The story is told in first person from the POV of Kyle, a newcomer to the Boston area.  He has a slight crush on his neighbor, Tobias, who he sees naked in the garden one night.  He looks back, and there is a dog? Wolf? In the garden instead, he goes to bed … Continue reading

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K.C. Kendricks – Your Whisper in the Dark


Author: K.C. Kendricks
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher:
Amber Quill
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781611241297

Kenzie and Dennis have been together for 17 years, in an “open” relationship.  Kenzie has been with others twice but Dennis has been more so.  One day Kenzie comes home to find Dennis crying in the guest room, and the story comes out that Dennis had cheated (is it called cheating if the relationship is open, though?), fallen in love and was … Continue reading

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Lara Adrian – Deeper Than Midnight


Author: Lara Adrian
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher:
Dell
Genre:
M/F Paranormal
ISBN 13:
9780440246114

So excited to get Hunter’s story!  He, more than any of the Breeds, made me feel for him, want him have some measure of happiness to balance what he has already been through. Hunter is a Gen One Breed, born and raised to be a weapon against the Order.  He is no longer an enemy, instead an ally and a part, but he is … Continue reading

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Jeff Adams – Bicycle Built for Two


Author: Jeff Adams
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher:
Dreamspinner Press
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781615819225

Jason is a four year veteran of the 290 mile bike ride from Boston to New York, which raises money for an AIDS charity.   He bikes with a team of three friends, all of whom met at the first year ride.  This year, however, he also meets Ben, a first year rider.   When Ben gets a flat tire, Jason stops to help, … Continue reading

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DeShaun Walker – Chocolate Cupcake and Mythical Creatures


Author: DeShaun Walker
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Dreamspinner Press
Genre:
M/M YA
ISBN 13:
9781613723449

Charlie is an out and proud shifter who wears rainbow bracelets, sits on his friends laps and unapologetically ogles boys at his all boy school.  He is very young seeming with a lot of slang speak (hizzot, shiz, etc). He is adorable, a shifter who grows his ears at school and loves his straight roommate vampire Caleb.  Or is Caleb straight?

That being said, there are aspects of … Continue reading

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