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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Gale Stanley – One Night in Bangkok


Author: Gale Stanley
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher:
Silver Publishing
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
IBSN 13:
9781920501020

David is a corporate lawyer, working at a law firm in America. On the evening of the trip to Bangkok, where he will be over overseeing the sale of the chain of hotels, his boss and lover, Bernie, unceremoniously dumped him. Since he is all about work, David continues on with the trip.

While Bangkok is noted for its hedonism and sex, … Continue reading

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Gena Showalter – Into the Dark


Author: Gena Showalter
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher:
Harlequin
Genre:
M/F Paranormal
ISBN 13:
9780373774517

This anthology contains three novellas, as well as a Lords of the Underworld bonus guide.  The bonus guide is very reminiscent of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Insiders Guide.  This guide contains a biography of all the Lords, along with a question and answer section with Kresley Cole (which seemed odd, as she doesn’t write LOTU), a behind the scenes look at how Ms Showalter … Continue reading

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Hank Edwards – Plus Ones


Author: Hank Edwards
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher:
Loose ID
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781607379973

Evan is looking for Mr. Right, not Mr. Right this second, although it really doesn’t come across that way in the beginning.  He is at a party at the house of his very good friend Alden and Alden’s partner, John.  Alden has introduced him to Bill, a very nice man who Evan finds reasons, petty, to not get to know.  But it is at … Continue reading

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Valentina Heart – King’s Conquest


Author: Valentina Heart
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher:
Silver Publishing
Genre:
M/M Fantasy
ISBN 13:
9781920501815

In addition to the amazing cover, Conquest is a roller coaster ride to read.  Rin is a prince of a warring kingdom, but his father, the king, has had definite ideas of what Rin can and can’t do.  Mainly, he isn’t allowed to do much of anything.  He is a prince in name only, and has no real idea of the workings of the politics of the kingdom.  … Continue reading

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Eve Silver – Sins of the Heart

  
Author:
 Eve Silver
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
HQN
Genre:
M/F Paranormal
ISBN 13: 
9780373774821


Soul Reapers are the collectors of souls to bring to Sutekh, who feeds off them.  The more evil the soul, the more Sutekh likes it.  He has followers, reapers and even half human sons.

The book begins with a Soul Reaper, Dagan Krayl, a son of Sutekh, appearing in a squalid Chicago tenement room.  He is there to collect the Darksoul of a murderer, one rape’s, tortures and … Continue reading

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D.J. Manly – Carnal Learning


Author: D.J. Manly
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
eXtasy Books
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781554878949

Told in first person POV by Oliver, who is in love with his boyfriend, Randy, and wants a commitment.  Randy, at 26 being five years Oliver’s senior, claims to be “not ready”.  When Oliver’s mother gets engaged and moves 800 miles away, from Toronto to Montreal, she wants Oliver to transfer colleges and come with her.  Randy not only does not complain he encourages the move.  Ten days … Continue reading

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J.M. Snyder – Tee’d Off


Author: J.M. Snyder
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Amber Allure
Genre:
M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
9781602724990

This is a fun short story (less than 60 pages) from J.M. Snyder. Greg Chennault is a young kid who gets interested in golf as his home is set just off the fairway of a golf course.  While a teenager, he gets a job caddying for a man, Trevor Johns, at this golf club that lasts throughout his high school years.  During his time as Mr. Johns’ caddy, … 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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J.M. Snyder – For the Boys


Author: J.M. Snyder
Reviewed by:
Lucy
Publisher:
Aspen Mountain Press
Genre:
M/M Historical
ISBN 13:
9781601682123

This was one of those stories that just reach in, grab your heart and squeeze.    It is set during the Korean War and told in third person POV of Carl, a pilot.  Carl has a best friend in his navigator, Bert.  Bert is a ladies’ man, always looking for a cutie to share time with.  This time, it is Ellie, a girl he saw in the USO … Continue reading

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