Rachelle Cochran – Pure Bliss

Author: Rachelle Cochran
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Less Than Three
Genre: M/M Fantasy
ISBN 13: 9781620041277

This is a short story, part of the Kiss Me Quick Valentine bundle.  Here, Valentine’s Day is apparently called Anandaprema Day.  It has been one year since Kalyana and Avanindra have been together, and it is their first Anandaprema Day together.  Avanindra is looking forward to it very much, celebrating their love.  It is three days before Anandaprema Day when suddenly Kalyana is called to the Royal Court, a two day … Continue reading

Xara X. Xanakas – Razor’s Cut

Author: Xara X. Xanakas
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Less Than Three
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781620041307

I so wanted to love this short story.  It is rockers, and that’s a favorite genre of mine.  The problem, however, is that I hated the main character.  Razor is a selfish guitarist in the band the Evil Psycho Gods.  They are playing a gig at the Loaded Snail (yes, love the names), and he is onstage scouting his one-off for the night. He is on the lookout for a … Continue reading

Zathyn Priest – One of Those Days

Author: Zathyn Priest
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Sodalis Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: NA

Holy hell, we have all had days like this!  A big difference between most people and Alex Bell however is the fact that he budgets in time to compensate for the cat jumping into the fishtank, being unable to find matching socks and locking your keys in the house.  He is an over-preparer, and a bit OCD. He is also a chiropractor, sharing a practice with his father.  Alex is a compassionate … Continue reading

Elizah J. Davis – Beware of Cupid Bearing Gifts

Author: Elizah J. Davis
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Less Than Three
Genre: M/M Fantasy
ISBN 13: 9781620041246

Poor Nick.  In this short story, he is beautiful, growing ever more so as he gets older.  You would think this would be a good thing, but Nick is also very vain, and he doesn’t take much care when he is telling an admirer no.  When he garners the attention of the gods, he is offered a choice.  True love or immortality?  Nick figures, he’s so hot he will get true love while … Continue reading

Megan Derr – By The Way


Author:  Megan Derr
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher:  Less Than Three
Genre: M/M contemporary
ISBN 13:  9781936202188

How lovely, a chance to revisit the family of Missing Butterfly!  This very short story (and oh how I wish it had been longer) consolidates the friendship of Mal’s brother Antoine and his best friend Wally.  Wally is married to the wicked witch of the west, but is finally making the changes to be free of her, and maybe now Antoine will get to spend time with the … Continue reading

Nicole Dennis – Ghost On A Wing

Author: Nicole Dennis
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781920502010

 

Anderson is a high school senior, intelligent, a dedicated runner and the overachiever son of an artist.  He takes on so much responsibility that  it’s a wonder he has time to even have a crush, much less be a “jogger stalker”. The object of his unrequited affection is Morgan, who owns a party supply and costume store called Metamorphysis.  Anderson is content to merely do his daily runs … Continue reading

Andi Anderson – Kissed By Death

Author: Andi Anderson
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: M/M Fantasy
ISBN 13:  9781920502508

Gregory is a baseball player, rounding the bases towards home when he feels an incredible pain In his chest and collapses.  He is having a heart attack at 14, and the Grim Reaper is there to take him.  Gregory is very unselfish, and worries about his parents, who he knows are not ready to let him go.  He begs the Reaper for more time, to let his wrens adjust to losing … Continue reading

M.J. Willow – The Lady’s Herald

Author: M.J. Willow
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Less Than Three
Genre: M/M Fantasy
ISBN 13: 9781620041284

This is a short story from the Less Than Three Valentine bundle.  This is a fantasy story that seemed historical when I first started reading, until I realized Kennet was reading the newspaper, so not as medieval as I thought.  Kennet’s best friend is Brennar, who also happens to be Kennet’s secret love. Brennar is the heir to an estate, and to add to his gloriousness, he is chosen as the … Continue reading

Megan Derr – Tabloid Trouble

Author: Megan Derr
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Less Than Three
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781620041215

This is a super short revisit to Cassidy and Malcolm, the incredibly lovely couple from Missing Butterfly.  I wish wish wish this had been longer, because it was so great to revisit these guys.

In this little vignette, a slimebag musician named Beckett has engineered a photo op for paparazzi at a charity event;  he shoves his tongue down Cassidy’s throat while cameras click.  He does it for publicity, not … Continue reading

Megan Derr – The Missing Butterfly (Butterfly #1)

Author: Megan Derr
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Less Than Three
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781936202072

Cassidy is a rocker, his voice so beautiful that he and his band are poised for greatness.  He is in the band with his friends, and can’t wait to get on with his life.  Until the phone call that lets him know his parents were killed in a car accident, and his dreams of rock stardom come crashing down.  Cassidy loves his family, and raising his two younger siblings is now … Continue reading