Rachel Haimowitz and Heidi Belleau – The Flesh Cartel #1: Capture


Author: Rachel Haimowitz and Heidi Belleau
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: M/M Slavery
ISBN13: 9781937551681

Summary: In this first installment of the exciting new psychosexual thriller, The Flesh Cartel, orphaned brothers Mat and Dougie Carmichael are stolen in the night from their own home. Taken to a horrifying processing facility, they are assessed, microchipped, and subjected to unspeakable brutality—all in preparation for sale to the highest bidder.

In a world where every person has a price, the beautiful and … Continue reading

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Elyan Smith – Portside


Author: Elyan Smith
Reviewed by: Cat
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: M/M
ISBN 13:   9781937551414

This is a story about a shipping town in Whales that has long since seen it’s prime. The town and its residences are now an unfortunate victim of a down economy and stuck in a vicious cycle of hard times that is now their life. The docks, which were once a hub of activity, are now a reminder of times gone past and where men go to get relief from … Continue reading

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Tal Valante – All My Crimes


Author: Tal Valante
Reviewed by: Cat
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: M/M Fantasy
ISBN 13:   9781937551438

Summary: The war with the elves is over. But for Teregryn Eve, the human king’s former right-hand man, another nightmare is about to begin.

It’s taken Teregryn two years to recover his health and magic in the aftermath of the war. He’d rather retire from the world of men, but an assassination threat and a malevolent ghost force him on a quest to save the king who no longer … Continue reading

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Rachel Haimowitz & Cat Grant – Power Play: Awakening (Power Play #2)

Author: Rachel Haimowitz & Cat Grant
Reviewed by: Cat
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: M/M BDSM
ISBN 13:   9781937551322

Brandon McKinney is a man reborn. Newly awakened to the notion of consensual power exchange and the submissive urges inside him, he begs for a second chance from the man who opened his eyes to this world: Silicon Valley superstar Jonathan Watkins. But no birth is absent pain, and Brandon’s is no exception. He fears he’s not strong enough to see it through.

Jonathan knows better. He’s seen … Continue reading

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Fiona Glass – Necessity’s Door

Author: Fiona Glass
Reviewed by: Cat
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:   9781937551391

Blurb: Being an openly-gay detective in Birmingham comes with its share of problems. For one, the pay is awful. For another, Jake always gets stuck with the crappy undercover jobs. Like posing as a prostitute to catch the new crime boss in town—a man notorious for rough sex with pretty young rentboys.

Jake’s latest op is fraught with difficulties, all of them men. Like his partner, Mac, … Continue reading

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Cat Grant – Priceless (Rent Boys)

Author: Cat Grant
Reviewed by: Cat
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781937551377

Connor Morrison is a 3D optics pioneer, the star of the UC Berkeley physics department, and a socially-inept workaholic. And with his dear friend and business partner, Steve Campbell, handling their investors, he’s content to remain in the shadows. That is, until he meets the gorgeous and starry-eyed physics student Wes Martin.

Wes is brilliant but broke. Ever since his scholarship fell victim to the financial crisis, he’s had no … Continue reading

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Anne Brooke – Where You Hurt the Most (Rent Boy)

Author: Anne Brooke
Reviewed by: Cat
Publisher: Riptide
Genre: M/M Romance
ISBN 13: 9781937551360

Adrian is more than happy as high-class escort for a number of regular clients. When his boss and dear friend asks him to entertain his nephew, Adrian readily agrees, but meeting Dan challenges him in ways he’d never imagined.

Dan is scarred inside and out from an accident that destroyed a promising future. Despite Adrian’s loveless lifestyle and Dan’s withdrawal and anger, the two men forge a deep—if unnerving—connection. Soon they … Continue reading

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Cat Grant & Rachel Haimowitz – Resistance (Power Play Book 1)

Author:  Cat Grant & Rachel Haimowitz
Reviewer: Cat
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: M/M BDSM
ISBN 13: 9781937551285

 

Summary:

Brandon McKinney has scraped and sacrificed for what little in life he’s ever had. Though it’s been fifteen years since he escaped his father’s abuse, the damage remains. Trust seems as far out of reach as his dream of becoming an architect, and though he’s come to accept being gay, he can’t deny the shame and confusion he feels at other urges—the deeply-repressed desire to … Continue reading

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Anne Tenino – Frat Boy and Toppy

Author: Anne Tenino
Reviewer: Don
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
ISBN 13:9781937551278

 

I was happily surprised at how good this book was.  I was expecting an over sexed coming out story and got so much more.  Brad is a college jock who’s trying to play the expected straight life by dating a lot of girls and letting everyone think he’s a super stud.  His fraternity brothers hold him in awe because of his conquests and girls date him just for … 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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