Review: Christian Baines – Skin

Author: Christian Baines
Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Kyle, a young newcomer to New Orleans, is haunted by the memory of his first lover, brutally murdered just outside the French Quarter.

Marc, a young Quarter hustler, is haunted by an eccentric spirit that shares his dreams, and by the handsome but vicious lover who shares his bed.

When the barrier between these men comes down, it will prove thinner than the veil between the living … Continue reading

Review: Lynn Van Dorn – Damage Control

Author: Lynn Van Dorn
Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Everything to lose.

Tyler’s worked hard to kick the dust of the Chicago suburbs off his heels and move on with his life as Hollywood’s newest up-and-comer, burying his demons and hiding his scars from the world. Just as everything seems to be going his way, a scandal from his past threatens everything he’s worked for. Now he’s stuck back home, where his family of lawyers can maybe … Continue reading

Review: Tanya Chris – Predestination Unknown

Author: Tanya Chris
Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Fantasy

Summary:

Luther is almost enjoying a rainy day in Salem, Massachusetts on All Hallow’s Eve when his pursuit of a light-haired, light-skinned guy in a Pilgrim costume sends him crashing back in time to Salem 1692 and the start of the Salem witchcraft trials.

Ezekiel was only going about his chores when a gay, bi-racial man from the future dropped into his life. He doesn’t know Luther is from 2017, … Continue reading

Review: Jodi Payne – Creative Process

Author: Jodi Payne
Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Best-selling thriller author Reese Kelsey knows his career isn’t conducive to romance. He doesn’t work the normal nine-to-five, and sometimes his characters take hold and demand all his attention, causing him to neglect important appointments… and lovers. Rather than go through another heartbreak, Reese contents himself with his small circle of friends—fellow gay New York City artists—and his dedicated publicist, Chad.

Until he sees Owen Mercado lugging his … Continue reading

Review: Lynn Kelling – Becoming Kerry

Author: Lynn Kelling
Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher: Fantastic Fiction
Genre: Mm

Summary: Kerry Sanderson’s life is falling apart. He’s crushing himself to fit into the boxes others have put him in: dutiful son, good boyfriend, real man. But even the small rebellions he’s fought for himself—moving into a sketchy part of town and becoming an exotic dancer—aren’t giving him the freedom he needs. Ewyn Garrity, a security guard at the gay club where Kerry dances, has found himself in protecting … Continue reading

Review: F.E. Feeley Jr. – When Heaven Strikes

Author: F.E. Feeley Jr.
Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher: Self-pub
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Can love survive heaven’s wrath?

Artist Ted Armstrong lives a solitary and eccentric life. The survivor of child abuse disguised as religion, Ted has cut himself off from the world.

Then Ted meets Anderson Taylor, and it’s like being struck by lightning.

Anderson is a cardiac surgeon whose passion for his work has consumed him. He fears he’ll never find a partner—until he sets eyes on Ted. It’s … Continue reading

Review: Tanya Chris – Aftercare

Author: Tanya Chris
Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher: Self-pub
Genre: BDSM

Summary:

Aayan Denir knows Garrett Hillier was once a high-powered defense attorney, and—thanks to a leaked photograph—he knows Garrett is sexually submissive, which makes him ideally qualified to defend Aayan’s brother from the charge of murdering his sub. Aayan would do anything to protect Syed, even if he doesn’t understand how Syed could hurt someone he loves. He could never hurt Garrett. He only wants to take care of him—love … Continue reading

Review: Lynn Kelling – Arctic Restitution (Arctic Absolution #2)

51-u8dvLe5LAuthor: Lynn Kelling
Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher: Fantastic Fiction Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

As he approaches his twenty-second birthday, the three-year anniversary of the brutal attack in an alley that nearly cost him his life in a few different ways, Jaye Larson thinks he’s left behind the ghosts from his years spent incarcerated, but when he’s delivered a mysterious letter with terrifying implications, old monsters rear their ugly heads. His normal new life in remote Zus, Alaska, with his lover, … Continue reading

Review: T.A. Moore – Liar, Liar

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Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Just another day at the office.

For some people that means spreadsheets, and for others it’s stitching endless hems. For Jacob Archer a day at the office is stealing proprietary information from a bioengineering firm for a paranoid software billionaire. He’s a liar and a thief, parlaying a glib tongue and a facile conscience into a lucrative career. He just has one rule—never get involved with a mark.

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Review: Laura Lascarso – The Bravest Thing

41fR7UR5olLAuthor: Laura Lascarso
Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher: Dreamsinner Press
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult

Summary:

High school junior Berlin Webber is about to reap the fruits of his hard work and land a football scholarship—if he can keep his sexuality a secret from his best friend, Trent, and their homophobic coach. Then Hiroku Hayashi swerves into the high school parking lot on his tricked-out motorcycle like some sexy comic book villain, and Berlin knows he doesn’t stand a chance.

Hiroku is … Continue reading