Review: Laura Lascarso – The Bravest Thing

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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

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Review: Susan Laine – After the Romance Novel

afterAuthor: Susan Laine
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM Young Adult

Summary: Romance novels always end with a happy ever after. Right?

Evan and Adam are best friends, but they don’t know everything about each other. For one thing, Adam doesn’t know Evan writes and publishes gay romance novels until he discovers one while snooping on Evan’s laptop.

This revelation changes their relationship in ways neither could’ve imagined. Adam’s reaction to reading Evan’s stories is not … Continue reading

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Review: Tanya Chris – When It All Falls Down

when it allAuthor: Tanya Chris
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Mm Young Adult

Summary: Maybe Charlie should have waited until he graduated high school before coming out, because since that revelation there’s been a growing distance between him and his friends. Charlie’s tough, though. He doesn’t mind eating lunch alone or watching his former gang interact with their new best buddy. What he does mind is seeing Drew Lavoitt suffer the same fate.

Drew didn’t come … Continue reading

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Guest blogger and tour: CB Lee – Not Your Sidekick

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Author Name:  C.B. Lee 

Book Name: Not Your Sidekick 

Release Date: September 8, 2016

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Hello! Thank you so much for having me on your blog today. I’m a first-generation Chinese and Vietnamese American from California. Not Your Sidekick is an action-packed science fiction novel set in the year … Continue reading

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Review: Caitlin Ricci – My Summers With Benny

my summersAuthor: Caitlin Ricci
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: eXtasy
Genre: MM Young Adult

Summary: Fourteen-year-old Alex Moran spends every summer with his father and this year his dad has moved next door to Benny Harper and his aunt. When he meets Benny, he finds an outgoing boy his own age that shares his love of reptiles. Benny doesn’t have any other friends though because he’s been HIV positive from birth and no one understands. They’re even afraid of him, … Continue reading

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Review: Becky Jerams – Reason to Love A Nerd Like Me

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Reviewer:Diane
Publisher:Self Publish
Genre:M/M Young Adult
ISBN:N/A

Summary:
Scotty Williams is the nerdiest 17-year-old at UK-based Havensdale College – and proud of it. However being a nerd can have its downsides, particularly when you’re constantly being targeted by the school bully Taylor Raven and his cronies. As Scotty tries to navigate his final college years with the aid of his best friend Olive, he also finds himself on the radar of the mysterious and intimidating Vincent Hunter, toughest guy in the … Continue reading

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Review: Zane Riley – Go Your Own Way

go your ownAuthor: Zane Riley
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Interlude Press
Genre: MM Young Adult
ISBN: 9781941530344

Summary: Will Osborne couldn’t wait to put the roller coaster ride of his public education behind him. Having suffered bullying and harassment since grade school, he planned a senior year that would be simple and quiet before going away to college and starting fresh. But when a reform school transfer student struts into his first class, Will realizes that the thrill ride has only just begun.

Lennox McAvoy is an avalanche. He’s … Continue reading

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Review: Christopher Koehler – Poz

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Reviewer: Victoria
Publisher: Harmony Ink
Genre: MM Young Adult
ISBN: 9781632163691

Summary: Remy Babcock and Mikey Castelreigh are stalwart members of the Capital City Rowing Club’s junior crew, pulling their hardest to earn scholarships to rowing powerhouses like California Pacific. Just a couple of all-American boys, they face the usual pressures of life in an academic hothouse and playing a varsity sport. Add to that the stifling confines of the closet, and sometimes life isn’t always easy, even in the golden bubble of their … Continue reading

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Review: Devon McCormack – When Ryan Came Back by

when ryanAuthor: Devon McCormack
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Harmony Ink
Genre: M/M Young Adult
ISBN: 9781632164568

Summary:
Steven’s life changes forever the day he discovers his childhood friend and lifelong crush, Ryan Walters, standing in his bedroom. The problem? Ryan Walters committed suicide just days earlier.

Ryan tells Steven that he didn’t kill himself. He believes he was murdered and that his death is linked to an article he was working on for the school paper. Steven sets out to solve the mystery, but as the story … Continue reading

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Review: Sam Kadence – Unicorns and Rainbow Poop

unicornsAuthor: Sam Kadence
Reviewer: Rich
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Genre: M/M Young Adult
ISBN: 9781632164186

Summary:
Ex-boyband member Dane Karlson is struggling to overcome an eating disorder and a body dismorphic disorder. His fall through a glass table puts him in rehab and on the road to recovery. Then a friend dies. When depression causes him to lose ground, he calls for the only person he trusts—former bandmate Tommy. But Tommy doesn’t know how to help. He begs his friend Sebastian “Bas” Axelrod to aid them … Continue reading

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