Review: Sam Kadence – Unicorns and Rainbow Poop

unicornsAuthor: Sam Kadence
Reviewer: Rich
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Genre: M/M Young Adult
ISBN: 9781632164186
[xrr rating=4/5]

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 … Continue reading

Review: Mia Kerick – Intervention Audio Edition

interventionAuthor: Mia Kerick
Reviewer: Stephen
Publisher: DreamSpinner Press
Genre: M/M Young Adult
ISBN: 9781627983358
[xrr rating=4/5]

Narrator Tristan Wright

Length 6 hours and 36 minutes

As a musician at the popular college café Coed Joe’s, high school senior Kai Manter is never lacking for male attention. Out, proud, free-spirited, and sexually aware, Kai sets his sights on his darkly Gothic and undeniably bad-tempered coworker, Jamie Arlotta, a freshman at the local arts university. Sporting long hair and alluring hippie style, Kai expects his interest … Continue reading

Review: Jacob Z. Flores – Being True

being trueAuthor: Jacob Z. Flores
Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher:DreamSpinner Press
Genre: M/M Young Adult
ISBN: 9781632163806
[xrr rating=5/5]

Truman L. Cobbler has not had an easy life. It’s bad enough people say he looks like Donkey from Shrek, but he’s also suffered the death of his policeman father and his mother’s remarriage to a professional swindler, who cost them everything. Now dirt poor, they live in the barrio of San Antonio, Texas. When Tru transfers to an inner-city high school halfway through his senior year, … Continue reading

Peter Monn – The Before Now and After Then

before nowAuthor: Peter Monn
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Pen Name Publishing
Genre: M/M Young Adult
[xrr rating=4.5/5]

Danny Goldstein has always lived in the shadow of his identical, twin brother Sam. But when a hurricane of events forces him into the spotlight, he starts to realize that the only thing he’s truly afraid of is himself. With the help of his costume changing friend Cher, a famous gay uncle with a mysterious past of his own, two aging punk rocker parents and Rusty, … Continue reading

Jamie Mayfield and Cody Kennedy – A Broken Kind of Life

brokenAuthor: Jamie Mayfield and Cody Kennedy
Publisher:Harmony Ink Press
Genre: M/M Young Adult
[xrr rating=4/5]

Summary: A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Aaron Downing is broken, barely clinging to the hope that one day, he will be normal again. His life remains a constant string of nightmares, flashbacks, and fear, but he perseveres and starts college, determined to move on.

Then Aaron gets assigned to work with Spencer Thomas for his programming project. Aaron doesn’t want Spencer to think he’s a freak, but … Continue reading

Review: Will Parkinson – Wet Paint (Transitions #2) ARC review

wet paintAuthor: Will Parkinson
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Harmony Ink
Genre: Young Adult
ISBN: 9781632162519
[xrr rating=4.25/5]

Release date 9/18/2014

Summary: Transitions: Book Two

Although Addy’s heart and body bear the scars from his life before he was adopted by the Deans, he’s ached for something he thought he would never find. Until he met Benny. He isn’t sure how anyone can care for someone as broken as he is, even though he wants it desperately.

High school senior Benny Peters has his whole life planned out … Continue reading

Peter Cameron – Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

somedayAuthor: Peter Cameron
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Genre: M/M Young Adult
ISBN: 9780374309893
[xrr rating=2/5]

Summary: In the tradition of The Catcher in the Rye, this darkly comic story of a young man’s very reluctant coming-of-age paints an indelible portrait of a teenage hero holding out for a better grownup world.

Review: I was a bit disappointed with this book. I tend to have an overdeveloped need to like the main character and I couldn’t muster much enthusiasm for this kid.

After noting several positive … Continue reading

Jessica Freely – All the Colors Of Love Audio Edition

: Jessica Freely
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Harmony Ink
Genre:M/M Young Adult
ISBN: 9781627981538
[xrr rating=3.5/5]

It sucks being the son of a super villain. At home, Harry spends half of his time getting medical treatments and the other half tied up in his father’s underwater lair. It was different when his mother was alive, but she disappeared when Harry was six. He can’t seem to stay out of trouble at school, and his new roommate, Antonin, thinks he’s a spaz, but somehow … Continue reading

Robbie Michaels – Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

dont judgeAuthor: Robbie Michaels
Reviewer: Stephen
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Genre: M/M Young Adult
ISBN: 9781613727133
[xrr rating=3/5]

Summary: The Most Popular Guy Trilogy: Book One High school can be some of the best years of life-and some of the toughest. Mark Mitchell’s strategy for surviving is to emulate the mighty turtle: pull back inside his protective shell and keep a low profile to avoid trouble. And it works-nobody bothers him. Of course, nobody really knows him, either, even in a town so small it seems … Continue reading

Jackie Nacht – Wrong Locker

wrong lockerAuthor: Jackie Nacht
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Featherweight Press
Genre: MM Contemporary, Young Adult
[xrr rating=3.5/5]

Summary: Sometimes the best way to turn your bad luck around, is reach out for the hand willing to help.

Sophomore Shaun Richards could not have any worse luck. The front office ended up placing his locker in the senior wing this year.A month into the year and it hasn’t gotten any better. A group of seniors make it their mission to prove that he doesn’t belong and gives … Continue reading