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REVIEW: Ready When You Are by Gary Lonesborough

A remarkable YA love story between two Aboriginal boys -- one who doesn’t want to accept he’s gay, and the boy who comes to live in his house who makes him realize who he is. It's a hot summer, and life's going all right for Jackson and his family on the Mish. It's almost Christmas,… Continue reading REVIEW: Ready When You Are by Gary Lonesborough

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REVIEW: Jackals Wild by Abby Kaitz

A shy math geek. His roommate with an NSFW alter ego. College just got a lot more interesting. Quiet, studious Adam Hatchard is ready to reinvent himself and be the leading man in his own life. - Survive his first frat party? Check. - Talk to the hot TA in math class? Halfway(ish) there. -… Continue reading REVIEW: Jackals Wild by Abby Kaitz

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REVIEW: And They Lived by Steven Salvatore

Chase Arthur is a budding animator and hopeless romantic obsessed with Disney films and finding his true love, but he's plagued with the belief that he's not enough for anyone: he's recovering from an eating disorder and suffers from body dysmorphia fueled by his father, and can't quite figure out his gender identity. When Chase… Continue reading REVIEW: And They Lived by Steven Salvatore

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REVIEW: Every Word You Never Said by Jordon Greene

Jacob Walters's dad has worked to make his son's life a living hell. But when the cute new transfer student suffers his father's wrath, Jacob must make the hardest decisions of his life. Skylar Gray is adopted, nonverbal, and he feels most comfortable wearing skirts. Life has never been easy, but with a fresh start… Continue reading REVIEW: Every Word You Never Said by Jordon Greene

Books · coming out · Contemporary · grief · HIV · lgbtqia content · mental health · MM romance · part of series · self-discovery · sexually explicit

REVIEW: In Step (Painted Bay #3) by Jay Hogan

Karma. You reap what you sow, and KANE MARTIN isn’t looking for forgiveness. But the arrival of ABE TYLER in Painted Bay has Kane dreaming of the impossible. The sexy, silver fox choreographer is determined to pull Kane out from the shadows, but Kane’s life is in neat little boxes for a reason. A past… Continue reading REVIEW: In Step (Painted Bay #3) by Jay Hogan

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REVIEW: Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore

  In this young adult novel by award-winning author Anna-Marie McLemore, two non-binary teens are pulled into a magical world under a lake - but can they keep their worlds above water intact? Everyone who lives near the lake knows the stories about the world underneath it, an ethereal landscape rumored to be half-air, half-water.… Continue reading REVIEW: Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore

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REVIEW: The Magic Between by Stephanie Hoyt

In a world where everyone has magic coursing through them, legend says magic itself craves a mate. Legend says those with opposite magics have the greatest chance of forming the unbreakable Bond it desires. A.B. Cerise is an obsessive compulsive pop star with the ability to turn invisible. He’s an out bisexual with absolutely no… Continue reading REVIEW: The Magic Between by Stephanie Hoyt

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REVIEW: Season’s Change by Cait Nary

A veteran hockey player and a rookie can't get away from each other—or their own desires—in this sexy, heartfelt opposites-attract hockey romance.   Olly Järvinen has a long way to go. He’s got a fresh start playing for a new team, but getting his hockey career back on track is going to take more than a… Continue reading REVIEW: Season’s Change by Cait Nary

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REVIEW: If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich

Eighteen-year-olds Ruben Montez and Zach Knight are two members of the boy-band Saturday, one of the biggest acts in America. Along with their bandmates, Angel Phan and Jon Braxton, the four are teen heartbreakers in front of the cameras and best friends backstage. But privately, cracks are starting to form: their once-easy rapport is straining… Continue reading REVIEW: If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich

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REVIEW: Tonight We Rule The World by Zack Smedley

From the critically acclaimed author of Deposing Nathancomes an explosive examination of identity, voice, and the indelible ways our stories are rewritten by others. In the beginning, Owen’s story was blank . . . then he was befriended by Lily, the aspiring author who helped him find his voice. Together, the two have spent years… Continue reading REVIEW: Tonight We Rule The World by Zack Smedley

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REVIEW: Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

The highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning novel Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is an achingly romantic, tender tale sure to captivate fans of Adam Silvera and Mary H.K. Choi. In Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, two boys in a border town fell in… Continue reading REVIEW: Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

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Release Blitz, Excerpt, Giveaway, Review: Land On Me by Matthew R. Corr

RELEASE BLITZ Book Title: Land On Me Author: Matthew R. Corr Publisher: Quill Hawk Publishing Cover Artist: Dessiree Perez Release Date: August 26, 2021 Genre: Contemporary M/M Coming-of-age Tropes: Forbidden love, mystery Themes: Coming out, forgiveness, grief, self-love Heat Rating: 3 flames Length: 120 000 words/440 pages The author is working on a sequel. The… Continue reading Release Blitz, Excerpt, Giveaway, Review: Land On Me by Matthew R. Corr