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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

Contemporary · grief · horror · mystery · Paranormal · Releases and Cover Reveals

REVIEW: The Knock-Knock Man by Russell Marvel

Who is The Knock-Knock Man? A ghost, a killer, or the figment of a frightened boy’s imagination? It is a question that continues to haunt disgraced New Salstone police officer, Ali Davenport, fifteen months after the devastating case that changed the course of her life. Now, after the death of her former colleague, Ernie, Ali… Continue reading REVIEW: The Knock-Knock Man by Russell Marvel

Contemporary · lgbtqia content · mental health · physical disability · read the trigger warnings · romance · self-discovery · sexually explicit

REVIEW: This I Promise You by Jordon Greene and Kalob Dàniel

  Easton Belle is living his college dream: living with his best friend, underage drinking, working part-time at a local pet kennel, and running a successful social media campaign to keep a hardline theist out of Congress. However, that dream never included his horrid choice in men causing an unhealthy need to be wanted and… Continue reading REVIEW: This I Promise You by Jordon Greene and Kalob Dàniel

canadian · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · lgbtqia content · Paranormal · sci-fi / fantasy

REVIEW: Book of Dreams by Kevin Craig

    Gaige's curiosity gets the better of him when he discovers a bookstore on an abandoned street where no bookstore should be. He steps inside and is immediately enthralled by its antiquarian sights and smells. But one book in particular calls to him. It isn't long before he gets a bad feeling about it,… Continue reading REVIEW: Book of Dreams by Kevin Craig

5 stars · Books · Contemporary · grief · lgbtqia content · mental health · my faves · new adult · read the trigger warnings · romance · sci-fi / fantasy · self-discovery · substance abuse · young adult

REVIEW: The Dove In The Belly by Jim Grimsley

At the University of North Carolina, Ronny's made some friends, kept his secrets, survived dorm life, and protected his heart. Until he can't. Ben is in some ways Ronny's opposite; he's big and solid where Ronny is small and slight. Ben's at UNC on a football scholarship. Confident, with that easy jock swagger, and an… Continue reading REVIEW: The Dove In The Belly by Jim Grimsley

5 stars · Books · Comedy · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · lgbtqia content · romance · self-discovery

REVIEW: Book Boyfriend by Kris Ripper

A secret crush leads to not-so-secret romance in this delightful romantic comedy from Kris Ripper There are three things you need to know about Preston “PK” Kingsley: 1) He’s a writer, toiling in obscurity as an editorial assistant at a New York City publishing house. 2) He is not a cliché. No, really. 3) He’s… Continue reading REVIEW: Book Boyfriend by Kris Ripper

Books · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · mental health · MM romance · read the trigger warnings · self-discovery · sexually explicit

REVIEW: Bad Wrong Things by C.P. Harris

One promise. One summer to see it through. One explosive love fueled by mutual obsession. The day Clint sees his son, Joey, off to basic training, the young man he’s devoted his life to extracts one promise from him: spend the summer doing something selfish for a change. The request seems harmless enough until Joey… Continue reading REVIEW: Bad Wrong Things by C.P. Harris

Books · Contemporary · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · mental health · new adult · own voices author · self-discovery · young adult

REVIEW: Blaine For the Win by Robbie Couch

After being dumped so his boyfriend can pursue more “serious” guys, a teen boy decides to prove he can be serious, too, by running for senior class president in this joyful romp from the author of The Sky Blues. High school junior Blaine Bowers has it all—the perfect boyfriend, a pretty sweet gig as a… Continue reading REVIEW: Blaine For the Win by Robbie Couch

Books · Contemporary · grief · lgbtqia content · MM romance · self-discovery · sexually explicit

REVIEW: Tell My Our Story by Anyta Sunday

Icy, standoffish Jonathan Hart always turned towards that laugh. Full-throated, uninhibited, addictive. Soft smiles encouraging him over swing bridges. Hearty chuckles dancing around a ballroom. Wobbly grins. Double-glances. Eyes that brightened the world. His world. From the moment he met David O’Hara, Jonathan started forming a smile of his own. And then O’Hara left. One… Continue reading REVIEW: Tell My Our Story by Anyta Sunday

Books · coming out · Contemporary · MM romance · romance · sexually explicit

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

Books · coming out · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · new adult · own voices author · read the trigger warnings · self-discovery · sexually explicit · young adult

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

Books · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · young adult

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