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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

5 stars · Books · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · lgbtqia content · mental health · neurodiversity · new adult · sci-fi / fantasy · self-discovery · young adult

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: I’m So (Not) Over You by Kosoko Jackson

A chance to rewrite their ending is worth the risk in this swoony romantic comedy from Kosoko Jackson. It's been months since aspiring journalist Kian Andrews has heard from his ex-boyfriend, Hudson Rivers, but an urgent text has them meeting at a café. Maybe Hudson wants to profusely apologize for the breakup. Or confess his… Continue reading REVIEW: I’m So (Not) Over You by Kosoko Jackson

Books · Contemporary · grief · lgbtqia content · mental health · new adult · Novella · read the trigger warnings · self-discovery · young adult

REVIEW: Calm Undone by Garth A. Fowler

Calm Undone is a young adult novel that tackles many of the issues relevant to young people today (feelings of loss, a dawning sense of self, and the awakening of attraction) with a gentle, accepting approach. Seventeen-year-old Tyler wants three things from his summer at the family beach-house: Run along the beach to get ready… Continue reading REVIEW: Calm Undone by Garth A. Fowler

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REVIEW: Sink Or Swim by Annabeth Albert

Winning and losing are subject to sexy interpretation… Navy chief Calder Euler loves to win big. His latest score? A remote mountain cabin. Checking it out is supposed to be a quick trip, but Calder’s luck abruptly turns when a freak injury and a freakier snowstorm leave him stranded. Oh, and the cabin isn’t empty.… Continue reading REVIEW: Sink Or Swim by Annabeth Albert

Books · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · mental health · young adult

REVIEW: Golden Boys by Phil Stamper

National bestselling author Phil Stamper crafts the perfect summer friendship story, starring four queer boys with big hearts and even bigger dreams. Gabriel, Reese, Sal, and Heath are best friends, bonded in their small rural town by their queerness, their good grades, and their big dreams. They are about to embark on the summer before… Continue reading REVIEW: Golden Boys by Phil Stamper

Books · Contemporary · horror · lgbtqia content · mental health · new adult · Paranormal · read the trigger warnings · self-discovery

REVIEW: Howl By Shaun David Hutchinson

From critically acclaimed Shaun David Hutchinson comes a gritty and raw portrayal of the oftentimes traumatic experience of growing up. Virgil Knox was attacked by a monster. Of course, no one in Merritt believes him. Not even after he stumbled into the busy town center, bleeding, battered, and bruised, for everyone to see. He’d been… Continue reading REVIEW: Howl By Shaun David Hutchinson

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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

Books · Contemporary · horror · lgbtqia content · mental health · mystery · Paranormal · read the trigger warnings

REVIEW: Echo by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

NATURE IS CALLING—but they shouldn't have answered. Travel journalist and mountaineer Nick Grevers awakes from a coma to find that his climbing buddy, Augustin, is missing and presumed dead. Nick’s own injuries are as extensive as they are horrifying. His face wrapped in bandages and unable to speak, Nick claims amnesia—but he remembers everything. He… Continue reading REVIEW: Echo by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

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

REVIEW: The Whale Tattoo by Jon Ransom

The Whale Tattoo’ is a stunning achievement - one of the most impressive and assured debuts I’ve ever read’  Matt Cain 'A bold, brilliant and beautiful debut" Susannah Dunn Cruelly beautiful, utterly authentic – introducing a searingly talented new Queer writer. When a giant sperm whale washes up on the local beach it tells Joe… Continue reading REVIEW: The Whale Tattoo by Jon Ransom

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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: All the Wrong Reasons by Sebastian Hansen

The day after telekinetic supervillain (and billionaire philanthropist), Stetson Nadenheimer dies, he wakes up on the autopsy table and falls in lust with the man hired to cut his cold, dead corpse open. The problem is that the forensic pathologist is Doctor Julian Dandridge, the part-time superhero, Scatter. It’s probably a bad idea for a… Continue reading REVIEW: All the Wrong Reasons by Sebastian Hansen