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REVIEW: The Broken Moon Series by F.T. Lukens

Note: I decided to review each of the books separately, to give them all a bit of attention! This series is now available as an e-set which is a great bargain! Book One: The Star Host The Official Description: Ren grew up listening to his mother tell stories about the Star Hosts – a mythical group… Continue reading REVIEW: The Broken Moon Series by F.T. Lukens

coming out · historical · juvenile · lgbtqia content · mystery · part of series · suspense · young adult

REVIEW: The Riddles of Mulberry Island by Huston Piner

The Official Description: While out fishing one bright summer day, fifteen-year-old Tommy Oakley is startled to spy what appears to be a giant fish surfacing in the inlet near Mulberry Island. Confused and a little fearful, he returns to Bayside, the tiny village where he lives, and recruits Wendy to help him solve the mystery.… Continue reading REVIEW: The Riddles of Mulberry Island by Huston Piner

5 stars · Comedy · Contemporary · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · new adult · own voices author · romance · sci-fi / fantasy · young adult

REVIEW: The Fell of Dark by Caleb Roehrig

The Official Description: The only thing August Pfeiffer hates more than algebra is living in a vampire town. Located at a nexus of mystical energy fields, Fulton Heights is practically an electromagnet for supernatural drama. And when a mysterious (and annoyingly hot) vampire boy arrives with a cryptic warning, Auggie suddenly finds himself at the… Continue reading REVIEW: The Fell of Dark by Caleb Roehrig

Contemporary · grief · lgbtqia content

REVIEW: Every Summer Day by Lee Patton

The Official Description: Determined to record every summer day, young history teacher Luke Devlin starts school vacation imagining he’ll describe backcountry adventures in the Rockies and sun-splashed days home in Denver. But all too soon the season veers into crisis, when his older brother faces life-threatening illness and Luke becomes entangled in a love affair… Continue reading REVIEW: Every Summer Day by Lee Patton

diverse characters · general fiction · historical · lgbtqia content

REVIEW: On the Enemy’s Side by Hamour Baika

The Official Description: In 1980, as the world is captivated by the Iranian hostage crisis, aspiring doctor Hesam drops out of medical school in Rome and returns to Iran to serve his country. A member of the Revolutionary Guards Corps, he becomes a prison guard in Ahwaz, assigned to investigate and interrogate political prisoners. The… Continue reading REVIEW: On the Enemy’s Side by Hamour Baika

Contemporary · horror · lgbtqia content · Paranormal · substance abuse · suspense

REVIEW: The Bright Lands by John Fram

The Official Description: The town of Bentley holds two things dear: its football, and its secrets. But when star quarterback Dylan Whitley goes missing, an unremitting fear grips this remote corner of Texas. Joel Whitley was shamed out of conservative Bentley ten years ago, and while he’s finally made a life for himself as a… Continue reading REVIEW: The Bright Lands by John Fram

coming out · Contemporary · general fiction · lgbtqia content · mental health · new adult · sports · young adult

REVIEW: I Will Be Okay by Bill Elenbark

The Official Description: The intensity of two boys’ feelings for each other threatens to be overwhelmed by family tensions that rip them apart before their relationship even starts. Mateo’s father is overly obsessed with his fifteen-year-old son’s baseball achievements to the exclusion of other interests (manga, indie rock music, and Stick—the boy from the “troubled”… Continue reading REVIEW: I Will Be Okay by Bill Elenbark

Contemporary · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · mental health · Paranormal · re-telling · substance abuse

REVIEW: A Face Without A Heart by Rick R. Reed

The Official Description: A modern-day and thought-provoking retelling of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray that esteemed horror magazine Fangoria called “…a book that is brutally honest with its reader and doesn’t flinch in the areas where Wilde had to look away…. A rarity: a really well-done update that’s as good as its source material.”… Continue reading REVIEW: A Face Without A Heart by Rick R. Reed

Contemporary · in recovery · lgbtqia content · mental health · substance abuse

REVIEW: Finding Fisher by M J James

The Official Description: When Ian Fisher walked away from his life a year ago, he had no plans to ever return to where he grew up. However, after a run-in with the cops, he’s forced to move in with his sister Rachel—in his dead parents’ house. Back home, Ian can’t stop thinking about his ex, Sam.… Continue reading REVIEW: Finding Fisher by M J James

coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · new adult · substance abuse · young adult

REVIEW: A Bit of Me by Kent Lowe

REVIEW TOUR Book Title: A Bit of Me Author: Kent Lowe Publisher: Self Published Cover Artist: Hocking Design Solutions Ltd Release Date: March 27, 2020 Genre/s: Contemporary, LGBT Fiction, Coming of age, Bisexual, Humour, Own voices Trope/s: Enemies to friends to lovers Themes: Coming out, bisexual awakening, friendship, young love, gay for you. Heat Rating:… Continue reading REVIEW: A Bit of Me by Kent Lowe

diverse characters · juvenile · lgbtqia content · mental health · own voices author

REVIEW: The Ship We Built by Lexie Bean

The Official Description: "Sometimes I have trouble filling out tests when the name part feels like a test too. . . . When I write letters, I love that you have to read all of my thoughts and stories before I say any name at all. You have to make it to the very end to… Continue reading REVIEW: The Ship We Built by Lexie Bean

Contemporary · lgbtqia content · mental health · new adult · romance · young adult

REVIEW: Bookstores, Crushes & Mortal Enemies by Katie Kaleski

The Official Description: Jackson Hillside just had a meet-cute made for the movies. It could have been truly epic except the other guy, Auggie, spilled coffee all over Jackson’s favorite shoes. Determined to break his streak of bad luck with dating, Jackson goes to a party where he bumps into Auggie again. Turns out, Auggie’s… Continue reading REVIEW: Bookstores, Crushes & Mortal Enemies by Katie Kaleski