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REVIEW: Love Austen Series by Anyta Sunday

I picked up this series from Amazon because I was intrigued by the descriptions. I thought I would review each book as I'm reading them for fun! Emerett Has Never Been In Love, book 01 Emerett (Lake) Has Never Been In Love is a great introduction to this series. Sunday brings their readers to a… Continue reading REVIEW: Love Austen Series by Anyta Sunday

Books · coming out · Contemporary · historical · HIV · lgbtqia content · own voices author · self-discovery

QUICK REVIEW: Missed Connections: A Memoir in Letters Never Sent by Brian Francis

An entertaining and moving memoir about coming out, looking inwards, and the search for connection, inspired by the responses to a personal ad. In 1992, Brian Francis placed a personal ad in a local newspaper. He was a twenty-one-year-old university student, still very much in the closet, and looking for love. He received twenty-five responses,… Continue reading QUICK REVIEW: Missed Connections: A Memoir in Letters Never Sent by Brian Francis

bdsm · Books · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · part of series · romance · sexually explicit

REVIEW: Jaywalking by Rachel Ember

Second edition: This book was previously published as a novella of approximately 30,000 words, and the second edition has been revised into a full-length novel. Emile leads a quiet but contented life as a university professor, with a perfect dog, comfortable home, and loyal friends. Maybe there’s something—or someone, missing. But dating is hard enough… Continue reading REVIEW: Jaywalking by Rachel Ember

Books · canadian · Contemporary · general fiction · lgbtqia content · mental health · own voices author · read the trigger warnings · Releases and Cover Reveals

REVIEW: The Rebellious Tide by Eddy Boudel Tan

Sebastien’s search for his father leads him to a ship harbouring a dangerous secret. Sebastien has heard only stories about his father, a mysterious sailor who abandoned his pregnant mother thirty years ago. But when his mother dies after a lifetime of struggle, he becomes obsessed with finding an explanation — perhaps even revenge. The… Continue reading REVIEW: The Rebellious Tide by Eddy Boudel Tan

Contemporary · lgbtqia content · MM romance · mystery · Releases and Cover Reveals · sexually explicit

Release Blitz, Excerpt and Review: Sun, Sea & Small-Town Secrets by S.J. Coles

RELEASE BLITZ Book Title: Sun, Sea & Small-Town Secrets Author: S. J. Coles Publisher: Pride Publishing Release Date: July 6, 2021 Genre: Contemporary M/M Mystery/Holiday Romance Tropes: Forbidden Love / Small Town / Holiday Themes: Healing / Hurt/Comfort / Travel / Self-discovery Heat Rating: 4 flames Length: 48 634 words/ 193 pages It is a… Continue reading Release Blitz, Excerpt and Review: Sun, Sea & Small-Town Secrets by S.J. Coles

Books · canadian · Contemporary · horror · lgbtqia content · mental health · my faves · mystery · read the trigger warnings · self-discovery · substance abuse

REVIEW: Bath Haus by P.J. Vernon

Oliver Park, a young recovering addict from Indiana, finally has everything he ever wanted: sobriety and a loving, wealthy partner in Nathan, a prominent DC trauma surgeon. Despite their difference in age and disparate backgrounds, they've made a perfect life together. With everything to lose, Oliver shouldn't be visiting Haus, a gay bathhouse. But through… Continue reading REVIEW: Bath Haus by P.J. Vernon

5 stars · Books · Comedy · Contemporary · diverse characters · grief · lgbtqia content · mental health · my faves · neurodiversity · own voices author · part of series · sci-fi / fantasy · sequel · young adult

REVIEW: Flash Fire (The Extraordinaries #2) by TJ Klune

The Official Description: Nick landed himself the superhero boyfriend of his dreams, but with new heroes arriving in Nova City it’s up to Nick and his friends to determine who is virtuous and who is villainous. Which is a lot to handle for a guy who just wants to finish his self-insert bakery AU fanfic.… Continue reading REVIEW: Flash Fire (The Extraordinaries #2) by TJ Klune

Books · Dystopian · environmental issues · lgbtqia content · mental health · my faves · sci-fi / fantasy · science

REVIEW: The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer

Two boys, alone in space. After the first settler on Titan trips her distress signal, neither remaining country on Earth can afford to scramble a rescue of its own, and so two sworn enemies are installed in the same spaceship. Ambrose wakes up on the Coordinated Endeavor, with no memory of a launch. There’s more… Continue reading REVIEW: The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer

Books · Contemporary · grief · horror · lgbtqia content · mental health · Novella · own voices author · read the trigger warnings · urban fantasy

REVIEW: Elegy For the Undead by Matthew Vesely

Jude and Lyle's newlywed life is shattered when a vicious attack leaves Lyle infected with a disease that transforms him into a violent and often incomprehensible person. With no cure for the "zombie" virus in sight, the young husbands begin to face the last months they have together before Lyle loses himself completely. Fond remembrances… Continue reading REVIEW: Elegy For the Undead by Matthew Vesely

Books · coming out · Contemporary · Excerpt · grief · lgbtqia content · MM romance · my faves · new adult · Paranormal · Releases and Cover Reveals

Release Blitz, Excerpt, Review! This is Not A Horror Movie by Sara Dobie Bauer

RELEASE BLITZ Book Title: This is Not a Horror Movie Author: Sara Dobie Bauer Publisher: Self-published Cover Artist: Natasha Snow Designs Release Date: May 13, 2021 Genres: m/m new adult, gay paranormal romance, LGBTQ, romantic comedy Trope: Friends to lovers Themes: non-explicit, humorous, teens, Florida, summer vacation, hauntings, evil spirits Heat Rating:  2 flames Warnings: Scenes of… Continue reading Release Blitz, Excerpt, Review! This is Not A Horror Movie by Sara Dobie Bauer

Books · Comedy · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · own voices author · romance

REVIEW: Playing the Palace by Paul Rudnick

The Official Description: THEIR LOVE STORY CAPTIVATED THE WORLD…THE CROWN PRINCE AND THAT GUY FROM NEW YORK When a lonely American event planner starts dating the gay Prince of Wales, a royal uproar ensues: is it true love or the ultimate meme? Find out in this hilarious romantic comedy. After having his heart trampled on… Continue reading REVIEW: Playing the Palace by Paul Rudnick

Books · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · mental health · own voices author · read the trigger warnings · sexually explicit · substance abuse

REVIEW: Yes, Daddy by Jonathan Parks-Ramage

The Official Description: A propulsive, scorching modern gothic, Yes, Daddy follows an ambitious young man who is lured by an older, successful playwright into a dizzying world of wealth and an idyllic Hamptons home where things take a nightmarish turn. Jonah Keller moved to New York City with dreams of becoming a successful playwright, but,… Continue reading REVIEW: Yes, Daddy by Jonathan Parks-Ramage