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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

Books · Contemporary · in recovery · lgbtqia content · mental health · MM romance · mystery · romance · sexually explicit · substance abuse

REVIEW: Come Unto These Yellow Sands by Josh Lanyon

Sometimes the adventure chooses you. Lover of fine poetry and lousy choose-your-own-adventure novels, Professor Sebastian Swift was once the bad-boy darling of the literati. The only lines he does these days are Browning, Frost, and Cummings. Even his relationship with the hot, handsome Wolfe Neck Police chief, Max Prescott, is healthy. When one of his… Continue reading REVIEW: Come Unto These Yellow Sands by Josh Lanyon

Books · coming out · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · mental health · new adult · own voices author · read the trigger warnings · young adult

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

Books · Comedy · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · mental health · MM romance · neurodiversity · own voices author · self-discovery

REVIEW: The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun

In this witty and heartwarming romantic comedy—reminiscent of Red, White & Royal Blue and One to Watch—an awkward tech wunderkind on a reality dating show goes off-script when sparks fly with his producer. Dev Deshpande has always believed in fairy tales. So it’s no wonder then that he’s spent his career crafting them on the… Continue reading REVIEW: The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun

Books · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · grief · mental health · part of series · read the trigger warnings · sexually explicit · substance abuse

REVIEW: Hard Time (Responsible Adult #2) by C.F. White

Love isn't always responsible. After Micky O’Neill is remanded in custody for breaching his court order, his already tempestuous relationship with Dan Peters is tested to the limits. Having to battle their way through a court case that could end with Micky in jail, social workers breaking up the family home, and the return of… Continue reading REVIEW: Hard Time (Responsible Adult #2) by C.F. White

Books · Contemporary · horror · mental health · MM romance · Paranormal · part of series · Releases and Cover Reveals · romance · sci-fi / fantasy · sequel · sexually explicit

Release Blitz, Excerpt and Review: Dark Summer by S.J. Coles

RELEASE BLITZ Book Title: Dark Summer (A sequel to Blood Winter) Author: S. J. Coles Publisher: Pride Publishing Release Date: July 27, 2021 Genres: M/M Romance, Paranormal Romance, Vampire Romance, Thriller Tropes: Love against the odds, Forbidden Love, love triangle Themes: Learning to love, healing, facing fears Heat Rating: 4 flames Length: 50 247 words/… Continue reading Release Blitz, Excerpt and Review: Dark Summer by S.J. Coles

Books · Comedy · coming out · Contemporary · grief · lgbtqia content · mental health · MM romance · part of series · physical disability · re-telling · romance · sexually explicit

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 · giveaway · grief · mental health · MM romance · part of series · read the trigger warnings · sexually explicit · substance abuse

Excerpt, Review and Giveaway: The Dead Don’t Lie by Anne Russo

BOOK BLAST Book Title: The Dead Don't Lie Author: Anne Russo Publisher: JMS Books Cover Artist: Written Ink Designs Release Date: 3/13/21 Genres: Contemporary MM Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Action-Adventure Tropes: Enemies to Lovers, Forbidden Love, Forced Proximity, Slow Burn, Found Families Themes: Death & Dying, Betrayal, Love & Sacrifice, Family, Guilt & Loss Heat Rating:… Continue reading Excerpt, Review and Giveaway: The Dead Don’t Lie by Anne Russo

Books · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · grief · mental health · part of series · read the trigger warnings · sexually explicit · substance abuse

REVIEW: Misdemeanor (Responsible Adult #1) by C.F. White

Life isn't always responsible. After his mother tragically dies and his deadbeat father goes off the rails, nineteen-year-old Micky is left to care for his disabled little brother, Flynn. Juggling college, a dead-end job and Flynn’s special needs means Micky has to put his bad-boy past behind him and be the responsible adult to keep… Continue reading REVIEW: Misdemeanor (Responsible Adult #1) by C.F. White

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

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

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REVIEW: Did It All Before by Cynthia Hamill

Award-winning photojournalist Scott Rowe is struggling with the physical injuries and emotional scars caused by the terrorist attack that killed his interpreter, Omran Saleh. A long succession of doctors and surgeons have put his body back together, but to Scott, his mind seems beyond repair. Panic attacks ambush his days, and nightmares haunt his fitful… Continue reading REVIEW: Did It All Before by Cynthia Hamill