5 stars · Contemporary · general fiction · lgbtqia content · mental health

REVIEW: The Prettiest Star by Carter Sickles

The Official Description: Set in 1986, a year after Rock Hudson’s death brought the news of AIDS into living rooms and kitchens across America, Lambda Literary award-winning author Carter Sickels’s second novel shines light on an overlooked part of the epidemic, those men who returned to the rural communities and families who’d rejected them. Six short… Continue reading REVIEW: The Prettiest Star by Carter Sickles

Contemporary · mental health · young adult

REVIEW: Jack Kerouac is Dead to Me by Gae Polisner

The Official Description: Fifteen-year-old JL Markham's life used to be filled with carnival nights and hot summer days spent giggling with her forever best friend Aubrey about their families and boys. Together, they were unstoppable. But they aren't the friends they once were. With JL's father gone on long term business, and her mother suffering from… Continue reading REVIEW: Jack Kerouac is Dead to Me by Gae Polisner

Contemporary · mental health · MM romance · sports

REVIEW: Hold Me Up (Chasing Gold Book 1) by Colette Davison

The Official Description: Can second chance love survive past trauma? Reece has one goal: to compete in the Olympic Games. With the gymnastics World Championships looming, his dream is one step closer to becoming a reality. When his childhood sweetheart, Alex, walks back into his life unexpectedly, Reece’s world is turned upside down. Alex was the… Continue reading REVIEW: Hold Me Up (Chasing Gold Book 1) by Colette Davison

bdsm · Contemporary · diverse characters · giveaway · lgbtqia content · mental health · MM romance · suspense

New Release: The Things We Hide At Home by Nem Rowan! Includes My Review!

THE THINGS WE HIDE AT HOME by Nem Rowan is released today, on January 25th, and we are celebrating that with a release blitz! The things we hide at home is a kink-positive BDSM-themed MM Romance with a side order of Thriller. Confident trans man Tenny meets shy older David at a fetish club and… Continue reading New Release: The Things We Hide At Home by Nem Rowan! Includes My Review!

lgbtqia content · mental health · mystery · sci-fi / fantasy · sequel

REVIEW: Out of Time by C.B. Lewis

The Official Description: For Ben Sanders—traitor, thief, and temporal orphan—time is running out. After three years as a fugitive, with the police task force led by Lysander O’Donohue and Jacob Ofori hot on his heels, Ben has to resort to desperate measures to evade capture and find the key to locating his missing father, lost… Continue reading REVIEW: Out of Time by C.B. Lewis

5 stars · Contemporary · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · mental health · MM romance · musicians · my faves · romance · substance abuse

REVIEW: The Edge of the World by Garrett Leigh

Buy Links:Amazon US|Amazon UK|Universal Link-Exclusive to Amazon and Available to Borrow with Kindle Unlimited Cover Design:Black Jazz Design Length:60,000 words approx. Blurb Shay Maloney is living his dream—on tour with his pirate/folk-rock band. But you can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’re from, and that’s where moody filmmaker and researcher Ollie Pietruska… Continue reading REVIEW: The Edge of the World by Garrett Leigh

Contemporary · diverse characters · general fiction · lgbtqia content · mental health · substance abuse

REVIEW: On Chocorua by Robin Reardon

The Official Description: A mountain. A blizzard. A young man new to hiking and to love, making mistakes in both. First year of college. A great time to re-invent yourself. Nathan Bartlett takes the opportunity very seriously—maybe a little too seriously. And he makes mistakes. His mistakes? Falling for a straight guy who reminds him of… Continue reading REVIEW: On Chocorua by Robin Reardon

Contemporary · mental health · MM romance · suspense

REVIEW: Damaged Hearts (#1 The Boys of Venice Beach) by Jan St. Marcus

The Official Description: When 19-year-old military veteran Brandon Hawkins is attacked on Venice Beach by a gang of frat boys, he is saved by Michelangelo Curtis, a passerby. Michelangelo was roaming the boardwalk grieving the death of his twin brother six months earlier. The two men’s unexpected encounter forges a strong bond between the damaged… Continue reading REVIEW: Damaged Hearts (#1 The Boys of Venice Beach) by Jan St. Marcus

Contemporary · lgbtqia content · mental health · own voices author

REVIEW: Unraveling by Rick R. Reed

The Official Description: Randy Kay has the perfect life with his beautiful wife and adorable son. But Randy’s living a lie, untrue to himself and everyone who knows him. He’s gay. Marriage and fatherhood, which he thought could change him, have failed. He doubts if anyone can love him for who he really is—especially himself.… Continue reading REVIEW: Unraveling by Rick R. Reed

canadian · Contemporary · mental health · MM romance

REVIEW: Tough Guy by Rachel Reid

The Official Description: They have nothing in common—so why does Ryan feel most like himself whenever he’s with Fabian? Pro hockey star Ryan Price may be an enforcer, but off the ice he struggles with anxiety. Recently traded to the Toronto Guardians, he’s determined to make a fresh start in the city’s dynamic LGBTQ Village. The… Continue reading REVIEW: Tough Guy by Rachel Reid

Contemporary · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · mental health · my faves · own voices author

REVIEW: Love On The Spectrum by Alec Nortan

The Official Description: Hervé has Asperger’s, a specific kind of autism that makes him unable to interact with other people. Luc has been severely scarred by fire and flees human presence to avert the way people glare and frown when they see him. It was impossible for them to meet, but life sometimes likes to cheat… Continue reading REVIEW: Love On The Spectrum by Alec Nortan

Contemporary · lgbtqia content · mental health · own voices author · Paranormal · suspense

REVIEW: Testament by Jose Nateras

The Official Description: Gabe Espinosa, is trying to dig himself out of the darkness. Struggling with the emotional fallout of a breakup with his ex-boyfriend, Gabe returns to his job at The Rosebriar Room; the fine dining restaurant at the historic Sentinel Club Chicago Hotel. Already haunted by the ghosts of his severed relationship, he’s… Continue reading REVIEW: Testament by Jose Nateras