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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

Books · coming out · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · mental health · MM romance · musicians · sci-fi / fantasy

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

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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

Books · coming out · Contemporary · mental health · MM romance · sexually explicit · sports

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

Books · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · mental health · new adult · own voices author · self-discovery · young adult

REVIEW: The Temperature of Me and You by Brian Zepka

Sixteen-year-old Dylan Highmark thought his winter was going to be full of boring shifts at the Dairy Queen, until he finds himself in love with a boy who's literally too hot to handle. Dylan has always wanted a boyfriend, but the suburbs surrounding Philadelphia do not have a lot in the way of options. Then,… Continue reading REVIEW: The Temperature of Me and You by Brian Zepka

Books · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · mental health · new adult · romance · self-discovery · sports · young adult

REVIEW: Icebreaker by A.L. Graziadei

A. L. Graziadei's Icebreaker is an irresistible YA debut about two hockey players fighting to be the best—and the romance that catches them by surprise along the way. Seventeen-year-old Mickey James III is a college freshman, a brother to five sisters, and a hockey legacy. With a father and a grandfather who have gone down… Continue reading REVIEW: Icebreaker by A.L. Graziadei

Books · Contemporary · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · mental health · new adult · own voices author · part of series · romance · self-discovery · sequel · young adult

REVIEW: Here’s To Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

Now available in paperback, Here’s to Us reunites #1 New York Times bestselling authors Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda) and Adam Silvera (They Both Die at the End) to continue the story of Arthur and Ben, two very different boys readers first fell for in the blockbuster What If It’s Us. Ben survived… Continue reading REVIEW: Here’s To Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

British Columbian Content · canadian · Contemporary · Excerpt · grief · Holiday Story · mental health · MM romance · read the trigger warnings · romance · sexually explicit

Release Blitz, Excerpt and Review: Ginger Snapping All The Way by Gabbi Grey

RELEASE BLITZ and AUDIOBOOK TOUR Book Title: Ginger Snapping All the Way Author: Gabbi Grey Publisher: Self-Published Narrator: Michael Dean Release Date: November 15, 2021 Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance Tropes: Hurt/comfort, lumberjack/nurse, grumpy/sunshine, forced proximity Themes: Redemption, forgiveness Heat Rating: 4 flames Length: 8 hours and 8 minutes It is a standalone story and does… Continue reading Release Blitz, Excerpt and Review: Ginger Snapping All The Way by Gabbi Grey

Contemporary · in recovery · lgbtqia content · mental health · MM romance · part of series · read the trigger warnings · sexually explicit

Release Blitz, Review, Excerpt: Safe Harbour by Thom Collins

RELEASE BLITZ Book Title: Safe Harbour (Jagged Shores Book 2) Author: Thom Collins Publisher: Pride Publishing Release Date: November 9, 2021 Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance, Thriller and suspense Tropes. Small town, holiday/coastal romance Themes: Divorce, fresh starts, jealousy Heat Rating: 4 flames Length: 58 382 words/ 229 pages It is the second book in a… Continue reading Release Blitz, Review, Excerpt: Safe Harbour by Thom Collins

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REVIEW: If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich

Eighteen-year-olds Ruben Montez and Zach Knight are two members of the boy-band Saturday, one of the biggest acts in America. Along with their bandmates, Angel Phan and Jon Braxton, the four are teen heartbreakers in front of the cameras and best friends backstage. But privately, cracks are starting to form: their once-easy rapport is straining… Continue reading REVIEW: If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich

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REVIEW: Safe Harbour (Jagged Shores #2) by Thom Collins

Two lovers seek shelter in a storm of jealousy and passion. Matt arrives in the seaside town of Nyemouth for a much-needed vacation. As a successful lawyer, Matt has a hectic career, and with an ex-husband still pestering him for money, he is long overdue a break. A holiday home perched above the town and… Continue reading REVIEW: Safe Harbour (Jagged Shores #2) by Thom Collins