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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 · 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 · MM romance · own voices author · sexually explicit

REVIEW: The Wingman by A. Poland

Always the wingman, never the one. Nathan, a college student with a thing for funky hats and a definite not-thing for the great outdoors, has been a wingman extraordinaire for his lifelong best friend Lorcan for as long as either can remember. With his innate ability to talk endlessly about how great Lorcan is to… Continue reading REVIEW: The Wingman by A. Poland

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

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 · Contemporary · grief · mental health · MM romance · own voices author · physical disability · read the trigger warnings · Releases and Cover Reveals · Releases and Cover Reveals

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

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 · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · grief · mental health · new adult · own voices author · read the trigger warnings · sci-fi / fantasy · self-discovery

REVIEW: the Witch King by H.E. Edgmon

To save a fae kingdom, a trans witch must face his traumatic past and the royal fiancé he left behind. This debut YA fantasy will leave you spellbound. Wyatt would give anything to forget where he came from—but a kingdom demands its king. In Asalin, fae rule and witches like Wyatt Croft…don’t. Wyatt’s betrothal to… Continue reading REVIEW: the Witch King by H.E. Edgmon

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 · 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