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REVIEW: The Dove In The Belly by Jim Grimsley

At the University of North Carolina, Ronny's made some friends, kept his secrets, survived dorm life, and protected his heart. Until he can't. Ben is in some ways Ronny's opposite; he's big and solid where Ronny is small and slight. Ben's at UNC on a football scholarship. Confident, with that easy jock swagger, and an… Continue reading REVIEW: The Dove In The Belly by Jim Grimsley

Books · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · mental health · MM romance · read the trigger warnings · self-discovery · sexually explicit

REVIEW: Bad Wrong Things by C.P. Harris

One promise. One summer to see it through. One explosive love fueled by mutual obsession. The day Clint sees his son, Joey, off to basic training, the young man he’s devoted his life to extracts one promise from him: spend the summer doing something selfish for a change. The request seems harmless enough until Joey… Continue reading REVIEW: Bad Wrong Things by C.P. Harris

Books · coming out · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · new adult · own voices author · read the trigger warnings · self-discovery · sexually explicit · young adult

REVIEW: And They Lived by Steven Salvatore

Chase Arthur is a budding animator and hopeless romantic obsessed with Disney films and finding his true love, but he's plagued with the belief that he's not enough for anyone: he's recovering from an eating disorder and suffers from body dysmorphia fueled by his father, and can't quite figure out his gender identity. When Chase… Continue reading REVIEW: And They Lived by Steven Salvatore

Books · Contemporary · grief · lgbtqia content · mental health · new adult · Novella · read the trigger warnings · self-discovery · young adult

REVIEW: Calm Undone by Garth A. Fowler

Calm Undone is a young adult novel that tackles many of the issues relevant to young people today (feelings of loss, a dawning sense of self, and the awakening of attraction) with a gentle, accepting approach. Seventeen-year-old Tyler wants three things from his summer at the family beach-house: Run along the beach to get ready… Continue reading REVIEW: Calm Undone by Garth A. Fowler

Books · Contemporary · horror · lgbtqia content · mental health · new adult · Paranormal · read the trigger warnings · self-discovery

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 · Contemporary · horror · lgbtqia content · mental health · mystery · Paranormal · read the trigger warnings

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 · read the trigger warnings · sexually explicit · suspense

Release Blitz and Review: These Deviant Ties by various authors

Release Blitz & Giveaway for the Multi-Author Dark MM Anthology: These Deviant Ties Deviants and delinquents... These men exist outside the law. They walk in the shadows and thrive in the dark. Bad to the bone, they take what they want. What happens when what they want is you? What happens when the anger that… Continue reading Release Blitz and Review: These Deviant Ties by various authors

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: 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

Books · Contemporary · grief · MM romance · musicians · my faves · part of series · queer disneyland · read the trigger warnings · sexually explicit

REVIEW: Elliot, Song of the Soulmate by Anyta Sunday

When you have the love of your life, you hold on tight. You don’t let go. Debate champ extraordinaire Elliot Anneston is a master in persuasion. He wins at everything. Until he meets sexy Scottish transfer Wentworth McAllister. Suddenly he doesn’t know what’s up and what’s up. The world is a whirlwind of feeling, and… Continue reading REVIEW: Elliot, Song of the Soulmate by Anyta Sunday