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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 · 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 · 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

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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

Books · Contemporary · grief · horror · mental health · MM romance · Paranormal · part of series · read the trigger warnings · Releases and Cover Reveals

REVIEW: Rare Vigilance (Whitethorn Agency #1) by M.A. Grant

Everything has a price. Especially the truth. From the author of Prince of Air and Darkness comes the first in a thrilling new paranormal series. Former marine Atlas Kinkaid knows not to ask questions about the clients he protects at the behest of the elite Whitethorn security agency. Just like he doesn’t like anyone asking about his… Continue reading REVIEW: Rare Vigilance (Whitethorn Agency #1) by M.A. Grant

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 · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · read the trigger warnings · Releases and Cover Reveals · young adult

REVIEW: Thanks A Lot, Universe by Chad Lucas

A moving middle-grade debut for anyone who’s ever felt like they don’t belong. Brian has always been anxious, whether at home, or in class, or on the basketball court. His dad tries to get him to stand up for himself and his mom helps as much as she can, but after he and his brother… Continue reading REVIEW: Thanks A Lot, Universe by Chad Lucas