Contemporary · general fiction · M/F Romance · Nature · new adult · suspense · young adult

REVIEW: Above All Else

The Official Description: official description Just the facts: Young adult, coming of age, new adult, friends to love, climbing My thoughts bit: Rose and Tate have been friends their entire lives. Climbing is part of what they do together. Now, they are heading out to the biggest challenge that they can face: climbing Mount Everest. Each… Continue reading REVIEW: Above All Else

5 stars · Books · Children's

REVIEW: Little Creatures: An Introduction to Classical Music

The Official Description: This book pairs five centuries of music history with stunning illustrations of fascinating little creatures—insects, arachnids, and amphibians; wasps, butterflies, frogs, and snakes. A glossary of musical terms and a short biography of each composer are included along with a CD (plus a unique code for the digital download) of recordings performed… Continue reading REVIEW: Little Creatures: An Introduction to Classical Music

Books · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · Dystopian · gender identity · grief · horror · lgbtqia content · mental health · new adult · sci-fi / fantasy · suspense · young adult

REVIEW: Into The Real by Z Brewer

The Official Description: Three Quinns. Three realities. Three Brumes. The first Brume is a waking nightmare, overrun by literal monsters and cutthroat survivors. For Quinn, who is openly genderqueer, the only silver lining is their friendship with Lia—and the hope that there might still be a safe place somewhere else in the world. The second Brume… Continue reading REVIEW: Into The Real by Z Brewer

coming out · Contemporary · MM romance · self-discovery · sexually explicit

REVIEW: The B-Side by B. Harmony

    The Official Description: Chance: When I read the roommate wanted ad, I thought my sister was encouraging me to live with an insane person. As it turns out, he isn’t insane, he’s sexy and one hundred percent my type. Living with him will be the ultimate test of my self-control. When the combination of our… Continue reading REVIEW: The B-Side by B. Harmony

Contemporary · MM romance · Paranormal

REVIEW: Forbidden Need by Lee Colgin

The Official Description: As Rudy adapts to life in a new town, he lays eyes on a man whose very presence steals his heart. The man is bewitching. Bewitching…and grumpy. Samuel has no interest in the coyote shifter who’s been following him around like a lovesick pup, even if he is adorable. Adorable…and persistent. Born… Continue reading REVIEW: Forbidden Need by Lee Colgin

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REVIEW and giveaway: When Lightning Strikes by Darragha Foster

The Official Description: Previously Published Summerhouse Publishing as “Breaking Bear,” May 2011; Forever More Publishing as “Breaking Bear,” December 2014. 2016 edition with 10,000 added words. Former soldier Johnny Redbear is a gay cowboy who has never been with another man. He kept his desires buried deep, married, had a family and lost everything when he… Continue reading REVIEW and giveaway: When Lightning Strikes by Darragha Foster

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REVIEW: Conspiracy to Riot: The Life and Times of One of the Chicago 7 by Lee Weiner

The Official Description: In March 1969, eight young men were indicted by the federal government for conspiracy to incite a riot. Some of them barely knew one another, having come together briefly to protest the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the war in Vietnam. First dubbed the "Conspiracy 8" and later the "Chicago… Continue reading REVIEW: Conspiracy to Riot: The Life and Times of One of the Chicago 7 by Lee Weiner

Contemporary · grief · MM romance · new adult · Releases and Cover Reveals · sexually explicit · sports

REVIEW: Splash by J.R. Hart

The Official Description: Connor Molina’s summer can’t get any worse. He’s stuck in his college town taking summer classes, and he’s got a dead-end lifeguard job he’s too old for and a baby gay who’s thirsty for all the wrong guys. Even worse? Tristan, a wild patron, won’t leave his section of the pool, splashing… Continue reading REVIEW: Splash by J.R. Hart

canadian · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · juvenile · lgbtqia content · mental health

REVIEW: Ciel by Sophie Labelle

The Official Description: Ciel is excited to start high school. A gender non-conforming trans kid, Ciel has a YouTube channel and dreams of getting a better camera to really make a mark. Ciel can always rely on their best friend, Stephie, a trans girl who also happens to be a huge nerd, but their friendship… Continue reading REVIEW: Ciel by Sophie Labelle

5 stars · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · lgbtqia content · mental health · my faves · new adult · romance · self-discovery · young adult

REVIEW: Surrender Your Sons by Adam Sass

The Official Description: Connor Major’s summer break is turning into a nightmare. His SAT scores bombed, the old man he delivers meals to died, and when he came out to his religious zealot mother, she had him kidnapped and shipped off to a secluded island. His final destination: Nightlight Ministries, a conversion therapy camp that… Continue reading REVIEW: Surrender Your Sons by Adam Sass

Children's · diverse characters

REVIEW – Rainbow Village: A Story to Help Children Celebrate Diversity by Emmi Smid

The Official Description: In a land faraway, there is a village where nobody likes to mix with anyone who is different from them. Until an unexpected visitor comes along, and shows the villagers how much stronger they are when they all come together... This vibrantly illustrated story helps children aged 3+ celebrate diversity and be… Continue reading REVIEW – Rainbow Village: A Story to Help Children Celebrate Diversity by Emmi Smid

canadian · Children's · Contemporary · lgbtqia content

REVIEW: Mom Marries Mum by Ken Setterington and Alice Priestley

The Official Description: A brother and sister are thrilled that their mom and mum are getting married! After dancing around the living room, they are full of questions. Will Nana and Pop be there? Will they get to dress up? The answer is yes! They celebrate the wedding outdoors with family and friends. And most… Continue reading REVIEW: Mom Marries Mum by Ken Setterington and Alice Priestley