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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

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Release Blitz, Excerpt and Review: Dark Summer by S.J. Coles

RELEASE BLITZ Book Title: Dark Summer (A sequel to Blood Winter) Author: S. J. Coles Publisher: Pride Publishing Release Date: July 27, 2021 Genres: M/M Romance, Paranormal Romance, Vampire Romance, Thriller Tropes: Love against the odds, Forbidden Love, love triangle Themes: Learning to love, healing, facing fears Heat Rating: 4 flames Length: 50 247 words/… Continue reading Release Blitz, Excerpt and Review: Dark Summer by S.J. Coles

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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 · 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

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REVIEW: Up North (Compass Stars #1) by Allison Temple

The last thing Jack Spencer wants to be is a fishing guide for rich tourists. But with a sister in need of help and nothing but a rusty fishing boat to his name, he takes a job at The Wild Eagle Lodge, Alaska’s newest luxury resort. When a scandal rocks his career, movie star Damian… Continue reading REVIEW: Up North (Compass Stars #1) by Allison Temple

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REVIEW: An Unexpected Kind of Love by Hayden Stone

Bookstore owner Aubrey Barnes likes his quiet, orderly London life, thank you very much. His shop may be struggling, his only employee is a menace, and his plumbing is one creaky pipe away from disaster, but he can handle it. Maybe. He cannot, however, handle the film company that’s thrown his Soho street into chaos.… Continue reading REVIEW: An Unexpected Kind of Love by Hayden Stone

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REVIEW: Jaywalking by Rachel Ember

Second edition: This book was previously published as a novella of approximately 30,000 words, and the second edition has been revised into a full-length novel. Emile leads a quiet but contented life as a university professor, with a perfect dog, comfortable home, and loyal friends. Maybe there’s something—or someone, missing. But dating is hard enough… Continue reading REVIEW: Jaywalking by Rachel Ember

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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

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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

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

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REVIEW: The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer

Two boys, alone in space. After the first settler on Titan trips her distress signal, neither remaining country on Earth can afford to scramble a rescue of its own, and so two sworn enemies are installed in the same spaceship. Ambrose wakes up on the Coordinated Endeavor, with no memory of a launch. There’s more… Continue reading REVIEW: The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer