5 stars · Contemporary · general fiction · lgbtqia content · mental health

REVIEW: The Prettiest Star by Carter Sickles

The Official Description: Set in 1986, a year after Rock Hudson’s death brought the news of AIDS into living rooms and kitchens across America, Lambda Literary award-winning author Carter Sickels’s second novel shines light on an overlooked part of the epidemic, those men who returned to the rural communities and families who’d rejected them. Six short… Continue reading REVIEW: The Prettiest Star by Carter Sickles

historical · lgbtqia content

REVIEW: No Good Men by Thea McAlistair

The Official Description: In 1934, almost everyone struggles to pay the rent, and Alex Dawson is no exception. To support his writing habit, he moonlights with his mentor Donnie as a bodyguard for the mayor. It’s dull work, until the night a handsome, golden-eyed stranger catches his eye–and both his boss and his mentor are killed… Continue reading REVIEW: No Good Men by Thea McAlistair

historical · Holiday Story · lgbtqia content

REVIEW: Slay Ride by Josh Lanyon

The Official Description: A wild and dangerous ride takes two lonely men into uncharted territory… 1943 Montana. Returning home to Montana after being wounded in the Pacific, Police Chief Robert Garrett was hoping for a little much needed Peace on Earth and Goodwill Toward Man. Instead, he finds himself chasing after a cold-blooded killer on Christmas… Continue reading REVIEW: Slay Ride by Josh Lanyon

lgbtqia content · young adult

REVIEW: The Falls of Wyona by David Brendan Hopes

Official description: In The Falls of the Wyona by David Brendan Hopes, four friends growing up on the banks of a wild Appalachian river just after WWII discover, almost at the same time, the dangerous, alluring Falls and the perils of their own maturing hearts. Seen through the eyes of his best friend Arden, football… Continue reading REVIEW: The Falls of Wyona by David Brendan Hopes