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REVIEW: Come Unto These Yellow Sands by Josh Lanyon

Sometimes the adventure chooses you. Lover of fine poetry and lousy choose-your-own-adventure novels, Professor Sebastian Swift was once the bad-boy darling of the literati. The only lines he does these days are Browning, Frost, and Cummings. Even his relationship with the hot, handsome Wolfe Neck Police chief, Max Prescott, is healthy. When one of his… Continue reading REVIEW: Come Unto These Yellow Sands by Josh Lanyon

Contemporary · lgbtqia content · MM romance · mystery · Releases and Cover Reveals · sexually explicit

Release Blitz, Excerpt and Review: Sun, Sea & Small-Town Secrets by S.J. Coles

RELEASE BLITZ Book Title: Sun, Sea & Small-Town Secrets Author: S. J. Coles Publisher: Pride Publishing Release Date: July 6, 2021 Genre: Contemporary M/M Mystery/Holiday Romance Tropes: Forbidden Love / Small Town / Holiday Themes: Healing / Hurt/Comfort / Travel / Self-discovery Heat Rating: 4 flames Length: 48 634 words/ 193 pages It is a… Continue reading Release Blitz, Excerpt and Review: Sun, Sea & Small-Town Secrets by S.J. Coles

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

Books · Contemporary · MM romance · mystery · read the trigger warnings · sexually explicit

REVIEW:Blood Red Roses: My Bloody Valentine by S.J. Coles

Official description: Rick feels like he’s finally getting his life on track…until a dead body in his flat threatens to derail more than his new career. Things are finally looking up for Rick Bennett. He’s landed a job with Swanson and Gerrard, one of the top finance firms in London and, with it, a chance… Continue reading REVIEW:Blood Red Roses: My Bloody Valentine by S.J. Coles

Books · Contemporary · grief · mental health · MM romance · mystery · Novella

REVIEW: Start To Finish by Pamela A. Williams

The Official Description: Ian Start is an art professor and poet, living and teaching in Providence, Rhode Island. After suffering an infection in his leg that left him disfigured and traumatized, he’s been struggling to regain his emotional balance and find his voice again in his poetry. It doesn’t help when one of his students… Continue reading REVIEW: Start To Finish by Pamela A. Williams

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

Contemporary · lgbtqia content · own voices author · Paranormal · part of series · sci-fi / fantasy · young adult

Release Blitz, Excerpt, Review and Giveaway! The Midnight Gardener by R.G. Thomas

Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway: The Midnight Gardener by R.G. Thomas   The Town of Superstition, Book 1 Thaddeus Cane and his father have moved thirty-two times in all of Thaddeus' fifteen years. Every time his father uproots them without a reason, it leaves Thaddeus friendless once again. Superstition is the town they’ve settled in… Continue reading Release Blitz, Excerpt, Review and Giveaway! The Midnight Gardener by R.G. Thomas

Contemporary · diverse characters · general fiction · lgbtqia content · mental health · mystery · own voices author

REVIEW: the Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukadar

The Official Description: The author of the “vivid and urgent…important and timely” (The New York Times Book Review) debut The Map of Salt and Stars returns with this remarkably moving and lyrical novel following three generations of Syrian Americans who are linked by a mysterious species of bird and the truths they carry close to… Continue reading REVIEW: the Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukadar

diverse characters · lgbtqia content · sci-fi / fantasy · suspense

Earnest Ink by Alex Hall

BOOK BLAST Book Title: Earnest Ink Author: Alex Hall Publisher: Nine Star Press Published: October 14, 2019 Cover Artist: Natasha Snow Genre/s: Queer Spec Fic, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller/Suspense Trope/s: Found family Themes: Mystery/adventure Heat Rating: 1 flame Orientation: Asexual, Pansexual Identity: Cisgender, Trans Warning: Depictions of Trauma, Blood, Violence, Murder, Eating disorders, Body hatred, Transphobia, PTSD,… Continue reading Earnest Ink by Alex Hall

general fiction · sci-fi / fantasy

REVIEW: The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry

The Official Description: For his entire life, Charley Sutherland has concealed a magical ability he can't quite control: he can bring characters from books into the real world. His older brother, Rob -- a young lawyer with a normal house, a normal fiancee, and an utterly normal life -- hopes that this strange family secret will… Continue reading REVIEW: The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry

historical · lgbtqia content

REVIEW: Death Takes a Bow (A Detective Heath Barrington Mystery #4) by David S. Pederson

The Official Description: Alan Keyes takes a break from his police duties to scratch his acting itch in a local stage production. But when the leading man is murdered during the opening night performance, his partner Detective Heath Barrington is thrust into the limelight to find the killer. Alan soon learns the theater has a… Continue reading REVIEW: Death Takes a Bow (A Detective Heath Barrington Mystery #4) by David S. Pederson