2 Stars, CJane Elliott, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Taz, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Urban Fantasy

Review: Stepping Through by CJane Elliott

Title: Stepping Through

Author: CJane Elliott

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 52 Pages

Rating: 2 Stars

Blurb: Cameron Wheeler’s life is all mapped out: he’ll finish business school, return home to Vermont, get a job, and marry his high-school girlfriend. He’s packed away what he really wants—a career as a musician—because he knows it’s never going to happen. But Cameron’s well-planned life is turned upside down when he walks into a musty jewelry shop in LA and meets the mysterious Apollo, who tells him to “follow his soul, not his past.” Apollo’s magical presence spurs Cameron to discover and follow his true path, in life and in love. Continue reading

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2 Stars, Drama, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Nic Starr, Reviewed by Jackie

Everything Is Complicated In Nic Starr’s “It’s Not Easy”

Title: It’s Not Easy

Author: Nic Starr

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 130 Pages

Rating: 2 Stars

Blurb: Ben Cooper gave up on following his dreams to keep the peace in his family. Best friend Spencer Henderson has always been Ben’s rock. For Spence, who is in love with Ben, supporting Ben always came first, but as Ben starts to date their friend Suzie, Spence has to think of himself for the first time. The ramifications of one fateful night means leaving their small town may be Spence’s only option to protect his broken heart. Continue reading

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2 Stars, Amber Allure, Reviewed by Jordan, Shawn Bailey

Shawn Bailey’s “Conquering Kameron” Misses The Mark


“Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.” ― Oscar Wilde


Title: Conquering Kameron

Author: Shawn Bailey

Publisher: Amber Allure

Pages/Word Count: 31,000 Words

Rating: 2 Stars

Blurb: Boston University graduate Kameron Santella lands a job with a prestigious publishing house, but instead of getting the job of his dreams, he ends up at the bottom of the corporate ladder, working his butt off in the mail room. One afternoon, he meets a handsome older man named Vern, whom Kameron thinks is a senior editor. Vern takes a liking to Kameron and invites him on a weekend trip to the museum and dinner. Before the outing ends, romance ensues, and Kameron finds himself falling for the silver-tongued devil. But on Monday morning, Kameron gets the shock of his life when he learns that Vern is actually Vernon Henderson, the no-nonsense CEO and publisher of Henderson’s Publishing Company whom everyone seems to fear.
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2 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, Gene Taylor, Reviewed by BJ

Nothing Is What It Seems In Gene Taylor’s “The Legend of Uncle Everett”


“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.” ― Mark Twain


Title: The Legend of Uncle Everett

Author: Gene Taylor

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 90 Pages

Rating: 2 Stars

Blurb: When Everett Coleman’s longtime enemy JB Sanderson dies, Everett’s nephew Blake comes to visit his uncle. He worries JB’s death might have a negative effect on the old man, despite Everett and JB’s very public hatred for each other. When Everett passes away and Blake begins going through his things, he finds his uncle’s diaries. To his surprise, the infamous feud between Everett and JB was a gigantic cover-up for a gay relationship that lasted for decades.
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2 Stars, Derrick Knight, Reviewed by Tina, Self-Published

Derrick Knight’s “The Rekindling of Love” Is A Second Chance At Love Story – Reviewed by Tina


“Love never dies. It fizzles out maybe but it stays there in your heart buried by emotions controlling you. Once the fire is rekindled, love resurfaces again, breathes a new life.” – Elizabeth E. Castillo


Title: The Rekindling of Love

Author: Derrick Knight

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 354 Pages

Rating: 2 Stars

Blurb: Dwyer Von Strohm thought his life was perfect. He had a great job as a pharmaceutical sales representative; he lived in Chicago’s premiere gay community, drove an expensive car, and had an unlimited number of hot gay men to pursue. Dwyer thought his was living the life he had always dreamed. Then one day he becomes a causality of a poor economy. In a very short time, Dwyer loses his job, loses his status in the gay community and is reduced to living a lonely existence.
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