4.5 Stars, Genre Romance, Reviewed by BJ, T.K. Paige, Totally Bound

Love Catches Fire In T.K. Paige’s “Here for You”

Title: Here for You

Author: T.K. Paige

Publisher: Totally Bound

Pages/Word Count: 108 Pages

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: When James falls for the new guy at the station is he just setting himself up to be burned?

Welcome to Deacon, Oklahoma. Straight population—seven hundred and ninety-six. Gay population—James Hara. Except it really isn’t that bad because when he came out to his hometown, something wonderful happened. They still loved him…most did anyway. The only problem is the lack of a dating pool. Continue reading

5 Stars, Harmony Ink Press, Johanna Parkhurst, Reviewed by BJ, Young Adult

A Boy Sets Out To Solve A Mystery And Finds Himself In Johanna Parkhurst’s “Every Inferno”

Title: Every Inferno

Author: Johanna Parkhurst

Publisher: Harmony Ink Press

Pages/Word Count: 180 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Depressed. Defiant. Possible alcoholic. These are just a few of the terms used to describe fifteen-year-old Jacob Jasper Jones. Lately, though, JJ has a new one to add to the list: detective. He’s been having strange dreams about the fire that killed his parents ten years ago, and he thinks he finally has the clue to catching the arsonist who destroyed his family. Continue reading

3.5 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, Felicitas Ivey, Genre Romance, Reviewed by BJ

Two Men Take A Chance On Love In Felicitas Ivey’s “Tell the Bees I’m Sorry”

Title: Tell the Bees I’m Sorry

Author: Felicitas Ivey

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 70 Pages

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Blurb: Physics Grad Student Marcus Fitzhughes agrees to leave New York City with his roommate, Andy, to visit Andy’s uncles in Vermont. Marcus wants to escape the city and his ex-boyfriend, Dan, who hasn’t taken their break up very well. Continue reading

5 Stars, BDSM/Kink/Erotica, Benji Bright, GoDeeperPress, Reviewed by BJ

Benji Bright’s “Boy Stories: 15 Quick and Dirty Gay Tales” Is Flash Fiction At Its Finest

Title: Boy Stories: 15 Quick and Dirty Gay Tales

Author: Benji Bright

Publisher: Go Deeper Press

Pages/Word Count: 33 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Find your new favorite fantasy in Boy Stories: 15 Quick and Dirty Gay Tales. The flash fiction in this collection is what you’d expect from erotic writer Benji Bright (Candid and The Flavor Triptych)—sexy, ardent, and graphic. Some stories feature characters that are open and warm, while others cast a different, darker light on the lives of queer men. Whether they’re bartalk buddies, sex cult members, best bros, or futuristic rebels, there are guys in Boy Stories who will win your heart and turn you on. Sure, your time with them is short, but there’s good news here: there’s another waiting for you just a page away.
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5 Stars, HarperCollins, Reviewed by BJ, Steve Kluger

Ten Years Later – A Review Of Steve Kluger’s “Almost Like Being in Love”

Title: Almost Like Being in Love

Author: Steve Kluger

Publisher: HarperCollins

Pages/Word Count: 370 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: A high school jock and nerd fall in love senior year, only to part after an amazing summer of discovery to attend their respective colleges. They keep in touch at first, but then slowly drift apart.

Flash forward twenty years.
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4.5 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, Eli Easton, Reviewed by BJ

A Young Man’s Soul Is Neither Here Nor There In Eli Easton’s “Heaven Can’t Wait”

“Maybe heaven was innocence, limbo was ignorance, and hell was fiery illumination.” ― Kimberly Sabatini

Title: Heaven Can’t Wait

Author: Eli Easton

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

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Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: When Brian Matheson dies at nineteen, his soul is in limbo. He has one chance to redeem himself before he’s thrown into a nasty pit. All Brian has to do is save the life of Kevin Anderson, a boy he and his friends tormented for being gay.
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5 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, Ellis Carrington, Reviewed by BJ

Ellis Carrington Goes For “Total Immersion” In The Mended Daily Dose Anthology

“In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance.” ― Jeanette Winterson

Title: Total Immersion

Author: Ellis Carrington

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 83 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Evan Stanton is in over his head. Injured from a fall on campus, he’s let his boyfriend talk him into a senior year total immersion trip—two weeks abroad—only his boyfriend ends up dumping him shortly before takeoff. Evan gets on the plane anyway, but he’s lost his hope and added to his pain.
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5 Stars, Dan Skinner, Reviewed by BJ, Self-Published

A Man Learns His Self Respect Isn’t Worth “The Price of Dick”

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” ― Michel de Montaigne

Title: The Price of Dick

Author: Dan Skinner

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 291 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: His name is Richard but he’ll say, “Call me Dick.” He’s a big, butch, brainy guy in an executive suit, hotter than spit on a skillet. The type of guy you can see fully dressed and imagine buck naked in the throes of an orgasm – every six-feet-two, muscular, sexually intoxicating inch of him. He’s an ambitious freshman in a prominent brokerage firm who’s figured out he can use more than his smarts to get ahead. He’s perfected a surefire method to drive home a hard deal. No one can resist him. And he’s got one really big secret. But that will cost you.

For photographer J.J. Johnstone, the price of Dick just might cost him everything.
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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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4 Stars, Andy Dunn, Musa Publishing, Reviewed by BJ

Love Is Brewing In Andy Dunn’s “Kitchen Witch” – Reviewed by BJ

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.” ― William Shakespeare

Title: Kitchen Witch

Author: Andy Dunn

Publisher: Musa Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 34000 Words

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: After a failed move to California, Oz returns home to Minnesota. He gets a job at a witchery shop owned by his ex Rhys, with whom he might still be in love. Rhys’s homemade love potions are the most popular item in his shop but even he might need the extra jolt; he’s just shown the door to his unreliable lover Kip. Kip is determined to win Rhys over again and his own attempts at love magic are weak, at best, but Rhys’s feelings for Oz are hindering Kip’s efforts. Both Oz and Rhys are keen on a reconciliation but neither feel ready to take that first step to make it happen. Do they need a small kick from one of Rhys’s potions or is real love strong enough to develop without the help of witchery?

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