4 Stars, Drama, Historical Romance, Lisa Henry, Reviewed by Lynn, Riptide Publishing

Review: Sweetwater by Lisa Henry

Title: Sweetwater

Author: Lisa Henry

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 240 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Wyoming Territory, 1870.

Elijah Carter is afflicted. Most of the townsfolk of South Pass City treat him as a simpleton because he’s deaf, but that’s not his only problem. Something in Elijah runs contrary to nature and to God. Something that Elijah desperately tries to keep hidden. Continue reading

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4 Stars, B.G. Thomas, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Lynn

Review: Summer Lover by B.G. Thomas

Title: Summer Lover

Author: B.G. Thomas

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 350 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Seasons of Love: Book Two

Scott Aberdeen doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, or God. Or love—at least, he knows no one will ever love him. After all, he has carried a torch for his best friend Sloan for a decade, hoping his feelings will be returned one day. But when Sloan finds springtime love with another man, Scott’s fantasies are crushed and his skepticism confirmed. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Biography/Non-Fiction, Elisa Rolle, Reviewed by Lynn, Self-Published

Sunday Spotlight Review: “Days of Love” by Elisa Rolle

Title: Days of Love

Author: Elisa Rolle

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 760 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Days of Love chronicles more than 700 LGBT couples throughout history, spanning 2000 years from Alexander the Great to the most recent winner of a Lambda Literary Award. Many of the contemporary couples share their stories on how they met and fell in love, as well as photos from when they married or of their families. Included are professional portraits by Robert Giard and Stathis Orphanos, paintings by John Singer Sargent and Giovanni Boldini, and photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnson, Arnold Genthe, and Carl Van Vechten among others. Continue reading

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5 Stars, BDSM/Kink/Erotica, Erotica, Kol Anderson, Reviewed by Lynn, Self-Published

Revelations Are Made In Kol Anderson’s “The Devil You Know”

Title: The Devil You Know

Author: Kol Anderson

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 40 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Ever wondered what goes on in Vincent’s mind?

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5 Stars, BDSM/Kink/Erotica, Drama, Erotica, Kol Anderson, Reviewed by Lynn, Self-Published

Kol Anderson Delivers More Darkness In This Twisted Series, “Once Broken (Broken: Season Two)”

Title: Once Broken (Broken: Season Two)

Author: Kol Anderson

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 55 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Next Installment in the Broken Series. Find out what happens to Aaron next and meet Carter Bennett, his replacement.

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5 Stars, BDSM/Kink/Erotica, Genre Romance, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Lynn, Riptide Publishing, Z.A. Maxfield

A Man Reconnects With His Past In Z.A. Maxfield’s “Home the Hard Way”

Title: Home the Hard Way

Author: Z.A. Maxfield

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 324 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Dare Buckley has come home—or at least, he’s come back to Palladian, the small town he left as a teenager. After a major lapse in judgment forced him to resign from the Seattle PD, Palladian is the only place that’ll hire him. There’s one benefit to hitting rock bottom, though: the chance to investigate the mystery of his father’s suicide. Continue reading

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4 Stars, Adam Carpenter, MLR Press, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Lynn

There’s Mystery And Danger In Adam Carpenter’s “Hidden Identity”

Title: Hidden Identity

Author: Adam Carpenter

Publisher: MLR Press

Pages/Word Count: 188 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: When Jimmy McSwain is hired to find missing heir Harris Rothschild, he finds that identities can be altered and lives can be changed–or taken with the simple pull of the trigger. Jimmy McSwain is a New York City private detective, operating out of Hell’s Kitchen, the rough and tumble neighborhood he grew up in. At age fourteen, he watched as his NYPD father was gunned down. Now, at age twenty-eight, gay, Jimmy has never given up pursuit of whoever killed him. But a PI must make a living, and so he’s taken on the case of missing heir Harris Rothschild, whose overbearing father doesn’t approve of his “alternate” lifestyle. Tracking down Harris is easier than expected, but the carnage that follows isn’t. With a shocking murder on his hands, and a threat coming from some unforeseen person, Jimmy’s caseload is suddenly full, and very dangerous. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Daniel A. Kaine, Reviewed by Lynn, Wilde City Press

Daniel A. Kaine’s “Slasherazzi” Takes You Inside The Mind Of A Serial Killer


It’s no wonder the Zodiac Killer flirted so relentlessly with the police. Or that Jack the Ripper courted and baited detectives with his – or her – coy letters. We all wish to be pursued. We all long to be desired.” ― Chuck Palahniuk


Title: Slasherazzi

Author: Daniel A. Kaine

Publisher: Wilde City Press

Pages/Word Count: 192 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Recently promoted to Detective, Alex is out to prove himself and the Slasherazzi case is the perfect opportunity. Mutilated corpses are showing up across Tampa, and when the team discovers the newest victim was tortured alive, Alex becomes more determined than ever to stop the crazed serial killer before the horrific stabbings escalate further.
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5 Stars, Harmony Ink Press, Reviewed by Lynn, Suki Fleet

Suki Fleet’s “This Is Not a Love Story” Is A Beautiful Novel Filled With Harsh Realities


“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” — Mulan


Title: This Is Not a Love Story

Author: Suki Fleet

Publisher: Harmony Ink Press

Pages/Word Count: 270 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: When fifteen-year-old Romeo’s mother leaves one day and doesn’t return, he finds himself homeless and trying to survive on the streets. Mute and terrified, his silence makes him vulnerable, and one night he is beaten by a gang of other kids, only to be rescued by a boy who pledges to take care of him.
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5 Stars, Reviewed by Lynn, Self-Published, Varian Krylov

Varian Krylov’s “Dangerously Happy” Is A Wickedly Beautiful Love Story


“The death rate for people who play it safe and for those who live boldly is the same.” ― Patti Digh


Title: Dangerously Happy

Author: Varian Krylov

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 244 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Aidan has always played it safe. Instead of pursuing his dream of creating innovative music that makes his soul sing, he settled for a degree in software, a job in a cubicle, and a spot in a generic band with his buddies.
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4 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, EM Lynley, Reviewed by Lynn

The Race To Love Holds Secrets and Choices In EM Lynley’s “Out of the Gate” – Reviewed by Lynn


“There are two types of secrets: the kind you want to keep in, and the kind you don’t dare to let out.” ― Ally Carter


Title: Out of the Gate

Author: EM Lynley

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 270 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: British actor Wesley Tremayne thinks he’s close to hitting the big time—a film career—with his role as a hunky explorer on a popular American TV show. Success should be just around the corner, as long as he keeps his sexual orientation a secret. Wes’s best friend and beard, Julia Compton, forms the other half of a glamorous Hollywood couple that’s merely a façade.
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5 Stars, B.G. Thomas, Dreamspinner Press, Reviewed by Lynn

B.G. Thomas’s “Spring Affair” Is A Story Of New Beginnings – Reviewed by Lynn


“If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring.” ― Victor Hugo


Title: Spring Affair (Seasons of Love: Book One)

Author: B.G. Thomas

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 350 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Sloan McKenna is going through a tough time. His beloved mother has recently passed away, leaving him her house and beautiful garden. But should he keep the house? Sell it? To make matters worse, he’s in love with one of his best friends, Asher, a man who can’t (or won’t) love him back.
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4.5 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, Reviewed by Lynn, Tara Lain

Opposites Attact In Tara Lain’s “Wolf in Gucci Loafers” – Reviewed by Lynn


“You never know what you are going to want until you see it clearly.” ― Shirley Jackson


Title: Wolf in Gucci Loafers

Author: Tara Lain

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 234 Pages

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: Socialite Lindsey Vanessen wants someone to love who will love him back—an impossibility for a gay, half-human, half-werewolf. Too aggressive for humans, too gay for wolves, and needing to protect the pack from human discovery, Lindsey tries to content himself with life as a successful businessman. But when someone starts kidnapping members of wealthy families, Lindsey meets tough cop Seth Zakowsy—the hunky embodiment of everything Lindsey wants but can’t have.
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5 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, Reviewed by Lynn, Teegan Loy

Two Men Skate Through Life in Teegan Loy’s “Picks & Pucks” – Reviewed by Lynn


“You carried your demons with you everywhere, the way you carried your shadow.” ― Lauren Oliver


Title: Picks & Pucks

Author: Teegan Loy

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 254 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Rising men’s figure skating star, Justin Corrin, is coming home to train for the upcoming season and face his demons. The last thing Justin needs is to fall in love with a hockey player. Instead of getting rid of his demons, Justin is collecting more. He tries desperately to control his growing feelings for CJ Daly, but finds being with CJ keeps his nightmares away.
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Allison Cassatta, Dreamspinner Press, Reviewed by Lynn

Allison Cassatta’s “The Final Seduction” Brings Sin & Seduction To A Close – Reviewed by Lynn


“Miracles need people as much as people need miracles.” ― Amy Neftzger


Title: The Final Seduction (Sin & Seduction: Book Three)

Author: Allison Cassatta

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 230 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Sin & Seduction is closing its doors for good, and Dorian Grant’s being arrested for murder. The world has finally spun off its axis, and everybody involved has a role to play.
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Kol Anderson, Reviewed by Lynn, Self-Published

Kol Anderson’s “The Escape” Will Keep You Guessing Until The Very End – Reviewed by Lynn


“Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.” ― William S. Burroughs


Title: The Prisoner: Broken Series Complete Collection

Author: Kol Anderson

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 209 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Aaron Taylor is a rent-boy.
The Dream everyone wants to come true.
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J.A. Rock, Lisa Henry, Reviewed by Lynn, Riptide Publishing

Lisa Henry & J.A. Rock’s “When All the World Sleeps” Might Make You Lose Sleep – Reviewed by Lynn


“There is a loveliness to life that does not fade. Even in the terrors of the night, there is a tendency toward grace that does not fail us. ” ― Robert Goolrick


Title: When All the World Sleeps

Author: Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 405 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Daniel Whitlock is terrified of going to sleep. And rightly so: he sleepwalks, with no awareness or memory of his actions. Including burning down Kenny Cooper’s house—with Kenny inside it—after Kenny brutally beat him for being gay. Back in the tiny town of Logan after serving his prison sentence, Daniel isolates himself in a cabin in the woods and chains himself to his bed at night.
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K.A. Merikan, Reviewed by Lynn, Storm Moon Press

Lynn Reviews K.A. Merikan’s “Fear (The Copper Horse #1)”


“You are the evil scientist of your desires.” ― Tristan Taormino


Title: Fear (The Copper Horse #1)

Author: K.A. Merikan

Publisher: Storm Moon Press

Pages/Word Count: 258 Pages

Rating: 3 Stars

Blurb: London

1907, twenty years into the zombie Plague
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Heidi Belleau, Lisa Henry, Reviewed by Lynn, Riptide Publishing

It’s A Dark And Brutal Future In Lisa Henry And Heidi Belleau’s “King of Dublin” – Reviewed by Lynn


“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.” ― George Orwell, 1984


Title: King of Dublin

Author: Lisa Henry and Heidi Belleau

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 382 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Twenty years after a deadly pandemic ravaged the world, Darragh Fergus Anluan and the people of his village have carved out a hard but simple life in the Irish countryside. But with winter comes sickness, and Darragh must travel to Dublin in search of medicine. What he finds there is a ruined city ruled by a madman, where scavenging is punishable by death . . . or conscription.
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Lazy Day Publishing, Liz Borino, Reviewed by Lynn

A Betrayal Is Revealed In Liz Borino’s “Angel’s Truth” – Reviewed by Lynn


“Those who are closest to you, always betray you first.” ― Susan Speranza


Title: Angel’s Truth (Angel #2)

Author: Liz Borino

Publisher: Lazy Day Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 64 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: “Freeze or I’ll shoot!” Aaron yelled and aimed the gun at Jordan’s chest.
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