Hayden Thorne, Queerteen Press

Excerpt and Giveaway: Henning Book 2: The Prince of Wintergrave by Hayden Thorne

Hayden Thorne


Harmony Ink Press, Will Parkinson

Free Ficlet and Giveaway: Wet Paint by Will Parkinson

Blurb:Transitions: Book Two

Although Addy’s heart and body bear the scars from his life before he was adopted by the Deans, he’s ached for something he thought he would never find. Until he met Benny. He isn’t sure how anyone can care for someone as broken as he is, even though he wants it desperately.

High school senior Benny Peters has his whole life planned out for him, until a chaste kiss at summer camp opens a new world of possibilities. Determined to erase Addy’s insecurities, Benny works to take away his boyfriend’s pain and replace it with love.

When Addy’s past intrudes on their future, it’s going to take everything Benny can muster to show that no matter what–or who–they face, they belong together.

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4.5 Stars, Audio Book, Eli Easton, Harmony Ink Press, Reviewed by Kim, Young Adult

Eli Easton’s “Superhero” Gets A Recommend Listen – Narrated by Tristan Wright

Title: Superhero

Author: Eli Easton

Narrator:: Tristan Wright

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 2 Hours, 57 Minutes

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: It’s not easy for a young gay artist like Jordan Carson to grow up in Jefferson, Wisconsin, where all anyone seems to care about in middle school and high school are the sports teams. But Jordan was lucky. He met Owen Nelson in the second grade, and they’ve been BFFs ever since. Owen is a big, beautiful blond and their school’s champion wrestler. No one messes with Owen, or with anyone close to him, and he bucks popular opinion by keeping Jordan as his wingman even after Jordan comes out at school. Continue reading

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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Dreamspinner Press, John Goode, Reviewed by Kim

Kim Recommends You Give A Listen To John Goode’s “Tales From Foster High”

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Laozi

Title: Tales From Foster High Audiobook

Author: John Goode

Narrator: Michael Stillman

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Length: 7 Hours and 17 Minutes

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Kyle Stilleno is the invisible student, toiling through high school in the middle of Nowhere, Texas. Brad Greymark is the baseball star of Foster High. When they bond over their mutual damage during a night of history tutoring, Kyle thinks maybe his life has changed for good. But the promise of fairy-tale love is a lie when you’re gay and falling for the most popular boy in school. A coming of age story in the same vein of John Hughes, Tales from Foster High shows an unflinching vision of the ups and downs of teenage love and what it is like to grow up gay.
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Harmony Ink Press, Reviewed by Tina, Winter Sandberg

A Very Public Love For Winter Sandberg’s “Private Display of Affection”

“…Not everything needs to be about sex. Just doing what you’re doing right now is fulfilling. Hold each other. Kiss for hours. Kissing is the best. It’s two souls communicating.” – Winter Sandberg

Title: Private Display of Affection (North Star #0.5)

Author: Winter Sandberg

Publisher: Harmony Ink Press

Pages/Word Count: 210 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Hugo Thorson knows he’s gay, but coming out during high school is not part of his plan. His parents are open-minded, but Hugo doesn’t want to add more stress for anybody, especially his dad, who is fighting terminal cancer.
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