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Book Review: Unsettled Interlude by Kaje Harper

Reviewed by Morgan 

17792791Title: Unsettled Interlude
Author: Kaje Harper
Series: Hidden Wolves #1.5
Heroes: Simon/Paul
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 25 Pages
Publisher: Kaje Harper
Release Date: April 14, 2013
Available at:  Smashwords
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Blurb:  Paul Hunter just spent two days as a captive to werewolves, his life hanging in the balance, a witness to crimes and craziness. Now he’s back in his regular life, and living with Simon, the man he’s been falling for. And he’s part of a werewolf pack. He needs his brain to somehow catch up with all of that.

Simon thought saving his human mate from his own pack would be the hardest thing he’d face with Paul, but he’s beginning to realize that was just the beginning. He has to figure out how their future will work, and convince his skittish lover that staying with the pack is better than leaving it, while hints of threats to Paul’s safety keep him awake at night. Fortunately Simon is up for the challenge.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Unacceptable Risk by Kaje Harper

Reviewed by Morgan 

12743591Title: Unacceptable Risk
Author: Kaje Harper
Series: Hidden Wolves #1
Heroes: Simon/Paul
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 332 Pages
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: October 11, 2011
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Simon Conley was born a werewolf, making him one of a tiny minority in a sea of vanilla humans. The safety of the pack lies in absolute secrecy, sometimes violently enforced. In a species where pack-members are born and not made, being gay is considered a perversion. So when Simon falls in love with a human man, he’s twice damned. Even his Alpha’s grudging tolerance may not be enough to shield him from the hatred of the other top wolves. Then his lover Paul stumbles across pack secrets Simon was sworn to keep, and if the pack finds out, they may both end up dead.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Choosing Home by Alexa Milne

Reviewed by JustJen

30212537Title: Choosing Home
Author: Alexa Milne
Series: The Call of Home #1
Heroes: Zac McKenzie/Seth Prithcard
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 187 Pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: June 14, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  You can never escape from yourself.

Zac McKenzie is an ex-professional footballer with a secret he gave up his career to protect. Several years ago, he fled to his home in the North East of Scotland to avoid being outed as gay. Now, he owns a successful hotel and restaurant, but is it time to finally come out into the open?

Seth Pritchard feels he is damaged goods. He comes to Scotland to escape memories of the accident that left him injured, his bullying step-brothers and a life of lies.

For their whole lives, Zac and Seth have denied who they truly are to themselves as well as to others. When they meet, each man is forced to confront his fears and tear them down one by one.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Damaged by Noah Willoughby

Reviewed by Susan65

30761895Title: Damaged
Author: Noah Willoughby
Heroes: Tom Otso/Eric Kontio
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 74 Pages
Publisher: Noah Willoughby
Release Date: June 27, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Nobody is invincible…

On a seemingly ordinary night, Tom Otso’s life changes forever when he is ambushed, attacked and left for dead. Though he survives the ordeal, Tom finds out at the hospital that the gravity of his injuries has left him permanently disabled.

Eric Kontio is a physical therapist who is assigned to Tom’s case to help rehabilitate and adapt Tom to his new way of living. In helping people for over 20 years, Eric has never met anyone with such an incredible spirit and positive attitude as Tom. Eric becomes infatuated with him and marvels at his incredible progress.

Being together every day, the two men grow closer as friends, but things become complicated by Tom’s jealous and moody boyfriend, Adrian, and Eric’s professionalism being doubted by his superior. When the true feelings of both men come to the surface, so do their painful pasts which could make or break their relationship.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Bootleg Diva: Confessions of a Quarterback Princess by Levi Brody by Mercy Celeste

Reviewed by Susan65

30298306Title: Bootleg Diva
Author: Mercy Celeste
Series: Southern Scrimmage #4
Heroes: Levi Brody
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 232 Pages
Publisher: Mercy Celeste
Release Date: June 5, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: A Southern Scrimmage Biography

All heroes need an origins story.

From trailer park to the Super Dome.
Everybody’s All-American quarterback by day.
Infamous exotic dancer by night.

Levi Brody is one of the undisputed greats of the game. With two Super Bowl rings, one MVP, three Pro-Bowl appearances, three National Championships, three SEC Championships and four State High School championships Levi has indeed left his mark on the sport, but it’s all a load of crap.
This is my origin story and like all good origin stories, this one lies somewhere-
Between the helmet and the tiara.

The story of the rise and fall of the first fictional gay quarterback in the NFL.
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The First Morning After by Marie Lark

Reviewed by Susan65

ml_thefirstmorningafterTitle: The First Morning After
Author: Marie Lark
Heroes: Danny Rojas/Mitchel Finch
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 129 Pages
Publisher: Loose Id
Release Date: June 6, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: For as long as he can remember, Danny Rojas has wanted all-star first baseman Mitchel Finch. And he could swear that in high school, Mitchel was maybe interested, too. But the baseball team made Danny’s life a living hell back then, and the moment he was able, he got out. Five years later at a friend’s wedding, Danny finally has the chance, and more importantly, the courage, to act on his years-long crush.

Mitchel Finch used to have it so good–a brilliant athlete with lots of friends, a gorgeous girlfriend, and a place of importance in his home town. All he had to do was play it straight. But when an injury ends his baseball career, and his best friend’s wedding reminds him of everything he lost, Mitchel jumps at the opportunity Danny gives him–a night to be honest with himself. A night to finally feel wanted for exactly who he is.

The trouble is, neither of their circumstances has changed by morning. Mitchel is still closeted, and Danny is still the town pariah. Can a connection, building for years and forged in one night, survive the first morning after?
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Riley by Maggie Walsh

Reviewed by Susan65

30224257Title: Riley
Author: Maggie Walsh
Series: Stories from a Crossroads Demon #3
Heroes: Riley
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 111 Pages
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Release Date: May 12, 2016
Available at:  Siren Publishing
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Blurb: Riley works in a BDSM club in hopes of finding his perfect Master but he starts to notice that the Doms want nothing to do with him. And some of them, including his dream man, Master Blade, start to abuse and degrade him.

Riley is confused by the loathing they show him and turns to the Crossroads Demon for help. He asks for his perfect Master. When even his bargain with the demon doesn’t seem to be working, Riley gets desperate and accepts an offer from his boss, Stuart, to train under him to become the perfect sub.

Still, the Doms ignore him as others begin to mistreat and humiliate him. So Riley decides to walk away from his boss, the club, and the lifestyle.

Can Dantalion help Riley to see that what he desires is right there, laid out before him, in hopes of Riley finding redemption? Or will Riley walk away from the life he desire’s, damning his soul to hell forever?
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Intersection of Purgatory and Paradise by A.J. Thomas

Reviewed by Susan65

25065285Title: The Intersection of Purgatory and Paradise
Author: A.J. Thomas
Series: Least Likely Partnership #3
Heroes: Christopher/Doug
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 204 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 27, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Life in small-town Montana has become hell for former San Diego homicide detective Christopher Hayes. No one will hire him, he has made the seething racism his lover Doug Heavy Runner faces at work worse by adding homophobia to the mix, and his most recent jog through town ends when two gay-bashing teenagers hit him in the head with a rock. Deputy Sheriff Doug Heavy Runner has never overcome the abusive relationship that traumatized and shattered him as a young adult. The memories, the lingering shame, and the fear he has never acknowledged have left him resigned to endure the discrimination he faces in Elkin. But he can’t stand it when Christopher becomes a target for that same hatred.

When the mutilated body of one of the boys who assaulted Christopher is found in Doug’s garage, Christopher and Doug return from a vacation in San Diego and uncover a tangle of secrets, lies, and tragedy lurking beneath Elkin’s small-town façade. With their relationship at a crossroads, they’ll have to work together to catch the killer and maybe find a paradise of their own.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: It Was a Thursday by Carol Lynne

Reviewed by Morgan 

27465447Title: It Was a Thursday
Author: Carol Lynne
Heroes: Mark Kurtz/Lane Warner
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 118 Pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: November 17, 2015
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  It was a Thursday. The day one eighteen-year-old gunman would change the lives of an entire town.

Principal Mark Kurtz loved his school. He worked hard to give his students every advantage in life, but he could have never predicted that on a warm day in May, a distraught senior would commit an unimaginable act of vengeance on his classmates.

In the aftermath of the shooting that left both students and faculty members dead, Mark must deal with his own guilt while trying to help those around him feel safe once again.

Mark’s problems are compounded when an old flame, Lane Warner, arrives in town to help treat the trauma victims. How can he possibly deal with his own guilt, be there for his seventeen-year-old son and confront the part of himself he’s always denied while trying to heal a broken community?
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Y Negative by Kelly Haworth

Reviewed by JustJen

25860147Title: Y Negative
Author: Kelly Haworth
Heroes: Ember/Jess
Genre: MM Sci-Fi
Length: 317 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: November 16, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  In the last surviving cities of a ruined world, the concept of “woman” has been forgotten to history. Those unfortunate enough to lack a Y chromosome live as second-class citizens in a world dominated by mascs.

Ember is Y negative. He is scorned, bullied, abused by every masc he encounters, at work and at the gym. Not even his Y negative roommate cuts him any slack. He wants so desperately to be accepted as a masc that he’d rather buy black market testosterone than food. Something’s gotta give—he needs a change in his life, but has no idea how to find it.

Jess is a masc with a passion for studying the recovery of their devastated world. His boyfriend is pressuring him for more commitment, and his father expects him to take over the family business. He can’t wait to get away from civilization for his seasonal research out in the wild.

When Jess offers Ember a job, their lives collide in the isolated wasteland, and their initial attraction turns into a relationship that horrifies those around them. Soon their struggle to stay together and to be who they are turns into a fight for their lives.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments