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Book Review: Piece of Cake by Mary Calmes

Reviewed by Susan65

25908433Title: Piece of Cake
Author: Mary Calmes
Series: A Matter of Time #8
Heroes: Jory/Sam
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 70 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 12, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: After years of domestic partnership, Jory Harcourt and Sam Kage are finally going to make it official in their home state of Illinois. It’s been a long and rocky road, and nothing—not disasters at work, not the weather, not a possible stalker, not even getting beat up and having to attend the ceremony looking like he just got mugged—will make Jory wait one more day to make an honest man of the love of his life.

Should be a piece of cake, right?
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: A Case of Spirits by K.J. Charles

Reviewed by Heather C

21843050Title: A Case of Spirits
Author: K.J. Charles
Series: A Charm of Magpies #2.5
Heroes: Stephen Day and Lord Crane
Genre: MM Historical Romance
Length: 32 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: January 6, 2015
Available FREE at: Samhain Publishing and Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: None so blind…

As torrential rains wash away the stench of a London heat wave, another kind of wave is sweeping through the city streets. A rash of ghost sightings, followed quickly by madness—and horrifying, eye-melting blindness.

The outbreak hits close to home when Lord Crane’s manservant, Merrick, becomes the newest victim. Desperate to find the cause of the malady, Crane and his magician lover, Stephen Day, are in a race against time—to put an end to the magical assault and put to rest the painful memories resurrected by ghosts of the past. 

Warning: Magical horror, strong language, and strange brews disguised as strong drink.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Honorary Blogger Tempeste O’Riley: Gender, Hope, and First Times

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Gender, Hope, and First Times

by Tempeste O’Riley

Good morning and thank you Blogger Girls for hosting my newest release! Truth in Lace is not like my other Desires Entwined stories as not only is it a short (one of 3 I’ve done, lol) but it’s not a romance at all. Truth in Lace is also the only story in the series that doesn’t have the word ‘desire’ anywhere in the title, lol. You see, Truth came about completely differently than the other stories and is one that I hope will help youth (and adults) struggling with their gender identity. The concept was ‘first time’, so Truth is about the first time Alex truly embarks on the journey that leads Alex to be the wonderful, scared, person Alex is when you meet him in Temptations of Desire.

As most readers of my stories knows, Alex is gender fluid, but how does one come to terms with that, especially with violently homophobic parents? That’s the crux of the short you can read for free from Dreamspinner Press. What happens when Alex is given his first taste of embracing whom he is inside, when the biological and mental gender don’t match day to day…

Gender fluidity is a very real gender identity. They are not trans*. They are not drag queens, cross dressers, or any of the many other things Alex has been called. I say they, but I should really say we here as I identify as gender fluid as well as one of my children is very adamant on expressing through clothes the gender s/he feels that day (he’s in a lovely sparkly pink sweater and jeans that fade from pink to purple today at school and looks great).

Finding a lover and partner that is open to you, no matter how you present, no matter how you feel or act, is hard even when you only have one gender, having fluidity of gender makes it infinitely harder for many. When I wrote Alex, I wanted to give Alex not only a happy ever after (I write romance, lol, of course he gets that!) but to share the struggles and fears someone like Alex can suffer due to assumptions, prejudice, confusion, and fear. I also wanted to write a story that I felt connected to. Gender is not about the body parts you’re born with; it’s about who you are inside. In Truth in Lace, Alex begins a journey of self-discovery and acceptance. In Temptations of Desire, Alex finds his voice, finds a lover that loves him as is, and thinks he’s hella hot!

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About Truth in Lace

1When Alexander James Noble looks in the mirror, he sees a freak looking back at him. Despite his high grades and plans for culinary arts school after graduation, his parents would hate him if they really knew him.

Forced on a shopping trip with his twin sister, Lyric, and her friends, Alex eyes the girls jealously, longing to be able to dress like them—to be them. The constant struggle of being “gender fluid,” wrestling with an identity that seems to change daily, begins to wear on Alex. But all those questions and fears seem more manageable when his sister gives him his first skirt and lace panties.

Available FREE at: Dreamspinner Press

Don’t forget to check out Nikyta’s review of Truth in Lace to see what she thought of it!

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Other Books in the Desires Entwined Series:

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About Tempeste O’Riley

TO-logo-250-white_zpsfd9ed5d1Tempeste O’Riley is an out and proud omnisexual / bi-woman whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what she couldn’t–defy the hate and come out. He has been her hero ever since.

Tempe is a hopeless romantic that loves strong relationships and happily-ever-afters. Though new to writing M/M, she has done many things in her life, though writing has always drawn her back–no matter what else life has thrown her way. She counts her friends, family, and Muse as her greatest blessings in life. She lives in Wisconsin with her children, reading, writing, and enjoying life.

Tempe is also a proud PAN member of Romance Writers of America®, Rainbow Romance Writers, and WisRWA. You can find Tempe at these sites:

WebsiteGoodreadsTwitterFacebookGoogle +DSPBlog

 

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Book Review: Truth in Lace by Tempeste O’Riley

Reviewed by Nikyta

1Title: Truth in Lace
Author: Tempeste O’Riley
Series: Desires Entwined #4
Heroes: Alexander James Noble
Genre: M/M Contemporary/Young Adult
Length: 24 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 5, 2014
Available FREE at: Dreamspinner Press
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: When Alexander James Noble looks in the mirror, he sees a freak looking back at him. Despite his high grades and plans for culinary arts school after graduation, his parents would hate him if they really knew him.

Forced on a shopping trip with his twin sister, Lyric, and her friends, Alex eyes the girls jealously, longing to be able to dress like them—to be them. The constant struggle of being “gender fluid,” wrestling with an identity that seems to change daily, begins to wear on Alex. But all those questions and fears seem more manageable when his sister gives him his first skirt and lace panties.
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Consorting with Dragons by Sera Trevor

Reviewed by Nikyta

1Title: Consorting with Dragons
Author: Sera Trevor
Series: Love’s Landscape
Heroes: Jasen/Rilvor
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 119 Pages
Publisher: Goodreads M/M Romance Group
Release Date: July 28, 2014
Available at: M/M Romance Group
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Dear Author,
It has been nearly 300 years since the last Lord of Drae chose a male consort… so what am I doing here at the capital, dressed in clothes finer than anything I have ever seen, and undergoing three months of (incredibly boring) testing by the Lord’s minions?

Well, to be honest, it is all my father’s fault. Or my father’s lack of ability to win at anything, ever. Not at life, not in love, and most certainly not at the gambling tables. While I can do nothing about his life, nor his love, he seems to think I can do an awful lot about his gambling debts. Mainly, he can sell (er… marry) me off to the highest bidder and happily go on sinking my mother’s land, title, and general good name into the ground he buried her in.

Trouble is, I’m not really worth all that much to anyone carrying a purse, let alone wanting a husband. But if I was unique, if I had done something very few could ever claim to have accomplished (or, realistically, tried to accomplish)… well then, maybe I’d be worth something. To someone. Somewhere. Or, at least my father hopes. Personally, three months free of my father sounds like a rather nice vacation. Three months of good food, free clothes, fine surroundings, and one flirty guard. Yes, that sounds just lovely.

It has been nearly 300 years since the last Lord of Drae chose a male consort… and neither fire nor fate is going to change that any time soon. Or so I thought…

Photo Description:
A portrait of a beautiful young man with shoulder-length red hair and intense amber eyes. He wears a cloak with long spikes on the shoulders. Behind him is a silhouette of a red dragon.

This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love’s Landscapes” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.

This story may contain sexually explicit content and is intended for adult readers. It may contain content that is disagreeable or distressing to some readers. The M/M Romance Group strongly recommends that each reader review the General Information section before each story for story tags as well as for content warnings.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Mating Balance by Gina A. Rogers and Kyle Adams

Reviewed by Nikyta

12Title: Mating Balance
Authors: Gina A. Rogers and Kyle Adams
Series: Love’s Landscapes
Heroes: Seth & Troy
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 68 Pages
Publisher: Goodreads M/M Romance Group
Release Date: July 11, 2014
Available at: Goodreads M/M Romance Group
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Dear Author,
I am a shifter looking for my mate and need to satisfy the overwhelming animal urge that dwells within me.

After many years prowling the globe looking for him, I believe my search is over.
I can smell him near me, I can feel him near me but, I want to feel him inside me!

Photo Description: A man standing alone and naked in the woods next to a tree looking into the distance. He has messy, finger-length, brown hair. His sleek, well-defined muscular body, looks quick and flexible. Tan skin, pouty lips, high cheekbones, and a straight nose. Broad bulky shoulders and a defined V leading down to close cropped crotch and thick thighs.

This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love’s Landscapes” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.

This story may contain sexually explicit content and is intended for adult readers. It may contain content that is disagreeable or distressing to some readers. The M/M Romance Group strongly recommends that each reader review the General Information section before each story for story tags as well as for content warnings.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ghost Week Review: Midnight by M.J. O’Shea

Reviewed by JustJen

3Title: Midnight
Author: M.J. O’Shea
Heroes: Jamie/Cameron
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 30 Pages
Publisher: M.J. O’Shea
Release Date: January 22, 2011
Available at: M.J. O’Shea, All Romance eBooks,
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  A ghostly romance..
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2011, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Bound by Desire by Tempeste O’Riley

Reviewed by Nikyta

Bound by Desire by Tempeste O'RileyTitle: Bound by Desire
Author: Tempeste O’Riley
Series: Desires Entwined #1.75
Heroes: Seth & James
Genre: M/M Contemporary BDSM
Length: 20 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 30, 2014
FREE at: Dreamspinner Press
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Despite his past abuse, James has come to terms with his relationship with his Dom and lover Seth. Seth treats James with all the trust and love his sub desires. There is only one thing left to do to make it all complete: Seth needs to put a collar on James.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Kim Fielding Week Review: The Gig

Reviewed by JustJen

17877356Title: The Gig
Author: Kim Fielding
Series: Speechless #2
Heroes:  Travis/Drew
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 24 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 22, 2013
Available Free at: Dreamspinner Press & All Romance eBooks
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: An accident in Drew Clifton’s past left the former novelist with aphasia, unable to communicate through either speech or writing. Through sheer strength of will, he built a quiet but lonely life for himself. But now he’s fallen in love with Travis Miller.

Travis has his own issues—a permanent eye injury and unemployment. But he’s determined to help Drew find ways to engage and succeed again in the wider world, and a guitar-playing gig at a local coffeehouse seems like a good start.

Dylan Warner and Chris Nock happen to be in the audience that evening, and they have a few niggling problems of their own. Perhaps a chance meeting will provide solutions that might benefit all of them.

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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Author Week, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Awake and Alive by Garrett Leigh

Reviewed by JustJen

Awake and AliveTitle: Awake and Alive
Author: Garrett Leigh
Heroes: Jed Cooper/Max O’Dair
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 34 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 11, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & All Romance eBooks
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: A Missing Moment from Only Love

After a successful surgery relieves Jed of the illness that nearly killed him, he returns home to slowly recover with Max. With time to reconnect, Max shows him a new way to love. Now at a crossroads and facing a new life, Jed must listen to his friends and family to learn how to move forward.

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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment