Posts Tagged With: LGBT

Book Review: The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

Reviewed by Heather C

Title: The Princess and the Fangirl
Author: Ashley Poston
Series: Once Upon a Con #2
Heroines: Jessica Stone & Imogen Lovelace (not a romantic pairing) 
Genre: Young Adult 
Length: 320 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books 
Release Date: April 2, 2019
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: The Prince and the Pauper gets a modern makeover in this adorable, witty, and heartwarming young adult novel set in the Geekerella universe by national bestselling author Ashley Poston.

Imogen Lovelace is an ordinary fangirl on an impossible mission: save her favorite character, Princess Amara, from being killed off from her favorite franchise, Starfield. The problem is, Jessica Stone—the actress who plays Princess Amara—wants nothing more than to leave the intense scrutiny of the fandom behind. If this year’s ExcelsiCon isn’t her last, she’ll consider her career derailed.

When a case of mistaken identity throws look-a-likes Imogen and Jess together, they quickly become enemies. But when the script for the Starfield sequel leaks, and all signs point to Jess, she and Imogen must trade places to find the person responsible. That’s easier said than done when the girls step into each other’s shoes and discover new romantic possibilities, as well as the other side of intense fandom. As these “princesses” race to find the script-leaker, they must rescue themselves from their own expectations, and redefine what it means to live happily ever after.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, M/F, Published in 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Dear Kane, What I Wish We Would Have Said by S.K. Angelici

Reviewed by JustJen

28953561Title: Dear Kane, What I Wish We Would Have Said
Author: S.K. Angelici
Heroes: Kane
Genre: LGBT Contemporary
Length: 66 Pages
Publisher: Write and Light Publications
Release Date: February 5, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Are the words that we say in front of our children something that builds them up or tears them down? This short story explores the consequences of hatred and bigotry when it applies, unknowingly, to someone that you love.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: On A Lee Shore by Elin Gregory

Reviewed by Heather C

imageTitle: On A Lee Shore
Author: Elin Gregory
The Heroes: Lt Christopher “Kit” Penrose & Captain Griffin
Genre: M/M Historical Romance / Adventure
Length: 110,000+ words
Publisher: Etopia Press
Release Date: December 14, 2012
Available at: Etopia Press, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: “Give me a reason to let you live…”

Beached after losing his ship and crew, and with England finally at peace, Lt Christopher Penrose will take whatever work he can get. A valet? Why not? Escorting an elderly diplomat to the Leeward Islands seems like an easy job, but when their ship is boarded by pirates, Kit’s world is turned upside down. Forced aboard the pirate ship, Kit finds himself juggling his honor with his desire to staying alive among the crew, not to mention the alarming—yet enticing—captain, known as Le Griffe.

Kit has always obeyed the rules, but as the pirates plunder their way across the Caribbean, he finds much to admire in their freedom. He deplores their lawlessness but is drawn to their way of life, and begins to think he might just have found a purpose. Dare he dream of finding love too? Or would loving a pirate take him too far down the road to ruin? Continue reading

Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: The Gentleman’s Madness by Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon

Reviewed by Heather C

The Gentleman's MadnessTitle: The Gentleman’s Madness
Author: Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon
The Heroes: John Gilliam and Samuel Tully
Genre: M/M Historical Romance
Length: Short Novel
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: December 31, 2013
Available at: Samhain Publishing, Amazon, All Romance eBooks, & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: An imprisoned heart finds escape in forbidden love.

No pride. No privacy. No hope.

Academic John Gilliam thought being caught embracing another man was the worst that could happen. Until he agrees to “treatment” at an asylum, where a vicious attack leaves him shaken and afraid.

But having all means of writing or reading taken from him… That is a serious threat to his sanity. Then a moment of kindness from an asylum attendant begins to restore his dignity.

Sam Tully feels sorry for the patient everyone calls “the professor”, but with a back injury that cost him his job on the docks—and without the education that would have bettered his position—he tries to keep his head down, and a tight lid on his attraction to men.

As John prays for freedom, he grows closer to the gentle, innately intelligent Tully. In spite of themselves, forbidden attraction leads to touches, kisses, and more. But there’s something other than curative treatments going on at the asylum. When John and Tully uncover a heinous conspiracy, their very lives are in danger.

Product Warnings:

Contains heinous crimes and frightening treatments—oh, and some sweet and loving sexy times between two healthy, not-crazy men. Continue reading

Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Heart to Hart by Erin O’Quinn

Reviewed by Heather C

Title: Heart to Hart
Author: Erin O’Quinn
Series: The Gaslight Mysteries #1
Heroes: Michael McCree & Simon Hart
Genre: M/M Historical Romance
Length: 55,000 words
Publisher: Amber Allure
Release Date: May 23, 2013
Available at: Amber Allure, Amazon & All Romance eBooks
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Blurb: Michael McCree is one with a mysterious past, who ends up as a newspaper man, thereby meeting the strikingly handsome Simon Hart, who comes to his shop to turn in an obituary notice.

Simon’s flat-mate and former business partner has been killed, and Simon, a private investigator, needs to track down the murderer. Michael, immediately smitten with the sulky and sexy man, lays a plan to first become his new roomer, then his business partner.

But Simon, stricken by his recent loss, is having none of Michael’s undisguised interest.

Not a man to be deterred easily from a goal, Michael sets about winning Simon’s affection. That particular battle is almost as difficult as tracking down the murderer of his predecessor, a nosy detective who was getting too close to the crimes of an evil person.

Simon spends more time ducking Michael’s advances than actually finding clues and solving the mystery. Inquiring minds want to know—how hard is Simon really trying to avoid Michael? And Michael isn’t hiding his forthright urges, but what secret is he hiding? Continue reading

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments