Posts Tagged With: Librarian

Book Review: Skim Blood and Savage Verse by Angel Martinez

Reviewed by Ami

Title: Skim Blood and Savage Verse
Author: Angel Martinez
Series: Offbeat Crimes #3
Heroes: Carrington Loveless
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 137 Pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: April 4, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Words damage more than just feelings as Carrington hunts feral books menacing the city.

When a ferocious book attacks Carrington at his own birthday party, he believes it’s an isolated incident. But similar books soon pop up all over town, menacing innocent people with harsh bits of poetry and blank verse that deliver damaging physical blows. It’s a frustrating case with too many variables and not enough answers, and the stakes go up with each attack.

With the help of his misfit squad mates at the 77th and the public library’s Rare Books Department, the missing pieces decrease but not Carrington’s vexations. His commanding officer rakes him over the coals at the beginning of every shift. His police partner has lost patience with what she sees as his delusional relationship choices and his inability to pick the right man in a vast field of two. City Hall demands that the books be stopped immediately. It’s enough to put a nutritionally challenged vampire off his skim blood.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Ami's Reviews, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Waiting for the Flood by Alexis Hall

Reviewed by Morgan

30262139Title: Waiting for the Flood
Author: Alexis Hall
Narrator: Alexander Doddy
Series: Spires Universe
Heroes: Edwin Tully/Adam Dacre
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 2 Hours, 51 Minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: May 23, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: People come as well as go.

Twelve years ago, Edwin Tully came to Oxford and fell in love with a boy named Marius. He was brilliant. An artist. It was going to be forever.

Two years ago, it ended.

Now Edwin lives alone in the house they used to share. He tends to damaged books and faded memories, trying to a build a future from the fragments of the past.

Then the weather turns, and the river spills into Edwin’s quiet world, bringing with it Adam Dacre from the Environment Agency. An unlikely knight, this stranger with roughened hands and worn wellingtons, but he offers Edwin the hope of something he thought he would never have again.

As the two men grow closer in their struggle against the rising waters, Edwin learns he can’t protect himself from everything—and sometimes he doesn’t need to try.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SJD Peterson Week Review: BAMF

Guest Reviewed by Gyn

iTitle: BAMF
Author: SJD Peterson
Heroes: Ridley/Alex
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 200 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 28, 2014
Available at:  Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and All Romance Ebooks
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  With his fauxhawk, sleeve tattoos, and visible piercings, Ridley Corbin has the whole bad ass vibe going on in spades. The image serves him well as the self-proclaimed protector of the underdog, and he wants nothing more than to be Alex Firestone’s hero.

Alex, a mild-mannered library assistant, has moved to Slater, a quiet college town, hoping to hide from his past. He keeps to himself, but that doesn’t save him from catching the unwanted attention of the campus bully. But not all is as it seems. Alex’s past comes calling, and it’s time he becomes top dog.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Author Week, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Looking for Trouble by Victoria Dahl

Guest Reviewed by Ami 

1Title: Looking for Trouble
Author: Victoria Dahl
Series: Girl’s Night Out #1
Heroine/Hero: Sophie Heyer/Alex Bishop
Genre: M/F Contemporary Romance
Length: 352 Pages
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Release Date: July 29, 2014
Available at:  Harlequin HQN, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  A good reason to be bad…

Librarian Sophie Heyer has walked the straight and narrow her entire life to avoid paying for her mother’s mistakes. But in tiny Jackson Hole, Wyoming, juicy gossip just doesn’t go away, so the last thing she needs is for history to repeat itself. Falling hard for the sexiest biker who’s ever rode into town would undo everything she’s worked for. And to add insult to injury, the sexy stranger is none other than Alex Bishop–the son of the man her mother abandoned Sophie’s family for. He may be temptation on wheels, but Sophie’s not looking for trouble!

Maybe Sophie’s buttoned-up facade fools some, but Alex knows a naughty smile when he sees one. Despite their parents’ checkered pasts, he’s willing to take some risks to find out the truth about the town librarian. He figures a little fling might be just the ticket to get his mind off of family drama. But what he finds underneath Sophie’s prim demeanor might change his world in ways he never expected.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, M/F, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: More Than Just a Good Book by Sloan Parker

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: More Than Just a Good Book, A Novel
Author: Sloan Parker
Heroes: Scott Murphy and Mark Lewis
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 164 Pages
Publisher: Sloan Parker Press
Release Date: November 18, 2013
Available at: Smashwords, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: Shy, nervous Scott is a big book geek, and fellow student Mark is a bit controlling between the sheets. During one afternoon at the university library, they find they are the perfect match. Now they have to find out if they can keep on proving that some things are even more enjoyable than a good book.

As the two begin exploring their most secret sexual fantasies, neither can imagine walking away. With only one semester left before they head off in different directions, they discover it’s impossible to avoid their growing feelings for each other. When a desperate bully tries to destroy Mark’s chance at the career he’s always wanted and tries to keep him away from Scott, the two lovers must come to terms with exactly what it means to be in love with someone—and how to be brave enough to go after what it is they truly want.

This work contains graphic language and explicit sexual content between two men, including some light BDSM (spanking and bondage). Intended for adult audiences only.

Author’s Note:
This is the expanded, full-length novel. The original, free short story is chapter one of this novel. Continue reading

Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2013, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment