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Kim Fielding Week Review: The Tin Box

Reviewed by Susan65

18377353Title: The Tin Box
Author: Kim Fielding
Heroes: William Lyon/Colby Anderson
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 210 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 20, 2013
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance Ebooks
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: William Lyon’s past forced him to become someone he isn’t. Conflicted and unable to maintain the charade, he separates from his wife and takes a job as caretaker at a former mental hospital. Jelley’s Valley State Insane Asylum was the largest mental hospital in California for well over a century, but it now stands empty. William thinks the decrepit institution is the perfect place to finish his dissertation and wait for his divorce to become final. In town, William meets Colby Anderson, who minds the local store and post office. Unlike William, Colby is cute, upbeat, and flamboyantly out. Although initially put off by Colby’s mannerisms, William comes to value their new friendship, and even accepts Colby’s offer to ease him into the world of gay sex.

William’s self-image begins to change when he discovers a tin box, hidden in an asylum wall since the 1940s. It contains letters secretly written by Bill, a patient who was sent to the asylum for being homosexual. The letters hit close to home, and William comes to care about Bill and his fate. With Colby’s help, he hopes the words written seventy years ago will give him courage to be his true self.

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May’s Author Week + Other News!

The last few weeks have been a complete blur and extremely busy!

Last week Heather, Nikyta and Susan went away and left Jen all by her lonesome to manage the blog! Poor girl! But she did a great job keeping it going! You might have noticed that there weren’t many updates on what Theme Week or Challenge Week was and, if you did, that’s why.

So! In a quick recap, here’s what we missed in updating y’all on.

For Theme Week, we decided on Urban Fantasy Week! Here’s what we read:

Heather C read Magic Gifts by Ilona Andrews (3.5 stars)
JustJen read The Saturnalia Effect by Heidi Belleau & Violetta Vane (4 stars)
Nikyta read Shamrock Green by Jackson Cordd (3.5 stars)
Susan65 read Cruce de Caminos by Heidi Belleau & Violetta Vane (4 stars)

All in all, not a bad week considering that this wasn’t a genre liked by all of us LOL

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Moving on! Next up was Challenge Week where Nikyta picked books for each of the other girls to read. Here’s the results:

Heather C had to read The Body on the Beach by L.J. LaBarthe and DNFed it 😦
Nikyta was challenged by the voters to read The Magpie Lord by K.J. Charles and loved it!
Susan65 had to read Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs and really liked it!

Any week that means Susan65 likes a M/F book means it was successful! 😛

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Now, the moment y’all have been waiting for! RIGHT?!

May’s Author Week is going to be focused on….

Kim Fielding!

Woohoo! We are excited to have her!

We’ve got some great books scheduled for her this week including:

 Good Bones by Kim Fielding eBook The Gig by Kim Fielding eBook Pilgrimage by Kim Fielding eBook The Tin Box by Kim Fielding eBook

JustJen started off our week with her review of Speechless, so check out what she thought of it!

Annnnnnnnnd, that concludes this week’s news! Stick around to see what else this week has in store for you 😉

Happy Sunday everyone!

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