Review – The Spell by Alan Hollinghurst

The Spell by Alan Hollinghurst

My rating: 3.5 Stars

The Spell

The Spell

Alex travels down to Dorset for a weekend visit to his old boyfriend Justin, who is now ensconced in an idyllic English cottage with his new lover Robin. It’s a rather daunting prospect for the rather shy and introverted Alex. Joining the three for the weekend is Robin’s son Danny. The weekend itself proves relatively uneventful, but in the months that follow the four mens’ lives become intertwined in an evolving, and sometimes revolving, relationship. Read more ›

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Review – Fire and Ice by Andrew Grey

Fire and Ice (Carlisle Cops 2) by Andrew Grey

My rating: 4 Stars

Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

Carter graduated from the police academy like everyone else, but since he has computer skills, he’s usually stuck in the station’s basement computer lab. When he finally manages to get a shift on patrol, he’s called to a domestic disturbance where he finds a battered woman and eventually her even more abused son, Alex. Child services is called to take care of the child, and the case worker who shows up just happens to be Donald, a man Carter spent a very hot weekend with a few months ago, and who subsequently didn’t return any of Carter’s calls. Read more ›

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Review – Claimed by the Order by J. Johanis

Claimed by the Order by J. Johanis

My rating: 3 Stars

Claimed by the Order

Claimed by the Order

This review originally appeared on the BDSM Book Reviews web site.

Imagine if you will that the mythical gods of the ancient world — Greek, Egyptian, Mesopotamian, etc. — were all real, and interacted with each other. They form the elite society of the time, and they even have their own boarding school where the younger gods can learn about history, warfare and seduction — all the godly arts. As private schools catering to the rich and powerfull, narturally there’s a secret society that nobody is supposed to know about, yet everyone seems to be a member of. Read more ›

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Review – Castrato: A Vampire’s Redemption: Book One by Cypher Andrews

Castrato: A Vampire’s Redemption (Book One) by Cypher Andrews

My rating: 3 Stars

Castrato

Castrato

Let’s start out with the blurb for this book, since it might be described as a little misleading:

You might think it’s a fairly obvious statement, but most vampires actually enjoy what they are. They revel in it.

Nathan Bane is a vampire who doesn’t want to be a vampire.

“You know, I just figured if it was my fate to become a monster, at least I could control what kind of monster I would become.” Read more ›

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Review – Master Takes a Name by Sean Michael

Master Takes a Name by Sean Michael

My rating: 3.5 Stars

Master Takes a Name

Master Takes a Name

Note: This review was written for and originally appeared at BDSM Book Reviews.

Blurb:

Before he can embrace his future, he must accept himself.

Kael is happy with his life. A consummate sub, he’s out, proud, and surrounded by good friends. Then he hears about Master L, a new Dom who has all the twinks aflutter. Kael’s curious, but not unduly so, until he and the stud do a scene. Then he understands the commotion. But since Master L only ever tops a sub once, when it’s over Kael is determined to forget him, even if he has to go on holiday to do it. Read more ›

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