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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Review – Is It True What They Say About Black Men? by Jeremy Helligar

Is It True What They Say About Black Men? by Jeremy Helligar

My rating: 4 Stars

Is It True What They Say About Black Men?

Is It True What They Say About Black Men?

Note: Since I’ve been in the same places and similar situations to the author of this book, this review will be a little more personal than usual.

Entertainment journalist Jeremy Helligar leaves his job and life in New York to travel the world. In this collection of blog posts, articles and musings we follow Jeremy as he settles first in Buenos Ares, then Melbourne, with long stints in Bangkok. As Jeremy writes about his efforts to connect to the men as well as the places he lives in, the comparisons to “Sex and the City” are obvious and not missed on the author. Where-ever he goes, one question Jeremy gets from the guys he meets is so consistent that he titled the book with it. Read more ›

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Review – Stay With Me by A.L. Lamb

Stay With Me by A.L. Lamb

My rating: 2 Stars

Stay With Me

Stay With Me

Curtis is a thirty-something bear-ish fellow who works in a bank. One day, on a lunch break, he spots a waiter in a local Asian restaurant. The younger man, Joseph, fascinates Curtis and he returns repeatedly to the restaurant just to see him. He can tell that Joseph is troubled, but it takes him a while to strike up a conversation, and even longer to ask Joseph out on date. Read more ›

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Review – The Cat Wore Electric Goggles by Ian Hutson

The Cat Wore Electric Goggles by Ian Hutson

My rating: 4 Stars

The Cat Wore Electric Goggles

The Cat Wore Electric Goggles

If P.G. Wodehouse and Douglas Adams had a love child, the result would probably be Ian Hutson. This collection of twelve short stories combines the whimsical humor of both authors, the science fiction bent of Adams and the nostalgia for an earlier era of Wodehouse.

The title story, The Cat Wore Electric Goggles, is a tale of the exploration of a mysterious planet. Although set in the future, the technology has a decidedly 1960s feel to it. It’s not exactly steampunk, but the effect is very similar. Add to that the distinctly British humor with which the entire story is told and you have a rather delicious little confection. Read more ›

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