Review – Hitting Black Ice by Heloise West

Hitting Black Ice by Heloise West

My rating: 4 Stars

Hitting Black Ice

Hitting Black Ice

Please note: An electronic review copy of this book was kindly supplied by the author.

Hunter is still recovering from what could well be described as the worst break-up, ever. He avoids anything that might lead to a serious relationship to keep him from getting hurt again. His work as a physicians assistant in the emergency room helps to keep him busy as well as making him feel useful. Unfortunately, the presence of receptionist Shawn doesn’t help. Hunter has been trying to ignore his attraction to the dark and quiet man for months. Read more ›

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Review – Rubble and the Wreckage by Rodd Clark

Rubble and the Wreckage (A Gabriel Church Tale Book 1) by Rodd Clark

My rating: 4 Stars

Rubble and the Wreckage

Kindly note: An electronic review copy of this book was supplied by the author.

Aspiring author Christian is on to something. He has been researching a string of unsolved and seemingly unconnected murders across the country, and he believes they’re the work of one man. Not even the FBI has figured out what Chris has seen in the randomness of the crimes. He becomes almost obsessive in his quest to research the killings, and maybe even track down the murderer so he can write his story. Read more ›

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Review – Probe by Mel Keegan

Probe (Hellgate #4) by Mel Keegan

My rating: 4 Stars

Probe (Hellgate #4)

Probe (Hellgate #4)

The festering colonial rebellion finally explodes into open warfare in the fourth book of the Hellgate saga. The flashpoint of Ulrand, where the inept interference of military engineers from Earth caused an alien artifact to explode, devastating almost half the planet. Festering resentment is pushed into high gear, and when the inevitable vote to succeed comes, Earth sends a fleet of ships to prevent the predictable succession of other worlds from the confederacy. An unlikely group of mercenaries comes to the planet’s defense, as well as a ghost from Neil Travers’ past. It’s all orchestrated by Harrison Shapiro in his efforts to prevent a bloodbath. Read more ›

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Review – Behind the Velvet Curtain by Matt Converse

Behind the Velvet Curtain by Matt Converse

My rating: 3 Stars

Behind the Velvet Curtain

Behind the Velvet Curtain

Like many a young gay man before him, Michael escapes his midwestern town, comes to San Francisco, and reinvents himself. He joins a gym, works on his body and his skin, and eventually comes to think of himself as sexy. Loving music and dance, on a lark he tries out for a job as a stripper, and gets it. Using the stage name Matt Jaxx, he really enjoys his work, and becomes popular with both the crowd and the theater management. He eventually quits his day job and works full time as a stripper, both on stage and at private parties, although he’s careful not to cross a line he draws between stripping and prostitution. Read more ›

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Review – The Pirate Witch by Damian Serbu

The Pirate Witch by Damian Serbu

My rating: 3.5 Stars

The Pirate Witch

The Pirate Witch

Alexander is born at the worst possible time and place for someone to be different, in early seventeenth century Salem, Massachusetts Colony, where the Puritans are still on the hunt for witches. Alexander’s mother is brutally murdered by the townspeople, who think she’s a witch, and his father dies of the shock of it. The thing is, she really was a witch, and so is Alexander. His mother’s dying wish is that Alexander survive, hiding his powers from prying eyes.

The boy is given into the care of his uncle, a drunkard who makes it no secret that he considers Alexander nothing more than a slave to work his mill. Alexander bridles under the thumb of his uncle, not least because he is sure the man was his mother’s accuser. His only protector is Crispin, a man from Boston who is sent by the governor to check on the goings-on in Salem. Read more ›

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