Posted in on Feb 21, 2017 Lesbian , novel , Science Fiction
Emé Fallon wakes up the infirmary of Dragonfire Station after a minor shuttle accident. Her injuries were mostly minor, except for a head injury that seems to have robbed her of some of her memories. She remembers how to do her job as security chief but she doesn't remember anything about her past, her coworkers, or even her wife of six months. As she returns to work and tries to relearn her past, she begins to feel that things don't add up. Fallon begins to question who she really is and who she can trust.
Posted in on Mar 22, 2016 Menage , Shifters , novel
Dillon, Kevin, Jerry and Brad are all on their own before they become friends and settle in a small mountain town to open a bar. They're all shifters; Dillon is a bear, Kevin and his cousin Jerry are wolves, and Brad is a fox; but it isn't easy for them since they lost or were forced out of their family groups before they learned how to use and control their powers. With winter coming on, Dillon will need a place to hibernate, but who will keep him safe while he sleeps? And, why are the local elk pooping on the guys' porch?
Posted in on Dec 29, 2015 novel , Science Fiction
<p>The Hellgate saga comes to a rousing if bittersweet conclusion in this sixth and final installment. If you've made it this far in the series, you'll almost certainly find this book hard to put down.
Posted in on Dec 09, 2015 Sports , novel
<p>This 40 year-old classic deserves to be read, to see how much as changed, and how much hasn't. While gay men in the USA no longer have to fear being arrested for simply being gay, the sports world is still full of homophobia and discrimination.
Posted in on Sep 30, 2015 novel
<p><em>This review originally appeared in slightly different form at <a href="http://www.bdsmbookreviews.com/2015/09/29/review-valor-on-the-move-by-keira-andrews/" target="_blank">BDSM Book Reviews</a>, although the book doesn't actually contain any BDSM.</em></p> <p>The Official Blurb:</p> <p><em>Growing up gay in the White House hasn’t been easy for Rafael Castillo. Codenamed “Valor” by the Secret Service, Rafa feels anything but brave as he hides in the closet and tries to stay below the radar in his last year of college. His father’s presidency is almost over, and he just needs to stick to his carefully crafted plan. Once his family’s out of the spotlight, he can be honest with his conservative parents about his sexuality and his dream of being a chef.</em>
Posted in on Sep 02, 2015 novel
<p>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.
Posted in on Aug 26, 2015 novel
<p>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.
Posted in on May 06, 2015 Speculative Fiction , novel
<p>In the not too distant future, the world is even more corporatized and consumerist than it is now. “The System” as it's called, is all about creating the next “new” thing that people will believe they need to make them happy, at least for a while. Jeffrey Cooper is a key cog in the machine. His ability to discern what will make a product appeal to the market it's targeted at makes him valuable to the nameless, faceless people who run the system. His reward for his talents is a phalanx of treatments that keep him looking like a thirty-something despite his real age of eighty, and a group of doctors and therapists to help him manage his mental and physical health. The price he pays for this fountain of youth is the abandonment of his past, and even much of himself. And, if he should every falter, become less useful to the system, it will all stop and he will quickly die.
Posted in on Mar 31, 2015 Crime , Thriller , novel
<p><em>Kindly note: An electronic review copy of this book was supplied by the author.</em></p> <p>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.
Posted in on Mar 03, 2015 Lesbian , Fantasy , novel
<p>This review was originally published in slightly different form at <a href="http://www.bdsmbookreviews.com/2015/02/28/review-lost-boi-by-sassafras-lowrey/">BDSM Book Reviews</a>.</p> <p><em>Note: This book is a bit of a departure from the books I normally review. You have been warned!</em></p> <p>“Lost Boi” reimagines the classic tale of “Peter Pan” in kinky queer terms. Pan is a biological woman with a strong male identity - a boi. He is the unquestioned leader of the lost bois, a group of homeless youth Pan has found on the streets and brought to Neverland, which is really just an abandoned warehouse in which they are squatters. Pan and his bois live in a fluid and polyamorous relationship in which he is the Sir. Yes, Pan can make his bois fly, in the BDSM sense, and that is a big part of the hold he has over them. Pan lives in the moment, in a world in which there are no rules and the worst thing any of his bois can do is grow up.
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