Book Reviews

Review - All the World's an Undead Stage by Angel Martinez

Posted in Book Reviews on Mar 13, 2018

All the World's an Undead Stage

Volume 6 of Offbeat Crimes

The Offbeat Crimes series [finally] comes to an end in this sixth and last book. The squad's not-quite-completely-a-vampire Carrington takes the lead, along with his boyfriend Erasmus. All the officers are hot on the trail of whoever it is that keeps throwing all manner of paranormal creatures in their way, as recounted in the first five books. The main threats this time are zombie actors, who seem to be menacing most of the squad in general, and one officer in particular. More

Review - Hell to Pay by Zen DiPietro

Posted in Book Reviews on Mar 06, 2018

Hell to Pay

Volume 3 of Mercenary Warefare

Cabot Layne and his unlikely team just seem to keep getting sucked deeper into their involvement with the Planetary Alliance (PAC) as everyone seeks to avoid the impeding conflict with the invading Barony coalition. The situation makes for unlikely bedfellows, such as the PAC and notorious crime boss Ditnya Caine. More

Review - Cherished by Two by Morticia Knight

Posted in Book Reviews on Feb 27, 2018

Cherished by Two

Volume 2 of Soul Match

Human Chris continues to adapt to his life as soul mate to his two Alasharian masters, as well as tying to puzzle out how it is that he is in some way key to the survival of both races. However, as the nature of the threat becomes clearer, so does that fact that Chris and his masters, as well as his family, are in great danger. More

Review - Striker by Lexi Ander

Posted in Book Reviews on Feb 20, 2018


Volume 2 of The Valespian Pact

Zeus may have been hoping for some quality time with Dargon and Alpha, to whom he was mated in Alpha Trine, but that's not going to happen any time soon. The three, along with Zeus' two brothers, are heading towards Valespia with their precious cargo. Only, the planet has gone very quiet, so the crew has no idea what they're flying into when they get there. More

Review - The Harvest Young: Bound by Fate by M.A. Church

Posted in Book Reviews on Feb 13, 2018

Bound by Fate

Volume 1 of The Harvest Young

Szin and his twin brother Raiden are both part human and part Tah’Narian but Szin looks far more like a frail human than his brother, or just about anyone else in his circle of friends and family, other than his human dad. Szin has always known Takeo considered them fated to be mates almost since birth, but he keeps trying to convince himself as well as Takeo that he's not good enough for the powerful warrior. More

Review - Wild Rose, Silent Snow by Angel Martinez

Posted in Book Reviews on Feb 06, 2018

Wild Rose, Silent Snow

Rowan and his brother Snowden live on an island in one of the many lakes of (one presumes) Minnesota. The twenty-something fraternal twins are on their own since their parents died. With minor but none-the-less limiting disabilities due to a childhood bout with encephalitis, they rely heavily on each other. With few resources, the dead of winter can be trying but they still manage to get by. Things go from grim to weird when a large grizzly bear that seems eager for human companionship shows up. More

Review - The Adventures of Dragos & Holmes by Lorena Cassady

Posted in Book Reviews on Jan 29, 2018

The Adventures of Dragos & Holmes

The world's greatest detective harbors a dark secret: Ever since his school days at Eton the seemingly cold-hearted detective has harbored an irresistible attraction to Dragos, a young Roma man as impulsive and tempestuous as Holmes is calculating and reserved. The dark and dangerous Dragos has a tendency to make Holmes forget all logic, when the two are together. Their liaisons are generally fleeting, since sooner or later Holmes will do something to drive Dragos away. More

Review - Ganymede: Abducted by the Gods by Wendy Rathbone

Posted in Book Reviews on Jan 26, 2018

Ganymede: Abducted by the Gods

In Greek mythology, Ganymede was a young man or boy born in the area that would become Troy. He was supposedly so beautiful that the god Zeus, chief among all the immortals, kidnaps and brings Ganymede to Olympus to serve as his cup-bearer and become immortal himself. This retelling of the classic story is given from Ganymede's point of view, and puts a science fiction spin on the tale. More

Review - Strait Laced by Kate Aaron

Posted in Book Reviews on Jan 23, 2018

Strait Laced

It's the ultimate opposites-attract romance: Shy corporate climber Paul, who isn't in the closet but isn't quite comfortable being too far out of it, is hit on by go-go boy Ben, a tattooed young man from a working class family who is definitely out and proud. Is there any chance of a relationship between two so very different men, or is the more or less homeless Ben just looking for a place to bed down? More

Review - Blood Money by Zen DiPietro

Posted in Book Reviews on Jan 16, 2018

Blood Money

Volume 2 of Mercenary Warefare

Mild-mannered trader Cabot Layne agrees to under-take another mission for Chief of Security Fallon of Dragonfire Station. The task seems simple enough: locate someone who is also a well known trader, who was helping Fallon's team, yet has dropped out of communication. To help him out, Cabot once again enlists the aid of his old friend Omar, and reluctantly Omar's sister Nagali, who is also Cabot's ex-wife. Fallon sends one of her team, Peregrine, as well, making for a rather strange quartet. More

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