Book Reviews

Review - The Layover by Roe Horvat

Posted in Book Reviews on Oct 03, 2017

The Layover

Slovakian Ondro is on his way back to the home he left several years ago to escape bad memories and homophobia. There's just one hitch in his plan: a delayed flight means he missed his connection in Basel, and has to stay the night. It may not be a total loss, though, since another passenger in the same predicament, Jamie, catches Ondro's eye. More

Review - The Rain Never Came by Lachlan Walter

Posted in Book Reviews on Sep 27, 2017

The Rain Never Came

In a post-apocalyptic Australian outback where rain is a distant memory, a few hardy — or fool-hardy — souls have resisted forced evacuation and try to eke out a life from the parched earth. Bill and Tobe are two of the denizens of a small town that's barely hanging on. The two men are as close as brothers, true “mates” in the Australian sense of the word, but their pasts cast a long shadow over their relationship. More

Review - Permanent Ink by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn

Posted in Book Reviews on Sep 19, 2017

Permanent Ink

Twenty-something Poe is a young man without any direction. He's not a bad person, but since about the only thing he has any passion for is graffiti, Poe is headed for trouble sooner or later. He still lives in his father Landon's basement, and the man is near the end of his rope about what to do about his son. Hearing about Poe's problems, Landon's friend Jericho offers to take Poe on as his apprentice. The young man clearly has talent, but can he resist the pressure from his friends to make late night tags on buildings? More importantly, can Jericho resist his growing attraction to Poe, especially when it's clear the young man wants him? More

Review - Coins Not Accepted by Chris Quinton

Posted in Book Reviews on Sep 12, 2017

Coins Not Accepted

Miles lives a relatively quiet life on the east coast of England. Most of his excitement comes from dealing with his two younger siblings. That all changes when Miles receives a message from his grandfather, who he hasn't seen since he was 15. The request contained in the message, and the revelations that follow, plunge Miles into a world he didn't know existed. Although reunited with his first love, will Miles risk his life to stay with his boyhood friend? More

Review - Selling Out by Zen DiPietro

Posted in Book Reviews on Sep 05, 2017

Selling Out

Volume 1 of Mercenary Warefare

To most people on Dragonfire Station, Cabot Layne is a simple, friendly shopkeeper, selling trinkets and other things of interest to the different species flowing off the many ships calling on the station. A few know that Cabot is a much more skilled trader than he lets on, with the connections to acquire almost anything one could want, even if it's not quite legal. So, when a rogue coalition at the edge of planetary alliance space starts to threaten the peace, Security Chief Fallon calls on Cabot to make the deal of a life-time by negotiating a special pact with the reptilian Briven. More

Review - Captive Prince by C. S. Pacat

Posted in Book Reviews on Aug 29, 2017

Captive Prince

Volume 1 of Captive Prince Trilogy

While his father the king lays on his deathbed, Crown Prince Damen is seized by troops loyal to his half brother Kastor, who seizes the throne. Rather than simply kill Damen, Kastor packs him off to be a pleasure slave at the court of Vere, traditional enemies of Damen's people, with whom Kastor has made peace, for now. If anyone in Vere realizes who he is, Damen will be dead. Until then, he has the humiliation of being a slave to deal with. More

Review - The Zozobra Incident by Don Travis

Posted in Book Reviews on Aug 22, 2017

The Zozobra Incident

Volume 1 of BJ Vinson Mystery

BJ Vinson is a private investigator and former police detective based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When BJ's ex boyfriend Del comes to him for help, he approaches the case with mixed feelings. It seems that the rent boy who broke the two up is blackmailing Del with some racy photos of the two. What seems to be a relatively simple case at first eventually escalates into a deadly game of cat and mouse where everyone, including BJ's new love interest, is a suspect. More

Review - Dim Sum Asylum by Rhys Ford

Posted in Book Reviews on Aug 15, 2017

Dim Sum Asylum

In an alternate San Francisco, the human and magical worlds have collided in a big, messy way. Fairies, dragons and other magical creatures mix with humans, and it's the job of the San Francisco Police Department's Arcane Crimes unit to make sure nobody misuses magic for nefarious purposes. The Chinatown headquarters, known by its officers as the “Dim Sum Asylum”, is where most of the action is, and where Detective Roku calls home. More

Review - Boys Don't Cry by J.K. Hogan

Posted in Book Reviews on Aug 08, 2017

Boys Don't Cry

Just a few weeks short of graduation, Mackenzie is evicted from his apartment, so it can be torn down to make way for a new development. He doesn't have the time, or more importantly the money, to find a decent new place; not until he graduates and starts working. His best friend Taylor drags Mackenzie to a work drinks party, where one of the coworkers, Laurent, offers him a place to stay. Laurent is the your stereotypical computer nerd: He has virtually no social skills, works non-stop for days on end, and is something of a snob. He's also obviously very rich, and Mackenzie doesn't have much choice. After all, it's only for a few weeks. More

Review - Going Deep by Silvia Violet

Posted in Book Reviews on Aug 01, 2017

Going Deep

Volume 4 of Fitting In

This last book of the “Fitting In” series returns to the original threesome of Jack, Gray and Mason. This time we get the story from Gray's point of view. Now a detective, he is faced with the puzzling murder of a teenage girl, who may have been forced into prostitution by a notorious crime boss, yet there are precious few clues as to who is responsible. When another girl turns up dead, the pressure mounts to find some clues. The cases bring back some unhappy memories from Gray's childhood, which doesn't make it any easier. More

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