Book Reviews

Review - Striker by Lexi Ander

Posted in Book Reviews on Feb 20, 2018

Striker

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

Review - Sūnder by Lexi Ander

Posted in Book Reviews on Jan 09, 2018

Sūnder

Volume 1 of Darksoul

Although borne into the royal family of Slorex, Sūnder has always been an outcast, whom his real father cannot even publicly acknowledge because he is Faelyn, a magical being commonly believed to be destined to turn evil. He has spent his life trying to prove people wrong. Gabriel is an earthling who was abandoned by his parents at the age of 16 and has spent his life avoiding close relationships with anyone who might hurt him again. When the two men meet, there's an attraction that's hard to deny, even though Gabe tries his hardest. More

Review - Sin Against the Race by Gar McVey-Russell

Posted in Book Reviews on Jan 02, 2018

Sin Against the Race

Alfonso starts a new year a college in a deep funk. Carleton, his cousin, best friend and mentor, died of complications from AIDS over the summer, Carleton's close friend Eddie is gay-bashed in the local park, and the clinic Carleton helped found is destroyed by fire just before classes start. On top of all that, Alfonso is struggling to reconcile his own identity as a gay man of color with his father's expectations of him. More

Review - Kings Rising by C. S. Pacat

Posted in Book Reviews on Dec 26, 2017

Kings Rising

Volume 3 of Captive Price

Damen and Laurent are ready to risk everything, including their lives and their newfound relationship, to get their kingdom's back. Perhaps the biggest risk of all is Damen's true identity, which was on the verge of being revealed at the end of the previous book, Prince’s Gambit. More

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