Book Reviews

Review - The Finder

Posted in Book Reviews on Feb 20, 2012

The Finder

It's been a while since I read any science fiction. There doesn't seem to be much out there that really appeals to me. It's also been a long time since I read anything by Brandon Fox, but I have fond memories of his old sex and magic trilogy, which were fun reads in More

Review - Pain and Revenge

Posted in Book Reviews on Feb 14, 2012

Pain and Revenge

It's generally not a good sign when you notice two factual errors within the first two pages of a book. Most readers might not have noticed them, but I did and it put me on guard for the rest of the story. Fortunately, I didn't notice anything else, but More

Review - Gaius and Achilles

Posted in Book Reviews on Feb 12, 2012

Gaius and Achilles

It's not often anymore that a book catches me completely by surprise, taking turns that you just don't expect an historical romance to take. "Gaius and Achilles" surprised me, and I don't mind saying right up front it was quite a pleasant surprise.

We're More

Review - Achilles: A Love Story

Posted in Book Reviews on Feb 03, 2012

The Greek era has always been one of my favorites for historical romance. Perhaps it's because Mary Ranault's Alexander books were the first historical novels with a gay bent I ever read, or maybe it's just because it was a time when love between men was not More

Review - Dark Soul

Posted in Book Reviews on Jan 19, 2012

Dark Soul

When I first started seeing blurbs for this book, I have to say it didn't appeal to me. It's hard for mafia stories not to come off as caricature. But I like the author - especially for his use of times and themes not usually found in m/m stories - so when the publisher offered More

Review - Three Men and a Bounty

Posted in Book Reviews on Jan 12, 2012

Well, partner, what ya got here is a tale of the old west, about three men who find they have a right powerful hankering for each other. As if a menage wasn’t complicated enough, one of the men is a US Marshall, and a former slave. In the post civil war period, More

Review - Remastering Jerna

Posted in Book Reviews on Dec 18, 2011

Volume 1 of Remastering Jerna

Remastering Jerna is a really dark tale of suffering and redemption. In it, the author has created an alternate world not unlike our own, but with significant small differences. She spends many pages drawing this world and the main characters in rich detail, making everything three dimensional and very real in a very readable style that gradually draws you in.

The title character, More

Review - I, Omega

Posted in Book Reviews on Dec 13, 2011

I, Omega

I must say, shifter stories never really interested me, but then people convinced me to read Kim Dare's Duck!, which really shook me up. I'm still not that interested in shifter stories, but it certainly didn't put me off this book, which is the second of Kari Gregg's I've read. I'd More

Review - Kei's Gift

Posted in Book Reviews on Dec 03, 2011

Kei's Gift

The best word I can think of to describe Kei's Gift is "epic" - in the very classical sense of the word. This is a broad tale of the clash of two cultures, set in an alternate world not far removed from Earth's ancient antiquity. The 'clash' is actually More

Review - Jasmine Nights

Posted in Book Reviews on Nov 17, 2011

Jasmine Nights

This is one of my favorite books, and the one I'm most likely to recommend to people who ask for something to read about Thailand or Bangkok. Although set in the early 1960s, it still manages to accurately capture the crazy contradiction that is modern Thailand. For those that haven't spent much time More

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