Book Reviews

Review: The Hadrian Enigma - A Forbidden History

Posted in Book Reviews on Sep 25, 2011

THE HADRIAN ENIGMA - A Forbidden History

Hadrian and Antinous is one of the great true love stories of gay history, so anything to do with it is sure to get my attention. This is a difficult book to rate, because it seems to try to cross genres and doesn't do it very successfully. More

Review: Transgressions

Posted in Book Reviews on Aug 23, 2011

Transgressions

I've always enjoyed Erastes work, especially Mere Mortals, which was the last of her works I read. Unfortunately, Transgressions failed to capture my imagination. There's nothing I can put my finger on as to why the book didn't do it for me, and it's probably not any one thing. This is a much longer work than most of Erastes' books, More

Review: Duck!

Posted in Book Reviews on Aug 10, 2011

Duck!

I probably wouldn't have picked this book up on my own, but it was so highly recommended by several people I follow on Twitter that I decided to give it a try, and I'm very happy I did. It's a lovely story, told in full. So many books I've read lately have been under-developed, but "Duck!" is very well More

Review: Test of Faith

Posted in Book Reviews on Aug 07, 2011

Test of Faith

I'm surprised there aren't more m/m books set in the crusades. It would seem to be fertile ground. "Test of Faith" was quite a refreshing change from the Regency/Victorian setting of most historical romances these days. It doesn't have a happily ever after ending, which is disappointing but true to the characters. There More

Background: James Brooke

Posted in Background, Book Reviews on Jun 12, 2011

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[caption id="attachment_24" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Sir James Brooke"]Sir James Brooke[/caption]

I just finished the first draft of the sequel to Journey to Angkor, which hopefully means I'm only a month or two away from publishing it. So, I thought it might be interesting to give you some background on the one historical figure I've used in this next book.

I first encountered James Brooke when I visited More

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