Posted in Book Reviews on Sep 02, 2015
Alex travels down to Dorset for a weekend visit to his old boyfriend Justin, who is now ensconced in an idyllic English cottage with his new lover Robin. It's a rather daunting prospect for the rather shy and introverted Alex. Joining the three for the weekend is Robin's son Danny. The weekend itself proves relatively uneventful, but in the months that follow the four mens' lives become intertwined in an evolving, and sometimes revolving, relationship. More...
Posted in Book Reviews on Aug 26, 2015
Volume 2 of Carlisle Cops
Carter graduated from the police academy like everyone else, but since he has computer skills, he's usually stuck in the station's basement computer lab. When he finally manages to get a shift on patrol, he's called to a domestic disturbance where he finds a battered woman and eventually her even more abused son, Alex. Child services is called to take care of the child, and the case worker who shows up just happens to be Donald, a man Carter spent a very hot weekend with a few months ago, and who subsequently didn't return any of Carter's calls. More...
Posted in Book Reviews on Aug 15, 2015
This review originally appeared on the BDSM Book Reviews web site.
Imagine if you will that the mythical gods of the ancient world — Greek, Egyptian, Mesopotamian, etc. — were all real, and interacted with each other. They form the elite society of the time, and they even have their own boarding school where the younger gods can learn about history, warfare and seduction — all the godly arts. As private schools catering to the rich and powerfull, narturally there's a secret society that nobody is supposed to know about, yet everyone seems to be a member of. More...
Posted in Book Reviews on Jul 15, 2015
Volume 1 of A Vampire's Redemption
Let's start out with the blurb for this book, since it might be described as a little misleading:
You might think itâ€™s a fairly obvious statement, but most vampires actually enjoy what they are. They revel in it.
Nathan Bane is a vampire who doesnâ€™t want to be a vampire.
“You know, I just figured if it was my fate to become a monster, at least I could control what kind of monster I would become.” More...
Posted in Book Reviews on Jul 06, 2015
Note: This review was written for and originally appeared at BDSM Book Reviews.
Before he can embrace his future, he must accept himself.
Kael is happy with his life. A consummate sub, he's out, proud, and surrounded by good friends. Then he hears about Master L, a new Dom who has all the twinks aflutter. Kael's curious, but not unduly so, until he and the stud do a scene. Then he understands the commotion. But since Master L only ever tops a sub once, when it's over Kael is determined to forget him, even if he has to go on holiday to do it. More...
Posted in Book Reviews on Jun 20, 2015
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Note: Since I've been in the same places and similar situations to the author of this book, this review will be a little more personal than usual.
Entertainment journalist Jeremy Helligar leaves his job and life in New York to travel the world. In this collection of blog posts, articles and musings we follow Jeremy as he settles first in Buenos Ares, then Melbourne, with long stints in Bangkok. As Jeremy writes about his efforts to connect to the men as well as the places he lives in, the comparisons to “Sex and the City” are obvious and not missed on the author. Where-ever he goes, one question Jeremy gets from the guys he meets is so consistent that he titled the book with it. More...
Posted in Book Reviews on Jun 13, 2015
Curtis is a thirty-something bear-ish fellow who works in a bank. One day, on a lunch break, he spots a waiter in a local Asian restaurant. The younger man, Joseph, fascinates Curtis and he returns repeatedly to the restaurant just to see him. He can tell that Joseph is troubled, but it takes him a while to strike up a conversation, and even longer to ask Joseph out on date. More...
Posted in Book Reviews on Jun 03, 2015
If P.G. Wodehouse and Douglas Adams had a love child, the result would probably be Ian Hutson. This collection of twelve short stories combines the whimsical humor of both authors, the science fiction bent of Adams and the nostalgia for an earlier era of Wodehouse.
The title story, The Cat Wore Electric Goggles, is a tale of the exploration of a mysterious planet. Although set in the future, the technology has a decidedly 1960s feel to it. It's not exactly steampunk, but the effect is very similar. Add to that the distinctly British humor with which the entire story is told and you have a rather delicious little confection. More...
Posted in Book Reviews on May 06, 2015
In the not too distant future, the world is even more corporatized and consumerist than it is now. “The System” as it's called, is all about creating the next “new” thing that people will believe they need to make them happy, at least for a while. Jeffrey Cooper is a key cog in the machine. His ability to discern what will make a product appeal to the market it's targeted at makes him valuable to the nameless, faceless people who run the system. His reward for his talents is a phalanx of treatments that keep him looking like a thirty-something despite his real age of eighty, and a group of doctors and therapists to help him manage his mental and physical health. The price he pays for this fountain of youth is the abandonment of his past, and even much of himself. And, if he should every falter, become less useful to the system, it will all stop and he will quickly die. More...
Posted in Book Reviews on Apr 27, 2015
Volume 3 of The Love of Wicked Men
Note: This book is being published in serial form, with new ‘episodes’ coming out every two months or so. This review is of the third and fourth episodes.
The cat-and-mouse game between shady lawyer Sid and industrial spy for hire Jack gets complicated in these two installments of the series. Jack's cover is blown, which means there are more players than either man is aware of. With no reason to play it cool, Jack becomes more confrontational with Sid. More...
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