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Review - Violent Horizons by Sam Clover
Silas has lived with his lover Eshan on a remote space station for as long as he can remember. Eshan takes care of Silas' sexual needs, which keeps him happy. But then, one day, the station is boarded by a man hell-bent on finding something he thinks Eshan has. The man kills Eshan and thinks he's killed Silas, but the young man somehow survives and finds himself on a planet occupied primarily by lizard-like refugees.
Review - Mind Controlling the Haughty Mage by Adara Wolf & R. Phoenix
Content warning: The book in this review contains non-consensual sex. Drake is rich, titled, and entitled. He doesn't like mixing with people he considers beneath him. When he spots Remy Chalet entering his exclusive club, Drake can tell the man is not in his class and can't help but make every attempt to embarrass him. Little does he know that Chalet specializes in a particularly powerful form of magic. When Drake again attempts to cause trouble for Chalet and the Lord who invited him, he gets a full taste of Chalet's talent.
Review - Pool of Dreams by Sam Burns and W.M. Fawkes
Fae Syren has been alone in his forest pool for 300 years, ever since his human lover sacrificed himself to help create a “break” between the human and fae worlds. Otherwise, the fae, led by a cruel prince, would have wiped out the humans. Syren was the only fae left on the human side, and his only company, aside from the magical sword that killed his beloved, is a bluebird he named Beryl.
Review - Edging Closer by L.M. Somerton
The countdown is on to Joe and Olly's big day. After years together, they're going to get married. There's lots to do. Outfits to plan. Cupcakes to order. What could go wrong? Plenty, it seems. The pair may have thought the past could be put behind them, but a new threat emerges to endanger their happily ever after. This ninth installment concludes the Tales from The Edge series more or less where it began, with Joe and Olly.
Review - Sparks in the Dark by James Siewert
“Buzz” is an ex-space marine who now works private security gigs for the human-centered coalition of allied planets. Thomas Cutter is an engineer with a reputation for getting difficult jobs done. “Cutter” also isn't exactly what he appears to be. Buzz is enjoying a little R&R after a recent job when he meets Cutter, and the sparks fly between the two. Both end up working on a salvage mission together.
Review - Family Pet by KI Brightly and M.D. Gregory
Content warning: The book in this review contains dubious consent and incest. Saint is the eldest son of one of the city's wealthiest and most powerful families. When his parent's latest investment scheme goes sour, they skip town with all the money, leaving Saint to deal with a group of angry investors out for blood. With no money to leave town himself, Saint takes on an assumed name and finds work as a waiter in a restaurant.
Review - Turpitude by Young
Young is about to embark on his fourth tour of duty, serving as a harem boy in the households of rich and powerful Arab men. His guardian-lover Andy is still by his side to protect the teenager. This time their master is Sheik Fahrib, the childhood friend and now lover of the boys' previous host Prince ‘P.’ The Sheik's life is complicated, to say the least, and navigating the politics of his master's household will provide a new challenge for Young.
Review - Run Wild, Run Free by Fiona Glass
Joey just turned eighteen, although nobody in his family seems to have taken notice. They're all too busy trying to eke out a living in a 1950s Welsh mining town. His father and older brother work down in the mines, which is where Joey will probably end up. He would rather be an artist, but nobody believes he can make a living from it, and they can't afford to send him to school anyway.
Review - Garden of Mysteries by Drake LaMarque
Alistair is looking forward to starting the new term at school with his three boyfriends. Two new professors have been bought in with a view to potentially helping the young man finally break the curse on one of his lovers, William. Unfortunately, there still seems to be someone at the college determined to get Alistair in trouble, or worse. “Garden of Mysteries” is the second and concluding story of the Misselthwaite College series.
Review - Finished by Cara Dee
The operation to take out the mastermind of the human trafficking operation has gone sideways. Now, Gray is heading to the abandoned brothel, not knowing if Darius is alive or dead. Gray is sure the man who rescued him was the one he was going to spend the rest of his life with, so he has no idea what he'll do if Darius doesn't make it. It's time to put all his training to work.