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Review - Bobby Ray Breaks the Universe by Rob Rosen
In an alcoholic rage, Bobby Ray wants to kill his neighbor. The man did sleep with his husband, after all, providing the final straw that ended their stormy marriage. He has a brick in his hand, ready to do the deed when an actual angel appears to stop him. Then, a demon also shows up to egg him on. Bobby Ray is confused enough to abandon the attempt to take a life, for now.
Review - Driven to The Edge by L.M. Somerton
Joe and Olly have been living their happily-ever-after for a couple of years. Joe would like nothing more than to keep his sub close, but Olly is good at his job as a nurse at a nearby military hospital. What starts as a typical day of getting some new patients settled turns into a series of traumatic events for Olly and all the men in his life. Although most of the books in the Tales From The Edge series are more or less standalone, this story is a sequel to the first two books, so you really need to have read the first book, Reaching the Edge, and the second, Living on the Edge, before this one to get a complete understanding of the relationship Joe and Olly have.
Review - The Prince's Frog by Eden Winters
Prince Bob - his full name is one of the reasons this is a novella and not a short story - has a problem. His parents want to marry him off to the princess of a neighboring kingdom. Bob dislikes the demanding young woman. Actually, everybody does, but they're too afraid to say so. To make matters worse, Bob doesn't really like women. He would much prefer the company of the blacksmith, or the jousting team.
Review - Rembrandt's Station by Christie Meierz
Albert St. John Rembrandt is just “Bertie” to most people. He comes from one of the richest families in the six worlds occupied by humans. However, he was disowned by his father, the Duke, for refusing to marry a prince who preferred women. Bertie is now the Stationmaster for Tolari Station. The Tolari were humans, once, but were taken from the earth by aliens who made genetic modifications so they could survive on a planet rich in toxic heavy metals.
Review - The Job by Cara Dee
Case has been estranged from his adopted brother Boone for a few years, even though the two share parental responsibilities for the daughter of a friend who passed away. When their cousin Darius calls with a “job” for the two, Case is forced to admit he and Boone need to work together. Working together forces the brothers to face the issues that caused Case to pull away from Boone, but will they be able to sort out their differences?
Review - Priest and Pariahs by J. Alan Veerkamp
Priest is the chief pilot of the Santa Claus and rather enjoys his reputation as one of the ship's bad boys. His schemes aren't always well thought-out, and when he gets caught, he takes his punishment with good humor. Costa is a “para-human,” a genetic mutation that emerged on earth and gave those with it some extraordinary powers. Para-humans sparked fear in “normal” people. They were soon seen as less-than-human, and either enslaved or locked away in special prisons that could control their powers.
Review - Dette to Society by Lilo Quie
Kindly note: This series is very much meant to be read in order. If you haven't yet read the previous book in this series, this review may contain spoilers about some of the events of that story. Tyler has been held in jail for a week without seeing a judge. He's not sure why he was arrested in the first place since he had nothing to do with the fire at a jewelry store where he was dumpster diving.
Review - Unbridled by Young
Young and his guardian-lover Andy are about to start another term of service as harem boys for a wealthy household in Abu Dhabi. Joining them is another guardian (valet), Oscar, with his charge. Young has become enamored of Oscar, and the three young men agree to enter into a threesome relationship. Their new master is not unknown to Young and Andy, as he is related to their first host. Together with other members of the household, the harem boys embark on adventures that take them back to Italy and on to the United States.
Review - The Captive Prince by A. C. Fox
Lord Domlen is desperate to lift the curse the Boa Visk placed on his stronghold. It was once known as the Fortress of the Sun, but now it's the Fortress of the Rain. It's not just the perpetual rainstorms. The guards and staff of the castle are all dead but can't cross over. They're barely corporeal ghosts, and if Domlen doesn't find a way to help them, they'll turn into ghouls roaming the countryside and sucking the life out of every living thing.
Review - Raphael's Redemption by C.J. Dragon
Kindly note: This series is very much meant to be read in order. If you haven't yet read the previous book in this series, this review may contain spoilers about how it turns out. Raphael is on his way to the planet Ta’Kun with his Chi’NoSa lover Lord Teo to offer the inhabitants an unprecedented compromise from the Chi’NoSa. A lot is riding on the success of the mission, possibly including Raphael's life.