Posts labeled novel

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Review - Translucid by Zen DiPietro

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Emé Fallon wakes up the infirmary of Dragonfire Station after a minor shuttle accident. Her injuries were mostly minor, except for a head injury that seems to have robbed her of some of her memories. She remembers how to do her job as security chief but she doesn’t remember anything about her past, her coworkers, or even her wife of six months. As she returns to work and tries to relearn her past, she begins to feel that things don’t add up.

Tags: Lesbian novel Science Fiction

 

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Review - A Bear Walks Into a Bar by Eden Winters

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Dillon, Kevin, Jerry and Brad are all on their own before they become friends and settle in a small mountain town to open a bar. They’re all shifters; Dillon is a bear, Kevin and his cousin Jerry are wolves, and Brad is a fox; but it isn’t easy for them since they lost or were forced out of their family groups before they learned how to use and control their powers.

Tags: Menage Shifters novel

 

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Review - Event Horizon by Mel Keegan

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The Hellgate saga comes to a rousing if bittersweet conclusion in this sixth and final installment. If you’ve made it this far in the series, you’ll almost certainly find this book hard to put down. The team of soldiers and scientists, both human and Resalq are in the final stages of preparing for their first trip into transpace aboard the semi-sentient Lai’a, to track down the Zunshu who have been destroying the human settlements of the Deep Sky in the same way they almost wiped out the Resalq.

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Review - The Front Runner by Patricia Neal Warren

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This 40 year-old classic deserves to be read, to see how much as changed, and how much hasn’t. While gay men in the USA no longer have to fear being arrested for simply being gay, the sports world is still full of homophobia and discrimination. The story of “The Front Runner” is told by Harlan Brown, a ‘late bloomer’ who served in the marines, got married and had children before finally admitting his attraction to men.

Tags: Sports novel

 

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Review - Valor on the Move by Keira Andrews

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This review originally appeared in slightly different form at BDSM Book Reviews, although the book doesn’t actually contain any BDSM. The Official Blurb: Growing up gay in the White House hasn’t been easy for Rafael Castillo. Codenamed “Valor” by the Secret Service, Rafa feels anything but brave as he hides in the closet and tries to stay below the radar in his last year of college. His father’s presidency is almost over, and he just needs to stick to his carefully crafted plan.

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Review - The Spell by Alan Hollinghurst

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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.

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Review - Fire and Ice by Andrew Grey

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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.

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Review - Carnal Sacraments: A Historical Novel of the Future Set in the Last Quarter of the 21st Century by Perry Brass

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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.

Tags: Speculative Fiction novel

 

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Review - Rubble and the Wreckage by Rodd Clark

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Kindly note: An electronic review copy of this book was supplied by the author. Aspiring author Christian is on to something. He has been researching a string of unsolved and seemingly unconnected murders across the country, and he believes they’re the work of one man. Not even the FBI has figured out what Chris has seen in the randomness of the crimes. He becomes almost obsessive in his quest to research the killings, and maybe even track down the murderer so he can write his story.

Tags: Crime Thriller novel

 

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Review - Lost Boi by Sassafras Lowrey

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This review was originally published in slightly different form at BDSM Book Reviews. Note: This book is a bit of a departure from the books I normally review. You have been warned! “Lost Boi” reimagines the classic tale of “Peter Pan” in kinky queer terms. Pan is a biological woman with a strong male identity - a boi. He is the unquestioned leader of the lost bois, a group of homeless youth Pan has found on the streets and brought to Neverland, which is really just an abandoned warehouse in which they are squatters.

Tags: Lesbian Fantasy novel