Gays of Our Lives

Gays of Our Lives

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Emerson Robinette only leaves his apartment to get laid and go to work. Having MS—and trying to pretend he doesn’t—makes everything more complicated, especially his fantasies of coming on strong and holding a guy down. Finding a partner who’ll explore that with him isn’t Emerson’s idea of a realistic goal.

Until a chance meeting with a hipster on a bus makes him reconsider. Obie is happy, open-hearted, and warm; what’s more, he gets his kicks being physically dominated, spanked, and teased until he’s begging. It would be perfect, except for one thing: Emerson isn’t made for happiness, and he doesn’t see how a guy like Obie would settle for a cynic like him.

But as far as Obie’s concerned, the only thing keeping them apart is Emerson. Can Emerson handle a boyfriend who’s more invested in his future than he is? Emerson’s barely convinced he has a future. But when … [Read More ...]

Gays of Our Lives (Queers of La Vista #1) by Kris Ripper #mm #review @SmutTasticKris @RiptideBooks


Stained

Stained

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Blair Clark has reached his breaking point. Forced to leave one job because of sexual harassment, he’s having difficulty finding another. Since no one believes what happened, Blair’s left with a stain on his employment record that he can’t get rid of. He’s had to move back home with his mother. As if that’s not bad enough, he realizes his crush, Travis, is simply using him. His romantic life looks as hopeless as his job search.

Jack Ross is sure he’ll never find anyone who’ll love him for who he is. All anyone sees is the port-wine stain on his left cheek—not the man behind it. Even his mother thinks he should get rid of it. But the procedure is difficult and painful.

When Blair applies for a secretarial position with Jack’s firm, both men learn that beauty is, indeed, in the eye of the beholder. It’ll take a lot … [Read More ...]

Stained by Chris T. Kat #mm #review @dreamspinners @christi_kat


Break

Break

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Noah’s career means everything to him. That is, until he loses his true everything.

Noah has been in love with his best friend, Troy, for as far back as he can remember. There is no one else he can picture spending his life with. After signing a contract with the Blue Fires, Noah heads to New Orleans, ready to start his new life as a pro hockey player. With the career he’s always dreamed of having in his hands and the man he’s always loved in his bed, Noah thinks everything is golden.

But nothing could prepare Noah for how being the star player would change his life. Each time he finds a reporter’s mic underneath his nose, Noah can’t stop himself from pushing Troy farther away, making Troy the dirty secret. That is, until the day Troy has had enough.

With Troy gone, Noah can’t find his footing, but … [Read More ...]

Break (Hard Hit #6) by Charity Parkerson #mm #review @CharityParkerso



Captive Heart (1)

Tali Spencer

Romance Family Style

 

Is your family always on the same page? Mine isn’t. In fact, sometimes I’m not even sure we are on the same planet. One thing I am sure of, though, is that we love each other and do what we can to have each other’s backs, no matter how far apart we are in miles or politics.

 

I love writing about families. Not all of my characters have biological families—I also love writing about orphans or abandoned characters who create families—but there’s one series of mine that’s ALL about family: Uttor.

 

The world of Uttor is an alternate universe not very unlike our Earth’s late medieval era, and two of its ruling families are at war.

 

In this corner are the Kordeun family, the royal family of storied Sebboy—they are numerous, beautiful, and devoted to a single god very different from the Uttoran … [Read More ...]

Tali Spencer Monthly Spotlight! #mm #mf #spotlight #GuestPost @tali_spencer


Island Doctor

Island Doctor

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Dr. Jeff Martin has spent five years as a rural general practitioner on the Isle of Wight hiding the fact he’s gay. He travels in secret to see his partner, Tris, but when he discovers Tris has been cheating on him, he ends their relationship. Then Jeff meets island native Cameron Gillard. Cameron is down to earth, lively, and treats Jeff like he’s the most important person in Cameron’s life. Jeff blooms under Cameron’s attention, and he decides to come out to his colleagues and friends.

Just when things are going well, Tris reappears out of the blue. Jeff is no longer interested in Tris, but it seems he has two men to convince. Tris, who can’t believe Jeff is serious about wanting to end their relationship, and Cameron, who can’t hide his jealousy of Tris. Jeff is certain about one thing—the only man he wants in his life is … [Read More ...]

Island Doctor (Island Medics #1) by Sue Brown #mm #review @suebrownstories @dreamspinners


Rockin' It Forever

Rockin' It Forever

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Can the touch of a rock god last forever?

Music journalist Bryan Gallagher’s life has completely changed in an unexpected way. Not only has he snagged a dream assignment as the memoirist to alternative music’s rock superstar Aubrey King, but he’s also promised to give the beautiful and enigmatic musician a chance for them to forge a relationship. It’s all very overwhelming for Bryan since, up until he spent a sexually charged day and night with Aubrey, Bryan has never even dreamed of being with a man.

Aubrey is completely smitten with the boyishly handsome, young rock writer, Bryan. After their instant spark grows into something more, Aubrey is desperate to keep Bryan by his side for always. He’s promised Bryan that their love is for real, that Bryan isn’t simply one of his rock star conquests.

Their road isn’t an easy one, though. Despite their deepening bond and growing … [Read More ...]

Rockin’ it Forever (What’s His Passion?) by Morticia Knight #mm #review @PridePublishing @MorticiaKnight



Karelia Stetz-Waters

Karelia Stetz-Waters

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Better Sex Scenes, Better Sex: One Romance Writer’s Quest to Help You Have Better Sex

 

 

By age twelve, I could correctly label the human genitals on a health class worksheet. But I still had one pressing question, one question I didn’t dare ask. Why would any girl want a boy to put his penis, complete with urethral orifice and prepuce, in her vaginal opening?

 

I was about eighteen months away from realizing I was a lesbian at which point the question became rhetorical. But at twelve, I was still manufacturing crushes on the boys in Sunday school, and the why of sex was still a mystery…

 

Until Lucy Tillman pulled a battered romance novel out of her locker and tossed it at me.

 

“Read this!”

 

The spine was cracked and the book fell open to the good stuff.

 

I wish I remembered the … [Read More ...]

Karelia Stetz-Waters Spotlight! #ff #spotlight #guestpost @K_StetzWaters


Bittersweet

Bittersweet

The new series is set in Vermont. True North is populated by the tough, outdoorsy mountain men that populate the Green Mountain State. They raise cows and they grow apples. They chop a lot of wood, especially when they need to blow off steam. (Beards are optional but encouraged.)

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the orchard.

The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they’d shared a couple of steamy nights together. But that was a lifetime ago.

At twenty-seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings and a dotty grandfather. He doesn’t have time for the sorority girl who’s shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.

Vermont was never in Audrey … [Read More ...]

Bittersweet (True North #1) by Sarina Bowen #mf #review @sarinabowen


Catch a Tiger by the Tail

Catch a Tiger by the Tail

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Calvin Summers and Ethan Hobbs have been best friends since childhood, but somewhere along the line, their friendship evolved into something more. With the Therian Youth Center bombing, Calvin realizes just how short life can be and no longer keeps his feelings for his best friend a secret. Unfortunately, change is difficult for Ethan; most days he does well to deal with his Selective Mutism and Social Anxiety. Calvin’s confession adds a new struggle for Ethan, one he fears might cost him the friendship that’s been his whole world for as long as he can remember.

As partners and Defense Agents at the THIRDS, being on Destructive Delta is tough at the best of times, but between call-outs and life-threatening situations, Calvin and Ethan not only face traversing the challenges of their job, but also working toward a future as more than friends.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16A-nony-mouseTAG

All right. We’re back on track in … [Read More ...]

Catch a Tiger by the Tail (THIRDS #6) by Charlie Cochet #mm #review @dreamspinners @CharlieCochet



fire and rain

fire and rain

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Since the death of their mother, Josten Applewhite has done what he’s had to do to take care of his little brother and keep their small family together. But in an instant, a stroke of bad luck tears down what little home he’s managed to build, and Jos and Isaac end up on the streets.

That’s where Officer Kip Rogers finds them, and even though he knows he should let the proper authorities handle things, he cannot find it in his heart to turn them away, going so far as to invite them to stay in his home until they get back on their feet. With the help of Kip and his friends, Jos starts to rebuild his life. But experience has taught him nothing comes for free, and the generosity seems too good to be true—just like everything about Kip.

Kip’s falling hard for Jos, and he likes the … [Read More ...]

Fire and Rain (Carlisle Cops #3) by Andrew Grey #mm #review @andrewgreybooks @dreamspinners


At Long Last

At Long Last

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When Scott Trask gets a job at his law firm, Preston Reynolds begins to feel the same attraction he felt for his best friend’s younger brother years earlier. But he couldn’t be sexually attracted to the young gay man. Preston isn’t gay.

Scott has been in love with Preston for years, but the man is straight, and at one time married. Being divorced now doesn’t make him available. Yet, when the two of them are alone at the office one night, Preston surrenders to the urges he’s tried to ignore and they begin a passionate affair.

At first, Scott thinks he can handle it when Preston wants to keep their private life together a secret but he’s wrong. Then when Preston makes promises to change, there is hope. Sort of. Preston has a tough choice. Learn to accept himself at long last or risk losing Scott forever…

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At Long Last: Scott & Preston (Omnibus) by Shawn Lane #mm #review @loveunleashed @authorshawnlane


All That Glisters

All That Glisters

Hunter Donovan. He was everything I openly loathed, but everything I secretly desired.

Cocky, arrogant, and crude. When Hunter wanted something, he pursued, relentlessly, until he got it. And right now, I was his prey. The trouble was, I didn’t want to be added to his endless list of conquests.

Gorgeous, masculine, with a body made for sin. The most perfect specimen of male I’d ever set eyes on, and he knew it. The trouble was, I saw the pain he was trying to hide, and I wanted to heal him.

He wanted my body, but I wanted his heart.

Coco Barella. She was everything I openly desired, but everything I’d convinced myself I didn’t need.

Beautiful, sexy, and sassy, all of the qualities that I wanted in my bed.

Compassionate, loving, and perfect, all of the qualities that I didn’t need in my life.

I needed to pull her [Read More ...]

All That Glisters by C.J. Fallowfield #mf #review @cjfallowfield



The Edge of Brilliance

The Edge of Brilliance

Volatile and unstable, Amy stands at the precipice. Will she fall into the chaos and despair of insanity or ascend into brilliance and redemption?

Amy Miles is fifteen and crazy. Or, at least that’s her greatest fear. Her severe bipolar disorder, with its roller coaster manic and depressive episodes, is ruining her life. Yet in Amy’s mind it is accepting the pills and therapy—not the disease—that will brand her as ’crazy’.

When Amy lands in a residential psychiatric program, she befriends take-charge Mallory and the two create family and try to salvage the shards of their broken minds. There, Amy discovers that her illicit drug use has robbed her of her ability to dance and she is forced to weigh how hard she is willing to work to reclaim her lost talent and potential. But, despite a promising beginning, when Amy falls back into denial, the tragic consequences cannot be … [Read More ...]

The Edge of Brilliance by Susan Traugh #mf #review #YA @FinchBooks


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LOVE BUILT TO LAST is a contemporary romance featuring two people who have suffered the pain of devastating loss, and must learn to love and trust again. Based on the award-winning short story, Fireflies, this novel is the first book in the Fireflies series.

She can’t let go of her dead husband . . .

Maddie Kinkaid believes her late husband, Jack, gives her advice on everything from ordering a pizza to hiring a carpenter, so when she finds Caleb Walker’s business card on Jack’s desk, she’s convinced that he’s the guy to remodel her kitchen.

He can’t decide if she’s worth the risk . . .

Caleb is a single father, and protecting his young son means avoiding romantic entanglements. But there’s heat in every kitchen, and sparks ignite between Caleb and Maddie—until disaster strikes.

As Jack goes silent and Maddie’s guilt consumes her, it looks like Caleb … [Read More ...]

Love Built to Last (Fireflies #1) by Lisa Ricard Claro #mf #review @LisaRicardClaro


The Harder He Falls

The Harder He Falls

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Expert whitewater-rafting guide Grady Kelley lives for that rush of adrenaline: at work, as the newest employee of a Portland-based outdoor-adventure sports company, and off the river, where liaisons with anonymous men keep him satisfied. Grady prefers no drama and no strings attached, but when tragedy strikes, fate leads him to Micah Swaine. He’s hot, masculine, distracting—and offers the kind of deeper connection Grady has sworn off, no matter how badly he craves it.

Working at a leather bar, Micah meets a lot of guys, but Grady’s different—and he seems to feel the same way. The trouble is, anything beyond casual sex is too risky for Micah. He’s got secrets he doesn’t know how to share, secrets that would make any relationship a battlefield. No man, even one as compassionate as Grady, would stick around for that kind of trouble. And yet, as physical desire melts the walls they’ve put … [Read More ...]

The Harder He Falls (Kick #1) by Lynda Aicher #mm #review @readloveswept @lyndaaicher