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TITLE: Expedition 63 Book 2: Dark
AUTHOR: T.A. Creech
ISBN: 9781634866330
GENRE: Gay Interracial Sci-Fi Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 36,633 words
PRICE: $3.99

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Sequel to Dusk

As the stranded inhabitants of the Space Station mark the opening of their second year since the world ended, Saito Naotatsu is determined to shake off some part of the grief infecting their temporary home. Maybe find a little happiness, too, with his best friend and communications specialist, Turlach Quinn.

The situation explodes when Turlach finds his attraction to Saito confusing and relentless. At every turn, it seems Saito is there to break his control. With the Station falling apart around their ears and the crew breathing down his neck, Turlach finally has enough.

Problems keep piling up. The crew is weary and waiting. Earth is a dark shadow of what it once was. Will they ever get home? Is there even anything left to go home to?


TITLE: Freelance
AUTHOR: William Holden
ISBN: 9781634866323
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 6,632 words
PRICE: $1.99

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When Jeremy, a high-profile photographer, agrees to take on Alan, the most popular male underwear model in the business, things are bound to develop. After their first freelance gig in Morocco, they spend a drunken night together. Was it more than a one-nighter for one of them?

Six months later they find themselves in Provincetown. While there, Alan meets Dylan, an adoring young fan who ends up getting the night of his life in Alan’s bedroom.

Unable to control his jealousy, Jeremy takes matters into his own hands and plays a risky game to get rid of Dylan. Will his plan backfire, destroying their working relationship as well as any hope for love? Or can Jeremy and Alan admit there was more to their one night stand than they are willing to admit?


TITLE: In All the Wrong Places
AUTHOR: Arden Forrest
ISBN: 9781634866347
GENRE: Lesbian Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 40,670 words
PRICE: $4.99

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Samantha struggles to maintain her life as a respected member of society in a small town, while desperately seeking a female lover. Barry, Sam’s husband and best friend, encourages her to explore and fulfill her dreams and desires, until Sam meets Valerie.

Valerie is everything Sam is not. Sam quickly succumbs to Valerie’s sexual magnetism, tumbling into a volatile weekend relationship with hard core, aggressive Valerie. Soon, Sam’s life spins out of control. Barry spends more and more weekends alone with her children, while Sam gets drawn into Valerie’s unsavory lifestyle.

Sam is determined to fit Valerie into her life, but unable to recognize Valerie’s destructive behavior. If Sam can’t find the love and peace she’s looking for with Valerie, where will she go?


TITLE: Love Songs Box Set
AUTHOR: J.D. Walker
ISBN: 9781634865654
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance Box Set
LENGTH: 90,047 words
PRICE: $6.99

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This new box set by best-selling author J.D. Walker features seven sexy stories of men who find love through the power of music. Contains the stories:

I Can’t Get No Satisfaction: Georgie Baldt is dissatisfied with his life. Working dead-end jobs leaves little time to find that spark he’s lost, let alone someone to love. Then a trick from his past becomes his new produce manager. Ry Archibald remembers Georgie, but they end up arguing constantly at work, despite the sexual tension between them. Georgie decides it’s time for a change. Will Ry tag along for the ride?

Love, Love Me Dude: Tory Cuthbert is shocked when Wheeler Ridley, a man from his past, arrives at his motel. Meanwhile, there’s Maury Landrum — handsome and willing, yet Tory can’t seem to take the next step. When Wheeler hits on Tory without recognizing him, Tory reveals all. But Wheeler remembers things differently. Then Maury resigns. Tory has to act quickly before he loses what he never knew he had, forever.

Loving Me, Loving You: Hanson Yoo is tired of his job, and doing things to please his mother. A harrowing encounter at night in an alley leads him to Lindsey Grier, a man he’s sure would never look at him twice. But he is looking, and Hanson doesn’t know what to do about it. A serious misstep and a life-changing moment lead him to take charge of his future and do something for himself, this time.

Norwegian Woody: Woodrow “Woody” Anker grew up with the Zumpanos, and he’s in love with the eldest son, town Sheriff Rafe Zumpano. Problem is, Rafe is an alcoholic in denial and Woody wants to know why. When he finds out the truth, Woody doesn’t know how to move beyond all the lies. It takes a punch in the face, a hard kiss and even harder words to get these men to a place of trust. And love, maybe.

Paint It, Black: Engelbert Trentworthy — call him Trent — doesn’t take himself seriously. He sleeps around, thinking that’s all he deserves because of his black past. And then, he meets photographer Elias Lane, whose photos of Trent cause havoc in his life. Elias wants more from Trent, but Trent’s not having it. So the dance begins, and Elias will do anything to get past Trent’s barriers, because he’s perfect.

Purple Daze: When Gabe St. James meets Beebub Beaumont, he knows it’s love. But his best friend is larger than life and not meant for the small town in which they live, and all too soon, he goes away to college. The day Beebub comes home, all the feelings Gabe has tried to bury return to the surface, and resentment rules his actions. Beebub wants Gabe, but Gabe, he’s not so sure anymore.

Take Me Back: Gus Atchison despises Seb Paddington for choosing a job in another state over their relationship. But Seb keeps coming back to town, trying to start something up between them again. They end up arguing and finally call a truce. However, when Seb returns four months later, he’s too thin and Gus realizes he still has feelings for Seb. Will Gus take him back? Or will they remain at odds forever?


TITLE: Perfect Man
AUTHOR: Shawn Lane
ISBN: 9781634866477
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 21,954 words
PRICE: $3.99

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Alex Nichols’ sister sets him up on a blind date with the perfect man, a man who has haunted his dreams for ten years. Craig Fontaine was his fantasy as far back as high school, but Craig did his best to humiliate him then over coming out.

Now, ten years later, they both have successful careers and Craig claims to be gay.

At first Alex is certain this is Craig’s version of a joke, but it soon becomes clear things have changed. Craig really is gay and hotter than ever.

But Craig has a dark past that threatens their future, and Alex may lose his perfect man before they have their chance at happily ever after.

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TITLE: Angel and Firebird
AUTHOR: Nell Iris
ISBN: 9781634866309
GENRE: Gay Romance
LENGTH: 5,285 words
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Five years ago, Phoenix lost his lover Gabriel, his angel, in a horrific hate crime. All Phoenix wanted was to follow Gabriel into death, and he struggled a long time trying to get his life back together. All this time later he still hasn’t been able to put the past behind him and forget about the love of his life.

On the anniversary of Gabriel’s death, Phoenix’s apartment building catches fire. Will Phoenix do the reasonable thing and save himself, or can he rise from the ashes to reunite with his beloved angel?


TITLE: Never in a Million Years
AUTHOR: David O. Sullivan
ISBN: 9781634866231
GENRE: Gay Interracial Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 21,586 words
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Kenji is a third-generation Japanese-American and a gregarious fellow. He’s also gay.

When he buys a new condo, he meets James, the somewhat heavy-drinking ass who lives next door. Even if the guy were gay, Kenji wouldn’t date him in a million years.

Despite their differences, Kenji and James form a friendship which slowly moves into the bedroom. Kenji is falling for James, but can James come around to accept he’s really gay? Does he love Kenji, or will the relationship die out before it even begins?


TITLE: Stolen Hearts
AUTHOR: Kassandra Lea
ISBN: 9781634866316
GENRE: Gay Western Romance
LENGTH: 12,059 words
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Rafael Pederos is awakened in the middle of the night by his wheelchair-bound sister Pearl. Someone’s in the barn where they shouldn’t be. Rafael tells her to call the cops as he storms out to chase off the rustlers, but he’s too late. They’re already gone, and they’ve taken four pregnant mares with them. Now the future of the Pederos Ranch is up in the air.

This is where Chad Masters comes in. As a detective-ranger, he swears to track down the missing mares. But that’s easier said than done when he realizes there’s something about Rafael he can’t resist. Now if he can just get past the gruff exterior and teach Rafael how to love again.


TITLE: Summer Cowboy
AUTHOR: R.W. Clinger
ISBN: 9781634866422
GENRE: Gay Western Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 21,414 words
PRICE: $3.99

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Professional book critic Parker Rexx leads a mundane life in Pittsburgh. The only excitement he really has these days is his faltering relationship with boyfriend Kasey Lowman. Lately Kasey hasn’t been paying attention to Parker, beginning the end of their romance.

Summer days are looking up for Parker ever since sexy cattle rancher Jobe Rider arrives. He’s staying through the end of August as he cares for his aged grandfather. Suddenly Parker’s life becomes very interesting.

Truth is, Parker can’t stop watching the summer cowboy. As his relationship with Kasey crumbles, a fresh one flourishes with Jobe. Soon the two become heated lovers. Unfortunately, August is coming to a quick end. Will Parker be able to keep Jobe, or will he be forced to give up his summer cowboy?


TITLE: Wrenching
AUTHOR: Deirdre O’Dare
ISBN: 9781634865838
GENRE: Gay Western Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 21,032 words
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Mal has not had an easy life. He’s struggled to overcome a lot of roadblocks and hardships as he built himself a life as a mechanic, despite a serious handicap. He’s admired rancher Dan from afar but never dreamed events would play out to land him in the amazing spot of being able to do a real service for his secret hero. Can he maintain his cool and a safe distance when they’re sharing a house and working to resolve a dangerous mystery?

Dan says he does not have employees but friends who help him run the ranch he inherited from his father. Challenged by his younger step-brother and facing dangerous sabotage to his truck, he enlists a young mechanic to help solve the puzzle. He’d always wanted a real brother or a partner he could trust but his step-brother is not the right guy to fill that role. How about Mal, who brings some fine but rare qualities to the Flying W?

Gabbi Reviews: A Love to Remember by Sarah Hadley Brook

Title: A Love to Remember

Author: Sarah Hadley Brook

Publisher: JMS Books

Pages: 79

Characters: Graham Hayes, Sam Morgan

POV: 3rd Limited

Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance

Kisses: 3.25

Blurb:

Graham Hayes decided long ago he’d never be in a relationship. It was better to stay single than to fall in love only to be left alone, which he was certain would happen to him. He’d seen Alzheimer’s ravage his family members all his life, leaving their loved ones to deal with the fallout. Some of them stayed, but some didn’t. Graham isn’t going to risk it.

When he hires nurse Sam Morgan to take care of his dad during the day, his pledge to stay single is put to the test. He soon finds it difficult to maintain a professional distance.

Graham’s guarded his heart for so long, but his resolve is crumbling. Will he be able to conquer his fear to give himself a chance at love? Can he trust Sam to stick around for better or worse?

Review:

A Love to Remember is a sweet story. Full of promise and hope for the future, it is a lovely story I liked.

Since the blurb does an excellent of describing the story, I won’t rehash it. I will say that I enjoyed the different relationships between all the characters in this book. I admit I haven’t read many stories with one of the secondary (or main) characters having Alzheimer’s disease, so I thought Ms. Brook had an interesting backstory and premise to the story itself. I think the author did an excellent job at describing the sorrow, worry, and fear of a relative dying of Alzheimer’s disease. I liked how much Graham worked at keeping a good relationship with his father and appreciated how much Graham wanted to continue to take care of him as long as he could.

I also understood why Graham was so fearful of contracting the disease itself and could empathize as to why he did not want to have a long-lasting relationship. Though Graham keeps potential love interests at a distance, it was easy to see what a loving heart he had.

I liked Sam, too. Although the story is told through Graham’s point of view, I thought the author did a decent job at allowing us to see what Sam was going feeling through the eyes of Graham. I liked how persistent Sam was as to getting Graham to give their budding relationship a chance and I thought the chemistry between them was pretty good.

All in all, A Love to Remember, is a pretty good read. I did feel like it was told a little too quickly and that it hashed through things faster than I wanted, but it was still an enjoyable story to read. There is a definite insta-love factor between the two men. As a general rule, I enjoy insta-love most of the time, but this one wasn’t as fleshed out as I would have liked. I also liked Marc *Graham’s best friend* and would like to have read more about him.

A Love to Remember by Sarah Hadley Brook is a quick read that I enjoyed and I’m looking forward to reading more books written by her.

Reviewed By: Gabbi

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TITLE: Off the Beaten Path
AUTHOR: Edward Kendrick
ISBN: 9781634866071
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 39,050 words
PRICE: $3.99

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When Hugh Mathews decides it’s time to get out from under his tyrannical father’s thumb and away from the life he’s been living, he does it in a big way. Packing what he’ll need to survive in the wilderness, and with only his dog, Orion, for companionship, he heads into the mountains. When they find a abandoned cabin, Hugh begins the arduous task of repairing it, as well as hunting for food and everything else they’ll need to stay alive.

Soon after, Ansel Jeffries, a nature photographer, arrives at Hugh’s cabin, seeking an abandoned mine he wants to photograph. After talking with him, Ansel sees the potential for a story in what Hugh is doing — and why.

Ansel convinces Hugh to let him tell it, meaning he’ll be living at the cabin with Hugh. When he moves in, will what becomes friendship between the two men grow into more?


TITLE: Prince of Hell
AUTHOR: Temple Madison
ISBN: 9781634866224
GENRE: Gay Fantasy Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 29,369 words
PRICE: $3.99

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Divided between Heaven and Hell, by good and evil, and light and dark, a crossbreed named Dante was created in the depths of Hell to lead a pack of assassins in the ultimate destruction of Earth. For this purpose, Dante was given superhuman powers he can use while passing himself off as human.

Early in his mission, Dante meets an ally named Fate Ferguson. With the help of Fate, he learns about another Kingdom. A kingdom in direct contrast to the one that created him. Heaven.

With good and evil warring for his soul, the day soon comes when Dante has to make a choice. Can he overcome his birthright and use his powers for good? Or is the evil too strong for him to be anything but the Prince of Hell?


TITLE: Songs of the Sea
AUTHOR: Dean Frech
ISBN: 9781634866415
GENRE: Gay Fantasy Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 74,194 words
PRICE: $5.99

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Sartin’s amber eyes told his mother and the rest of the Sea People he was destined to become a great protector. Finding his mate at his twenty-third Winter Meeting, Sartin is overjoyed at finally being able to assume his destined role with Sommar by his side.

However, a freak storm soon takes Sartin far away from Winter Cove, and an injury to his tail prevents him from returning. Even worse, he can no longer hear the songs of his pod and his mate in his head.

Sartin finds love and acceptance from Maru, a member of the Land People, who nurses him back to health. When Maru’s people turn against him, Sartin faces a series of battles for his survival. Can the songs of Sommar and his fellow Sea People save him?


TITLE: Summer Swap: Evan and Ty
AUTHOR: J.D. Ryan
ISBN: 9781634866217
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 11,637 words
PRICE: $1.99

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What would you do if you rang your best friend’s doorbell … and a stranger answered?

Evan Romer is astonished when he stops by his friend’s apartment and finds Ty Mitchell in the shower instead. Turns out Ty has swapped houses with Evan’s friend and is spending two weeks in San Francisco, a long way from his country home in South Carolina.

Unable to deny the attraction between them, Evan offers to show Ty the town and romance blossoms. Ty wants to keep things casual, but Evan is falling in love fast. Will romance blossom before it’s time for Ty to head back?


TITLE: Yuma Prison
AUTHOR: Dale Chase
ISBN: 9781634866293
GENRE: Gay Historical Western Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 20,559 words
PRICE: $3.99

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When young Wynn Dyer is released from Yuma Prison after a six-year sentence, he’s forced to sell himself for money as a matter of survival. Town marshal Jack Halligan becomes one of his customers, falling for Wynn and helping him land a cowhand job on a local ranch.

Then Wynn takes up with another cowhand named Lane. This not only complicates Wynn’s situation, as he still believes he loves Jack, but leads to problems for the marshal.

Inexperienced in matters of the heart, Wynn tries to hold onto both men but risks losing them both. Can this young cowboy find his way in romance and in life?

Jet Reviews: Dusk by TA Creech

Title: Dusk

Author:  T.A Creech

Publisher:  JMS Books

Pages: 120

Characters: John and Jason

POV: expanded 3rd person (mentioned more in the review)

Sub-Genre: Sci-fi

Kisses: 2.75

Blurb:

When contact is lost with Mission Control, Commander John Dennington isn’t overly concerned. Such hiccups in communication are common. The first inkling of the larger problem occurs when he sees the very shape of the world change before his eyes.

John must ease his crew into a new mission and keep the Station together by any means necessary. The crew jeopardizes their chances by fighting his orders, but Jason Weiss, his mission specialist and the light of his life, makes John’s situation more bearable.

The smallest malfunction to Station or crew would spell the end for six astronauts trapped high above a ruined Earth. It’s their mission to carry on. Random chance of the universe hasn’t operated in their favor so far, but John is determined to see them all safely home.

Review:

Once catastrophe strikes at home, John, Jason, and the rest of the crew aboard a Space Station orbiting the Earth are powerless to do anything but watch. But as the dust clears, they come up with a plan, but they’ve got to survive long enough to execute it.

Dusk started strong, pushing all the right buttons for me. About half the cast members are a people of color, it’s science fiction and I assumed, at first, a romance. But things quickly lost their luster.

There are a lot of things Dusk does very well, building this world and upping the initial tension of the situation John and his crew face. However, there are things that stick out that made my excitement for this book dwindle to the point that it was hard to finish. Character descriptions are tropey, which I always expect, to an extent and isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but when it comes to describing the ethnicities of some of the characters, they’re racially ignorant at best and downright offensive at worst. Some of the issues could have been fixed with a bit of research beforehand (regarding some ideas about darker skinned people, surrounding John) and others are a bigger problem that maybe Creech might not have been aware of (descriptions of the Japanese and Native American characters come immediately to mind). On top of which, some of these descriptions are inconsistent which created a problem for me in imagining what the characters look like aside from maybe John and Jason, and there are issues there as well. The one that bothered me most was how John refers to Jason as the “pinnacle of male perfection” with emphasis on all his pale skinned, blonde haired, green eyed glory. As a nonwhite person the paleness of my white friends isn’t something I tend to focus on. Granted, it could be seen as John just viewing Jason through the rosy lens of their relationship, but with everything else I mentioned, it feels like another step in the wrong direction. There are many ways this could have been illustrated and I wish one of those had been chosen.

While the thorough descriptions were welcome in the beginning, shaping the world, they later feel like too much when I wanted more movement. They felt less like they were fleshing things out rather than stalling. The book is very slow paced, though it picks up in the last few chapters, I had trouble reading that long. There just isn’t a lot that happens after the initial conflict. Maybe if there had been some foreshadowing of what was to come, but instead if focused more on John and Jason in a way that wasn’t too interesting to me.

Another point of contention I had while reading was the way Creech handled the all male cast. Taking out of the equation that it seems a little odd that the only people who could be on the station for this job were six men (I know it’s for the purpose of staying in the m/m genre and having other couples for different books, hence, why I’m ignoring it) it just got confusing. There’s a paragraph where 3 different characters are mentioned, first by name, but are then reduced to he and his and it gets hard to tell which he is being mentioned. This happens several times throughout the book and sometimes requires another read to tell who is who, or you could just skip over it which is where I ended up in the end. This is made worse by the “expanded third person” for lack of another name for it. It’s not quite omniscient, as it doesn’t go into the heads of all characters involved, only Jason and John. This switches often without warning and it’s unclear when it switched or who is talking.

John and Jason have an established relationship, so there’s no falling in love vibes here, but more that they’re trying to make it work given the circumstances. I dig that. Not every book has to have the growing pains of a fledgling relationship. There are few steamy scenes in this, and while the first one is pretty solid, the second one had me scratching my head, trying to figure out exactly what was going on. It takes place in zero gravity so that certainly didn’t help things. But I appreciate Creech making an attempt.

Overall, this book was a mixed bag for me. I liked most of the base story, but the things I mentioned, especially the weird elements regarding race and backgrounds, kept me from getting more into it and rating it higher. This feels very much like an introductory book, but I needed more of a hook to want to continue this story.

(Please note: I’m not calling Creech a racist. I do not know this author and have no opinions on them whatsoever. That doesn’t change how the book reads, however.)

Reviewed By: Jet

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TITLE: A Love to Remember
AUTHOR: Sarah Hadley Brook
ISBN: 9781634866187
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 27,223 words
PRICE: $3.99

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Graham Hayes decided long ago he’d never be in a relationship. It was better to stay single than to fall in love only to be left alone, which he was certain would happen to him. He’d seen Alzheimer’s ravage his family members all his life, leaving their loved ones to deal with the fallout. Some of them stayed, but some didn’t. Graham isn’t going to risk it.

When he hires nurse Sam Morgan to take care of his dad during the day, his pledge to stay single is put to the test. He soon finds it difficult to maintain a professional distance.

Graham’s guarded his heart for so long, but his resolve is crumbling. Will he be able to conquer his fear to give himself a chance at love? Can he trust Sam to stick around for better or worse?


TITLE: Flowers for the Gardener
AUTHOR: Sharon Maria Bidwell
ISBN: 9781634866194
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 69,679 words
PRICE: $5.99

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A warm-hearted rich man’s son, Richard Gardener needs to overcome three obstacles: find a way the family business can run without him, help his mother cope with grief, and stop butting heads — and other parts of his anatomy — with the gardener.

Ethan Fields has worked for the Gardener family for many years. He’s struggling with debt and the desire to leave, and has loved Richard far longer than the man would believe. Ethan can cope with most things, but his anger with Richard’s mother won’t fade. Until that and his feelings for Richard are resolved, he feels trapped and, alas, the idea that sex will get Richard out of his system isn’t working.

To make the situation worse, both men assume too much and don’t say the right words, and Ethan’s offer of ‘just sex’ grows more complicated by the day. Can Richard and Ethan stop getting their wires crossed before their paths diverge?


TITLE: Lightning in a Bottle
AUTHOR: K.L. Noone
ISBN: 9781634866651
GENRE: Gay Paranormal Interracial Romance
LENGTH: 5,349 words
PRICE: FREE

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Companion story to A Demon in Midwinter

Adam Johnson’s the heart, soul, and songwriter behind his band’s greatest hits … if the term can be applied when they aren’t even famous yet. He’s never been a good front man or stage presence, though; he leaves that to Lee, who sings Adam’s words as if they’re poetry.

The problem is, they are. Every word Adam’s written is a love letter for his lead singer, though he’s never had the courage to say so.

But when a famous — or infamous — legendary rock star and scandalous sex demon drop by one of their shows, Adam’s forced to confront the possibility he just might get everything he wants — the record deal and Lee’s heart — if he can only find the words to ask.


TITLE: Military Emancipation
AUTHOR: David O. Sullivan
ISBN: 9781634865999
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 22,965 words
PRICE: $3.99

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Marc Struthers is a career nurse in the US Navy, and he hates the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. He lives with Adam, who’s also in the Navy, and they share a room and bed. Although they often make love, Adam claims he isn’t gay.

One night while on shift, an attractive female doctor tries to seduce Marc. When he rejects her advances, she reports him as being gay.

Despite Marc’s commitment to the Navy and his job, his military career is in jeopardy. The admiral who must hear Marc’s case is from an older generation. Can Marc wait for DADT to go away as so many promise, or will he be discharged?


TITLE: So Into You
AUTHOR: J.D. Walker
ISBN: 9781634866408
GENRE: Gay Interracial Romance
LENGTH: 6,245 words
PRICE: $1.99

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Llewellyn “Llew” Dane lives for his job, or rather, to pay down his student loans. He enjoys what he does, but also appreciates the eye-candy provided by Marc Temple, a senior manager. A pair of jeans had never looked so good on a man.

In the open-minded atmosphere of the company where people date each other constantly, it would be easy to approach Marc and announce his interest. But Llew has been rejected so often by men in the past that he doesn’t see the point in trying. And yeah, he’s broke. How impressive would that be to a man like Marc?

Turns out, Marc doesn’t care about such things, and he has his eye on Llew, even if crossed lines of communication and serious self-doubt make a possible romance complicated. Llew needs to learn to relax and enjoy life. And maybe, give Marc a chance to show him how.


TITLE: The Officer and the Thief
AUTHOR: Gareth Vaughn
ISBN: 9781634866200
GENRE: Gay Interracial Fantasy Mystery Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 33,500 words
PRICE: $3.99

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Companion to The Doctor and the Addict

Benen Trelayne has worked hard to make Assistant Detective by age 27, but protecting the city of Jewylle on Ilben is no easy job. When Benen removes a mysterious puzzle box from a murder scene, he isn’t expecting to have to deal with anything more than cracking the case.

But while attempting to stop a robbery, the curious box is activated, and Benen’s stuck trying to figure his way out of a puzzle spell with only a thief who calls himself Gus for help. Benen is sure Gus knows more about the murder than he’s saying, but can’t arrest him unless they can work together enough to escape.

Lydia Reviews: The Runaway and the Enforcer by Edward Kendrick

TITLE:  The Runaway and the Enforcer

Author: Edward Kendrick

Publisher: JMS Books

Pages: 135

Characters: Beau and Rick

POV: 3rd POV

Sub-Genre: Mystery

Kisses: 4.5

Blurb:

Beau, thirty-five, is a gangland enforcer who has gone into hiding rather than following the orders of his boss, Mercer, to harm a rival’s kid. Now, all Beau wants to do is eliminate Mercer before getting out of town.

When Rick, an eighteen-year-old denizen of the streets, witnesses Beau killing one of Mercer’s men who has found him, Beau takes Rick under his wing instead of killing him, as well. He offers Rick a place to stay while he figures out how to put his plan to take Mercer out into action — without ending up dead himself.

Befriending Rick is an act Beau may come to regret. Rick convinces Beau to take him along when he leaves town — thus working his way into Beau’s dangerous life on the run — and perhaps, into his heart, if Beau can come to grips with the fact that Rick is half his age.

Review:

The Runaway and The Enforcer is a recent release by author Edward Kendrick.  This is a May/December romance that edges on the gritty side.  Beau is an enforcer for the mob but he finds himself on the wrong side of the family when he refuses to follow through on his boss’s orders.  Now that he has a hit on his head, Beau needs to stay in the shadows.  Before he heads out of town he has one more thing to do, take care of his boss.

Rick is in his late teens and finds himself on the streets.  He does what he has to to stay alive, so when the guy he sees killing someone offers him a place to stay he takes it.  Staying together is beneficial for both of them but Rick is a little worried, even if he finds it interesting that someone in Beau’s line of work has a moral compass.  Soon the two find themselves working together in order to finish things with Mercer but things go a little crazy and the two soon hit the road.

Mr. Kendrick’s, The Runaway and The Enforcer, is an action packed story that will keep the readers attention from the start.  While this story may sound familiar it is very well done and sure to become a fan favorite.  I loved the characters.  Whether on their own or together they pulled me into their world.  I loved watching them interact and grow as a couple once Beau overcame his issues with their age difference.  Then there is the action part of this story.  The author really makes this part come alive.  From Beau and Rick’s first meeting, to Mercer being taken down, and later to the death of Whalen the author keeps things hopping.  The action in this story will have you turning the pages to see how things will turn out.  The little twists and turns were great and one really surprised me.  I loved how the author wraps things up at the end especially since it had me a little worried.

The Runaway and The Enforcer is a great new addition by this author.  Fans will love it, while those who have not yet tried anything be Edward Kendrick should really give it a try.

Reviewed By:  Lydia

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